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wife, Mrs. Annie C. Phlpps, signed nnd acknowledged tho document In Now
York city, tho dnto In tho transfer being Murch 12, 1912.
Loss than a month ago Mr. Phipps gavo his boys $3,000,000 worth ot
Chicago real estate, and neither tho father nor the sons would comment upon
that gift, which, according to a friend, was simply to relieve tho parent of
much work and worry. It was not because John S., Henry C. Jr., and Howard
need tho real estate. Tho elder ones, John nnd Henry, have mansions of
their own In Long Island that nro as imposing us their father's in Now York.
In tho political nrenn, Ireland nnd
Scotland long ago uchicved formost
places. It has been reserved for our
tlmo to ceo a Welshman win his wny
to tho front rank. Mr. David Lloyd
Gcorgo is tho man. He is not yet
prlmo minister. Ho may never be
come prlmo minister; but hois chan
cellor of tho exchequer, nnd If any
thing happened to Mr. Asquith, ho
would run Sir Kdward Groy u hard
race for tho premiership.
No two men arc moro unliko. Elr
Kdward Grey Is an aristocrat from
Northumberland, cool, dispassionate,
In temperament n whig, by conviction
a radical, and much moro of a country
gentleman that cither. Ho is above
nil things a man apart, reserved; free
both from tho defects and from tho
qualities of ordinary humanity. Lloyd
Georgo is just tho opposite. Ho is a
democrat, of tho democracy born and
bred, intensely human, full of kindly
humor and glowing enthusiasm, hail-
fellow-well-met with every one. He lives, breathes, and has his bolng In
As a platform speaker he is unsurpassed. In him, to a degree not com
mon among men, the magnetic quality of enthusiasm Is coupled with Irre
pressible humor. Nor is It on the platform only that he 1b supreme. As a
debater in the houBO of commons his only equal in a finished speech 1b Mr.
Asquith; and In the quick give and take of discussion in committee, ho leaves
9ven Mr. Asquith far behind.
He and Mr. Winston Churchill are regarded as the CaRtor and Pollux of
British democracy. What Cobden and Bright were at one time, and Chamber
lain and Dllke in later years, LlIoydGeorge and Winston Churchill are today.
LEADER dF BAHAISM IS HERE
now about sixty-eight. To writ tho
history of Abdul Balm's life ono must first give a brief statement of what Is
known as tho "Dabist" cause. Abbas Effendi's father was born in 1817, and
waBcalledbythoBab'Baha'ollah'atitlo meaning "The Glory of God." He
gavo up bis wealth and position to becomo an associate of this lowly band,
and after the death of Bab was looked upon as their leader. In the massa
cre in 1852 be, with others, was imprisoned, chained In a dungeon as a bus
pect, and narrowly escaped a death sentence, was banished from Persia with
his family and a few of his faithful disciples.
FROM COWPUNCHER TO SENATE
Thero has been a tradition that In
termeddling from Washington never
did a presidential candidate any good.
The people, it was thought, wanted to
be let alone wbllo making their choice
As Woodrow Wilson would say, in
writing a confidential letter to a trust
ed friend, that tradition has been
knocked into a cocked bat.
Anyway, Washington this year has
become the main show, and energetic
managers at tho door urge tho
crowds to walk right in, study tho lit
erature, gaze at tho photographs and
decide the matter for themselves, aB
patriots and intelligent men. It is a
strenuous business. William Brown
'McKlnley, manager for President
Taft, tells me that his physical train
er calls blm every morning at 6:30
o'clock, puts him through his gym
nastics, and 'then Btrlkes coffee from
his breakfast and tobacco from his
dally comforts. "I had to hire him,"
m- KTwinlov milrl with an anoloKetla
tone in his voice, "to train me for, the strain." AIbo there art) managers for
RooBovelt, La Follette, Cummins,' Wilson, Harmon and Underwood. Foss,
Gaynor, and Marshall are unrepresented at the national capital so far. They
may be, however, later on. The ancient prejudice against and the fear of
Washington, then, have passed away and the rhetorical and hurrying presi
dential propagandists are bore, perhaps, to stay.
An old baseball catcher, Fred T, Dubois, of a team once, celebrated at
Yale, is directing the campaign of Champ Clark. Dubois, likewise, formerly
punched cows from Blackfoot to Cheyenne and chased polygamous Mormons
while a marshal 'of the Uulted States,
Honry Phlpps, Sr., has illvoatcil him
self of his Pittsburg realty holdings,
estimated at $10,000,000, by giving It
to his throo sons, John S., Henry, Jr.
and Howard Phlppls nil of NnsBau
county, Now York. The gift includes
tlio Fulton, Bessemer utid Manufactur
ers skyscrapers, the Mcl'lveen Furnl
turo company's building, tho Phlpps
Model tcnemcuto on tho North side,
nml other valuable pnrcola of property
not so well known. Thero was also
included In tho gift two farms, ono in
ltor.s tpwnshtp and another In Jeffer
son township, nml the only material
consideration named Is ono dollar.
Tho deed Is an oidlnary typewritten
document In which no spaco is wasted
with recitals other than describing the
properties. Nothing Is a:ilil about how
tho thrco sons are to share In the
ownership of the property: the $10,
000,000 moro or le3s of skyscrapers
nnd other real cslnto is Just given
them in fee. Honry Phlpps and hie
Abbas Effendl, known to his mil
lions of followers aa Abdul Baha, the
leader of "nabaism," is now ou u visit
Never before In recorded history
has ono of tho founders of an Oriental
religious movement since become
world-wide visited America. Tho per
sonality nnd life history of ono who
has spent sixty years of his life in
banishment, Imprisonment and exllo
frssn his nntlvo land makes n story ot
fascinating interest, vividly impress
ing upon the mind of the invcst'';ator
tho fact that the days ot religious
persecution aro not ended, and that
even in this modern age a drama has
been enacted which for human Inter
est equals or surpasses Blbllcr.l his
tory. Abbas Effendl, who is known to his
millions of followers as Abdul Baha
the servant, of God was born in
Teheran, Persia, May 23, 1844, and Is
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THINNING OF FOREST TREES
Thty Muot Hnvo Abundance of Sun
light and Air to Produce Best
Results How to Cut.
If wo want strong, healthy trees In
the woodlot It Is Just ns Importnnt
that wc thin out tho trees as It Is to
thin out tho young fruit. Tho pictures
show what may bo accomplished by
Strong and Straight.
thinning. They aro from photographs
taken by A. F. Huwos, stato forester
In Fig. 1 tho trooa in tho center of
tho group aro strong and straight, but
tho smaller ones form a mass of foli
age, tho removal ot which helped tho
others. This is shown by the trecB in
Fig. 2. Tho trees left standing nro
now exposed to the light nnd free from
tho sapping by tho masB of foliage and
small trees which have been removed
and will grow into strong, tall trees.
In cutting mature timber tho chief
concern Is to secure satisfactory repro
duction as soon ns possible. Tho
"group method" is generally thojiest
adopted for farm woodlots. Select a
spot, or several spots, if one will not
supply what is wanted, whero the for
est crop is ripest possibly ovorrlp
nnd clear, with duo care for young
growth, a hole In the forest, taking
care that the diameter of this bole is
not more than two or tbrce times the
height of the surrounding trees.
Gradually widen these holes by cut
ting in concentric rings about them
until tho whole area has been cut
It should be borne in mind, however,
that if in any one year more wood is
A Mass of Foliage.
cut than grows on the whole woodlot
in that year .the necessary wood capi
tal is diminished.
Whore the whole area is cut over
before the part cut first had time to
grow to maturity a period will have to
follow during which tho woodlot will
stop paying dividends.
MULCHING FOR FRUIT VINES
Practice Prevents Growth of Weeds,
Retains Moisture and Adda
Needed Humus to Soil.
A successful West Virginia raspber
ry grower gives tbo following reasons
It prevents the growth of weeds.
It retains moisture In tho soil.
It adds humus, one of the necessary
It keeps the fruit clean and pre
vents mud at picking time.
It saves labor, the cost of mulching
an acre with forest leaves or straw
not exceeding 15.
It prevents deep freezing.
It makes the fruit moro solid for
cultivation and bettor for shipping
. It prevents the baking; of the soil
caused by tramping at picking time.
It has the disadvantage of encourag
ing mice and establishing a surface
,root system.' However, wo have not
noticed any serious damage from ei
ther of these effects.
The cost ot growing- raspberries by
nature's method, as I llko to call it,
is not very great. Picking Is a nice
Job where there is no mud, no weeds
and whore tho canes havo been prop
1 Don't leave any old canes standing
In the field.
TIPS FOR LOVER OF FLOWERS
Plant Sweet Peas In Tranches Six
Inches Dee,-) chrysanthemums
Grow From 8eed or Cuttings.
Plant tho sweet peas early in
trenches fully six Inches deep, cover
ing but lightly at first, drawing tho
soil around tho plants us they reach
This will glvo better roots by which
to withstanding tho dry heat by nnd
by. Plant ns soon as possible.
Root room In fair soli Is all tho
beautiful whlto Day Lily asks. It is
perfectly hardy, likes moist situations,
but will do with llltlo water. A plant
for tho busy housewife.
Chrysanthemums mny bo raised
from seeds or from cuttings and
sprouts from old roots. If tho seeds
aro .own early In boxes and trans
planted the plants will bloom tho first
year. There may bo many poor ones
Do not forget tho hardy ovcrhloom
Ing roses when ordering. Include
same hurdy flowering vinos for
screens for tho porches, back fences
nnd summer arbors. Pralrlo ronos,
evergreen honeysuckles, woodbines,
clemntls In variety, wistarias, bitter
sweet, trumpet vino and tho havmless
wood Ivies nro all line.
ATTENTION FOft YOUNG TREES
Ground Should Be Forked Up and Well
Mellowed and Then Covered Two
Inches with Manure.
Sprlng-plnutiMl rrult and ornamental
trees and bushes should havo tho
ground forked up and well mollowcd
ami then covered two inches deep
with long tunuurc, straw, corn stnllis,
rotted leaves, weeds or trcshly cut
gias3. This mulch will keep the soil
cool and moist, ir the summer Is hot
and dry give to each trco ono or two
buckets of water. Apply tho wntor
lato In tho evening, spread it nlowly
around tho trunk of trco co it can
reach tho roots. If tho water Is
dashed against tho stem most of It
will run off tho hard ground nnd It
will bo of little benefit to tho tree.
Garden Cart and Wheelbarrow.
On an avcrngo fully one-half of tho
trees that die tho first summer could
havo been saved bad thoy been prop
erly mulched and given a little water
Young trees planted in exposed po.
sltlons, where they aro liable to heavy
wind nnd rainstorms, should be staked
and tho trees tied to the stakes with,
a ryo straw or canvas band. An old
sail cut into strips makes excellent
bands. To keep the roots from being
loosened, where ground is soft, placo
four or five large stones on top ot the
mulch close up to tbo stem of treo.
Two of the most handy Implements
on the form for general, all-around,
work, are the old-fashioned wheel'
barrow and three-wheeled cart
Ready for Young Trees.
Whllo the stock 13 coming, prepare
tho ground. It will not bo necessary
to add new soil ns tho trees havo boon
selected with refcrenco to the kind
found whero they aro to bo planted.
Dig very large holes and fill them in.
The trees always do better in filled
ground than they do in that wblcb has
not been broken up. If the land is
sod, it would bo well to plow tho en
tire strip, ns grass is a great enemy to
newly planted things. When the trees
arrive, take them at once to eomo
friable land near where they are to
be planted and heel tbem Inl Nursery
stock 1b often injured by being kept
too long in boxes. After the plants
are heeled In it will bo safe to trans
plant them to, permanent places any
time within a week or ten days from
the umo of their arrival.
Evergreens ought to be planted as
early as possible.
When buds begin to swell the tlmo
is right to top-graft.
Prune sparingly and a llttlo every
year, is the best plan.
Just as Boon now as frost is out, tbo
ground will be ready for treo planting:
In that order for fruit trees, you
can't go wrong by putting in a few
The era of tbo haphazard and care
less horticulturist and agriculturist
has passed away.
For orchard spraying a three-eighths
or half-inch hose Is best, and in
lengths of CO feet.
Soil for strawberries should bo a
deep, rich loam, capable of beldlng a
good deal ot moisture.
It is not a good plan to plant trees
while the ground is wet and soggy.
Lot it dry out a llttlo.
Don't get tho idea that you cannot
obtain satisfactory results from spray
ing just because your neighbor failed.
Be sure that all of your hose coup
lings are of the same size so that any
two lengths may be coupled together.
Any tendency to fancy.sbsped flower
beds and fancy flower stands and such
grlmcracks should be firmly sup
pressed. Do not expect satisfaction from
bordeaux mixture that has stood for
as much as 24 hours. It deteriorates
Wbon done spraying each day, run
some clean water through the pump;
to wash out tbo spray mixture and
avoid corrosion of the working parts
1 1 ill f
By Clara lues Dcitcorj
(Copjlluht, 191!, Iiy AH.iOflutctl t.ltomry
When tho widow Skinner Roltl tier
fiirm on tho High Hill road and
bought another In tho lied Bridge
neighborhood sho beenmo tho nearest
neighbor of fanner itoborts. widower.
Why thoy took an aversion to each
other at first sight neither of them
could explain, but an aversion there
was whero there should havo becu
Farmer Huberts mndo up his mind
In a day, almost, that ho should neith
er borrow nor lend uny tools or 'Im
plements of nny Bort. Tho widow
mndo up her mind Just as quickly that
sho wouldn't bo friends with a man
who throw stones at hor goeso tho
very first day nho moved In.
Thoro was tho widower who needed
n wife, and thero was tho wlitw who
would havo been much better off with
u husband to mnuago things, nnd In
stead of taking tho scnstblo way thoy
"What 1 want her to undorstnnd,"
said tho farmer to a friend, "Is that
if nny or hor hogs git into my 'tutor
field I eh'nn't sparo her 'causo sho Is
Of courso tho widow hoard of tho
throat, and 6he wouldn't havo been a
froo-born American woman if sho
hadn't answered back.
"Tho old skecslcks, but ho hadn't
bettor pick no fuss with mo! The
first tlmo 1 find that jumping old cow
of his in my corn ho'll seo that fia
not a holpless woman."
Thero are even moro chances to
pick a fuss with a neighbor In tbo
country than In tho city. It was not
long before ono of tho widow's hogs
came squealing home with a bleeding
ear. Ho bad rooted under tho line
tenco and feastod on the widower's
potatooa. A week later tbe Jumping
cow came home minus a born. Tbe
widow could throw a rock or handle
club as well as a man.
There was a creok flowing through
both farms. One day the widow's
ducks took a voyage of discovery up
stream. Farmer Roberts waited until
they reached his line and he wrung
the neck of the old drake who was
acting as pilot The body was tossed
bnclt on the widow's land with a grin
ot satisfaction. Bhe discovered It,
and a day or two later tho widower's
biggest nnd favor I to rooster lost bis
life whilo exploring a Btrango barn
yard. Things llko tbeso do not pass in tbo
country without being commented on.
A minister In tbo vlllsgo throo miles
nwny hoard of them and drove out to
talk of peace on earth and good wilt
to men, but he ratbor muddled In
stead ot helping things.
"Am I going to tako-hls sass Just
because I'm a woman 1" demanded
tbo widow. "No, sir! He begun this
'ere fuss, and bo's got to come to me
and say he's sorry botoro I'll stop!"
"You seo," said the widower when
it came bis turn to talk, "she never
asked me a question when she came
to buy that farm. Just went right
ahead as if she's bougbt a farm every
week in tbe 'year, if she'd been the
right kind ot a woman she'd have
come to me for advice. 1 never
knuckled down to any woman yet,
and I'm not going to begin now."
Of course, things could not go on
long without legal trouble.
Tbo widower picked some goose
berries ovor the widow's lino, and she
sauntored out that way and called
him a thief. This epithet, being over
heard by a third party, constituted
defamation ot character, and suit wa
brought. Whllo tbo law was delaying
tho case to lot it got Ico-coid, tbe
widow helped herself to, pears from a
treo clearly tho property of the wid
ower.. Ho was on the watch for overt
acta and called her a robber. Tbe
epithet was not overheard by a third
party, but sho Insisted on bringing
suit Just tbe same, asserting that tho
d n made many gestures with his
lmds as ho talked.
Tbo minister drovo out frqra the vll
1 :go again. This time he took an
(thor tack. Ho began on tbo widow
"Mrs. Skinner, you are a lone worn
in." "But nobody can scaro me I" was
her prompt reply.
"No, of course not, but how much
better not to have cares and worries
and 'troubles. You being a widow,
and Mr. Roberts being a widower, it
would seem to me that "
"Hold right on, Mr. Taylor!" she
Interrupted. "I know how It would
seem to you, but you can save your
breath. A widow don't have to marry
some old poke of a man to keep her
"The farms adjoin, and you could
be so happy."
"Yes, tbe farms adjoin, but the
widow and widower don't speak and
never will I"
"It you and Mr. Roberts would sit
1 down together and"
tho night t raMn tn filfjti''.
In ilrrntim I sorrow after
(Iclljjlit (,f early Mlr.q;
uiikrful dozo I sorrow
the hand, tho lips, tho eyes,
tho lui't'tlnrc of tho morrow,
ilcllKlit of happy Inuifhtcr,
dollKht uf low replies
"But wo won't! He's tho sort ot o
man who thinks ho can boss th
earth, and I'm tho sort of a woman
who enn bo coaxed but not bo drlv."
"Maybe Provldonco will como to
tho rescue," sighed tho good man as
bo turned away.
"Mcbho Kho will, pnrson. if ahe
don't thero'li bo about sixteen mora
lawsuits belore things aro ovor with."
Mr. itoborts proved Just as stub
born. "Parson, It hain't tint I'm mean oi
not In my ways," ho explained, "bui
It's that folks havo tried to walk ovei
"Moaning tho widow?"
"Just so. It won't do no good to g(
on nnd tnlk. Hho'a got to bo brung t
tttue, and I't.. going to do It It 11
takos my farm."
Ono day farmer itoborts was legal!)
deputized to call ou tho widow Skin
nor nnd notify her to cut down s
treo which was n mennco to his barn
It wns a warm Juno day. Tho widow
had two hives of bees, ono or which
had already swarmed that day nnd
been hived, nnd tho other wns getting
toady to. Tho widow sat on hor back
steps, empty hlvo Halting, nnd a tin
pnn to drum on by her sldo. The
widower advanced, paper In hand and
something liko a grin on his fnco.
Ho wns about to bo told to skate
right off that rarm when tho bees bo
gan pouring out or tho hlvo that had
been waiting. Beforo tho paper could
bo presented or tho widow bent hor
pan, tho insccta began alighting on
tho fnrmer's shoulders. Ho bad kept
bees In his day, nnd ho knew that to
rush at them or run nway would bring
about a painful calamity. Tho woman
retreated n row foot, and In ton min
utes tho hlvo was empty nnd every
bco clinging to tho man. Ho stood
not daring to moro than wink an eye.
Then tho woman sat down on the
doorsteps nnd began:
"Wring my drake's nock, will youl
Steal my gooBoborrlcs, will youl Try
to rob mo ot two feet ot land tbe
wholo length of my farm, would youl
Suo mo bocnuso you hain't man
enough to tight falrl You are In a
nice fix, you arot" ,
"Widow, isn't thero any way 1 can
get these boos oft met" carefully
asked tbe man.
"You can scrape 'em oft!"
"1 wish you would run for help."
"I'll do nothing of the sort!"
"But I can't stand the strain foi
"Then sit down to Itt I didn't ask
you to come over here. What's that
"it's a notice that you must cut
down that treo by my barn."
"Oh, it is I Making me more trou
ble, aro you? Well, I'll cut It down
after tho bees get through with you.
I'm going Into the house now to read
tbo nowspapor for a spell."
Sho had been gono twenty minutes
when she heard tho widower calling.
As sho appeared In the door bo said:
"I shall drop dead In five minutes
"I don't think so," she replied. "Mr.
Roberts, 1 hain't mad at you real
"Nor I at you."
"It's Jest that we kinder misunder
stood." "1 think so." (
"I'm a hard and willing worker, and
you are the same."
"I'm all alone in the world, and so
"And and ?"
Tho widower waited a long mlnutt
and then said:
"Scrape 'em off and hive 'em up
end wo'll be married next weok!"
Men Should Live Ninety-Three Year.
Dr. W. J. Howells, E1424 Tenth av
enue, medical expert and former su
perintendent of tbe Insane hospital
at Medical Lake, believes In the the
ory of tbo eminent Chlneso statesman,
Dr. Wu Ting Fang, that mon can live
to a greatly Increased life. Doctor
Wu places his limit at nlnoty-throe
years, while Doctor Howells believes
that elghty-flvo years would be no un
reasonable ago for men to expect to
attain under proper conditions.
"Tako most business or profession
al men today and they are old at
sixty," said Doctor Howells. "I
talked with a farmer seventy-nine
years old, who during tho last few
months whittled 25,000 shingles by
band with a drawknlfo. He was bale
and hearty and really looked younger
than many men of fifty." Spokan
Keeping People Guessing.
"I am not a candidate."
"But, sir," 1 protested, "I don't give
a rap whether you aro a candidate or
not; I want to know whether you will
"Great Scott!'' ho retorted, with evi
dent displeasure. "Haven't I told you
plainly that I am not a candidate."
A Fitting One.
Nero was musing sadly on Agrlp
plna's tough grip on life.
"Some people," he muUerod, "cam
keep tholr woes hidden, but my worst
mUfortuno la a paront" ,
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