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1 •j ,v-' .' Vj 4 Canrts Tactical Error. A major of marines had his bat talion out 'In the brush In Cuba for a problem in observation. He detailed a private to go to a small hill about a quarter of a mile away and conceal himself. The battalion would then try to locate the private with field glasses as a training for finding ene my scouts and snipers during actual battle conditions. The private trotted off and, at a sig nal from the major, flopped to the ground. The major turned around to explain the problem to the battalion, but, upon turning again, wus much In censed to see the private standing again In full view of all. Seizing a pair of signal flags from a sergeant the major wig-wagged wrathfully: "Why don't you lie down as I ordered?" Upon which the private on the sky line wig-wagged back respectfully, but with great emphasis: "Sir, why did the major order me to lie down on an ant hill?"—The Home vi. I I &• V-V '& A iI L% 1 I 1. ii Can you can? Surely! Will you can? You will when you find out how easily you can can. Where can you learn to can? Why, in There are no can'ts in cold-pack canning—the new easy way of pre serving fruits and vegetables for Winter use. And there are no ex cuses for the housewife who doesn't begin canning with the first fruits of the season. THE COUNTRY GEN TLEMAN is starting its griai series of how-to can articles in next week's issue early enough so that cans and canners will be ready for the early straw berries, and so that directions will be in every woman's hands Wore its too. late "Cans and Cim'ts for Canning" is one reason for subscribing now for the Great National Farm weekly. There are dnzms of other reasons why you need itshelpful, friendly farm suggestions for both farmer ami farm wife. It costs only $1.00 for a whole year—yet it may save you Let me send your order today 52 Big Weekly Issues for Only $1.00 L. J. BOWEN, Hope, N. D. A a or is on re re at iv The C«utry GentleaM The Ltdiet'Hone Journal Tkc Sttsrdif ETWII Put 52 imbm—$1.00 12 iMMM—$1.75 52 IMM—$2.M 5452 New Triplex Springs Help Overland 4 Break Record 5 In the great endurance test recently at Indian* apolis an Overland 4 stock car covered an average of more than 778 miles each day for?4^$*^ 7 days. The success of this severe test is another proof '"rrt of the quality of material in the Overland 4, and the protection afforded the chassis by the iA lSrfe Triplex Springs. HOPE IMPLEMENT CO. ?rr- -T it An Echo of the Past. "I'mv afraid there Isn't much senti ment in JIbway's soul." "No?" "Some one was playing a celebrated waltz of a decade ago, and how do you suppose Jlbway remembered that he had heard It before?" "I can't Imagine." "He said, 'By JImlny, that's the tune the orchestra was playing one night in a restaurant where I got ptomaine poisoning!'" Biddy's Comeback. Mistress—Now, Bridget, there's no use of further argument as to bow the dish should be prepared, but our ideas on the subject are so different that It Is evident one or the other of us Is crazy. Bridget—True for ye, mum—an' sure it Isn't yerself'd be kapin' a crazy cook.—Boston Transcript. Norma's Choice 'V .4 A :.! fttfU By OTILLIA P. PFEIPFER (Ctnrtllkt, III*. IT3 lk« Tutlli MMN mttuin.) .^ "It will have to b^tTncie Darlusthls'' time, then, Norma, dear," 'spokelfri. Burton. "We are not by any' means at poverty's door, but we cati.hardjy afford the outfit and other expense of a Cape Bay trip." "It would be a sinful wa^te, mamma," declared' the daughter.' VI was so bored with affected ladles of, fashion and posters and. 8p.obnerp' among the men last season that I waV Clad when rgpr^oi^Mgata."1'' Mrs. Burton' Was no njfiif^uyeftng OJother, but the world. hadTfaugfit "hi*?, many practical" lefcsphs. T.hfe", Burtopsf bad always held'their headji" ihiht' ln", g:" social way. Tliey hadbeeii particular And exclusive lii. their~ael'ectlbn^f" friends, and when'Norma was eighteen,' drew the lines still more rigidly. :It was with a. faultless and tactical" chaperon that Norma bad passed a.sea Son at Cape Bay. Proposals came to her Innumerable, but she "had only laughed at the idea of marriage and3 had returned home heart free. "Why not Uncle Darius, imamhiaT*' Norma Inquired artlessly, and her' mother at first held up her hands in' dismay. "Norma," she said, "don't you' know that he is as poor as. "a church mouse? He .fills a ,very In-, ferior position, I letu-n, with, a rail-1, road. He and my sister have absolute/ ly receded from any soda] prestige, and you will vegetate'ln the dead town where they barely subsist.' "I can't help It," replied Norma, "i"', took a great liking to both of then) when they visited us three years ago ." It was a relief to Norma, after her mother had finally acquiesced in hpr plans, to pack up sensible attire and, anticipate how she could run. to her' heart's desire away from the burden some exactions of fashion and society. She arrived at Brocton after dark,, and certainly the single block 'of' down town stores, the solitary rallway'shops, the little house and the unllghted and unpaved streets did not look Very in viting. Plain, hpmespun Uncle Darius piloted the way to a little old cottage of four rooms not 500 feet froin the: depot. "I don't know how you will/manage to put In the time, dear," said Aunt Mary. "You see, we lost the old home stead and had to move to humbler quarters, and Darius has been obliged to take a position as signal man at the Main street crossing." There were woods and lakes near' the little town, and Norma did not find any oppressive dullness. She took pleasure In spelling Uncle'Darius at his task. There was a little''shed at the crossing, and Norma liked "to sit there with the old man listening' to quaint tales of his long life experi ence. Whenever a train was coming he had the conventional sheet metal Sign bearing the ominous command "Stop!" which he would wave to warn apiimiiohliie vehicles: and pwl":trians: £x«w.*~:or V* v».. %nH r! a'-m 1 $ i^i 1 •1: 'i -5 in 1 j' Iff. •a iff ni!: -1 if 1 If More work—more kinds of work —more days in the year.: That is what Cletrac farmers are getting from,their tractors and i£ is put ting them ahead of their neighbors in profits from the land they tilkv The' Cletrac is hot simply a "plowing" traetor. It does goocl: plowingrrr^better plowiBg': in. fact than other: traictors-r-because its works at 31-2 miles an hour. But it does all the other farm work too. It gives the farmer a simple, compact, reliable and economical power. It is built right. It will last. It burns kerosene, distillate or gasoline perfectly and uses less One day Norma noticed a sinistel* vis aged man hanging around the depot, and seyeral times when trains arrived he wandered up and down the tracks as though expecting somebody. She never forgot the morning when' No. 6 passenger reached the depots She was on hand with the "Stop" sig nal and -waving it to halt an approach ing. farmer's wagon,, when a young man stepped off the rear platform of the last car, alight satchel in his hand, and started to cross the tracks In- the direction of the car shops. He had.not proceeded ten feet when from beliind a pile of ties there sprang biefore hltn the.sinister appearing lm-ker. With a piece of Iron "covered with a handker chief he dealt the newcomer a blow thftt drove lilm prostrate, tore the. satchel from his hand and darted for ward across the .tracks.'. Nonjija was startled, shocked, but she at once real ized the object of the assailant of the man was robbery. She acted on Im pulse. As the thief passed her she swung the heavy stop signal. It came squarely :4QW« .. upon- the head of the fugitive, dMvlng: him off- his feet.- Nor ma seized the satchel he had dropped, flung' It .Into the shelter, shed, and, (lasting b'ack to' where the ihfscre&nt lay, menaced -hi anew —with -her strange, yyeiapon»S|he. wea^ly.essayed to regain lilS feet. to^ntlnle sKotitlng to some track men at Vdistance for as sistance. Tiie young man-despoiled was-car ried to the little hbuse where he: lay un tll a doctor arrived. He had received ii bad cut in the fyead, but- Jn a few liours was able^ to proceed on his way. It developed that he was the presi dent of the road, and the satchel which he was carrying when assailed con tained the gay roll of the car shops. Percy Cleveland" stepped at the lit tle cottage: OIL his way'back to the depot. His bright eyes flashed ad tnlratloh- for the lovely heroine who had saved the company a goodly sum. A week] later he njade a: second visit to Norma,, this, time Jn bis autoinobile« and After that he became a regulat triweekly visitor to the car shops, and, incidentally, the little home. Wheni Norma Burton returned to'her own home and her mother noticed the engagement ring, Norma flushed de Ilclously and modestly told the name of her ^fiance.: Her father, opened his eyes to ,their widest, as he realized thai his artless little trackwoman had made "the catch of the season," as he expressed it proudly to a dose friend/:1 fS!- 4 Gloomy Outlook. "Wh^n" Mrs. Crablelgh died She told Mr. Orfibleigh she would meet him ip another world." "DId 'Mr. Crablelgh act as if be thought" she would keep her promise?" "I Judge so.: The nelghbora ^aid he locked' greatly depressed."—Blrmlng |utm I Age-Herald. •1 c-.-iZz. -0 Cletrac Farming is Better Farming More Kinds oi Work—More Days in 'the Year—With a Cletrac SATISFIED WITH TWO MEALS Roosevelt Family^ While on Vacation, Decided There Should Be $0 Un necessary Dish Washing. "Practical Politics" was but one of many subjects-the late Colonel Roose velt had mad$ his own. His many sided common sense approached noth ing without going straight to the prac tical heart of It In his Inimitable letters to bis children the chapter, "A President as Cook," gives an example of this, remarks the New York Eve ning Post. The letter Is from "Pine Knot," the isolated little Virginia re treat where from time to time dur ing theilr last years. In the White House, and wlien In need of complete rest Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt repaired, taking no servants with them. After descriptions of several meals of chick en fried by tl\e president with appe tizing mention .of beefsteak and corn bread, bacon and eggs, also cooked by him—all interspersed with: animadver sions upon the Russo-Japanese war and, the peace he was. endeavoring to bring about-Hcdmes. this: "As we found that gleaning dishes took up an awful' time," we only took two meals a day. whlch was all we wanted." How the. housewife's heart,- specially in these wltbout-a-eook-times, warms to that sentence! How true It is that "cleaning-dishes" takes up "an awful time,'': and", how practical the .two? meals-a-day cure I Few families would Indorse the cure, of course It might be worse than impractical to establish It. And also, of course, the whole thing would be heresy from housewives 'themselves. But they relish the comfort of such distinguish ed sympathy. GOAT ALWAYS GOOD FIGHTER "0llly" Seldom Looks for a Scrap* but H» le Equal to It When Forced on Him. "Mr. A. B. Fenwlck related to me the particulars of a battle of two In dians, fifteen dogs and two horses with a billy goat that had wandered out upon Joseph's prairie, where Cranbropk,:B. O., now stands," says Dr. William T. Hornaday In his arti cle on "Th$ Rocky Mountain Goat at Home," In Boys' Life. "The Indians thought that with their horses and dogB (but no guns) they could capture the goat alive. The goat thought oth erwise. A little later, a squaw saw that they were having a bad inlxup and ran out to the'Indlans with a rifle. One of them shot the goat. All but two of the dojgs:\vere killed on the •pot or died very shortly. It was with the gceatest difficulty Uiat the Indians saved"their horses from getting punc tured by thoae terrible little horns. oetrac TASK'TYPK TRACTOH than two gallons of fuel per work ing hour. You can hitch the Cletrac to any of your power farming implements and do as much work in a day as three teams arid three! men have I done before. And you can do all your farm belt work with the Cletrax? as well Thousands of farmers the country over are working their Cletracs at a profit every day in Thos. M. Major, Agent, Hope, N, D. "It is on record that a full-grown grizzly bear was killed by a full grown: billy goat while the bear was killing him. The dead bodies of the two: were found only a few yards apart. "So you see, although the goat Is de-I liberate in thought and in action, and wise in self-preservation, when the time comes to fight he Is right on the Job." Resigned to Fate. In the early days of the war a group of optimistic young men assembled al. the officers' training camp at Fori:'1 Myer, Va., with all the necessary ap purtenances of officers, from spura: to an extra pair of field glasses. Later on, as it became necessary for the authori ties to hand out little pink slips and one-way tickets home, It grew Into* a custom for the departing candidates to -r auctlon Off his equipment. One Saturday morning Captain Blank said sharply to Candidate Jones of Company X: "Mr. Jones, drill the company." Mr. Jones stepped forth. Taking his place before the company, he was sud-" denly 'stricken dumb. "Welir' demanded the'captain with a strongly rising inflection. :.. 1 Jones gulped. "Wh-wh-what am I offered for my truck locker?" he stam mered.—Home Sector. A Wager Lost on Coolldge. At a reunion a .'95 man met a class-r mate on the campus. The latter wore a- broad grin. "What's the Joker "I made a wager that I could get Cal Coolldge Into a five-minute con-v versatlon. I Just tried It Here's the conversation: '"Cal, I understand they're going to knock the tar out of you this election.' •*, 'Maybe.' 'I hear that spellbinder Is up against you.' 'Yes.' '"Perhaps that will help you you may shine by contrast' "'Perhaps so.' "I was stuck for anything more to say. Tm now going to pay. the wager." —George MacAdam In Worl/i'e Woifc.- Steel Want General. All around the gldbe there Is a'd* mand for American steel. Portuguese East Africa has extensive railroad* plans, and In Slam there Is a call for 32,000 tons of rails.. A New York flm .- has contracts for $5,000,000 for office buildings and other structures InT. Tokyo and other Japanese cities. In Rome there Is a building program for" housing government employees. South':-} American requirements are e^tensbr% i: "Are they well matched?" "Well,, she's his second wife! but he's ber second husband, so neither has any talking advantage orar th«~ other." •7.1 '--.•.• 1 •j 0 :•}!. :^s '.