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, THE BUItLTNGTON FREE PRESS AND TIMES: THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1920.
license in tno Hlnes- fllod a In the flit NEWS t. .1. McDonnell hna sold for Max U nml Cordelia n. T.hurbor their properly nt 101 nlsscll street to Joseph 13. and Flora T. Lemcriso or this city. In probato court yesterday Abbin 1. Wheeler of Essex was appointed ad ministratrix of tlm, estate of, Goorgu W. Wheeler, late of Essex. Tho Home Real Estate Agency has sold for Carroll N. and Julia D. Styglcs their farm, known as tho Barney farm, located In Jericho, to MrB. Martha A Pnrlnton of Watervllle .Surveyors am at work on the high way through South Burlington, mak ing the necessary survey In preparation for tho federal road project which is to bo carried out there this season. Harmon George Pecor of Richmond and Miss Roso Cormier were united In mar riage at the Free Methodist parsonage on Saturday afternoon at three o'clock by the Rev. Leonard H. Kkcltnn. Miss Lydla Mario Htiard ami Edward Peter Proulx were married nt St. .to-j-enh's Church Monday morning at eight o'clock by the Rev. Norbcrl Proulx. T hey were attended by Hie brother of the groom and tho father of tho bride. Thursday !n Probate Court a license tn sell real estate was Issued In tno estate of John W. Henry, late of this city. A guardian's reatty llcenso was granted in tho matter of tho estate of W. Oscar Shattuck, lato of Burlington. In Probato Court Monday, settlements --.I were made In the estates of Guy A. Peck, late o Essex, and Fannie a T!iniv. lata or BUrungion. ; to sell real estato was granted estate ot Mary Butler, late of burg. William Graves of Montpelior ne.fttlon in bankruptcy Tuesday ofneo of tho clerk of tho United States Court. His occupation Is given as that of engineer and he has liabilities of $02S.2i5 and assots of 230, all of which is claimed exempt. Tne annual regatta of .the Lako Cham ptaln Yacht club will be held on Tuesday. August 17, with tho smoker on the pre ceding evening. There will bo the usual races in the. afternoon with the ball in the evening. Prof. J. B. Donahue la chair man of the regatta committee. V L. Hart and S. A. Slides cf Mont- raiL who wero injured m an auwrauuu accident near Sandbar bridge I-riday. wnro Sunday discharged from the Mary TleUiicr hospital, where they wore treated. Neither was seriously injured outsldn of some sevcro bruises. Announcements have come to Bur lington of the marriage on jui 111 i Henry Clay risk. Jr., of Morrlsvillc and Erla Marion, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman P. Simpson, at tho r home In Sheffield. Mr. Flsk is a grad ...,. f .v,o University of Vermont in the class of 1915. and a member of the Delta Psl fraternity. Miss Alice R. Crandall of Couders iort Pa., has been engaged to teach home economics In the Burlington High School for tho coming schoo year. Miss Ada Harrington of St. Paul is to teach in a rural school at Bris tol. Both these teachers were place through the Vermont State Teachers Registration Bureau. In Probate Court Tuesday, the will of Justus Stokes, lato of Huntington, was filed for probate. F. G. Webster of Bur lington was appointed administrator of the estates of El on A. Bradley. Into of Rocky Ford. Colo., and Seth A. Bradley, late nf Willlston, with C. D. Caswell and B. C. Johnson of Willlston commission ers and appraisers upon both estates. Police Officer Thomas Mongeon Mon day took to Fort Ethan Allen John Goodrich, who is accused of deserting from the United States army. He found him Sunday night at the home of Good rich's grandparents on Archibald street. Goodrich, who is about 21 years of age, deserted on July 17 from Camp De.vens. where ho had been for about six months. MM Appear At Your Best Instantly If you receive a uddcn caller or an unexpected In vitation you can (eel con fident of alway appearing at your best. In but a few moments it renucr io your skin a wonderfully pure, soft complexion that Is beyond comparison 52,616 HEAD OF CATTLE TESTED IN ONE YEAR In Vermont has Increased during the past two years G3 per cent, ami because of this Increased membership Vermont knights aro entitled to an extra delegate. I. L. McAullfCe of this city is also in New York for the convention and on Thursday palls for France as the Vermont repre scntirtlvo on the delegation which is to present tn the French republic the Knights of Columbus statue ol Lafayette. Mr. McAutlfi'e will be away about six weeks. Several more teachers have Just been placed In Vermont schools for the com ing year through thn Vermont State Teachers' Registration Bureau. Miss Eletta Pease of Mlddlebury, a graduate of Mlddlebury College in tho class nf 1920, will teach English In Bristol High School. Two other teachers who have been engaged for Bristol High School aro Miss Ruth Elderkin of Wnlfvillc, N. S., who will teach history, and Miss Elisa beth Upton of New York city, a graduate of Smith Collego, who will teach French. Miss Charlotte MoDonough of West Rut land will teach homo economics in Stowo High School. Miss Loulne A. Thompson of South .Portland, Me., a graduate of Bates College, will teach Latin in Pitts ford High School, and Miss Sally G. III11 of Colebrook, N. H.. will teach homo economics In Bradford High School. Dean and Mrs. J. W. Votey of the University of Vermont have received a cablegram from hoir daughter, Con stance who has been dolnn secretarial work in Europe for nearly two years and a half, that she expects to arrive In New York about August 13. Tho cablegram v.-- sent from I.tris Miss Voter went to France in April, 101 S anil took up sw.relarl.il work with the Massachusetts unit ir. a banc hospital it Bordeaux. She remained thcr nearly a year or until Marcr. l'Ji'J. v. ncn m took up work with the American lega tion at tho Hague. She remained there Vermont Believed to Lead All Other States in the Country in War Against Bovine Tu berculosis Much Aid from Federal Funds The Stale of Vermont in believed to lead all other States In the country In the war against bovine tuberculosis, and the. report of tho commissioner nf ngrlctilturo for tno fiscal year ending .tunc 30. 1020. which Is now being compiled, gives some Interesting information regarding the progress which Is being made. One thing is shown, and (hat Is that Vermont got the largest share of the federal aid funds nf any Slate In the. Union because It was first to take advantage nf It and then made the best possible use of government aid. During the fiscal year, which ended June Juno 30, C2.616 'lead of cattle wero tested in Vermont. The census taken in April of 1&13 shows that thcro were K9.484 head of cattle In the State at that tlmn. and tho number is not thought to have changed o any extent. This would make a trlflo moro than 14 per cent of tho total cattle In the Stato tested for tuberculosis dur ing tho last year. Of tho number tested, 4,317 were found to bo Infected. A summary of the money expended by the bureau of anlitinl Industries, by the State of Vermont and by the fcdoral gov ernment shows a total of J265.2GD, for the year ending June 30. This Is moro than doublo tho amount which was spent In tho year previous, when it was $118,723. Ver mont paid $S2ni7.13 In Indemnities for cattle killed: J9.610.45 for tho service of veterinarieE employed Ir. testing cattle and of Inspectors who looked after tho disinfecting of the barns, etc; and t. r5.C4 in orerhe-vd expenses. In addition to this. Jfi5,0.".M4 was received in salvage, and this also went Into Indemnities. The federal government paid a total of $99. 2M.12, which Is more than was paid In any other State In tho country. Of this amount $.!. 113.42 went for indemnities and Sli.0i.w for overhead expenses, vcter- j luaries and clerk hire. .Tiny OUTDOOR WEDDING Cnpt. II . l-nlf nml Ml Snlllc Storrs Mnrrleit on Hip I, mm A pretty wedding look place yesterday afternoon on the lawn In the garden nf the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Bucll on South Wlllaid street, when Miss Sallle lotllse Storrs, niece nf A. O, Mansur of I his rlty, was Joined In marriage with Captain Illldcbrandt Clifford Tate. U. S. A., Instructor In Yale University, with residence In New Haven, Conn. The Rev. John A. Hamilton, pastor of the Metho. dlst Episcopal Church, performed tho ceremony. The wedding was described a being ono of the most beautiful which has taken place in Burlington In a long time, the ceremony being performed amidst tho decorations furnished by the shrubbery and garden. The brido was attended by Miss Beulah Tate, .sister of the groom, and John Storrs of Boston, brother of tho bride, was best man. The bride was gowned In a white satin gown with court traJn and white tullo veil, fastened with nrango blossoms. She carried a bouquet of white roses and sweet peas. The brides maid wore green taffeta, with hat to match, and carried sweet peas. About 7T friends witnessed the cere mony, which was followed by tho de parture of tho groom and bride on an nutomoblle trip. The bride lias lived In Rurllngton recently anil Is a graduate of the Capen School for Olris at Northamp ton, Mass., and of Smith College. Tho groom Is a graduato of'Wcst Point. The guests nt tho wedding Included Mrs. Thomas Tato of Closter, N. .1., as well as tho parents of the groom. There were also friends present from Newport, Bos ton and other places. SAVE STEPS FOR WOMEN Department of Agriculture Tack ling Difficult and Important Job' Intension Worker Agree flint Ilone wlf" Working: liny Can Ite Cut I IoTTn to Eight Hour by Plan ning and Organization six months, or until OctoPcr 1919. Then ,1P.;)s ymjcr gtnto'and federal supervision, she went to Warsaw. Po and. with the Thf) mcans that u,0 QWncr hat aKroC(1 to continue testing for tuberculosis every year, also, that the herds would bo kept under restrictions, to prevent the spread of tuberculosis to them. Of these 1.974 under supervision, 1343 have passed the Red Cross and has sinco been stationed there. Since the news of the disturb ances In Warsaw began to arrive on this side, friends of Miss Votey havo been wondering If she was still In the city. Although no definite news has come as to just when she left War saw, it Is thought that she wont tn England about July 1 and has spent the last month, or the greater part of it, there. WILLISTON PAGEANT Irionl Site Selected for Out-Door Dra ma .t Week Cnfortunately, few people know Chit tenden Park or realize the. beauty of the nlace where tho Willlston pageant is to be held. Located at the western edge of Willlston village, back of the residence nf Mrs. Belle Clark, It is an Ideal spot for picnics and outings. At present there Is no good automobile road into tne pan although it Is planned to build one soon. Cars, however, can be left on the meadow west of Mrs. Clark's residence and a beautiful walk leads down into the. park. On the nights of August 11 and 12, when the naireant will be given, cars will tnn them and a stairway will bo ready for the use nf all pedestrians A short ,ii, a babbling brook, alder- leads out Into a natural amphl I theatre, where the pageant will be staged. The setting of trees, sloping hillside, nrook running over the. stones, caiinut un rivaled. It is the wish of Mrs. (Mark that ni,lftr.nr1nll Tark IOO.V C OOllCr KI1UWI1 431 CASES OF MEASLES 1 BSC. August 5, 1920 Children's Diseases Lend In Number of C&srn Re ported to State Board Children's diseases, like measles, mumps' and whooping cough, aro the only ones which amounted to' much In the Stato during tho month of July, according to tho report of contagious diseases for -the month, submitted by the. secretary to the recular monthly meeting of the Stato Board of Health last evening. The report. In brief. Is as follows: Number of cases ot measles In the State for the month of July, 431, of which 15 wero In Chittenden county, these being divided anong Burlington six, Shclburne five, and Cl arlottc, Essex, Huntington and Underbill, one each; german measles, one caso In Rutland City: pneumonia, one. case In Hlncsburg; mumps, ST. cases In tho State, stx in Chittenden county, of which ono Is In Burlington, three in Essex and two in Underhlll; diphtheria, 19 cares in the State, three in Chittenden county, of which one is in Colchester and two in Essex; poliomyelitis, one case In Bridge water. Windsor county; epidemic spinal meningitis, one case In Hartland, Windsor ronnlv: tvnhold fever, nine cases In the one-year test without reactions and It Is I state, two of which are In Burlington: fair to presume that the indemnity will be decreased nn these herds by as large a margin as 90 per cent. On July 1, there were waiting to be tested 910 herds, which meant 11,928 cat tle. The applications for the test are on file, but the work cannot be done owing to the fact that tho appropriations will not be sufficient, according to the esti mates. If this could have been accom plished there is no doubt that Vermont would have led all olher States In the eradication of the Tllfoase. It is estimated that $40,000 additional will be needed to complete the work. At the present time the farmers of the State have come to appreciate the bene fits of having tuberculin-tested cattle, and it is fast becoming a difficult mat ter to sell cattle which do not come from such herds. During the last year, some bad herds were cleaned up. PLAN BIG MEETING IlnrtleuHniiNts to nather nt MncRnr Orchnrtl In Cnntlrton August IS The annual orchard meeting of the Vermont Stato Horticultural society will bo held Wednesday, August 18, at Castle ton, at tho MacRae orchard, of 12,000 ap ple trees, the largest single setting In one Don J. Rapp, for many years a post office inspector, formerly of Burlington and recently of Springfield, Mass., has resigned his position with tho postofflcc department and gone to New York to become a special agent for the bureau of Internal revenue. His duties will Include Investigations of violations of the reve nue law, and work on Income taxes. His family will remain in Springfield for tho present. A quiet wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Frascr, 83 f'her ry street, Thursday when Miss Chris tine Wood became the brido nf Charles N. Jones. They were attended by Miss Ruth E. Jones of Newport, a sister of tho groom, as bridesmaid, and by Duncan Eraser as best man. After tho ceremony they left for Orwell where they will spend a week at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Cle land A. Sargent. The bride is" a graduato of tho Mary Fletcher training school in tho class of 1919. A suit was entered in cnittnnncn county court Monday in which Max Ij. Powell seeks to recover thn sum of $B,000 from Addison B. Buell. It is set forth that tho plaintiff and the. defen dant wore partners at one. time, from July 1, 190fi, to December 29, 1911, in tho joint ownership of 47,000 acres of land in tho Province of Saskatchewan, Canada. It Ik claimed by the plaintiff that from thn receipts of this joint ownership the defendant received $5,000 above his just share, and that he has rendered no account of this money. Tho plaintiff now seeks a settlement of this and other land matters In which he and the defendant were engaged to gether It costs something to board a horse In the city nowadays and tho latest Increase in price, brought about hy the proprietors nf boarding and feed stables, sctH thn price at $9 per week. This does much tn explodo the theory that extravagant living Is what keeps the cost nf living up fnr these animals aro living as simply as be fore and aro fed only on essentials, as tho increase In board was followed by no enlargement of the menu. The horse Is furnished with nothing hut a stall to sleep In so that practically tho entire expense Is for manger or table board. A few years ago tho price was $.", and in some places bust winter board for a horso could bo so cured for $7 per week. In tlm cities, horses nre charged for as high as $:,0 per month. Fifteen young ladles attended a shower Saturday afternoon given at the home of Miss Muriel Grant, 416 South Union street, for Miss Marlon Wright, in honor nf her nnnroaching marriage tn Curtis Vogler The shower was a complete surprise, Miss Wrlcht thinking that she was simpiy man ing a call on Miss Grant. Tho house was prettll decorated with pink and white crepe paper and cut flowers. In the center of the living room wax a huge arra--u.i. Atta with creno paper, and in this were piled tho presents given Miss WrlKht by tier rnenas, niesu m-m ...li. ntnr. Including much Hnen and some silver and cut glass. Refreshments served by Miss Grant and a social hour enjoyed. , nd Mrs. T. B. Wright and daugh ter, Phyllis, havo gono to New York to .....nrt thn Riinremo convention of tho Knights of Columbus, held at the Hotel r'nmmodoro. Vermont lias inreo ncie gates this yoar, Edward J. Howard, Stato denutv. of Bellows flius; I . . wriBiit past Stato deputy, of Burlington, and K. J. Owens ot Barro. Tho membership a moie freely enjoyed ny a. n .u, , bp - - appreciate nature am. u . many ot.cr 'fntVr()st,ne Mndllion fnir all who see tne pageant " ,,, . n ,,. an' and that thcro will beauty. mulch orchard, from which the grass Is never removed. Over two miles of tiling have been used for tho purpose of drain ing wet land throughout tho orchard. Chemicals arc used to supply nitrogen. The notices for the meeting nre being sent out from the office of the secretary. Professor M. B. Cummlngs, of Burling ton. Advice is given as to how to reach no subiccts of very 1 the orchard as follows: By train go to . ........... ...... ...it. .... i.utK-j iw i.anuciii FACTS OF SOLAR SYSTEM Can't We Predict Winter's Severity by WatchliiK Ice-Cnn or Munif Sending wireless messages to Mars and rt ,i the possibility of projecting .. i.-. tn tUn tiionn. :ire S! iiitftut. i' . - t.,,i recent speculation which nave r. keen interest In our solar system. "Mars always chalienjes interest, says ti, Khmv.iltpr in an article i a recent Issue of the Nton&.c; graphic Magazine. "Its day is about tho same length as ours, but its year Is nearly twice as long. Although astronomers gen erally take less Interest than laymen in thn surmise as to whether other planets and stars aro inhabited, sinco they, moro than laymen.. reallio that mis is v lem that must in all human probability remain unsolved, the question Is more often asked about Mars than any other planet. , "Venus was an Unusually Interesting object In the r-Ky during July of lust vcar. Not again until February. 1921. will it appear as bright and fair in tho eve ning sky. It has phases liko the moon, and these can be seen even through a good field glass. lis day is believed to bo the same length a Its year, which is 221 nf nlir days. "It is quite generally believed that Mars has Ice-capped polfs- The telescope re veals white spots at the poles that have everv annearanre of being liko nut ocean nolar region. They advance toward the equator 111 winter and retreat In summer. In tho summer nf 1916, Pickering. Who, with liowell, has led the school of astronomers who bellevn they can see canals on Mars, said that ho found the white- caps stretching further down toward tho equator than no nan ever been them before. lie. said that If there was any connec- tion between the weather of .Mara and that of the earth, the winter of 191R-17 would lie the coldest In many years. And It wan, May It yet be possible to do long-range weather forecasting on thn curth by studying the waxing nnd waning of the ice-cap on tho South Polo nr .Mars: Perhaps our most graphic picture or the solar system Is given by Ilcrschcl. Imagine a circular field two and a half miles In diameter; place a library globe two beet In diameter In tho very center; feet away put a mustard seed. The globo will represent thojiun and tho mus tard seed Mercury. At a distance nf 142 feet place a pea. and another at 2tf. feet. These will repre sent Venus and the earth, both as to size and distance. A rather large plnliead at a distance of 327 feet will speak for Mars and a fair sized tangerine a quarter of a mile distant will stand for Jupiter. A small lemon at two-flfths of a mile will play the role of Saturn, a large cherry tliree-fnurths of a mile distant will an swer for Uranus, and a fair sized plum at tho very edge of tho field .will pro claim Neptune, "Eighty moons would be required to make ono earth. A player there could thruw a ball six times as far as it can he thrown on Amorican diamonds. A man weighing 1M pounds there would weigh MO on the earth. Tho earth re ceives as much light and heat from tho sun in 13 seconds as It1 gels from the moon In a whole year." i orners to scnooi stop, wiuen is hut a few hundred yards from the orchard. Trolleys run every hour between Castle- ton and Rutland. Those who prefer to go by auto should take tho Rutland-Fair Haon highway to the schnolhousc at Castleton and then up the hill to tho or chard. Tho program for the day includes an excursion over the orchard nt 10 o'clock Those who have been to tho orchard and understand some of tho fundamental prin ciples of good fruit culture, say that this Is a wonderful sight, Every man In Ver mont ought to see this orchard. At noon there will he a basket picnic on a cool. breezy knoll overlooking hake Bomoseen, the Oreen and Adirondack mountains. Following this basket picnic, thern will bo several addresses, two, at least, by prominent out-of-State fruit growers. H. C. C Miles nf Milford. Conn., assistant secretary of tho New England Fruit Show, will he tlic first speaker. Ho will be followed by George A, Drew, of Green wich, Conn., manager of Conycr's farm nf 25,000 trees. Following these addresses, there will be short round-table talks of valuable experiences by fruit growers In Vermont. Later, there will be demonstra tions of friend sprayer, drawn by tractor and operated by two spray guns. Thern will be. Niagara dust spray machine dem onstrations. Power Pease apple slzer and grader machine, thinning and bridgo grafting demonstrations, dynamiting for woodchucks, etc. While the larch it rd Is somewhere near the central part nf the State, many peo ple will probably be able tn make tho trip In a single day, especially If they go by nutn. It shniild be remembered how ever, that them aro ample hotel accom modations at Prospect Hotel, Lake Bom oseen, only three miles away, at Fair Haven, four miles, and at Rutland, 13 miles away, The officers of tho society aro very en thusiastic and aro looking for a large crowd. They say that this meeting Is the beginning of a bigger and better horti cultural association for Vermont, and they are looking for a very largo attend ance. It would not bo strange If there were 2.000 peoplo present, The officers also wish to make It plain that tho meet ing is public and open tn everyone who In interested, whether or not they are mem bers of the society. One of the striking features of the hor ticultural development of recent years Is the rise of tho commercial ojhard In VermontOn the western side of the State only, there are six orchards of over 300 acres In extent. These orchards have been planned wisely, many of them are coming Into bearing nnd they are ex ceedingly Instructive examples of how to establish and maintain orchards in north ern New England,. scarlet fever, 23 cases In tho State, four in Chittenden county, of wlilrh three are in Burlington and ono in Essex: whooping cough, 12S cases in the State, 16 in Chit tenden county, of which 13 aro in Bur lington, two In Jericho an1 one. in South Burlington; chicken-pox, 42 in the State, of which three arc in Burlington; gonorrhea, 4o caes in the. State, of which 11 are in Chittenden county, with eight in Burlington, and ono each in South Burlington. Richmond and Underhlll; syphilis, 27 in the State, seven in Chit tenden county, of which six are in Bur lington and one In Wlnooski; cases of tuberculosis reported in July, 17, of which three wero In Burlington. Tho report ot the work of the State laboratory during the month of July shows tho following examinations con ducted: Diphtheria, 194; typhoid fever, ; malarial fever, three; tuberculosis, 172; svphills, 153; gonorrhea, 7S; sanitary water, 56; market milk. W; chemical ex aminations of milk, 19; examinations ot milk bacterial count only, two; food ex aminations, 17; drug, 13; medico-legal autopsies, two; miscellaneous examina tions for the courts, 29; autopsy wncre no foul play was suspected, ono; miscel laneous examinations, 113: total, :i. mo report states that three days were spent in court, ono day inspecting foods and one days inspecting water supplies. OBITUARY Mrs. Annnn M. Andrews Mrs. Azuba M. Andrews died Thurs day morning at the home of her son-in-law. Dr. G. I. Forties, 21 Pearl street, where she has resided sinco the death of her husband several years ago. Mrs. Andrews was nearly S3 years of age. She Is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Forbes: by a son, Prof. M. W. Andrews; and by ono grandson, Kenneth Forbes, all of this city. Tho funeral was held at four o'clock, Saturday afternoon, at tho home of her daughter. Interment was In" the old cemetery at Berkshire Center, in Franklin county. Mrs. Alfred I'crrottn Mrs. Alfred Perrotta died at her home, 16 Cherry street, early Tuesday morning, after a short Illness. She is survived by her husband and eight children. The fu neral services wero held from St. Mary's Cathedral yesterday morning at nine o'clock. .Ml ha Belle M. Italic? Miss Belle Maudo Bailey of Highgato, a teacher, died yesterday morning at nine o'clock at a local institution, following an operation for appendicitis. Shn was 2S years of age, and is survived by her parents, and one sister, Miss Mary H. Bailey. The body was removed to the funeral parlors of Corbln. Frye &- Morin and later taken by motor hearse to East Craftsbury for tho funeral and Interment. NO COAL BY WATER In The realty weti dressed woman Is up on tho very latest Htoro news. 8h known all about tho now Importation of millinery all about the daintiest dress materials, and just where they can b purchased to her greatest advantage. llnimnml Situation In tlurllnglon fVmneetlon With I'uel Supply This year will be the first In a great many that Burlington will not receive a pound of coal ny water transportation The E. S. Adslt Coal company, which for many years has used the water rnuto to some extent, has given It up completely this year, .lust wnen u m needed tho most. tho water route is munu to pe of no uso to tho coal men because nf thn congestion in New York harbor. Fnr the past few years thn water rente has liccn used by coal men, not because it was more economical, but because the Adslt com pany, as well as the others, was anxious! to got coal to Burlington by any route. This year tho long succession of strikes hns made It Impossible to use the canal boats to any advantage, and Burlington will receive every pound of Its coal by rail. Tho coal men in this city have long had their eye on a water route ajid somo of the companies are all equipped for handling the goods by water. Some bad fcaturc8of snipping ny water werethatthe coal had to be transferred and there wan a orcauar i". . " ,i luuue! on mo barges, he reply was that nothing could be came excessive and there was no cer tainty as to how long they would b obliged to lie In New York harbor. Last year some of the coal men tried to solve the return load problem by Inquiring of the mines acrosrt the lake if they couldn't ship ore down and bring coal back in their barges. The reply was that nothing bo worked oit now although it might bn next year. Soveral barges are owned by Port Henry concerns which operate in ,iriendontly f tuK boats on ii ink-. Tho barges aro clamped on to one of tho company's power boats and propelled thut way. (Ry Frederic .1. Haskln) Washington, D. C, July 27. Teaching women to save steps Is ono of tho most difficult and Important Jobs being task led by tho States Relations Servlco of the Department of Agriculture. Tho' woman who makes only one unnecessary I trip a day say a Journey outdoors to a. wood box that might ho close at hand ' takes probably inn steps. That mcan3 IiH.Mio unnecessary steps In u year, or moro than six miles. Of course, every body wastes more energy than that. These figures merely show how it counts up. Year after year, women, especially those on farms, go on mechanically, us ing badly arranged kitchens, cooking with crude utciisllcs, carrying heavy tubs and buckets. It Is taken for grant ed that tractors or anything to advance the real business interests of the estab lishment should bo purchased. But wo still scarcely realize that a half hour a day saved by the cook Is Just as much a matter of dollars and cents as tho same time saved by a paid employe. While the laboring man Is demanding a six-hour day and a five-day week, the average country housewife puts In a 13-hour day in the summer and a 10-hour day in the winter, and Sunday is almost as strenuous as any other day for her. Practically all of her 13-hour day is spent In actual labor snmo of It In managing two or three Jobs at once. FEW EVER HAVE VACATION A survey of typical farming countries of 33 northern and wcEtcrn States showed that as a rule tho women not only cook, hut do the sewing, churning, washing, i and cleaning, and some help with tho llvo stock und In tho fields as well. Only 13 per cent reported that they over take a vacation. With such an Intensive domestic, program the rule In tho coun try, and with more housewives doing their own work In tho city, It is easy tn sec how tremendously Important it Is for women to save steps. The extension workers of the. Depart ment of Agriculture figure that the house wife should try to cut 'down her work ing day, with eight hours as a goal. This would leave, eight hours for her to read, visit and spend with her husband and children. The eight-hour day. It Is explained, can bo approached by saving every unnecessary step. It mcans plan ning and organization. Ono way in whicli women are prodigal of their energies Is that they stand too much. When the cook stands before a work table It is apparently a slight effort to walk across tho floor a dozen times to get a knlfo or some Ingredient. But if a tilgh stool Is kept by the table, she soon becomes accustomed to sitting while she mixes a dish, and at tho same time she finds it advisable to collect things before sitting down, because it really Is an effort to get up for them. Even Ironing can bo managed from a stool of the "proper height. And In con nection with Ironing tho extension agent suggests that a special laundry room is a great convenience and step saver. It should be as cool as possible. Tho board should be kept in a definite place, prefer ably hinged to the wall. Then it does not have to bo hinted for or carried around. In their travels around the country the agents find that tho old proverb, "A place for everything, and everything in Its place," is more quoted than practiced. A great many housekeepers have their kitchens fitted out with a single set of shelves where everything used in their cooking Is dumped, with moro or less pretense at order. NEARLY ALL MANAGE BADLY An improvement on this system is to have separate shelves for cooking equip ment, Ingredients, and cleaning materials. Still more energy is saved for a better use If the different shelves arc near the place where their contents arc used. Thus a shelf close to the stove would hold tilings needed ir, the process of cooking. such as seasoning, flour, fat, salt and pepper shakers. The government Investi gators find that not one woman in a thousand keeps more than one set of salt and pepper shakers in her kitchen. Whenever possible, shelves should be high enough so that stooping is unneces sary. This Is most desirable as regards shelves whero heavy equipment is kept. Tills docs not exactly save steps, but it helps In conserving energy, for every time she stoops tho housekeeper has to life the weight of the. upper part of her body on coming up. This Is excellent exercise hi moderation, but most women get quite enough of it without their equipment making It apart of tho kitch en routine. A really potent step-saving device is tho wheel tray, called tho tea wagon when company is present. This rolling tray can, if economy demands It, bo made at homo out of some wood and a set of coasters. The, idea Is that Instead of making innumerable trips into the dining room to set the table or bring In the. dinner, you load up the tray and move everything at once. This is possi hlo because tho tray top when lifted re veals a container for the family plates, and there is a drawer below that for tho silver. A shelf below that, and tho top, are used to hold tho food. The tray again comes into use when tho meal Is cleared away. Tho extension agents say they have often seen women wlpo one or two dishes and then walk 20 feet to put them away, and come back to do two more, and so on throughout tho dishwashing for a family. A rolling tray has only two limitations. It Is not needed In a very small apart ment, and it cannot bo used where there aro steps between the dining room and kitchen. But this is tho ono place In tho house whore it Is most Important that steps should not be. Tho Department ot Agriculturo feels so strongly on this mut ter that It suggests that whero steps havo to bo mounted in transporting food they should, If possible, bo removed. It Is admitted that this Is not always prac tlcahle, though in mnny cases tho expense would bo well worth tho result. Not only do stairs draw on tho energlos of tho housewife, hut in such a position they are unusually dangerous. A surprisingly large number of people nre killed or in tnred venrlv by falls on stairways, and where steaming hot food and glass aro carried tho danger of a misstep is In creased. LARGE KITCHEN A MISTAKE Ono Interesting fact brought out by thn States. Relation Sorvice is that it finds a great many kitchens mat are too large for efficiency. It Is hard for the city dweller to realize that there is sucu a thine as a kitchen into wnicn ma wnoie small flat could bn neatly packed. Enor mous kitchens wero regularly built when help was plentiful ami a numner or per sons had to work In one room. Nearly all old houses have such kitchens, and one is occasionally still constructed by somo one with tho ill-founded Idea that a largo kitchen Is coolor. Any degree of coolnee's thus gained is more than.offHct by the longer distances to travel, though it Is held that a largo kitchen Is not really any moro comfortable than a com pact and well-ventilated one. Every pnaso ot niiuaewnrR umi m ejn Luggage Satisfies at There is one great satisfaction in the use of luggage that comes from this store. It is first class, always looks the part nv.J ... T 1 MnM,AW ... ..UJ.I 1 J ' i r ' 1 turn win lunuei Burviui; until you nuvu tueci OI It. Made by manufacturers who know how to produce and this feature is reflected in every article that we offer and everything is priced right, moderately. The lines include Hand Bags. Suit Cases, Hat Boxes, Auto Trunks, Boston Bags, Wardrobe Trunks, Dress Trunks, Steam er Trunks and Matting Cases. A Special Black Silk Value Yard-Wide Satin Messaline Black only Regular Price $2.75 yd. 200 yds. at $2.19 yd. This is a black silk value that should prompt many women to purchase for their fall and winter needs. Yard wide, a very superior silk in every way, handsome lustre, wear guaranteed, most desirable for dresses, blouses, petticoats, etc. Sample sent upon request, mail orders filled. fibre and Silk Hosieiy with Clox Specially Priced $1.85 Pair Women who prefer silk hosiery with clox will find this a most interesting offering. Havana brown and black only with white clox, lisle tops, sole and heel. A very pretty stocking at a low price. All Summer Voiles, 39c, 59c, 89c yd. Voiles formerly selling at 59c to $1.50 vard are priced 39c to 89c yard. The patterns are extremely pretty and one will find it an excellent opportunity to purchase a dress pattern or two at a saving. All 40 in. wide. and labor. This has been proved again and again by actual demonstration. Even so insignificant a matter as ordering all groceries at once Instead of twico a day means one less trip to answer tho door bell. Use of a fircless cooker means that the cook does not have to keep adding water, or watch out that tho meal does not burn. Teaching the children to put away their toys and help regularly with light work means that the mother is saved from a little of this routine. Women as a wholo arc just beginning to realize these things. Domestic labor is a problem that has been given up by many housewives as hopeless, and they are turning in to do all their work. At the same time, women's clubs, politics and achievements of women in so many now lines inspire tho housewife to cut down her work so that she may take her part In the new order. It seems that at least a motive has been supplied that Is powerful enough to make women give serious thought to reducing house work to its lowest terms. GROWING SQUARE TREES Thin and Other Efforts at Nature Faktnfr Surccmful tn Encl'ind fFrom Answers, London. 1 Recently tho Cambridge Forestry As sociation suggested that trees can ho made to grow square Instead of round, and thus may be made to produce moro ami better timber. The assertion has given rise to some amount of good-natured chaff, hut sonic miracles moro wonderful than the grow ing of square trees havo been performed In tho plant world. Tho scientist waved his wand, as It were, and produced the socdlcss orange, a large juicy, delicious fruit free from what we call pips. Again hn took a piece of wood, the stock of an ordinary wild briar, and nn It ho produced a score of varieties of roses, making a multl-cnlored bush with roses large and small, red, white, crim son, salmon, yellow, pink, rrcam and every shado between, all on the samo bush. Something akin to growing square trees has been practiced for centuries, and what may be termed plant mon strosities aro by no means uncommon, Most of us would' recognize tho White Bryony (Bryonia diolca) so common in our hedgerows. Tho roots of tills plant, which often crow to a colossal size, have been grown to shapo, as It were. Perhaps one of tho roost extraordi nary experiments In the plant world has Just been successfully tried with the potato iplant. The potato (belongs to the same, family as the tomato, and In cluded In the same family are the tobacco plant, tho mandrake and the deadly nightshade among others. Advantage was taken of tho relation ship of the potato to the tomato actually to grow a crop ot potatoes on tho roots of a potato plant and a crop of toina toes on the tlaums (stalks and foliage) of the samo plants. ' To see n crop of tomatoes among tho fnllago nt a pa Within a few miles of London is r wall surrounding a churchyard. The wall is covered with ivy, and in ono of thu bricks is a square hole. Many ye.'irs ago a sprlr of tho ivy climbed through tho hole, and gradually tho hole became filled un with tho wood of the Ivy, and It beenmo absolutely square, as-suming its normal shape on tho other side of the square hole. If a sapling was surrounded by a plaster ot pat-Is or metal mold which was square) there is no n ason why the wood of thn tree so Inclosed should not becomo square In fact, tho wonder would be if it remained circular. Any one with a garden may produco plant curiosities which will bo inter esting to grow and a sourco of wonder ment to all who seo them. Arrango a saucer containing sweetened water un der and close up to a young, healthy goosebery bush, and so placed that tho dead corllla of tho flower (tho tip nt the end of the berry opposite tho stalk) Just touches the valer. Tho v0ung gooseberry drinks the water grcedi'y, and If it Is renewed as It Is absotbed by thn berry tho gooseberry so trcatel assumes enormous proortions and specimens as largo as good-sized lien's eggs may bo produced. Another interesting experiment is tho growing ot plants nn an old sponge. Proouro an old sponge, and, after soak ing it In water, sprlnkln in the holes a mixture of cress, mustard, rape, wheat and grass or flax seed. Now suspend this spongo In the window ot tho light and warm room. Very soon tho seedn germinate and In a week or two thn entire sponge will bo clothed with a mas of beautiful foliage. The spongo must bo kept moist. ' First soak a brick a new ono Is best In water and then cover It with , llannel, nnd lay it in a dish of water J near a window. Sprinkle cress, tlax or grass seeds freely on the imnnel. In this caso leave out the large seed", such 4 as wheat, barley and oats. The seeds very snon genntnate and send their roota ( through the llannel. and in duo cnursn tho brick is covered with verduro and looks very pretty. r. tunniAW ivv! (lom tho Brooklyn Eagle) If tho Reichstag can vote 19,000,000,(100 marks for building merchant shipping, n. bit of debt collecting is not out or order. That ought tn go without saying. tato plant, while potatoes are growing on tho rnots of tho samo plant, In a sight tomatlzed results In tho saving of tlmojinoro wonderful Burcly than square trees. nOVEIlVOlt lini.COM!! BESIEGED (From the Brooklyn Eagle) Thero Is a bit of humor In the suf frage fight of Connecticut. Governor Ho comb doesn't darn leave the State Hit Lieutenant Governor would nt once call a session of tho Legislature tn ratify thn Susan B. Anthony amendment. Luckily. Connecticut has mountain air nnd sea air for the vacationist, and her governor Is l not suffering. Is your housoriola run on the budgnt plan? A careful study of tho ads will glv you ImmcHllato knnwlcdo of buying op portunities and win noip maieriuuy tho weelUy balancing up. 'i