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THE ADAIR JOUNTY NEWS
James Breeding arrived home
from Illinois a few days ago.
Herbert Sparks, of Red Lick,
was here buying hogs one day
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
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
or the Republic
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
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
Keep the sleeping places dry
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
Sweet clover and alfalfa feed
heavily on the lime which ac
counts for the larger growth of
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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-'
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 !
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.