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The Tomahawk. [volume] (White Earth, Becker County, Minn.) 1903-192?, August 15, 1918, Image 3

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5The lieutenant picked up a thin tin
pipe out of the bosket and held it up
with a smile.
"I haven't seen one since I was ten
years old. It's a bean-shooter, isn't
Jane iaughed delightedly. "Yes, it
Is. Do you think a small boy would
like it?"
"If he doesn't, he isn't human, I
should say."
"There's only one trouble about that,
though," went on Jane, more soberly.
"I never thought until after I had
bought it, that his mother is in very
modest circumstances, and buying
beans for a small boy to shoot into
people's eyes might not happen to be
iL why she would choose to spend her
They were, sitting on a fallen log In
a maple grove beside the road. Over
head tho birds were chirping and flut
tering in ecstacy, for the day was one
of nature's rarest, the kind she flings
before the eyes of a winter-worn world
to rekindle hope and faith in better
things to come. It was early spring,
but already there were signs that one
young man's fancy had turned lightly
to thoughts ofvery great admiration
at least for the girl beside him.
In front of them on the road stood
a car, Jane's, that had stopped for
repair. Just as it happened, the lieu
tenant had come along and offered to
help mend the perforated tire.
Jane had accepted gratefully and
now the car stood again ready for ac
tion, to use a military phrase.
There was really no reason why she
shouldn't have gone ahead on her
errand, but, \yhen even the birds were
fussily choosing their mates, and the
long day was theirs, why shouldn't they
rest a few minutes on the log and talk
"It's a birthday basket I'm taking to
a little friend of my mother's," Jane
explained, dumping the things out on
the ground. "I wish you knew my
mother," she went on. "If you did you
would appreciate these things. The
dear soul was born without any sense
of humor at all, and dad and I nearly
"It's a Bean-Shooter."
have fits about her. Every May she's
been sending some poor little fellow
put this road a birthday present, and
she always chooses the awfulest things
for him. One year it was ear muffs
iid mittens she'd got at a sale. She
said his mother could keep them In
moth balls till the next winter,. And
fnc she sent six bottles of sarsaparilla,
for she said all children needed a blood
purifier in the spring and no doubt his
imother was too poor to buy him any.
iShe's sent everything from the "Life of
Shakespeare' to Gibbon's 'Rome' in the
reading line, and once when she
couldn't think of anything useful for
him she sent a bolt of sheeting for his
"Evidently she has a sense of val-
ues," laughed the lieutenant.
"You're right there," nodded Jane.
'Well, anyway, she was too busy to
attend to it this year with all her war
work, and had a notion to let it go, but
I thought it was a good chance to
make up to the little fellow for all his
years of disappointment, so I offered
to take the burden of shopping and de
livery off her shoulders. And here I
"Blessed person! And how old is
your little boy?"
"Bless your heart, I don't know."
said Jane. "And I doubt if mother
does, either. The little fellow was a
protege ot Aunt Mary, who died. And
all we know is that mother was to send
a birthday present to Stephen Hamp
ton every year on the tenth of May."
"But perhaps" the lieutenant
stopped. "You're right. There Isn't a
donbt in the world that your visitation
will make up for all nis former trou-
"Well, there's the bean-shooter, and
here's a bag of marblesnearly all
glassies, tooand a top, and a mouth
organ, a baseball and some peanuts
cod bananas.''
"Bully for JM! He's a funny boy If
he can't have a perpetual birthday all
Jai\e put her treasures back Into the
basket. "I must be going," she said,
rising quickly. "It Is getting very late.
My hoy won't have any birthday pres
ent at all If I stay here any longer."
"That's so!" he agreed reluctantly.
"But won't you let me go with you?"
Jane considered a moment, then
looked up Into his steady gray eyes.
"Mother's very touchy about my talk
ing to strangers, and the sky's been
our only introductionthat and the
car. But she's dotty on uniformsa
soldier to her is a combination of mar
tyr and saintso I guess you /may
come and see Stephen, get his pres
ents. Do you happen to know where
the Hamptons live?"
"Yes. I'll take you there If/ you
really don't mind my going."
Before long they turned into the
driveway of a very pretentious country
house. Jane was startled.
"Where are we going?"
"To the Hamptons."
"WhyI don't understand. Surely
they can't live here. I thought they
were poor."
"They used to be, but somebody left
them some money. But surely that
doesn't make any difference, does it?
They're the same people, not changed
a bit, and boys are the same the world
"That's true," answered Jane, a/bit
dubiously. I
"And I do think you'll miss some
thing If you don't know Mrs. Hamp
ton. She's the finest woman I know."
They had come to the door now.
"All right," said Jane, stepping out of
the car. "But I was thinking of the
In the big sunny living room Jane
was to discover something. The photo
graph in a silver frame on the read
ing table and that of a little boy on
the wall were evidently the same per
son, and encountering the eyes of the
officer, she realized that he was the
original of both.
As this information conveyed itself
to her brain, and the consciousness of
a fearful blunder was sending the
very' blood to her cheeks, Mrs.
Hampton came In. Jane waited for no,
introduction. "I've made a terrible
mistake," she *rled, pointing to the
basket. "I've come to give your little
boy his birthday present, and even ear
muffs and sarsaparilla would be better
than the stuff I have brought."
Then suddenly she laughed uncon
trollably. "Oh, wait till I tell dad.
Won't he just die, though! Bean
shooters, marbles, peanuts! Oh, my!
For un army officer, too!"
"Dearie," said Mrs. Hampton, "don't
feel distressed about It. Your mother
has always kindly remembered Steve,
but she never came out to see us, and
I think she lost track of time. We
always made good use of the things
she sent, and saw that some one got
them, but we never liked to hurt her
by explaining."
"Feel distressed! Oh, goodness! I
don't feel distressed! I think it's 9
splendid joke."
Mother and son nodded at each other
and smiled. If there was anything itt
the world they admired, it was a sens*
of humor.
"Besides," said Stephen, "it's the
best birthday I've ever had. I'm going
to give your mother a special note of
thanks for sending me the nicest pres
ent in the world."
And the gray eyes were too full of
meaning for Jane to question what he
"That's true, dear," said Mrs. Hamp
ton, smiling. "He's carried your pic
ture since you were a little girl with
curls. He said you looked so jolly."
Jane smiled gratefully and held out
her hand.
"That's splendid of you. Suppose
you go back home with me and show
mother how little Stephen has grown
up," she said.
"I'd love to," he answered, "and In
cidentally I'll mention to her a real
birthday present I want sometime."
But Jane, flushing, had nothing to
answer to this.
Disgusted Motorman.
A young woman accompanied by a
little boy, signaled a State street car at
Schiller street. The conductor gave
the customary two rings and the car
started. At the same moment a man
rushed from the sidewalk, waving his
arms frantically at the motorman and
pointing to something under the rear
wheels of the car.
The motorman turned pale as he
clamped down the emergency brake
and brought the car to such a sudden
stop that it knocked the heads of pas
sengers together.
He waited breathless as the man
dived under the truck and brought
forth triumphantlynot the crushed
form of a little child, but the young
woman's hat.
"Humph!" said the motorman dis
gustedly "to stop a car Just for a
hat!"Chicago American.
Success Is a Habit.
E. W. Howe, the Kansas writer and
philosopher, says that "success Is
easier than failure." He is right. For
constructive forces always work
smoother than destructive forces.
Success is a habit. It's doing the
simple, everyday, useful tasks that
look very important, and doing them
exceedingly well.
Nearly always the successful man is
the unnoticed man, the man who be
gan years before to do the simple
things in the best way he knew how
and kept it up. The man who did the
right thingover and over again.
The small and unimportant today
made Into a habitis sure to be the
great and essential tomorrow when
dire need, and maybe stress shall call
out every reserve and demand sverj
ounce of all that you are.
Against the chill of wet bathing
suits and "cool breezes, various capes
and mantles and scarfs have been pro
vided, to be slipped on over the suit.
Many of them are made of rubber
cloth, such as Is used In hats and
caps, for bathing, or of cloth rubber
ized on one side. Besides these there
are caps and mantles of turkish-towel
fabrics, of coarse weave, wiry woolen
fabrics, of light weight, and of rub
berized satin. The woolen fabric
makes suits that shed water quickly.
The bathing suits and their acces
sories that entice one waterward this
season are the most graceful and be
coming and also the most varied in
design that have appeared for years.
It Is evident that they are Intended
to be presentable in canoes, on house
boats and on the beach as well. The
caps and hats, made of rubber cloth,
are not merely head coverings, but are
entitled to be classed as a special kind
of millinery. Rubber cloth Is used for
rosettes and flower forms that trim
them. There are sailor shapes, tarns,
and vlsored caps that shade the eyes,
By the time that August rolls round
each year women's eyes stray away
from summer millinery and such new
headwear as they buy Is prophetic
of fall. In the late summer they fa
vor something quite different from the
hats of midsummer, no matter how
beautiful these may have been, and
Incline to tailored headwear made of
silks and other fabrics. Outing hats
and between-sea son sport hats Inter
est them, but straws and flowers are
things of the past even In July. They
continue to wear them, but not to buy
Here are three of the new demt
season hats with which fair woman
wlll^adorn her head until October sets
her thinking of winter, and fall show
ings of winter millinery tempt her to
anticipate her needs. These are
tailored hats that seem to be placed
right when worn with light summer
frocks or with tailored suits on cooler
days. They play a necessary role in
fashion's drama and are a part of the
pageant of the seasonslike the turn
ing leaves of autumn.
A lovely hat of beige color and
navy taffeta, at the top of the group,
has its brim faced with navy blue taf
feta and navy blue chenille threaded
through to covering of top and side
crown, in beautifully even stitches.
Small oblong pieces of the beige-col
ored taffeta are edged with chenille
and set on* aftsr another about tfcs
Beach Capes and Mantles
many fanciful caps and a new and al
together fetching head-dress that
looks like the cap worn by trained'
nurses, with a veil that protects ths
neck and throat, that is made of rub
ber tissue. All these bathing togs may
be had in gay and pretty colorsrose
and sea-green are great favorites
or in dark and medium bluesblack
and orange or black and white, among
other color combinations. Caps or
scarfs, with cap or hat to match, ars
especially smart, and sometimes a
big knitting bag makes a trio that
cannot pass unnoticed. For the knit
ting bag goes with us everywhere
even down to the sea.
A black and white cape, with "whits
collar and white silk cord and tassel
fastenings, Is shown in the picture. II
is of rubberized satin and a good ex
ample of the style in these capes,
made of other materials. In capes and
scarfs of rubber cloth the fabric is
slashed to form a fringe as a finish.
In the capes of course woolen goods
collars and bindings are Introduced la
a contrasting color.
Headwear Prophetic of Fall
base of the crown. Dark blue beads
fasten each piece to the side
At the bottom of the ^roup there
is a small shape having a crown cov
ered with white taffeta embroidered
with wool. The brim and crown band
are of navy blue taffeta, and there are
four pairs of small navy blue wings
at the right side. The brim rolls up
at the left. The shape and the fine
work required in making this model
will commend It to smartly dressed
The remaining hat Is one of many
.models for fall in which narrow rib
bon covers the body of the shape,
with various kinds of facingssome
times long-napped beaver cloth, In
contrasting color, sometimes panne
velvet and sometimes a fancy braid.
The last was chosen for the pretty
model pictured. Porcelain blue, rose,
orchid and other gay, soft colors have
been liked for hats of this character.
Q44/C4, &fTZn*JZy
Ribbon to Imitate Lesther.
A new ribbon, brilliant in luster, to
imitate patent leather, has been intro
duced for hat trimmings. It Is most
desirable, as It can be crushed Into
bows or other ornaments without af
fecting the patent leather appearance.
New Formula Has Been Tested
and Found to Be Cheap and
Quite Effective.
Baits Prepared With Alfalfa Meal In
Warn? Climates Must Be Used Im
mediately to Prevent Sour-
ingBran Is Expensive.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment-of Agriculture.)
A new formula for a poison in fight
ing grasshoppers has been tested out
and found to be the equal, if not the
superior, of the bran-mash formula, at
least in the particular region where it'
has been used.
The regular bran-mash formula
composed of 25 pounds of bran, 1
pound of arsenic or paris green, one
half gallon of molasses, and 6 lemons
was found to cost about $1.75 at cur
rent prices in western Nebraska.
Reduced Price for Mixture.
By using 15 pounds of. alfalfa meal
and 10 ounces of paris green, at the
same time increasing the molasses to
1 gallon and the water to 6 gallons,
One of Largest Species of Grasshop
per Inhabiting Eastern Portion of
United States.
and reducing the number of lemons
to 8, it was found that the same bulk
of poison mixture was obtained for
approximately $1 at current prices.
The molasses used was cattle mo
lasses, obtained at a beet-sugar fac
tory for about 5 cents a gallon. Al
falfa meal has such swelling power
when plenty of water, Is added that
the 15 pounds makes approximately
the same amount of poison mixture
as 25 pounds of bran.
Must Be Used at Once.
It has been found that in warm cli
mates the poison baits prepnred with
alfalfa meal must be used almost Im
mediately, as they sour If kept until
the following day. Another objection
able feature is that the meal is usu
ally so finely ground that it cannot be
distributed without considerable waste
by the use of an end-gate grain seeder,
such as employed In some portions of
the country In distributing the bait.
The greatly lessened expense of
fighting grasshoppers by the use of al
falfa meal mixture Induced Nebraska
farmers to combat the pest much
more energetically than they would
have done If the more expensive bran
mash formula had been used.
8uitable Storage Houses May Be Nec
essary on Many Farms to Save
Large Crops This Year.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment Of Agriculture.)
Farmers In sections where the acre
age of wheat Is unusually large are
urged by the department of agriculture
to provide enough bins on the farm
to take care of their wheat when
thrashed. This is said to be neces
sary to save the wheat that will prob
ably pile up In certain localities, be
cause the large crop Is likely to put
a heavy strain on storage elevators
and transportation systems. The
wheat should be stored In bins on the
farm, according to the bureau of mar
kets, which has issued a circular con
taining plan? and drawings for a port
able bin that can be quickly built.
Copies of this circular have been dis
tributed to county agents throughout
the large wheat-producing sections.
Much Loss and Trouble Could Be
Avoided by Reporting Presence
of Ncxious plants.
(Prepared b7 the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
If the first appearance In this coun
try of weeds, such as Russian thistle,
field bawkweed, and Canada thistle,
had been reported, much of the loss
and trouble which they arc causing
might nave been avoided, it is impo*
tant to report the appearance of new
ad to take precautions to pre-
(Prepared by the U. S. Department
of Agriculture.)
The extra labor required to
keep weeds under control is prob
ably the greatest economic loss
which they cause. Labor is too
much needed for other lines of
farm work and should not be
used in fighting weeds if they
can be eradicated in any other
way. Yet weeds must be con
trolled If maximum crop yields
are to be secured. In this re
spect sheep can aid In the farm
labor problem. They will eat
most weeds, and on any farm
will greatly reduce the amount
of hand labor needed to hold
weeds In check in pastures and
grain fields. Keep sheep and ar
range your farm so they can
help in the fight with wesds.
Dangerous Factor in Spreading
Disease Is Sick Animal.
Ailment CanBbt Always Be Diagnosed
With Absolute Certainty, as Symp
toms Are Not UniformPre-
vention Is Best.
(Preiared by the United States Depart*
ment of Agriculture.)
Tbe real cause of hog cholera Is at
very small germ found in the blood or
urine. It may be said that anything
which tends to lower the health of the
animal, such as improper feeding. In
sanitary conditions of hog lotst damp
or cold sleeping places and dirty
drinking and feeding troughs may b
regarded as an Indirect cause.
Since the disease can only be started
by the Introduction of the germ Into
the herd and the organism is always
present In the bodies of sick hogs and
is thrown off in the feces and urine,
the most dangerous factor in spread
ing the disease is the sick animal.
It rony get Into the herd by sick
hogs escaping from a neighboring herd,
by the purchase of new stock not
showing symptoms, by returning show
hogs after visits to fairs or stockyards,
and by the purchase of bogs which ap
parently have recovered.
The symptoms are not. constant and
uniform, therefore the disease cannot
always be diagnosed with absolute cer
tainty. Animals suffering from Intes
tinal troubles, Indigestion nnd poison
ing exhibit symptoms which closely re
semble those of cholera.
In the early stages hogs huddle to
gether have temperatures (105 to 10T
degrees P. or higher) are consti
pated the feces often streaked with
blood a characteristic odor Is pres
ent and after the third or fourth day
diarrhea develops, As death approaches
there is usually a reddening of the
~3rai ill!! W "'ft
ft :3iuiA_r
Not a Good Place for HogsClean
Pens and Abundance of Exsrclss
Will Do Great Deal Toward Protect*
Ing Hogs From Cholera.
skin on the under surfaces of the body,
snout and ears. This turns Into a
purple color If death Is delayed a day
or two. There Is a discharge of mu
cus from the eyes. Coughing may or
may not be present In chronic cases
there is emaciation and patient may
linger for days and weeks.
Prevention is the better treatment
Separate sick animals from the herd
at once. Vaccinate the apparently
healthy hogs with antihog-cholem
serum. This serum only protects the
hogs against cholera. It is a preven
tive and In no wise a cure. It is ad
visable to take the temperature of ths
hogs. This should not be more than
104 degrees F.
Burn or bury the carcasses of hogs
that have died with the disease, disin
fect all pens and yards after an out
break of cholera. Burn all manure,
litter and straw, then apply a coat
of coal tar. Pens should be situated
so thnt ihoy cau be properly drained
and cleaned.
Proper feeding, plenty of exercise*
clean pens and an abundance of sun*
shine will do a great deal toward pro
tecting hogs from cholera.
Put the Bull to Work.
By means of a tread mill the but
can be made to furnish power for run
ning the cream separator, the feed
grinder, washing roachlre, the pump,
etc. This exercise win do him gooA
and tend to keep his dispersion

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