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w vX* UlJ * T CAPITAL AfTAIPS Warning Issued Against False Weather Prophets W ASHINGTON.—The department of agriculture of the United States has issued a warning to the public against credence in so-called new systems, astrological and otherwise, of forecasting weather conditions. Belief in these systems, the notice asserts, often proves disastrous to farmers and other folk whose enterprises are af fected by atmospheric or other weath er conditions. The warning against these fallacies says: The latest misrepresentation of this character now being presented to the people of the country is an al leged new system of long-range weath ... er forecasting said to be based on the rifts and spottedness of the sun and its shafts of solar radiation. When the disk of the sun is minutely examined with powerful telescopes, or when photographed with the aid of the modern spectroheliograph the surface presents a characteristic spotted appearance which undergoes slight changes from day to day, and greater changes with longer intervals of time, depending upon the well-known rotation of the sun upon its axis and the periodic recur rence of the sunspot maxima and minima. "These and certain well-known related phenomena are represented to be the basis of thl so-called discovery. "During the past several years the weather bureau has received, in the form of letters, circulars, diagrams and blue prints, full specifications concern ing all essential details of this alleged new system of forecasting. The so called discovery is fully known to the weather bureau and has received fair and impartial .study and examination by Its scientific staff. Moreover, other •scientists of international reputation now connected with the strongest institu tions in the world engaged in astronomical research and conducting investiga tions In solar and terrestrial physics have also passed upon these new theories. "These authorities are in accord that the deductions and conclusions drawn from the solar conditions on which the new system is based are un warranted. Solar phenomena of the kind described do not have any direct Influence upon the weather at any particular time and place, and, therefore, cannot be made the basis of weather forecasting. "Spacious references to the moon, to the planets and to the spottedness of the sun and Its shafts of radiation alleged to dominate terrestrial weather are but picturesque frameworks upwn which to display weather forecasts for sale." ffkWRE OF FALSI WÖIWI PROPHTO 1 * * u. 5 . ' Bill to Regulate Podiatry Stumped Colonel Hall "A scratched his head. This has been the habit of men perplexed since Adam became worried about the insidious activities of the first serpent. During the years that he has been connected with the blllroom of the house, Colonel Hall has handled bills and resolutions covering almost every topic under the sun. But here was a bill, introduced by Congressman Maher of New York, to curb the practice of podiatry, and pro posing, furthermore, "to protect the people from empiricism in relation thereto." The new man in the bill clerk's office averred he didn't know such a thing existed in the District of Columbia, although he'd always had his suspicions. The evils of a city, he complained, pass all understanding. And then it dawned upon Colonel Hall and the bill clerks! "Podiatry? Why, that's corn doctoring. You know the corn doctors of our boyhood days?" Why, of coursé. It is but a commentary on the passing of the old order of things. Fodiatry, It seems (although few ever knew It was that), must go the way of sassafras tea,' bluemass and calomel, fresh-drawn herb juice and the odoriferous asa fetida bag that hung warningly about one's neck. Just now it Is impossible to say why Congressman Maher has gone on the warpath against that American institution—the corn doctor. Perhaps Mr. Maher hasn't a corn; perhaps he has one and it won't come off, or somebody has stepped upon It. BILL to regulate the practice of podiatry In the District of Columbia." Col. L. J. Hall, the chief bill clerk of the house of representatives. 4J> m 0 t*S on er Mrs. Wilson and Flowers of the White House A S FAR back as one can remember White House chatelaines have been de voted to flowers and have taken great pride in having the bit of ground Just back of the right wing planted with the flowers each has liked best. Mrs. Roosevelt chose to have it fitted with so-called old-fashioned flowers, while Mrs. Taft preferred only roses. The flower associated with Mrs. Wilson Is the large orchid, the cultiva tion of which in this particular garden would be out of the question. Mrs. Wilson has worn the orchid at all so ciety affairs, and, indeed, all times since her engagement to the president was announced. Before that time she was usually seen with great bunches of violets as a consage bouquet, or the pure white gardenia fastened somewhere to the left of her throat. The most beautiful foliage as a background for orchids is the maiden-hair fern, which, when separated from the root, wilts so quickly that it must constantly be replenished. It would seem that this has been arranged for in Mrs. Wilson's case by the quantity of potted ferns placed in every available spot throughout the White House. These are sent from the White House conservatories, where they are raised to perfection. There are several varie ties of the maiden-hair, each one of which seems to be more beautiful than the others. y ■9? im > J f % 4 r% ' Os I The great lawn which stretches from the portico of the White House to ward the Potomac is pretty well inclosed in shrubbery and dotted with fine trees of every species. Surrounding the whole place Is an Iron fence, directly inside of which is a hedge of privet, planted during the administration of President Taft. So rapidly does this favorite hedge shrub grow that it already has become a formidable barrier for those who enjoy seeing the president's grounds, even if they cannot walk upon them. It will not be many more years before the White House inclosure will be as much walled in as are the grounds around Buckingham palace and the other homes of Europe's monarchs. Woodlawn Mansion May Be Summer White House OODLAWN MANSION, the home of Nellie Curtis Lewis, in the historic Mount Vernon district of Fairfax county, Virginia, will be the W summer capital," unless rumor has run awry. President Wilson and his wife have made several trips to the Woodlawn neigh borhood in the past few weeks. Woodlawn is located about sixteen miles south of Washington and there are splendid roads for motoring be tween the two points. The Mexican situation and neces to of er. can sign can the the tive ing the «• sity for frequent conferences with his advisers over European war problems that confront him give color to the gossip that the president may find It advisable to spend the summer nearer Washington than the summer home recently selected in New Jersey, and it is possible that Virginia may wrest that distinction from the Northern state. Woodlawn mansion was erected in 1805 by Maj. Lawrence Lewis and his wife, Nellie Curtis Lewis, and is considered the stateliest of all of the manor I houses of the upper Potomac. The property is now owned by Miss E. M. Sharpe, who spends much of her time with relatives in Pennsylvania. A ffermer owner is Paul Rester, the play [ wright, who now owns and occupies Belmont, a fine old mansion, on the hills I overlooking the Potomac a short distance north of Alexandria. Both Mr. Kest«»r and Miss Sharpe are said to have spent large sums in improvements I at Woodlawn. flj , CANDLE DRIP BETRAYS THIEF. Tallow drops on the floor of the vault of the S. Morgan Smith company, manufacturers of water wheels, led to discovery of a theft of drawings and photographs valued at more than 010,000. Albert H. Myers, a trusted drafts man, has been arrested, admits the crime and has been committed to jail In default of 04,000 baiL Most of the blue prints and photographs have been recovered by De tective Charles 8, White. It is believed Myers intended to sell them to a rival concern.—York (Pa.) Dispatch Philadelphia Record. Avoids Wasted Space, While Pro viding the Greatest Possible Accommodations. ATTRACTIVE INSIDE AND OUT Care Bestowed on Designing of Deco rative Features Make It Distinc tive and Original—Attractive and Cozy Arrangement of the Floor Plane. By WILLIAM A. RADFORD. Mr. William A. Radford will answer questions and give advice FREE OF COST on all subjects pertaining to the subject of building, for the readers of this paper. On account of his wide experience as Editor, Author and Manufacturer, he is, without doubt, the highest authority ' orf all these subjects. Address all inquiries to William A. Radford, No. 1827 Prairie avenue, Chicago, 111.; and only enclose two-cent stamp for reply. The square-built house is one of the best plans for general efficiency in a cold climate. While many peo ple prefer to have various little wings anl alcoves that extend out from the plan, the addition of these increases the outside wall space to a large de gree and consequently makes the house much harder to heat than It would be if it were built with square corners. It Is also possible to get the most room for a given cost If the outside lines are square. No space is wasted and the floor room will be found to be unusually large even when the house is built on a rather small lot. Many different and attractive ways of finishing both the exterior and the Interior can be found in houses built in this way, as can be seen by study ing the perspective view and the floor a ! ! mm g SSW: 4 : V V ;■ : : m I p; m jx&j . ; -y: yXÿ-;: . • v ''Xv : £vv Ma •*" y "* M * ; * : Hsi •*" y "* M * ; * : plans of this design. The general outline of the house shows a compact, sensible plan, but there are many decorative features that make this house very distinctive and original. For Instance, the method of con structing the bay windows at the two front corners of the house on the sec ond floor, with their attractive brackets, is a most pleasing and deco rative method of finishing these cor ners. Small hip roofs are placed over each of these bays and also over the dormer facing the front of the house. The combination of these with the larger hip roof covering the house proper makes a pleasant roof design. This house is set well abo'Je grade on a concrete foundation—a type of construction that Is usual in the cool er climates. This makes it possible I •SUïlPARlOfr wow* 'Kitchen* •DiningEdom* 12-3*14 fa. rar 1» xi-SiM g *ImngEoom* _ \_I «'-Air' '?0£CH* «f-j \i / First Floor. to have a large basement with plenty of head room, so that any kind of a heating plant can be installed that suits the individual Ideas of the own er. The basement can be made very useful because of the light that Is available from the large windows that can be placed In the foundation. A work bench, a laundry, and various other features of a good basement de sign can he readily secured. A good basement with concrete walls also keeps the house at a more uniform temperature. A house of this shape can often be kept warm with the reg isters or ràdlators turned off on the second floor, part of the day, during the coldest weather. This is due to the compact character of the design. The floor plans show a very attrac tive and cosy arrangement A par ticular feature of the first floor is the position of the fireplace, which Is lo cated In the wall between the living room and the dining room. It thus oc cupies very little space and, as It eliminates the necessity of construct ing one wall, it cuts the cost of con-1 structlon, which is in keeping with the general economical plan after which this house is built Small cased openings are placed on either side of the fireplace to connect the 41ring room and the dining room. Everyone is fond of a cozy room that Is different from the ordinary, and the living room in this design is a good example. Opposite the fire place is a curved bay window which contrasts in a pleasing way with the fireplace in the for end of the room. The lighting in this room la taken care of in good style by the windows in this bay, and, in addition to these, there is also a wide window on the side near the fireplace.. The dining room is of the same width as the living room, and is slight ly shorter. At the end of it is a built-in buffet that has an opening on each side leading to the sun parlor in the back part of the house. It is Room«. H'-J'hMV ri <Ct.' \ku »01 Ill to Room* toßooiu v e-3',9'-«* V *Bed Boom* fl «'A7-C* 'Alcove* Second Floor. generally more satisfactory to place a sun porch in the back, as It will be more private and will consequently be used more than it will If placed In the front, where everyone on the street can see into It. Five windows are placed along the wall of the din ing room, so that it will be almost as bright and sunny as the sun porch. The kitchen is small and compact, and is arranged so as to minimize the labor connected with its operation. A small pantry is placed in the back and adds to the usefulness of the general plan. The second-floor arrangement calls for four bedrooms, a bathroom, and a Ma Hsi sleeping porch. There is also a little alcove built into one of the bay win dows at the front corner that can be used for a sewing room. A central hall is included that makes all the rooms readily accessible without going through any of the other rooms to get to them. Plenty of closet space is provided, as each bedroom has a closet and there Is also one In the bathroom and one in the hall. Addi tional storage space can be secured in the attic, which is lighted by a dormer window. The window seats In the two bays at the front corners of the house on this floor are a very attractive fea ture of this pleasing, economical house design. Locomotive Is Blamed. Locomotives, it has been proved, are the largest contributing cause to for est fires. An investigation recently made along the White mountain and southern Appalachian mountain ranges shows that of 509 fires occurring in 1914, 319 were due to sparks from the smokestacks of -locomotives. In the state of Virginia 90 per cent of the fires were traced to locomo tives. Out of 272 fires 227 were start ed by engine sparks. The fact becomes one of vital In terest to the federal authorities since the loss in the national forest reserves of the West alone amounted to 0677, 000 in 1914. This represented among other things the destruction of 340, 000,000 feet of merchantable timber, Injury to private lands, destruction of young trees, etc. Profitable Idea. Shortly after the war started a New Jersey man with active brains but no capital went to a prominent cannery and suggested that It put out a special brand of beef stew suitable for the al lied soldiers in the field. He suggest ed further that with the aid of a par tition in the can it might be feasible to add a piece of pumpkin pie and call the mess a square meal. The gener al manager of the cannery said It was a good idea, but unfortunately, beef stew and pumpkin pies were not great successes when packed in tins? This week announcement was made that the allies had contracted for an order of 071,000,000 worth of beef stew. Ap parently the idea, with the elimination of the pie, has become feasible after all. The New Jersey man, of course,, will not share in the war profits.—New York Times. i Compliment. « "Waiter, this soup tastes like wer ter.' That's the first I "Thank you, sir. kind word I've heard about „that soup today." when the Unite* >aed." " Test of Patriotism, "And you call yourself a patriot!" "I do." "Can you prove tl "Yes. I never si States army is m< •W USE CARE TO KEEP DISEASE FROM HOGS : 2 DIP r»»* s'* a* V*«»' . r«a # « / ^rTWTl~l V iWIT. VtWT. À * I*«#* f'S » 0*0 7»e' r$t K * § $ A K N 6 »7' e*«s' e'»r Q OUT 3 IOE PENS 9 Ground Plan of Hoghouse, Showing Arrangement of Inside and Outside' Pens, Etc. This is the time of year when farm ers and stockmen should exercise an unusual degree of care in order to avoid disease among their hogs, warns Dr. F. S. Schoenleber, professor of veterinary medicine In the Kansas State Agricultural college. What should be done to prevent cholera, swine plague, and other hog diseases? Should the farmer feed one of the many disease preventives adver tised on the market or should he vac cinate the hogs? These are some of the many questions that come in from Kansas farmers. "If the herd shows no sign of Infection, do neither," Is the advice of Doctor Schoenleber. "Clean up," says he, "not only the lots and pens, but the premises. This should be done under the supervision of a veterinarian or some other person who has a knowledge of bacteriology and sanitation. No one else will do the job properly. If all the farms were cleaned up in this manner each year, points out this authority, not only spine diseases, but all other stock diseases would eventually be largely eliminated. This fact cannot be too strongly em phasized, and farmers should he will ing to co-operate In stamping out the cause of a loss of millions of dollars every year. "When there is any disease in the neighborhood or vicinity, then it is best to vaccinate, using the simulta ■ EARLY HATCHING PAYS BEST Farmer Loses Much Profit on Eggs by Not Giving Young Stock Suffi cient Time to Mature. (By PROF. H. L. KEMPSTER, Univer sity of Missouri, College of Agricul ture.) The poultry keeper who expects to get eggs next winter must have his chickens hatch early this spring. It re quires from five to seven months for a three to five pound hen to mature so that she will lay. Then hen of the heavier breeds such as Rocks, Reds, Wyandottes, etc., weighing from five to eight pounds each require from one to xhfree months longer. This Is based on the assumption that the chicks are kept growing well during the summer months. The Missouri farmer loses -large profits from winter eggs because he does not give his young stock suf ficient time to mature before winter sets in. This prevents his flock be ing productive during the winter months. Unless a pullet Is laying in Decem ber It Is practically impossible for her to lay much until February, according to experiments at the Missouri agri cultural station. This shows the neces sity of hatching early. If the hatch is completed by May 15 there remains but seven months in which to mature the pullets. If winter eggs are ex pected, the hatch should be completed before that time. Egg records show that early laying pullets—November and December—are the ones that make the high egg yields and also lay eggs at the time of the year when the price is the highest. Early hatching is important, not only from the standpoint of next year's winter egg yield hut also because the early hatched chick comes from stronger eggs, and the chicks get a start before the extreme hot weather arrives.- For those two reasons the poultrykeeper should exert every en ergy to get off the hatch as soon-as possible. a a FRESH MEAT IS A NECESSITY No Reason Why Farmer's Family 8hould Be Deprived of Beef and Mutton During the Year. More formers, It is belived, would And it profitable to raise in addition to hogs enough for bacon, a few pigs, calves, lambs and kids for fresh meat during the year. There is no reason why the farmer's family should be de prived of fresh meat when animals can be raised for this purpose on the farm. This will require pasture crops and feed, but that is what farms are for. What law Is there to require & man to plant nine-tenths 'of his form in cotton? At the risk of being called foolish, reduce, the cotton acreage suf ficient to allow pasture and feed crops to be planted. Benefits of Charcoal, Add a tablespoonful of charcoal every other day to the soft food of the fowls. It will brighten up their combs, and tone »up their system which otherwise might be in a condi tion for making them ready victims of disease. i ■WF When Buying Feed. In buying feed for dairy cows the price 4s not the only point to consider. Bran at 01.00 a hundred is more ex pensive than cottonseed meal at 02.00. It is what the feed contains in the way of nutriment which really dbuhta. ; Proper Attention Necessary, \ A poorly fed, neglected hen lays no eggs- When a hen stands around Idle and waits for her feed, instead of dig ging for it, the chances are she is put* ting on fat instead of storing up egg material. . ». neous method," says Doctor Schoenle ber. This guarantees immunity from cholera for six years, can be qbtained from the agricultural college and- any veterinarian can do the vaccinating. The cost ranges from 2S to 30 cents for shoats up to 01.25 for heavy hogs. "The whole problem of preventing disease and having healthy, thrifty hogs is, however, one of sanitation. When the farmers learn that hogs respond to good care as quickly people, and are almost as susceptible to disease, they will take better of them and will have far fewer 108868. The serum as care "At present there is hardly a vicin ity In Kansas where hogs are grown to any extent, that has not some dis The same drastic measures should be taken to free the state of hog cholera that are used with foot and-mouth disease, glanders, or any other fatal stock disease. "There are scarcely any herds of hogs in this or any other state that are not infected more or less with parasites. There is much danger dur ing the first two months of the fall from the feeding of green corn, since it has a natural tendency to lower the vitality of growing hogs. These two facts, coupled with cold weather and confinement, make the contraction of disease easy If germs are brought Into the lota. ease. ft DAIRY COWS FOR THE FAMILY by No Other Animal on Farm Will More. Important In Supplying Food —Small Pasture Ample. The dairy cows will be a very Im portant factor in the food supply this year. No other animal will be more Important In supplying food for the family. ants who will be required to buy much of their food before their crops are harvested should help them get one or more cows. It will not cost much to his re for so the five one are loses suf be her agri is ex that lay not the a the en Land owners who have ten Jgrm \ ■ Safe >1 M s* :: Good Cow for Family. to feed a good cow, provided there is a pasture. If there is only a very small pasture the farmer may plant soiling crops and thus keep a cow very economically. The dairy cows under reasonable conditions will save nearly or quite half of the expenses of a small fam ily. Where one must run a store ac count such bills may be cut In half by a good cow. Since we are to feed ourselves this year instead of the cotton specula tors, why not invest in at least enough cows to supply the family table with all the milk and butter that can be used? Most farmers could well afford to raise a few heifers every year. There is very little difficulty in selling good cows. With a silo, a few acres in permanent pasture and crops for graz ing at times when the permanent pas ture and the silo may not be suffi cient, will cost very little to raise two or three heifers every year. Tyy It ✓Use some of the acreage in raising calves and maintaining cows. de the & Fowls for Breeding. The hens and pullets that began to lay last fall and which laid well dur ing the early winter should be bred from this spring, hut should now he placed by themselves and not en couraged to lay very much until their eggs are wanted for hatching so that they will have a chance to be In the strongest possible condition for breed ing. Place for the Brooder. Place the brooder where it will get lots of sun, and where the little fel lows will have plenty of room to run about, yet be protected from the cold. of of Rye for Grazing. Rye is sometimes sown early in the spring for grazing purposes. It grows very fast on good soil and under the influence of the spring rains and sun. 'Give the Cow» s Rest Give cows six to eight weeks' rest between lactation periods and breed heifers to drop their first calves at twenty-four to thirty months of age. Manure Is Great 8tuff. ; Manure is a great stuff, especially when applied to land which will be planted to corn next spring. \ . / (j Be Careful With Mars, Be careful that the brood mafe does not slip# either in the yard or doing light work in harness, . A w * ^ ». •W Look and Fee! Clean, Sweet and Fresh Every Day / Drink a glass of real hot water before breakfast to wash out poisons. Life is net merely to live, but to live well, eat well, digest well, work well, sleep well, look well. What a glorious condition to attain, and yet how very easy |t is if one will only adopt the morning Inside bath. Folks who are accustomed to feel dull and heavy when they arise, split ting headache, stuffy from a cold, foul tongue, nasty breath, acid stomach, can, instead, feel as fresh as a daisy by opening the sluices of the system each morning and flushing out the whole of the internal poisonous stag nant matter. Everyone, whether ailing, sick or well, should, each morning, before breakfast, drink a glass of real hot water with a teaspoonful of limestone phosphate in it to w.ash from the stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels the previous day's indigestible waste, sour bile and poisonous toxins; thus cleans ing, sweetening and purifying the tire alimentary tract before putting more food into the stomach. The ac tion of hot water and limestone phos phate on an empty stomach is wonder fully invigorating. It cleans out all the sour fermentations, gases, waste and acidity and gives one a splendid ap petite for breakfast. While you aro enjoying your breakfast the water and phosphate is quietly extracting a large volume of water from the blood and getting ready for a thorough fltrahing of all the inside organs. The millions of people who are both ered with constipation, bilious spells, stomach trouble, rheumatism; others who have sallow skins, blood disor ders and sickly complexions are urged to get a quarter pound of limestone phosphate from any store that handles drugs which will cost very little, but is sufficient to make anyone a pro nounced crank on the subject of in ternal sanitation.—Adv. do en as of of of Statistics on Baths. In kinship to godliness, the Bronx leads. In estrangement from cleanli ness, Manhattan goes farthest. So stated the reports of the sani tary bureau, submitted to the heard of health. An inspection of all lodg ing houses except the municipal lodg ing house, where baths—alas for Man hattan lodgers—are compulsory, re vealed the fact that Bronx lodgers faithfully take their daily baths; Brooklyn lodgers take one in five days; and Manhattan lodgers take one in eight days. There were 3,000 in spections.—New York Times. A Kidney Medicine That Makes Friends Everywhere Thirteen years ago we commenced selling Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root and during cur entire experience we have not encountered a single unpleasant dealing with our cus tomers who have used it. It is a prepara tion that gives universal satisfaction, and our customers are always pleased tc speak in the highest terms regarding it. We have sufficient confidence in Swamp-Root to recommend it and consider we are doing our customer a favor. Very truly yours, BARNETT-SCHENK DRUG CO., Jan. 10th, 1910. Roanoke, Va. Letter to Dr. Kilmer &• Co. Binghamton, N. Y. prove What Swamp-Root Will Do For Yos Send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer k Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for a sample size bot tle. It will convince anyone. You will also receive a booklet of valuable infor mation, telling about the kidneys and blad der. When writing, be sure and mention this paper. Regular fifty-cent and one dollar size bottles for sale at all drug »tores.—Adv. Of Course Not. "f certainly do enjoy reading the conclusions of scientific gentlemen." "They exasperate me sometimes by their fatuous assumption of wisdom." "That's because you don't go about it right. The sort of conclusions they reach in the Sunday . newspapers should never be taken seriously." SAYS DIET HELPS CURE PELLAGRA No Longer Any Uncertainty About Conquering Dreaded Malady. Pellagra investigations conducted by the U. S. Department of Health show that diet is an important factor in cur ing Pellagra. However, Dr. Hendon ad vocates not only a nutritious diet to help the patient gain strength but the use of Baughn's Pellagra Treatment, which real ly effects a cure by getting at the cause. The Baughn treatment has been wo suc cessful that it is now sold with a positive guarantee to cure pellagra or the money will be Refunded. The best way to find out all about pellagra and its cure is to write to Dr. Hendon, care American Com pounding Company, box 2086, Jasper, Ak., asking for their big book on pellagra, which is sent free in plain wrapper. Adv. Apt Mechanic. The phrase, "apt mechanic," is good English. Of course it is. It simply means "fit mechanic" or "good me chanic." ALLEN'S FOOT-BASE DOES IT When your shoes pinch or your corns and bunions ache, ret Allen's Foot-Ease, the antiseptic powder to be shaken into shoes and used In foot-bath. Gives Instant re lief to Tired, Aching, Swollen feet. Over 100,000 packages are being used by the troops at the front Sold everywhere, 25c. Don't accept any substitute. Adv. In the neighborhood of Reading, England, there are three army horse depots staffed entirely by women. f H *: i WOMAN'S CROWNING GLORY is her hair. If yours is streaked with ugly, grizzly, gray hairs, use "La Cre ole" Hair Dressing and change ft in the natural way. Price 01.00.—Adv.