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H a DaWS." Publisher. MANSFIELD MISSOIRL AN UNFAVORABLE COMPARISON. It la veil know that Alaska baa toes, a sturc ot rcvenus to U Uaited States almost from Ita pur chase. A a matter of fact, for many years the goTernment enjoyl a large rerenue from Alaska without expend ing a dollar except for officers to col lect the revenue, aays the Manchester Union. To the present time the re ceipts are out of reasonable propor tion to the money that la expended for the benefit of that great and val uable territory. By way of con trast the Seattle Post-Intelligencer states that the Canadian figures show that the Dominion government has ex pended In the Yukon 12,000.000 mort than It haa ever received from that territory In the way of taxes of every kind and character, land sales and royalties on gold production. It Is further asserted that "in police pro tection and in the matter of construc tion of public works for the develop ment of the country, the Canadian government has made a record out ot all comparison greater than haa the government of the United States." It was the former custom to select city mottoes "from the dead languages, but now they are live ones and aim to x attract attention without the aid of an interpreter, says the Detroit Free Press. Detroit's is of that kind, and Topeka makes a hit with "Topeka Kan., Topeka Will." This not only Ignores the classics but takes liber ties with the much-disorganized rules of speliiug, yet it is calculated to arouse a good-humored feeling toward the pushing young city. "You'll like Tacoma," is also a late motto. It does not sound like a municipal war cry, but it carries the Impresion of calm assurance and will give the rival city of Seattle a chance to adopt some thing more intense, with a sharper ring. How would some of these serve: "San Francisco shakes things up;" "Milwaukee never brews trou ble;" "Pittsburg smokes and makea it pay;" "New York tempers the wind to the lambs it shears;" "Boston is, the lustiest of the hasbeans;" "Washington leads in all but base ball?" The Chicago pastor wno is submit ting questions on arrlage and home life to be answered by the congrega tion is getting much practical wisdom In the replies, says the Baltimore American. Among some submitted are the assertions by the majority that wives have as much right to the money as the husband, that ttere should be no distinction of sex in the treatment of children at home, and that parents should not unduly sacri fice themselves for their children. But is Is highly probable that this wise Chicago congregation, like many others, s quicker to see the light than to pursue the path It so clearly Illuminates. A young man in Brooklyn is suing the police for 1125,000 damages for photographing and measuring him by the Bertlllon system, when he was proved innocent of any crime. He claims that his personal pride, self-re-pect, legal rights and nervous sys tem were Injured to that extent, which collective wrongs certainly call for some substantial soothing. On the other hand, the police hold that persons are thin-skinned to an un justifiable extent who cannot pass over a little mistake like being ranked among the .criminal population. When fears were expressed that President Roosevelt might fall a vie Urn to the sleeping sickness, the state ment was made that the tse tse fly, so dangerous to native Africans, never bites a white man. But recent ad rices from Mombasa are to the ef fct that seven European doctors who were studying the disease have suc cumbed to it Evidently the corre spondent Is "abroad In the land." When correspondents tell conflicting stories, what Is to be believed? The latest report shows that there are 6,916 national banks In the coun try, with an aggregate authorized cap Ital of 1944,726,000. During April 28 banks, with total capital of $1,530,000, were authorized to do business. As is shown, many of the newer institutions have small capital. They are de signed to meet requirements In com munities heretofore without such fa cilities, and the whole showing point to a very desirable expansion. A government report intimates that building operations in the United States may be greater In 1909 than ia any preceding' year In the history of the c-vrntry. The promise of con tinued and Increasing prosperity be comes more and more pronounced. The sun Is indulging- In what astronomers report to be a phenom enal halo. It may be merely a celes tial version of the stylish peach bas ket bat which craze has extended to olar system. &D00Ii Alfalfa Is growing In favor as a rotation crop. 1 Poor food and bad teeth are fruit ful sources of chollc in horses. The sponge for washing buggy or wagon can be made to last a long time by sewing It up in a piece of bag ging. If the cows find a little feed in the boxes in their stalls when they come In at night they will not delay in com ing in. Try it. Clean feeding palls, clean quarters, plenty of sunlight, fresh air and pas turage as soon as the calves are old enough will insure gratifying suc cess. We all like trult, but too little of it Is found on the farm, many times. Put in more fruit trees and bushes. The health of the family will be bet ter if there is a generous fruit diet. Better to spray once than not at all. But the only right method is to be systematic and spray at the pre scribed intervals. It Is well to fol low the spray calendars which are furnished by experiment stations. Plant more trees. In a few more rears they become a big-paying in vestment. Utilize every available space on the farm for this purpose. Plan to never let a year go by but that you have put in a few trees. It is too late to 6et any out now but make up your mind that you will put some in In the fall and next spring. The department of agriculture Is experimenting with a view to secur ing a single germ beet seed. Last year's investigations were successful In increasing the percentage of the single germ seed to 50 per cent., as :ompared to 26 per cent, for the year previous. By methods of selection from single-seed plants this percent age may be still further Increased. The ultimate establishment of a sin gle germ beet will revolutionize sugar beet growing, since the several 'prouts sent up by the ordinary seed, ill but one of which must be carefully removed by hand, constitutes the most llfflcult problem in beet raising. A large pocket knife with a sharp blade should be carried when going through the orchard. With it one can cut out small branches and do a vast amount of good pruning that will save much work later. With the big blade of a lar, sharp pocket knife a branch nearly an Inch in diameter may be easily and quickly cut ofT. To perform this operation, pull the branch to the tree with one hand and cut with the other. The bending of the branch makes the cut ting easy. Let the cut be clean, leav ing no stub, or only a very short one. Branches of pear trees that have been killed with blight should be cut out and burned. When they are promptly removed the remainder of the tree not infected will assume vig orous growth and produce a heavy crop of good fruit. A pear tree with more than half of the large branches killed by the blight may be saved In this manner and become a perfect, healthy tree. It will be well for the fruit grower who does not believe In the efficacy of spraying to study the following tables which set forth the results of experi ments in two fruit-growing counties of New York state Orleans and Niag ara, made by the state experiment station. The orchards In these two counties have been placed In two groups. The first group includes all orchards, whether well cared for or not; the second group Includes only the orchards which have received good treatment. Both the yields and Income per acre of the orchards in the two groups is shown: All Orchards, Good, Indifferent, Poor. Nlnrara Orleans County. County. Bu. In. Bu. In. Cnprayd S1 $4T' 243 tX Sprayed one , VA 93 3r7 11J Bprayed twice 5f lm Hi 127 Sprayed three time. 577 171 S22 1.9 Bprayed four times 390 183 Ua 211 Only Well Cared For Orchards. Niagara Orleani County. County. Bu. In. .Bu. In. fn.prayed 2 tflS SM $103 Eprayed once 3o3 146 3K 139 Bprayed twice 423 147 JT4 143 Bprayed three times 444 201 414 1S4 Bprayed (our time ftS Z MB 211 la the first group It is noted that the unsprayed orchards In every case yield very much less merchantable fruit than those sprayed even only once, and that as the number of sprayings Increases the yield of mer chantable fruit also Increases. In the case of the well cared for orchards the difference is perhaps less striking, yet not the less convincing. Lucky Is the fanner now who has wheat to sell. Owls are vermin destroyers. En courage their presence oa the farm. An unprofitable farm band Is the fellow who is brutal with the stock. The people who are looking for trouble are seldom disappointed ever notice that? An occasional day off does dad' and the boys lots of good, even It It's only a fishing trip to the creek. You would find a portable forge on the farm will save you many a trip Into town tor small repairs. Charcoal Is good for the pigs and the chickens. Be sure that there is a supply always accessible for them. It Is poor economy to pasture the grass too close. Pont try to keep more stock than you can successfully pasture. A Jersey man has discovered that box kites flying over his chicken runs protect them from the attacks ot hawks. Worth trying. Look after the horses teeth care fully. If detects have developed it Is easier to fix at once than to let them develop into serious conditions. Cheer up says the robin. There 1 always a bright side to even a cold, backward season, and many a back ward season has a good ending, re member that What would the merchant be who did not plan ahead and have the stock he Is going to need ordered ahead. So with the farmer If he is going to be successful he must plan far In ad vance. The condition of the horse's neck at this stage of the farm work is pretty good evidence as to whether the collar was made to fit when the hard work was begun In the spring, and whether It has been kept adjusted as the shoulders have settled to the hard work. Handle the colt just as you would the growing boy in your. home. Who would think of leaving the boy until he was 21 before teaching him what it meant to obey and perform certain duties? So with the colt. He should not be allowed to get his growth be fore being what is called broken. It is much easier to begin from the first to accustom the colt to being handled aid to lead and drive. Try It Many a farm can be made to yield a larger profit by laying out the fields differently and planning a rotation ol various crops. The government will be glad to send pamphlets to farmers suggesting how this raay be done, and will furnish special information for individual cases where desired. Farmers ought to avail themselves more fully of the splendid services ol the government agricultural experts than they do. To throw a horse easily try this method. Take a three-quarter-Inch rope about 40 feet long, double It at the center and at this point tie a loop about two feet long. This forms a sort of collar which is slipped over the horse's head. The free ends of the rope are then brought down and be tween the front legs and each passed under the fetlock Joint ot a hind leg (preferably from within out), passed once around itself and the end then run forward through the collar. As sistants now pull backward on the ropes while the horse is backed. This draws his legs well forward and up on his sides. As soon as the horse Is down the feet can be tied in this posi tion with the rope. The large cities are becoming more and more strict as to the conditions of the dairies from which their milk supplies are obtained, and this fact is an indication of the raising of stand ards of production which dairymen must recognize if they are going to continue in the business. Pittsburg is one of the latest cities to adopt stringent rules and' she has her In spectors out looking after the dalrlei which ship milk luto the city. The conditions which the city Imposes upon dairies are as follows: Tight stable floors must be provided, prefer ably of cement construction, provid ed with a. gutter Immediately behind the cows; proper ventilation ot stables, provision of at least 400 cubic feet of air space for each cow, not less than one square foot of win dow area per cow. Windows may b very cheaply constructed of muslin Instead of glass; that walls, ceilings and floors be kept clean and that the stable be whitewashed throughout at least twice a year; that stables be cleaned twice dally and that the manure be removed at least 30 feet from the stable; that the cows be kept clean, no accumulations of manure upon tEelr flanks, sides, ud ders or tails; that the milking be done with clean, dry hands; that the milk palls be clean and sterilized by boil ing water or other sterilization pre vious to milking. A narrow top milk pail is highly recommended; that the milk be removed at once from the stable and properly cooled; a temper" ature of 50 degrees or below Is pre f erred; that tbs milk be placed Is clean vessels and kept cool until de livered; that no person having an In fectious disease, be allowed to milk the cows or In any way handle tbt RBOT THE HME Tinjsly Cb&i or) i&tkrs of Eir t?rtaiin9ei?t aijd Etiquette, by A Fad Party. Spoon crazes and monogram fan et idmelcs have been succeeded by a rational and useful mania, for each person now has ber own especial hob by; the more practical the better. With this In mind a young hostess sent out Invitations asking each one to come prepared to tell of her own particular fad; If possible, to bring a specimen, and be prepared to talk five minutes about it It was a very Interesting afternoon. One lady had selected plates for her specialty and she brought a most beautiful old Sevres piece that will some day be worth a king's ransom. In her travels plates are always her quest and her dining room testifies to her success. Anniversary cups and saucers was one woman's fad; as each wedding day comes she adds an ex quisite cup to her collection. They are for after-dinner coffee and show off to advantage when she serves black coffee in the drawing room. - A prospective bride adds a towel to her linen chest every trip she takes; these she monograms in the colors of her bedrooms to be. A dime bank was the source of one guest's finances with which to Indulge her fad of tea pots; many of these she bought at auction shops. Handkerchiefs was the pet hobby of a dainty little maiden dressed In blue, and she had them from all over the world, besides many fine creations of her own fair hands. The Intellectual girl confessed that books were her particular .weakness, nd she has many of them Inscribed with the author's name; also rare first ?dlttons, and a splendid bookplate lrawn by a famous illustrator she was lustly proud of. Chinese carvings was another fad, md rare Japanese and Chinese pottery still another. Prints and engravings were the special love of a lady who nearly always wore gray, which ex ictly matched her beautiful hair. All this led up to the fact that every one needed a hobby, something to add zest to one's Journeys; occupy the mind, md provide always a topic for enter taining conversation. Chafing Dish Fudge Party. "Bring your chafing dish and aprons for two on Saturday night at eight" This was the message four girls and four lads of congenial minds received not long ago. And what a Jolly time they had! The helpful boys donned the aprpns and the girls amid much merriment instructed them into the mysteries of fudge building. There was divinity fudge, which Is the very latest addition to the fudge family, and all sorts of concoctions that made the plain chocolate fudge of well, I'll say "my school days," In stead of how many years ago, look like a plain little Quaker lady amid the new fluffy masses filled with nuts and candled cherries. The making and selling of fancy fudge has proved quite a financial at tribute to one "guild" that numbers a goodly array of South side girls among Its members. Even grown-ups enjoy "fudge" par- Fcur the v Ia vsiaj v. a b. i iic una lis inai srov- u jj vr i duu tu i st n rcB ui uajysff one Is allowed for breakfast and lunch, another for dinner, to serve the week: these often become more soiled on the outside br handling than they do from use; and a little contrivance, such as we show here, and which is of French origin, is very practical. It Is made like rn envelope. of fine linen or cambric, the width that of a serviette folded in three or four as preferred, the depth t correspond; the size must of course, be regulated by the size of the serviette It is Intended to hold. The edge Is ornamented all round by a drawn thread hem, one end Is turned up to form a pocket, the other which forms the flap is worked with the spray shown below In open bole embroidery; the cae is fastened by a loop and small button under the bem. A washing glove or nandkercblef and might be ornamented with the open holes or in raised satin stitch. ties, as I can cheerfully testify. Any thing constructed upon a chafing dish brings with It an element of sociabil ity and cheerfulness that is hard to attain in any other way. Long life to It and its pretty schoolgirl cham pions. To Find Partners. Make balls of cotton, tie them with different colored ribbons two of a kind, then give the two balls that are alike to a man. Have the men on one side of a door or room separated by portieres over which there Is a grill or opening.. The man Is to throw over one ball, the girl who catches It be ing his partner. Another way is to wrap a half of a quotation in one ball and then match the quotation halves. A Red Geranium Luncheon. The most stunning table imaginable Is achieved when red geraniums are used exclusively as the decoration for the luncheon. They are available alike to both city and. country host esses, as nearly every one has a bed of these brilliant garden flowers and they are usually at their brightest when other blossoms are on the wane. Fill a large glass bowl with the scarlet posies, using their own rich leaves for the green. Red candles in holders of glass, scarlet paper bonbon and nut boxes, with ribbons of the same hue leading to the place cards, which should be white with a red geranium thrust through the corner. The hostess should be gowned in white, with red belt, stock and slip pers; or the dress may be of red mus lin with white accessories. First serve a cherry cocktail, then tomato bouil lon, salmon croquettes with Julienne potatoes, beet salad and raspberry Bherbet The cakes may be Iced In red, as there Is a harmless fruit col oring; a confectioner will make cream patties to match in coloring if the order Is given a few days ahead. MADAME MERRI. Cavalier hats are the height of style for morning wear. The low shoe or oxford Is Just a wee bit smarter than the pump. Fongee serge Is a new material, of a texture altogether lovely. Cotton flowers are used more on hats than silk ones. A butterfly of dark purple spangles is a most becomingly chic hair orna ment for a light-haired woman. Marvels of beauty are the fairy-like scarfs of tinted chiffon with borders of spangled medallions in delicately bril liant colors. Black suede shoes are smart, but look a bit smudgy, and make one want to take a bit of kneaded rubber and pick out a few high lights. Seraeltt case could be made on these Jlnas, embroidery design, either storked la BILL'S AFFLICTION. "Why. unc!e, how are all the folks T "They're aU well, thanks, 'cept Bill He's got the baseball fever!" Predatory Instincts. The inherited predatory tendency ol men to seize upon the fruits ot othe people's labor Is still very strong, an4 while we have nothing more to fea from kings, we may yet have troublt enough from commercial monopolies and favored Industries, marching U the polls their hordes of bribed retain era. Well, indeed, has It been salt eternal vigilance is the price of liber ty. God never meant that In this fall but treacherous world in which he hat placed us we should earn salvatloi without steadfast labor. John Flske Laundry rork at home would b much more satisfactory If the right Starch were used. In order to get the desired stiffness. It is usually neces sary to use so much starch that the beauty and fineness of the fabric is hidden behind a paste of varying thickness, which not only destroys the appearance, hut also affects the wear ing quality of the goods. 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