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CUTS BARLEY'S BEARD
Professor Performs Feat of Benefit to Farmers. University of Alberta Agronomists Remove the Barb From Whiskers of Grain, Edmonton, Alberta.—Trimming the beard of barley is the accomplishment claimed by the agronomists at the University of Alberta this summer. Specifically what they did was to at tempt to remove the beard altogether, succeeding only in taking the barb out of the beard. This, it was de clared, is of immense potential agri cultural benefit. It is,, the barb in barley that mukej all the trouble in handling and feed ing the grain, It Is said, and unsuc cessful efforts have been made for years both in Canada and the United States, to remove the beard. Eut with the barb gone the experts say the beard doesn't particularly matter.. If the claims made for the improved barley are borne out authorities hold It may become a staple variety of western Canada. Two varieties of barley are grown in Alberta^-the two rowed and six-rowed. The former is used for beer-making, but six-rowed barley is the chief crop of central Alberta for feeding purposes. It is a sure crop, favored in mixed farming regions, and yields from 40 to 50 bushels to the acre. IN SCRAP OVER MÀUSOLEUM New York Woman Objects to Having Uncongenial Company in Her Last Resting Place. • New York.—Miss Mathilda Carlson is sixty years old and has no present intention of dying, but, according to her own story told in supreme court, when her time does come, she does not want to await the Angel Gabriel's trumpet In uncongenial company. For upwards of forty years Miss Carlson told Justice Greenbaum, she and her sister, Sophia Carlson, toiled as domestic servants in various New York households and saved their money with a view toward providing themselves with "suitable last resting places." With the accumulated sav ings a mausoleum in Woodlawn ceme tery was built. At the time the purchase was made the Carlsons made provision for the interment of their nephew, Nils Fegel gren, and daughter the same vault. The two families were then on good terms. Recently there was a falling out between the relatives and now Miss Carlson Is seeking to have thè names of the Fegelgrens stricken from the mau soleum deed. The plaintiff said she and her sis ter paid $7,000 for the plot of ground and the mausoleum, which she testi fied, was built with a window in it and large enough for a person to walk about inside. The body of Sophia Carlson, who died a short time ago, is now entombed there. 'FLU' SPREAD BY HANDSHAKE Dirtier the Atmosphere, the More Im mune One Is to Disease, Says Colonel Vaughn. St. Louis, Mo.—There is no indica tion of an epidemic of influenza this winter, according to speakers at the convention of the Association of Mil itary Surgeons of the United States here. One method of spreading the disease is by handshaking, it was said. Col. Victor C. Vaughn, in an address, declared the dirtier the atmosphere and the more bacteria one breathed, the more immune he would be to dis ease. This was proved, he said, by statistics compiled during the war, which showed that the greatest death rate from disease was among men from rural districts. "The city-reared man," he asserted, "is accustomed to breathing filthy air, While the country-bred man is not, and consequently a foul atmosphere will affect the latter sooffer than the for mer." Posed as Girl 22 Years: Paid $100 for Deception Harry Campbell, who said he had posed as a woman 22 years, was fined $100 by Justice J. J. Shapard, at Kansas City, for impersonating a woman. Campbell, who went by the name of Henrietta Campbell, gave himself up to the police because a man threatened to re veal Campbell's impersonation. In court Campbell wore a wom an's dress and hat and would have passed for a woman ex cept for the two days' growth of beard on his face. He said he had been a rooming-house keeper in many cities, posing as a woman. Bird Darkens Town. Eau Claire, Wis.—A blackbird roost ing on the edge of an insulator of the Wisconsin-Minnesota Light and Power company's line resulted in shutting off of electricity between Altoona and Milwaukee for 20 minutes one eve ning. The current jumped the wire, electrocuted the bird and passed down the pole Into the ground. "Mountain Dew" Plant Has Been Buried 50 Years. United States Marshals Hunt Wilds of Wayne County, W. Va., for Giant Still. Huntington, W. Va. —County and state prohibition officers and United States marshals are searching the wilds of Wayne county, where gigantic copper still is again In oper ation, after being buried for half century. Fifty years ago a "mountain dew" was manufactured in this sec tion which was superior to legalized brands. "Wash Farley's Best famous brand of whisky in this sec tion. was Making whisky was then a legal and much appreciated occupation, authorities usually ran a small still in addition to arresting a few murderers and thieves. The It was no disgrace then to run a copper can and coil. The abil ity to turn out good whisky was an accomplishment, and many a farmer would employ a hired man if he knew nothing else about him except that he could make good whisky. It was back in 1859, 1860 and 1861 that "Uncle" John Jones made "100 per cent pure" liquor. He lived on Lick creek, near the Lincoln-Wayne county line, and there turned out whisky as pure' as the mountain dew, sweet as honey and with a kick like a cranky flivver. 'Uncle" John had a reputation for "souring" his mash just right, distilling just long enough and turning out a "run" of liquor that was much in demand. Then came federal legislation put ting a high license on the business of distilling, and "Uncle" John decided to quit. He buried the still after carefully drawing a map showing its exact location. A few days ago de scendants of "Uncle" John found this map under the rafters of a barn. During the last few (Jpys a new and excellent brand of liquor has been ap pearing in these parts. Veterans de clared it was like "Uncle" John's. Then the secret leaked out. The old still had been unearthed, and with a little practice the finder was able to distill a brand just like the famous "Uncle" John brand. It is known the still is located in the Lick creek region, but the officers have as yet been unable to find it. It is said to be the largest, finest and most complete whisky making plant in West Virginia, The whisky is being put out in great quantities through Wayne and Lincoln counties. # Read The Daily Star-Mir ,i ror Want Ads. Good Judgment in Buying Leads One to Investigate 1 Investigating Coats and Suits in this store is a cheerful process. One detects, instantly, the correctness of the style—and an uncommon de gree of fabric quality and workmanship in these Suits and Coats that we feature. I 1 And one is pleased to npte that value-giving has been accentuated. « jsgjf 1 Just received a big shipment of Infants' Wear All sizes, 4 to 14 and and Children's Coats. 15 to 19 The Parisian Bring your Hemstitching to Mrs. Frazee. 1 CHALLENGES EROSH Down State School Wants Football Game For Thanksgiving With First Year Team Present indications holding true, Coach Dingle's first year' denizons of the gridiron will take a trip to the southern part of the state during Thanksgiving week to push the Col lege of Idaho varsity up and down the lined field. The aforementioned institution of fers to pay the expenses of the Fresh squad if they wil show up for a Thanksgiving game. There is no positive dope on the college squad. However, they are reported to be going strong in their section. The College of Idaho has always put out a good team for a school of its size, several years ago having claimed the small college championship of the northwest. Their only game this year that has been reported this far north was their scrimmage with Boise high school, from whom they won by a small margin. While they- will undoubtedly put up a good fight, everything seems to point to a victory for the Idaho Frosh, in the event of an engagement. If this trip is made, the Frosh will ! undoubtedly contract with Boise for 1 a tussel on the turf. Bîî OPEN NOSTRILS! END A COLD OR CATARRH j S 1 J | How To Get Relief When Head and Nose are Stuffed Up. Count fifty! Your cold in head or catarrh disappears. Your clogged nos trils will open, the air passages of your head will clear and you can breathe freely. No more snuffling, hawking, mucous discharge, dryness or headache; no struggling for breath at night. Get a small bottle of Ely's Cream Balm from your druggist and apply a little of this fragrant antiseptic cream in your nostrils. It penetrates through every air passage of the head soothing and healing the swollen or inflamed mucous membrane, giving you instant relief. Head colds and catarrh yield like magic. Don't stay stuffed-up and miserable. Relief is sure. Stomach Troubles. Causes much sickness, causes nau sea, gas on your stomach, conslipa tion and headaches. Take M. A. C., the best stomach and bowel correc. tive. For sale at the Corner Drug Store, Moscow. =sa I Am Going to Tell My Friends About Crescent u 99 Crescent produces sweet, wholesome baking An appreciation like the above is really the secret of the popularity of Crescent Baking Powder. It is writ ten us by one who has used Crescent continuously for ten years. 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Established 1896 The following officers were elected; Ted Erb, president; Ted Holderman, vice-president; Leo Schroeder, sec retary; Don Eagleson, treasurer; Earl Hunt and Don Eagleson were appointed as a committee to arrange for the dance. anent organization. The club is or ganized primarily for social purposes, and also to keep alive the memories of what they did over there. Plans Steps were taken to effect a perm were made to hold services in cele bration of the day on Tuesday morn ing, and to present exercises entitled, "The Day we Slept in." In regard to the dance it was stated that all men who have been in the service either here or over there at tend in uniform. "Put op the old, ragged one," stat ed Chairman Hunt of the dance com mittee, "That covered you when you saw your hardest service."