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MANSFIELD PRESS G. X. SARIN, Publish. MANSFIELD .7.. "......MISSOURI Murderer In High Places. To enter Into the detal!s ct tht taus that contribute to & high death ate among infants Is to Indict about every city in the land and all or the Itates for complicity In a murderous conspiracy. When a municipal legisla ture declines to pass any law honestly and scientifically designed to increase the purity of the milk supply. It be somes a party to this murderous con ipiracy. If It fails to enact suitable building laws. It is guilty of a crime of amission. It is similarly derelict, de clares the St. Louis Republic, when it Tails to provide for the medical inspec tion of school children or to compel the taking of any and all the precau tions which science has devised and uperience has proved to be beneficial Ws- may hold opinion with certain men of science, commonly designated as rracks, that disease is a crime, but we may not hope to see the people attain to universal heights of right living. But because individuals habitually and often Intentionally abuse or neglect their bodies, the state is not absolved from exercising to the limit of toler ance its duty of safeguarding life and health. As It is now, the staVe sins as the individuals do and, presumably, be cause they do. The habit of hyphenating names is a curious one, and more prevalent in England than in this country. It will be recalled that many of the plays of Shakespeare appeared with "Shake speare" on the title-page. Some one recently observed that American names are being printed in this fashion quite frequently m the British papers of to-day. "Wailey-Aldrich." "Clarence Stedman" and "Glllespie-Iilaine" are examples. In cases where the hyphen Is not used, the first name is often dropped, and we read of "Allan Poe, Ward Beecber" and "Russell Lowell." The practice is almost the opposite oi that of the newspapers of small towns, where Items appear about "Assistant Postmaster James Henry Jones." The statement that there are four oi five men among Boston's aged city employes who are in such condition that their wives lead them to work in the morning and call for them and take them home at night is pitiful, especial ly when it Is taken in connection with the statement that oftentimes a husky con will be found living on an aged father, and again grandchildren are being maintained by the city employe who feels obliged to keep np the at tempt at work. Until a pension system Is devised it would seem to be a good policy for the city to put the husky son to work and compel him to support the aged father, who has earned a rest after many years of labor. The death of Ma. Zalinskl recalls his dynamite gun and the cruiser Ve suvius, into whose deck and hold the menacing tubes were installed. It wai promised that this floating machine for the throwing of dynamite would revolutionize naval warfare, but the "dynamite" ship did not frighten the Spaniards at Santiago, who can ever be accused of having made a tremen dously heroic defense of that city. The fact is, the Vesuvius was more dreaded by the men who were assigned to her than she was by enemies toward which her tubes were pointed, because sailors do not care to "go shipmates" with stocks of dynamite. A government report shows that the ravages of consumption are decreasing throughout the country. Slowly, but surely, the plague lor which it was thought there was no cure Is giving way before the energetic and persist ent attacks of science. With the dis coveries and remedies that have been made, and the bringing abonut of bet te- public sanitary conditions, both by popular education on the subject and by civic ordinances, there Is hope that the next generation will no longer have reason to look upon this terrible dis ease as inevitable doom past human aid. Andrew Carnegie's peace proposal that the United States defend British ports on the Atlantic coast in return for a similar compliment on the Pacific coast, and In Hawaii and the Philip pines, amounts, says the Milwaukee Evening Wisconsin, practically to a merging of the naval power of the two nations and the formation of a navy that would be large enough to provide fleets galore for defense purposes. Mr. Carnegie is quite as Interesting In this as he was in the recent tariff Inquiry. Mr. Carnegie thinks that a naval alli ance between Great Britain and the United States would help greatly to promote peace. With Britannia who rules the waves and Columbia, the gem of the ocean, joining forces there would not be much of the aqueous ele ment left for other powers to lhrab around in. They are now sterilizing ihe baby's milk with violet rays. We suppose pink may be u where it's more be-fomi3. 4- . im, a 'ft Ammonia will clean the rubber rol lers on your wringer. Trim a little every year rather than too much la any one year. Cottonseed meal Is considered a great lean meat, bone and muscle builder. Be sura that warmth for the lambs Is not provided at the expense of plenty of fresh air. Arsenate of lead Is said to be a better material for spraying for in sects that eat the foliage than Is parls green. Encourage the presence of the birds In the orchard. Even the robins will eat enough Insects In a season to more than pay for the cherries they may eat Plan the rows for small fruit to run north and south. If possible. This gives the best chance for the sun to shine on all sides of the plants and to warm the ground between them. As soon as the leaves appear on the currant and gooseberry bushes dust them with hellebore while wet with dew and you will keep the upper hand on the worms. A second application should be made later. There Is everything In getting started right Look ahead so as to have the work well thought out be fore beginning. It is a good rule which will help you in making a good start that will end In a good finish Any Impassable mud holes in the road near you? Make it a point to see that they are fixed, even if you have to do a little extra work gratis, One bad place fixed proves an Incett tlve for the fixing of another hole by some neighbor. Test the seed before planting. Farmers who have made a practice of doing so declare that it makes as high as ten to fifteen bushels per acre difference, because they are able to select the seed with the greatest germinating power. It is a good plan to have a ladder handy, so that in case of fire one can quickly get to the roof and reach the place where a large majority of fires In farm houses start. A few moments time in such an emergency makes all the difference in the world. Many a house might be saved If one could only quickly reach the place where It started. When ready to turn the cattle out to pasture do so gradually. That Is have them well fed before turning them on the grass and then for only half a day at first. This will prevent their overeating of the fresh, green grass, a thing which sometimes re suits In very severe cases of scours Remember any sudden and radical change in the character of the feed Is bad for live stock. Do not make cheapness the basis of selection of fruit trees and bushes you are going to set out on your place, It takes just as much time and trou ble to do the work and just as many years to bring thera into bearing as though you had bought and planted good varieties. With the latter you have something to show for your trou ble; with the former you have only cumbered the ground, and will get no satisfactory returns in the way of fruit. How foolish! Weak lambs can almost always be revived by putting them into water as warm as it is possible to bear the hands in. Keep them there a full mln ute and then take out and rub fast until quite dry. Warm a spoon in the water, milk some of the mother's milk In spoon, add a few drops of whisky put this down the Iamb, and repeat three or four times. Rub his throat and make him swallow. Wrap hlra up In dry cloths, and lay him in a corner with an uld blanket or straw thrown over him. The making of a serviceable horse block is not such a difficult task. Dig a hole below the frost line for the base of the block as the side of the road where you wish It located. Fill with cobblestones and between the cracks fill In with cement. Then set up around the edge boards ten Inches wide and fill level to the surface with stone, sand and cement mixture. Up on this place another mold of boards tea Inches high, but only half as wide as the first step was made. Fill as before. The next day or when sum clently dry, remove the boards and flni'h off the surface with fine cement wash. If desired while laying In the cement for the second step one can put In a strong heavy staple and chain to be used for hitching. Nothing better for the lawn and gar den than wood csh?i. Early sown oats are the ones that hare the best chances tor good growth and maturity. Tomato plants need to be transplant ed before they get to spindling In order to get stocky plants. White-fared hornets nrev unon horse files. Let the boys understand this to they will not destroy their nests. Sheep should not be allowed to run In the same pasture in the spring and summer which they have occupied the fall before. Whitewash can be satisfactorily put on with a spray pump if the mixture is carefully strained before putting Into the pump. Seed In well-prepared soli which has been compacted will germinate much quicker than where the soil is too coarse and loose. Be sure the brooder Is running smoothly before putting the little chicks in It. They are as sensitive to extreme heat as to extreme cold. To cover the bare places In the meadow sow grass liberally, give a slight coating of manure and then run over the places with a spike-tooth harrow. Tests indicate that more wheat can be raised on land which has grown a crop of millet for hay, and also on land where the green millet has been plowed under. If the little buttons where the horns will grow are thoroughly rubbed with eaustlc potash during the first two weeks of the calf's life you will not have to dehorn later. Baking powder and other cans can be easily uncovered when new by cut ting the paper around the seam of the cover and then rolling on the floor once around under the pressure of the foot. Try it Get the horse on to full feed gradu ally. Remember that a too radical change is apt to so derange the sys tern as to unfit the horse for work for some time. This is also true as a re' spects other livestock. It is a good plnn to not only keep the fences of the farm in good repair but to build a portion new each year during the slack limes, so that there will come no year when all fencing must be replaced as Is sometimes the case. A chicken well-hatched Is a chicken half raised, Is perhaps putting it a little strong, for constant care and watchfulness are necessary to steer the little things clear of the manifold pitfalls which mark the pathway from chlckenhood to maturity. Unless amply able In the way of room and time to keep more than one breed, confine your chicken raising to one variety. Chickens are difficult to confine during the breeding season on the average place. Mixing will result. unless the fowls are closely confined and watchedt especially If you have neighbors with chickens. In nlantine oata with a cultivator. some sow them on the unprepared soil, cultivate them In and harrow for smoothing. Th's method has the ad vantage of covering the seed well, yet it eaves the ground uneven, or in streaks. Perhaps a better way is to sow the oats on the soil arter it has been stirred by the cultivator, then harrow for smoothing and covering the seed. rtv an Interesting exnerlment Prof. 0. F. Warren. New Jersey, has appar ently demonstrated that the tempera ture to which the top of a fruit tree Is exposed rather than that of the roots determines the time when the buds will open. The test was made as follows: On January 22 a peach tree, planted In a box, was so arranged that box and roots were in a greennouse (uhinh war crow in e tomatoes) while the top was outdoors. That part of the trunk in the greennouse mrew oui a number of sprouts. Oo February 28 tha troA wan moved into the house. and two weeks later it was in blossom. Tha mots had been keot in a Bummer temperature while the top was ex- nosed to winter; but me ouus were not damaged. Hollow cement posts have been found by the Wisconsin experiment elation to be as strong and as easily made as the solid ones. The mixture used Is the ordinary 1:2:4, which In cludes one part cement, two parts sand and four parts stone, none of which is larger than will pass through a three-quarter Inch screen. The or dinary forms are used, which are four Inches wide, four inches deep and seven feet long. For reinforcement a one-quarter Inch round steel rod Is placed In each corner the distance of its own diameter from the outside of the post. Each end of this rod Is bent at right angles tor about two Inches to anchor It firmly at the ends. In ma king the hollow posts a two-inch cor composed of four pieces of wood- is necessary. A central piece of wood one inch square Is surrounded by four flat pieces rounded on the outer side until they form the round core. When the post is finished, the central square piece of the core Is withdrawn which allows the four other pieces to be east lv romnvoii To use this core. It ia I necessary to have end gates for the . i i.v . I W 1. 1 I . U IniUlU Willi iwviuvu iiuuth iu luriu through which the core cap be drawn. HATS OP STRAW ! Girte of frerr) 4 to 14 Are Wearing Odd Lit tle usbroon. For an every day wash dress, and jlrls from four to fourteen, hats are if straw, plainly trimmed. Funny lit tle mushroom shapes, la fancy or plain straw, are seen, trimmings often taking the form of bias lengths of mull which wrap the crown scarf-wise, and end In a sort side or front knot A pale bhie or bright pink mush room for a child of three or four may be trimmed with white in this way, or the decking may be wide white taffeta ribbon which falls In a quaint loppy tow over the left ear. In fact, qualntness is the keynote of all .the best child millinery, and It achieves this quality through small ness of shape and demure trimming. Huge over-trimmed shapes are put forth for buyers who weigh size against style, but no mother of really good taste gives them a second thought For young children who have graduated from the bonnet Btage, the tiny mushrooms with their smoolh methods of trimming are very sweet For larger girls to whom these are not becoming, there are straight brimmed flats, flats undulated at the brim, crowns low and high. Compact ribbon knots, put on In clusters at the side or front, and perhaps rear stream ers, simply deck a number of these. Others have a wreath of small flowers long worn, with perhaps a ribbon bow in addition, while a smart bat may have a knot of flowers at the front and a prim bow wlt'j shortish ends stuck flat against the bare crown at the back. But if these Imitate former shapes, In point of size they are Immensely moderated. Therefore, since smallness Is so much a feature of the prettiest child hats, a girl In one of the huge ruffled or flowered monstrosities once worn seems almost vulgar. Fashion has her classes as well as the rest of us, and to be with her one must avoid at least the madnesses of former sea sons. The styles for millinery change more quickly than for anything else, but a moderate style, while bending to some necessities, may with slight changes, bo worn several seasons. Three Immediate results are gained by the present reform better taste, cheapness, and the knowledge that any mother of gifted fingers can get up any of these hats at home. Count from a dollar and a half to two dol lars for the shape itself. The rib bon bow and the wreath or half wreath of posies can be had for the other two. If one can spend more; all the better. There is always economy In buying the best Kansas City Star. in foquc Almost every gown has a different ihoulder scarf. Satin of the palest pink Is the new color for evening wear. For evening there is a revival of the canary-colored scarf. Belts will match the skirts Instead (f the waists this season. All over braided and embroidered roats are seen with perfectly plain Jkirts. Roses, In velvet or chiffon or tissue, are figuring largely in the new hat decoration. The familiar white yoke has given place to the colored one of transpar ent material. Double motor veils, joined only at the edges, are made up in green, brown or blue over white. Colored foulards, with a black dot In place of the more familiar white dot, have found favor in Paris. Star-Shaped Parasol. The newest pnrasol Is star-shaped. So far it Is made of cretonne and is refreshingly novel. The star has eight definite points. IMtoini Bag Buttons have a tiresome habit of they are originally fixed; and to have not too tidy work-basket is most annoying, especially when, as Is often the case, one Is in a hurry. If buttons are kept In little bags, such as we Illustrate here, they are al ways at hand, and if, too. a tiny needle-case, and silk winders filled with black and white cotton were kept with them, what a boon it would be. These little bags are quite simple, and may be made in a few minutes, of holland, linen or silk; the material is cut 4 Inches wide and 9 Inches long; this strip is folded In two, the edges turned In and neatly seamed to within rather more than an inch of the top: the ends are then turned down and neatly hemmed, the hem being just over halt an inch wide; the ends of hem seamed together. Just be low the hem, on each side, work an eyelet hole; put the bags together and at tach by seaming the ends of the Inner hem of each together, thread baby rib bon of one color througn tne eyelet irom one nag to xne omer; men thread mother color ribbon through In the opposite direction and tie; the ribbon should be about 1C Inches in length, to tie Into pretty bows; put linen buttons on one Bide, and pearl or fancy buttons In the other, draw the ribbons to close tho bag, and yon will see at once what a pretty usetui nine audition you nave lor tha work table. These bags would find ready sale at bazars. LOTION5 FOR HAIR Sorrjt Prspsraticns Tf&t Keep Tresses in Gurl and Wil! Do No Harm. Of the many preparations recom mended keep the hair in curl none is easier for amateurs to make or is more effective, even in damp weather, than bandoline, made from quince seed. It Is harmless and keeps straight locks in curl. The only objection to It Is that when dry it assumes a powdery aspect sug gestive of fine dandruff. An old method of preparing this toilet preservative Is to add a table spoonful of the seeds, bruised, to a pint of soft water. Boil gently until the quantity Is reduced to three gills. Then strain, and when cold two table spoonfuls each of cologne and alcohol are added. If the hair is naturally oily one-half a teaspoonful of powdered alum may be added, dissolving it first In the alcohol. For applying to the hair a small sponge is the best agent This lotion must be put on before using curlers. Another that Imparts luster to the hair Is made from 1V4 ounces of care fully picked gum arable dissolved In a gill of rose water. It is strained through a muslin and a drop of ana- line dye Is added. This is put on before arranging the hair, and acts as a bandoline as well as a polish, A third preparation would be suited to oily hair. It is composed of one ounce of gum arable and half an ounce of the granulated sugar which is moist These are dissolved in three gills of hot water, and when the mix ture is cold two ounces of alcohol are put In, first dissolving in the latter six grains each of bichloride of mercury and sal ammoniac. Enough water la then added to make a pint. The mix ture should not be used if there Is the slightest abrasion of the scalp, because of the mercury it would be harmful to the hair. Preparations less sticky than any of these may be tried sometimes with success upon oily hair. One liked by many persons Is 12 grains of carbonate of potash dissolved In half a pint ot strong tea. This should not be used by decided blondes. It Is applied just before dressing the hair, which is laid In waves and done loosely, the applt cation taking effect as It dries. However harmless curling Irons may seem, they are ruination if used much, It Is undoubtedly true that once In a while they are harmless and become less likely to cause dryness if the metal Is warm and not hot. The trouble Is that the irons are not so ef fective unless the degree of heat Is rather great, and this means an Imme diate drying of the natural oils and consequent dullness and breakage. The best way of attaining curls when nature has not endowed a woman with them Is to apply one of the prepara tions already given, by way of moisten ure, and then take to the curler that works the best House Gowns. Every woman wants at least one, but If possible three, attractive house gowns. These make for beauty and economy. Fortunately, women are get ting away from the habit of wearing their street skirts and blouses In the house. This was a lazy method, for it only meant that a woman wouldn't take the time to slip them off before dinner and put on something solely in tended for the house. The one-piece frock worn during the day to save one's cloth skirts Is a much prettier fashion than the one of wearing a separate skirt and shirt waist. Yokes to Open in Front. The new fashion of fastening a yoke In front comes from the French blouses, which have adopted that method. They show a straight line of buttons down front from top to collar to bolt, and it has inspired dress makers to follow out the scheme on thin yokes instead of arranging them in the old and tedious way. coming loose from the card on which to search in the bottom of a perhaps KEEP BABY HEALTHY; FREE No child can be well and strong aniens Its bowels move regularly every day at tht same hour. Such regularity promotes good health. One passage Is absolutely necessary, while, two are not too many. There Is one remedy that Is espe cially adapted to the needs of children, and which thousands of American mothers are using to-day, and that to Dr. Caldwell's Syrun Pepsin, the great tierb laxative compound. Its gentl action, so free from griping, its tonic effects, and its perfect purity, vouched, for to the United States Government makea it an Ideal children's laxative tonic. Mrs. M. F. Cash, of Webb, Okla., la an. Old-time frigid of this wonderful child' remedy and she saya she could scarcely keep house without It. She became ac quainted with It through Lr. Caldwell' offer of a free trial bottle, which she found so effective on her baby that she now always keep it In the house. Mrs. K. 1 Stout, of Louisville, Ky., also first used it In a free sample, then bought it of her druggist at the regular price, which la only U rents or II a bottle. It gave her little girl a splendid appetite and a vigor ous alomucu. Where Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin once finds Its way Into the bm It makes a life-long friend. They soon discard salts, pills and powders. Those who have never yet used Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin should begin to do so, for they are missing a valunfolo household friend. In orde to acquaint you with Ita merits at no expense to your self the doctor will send you a free it bottle on receipt of name and address. It has been Justly called the nation's safe guard to health In the cure ot constipa tion, dyspepsia, heartburn, liver trouble, sick headache, sour stomach and similar digestive ailments. If there Is anything about your ailment that you don't understand, or If you want any medical advice, wrlto to the doctor, and he will answer you fully. There in no charge for this service. The address Is Dr. W. B. Caldwell. 201 Caldwell bldj.. Montlcello, 111. WHY, OF COURSE. d fall!" faixy "Oh, Willie! You're going to "Naw, I ain't! I'm tryin' a new style of skatln' dat's all." He Came Back Hard. "That boy," said the Billvllle farmer, "beats my time! Just now, when I quoted Scripture to him he came back at me hard!" ' "You don't say?" "Shore. I told him to git a hoe an' foller the furrow. Thar's gold in the land,' I said, and what do you reckon he made answer?" "You tell it." " 'Father,' he says, 'I don't keer fer the gold o' this here world; I've laid up treasure in heaven!'" Atlanta Constitution. Important to Mothers. Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA a safe and sure remedy for infants and children, and see that it Bears Ihe fTTr Signature ol LugOcM In Use For Over ;JO Years. The Kind You Have Always Bought. Her Womanly Curiosity. "I have put aside enough money," said the bachelor of 52, "to make it snre that I shall be decently burled without expense to the public." "Why," asked tho maiden who was verging on 35, "do you think you ought to have decent burial?" To Lave more of Health and more oi Life, take Uarlield Tea! This Natural laxa tive regulates liver, kidneys, stomach and bowelB, corrects constipation, purities the blood and eradicates disuse. The world may owe you a living. young man, but by the time you col lect it you will be ready to give the undertaker a job. Pettit's Eye Salve for 25c relieves tired, overworked eyes, stops eye aches, congested, inflamed or snre eyes. All druggists or Howard liros., RulTalo, N. Y, The early cucumber Isn't made a Mason at sight, but It's there when it conies to giving the grip. In case of accident, cuts, wounds, hums, scalds, sprains, bruises, etc., not li ma will so mncUv take awav nil tiain and soreness as ilamlins Wizard Oil. The trouble with men who are all right otherwise is their penchant for boasting of it nOXT SPOIL YOt'R CLOTHES. Use Red Cross Rail Rlue and keep there white as snow. All grocers, 5c a package. There Is no grace in a benefit thai sticks to the fingers. Seneca. PICKER k BEARDSLEY Commission Company HVaftfll ST. LOUIS, MO. I IIIIIB Largest receivers of eon if U U L :urd w"1 ot iu Wool bags and Twist now. Write for Price. Established 1878.