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CHAS. G. MOREAU, PUB, "*\Y ST. LOUIST MISSISSIP^ Why doesn't an ice floe flow* There seems to be no kind of Insect powder is fatal to humbugs. The forty immortals have slid beck obscurity, and all Is forgiven. There never before waa a time wfcssr the world had so many ex-potentate* The peach crop promises to be Mg enough tor cholera morbus jar Other seeds may be higher this pear, but aeeds at kindness will ooM no more. What a pity that the average man bee no place to store away Ice tor a dusty day! ▲ 37 pound lobster has besn caught at Atlantic City. It was not accom panied by a ohosus girL It was with difficulty that Imke ifiohiyun was kept from freeslng from shore to shore this winter. Somebody has said “we are what we eat." We doubt It especially when we eel boiled cabbage and turnips. Doctors saved the life of a New York man whose neck was broken Bat he g still have to live In New Yfltfc. HMnn invented fireworks a good many hundred years before It had an Independence day to explode them cm. Automatic starters may be all right tor automobiles, but they would newer go to set a political campaign In mo (ton. Though a Minnesota man caught a eon of fish with his hands, others have made greater catches with their imag inations. The couple who get married In a fly ing machine evidently do not desire elaborate ceremonies—Just a pftssw wedding. Fashion notes make It easy to fore tell that ladles’ hats will be high usd pocketbooks retain their usual shape of flatness. Oolf balls are to be cheaper. But we cannot paraphrase Marie Antoin ette and eat golf halls if we can’t have bread. We await anxiously the time when the little ex-Kmperor Pu Yi will be gin making attempts to come beck. They all do It A gun made of cement is one of the latest devices for war purposes. It is dangerous to stand either at the mas ale or the breech. We take off our hat to the pulmotor, which not only draws suicides hack from the dark shore, but patches up their lovers’ quarrels. The Massachusetts man who has been on the operating table thirty-five times may be merely trying to estab lish a reputation as a cut-up. Don’t boast, even if you did have eggs for breakfast The man to whom you feel so superior may have had butter on his Johnny cake. A New York surgeon says the ver miform appendix fulfills an Important function. He Is. of course, speaking from the surgeon’s standpoint Those Manchurian princes do not make any pretenses to the effect that they stepped out of power in order to devote more time to the uplift A near scientist tells us that when ever a map tells a He his big toe wiggles. There must be some enthu siastic wiggling on the bathing beaches In summer. The death of Lord Lister, who dis covered antiseptic surgery and has saved the lives of thousands, recalls the fact that he was not placed in the list of the twenty greatest A Connecticut bank has gone to the wall because its books had not been balanced for forty years. It seems, therefore, that the balancing of bank books is important, after all. A prominent dentist Informs us that false teeth are more sanitary than real ones, but the man who knocks out hla fellow man’s teeth is not necessarily looked upon as a philanthropist. A New Jersey woman is suing for damages because after a surgical operation a pair of forceps was sewed up inside her. She is lucky not to have the pricp of the instrument charged against its loss In her bllL The Palace of Peace at The Hague will be completed in July of next year. The work is not being hurried. A Boston highbrow tells us that If he had created the world ho would have made every woman beautiful. And what w ould the beauty doctor dc then, poor thing? Now a society for promoting effi ciency has been launched. One of tbs ways of doing it would be to waste less time on forming fool organise lions. One of the government’s weather sharks says that ocean currents do not influence the weather. Perhaps, how ever. he will permit us to continue to believe that the moon and the tide are affinities. A New York judge has declined to grant a divorce to an actress, holding that the charge she made against her husband waa not sufficient to warrant the Issuance of a decree. The Judge must think marriage is a serious business even as it concerns people ef the stage masroßWf an a. ■ # Speaker’s Wire a WASHINGTON. —C. A. Tooreysoo, who calls Isulonla Ms home and tyaeels for a Bt. Louis wholesale grocery-house, waa talking of school flog experiences. Charlie wes one of Twk bad boya.” one of the unter rtfled village catsups, when he went to eohooi. In the ’7os. He admits that he aad most of Me companions were pretty hard to handle. 1 went to eohooi In Martinsburg la 197*" he said. "Miss Bennett of Cal laway county, now the wife of Speak er Clark, was my teacher, and, believe a* Mie knew her business. She was the assistant teacher in the school. There were four boys In Miss Ben- Mffi class who were looked upon ea really tough. As they used to say la those days, they were hard nuts to issnfc. but there wasn’t one of us that ever frightened Mlse Bennett Charlie dark, Tom Roach, Will Powell and apeeftf constituted this quartet of bad OBaa. nd what meanness one couldn't of the other could. How Senator Williams Fought a Dud COMPARATIVELY few seem to know that old John Sharp Williams fought a duel. U was when John Sharp was over to Germany attending Heidelberg uni varsity. He and a German student A —* each other, and the German challenged him to co-operate with him la determining which one should die a premature death. John Sharp Wil iiw> being the challenged party, had the choice of weapons. His op ponent, forgetting ail about his being •b American, supposed he would pick sabers, Just as any German would; bat there was where John Sharp came fVf with a neat little Joke. He said they would fight with United States army revolvers. The Idea of shooting at a man with a Colt's revolver two feet long waa new to German dueling, and the na tive student was a wreck when the morning arrived for them to. kill off one another. John Sharp, on the other Krui ate heartily of ham and eggs, as the saying is, and seemed perfect ly composed when they toed them selves up for the opening shot. The German, with vibrant band, fired off south by southeast of John Sharp, who purposely shot up toward a spot about sight degrees to the left of the aenith. And having thus speedily completed the morning's entertainment, the prin cipals shook hands and went their Big Senator’s “Special for Three” IF the proprietor of one of those “Seeing Washington” outfits could tßiro tourists to see Ollle James eat dinner he would make a great hit. James, who is representative and senator-elect from Kentucky, is the largest man in public life, and to see him dredge into a beefsteak is an in spiration. The other day James drop ped into a Pennsylvania avenue res taurant and ordered a bite to eat, which he had a perfect right to do. He ordered without ostentation, pomp or pretense, and had no thought of at tracting attention to his gastronomic prowess. But little groups of diners began to collect near James’ table to see what would happen. The ever present newspaper report er was Included in the anxious party, whose curiosity to learn what the big one consumed in the way of food and Society Will Dress for the Cardinal CARDINAL GIBBONS’ annual spring visit to Washington Is causing no end of trouble in the social world. The edict recently issued by Pope Pius that cardinals and high church men should not attend dinner parties where low cut gowns are worn, which edict was taken up and circulated by Cardinal Farley and Cardinal Bourne, of London, is, it Is said, causing women in society to seek their dross makers In haste. \ Cardinal Gibbons Is a great favorite in Washington, and Is annually enter tained here by Mrs. Stephen B. Elkins, Mrs. William F. Draper, Miss Patten, the CMef Justice and Mrs. Edward D. White, Mrs. Henry C. Corbin and others. His first visit was with Mrs. William F. Draper, who gave a dinner in Ms honor. Mrs. Corbin. Miss Pat tsn, Mrs. Elkins and others will en tertain the cardinal, but none of them, so far as is known, has followed Car dinal Bourne’s example, when he is sued invitations to a large reception and asked the women invited to wear Marines. Marines —soldiers serving on ship board—date back to the year 1664, when as order In council, dated Oc tober 16. authorised 1,200 English soldiers to be raised and formed into a regiment. More regiments were later formed, and by 1759 the marines numbered 18,000 men. In the latter years of the French wars they num bered 32,000. The marines are today a feature of ©very navy, and in most countries officers of the marines are equal in rank with those la the army asd saw. Strenuous Teacher "In we abssy* ooonptod po Mdoos at the foot of the mm, tot I remember that on one occasion we spaded every weed that eame to oc, and when the leeeon wee owr tot stood one. two, three, four, right * (be head. "Then came the upon. Bill fltoto lln told Miss Bennett we had stoedd- Uy lodked at the book eaob time we had to spell a word, and that waa why we made such a high average “ The fun began when eohooi waa We aek on FWflto sad gave Mm a good Hefelag. The ooft day we were brought before the oomt, with Mias Bennett ae the prsMdlng judge. 1 told her that we Uoteed Hog' Un brn*"— he tattled on na, aad to ftre me the whipping aad let (be boy* po. (This was not special baroirm on my part. 1 got a Mddn# every day, anyway.) •The other boya, with the exoepthm of Bill Powell, pat op a good talk. Powell refaeed to say a word. Thia obstinacy aroneed the stmoo’pnaa fighting spirit in Miae Bsanett who turned the reet of us loose aad dat ed on Bill. She gave Mm one of the beat •whalings’ he had ever bed to Mi Ufa. He didn’t awe her a bit. She bad bar dander up, and Bill got the full benefit of H." ra respective way apparently undisturbed. Senator Jotm Sharp WUUama, vteN abaent-mlnd edn eai la notortooa, is also a keen itutent of practical jokes. They were having a bouse party at the Williams’ home here, recently, and some of the young people asked the senator to co-operate with them tn playing a merry trick on his son. The plan was to squirt a quantity of loe water over the transom on young Wil liams after he had retired for the night. As father and son were shar ing the same bedroom during the house party, the senator would get to witness the result of the experiment, and be entered Into the spirit of the prank with much zest. He Indicated the bed occupied by bis eon and with his own hands helped to rig up the ice water apparatus. About one o’clock that night a wild snort of dismay from Senator Wil liams echoed and re-echoed through the house. He had absent-mindedly gone te sleep In his son's bed. drink, led them to become eavesdrop pen. The giant senator apparently took no notice of the assembled “rubber necks,” neither did he look at the bill of fare. “Bring me a steak,” James told the waiter, and that was all the plans or specifications for the steak that he furnished. The waiter seemed to un derstand. Presently he returned with an amplitudinous leviathan of a steak that appeared on the scorecard as “special for three.” That’s the kind of a steak that Ollle James can ipastlcate with much glee, provided there are enough side dishes to whet his appetite. Do not get the impression, either, that the colossal statesman from Ken tucky is a glutton. The kind of a steak he eats is no more adequate food supply for him than a couple of lamb chops would be for the average five-foot-ten work-a-day citizens. A million years or so from now scientists with side whiskers wfill get hold of the skeleton of Ollie James and try to learn whether he lived be fore or after the mound "builders. But they will never find out. bodices with high collars. It is prob able that Mrs. Draper, who is one of the stanchest admirers qf the cardinal, will intimate to her women guests that It will be in good taste to wear afternoon gowns, whether they are Catholics or Protestants. It has long been the custom of women when attending a dinner or reception in honor of Cardinal Gib bons to wear their most costly gowns and jewels, and it will require some change in the fashion of dinner gowns to conform to the new rule. There are so many prominent Catholic women here, however, that there is no fear but that every care will be taken not to offend the churchmen. Tailor’s Cutting Retort. A newly elected Australian labor M. P. returns his occupation as ‘Tailor's cutter” —an avocation rarely repre sented in parliament. Some time ago. says the London Chronicle, Australia had a remarkably eloquent and witty tailor, who became not only an M. F, but a minister of the crown. To him anew governar made this maladroit remark: *1 hear. Hr. Jones, you wars once a tailor?" "Tea. my lord, i was." "And how are you engaged now?" "Taking year entceSeacyW measure." -"' . ;... v -v r- ■ ■ ’ ■ ' - Fanners’ Educational [irj and Co-Operative Union of America Matters sfEspedal Moment to ULrtfce Progressive Agriculturist Back talk seldom helps a man to get to the front The golden dawn la a golden boor on the well-ordered term. A mere faddist on the farm la not apt to gather much fodder. Ood loves a cheerful giver, and the fields laugh for a laughing termer. The biggest tax we pay la that for supporting the school of experience. It is good to have stubborn virtues, but stubbornness la not itself a vir tue. The ways and m°r~ of some' men seem to be only bed ways and mean actions. Treeless farm promisee are as wanting in beauty as bald headed women. The teat of a good farmer is a thorough-going test of all the seeds be plants. The beet repairing outfit contains no device for mending s broken promise. Dike produces like; therefore if you like your neighbors, they wl likely like you. We are none of us any better than we ought to be and many of us are a greet deal worse. The highest honor that can come to a man Is to be pointed out as the beat termer In his community. Texas fanners are making more ba con for home use each year, but they are not making enough. The wise father gives his boys an acre of potatoes and lets thorn make their own spending" money. The consumer pays a dollar for food; the farmer gets less than 50 cents for it. Who gets the rest? When a boy’s father goes to town, let the boy go, too, with his own pro duce, then show him how to Invest his money. There may be tricks In all trades, as the saying Is, but the farmer’s most profitable tricks are the best up to-date methods. It is oftener a full stomach than In nate goodness that keeps men from crime; and so good grub Is often mis taken for good principles. CO-OPERATE FOR GOOD SEEDS Necessary Special Cultivation to Se cure Best Results Obtained by Farmers Working Together. (By C. R. BARNS, Minnesota Experiment Station.) Another form rt ♦'‘veneration termers, through which large benefits may often be secured by the use of a limited amount of capital, is In the raising, detection, purchase and dis tribution of good seed for staple crops, such as cor wheat, oats and potatoes. Such '.o-operation docs not contemplate the doing of a general basin ess in seeds. That Is the prov ince of the seedsman, and he Is too valuable a factor in the development of a progressive agriculture for any one to dream of superseding him. But the farm itself is the natural source of a seed supply for the main crops which are to he planted on the farm, and co-operation looks simply to the best utilization in the cost of procur ing, selecting and distributing seeds. The planting of seed plots with spe cial varieties of corn and other crops, and the special cultivation necessary to secure the best results, may often be best carried on by a number of farmers working co-operatively; and their association, acting as a distribut ing agency, will both facilitate sales and lessen the cost of seeds to its members. Then, , too, co-operation does aw'ay with the absurdity of keep ing a corn-sheller and a fanning-mill or grain-separator on every farm, when a single first-class machine of each kind, operated by a man who makes such work a specialty, will do the work quicker, better and more economically. An example of this kind of co-oper ative effort is afforded by the “Farm ers' Corporation” of Minnesota, which has recently added a seed department to its other co-operative activities. It had already, up to the early part of November, contracted with the farm ers in its membership for 7,000 bush els of the different kinds of corn grown In that locality. Co-operative Associations. There are several farmers’ ex changes (co-operative associations) In New Jersey which are exceedingly val uable in the business transactions of the members. These organizations make it possible to purchase supplies in large amounts, thus securing the lowest rates. The selling advantages are Just as great. The whole scheme Is highly beneficial to the community. Why not have more farmers’ ox changes in all parts of the country? This Is a great movement and It de serves the most careful considera tion of all classes of producers. A Labor-Saving Machine. One of the big lifts on the farm Is the machine which elevates corn to the crib. A wagon load dumped into the box at one motion can be put Into the crib In less time than three men can shovel It Ship's Adventurous Career. The old vessel “The Seal,” in which the Norwegian skipper Reineraten re cently sailed from Blddeford, Devon shire. for Durban. Natal, has an inter esting history. Originally known as "The Purveyor," she was built at Southampton In 1810 to carry provis ions to the men-of-war lying at Spit head. Hade of good English oak and lined with copper, the vessel was sold later to Captain Thomas Masters, who stripped off the copper and put her In the coasting trade During a great LIMIT SIZE OF COTTON CROP Only Hope Farmer Has for Securing Fair Price for 1912 Staple is to Reduce Acreage. To Southern Farmers: The bolding movement Is having Its effect. The price of cotton is grad ually going up to where It belongs. Under the present method of manipu lating the markets none can tail with any certainty Just what the results of the advance will be. but a firm hold on the cotton on hand and a reduc tion of the acreage this year will In sure a fair price. The man of careful Judgment who has helped to make the holding movement successful will not become excited about the advance and plan a large crop for 1912. Some who were forced to sell on the extreme low market may be “fooled” Into believ ing, ss doubtless the bears would like to have you. that the upward trend of prices now, insures a fair price for the next crop, however large. It in against Just such a feeling as this that I want to warn you. It li now planting time, and the manipulators want to Impress upon fanners the Importance of an flncreased acreage. There may he no “bait” In the pres ent movement, but If there is don't throw your resolutions to reduce to the four winds, swallow the “bait,” and rush to the fields to plant a big crop. It has been demonstrated time after time that a small crop will realise more cash than a large one. This is economically wrong; but until we can change marketing methods we must treat It as a fact and theorise after wards. The only hope you have for securing a fair price for the 1912 out put is to limn the else of the crop. You are fully convinced that thla is true, then whV don't you sign the pledge to reduce? There are any number of you who have ncd signed the pledges sent out by this office. Perhaps you do not want to sign the pledge sent out by me. If you don’t. Just hunt up the representative In your county of the Rock Hill Plan and sign his pledge. .The result will be the same, and results are what we want and must have. One or two parties have written me wanting to know what other folks were going to do before they signed the pledge. I hope the number pf such individuals is very limited. You reduce cotton acreage and plant lots of corn and hay, and If the other fel low will not reduce his let him sell m cheap cotton and pay you fancy prices for your corn and hay. The cotton of 1912 will be made on the highest priced feed known for years. You had better make what you can on the “grass” than to buy much feed and risk the price of a bumper crop. A. C. DAVIS, Rogers, Ark. INCREASE PROFITS IN GRAIN Co-Operative Companies in Nebraska Show Better Price* Have Been Secured for Grain. Reports from the co-operative grain companies all over Nebraska show uni formly large profits for the stockhold ers. and thla after paying from two to three cents more per bushel for grain than the old line elevators have been doing. This benefits not only those who sell to the farmers com panies, but every man within trading distance of the cooperative elevators. The Increase goes into the pockets of the men who raised the grain, which is just where It should go. At the re cent meeting of the Cedar Creek Farmers’ Elevator company, which is located near Plattsmouth, Neb., a divi dend of 16 per cent, was declared and the report showed more than 150,000 bushels of grain handled during 1911. If only two cents more than old line prices was paid per bushel this alone would mean $3,000 for the grain grow ers of that section, not counting the increased prices that the old line buy ers were compelled to pay in order to compete with the farmers’ company. CO-OPERATION IS BIG THING it Is One of Farmers* Greatest Possi bilities and Will Give Them What They Rightly Earn. Agriculture was never of so much importance as it is today. And co operation among farmers offers one of the greatest possibilities of agricul lure today. Co-operation will giva the farmers that which they rightly earn. Denmark has increased the well-being of its people wonderfully by co-operation. It can be done in this country. President Waters, addressing the Agricultural association —a student organization —recently said these and other pointed things. His subject was “The Importance of the Farmer.” In the last 50 years, the president said, the food supply has been doubled. But the yield of every acre has not been increased proportionally. The goal should be to obtain the high est yield possible for every acre with out making peasants of farm men and women. Meat Packing Plants. The farmers of this country own and operate 16 big meat packing plants. The members of the Farmers’ union In the south own and operate 5.600 manufacturing plants of various kinds and the American Society of Equity owns 4,300. The growth of these'co operative plants is the most hopeful sixn for the American farmer. storm in 1823 the Purveyor was driv en from her moorings at Poole, with a man and boy on board, and landed high and dry in a turnip field at Park stone. The owner was compelled to employ a number of navvies to dig a channel from the ship to the sea in order to float her off. The Reason. * “Baseball cranks can always rala the money to get to a game." “Naturally. Oughtn't a Tan* be able to ralae the wladT" ( BEST LOVED MAN IN AUSTRIA | Undoubtedly the hest-lovsd man tn broad Austria Is not arose old Kaiser mgfo*, Franz Josef, but feds still older cousin and oouncllior, Archduke Rainer. Rain er Is very. very oM; and he Is tom BSiiPiliSk as “the Rainer." When clerks and ife. ' lawyers on their way to the Innenstarit ■Pf* ■■ - v ' £ pass his little place In Fhvorltln- Wf' IL.V. ! U stress*, and see pressed to the wtn ft dow a white faoe. white hair, a short - * It beard and long white mustache jMa /f they do not say. “That Is the Arch /■ duke.” They say. "Look at the Rain- If and they repeat some ancient tale from the Neoe Frele Freese shoot 18, ‘ if the Rainer's Immemorial antiquity. X. The Rainer is Indeed terribly oM He was born and grew up in the days when Austria owned Venecia. aoA these his papa, another Archduke Rainer, ruled; and this papa was boro iw back in almost the w coco Age of shepherdess** WH/K Rosenkarahers and George Washi*# **" ' “ -t - M if to mock st his saa quitjr, the Rainer is the most modern man among the hundred and fifty H ape burg archdukes. In all that relates to soldlsrlng. poßtkss, art sad science no man outdistances the Rainer. He made Vienna an art and science city _ For an unbroken half a century he directed the Imperial ® enoa. He created the Art Industry Museum. He collected a hundred tncew and rare manuscripts and gave them to the nation. When EJttelberg to copy London's South Kensington Museum and people laughed at “• Rainer went round, bat in hand, and coasnsd the money out of Austria-* millionaire princes. The Rainer lives in a small and dusty room of his palsoe. All the other rooms are filled with books. Hs has newer drunk or smoked or had say weaknesses except getting old and making faithful lore for sixty years u> his ancient, ancient wife. Yet tbs Reiner has newer been a IJT dreamer. He is oommanderdn-chlsf of Austria's Land web r. He a role In politics. Fifty years ago. whm Austria first broke away ******** Metternlck tradition, the Rainer was president of the Liberal Bchmag cabinet, and there he stayed four yeara. stiirlng valiantly but vainly to Irene form Austria-Hungary Into a politically homogeneous state. And then the Rainer has been a pragreastre. goahead man, and for that reason Is loved by drowsy Vienna, which has a passkm for seeing other people go ahead. | EUROPE'S.ROYAL HOUSEWIFE | It would be hard to find a more oapar ble housekeeper than the empress of Germany. / Her Ideal is service; she has de- I voted her life to serving her country, JHBHHgBBIigSV her husband, and her children. She I believes that this Is woman's highest \ and only mission, and that women are /: happy as long as they keep to this l\ r f Ideal. The empress has never Inter- fi\ I fared in affairs of state, and the daz- -t zle of court life has meant little to W\ I her. But she has always found Joy | carlpg for the comforts of the era per- 91 :g or, looking after her children, and 91 F managing her household. Jj V\ When the Kaiser calls for his wife r , he finds her engrossed in the many departments of her housekeeping lore 1 in which she Is so proficient. Though she does not go Into the kitchen and order her groceries and meats as do her subjects, the chief steward comes to her study every morning and they ' plan the menus for luncheon and dinner together. She often suggests new dishes and makes changes In the menus as they are presented. For she keeps many cook books in her study and is always on the lookout for new recipes. The empress does not believe In foolish extravagance In dressing any more than in conducting her palace. Though her tailored suits and her dinner gowns are made outside, she keeps a dressmaker busy all ths year round re modeling her gowns and those (or her daughter. It Is said that she commands her regiment as well as the emperor does his great army. She expects her servants to do their work properly Just as she does her part, and she claims that the has no trouble with her maids be* cause she gives them such comfortable, cheerful rooms that they do not care about going out a great deal. She Is bo thrifty that none of the housekeeping bills are paid without re ceiving her O. K. She keeps an account book and has it balanced every month. If she finds her bills too large she gives orders to the chefs and oth ers to cut down their expenses. MAKING PRESS ARRANGEMENTS _ Letters are being received daily by a_ Charles S. Albert, chairman of the etandlng committee of corespondents X;r- X \in charge of the Press Galleries of the V/ \ Senate and House of Representatives \ at Washington, asking for reserva ||: \ tiers in the press sections at the Re lit ■&&&& ll P u ’ k lican and Democratic National conven^ona * ie . l at * er which will mjk /- I S. committee of which Mr. Albert is th<> JMLA | \w chairman has been designated by the IW national committees of the two par J I sections of the two conventions. .ington newspaper field for 21 years, JfejL now approximating the deanship of Bk the corps in point of T\ ■ manager the Press News Assocla mmk tion ’ nigflt editor of the United Press jtMSBS and in charge of the New York World Bureau before, during and after the * war. and has since remained with that paper's local staff. He has been with the World 1G y< ars, and now constitutes one of the wheel horses in the famous Pulitzer organi zation. A native of Indiana, having been born in Union county. Mr. Albert is 53 years old. His activities have not been diminished and he is regarded as an expert in matters pertaining to the United States senate. LEADER IN INDIAN AFFAIRS The new maharajah, Ripu Singh. Is the son of the deceased rajah. Sir Helra Singh Malvinda Bahadur, G. C. f yC*"" \ S. 1., G. C. I. E., of Nabha, whose I v^S v \ death was announced December 27, I ■ \ 1911. The state of Shabha is one of I AMC*- \ I the three Phulklan states of the Pun- \ ' \ Jab, but as the Maharajah of Nabha Is i\ . \ /[ the direct descendant of Baba Phul, U * xt, \ II the great common ancestor of the ft\ SmjL Phulkian chiefs, therefore the rajahs 1\ | of Nabha are regarded with special f !>• reverence by the two other chiefs of B Patiala and Jhind, and have great in- & I fluence among the eikh community. In Moreover, the original place of their Jj A forefathers, a village named Phul, aft- y er the name their common ances is in the territory of Nabha Nabha state Is about 1,000 square miles in extent with a population of 300,000 and annual revenue of about twenty lakhs of rupees. This state is In Alliance with the British throne, - - BBBtBBBBBSBB/ and under the treaty the Rajah of Nabha baa the right to inflict capital punishment in his territory. His Highness the Maharajah Ripu Daman Singh is only twenty-eight years of age but has already distinguished himself in the council chamber, for he was a member of the Supreme Legislative Council for two years at Calcutta, during which time he introduced the Anand Marriage bill. In addition to this he Is a social reformer; he hates Idolatry and abhors the caste system.