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The loafer Is not afraid of s.pring
It looks as if tbol bireim skirt were
to be hobbled.
The trouser skirt is not popular
even on the Paris stage.
The silk hbt is Threatened, but
threatened hats live long.
In catching a street car a harem
skirt has a hobble skirt shinned a
There ought to be no trouble in get
ting a little light on the so-called
New uses are continually being
found for radium. All that is needed s
is some radium.
Sometimes when you think that op
portunity is knocking at your door it
turns out to be a collector.
The meanest man has been found in
Texas. He was arrested for stealing
milk from an orphan asylum.
A hospital physician declares that
everybody is crazy now and then.
So it isn't always the other felloW.
An unusual happening is reported direct if
from Connecticut. A woman found A. B. C
$3,000 in her dead husband's pockets. --
To teach the young idea how to AC
swim Chicago educators think is quite Gr
as important as teaching it to shoot Be
The harem skirt has been causing 3
riots in Rio Jadiero, but Buenos Ayres Full
appears to be making an effort to take
it tranquilly. tifca
Now we are told that a woman's M Ha
skirt is her crowning glory. All of
which is our notion of no place to
wear a skirt. Pas
In parts of Nova Scotia automobil- teache
ing is allowed four days each week. best I
The rest of the time the roads are quentl
perfectly safe. stead
You can send a day letter by tele- nts
graph now, but old-fashioned people teachi
will cling to the "arrived safety" and of th
"am welt" formula edy, a
A New York physician promises to
make bad boys good by proper brea lifted
ing. It is a far cry from a strap in bellig
the woodshed to a breathing exercise. "my
- and 1
A foot race has been arranged for is an
one-legged men from Minneapolis to dom,
St. Louis. And thus the great work occul
of the twentieth century goes on. prey
A New York office boy made $50,
000 speculating. in Wall street, but
they got $20,000 of it away from him 4p
the next day-and he is still fooling kind
around in Wall street. the
In New York a woman is trying to that
prove that she loved a man and she hog,
offers in evidence letters In which she ing.
called him her "ugly monkey" and her of s
"curly bear." It must be splendid to whi
be loved like that. ble
By an astronomer it is alleged that wh
because comets are composed merely
of dust collisions with them need not sist
be feared. Just the same they give edg
the solar system the appearance of exy
needing a vacuum cleaner. not
Winsted, Conn., has a fisherman
who claims to have caught a pickerel
because the latter mistook his nose
for bait and jumped at it. It strikes
us that said fisherman must have con- a
sumed a vast amount of bait to ac
quire a nose so brilliant that a pick- dr
erel would jump at it. ac
Under the new law it costs $10 to
carry a pistol in New York instead of ye
only $2.50. But those who expect to ti
see the difference reflected in a de- b:
crease of shooting affrays will proba- n
bly be disappointed. If the fee was a
million, and it was not enforced more h
strictly than the $2.50 one, it would e
be just as ineffectual.
Sir Hiram Maxim is still singing the t
praises of that great American dish
pork and beans. Some of these days 1
thd humble and much-abused pie will
r find an authority abroad who will sud- 1
Sdenly eleevate it to the heights, and
make us ashamed that familiarity and
-tradition have made us belittle the hid
Sden sweetness and light we have with
- - A jilted Brooklyn man is suing the
fickle fair one for the time lost in
courting her. She pleads by way of
Sdefense a .woman's inalienable right
to the pursuit of hbppiness by chang
ing her mind. In face of this consti
tutional right the unlucky swain has
no case. All the courts appealed to
on this issue have hihherto upheld this
right, which, indeed, antedates every'
-thing but the creation.
King So'dultch Choa Fa Maha-Za
jiravudh, of Slam, cables thanks for
sending an American representative to
his late father's cremation. That is
nothing, We are quite willing, on gen
eral principles, to send representatives
to morb cremations of oriental poten
S tates, considering that the Orient has
t such potentates to burn. But it is to
be hoped that Siamese court etiquette
will not iequire an American tongue
" : " to get twisted around His Majesty'
to stop and perma
nently cure that ter
In rible itching. It is
compounded for that
purpose and your money
will be promptly refunded
if Hunt's Cure fails to cure
Itch, Eczema, Tetter, Ring
Worm or any other Skin
Disease. 50c at your druggist's, or by mail
ted direct if he hasn't it. Manufactured only by
md A. B. RICHARDS MEDICINE CO,, Sherman, Texas
to A Country School for
t Girls in New York City
Best Features of Country and City Life
g Out-of-door Sports on Schcol Park
of 35 acres near the Hudson River.
re Full Academic Course F rom Primary
ake Class to Graduation. lUpper Class
for Advanced Special Students. Mu
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Coach Meets Day Pupils.
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Parents and Children's Faults. it
Parents ought to collaborate with I thoug
teachers in helping to develop the sang tl
best in their children, and conse- preside
quently to eliminate the worst. In- uprol
stead of this view of the matetr we uptive,
(says Ella Wheeler Wilcox) find par- "loves
ents taking a stand against the love
teacher who tries to talk of the faults He 1
of their children and discuss a rem- zaar
edy, and all the work which the teach- sweet
er has hoped to do in character build- accret
ing falls to the ground under the secret
lifted hammer of the unwise and and «n
belligerent parent, who insists that ple
"my child" must be without faults, I The
and that the teacher who sees faults bo the
is an enemy, not a friend. It is sel- about
dom, indeed, that a man or a woman when
occupying the position of a teacher is cided
prejudiced or has personal or selfish patrol
motives for criticising a child. he a des
Baby Teethes on the Table.
"We are called upon to repair all
kinds of damages," a furniture dealer
the other day said. "But the most
puzzling defacement I ever saw was
3 that-which appeared on a beautiful ma
e hogany table brought in for refinishl
e ing. All around its margin were rows
r of scratches and snmall indentations
o which were hard to explain, as the ta
ble was otherwise uninjured.
"'What happened to it?' I asked
t when the owner came in.
"y ''Well,' she replied, 'the baby In- A
ot sisted on cutting his teeth around the
re edge of it.' Of course, it was rather ing
of expensive, but we both think there is Of
nothing tqo good for the baby.' " kini
in COFFEE CONGESTION reap
,el Causes a Variety of Ails. sclt
es A happy old lady in Wisconsin bag
,n- says: tor
4c- "During the time I was a coffee oth
ck drinker I was subject to sick head- i
aches, sometimes lasting 2 or 3 days, to
totally unfitting me for anything. ins
to To this affliction was added, some hal
of years ago, a trouble with my heart no'
to that was very painful, accompanied the
de- by a smothering sensation and faint- I,
hba- ness. sti
.s a "Dyspepsia, also, came to make life
ore harder to bear. I took all sorts of pat- mi
)uld ent medicines but none of themhelped ell
me for any length of time. - th
"The doctors frequently told me or
the that coffee was not good for me; but
sh- without coffee I felt as if I had no T
lays breakfast I finally decided about 2
will years ago to abandon the use of cof
sud fee entirely, and as I had read a great
and deal about Postum I concluded to try
and that for a breakfast beverage.
Ihid "I liked the taste of it and was par
with ticularly pleased to notice that it did
not 'come up' as coffee used to. The
bad spells with my heart grew less
9 the and less frequent, and finally ceased
st in altogether, and I have not had an at
iy of tack of sick headache for more than a
right year. My digestion is good, too, .and t
hang- I am thankful that I am once more a
onsti- healthy' woman. I know my wonder- i
a has ful restoration to health same from
ed to quitting coffee and using Postum."
d this Name given by the Postum Co., Battle
every' Creek, Mich.
"There's a reason," and it is this.
Coffee has a direct action on the liver
a - Za with some people, and causes partial
"s for congestion of that organ preventing
Ave to the natural outlet of the secretions.
hat is Then may follow biliousness, sallow
n gen- skin, headaches, constipation and final
atives ly a change of the blood corpuscles
poten- and nervous prostration.
at has Read the little book, "The Road to
t is to Wellville," in pkgs. "There's a Rear
tongue EVr resd the above lettert A mew
jesty'e appears from time time. They
are seu.e, true1 and ful of humma
Illinois Is Ahead in Absenteeism
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W ASHINGTON.-Illlinois still holds (
the national championship for (
long distance statesmanship in con
gress. The complete congressional 1
record for the last session just issued 4
establishes the state's claim to this
distinction beyond any doubt.
No other delegation even approach
es the mark set by Illinois in the num
ber of congressmen absent at all
times, the number of roll calls missed
by each and the total number of days
each was away during the session.
t While none of the Illinois represen
t tatives achieved the distinction of rep
e resenting hls district without once ap
pearing at the capital, there were sev*
e eral who outdid all former feats and
n approached remarkably close to this
il goal. Unfortunately they were handi
ýy capped by the provision of the law for
aS the payment of mileage.
- I member may draw his salary of
$7,500 a year, his $15,00 allowance fori
clerk hire, and $125 for stationery
without coming to Washington, but it
is necessary for him to apar atp least
once in orde'r to receive his traveling
allowance of 20 cents a mile.
It is doubtful if an absolutely per
fect record of nonatt'ndaiiae ever will
She mlade evenll )y one of the illinois
champions, unless this irksome re
quiremnent of the mileage provision
should be modified. The generous al
lowance makes it a real object for a
congressman to come to \\'ashingtol
at least once each session.
Unsophisticated persons may sup
pose representatives who attend a ses
sion of congress only a few days of
I the entire period refrain, as a matter
of propriety, from drawing their en
tire salary, or perhaps return it to the
Fotr the information of such he it
} stated the cashier in the office of the
.. sergeant at narms was asked if any
. memiber of the house had not drawn
d his salary for the last congress or
ss had refunded it for any reason.
i- ".Metibers of the house refund sal
r ar'" exclaimed the official. "Never
knew it to hallpen, and I've been here
of sixteen .years."
A memoer inai u-. .... I _.
President Loves Innocent Jest
., ... 1 ,lnr." replied the young
IFE is a jest, and all things show
I thought so once, and now I know it."
sang the poet Gay; and although the
president appreciates the necessity of
upholding the dignity of the chief exec
utive, still, like Oliver Cromwell, he
"loves an innocent "jest."
He was to attend a fashionable ba
zaar held at the New Willard for
sweet charity's sake, and started out
accompanied by Capt. Butt and two
secret service guards, Messrs. Sloan
and Wheeler writes Joe Mitchell Chap
pie in the National.
The party was cordially welcomed
by the reception committee, and were
about to be permitted to enter the hall
when the president whimsically de
cided to pay his way in like the other
patrons of the charity. Walking up to
a desk where the tickets were on sale,
he inquired: "How much are the
..Two dollars," replied the young a
lady in charge sweetly.
Plunging into his spacious trousers' i
pocket, the presidential right hand r
brought forth two one dollar bills,
which he passed to the ticket seller,
and nodding to his trio of companions,
he entered the hall.
"Lend me two dollars. Jack." whis
pered Captain Butt to Wheeler, "left I
my money at home."
"So did I," mourned Wheeler. (The
party were attired in dress suits.)
"Never mind, I'll take care of you
both," hastily offered Jimmie Sloan,
with becoming magnanimity. The
others breathed a sigh of relief as he
approached the desk. "Three tickets,
please," he announced calmly, produc
ing a crisp five-dollar bill.
"Another dollar, please," gently re
i marked the young lady at the booth.
i "Another dollar! II-how m--much
did you say those tickets were?" de
d "Two dollars each."
e Jimmie was blushing a rosy red
11 when Wheeler came to the rescue.
e- A passing bell-boy was taken by the
!r collar and a few of the morning's tips
:o were removed from his inside pocket.
e, Then four silver quarters were placed
e triumphantly upon the table, and the
three passed inside.
'As Breeding Ground for Alaska
iIi-,l LL DIE IF a
* THEY SEiD
- E. ME TO ALAS t
- IT MUIST BE
A N odd plan is on foot to make the /
Colorado mountains a sort of prov- i
Ing ground for agriculture in Alaska.
Of course, there are a good many
kinds of agriculture in Alaska that
do not need proving. They are al
ready an established success, both
scientifically and commercially. Hun
dreds of tons of potatoes, oats and cab
bage are grown and sold in the terri
tory each year and there are a dozen
other successful crops.
But Alaskan nights are too cool
to mature string beans and corn, for
instance, and the question is whether
e hardy, cold-restraint varieties could
t not be produced by selective breeding
d that would give Alaskans all the fresh
t- luxuries from their garden that the
°e There are farms in the Colorado
t. mountains near Denver that have an
,d elevation of nearly 10,000 feet and
. the conditions at this altitude in, Col
e orado are almost identical with condi
tions at 1,000 feet elevation near the
arctic circle. That is the (days are
warm and sunshiny, but the nights
are almost cold even in summer, while
the severe winters are apt to kill all
but the hardiest perennials
A bill was recently introduced into
congress for the establishment of just
such work in Colorado and also for
experiments that would breed drought
resistant vegetables for the desert.
The methods employed in this erx
perimental work are exceedingly in
teresting. If for instance, it was de
cided to find a wheat that would ma
ture in a very cold climate like that
in the hill country north of the arctic
circle, this is how it would be done:
First, the hardiest seed of all the har
diest varieties would be obtainable
from Russia, Scandinavia, Canada and
Alaska. Then it would be planted in a
place where it would be unlikely to
mature. There might be just one stalk
l that, from some mysterious strain of
breeding or force of circumstance,
1 would stand unharmed by the autumn
a frosts. Its seed would be treasured
and the next year each grain would
D be carefully planted and guarded so
n that the strain should ife increased,
d and still further and severer tests
1- made on it until it was so hardened
1- that a full annual crop was assured.
Lack of Horses Alarms Officers
( I MEVER WAS o
\ VERY ANXIOUS t
TO JOIlt THE t
/V I ARMY -THEY
SHOULD uSE 1
ARMY officers and department of
agriculture experts are uneasy over
the lack of proper horses in the coun/
try for use of the cavalry and artillery
in case of war.
A comprehensive report on the sub
ject has been published by the bureau
of animal industry of ate war depart
ment. It appears that there is much
trouble in finding suitable horses for
the army in time of peace, to say noth
ing of the demands that would be
made in case of war of any magni
In this country now are about 23,
000,000 horses. It would seem that out
of this number there would be an
ample number for the equipment of
the cavalry and for artillery and other
Sar ay uses in case of war, bht in an
article on breeding horses for the
r United States army, prepared by Capt.
y Casper H. Conrad of the Third cav
airy and published by the department t
of agriculture, doubt is expressed on I
the subject. The army type is said f,
to be scarce and hard to obtain.
Capt. Conrad recommends legis- t
lation by the states generally to pre- e
vent the breeding of unsound horses.
In 1908 the government established f
the system of remount depots for the I
army. Under this system the govern
ment buys the horse young, at three
to four years old, and alter breaking
them issues them to the troops. This
system has been found preferable to f
purchasing the animals when matured.
But what the army, officers want, and
also the department-oof agriculture, is
a, system of government supervision of
the breeding of horses for the army.
Chief George M. Rommel of the ani
mal husbandry division of the bureau
of animal industry, has devised a plan
whereby from 2,000 to 2,500 well-bred
animals would be available for the
ariry every year. This would about
f supply-the demands in time of peace.
r It is proposed to divide the country
into four districts and to rear Mor
gans, thoroughbreds, standardbreds
t and saddlers. In time the best type
would be discovered.
HE extreme care-the hygienic cleanliness-used in
making as well as shipping Dr. Pepper, means a
'ot to you.
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AT FOUNTAINS-5 CENTSIN BOTTLES
Marbles Coming Back. Pay
An elderly woman who keeps a A cou
little shop in Harlem which she calls were vit
r a "stationery and book store," prob- tung the
ably because her chief stock in trade e.'s eye
consists of candy, cheap toys. picture display
cards, pencils and writing pads. says dermist'
that there is a revival in marbles. "Let'"
Her best customers are the children can gel
who attend the school near by. "For mother.
years," she said, "the boys have given "Suit
' up the old-fashioned marble for the upon a
d more expensive glass 'agates' and "Let ui
'alleys.' The old game of bounding "Oh,
I was never played and marbles could ,there.
rs, not be given away. Lately thrte he crib
have been many calls for them. I see up the
is. the boys playing the old game, and
eft surely the marble is 'coming back.'
he New Species of Potato. goods
A new species of white potato has plunge
for some years been cultivated in then .
an, France from plants found in Uruguay. iink w
.he Originally a very bitter tuber, the ored 1
he South American vegetable became, aft- then
its, er three or four years of cultivation, it be(
uc an admirable food product. Its yield sharp
is enormous, and it is exempt from the up b3
re- ! maladies that attack the ordinary p. mainE
)th. tato. It grows best in moist soil, its blotti'
uch native habitat being the marshy a hot
de- shores of the River Mercedes in Uru
guay. Its flowers have a jasminelike
odor, and a delicate perfume has been
red extracted from them. After one plant- Wi'
ue. uing the plant perpetuates itself from Treb'
the the broken roots left in the soil conce
"Lorna Doone." the (
the orna Doone" is practically one was
more illustration of "Single-Speech Gern
Hamilton." After its appearance its has I
author wrote and published steadily somh
ca for thirty years, but the fact remains tists
that not only is "Lorna" his best
the known work, but that his entire repu
are tation hangs upon it. Many of his
ights other stories are good, notably "Cripns In
while ! the Carrier" and "Perlycross"; the Har
11 all latter has a most ingenious plot, but bavi
these two now peacefully repose with Cle'
into their mates in undisturbed slumber in plat
r just ! dusty library corners. Mr. Blackmce whe
o for offered his buyers all sods of wares, witl
tught- I but after a momentary examination alw;
rt. they declined what was "Just as as
is ex Good," and returned to their favorite.
ly in- which, by the way, was never his. He
is de- ranked it third among his productions.
d ma- This novel is not only one of the best
that loved books in English fiction and
arctic stands magnificently the reverse test 189
done: of re-reading. It is bound to have on
e har- more admirers in the future than it
inable has ever yet enjoyed. It is visibly cre
s and growing in reputation every year.- ter
d in a Phelps, Essays on Modern Novelists.
a stalk Up te to"-r E'lot.
-ain of The City Mo.. rs' club met at the
stance, Hotel Astor the other day, says a New re
iutumn York letter, just after President Emer- ui
asured Itus Eliot of Harvard had announced g4
would that every wife should welcome the w
ded so stork at least eight times between the al
reased, ages of twenty-seven and forty. The w
r tests mothers looked not merely shocked. ji
Lrdened but sore. They did a lit'le scientific a
ured. panning of Doctor El' it between ft
heats. "Isn't the club going to go on tl
record with a reply to D ctor Eliot?" n
erS one of the principal ,It mbers was a
asked. "Tt 3 club hav their own a
artment troubles, without bothering about what I
ssed on Doctor Eliot may think." The seeker a
Is saidfor information was persistent. "Sure- r
btaln. ly," said he, "a statement of that sort, I
Slegis- by such a man as Doctor Eliot de- i
to pre- serves some reply." The leading mem
horses. ber of the Mothers' club frowned
ablished again. "We will answer Doctor Eliot," 1
Sfor the said she, "just as soon as Doctor Eliot I
Sgovern- becomes a mother."
breaking A Fond Hope.
ps.This "Lightning blazed the way to glory
aable to for him," says a Georgia philosopher,
matured. "but we trust the blaze didn't keep
rant, and p after he got there!"
'vision of Pennsylvanias' Locust Exhibit.
he army. H. Z. Baker of Newville, Cumberland
f the ani- county, has four bottles of seventeen
ic bureau year locusts of dates as follows: 1851,
ed a plan 1868,. 1885 and 1902. He was 12 years
well-bred old the first time he saw them and Is
for the now 72 years past. Each bottle Is la- I
id about belled and contains one locust for
of peace. each of the dates named.-Philadel
, country phia Record.
dardbreds Missing Property.
best type "Had your butler been here long?"
"He was long enough for us to b
Passed Up the Taxidermist.
A country woman and her littleboy
were visiting the city and while sto
ing the sights of the place the moth.
e.'s eyes were attracted by the showy
display of stuffed animals in a tail
dermist's shop window.
"Let's go in here and see what we
can get for you, Willie," said the
"Suie, ma, and--" His eye fell
upon a sign over the door which read,
,"Let us tan your hides."
"Oh, no, no, ma; let's don't go 18
I there. I get 'nuff of that at homer"
he cried excitedly, and they pam
up the taxidermist's shop.
Tallow Will Remove Ink,
To remove ink spots from wash
goods melt a piece of tallow saot
" plunge the ink spot in the hot fat,
a then wash the piece at once and the
" ink will disappear unless it is a c1·.
L ored garment which will not waahf
then drop melted wax on the spot, -t
Idit become hard and remove with a
sharp knife. The ink will be sot~a
up by the wax, and if any stai_ i
Si mains from it, place a clean piece t
blotting paper over it, and press wit
ha hot iron to draw it out.
en Surely Veteran Musician.
nt William Kuhe, who introduced Patti,
m Trebelli and Christine Nilsson to th.
concert platform in England, is eighty.
seven years old, an age which, he
thinks, entitles him to be known a
'the oldest musician in the world. He
tine : was born in Prague in 1823, the son of
echi German parents. He is a pianist sad
its has gtven concerts in association widh
his I Luckless Harvard.
pns iIn a list of the living graduates of
the Harvard. nearly 400 are set down '
buthaving "no occupation." This, inth
with Cleveland Plain Dealer's opinion, 0
r in plains the often noticed fact that
c "e when a "Raffles --meaning auh
tree, with a clean collar on-is caught, bhe
rlon always appears in the news dispatcb 0
as as a "Havard graduate."
rite, -__ _
. He Decreases in Revenue.
bons. The passenger revenue a passe '
best mile, which in 1888 was 2.49 cents, 1
tnt 1898 had decreased to 1.973 cents a5>
ave in 1908 to 1.933 cents. In the desed
havn from 1888 to 1898 there was om
sibly crease in freight revenue from
r.- cent a mile to 0.753 cent, at which 1.F',
t.ter figure it also stood in 1908.
lists.: -- /
*A Right and Lawful Rood.
Lt the An example of the old rough aid
NNew ready methods of arriving at a
rmer- urement is the Elizabethan wni Oi
unced getting the "feet." Falentin I -._
e the who wrote on surveying, records te ht
en the after service on Sunday sixteen
The were stopped at the church do*o
cked, just as they happened to come di
entific and drawn up in line, left foot to
ttween foot. The length thus obtained wl
go on taken as "a right and lawful rood
oliot?" measure and survey the land wit'.
s wa s and a sixteenth part of it as " r .
r o wn and lawful foot." Althoc3h big ati
it hat little men were thus roughly aVy=
seeker aged against each other, the re6lt
"Sure- naturally varied to some Wtot
t sort, Hence it is, as Shaw Spar'ow notes
lot de- treating of this "rood" as the .
g mem - tectural "bay" which gives Is
rowned "bay window," that a baY 1e
Eliot," times found to be rather lesti
r Eliot sixteen feet of twelve nche
Touching Sympathy. I
Sglory '1I hear that Wllklns has lost1
sopher, fortune." "I'm so sorry! o
't keep such an easy man to borrow pst
ibit. British Justice "Makes Good.
berland London for the list severplmiC
venteen has been suffernng with an epidele !
s: 1 :1 rots and spots and croBout the t
2 yeas just as we have here. Bfairl b
nis sh magistrates have fil b ,ier
!e is la- Irotten egg offenders , ith sevre
ust for and imprisonments.wNeW York
His Library for Sa"t
Harduppe-You advertise thA
o for this one? Dealer-But we
u to nothing less than whole llbral' .
uppe-Well. this Is my whole