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condition of employment of
very satisfactory nature
for the rapt year.
LATE STATE CAPITOL N?*S
? JfffllW # thpLatesiHaws Bothered
Around Mi# Stat* Capitol That
Will Bo af Intoroot to Our Readers
Ovar North Carolina.
Commlaaloner of Labor and Pflnt
ins Sblpman cava out advanced'sheets
of his forthcoming report regarding
the trades of the citlgens of the Stats.
The report follows:
"Conditions of employment hare
been of a very satisfactory nature
during the past year. Lack of oppor
tunity has not been responsible for
any noticeable amount of Idleness.
Skilled labor and farm labor have
been in demand. There Is and has
been considerable difficulty in secur
ing satisfactory domestic servants. The
need of responsible employment bu
reaus Is felt from time to time, but
the department has hesitated to en
courage anything along that line on
account of the great opportunity for
fraud. It la noticeable that there la
a constant demand for the better
workmen In the trades. This Is thp
* class of man that gets the price that
makes the average ag^Mgh as it la.
*? and the oaa who Is the last to feel
the effect pi depression in ths trades.
"It la a matter of much regret that
there are not more schools for man
ual training In operation In the Bute.
There are a faw of these In the city
schools, probably a half a dosen all
told, in addition to the State, lnatltu
, tlons, which are by ae means sutfl
- elect to take care of the demand.
"Wages show a small average In
crease over Inst year, fhe coat of liv
ing also shews an increase, but It la.
believed that this la the result of the
Increased cost of doing business do
liveries, etc., and the tact that there
are constantly being added numbers
of hands through which the commodi
ties most pass betwedu producer and
bonsumer. It is probable that the
standard of living la being raised
among tlfc wage-earners, which would
account in some measure for the In
crease is coot
'The average wages of the differ
ent trades reported are as follows:
Blacksmith. 12.06: boiler maker, tt tl:
brlckmaeton, $4; cabinet-maker, $2 25;
carpenter, tS.tf: conductor. 14.25;
engineer. $6.'lS?Wtti?4eV ?*
ebanleal engineer,. >4; moulder, 22;
paper hanger, tdSff; plasterer, $4.11;
plumber. $4.33; printer, $3: wagon
maker, $2; woodworker, $1.75.
"Per cent who ntd and writ* by
trades Is as follows: Blacksmith.
Journeymen, SI; apprentices, M: boll
ermaker. Journeymen, ISO; apprentl
oes, ISO; brickmeaon, Journeymen,
?1, apprentices, *T: cabinet-maker,
Journeymea. PS. apprentice*. *0: car
penter. Journeymen, It, apprentices,
PS; conductor. Journeymen, IPO, ap
prentices. 1*0; engineer, Journeymen.
10*, apprentices, 10*; machinist. Jour
ney men, PP. apprentices, (4: mechani
cal engineer. Journeymen, 100, eppren
tleas. 100; moulder. Journeymen, PP.
? apprentices, TS; paper hanger, Jour
v toyman, MP, apprentices, 100; plas
j terer, Journeymen. IP*, apprentices,
i 100; plumber, Journeymen, 100, ap
i prentices, 100; printer, Journeyman.
1*0, apprentices, 100; train-master.
Journey men. 100. apprentices. 100;
wagonmaker, Journeyman. *0; wood
worker, Journeymen, *0, apprentices,
Have Investigated 1*1 Flree.
Commies loner of Insurance James
R. Young saye that during the Prut
I nine months of the present year the
department has investigated 1*1 Ores
I that were suspected of being lncend
I iary and developed *0 prosecutions,
with nine convictions and three still
pending for trial.
gsnltstlen Workers Are Busy.
Dr. W. P. Jacocks. director of the
RockfeUer Sanitation Commission
work In this Stats for eradication, of
hookworm, finds that Doctor Absher,
who has Just completed remarkable
community work at Phlladelphus In
that with 1*6 families in the common!
- ty there wet* SOS approved home
sanitary apUanoes installed and with
111 persons In the community there
'i sere *60 personal examinations made
' tnd 300 hookworm Infections discov
ered and treated. Also there were SSI
?acrinations against typhoid.
lestroy 000 Distilleries Annually.
Revehuo Agent VandUord, and the
nen under him, continue to make It
interesting for those who attempt 11
lfclt distilling in western North Caro
Iba and the part of Booth Carolina
utder his Jurisdiction. During the
nonth of September ft Illicit dlstll
1 tries were destroyed. Of this num
btr 41 were found In western North
Ctrollna, 7 in the eastern part of the
ante, or the Fourth district, and 20
In South Carolina. The local offloe is
destroying distilleries St thu rate Of
atoot >00 annnatly. \ t ?
1|(D0 Hogs Dlsd of Cholera.
Kins ton.?A government expert Is
at Rlchlands lives'tenting an spl
denlc of bog cholera *f alarming prev
el mc* itr JBnes, Dublin and Onslow
covntles. Fifteen hundred animals
hare succumbed to the disease In the
vicinity Of Rlchlands alone. The
lost to the stock owners It enormous.
Tbs owner# of hogs In the infected
district wttl be urg.d to use serum
for the temporary prevention of the
disease in heelthy animals, or the
virus for permanent Immunity.
I,' t ?
I coming u^ual W?r^
??**? j* ?hipa?
Ttat crop year of Jt 914 hat been
timllor to th?t of thijrtw m, Md
"? *Dd ???*?hat | 1113, m ih?i
mer* was expenenitag t period of
small rainfall daring J be early grow
diminish* tithe jrnL Snd proflE
tlvlty of the l^rf??, nut tak",a
all In all, thaHEymgwas much lott
than wat feared. TH may ^ attrtw
uted in torn* mensafg to th? coutlpu
nlau^*8 W n'i'f* "*l
"There hat been already pal* of
molt (Of the farmer'il prroduts, at
profitable prices Th|l howeir, doe.
not apply to colt ,n. Jit may alto be
well to except to bag), which, while
selling readily and ailfalr prices, has
hot brought, according I to the Informs
Hon at hand at t^ia ilrttlng. quite at
satisfactory prices as last year.
"The cotton rlluanir presents, on
account of the effect ? (hp Bnfopean
war a particularly c J pie* condition
The outcome Is do 4tful, and'bids
fair' to. become no knysided as to
entirely annihilate a jandard of com
merclal value, to be kplaced by one
of sentiment, that, aUseea from this
point, It of anything lit a permanent
helpful nature. The Avem*nt to pur
chase cotton at 10 oeis a pound, fol
lowed out by aa man Jh rm - and Indi
vidual# at are likely tltake It up, will
not bo of auch magolA* at to relievo
the over-eupply. Wtgever can he
stored will be, and sgtover mutt be
thrown on the markka 111 bring lust
what It would have flught had none
been taken off, none Hbe cotton hav
ing boon used.
"Buyers are charyU stocking cot
ton whoa the vtslbBBuppty to far
exceeds the deratedlmat watts may
be filled at any tinUt a price nof
to exceed 10 cents^gpotn.cl at the
ouUtde. It Is hlgjMprohable that
the cotton forced (Hole will take
care of the needs oj^m country any
way. The txporit Sot to be look
ed to for relief. Ei^gfcoold the war
end at once, the ^Hltlons which
would prevail In al^H countries af
fected would be >JH> to preclude
their catching up wHt excess caus
ed by the cessatk^H consumption
for the period slrejj^gsassd
New Rates lap si s
Officials of nuhg If the short
line railroad compl.g of thla state
were In cenfertm wle. dlscuasing
the effects of the gBnd short-haul
clause of the g^g i net restate
freight rate act t^g lines In de
priving them of t^guisM; on
revenue In pertlc^^H in long-haul
freight with m^^g competing
with lines tor bus^^Hpped by the
short roads now cg^gef this busi
ness. The attuatkg^B gone Into
folly and ft was I ^gnc-nvus of
opinion that tho v#^Hof the small
roads la aawped Jggkeedy relief
can' be obteteeA Vgr*
Will Havs N* Inljfciw.
Report* of IteeMdJ ."c-mfnronca
between QoveramjH keatd the
Council of $t*t?m^HH^nte deter
mination to call of
the Legislature td?^M?vH|(fch the
Senator BaclcheaMH^^HHe iasne
$25,000,000 Mate h<*#* |S1 to $50
denomination* t? 'Mp cotton
property etored sndjlsnfed, are In
the abeence of IMh(f Craig from
the city declared Executive
Office* td be entttafllffigMed. la
deed. It la stated tlr there are ao
demand* coming ia Fta any part of
the state for ifcfi < iris ah-l It is
pointed out that ; tit: Oovefnor and
Council of 8t*te MI recite ago
definitely decided <? tjere would ,
be no call for an ezfiflseeelon.
Several New CharffiH Granted.
The Over by CottffiljStorage Com
pany of Angler. Udttt Coaaty. nap- 1
Hal *?,?0 by R. tfOrerby. J. K.
Adams aad others Motion storage. 1
advancing money offinten stored and 1
Issuing aegottnble Jhficates.
The franklin LM Company of 1
Louleburg. capital jlBOOO authorised (
aad, $<.000 subscrlttdby D. F. lie- :
Kinnle and others.)! v
The Anee Chslrlrt Table Com- <
pany of Mochavll] I apltal $15,000 1
authorised sad I1.BW bscribed by J. '
F. Hanee, J. B. Jol Kane and J. W. *
Gartner for gener Amber develop <
ment and wood-wc Bj; plant*.
Invite Mrs. Cora bjla Stewart I
J. X. Joynar. stAauperintendeat t
of public lnstruAo and other '
prominent educatol i the state are j *
appealing to Mrs. Mm Wilson Stew- j *
art of F'rankfort. m * accept invi- ^
tationa to add res* Betate Teachers' t,
Assembly In Cha*tt Thanksgiving ,
week oh her work* tttndky as the u
head of tho Kent^myjute acy Com- ^
mission and the Hirer o| the Ro- tl
wan County MotHig Si tools for q
adult Illiterates. ? i belt ved Mrs. b
Stewart will bel*n to ccept al
Militia Shows ImSvnsn . tl'
Adjutant Gene* Gau ince W. cc
Y^ung received tl&pori from the bj
War Department oflm offl il Inspec
tions made of the Wlmi s of the *1
North Carolina Natldb O d In the N<
annual encampment^ th showing th
made being decldedlfhe it In the on
history of the Guarbjl' report th
shows that the fleidttW showing .
made hy th# First Infit *** fair
and thta the comffflMr king tho th
best showing In tu. Jfr ot were h4
Company H, Wayt||gj&|g| v cl(
Adjustment ef jyj? _B
There seems to de
plication of Issues M MKMHt fin- ?
other arising In the a son of the to
new Intrastate frelgf lie that be- ,e
come effective s 'fifHMPdMAi11 ct.
is agreed that It HBBHjMfy tl,
months to get the t,1(
nln* smoothly r'ns ofH?estm*|. or|
plications and one tbftf paffiffifa- i(j
Uon commission mfl FeiJledRJon ..
probably to adjust IsWMV by
Rats Expert J.
J. Reynolds Tobacco! liny. = Win- ..
(*7 K. O 8LLLKR8, Actln? Dlrsnor Sua.
day School Couiee, Mhody Mibi. luO
LESSON FOR NOVEMBER 1
( ARREST AND TRIAL.OF JESUS.
LESSON TEXT -Mag Include
'qOLDXN^TKXT^a. a lamb Istsd to
tbo ilwibter, and ao a sbsee bolero tM
oboamo U dumb, mo ho dRonod not bio
month.?loo. H:7 R V.
The %olden tost selected tor tblo
leoion lo apt to convoy to uo a wrong
Idea of the cloning days of our Lord's
life. Jesus did not die ma a sheep in
tbo shambles. His was not ths death
of one slaughtered In reskneos. Hs
was "led," that In true; he wag.
"slaughtered" but not oatO his hour
hod arrived and he permitted It to bs
so. His death was a victory. Sot g
In Oethsemane Jesus made hla.fisol
dedication of himself to his victorious
work of redemption.
I. The Betraying Judos, w. 47
60l In this hour of consecration Judas
enters, guiding the mob Into the se
cred - precincts of our Lord's retreat
It has been suggested that perhaps
this act of betrayal was In order to"
precipitate the Messianic claims of
I Jesus and compel him to usurne an
earthly triumph. If so; was not the
motive of Judas a selfish one, that ke
might profit thereby? The boaeneas
of his unholy compact is soon to be
revealed to Judas and to the world.
The Use of Judas delivered Jesus into
the hands of lawless men according
to the (determinate counsel and fore
knowledge of God, Acta 1:21. This
furnishes us the background, the at
mosphere, In which to consider this,
the flret of his several trials.
mwMMM of Judas.
II. Tho Blundering Patar, v?. 61-58,
(1) Patar sad the sword, rr. 61-56.
Patar had knowledge aad seal, bat
usad his seal not according to knowl
ad<a Jesus bad warned him, only to
receive the assnrance that he was
mistaken The words of Jesus here
recorded are a aalm assurance of the
feet that these events are not being
controlled by man bat by God. The
wickedness of Judas Is being worked
oat la the plan of redemption. If
fighting were the program, what weald
Peter's pony sword amount to? For
the asking Jesus eould command 11
legions of aageta, yet even such a
force could not be need In human re
demption. One man, the God-man,
most die, Rom. 6:16. Notice the Mas
ter's acceptance of the Scriptures, y.
64. If by the sword he were to es
cape. ho* could these be fulfilled?
Matthew adds (v. 66) that all of this
"come to pans" that the words of the
prophets be fulfilled. (I) Peter and
the maid, vv. 66-68. That Peter should
follow "afar" or at all, is evidence of
his affection for Jesus and of his de
termination to see the end. There
was perhaps an element of pride also
fights going, for the others had "for
sook him and fled." They seem to
have realised that his enemies would
now surely destroy. Jesus aad further
that he was determined not to accept
any deliverance. Let us recall that
witnesses against Christ were at a
premium that night (w. 66, 60), aad
yet Peter did aot witness against him,
nor Is there any suggestion that he
was so asked to testify (see notes on
Leeaoo for November 16).
III. The Biased, Brutal Judges, w.
66-68. This la one of earth'e most
Irregular and Illegal trials. The
priests and the council had one single
determination, wWch was to find
Jesus guilty. They did not eeek to
discover the truth, but rather to tar
ry out the sentence of death previ
ously determined upon, Hence the
levtlish business of discovering a pre
test whereby to carry out their pur
pose. Finally two are found, w. 66,
10, wUHnglo "bear false witness" (*s.
10:16) for the purpose of currying the
tayor of the rulers: What a spectacle! I
Boa's supposed representatives aad
be leaders of God's chosen people I
>u horning witnesses whereby to con
letnn an innocent man and to carry
rat their devilish neelgns.
A careful reading of what Christ
welly did say aad what these wlt
teeaes awore that he said, reveals tha
alienees of their testimony, v. 61,
ee alio John 2 6. "I am abla to de
troy the temple of God, and to rebuild
I In three days" were not his words.
That ha did say was, "Destroy this
emple and I will ralaa It up." Ha j
poke these word* of himself about
hose who should destroy him?-his
ody?and claimed the power to ralaa
1st body again within thhee days,
rant, for the sake of argument, that
b spoke of the Jerusalem temple and
111 the testimony is false, as anyone
in plainly see. To such lying accusa
nt! s JSauS "held his peace." There
>utd be no poealble change wrought j
r answering. ; '
At this point the high pitdat did I
lother Illegal thing In administering 1
e legal oath, "I adjure thee" (v. 63). 1
?t alone was tha time and place of
la trial Illegal, but so was this act <
the port of the high priest. But, *
at all might once more know the 1
ith, Jeaue replied "Thou bast said" 1
d adds. "Henceforth ye shall see '
e son of man sitting at the right 1
nd of power aad coming on the '
rods of hanven" (v. 64). This addl- '
4 augmented the high priest's an- I
r and gave htm argument for the 1
finite accusation of blasphemy, and 1
on (hit charge ha makes his appeal >
the council. They readily voted a '
rdlct of guilty (v. 66). Once de- 1
ired guilty Jeaus la heaped with the 1
?est of Indignities (vV. 6T. 61). That ?
ma la whose possession were the '
tcleg. of God and who adiAnlsterad <
i worship should find It In their ?
art* to stoop to low as to condemn <
man upon known false testimony t
ran bevond reason (Jar. 1T.6 slid ?
(Prepared by the t'ntted Butte Depart
* ratnt of Axrti ulture.)
Alfalfa, one of the oldest and aaoel
widespread of crops, can be grown
In tbjs country as far as climate Is
concerned, in every state, but In tbe
bumld sections It Is very exacting In
the character of soil and treatment
required The foUowlngllst of "don'ts,"
published the U.' & department
of agriculture In Farmers' Bulletin
No. SS9 wHl, therefore, be of Interest:
Ten Don'ts for the Alfalfa Grower.
Don't fail to provide for ample in
Don't sow poor or weedy seed.
, Don't sow on a weedy soil.
Don't sow on any but a sweet well
limed soil. ~
Don't sow on poorly drained soil.
Don't sow on any but a finely-pre
pared, well-settled seed bed
Don't pasture the first or second
Don't lose the leaves; they consti
tute the beet pert of tbe hay.
Don't seed n large acreage to be
gin with. Experiment on a email area
Don't give up. Many prominent al
falfa growers finally succeeded only
after many failures.
The first essential, as these "don'ts"
show, is proper soil. A deep, fertile,
well-drained soll^. rich In lime and
reasonably free from weeda la Indis
pensable, and It Is useless to attempt
to grow alfalfa an any other kind of
lend. The lack of say one of these
qualities Is very apt to be tbe cause
of failure especially tn the East and
South, where at best alfalfa Is pro
duced with some dlfflcalty.
The plant la a deep-feeding one and
usually sends Its roots down many
Feet to obtain food and moisture
* lilch are out of roach of the shallow
rooted crops. On soil that lacks
1epth alfalfa la unable to utilise its
leep-feedfag roots tad far. therefore.
ess sble to withstand the attack of
rurfare feeding waede. An exception
:o this seams to be found tn the caae.
>f soils that are underlaid by llme
itone at a depth of some eighteen
D<-hes or two feet.
Weeds are. In fact, one of the
rreatest enemies of alfalfa. The
oung plants are very tender and are
ipt to be killed.during their early
tag as of growth. For this reason It
s good,practice to raise some eultl
rated crop on the ground for two or
hree seasons before alfalfa le plant
d. If thla la not practicable some
uch crop aa eowpeas, which natural
r prevent the growth of wdeda. can
e seeded. Alfalfa sown tn the spring
l especially susceptible to harm
rom weeds, and iDrlnr aeedin* there.
(ere. ehould be avoided wherever pos
sible. It la. however, preferable In
Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Da
kotas where any but sprint or early
summer stands are very apt to win
terkill la general, the principle un
derlying the time of seeding la to sow
as far in advance aa possible of what
promises to be the moat trying season
for the young plants. In the East
and South a late summer seeding Is
usually beat. This enable* an earlier
crop to be removed from the land
and gives slfaMa ample time to make
a growth before the winter sets In; n
fact which gives the plants a good
start In the following^ring, and aids
them successfully te resist the Inroad
The conditions that determine the
I time for seeding alfalfa indirectly de
termine also the crop* which should
I precede It Where late summer seed
I lng la practiced a truck crop which
matures early win enable one crop
to be secured that season and still
allow time for the preparation of the
land for alfalfa. Under such circum
stances the fertiliser demanded hy
the truck crop will probably be sufll
clent tor the alfalfa. Another method
which has the advantage of ridding
the soli of weeds, although It Is not
so economical In Its use of land, Is
to plant a clean-culture crop, such as
corn, cottar nr tobacco. These crops
also require heavy applications of
manure, and the culture given them
will destroy any weeds that may have
been Introduced with the manure.
Ordinari v It Is impossible to get
these croga off the lamd In time for
late sun;-nor seeding of alfalfk and It
Is consequently, good practice to seed
t green manure crop, such aa hairy
retch or clover, which can be cut for
lay In tha following spring, the stub
He plowed under and the laud then
prepared for alfalfa.
The eflciency of green manure
?rops In Increasing the humus content
>f the soil makes them especially val
table as a preliminary crop for al
'alfa. It the soil Is not fertilised in
his way, or does not obtain the bene
lt of manure heed for previous cash
?rops. wall-rotted barnyard manure or
?ommerdel fertilisers roust be em
ployed If the best results are hoped
or. It must slways' bo borne In mind
hat alfatfa requires rich noil. It cab
lot be grown on any kind oi land
hat happens to lie handy for the
'armer. ? On tha other hand, with '
iroper oondltiona and care Its yield
rill be anfflctent to justify the use |
if tha richest and bast drained land
m the farm, fa the East It Is usually
?est to develop the ferlllity of some
if the high, rolling land and seed
hat. Bottom lands should he avoid
id; not only te tha danger from weeds
m such sella greater, but alfalfa nb-l
lolutcly re (hires well-drained land. 1
Overflows from streams are usually
fatal to It durlnc Ha growing pe
'? Hod, In Act, it la unusual for It-to
1 survive Jnore thaa 24 hours of eom
' plete submergence, althoug'i during
' its doi nant period in the winter it Is
Not the least difficulty that the al
falfa grower must face is the neces
sity for thorough inoculation of the
soil in regions where the proper bac
teria are not supplied by nature.
Throughout the western half of the
United States tnoculetloj In general
does not appear Jo be necessary, but
In the Bast the grower who neglects
this precaution Is practically certain
to lose his time There are two
methods sow in general use. ^The
bacteria may be supplied 1'elther by
scattering the soil from a successful
alfalfa Held, or by cultures. The ar
il Belli cultures ars supplied by the
Vnlted States .department of agricul
ture and their use explained In detail
In the printed matter which accom
panies the bottle of culture. After
being mixed with the clean water and
certain chemicals these cultures are
applied to the aaad, which is then
dried A n shaded place and sown as
soon as poasihls. When this method
Is aucccesAI at all it appears to bo
Ally as much to as the scattering of
For tome reason, however, which
has not yet been definitely deter
mined, complete failures occasionally
occur; mors frequently, In fact, than
when Inoculation la practiced by the
transfer of soil. In the lajter case
from 200 to 200 pounds of soil per
acre should be used. Care should be
taken to obtain the soil only from
healthy stands known to be free from
noxious weeds or plant dlaeaaea. To
secufe and handle such quantities of
sol) is necessarily a somewhat burden
some and expensive business, and It
A. tltorotota; deslrabto To dWHff the
soil from as near by as possible.
When no good soil Is available In the
Immediate vicinity it is best to seed
a very erns^l area the first season and
to use this soil for inoculating larger
areas later on. Where only a small
quantity of soil )s available, very sat
isfactory results caw ordinarily be ob
tained by mixing the seed with an
equal quantity, pound tor pound, of
the altalA soil, mashed free from even
small clods. This mixture may be
run through a drill?or sown Oo a
cloudy day?or after sundown. If It
must be seeded broadcast In the sun
shine. scatter the mixture directly in
front of the covering harrow. It ia
also possible to reduce the quantity
of soil needed tor Inoculation by thor
?w wuui 11 whd MTerm] time!
Its weight of ordinary earth. In such
caaea from 200 to 200 pounds per" acre
way be fonnd sufficient. The grower,
however, who attempts to skimp In
the Inocilation of his land, like the
grower who attempts to ass any but
the b?t land. Is apt to find that al
falfa Instead of a profitable la a losing
DESTROYING LICE OtTCATTLE
?pray Animals With Good Stock Dip
by Means of Barrel Spray Pump
and Bordeaux Nozzle.
Not Infrequently cattle are more or
less lousy at this time of year; par
ticularly Is this true of young calves
that are not so thrifty as they should
be. It is true that after cattle are
turned on grass and their hides be
come more oily they will to a Urge
extent get rid of the lice without
treatment, hut that Is a slow process
and by no means economical.
A good way to get rid of lice on
cattle la as follows: Drive a conven
ient number Into a small shed so that
It la about two-thirds full. Then by
means of a barrel spray pump, rubber
hose, and Bordeaux nozzle spray the
cattle thoroughly wltb a good stock
dip. As the spraying progresses the
cattle will move about and 'tn rubbing
against each other work the materUI
well Into the hair and hide. In ordi
nary cases one spraying will be suf
ficient, but when badly Infested spray
a second time ten days after the first
to kill such Uce as have hatched from
eggs present at the first spraying, for
stock dtps do not destroy nits or eggs
Occasionally an animal win be found
In a herd that persists In remaining
lousy after such treatment as men
tioned has been given. 8uch cases
should be given Individual attention
by rubbing the dlp thoroughly lr.to the
hide by means of a brush. Llci are
must numerous around the eyes, nose,
back of the ears, withers, brisket, and
flanks, a fact that ona should bear la
mind . when spraying or giving bad
cases individual treatment.
For seViral years I have been try
ing manure mulches In my home vege
table garden. The results hpve been
moat encouraging. Asparagus has
thrived irtth no attention whatever
after the application of fresh horse
manufe early in the sprfhg. There
la no reason why every home garden
er should not have a fine asparagus
patch by tile liberal use of horse ma
aure as a mulch.
Male has are coming Into more gem
eta I Use among horticulturists It has
been clearly demonstrated thet they
have a place la every breath of hor
ticulture. * /
TEW ESSENTIALS IH, GROWING ALFAIFA
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Baling Alfalfa Hay Direct From Windrow on 1,400-Acre Farm Nagr Sher
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High Cost of Tangoing Threatens Washington
ttl A8HINQTOM.?Buffering snakes! The high eo?t o( tangoing threatens
ff Washington The poor old max lie and the (ox trot and the hippopota
mus wiggle and all the rest of those wonderful contortions are going to bo
loaned. So tilth the American So
ciety of Mode Publishers, Composers
A wait of anilety ha* arisen In
Washington. A number of thousand
dancers, hotel and restaurant pro
prietors and orchestra leaden are
making noises Indicative of deep die
The plan of the A. S. O. M. t. C,
A. A., In brief. Is that royalties shall
be paid to composer* whose selec
tions are whanged out In publlo
r?? iwigma oi me modern dances most do congregate,
i ' "Whadde you mean; tax?" Inquired a muscular piano player who nightly
rips the internals out^ of an unstrung tin-pan 'In an uptown establishment.
"These guys want the earth. Ain't people got a right to dance without
peyln" a tax for It?"
A dear young thing who feels her day hgp been Incomplete unless she
has danced from 8 p. m. until 1 a. m. was almost In tears. ? "J
"We'll Ix their clock." she asserted. "1 know a young man who plays
die piano delightful. IH gat him to make up some pieces."
A waiter In one'of the fashionable establishments roared out his Indig
"A tax pa tangoing?" he barked. "Why, that will mean leas tips. How
am 1 going to pay for my apartment bouse uptown If they cut down my tlpet"
. A member of congress was approached with the announcement that the
A. 8. O. M. P. C. A. A. (It's no cinch to write that out) was planning the
levy. He became thoughtful. -S.
"We will work that Into a war tag," he Anally said. "Great Idas. Tax
the tango. Put money In the United States treasury and enjoy yourself at
the same time. Happy thought. I will have te look into this."
And he stalked away. ?
The brightest thought of the day came from a pflfeio salesman who
nightly assaults a second violin In a dance ball. ~ "? J
"We should worry." he said. "Why. If they put over a stunt like that
we'd take Wagner and Beethoven and some of those guys and liven 'em np
e little and they'd do almost aa wall aa the junk that's being turned oat
Aunty Watches the Antics of the Trick Aviator
A 8 she watched the airship bar upturned face reflected with maplike faith
fulness the amotions that beset her. 1
"Dat man better stop bis skylmrkln' up yander or dsVus' thins he knows
net rwtne come tumltiT down bend
fomua'?nln't dat ao, indyr -
The woman who happened to be c
neat -took op the remark with a
triendHnese doe to that rare and
comfortable being. an "aunty" of the
old regime. /
"He'a all right Yen (Mr I will
be Bailing around like that some day
"Don't count me In with you.
hooey. Ain't nobby rvlne trick me
Into flyln' In de face of Heb'n. Uke
oat. Lie good U*d made da yuth for man. aa' da aaa tor flab, an' da alt for
bird*. An' whan man ha start In an' grab more'n his share ftim 4a flsh an"%?
birds, dan dts worl' is bonntar coma to an end. Ain't got any wash in lor
ma. is yon, lady? My madam whah I nuasea shot np da house In de sum
mer an' ain't coma home y)t on acconnter de war, anni ben doin' washes all
thoo da hot waTTar, but now it's turntn' cool people don't change cry day,
in' I gotta git ma another wash. One geh'man cat so close last whek that
be anly gimme thntty cents. Lawser mercy, chile, look at dat fool man
iwoopln' roun' dat captl Ilka a swallow orar a barn.
"Ain't ha a sight, though? Gimme cricks in my neck watch's him. Bat
lat ain't nothin' to de misery in mah let* side. De doctor at da spens'ry
fimme black pills, hat he ain't drirr away de pain yit?ain't it scaaktas da
say dat man tempt Prortnca?oh, mah Lawd, ha llketer want dat time! Look
it blm summarsattln'. oi, my Lawd!"
Farm Women's Mistake About Smith-Lever Act
I ' . f r -
MANY letters are being received by the United State* department of agri
culture which Indicate that farm women In various section* of the coun
try have come to believe that the government I* about to assist them with
grants of money to Individuals. This
unfortunate miitaka which. It la
feared, will ha the cause of consid
erable disappointment, appears to
have arisen through a misunderstand
ing of the Smlth-lnver act recently
passed by congress. Under this act
funds contributed both by the federal
and state governments are made
available for practical demonstration
work in agriculture and home eco
nomics. (Ezpdks from the agricul
I tural cofitite* and rmin*v ???>?>
both men and women, are to ahow farmer* and farm women the value of
modern method* hi agriculture and housekeeping. and demonstrate the us*
of laboreavlBg devices. The pnrpoee* of the act are thus entirely educa
tional; and there are no provisions, whatever for dtrSet financial assistance.
This demonstration work which the Smith-Lever act Is designed to pro
mote has already met with considerable success In the states where It baa
been started, but the additional funds now available will greatly Increase
Us efficiency. To avail themselves to the full of Its possibilities the depart
ment officials recommend that farm women form local clubs and then com
municate with tk* county agent or the state agricultural college. In this
way It will often be possible to secure a visit from the county agent or frost
the home economics expert
How Eddie the Infallible Failed in Diplomacy
? , ....... other day. Eddie the the courtly colored
p DDIE diplomats Into the office of the secretary of state.
L KSSidt SPZ%*T' office, hnd B^on ron Co.le.berg. lata oC
the German consular stall In Mexico,
should have left the room before Ed
die ushered In the British ambassa
dor, Sir Cecil Sprtn(-Riee. The two
In the language of diplomacy, it
was a contremps. The polished
heels 'of the Qerman baron clicked
sharply as he gazed sternly over the
head of Sir Cecil at the gallery of
former secretaries of state. Sir Ce
cil drew himself up stifly and be
came exclusively Interested in the
new of Potomac par* from U* broad windows of Secretary Bryaa'a offlc*
The baron bowed to Secretary Bryan and "ratted."
Baron von Collenberg had oalled on the eecretary to ascertain If the
litter had been able to procy^ fbr him from the British ambassador a sate
conduct across the AtlanUc fe> Holland. Sir Cectf was calling to assure tha
secretary that he wonld ?rant the safe conduct. V-.., V/
Something Very Like it
^RfflFwSi ? herd looking customer
we Just passed." eald a traveler in
Ireland to his cabman. "Faith, aorr,
an' he'* as bad at he looks," was
Pat'e reply. "He's done fifteen years
for levin' his wife wiriout rieible
manes of support." "Oh. come now,,)
Pat! A man can't get fifteen yean'
penal servitude for that.". "Share,
an' can't he, aorr?" aald Pat. with a
roguish twinkle In his eye. "He did.
though And. bedad. Isn't It levin'
your wife wldout visible manes of
support wben ye threw her out of a
window on tbe third floor?" .
_ _* - - -eeM
. - HIsUHe dpei taved
?rwt of old London wis tered
from destruction recently when the
London county council proposal for
extending the tramway sendee from
Aldsat* i'oog Muesli street end
around Trinity square, was rejected
by the house of lords. It was ens of
linden's oldest "inns," datinr from
llenry VU1?"the Crooked Billet"?