kage of 300
receiving and dis-
--.i a -UMjusand such
ylJstmaster has beeri is-
ajt regular intervals giv
pf farmers who have pro-
e Kecently.; he savs. lie
many requests from farmers
ftheir Dames, because of the
Vhey badjecured regular cus-
all the produce they .could
fking over the postmaster's De
circular 'the Washington Star
hat farmers are offering butter at
Jangui'g from 24 to SQ cents per
; 'eggs at 30 to 40 cents a dozen;
at 18 to 55 cents the pound;
at 13 to 22 centsT The offerings
from vegetables of all sorts to
e-made pickles, preserves and meal;
jorcbard fruit to little-neck clams.
of the farmers have been bidding
yttra" holiday money by offering
(mas trees and evergreens. The
lestbusiness is in eggs and poultry,
jDtributed 179 packages out of
iotal tof Slrti parcels handled by the
rhe figures wake a very good show-
for the parcel post as a medium of
firect marketing. .They indicate that a
irge number of Washington people are
inding it to tiieir financial advantage to
uy rural coiJimodities from tbe pro
ducers,'; Thfi range of prices quoted
Shows that sope of tbe farmers are ask
ing more for their products than others.
At the same tpme it seems probable that
even the maximum prices qouted are
somewhat be low those asked for tbe
same productjs by the retail dealers in
Washington. Ihe minimum prices,
therefore, whpever obtainable, would
represent a material saving to the con
sumer enough to make it well worth
his while to datronize the parcel post in
There are tliose, no doubt, who have
had unsatisfactory experiences with the
(parcel post afod there are others who
deny that it fa a practical method of
marketing. The business that is being
ttone in Washington and in other cities
where special effort has been made to
develop this feature of the service
proves, h o w 6 v e r, that there ,are
many persons af both ends of the line
who are finding such transactions feasi
ble and profitable. Louisville Courier
Good Work By the Farm Girls,
The garden and canning clubs that
Lave been organized by Southern girls
are supplying some valuable evidence
asto the desirability of crop diversi
Some interesting fafts have been given
out from Washington as to the work
accomplished by tbe E'r,s' clubs. A
young woman in Teripessee made a net
profit of $131.62 by raising and selling
vegetables. Another iK'rl in the same
State made a profit of" $96.20 on beans
and tomatoes during the summer and
fall. A third found, a peach orchard
into which the bogs bad been turned to
eat the fruit. She set up a home can
ning outfit in tbe orchard and made
$60 in one week as the result of her
In South Curolina the club girls made
a total profit of $28,00 last year. Inci
dentally they developed a new industry
' : c
!ifrgnileii . and canning Vvrk Her
father has beeu so impressed with her
accomplishments that he reduced
his rot ton acreage otie-fialf and has
gone) raising vegetables. V
Wiile the boys ih. ftbasi)utb are
aemopstratlng the possibilities corn
ana pigs tne girls are showing wrmui
be dckie with the products of the gar
den.nd orchard. ;r These object lessops
in diversification cannot fail to be of
beneficial effect. Louisville Courier
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Inquiry has come to Lexington, Ky.,
by canning pimentos. -Tbey found that
practically all the pimentos used in the
United States are imported from Spain
and Mexico. As pimentos are grown
extensively in several counties in South
Carolina, the girls decided to put a do
mestic product on the market.' They
did so with such success that "requests
have come f:'om forty-five States for in
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culture of this valuable food product.
Two girls in North Carolina have
made such a reputation for their canned
.. fruits and vegetables that they are un
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ing committees" to facilitate the sale of
- their products. .
The Texas gifts have shown unusual
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canning and garden work. This is only
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already 250 young women have achieved
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about when Stanley Watson will return
to Kansas City. Friends who invested
,in a mine with which Mr. Watson was
connected want their money back. He
is. also wanted to call a meeting of the
Board of Council of which he is presi
dent. '.- ' '- " ' ' ,
Justice Lamar, of the United States
Supreme Court, granted an, appeal from
the refusal of the Federal District Court
for Northern Georgia to release on habeas
corpus proceedings Leo M. Frank, un
der death sentence for tbe murder of
Mary Phagan, a factory girl of Atlanta.
The shooting of the two American
duck hunters by Canadian soldiers on
tbe Niagara Biver, near Fort Erie, was
unintentional, according to information
gathered by the authorities and for-
wrrded to Ottawa.
' Unofficial word was received by Sec
retary Bryan that the plan proposed by
Brig.-Gen. Scott for the prevention of
firing into American territory along the
Mexican border had been agreed upon
by all factions.
One of the first men to apply for a
pension for wounds received at Vera
Cruz is Geo. C. Edgar, of Pikeville, Ky.,
who has asked Representative Langley
to aid him in getting tbe money.
Membership in girls' canning clubs
in fourteen Southern States has reached
30,000, according to a report of the
General Education Board of the Rocke
feller Foundation in New York.
Ten persons deported from Costa Rica
as the result of tbe discovery of an al
leged plot to assassinate President Gon
zales, passed through Colon on the
steamer Calamares, bound for Cuba.
Seeking to prevent duplication of
giving, representatives of nineteen as
sociations which dispense charity in
Louisville organized the Social Service
A decree providing for the sale on
January 14 of the assets of the H
B. Claflin Company was signed by Judge
Hand in the Federal Court in New
One bandit was killed and another
seriously wounded by a 70-year-old
veteran of the Civil War, when he was
attacked in his store in St. Louis.
President Wilson expects to send to
tbe Senate this week nominations of the
five members of the Federal Trade Com
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"What is so thoughtful about,' that?"
."You can pass such a gift right
along." ' -'
Crushed First -"First
the ore is thoroughly crushed.
Then the gold is more easily extracted."
"I understand. I use the same pro
cess in extracting unnstmas money
from my husband." 1 ' , '
' Somebody Caught.
-Jbey set a trap for Santa Claus,
Tb little imps. v..,
It neveMpade tba good saint pause,
But daddy limps. - ' tf:n''
In Honor of Santa Claus.
We hope the warring nations will re
frain from dropping bombs down chim
neys at least. . , '
A Congressional Santa.
"The people in my town write tne
that they have a municipal Christmas
tree, remarked a Congressman.
"What kind of an appropiation did
they ask you to hang on it?" inquired
the Senator as he lit up a yuletide cigar.
Lives of European Explorers In Tibet
Comparatively Safe Work is
Tibet continues to hold its special
fascination for explorers, and it is
therefore interesting to learn from
the experiences of Captains Bailey
and Moreshead, who recently cleared
up the long-standing mystery concern
ing the connection between the Tsang
po and Brahmaputra rivers, that a
noticeable change has come about in
the- attitude -of the Tibetans toward
foreigners. These explorers encoun
tered no signs of hostility or distrust,
except when they were mistaken for
Chinese, who appear to be held in
great dread. No objections were made
to the surveying operations, and Capt.
Morshead asserts that "it is now pos
sible to traverse the country from end
to end, openly, with plane-table and
theodolite, and without even the for
mality of a pass from Lhasa." Ap
parently the Tibetans have learned
that the British are their best pro
tectors, from Chinese aggresion. Apro
pos of the Tiangpo-Brahmaputra, the
current num er of Petermann's Mlt
teilungen am ounces that the Austrian
explorer, A. K. Gebauer, who is now
traveling north from Burma along the
Chinese-Tibetan border, intends ulti
mately to strike weBt to the Tsangpo
and follow this river through the
passes of the Himalaya. Scientific
MUCH LIKE THE PRESENT DAY
Adrian M. Newens.
Adrian M. Neens'will be here on the
night of Jan. 5. 1 He gives Tbe Mes
sage From Marsy a comedy, a story,
areatplay teeming with human con
ditions and problems. Its theme is the
revolution of selfish man. There are
fifteen different characters. The marvel
of the artist's work is that these fifteen
characters come and go with no apparent
effort. One comment is that "Mars is
a golden message presented by a superb
artist. i- . ,. -
In a letter to Hon. Henry Seymour
Conway, from Strawberry Hill, of
July 8, 1788, Horace Walpole made a
number of observations in regard to
the Euronean situation of that day
wtich are amazingly, curiously appo
site to the existing situation.
"Tka invasion of Portugal by Spain
in the last "war, and the partition of
Poland, fcave abrogated the law of
nations," writes WalpoleJ "Kings have
left no stiesV between one another.
. . ..-He,isa good king, that pre
serves his peopfie; and if temporizing
answers that endl8 H not justifiable?
"Dr. Joseph (thB emperor of Aus
tria) and Dr. Frederick, (Frederick
the Great of Prussia) -with 400,000
commentators are reading new lec
turesand I should say, thank God,
to one another, It- the 400,000 com
mentators were net in worse danger
than they. Louit XIV is grown a
casuist compared with those parti
tioned. ' '
"Well, let us simple Individuals keep
our honesty, and bless our stars that
we have not armies, at our command,
lest we should diric? kingdoms that
are at our bienseance.! What a dread
ful thing it is for such a -wicked lit
,tle Imp as a man to have absolute
Eastern Empire Has Through the
Centuries Retained Keen Sense
of Its Individuality.
Japanese history has been the rec
ord of a practically uninterrupted ra
cial life. The islands which consti
tute the empire of Japan have not only
never been conquered, they have
never been invaded, writes Hamilton
W. Mable in the Outlook.
The emperor now reigning is the
122d of his dynasty;. the development
of the life of the people, whatever
its limitations and defects, has been
uninterrupted by disturbance from
without. It has been deeply influenced
by Asiatic ideals and conventions; but
the foreign ideals and manners which
have found acceptance by the Jap
anese have made their way by persua
sion, not by arms.
Japan differs radically from the
other countries of the East in its pos
session of a sensitive national con
sciousness and of a thorough and min
ute social and political organization.
In this respect it stands in striking
contrast to other oriental countries.
So far as the feeling of radical unity
and the consciousness of sharply de
fined national aims and interests are
concerned, India and China have been
mere geographical terms, conveying
no such group of ideas, convictions,
and mental habits as the word Italy.
France and England convey.
Japan, on the other hand, has as
keen a sense of its individuality, so as
to speak, as any western nation; and
in point of thoroughness of organiza
tion stands beside Germany. The im
mense significance of this fact has
not yet been recognized in the West
SURE OF ONLY ONE THING
Wellington Could Tell Little of Battie
Plans, But He Knew Himself
"Wellington's reticence once drew a
protest from Lord Uxbridge, the bril
liant cavalry leader who lost a leg at
Waterloo. On the eve of the great bat
tle Uxbridge, although next to Welling
ton in command, knew nothing of his
chiefs plans for the morrow's battle.
With trepidation he approached the
duke. If Wellington were killed Ux
bridge would become commander In
chief. What was the plan? The duke
"Tell me, Uxbridge, who will attack
the first tomorrow I or Bonaparte V'
"Well, Bonaparte hasn't given ' me
any idea of his projects, and as my
plans depend upon his plans, how can
you expect me to tell you mine?"
Uxbridge bowed and was about to re
tire when the duke added in the
friendliest way: "There's one thing
certain, Uxbridge, whatever happens
you and I will do our duty."
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