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VOL. 60. WHOLE No. 2334. / ■—* 80 Bushels Per Acre Our New ‘WHITE DIAMOND” Barley produced almost 80 bushels per acre this year. If you will cut out and send us this Ad. we will mail you a large sample free— be quick, we only have about 4,000 samples left. None for sale this year. BOUSIANO’S “60LD” BRAND TIMOTHY SEED will produce the best crops of hay you have ever grown. It Is new seed, pure and clean, free from weed and trash. It will produce most excellent hay, also nutritious and abundant pasturage. The best merchants sell Bolgiano’s “GOLD” Brand Timothy Seed. If yoB can't get it, drop us a postal and we will tell you where von can. Insist on having “GOLD” Brand Timothy Seed—there willbe money in jour pocket if you do. WE ARE HEADQUARTERS FOR Seed wheat, Crimson Clover, Alfalfa, Dwarf Essex Rape. Alsyke Clover, Red Clover, Sapling Clover, Hairy Vetch, Winter Oats, Winter Barley, Winter Rye, Red Top Grass. Kentucky Blue Grass, Orchard Grass. Tall Meadow Oats Grass, Canada Field Peas. Poultry Foods, Tur nips, Ruta Bagas, Kale, spinach. Winter Radish, Onion Sets, Etc. J. BOLGIANO & SON, Light, Pratt and Ellicott Streets, Baltimore, Md. I I II Nil HI jH THE fact that Amatite needs no painting makes it the most economical roofing on the] market. A roof which requires painting every couple of years to keep it tight is an expensive proposition.] Ifyou will stop and figure out the cost of the paint, you will find it is frequently more than the roofing] Amatite is covered with a real mineral surface,. which makes paint*] ing absolutely unnecessary. ~ Anyone can lay Amatite. It re^! Jiuires no skilled labor. Nails andi iquid cement which requires no heating, supplied free with every] roll. Qriffth & Turner Company Farm and Garden Supplies 266N , a.y1?“ st } Baltimore. J. P. STEINBACH Maker of GENTLEMEN'S CLOTHES PROFESSIONAL BLDG. CHARLES AND PLEASANT STS. Bot'i Phones. C. A P. TELEPHONE N. C. HAEFELE & CO. Gas and Electrical Construction in all its branches Up-to-date workmanship and reason able prices. Let me make an estimate on installing your home with GAS or ELECTRICITY I guarantee entire satisfaction in good work and fair dealing Office and Show Room: Bel Air Road, between Overlea and Maple Avenues, Overlea P. 0., Baltimore Co., Md. JARRETT N. GILBERT (Successor to BAY and GETTY) GENERAL COMMISSION MERCHANT Grain, Wool and Hay BOURSE BUILDING, Custom House Avenue and Water Street. BALTIMORE, - - - MD. DEAL WITH REITZE FOMESMLOTHES. AS tfiWK SSStt vlte your early Inspection. Specialists on Full Dress Suits... 30.00 up J. H. Reitze & Son 643 W. Baltimore Street, 2 doors west of Arch, Baltimore,'Md. owe: * sutre: * WAY * j; 1 i To have money Is to save It. The sore way to save it Is by depositing it in a < > ! > responsible bank. Ton will then be exempt from annoyance of having it barn < [ < [ holes in yonr pockets, and aside from the fact that yonr money will be safe * > * , from theft, the habit of saving tends to the establishment of thrift, economy, , * ] discipline and n general understanding of business principles essential to yonr < [ < [ success. ] > , To those wishing to establish relations with a safe, strong bank, we heartily <, < [ extend onr services. ] > |:The Towson National Bank, i| TOWSONT, ZMIZD. || ;! DinnoTOßs. <; ]- JOHN CROWTHER, President; D. H. RICE, Vice-President; \\ i ’ Cel. Walter 8. Franklin, Lewis M. Bacon, ] S Hon. J. Fred. C. Talbott, Wilton Creenway, <’ ]> Hon. John 8. Biddlson, Ernest C. Hatch. <] <] Emanuel W. Herman, w „ , . ! <! W. O. ORAUMER, Cashier. ]; ] > ; THE COMMERCIAL BANK OF MARYLAND BELVEDERE AVENUE, Near Reisterstown Road, ARLINGTON, Md. .—p——. CAPITAL STOCK, $25,000. *——B—> —* TsTO'W' OPETT JFOPI BTJSX3STESS ——O—*—* Does a general Banking Business in all that is consistent with safe and careful man agement. The location of onr Bank makes it the most convenient place for a large number of residents of Baltimore connty to transact their financial business. During the short time onr Bunk has been open for business the amount of deposits has reached a snccess far in excess of onr expectations. We have a SAVINGS DEPARTMENT and pay Interest on money deposited there. Call and see ns and we will explain why it will be to yonr advantage to open an account with ns. Prompt attention given to all collection business entrusted to ns. *——o—-► —: OFFICERS: CHAB. T. COCKSY, Jr., JOHN K. CULVER, Ist Vice-President. CHARLES E. SMITH, President. HOWARD E. JACKSON, 2d Vice-President. Cashier. —: DIRECTORS: CHARLES T. COCKRT, Jr., HOWARD E. JACKSON, ROBERT H. McMANNS, ARTHUR F. NICHOLSON, J. B. WAILKB, MAX ROSEN, JOHN K. CULVER, OEOBOE W. ALT, H. D. HAMMOND, J. FRANK SHIPLET, H. P. EASTMAN. Deo. 26-ly Second National Bank TOWSON, Md. JMM We invite the accounts of Individuals, Firms, Corporations, Societies, Executors, Administrators, Trustees, Ac. jfO) m_a.rn.nm-a,— (\ to receive onr most careful consideration. I \ —“ / 1 ' Collections Made. Loans Negotiated. Banking in Ail Its Branches. ip EVERY POSSIBLE ACCOMMODATION FOB OUR DEPOSITORS. Ifl* I Ea II HW I —I OFFICERS Thomas W. Offutt, Elmer J. Cook, l Vice-Presidents Thos. J. Meads, PRESIDENT. HARRISON RIDER, I CASHIER. THOMAB W. OFFUTT. W. BERNARD DUKE, HENRY C. LONGNECKER, Elmer J. Cook, wm. a. Lee, Z. Howard isaao, Harrison Rider, Chas. H. Knox, Noah E. Offutt, JOHN I. YELLOTT, W. GILL SMITH, FRANK X. HOOPER. Feb. 6— ly Maryland College* Westminster. Maryland. REV. T. H. LEWIS, D. D„ LL. D„ President. A high grade College with low rates, $225 a year for board, furnished room and tuition. Three courses leading to degree of A. B. Classical, Scientific, Historical, and a course iu Pedagogy, entitling graduates to teach in Maryland without examination. Preparatory School for those not ready for College. Forty-third Year Opens Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1909. * July 17—3 m _ INSURE YOUR PROPERTY The+Home # Insurance+Company OF IffßW TORK, 49* Which hu for the past twelve years paid every loss in Baltimore CASH When Adjusted. Assets-Twenty-Five Million Dollars. FIRE, LIGHTNING AND WINDSTORM. The “Home” Writes the Largest Business In Maryland. REPRESENTED IN BALTIMORE COUNTY BY WHEELER & COLE, Towson, WEIDEMEYBR A BHIPLEY, Owings’ Mills, WM. J. BIDDISON, Raspeburg, HOWARD M. GORE, Freeland. 1 3P~See that your Policy is in the “Home.” [June 5-6 m J. J. GEORGE & CO., PRODUCE COMMISSION 109 MARKET SPACE, Near Wholesale Produce Market, :o: BALTIMORE, Md. Red X Chick Starter, Red X Chick Feed, Red X Poultry Feed, Red X Dry Mash Feed, and Poultry Supplies. Peerless Hot-Water System Incubators and Brooders, also the Peerless Lampless Brooder. Portable Poultry Houses and Hennery Outfits. Iron Age Potato Diggers. Farm and Garden Implements. The United States Cream Separators. GET OUR CATALOG. May 29 —6 m S. K. FENDALL & CO., TOWSON, JMLJD., AGENTS FOR ALL KINDS Farm Machinery and Implements ■nai~KWTMMK I INTERNATIONAL GASOLINE ENGINES, ipUHH IIECIf V DUUUICvi I The Best Engine a farmer or manufactor can buy Repair Parts for All Machines ou Hand. If we haven’t them we will get them on short notice and can save you money on our full tine. The Hoosier Con Planter a Sjeeialtj. Envelopes i IXTILOPES ! ENVELOPES For Professional Mid BmlnMi Men, Furnished In large or small lots, with neatlf printed corners, at a verysmall advance on their original cost. LARGE STOCK to select from. OFFICE OF THE UNION, Deo. T.—tf. Towson. Md. J. MAURICE WATKINS & SON, —D BALERS IH— Staple, Fancy k Green Groceries Fruits. In season. Fresh and Salt Meats. Full line of Tobaccos, Foreign and Domestic) Cigars, Ao. Sept. 18—lj TOWSON, Md. TOWSON. MD.. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1909 WANTED 1000 Orders From your section FOR -f? LUMBER ~< MILL WORK CDMPO-BMRD.The great substitute for Lath and Plaster < "i 1 i J.L.GILBERT & BRO. LUMBER CO East Falls & Eastern Aves. Baltimore, Md. The Balto. Go. Water & Elec. Co. 411 E. Baltimore St. Both Phones Baltimore Why swing a pump handle when you can get WATER by merely opening a faucet in your house LET US SERVE YOU The Balto. Co. Water & Elec. Co. 411 E. Baltimore St. Both Phones Baltimore I E. SCOH PAYNE CO. ; 362 and 364 N. Gay St. < Baltimore, Md. ( BOTH PHONES: St. Paul 1228 Courtland 267 HEADQUARTERS FOR j Bar Iron, Steel, Axles, Springs, Shafts, | Spokes, Rims, Hubs, Wheels, Wheel Material, Horse Shoes, Horse Shoe Pads, Horse Shoe Nails, Rubber Tires, Rubber Tire Machines, Rubber Tire 1 Channels, etc.; Wheelwright Material. A Full Line of Builders’ Hardware ] HEADQUARTERS FOR FIELD FENCE, LAWN SWINGS, LAWN MOWERS, LAWN SPRINKLERS, At a big reduction. A postal card will 1 reach us. < E. Scott Payne Co. 362 and 364 North Gay Street, Baltimore, Md. ' ] GEORGE W. GRAMMER ! i GENERAL BLACKSMITH WHEELWRIGHT and COACHMAKER 1 1 Builds and Repairs Carriages and , Wagons of all Kinds t FUNERAL DIRECTOR and EMBALMER Caskets always on hand. First-class . service at moderate price. Carriages furnished at the lowest prices and satis- 1 faction guaranteed in every particular. PUTTY HILL, Bel Air Road, 1 Fullerton Post Office, BaltimoreCo.,Md. 1 VISIT The Largest Sample Shoe House In the World Majestic Shoe Company The Great Price Cutters 419 E. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Md Wm. J. Brady Buyer and Manager W. L. Douglas, $3.50 Shoes $2.39 Crawfords, $3.50 and s4.ooShoes. .$2.49 Burt & Packard’s $4.00 Shoes $2.49 ill Dr. J. Wm. Harrower ij; 1? Jjf l[l SURGEON DENTIST |[j jtj Washington and Allegany Avenues jr ! Towson, Md. ij Office Hours ]*' j[j Daily, from 9A.M.t06 P. M. jjj C. &P. Phone, Towson I® 1 " - ® jj 1 FALLING LEAVEB. (From October Farm Journal.) Amidst the Indian summer haze 1 he forest’s regal hues unfold With richest crimson, cloth of gold. Russet and scarlet, all ablaze. How quickly have the days flown by Since spriDg her first faint colors threw In pure relief against the blue Of charming April's sunny sky! The budding white oak’s rosy tint The summer changed to vivid green; The slender birch’s silvery sheen Was heightened by the sunbeam’s glint. Now soon each leaf all sear and browned. With cutting wind and biting frost. By ruthless autumn torn and tossed, Will fall and wither on the ground. But tiny rosebuds are hidden there To show forth beauty by and by; Sheltered from winter’s winds they lie. Although each limb and branch be bare. And so our lives must bud and grow. Warmed by the sunshine of God’s love. Showered by mercies from above. Till we in health and beauty glow. s>us ’mid the frosts of sorrow, still We shelter those lives yet to come, And when we fall, our voices dumb, They live to do the Father’s will. THE RETREAT OF THE GREEKS. (From Leslie's Magazine.) My business was to find Miss Mame Cowcher, of No. 17 Cheeseit Street. Since the matter was urgent I could have wished that Cheeseit Street were less difficult of access and freer of en cumbrances. The district wore an air of resigned dilapidation; the stoops sagged 1 the window-blinds lolled and the shanties inclined towatd one another. Babies, goat s and quad - rupeds of the “just dog” variety prospered. The rear guard of a stag gering procession of wooden cottages proved to be Cowcher’s. Obviously supper was in progress. Intimation to this effect was in the •air long before I reached the back door. One whom I judged to be Cowcher was tilted back in a chair against the woodbox, where he mum bled blearily and breathed with much noise. Another, unquestionably madame, a creature of lavish propor tions and unstinted voice, sent a tor rential volume of rough shod Eng lish cracking about the ears of Cow cher, and she thumped the rickety stove with a smoking saucepan byway of accentuation. There were many other Cowchers of all lengths and lasts. I asked for Miss Mame, and explained why. “An* it’s no wander shure you’re wantin her pictur’ an’ an intervoo, as ye call ut,” remarked Mother Cow cher, giving me her undivided atten tion. “Did ye hear iv the scrap she put up in the mill rite?” “That’s just it,” I said, “the mill riot. We have heard of Miss Marne’s charge upon the Greek strike-break ers, and want to print her picture and some of the facts in her case.” “She’s the wan. Mame done ut,” exclaimed Mrs. Cowcher with ani mation that dominated the room. “She claaed up wit’ a dozen iv them sthroike-breakers, an’ thim Greeks is fierce divils. I tell ye, sor. She pitched inta the hull fifteen iv thim, an’they wit’stones and cloobs. An’ what she done to them I couldn’t -be gin to tell ye ! Ye wouldn’t belave ut that in the toirae it ud take the wind to blow yer hat off, she had the twinty iv thim runuin’ fer their loives an’ shriekin’ murder an’ Avie Morias.” “Aw, can that kind of talk, Maw, I ain’t no bloomin’ prize-fighter,” roared a voice from the stairway, and an instant later I beheld Mame. She was huge and yellow-haired, and challenged me with flashing, blue eyes. “I’m a lady, lam, and they ain’t nottin’ goin’ in that paper’bout me that a lady wouldn’t stand fer.” “The public is much interested in the strike, Miss Cowcher,” I said, “and especially in your part of it. We would like to print your picture, if you’ll lend us one. It will be re turned promptly.” “I ain’t got no picture,” she said. Pride and suspicion mingled in her tone. “Don’t you moind th’ wan in tV parloor, Mame, darlin’,” mumbled Mr. Cowcher persuasively. “Come to, Paw. This here feller wants a growed-up one.” “Don’t you b’lieve she ain’t got none, Mister,” said a smaller Cowcher shrinkingly. “I saw her give one to Bob.” “That’ll do fer you, Tiddy. This here’s my department,” said Mame. Then turning to me she added : “It’s a fac’, though, Bob has got one.” “Ah,” I exclaimed, “I’m very glad. If I should call on Mr. Bob and state the case, would he not lend it?” Here I was greeted with a hoot from Mame, and the other Cowchers voiced a derisive chorus. “Do you know what Bob ’ud do to you if you went to him and asked for my pic ture?” the heroine of the strike ques tioned dreadfully, lowering her face to mine. “Not murder, surely,” I whispered. “No, but he’d eat you, young fel ler. Why. Bob wears that next his heart, he does.” “Is there anything to be done,” I asked. “Bob ’ud never let go that picture to you or no one else,” she said, “but—” “Is it too far?” —Would it be ask ing too much for you,—l’d appreciate it more than I can tell,” I stammered, breathlessly. . Mame snatched a big plumed hat from some mysterious recess under the kitchen sink, slapped it on with two jerks, a stab and a flourish, and announced that she supposed she would have to go along. At the door she paused, and addressed a slim, run-down slip of a girl,—the image of Tillie Slowboy:— "Look here, Liz,” she said “you come on wit’ me an’ this feller. Bob might crumple him fer walkin’ wit’ me, an’ no ebaper-oon.” Liz left off banging crockery to re mark that she would see her sister banged first. The wrath of Mame, however, altered all. As she had brought about the retreat of the Greeks, so she charged Liz into sub jection and obedience. As we passed out, a muttered challenge mounted above th? fumes surrounding Mr. Cowcher to the effect that he would match his Mame against any man of her weight “in th’ ait ward.” It appeared that Bob was a flag man. After we three had traveled for hours through darkness, and in an atmosphere imminent with death from uproariousfreight engines. Liz pulled me back, and Mame directed an amatory onslaught upon a male figure carved in the dim doorway of the shanty. “That’s Bob,” Liz whispered. '“Stop here a minute. Marne’s a lady, you kuow, and mightn’t not like to have you by when they come together. Besides, Bob’s as jealous as a tiger 1 Why, if you’d come here alone for her picture —” We both shuddered. Then Mame called us. “This is him, Bob,” she said. “He wants it fer his paper, and ’ll give it back. He come wit’ Liz-” Bob bowed to me cheerfully. I be gan to lose the fear of encountering violence. Bob seemed a most even tempered little chap. “I aint got yer picture, honest, Mame,” was his astonishing declara tion. “Oh, that’s all right, Bobby,” coaxed the big girl, with fond affec tation of incredulity. “But you’ll let him have it to please me —” “Honest, Mame, —” “Come ou, fork over. It’s all right, or I wouldn’t ask ye Bob. He ses he’ll put it back in yer hands wit’out harmin’ a hair of it—" “That’s all right. But, honest to God, Mame, I ain’t got yer picture. I did have one, but I give it away !” Just here Liz pushed me back in the dark. An upheaval of nature seemed to be taking place within the flagman’s shanty. “Do you suppose she’ll kill him ?” I gasped, remembering the rout of the Greeks. “Naw. Mame won’t fergit herself, Marne’s’ a lady, she is I” FREEDOM REGAINED. (Written for The Union News.) A little way back from the street, where the trolley cars whirr and hum ; where the labored chug-chug and pound of ponderous wheels on steel keep up an incessant clatter day and '■ night, dragging commerce to distant > States ; where the busy mart of trade keeps up its ceaseless toil and grind, stands a massive pile of granite, with numerous barred windows and steep tiled roof. There’s nothing of archi -1 tectural beauty about its exterior. • The sole aim of the architect seem to have been solidity and security. If nothing else, the very guard who keeps up a ceaseless vigil upon its outer walls is sufficient to denote the character of the institution. The busy tide of humanity which hurries along glances furtively at the latticed 1 windows and grim walls, and perhaps there may be some in the hurrying throng who breathe a silent prayer for misguided youth within its walls ; little children play upon the pavement in their shadow and give no heed to the suffering and heartaches of the inmates, as their childish laughter rises and penetrates the open windows. A long shaft of golden light streamed through the upper sash of one of the big grated windows, struck a dazzling radiance of brilliant, check ered sunshine across the tes&alated floor; it crept silently over to a stained spot in the stone flagging made by the shuffling of countless feet, marking off the hour of noon. To the casual visitor the golden bar of light meant nothing, but to the Man who sat within the confines of his 6 by 6 foot room, it meant much. The Man had whiled many hours away in watching the sunlight steal to this spot, and had turned away with each recurring visit with a feeling of relief, as it marked one day less in the monotonous round of life which sepa rated him from friends and society. For 20 years these four walls had sheltered him ; he knew every crack and seam in their roughened surface, and through the tiny square of light, facing the east, he had caught a glimpse of sky, sometimes gray as his thoughts, and at others refulgent with color, as the rosy dawn chased the gray shadows away and replaced them with royal banners of gold and amethyst. Then, too, when the world was hushed in silence, the gold en crescent and silver stars, floating in a sea of blue, flitted across the limited space of his vision as he caught their shimmering light from his pal let. An occasional flock of pigeons, wheeling high in air, broke the monotony of cloud and sunshine. But there was to be an ending of these daily visions and day-dreams. One day the big, grated door swung open to admit a little woman in black, who greeted the Man in the superin tendent’s office. Not a word was ntiered by the black-garbed figure as she took the Man’s two hands in to her own, but the touch which was exchanged the world knew nothing of. For years she had waited for this moment, and at last she was to see her fond hopes realized. Down the long flight of granite steps to freedom slipped the Man with the little black - : clad figure beside him. There was so much to interest that he was speechless. As the big bell in the tiny cupola in the tower clanged out ' the hour of 2, the Man paused at the corner of the street, and with a back • ward glance at the pile of granite : which had been his home for 20 years, : brushed a tear from his cheek, and 1 then, with the light of hope in his : eye and with squared shoulders, trudged silently on. > “A mothers’ club!” exclaimed Mrs. Farmer Hayrick, putting the newspaper down. ‘ ‘The very idee o’ • setch a thing! I never use nothin’ ' but a shingle. Nice sort o’ mothers thev must be that has to nseaclub !” I - - : Old violins of famous makes are becoming costlier all the time. A l dealer in Berlin is offering two fine l instruments by Antonio Stradivarius . for $21,250 and $25,000 respectively. I —Musical America. THE UNION ESTABLISHED 1850 i THE NEWS ESTABLISHED 1905 f Consolldate<i THE FARMER AND THE ROAD. (By F. N. Godfrey. Master New York State Grange.) The problem of highways has prob ably concerned the farmers of this country more than any other class of people, inasmuch as upon them alone, for many years, devolved the building and maintaining of the roads. From the old tortuous woods roads follow ing the streams very largely, or a blazed trail over the hills and moun tains, the corduroys and slab ways through the swamps aud lowlands to the present good and improved high ways graded and straightened almost to the grade of a steam railroad, the farmers have largely been the factor bearing the burden of expense, and therefore the ones most to be reckoned with. In the early history of the country the blazed trail and first wagon roads were winding and loug, often making the distance double that which now is as the country has been cleared and the roads straightened and grad ed. As the country was settled and new farms were opened up new high ways were built without much thought as to grade and line, and today we have in many States, especially in the East, very crooked and irregular roads. Gradually the sentiment for better and improved roads has grown; the coming of the bicycle started the movement with greater acceleration than any other one thing for many years; then the arrival of the auto mobile has no doubt culminated in the climax of road improvement by creating a greater interest with the whole people until all are ready to lend a hand in the improvement of the highways. The farmers at first have been loath to favor the more expensive improvement of the roads, believing the movement was lagely in the in terest of the manufacturers and users of automobiles, but be that as it may, as soon as an improved road is proper ly constructed through a farming sec tion, the farmer is brought at once to see the value of it in the great advan tage to him in the movement of his produce to market, and since the whole people are assisting in the ex pense, we farmers are withdrawing our objections and are willing to as sist. Taking up the improvement of the highways, let me emphasize this fact, that the market roads should be the first to be improved, thus bringing about greater prosperity to the coun try by reducing the cost of marketing the enormous products of the soil in lessening the cost of hauling to ship ping points an nearby markets. Later, the trunk lines may be connected up to accommodate the wealthy seeker of pleasure in touring the country with the automobile. It is the labor ing men, the great producers of the country, those who must use the highways every day of the year, whose interests must be looked to first if the prosperity of this country is to continue. The pleasure seeker who uses the roads only during the summer months aud for pleasure only, finds but little trouble now on the highways, even if only dirt roads, if they are contented iu driving their machines at a reasonable rate of speed. The highways of the country are of vastly more importance than the so-called waterways, which are re ceiving so much attention just now. The deep waterways such as the great lake system, and such rivers as are by nature deep and navigable should be maintained, but transportation by water on canals and streams that have to be maintained by State and nation at enormous expense are antiquated and slow, and should be relegated to the past. The high ways, railroads and deep natural waterways should and must be maintained, and the whole people should help to do this. Per haps in the near future we shall have the new and modern method of trans portation to cope with, and laws will have to be enacted controlling the navigation by air through the great milky way. The Grange, the great farmer’s organization, stands for the improve ment of the highways of this country through national aid, believing the national government can do no greater work toward the prosperity of this great country than that of improving the highways, thus aiding the great est industry of the country in trans portation to the markets the magnifi cent and bounteous products of na ture, at the lowest possible cost and yielding to the producer the profits entitled therefrom. GIRLS AND OUTDOOR GAMES. (From Black and White.) Women in their ambition to be athletic contend against innumerable difficulties. One of these difficulties is skirts, a second is waists, and a third —almost insuperable —is hair, in cluding hairpins. Watch a girl playing tennis or cricket, and after a more than usually brilliant effort she invariable puts her hands to her head, as if she expected something to fall off if she did not. Energetic play is usually attended by dishevelment of the unruly locks and a shedding of hairpins that causes the pretty athlete distress. Her pleasure in the game is marred by a sense of insecurity and a constant fear of consequences. No woman can wield a racquet or essay a run with an undivided mind. Half her brain is occupied by the fearful surmise that her hair is coming down —a surmise, by the way, which is probably too painfully justified by the fact. Automobiles are making a greater demand on inventive genius in New York city than any other machines. It is estimated that more than a thou sand men are actually working on im provements for them, besides those who are devoting simple thought to their betterment. In a guessing match at Pittsburg as to how many grains of corn a 27- pound turkey could eat in a week,W. H. Kuhn won the bird, guessing 2802. Theactual number consumed was 2809. SWELLING TIDE OF BEEK. Practically all the alcohol sold as a drink in this country is in two forms —distilled liquors and beer. For the past fifty years the per capita con sumption of distilled liquors has been about stationary. Because of the Civil War and the fact that great quantities of alcohol were used as burning fluids before the general introduction of kerosene, only estimates of the consumption of distilled liquor as a drink in the ’6os can be had. The best of these was made by the Federal Government’s taxation com mission of 1865, headed by David A. Wells. This placed the average con - sumption by drink at less than a gal lon and a-half. 0 The Government’s excise commis sion reports show the average per capita consumption through the ’7os to have been gallons, through the ’Bos gallons, through the ’9os gallons, while in the last four years, the period covering the recent active temperance agitation, it has been a gallon and a-balf. Roughly speaking, says McClure's, the whiskey business has about kept pace with the growth of the country. It sells as it did forty and fifty years ago, a little less than three quarts of pure alcohol yearly for each person in the United States. In the same period the amount of alcohol sold iti beer has grown from practically nothing to a quantity greater than is sold in distilled liquor. In iB6O the sale of beer in the United States was 3.22 gallons a head; in 1908 it was 21 gallons—two thirds of a barrel. The alcohol sold in this form was a little less than a pint a head in i 860; in 1908 it was a little more than three quarts. Since 1850 the volume of this re markable new industry has increased fifty times; it is eighteen times larger than it was in iB6O. The growth of the American beer trade had consti tuted one of the wonders of the liquor business —commented on in trade circles all over the world. The capi tal invested in it is over ten times that invested in distilleries, the value of its product two and a-half times as great. Four-fifths of the 55,000,000 bar rels of beer made in the United States is consumed in cities and at least three-quarters of it by the population of cities themselves. The brewing trade statistics show that every man, woman and child in cities of over 25,000 can safely be credited with drinking a barrel and two-thirds of beer a year. Largely by this means the population of American cities drink at least eleven quarts of pure alcohol a head every year, while the popula tion of the rural districts does not drink more than four quarts a bead. If there is a liquor problem in America —which every one seems to concede —it is obviously of the city, and al most as obviously the brewery trade is connected with it. SPENT 24 HOBBS IN A CEMETERY VAULT. (From the Ottawa Evening Citizen. There came near being a tragedy at a funeral in Sydenham. William 'Lawson, justice of thg peace, Elginburg, was examining a vault at the cemetery. Another gen tleman who was in at the same time went out and closed the door after him, and as it had a spring lock Law son was made prisoner. He shouted, but owing to the thick wall his cries could not be heard. He was forced to stay in the vault all night and un til the next afternoon, when it so hap pened there was a funeral to the vault. When the mourners opened the door they were terrified to see Law son stagger out. He was in a terri ble condition as a result of his twenty four hours’ confinement, being almost famished. COINS OF ALUMINUM. (Paris correspondence London Telegraph.) In a few years coppers will no long er weigh down man’s pockets in this country. As it is, no more bronze money is now coined, and the short age is being felt. Aluminum will be substituted, and it is hoped that the new coinage will have been begun by the end of the year. The metal, or rather an alloy of it, will be used only for penny and half penny pieces, which will be about the diameter of but both, much thicker and lighter than francsand half francs, and thus easily distinguishable from these coins. The recent quarter franc piece in nickel has proved a failure, because it is constantly being taken for a franc, as tourists here know to their cost. Besides lightness, clean liness is another advantage of alumi num, which does not oxydize in air. A LIVELY SQUIBBEL. (From the Housekeeper.) An old negro who lives in the country came into town one day and saw an electric fan for the first time in his life. The whirling object at once attracted his attention and after intently gazing at it for several min utes with the greatest astonishment and curiosity be turned to the proprie tor of the shop and said : “Say, boss, dat suttenly is a lively squirrel you got in dis yeah cage, but he’s sbo’ly goin’ to bus’ his heart if be keep on makin’ dem resolutions so fas’ !” HE WAS QUALIFIED. (From the Youth’s Companion.) At a public school the children were training for the annual flag day cele bration. One boy, in order to show good reason why he should take a prominent part in the ceremonies, said that he had a real gun ; another had a pistol; a small girl had a flag, and so on. Finally, one tow-haired lad of six came up to the teacher, and stood waiting for her to see him. “Well, what is i>?” she asked. “I has a union suit,” he said. There seems to be no one so hard to discourage as the person who can’t sing.—Atchison Globe.