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SAVE THE FORESTS
STORE THE FLOODS.
The motto which has been adopt
ed for the coming ninth-session of
ot the National Irrigation Congress
at Chicago, of "Save the Forests
and store the Floods," savors of
more promise for some accomplish
ment along practical irrigation de
velopment than anything which
has been exploited in behalf of any
general irrigation system in this
country. These few words indicate
that the Irrigation Congress pro.
pose to confine its effect to two
definite objects, or rather to a
single object, for forest preservation
and water storage are largely one
and the same. Much time has
been spent in previous sessions in
discussing how things should be
done, and why they should or shoult
not be done in this way or that way.
until it has become very obvious to
onlookers that the arid region was
not one mind by any means as to
what it wanted ; therefore, it has
been natural for an appropriating
power not directly interested to cry
''hands off, until at least you know
what you yourselves want." The
friend of events and public expres-
sion seems to muicaie mat me
. , . . i . . i
West has now decided on what it
wants and that in this Irrigation
Congress it will say so definitely
without division, and then proceed
to lay systematic plans to secure it
The meeting promises to be i
Undone mon'o mnotinrr oiifl it lnnlra
as though business methods would
prevail. Eastern merchants and
manufacturers have recently shown
a deep interest in a general plan
for western reclamation; and the
outlook is very promising for some
early definite action which will
give the country some working ex
amples of Federal irrigation.
DENVER WANTS IRRIGATION
, i . SURVEYS.
Colorado business men recognize
the benefit that attache's, to their
State fiiru the work of the Govern
ment along the lines of irrigation
investigation and surveys for reser
voir sites. The Denver Chamber
of Commerce and Board of Trade
last month adopted a vigorous res
olution calling attention to the
great development possible in Co
lorado, thru irrigation, and to the
generally accepted opinion that on
ly by the storage of flood waters
can the future problem afiecting
; successful fanning in the arid region
be. solved, and pledging support to
the United Stores Geological Survey
m seArse Congressional ap
iprourmtHinfl tor carrying on tueir
work of-surveys of reservoir sites,
and other preliminary irrigation
Every dollar expended by the
National G cv eminent for.the build
ing of Ktii!fg reservoirs and great
irrigation works to reclaim the;
millions of acres of western aridity
will return o increased taxes oriin
creaed xax --s- on increased land
vjiltjH's -"-jnd ' tiopulation - Every
. Conrtv-.rin Knowg.thislnow that
subject by eastern manuftcturera
who want a- large market in the
West for their goods, and all that
is required for his favorable action
is a strong and aggressive demand
from every western State and Ter
ritory arid Congressional district.
STORE XHE?AV A TE RS.
. BY GEORGL" H. MAXWELL. -
The proportion to store theflood
waters of the West in great Federa
reservoirs is based upon a principle
which requires thai the . use of the.
water shall be free to the people
always. It is ndfr contemplated
that the Government shall store
this ateFand "then'charge the irri
galion for its use; any-more than a
toll is placed upon the commerce
that passes each .year thru the
Eads'jetties at tfto mouth of the
Mississippi river, or thru the
Goyerataent canals at Sa'ult Ste.
Marie, or than taxes are collected
from -the farmers living along: the
the banks of Mississippi ..river,
whose farms are protected from
overftovy by the great levees and
protective work8?which.the Govern-
coent has built at ? a cost of tens and
tens of millions of dollafs. If it
is right for the Governmnt "to
unaeriase inese internai im
provement .and .harbor improve
ments, by which the whole
country benefits it is equally
just that storage reservoirs should
be builtby the Government for no
one section would be developed at
the expenses of another.
Til work of the Government
surveys has shown-us in a general
way the number of acres of land
which are capable of reclamation
into fertile farms when all the waste
waters shall have been utilized, but
yet it is not within the scope of
possibility to grasp the magnitude
of the wealth which will develop
thru such a reclamation. The
most careful estimate would likely
materialize into the wildest guess.
We are dazed at the figures when
we consider what one irrigated acre
is capable of producing, then meas
ure its relation to the land area
and water supply of arid America,
figures representing a fabulous
wealth which now runs uselessly to
the sea year by year.
The mere consideration, howeve
of the value of waste waters of the
West ay an irrigation factor tells
but part of the story, because the
same water, if it were saved for use.
would be employed over aniTover
again and again. It would find us in
mills and smelters and factories
and would develop enormous elec
trial power which would enter into
the very life of the country. Vast
electrical power now idlest because
great rivers at the very time they
are needed most for generating thip
power are at their lowest Btage, or
are dry beds of sand. This would
all be changed vyere thn flood waters
stored in mountain reservoirs to he
let down gradually and evenly dur
ing the period of low water.
The enormous possibilities which
lie in the reclamation of arid
America thru the simple utilization
of her flood waters can scarcely be
conceived. Suffice it to Hay that
thev can hardly be overestimated.
Massachusetts is not noted for
hpr forests, but after all she a p-
pears to have woods to burn
for a recent forest fire in the
Stato ia reported to have swept
over Bisty square miles, being
checked only by the opportune
coming of a heavy rain. Evident
ly there are more lands than Cali
fornia where a forest is regarded as
a gift of God and its destruction as
something providential, that should
not be guarded against any more
than a law of nature. -
Many sections of the West are
begining to reap bitter fruits of
forest destruction. A few years ago
the snow "svould drift, and pile up
in the mountain gulches, thickly
studded with pine and other trees
forming an almoBt impenetrable
forest protection, and there grad
ually melt aw.ay, supplying water
for the streams until late in tb.9
season. J.nis, now, has too often
changed. - Tbevtimberhas gradual-
away, until some of the finest of the
mountains have disappeared, and
where the snow hanks once remain
ed untilTate in th& season,. they now
disappear months earifpr, and in
stead of melting gradually, the
flood-waters come with a-rush, and
then ceane when most needed..
There is scarcely anything- more
important than forest protection
and preservation, which means a
guarding of the water supply; and
every state and, every section should
rouse to active local organization
and national coroperation.
The National Irrigation Congress
which will meet at. Chicago, 111.,
Nov. 21, 22, 23 and 24 is creating!
wide interest and promises to be an
unusual success. The national ir
rigation movement has become a
broad popular-movement snd east
ern commercial interests have read
ily taken hold of ihe idea of re -claiming
and populating the arid
west and thus creating' a great
home market far their goods.
The best authorities on irrigation
and forestry have been secured to
speak and give'illustrated lectures,
and men of national fame and re
nown as orators and 'statesmen, will
address the Congress at the great
Auditorium theatre on subjects of
national interest to the Wst.
Under the constitution of thoi
Congres the mayor of each city of
25,000 or less population is entitl
ed to appoint two delegates, while
cities of greater population are fen-
titled to four delegates. Each agri
cultural college, and organized ir
rigation, agricultural and horticul
tural association, each society oT
engineers, company and each board
of trade and chamber of commerce
is also entitled to two delegates. .
A BUS rN ESS CONGRESS.
The Ninth Annual Session of the
Nantional Irrigation Cougess will
be a business mens' convention.
Chicago wholesale merchruts re
taking a ceouine interest in the
imposition to recliam tlie We&t,
md thereby increase its pnpuht-
iton fifty miilion, and the work of
the C)ngres8 will be directed to
ward placing before the business
interests of the East the trade possi
ilities which lie in the reclama
tion of some saventy-five million
acres of arid land, whose fertility
ias lain dormant'-for hundred's of
centuries, waiting only the touch
of water to make it as productive
as the valley of the Nile. The
The Light of the World,
Our Saviour in Art,
Cost nearlv 100 000
tains nearly'lOO full-page engravings of j
our Saviour and His Mother by the
worlds greatestpainters. True copies
of the greatest Masterpieces.in the art
galleries of Europe. Every picture is
aa beautiful as a runrise over the hill
tops Contains description of the
paintings, biography of the painters,
the names and locations of the galler
ies in Europe where the originals may
be seen. Also contains a Child's De
partment, including a Child's Story of
the Christ and His Mother, beautiful
ly written, to fit each picture. This
wonderful book, matchless in its pur-
uj ana Deauty, appeals to every moth-
er.s heart, and In every Christian home
wnere mere arecmidren the book sells
itself. Christian men ftnrl tpnman
making money rapidly taking orders.
A Christian man or woman can in this
community soon make $1,000 taking or
ders for Christmas present8. Mrs.
Waife, ouragnntin Massachusetts, has
sold over $3,000 worth of the booka in a
very short time. Mrs. Saekett, our a-'
gent in New York, has sold over SI .500
worth of the hooksin, a.yery. short-time
The book is printed on velvet' finished
paper, beadtifuHy-bound fn Carding
Bed arid g6Idf and adorned" with Gold
en Roses and .Lilies, It is, withoni
doubtrthe most beautiful book of thi
century. Write for terms quickly and
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MBS THEODORE ROOSEVELT
She is Devoted to Her Home ht-
terests and Avoids the
Glare of Publicity
Writing of '-The 'Personality' of
Mrs. Roosevelt," in the October!
Ladies' Homo Journal,EdwardBok
averts tliaf "it is high' time sornfrof
our women should learn that awo-i
man mav he respected "and loved
tor the tilings she does not db: Hun;
dreds oi thousands of men and wo
men respect Mrs. Thoodore Roose
velt to-day because sh has chosen
to keep hor personality in the back
ground, and refnsed to stand in the
glare of publicity. She has no
placo there and she knows itr. By
her attitude she has won a warm!
place in the affections of American?
women, and in the respect of Amer
ican men. Yet she might shine,
instead of keeping in retirement, rfi
sne so chose, as every ono who
knows hor will at once concede.!
She has simply chosen to be a wife,
a mother and a woman, and not a
pnblieiat. She has elected to give "a n S,lgniff 5e
f. ' . , . , , s , would make his-victorj ilfecUTe Bfe
the benefit of her talents and giftshad 19 interviews with Mekemet, ir,
to her husband, her children and which the Englishman byturns arguedv
her friends rather than to society a"ere a?.dthrfined:hiR3
J omst, who listened day after day with
in its promiscuous sense. She has . the same immovable,-aniiliBff counts
her work to do in the world, but'ace.
she does not believe that work to I .R JsPel?f
. England, said, casually that at 'was-
be of a public nature. She is con- governed by clucky woman." A strange
tent to leave that to 'her husband. . flasn passed ovr the pasha's counte-
She remains in the home, and one llll M!,0Zl
.,. a? -Napier was gode Mehemet sent for
neeu oniy 10 near xneouore nooso-
nnnn how strnntr nnm. liirri hn hflAn t
which has radiated
THE FATE OF THE CON
It was First Defaced and!
Then Stink in the Savan-
i.rm . ii jt- i i r-i j
lite reuit ox ino jbbi oonieuer (
-1 r i i, , t i
tor a hatchet, and with it he defaced !
the Confederate seal. About twelve
o'clock the same, night the Gonfod
erate party continued their retreat
in the direction of Washington,
Georgia, and while crossintr the
Savannah River in the
v . i ilt ,,
some ono suggested that the seal be
thrown overboard. rJ his idea was
at once approved, and when tho
boat rcat hed mid-stream it was
dropped with a dull spash into the
sandy river bed ot that beautifnl
Southern watercourse, where to
this day, its mission all fulfilled', it
The world's production oi lead
amounted in 1898 to 777,009. tons.
Paper teeth are alleged to be supe
rior to any other substance yet em
Ordinary bicyeles can be changed
into tandems by an Illinois man s in
vention. During 1899 Brockton (Mass.)
shipped 529,277 cases of shoes, a gain
of 37,303 cases over 1898.
for the production of a smokeless coal
have met with entire satisfaction. -The
enmnnfiition of the n&w tirodnct is 93
per cent, pit coal dust and seven per
cent, a mixture of Stockholm tar and
JSot long ago, at Cramps shipyard,
thfre was an enormous pile of soft
coal,- and a crowd of cultured looking
anen were going over it and selecting
ce-tain lumps. The coal selected was
for use in the trial trip of a new man-of-war.
Wise and talented menwere
choosing the coal, because success de
pended largely on the quauty of the
Paper may be rendered" fireproof for
making flashlight reflectors or for other
purposes by moistening with the fol
lowing solution : Ammonium sulphate,
8 parts; boric acid, Mparts; borax, 2
parts; water, 100 parts; sodium rung
state can. also be used, and a solution
f .common alum is often efficacious,
tns to loosen and disintegrate
S, ! .
states in civilization, is going to send
out an arctic expedition.. The reason
ffJven is that, if japan is ever to com-
Pete with England on the ieas, it must
develop in the Japanese the spirit of ad-
venture and discovery which has made
the English powerful. The only places
ulc council oi war neia at Aooe-:-svhom he had never seen,
ville' South Carolina, in May, 1865, Gen. Gordon's remarkable inffnencer
was soon known all over Abbeville 7 Chmese was in a large . degree
, due it is stated, to their behef in his
and the Generals and ihe Secretary extraordinary luck. During the Tac
of War wore Kept busy for hours ' g rebellion he -was followed by air
signing honorable discharges for y .ho did not comprehend -either-.
, , . his ability or his rehgious zeal, but who-
the tired soldiers, who immediat.0 ; believed that he was protected by an;
ly appl;od for them' writes Mrs. invisible Being who led him to victory
Tbaddeus Horton, in;the October 'o sword could wound him nor bullet
T ,. , Tr T , . .kill. A certain black ebony cane whlcSj
Ladies Home Journal. "During-he carried was supposed to be the magic
the ovonnig Mr. Benjamin &sked : talisman "which brought him victory.
,W i0 discoverthenhiaai
Highest Honors, World's Fair
Gold Medal, Midwinter Fair
JLTOld Baking Fewden waklatif
luxn. Tliejrua iajuriaiu to kMlifcr
p.. Tter sw ut
Ttfhefc. Sir Charles Napier taut coe?'
quered Mekmt Ali he found it im
possible to fbrce-or coax tht wilyEy
the English consul, who was aiiEgyp-
tian, and demanded: ; .
. iUU C1C uoawnen.uieiiig-
T7",. T 3 T A, T-t .
lish queen was crowned.
omens bad or good.?'
"You think that good luck fs written
on. her forehead?"
"I did not think upon. the. matter b-
: fore, but now that you ask me, I be
j lieve that it is, "When she asked Allah.
? to help her in her work her" eyes ran.
over. Allan. loves the innocectJ .
"No doubt of that," said Mehemef,
' Sir Charles and. signed the treaty. Eng
h'sh power and English cannon he could
brave, but not "the. luck" writteit
1 uton the forehead of a craod oniw
&na en tordn was shrewd enough al-
irujro iu cduj', i.ms uiue wnea lie ieti.
These superstitions seem absurd to
us, but they at least show that the ig
norant men who hold them believe" int.
an invisible Power who' can gfrergoodl
or ill fortune at His wfll- At T?tt
xoonsn xnan tne'eaucated, busy
. man who recognizes na power in lif&
.stronger than his own wfll and efforts
KISS HAS MADE TROUBLE-
Frivolity " Among Tonng Faeyl
Frowad. ox )T t&e Mraaoaittt.
It was only a kiss; yet it Ms created'
a great disturbance among the Men
nohite -sects. A-farmer's sonr just
turned 18, caught a pretty girl of .the?
same age about the waist and planted a.
kiss smack on her rosy cheek- It was.
at an impromptu game during an apple
butter boiling, party. .
Such parties are not generally .gfyens
among Mennonites- By chance a num--
Der oi young people gaxnerea at a big
farmhouse at night, and while a lad amis,
a lass stood at the long-handled stirrer"
where the large boiler hun- in' the
great open fireplace over a. blazing wcocV
fire dn the kitchen, the others started
the old gameof" Copenhagen.
They formed a ring, but just as the
first kiss was given one of the elders
chanced to visit -the farm and earner
upon the scene in time to see the kiss.
Kissing .games are forbidden by these
people because they are entirely tea-
worldly. The report'is that the elder ,
will surely briu- the whole matter up?-'
before the next meeting. The only pub--"
lie kissing that they tolerate iathehoSy
kiss at love feasts, or at the selection"!
of their, ministers by lot.
At the latter functions the inother dr '
the wife or the sisters may greet the.
chosen pastor with a kisa upon his
cheek. Any brother may also do the
same. But the friendly kiss in frolic or
in public games "is absolutely forbid
den . , " r
There is no telling what punishment "
may be meted out to the young.f arinr
er's son who was detected by the elder.
His excuse to his father the next mom-
ing was. that they had just started a
?ame in fun, and that he had kissed the
girl before he knew it, or at least before
he thought. Theold farmer sternly re
plied: "You knew it was wrong. About the,
my tnmg.you'vegot to.do is to ero and
-mrry her, now. Why, she'll.carry thatpL
iss all through her life. They'll re
orget if. They'll, say: 'Why.'she'sithe
jirl so and so kissed.- He had lusfarirt
".round her waist.' Shame onvou to.
It is also known that the girfeeceivedt
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