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HAS WEALTH OF FIBROUS PLANTS 9 I Decline of Coffee and Rubber Trade Brings Revival of Old Industry in Brazil. SOVERNMENT AIDS IN TESTS More Than 100 Varieties Furnish Ma terial for Jute, Brushes, Hats and Cordage—Country Has Enor mous Resources. Washington.—Brazil, although cov «red with fibrous plants, imports $5, 000,000 worth of jute and Imiian hemp annually. The traveler, who watches a long line of cargadores staggering un der the weight of hags of coffee in the port of Santos, has only to turn his glasses toward the neighboring hills to see some of the best specimens of tibor .yielding plants. The answer is simple. The country Is so huge and at the same time so un derpopulated that all of its resources Will not lie developed for years to come. The recent announcement that tile federal government was ready i'o receive 40.000.000 innnigranis will give some idea of the existing ratio of the population of this Smith state to its area. American Lately, with the decline of the rub- ber industry, caused by the difficulty In competing with the rubber planta tions of the far East, and since coffee raising has become less profitable be cause of overplanting, the country has turned its attention to the commercial Value of fibrous plants, and their devel opment has begun to attract the atten tion of investors. Nearly every Bra zilian is familiar with their fibers, and an insistent propaganda has begun for their exploitation. The government, is assisting, and experiments have devel oped several fibers of assured commer cial value. Borne of which are described in a bulletin of the Pan-American Union as follows: Only Fiber Exported. "The only fiber that figures among Brazilian exports to the United States Is plassava, a kind of hairy, pliable "bark. One company has 6,000,000 trees on Its property north of Bahla City another important source of supply Is the valley of the Rio Preto, in northern 'Bahia. The fibers measure from 8 to 15 feet in length, the longer ones being used In making ropes and twine and the heavier, coarser kinds cut into short strips for a number of uses, chief of which are the manufacture of brooms, brushes, hats and, to a limited extent, sandals. "The exportation of this fibfer from Bahia and Ilheos to the United States and Europe, as well as other parts of Brazil and South America, is increas ing yearly as new applications are found for it. In the United States it Is used only In the manufacture of snow sweepers that are supplied to street car companies. "The traveler sailing up the straits that lead Into the picturesque little Bay of Victoria, will notice what at first glance appear to be bundles of huge broadswords tied together at the handles and pointing in every direc tion. A closer examination reveals these bundles as green bushes, the roots of which must certainly be past ed against the sides of the cliffs to '.keep the plant from falling into the ••water. A common stalk cannot be de tected and, in fact, does not exist, tlie bush being simply a collection of mam moth leaves, from ten to twelve feet long, that sprout Independently from a single root "It is the plteira, a cousin of the famous agave of the Philippines, which has the distinction of being the first fibrous plant to be cultivated by Euro peans In Brazil, where the first Portu guese colonists found the Indians gathering the leaves of this plant for use in the making of moccasins. The plants require from four to six years to mature, liut live from twelve to six teen years, in comparison with sisal which lives from ten to twelve years. 'The fiber is lighter than Indian hemp and finer than hennequen from Yuca tan. Spectacular History. "Aramina, or guaxima toxa, has a rather spectacular history. Repeated experiments In Africa, India and Bra zil so encouraged botanists in the lat ter country that an intense propagan da for the manufacture of coffee bags •from this plant was begun and result ed in the building of a factory In Sao Panlo for that purpose. "Although the factory attained an •output of 800,000 bags a year, and found ready, enthusiastic buyers, diffi culties so increased that after a few years of operation the factory was de voted exclusively to the manufacture bags from jute. The failure was not -doe to the poor quality of the bags, bnt rather to the lack of co-operation among the planters. "In addition to aramina, which la so pertor to Jute. Brazil can boast of an other fibrous plant growing wild in the central part of the country which, if cultivated and used in the manatee tare of bags would eliminate the In -dian product from the list of her im ports. It is the Papoula de'Sao Fran dsco sometimes called Perlnl fiber -from Its once supposed discoverer. The fibers have the qualities of linen and lump with certain advantages In printing afad dyeing.' "These represent only fibers of high commercial value and do not iadnfie a ®undjr»d *ther species that crow la BraziL Vam found War.' far tk» others will be MI LADY'S Own Little Column PRISCILLA DEAN Facon de Parler! Your manner of speaking! Do you ever give it worthy consideration Have you ever seen a very beautiful wom an dressed in good taste, in the very heighth of fashion, the observed of all1 observers and then suddenly she speaks and a cold shudder runs down your back as she unmercifully murders the king's english. She is pretty to you no longer, rather coarse and vulgar. There can really be no criterion of speech. Each country and locality has it's own vernacular. You can tell a person from the west the minute he opens his mouth by his western twang and the man from Boston is marked by the broad "r.» We all know the Southerner and his soft drawling tongue, and no mat ter how well educated, the foreigner will always have some marked char acteristic that will brand him an alien. You are probably wondering what this has to do with grace and beauty. It has a great deal, and I hope you llot be classed with the "ain't" "I have got," and 'where have I saw you," class Beauty is something else besides on the surface. Beauty of character of speech and person are just as essen tial as a Paris frock or a perfect profile. If you are not certain whether your speech is correct yau may easily deter mine by close attention to a public lecture, a good play, reading good books and a study of Shakespears, who used the best English in all literature. A study of foreign languages will help you. One little realizes how hard the English language is until they have mastered one or two foreign ones. I recommend French. I know of an American girl who went abroad when she was two years old. She stayed there until she was in her early twenties. When she re turned, she was surprised to find that she spoke, what she considers better English than some of her girl friends, born and reared in this coun try, for as a matter of fact, the best and purest English is spoken on the continent and at the English Court. At the same time, do no tthink that you have to be a chatter box, with a constant flow of speech to be attrac tive. What is worse than a chatting woman Have you ever listened to her in the street cars, in the hotels and tea rooms? Everyone grows weary and flees from her circle. Cultivate a list ening habit and do not speak unless you have something worth while to say. Don't you think that it is cute and cunning to swear. No man admires a woman who will curse like a troup er, even if he does laugh when she does it. There is hardly anyone now-a-days, but who has a little slang in his vo cabulary. I could not go so far as to Your Tire Bills Yinner say, do not use slang, without being branded a prude, but I do say, and most emphatically, do not make your conversation consist entirely of this manner of expression, unless you wish to be considered common and coarse and prove that your education has been sadly neglected. I suppose you will think this a one long sermon, but I have seen so many beautiful girls spoiled by their man ner of speaking that I cannot resist the temptation of calling your atten tion to this very important feature in the life of the American girl. No Hunting On OU can save the price of from four to seven tubes this year. Put this money in your pocket by fitting out with Lee Puncture-Proof Tires—extra heavy, finely tnaHft tires, road-proofed with the three patent disc-layers, a distinctive Lee feature, absolutely unpuncturable yet pliant and "frictionless." Your saving in tubes alone will bring down the cost of Lee Puncture-Proofs to about that of ordinary tires. Put Lee Puncture-Proofs on your car. Know, in advance, exactly what your tire and tube bills will be for the next twelve mniitlia, In addition—you save time, temper pnd die an noyance of changing tires on the road. Smile at Miles Military Grounds No hunting will be permitted the coming season on the state military reservation, six miles south of here, according to a recent edict recently is sued by the game and fish board. Recently 100 pheasants were releas ed on the grounds for the purpose of propagating the game birds in this locality.. Strict enforcement of game laws to protect this feathered stock as well as other animals, is the pur pose of the board. It is also announ ced that promiscous shooting of birds on the grounds will be prosecuted fol lowing possible arrests by special de puties already engaged. By-Products. By-products are substances or re sults obtained collaterally or inciden tally in the operation of a specific process or manufacture of something else. In hunting game for food 3 hides and feathers are by-products manufacturing lumber sawdust and shavings are by-products in the man ufacture of gas, coke is a by-product, though not the only one evolved in the process. Undertaking Monument Service Is Unexcelled 72*6* JDUtiiAitSkm HOFMEISTER & WALBAUM Devils Lake, N. Dak. —Motor Equipment— When in Need of Our Service Phone 17 Cord or Fabric Puncture-Proof THE DEVILS LAKE WORLD Maddock Has New Realty Company The Maddock Realty company is a new organization of Benson county men which will devote its efforts to in ducing new settlers into North Dakota, according to the Benson County Far mers Press. S. B. Bagne, cashier of the Citizen's State bank, T. D. Thorson and H. C. Granbo, are given credit wit heffec ting the consummation of a deal which gives the little city a live real estate agency. It is announced that the new com pany will open an offee at some point in Iowa from where operations will be directed towards advertising this sec tion of North Dakota and directing settlers northwestward. 10,000 Persons See a Canary Funeral Held Newark, N. J.—A crowd, estimat ed by the police at 10,000 persons, thronged the streets here to-day to witness the funeral of Jimmie, the pet canary of Emidio Russomano, 65-year old cobbler. Police reserves were cal led out to maintain order and clear the streets for the funeral cortege. Jimmic, described by its owner as pos sessing "a song as sweet as Caruso," choked to death Sunday on a water melon seed. Leading the procession was a band of 12 pieces, playing fun eral dirges, followed by a hearse be decked with flowers and carrying a small white coffin in which the bird's body reposed. The old cobbler, tear stained and visigly affected, rode in a coach with a few intimate friends. A tombstone, in the shape of a cross Parlor Ship to You Direct Lower Costs Layer view of LEE Cord Punctute-IVoof with a canary bird in its center, will be erected over thfe ford'a grace near Branch Brook Park, the cobbler said. The cost of the bird's funeral, esti Notice to All Stockholders Farmers Creamery & Cold Storage Company Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the stockholders of the FARMERS' CREAMERY & COLD STORAGE COMPANY is called to be held at the Great Northern Hotel, in the city of Devils Lake, County of Ramsey, State of North Dakota, at seven o'clock P. M., on the nineteenth day of August, A. D., 1920, for the pur pose of nominating aBoard of Directors, and transaction of other business pertaining to the corporation. Dated this fifth day of August, A. D., 1920, at Devils Lake, in the County of Ramsey, State of North Dakota. Farmers Creamery & Cold Storage Co. A. E. JOHNSON, President In Stock Now-DeMes Can Be Made at Once WHAT IT DOES The Caloric, the Original Patented Popeless Furnace, heats your entire home, new or old, three rooms to eighteen—thru one register —and does it efficiently and all of the time. HOW IT WORKS The Caloric works thru Nature's own laws of circulation by the movement of air currents. Warm air rises naturally. Cold air alls. Warm air and cold aid cannot occupy the same space at the same time, any more than cold and warm water can do so—thus, in the Caloric fur nace, a circulation—absolute certain—is created on that basis. The warm air is circulated as Nature intended it to be. WE BUT ALL FURNACES IN CAR LOAD LOTS. Geo. F. Fuller, Mgr., Devils Lake—H. A. Garske, Mgr., Doyon, N. D. mated at |400t was contributed by the cobbler's friends. :—r— Save Big Freight Charges By Purchasing Of Us.