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DRAINAGE FOR FLOWER POT
Footwear of Humming Bird Feathers
NEW YORK. Women on thin side
of tho bl(? pond teamed with In
terest that tholr Hlstcm tn larln were
wearing ahoes mndo from hnnimlng
bird feathers, tho ridiculously low
Itrlco of $2,600 a pair placing the
Huffy footwear within reach of all.
Realizing that It wan only n question
of a few weeks before the very latest
fad In tootHle trappings would reach
thin city, nnd being awuro of tho fact
that humming birds were none too
plentiful, the young and old girls be
gan figuring out how many of tho gor
geous mites would have to be sacri
ficed to cover their spokes.
Married men read the article until
thoy camo 'to the line which told
about the price of the new pluninge,
and then they dropped In their tracks.
When they regained consciousness
thoy equipped their wallet pocket3
with burglar alarms and hired dctec
1 tlves to watch their trousers whllo
they slept. Many of them, unable to
aco n ray of hope, went straight to the
bankruptcy court and gave themselves
up. More than one happy home was
Burro Saves Its Master From Prison
LOS ANGELES, Cal. That old story
of a prospector's love for his burro,
the companion and solace of weary,
lonesome hours in a desert search for
gold, won freedom from Jail for aged
Aaron llraunsheldt here.
Hraunsbeldt came Into Los Angeles
from the desert and mountain land
along the Mexlcun border, riding a
decrepit burro. Across his shoulder
was slung a rifle. At his saddle,
formed by an old frayed comforter,
was his camp outfit, pickax nnd a
shovel. Ills beard, long and strug
gling, and his long, gray sunburned
hair was unkempt. As he passed
along the street, P. A. Rambo, agent
of tho Society for tho Prevention of
Cruelty to Animals, saw him.
Tho burro's back and hip bones dis
played recent scars. llraunsheldt was
surrounded by a curious throng when,
as tho official placed a detaining hund
upon the burro, he reached for bis
old rifle. A wire fastened to one end
of tho barrel caught In his tattered
coat, affording Rambo an opportunity
of disarming him.
At the offices of tho society tho old
prospector told a story which won
sympathy. It was repeated later to a
throng of citizens who accompanied
Hrauneheldt and Rambo to a livery
barn, where the burro had been
City Gets 125,000
CHICAGO. If any one doubts that
the friends of Chicagoans do not
send them cards from all parts of tho
world during the vacation season, Just
uck tho letter carriers. Chicago's post
office la now receiving 125,000 cards
daily, and when tho postcard crop is
at Its height, the office will handle
200,000 curds a day.
If ull of the postcards that come to
' (Jhicngo each day at this tlmo of tho
year from people jaunting throughout
the country on vacations were placed
end to end, tho line would reach n
distance of twenty miles.
Five hundred, postcards Inld on top
of each other form n pllo ono foot
high, nnd so, by careful figuring It Is
found that the total number of card
coming to Chicago dally will form a
WAITERS J fmimAy. "
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PlHCHITD-N &4i Z
Children Swat Flies for the Bounty
BOSTON, Mass. An endeavor to rid
Worcester of flies through a fly
ktlliug contest Is under way In thnt
city and scores of children have en
tered tho competition.
Many prizes, aggregating more than
. $B00, aro being offered to tho children
producing tho greatest number of dead
flies within tho tlmo limit or the con
test, and during the row days tho com
petition has been going on soveral
hundred thousand of tho germ carry
ing Insects have been slaughtered.
The Insects are measured by tho
quart as they nre brought in and
throughout the city the little-ones aro
dally engaged In a wholesale fly mas
sacre. One boy tells of catching 10,000
files In an old cow stable and thou
sands more around garbage cans., In
their bustling for the prizes tho chil
dren are Invading back alleys, stables,
markets, setting traps among garbago
and dirt of all kinds, and patrollng
various Insanitary places whero the
most files aro found. 6J
Few contostants aro couflning their
rent with discord by tho announce
ment. Women who had the temerity
to ask their husband bow many hum
ming birds would be necessary tn their
case wore generally told that a whole
aviary would not muke them a pair of
It wan only natural that there
should be much conjecture ns to tho
possible ad option of the new fad by
Chicago women. In view of the fact
tuut It takes the whole southwest side
of n cow to inako one of them a pair
of slippers It was generally agreed
that one Chicago order would put the
humming bird fnmll)oiit of business.
"I'm willing thatniy wife should
have everything within reni-on," said a
man whose rut glass display Indicated
that he was not dodging any ii editors,
"but I draw the line ut $-.'.500 n pnlr
for shoes. Just think or It! Shoes
thnt cost 11,'JtiO a foot. She cried and
called me n tightwad when I refused
to grant her the appropriation, but 1
told her Bhe would have to stick to
tho leather kind or get another cash
"I've got a wife nnd seven daugh
ters," said another man, "nnd when T
went homo to lunch they pulled this
humming bltd thing on me. Every
one of them has feet like flounders,
and when they Insisted on being In
style I turned over my bank books
and reserved a place for myself In tho
stabled. Willing hands reached fot
porkotbooks and none desired to have
htm punished. He was reloased. As
he walked nwny from tho city hull
building, ono arm placed affectionate
ly about the burro's neck, he wan
cheered by the men who contributed
to provide hlr.i nnd his companion
nraunsheldt, known to muny pi
oneers as Aaron Ilrandt. has won and
lost lortuucs in search of wealth
which he bnlloves exists in his gyp
sum clalmii near Tucson. For forty
years he has prospected. His wife
and their only daughter conducted n
confectionery In Snn Francisco. In
the great fire Mrs. Hrauneheldt and
the daughter, Clara, were killed and
their little property lost. Since that
time Rraunsheidt has been prospect
ing. The only thing left or his family
fortune was tho burro, which his
daughter had named "Mrs. Buffalo
Post Cards Daily
stack 200 feet high or equal to the
height of some of Chicago's taller
One little Innocent postcard often
makes the postman walk two or. three
floors higher than be would go If h
were currying only "legitimate" mall.
Frequently the postmen return to tin
offices and And that postcards have
compelled them to walk one-third far
ther than the regular mall would have
The Chicago postofflce handles In
one day more postcards than any
other office In the world under one
roof. The vacation period brings one
half as ninny cards to the city an
doos Easter or Christmas time.
A downtown novelty dealer declares
he sells as high as $100 worth of post
cards a day.
Of course, tho postofflce has to bo
just us careful wtth a llttlo vacation
card as with a renl lettor. TJut one
kind of card Is barred, the variety
that Is covered with tinsel. Tinsel Is
polnonouH and tho clerks aro not com
pelled to como In contact with It.
attention to homes, for they can
guther comparatively few flies thnro,
Somo parents look at this featuro ol
the contest with decided disapproval.
Thoy rear the children are very likely
to contract diseases In Invading such
places and handling the flies.
Another reature Is that each child
must kill tho (lies and then dry them
carefully before turning them in. In
this way the children directly handlo
tho germ-laden Insects.
Traps or overy shape and descrip
tion as well as all manner or Ingenious
methods to kill tho Insects are being
used. Fly catching devices aro Bell
ing at a premium, and men and wom
en appear as much Interested in tho
affair as the chlldreu.
REMOVING PLANT FROM POT
Method Shown In Illustration Will en
able One to Repot Plants With
out Injuring Roots.
A lady gardener once said to me:
"I huvo no trouble In taking a plant
out or n pot In which It has been
crowing for some time, as I simply
take a table knife and out around the
inside of the pot, r.nd tho plant drops
ont when tho pot Is Inverted." Hut
That method cannot bo npproved, us
tho knife will ruin many of tho roots,
and so Injure the plant thnt it will not
recover Its normal growth again for
several weeks after shirting, says a
writer In Park's Floral Magazlno.
Rut It Is not only in repotting that
wo wish to take a plant from the
pot. Often wo wlBh to examine tho
roots or the soil or the drainage,
and tho easiest way to do It is to
place tho fingers over the soil, In
vert, and tap tho edge against tho
lodgo of the table. The manner of
grasping the pot Is shown In the Il
lustration. Refore doing this It Is
well to thoroughly water the plant,
as this adds to the weight and acts
Shifting a Plant.
as a lubricant tn tho separation of
tho roots r.nd soil from tho pot
In re-potting it Is well to observe
these suggestions, as you will thus bo
enabled to removo your plants from
tho potB without Injury, and promote
their health, growth and bloom.
HANDY FOR SPRAY MIXTURES
Strainer Allows Heavier and Coarser
Particles to Wash Aside, Leav
ing Rest Free.
This strainer Is excellent for the
reason thnt tho heavier und coarser
particles or tho spray mixture which
A Brass Screen.
do not go" through are washed down
to the lower edge of the sieve thus
leaving the rest free for the strain
ing of the mixture.
MOISTURE IN ORCHARD SOIL
Water Is of Prime Importance While
Tree la Fruit Making Chief Ele
ments of Success.
(By WALTKll B. I..EUTZ.)
As water is the means of circulation
of plants as well as of animals there
fore it Is of prime Importance that
water be present In tho soil, in order
that tho plant food in the soil may be
token up by tho trees.
Many orchards havo sufficient avail
able plant food, but Inck wuter at that
critical period while tho trco Ib fruit
making. If a eoll lacks water somo
form or fertilizers aro a positive A6
trlmout tr they aro present In abund
ance. Tho chlor elements or success In pro
paring an orchnrd soil for tho best re
sults may bo summed up as:
Removing surplus water from the
eoll. Tho conservation of plenty or
moisture. Tho judicious use or manure
and cover crops. Tho use or potash
and phosphoric acid In available forms.
Cultivation to keen n mnlph nnjiu..
Ing the number or trees per acre Hy?
withholding. nitrogen, and Increasing
the amount of mineral matter. I)y the
use or wind breaks. By mulching. IJy
'keeping tho soil In the best physical
condition possible. It Is not wise to
stick to the exclusive use of any one
practice, but to employ various meth
ods to maintain the fertility of the
The Inexperienced planter thinks ho
Is getting a bargain when be buys
trees three or four years old,, but ex
perience will show that yearlings ure
better nnd ho should never plant any
thing over two years old.
Always buy clean, straight trees
with short stems, and even then do
not bo afraid to prune beforo plant-ins.
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So Arranged That Staining of Wood
work of Porches by Dripping Wa
ter Is Prevented.
Tho Mulnlng or woodwork on
lurches nnd posts caused by tho drip,
ping or water rrom flower pots ran
be pi evented In tho following mun
ner: Make n zinc or galvanized trny of
suitable shnpo In which to set the
pots, as shown In tho Illustration.
Solder n tube ror the overflow, or
Flower Pot Drain.
dripping, on ono side of the tray.
Have the tube long enough to clear
tho post or part of tho porch where
tho flower pot Is set. The tubo may
bo plnecd to tho rear so It cannot be
seen rrom the Btreot, ir desired. I'lace
Rome small pieces ol wood boncntb
the tray to allow tho passage or nlr,
thus preventing moisture Tho tray
can be made In nny shape to conform
to the shapu or the pots.
SET OUT STRAWBERRY PLANT
8everal Methods In General Use, but
Matted Row System 8eems Best
Keep Weeds Down.
There are several methods or plant
Ing in general use, which may bo mod
ified to milt tho planter. The method,
whlrh seems best adapted to ordinary
conditions In the mattcd-rnw system.
In the spring, when tho land Ib In
good condition to work, harrow smooth
nnd mark out rows four feet apart and
as long as possible. Then set the
plants at 18 or 24-lneh Intorvuls In
the rows, and cultlvnto often enough
to keep the weedB out und tho soil
loose until September, whon, ir tho
plants are vigorous growers, tho run
ners should be about six Inches npurt.
It is desltnblo to train tho runners
tho long way to tho towh, cutting out
plants thnt crowd In ordinary plant
ing trowel or npndo Is used to set tho
plants. A spado Is nn easy Implement
to open the ground with. Strike It
Into the ground and work it back and
forth, draw out the spade, spread the
roots of the plant, nnd set It so the
crown comes just to the surfneo or
tho ground. Firm tho soil well about
tho roots or the plant. As soon ns
possible after Betting the plants, cul
tivation should commence, and it
should continue at frequent Intervals
till rail. Keep the weeds duwn and
the top coll loose. If the runners got
too thick, cut out part of them, leaving
about six Inches between them. Run
ners may bo encouraged to root by
putting an Inch or two or soil over
each ono near the end.
Blue Flowered Hydrangeas.
The application to the soil, when by.
drsngea hprtensla is growing, of eith
er alum, aluminum sulphate or Iros
sulphate have been found to Induct
the formation of blue flowers.
Practice clean cultivation in tho or
chard. A grape vine should bear only a
limited number of clusters.
No other fruit plant requires so
careful pruning as tho grape vino.
Poultry mnnuro should bo rrcoly
used for both fruits nnd vegetables.
Thcro Is danger or nunscald ir too
many largo branches nro romnved In
Set tho chrysanthemums whero they
can bo protected rrom cold winds and
Tho apple worm Is tho larva or tho
codling moth, and It gets Into tho ap
ple at this Reason ot tho year.
You cannot rniso n young orchnrd
without spraying any moro than you
can rnlso apples without spraying.
San Joso scale, codling moths, cur
cullos and other pests rob ub or 20
per cent, or our annual $135,000,000
As soon as new shoots appear on
tho young grapo vines chooso ono or
two of tho strongest shoots and leav
them for growth.
Chrysanthemums, planted In good
soil and ccrefully cultivated through
out the summer, will flower abundant
ly late in the fall.
Remember, that good cultivation
with fruit bushes or vines during tho
early growing period is as essential
as with corn or vegetables.
In transplanting plants It Ib much
better to fill tho hole nftcr tho plant
Is set, tho soli added gradually, then
to water after the holo Is filled.
Young grapoB will bear some fruit
the second season after planting If
they mako a good growth and are
otherwise well cared for during thr
first growlns season,
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CARING FOR TUBERCULOSIS
Thirty-Nine State and 114 Local Sana
toria Provided, but These Are
Only a Beginning.
In splto or tho fact that state sana
toria und hospitals tor tuberculosis
have been established In 31 states, nnd
114 municipal or county bospltuls In
26 states, vastly moro public provision
is needed to stamp out consumption,
says tho National Association ror tho
Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis.
Nearly ovory state cast of tho Missis
sippi river has provided u state sana
torium, nnd west of tho Mississippi
river, state sanatoria have been es
tablished In Minnesota, Iowa, "Missouri,
Arkansns, Texas, Kaunas, Nebrnsku,
North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana
and Oregon. There arc 118 bunatorln
provided by theso states, Mnscuchu
setts having four, Connecticut nnd
Pennsylvania three and Texas tuo. In
cluding special pavilions and alms
houses, there uro 114 municipal or
county hospitals for tho cnto of tuber
Apart from these Institutions, how
over, und u few special pavilions ut
prisons, hospltnls tor tho insane, and
somo other public Institutions, a grand
totnl or hardly 'J00, the Institutional
care or tho consumptive is left to pri
Maternal Instinct. -Mrs.
Rattle 1 nm sure that is my
baby with the pink ribbon over
Mr. Cynic How can you tell It so
Mr. Rattle I can recognize It by
my pet poodle tho nurse has with
Adam Was Grouchy.
The Serpent What's Adam so
grouchy about today?
Tho Ape Ob, he says that the ar
rival of woman means that all his
plans for universal peace have been
knocked In the head for good. Puck.
Tha successful borrower Ib as quick
as lightning. Also bo never strikes
twice In the same place.
Good men arc scarce, and bad ones
often have to make themselves so.
Perhaps Plain Old Meat, Potatoes and
Bread May Be Against. You
for a Time.
A change to tho right kind of food
can lift ono from a sick bed. A lady
In Welden, 111., says:
"Last sprlng.I became becPfast with
severe stomach troubles accompanied
by sick headache. I got worBo and
worso until I becamo so low I could
scarcely retain utiy food at all, al'
though I tried about every kind.
"I had becomo completely discour
aged, and given up all hnpo, and
thought I was doomed to starve to
death, until ono day my husband, try
ing to find something I could retain,
brought homo somo Grupc-NutB.
"To my 6uiprlso tho food agreed
with me, digested perfectly and with
out dlstrcus. I began to gain strength
at onco. My flesh (which had been
flabby), grow firmer, my health im
proved in every way and every duy,
and In a very fow weeks I gained 20
pounds in weight.
"I liked Grapo-Nuts so well that for
four months I ato no other food, and
always felt as well satisfied after eat
ing as if I had eat down to a flno ban
quet. "I bad no return of tho miserable
sick stomach nor of the headaches,
that I used to have when I ate other
food. I am now a well woman, doing
all my own work again, and feel that
llfo Is worth living.
"Grape-Nuts food has been a God
send to my family; it surely saved my
life; and my two llttlo boys havo
thriven on It wonderfully." Name
given by Postum Co., DaUlo Creek,
Road the little book, "The Road to
Wellvlllo," in pkgs. "There'B a reason,"
Ever reed the above letter? A new
oe appear from time to time. Tbey
are aenulBe, troc, aad fall tf bunas
About Um way Vm
So Mafgfc um Faultless Starch,
So I caa look nay bast"
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at the University School of Music,
Lincoln, Ncbr. A sure income to
those who complete the course. No
pleasantcr occupation in the world.
Send for year book to E. B. Carder, Refiitrar
Sulpho Saline Springs
Locatid on our own premlita and vied In the
Natural Mineral Water
Unturpaited In tht treatment ol
Heart, Stomach, Kidney and Liver Olieau
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I40S M Street Lincoln, Neb.
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