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i"* •.* A I, 4 r* *J 4 1 FRIDAY, FEB. 13, 1914 From Two Prosperous House A* wives, About Per una. Mrs. E. T. Gad dis, of Marlon, North Carolina, writes to tlie Pe runa Co., Co O "Before I com menced to take Peruna I could not do any hard suffering great pain. I took Pe runa and Man alin, and can say Mra. E. T. Gaddis with pleasure they have done more for me than any other medicine I have ever taken. Now I am as well as ever. I do all my own work and it never hurts me at all. I think Feruna Is a great medicine lor womankind." Mrs. Sarah Frye, No. 105 Sylvan Ave., Asbury Park, N. J., writes: "I have no words to express my grati tude for the wonderful cure that Peruna has done for me. It Is a godsend to all suffering women. Pe runa has done wonderful work for me.' "I was sick over half of my life with systemic catarrh. I want this letter published far and wide, as I was a great sufferer, but to-day I feel as well as anybody can feel. "Nearly all my life I have spent nearly all I oould rake and scrape for -doctors, but none of them did me any good. But since I started on your Peruna one year ago I have at last found relief in your wonderful Peruna. I had begun to think that was not going to get well, but God I am well to-day. "I hope and piay you may live long to help others as you have helped me. Instead of being a walking drug store I am growing fat and doing well. I will never be without Pe runa." Those who object to liquid medi cines ean now procure Rerun* Tablets. Ask Your Druggist for Free Per una Lucky Day Almanac for 1') 14 I. A. MORRIS Auctioneer An old-timer at the busi ness and the man who gets results. Address or 'phone Carlyle, Mont. Buy your harness direct from the manufacturers and save money. Write today for Mew Illustrated Catalogue, free. Hegland Harness Co. Aw. —. 7t st mraEtfous, mm. LOCAL DRUGGIST MAKES A STATEMENT We always advise people who have stomach or bowel trouble to see a doctor. But to those who do not wish to do this we will Bay: try the mix ture of simple buckthorn bark,-gly cerine, etc., known as Adler-i-ka. This simple' new remedy is so powerful that JUST ONE DOSES relieves sour .stomach, gas on the stomach and con stipation INSTANTLY. People who try Adler-i-ka are surprised at Its QUICK action. O. Stennird, Druggist.—Adr. NATURE CURES WW* jobs— drafisad ths mriwlh# t»« fig Withav NATUMCUU METHOD sf |mth|diiMMi I km ami wtaaj sstsms who** •WirtimM bad kw •hM laeanbU hp othar jlipMni ML H. WUERZINGER IAve.Se., J. •vf .:, r» Washington. D. C., Feb. 12.—Bet ter varieties and seed are required for crop improvement in and around South Dakota where the small grain crops are one of the chief resources of wealthy There is now far too much land farmed by short-term renters, who care little about crop or soil improve ment, and it rests largely with the land owners whether or not the yields per acre are to be increased. These are some of the conclusions of the scien tist* who have been studying condi tions for a decade at the South Dakota Experiment Station of the Department of Agriculture. The information also should be of direct interest to 'North Dakota, Iowa and Montana. Adapted varieties are very important in a climate like that of South Dakota, and therefore, as a result of its investi gation*. the Department of Agriculture recommend* the following varieties of wheat, oat* and barley for that state: I —Wheat—Kubanka durum (S. I. No. 1440), Hayne* Bluestem (Minn. No. 169.) Red Fife (C. I. No. 3061.) and Fife (Minn. No. 163.) 2—Oat*—Swediah Select (C. I. No. 134) and Sixty-Day (C. 1. No. I6S.) 3—Barley— (i) for the eastern dis trict: Manchuria (Minn. No. I OS) rnd Odessa (C. I. No. 182). (b) for ti central district: Hannchen (C. 1. No. S31 ). (c) for the western district: Gatami (C. I. No. S7S), Mariout (C. 1. No. 261), and related varieties. To obtain the fullest return from the use of these varieties the seed must be kept pure and up to a high standard of quality. The porduction of wheat during the past decade has not increased in South Dakota, although that of oats and bar ley has doubled. There is usually sufficient moisture to produce these crops, though the frequent periods of high evaporation do considerable dam age, particularly in the central and western portions of the State. The Farmers Mill At Bismarck Bismarck, Feb. 10.—Bismarck will soon have a real flour mill—one that will grind the farmers' wheat and give them the finished product, less the small amount necessary to be retained in order to defray the actual expenses of milling the grain. This matter was definitely decided at a largely attended and very enthus iastic meeting of Bismarck Local No. I. Farmers, Educational and Co-opera tive Union of America, held last Satur day afternoon, when it was unanimous ly voted to incorporate a co-operative milling and warehouse company for $ 10,000, stock in the concern to be •old only to members of the Farmers' Union, the price of the shares being fixed at $10, no member to be allowed to hold more than 20 shares. An even thousand dollar* worth of the stock in the proposed co-operative company was subscribed by the mem bers attending the meeting Saturday afternoon, and a committee, composed of J. W. Burch and W. E. Breen was ap pointed to solicit further subscription* among the members of the union throughout the county, as well as don ation* from other aource*. Those who are not member* of the union will be given an opportunity to donate toward -the enterpriae, and the material co-op eration of the Biamarck Commercial club will be aolicited by the committee within the next few day*. That Biamarck need* a flour mill that will give the farmera a aquare deal haa long been conceded by practically everyone who knowa anything about the local aituattion, and the movement atarted by the membera of the Farm era* Union will' undoubtedly meet with liberal encouragement, both from the buaineaa men and from the farmera. The propoaed mill will not be a large ••—•I "ENGECO" O ENGINES The Only Throttling Governor Kerosene Burning Engine "The smoothest running engine I ever saw/' is the universal verdict of engine operators and others who have seen the "ENGECO." Come in and look em over. We want to show this engine to every farmer in the Valley, no matter whether you are in the market for an engine or not, and we don't want you to buy unless you are satisfied that "it's the slickest von ever saw. We Also Carry FEED MILLS PUMP JACKS FARMER'S MILLS POWER WASHERS LINGER Farm Impliments and Vehicls The Plaza, Beach, N. D. *4 'T-''- *-'i *J ,1' *1 mT" *1 -'..v. •vXi}t V 1 t1. 1 ,£ *. ,A,..: Better Varieties and Better Seed Required for Crop Improvement in the Dakotas, Iowa and Montana Department of Agricultural Experiments With Wheat, Oats and Barley in South Dakota soils of South Dakota east of the Mis souri river are for the most part well suited to cereal production. Those west of that river are extremely vari able, though some are of value for grain growing. Although the figures showing the in crease of oats and barley are impress ive, it does not imply that there is no further opportunity for improvement during the decade where the total pro duction doubled. The acre yield* have remained about the same, fluctuating according to the quantity and distri bution of the rainfall. Future increase in production, however, must come largely through increased yields per acre, for there is relatively little new land available for the profitable pro duction of these crop*. The present average yields are: Wheat, 12 busehls per acre oats, 26.3 bushels pe racre barley, 23.8 bushel* per acre. These are not enough. Production mud be increased to keep pace with the conatant incerase of population. In •uch a condition the main requirements for crop improvement are the follow ing: I—Better varieties. 2—Better seed. 3—Better rotations. 4—Better soil treatment. S—Better tillage and culti vation. 6—Better economic condi tions. The first two essentials mentioned— better varieties and better seed—are thoroughly dicussed in the new publi' cation of the Department of Agricul ture entitled: "Experiments With Wheat, Oats and Barley in South Da kota." The new pamphlet gives the details of the work at the South Da kota Experiment Station since 1903, with numerous tables and illustrations. It may he had free on application to the Division of Publications, U. S. De partment of Agriculture, Washington, D. C. one, but it will be large enough to supply the local demand for flour and feed, the intention being to sell the product of the mill to members of the Farmers' Union throughout this and ad joining counties, and not to place it on the open market. Any farmer, how ever, whether a member of the union or not, will be entitled to the privilege of having his wheat ground at this mill, and will get all that is coming to him in the way of flour and feed. In other words, the proposed mill will be an up to-date "grist-mill," and there isn't a question of a doubt but what it will fill a long-felt want and be an unquali fied success from the startoff. There will be a good-sized elevator in connection with the mill, and farm ers desiring to ship or store their grain will be given an opportunity to do so at the actual cost of handling. "The Farmers' Educational and Co operative Union of America is the strongest and most aggressive organi zation of farmers in the United States,' said H. P. Knappen, secretary of the Bismarck local, "and the national un ion, with its four million members, stands back of every enterprise launch ed by the local unions throughout the country, provided they are organiza tion on a strictly co-operative basis and conducted along strictly co-oper ative lines, and that is the way the Farmers' Union Co-operative Milling and Warehouse company of Bismarck, N. D., is going to be organized and conducted. The Bismarck local al ready has a membership of more than 120 enthusiastic workers, and the suc cess of the new enterprise is a fore gone conclusion." The next meeting of the local union will be held on Saturday, February 14, at which time it is expected that ar rangement* will be completed for the formal launching of the new enterprise, which will mark an epoch in the steady and substantial progress and growth of the capital city of North Dakota. V'f 'V"^1 '*r, 'K Gosx-rr: vaiijey chronicle A Terror All Crooks Bowman County's Slieiifi" Who Has Made Reputation for Trailing Crooks. Bismarck, Feb. 7.—Sheriff Jack Barret, and a deputy arrived from Bow man yesterday with Lucnard Leady, who will serve four ye:ns in the peni tentiary on a charge of arson, having confessed to setting fire to a meat mar ket. M. D. Kirchner, proprietor of the meat market, is also implicated in the crime, and he and two others are now being held at Bowman. Sheriff Barrett holds the record for bringing criminals to the state prison here. He having brought eight men here the first eight months he held of fice. He will return to his home to day. Regarding the burning of the' meat market the Bowman County Pioneer of the 5th. says: Wednesday afternoon Sheriff Bar. ret made the first arrests in connec tion with the burning of the City meat market of M. D. ICirchner on the night of December 5th. After securing what he thought suf ficient evidence, the sheriff arrested Leonard Leary on Wednesday after noon about three o'clock and later M. D. Kirchner, proprietor of the meat market. Both men were charged with the burning of the meat market. M. Kirchner and Mr. Leary were both placed in the county jail, but not al lowed to communicate with each other. Leary was not in jail, until he was willing to tell what he knew about the fire. The state a attorney with a stenographer and sheriff and deputy sheriff went to the sheriff's office in the court house and Leary, it is said, made a clean breast of the whole thing, implicating Kirchner, proprietor of the market. Albert Sehmok, who was employed at the market, and Joe Fairbanks, an old frientl of Mr. Kir chner, was around the market a good deal. According to Leary'.s confession he and Fairbanks and Sehmok were paid $50 each for doing the joh. Wednesday night after Albert Seh mok had been arrested questioned by the hseriff and state's attorney, an application was made to Judge Diehl to admit him to bail, so that he could go to his home. Judge Diehl decided that $500 would be sufficient and this amount was put up whereupon Seh mok was given his liberty until such time as the preliminary examination is held. Kirchner, Leary and Fairbanks re mained at liie jail iflf1 night, and If.m-d Scow, who had been retained as attor ney by Messrs. Kirchner and Sehmok, appeared in Justice DiehTs court and asked that Mr. Kirchner be admitted to bail, and the same was fixed at $500. The time of the examination of Kir chner and Sehmok was set for Febru ary I 7th. Joe Fairbanks this afternoon put up a cash bond of $500 and was relea isd to appear for examination February 17th. He is represented by Emil Sv.OW. Leonard Leary was brought up for examination before Judge Diehl Thurs' day afternoon and entered a plea of guilty. He signified a willingness to go before Judge Crawford and enter the same plea, so will be taken to Dickinson Friday and receive his sen tence and be taken to the penitentiary at Bismarck. Joe Fairbanks was brought up for examination this afternoon and en tered a plea of not guilty and asked to be admitted to bail. Notwithstanding the confession of Leary, implicating them in the burn ing of the City Meat Market, Messrs. Kirchner, Sehmok and Fairbanks main tain that they are innocent and that they had nothing to do with the burn ing of the meat maiket. We have not been able to get at this confession of Leary'*, but so far as we can learn he state* that some of his accomplices soaked things with gasoline and kerosene, and that he built up a roaring big fire in the stove in the back shop and left the stove door open. When the gas from the gasoline reached the stove thing* started. Leary was one of the first men at the fire and worked with the firemen. One fireman tells u* that Leary took the nozzle of a hose away from another man who had a stream directed on the flames, and turned the stream of water away from the flame*. Thi* wa* the third fire within a couple of months in thi* shop and while Sheriff Barret had been looking for the man who started the other two, he thought it wise to call in the fire mar shall, *o he sent for Mr. Runge, who spent several days here, but could not make anything out of it, although the indication showed that it wa* of incen diary origin. Sheriff Barret continued to investi gate after Marshall Runge went away, with the result that one man i* now on f-is way to the penitentiary to pay the penalty for the crime, and his con fession implicated three or four others. It was as fine a piece of detective work on the part of the sheriff a* we have ever aeen and the best part of 't is that the man who set the fire has entered a plea of guilty and cleared up mystery which subjected others to unjust suspicion. The work was done 'n such a way that arrest of Leary war a* much rf a surprise to the prisoner as I' I W N UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE WASHINGTON, D. C.. FEBRUARY II, 1914 How the Weather Bureau Forecasts Storms, Frosts and Floods. Many people have an idea that there is something mysterious and occult about the work of the Weather Bur eau in forecasting the coming of storms frosts and floods. Not a few think that the observers must necessarily get their data by reading the planets, the stars and the moon. As a matter of fact, the forecasters of the bureau foretells the coming of disturbences in a busi nesslike way, very similar to that in which a man who has ordered a ship ment of goods would estimate the date of its arrival. Suppose a business man had ordered a carload of pineapples from the Haw aiian Islands. He would know the av. erage time it would take the steamer to make the trip to the Pacific port, the average time for unloading and loading into refrigerator cars, and the average number of days to be allowed these cars for their trip across the continent to New York. His estimate, however, would be subject to error, because the steamship might be delayed by fog or the cars might meet with an accident, Storms, like pineapples, as a rule, do not originate in the United States. They come to us, some from the Philippines, Japan. Sibera, Alaska, Canada, or the Gulf of Mexico. The Weather Bureau gets cable, telegraphic, or wireless no tice of a foreign storm. Station after station, or vessel after vessel reports the storm arrival in its neighborhood, so that the general direction and rate of progress can be determined very early. In fact, the arrival of some storms can be forecasted 10 days in advance. The forecasters watch for the region of low barometer which is the storm center around which the winds blow. This whirl or eddy moves bodily for ward with the general eastward drift of about 650 miles a day in our lati tudes. 1 he forecaster determines the direction of movement of the storm and its velocity. When weather disturbances are re ported, the forecasters know from ex perience about how long it takes them to reach our Pacific coast, and then how long after they will reach the At lantic coast. For example, if a storm coming from Siberia drifts eastward around the North Pole and reappears in Alaska, it should appear in Wash ignton and Oregon in about two days should get to the Great Lakes in six days and to the Atlantic coast in seven or eight days. Unexpected conditions may delay storms or divert them from the straight track, just as a refrigerator car may be thrown off its schedule or be ship ped by accident on a wrong road. Some of these storms deplete themselv. es by running into regions of high bar ometer which are of greater magnitude and extent than the storm itself. Some of them, however, travel completely around the world. To keep tab on cold waves that come into the United States from Canada Weather reports. England sends re ports from Iceland, the British Islands, and Continental Europe, and daily re ports come from St. Petersburg on the conditions in Russia and Siberia. The same businesslike system used in tracing the track of a storm is ap plied in determining the arrival of rosts. Flood forecasts are made in much the same way. information as to the amount of rainfall at the head waters of streams that cause floods are cov ered by telegraphic reports sent by lo cal observers. As this rain reaches the main channel, the height of the water in the channel is determined by suc cessive gauging stations. Past records establish how much a height, say of 20 feet at Dubuque, Iowa, will produce at Davenport, another station 80 miles down the Mississippi. This plan is fol lowed all the way down the river, and at each point full allowance is made for the effects of water from tributaries and from additional and local rainfall. As a result of these observations in the recent flood the people of Cairo had warning a week or 10 days in advance. The Pittsburgh district can be given only 12 to 24 hours' notice, because a flood is upon them within 24 hours after a heavy rain storm. Nine Out of Ten "Sick" Hogs Have Hog Cholera. The Department of Agriculture is in receipt of frequent inquiries concern ing method* of distinguishing hog cholera from other swine disease*. The specialists in hog-cholera investigations answer these inquiries as follow*: Although at first thought this matter of diagnosis appears to be of prime importance, in reality it is not so im portant or so difficult a* it seem*. It is estimated that at least 90 per cent of all death* of hog* from disease in the United States are caused by hog cholera. Therefore, in the case of any fatal outbreak the chances are about nine to one that the cause i* hog chol era. It is true that other infection* may do frequently complicate out- it was to his friend*. As there are still other* connected with this matter who will be placed on trial The Pioneer will refrain at this time from stating anything further than that they are implicated in Leary'* confession. ....... m.*.,...#. ISSUED BY SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE. breaks of hog cholera, but in such cases the germ of hog cholera is the primary cause of the disease: and if we can take care of the germ of hog cholera the pig will usually overcome the other ifections himself. The sympthoms exhibited by hogs sick of hog cholera are not sufficiently distinct from those produced by other maladies, so that a positive diagnosis can be made only through a careful consideration of a number of other factors in connection with the sym ptoms. From a practical standpoint, the important thing is to recognize hog cholera as soon as possible after its appearance in a herd in order that an tihog-cholera serum may be applied be fore the disease progresses too far. Good serum may be depended upon to protect well hogs, and even to cure a large percentage of those in the earliest stages of the disease, but it will not be of much avail when used upon hogs that are already visibly sick. The following suggestion, to farmer, are offered as an aid to the early rec. ognition of hog cholera in a herd: I. Keep posted concerning the condition and health of hog. on other farms in your neighborhood. Sick hogs on a neighboring farm are a pos «t.ve menace, for the germs of hog cholera are easily carried on the feet or men or animals. Department of Agriculture to |.,Ue New Series of Service and Reg. ulatory Announcements. A new series of publications to be known a. "Service and Regulatory An nouncements" has been inaugurated by the United States Department of Agri culture. The object is to issue period ically convenient form full informa tion as to rulings, decisions, instruc tions. etc., in the enforcement of the food and drugs act, the meat-inspec tion law, the insecticide and fungicide act, and the various other quarantine and regulatory provisions. The new announcements will be issued separate ly by each bureau or board charged with law enforcement. They will be issued monthly or less frequently as occasion warrants, and each will con tain a complete statement of the reg ulatory activities of its bureau for the period covered by each issue. Extracts from letters establishing im portant precedents, all food and drug (decisions, notices of seizures and no tices of judgment will be printed in Service and Regulatory Announce ments of the Bureau of Chemistry. The monthly Service Announce ments heretofore issued by the Bureau of Animal Industry will be 'changed to conform to the new plan and will cover matters relating to the meat in spection, live-stock quarantines, and other phases of the administrative work of the bureau. The same procedure will be follow ed in making public all regulatory and service announcements of the Insecti cide and Fungicide Board, the Federal Horticultural Board, the Forest Service, and other branches of the department charged with quarantine or other reg ulatory matters. As far as possible the free circula tion of the Service and Regulatory An nouncements will be limited to public officers, persons or firms who have of ficial relations with the department and persons whose knowledge of the con tents will aid in the enforcement of the various acts. As a rule only one copy will be sent to each person. Persons not coming within the foregoing class es. or who want a large number of copies or wish to obtain notices of judgment in individual form, can sub scribe for the periodicals, or purchase additional copies or large supplies from the Superintendent of Documents at the Government Printing Office, Wash ington, D. C. Relation of Shape of Ear to Yield of Corn. The superintendent of the Texas substation at Temple, after a careful study of the relation of shape of ear to yield of corn, concludes that slightly tapering parent ears give the highest yield. This is in accord with the re sults of experiments at the Ohio Experi ment Station, in which extremely tap ering gave slightly higher results than cylindrical ears. High yields were as sociated with comparatively smooth kernels of slightly more than average depth and medium horniness. The yield increased with an incerase in the total weight of the ear as determined by slight increase in length, amount of grain and rather marked increase in weight of cob. In experiment* at the Ohio and Ne braska experiment stations it was found that the highest yield* were ob tained with medium to medium long ears. Poorly filled butts and tips were more frequently associated with well filled butts than with well-filled tips. "The old score card placed much em phasis on good filling of butts and tips, but for several years past investigators have been getting away from this idea. It has been found that these character*, when highly developed, are uaually so developed at the expense of more val uable character*, such a* yield, consti tution, etc." There appeared to be no relation between yield and shelling per centage and circumference and width or thickness of kernel. A V/,1 V'!*. .r 1 1 ... .. i, t» Page Three A Country Doctors Story By CARROL H. PIERCE I doctoroil Farmer Chubbs' family for years and knew the constitution of every one ol' 'cm. Hilly, the only hoy in the family, was a queer little chap. 1 never pave him a (lose of medii-iiif that he didn't aslc me just how it was going to ufleet hini, and, if it didn't act us 1 said It would, the next time I was called in he would throw it up r.t me. We doctors don't like that sort of thing, and 1 took a dislike to Bill.v. The boy grew up and went ofl some where, 1 don't know where, but liis mother said he was going to settle: tbere and grow up with the country.^ She was sure he would be mayor or governor or something like that, for lu»j was so smart. One day when I was visiting thv house to .see some one of them that was sick Chubb asked me if I wouldn't, buy a draft for him at the hauU lit Hogersville the next time I went there and drop It into an envelope lie gave me addressed to is son Billy, lie handed me iSHMi for the purpose, and I: consented to oblige him. This didn't look very well to me for Billy. He was twenty-four years old? and hearty. Ills father was having all lie could do to get along, and I didn't see why his l»oy should accept money from him. Itut I said nothitiK to the old man altout what I thought, because it was none of my business. He asked me not to say anything to any one else about it. aud 1 promised' 1 wouldn't. It wasn't long after this, when I wm called In again for something, that Mrs. Chubb gave me $50 and asked me to buy a draft when I went to* Rogersville payable to Billy and send it to him in the same way the old man did. But I wasn't to say any thing to her husband about It. I agreed to send the money t'or her and promised not to let on to Chubb that 1 had done it. "It heats all." I said to myself, "what people will do for their children!'* Hero was I doctoring the family with out sending in any bill because I knew they were hard up and they sending money all the while to a man who ought to have been sending money to* them. You bet when I drove away from the house I was mad all over. I made up my mind that the nest time any of them asked me to send money to the. man. who was either speculating or gambling or loating, I would let out: what 1 thought about it. And I wasn't goiug to make any more promises not to tell, either. But when it came to the scratch I couldn't do it. Sirs. Chubb sent an other draft by me. and when 1 asked her if she didn't think Billy had better be sending her money she looked at me so reproachfully that 1 didn't say another word. She said that Billy had, invented a machine for getting the seeds out of watermelons, or some thing like that, aud what she was sending him was the last payment for his patent right. One day a girl came to my house, pretending that she came for consulta tion. What she really came for was to ask me how she could send money, told her to buy a draft, aud she ask ed me if 1 wouldn't buy one for her. seeing 1 went to Rogersville. where the only bank was. nearly every day. 1 asked her what name I should make it payable to, and she said William Chubb. I thought 1 should explode. The good for nothing chap was taking mon ey from a girl. Howsoniever. if it doctor learns anything it's to confine' himself to his pills and keep his mouth shut. So 1 bottled up my wrath and told the young woman 1 would be hap py to serve her. She gave me $18. but as she didn't know that the draft would cost anything I paid the ex change myself. That was the last draft 1 was asked to send to William Chubb. His father introduced the subject of his son to me one day, but I cut him short and he saw just how I felt aud didn't press the subject. Mrs. Chubb didn't say anything, but it seemed to me she look ed well pleased about something. Then one day Farmer Clujbb astonish ed me by calling for my bill. It had been running seven years and amount ed to $250. I made it $235. I was more astonished than ever to receive pay ment. One day I was just starting out on my daily round of visits when a well dressed, prosperous looking young man stepped up to my buggy and accost ed me. "Don't you know me, doctor? I'm Billy Chubb." "How de do, Billy?" I said, trying to appear cordial. "Where you been all this while, and what you been doing?" "Oh. I've been slushing around. I'v* picked up something since I've been away. I've come back to be married. I want you to come to my weddings I'm going to marry Sarah Crofts." Sarah Crofts was the girl who ha# sent him the $18. As soon as I saw Farmer ChuMt again I spoke of his son and let bin* tnllc all he wanted to. He told me that Hilly was a natural speculator wonHt take money from any or everybody to put a deal through, but he seemed to have a gift for knowing just what to take hold of and nearly always won. And so it turned out. Billy not only made himself rich, but was enabled to give his father and mother anything they wanted He adores his wife, and his wife is mighty well satisfied with him. The Householder—Can't you do some thing to kill the echo in this garden? The Landscape Gardener—I think It adds charm to the spot The Householder—But 1 spend a great deal of time here with my wife, a'ld it doubles everything she says. Chicago News. Mugsey the Yegg—I'm golnp to blo\ a fat safe downtown when I tret time Skinny the Dip—When you set time' Much chance you'll have to blow a safe wiifle you are doin' time.—New York Globe.