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VAST DRY AREA Project Up to Congress to Re claim 4.000,000 Acres at $250,000,000 Expense. TURN DESERT INTO EMPIRE Members of House Committee on Ap propriations and Group of Western Colleagues Make Inspection Tour of Government Projects. Washington.—plans for putting 4,000,000 acres of land on the agricul- j tural map of the United States by a )■ program of reclamation calling for the expenditure of about "$200,000,000 over a ten-year period are to he considered seriously by congress when it reas sembles. Members of the house appropria tions committee and a group of West ern colleagues who hove been making an inspection tour of the government's reclamation projects and of the nation al porks In company with officials of the department of the Interior, after traveling 10,000 miles by train and 4,000 miles by auto and viewing the irrigation achievements since 1902 hnve come back earnest converts to a big reclamation plan. Arthur P. Davis, director and chief engineer of the reclamation service, who accompanied the congressional tour, Is now In the West visiting other projects and preparing his recom mendations for the annual estimates to be submitted to Secretary Payne. Secretary Payne, who has just In spected two of the government's prin cipal reclamation projects at Yakima, Wash., and Shoshone, Wyo., has be come an enthusiast regarding the de sirability of utilizing America's unde LACK OF SHIPS HALTS TOURISTS ic ic All Available Accommodations Are Booked Three Months in Advance. PASSPORTS AT A PREMIUM "Ship«, Ships and More Ships" Is Plea From United States Ports—Travel Only Half What It Was in 1914. New York.—The slogan of "ships! «hips! and still more ships!" so effec tively used during the war to speed up America's ship-building program as a defiance of the submarine cam paign still Is heard In American sea ports. It comes, however, not so much from those having freight for transit as It does from those who desire to make trips to foreign shores on business or pleasure. Steamship accommodations for all lands, despite more than a doubling of pre-wartime tariffs, and rigid restric tions as to passports are at a premium. All Accommodations Booked. Representatives in New York and other terminals of passenger-carrying lines say that all available accommo dations are hooked as far as three months ahead. The unfortunate busi ness man faced with the need of mak ing an unexpected trip abroad, is forced to depend on possible cancella tions of previously engaged passage on the part of someone who at the last inomeut Is prevented from sailing. On many ships third-class accom modations hold men and women who are financially able to travel in the best that the ship affords. It Is no Infrequent occurrence for a staid banker, or a wealthy head of a large business house to he found booked with the humble alien laborer return Indians in Annual Canoe Race P % % é " I# m m •> m i*K J m : * : . / *5 M m Æ .:1r ■ so# I ... <■■ ■ " ' û S; ; î ' * » *■ A * 1 <S>GF0.rt.H«6K Stemm m Ouc of the most spectacular sporting events in Canada is the iinnual meet Ing of the tribes in their canoe race. The race course is over a distance of two miles down the Royal Gorge to n point in front of the Empress hotel at Victoria, B. C. The picture shows the canoes assembling for the start. To Make Round the World Trade Cruise ! ^ MB sSSSS - MMM " ' v i ■ « I I I ) 1 « m ; - ? R. | t | I : I ip: I j )■ •ÜK? if v -v ■M'é 1 à X ' M ii&iï The former German liner Von Steuben, «hieb Is being fitted out in New York for a trade cruise of 12 months all around the world. She' will be re chrlstened the United States and will curry American goods into every port of Importance. of Indiana, a member of the appro priations committee, that he and veloped resources by building new commonwealths in the arid West. veloped resources by building commonwealths in the arid West. While the reclamation service is re stricted In its estimates to $8,000.000 or $0,000,000, equivalent to the amount received by sale of public lands, sale of water and returns on Irrigation de velopments, Secretary Payne has al ready declared his intention of asking congress for $12,000.000 to open up 160,000 acres of reclaimed laud in small farms, with special considera tion of the Shoshone project. Representative Will R. Wood (Rep.) ic ing to the land of his birth for a visit. It was recently said by the head of a large line in speaking of tariffs, that in 1914 a man could purchuse a tour ist ticket including rail fares and hotel accommodations for a trip half way around the world for the same sum that he is now compelled to pay for a one-way th-ket from New York to a Mediterranean port. Records of departures and arrivals as kept here by the Steamship Men's association show that despite the very apparent rush, travel is only about half, as to number of passengers, what it was In 1914. In May and June of that year there sailed from Amer ican to transatlantic ports 164,300 per sons of whom more than 100.000 «-ere classed as third class. In the same months of 1020 the outgoing total was 80,323 of «-horn 50.000 were third class. Arrivals Show Slump. Of incoming passengers in one month of 1914 there were 105,100 per sons. The corresponding month this year sho«'ed 45,120 arrivals. The rush this year and the difficulty In getting accommodations Is account ed for by the fact that there is need ed "ships, ships and more ships!" of the passenger-carrying class. Avail able tonnage, due to the ravages of the war, ts greatly depleted. The North German Lloyd and the Hum hurg-Anierican lines, which prior to the war carried a large percentage of the transatlantic travel, do not exist. In addition, many of the big liners of allied flags are gone, as for exam pip, the Lusitania. Almost all the ships of the pre-war fleet of another large British line were submarine vic tims. Other ships were of a necessity laid up for periods of more than a year for reconditioning due to their accommodations having been ripped out with axes to make them Into troop carriers. An example of this Is the huge Olympic, which hut recently was returned to her passenger-carrying trade. Is a a as of Indiana, a member of the appro priations committee, says that he and others who have Just Inspected these projects have been converted from their previous reluctance to make such large appropriations and now believe that It Is a national duty thus to cre ate opportunities for Its citizens to establish themselves in permanent homes on such fertile areas, «-rested from the desert. Many who opposed the "farms for service men" proposition in the last cong-ess on the grounds that it was camouflaged reclamation have pledged their support to an out-and-out Irriga tion development. Senator Jones of Washington intro duced a hill In the last session which seeks an appropriation of $250,000,000 for reclamation work and the interior department has drafted a progrnm that calls for more than that. the Turn Desert Into Empire. Senator Charles L. .McNary of Ore gon wrote a favorable report last De cember from the committee on Irriga tion and reclamation of arid lands. He pointed out that under the reclamation act passed In 1902, the government has expended In construction work a little over $123,000,000, that water for Ir rigation purposes has been made avail able for 1,780,000 acres of land, which had been largely barren, desert waste and unproductive. It is now worth from $100 to $750 on acre, with an average crop value per acre of $63.60, "Out of the uninhabited and almost worthless desert has been carved an empire of nearly 2,000.000 acres, in tensively cultivated and producing crops whose annual average gross re turns per acre are about doable those of the rest of the country," says Di rector Davis of the reclamation serv a a a of ice. While the hill Introduced by Sena tor Jones calls for $250,000.000. the reclamation seKVice Is now working on 30 projects which call for a total ap propriation of $302,000,000. hut re turns would be coming in from some of the earlier construction before the entire expenditure was made. Of the 4,000,(i00 acres which it Is proposed to add to the farm lands about one third Is public land belonging to thf United States government. Director Davis has figured out that the average value of lands in thf projects did not exceed $10 an acre, oi $17,000,000, when the government Ir ripation was started In 1902, and that today they easily represent Increase? in land values of $556.000,000 due tc this work, and has prepared a de tailed report on this for congress, lie figures that only 3.5 per cent of the total ultimate cost will be finally charged against the government. j of to ■* 5 * * To of of in * or ' of * t Rattlesnake and Old Man Fight to Death ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 Atlanta, Ga.—Word has been \ brought to Atlanta of a remark- * able fight to the death between , an aged farmer, living near » Buekhead, and u giant rattle- i snake. The farmer, Mack Richards, t who is well advanced in years, J was nu tiding a fence when he « disturbed a rattlesnake so large J that when plied in a coil its head * «tgs more than two feet above J the ground. The snake struck at him and J would have reached Its mark If • It had not been deflected by \ heavy briars. Before it could coil again. Mr. \ Richards seized a rail, and * plnr.ed the snake against the « ground. He tried to call for * help, hut none was near. The snake, by main strength, J twisted Itself out from under the t rail and prepared to strike again. J Mr. Richards got > beyond striking distance, hut the J snake followed him and eontln- < ued the attack. Mr. Richards picked up a short- * ••r rail and with It gave battle. J finally killing the reptile. It » measures six feet In length. » t » » I t 0 0 0 0 » 0 0 0 ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 t 0 > * 0 > > > it It. i 0 * in 0 0 0 0 0 This * time 0 0 0 ! > î , * ! ; J I * £ t 4 ! î ! L ■■■ —a •orth my mood. I» there no act so No deed of daring high ami pure. That shall, when I A well spring of perpetual go«»d? — T. B. Aldrich. dead, endure. Almond Blanc Mange. Make u puste of four tnblespoonfuls I of cornstarch, wet with u little cold I milk. Stir It into u quart of milk with four tahlespoonfuls of sugar, and boil I until thick. Flavor with u few drops ) of almond extract and stir in half a 1 cupful of blanched shredded almonds. Mold, chill and serve with cream. I a Bread Pudding. Take one quart of nitlk nml one pint of bread crumbs, two «'ell-beaten eggs, a pinch of salt and one tablespoonful of butter. Bake about twenty min utes. Nuts or raisins or both are au addition to this pudding. After It Is baked, jam or jelly may be spread over the top arid a meringue to cover. Bake until a delicate brown. a Baked Pears. Use the hard, large pears used for cooking. Core but do not peel. Fill the cores with brown sugar and bake In a pan containing little w r ater. Baste occasionally and cook until tender. Serve hot or cold with cream or a thin boiled custard. Bordeaux Pudding. Cut a sponge cake into three layers spread with Jam, put together again, cover with whipped cream sweetened and flavored and sprinkle with chopped nuts. Serve on a platter. Another dessert similar to this which Is most attractive is prepared as fol lows: Bake a light sponge cake In a round tin; split and put together with a thick filling of sweetened whipped cream flavored to taste. Serve cut in wedge-shaped pieces With a spoonful or two of any fresh berries as a garnish. Chocolate Pudding. Take one cupful of stale bread crumbs and enough milk to ninke a smooth paste «'lien bolted with the crumbs. butter, two tablespoon fuis of cocoa, sugar and vanilla to taste. Take from the fire and add three egg yolks well beaten, then the whites beaten stiff and folded in. baking dish and bake carefully. Serve with whipped cream or plain creum with sugur. Add t«-o tablespoon fuis of Put into a buttered Jam Pudding. Melt three tnblespoonfuls of butter; add two well-beaten eggs and stir In a cupful of any preferred Jam. Butter a pudding mold and put In it a layer of crumbs, then a layer of the Jam mixture; repeat until the dish is full, having the crumbs on top. Bake or steam and serve hot or cold. vcdtiL (©. 1920. Western Newspaper Union ) o Last Night's Dreams —What They Mean ACORNS. T HAT Simple little fruit of the oak tree, the acorn, has divided the j mystic «'orid of those «'ho profess, or have professed, to read the riddle of dreams into two violently antagonistic camps. According to one set of pene trators of the veil the acorn shed by the tree of njght through the visions of our slumbers is as much to he de sired as rubies and fine gold ; to the other set it Is a thing to be abhorred. Those who sit in the camp of the pes simists and the predictors of evil de clare that to see an acorn In one's dreams means dire poverty ahead If you don't watch out. wails thut it means that you are about to commit an irreparable fault. "Not so," comes the cheerful and confident cry from the other camp; the acorn seen In dreams is one of the happiest auguries; the acorn is one of dream land's most desirable products. Those who say otherwise are night birds of Ill-omen, croaking in the leafless dreamtrees whereon acorns never grew. To dream of acorns, say this school of optimistic mystics, is a sure sign of good things ahead; much happiness in store for you. other good things, that you will derive much gain from your present business, which will Increase under your foster ing care. If you dream that you picking acorns from the tree It that, after trials, you will have If you are now a laborer, or a worker of any sort, and you dream that you are eating acorns It is sign that, from your present condition of toll, yon will rise to a condition of peace and ease and plenty, doctors disagree who Give us the optimists, every time I tCopyrlght.) Another one It means, among are means a sure success. a sure When shall decide! -o The Grip of Grit. Grit Is one of Ute greatest assets In Urlt Is something that Is It has a way of putting lire into (he eye and stiffness Into the backbone. In the most needy hours it rises like u full clad knight to win both place and honor. You can't buy It. Attempts to bribe It cause resent ment. Organized opposition merely helps It get Into fighting trim. It's that part of the nnture that knows no do feat and isn't nfruld of the world, in the blood. anything When you rend of the greatness ol ! men you can put it down to grit. Sash of Today Le nds V ariety] This fashion ! of artistic a This fashion ! of decreed earlier in the season, livery- 1 hotly seemingly is charmed with the ! I dea. It has been many seasons, writes ti prominent fashion correspond- ; .mu, since there has been a bit; vogue | let for the old-fashioned ribbon sash. It let seems like n return to the good old ! days of white muslin frocks with blue . or pink ribbon sashes, except that the j sash of today Is much more elaborate than any we hnve ever had. A white frock with a dainty rib bon sash lias always been a type of j dress Infinitely gratifying to the men doubt because a woman looks sweet and dainty in stich i It is said that we women «ear complicated and elaborate cos mines to impress other women, not to please men. The snsh alone gives all the needed variety and novelty to the midsummer dress. Nothing is more charming than a dainty organdie, batiste or cotton voile made in simple chemise or blous ing bodice style girdled low with a wide ribbon sash. What could he more novel than a plain georgette ctepe dress with a lovely big sash of printed georgette, | the ground of the ribbon exactly , matching the material of the dress? j This has the advantage, too, of being ; one of tlie smartest styles of the mo ment. Tht* misIi is Iho tiling. of one's family, no a dress. a Sashes Form Sort of Bustle. Foulard dresses with huge sash hows made from foulard ribbon print ed In characteristic designs are equal ly smurt. There are also lovely striped taffeta dresses with big sashes form ing n sort of bustle or balancing a one-side hip extension made from a ribbon exactly matching the silk. As for the wide plain ribbons, the lovely^ soft taffetas, the wonderful satins and the glistening moires all come In for attention. Ribbon manu facturers are excelling themselves to meet the demand for lovely sashes. Among the clever things they have made are those ribbons which match fabrics, such as printed georgette crepe, foulards and even cotton voiles and gauzes. Then comes an almost endless series of lame or metal brocaded ribbons In marvelous colors and patterns. Like wise a whole. big family of cire or waxed ribbons in both plain and fancy a of ! In or V of If of of j ; ]. j a j / JÉ Frock Having Skirt of Gray Taffeta With Brocaded Figures of Jade Green Interspersed With Gold and Silver Threads, and Bodice and Sash of Green Taffeta. effects. Other novelties Include rib bons of straw, which, absurd as It may seem, are used as trimming on dresses. A charming dress is developed in taffeta, plain and fancy, with a big taffeta sash at one side balancing n pannier drapery at the other. The skirt is of a lovely gray with printed figures In which the dominant note Is Jade green, with a liberal Interspers ing of gold and silver lame threads. The bodice, reminiscent of the old fashioned basque. Is of Jude green taf feta and rlhhnu of the same shade. It has kimono sleeves and the hack Is eut In a deep point like the front. Jhe i ribbon snsh Is lined with the brocaded ! taffeta. Perfct Drew for Young Girl. , , ,, , " A real old-timer that Ims come hack mt„ the limelight of fashion Is the j . Il1 "« white frock with n sash of I blue ribbon a perfect dress for a j ymmg girl. The dress, of organdie, Is I In low blousing chemise style and is! girdled will, a sash of ... blue. \ . .'gatidie Is heavily embroidered 1" ' Vl *te. with I. bettle outline Irae lug In hlack threads and a shadowy ] ll»* lllCHh of In Is eroKsliar hackgrntiinl, like filet lace, In blue. Tin» rlhlion snslt has n somewhat bold picot naling hlnek and vi'lie I. ol A study i edge of alter >|i ! of artistic simplicity in i„, u 1 line is seen in this i r ,„ | ' COlor ! These embroideries, „'hi black, are favorites ; The same model is eopi,,| wp, nt| 'i | let snsh and a delicate It let threads hack of id,, f,nlir«it "1 ! these colors It Is esp, . j.,], ■» . for a dnrk-hulred girl ,,»• Sp,m| S , "N j For ull Its subtle l ; v great deal that is p ri ,, iV.,,1 i8 ^ of j a i to a a a | , j ; W thk i e W \ M 2 I a a the all to In or V Ä /r Here Is Shown a Charming White Or gandie Dress Embroidered In Black With a Huge Sash of Black Tulle, Strictly in Keeping With the Popu lar Mode. model. Variations of It may be mad* by any woman who can sew at all, A number of things could be sub stituted for this elaborate hand em broidery. In tbe first place, the emirs ' dress might be made of one of tie machine-embroidered voiles or orfu- 1 dies. Especially beautiful ones lu» ' been created tills year, and so flw* "j ! the workmanship that It Is ilifflrnlbj distinguish It from hand eiutiroidsfl Or a cotton crepe or voile, printed it J beautiful colors, could he used sod! sashed In a contrasting or harmonie I Ing color. * ! Fresh Interest in Black and White. ] There is a cotton crepe, having «1 white background marked off with lit tle bars of gold, that would be effec tive. It may he sashed with »'him voile or plain white crepe, finished with rows of hemstitching done In yel low threads. Again, such a sash would be pretty finished at the ends »Ith either a white or yellow fringe of cot ton threads. Typifying the Interest in hlack and white nre the new organdie dresses with eavy embroideries In Mad. usually ranging in panel form, falling over foundation skirts of orptndle j with white embroidery : the hind ; white often being of similar design. ]. A huge sash of hlnek tulle «Ä j looped bows completes such a (Iff* and stamps It as being distinctly of • the summer of 1920. These white of' , candle dresses are very short— II er ! 12 Inches from the floor—and one«<H of the tulle snsh hangs several IncheaJ below the hem. ' Another means of Introducing blaid into white orgundie frocks Is throogfi 1 a hlack tulle Insertion, often «w - j broldered In delicate colors. Rn®* of black lace frequently trim white of gnndle. Panel Motifs of Printed Foulard» than 1»* printed foulard snsh. The dress has * one-side crossing surplice bodice an a straight plaited skirt. Into the I»*" ter nre set panel motifs of printed f""' The mnln foulure, however, » and and There is nothing newer rib It on in big n The Is old taf It Is Jhe i ! lard. the big printed sash of a P»l!* ,rn fV nelly matching the skirt panels Bear In mind that the snslt Is not piece of the silk, bat » Inches made from a actual ribbon, about sixteen wide, finished with a rlbboi replacing the custom made of the fabric, cut at The ribbon, which Is « r ,lm. tli»» uni if using h id liemnied. *ir fill* purpose and of exactly tbe ''igld for such a sash, Is the result of ci<* if the 11 roots'*' ri fill Ntmly on the part * of novelties and shows e\hh*w*e of * •thing »*• real effort to give us tractive and new. A dress of georgett sash and deep yoke 1 J 1 "" 0 "'- , hB! î ! ,n ' overskirts extended slightly VN |th a little wired hoop. " the j N tartn from a low wulstllne. The ^ of I of (ht , Mk |,- t tH balanced by big a j loops of georgette ribbon "i> Ihe l 'l 1 ' Is I is! Willie georgette ribbon Is i |P "' . \ rro( . u he quite as Parr | e d out In a combination of P " . Irae- printed georgette, the ««<* •*, ] mlu ] (> ,,r the printed führte and of **0111 ,, with » ,f printed g<» ir . ,,f the ul ,r,,n at <Tt*| has with the plain. . m*«* An Imported parasol lsofi'** i Ing the summer cape wrap.