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If you have not started those farm
accounts yet begin now.
Remember the cow must have food
to keep up her bodily vigor as well as
to provide for the milk yield.
Cut the burdock off at the crown and
pour a few drops of kerosene on each
stalk. Time will do the rest
Calves should have access to good
clean hay at all times if the best re
sults are to be obtained from the
grain ration which is fed.
A can with a hole punched in the
bottom of it the size of the seed to be
sown makes an excellent aid to sow
ing of seed in the garden.
Get the sunshine habit. You know
how sunshine makes the crop grow.
Sunshine in the home and about the
daily tasks is just as essential.
It Is folly to sell off the stock just
because the prices fcem to be low and
it looks as though it was unprofitable
to raise them. Be patient and wait
for prices to recover, as they will.
The small flock does better than the
large flock because the ration of the
former Is made up largely of the table
scraps, which provide a more bal
anced ration than that provided by the
more exclusively grain diet.
An old farmer who has tried It says
that common poke root boiled down to
a strong tea and added to the drinking
water in proportion of one cupful to a
pailful of water "will cure chicken
cholera, and hog cholera, too.
i farmer who fed his ho.,s the skim
k warm from the separiKor, mixing
with corn meal at the ratio of one to
three, that is, one pound of corn me?l
to three of milk, found that he secured
what amounted to 40 cents a 100
pounds for his skim milk.
Owing to the wet weather this
spring the weeds have given the farm
ers a hard fight in most sections. But
If by extra effort the fields are kept
clean, the crops will show proportion
ately greater improvement as a result
of the more thorough cultivation.
The farmer's wife should be his help
meet in all things, but not his drudge.
She should help in planning the work
of the farm but she should not be
asked or expected to take the place
of a hired man and do rough chores.
"We think that she should not even be
asked to help do the milking.
Ever stop to figure out how many
eggs your hens averaged for the year?
Perhpas you would be surprised to
know how low an average your flock
would show. It costs no more to feed
a 200-egg-a-year hen than the one that
only lays 100 eggs. Why not study the
individual merits of your flock and
breed for better layers?
Farmers in some sections are ex
periencing trouble this year from clod
dy ground due to the plowing having
been done when wet. There is not
much which can be done to relieve
such a condition. The only thing to
do is to watch and put the harrow on
the ground at the moment when the
clods appear to have their greatest
possible friability, due to their con
taining a certain amount of moisture.
Whitewash may be put on with the
spray pump provided the wash is thor
oughly strained before pumping. Oth
erwise particles are apt to clog in the
pump. It Is a fast way of getting on
the wash and a good way. as the wash
may be forced into nooks and corners
where the brush cannot reach. Every
farmer should have a spray pump, as
it is not onl handy about the poultry
house, but is frequently necessary In
In a hog feeding experiment by the
Oklahoma station in which Duroc-Jer-seys
and Poland Chinas were used, six
lots of five each were fed as follows:
Lot 1, corn meal: lot 2. seven parts
corn meal, one part meat meal;
lot 3, eleven parts corn meal,
one part meat meal; lot 4. four
.parts corn meal, one part cotton
aeed meal, alternated every other two
weeks by corn meal alone: lot 5, corn
meal, alfalfa hay: lot C, corn meal,
cowpea hay. In this test the cost of
making 100 pounds of gain In each
case was as follows: Lot 1. 58.01: lot
2, 54.94; lot 3. 54.73; lot 4, 56.38; lot 5,
S5.S8; lot C. ?G.67.
Self-pruning trees are the subject
of an interesting article In the Journal
of the New York Botanical Garden by
Mr. C. S. Gager, who studied the
phenomenon in his garden. In Oc
tober the sapling poplars litter the
ground about them with branches,
most of which are two years old and
bear winter buds. The catalpa, the
a! Ian t us. the horse-chestnut, the elm,
the lilac, the mulberry, the maple,
and 17 or IS other varieties of trees
have this habit of self-pruning. With
some, as the maples, it occurs In
spring or early summer; with others,
in the autumn. The purpose appears
to be to get rid of superfluous branch
es. TLe branches thus eliminated
are not dead to begin with, but die as
a result of the pruning process, which
begins by tte formation of an "ab
scission layer," or a brittle zone, at
the base of the branch.
Little or no grain should be fed the
brood sow when not suckling pigs.
Cleanliness in the hen house is th
price of freedom from lice and mites.
Keep the boar in a separate pen far
enough away from the sows to keep
him from fretting.
The wet land will grow alsike clover
when other clovers will fail. Try it
It is high in nitrogen content.
There is no reason to suppose that
the PlymouthRock egg is harder to
break than that of any other variety.
Don't be discouraged. Corn often
more than makes up in July and Au
gust what it has lost in May and June
from unfavorable conditions.
In climates where low temperatures
are constant during the winter a
hillside site for the orchard is to be
preferred to the low-lying place.
'The grain from two-rowed barley Is
usually of better quality than that
from the six-rowed variety, although
the production is not quite so heavy.
The right start with work in the
morning makes things run smoothly
all day. Try planning out the work
the night before, so that each one of
the hands has definite work assigned.
It is coming to be more generally ad
mitted that the dairy farm needs the
dairy type of cow and the beef pro
ducer must hold himself to the beef
animals. In other words, the dual
purpose Idea Is on the wane.
Tile drainage Is a subject which is
receiving more intelligent considera
tion of the farmers than ever before.
It is costly improvement, but repays
the outlay many fold in Increased pro
ductivity of the land thus treated.
The trap nest Is the only sure way
of finding out the best layers, but the
observant farmer's wife can pick out
the best layers and by keeping them
for the breeders next season she will
be on the road to improving her flock
and increasing her egg money.
Too many poultry yards are un
sightly mud puddles after a rain. One
farmer eliminated such condition by
enlarging his yard space so as to take
In a big patch of green and by the
poultry house door laying a wide strip
of cement and around this cinders up
to the point where the green sward
New ideas are all right If they arc
carefully digested and wisely used.
The man who plunges blindly ahead
into something which sounds good but
which may have weak and impracti
cable points connected therewith, is
the man who is constantly making
serious mistakes and is making a fail
ure of farming and stockraislng.
Have you put in that patch of corn
for summer use for the cows? Re
member that the pasturage gets pret
ty dry and thin during the hot weeks
of July and August and you need
something to piece out and prevent
serious shrinkage in the milk yield.
It is a great mistake to let the cows
run down in their milk.
Secretary Wilson defines the pro
gressive farm as one who rotates his
crops, tile-drains his land, keeps dairy
cows or mutton sheep or both, breeds
draft horses, does farm work with
brood mares and growing colts, and
improves the power of the soil by
growing legumes. How is it? Do you
come into the class thus defined?
A mason who is onto his job and
who builds in the interests of his em
ployer says if chimneys are plastered
up inside as they are built with a
mortar to which one-fourth common
salt is added it will have a glazed
finish to which the soot, will not stick,
and hence there will be no chimneys
catching fire from the soot accumula
A good oil or vinegar barrel cut in
half and placed over the pasture
spring will make a good drinking place
for the stock. Without the barrel the
water softens all the soil about which
is tramped by the stock until it be
comes a mud hole. If the land slopes
away from the spring the other half
of barrel can be sunk into the ground
and a pipe run from the half barrel at
Spare that tree! There is not a tree
of any variety in the United States
which should be cut down unless there
is an apparent and immediate necessi
ty for its destruction. There are few
pieces of wooded land west of the
Rocky mountains which will not soon
be worth more as they are now than
if cleared and under cultivation. Data
furnished by the agricultural depart
ment, and from other sources reliable
in details furnished, show that this is
absolutely the case. Estimates made
show that the hardwood timber of the
United States will be practically ex
hausted within the next 16 years. The
same estimate, with a lengthened time
for destruction, applies to timber of
To spray or not to spray Is no long
er the mooted question among fruit
raisers. Rather is the question being
asked whether the orchardlst can
afford not to spray. Tests always
prove that the sprayed orchard pro
duces choicer irutt and returns a
larger net profit than the orchard not
so treated. In a test In Nebraska last
year In two apple orchards the cost
of spraying in one was about 29 cents
per tree for four sprayings, and In
the other about 40 cents per tree for
five sprayings. Spraying produced a
net gain per tree above the cost of
spraying of 51.70 in one orchard, and
$2.56 in the other. It increased the
yield of fruit by 1.7 bushel per tree
in one orchard, and by 2.1 bushels yer
tree in the second. The Improvement
in quality of fruit was also very no
ticeable. In one orchard the sprayed
trees produced about 45 per cent of
No. 1 fruit while the unsprayed trees
gave only four per cent of No. 1
fruit In the other orchard about 62
per cent of the crop on the sprayed
trees was first-class fruit, while only
about 22 per cent, of the crop on un
sprayed trees was first grade.
H3HR3CM1 HK3E WmM,
Bengal is an ideal country for rice
growing, because its vast alluvial
plains become annually flooded by the
heavy rainfall and the overflowing of
its great rivers. Then the productive
ness of rice is simply amazing the
hundred-fold is passed many times
over. A friend of the writer counted
77 stalks growing from one grain of
seed; each of these stalks would bear
from 100 to 200 grains of rice; hence,
taking the average on each stalk at
lo0 grains only, the productiveness in
that instance amounted to the grand
total of 11,570. Of course, it is not
asserted that ever' grain of seed bears
a similar number, but it is clear that,
where the conditions are favorable,
the productiveness is astonishing.
The complete agricultural kit of a
Bengal peasant, which consists of his
plow, the yoke which fits on the neck
of his oxen and the short bam
boo ladder used to smooth the soil
over when plowed can be carried on
the man's shoulder. In our illustra
tions we may obtain a glimpse of the
conditions under which the Bengal
peasant loves to wotk. He plows his
land when it is actually under water,
and does his best to work up the soil
to the consistence of mud. When
that stage is reached the next opera
tion takes place. This is to smooth
oer the inequalities left by the plow
ing, and for this purpose the short
ladder above described is used. The
implement, if we may call it such,
is drawn by the bullocks over the
muddy slush, while the driver himself
ctands upon it to give the necessary
veight. In this attitude he presents
to the onlooker a very comical ap
pearance. It is, however, a very dirty
task; his oxen sink to their knees in
mud and water, and scon he and they
are heavily bespattered with slush.
When the inequalities of the ground
have thus been leveled the field is
ready to receive the rice plants. Sow
ing the seed broadcast is rarely
adopted in Bengal, the more usual
method being first to raise the seed
lings in nurseries and then transplant
them into the fields. Consequently, at
the very beginning of the rains the
cultivator prepares a corner in one
of his fields and sows his rice seed
thickly in it. In such a seed-plat the
rice terminates and grows to the de
sired height for transplanting.
In the meanwhile the cultivator
goes on preparing his fields to receive
the plants. When the seedlings have
attained the requisite height they are
carefully uprooted and made into
bundles; these are then carried to the
fields, where both men and women
rre employed to replant them.
After his fields have all been plant
ed, th labors of the Bengal peasant
aie comparatively light. Should rain
fall in sufficient quantities, his chief
concern is to see that the embank
ments between his fields are secure.
These he must have to keep all the
water possible around the roots of his
crop. Rice will grow and thrive in
plenty of water, but will wither and
die should the soil become dry.
Should the rains, however, keep off,
and the water in his fields sink lower
and lower and threaten to dry up al
together, no words can 'describe the
xinxicty of the cultivator; the shadow
of ruin and famine may be seen deep--niring
on his countenance day by day.
Hew eagerly he scans the face of the
sky, and prays to his gods for copious
Observing the drought, the rice
merchant is alive to possibilities; he
will study the weather forecasts, and
Summer Guests at Farmhouse Main
tain Their Reputation.
The dozen guests at the farmhouse
have finished their breakfast and
congregated on the veranda, and the
at woman who has constituted her
self the leader starts off with:
"Well, if any of you ever sat down
to a poorer breakfast than that in all
your life, then I'd like to hear you
tell about it"
Then follows in regular order:
"I say it's shameful."
"Think of fried pork for breakfast
in the summer!"
"Could anyone drink the coffee?
Why, it was made of corncobs!"
"Becher life I'm going to get out of
this to-morrow. The farmer wrote me
that it was next thing to the Waldorf."
"It's a good thing my husband
didn't come down with me. There
would surely have been an awful row
in that dining-room this morning."
"Say. did any of you get 15 min
utes' sleep last night? Such beds!
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2RN22TfG OUT ' 22 3lDltf&S
if the conditions for rain are unfavor
able, he will immediately put up the
price of grain. Should the drought be
prolonged the prices will go higher
ar.d higher. Now the crops on the
higher lands will all turn yellow and
At such times great suffering en
sues to the poor, who have no store of
grain, but have to buy their daily sup
ply whatever the price may be. In"
such times of scarcity it is not un
common for them to go with only one
meal a day. You see them grow thin
ner and weaker day by day, until
many fall an easy prey to disease and
fever; this, bear in mind, is the con
dition of things when there is merely
a scarcity of food.
What is the terrible plight of the
people when the crops fail altogether
no pen can describe; then thousands
and hundreds of thousands droop and
die. As soon as it becomes known
that there is scarcity in any part of
the country test works are started,
and if the people flock to these relief
works in such numbers as to make it
evident that famine conditions are
prevailing, larger schemes of relief
works are set on foot, and charity is
enlisted on behalf of those too feeble
to work; but. notwithstanding all that
can be done, famine is a condition so
terrible that words cannot describe it.
Bengal, however, is a highly favored
land, as famines in that province ard
of very rare occurrence. Should the
drought be but temporary, the peasant
endeavors to keep alive his crops by"
manual irrigation till the grateful
showers fall. With copious showers'
the rice crop will grow rapidly, and
in the course of three months or so a
golden harvest will cover the land.
xt last the time of reaping has
come. All the vast harvests of Bengal
are reaped by the hand reaping ma
chines are unknown in the country;
and were they known, the capital ex
penditure involved in their purchase
would be far beyond the means of the
poor cultivator. Then, too, the em
bankments intersecting the fields
would present great obstacles to their
use, so the peasant adheres to the
old custom practiced from time im
memorial of cutting his crop by hand.
This method may be slow, but it is
sure and cheap.
The sickles used are barely larger
than hooked knives: each separate
tuft of rice-stalks is caught in the left
hand and cut with the sickle in the
right. This handful is then laid aside
to dry and the next is taken in hand.
So handful by handful the whole of'
the crop is cut.
When it is sufficiently dry, it is tied
in small sheaves and carted to the
homestead. Subsequently the rice ar
rives at the market, and is bought up
by merchants, who send it to the large
cities; there it is stored in huge quan
tities until the prices improve. Grain
merchants as a class are exceedingly
T. It. EDWAKDS.
That is, I suppose they are called
beds, but I' rather sleep on cobble
stones and be done with it. Think of
his writing me that every bed had its
-vna inai ouner: bay, the man i
who would use it to even grease his'
wagon ought to be kicked."
"And there were lumps in the po
tatoes, and the bread must have been
baked two weeks ago. The doctor
said I needed a change, and Harry
wrote to this man, but I'd rather go
home and die than stay here another
day. I know that staying here will
only hasten my end."
And then there is silence, and pres
ently the gang breaks up to go wan
dering about and feel that life is
worth living. They are getting board
at six dollars per week, and there will
be no more complaints until after
If ycu want to know how old a wom
an is, ask her sister-in-law. Atchison
Interesting Bits of News Gathered
at the National Capital.
Taf t Boom Was Born in Barber Shop
WASHINGTON. The nursery of
Taft's boom for the presidential
nomination was a room in the execu
tive offices of the White House
grounds, where President Roosevelt,
before he left for his home at Oyster
Bay, was shaved each work day. Here,
when the boom was a green and ten
der thing, its first young shoots pushed
to the light. Here it was coaxed to
sturdier growth. Here, in full blossom,
it was talked over and admired.
Frank Hitchcock was the official and
the president the unofficial manager
of the Taft boom. The president, at
these heart-to-heart talks with the can
didate, was in a barber chair. A cer
tain White House messenger wielded
the razor and lather brush. It was the
only part of the day when official busi
ness did not claim all of Roosevelt's
time. It was Taft's one chance to do
most of the talkies. .
Even then, the barber had to be
watchful, and quick to snatch away
the brush or blade. When T. R. wants
to talk he sometimes forgets he Is be
ing shaved. If the barbel's hand had
not a gambler's quickness, the presi
dent would have had the lather brush
Wholesale Prices Are Highest in Years
IT will be of interest to those who
were busy last year in keeping the
wolf from the door to know; that fig
ures on wholesale prices of 258 repre
sentative staple articles reached the
apex of their soaring last October.
These statistics are for the 18 years
between 1890 and 1907.
The annual report on this subject of
the commerce and labor department
shows that the average for the year
1907 was 5.8 per cent, higher than for
190G; 44.4 per cent, higher than for
1897, the year of lowest prices during
the 18-year period, and 29.5 per cent,
higher than the average for the ten
years from 1890 to 1899. Prices
reached their highest point during the
18-year period in October, 1907, the
average for that month being 1.2 per
Wiley's Poison Squad End Their Test
DR. HARVEY W. WILEY'S hygienic
experimental students, irreverent
ly referred to at times as the "poison
squad," have ended the season's feast
ing at the bureau of chemistry, and
their condition is being carefully noted
to ascertain what effect the- diet has
had upon each.
Seven young men compose the
class, and they have been giving their
services to demonstrate what effect
saltpeter and a variety of miscella
neous food products chemically cr arti
ficially treated have upon the human
The students have resumed the reg
ulation boarding house meals with
out fear of interfering with the scien
tific Investigations of the govern
ment Besides taking up such matters as
summer beverages, widely advertised
as possessing medical properties, but
Makes New Record
THE retirement of Secretary of War
Taft leaves but two men in Roose
velt's cabinet who were there when
he succeeded to the presidency on the
death of President McKinley. These
are Secretary of State Root and Sec
retary of Agriculture Wilson.
Mr. Root was secretary of war when
Mr. Roosevelt became president in
'September, 1901. He shortly after
ward retired from the cabinet, but
was persuaded to re-enter it upon the
death of Secretary of State Hay.
There have been more changes and
shifts In President Roosevelt's cab
inet than in that of any of his prede
cessors. He has had two secretaries
of state, Hay and Root. He has had
three secretaries of the treasury,
Gage, Shaw and Cortelyou.
With Luke E. Wright he has had
three secretaries of war, Root, Taft
THE LA TEST WORD.
In artistic circles at the present
time, in fact, among all people of New
York who go in for esthetics of all
forms, there's one word that has the
call in all conversations and mono
logues.. The word is "absolutely."
Where one used to hear a painting, a
piece of sculpture or a stained-glass
window described as a very "swell"
thing nowadays the comment will be
worded, "It's absolutely all right" And
ecstatic young ladies and gentlemen
in his eye as often as he had it in his
mouth. The shaving of the president
and the midday cultivation of the
boom of Taft started at 1 p. m. and
lasted a half hour.
Taft, when he was in Washington,
often saw the president several times
in the morning. But Mr. Roosevelt
had many things on his mind then and
no leisure. For an hour or longer aft
er 11:30 his outer office was filled with
men who had appointments.
At the one o'clock shaving time
came the first respite. The room in
which the president was shaved is a
small, narrow one, between the presi
dent's office and that of Secretary
Loeb. It is used as an anteroom to
both offices. On the wall is a long,
framed photograph of a squadron of
At this window is a low-set leather
upholstered chair. Against the wall
at one side a writing desk.
When the time for shaving arrived
the low, leather covered chair was
pulled out from the wall. A neat foot
rest of two steps was produced from
under the writing desk and set in front
of the chair.
Roosevelt took his place. Then
came Taft, who pulled up another
When Taft was away Roosevelt oft
en received others in the shaving peri
od. Sometimes the correspondents
talked with him there. Sometimes it
was Hon. Jimmy Garfield, he' of te
cent higher than the average for the
When the commodities are divided
into nine groups every group shows an
increase in price in 1907 as compared
with 1906. For farm products taken
as a whole this increase was greatest,
namely, 10.9 per cent.; for food, 4.6
per cent; for clothes and clothing, 5.6
per cent; for fuel and lighting, 2.4
per cent; for metals and implements,
6.1 per cent; for lumber and building
materials, 4.9 per cent.; for drugs and
chemicals, 8.3 per cent.; for house
furnishing goods, 6.8 per cent, and
for the miscellaneous group, five per
The effect of the money stringency
in the latter part of the last year is
reflected in the decrease recorded in
all commodities during November and
December, the average price showing
a decrease of 3.5 per cent, below Oc
tober. Of the 258 articles for which
wholesale prices were recorded 172
showed an increase in the average
prices for 1907 as compared with 1906;
35 showed no change and 51 showed
thought by scientific men to be objec
tionable because containing caffeine or
other injurious substances, there is a
wide field for the students to experi
ment One of the most interesting possi
bilities is the determination of wheth
er or not feungreek, the famous old
world herb remedy, which is part of
most medicines advertised to increase
flesh, is really what it is said to be,
and will accomplish the purposes for
which it is advertised. A class in
feungreek is said to be one of the pos
sibilities qf the early future.
Condition foods for animals also
offer a field of endeavor that Dr.
Wiley may yet explore to determine
if the claims made for the various
brands of food are really true.
The experiments conducted by Dr.
Wiley are the first large experiments
of the sort conducted in the scien
tific world. The classes, which were
started in the fall of 1902, have al
ready gone through a variety of ex
periments. Borax and boric acid were
the first to receive attention, eulphuric
acid, benzote, formaldehyde and cop
per salts have also been fully tested
as to their effects on the human sys
tem when taken with food.
for Cabinet Changes
and Wright. He has had three attor
neys general, Knox. Moody and Bona
parte; five postmasters general,
Smith, Payne, Wynne, Cortelyou and
Meyer; five secretaries of the navy,
Long, Moody, Morton, Bonaparte and
He has had two secretaries of the in
terior, Hitchcock and Garfield. He has
had one secretary of agriculture, Wil
son, and three secretaries of commerce
and labor, Cortelyou, Metcalf and
The retirement of Secretary Taft
has led to some speculation as to how
long Mr. Wilson will continue at the
head of the department of agriculture.
The chances are that he will continue
to serve through the term of Mr.
Roosevelt, and should Secretary Taft
succeed to the presidency, it is possi
ble that Secretary Wilson would con
tinue in the cabinet It will be 12
years next March since Wilson be
came secretary of agriculture. He is
73 years old, but a man of great activ
ity. However, it has been a matter
of some surprise that he has continued
in office so long, as it has been the
Roosevelt tendency to get younge:
men into his cabinet.
no longer say a thing is "perfectly
grand;" they phrase it, "absolutely
perfect." To be in the know one must
put great stress on the word, pro
nouncing each syllable with the utmost
"Did you say golf was a parvenu
sort of a game?"
"Not exactly. I merely remarked
that it had its caddy aspect,"
WAS ONLY RED BLOOD.
And Three-Year-Old Had Ben TM
That It Was Blue.
Three-year-old Allan had a very ri
tocratic grandma, who prided heraell
on her own and her husband's blu
blooded ancestry. She told him hereto
deeds of them and warned him froai
ever playing with boys of low degrea
One day Allan came screaming u
stairs to his mamma and grandma,
holding his hand up covered wits
blood, where he had cut his little
finger. They were both greatl
alarmed, as he was a child who rarely
cried or complained when hurt Mam
ma washed the blood off and, exam
ining the cut, said:
"Why. deaf, it's not so very baa.
Does it hurt you so much?"
"I'm not cryln 'cause it hurts." he
said, "but 'cause It's only red blood,
and grandma said I had blue." Phila- .
CHANCE FOR EMMA.
Tommy (to his sister) Emma, M
you give me a bit of your cake, rn
spoil the piano so that you won't be
able to take a lesson for a fortnight!
The Vital Point.
Judge Gillette was one of the most
dignified of old-fashioned jurists. One
day he was holding court at a county
seat in a rather out-of-the-main-road
county, when a violent hubbub in the
hallway interrupted proceedings in the
court-room. After quieting the dis
turbance, the sheriff returned to report
to the julge. "It was two men fight
ing," explained the official. "Danny
Flannigan and Jake Jenkins, tough
characters about town. I have put
them under arrest" And he waited,
expecting that the magistrate would
order both offenders to be brought in
to his presence and committed for con
tempt What was the sheriff's astonishment,
therefore, when the Judge beckoned
him to Ihe desk, and bending down,
said in a confidential whisper:
"Which licked V Illustrated Sun
Laundry work at home would fed
much more satisfactory if the right
Starch were used. In order to get the
desired stiffness. It is usually neces
sary to use so much starch that the
beauty and fineness of the fabric la
hidden behind a paste of varying;
thickness, which not only destroys the
appearance, but also affects the wear
ing quality of the goods. This trou
ble can be entirely overcome by using
Defiance Starch, as it can be applied,
much more thinly because of its great
er strength than other makes.
A Difficult Lesson.
"It is next to impossible for a man
to teach a pretty girl how to whistle,"
said a musician who is a good whis
tler. "How is that?" he was asked.
"Well, providing she is not your
wife or sister, when a pretty girl gets
her lips properly puckered she usually
iooks so bewitchlngly tempting that ha
kisses her, and the consequence is she
doesn't have a chance to blow a note."
"I see your girl has a beau."
"Yes," said the damsel's father,
"and I don't know just how to handle
the mutt. Shall I be friendly with
him, and lose my dignity; or shall I
hold myself aloof and be considered
in old grouch?"
That an article may be good as well
as cheap, and give entire satisfaction.
Is proven by the extraordinary sale oC
Defiance Starch, each package con
taining one-third more Starch than
can be had of any other brand for the
Sleighing All the Year.
Because of the lichens which grow
abundantly on the stone-paved streets
.In Madeira, making them slippery, it
is possible to use sleighs the yea
AN HONEST DOCTOR
MR. SYLVESTER E. SMITH, Room
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"A few months ago I came here in a
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"My good honest old doctor advised
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a short time my health began to im
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