Alva A. Tenner, Editor & Publlshe:
"Whlmsichl weather" suits It well
Airships are almost as brittle as
The most popular book in the home
•f the workingman Is his bankbook.
Surely the professor had a bad ear
few music who killed himself because
the baby cried.
New York society makes a better
•ppearance at the horse show than in
the divorce court
thal bears their name
never Invented anv
nan the Indian summer
The auto Is said to promote apppndl
cltis. but this will not deter those w
can scrape up the price.
if In 1,000 years from now It «ill be ,
possible to live 120 years it is to be
•»oped that it will be wyrth while.
Virtue dues uoi ((.insist in doing
right, but In choosing to do right. This
Is the great distinction between the
animal and man
Germany is now viewing with com
placency the Monroe doctrine, which
has all along viewed Germany with
King Manuel of Portugal has gone
to England to get him a wife, if possi
Joe, Mich., is also recom
mended for that puri
Many a man is wearing a plush hat
would shudder nt th
rowtfH^ a feather from bis wife's tot
piece tiK^make it complete.
Rßthnt a New Yorker I»
to be relieved ?i\>m the stress of pov
•rty by an Inheritance of $100,000. He
is not much of a New Yorker.
Ill he almost lmpostfHlje to conn
terfeit the new French liaftk notes
but we get this Information from the
designer, not from the counterfeiters
Women may, as the learned Dr's
HUlis says, own all the property Ir
I,OOP years, but many of those now liv
ing willingly would
Idea of bor
reading about mental malprae
e and treatment for prosperity in
■w York we have more charity foi
the ancient New Englanders who be
lleved In witchcraft.
an enterprising mar
rlage broker who offers to unite bank
nipt European titles to useful Amerl
can millions. Judging the present b>
the i'UHt, he can do It.
J st at present we have In the
North Dakota the fastest and best
Dreadnought in the world, but some
other nation may get a better one next
Honduras has lost Its navy,
only warship of that country, a tug
boat transformed Into an armed cru is
er. was run into near Puerto Cortez
by a fruit steamer and sunk
the coast of Honduras Is defenseless
against foreign aggression
Hondurans can go inland and out of
range if serious danger shall threaten
time in this country when people ad
mired an enterprising young man
who tried to work his way through
A heartless court has nrputnted a
conservator for the Tb-v-ar-old bride
who recent)) mairie', an eastern uni
versify studeti*. aged 21. and the
young husband will he arraigned for
perjury tn gallantly sweating that
his wife was only 24. There was a
The international art exhibition at
Venice has just come to an end, and
one feature of the finale was the sale
of some of the paintings on exhlbi- i
tion. Six of the more notable
by American artists, and they were
bought for the gallery of the Interna
iodation at Venice That
to American talent the
tional Art u
Is a tribut'
significance of which will be reeog
Turkey, after disposing of old and
obsolete war vessels,
construct a new
not less than $100,000 OrtO, and part of
the outfit planned will be seven bat
tleships of the Dreadnought eluss No
doubt a navy will serve a useful pur
pose. but could not the Young Turks
sia'nd the money to better advantage?
more than a big fleet of war craft?
navy at a cost of
need other things
treasury department at Wash
ington has given orders that
cutters shall patrol the waters about
certain Hawaiian islands
birds This protection is intended to
prevent such indiscriminate slaughter
and to assure the preservation of
birds the value of which is comlug to
be more thoroughly
This is another form of
that is to be commended.
King Menelik of Abyssinia Is again
_ be improving He has been ,
reported dead so frequently that he
must have a
A veteran captain reports the sea |
alive with whales between Sandy
Hook and the West Indies. It is a
bint that would have been as good as
■ fortune to the Yankee harpoonists
of other day*. But apparently the de
cay of an Industry once great has
been as good as a game law for the
mammals of the deen
HERALDIRRIGATION OF LAND
It Provides the Possibility for
a Community to Develop.
Society Interested In Work
That Land Is Properly Utilized
and Protected, and Persons
May Secure Homes.
Irrigation profoundly a Herts society
nrid institutions: and any person who
! Interested In rural civilization must
necessarily, therefore, be
I In irrigation
The liest rural clvillzalion will de
velop out of native rural conditions,
rather than he Imposed from without,
said L. H Hailey, director of the Col
lf 'K e " f Agriculture of the^kgfll uni
versity, In a speech at (3?* recent
! Spoknue irrigation congress
a rural condition. It
nninity to develop: and it must, there
fore, color the entire life of the coni
As the civilization 0 f v ew
meeting, and that ot the south about
the court house, so must the ctviliza
tion of irrigation communities develop
about the ditch meeting.
shout the town
Irrigation communities nre compact.
As all the people depend on a single
utility, so must thp community life
tend to be soildiflen and tense. Prob
no other rural community will
lie so unified and so intent on loci'
We shall look, there
fore, for a very distinct awl definite
welfare to arise in these rommnnl- i
1 les ; und they will make a peculiar
contribution to rural civilization.
longs to all tin* people. No man real
ly owns his land, society allows him
to use If, and to tmy who shall use It
When he Is through'with it: and every
man is under obligation, to soci
ety to maintain the Utility of his
land. Even a fartais W-s man's
own. In the sense that he has at right
to abuse It without chuck. Môrfc j
than that, he is under obligation
use all f h» nntural resources of the j
All our efforts in forwarding rural
civilization must express themselves in
the development of the community ln
a neighborhood sense.
The people have made it possible
veloped ; for whether the work is per
formed by the government directly
nr by private enterprise, It neverthe
to be de
ests on national legislation; and
this legislation expresses t ht* consent
and the interest of society in
All of the people have
only a right lo an Interest in irrlga
tion-reclamation, but they
Obligation to be Interested ln it, since
it reclaims and utilizes the funda
11 ntal heritage of all the people,
take it that society's interest in the
work is of two kinds; to see that the
land is properly utilized and protect I
eel, and-to see that persons desiring
homes slipll have an opportunity to
Society Is not interest- :
ed In speculation ln Innd or In mere
ln the last analysis the land be
earth *■' i t h a care for those who are
ta t ome after him.
No man has a
moral or social right to denude the
land of Its forest, unless he leaves the i
land in condition for his successor to
utilize It with satisfaction. The Amer- |
lean practice of raping the earth of ;
In making this statement
its timber has no defense,
economics, but also
1 make no imputation as to whether
the fault lies with the timbermau
with society in general.
Society has a right to ask that you
he careful of your Irrigated
I hey are abounding in riches,
1 ~ v to harvest these riches by the |
: u'I'le magic of water. You will he
tempted to waste these riches and the
.time will come quickly when you will
be conscious of their decline. This 1
seems remote to you now, hut the dan
ger is rea!
none in moral
It i s I
Not even the fertility of |
irrigation waters will maintain 1
the land In the face
f poor agricultu
it is ti e Mat val'eys of the great atAl
west that will Ik
I ( tied by irrigation. |
areas com- j
is, the hills and
These valleys are small
pared with the up
the unirrlgable regions.
Society is :
you be careful
interested, also, that
01 your uplands and hills, for in the
arid regions they give small yield in
forage and in timber; this forage and
timber must be most thoroughly pro
per head. He bred them to South
down rams for March lambing. The !
next August he took 150 lambs to I
market, which brought about four dol- !
Inrs a head. Two months later the j
ewe* and 2o mere Iambs were sold, j
bringing $2.50 each. The wool sold |
begin to decline you cannot fall back j
on your hills.
Profit in Lambs.
A ranchman in New Mexico bought
150 common ewes one fall at $1.25
for 50 cents,
than a year.
From an investment
he realized over $1,1 U0 tn less
one ton of manure, spread thorough ,
ly with a good manure spreader, is !
Good Manure Spreader.
tl,ou * ht b - v »onm larmers to he worth
as much as two tons carelessly spread
with a fork In the hands of
a hired i
It is a good itlan to save two bushels j
of seed corn for every one you expect
to plant. Your seed may be good, but
unfavorable weather knocks out the
first planting It Is
man. Send for catalogues and
what some of the live, up-to-date ad
vertlsers are doing to prove it.
Saving Seed Corn.
. . . . ,
hen fine to have
another supply to fall back on.
UNCLE SAM 'L±'° ditches
Million» Are Being 8pent on Irrigation
Project* to Redeem Wastes of
the Far West.
(BY C. S. MILLER.)
Approximately one third of the
l ulled Stales is vacant government
land, much of it desert, great arid
wastes of yellow
crooked and dwarfed
sands, with only
vicious looking giant cactus and sage
brush of dusty green to relieve the
In order to redeem these desolate
areas and fit them
purposes and lo provide farm homes
for more of our people the govern
ment has already expended $43,000,000
and is constantly adding to that
in the iurtherance of its great irri
In his first message to congress In
19u] Theodore Roosevelt urged the
passage of an act to reclaim the des
ert As a result of the public Interest
created by the appeal, congress, In
1902, passed what is known as the na
tional reclamation act, which pro
vides that 95 per cent of the moneys
received from the sale of public lands
in Arizona. Nebraska, Nevada, New
Mexico, California, Colorado, Idaho,
Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, Okla
homa, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah.
Washington and Wyoming, beginning
with June 30, 1901, be set aside for
use of constructing irrigation
It was stipulated that as soon
any work was completed the owners
of the land benefited must begin to re
1 rn he post thereof ' Payments being
made ln 10 annuaI installments with
mlt lnterest ' ,he money so returned
tn ' ing ,l8Pd ovpr and over in the con '
st ruction of other works.
To eliminate speculation and put
stop to greedy acquisitions of large
tracts it was provided that no one
could own more than 160 acres under
any of the projects and the owners
must actually reside upon and culti
vate the land.
Numerous state laws strengthened
this provision, some of them reducing
the holdings to 80, and in some cases
40 acres. Soil to be used for orchard
purposes is limited to 40 acres, while
that for alfalfa and other grasses to
The work of the reclamation service
has been simply marvelous, nine pro
jects having been completed In these
few years, and 22 others are in course
of construction; several of these will
be finished during the present year.
When these projects, counting those
completed, shall all have been accom
plished, approximately 2,000,000 acres
of ground, valued at $90,000,000 will
have been reclaimed and land tracts
whereon a few years ago existed only
starVat ! 1 °" and ' voe and want-where
^ h1 "* showed ,hti de *
!' f ' rat V ' gg e for ,T re «Wence
haV '. been chan * ed into thri,t y or '
' l '",' *' , ,
gar<k '" 8 a ' ld have „
»»loom as the rose,
Cost of One 12-inch Gun would Re
claim 1,571 Acres of Land, Horn
green fields and prosperous
been made to
OUR FARMSAND BATTLESHIPS
ing 196 People.
Mr. B. F. Yoakum, one of the lead
big railroad men of the country, in
bis address to the Oklahoma farmers
t,le other day, said: "A 40-acre farm
of irrigated land will comfortably sup
port a family of five. It costs $55,000
to make a 12-lnch gun. The money
that goes to pay for this gun would
reclaim 1,571 acres of land, providing
homes for 196 people. When all the
reclaim more than 4,000 acres of land,
Riving homes to more than 500 farm-
ers unii their families. The money
consumed in powder is lost to all the
future. The farmer who buys the re
claimed land must pay the
guns on all the battleships are shot
one time the government blows off In
noise and smoke $150,000. This would
nient back in 10 years, so it does not
cl)Bt lt) o government anything."
Prepare for Spring.
This is a great time to prepare soil
for next spring planting, says Field
and Farm. Blow and water in the fall
has been our slogan
for clay and
adobe farms and it works out every
time. Many farmers neglect this Im
portant work on the excuse that they
are too busy with their late beet har !
(est or are sheeped out with their I
ni t rations in the feed yards. Still It !
veil to add In this connection that 1
everywhere are giving more
thought to this subject and are apply- '
Ing themselves to the work better j
than they did 10 years ago, so that
ii is evident that our preaching has
lind some effect. Plow to-day and
run the wt^er to-morrow, or If the
ground is too hard reverse the opera
tion. Any way will do, just so the
land gets a good soaking. We have,
had such dry weather that this fall
irrigation becomes doubly imperative
so get out with the shovel and the
d si i »t
Progress of Irrigation.
When the national reclamation acl
affected, 600.000.000 acres of arid land
of which it was estimated possible tc
reclaim sufficient to support 50,000,000
people. By 1911 the reclamation
vice will have reclaimed nearly 2,000,
000 acres, at an estimated cost
The construction cost of irrigation
is returned to the government from
the sale of land, the proceeds to be
again used in furthering
The work of the Irrigation congress is
yet in its infancy, yet it is making a
garden spot and an empire of the ;
• great American desert " |
How Minnie Shadowed li. Sylvester Jones
liy MARY E. HOLLAND
(Copyright, 1903, by Dally Story Pub. Co.)
1903, by Dally
A quiet, unobtrusive looking automo- 1
bile drew up before a third-floor de- I
tective agency on a certain side street 1
of down-town New York. A heav.ily
veiled woman descended, spoke a few
whispered words to the chauffeur, and
made her way to the grimed door, on
whose glass panels appeared the
legend: "Sharp & Son, Private Detec
"I)o you handle divorce cases?" she
The brisk, nervous man before her
swept his eyes over her quietly
"That depends upon the character
of the case," he rejoined, cautiously.
The veiled woman took a quick step
"I wish evidence that
will procure me separation f.om my
husband. Can you furnish It?"
The brisk man pondered. "Have you
reason to believe that your husband
is— er, unfaithful?"
"On the contrary, I have every rea
son to believe that he is not."
The brisk man pondered again. "You
are setting us a difficult problem, my
Such cases, you must
know, Involve heavy expenditure. I
may say a very heavy expenditure."
He paused as he darted another
shrewd glance toward the veiled client
"Will you name an estimate of that
expense?" she asked, quietly.
"Certainly; we could not
such a case under $5,000."
The woman drew a roomy purse
s htXMT You To aer
from her cloak and counted out ten
"Here is $1,000.
me evidence that will secure a di
vorce, I will increase It to $10,000."
The brisk man smoothed the bills
caressingly. "And who is your hus
The veiled woman hesitated and
then pronounced a name that brought
a low, involuntary whistle from the
other's lips. It was that of one of
the best known men of Wall street.
The detective gazed after the de
parting figure of his client, with puck
ered brows. But he did not realize
until a week's "shadowing" of H. Syl ;
vester Jones had proved ineffectual, I
just how difficult was the problem she
had left him.
If you will bring
To all intents and pur
poses, H. Sylvester Jones
model husband In the eyes of the law.
On the eighth day a bright Idea came
to the head of "Sharp & Son."
miÿnent he sat with a broad grin on
Then he pushed a bell and
a young woman in a plain dress and
with a careworn face, entered from
, J"* T, dozpn cur '
"Î w»„? ght T™ 6 nt '
1 Want yOU '° get
Minnie, with H. Sylvester Jones."
Minnie opened her tired
"1 fancy that your best method of
approaching him is at the theater,"
continued her employer, briskly,
happen to know that he Is a continu
ous, not to say an enthusiastic patron
of the drama."
"You mean the show girls?"
That is where 1 need your |
At the psychological
ment, we will secure you a seat. Tiiat I
tingui.bed gentlemun.^You wUl 'oc'
you will manage your cards right. I
when you leave the theater, you will
be acquainted with him, very well ac- I
After that point you will |
make your awn plans. What Mrs.
H Sylvester Jones wants is an affl
davit of infidelity." 1
The detective paused.
• Minnie stiffened her shoulders and 1
a quick flush sprang fnto her pale
cheeks A keen observer might have j
seen that under certain conditions she
Minnie had conquered |
Blight he beautiful,
tJred pyes dro pped and the bent shoul
derg relaxed .
thinking of sick
1 herself. She was
I mother and little sister,
1 "And what do 1 get?" she asked,
The detective held up the ten yel
for the affidavit. You know
"These are yours
I will telephone
go for the clothes,
you if we make arrangements for to
night. If not, we'll try for to-morrow
night. We are bound to succeed some
time—and then It is up to you."
As it happened, on the third even
Ing H. Sylvester Jones stepped out of
his automobile and entered the Fifth
avenue theater. Five minutes later
a stylishly dressed young woman iol
lowed him down the aisle and slipped
into the next seat. It was Minnie—
but a very different Minnie in evening
dress and rouge, an altogether charm
ing and fascinating Minnie. Two min
utes before the orchestra began, she
dropped her handkerchief. H. Syl
vester Jones extended It to her po
litely. She smiled and he looked at
her again. She was a girl to no
Before the close of the first act, he
had made a hesitating remark, and
she had answered It, and he had made
another, and before the close of the
second act, they were chatting ge
scended, they left the theater together.
An agent of "Sharp & Son," loitering
In the corner, noticed the circum
stance and reported it to his chief.
The latter smiled broadly and the next
When the final curtain de
morning eagerly awaited Minnie's ar
When noon came and she did
not appear, he looked worried. When
evening came without her, he sent for
his agent and the two conferred
gether. The next day he received a
It was a remarkable note, and
under it was the scrawling signature
"I do not want your $1,000, and I
hereby resign my position."
The detective swore and called for
his agent again,
glum and started on a search for the
week at a fashionable suite of apart
ments, with two
necklace and an array of diamond
rings that dazzled him.
The latter looked
He found her the next
servants, a pearl
"The chief wants your affidavit," he
He can't have it, and I don't want
hint to bother me any more."
The detective bounded from his
chair and Minnie tossed her head. "Mr.
Jones has asked me to become his
wife and I have accepted his offer!"
The statement was true. The scheme
of "Sharp & Son" had indeed proven
a boomerang. The millionaire had
fallen in love with the girl who had
been sent to trap him, and had ten
dered her not only his wealth, but his
The fortunes of the detective
agency, however, were only under a
bluntly told his wife that either he or
she could go to South Dakota and re
H. Sylvester Jones
Mrs. Jones took the west
ern trip and a few weeks ago the de
cree of divorce was granted.
H. Sylvester Jones married Minnie,
and everybody is satisfied, with the
exception of "Sharp & Sons." They
haven't got their remaining $9,000 yet.
and there doesn't seem to be any rea
sonable prospect of their ever being
called to receipt the bill.
scale of MtloM> is the di8rpputp :
the soldier The of
; c ial fabric me ' 8 ° f 10 f '°'
Too Much Idealism in China.
China," by Mortimer
Menpes and Sir Henry Arthur Blake,
a writer says: "The root fallacy of
the Chinese political idea, which alone
is responsible for the low
hielt the country has sunk in the
(1) The literati, for
mind is superoir to matter
agriculturist, for he produces from the
soil; (3) the artisan, for he is a ere
ator from the raw
material; (4) the
merchant, lor he is a distributor; (5)
the soldier, for he is but a destroyer
So China Is a
sad example of what
excessive Idealism may do for the
Her armies have been, for the
most part, mere hordes
plined men, sometimes
- purpose on
Yet a 10 per cent, levy on the popu- !
lation of China would furnish
of forty millions."
robbers reprieved for that
account of their
an army ]
Furious Fun in English Society.
Now for the game the most popular
at country houses this autumn,
may call It a variation on the old gann
strip of paper
Each guest has a
| of some
•" (choosing the
person, or a
1 friend or acquaintance known tn
I general cohiiiitnvi , .. h
1111 lunipany), and then turn
tm to îhe nexfgue,?^ "
I thî^Ïfp*. aJe^paS ^
time each guest writes
| -Why Is Winston rïurdhïû iik, hU8:
L» ano organ? Because he flies "
plUar to post."-The GentL
i F og.
1 Admiral Seymour, discussing f
one of the Hudson-Fulton * ° 8
j said, with a laugh:
"Off the Newfoundland Banks
I know, the fog is often so thick'that
the captain has to get out and lead th.
| ship "
AT FIRST SIGHT.
, r i/n - 7 : ^
He—Rosalie. I can't tell you how 1
worship your almond eyes, your vel
vet cheeks, like peaches, and your
Rosalie—I suppose you are the new
Told in the Doctor'«.
Dr. Arthur T. Holbrook is credited
with the following:
A man by the name of Evans died
and went to heaven,
rived at the pearly gates he saki to
"Well, I'm here."
St. Peter asked his name. "John
Evans," was the reply.
St. Peter looked through the book
and shook his head.
"You don't belong here," he said.
'Hut I am sure 1 belong here," said
■Wait a minute," said Peter. He
looked again, and In a back part of
the book found a name.
"Sure," said the guardian of the
gate, "you belong here, but you
weren't expected for 20 years. Who's
your doctor?"—American Druggist.
Beware of Ointments for Catarrh
that Contain Mercury,
•jt mercury wilt surely destroy the sense ot Rmsll
and completely derange the whole system when
entering It through the mucous surtaces.
rer be used eicept
le physicians, a*
fold to the K<»od yoi
n. Hall's Catarrh C
Chem y A Co., Toledo, O.. contains
i Ik taken Internally, acting directly upon
uoous surfaces of the system. In
you get thé
the damage they
articles ghoul I
tlons from i ,n:
will do I» t
rive from t
by F. J
the blood a id
buying Halls Catarrh C
genuine. It Is taken Internally and made In Toledo
Ohio, by F. J. Cheney A Co. Testimonials free.
Sold by Druggists. Price. 75c. per bottle.
Take Hall's Family Pills for constUMtUoa.
A Literal Interpretation.
A traveler riding in a rather wild
part of Scotland came to the edge of
Hailing a peasant lad who was not
far away, he asked if the bog was
hard at the bottom.
"Ay, quite hard," responded the
So the traveler rode on, and pres
ently his horse began to sink with
alarming rapidity into the mire.
"You rascal!" he yelled to the grin
ning urchin, "You told me the bog
was hard at the bottom."
"So it is," joyfully shouted the
peasant, "but you're not there yet!"
Doing Her Best.
"Kipling says that a woman is only
a woman, but a good cigar is a
"Well, woman is traveling in the
right direction. Haven't you noticed
her present panatella shape?"
1 * 11 .Its «TKFII IN B TO 14 HAYS
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li to 14 (lays
money refunded. 6Do.
A woman dislikes being jealous al
most as much as she likes making
some other woman jealous.
HKKAK IT THAT UOIK1H
' mg Ha I
with Alien a L
remedy. It etir
. 26c. ÔOc.ll.UQbot ties.
ipales fail. All
The more talk it takVH to run things
the slower they move.
Hr flcrce-s Ilten
.-any dlfw as« ». l urr
lin- U !*«•;» m*. Fatty to take.
C'onKtlpation is th«
th-- can. und vou
When some people talk it is a waste
of time to yaw-n.
G uar^ .
The Army of
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thry t**rmanent[y ? - wy*
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