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. jp ,iy )!.,, ), rj ,virt Jf;, p,Fyfitfij& w3ftwv"i-.'5TOfw;f jfctKF A,. : 't.s L ' N" Ift ELGIN. OKI, A. FARMERS CHAMPION 'f7 IT w I K i w I I. ' 'A' Victims of the Drug Habit. According to n recent cstlinato of the United States public licnlth serv ice, tlio number of persons In this country who nro victims of tlio drug Imhlt Is about 70,000, and tlio number of doses of narcotic drugs consumed liy thom annually Is about 8GO,000,000. This estlmato Is based on figures rol Jocted In the state of Tennessee whcie under n recently onactcj uatlnarcotlc Uw 1,403 permits were issued In six months to persons petitioning for ttio Vrivllege of using narcotic drugs, and the consumption of such drugs amount ed to 8,499,200 average doses. HI Excuss. In his Savannah enmp Dill Doao ran, baseball manager, had a dusky faued waiter at the hotel by tlio namo of Button. Dill had to reproach Sut ton tnoro than onco for n lack of agil ity In arriving with tlio food. Sutton promised to Improve. Ono morning ha brought In a consignment of grid dlecakoa that had go no cold. "What do you mean," Bald 11.11, "by cringing mo In cold cakes T" "Well, I tell you, boss," said Sutton, "1 brung thom cakes In so fust for you that 1 guess they hit a draft" Blissful Ideal. 1 hope," said the applicant for sum wcr board, "that you havo no mosqui toes, and that thero will bo chicken and fresh vegetables always on the tabic, and that tho nights aro Invari ably cool!" Great Scott. Mister!" exclaimed Farmer Corntosscl, "..hat placo aro you lcokln' fur? Heaven ?" Can't Done. "Mrs. Giddy has invited all tho mem bers of the sewing circle to a luncheon and matinee party." "Doesn't sho know they havo been Cosslplng about her something a; fulT" "Of course aho docs. That's tho reason she's trying to square tho circle," A Real Dilemma. "I'm In a fix," declared tho war cor respondent. "I'm In lovo with a pretty nurse." "Yes?" "Sho wants mo to shave, and my passport describes mo with whiskers." Tell your troubles to your friends llf you would knov how weak tholr lyrapatliy really Is. HINTS FOR THE HOUSEWIFE Complied by a Substitute While ths Regular Man Was Away From His Desk. A good way to savo money on your gas and electric light bills Is to spend your evenings at theaters and restau rants whero tho mnnagoment pays for the lights. If your husband's hair shows si bus of falling out, try pulling his cars In stead They very seldom como loose Installment collectors :nd other un doslrnbln callers can bo mado to keep their distance by means of rlpo toma toes serve at long range. A society matron, whoso portion de mands that sho entertain a great deal moro than sho can really afford hat discovered that by serving a few blrtj Bliot witli each portion of guinea hen tho guests Cn bo mado to think they aro eating gnmo. A young wife of our acqualntanco tried for years to break her huaband of tho habit of bringing homo ucx ported guests to dinner. At last sho look tho advice of a friend and lllrtcd desperately with the very next man her husband Im itcd to tho hoUso. After that thero was no moro troublo. New York World. fc' Resembled Dining Car. Jim Bulllvan, typical American tramp, carried a kitchen cabinet under his coat, and when arrested In Red Wing, Minn., tho following tilings wcro found: Eight Virgo, raw potatoes, weighing seven nunds; ono quart bot tle of sweet mil! , ono ten-cent loaf of wheat bread, one-half dozen tea bis cuits, one-half dozen rolls, fresh; two one-pound packages of ground coffee, two aluminum salt nnd popper shak ers, glass cruet filled with vinegar, ono raw onion and two Japaneso paper napkins. PRUNING FOR CHERRY TREES Work Tends to Improve Color of Fruit and Adda to Appsarsnce of Tree Trim Evsry Year. Many peoplo hold to tho theory that a cherry treo should never bo touched whllo tho other extremists say they should bo pruned as vigorously as np plo tiers. The mast sciiBlblo course lies between tho two. Pruning tho cherrv tren dona nnt havo so marked an effect In rnlarctnr Its fruit as it does on npplo or tho pear, but It doeB tend both to enbanco tho color of the crop as well as to Im prove tho tree's nppcarance. Tho bright, full sized, well-colored cherries nro tho ones that sell and tho cherries that aro not too thick on tho tree and not shut out of sunlight by too denso follago nro thoso which attain tho nec essary color and bIzo. Did you never notlco that the big, fine, highly colored cherries aro thoso on tho topmost branches or away out on tho n"ds of long limbs, or some where where tho air and the sunshine, get to themT Well, in this there Is Encore. "I'm glad wo i'Mn't get any dupll calcs," said tho luldo as they Inspect ed tho wedding gifts. "I wouldn't mind If somebody would duplicate, that check your father gave us," replied tho bridegroom. It is said men who work llvo long est, but It may depend on whom they try to work. All things como to tho man who waits if ho wnttB on hlmBclf while waiting, bHbbbW jSWHbSIbS&ScSbWjH H BVaBHKy9li .H bHbLv ESMMmMMkmsWWSmJM bH mmJJMi '-bHbyjBbH BBk LflBBB9S'9PBHSHVBBJBH dSfv CrUp Mi bits of Indian 2LS) Dg Can, rolled thin m paper, and mrJ fjF& toasted to a goluo brown. mJ m Post Sfe cNbMbT I V JttX 4 k rWrJ 71 wi a vrCttJllvO ILLs mm l'i fri goodness distinctively their own. Lmtti) La9VjlSl EalHSf jaM And afl the way from raw J?tf fflLtf material to your table not a hu VJT WnLbW nian hand touches the food (cS? Jmk dean and pure as snowflakes jBfeS IJBI from the skies. rLm jn Ready to eit right from tha VbkI 2k Package wkh cream and sugar i SW or crushed fruit, Post Taasuea PuJt? S'idf wtsdernillr daiciom ' T SM h GrsMar E-iywhm MT mag -ssbi jsb, HBBk r,fa "BraQBaT'HKHP'FBiL.' I BsfeBBBKlBJIBlWKiKl I AmmmmmmrZSmmKmmmY Well-Pruned Cherry Trees. something moro than n mcro nggn vntlng perversity of nature nnd a dis position to put tho best fruit out of reach. Kino cherries must havo air circula tion and sunlight. Thcso better re sults aro to bo obtained to a consider nblo extent by shaping tho treo nnd by properly trimming It every year. Do not wait until thero nro great big limbs to saw off. Cut out tho smaller branches growing whero they nro not Wanted. Clean out n lot of tho llttlo twigs nnd branches which will havo llttlo If uny fruit on them, nnyway, and which will only exclude tho sun nnd air. CARE IN MARKETING FRUITS If Plums and Apples Reach Market In Bruised or Dirty Condition They Bring Small Prices. Uy W. Q. imiKItLY, Minnesota nxperl nient Station.) Only n little extru tlmo nnd skill nro required to innrlSH plums and apple properly. If they reach tho market poorly graded and bruised or In iilrv - ... .. ,j i oroKen packages, they cannot com mand good prices. Uvery farm paper advertises tho clean, neat packages necessary to show fruits advanta geously. Tick with caro. Don't wait for plums to soften or apples to become mealy. They should bo well colored ami large, but still firm. A soft plum will not stay up In tho market and neither will the price. Knll apples may ho picked when full slzo Is reached vlthout regard to color, or tho rntnr mny bo nllowed to devclon If ilnalmil. but tho fruit must not bo allowed to soften or drop If It Is to bo handled prolltably. Discard nil bruised, ntnnir nr mis. shapen plums and grado as No. 1 thoso of good color, nnd as No. 2 thoso in ferior in coloring. Sort according to size, so that ecry package is uniform throughout In sb.o of plums which It columns, mo sanio suggestions apply to apples, especial caro being tnken to discard thoso that nro wormy, scabby, bruised, or stung. Uniformity In color nnd slzo of fruit nisd slzo of package, combined with ncatnesb and cleanli ness of pnekago, will udd grcntly to 'ho market prico of tho fruit. Flahtlna Plant Lien Tho only way of fighting tho aphis or plant Ilea Is to cover them with an oily substonco which causes tbclr early death by clogging the pores oi their bodies, thereforo kerosene emul sion is often used as a remedy for Plant lice. Nothing like heavy oils could be used, as they would destroy the follago. Starting Fruit Orchard. Starting a now fruit orchard means Work from tho stnrt. Tnn mnnv hn loafed while profits that were expect fil to como in never arrived. The secret of milking fruit growing a suc cessful profitable venture, Is found la (lie Word work. SHOULD COOL OFF GRADUALLY Mistake to Turn the Hose on Per spiring Team, Is the Assertion of Veterinarian. "In tho hot weather there aro nl ways a number of fools who think thoy aio kind to their horses when they turn a hoso on them nnd drench them with cold water to thoroughly cool them off," said a veterinarian as ho stopped a driver from throwing water over iiis perspiring team. "If the horse Is overheated," ho contin ued, "tho shock of such a bath on the ivgiou whero tho kidneys aro sit uated is enough to kill It, and even If It docs no apparent harm the "horso will succumb much moro readily to tho heat afterward. After n horse has U'cn working In tho broiling sun It should bo cooled off as gradually as possible. Tho first thing to do Is to tako a sponge and wash out Its mouth. This removes tho saliva, which is poi sonous, and refreshes tho animal greatly, beforo It can bo allowed to havo a drink. After this tho horso should havo Its four legs bathed tho hind ones as far us Its haunches, tho front ones up to tho chest. Then it Is safe to wet Its hoad, neck and the part of Its neck Immediately behind the neck. Caro should bo taken, how over, to keep tho region of the kid neys perfectly dry. This hnbit of driving a team up beforo a flro en gine houso and playing a hoso indis criminately over their bodies Is ac countable for the death of many good horses every summer. WAS A REAL STORM Old Caleb Peaslee Remembered the Event Well. And the Idea of Comparing It With That Recent Little Puff of Wlndl They Didn't Knew What a Gale Was. Interesting Comparison. "It bents all how luck does play fa vorites," remarked Farmer Corntossol. "I Jcs' been to see Ezra Hanklns." "How's he gettln' along slnco he hurt his foot?" "He's purty glum. The doctor charged hlra a hundred dollars' fur cut tin' his foot off. An' when tho rail road cut Undo Jake's foot tho com pany paid him six hundred In cash. Mabo theso great corporations ain't as graspln' as Bomo people says." Looking Backward. Madge Tho present styles make one look very girlish. Morjorle Why shouldn't they? M skirts nro about tho snmo length as tho onw I woro when I waa twelve. Puck. Estimating the Probabilities. "My daughter Is having her voice trained," said Mr. Cumro. "Is she a soprano or a contralto?" "I ilunno. I suppose she'll decide to bo whichever costs tho most." nb- Settlng a Swift Pace. "Dllgglns discusses sonio very struse topics. Is ho a student7" "Not ns much of n student as he'd havo to bn to understand most of tlio things ho says." Has the Air. "That new clerk of yours seems to bo an Important person nbout hero." "You nro right." "Then ho Is important?" "No. He seems to be." In the Trenches. "No blnnkets, cnptnln," "Well, boys, we'll Just havo to cover ourselves with glory." With .1,000 telephones one New York ofUco building holds tho world's record. It van the morning after the tale, and Jack Piper, nursing bis knee on the platform of Ilasset's store, was talking to Wendell Cooper. Down the street they watched tho leisurely ap proach of old Caleb Peaslee, and Jake grinned mischievously. "Wo'vo got old Caleb treed and out on a limb for once," ho began, as Ca leb paused to survoy the wrcckugo tho wind had wrought. "Everyono agrees that the wind yesterday lays over anything wo over had round here. Ho can't study up nnythtn' to bent It." Wendell shook his head doubtfully. "Mebbo so," ho admitted, cautiously. "What was you caliatln' to do prod him up n little?" And Jako nodded confidently. Caleb approached tho group, which mndo way for him. Jake, with a ge nial nod at tho old gentleman, took up an apparently Interrupted conversa tion with Wendell. "As I was sayln'," ho began, "there's better'n six weeks' work gono for nothln'. I'd built that J.tone wall tho way I wanted It t3 run, nnd it took me tho better part vt two months to do It, workln' off and on when I didn't have nothln' pressln' to do. And then thnt wind last night got some kind of a twist on It ketched it kind of on a slant like and whllo I can't exactly say It swapped ends of It, It sort of pivoted It In the middle, nr.tl It cer tainly mndo n pile of work for mo to get It back whero It belongs." Mr. Peaslto chewed contemplatively on n pine splinter, with his eyes upon the dlstnnt hills. Wendell nnd Jako watched him expectantly. At Inst the old gentleman threw away tho silver and turned toward them. "You nnd Wendell, Jake," he began slowly, "ain't old 'nough to remember the big blow wo had In tho fall of 'C4 If you was, you'd bo ashamed to speak of this llttlo gust of wind as'beln' a gale. Why, jou couldn't rightly call It inore'n n whiff, of n breeze." "Look nt tho limbs of them trees" began Wendell: hut Mr. Peaslee looked nt him in such pity that Wen dell bliiBhed and stopped. "Nothln" but punk," nsserted Mr. Penslce. "Hardly flttln' to hold up a bird's nest! Them branches would n' broke with their own heft before long, anyway. That ain't no sign of a gale, to seo rotten limbs fall1."'. I thought you had more sense, Vv..idcll!" Wen dell shifted his feet uncomfortably. "And you, too, Jnke," Caleb contin ued. "Jest becauso you sloven-built a strip of stone wall hardly solid 'nough for a man to lenu ngalnst nnd rest, nnd a llttlo puff of wind comes nlong and loosens n few of tho rocks you half cobbled up, you think you're passed through n gale. "lent to give you some Idea of what a real wind'll do," ho went on, "Icmme tell you some of tho thlnrs that hap pened In 1SG4. What do you think. Wendell, of a wind clenrln' a felled pleco of stumps? Yes, sir, It blowcd the stumps on a piece of Deacon Win ter's plumb out of the dirt and actu ally piled 'em up In the far corner of the lot! " 'Nother thing that 'made some com ment at tlio time was Ike Drew's log gin' chain. He had It made fast to a granite post when they was movln' tho old schoolhouse. Tho wind would ketch the free end of that chain and snap It same's a man would a lash whip, and whlng! away'd go a link oft'n the end Jest sail away down the wind as light as a butterfly. "Then there was Eb Mason's wagon body. He had a body sixteen foot long and four foot high, boxed up tight, to haul stove-length wood In. Jt was built out of heavy stuff and weighed over fifteen hundred, and ho had It settln' on skids In tho yard till ho got ready to put the wheels under It Well, sirs, tho fust gust of wind that came took that heavy body same's this wind yestcrday'd tako a dry leaf, and switched It 'bout ten foot from tho ground, across two fields, till It fetched up agin that bluff at the lower end of Eb'8 fnrin, and thero It stayed, spatted up high agin tho face of that bluff, four fool hlgher'n a man's head, till the galo blowed Itself out. Yes, sirs, for four days the wind never lulled 'nough to let that wagon drop!" A little stir among the group caused him to turn his head. "I vum!" ho said with mock con cern, "If Jnko nnd Wendell nln't goln' and I nln't told 'em more'n half that happened In that storm If I remem bcr rlghlly." Youth'B Companion. 8d Part of the Allegation. "Every darn fool In this town thinks he could run a newspaper better than i can!" grumbled tho editor of tho Torpldvllle Tocsin and Guardian of the Hearthstone, tho price whereof w.f a dollar n year and the time to sl' scrlbo now. "Ey-yah!" r d Mortimer Morose, "And the wort, of It is, a good manr of 'em could!" Kansas City Star. Shocking and Inexcusable Waste. "Tho plaintiff In n recent BUlt for di vorce," related tho simp, "declared that ho awoko In tho night to find hts bed soaked with nlcohol and his wifo hunting for a match!" "Ar-r-r-r!" guimbled DeLenry M. Trlmmlns, "that was a heck of u way to wasto alcohol, wasn't It?" Kansas City Star. More Important. "Kino feathers do not mate flno birds," said tho ready-made philoso pher. "No," replied Mr. Orowcher; "their responsibilities are greater. They are depended on to make lino human beings." Good Reason. "Why Is the policeman looking at your wall eo suspiciously?" "I support) ho noticed it was cov ered with a vino that Is something of a porch climber." Irresistible. Peyton Ileimct Is organizing a regi ment of English butlers. Parker Why Dialers? Pcton To scuro tho enemy to death. Puck. Pnrnflln paper tubes havo been In vented to aid tho users of bubbling drinking fountains. A kiss may bo a reward or punishment. A Good Breakfast- Properly Selected Means a running start toward the day s work. There's concentrated Energy In Grape-Nuts FOOD It contains the rich elements from Wheat and Barley in form for easy digestion; and so quickly absorbed that it makes itself felt in body and brain. WISE WORDS A Physician on Food. it There's a Reason ff FOR A physician of Portland, Oregon, haa views about food. Ho sayB: "I havo always believed that tho duty of tho physician docs not cease with treating tho sick, but that wo owe It to humanity to tench them how to protect their health especially by hygienic and dietetic laws. "With such a feeling as to my duty I take great pleasure. In saying to tho public that In my own experience and nlso from personal observation I havo found no food to equal Drapo-Nuts nnd that I find thero h almost no limit to tho great benefit this food will bring when UBcd In all cases of sickness nnd convalescence. "It Is my experience that no physical condition forbldB tho uso of Grape-Nuts. Tu persons In health thero Is nothing; so nourishing and acceptable, to tho stomach especially nt breakfast to start tho machinery of tho human sys tern on the day's work. In cases of Indigestion I know that a complete breakfast can bo made of GrupoNuts and cream and I think It la necessary not to overload tho stomach at the morning meal. I also know tho great value of Grape-Nuts when the stomach Is too weak to digest other food. "This Is written after an etyerlenca of more than 20 years treating all man ner of chronic and acute diseases, and the letter Is written voluntarily on my part without any request for It." Nam given by Postum Co., Battle Creek. Mich. Look In pkga. for the famous llttla book, "The Road to Wsllvlllo." Grape-Nuts "$2. u U.K. n Airf- n . j,-. lW'd h'USJWEja" n, Jt -ii i..,v3., 4)V.tf-u'W-ir' . .iri.1. ..,. - flft. t, ' ittjj'i-JTj ,. ,'Ji S.TT r' awftaLkfo-. "' W- rf