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51 THE ADAIR JOUNTY NEWS Breeding. James Breeding arrived home from Illinois a few days ago. Herbert Sparks, of Red Lick, was here buying hogs one day last week. On the account of bad weather the stave mill has shut down for a few days. W. T. Reece is having him a new barn built. Mr. and Mrs. Branf ord Fudge, of Marrowbone, were visiting at this place during Xmas. Dr. H. B. Simpson and wife, of this place, visited relatives at Burkesville during Christmas. Miss B. Strange, of Dirigo, is spending a few days with her sister, Mrs. A. C. Frodge. On account of high water our mail failed to reach us for a few days. Rev. Marrs filled his regular appointment here Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Reece and little daughter, Edna, visited at R. E. Strange's during Xmas. Mr. and Mrs. A. 0. Baker, of Amandaville, visited the latters parents last week. Ellas Smith, of Subtle, was here one day of last week. Bob Taylor, of Glenville, was here a day or so of last week. Lawrence Montgomery, of Ozark, was visiting at H. Q. Montgomery's Saturday night. John Claywell sold his farm to Lander Smith. Price unknown. Owen Pulliam passed through here last week en route for Renox. Birthplace or the Republic Texas. of Dear to the heart of every Texan are the monuments of. its early history. Those were days when oppression brought into the foremost ranks the men of courage and won the land from tyranny and ignorance. This land called Texas (Paradise), by the Indian abrtrigfnes, has far surpassed the white man's ex pectations. Her battle-scarred territory has given forth a wealth of natural resources undreamed of in those strenuous times. Though the Alamo the Thermopylae of the Western Hemisphere, is more generally known as the state's dearest historic relic, there is another spot almost equally reverenced. This is marked by the old capitol building, situated on the Brazos river in the town of Columbia, Texas, not far from the San Jancinto battlefield, the sancti campo' or sacred ground on which was fought the fight that won the Texans' independence. To-day, the aged frame structure of unpretentious contour and de sign has fallen to decay. Though much has been done to beautify the battleground, the first capitol Texas ever had stands desolate. In front of the door of the old house still remains the tree trunk to which the Mexican dictator, Santa Anna, when captured by the Texas patriots, was tied before his identity became known to his captors. The Declaration of Indepen dence of Texas from Mexico, drawn upland signed March 2, 1836, aroused the vindictive hatred of Santa Anna. On re ceiving word that the Texans were gathering in numbers in then Northern part of the then Mexican state Coahuila, Santa Ann dispatched a large body of troops to the scene of rebellion. On their way the number was increased by reinforcements and on reaching San Antonio they numbered 4,000 strong. They left a trail of cruelties and out rage in their wake. Then came the massacre of the Alamo, March 6, 1836, following an all days siege of the town. Here, one of the most inhuman butch eries of history took place. One hundred and sixty-eight Texas settlers defended the fort against odds of one to thirty-five, and after a valiant fight, the ten surviving Texans surrendered and were butchered. Live MocK Notes. The cry is for hogs and then some. Keep the sleeping places dry and clean. Kindness beats gruffness in getting work out of horses. Scours in pigs is an, indication of indigestion in the mother. Your horse may intend to please you, but does not under stand your wishes. Try to arrange to give each horse on the farm a three weeks' vacation on grass. Farming on a business basis eliminates small mule? just as it displaces small horses. Sheep, if given half a chance, and if of good, healthy stock are sure to pay their way. The levelness with which a horse walks is one of the best evidences that his legs work in harmony. Sweet clover and alfalfa feed heavily on the lime which ac counts for the larger growth of young stock. After a days work clean the work horse thoroughly, wash their legs from tlie knees down and rub dry. Don.t leave the sheep in a dry, short pasture. Give them a j chance in a fresh pasture, or give a good grain ration. The past season has seen more silage beef on the market than ever before, as the feeder has recently taken up the silo. Beginning in the fall, the hogs may be run on winter wheat and oats, followed bv alfalfa, and vetches in the early spring. A small flock of vigorous sheep on the farm if given good care cannot help but yield good re turns for the money invested. The most successful hog growers of today are the men who realize the great value of pasture crops as a supplement to grain in growing and fatten ing hogs. A Girl's Wild Midnight Ride. To warn people of a fearful forest fire in the Catskills a young girl rode horseback ab midmghu and saved many lives. Her deed was glorious but lives are often saved by Dr. King's New Discovery in curing lung trouble, coughs ' and coids, which might have ended in consumption or pneumonia. "It cured me of a dread ful cough and lung disease," writes W. It. Patterson, Wellington, Texas, "after four in our family had d ie with consumption, and I gained 87 pounds." Nothing so sure and safe for all throat and lung ' troubles. Price 50c and SI. Trial bottle free. Guaranteed by Paull Drug Co. $75,000 For 18 Foxes. Some years ago a Canadian farmer named Lamb was hunt ing strayed cattle in the woods when he found two silver fox pups, a male and a female, in a hollow log. He contrived to carry them home, and swapped them with a neighbor for a cow and a few dollars to boot. The neighbor experimented for sev eral years with various kinds of pen,s and treatment, but finally became discouraged and sold them for $80 to another neighbor, who also was no more successful than the late owner. This second man gave over his experiment to a third man, who lived on an is land in Cascumpec Bay. The quiet of the new place, the in creasing tameness of the foxes and the intelligence of the new keeper produced conditions that relieved Mme. Reynard's nervous apprehension for her young's safety, and three pups were rear ed to maturity in two seasons. This success, the result of eight years' experimentation, gave a strong impulse to a brand-new industry. Farmers have not many new industries to turn to nowadays, and this one began in earnest. About six ir en possess ed a knowledge of the fine art of rearing foxes in captivity, and jealously guarded their secret until 1910. Up to that time no live "foxes were sold except some light "silver" to distant places. Now that the secret is out fox farms are springing up in Cana da in all directions, and hence forth it would seem that the pro duction of costly fur is only a problem of animal husbandman. Perhaps the day will 30on come when books of fox, marten, otter and mink pedigrees will be pub lished. One fox farm recently visited on the banks of the St. Lawrence contained 18 animals, for which the owner demanded $75,000. Frrghtful Polar Winds blow with terrific force at the far North aud play havoc with the skin, causing red, rough or sore chapped hands and lips, that need Bucklen's Arnica Salve to heal them. Jr.rival ed for cold-sores, also burns, boils, sores, ulcers, cuts, bruises and Only 2ic at Paull Drug Co. piles. Women's Hands. A Kieff paper publishes a study of woman's hands by Mme. Sjehinoff which has been repro duced in a Paris magazine. Ac cording to this authority Chinese women have the most beautiful hands, "Their fingers are nar row, free from knots, as soft as j velvet, yet not flabby, but they keep the nails of the left hand a little long. Hebrew women have fine hands although the bones are too tender, with the result that the last joint has a tendency to turn outward American women by taking great pains, have fine hands in appearance, but they are hard on contact. The back' of their hands is slightly reddened and the inner side hardened by sports. German women have villainous hands; and English women are not much better. Russian and French women have small hands even too small, and they load them with rings. Rings should be used only to hide defects. Italian women also have small hands, but they do not keep them clean. The hands of a Spanish woman have a classic beauty and their movements are incomparable. Such hands can not be described, they can only be admired. When they manip ulate a fan, or roll a cigarette, when they raise a skirt or ar range a mantilla it is always done with infinite grace. A Spanish woman alone knows how to use her hands as thev truly should be used. The British Protest. No matter what differences there may be between the Unit ed States and Great Britain in the matter of the proposed reg ulation of Panama Canal tolls in favor of American coastwise shipping, there is no point at is sue which may not be settled by mutual agreement or by arbitra tion without any sacrifice of na tional honor or dignity upon the part of the United States. Ar bitration, in the event of failure to reach an agreement without it, should be welcomed by ever American as a proper solution of a question upon which there is a considerable division of opinion among Americans. Fortunately, the relations existing between Great Britain and America are the result of ties of blood as well as the mutual obligations under taken in formal agreements look ing to the commercial welfare of two great nations. A quarrel over such a matter as the ques tion at issue would be as prepos terous as it would be disastrous. A good deal of bumptiousness much of it buncombe for the benfit of the "destrict" is usually displayed by members of Congress when such a matter is under discussion. From now until the agreement is reached, through arbitration or without its instrumentality, peanut po litics and popgun expressions of opnion should be relegated to the rear. The discussion should be one between friends. It should be conducted without the "butting-in" of gentlemen who are fond of fanfaronade. Courier-Journal. Odds and Ends. People with tender bands find it difficult to wring flannel, or towels hot enough for application out of the water. A good way to do this is to spread a large towel over an empty washbowl; lay in the center of it the flannel, or other cloth, folded according to the size needed, which should be at least three or four thick nesses of the cloth, pour over it the hot water, and when soaked through, take the towel up by the ends which lie over the bowl, and twist the ends until the tow el is try enough to handle. Even boiling water may be used in this way, but should not be applied too hot to the affected part of the body. Often a hot fermentation is all that is needed to cure obstinate pain. Best Cough Medicine for Children. "I am very glad to say a few words in praise of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy" writes Mrs. Lida Dewey, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. "I have used it for years both for my children and for myself and it never fails to relieve and cure a cough or cold. No family with children should be without it as it gives almost immediate relief in cases of croup." Chamberlain's Cough Eemedy is pleasant and safe to take, which is of great importance when a medicine must be glved to young chil dren. For sale by Paull Drug Co. Items of News. The Executive Committee of the American Bar Associatin chose Montreal, Can., as the next meeting place. Fourteen lives were lost when an American ship was rammed off Newport News by a tramp steamer. Becanse of the advance of ma terials,manufacturers of vehicles probably will raise the price 10 per cent, in the near future. The body, of Whitelaw Reid, late Ambassador to Great Bri tain, was burion in Sleepy Hol low cemetery at Tarrytown, N. Y A combination of wholesale millinery houses capitalized at $25,000,000, and included Louis ville concerns, was planned at a meeting in Chicago. Capt. Hjalmar Johansen, a fa mous Arctic explorer, who was a member of Amundsen's South Pole expedition, committed sui cide in Christiania. Shauld the tax on the importa tion of tobacco be reduced it is planned by the Tariff Revision Committee to lower the internal revenue tax to meet the cut. State Chairman W. S. Lawwill ! has called a meeting of the Ex ecutive Committee and County Chairmen of the Progressive party for January 28 in Louis ville. Congressman Wedemeyer, of Michigan, who became insane while visiting the Panama Canal, ccmmitted suicide by leaping overboard from a ship at Colon. Four automobile bandits, aid ed by a well-dressed woman, smashed a Chicago jewelery store window, stole a tray of diamonds and escaped after a' running revolver fight with the police. Recommendations for the re- storation of the army canteen and the elimination of unfit officers from the United States army were made by Maj Gen. Wood. Chief of Staff, in his an-' nual report. R. S. Webb, former captain and assistant coach of the State University, was held for the i grand jury on a charge of per jury in connection with an in quiry into a fire at the ins titu tion. A 'movement is said to be forming to extend franking pri vileges tt Presidents-elect and Vice-PrcMGcnts-elect. It is stat ed that President-elect Wilson's stamp bills since November 5 have - veraged $50 a day. That Broker Edey, before he killed his wife and committed suicide, had arranged to ex change wives with a liveryman at Bellport, N -Y.. was testi mony given by Mrs. Murdock at the inquest into the murder and ! suicide. Bonds aggregating $1,100,000, cr $10,000 for each year of their' sentences, were exacted of the thirty two labur union officials, who have filed appeals from the verdict convicting them of dyna miting. Maj. Gen. Wood, who will be grand marshal of the inaugural parage, announced that in de ference to the wishes of President-elect Wilson, the army and navy will not make the usual ex tensive display.at the inauguration. LEGAL SEALS IN JAPAN. Every Person Must Have One Which the Government Registers. Japanese seals (han) are of wood, stone or metal, with signs engraved on the face. They are used In addition to a signature to represent an Individual, a legal person or a corporation. T!ih seals of the emperor are distinguished as privy and state seals. They are each three inches square. The state seal Is .used mostly upon documents relating to foreign coun tries. The privy seals are stamped on Imperial rescripts, issued for proclama tions at home. Japanese law requires that each In dividual should send in an impression of his seal as a specimen (called jltsu ln) to have it registered and kept In a government office (district office of a city, town or village) that it may rep resent himself in a deed. The material employed to make these seals consists of various kinds of pre cious stones, gold, silver, etc. Those mostly In use at the present day are of agate, rock crystal, ivory, rhinoceros or buffalo horn, shell, marbles or of cherry wood or boxwood, and recently India rubber has come In use. The Ink used for stamping is called niku. It Is generally of vermilion red. The cheapest kind of seals are made of boxwood and sold at 5 cents apiece. Most seals are oval in shape, but some are round and others square. They rarely exceed one-half inch in diame ter. Oriental Review. PEROXIDE'S MANY USES. It Is a Valuable Antiseptic and Can Be Employed In Other Ways. One of the most powerful bleaching agents employed In various trades Is peroxide of hydrogen, also known as hydrogen dioxide and oxygenated wa ter. The natural color in ostrich plumes Is removed by It, and it will also bleach a great number of other things, such as bones, Ivory, silver, wood, silk, cotton and hair. It can be used to restore the color to old oil palnrlng3 which have become darkened by age. Peroxide is a valuable antiseptic and will also destroy objectionable micro organisms in water. It can even be used to cure Indigestion, but for this purpose as well as for other medicinal uses it must be diluted. A drop of pure peroxide Is strong enough to raise a white blister on the skin. Minute quantities of peroxide of hy drogen are found In the air, In rain water and la snow, and It is some times found in the Juices of certain plants. The liquid i3 produced on a large scale by the action of acids on peroxide of sodium. The solution may be concentrated by allowing the water to freeze out, by passing dry air through It or by evaporation in a va cuum over sulphuric acid. New York Sun. Brother Jonathan. The origin of the term "Brother Jona than" was as follows: When General "Washington went to Massachusetts to organize the army he found a great lack of ammunition and of other nec essary means for the conduct of the war, and at one time It seemed quite Impossible to arrange things properly. Jonathan Trumbull was then governor of the state of Connecticut, and the general, who placed complete reliance on his excellency's judgment, said, "We must consult Brother Jonathan." He did so, with the satisfactory result that the governor was successful In supply ing many cf the pressing wants of the army, and thenceforth, whenever dif ficulties arose and the army spread over the country, "We must consult Brother Jonathan" became a common saying until it passed into a nickname for the whole country. I A Kingdom For a Horse. The king of England owes his crown to a horso's shoe. The act of settle ment by which in 1701 parliament elected the hor.se of Hanover to the British tbroue. passed the commons by only ojp majority. This deciding vote v.-os ;UfMj by Sir Arthur Owen, M F- U'T Pembrokeshire, third of his tiric. ho rode post haste from Wales for tin purpose, lie had relays of freli horses all along the route, but arrived, desty and travel worn, at Westminster barely in time to the very minute. Had one of his horses gone iame or cast a shoe he would have been too late. Holland's Flovers. The Dutch are a nation of flower lovers, skilled gardeners and Inventive farmers. Ou canal boats, on floating river houses, around farmhouses, in bumble village and great city one Qnds flowers, flowers, flowers. Some one has said that Holland's illustrious con querors have been her engineers and her florists. Through this flower cul ture has come her wealth, for this has been one of her chief Industries. Magazine Flowers. Like a Miracle. "The age of miracles has gone." de clared the cynic. "No. it hasn't," said the woman. "My husband told me this morning that he noticed I" was wearing .last season's hat and gave me money to buy a new one." Baltimore American. Hadn't Heard of An Other. Bjones Don't you think a talkative woman Is more popular with the men than any other kind? Henpeckke What other kind Is there? Philadel phia Record. Rubbing It In. "That girl I've been goln to see iln't got no sense of humor." "Didn't she laugh when you propos al? Houston Port.