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Size of Crops.
Farmers are often in doubt whether
an exceptionally large yield of any.
thing resulting in low prices, is as ad
vantagecus to them as a short crop
at high prices. The consumer of flour
or fruits or cotton goods who has tc
pay higher prices when there is a
shortage has no doubt where his in
terest lies. The farmer, says Youth's
Companion, sometimes overlooks the
effect of a short supply and a high
price in stim-,ating competition which
may prove permanent. When cotton
is reasonable in price the Lancashire
spinners are content to rely on this
country for it, but if under scarcity or
speculation they are compelled to pay
too much, they begin to look for other
sources of supply. Every year of high
praces greatly stimulates this search.
The higher wheat goes in Liverpool
the farther settlers will be pushed into
the interior of Argentina and Sas
katchewan to raise it. The farmer
everywhere decides'by its average re
turn how many acres to lay down to
any particular crop. He cannot take
advantage of speculative conditions,
but must plan on averages. When
meat was so high in the United States
a few years ago, certain beef packers,
who had built up a trade abroad, car
ried on business there at a loss. They
had spent thousands of dollars to gain
customers who, they beineved, would
be lost by an advance of prices. The
big crop, at a fair price, is better all
around in the long run, in spite of the
temptation to desire the exceptional
returns which may result from
The Potato Yield.
How many bushels an acre does your
potato field yield? There are acres
In the United States from which 400
.bushels have been taken in a single
season, and other acres produce only
20 bushels. What makes the differ
ence? Part of it is due to soil and
weather, but the rest is difference in
fertilization and cultivation. In
Maine, where the average yield was
215 bushels an acre last year, the farm.
ers put about a ton of phosphate on
each acre. It costs them about $35,
but they more than get it back in the
increased yield. Colorado comes next
to Maine in the yield, with 159 bushels
an acre, _ut there are 22 states and
territories which yiela less than 100
bushels an acre.
In the desert of southern Arizona,
with an Indian, two centipedes and a
gila monster as his companions, Prof.
W. J. McGee, of Farley, Ia., suffer
ing from lost health, slept for four
months without bed or covers upon
the hot sands of the desert and re
gained all his former vigor. McGee
has Just returned home, a veritable
athlete, in place of the weakened and
emaciated man who struggled out of
a severe attack of typhoid fever with
only enough strength to drag himself
west. While on the desert he amused
and edified himself by studying the
habits of the insects, reptiles and
plants which exist there. He believes
that his experiment has disclosed a
caure for men suffering from mental
and physical collapse.
Spectacles, according to an oculist,
often increase the eye trouble they
are meant to correct because they are
improperly used. "The man who
needs glasses to read by, but not to see
at a distance, often puts them on in
a street car or similar place," says
this oculist, "and then when he looks
up stall uses them for looking at
things a little way off. This gradually
changes the focus of the eye, so that
he comes finally to see better with
them thaq without them. Then he
seeds stronger glasses to read with
and the trouble gets worse and worse.
One way to avoid this is to wear the
reading glasses so low on the nose
that they may be looked over instead
of through when the glance is raised."
It 15 said that a reporter who was
assigned to talk with an American
millionaire on an important question
was repeatedly refused admittance to
his house. Then he sought out a sen
ator, who was a personal friend oZ the
millionaire, and petitioned his aid
Armed with the senator's card, he re
turned to the millionaire's house and
sent in his talisman. This time he was
admitted. "Young man," said the mil
llonaire, "Go you know that 16 report
ers have called upon me about thlh
very question, and that I have refused
to see them all?" "I ought to know it,
sir," responded me visitor, "lor I am
the whole 16."
Henry Labouchere, of London, ha,
been discussing in his paper the stait
Ilng topic "How to Thrash a Wife.'
The brilliant cynic is outspoken, as
usual. He holds that even the best
of wives at times stand in need o,
correction, but advises that the maet
ter "ghould never be undertaken with
out care and deliberation." Canes
pokers and other similar instrument,
are held to be dangerous, but "Labby'
StrongIy intimates that a strap ma,
be used to advantage w~P ; wife be
FATE OF AN EARLY RISER,
Dainty Washington Skye Terrler
Gathered In by the Rude
Just about sunrija the other morn
ing a small boy sat upon the steps of
a house on Massachusetts avenue en
joying the fresh air of the morning
and at the time engaged in playing
with as pretty a little skye terrier as
could be found anywhere. He d Tt
as bright and alert as he could be.
and the signs of blue blood were mani
fest all about him. Strangely enough,
he wore no collar or tag, says the
About a block in the distance a
rather seedy-looking wagon with an
atmosphere of distress about it was
pursuing a mission of some kind, ana
walking along by it was a colored man
short and squat in his physical pro
portions. He bore on his shoulder a
large net of style similar to that used
for catching crabs. The colossal cir
cumference of this net, howeve.', icr
bade the idea that the man was on
a crabbing excursion.
Suddenly the eagle eye of the man
spied something in the distance that
fate intended to be enmeshed in his
gigantic net, and with stealthy Tar
quin-like strides he advanced upon
his prey. The boy and the dog wore
utterly oblivious of any such institu
tion as a dog-catching outfit being
within miles of them, when suddi nly
a piercing yelp of surprise and agony
awoke the echoes of the lovely morn
The dog was behind the bars of the
seedy-looking wagon in a jiffy, and
the dog-catcher had no time to par
ley as the boy rushed out of the house
with the dog's collar and tag.
The next scene was a youngster,
with tears streaming down his face,
flying as fast as a bicycle could carry
him to the dog pound. That evening
he explained to the Star reporter, who
had witnessed the episode of the
morning, that he had just gives his
pup his regular morning bath, and was
letting him enjoy a romp without his
collar, when the enemy of all untagged
dogs hove in sight and captured him.
"My, but he was glad to see me
when I got to the pound," said the
boy. "He just laughed all over him
self when I got him out. He smelt,
though, like a house on fire, and I
had to put him in the bathtub again
when I got him home. He got washed
twice yesterday. I bet I won't let
him out again without his collar
PETS OF THE MINISTERS.
Establishment Where Bird and An
imal Favorites Are Taken
The minister from Siam delights in
white mice. This oriental diplomat
never tires in his attempt to induce the
keeper of a pet stock establishment i1
Washington to raise these rjdents.
He will argue that from a single pair
of white mice thousands may be raised
in no time; that there is thus little
expense, and, since medical science has
espoused the white mouse instead of
the rabbit for experiments in inocula
tion, much profit.
The predecessor of the present min
ister from Turkey was an enthusiastic
visitor to the same establishment. He
became extremely intereted in raising
[owl by artificial incubation, and used
his efforts in bringing the matter be
fore the sultan. When the minister
went home he established a chicken
farm, and is now engaged in rearing
those interesting memberg f the feath
Among the distinguished summer
boarders at this establishment are the
president's Mexican parrot, Loretta;
another Mexican parrot of the same
name, which is said to be the finebt
talker in the world; Secretary Cortel
you's cherished mocking bird and a
number of other pets of prominent
people. At present a Cuban poodle be
longing, to the children of the white
house is under the care of the proprie
tor, and he is a decided advocate of the
strenuous life so far as barking is con
The Population Has Increased 44,
405 Over Federal Census
The population of Washington, ac
cording to the police census just com
pleted, is 323,123, being an increase of
44,405, or 13.73 per cent, over the federal
census of 1900. Of the total 227,428 were
white persons and 95,695 were colored.
Compared with the census of 1900 the
whites incerased 35,412, or 15.57 per
cent, in the five years, while the increase
in the colored population was 8,993, or
9.39 per cent.
Of the white population 110,271 were
males and 117,157 were females, while
the proportion of colored females was
even greater, 52,354 to 43,341. The num
ber of white children under one year of
age was 4,173, or 1.84 per cent., and of
~olored 1,962, or 2.05 per cent. Of chil
dren of school age not under instruction
there were only 711, of whom 267 were
white and 444 were colored.
.un Out of Counters.
They were sitting on the front porch,
and the harvest moon was beaming over
all. It was Friday night, so he had
brought her a box of candy.
"Now, Fred," she giggled, "I'm going
to take a candy out of the box and drop
it in my lap every zLme you kiss me."
The game went merrily on for a few
minutes, when shf stopped him.
"What's the matter" asked the young
"You'll have tt go down town and get
another box of candy, and for gracions'
sake get a two-pound hox this time!"
THE CAPITAL PRINT SHOP.
X:latters of General Interest in the
Pig Establishment at
A blow or si.etion system is an im
!)rovement likely to be added to thr
carpeuner shop in the near future, the
large number of woodworking ma
chines being of sufficient importance,
it is said, to justify such an instaila
tion. It is estimated that enough saw
dust would be separated from the
shavings and waste to supply the offlce
with that article, besides reducing the
noise of operation of some of the :ma
chines. The expenditure at pre.snt
is in the neighborhood of $800 a year
for sawdust, the main use being the
filling of numerous cuspidors dis
tributed about the various floors, and
this saving would soon pay for the
One of the printing office's best cus
tomers, the post office department, has
just receipted for the delivery of a
large number of advertisements for
carrying the mails for the four years
to July, 1910. Each state has a sepa
rate book. giving full details of rou es.
present pay, and other items of inter
est to prospective bidders. The pres
ent contracts will cover 14 states. the
work being so divided that the de
partment will not be swamped by the
handling of the whole of the service at
one time. Arkansas required 152
closely printed pages to set forth the
star routes of that state. The '.en
tralization of departmental adminis
tration in Washington renders the
work of the printing office indispens
able, it is said, but this also biings
opposition to the bills presented for
the printing, as the post office de
partment has found out.
Another publication for the post of
fice department which is of more than
passing interest is a hand-book of gen
eral information regarding the opera
tion of .the United States post otffes.
Tnis was issued several months ago,
and although 1,500.000 copies were
printed, another order is expected
soon. This booklet of 40 pages of
small print was paper-covered, wire
stitched and delivered to the depart
ment for a little less than one cent a
An edition of 10,000 copies of "Regu
lations and Instructions of the Na
tional Forest Reserve" is being bound
in fabricoid, a material which is said
to be cheaper and stronger than leath
er, as flexible as cloth, and fire-proof
and water-proof. It is becoming the
custom to bind in a flexible cover
books of instruction and other publi
cations of like character intended for
pocket reference by government em
ployes. This is in line with the fixed
determination of departmental head.
to bring government employes the
conveniences generally found in the
UNIFORMS FOR .FORESTERS
Employes in That Branch of the Gov
ernment Service Will Wear
Suits of Green.
The forest service ha.s decided to
adopt a uniform for its executive force
on the reserves, which now number.
about 600 men. Members of the force
will be required to secure these uni
forms at their own expense. Informal
bids have been solicited from mer
chants by the service, however, with
a view of selecting one source of sup
ply for the sake of uniformity in qual
ity and material, which have already
been fixed upon. The cloth is the same
in quality as that used by the army
in the field, but the color is distinct,
being a neutral or drab green. A spe
cial button, whose design has also been
adopted,wUill be worn. The button care
ries an embossed fir tree in the center
between the words "forest' 'and "ser
vice." Flannel shirts of gray have been
chosen, and the hat will be of gray
felt with a three-inch brim. Black rid
ing boots similar to those worn by the
United States cavalry and a double
breasted: overcoat to match the uni
form have also been specified.
The uniform seems admirably sim
ple and characteristic. Obviously
enough, a common mode of dress is
the correct thing in a body of officers
whose work is generally similar in
character, but the really important
things about a uniform are undeniably
the dignity which it tends to lend to
the wearer, the esprit de corps which
it cultivates, and its value as a means
of recognizing the official capacity of
the man who wears it. The forest
service is following in this matter well
Other members of the forest service
may hereafter make use of the regula
tion uniform at their option, but it is
thought that its use on the national
forest reserves will be general.
Change of Inauguration.
District Commissioner McFarland, of
Washington, chairman of the national
committee to consider the advisability
of changing the date of the ceremony of
the inauguration of the president of the
United States, has issued a call for a
meeting of the committee on November
8. The committee is composed of the
governors of all the states and terri
tories and 15 residents of the District of
Got It All Back.
First Broker-Dropping a million yes
terday didn't seem to disturb Small
funds a particle.
Second Broker--o; he tells me hi,
wife has had a prc ty good week a'
Retained His Presence of Mind.
Gollifer (meeting him unexpectedl:
at lunch counter)-I thought you were i
veetarian and never ate meat.
Gosch-Well, confound you, can't yoi
see that these arq swoetbreads?-Chira
TALES 0 Tl.. TOTS.
"Do you know where little boys who
,moke cigarettes go?" "Yes, in be.
ind our stable used to be the safest
.lace, but ma's on to it nowl"
"Do you know," said a Sunday
school teacher, addressing a new pupil
n the infant class, "that you have a
soul?" "Course I do," replied the little
'ellow, placing his hant over his heart,
'I can feel it tick."
Little Ethel was learning to sew,
and one day, after vainly trying to
thread a L.adle, she asked: "Mamma,
don't they call the hole in a needle an
"Yes, dear," replied the mother.
"Well," continued the little miss,
"I'll bet this old needle is cross-eyed."
Little Juana had noticed that nearly
every Wednesday. the day her mother
was supposed to be at home, her ma
ternal relative went out. One Wednes
day her mother made no move toward
leaving, and Juana remarked:
"Mamma, this is your deception day;
don't you think it's time to put on
your hat and go out?"
Here is a bit of exact reasoning on
the part of a little schoolgirl. The
teacher wished to impress the idea of
the wrong of idleness. He led up to it
by asking who were the persons who
got all they could and did nothing in
return. For some time there was si
lence, but at last the little girl, who
had obviously reasoned out the an
swer inductively from her own home
experiences, exclaimed, with a good
deal of confidence: "Please, sir, it's the
THE WORLD OVER.
The attempt to acclimatize in Eng.
land the famous blue poppy of Thibet
has proved a failure.
Canada has enacted a law providing
for the payment of a salary to the
leader of the opposition in parliament.
Certain banknotes that circulate in
Austria-Hungary are ornamented with
the portrait of a favorite prima donna.
An advertisement from the York
shire Post: "Would any lady of means
care to marry poor, crowded-out clerk,
The Alastian city of Malhausen not
only provides free baths for its school
children, but free medical inspection
and dental treatment.
English poachers have adopted
khaki for wear during business hours
They find it makes the evasion of
watehful gamekeepers easier.
The town of Lucerne has bought for
$200 Schaffhausen's old guillotine, and
announces that it will lend it to other
towns at $5.50 an execution.
During the last 11 months Oxford.
England, has lost by death its mayor,
three aldermen and four town council
ors, which is considered a municipal
For the exclusive purpose of looking
after motorists and motor cars, a corps
of 200 policemen is being raised in
Paris, who will be required to pass the
oificial examination for motorists' cer
With the permission of the Russian
government an Italian company is try
ing to raise a British war vessel which
sank in Balaklava bay, Crimea, during
the war of 1854-56. The wreck is be
lieved to contain a large sum of gold.
O8 IT IS SAID.
A shoemaker is the whole-soler man
and generally well heeled.
A baker can always raise the dough.
A butcher can usually contrive to
make both ends meet.
A hatter is sure to be a block ahead
of all other men.
A huckster has no trouble with the
police in making a good living out of
A baby carriage manufacturer never
fails to push his business.
A hairdAsser, as a rule, does a
thriving business in combination locks.
A newspaper man rarely fails to get
his paper on the street.
An electrician is always posted on
current topics. '
Some Coffeo Facts from the Lone
From a beautiful farm down in Tex
as, where gushing springs unite to
form babbling brooks that wind their
sparkling way through flowery meads,
comes a note of gratitude for delivery
from the coffee habit.
"When my baby boy came to me five
years ago, I began to drink Postum
Food Coffee, having a feeling that it
would be better for him and me than
the old kind of drug-laden coffee. I
was not disappointed in it, for it en
abled me, a small delicate woman, to
nurse a bouncing healthy baby 14
"I have since continued the use of
Postum, for I have grown fond of it
and have discovered to my joy that it
htrs entirely relieved me of a bilious
habit which used to prostrate me two
or three times a year, causing much
discomfort to my family and suffering
"My brother-in-law was cured of
chronic constipation by leaving off the
old kind of coffee and using Postum.
iHe has become even more fond of it
than he was of the old coffee.
"In fact the entire family, from the
latest arrival (a 2-year-old who always
ails for his 'potie' first thing in the
norning), up to the head of the house.
think there is no drink so good or so
wholesome as Postum." Name given
by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich.
There's a reason.
Read the little book "'T Road to
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Suggestions How to Find Relief from Such
fissNAe/lle Holmes Alr'Tilta e Hart ,
While no woman is entirely free from
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something is wrong which should be
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