OCR Interpretation

Valentine Democrat. (Valentine, Neb.) 1900-1930, September 10, 1903, Image 2

Image and text provided by University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn95069780/1903-09-10/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

I. Jtt KICK , Pubilnhor.
Some girls are like sugar sweet and
full of grit.
The man "who marries for money cer
tainly earns It
If you are the right kind of citizen
you don't have to advertise the fact.
The happiest person is one who is re
gardless of the future and oblivious of
the past.
The Greek cabinet has resigned , and
their names look like a handful out
of the hell-box.
Much better results can be obtained
by paying a woman a compliment
than by trying to argue with her.
Chicago physicians have started the
"Journal of Infectious Diseases" and
seem anxious to have everybody take
There should be no objection to the
auburn tresses of a woman provided
the color does not penetrate into her
Incredulous individuals are begin
ning to suspect that polonium is noth
ing but a new breakfast food backed
it , i by a star press agent.
The center of population for the
United States is located in Indiana ,
but is isn't likely to be there very
long if the niobs keep on.
A Boston laborer has fallen heir to
$2OCQ,000 , Pefore envying him think
of , the trouble lie will have in get
ting away from the people who want
Jo show him jiow to Invest it
The year's consumption of tobacco
ie United States alone includes Jr
000,000,000 Cigars , i CLOCO.QOO dearj j
Bttes and 280,000.000 poundof ulaH *
Ufactured tobacco. The one item of
smoking and. chewing tobacco , ex
clusive of cignrs , cigareles and snuff ,
registers an annual over all value t f
more than $ oOO.OOO. In addition Eng
land smokes (5,0110,000,000. ( Japan 3,000-
000,000 and China l/.OO.l'OJ.OOO ' of
cigarettes every twelve month. The
outside cigarette puffing burns up 45-
000,000 pounds of tobacco and puts
about $4,000,000 into the bank account
of the American groAver.
Speed-craze , or speed-mania , is de
fined as a form of disease caused by
indulgence in too rapid motion , volun
tarily controlled , until a person loses
control of himself. The consciousness
ness that there is practically no limit
to the increase of speed possible , as
in driving an automobile , produces a
species of intoxication. In a serious
discussion in Paris , at the Societe do
llypnologie et de Psychologic , one
speaker dAvelt upon the characteristics
deA'elopedby the A'ictims of the craze
boastfulness , combatiA'eness , violence ,
hatred and the like. In a normal
state the speed-maniacs haA'e no such
A series of articles has been running
in one of the magazines describing IIOAV
tAA'o little cash girls in a department
store bought a lovely palatial home
for their AvidoAved mother out of a
feAV years' saA'ings from their pay ,
$1.49 a week each. Then there is the
bank lerk of sturdy and uncomprom
ising honesty , who , out of the savings
jfroin his modest stipend noAV owns a
ten-room home on Appleblossom
street. And the scrubwoman. Avhose
husband is paralyzed , who has sav
ed enough from the floors to set him
up in a comfortable peanut stand at
the union station from the proceeds
of Avhich , carefully laid aAvay for
tAventy years , they have been enabled
to have a home on Central park and
a modest fifteen-room cottage at New
port. These stories are very interest
ing , and show what can be done by a
romantic young gentleman with paper
and pencil. Avho must fill his page or
not draw his pay.
The Aleutian Islands haA'e been , ever
since their acquisition from Russia in
3SOT , the least knoAvn territory of the
United States. There are about eighty
of them , stretching from the southwestern -
western peninsula of Alaska AvestAvard
into the Pacific In a chain 1,500 miles
long. Their entire area is less than
( } . ; " 500 square miles , and they are in
habited by about 1,500 Aleuts , a r.aeo
resembling the North American In
dians. Few , if any , white men live
on the islands. It is said by travelers
that the Aleuts are fast dying out , OAA'-
ing to the practice of the most ad
vanced "A'ices of imperial Home. The
islands are mountainous , but contain
fertile valleys , wherein grows Avild
grass peculiarly delightful to cattle.
In the summer of 1901 a Washington
sheep company landed 1OJX ) sheep on
One of the Aleutian islands as an ex
periment. It AAas found this spring
that the flock has not increased , ow
ing to the depredations of wolves , but
that otherwise It has thriven. The
company , satisfied with the experi
ment , proposes to hind 5,000 cattle and
2. > .000 sheep on the archipelago and to
take up permanent pasture land. As
the Avorld gradually becomes filled up ,
use is found for the regions which old
geographies were wont to condemn as
sterile , barren and worthless. Making
the Aleutian islands a pasture is a
case In point.
" " the following
An "institute" is publishing
lowing advertisement in some of the
papers : "Wanted Young men to pre
pare for government positions. Fine
openings in all departments. Good
salaries. Rapid promotions. Examina
tions soon. Particulars free. " It may
be that the "institute" has special fa
cilities for securing these fine'positionu
in the government service where pro
motions will be rapid and everything
else AA'ill be just lovely. If so it might
be able to do a good business by com
municating with some of the senators
and representatives who are worrying
because of their inability to secure
government positions for their clamor
ous constituents. At the same time it
may not be out of place here to give
a word of adA'ice to young men who
are preparing for fine openings in the
government service. Let them take
the examinations prepared by the "in
stitutes" if they can do so without
relinquishing their jobs on the farms
and In the groceiy stores. There is no
harm in being prepared to accept a
fine government position in case one
happens during the next fifteen or
tAventy years to be vacated , but it will
be a serious mistake for any young
man to spurn hard Avork on the
strength of a promise that he can haAre
a government position with the cer
tainty of rapid promotions as soon as
he is able to pass what some "insti
tute" puts forth as a necessary exami
nation. Serious mistakes may be
avoided if the young men who expect
to assist in running the government
AA'ill cling to their present jobs till the
papers come from Washington.
Not long ago a student in one of our
universities died and inquiry was made
of his roommate as to the cause of
the death. "He tried to live ou health'
principles , " Avas the ansAver , "and he
couldn't stand it. " The reply was not
so naive as appears at first glance.
There was profound truth in it , in
spite of the contradiction. If the ad-
ATice of various physicians and other
authorities on matters pertaining to
health AA-ere folloAved there would be
nothing left to eat or drink. Dr.
Wiley , chemist for the department of
agriculture , says "the devil lurks in
the soda Avater fountain and iced tea
i5 Simply "icLJ ? : . " lil tile gaffle breath
hs calls attention to tb § danger uiat
lurks in vegetables groAvn on or under
ground Avhieh has been exposed to con
tamination by sewage , city waste or
garbage. The free use of meat is con
demned in hot weather , and even the
' under conditions
A'egetables grown healthy
tions are denounced as AA'atery and in
nutritions. Milk is dangerous , even
though the COAA' is known and her en
vironment declared favorable , for Avho
knoAvs AA'hat latent seeds of disease
lurk in her system , the inheritance
from remote ancestry ! Cereals are
condemned as satisfying the appetite
and flesh-producing , but affording lit
tle A'itality and not to be depended on
as a steady diet. What are we to
drink ? Nothing containing alcohol , of
course , and no soft drinks , for who can
tell what poisonous concoctions are
hidden in the sparkling fluid ? On no
account is one to drink Avater before it
is analyzed , for if the devil lurks in
iced tea the deadly microbe is AA'aitimj
his chance in the Avater. The only
safety seems to lie in total abstinence1
from eating and drinking. Fortunately
humankind AA-as born with a propensity
for forbidden fruits , and there is little
danger that the advice of chemists and
physicians Avill bo followed too strictly.
Most people AA'ill defy "health princi
ples" and liA-e in spite of the doctors.
British Museum Makinc a FIjjht for
Prehistoric Kelics.
An attempt to dispossess the British
museum of certain Celtic ornaments
Avhich they recently acquired Avill be
made , says the London Express.
The- disputed articles in this extiaor-
dinary case Avhich the treasury brings
against a state institution consist ot
half a dozen beautiful examples ol
Celtic Avork in gold , including a mas
sive. bowl , a model of a Avar galleon
fitted Avith scats , roAA'-locks and oars
and a Avonderful collar of twisted golc
Avire such as Avas worn by the kings
and leaders of men nearly 2,000 yeais
Those had lain buried for centuries
in the nortlnvest of Ireland Avhen a
farm laborer turned them up Avhilc
ploAving in 1.S90. They passed fion.
hand to hand , until the British inns
cum bought them for 000.
On these relics the Irish academy in
Dublin assert that it has first claim
but AvhateA'ir the means of posessioi :
the British museum cannot dispose < 1
any acquisition , unless it be a duplicate
except by act of parliament.
The - 'British museum declares th j
: ir jcles are treasure trove. The IrisM
ac.idemy declares they are not. Eveii
if they are not treasure trove , rejoin : !
the museum , they are not necessarily
Irish. It is quite possible that the.v
were carried back to Ireland by a pre
historic fre-e-booter after one of his
periodical pillaginirs of Saxon castltSi
Finally , a parliamentary committee
advised a treasury action.
In the meantime the Irish academy i *
a pauper compared with the British
museum and complains that the latter
competes unfairly with it. Whatevei
the outcome of the pending trial , a
policy of sympathetic co-operation be
tween the museum authorities of Eng
land , Ireland and Scotland is likely
to be enforced by the government.
Neck and Neck.
"Let me write the songs of a nation
and I care not who makes its laws , '
said the musical young man.
"Oh , I don't know , " replied the prac
tical young man. "I guess there are
about as many ragtime laws as thert
are ragtime songs. " Comfort.
Those microbes in ( .he ice cream must
be having a good time these days.
For \\uteivnR r tock.
No matter how pure a source of sup
ply may be at hand for watering stock ,
If it is pumped into an open trough
and left exposed for any length of
time it soon becomes polluted and un
fit for the animals to drink. This will
not be the case , according to the in
ventor , if the stock watering appara
tus here shown is put into use. If
pure water is furnished to the tanker
or ban-el to which this fountain is
attached it is claimed that there is
no way by which the animal that is
drinking can make it foul. The wa-
terer consists of a double drinking
bowl , made of cast iron , which is at
tached to the outside of a tank or
barrel. On the inside is another
chamber , inclosed in which is a brass
tloat and lever controlling the flow
of the water to the outside bowl. The
fountain is automatic in its action , as
the lloat rises with the water in the
boAvl and cuts off the supply when
the proper height has been reached.
As the valve is always closed except
when water is flowing from the tank
to the drinking bowl , there is no op
portunity for foreign matter to find
its way to the interior of the storage
' oscrvoir. Denver Field and Farm.
Koot Crops for Stock.
There is not a farmer in business
but who can readily spare an acre or
two of ground on which to grow root
crops. If he has any number of heads
0f stock he will find that he can not
grow anything on the farm to greater
profit than the small area named put
into root crops. Mangel wmv.els are
among the easiest of the root crops
to grow and they will grow on any
soil if the soil is properly prepared.
The seed bed should be deep and har
rowed several times after thorough
plowing. Seeds should be drilled in
and from two to four pounds of seed
an acre will be required. The space
between rows should be kept free from
weeds and when the plants are three
or four inches high they should br
thinned out so that they will stand
fifteen inches apart.
It will be necessary to keep the field
hoed or cultivated until the plants get
strong enough to overcome any wood
growth. After this no carp is neces
sary until fall harvest. Under this
sort of cultivation it is possible to grow
from GOO to 1,000 bushels on an acre ,
according to the condition of the soil.
Carrots and turnips can be easily rais
ed on the same plan , although for gen
eral feeding the mangels arc , pin-haps.
nore desirable.
Thump * in Pijjs.
More cases of thumps among pis
are reported this year than in some
time before , owing , doubtle s , to the
rainy weather , wh.ch prev ntod the
pigs from getting the sunshine they so
much needed. If there is anything
farmers need to learn ab.nit th
handling of young ifivi.s it is that they
need sun and execlso. bsth in con
siderable quantities. An ideal pasture-
tor young pigs is a place that may In-
fenced off from the1 main pasture
where there is one or inure trees
which will provide shatie. but where
there will also be a large spacv of
comparatively dry ground , in gra s. on
which the pigs may run. If there is
vvblte clover in the grass , so much the
better for the pigs , and they will ne d
lesn corn. Sun and exercise will pre-
rent thumps , which disease usually
means death.
It is not unusual for swine , and par
ticularly the youmr pi.us. to be alllict-
&d with lice , ard tlr > tr.vub'e is nsualy !
fl.ue to unclean qiiar.eiv. If th pigs
ire constantly scratch 111 : thoh .uld
be closely examined for lice , and if the
rermin are found the piis should betaken
taken from the pen and th1 latter thor
oughly cleansed. Scrub the pen thor
oughly and then wh tA \ a li it. The
pigs should also In * -.bbcd with a
Solution of sulphui tr i.y usiu * some
> f the sheep dips , of which there aiv
tnany good on : > s on the market. If no
lice are found on the pigs , ihen the
trouble genera 'ly come- ; from im-
pcoper feeding of .he sew wliild she
U nursing. If thi : 5 < tlrjturht to be
case , cut tl e e. > - o t of the ration
! or the sow and f d h-r : largely on
' yawpw
, - " " *
- -V f
mi.ldlings , bran and milk for a while.
Clean the pigs with the sheep dip , aa
suggested , which will allay the irrita
Sheep for the Farm.
If one is in the raising of sheep ex
clusively , one can afford to go into'the
question of fancy breeds suited to the
market to which he is catering , but the
average farmer who raises sheep simp
ly rts one more crop from which he
hopes to derive an income- , should select
the breed from those most common in
his section. The general purpose ewe ,
if this term may be applied to sheep ,
is the one with some Merino blood in
order to obtain the heavy fine fleece.
It has been observed that the animal
with the close , dense fleece is the vig
orous , hardy animal. The ram should
be of a good cross or a pure bred , if de
sired , but care should be tak n thai
ho is of a breed suited to thrive ir
the section where he is to remain and
under the conditions with which he
Avill be surrounded. In selecting sheep
for the farm it is generally wise tc
look after the merits of each individ
ual regardless of the breed to which
she belongs , for there are good breeds
with poor members of the family jusj
as there are good members in breeds
that are not so highly rated. In mosi
sections where sheep may be raised
to advantage there is room for manj
more than are now raised. If farm
ers would go into this industry , care
fully increasing their holdings as thej
gain experience , they could mak (
sheep raising profitable.
Workshop Tool.
I have a cheap force feed drill presi
that is very useful on my farm. A
timber a. 4x0x0 feet , is supported by
legs e , like a trestle. The uprights li
and d should be longer than shown ,
thnt they may be tied together at the
top , as the outward strain is con. . < = jd-
erable ; both center Uprights are 3x4x
12 inches. All uprights 'are braced as
shown at f f.f. . . The bit stpck c is
made by bending a VeT 1 nl round
rod into shape as shown , , or may UQ
purchased at a hardware store. A
feed screw is shown at d , which may
screw into the Avood , or a nut may be
attached to the front side of rear up
right. A tool chuck g is screwed to
the end of the bit stock. Loose blocks
. . . . .
of Avood are placed betAveen the bit
and the front post b as needed. By
using twist drills , either AA'ood or iron
may be bored. George T. Price , in
Farm and Home.
Farm Notes.
A farmer should know enough aboui
law to keep out of it.
No one can be found now AA'ho objects
jocts to dehorning cattle.
In butter making , next to controlling
the temperature is to churn often while
the cream is in good condition.
IOAVS are giA'en access to their mother ,
but as they soon find but little to sup
ply their needs they become disgusted
and readily adopt the idea of paddling
their OAVII canoe.
A stall for a horse should be fiA't
feet Avido. If Avider the horse Avili
turn over and get east , if narrower he
can't rest. The floor should bo even
and level if the horse gets the rest he
should have.
.Many a runaAvay has resulted just
because too much confidence has bees
placed in a team. There is always a
feeling that "they'll stand. " It pays to
make teams secure before leaving
1 ho first rainy day that comes , pass
a copy of this paper to your neighbaj
ana ask him to look it over and tell
you hoAA- lie likes it. There is no bet
ter Avay one can befriend a neighbor
than to hand him a good paper. He
Avill appreciate the paper and youi ;
Some men folks on farms never
think of helping make or cultivate th <
arden. This is considered too small
a job for them , and yet they nevei
object to partaking of what comes
from it. It is "my wife's garden"
when tie garden is put in and when
the crops are reaped it is 'our garden. "
Of Uncle Sam's domain of over tAVC ,
billion acres only 500,000,000 are left
for settlement. Under the present
system of land laAA's it will only last
five years. During the first ninetj
days of this fiscal year 0,000,000 acres :
wore filed upon. Uncle Sam intends
that everybody shall have a farm as
long as they last. His farms are go
ing fast.
Whenever one reads of a combim
rt'here farmers are going to' control
irices of farm products , one should
: est assured that somebody else is > go
ing to be enriched by the scheme. II
s not among the possibilities to con- :
: rol the prices of staple farm prod
acts. All attempts to do so Avill provj
"allures. When approached to lend :
: o any scheme of this character it (
be Avell to look for the African In t >
fuel ; hV there.
Half a cupful of butter , one cupful
and a half of sugar , four cupfuls of
flour , three eggs , two teaspoonfuls of
baking powder , half a cupful of milk ,
a little mace and grated nutmeg. Mix
the sugar and butter , with the spices ,
together until very light. Add to this
the sifted flour , through which the
baking powder has been stirred , with
the milk and eggs. Place a portion of
the dough on the pastry-board , Avhich
has been thoroughly floured , and roll
the dough a little less than a quarter
of an inch thick , and with a ring cut
it in round cakes. IlaA'e a sufficient
quantity of lard in a saucepan in
which to float the cakes , but it must
be boiling hot. Drop in four or five
cakes , er more if the saucepan is large
enough not to croAvd them , and let boil
unti a light broAvn all over. They
will require about fiA'e minutes , and
Avhen done Avill have risen to form a
round ball. They should be turned
several times in the boiling fat while
cooking to broAvn them evenly. When
cold they may be rolled in fine sugar
or left plain , as the taste may be.
Croquettes of Macaroni.
Boll a quarter of a pound of Italian
macaroni in salted water for tweuty-
five minutes. Drain , and put it in a
saucepan Avith a good ounce of butter ,
half an ounce of Parmesan cheese and
a quarter of an ounce of cooked
smoked tongue cut into small pieces
and one truffle cut the same. Toss all
together , then change it to a well-but
tered sautoire , spreading the prepara
tion one inch thick on the bottom.
Cover with a buttered paper , press it
well down and put aAvay to cool. Cut
the preparation with a plain paste-cut
ter into six parts : roll each one in
grated Parmesan cheese , dip in beaten
egg and roll in grated fresh white
bread crumbs. Fry in very hot fat
for four minutes , drain well and sen-e
? n a hot dish with a folded napkin.
Salted Corn.
Boil the corn on the cob until the
milk censes to flOAv when the grain
is pricked. With a sharp knife cut off
the corn and pack in a stone jar Avitl
alternate layers of salt. Have eacl
layer of corn tAA'o inches deep , then
put on that a layer of salt half ar
inch thick. Let the top layer be of
salt laid on tAvice as deep as the IOAVCI
strata. Press smooth and pour care
fully over all melted but not really hot
lard. Cut a round of paraffin papei
the size of the mouth of the jar and
press this on the lard. Keep in a
cool place. Of course this corn must
be soaked all night before using.
Pea Son p.
For pea soup , shell a quart of peas
Boil them until soft in one and a halt
pints of Avater , adding a few of the
pods to give fiaA'or. Hub thorn througl
a sieve. Add one quart of beef sto k
one teaspoonful of sugar and pepper
and salt to tasto. Lot them come just
to a boil , then add half-a pint of good
cream and serve. Some good cooks
advise putting a bit of soda .Avith old
peas to make them tender and give
them a good color , but this is not ad
visable. If they have reached that ex
tremity they are only fit for soup. A
little sugar is often added AA-ith adA'an-
tage , to replace natural sweetness.
Blackberry VInesrar.
Mash the berries , and Avhen reduced
to a pulp add enough vinegar to coA'er
them. Set in a warm place near the
stove twelve hours , stirring every tAvo
hours. Strain and press. Add as
many mashed berries tw the vinegar as
it contained before , cover and leaA'e
in the same warm place for six hours
more. Strain , measure the juice , add
half as much water as you have juice
and stir into this five and a half
pounds of granulated sugar for CA'ery
quart and a pint of liquid. Bring SOAA--
ly to a boil , boil up hard once , strain ,
bottle , cork and seal.
Roasted Fresh Pork.
Take three pounds of fresh loin
pork ; season tAvo hours before needed
with two good pinches of salt and one
good pinch of pepper , well distributed.
Put it into a roasting pan Avith half
i cupful of Avater , place it in the oven ,
and let roast for fully one and a half
hours , being careful to baste it fre
quently with its own gravy. Remove
It to a hot dish , skim the fat from the
gravy , strain the lean part over the
roast , and serve.
Canned Khubarb.
Cut the rhubarb into inch lengths
svithout peeling. Weigh , and to every
? ound of the rhubarb allow three-quar
ters of a pound'of granulated sugar.
Put the sugar over the fire with a
rery little water and boil to a thin
sirup , skimming frequently. Turn in
he rhubarb and cook for five minutes ,
tt'ith a perforated spoon remove the
-hubarb , pack into jars , fill with the
> oiling sirup and fit on airtight covers.
Soft Molasses Cake.
One cupful of sugar , two-thirds of a
mpful of sour cream , one cupful of
s'ew Orleans molasses , three eggs , the
Hated rind of a lemon , and one and a
hird teaspoonfuls of soda. If sour
nilk is used instead of cream , use a
vhole cupful of butter. This cake
an be flavored to suit , also fruit add-
d , but in all cases It must not be
urned out of the pan until nearly
Guests of Netv York Hotels Exposed
to a New For i f Nuisance.
Guests of New York hotels are prac
tically at the mercy of bellboys , so far
ns small articles of apparel are con
cerned. They can protect their jew
elry and other valuable property , but
cravats , handkerchiefs , books and'such.
things are the treasure trove of the-
bellboy , unless he happens to be hon
est enough not to take a thing merely
because he wants It. The fact that
more things of insignificant worth do
not disappear is proof of the honesty
of the average bellboy.
Bellboys arc engaged for hotels not
through any agency or intelligence
office. They go from hotel to hotel ,
asking for employment when they
have lost their work. It is a peculiar
ity of the class that they cling to ho
tel A\'ork. whatever difficulty they have-
In finding a place. They always want
to remain in one capacity or another
about a hotel.
There is a local association of hotel ?
keepers who endeavor to protect them-
seh-es against thievish servants by
means of a detective bureau that sends
weekly bulletins to all its subscribers.
These describe the bellboys , chamber
maids or waiters who have been found
guilty of theft , toll of their peculiari
ties of maim r and personal apnearaned-
and identify them accurately enough
to keep other hotels from employing-
theni. For oven after they have been
discharged and possibly exposed as-
thieves the fascination of hotel work-
Is so strong for them that they will
run the risk of being caught rather
than try at some other line of work.
Guests in hotels may lock their doors-
and do AA'hat they Avill with their keys.
But , saA-e Avhon they are in their
rooms , they can never be sure that the-
cannot in.
bellboy come j
Frequently pass keys are sent for
and the boys bring them. The keys re
main in their possession until they re-
: urn to the office , and during that time
there is ample opportunity for them to
enter any room they Avant to. pick up
any little object that may be lying
about and then go doAvn to the office.
Thefts of that kind can never be pre
vented by .the hotel management , and
the guests are able to protect them
selves only by locking everything up.
In nine out of ton discharges from ho
tels the boys are sent aAvay for theft.
They are usually the brightest and
most efficient , at that. New York
If there is any one feature of a store-
which detracts from its appearance-
more tluin another it is the decoration
of the front with a dilapidated and
faded awninir. This may answer all
purposes as far as keeping off the sun
and rain , but its condition is sure to >
proA'e a detriment to the store. In
some inensuro this has been improved ,
upon by the permanent metal awnings ;
yet those mr t render the interior of
the store dark and gloomy , and neces
sitate the use of artificial light on
cloudy days. Now , a compromise be
tween the two , ideas lias made its ap
pearance , nothing less than a metallic-
awning. Avhich can bo projecttd over
the pavomeiit or withdra\vn at will.
In the illustration is presented a sec-
tional view of a store front , Avith the-
awning partly projected over the pave
ment , showing the manner in AA'hich it
is operated by the crank and gearing ,
A horizontal shaft extends across thi
face of the building. Avirh gear wheels
at either end. meshing Avith racks on.
the aAAningsupports. .
-supports. The hitter pass
through openings in tli- * front of the
building between the first and second
stories. Avith guides on the inner sides
of the Avails to slide the supports into
the space provided for them. The
guides also serve to carry the-Aveight
of the awninir when it is protected ,
this being accomplished by gimplv
turning the crank , as is done \ in ma
nipulating the cloth awniiigs IIOAV in
Friedrich Thorns of San Francisco :
Gal. , is the inventor.
" \Viliing to Do Overtime.
A manufacturer in the Avest of En"-
land , anxious that his hands should
keep Christmas in a proper spirit told
them that if they went to church on
that day they should receive their
wages just the same as , if they had
been at work. Shortly afterAheid - f
3ress a deputation of solemn-faced
ployes waited uiton their chief. "We're
K-illin' to attend church. " said the
spokesman , "and if
ye ran
see your
svay to payin' us overtime we're Avillin'
: o attend the cb.ap.eUn
An Epicure.
to s ° blck to * 1
"No , suh , " answered Mr.
PiBkley.i dkl favor
. took de -
up study- natural historv.
-finds dat while
ostriches is a heap
Jigger dan chickens dey isn't nigh
food to eat. " Washington Star.
What a good many people need is
nora faith in themselves. i

xml | txt