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H a DaWS." Publisher.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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
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.
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.
case could be made on these Jlnas,
embroidery design, either storked la
"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. This trou
ble can be entirely overcome by using
Defiance Starch, as It can be applied
much more thinly because of its great
er strength than other makes.
On Natural Lines.
"How does Miss Hilda get along
with her French conversation
"She is making them a pronounced
success." Baltimore American.
Find Help ia Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound
Winchester. Ind. "Four doctors
told me that they could never make
regular, ana
that I would event
ually have dropsy.
I would bloat, and
and chills, and I
could not sleep
nights. Mr mother
wrote to Mrs. rink
ham for ad vice.and
I began to take
Vetretable Com
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pound. After taking one and one
half bottles of the Compound, I am all
right again, and I recommend it to
every suffering woman." Mrs. Mat
deal, Winchester, ina.
Hundreds of such letters from girl
and mothers expressing their gratitude
for what Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound has accomplished for
them have been received by The Lydia
E. PinkhamMedicine Company, Lynn,
Girls who are troubled with painful
or irregular periods, backache, head
ache, dragging-down sensations, faint
ing spells or indigestion, should take
immediate action to ward off the seri
ous consequences and be restored to
health by Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound. Thousands have been
restored to health by its use.
If von would like special adnc
about your case write a confiden
tial letter to Mrs. Pinkham, at
Lynn, Mass. Her advice is free,
and always helpful
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They also relieve Dla
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