Additions to National Forests
Prepared by the U. S. Department of Agriculture
Purchase totaling GG,3SI acres in the White mountains, the southern Appa
lachians and Arkansas at an average price of $3.91 per acre have been
approved by the national forest reservation commission, a body created by
congress to purchase land on the navigable streams for the
protection of their watersheds. The action of the commission means that use
fulness of the new national forests in the East, the inception of which dates
from the beginning of purchase work in 1911, will be greatly increased.
The commission also decided to request, for the fiscal year beginning 1921,
an appropriation of $10,000,000 in five annual installments of $2,000,000 for
Lost River Issuing From Underground. A Scene in White Mountain National
Forest, to Which Has Been Addea a Large Tract by Recent Action of the
National Forest Reservation Commission.
extending purchases. The program contemplated is contingent on the assur
ance of definite sums being available for making purchases through a period
of years. Without such assurance the policy will be to restrict purchases to
tracts contiguous to lands already approved for purchase. This policy is dic
tated in part by considerations relating to the administration of the lands and
fire-protection measures. The lands recently approved for purchase bring the
total area acquired or being acquired under the act of March 1, 1911, to
35 Executions in
Army During War
Ten Put to Death 5n France;
Twenty-Five in the U. S.
The annual report of Maj. Gen.
Enoch Crowder, judge advocate gener
al of the army, was given out a short
time ago, and with it there was made
public for the first time an official sum
mary of the “capital” cases occurring
in the army since April 5, 1917, the be
ginning of the war period.
Death penalties were adjudged in
145 cases from that date to June 30,
1919, and execution was consummated
In 35 cases —ten in France and 25 in
the United States. Murder was charged
in two of these cases, murders and mu
tiny in 19, assault in 11, and assault
and murder in three.
“In no case,” according to the re
port, “was a capital sentence for a
purely military offense carried into ex
General Crowder made no specific
reference to the attack upon his ad
ministration by former Brigadier Gen
eral Ansell, hut in an appendix gave
detailed statistics covering military
FEED TO INCREASE
It is the practice of a large percent
age of the most successful poultry men
to feed a part of the daily grain ration
ground. Most of them feed the ground
grain moistened with either milk or
water, although some feed it dry. A
fowl’s gizzard is capable of grinding
all kinds of grain, but it is generally
considered to be more economical to
have a part of the grinding done by
steam or water power.
The soft-feed idea, however, must
not be ovt rworked, says an authority.
Hens like ground feed better when it
is moistened than when dry. Al
though full fed on dry mash and grain
they will eat a little bit more of moist
mash. For this reason many poultry
keepers give a light feed of moistened
mash once a day to increase egg pro
duction. When handled right it is
A begmner often reasons that it is
cheaper for the miller than for the
fowl to grind the grain; but the pow
erful muscles of the gizzard are there
to he used, and experience has shown
that the balance of power of functions
in the fowl’s economy makes the vig
orous exercise of the gizzard bene
ficial. When feeding moistened ground
feed have it a comparatively dry,
crumbly mash, and not a thin slop.
Give what they will eat readily in
15 or 20 minutes.
There is an old, old story, as old as Moth
That, If you give, the world gives back
With interest fully double,
Why not take the trouble
To give the world a chen-y smile or two!
Those who are fortunate enough to
have a saddle of venison will enjoy
Let the haunch hang for a week in
a cold place. The day before it is
to be used, wash in warm vinegar and
water, then rub with butter to soften
the skin. Cover the top and sides with
well greased paper and over this put
a layer of paste made from flour and
water mixed together. The next day
put the venison into a baking pan, al
lowing three hours for a 12-pound
roast. Add a pint of water to the pan
and cover closely. The oven should
be hot. At the end of an hour baste
well. Half an hour before serving, re
move the papers and baste thoroughly
with a cupful of cider and a table
spoonful of melted butter. Dredge
with flour and return to the oven to
brown. Repeat the basting four times.
When the roast is ready to serve re
move to a hot platter and take off
the surplus fat from the gravy. Add
a tablespoonful of flour and stir until
well browned. Add a cupful of cider,
salt and pepper to taste. Stir well,
add half a glassful of currant jelly,
and when it is melted pour the gravy
into the gravy boat.
Almond Stuffing for Fowl.
Use only the white crumbs of bread
well dried. For three-fourths of a
ARIZONA STATE MINER
Use Ingenious Methods to
Determine if Unhatched Egg
Contains Male or Female
Probably as a result of the late Dan
Leno’s researches, the breakfast egg
is usually regarded as a sexless indi
vidual, yet were it possible to deter
mine such a point on its entry into
this world, the poultry market would
he increased tenfold.
Some people contend that one can
tell an egg’s sex. and a favorite meth
od of determining this is the follow
ing: Hold the egg with three fingers
of the left hand towards the sun or
gas light. Shade the point of the egg
with the right hand and look for the
ah space or “setting,” a dark spot
about the size of a threepenny bit.
says London Answers. If this is found
at the top of the egg, it is a male, but
if found lower down on the side, it is
A method employed by an Australian
poultry farmer is ingenious, though
rather elaborate. He places a two-shill
ing piece on a table, threads a fine
sewing needle with a piece of cotto"
and holds the cotton in one hand so
that the point of the needle is ranging
just over the center of the florin. In
his other hand he takes the egg and
holds this immediately above the cot
ton. If the chicken inside is a cock
erel the point of the needle swings
from side to side above the coin. lik«
a pendulum. If the chicken is a pullet
the needle swings in a circular motion
round the coin.
1 HER MUSIC f
It trembled off the keys—a parting kiss
So sweet —the angel slept upon his sword,
As through the gates of Paradise we
Partakers of creation’s primal bliss!
—The air was heavy with the breath
Os violets and love till death,
Forgetful of eternal banishment—
Deep down the dusk of passion-haunted
Lost in the dreaming alchemies of tone—
Drenched in the dew no other wings fre
—Our thirsting hearts drank in the
Os violets and love in death.
There was no world, no rflesh, no bound
Spirit to spirit—chord and dissonance,
Beyond the jealousy of space and time
Her life in one low cry broke over mine!
—The waking angel drew a shuddering
Os violets and love and death.
—Martha Gilbert Dickinson.
Kanaka Swimmers Salvage
Valuables From Schooner
One of the characteristic and invit
ing features of life at Honolulu is the
surf-bathing and swimming, in which
the natives are distinguished. Their
skill in the water, however, is some
thing more than a national pastime.
This may be seen from the fact that
expert Kanaka swimmers have sal
vaged 300 tons of cocoanut oil from
the cargo of a stranded schooner.
pound of crumbs (the inside of a
pound loaf) allow six tablespoonfuls
of butter. Melt the butter and toss
in the crumbs, stirring until all are
covered with butter. Blanch one-fourth
pound of sweet almonds, chop
rather fine, then pound to a paste; add
the white of egg as needed to keep
the paste from becoming oily. Beat
the yolks of three eggs, add half a
cupful of cream, a pinch of nutmeg
and half a teaspoonful of salt, beat
again and add the bread crumbs alter
nating with the almond. Beat the
whites of the eggs stiff and fold into
the mixture. Do not press too closely
when stuffing as the dressing swells.
Any leftover dressing may be shaped
in a small loaf and baked in the pan
with the fowl.
Take two cupfuls of fine bread
crumbs, the same of chopped suet, one
cupful of sugar, half a pound each of
raisins, currants and chopped nut
meats, one-fourth pound of sliced cit
ron, one-half cupful of flour, one-half
nutmeg grated, one-half teaspoonful
of salt, one-fourth teaspoonful of
mace, four eggs, beaten light, and
one cupful of milk. Mix and steam
six hours in a buttered mold. Serve
with hard sauce.
Twin Electric Fans.
Contending that two small electric
fans are more efficient than one large
one, an inventor has mounted a pair
on separate arms from a common ped
estal, at different heights and sep
arately adjustable as to angle.
FURS IN DEMAND
Twice as Much Peltry Is Being
Worn This Season.
Three-Quarter Coat Still Favorite
With Young Girls—Novelties in
Handsome furs for mid-winter wear
are being featured at all the exclusive
furriers and reports say that there
are nearly twice as many furs being
purchased this season as last. On the
“Avenue” and in the limousines one
glimpses fur coats and scarfs that are
truly magnificent. Indeed to be fash
ionably dressed this season one must
be fur clad or at least “fur trimmed.”
Even hats are distinguished by bits
of fur, while some ingenious milliners
have fashioned entire hats from the
skins of animals.
For the “jeunne fille” the half or
three-quarter coat is still favored.
Those young girls who did not pur
chase coats of this type late last sea
son when they were first introduced,
are busy shopping now for this pop
ular model. Sometimes these sport
coats are belted, but more often they
fall in a graceful flare from the throat
to the hips. Taupe squirrel is a hap
py choice for the younger set with
Hudson seal as a close rival.
Another sport model recently seen
at a fur shop was made exclusive be
cause leopard skin allied itself with
French seal. The top of the coat was
of leopard 12 inches deep with a bor
der of seal the same depth. The
sleeves featured the same combina
tion and as a final touch of cache
there was a deep collar of seal and a
narrow belt of leopard.
Nfitria and beaver are well liked by
many women and shown often in two
tones of the same fur. For instance,
a seven-eighth-length coat of nutria
was collared, cuffed and bordered
with nutria of a darker shade.
For the large matron there is a
gorgeous cape of broadtail fringed at
the bottom. A chinchilla collar added
to the warmth at the throat and the
OUTFIT OF BLACK AND GOLD
•: g) western Newspaper Unions!
Milady is gowned for the most elabo
•ate afternoon occasion when she dons
this stunning gown of black and gold
brocaded velvet and black satin.
Black and White Effects Here
Opposite to Dazzling Colors, English
Writer Says, Are More Becoming
to People Generally.
As a set-off against the dazzle season
of gold and silver and Jade and magen
lQ> and all the rainbow of the Russian
ballet, special attention is being paid
this winter to black and white effects.
There Is nothing, of course, says a
writer in the Manchester. England,
Guardian, more becoming to people
generally, and while It is still the cus
tom In this country to discover a per
son who is wearing black, whether
she is in mourning, yet black-and-white
Is gradually winning a place of its
own. For one thing, of course, it sets
off admirably the English complexion;
for another, it is, In the long run, most
These qualities have their defects,
too, for people who have learned to
appreciate black-and-white also learn
to take It far too much for granted,
and allow It easily to get mangy and
apertures for the arms were finished
with cuffs of the lighter fur.
Short capes and shoulder lengths
are still seen with velvet gowns. An
interesting hip cape of seal is belted
at the front and shows a stunning col
lar of kolinsky.
When one goes to the theater or
smart restaurant she dons a draped
dolman of squirrel, mole or seal that'
falls from a deep shoulder yoke. The
fur is set on rather full at the yoke
and is draped lavishly at the hips, but
narrows fashionably at the feet.
USEFUL FOLDING WORK-CASE
Handy Article Closes Together Like
Book and Is Secured With Rib
A handy little work-case is shown
here. It is designed to contain scis
sors, needles, buttons, etc. It folds
gether like a book, and is secured
when so closed with ribbon strings, and
might possibly find a place in the
It is carried out in dark brown si’\
lined with pale pink silk, and bound
with brown ribbon. The sides are
stiffened with pieces of card sewr in
between the silk and the lining.
In the lining, upon the left-hand side,
there is a little pointed pocket, into
which a small pair of scissors can be
slipped and upon either side of this
pocket there are loops of narrow elas
tic for holding bodkins, large needles,
The lower half of the right-hand side
of the case forms a large pocket that
Is useful for holding various little
articles, such as a card of buttons,
darning wool, thimble, and possibly
part of a reel of cotton wound upon
In the center four leaves of flan
nel, cut into points at the edges, are
sewn, for the needles.
Some pretty little design such as
suggested in the right-hand sketch,
can be worked upon the front of the
case with the words: “Scissors and
Needles,” beside it.
Dolman Sleeves In Coats.
Smart coats for limousine or prom
enade wear have the huge dolman
sleeve which is so graceful. This
sleeve has an armhole that extends
from the shoulder to the waistline and
from this big armhole the sleeve tap
ers to a 12 or 15-inch width at the
wrist. A new coat of faisari brown
bolivia has these dolman sleeves end
ing in cuffs of kolinsky and there Is
a holster collar of kolinsky around the
throat. The coat is double-breasted
and the buttons, down one side, are set
in tabs that make an effective trim
ming from should*** to hip.
Decorative hat pins constitute the
only trimming seen on some hats,
particularly of the off-the-face type.
rusty, and even, sad to relate of a cold
bath nation, exceedingly dirty. Crisp
ness and cleanliness is as much a ne
cessity of black-and-white as of other
colors —Indeed, much more so, for it is
Just its possibilities of crispness which
make it so attractive. Even the black
suits with the thin, white stripes which
are worn so much Just at present
should be frequently cleaned In order
to keep the white fresh and smart
Black suits which have very little
suggestion of mourning about them
arc* being made of thick woolen velours
corduroy. Some of them have a band
of black fox round the throat and
sleeves. Worn with black silk stock
ings and suede shoes, and a close fit
ting black-and-white toque, they are
exceedingly becoming to all ages and
most complexions. But apart from the
suits, of which there is every variety
in blnck and in black-and-white, the
magpie note is at its best in the after
noon semi-between dress.
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