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Sii* kFP' THE FOREST CITY PRESS E. P. THORNE. -Z%*- FOREST CiVY. 80UTH DAKOTA Two year* :i^ a Chinw peasant -found Htirkins in LI«» bank of I hi- Yel low river in tin- |rnvlnc» of Honan, China, a monster fcfjg. This was de cJured by tho natives to be ail etfK of the do-do bird or phoenix, a legendary fowl which Is often portrayed in ori ental decorations." Seientists tell uk however that it was laid hy a Kigantic ostrich. The shell. which Is now on '•xhibitlon in the American Museum of ., Natural History in New York, was found to have an actual capacity of more than two quurts liquid. This is equivalent for norne 40 efrss of the or dinary hen. The largest ostrich °n record is equivalent to from 25 to 27 hen's cgRH. Ben I den thin nhell from Honan province which is a perfect npei iruen for museum purposes, two others, le-ss perfect. have been found. These three esK« constitute the only relics that have cortv down t" ua of these extinct monster birds. North Carolina, claims rank as the larjfeat Boy-bean producing state, with an estimated crop for i:n~ of liushels, an increase of 20 per rent ovftr Despite this iarKe crop, the oil uiiris of eastern North Carolina import ed £00,000 bushels of soy beans re cently from China. A soy-hean har vester has been invented by North ir ollna farmers. This harvester threshes the beans from the vines in the fields. The town of Morris. Minn., is con serving food by the expediency of tmik iuk use of resources that usually are n(li,'lfictwl. John a.nd Milton Jackson, brothers. have shipped tlve tons of frogs :v'o eastern markets. To net the live tons suitable for market it was neces sary to handle nearly 50 Ions of t'rotf.s. .ind thla was done in about a week's urru, as that in as lonjr as the season lasts. 'I he greatest whirlpool in the world is the maelstrom oft' the coast of Norway. It Is an eddy between the mainland and an island, and when the current is 'in one direction and the wind is in all ot iter. no ship can withstand the fury of the waves. Whales and sharks hav hoeri cast ashore and killed. The cur rent. is estimated to run :ti» miles an hour. •V new hij?h record for one day earn iiiK# in halibut, fishing lias been made by tho American schooner Director CapUaln Sorano, out of lrlnce Rupert' I he former record, held by (his vessel ..-.was f.'10.80 pe. man per da v. »n the trip ending September 11. when the eaU:h was marketed, the figures \ver advancod to $*i.'I.:7 a day for eueh ina!i. Krne.st. Kemier, of Kansas (.'ily. had art eventful day recently, lie applied at 4 o'clock for enlistment in the regular army and was accepted. Shortly be foru 5 o'clock ho applied for ami wa it run ted a marriage license. While the clock was striking lie vns being mar ried, and a little after 7 he was on I ho train (joins to Jefferson barracks. The seven inhabited islands of ike Canary group (Tern ril'iV, Ornut \m r.V, I'alma, .I.iniy.Mrote, Keurteventur:!. (iotnera and Hierro) have experienced radical changes in their agricultural and commercial life. Completely mari time the islands felt severely the de crease in ocean tonnage. Chicago claims to be the premier lum -her market of the world. The receipts of lumber during- the year were 3,XI!), 000,000 feet am tfcs shipments l,48r., 000,000 feet. Last year the figures were: Receipts, 3,017.000.000 feet and ship ments 1,393.000.000 feet. Searchlights are playing a very lm portant part in the present warfare, fin one instance the Germans on the heights of the Italian front were blind ed by the rays of many lights while the Italian engineers were building bridges below, work trig in the dark. The. Lincoln highway, beginning at New York city and ending at San Francisco, is about one-third finished. though It is already available for travel for a grcter distance. This highway will have a hard surface .and will be open to travel throughout the year. A wooden soled, zinc protected shoe, whiqh has been designed for the use of persons working in the truck patch or garden, may be found of service for the aoldior In the trenches, and the government is now experimenting wltli it. Fifteen Seattle, Wash., business men are studying public .speaking at. the state university. Their purposo is riot to develop oratory, but rather to help train themselves to take part in the ef fective participation of public affairs. During a very severe storm, recently a man living on a farm walked 14 miles to MorrisvlUe, Vt.. to attend church. Most of tho people at church that Sun day live* out of town, while those living neurby «lld not venture out. In order that all industries in Italy may bo national, that kingdom is set ting up a piano factory designed oh the 'best American and French models. Be fore the war tho piano trade was nearly ull in the hands of Cermans. Dean Holnioe, of tho Pennsylvania State cailege, after spending months gathering statistics, has discovered that the money value of four years at college Is $20,000 or a financial return of $D,0G0 for every year so spent. Tests made by tho bureau of stan dards In Washington prove that seams sewn with tho double lock stitch are stronger than those sewn with the shuttle stitch, and are lew weakened by breaks of tho thread. A Chase county (Kansas) steer, which had just come In off pasture, gained 45 pouhds in 124 hours tlie firat day It was put on' feed n'n tho farm of Henry Starker. Thin is considered to bo a record. Last spring C. H. Bloke!, of Spring Creek. Kan., bought S cents worth of pumpkin seeds to sew along with his corn. This tell he gathered 400 pump kins, some weighing more than 40 pounds., George M. Scrltmer. of Queen City" Park, Vt. went to Burlington recently Ad Mth wedding anniversary. He wearing the same salt and shoes h* war* tto day ha was mar- The A SERIOUS PROBLEM (V Ueriown, S. D., Keb. 2.--The pro Mem of S"cu:ing- farm laborers to lian din the litis ^rn'.n rop in the northwest was placed before the fanners of Sou'h Dnk'ita at the opening of the 11th an nual meeting of tho (''uriner.' Coopera tive assoeialion of Soutii Dakotu l.ei. iV l.ee Stover of this city, who stated that the Mf.rietilturiil t-ections of tl.i I'nitri St. t.-ski to ::catly increa [irnclactii.ii and a-rtage next snniiner. actually a serious, if not ixnpop^i ble liivic to 1-:.••[i prorUiet.Jon up to that •••f last \ear. He said the drafting of farm 1m\v. r.n.st I'ease or ihe farmer iiiu.sl iw -M!jr"d ef ilicir release tnilii tin.-army ::t the :.'.ason« tlu*y are need en the farms, if tl'n: situat'on Is to he •.-cec.-v fiilv incl. II. appeal, to the on vei.tion to ili i-i- ar.d reeonimend means of sohin the diffic-iMty lie for -a\. in chriiiK adi euate labor for the j| ::t harvest. lie ss'j.l the high iniees of farm pro l'.iets will rt suit in planting a largi. •ii-i-t inxt spring lut, lie continued, it mi'.ell of tile lTO|| silouhl If- lost ihroi:^ii of farm labor to harvest it, tlii fama rs will not asrain r»iii in more nereatve than they are sure they an handle. If* sjild in- ail nm with any lark of patriotism, hut ia the best interests of (in- country, expressing his sincere belief. John T. I'.i lk, inesidcnt of the asso ciation. who followed him, said the farmers are faring a serious problem to comply, as they would like to. with the appeal to produce more foml while they are handicapped by what now ap pears will he a u'rave shortage of labor. He said this is one of the greatest pro blems confrontin^: patriotic farmers. A bard snow delayed incoming' trains and I'l dill 1 11 the attemjaore tile filst da*. Inn well nwr :j()0 were on hand for ihe opinin of the convention. Ter minal el.'valors, aiiditinp., bonding of elevator managers, the federal system of (irrain ral.'tinjf, self fiiiatu int of farmers' companies and belter protec tion of the grain .stores of the state, are anions tlie things that, are to re ceive attention of the convention. tiovernor Xorbeek spoke at the eon vent ion last nltfhl. I lection of I TO TEACH AGRICULTURE IN TWO INSTITUTIONS Pierre. S. V., Feb. 2.—At the meet hiK of the state board of education, pop ularly known as the vocational board, at the capital here. It wan decided, be cause of federal rulings on the Smith Huffhen bill for federal aid to states for vocational training, to have teachers trained in agriculture at tlie slate col lege at Brookings, nnd in homo econom ics both at this school and at the uni versity at Vermilion. The four normals of the state cannot receive this federal aid for training teachers In these vocational branches, under the ruling of Washington fed eral vocational board, because they do not offer sufficient years of study in in them ]ast the. high schogl training. A school, to be able to avail itself of the federal aid, must give a four-year training in the subject, beyond the high school, and in South Dakota state schools this applies only to the univer sity and agricultural college. PROHIBS TO MEET IN HURON FEBRUARY 21 •Huron, S. D.. Feb. 2.—The prohibit tion stute convention will be held in Huron on [Vbruary 21, according to an announcement made by Andrew Wood, state executive secretary. Delegates will be elected to the national convention meeting in Chicago on March 5. A plan will also be discussed for a merger with the national organisation and regarding the merging of the party with other re form bodies.'",-^ JACOBS WOULD LIKE TO GO TO CONGRESS Aberdeen. S. D., Feb. 2.—Walter G. Jacobs, of this city, is a democratic candidate for congress from the Sec ond district, according tw word received from T. O. Ronayn*. of Leola, demo cratic stute committeeman. Mr. Jacobs has been active and prom inent in his party in this state for a number of years. He Itas served as a member of the state legislature and for several yoars was secretary of the Ab erdeen Commercial club. _4._ FARMER8 TO CONSTRUCT Will Require More Men To Do Federal Circuit Court of Ap ceding and Harvesting' ii South Dakota. 'ltieeis will lilis afternoon. II I held CLAIMS THEY FILLED HIM WITH LIQUOR Sioux l-alls. H. I.. I'eh J. —Did John II. Shary, of iimaha, met John !•". Iteikcr, se., of ()ldl:am, S. (.. drunk on a train near Kansas t'ity nearly two years at?o in order to induce him to, buy sr.nie Texas n-al estate'.' This is the question at stake in suit o'i trial before Jiirlpe l'.llioit in the United States oistrii'l court wherein Shary is s:*im 1 :ecker for S,"i,,"iin.t on an ull fill filled transact Ion. According to the complaint Hcc'ier gave his notes after taking an excur sion with Shary in May. 1 *.) 16. when the land was I-died. Later he renewed on tho pay"nit iit. Hecker in l:is answer chart',-es that Sliary or ids a^i nts diligently plied Bfekor with )ii |Uor oti the train while returning: from Texas and by fraud caused hint to sign the notes for land he did v.o? want, lie claims when he saw (no land he thought the price too exorbitant at $2Ta an acre and refused the deal and started home. Accordingly Becker filed a counter claim asking the return 'if $200 he paid on the de.al and costs. ELEVATOR AT YANKTON Yankton, S. D., Feb. 2.-^-Yan ominty farmers, through their faT league, have decided to construct spring a farmers' elevator in tub: AnQ9tyncement has been 'mad*' o" project and' active work •*!." shortly. This is the -?t termers have evor invtrctd grain market and Interesuiu ownts are looked for. l» MAY RETRY FAMOUS ALIENATION CASE peals Remands Case Twice Tried. Aberdeen. S. D.. I'eli. 1.—A new "hnptiM- in the npar-t'amous alienation -••uit of Mrs. Clara Armour vs. Mrs. Mabel K. McCowan. in which th« viain '.iff sought, to secure heavy dantugee 'rem ihe defendant, a wealthy widow for the aliened alienation of the affections if her husband. Hurl Armour, is furn •dicri by a decision of the circuit court 'f ppcitb". rovershiK ihe decision of the ower court. Information to this ef 'ect was received today by former lud^'n Krank McXulty. one of the at orrieyt-: for Mrs. Mc'Jowan. It is a.s sutn^d Ihe caw will vo hack to the fed 'fal district court of South Dakota for new I rial. Mrs. Jlr(io«'iin is tile widow of 'huties M( (Iov.an. at the time of lis death wealthy lumberman of Mil »aiii S. I')., with retail lumber yards Milbunk and a number of other ^oulli Dakota towns in tha' vicinity, tert Armour is a traveling man who untie South Dakota territory. Mrs. •Vrmour brought the alienation suit in 'odoral court, as the Armours were not -csident.s of the state. The jury the first trial in federal district 'ourt returned a verdict for the plain tiff in the sum of $2:".,000. The de 'endaiit secured a new trial, and the wnnd jury also returned a. verdict for -he pla.inl.iff. setting tlie damages a ain I »t $2r,000. This second award Judge Kliiott, of the federal district court, leld to be excessive, and he reduced It :o 110,000. The defendant's attorneys 'lien carried the case up to the circuit •ourt. of appeals, and secured a revers al of the case. ACCEPT FEDERAL AID IN S. DAKOTA SCHOOLS I'ierre, S. D.. Jan. o0.—The state vc alional board, appointed by Governor Norbeck, under t.he provisions of chap ter 227 enacted by the last legislature to enable South Dakota to take advan tage of the federal aid for vocational training, is holuini it« semi-annual meeting at the capitol. The federal bill for this training is known popularly as the Smith-Hughe* bill and is an act providing federal aid to cooperate with the states in paying the salaries of teachers, supervisors and directors of agricultural subjects and in tlie prep aration of teachers of agricultural, trade, industrial and lioinp economic*! subjects. The plan of the federal aid hill embodied in the three following points: J-'irsl, for a certain amount of money apportioned on the basis of the entire school population, which found is to b" used in connection with a like fund provided by the state for the training of teachers in agriculture, mechanic and domestic arts. Second, a certain fund, based upon the rural school population, to be used in connection with a like sum provided by the people of tho state for instruc tion in agiiculture in tlie rural schools. Third, a certain sum bayed upon the urban school population to be used in connection with a like sum provided by the public for instruction in me chanic and domestic arts in urban schools. The last legislature accepted the benefits of the Smith-Hughes bill, but made no appropriation for the pur pose. It is proposed to take advantage of the first provision by segregating a portion of the regular maintenance funds of some or all of the state educa tional institutions to use in connection with the' Smith-Hughes fund specifi cally for the training of teachers in ag riculture. mechanic and domestic arts. Any community can take advantage of the benefits of the Smith-Hu :hes bill by providing local funds to match with the apportionment of federal money. It i« understood that at this time the regents of education are undeterm ined whether to provide for the teach er training under the first provision of the Smith-Hughes bill at the etate agricultural college, or to distribute it to the four normal schools. 1 TITLE TO INDIAN LANDS HELD TO BE GOOD Wagner. S. D., Jan. 30.—Judge R. B. Tripp in the circuit court at Yankton this week handed down a decision which sustains the contention of the defendants in a case brought some years ago by Mary Frederick, a Yank ton Sioux Indian, wherein the sought to establish her right to participate in the lands of Wahehe, deceased, mem ber of the Yankton Sioux. The defendants, in their argument, cited a recent decision of the supreme court of South Dakota in which the court held that a deed to deceased In dian lands, said deed hnvlng been ap proved by the secretary of the interior, passes all of the title, both legal and equitable to the lands described and is a3 effective for that purpose as though the purchaser had received a patent direct from the United States govern ment. Whereupon, Judge Tripp decided the issues for defendants nnd dismissed the petition of the complainant. The/lecislon is of widespread interest as it uffects all titles to deceased In dian lands In thin state wherever lo cated. nnd sustains them for all time where the secretory of the Interior has approved the deed* to the purchaser at the Indian sales. ENGINEER IS FORCED TO JUMP FOR HIS LIFE Dead wood. S. D., Feb. I—Engineer McGuire, employed ©n the Black Hills line of the Burlington railway, had a narrow escape from death as the re sult of a peculiar accident While on a steep grade near Englewood the brakes failed to hold as the engine was taking oil at a fuel supply tank. The moving of the engine when the brakes failed caused the breaking ef the connection between the oil talk and the tender. Tho escaping oil was «et on fire when' It came Into contact with the flame un der the locomotive boiler and In an in stant the engine was enveloped in flames. McGuire saved his life by div ing through^ the encircling sheet of flame into a anow bank beside the track. Rto clothing was burning when he struck the snow, but was •bit to •xtingulsb (he flame* before being fatally burned. $1500in LUCKY STRIKE CIGARETTE YOU'LL Guaranteed by Jh'tAj: c/:f( Would Not Repeat it. "So yoti stuck our y«ur ton-nn1 yotir teacher, (lid youV" iIn: iatln r. "Yes. I did, father." "What (lid she say':" "I can't toll you, fat Iter." "Why noW" "Because she told iuo nover to re peat it." Don't waste time trimming a brush to paint the mistakes of yesterday. on ivimr win Who Do I Give This Car To? 9 I have been giving away away two more. Send me Rewards (Mlrcf«a taroufft. tom local ucaier IM—OvtrUi.d Touring Car —fo*4 room,j Cai —ludaa Mouiodi -m Piano Ml -HI Diamond kiaf Mh-H-ltad kl|W Cold Vk airh M-IHnr« tl|l GoW tv .ten tifc 1 into CfcfH hi iihir M-llVfcw Faiaiar Matbuic Ml-'|tail EICK &uM Hrncli •MI C-yltt* UDM S*l Ilk O-HwiIiMMrSti UUl-Tatwaa foMui Ke«ah ma-twlaia FaMiaa ulak HI-ll-rtoca DmhiimV utfi—U'fitA UiHKf sea ftwia la lirt Maybe you think 1 km a tiaud. tall |W «Um iua Mad the voapaa.' Tkt Rewird M&ny nju!iJSJ!r*! enjoy this real Burley cigarette. It's full of flavor—just as good as a pipe. IT'S TOASTED The Burley tobacco is toasted makes the taste delicious. You know how toasting improves the flavor of bread. And it's the same with tobacco exactly. IN OR pon ATIO Privilege Restricted. l.ebby \v is playing lie was driving a laundry wauon. lie would come to li:' door and his inanini:: would give him the package of laundry and soon he would deliver it again to her. The mother, as she received the bundle, said in a burst of affection, "Could vou give me a kiss, Bobbie?" Bobbie drew himself up with pr'.dc and dis dain, "No laundryman don't kiss my mnramn." Ladies' Night. First Minstrel Girl—Mb-'s interlocu tor, can you tell me, is there any dif ference between hash and a woman's mind? 31iss interlocutor—No, Tnmbo, I can't. What is the difference? First Minstrel Girl—No difference at nil yon have to take chance with either of them." Wisdom is a good Investment regard less of the price you have to pay for it. There is something within men that responds to the truth. On April 13, 1918 I am Going to Give Away Two Automobiles automobiles for long time Now I'm the coupon down in going the corner and at that you know ail •bout my itan. I v.on't hart you to aend the ton pun and find ouu ard you can know alt" mnmj'. tn plan tutksx I tell you. 1 can to give I'll them Don't you want to it': Send inr tfo cum ,r. AW P.O.. tell you Oneot tho can I am coin? tn (five nv. ay Is an Over'ai.d. It it tho lotcit model, fully eiiui:|j(.-J and •.-urntlete In fwer It viD be delivered n*hl ac tome one'* from rfoor without a v«nv you how The other cat is Ford, urn! It will rtn, be *'»en tor.nsr.c one would jrou ruthyr liavo it An a^on 1 r«c«i-.« ti# rouxj't 1 Ii aend yod fall details of », nil er besidea the t\s lln com? to Rive away tut otner eu anU listed here at tlie let. £ur*!y tocio It something in ihai list ou want. Cut out and Send tl.t Coupon about it. «t coat to Bn.l J'It tell DO IT NOW1 THE REWARD M.\N P. O. Box 1632 PhiUoVipMa, Ya. Plw fnil infcrnvalivc atwi ao««l°ln. nvtuUitratriaeiaasyvay. Slate- Jt.F.D. (tor.