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A resolution requesting President
Wilson to withdraw recognition of
Carranza and sever diplomatic rela
tions with Mexico has been introduced
by Senator Fall (Rep.), New Mexico,
chairman of the senate committee
charged with an investigation of the
Mexican situation.
“I charge” said Senator Fall,
“that the Mexican embassy, the con
sulate general in New York and the
consulate general in San Francisco
have been actively engaged in the dis
tribution of bolshevik propaganda and
that this has been done with the
knowledge and consent of Venustiano
Senator Fall’s resolution follows:
“Resolved by the senate, the house
of representatives concurring, That
the action taken by the department of
state in reference to the pending con
troversy between this government and
the government of Mexico should be
approved, and further, that the president of the United States be, and he is
hereby requested to withdraw from Venustiano Carranza the recognition
heretofore accorded him by the United States as president of the republic of
Mexico, and to sever all diplomatic relations now existing between* this gov
ernment and the pretended government of Carranza.”
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daughter of the late Judge Samuel A. Richardson in February, 1876, end his
wife and seven children —four sons and three daughters—are living
Senator McCormick of Illinois will i
Introduce a budget bill at this session
of congress. He attacks the Good bill
as faulty. He says his bill differs from
that of Mr. Good, chiefly, in placing the
budget bureau under the secretary of
the treasury, who is made strictly a
financial officer and divested of extra
neous functions, such as administration
of public buildings and public health
service, and in empowering the budget
bureau to reduce departmental appro
priation estimates.
“My bill,” said Senator McCormick,
l“is not the handiwork of one man. Its
; actual text comes from the hands of
two trained draftsmen; it embodies in
principle the ideas of students of pub
lic administration and finance like Sec
retary Glass, President Nicholas Mur
ray Butler, Governor Lowden, and
ex-Congressman Fitzgerald.
“It will not further divide respon
sibility for the financial policy of the
government as the Good bill must if it should become law. My bill seeks to
make the secretary of the treasury a true finance officer, surveying the field
of expenditure as well as that of revenue. The Good bill would make the
president, already the most overburdened executive in the world, his own
finance officer.”
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tigate the massacres of Armenians by
Turks at Adana. He has served in all the Balkan states and in Greece. For
five and one-half years he was at Stockholm.
Joshua Willis Alexander of Galla
tin, Mo., who succeeds William C. Red
field as secretary of commerce, has to
resign his seat in congress to take the
position. He was born In Cincinnati
January 22, 1852. In 1872 he was
graduated from Christian college,
Missouri. In 1872 he moved to Galla
tin and in 1875 he was admitted to the
bar. Almost immediately he entered
public life, serving as public adminis
trator, member of the board of educa
tion, mayor and state legislator. He
resigned as judge of the Seventh Mis
souri district to take his seat in the
Sixtieth congress.
He was named by President Wil
son as house member of the United
States commission to the international
conference on safety of life at sea, and
was selected by the commission to be
chairman. The conference was in ses
sion in London from November, 1913,
to February, 1914. He married the
E. I. Harris of Rock Island, 111.,
consul general for the United States
in Russia, is having lots of experiences
these days, according to reports from
the Land of Chaos. But then he’s been
having such experiences for the last
twenty years in Uncle Sam’s consular
service. He was appointed to his pres
ent post in 1918. Living on a train,
he has traveled all over Siberia since
then. He arrived In Omsk November
19 of last year and witnessed the ac
cession of the present Kolchak gov
ernment to control of Siberian affairs.
His “district” is bigger than the United
States. He has a staff of consuls and
vice consuls scattered over many thou
sands of miles.
Mr. Harris’ duties have sent him
into many lively places. He was five
years in Turkey, witnessing the revo
lutions which kept that country In
violent turmoil. He was sent to inves-
Natives of Northern Nigeria Assume
Resemblance of the Quarry They
Are Seeking.
Someone may have called you “a
bird” with exclamatory accents of ad
miration, but have you ever tried to
act like a bird or to appear like a
bird to attract a real bird? Os course
you haven’t, for this isn’t the way we
in this country go hunting, even though
we may be the most ardent of sports
men. It is, however, one bird-hunting
method in Africa, writes Temple Man
ning in the St. Louis Republic.
A recent illustration shows how a
dusky beau sets out to fascinate one
of the feathered natives of the woods
and plains of northern Nigeria. It was
in Bassa, to be exact, where the pho
tograph from which the picture is
drawn was snapped. And the person
who was caught in the very act of en
ticing a bird belongs to the tribe which
goes by the name of Munshi.
Industrious and very good tillers of
the soil as they are, the Munshls are
said to be quarrelsome and great
ljvers of alcohol, which they sometimes
contrive to smuggle in and to drink
with vast speed. It may be, indeed,
that this Munshi hoped to catch his
bird for the drink it would bring. At
any rate, he was most serious as he
went about his bird-acting.
Clad in a straw shirt to give the
effect of the scene in which he moved,
the hunter held the artificial bird’s
head close to his own and began to
stalk his quarry. To human eyes view
ing him from a distance he looked
more like a strange caricature of an
ostrich than anything else. To bird
eyes perhaps he appeared like a scene
from the surrounding country —that is,
a bird teetering on a coal-black branch,
swaying above a field of grain that
moved in the wind.
It seems odd that so simple an ex
pedient should be so successful. It is
true that the hunters sometimes return
empty-handed, but more often they
come back laden with the birds they
set forth to get. In this country and
in these days, when hunters sometimes
seem almost as numerous as the hunt
ed, it would be exceedingly dangerous
to appear like the quarry, for a bullet
most certainly would be the reward.
But in Nigeria the method is a success,
although it requires much practice to
imitate a bird well enough to deceive
the birds themselves.
Procession of Splendor.
In the whole gallery of war pictures,
it may be doubted if any could have
been more colorful than those com
posed by the remarkable British cam
paign in which Colonel Lawrence,
archaeologist by pre-war profession,
gathered and led the desert host of
Arabs. “The order of march,” says
Colonel Lawrence, describing the en
trance of the conquerors into the town
of El-Wijh, “was splendid and bar
baric. Feisal rode in front dressed in
pure white. I was on his left, also in
white, and on his right was another
shereef wearing a red headcloth and
a tunic and cloak dyed with henna,
and behind us were Bedouins carrying
three banners of purple silk, topped
with gold spikes, and behind them
rode three drummers playing a march,
and they were followed by a wild,
bouncing mass of 3,000 camels that
constituted our bodyguard, the men
in every variety of colored gown and
headdress, and the camels equally bril
liant in their trappings, and the whole
crowd singing at the top of their
voices a war song In honor of Feisal
and his family.” Memory runs over
accounts of conquering hosts of all
ages and finds nothing, as the English
leader himself describes it, more bar
baric and splendid.
A Tired Tyrant.
Bridget’s caller —How would you
like to have a home of your own?
Cook —Fine! I’m tired bossin’ other
people’s families. —Boston Evening
Scouts Keep the Law.
Every now and then some judge or
juvenile court worker bears testi
mony that scouting keeps boys out of
mischief, that scouts keep the law and
are good citizens in embryo. Recently
U. E. Harmen, an attorney of Tacoma,
Wash., made the following statement:
“Os all the boys passing through the
juvenile court in the last year, not one
was an active scout.” There are 700
boys affiliated with the Tacoma coun
cil, so this statement really means
something. Not one boy who came up
as a case before the court was an ac
tive scout, and upon investigation it
was shown that in only two cases were
the offenders boys who had had any
connection whatever at any time with
scouting.—James E. West, in Boys’
Out of His Reach.
Gerald had a friend who lived a cou
ple of blocks from him and one morn
ing when he strolled over to see him
he found the house being raised for al
terations. Running home, he said,
“Mother, Billie’s house has growed
legs and it’s so high uped I can’t go
there any more.”
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(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
According to the United States de
partment of agriculture specialists, the
compost pile is a fertile source of valu
able material for replenishing the plant
food supplies of the soil. Proper utili
zation of the compost saves much fer
tilizing material which ordinarily Is
wasted on the average farm. The ex
pense of making the compost heap is
sl.ght as compared with the fertilizing
value of the resultant material.
Compost Heap Essential.
The essentials of the compost heap
are to equip it with a water-tight foun
dation by puddling clay. This is done
by spreading the clay 10 to 12 inches
thick and then moistening and tram
pling it thoroughly. A framework of
logs or lumber should be built up
around the pile and increased in height
as the compost heap is built higher.
Building Compost Pile.
A layer of leaves, straw, grass, or
even weeds, about 18 inches in depth,
Farmer Should Pick Out Those Whose
Removal Would Be of Benefit to
Remaining Ones.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Trees well suited for fuel and whose
removal will be of benefit to the re
maining stand of trees in the woodlot
Sound, dead trees, both standing and
Trees diseased or seriously injured
An Old Woodlot Which Is Grazed—
Very Little Grass and No Young
by insect attacks, or those extremely
liable to such injury, such as chestnut
in the region subject to blight, or birch
Suggested That Census of All Animals
Be Taken to Aid Campaign for
Better Stock.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
That oflicals in every stock-raising
county In the country should take a
census of the sires In their respective
territories, so that the elimination of
scrub sires may be carried on sys
tematically, Is a suggestion which has
been made recently on behalf of vari
ous live stock interests as a result of
the agitation for better sires instituted
by the United States department of
Teaching the Lambs to Eat.
Every effort should be made to keep
the lambs growing from the start. The
first essential is to teach them to eat.
Calves and Yearlings.
Don’t forget the calves and yearlings.
Don’t leave them out in the cold nights
until they are pinched and haggard.
First Step in Composting Manure.
should be placed over the clay founda
tion. Above this a layer of manure 5
or 6 inches deep should be distributed,
and If raw rock phosphate is available, .
from 50 to 80 pounds should be scat
tered broadcast over the manure. Then
another layer of manure should be
added and the process continued. It Is
essential to keep the pile of refuse
moist by sprinkling it frequently. It
is also necessary to keep the compost
heap well packed and tramped. Ordi
narily it takes about a year for the
stable refuse in a compost heap to rot
sufficiently for use, when it should be
spread on the land in the late fall.
Manure Thoroughly Rotted.
The fundamental value of the com
post pile comes from the fact that the
manure is thoroughly rotted and its
plant food content is in excellent con
dition for immediate soil use when ap
plied to the fields, while during its
period of decomposition it is main
tained in excellent condition to resist
leaching and weathering.
in the gypsy-moth area; badly fire
scarred trees.
Crooked trees and large-crowned
short-boled trees which will not make
good lumber and which are crowding
or overtopping others.
Trees which have been overtopped
by others, stunting their growth.
Slow-growing trees crowding fast
growing species of equal value, pro
vided they are not themselves suited
for a higher use, as, for example, slow
growing wffiite oak.
Prevention Lies in Pasteurization of
Milk Fed to Animals and Cook
ing Various Feeds.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Prevention of tuberculosis in hogs
lies in the pasteurization of milk fed
to hogs, especially that from cream
eries, and in allowing hogs to feed
behind adult cattle only wffien the cat
tle have passed the tuberculin test;
also in thoroughly cooking all garbage,
offal, or carcasses before they are fed
to hogs.
Animals Assimilate Large Quantities
of Roughage and Waste Feeds
and Aid Fertility.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
One of the chief advantages in keep
ing cattle is that they assimilate large
quantities of roughage and waste feeds
and carry them to market themselves
In a more concentrated form. The
farmer Is thus saved the labor of mar
keting bulky farm products, and the
fertility remains on the farm.
Profitable Work Furnished During
Winter Season —Remunerative
Labor Distributed.
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
The keeping of farm animals fur
nishes profitable work during the win
ter, when other work is less pressing
and when they require most care.
This distributes remunerative labor
throughout the year more evenly than
otherwise would be possible.
Late-Hatched Pullets.
Late-hatched pullets should be given
a good-sized house or room by them
selves and should be given all the food
they will consume, so that they will
develop and mature as rapidly as
Good Implements Needed.
It Is a very difficult matter to do
good farming without good implements.
Manpower should not be required to
take the place of machinery power or

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