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se Reo pe VOLUME 1. WHITEHALL, MONTANA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1902. HINTS FOR FARMERS Why Corn Ears Don’t Fill Out. After all that has been said and writ- ten about the corn not filling well on the cob the past season I have not seen tke real cause given even by our ablest writers. They have given as the chuse that the tassels were burned and killed by the great heat before the pollen ripened. By careful examination we found plenty of pollen even in the worst tassel killed flelds. The real cause of damage was the scorching of the silks, 1t should be un- derstood that every grain has a silk; that each silk is a hollow tube catch- ing the pollen and carrying it up te the cob, forming a grain. The outer silks on the end extend back and forn the grains at the butt of the ear and, being on thefouter side, were more exposed to heat than the Inner and shorter ones whtch fort: grains at the antallhend of the ear and hence were more damaged, causing tn a great degree more damage to the butt than the nib of the ear, It tms been proved by experiment that e greater yleld can be obtained if the tas- sel Is removed from every other row before the ripening of the pollen. It is known that nature is very generous in ber ways and that one tassel will pol- lenize evgry stalk for many yards,— Jacob Lovins in Breeder's Cazette, Starting Plants Under Glass. It may seem expensive to start plants ‘under glass, yet many seasons it is the ‘cheapest method. By this plan we are better able to ight the insects; also we . protect the plants during an uncx- ted cold wave. Perhaps pieces of inverted sod are as good material as any for the beginner. Cut It in blocks from three to four inches square. Whether to use any manure in the bed depends upon the season; The more manure is used the greater caution aust be exercised in ventilation. Last year we started a few Uma beans in sod. They did very well. We never started tomatoes fh sod. They can be readily transplanted without receiving much check. Yeurs ago some of our gardeners used to start their real early tomatoes tn cod. Transplant- ing a few times from one bed to an- other is perhaps as advantageous as a piece of sod. Whatever plants we start under glass the final result will be a failure unless we perfectly harden the plants before setting them out in the open field.—A. Shirer in National Stock- manu and Farmer. Good and Dad Stock. \ As we read in the stock market re- ports of sales of high grade steers sell- ing at almost $? per hundredweight we ‘wonder how those poor fellows fecl who sell at $3.50 or less. -We kuow_ how we should feel If we bad an orchard that bore only cMer apples worth 25 cents-a-barrel, while our neighbor was selling his fruit at $3 and $4. We should want to grub out those worth- Jess trees and*set an orchard of better varieties if we could not do better by top grafting the old trees, If we had a lot of sernb stock that we bad to ac- cept half, prices for, we would elther sell the lot and buy better or we should select the best of them and grade up by putting a pure bred male and keep grading up cntil we had lost the count of the percentage of impurity in the blood. ‘We think we should lose sight of it in the herd before we got beyond our knowledge of fractions.—American Cultivator. Dispesal of Carensres of Antmals. Unnecessary toss is often caused by the method in which farmers dispose of carcasses of animals dying from un- known causes. Where death occurs in the winter the common practice is to draw the carcass to a back lot or to the woods, at a distance from the house, and leave it unburied. Crotws, hawks; skunks; fores and-dogs-bhave a feast and leave nothing but the bones. In case the animal died of a contagious d se this may be the cause of later widespread trouble through the neigh- borhood, the germs being carried by the dogs and animals which ate the carcass. When it cannot be buried deeply, the body should be burned by and saturating well with’ coal oll fore applying a match. placing-it on a pile of wood or ir bet Alfalfa. Alfalfa succeeds as far north as Can- ada, It grows well some years in Da- kota, though occasional wiuters kill it out there, Occasionally a very dense and heavy snow may kill it. Occasion- ally an open. winter may kijI it in the far north, yet it is more hardy than red clover. Seed is saved from the sec- ond or third cutting usually and is thrashed with an ordinary thrasher. The hay {s a Mitle more easily cured than red clover, but must be raked be- fore it has lost its toughness or the leaves will shatter and be lost. ' “Dollar Wheat.” It is estimated that from 30 to 40 per cent of the winter wheat crop of 1901 ia still in the hands of the men who raised it In the Kansas wheat belt. These men are now talking “dollar wheat” and seem determined to bold their grain for that or at least a bigh- er figure than Is at present being offer- ed them, though that figure is higher than it has been for years in tliat: re- gion. Many of: the mills are running on short time owing to their Inability to get wheat enough to put in full: time on. ~ Healing Girdlied Trees. Sometir bbits make bad. work girdling trees 1 ng orchards, Many trees thus inj n be saved by opening a six inch tilelengthwise, plac- around'the trunk of the tree. Se- cure it with a wire at the top and bot- tom and fill it with moist earth. Tho following autumn the damaged bark will usually be healed.—F. 0, Sibley in American Agriculturist. FLOATING ISLANDS. Qne Island, Covering Two Acres, Seen In the Gulf Sirenm. Of all passengers carried by ocean currents fldating islands are the most interesting. Many of them have been found voyaging on the Atlantic... rhese islands were originally parts of tow Ty” lying river banks which broke away under stress of storni or flood and floated out to sea. ‘Tlie Orinoco, “the Amazon, the La Plata and other. trop- teal rivers often send forth such pleces of their shores. Some of the bits of land-are of large size and carry ani mals, insects and vegetation, even at times including trees, the roots of which serve to hold the land intaet, while thelr branehes and leaves serve as sails°*for the wind. Generally the Waves break up these Islands shortly after they put to sea, but sometimes, under fayorable-conditious, they travel tong distances.” & The longest voyage of a floating land, according to government records, took placé in 1803, This isinnd was first seen off Florida, and apparently it tiad an area of two acres. It bore no trees, but It was thickly covered with bushes, and In one place !t was thirty fect high above the sea level. It was in the gulf stream, traveling slowly and with occasional undulations to show where the ground swell was working beneath it. Probably it got away from its river anchorage tn the spring of the year, for toward the lat- ter part of July it had reached the lat- itude of Wilmington, Del. No large animal life had been seen on_it, though there must have been myriads of the small creeping things which abound fn the tropics. By the end ef August it had passed Cape Cod and was veering toward. the Grand bauks. It followed the steamer lane routes quite accurately,” and several vessels reported it. One month later it was in midecean northwest of the Azores, and its voyage evidently was beginning to tell on it. It was much smaller and less compact. It was not seen again, and probubly it met de- struction In the October gales, But it had traveled at least 1,000 miles, and if, as was thought, It came from the Orinoco, It nrist have co¥ered twice that distance. ‘ It is quite ‘posstble that floating Is- Iahds larger than this \jone, under more favoring circumstances, might during past ages have made the complete jour- uey from America to Europe or Africa and so brought about a distribotion of animal species. Of'course It is not ab- solutely certain that thts {stand went te pieces In October. It might, though thiz-ts not probable, have floated down Into the region of calms am seawéed, where !t would be longer preserved.— Theodore Waters In Alnsiee’s., THE GOLDEN RULE. The Golden Ryle is worldwide and Is variously yoiced as follows: Do as you would be done by.—Per sian. Do not that to a neighbor which you would take {ll from bim.—Grecian. What you would not wish done to yourself do not unto others.—Chinese, One should seck for others the bapp!l- ness one desires for oneself.—Buddhist. He sought for others the good be de- sired for himself. Let him pass on.— Egyptiau. All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even £0 to them.—Cbristian. Let none of you treat his brother in a way he himself would dislike to be treated.—Mohammedan. The true rule in business is to guard and do by the things of others as they do by their own.—Hindoo. ‘The taw imprinted on the-hearte of all men is to love the members of so- clety cs themselves,—Roman. Whatsoerer you do not wish your ngighbor to do to you do not unto him. This is the whole law. ‘The rest is a mere exposition of it.—Jewish. They Wanted a Rest. A Scottish congregation presented their minister with a sum of moncy sind sent him off to the continent for a holiday. . t—« gentlemgn just come from the con- tinent met a prominent member of the church and sald to bim: “Ob, by the bye, | met your minister in German~. -He was looking very well—be didn't look as if be needed a rest.” “No,” said the echurch.member very calmly; “it was na’ bim; it was the congregatiow that was needin’ a-rest.” —Pcarson's Weekly. A Reproof,. “Ta,” said Willie, “what does it mean to say a man is ‘one of nature's | noblemen? ” : “‘One. of nature’s noblemen,’ my pon,” replied the old gentleman, with a significant Jook at his better half, “is a man who smiles when he gets some ridiculous cheap gift for his birthday ‘and exclaims: ‘How nice! Just what-t wanted!\ — Catholic. Standard and Times. . ua ee ee ~ WThe Gums, Ta tw blue. line on your gums neor teeth? Perhaps you are suf- tering front fend poisoning, so attend tothe Water pipes, or, if you are a painter, carefully wash your hands aiid clean your nails before eating. Is there a red line on your gums? Go to a sanitarium for consumptives or at least take cod liver ofl, open your win- dows night and day and consult a doc tor, ‘Thetr Limited Cirele. Crawford—Have they enlarged their circle of acquaintances since they moy- ed into their big house? Crabshaw—Oh, po! ‘Since they be- came rich they don’t know balf as many people as they used to.—Judge. The SPORTING WORLD Scope of Olympian Gamer. A. G, Spalding, who bas been ap- pointed chairman of the tinal athletic committee of the Olympian games of 1904, has had a conference in Chicago “with It. -J. Furber, chalrman “of “the general comiittee, for the purpose of a the details which would fall to the athletic committee, After the conférence Mr. Spalding sald: “I had no idea of the scope of the undertaking planned by the general committee, It was astonishing to me tn its proportions, Nothing like it has ever been undertaken. = “I was on the athletic committee of the Paris exposition as American rep- resentative, and I can truthfully say If the present plans for fhe Olympian games are carried out there will be ab- solutely no comparison with anything in that line that has taken place, “I bave not before realized the im- portance of the pesition | bad accepted nor the work tt will evtall, but I can promise everything in my power to make it a success.” Bdward VIL’s Return to the Turf. Something fn the nature of a mild sensation bas been caused in England by the atinouncement of entrics for the spring handicaps which revéaled the fact that King. Edward hag entered several horses in his own name, This As taken to mean that the king will publicly resume bis beloved sport upon the expiration of the term of court mourning for Queen Victoria, who died Jan. 22 last. Since that ceplored exent the sover elgn’s stables have been conducted un- der the name and colors of Lord Mar ens Beresford, and it bas been semiof ficlally intimated that the king would never again personally figure on the turf. Following the announcement, It is taken for granted that Danny Maher. jockey of the Beresford stables for the coming season, will actually ride the king’s horses, although no statement to that effect has been made. The resumption cf the sport by the king ip his own person !s hailed with joy by the sport loving clement, which anticipates a lively and thriving season in consequence. All the leading events are already filled. Among the Americans repre- sented are Messrs. W. C. Whitney, J. R. Keene, W. K. Vanderbilt and Rich- ard Croker. Spanish Jécke>. * George E.- Smith (“Pittsburg Phil\) now has only five runnihg horses. ju his string. They are: Chilton, three years old; Bonner, three.years old; Dr. Preston, four years old; ‘Royal Ligh- ness, five years old, and King Lief, four years old. The first three be re- gards ns good-as-any—of the runners, but the last two he does not think very much of. He has second ealt on tockey Shaw's services and has in training a young Spaniard whom lie thinks will make his mark as a jockey. This. youngster lives In Brooklyn, is fourteen years old and weighs ouly seventy-six pounds. Ec is a very bright boy and attracted Phil's attention, who took .him in charge and turned him over to his “= William. Jim Hall to Wite a Book. Jim Hall, the Australian pugilist, bas announced through a friend that he will write a story of his life in the pugilistic world and says that he will have something imtcresting to ‘say about several big fights that have taken place. Hall says he proposes fo tell the truth about the first time he met Fitz- siminons, when [itz was knocked out In four rounds, in Australia. Star College Ball Piayer. Arthur Bourgeois, one of the best all eround baseball players in the western college world, has been signed by Man- ager Billy Clingman of the Milwaukee club. Cliingman wired President, Quin that he had signed the young nun to a contract, for 1002°and that he expect- ed him to develop into one of the most sensational players of the year. “Lanky Dob” Versus Jeffries. - George Dawson, a close friend of Fitzsimmons, raises the question of the Cornishman'’s age and intimates the latter is fifty. In referring to his fighting with Jeffries, Dawson says, “Fitzsimmens will be giving awny at least sixty pounds Io weight, twenty years In age and, besides, is handicap- ped by that bad right arm.” — Qtaker Rowing Affairs, The University of Pennsylvania will probably be represented in the single acull race at the Intercollegiate regatta next July. Captain Allyn, Ward and Chairman Roath of the committee are in favor of entering one or more men in the race if the chances thereby. who las been engaged as fle chtet{- ws of the varsity eight are not weakened POPPING THE QUESTION, Curious Methods Thst Prevail In Some Poretgn Countrics, Th this favored land of the free every lovelorn Biwato bas bis own way of making love and popping the question, “puta some foreign gountrics thc pens ‘antry bas peeuller; and ~ traditionary ways of performing those pleasing functions. Among Hungarian gypsics cakes are used as love ictters. Luside the cake is a coln, which Is baked In it. The cake is flung to the favored object of one’s affections. The reten- tion of the enke signifies acceptance. but If it is hung with force it sig- nifies rejection. , The Japanese lover wishing to make known the state of his feelings throws a bunch of pale plum tlower buds into his loved one's Hitter ag she enters it to go to a fricnd’s wedding, If she tossca the blossoms fightly out, the suitor knows that he is rejected, but If she fastens them to her Wirdle it ts “Oh. happinces!\ with him. ~ ‘ In some parts of Spalm the young peasant looks unutterable things, but neyer tries to speak until he has beeu accepted. The girl neither looks nor speaks, but she sees.. Late in the cool of the evening the youth knocks at ber father’s door and asks for 4 gourd of water. It fs of course givey to him. Then comes the crisia. If be ts fuyited to take a chair within the porch cr seat In the garden, he Is an accepted suitor, but if this elvility pot. ex- tended to him ‘the gocs away knowing that he is rejected. If he Is accepted, there is a general celebration by the family of the bride to be in bovor of her betrothaly Wien the Bakimo goes a-woolng, be walks to the house of his loved one's parents and, seizing the object of his affections by ber long. strong halr or her furs, carrice her away to bia hut of snow or tent of skins, No matter how much the girl may reciprocate ber sultor’s affections, she always makes a show of resistance an: (ries to run away from him, this for the euke of preserving the conveutionalities of Es- *kime society. AN ANECDOTE OF WHITMAN. How the Toet Was Trytag to Cheer Up a Friendiess Ber. One day | was stopped on Washing- ton street, says J. T. Trowbridge in The Atlantic, by a friend who made this startling annoancement; “Walt Whitman is inttowa, 1 bave Just seen him!” When J asked whera, be replied: “At the stereotype foundry, just vround the corver, Come along. Ill take you to him.” ‘The autber of “Leaves of Grass” had loomed so large in my tmugination as ta scem almost. super- houtan, and | waa filled-with some such feeling of wonder and astonish- ment as if I lad been Invited to meet Socrates or King Solomon. Wefounda large. gray haired and gray bearded, plainly dressed man, reading proof shects at a desk tu a Ut tle dingy office, with a lank, unwhole- some looking lad at his elbow listlessly watching him. The man was Whit- man, and the proofs were those of bis new edition. There was a scarcity of chairs, and Whitman, rising to receive us, offered me bis, but we all remained standing except the sickly looking lad. who kept his seat until Whityan turn ed to him and sald: “You'd better go now. I'll see you this evening.” After he bad gone out Whitman explalied; “He ts a, friendless boy 1 found at my boarding place. [at trying to ebeer hin up and strengthen him with my magnetism,” a practical but curiously prosaic Wlustration of these powerful lines in the early poems: To any one dying thither | speed and twist the knob of the door. . . ° * * . I seize. the ¢escending man; | raise him with resisiless wil . . . . . . . Every room of the house do I fll with an armed force, lovers of one, baMers of graves. Points About a Good Horse, There are some points which are ral- nable in borses of every description. The head should be. proportionately large and well set on. The lower jaw- bones should be ‘sufficiently far apart to enable the head to-fori ‘hn cnzle with the neck, which gives it free mo- tion and a graceful carringe and pre- vents it bearing too lieavily, on the hand. The eye should be large, a little prowinent and the eyelid fine and thin. The car sbould be small and erect and quick In motion. The lop ear tndicates dullness and stubbornness, When too far back, there is a disposition to mis- chief. mA A Curtous Bont. According to # Chinese legend, there lived in Canton 200 years before Christ an artist named Lim Kao Poung, who won an immortal reputation owing to the fact that he was able to fashion ovt of a bean pod a boat, complete with. rudder, sails, mast and at! other necessary appurtenances.’ Moreover, on the exterior *of the boat were en graved yarious.maxims by Confucius. For this masterpiece, it is said, the imperor Tsi Fou paid bim 1,000 taels. A Question of Pride. “She ‘thinks she is entitled to a di- vorce, but she won't seek it.” “Religious scruples, | suppose?” “No; family pride.” “How is that?” “She's afraid it would make a genen- logical tangle that would destroy the value of the family tréo for future generationg,”—Chicago Post. —~ sesdiaiesiighenesreil Proot Positive. Teas Timkins—I'd get married if T could find a sensible girl. Simkins—I know a nice girl, but 1 don’t think she wants to marry. At least she refused me. 2 . Timkine—By Goorge, she must be a sensible girl! Introduée me, will you? =New York World. “te ——-— PEOPLE OF THE DAY ‘Eimbassadors Disagree... Quite a little muss has been stirred up in diplomatic circles over the stories current as to the efforts which, it Is alleged, were nade to secure a concert favorable to Spain: prior to the cori} With one “Wencement-of--hostiiities inthe -Span- ish-American war in 1808. The air Is full of charges and countercharges be- tween Germany and Great beitain. British authorities deny the assertion DK. VON HOLLEDEN, that Germany makes to the effect that Lord Pauncefote, British embissador to the United States, made a move to secure a coxlition against the United States. Ugh German otticials contra- dict the dental of Great Brkalh and as sert that it was necessary on two occa- sions In 1808 to Instruct Dr. vou Lolle- ben, the-German embaxsador,at Wash- ington, to reject the proposals made by Lord Pauncefote, who favored a col- lective note declaring that armed tn- tervention In Cuba would be unjustifia, hile. The Mereantile Sphinx. Marshall Field is the sphinx of the mercantile world — colossal, awesome and silent, We are as familiar withthe charac- teristics of the glants of busincssland as we are with their names, We speak of J. Plerpout Morgan and the trusts in the same breath; tlre very nathe of Rockefetier has become oleaginous; Carnegie opening a fresh barrel of salve and, with Aladdin-like magic erecting palaces of learning, reminds us afresh that this bonny philanthro- pilst was once the master of Homestead, with a nature as bard as the product of bis mills. We know the story of Gould and his mousetrap and furgive him much for the sake of his daughter. heroine, Weremember with pride the achievements of the first Astor and blush for tlie self expatriated descend. ant.. The virtues of the house of Van- derbilt make us forget Its faults. The names of a Peabody, Cooper and Childs touch. the wellsprings of our patriotism and humanity and flood us with gentle and inspiring recollections. But in tbe long lst of American multimillionaires are a few names that lave Nitle or uo significance to the ay- erage reader. Inconspicuous, among these Is the name of Marshall Field, It is seldom heard outside of Chicago, except in mercantile circles, yet Mar- shall Field is the greatest merchant In the world and possibly the third rich- | est man In the United States. “As an Individual he exisis only to a very limited number of business aggo- ciates—friends, cronies and relatives. | To the masses of the people, even ‘to | those of his home city of Chicago, he | is simply a gigantic business empori- um.—Richard Linthicum in Alnsice's. In the Daseball War. There’s war in baseball circles, and tovers-of-the national game are await- ing in fear and trembling the outcome | of the contest between Andrew Freed- | man of the New York club and the anti-Freedmanites, A. G. Spal Jng at present Is the leader of the clement op- posed to Mr. Freedman, and the com- manders of the two, forces have been for several weeks engaged in serving up to each-other a most bewlidering. ANDREW FREEDMAN. collection of inshoots, outcurves and dendly drops, Mr. Spalding old hand in the pitcher's box, and thirty years ago he was the initial end of the battery tiint~did business across the plate for the Chicago White Stockings. Since those dayg Al has made “oodles” of money furnishing supplies forthe game, and now he gets back into the actual game “to save It from destruc- tion,” as he says. “Mr. Freedman must be wiped off the baseball map!” also suys” Mr. Spalding. “You're an- other!” retorts Mr. Freedman. the game of baseball tn 1902. Tom Dunn to Retire. On account of fi bealth Tom Dunn, the famous golfer, will retire shortly as professional at the new Hanger Hill club, near London. eh Island ferryboat, while 1 was seated Such ts ———_e io ER FACE HER FORTUNE Why One Girl Got a Good Paying and Easy Position, She was a sweet locking girl, with as fair a pink and white complexion as woman ever desired, and was chatting of her own sex on a Staten so near that I could Hot help hearing. Several thnes my truant cyes deserted my paper and stole a glance at the face that wus so attractive. “It was,the luckiest thing that ever happened to me,” she said th ber com: panion, “when I went toto that Fifth avenue store Just to buy a comb, How ittle I thought that I would be work- dag there at greater Wages than I had ever hoped to earn! 1 hesitated about, going in, because I feared the prices Would be toe high, but | did go in and came out with & comb without paying &@ cent ‘for %. And, better than all, 1 had been engaged to begin the next Monday as a saleswoman. “I was nearly discouraged before that, for I was gettlny only $4 0 week, and we wore awfully pinched at home, but my luck changed on (hat day, and it was Friday too. Fortunately for me, the store was crowded when | went In, and the proprietor left his desk that stands in a little rallec off corner and came to wait on me. | noticed that he lookod very sharply at me, but uot at all iu an impudent manner. “Pardon me, miss,” he sald, ‘but | am looking for a young lady to assiat me in the store here, and if your clr- cumstances are such that you would care for the place I would like to bave you consider it.’ “Tt was wonderfully. surprised, but thanked him, saying that | knew noth. ing about the business, “*That. doesn't matter,” he replied. \You can soon leari Wt. To be frank, 1 would like to have you on account of your complexion, You know we sell all sorts of .goods for the complexion and articles for beautifying, and your face would do more to inake sales than all of the arguments and representa- tions that could be made.’ “Well, the result was that | got a fine place, with easy work, at $15 a week. My bours are short, and | sim ply play the nagreenble while selling goods at an Immense profit. I wouldn't Yet any of the concoctions touch my face.for anything, but the custqmers appear to be Impressed by my conr plexion, and the proprietor Is satisfied. So am 1.”—New York Herald. POULTRY POINTERS, A close, unventilated house is em- phattently a fou! house. Ground or crushed bone is a good form Im whieh to give jime. The nests should be erranmged so that the fowls can walk In on them, Bran is a better feed for fowls than coru because It contains more nitrogen. An excellent feed for young chicks Is cracked or coarsely ground wheat for the first week, : A cock that fights and picks his mates every time they are fed is not n good breeder, and few of bis hens’ eggs will ever hatch. : Cane or sorghum seed can be fed to fowls to good advantage. it stimu- lates egg production and lu many ways is good to use for variety. For a good breeder select a rooster with plump, full breast, broad across the back, wide between the legs and (hat crows often, loud aud long. NUMBER 2. HUMAN HEAD HUNTERS. } The Savages of Polynesia Stn Pir This Horrible Trade. In the scarce known Islands of the Pacific sen—New Guinea, Borneo, Ceram, Gilolo and others too numer- ous to mention—man still exists in the primeval state, and that most horrible of practices; head hunting,-is-stillta- dulged tn in spite of all efforts of var'- ous governments and missions as well as philanthropic societies who have come in contact with the people, Just as the scalp lock on the belt of the young buck Indian was a token of manhood, so the gory head Impaled on a tall pole over the hut of the would ¥ie young warrior, apuan or Dayak, pro- claims to all the-prowess of the youth, henceforth a man and eligible for the council and the wooing of the maidens, It is immaterial how the trophy be ot tained, whether by ambyseade or in fair battle. Generally It is the former, The candidate for martial boners sin- ply watts his chance by iSight tn some neighboring village as craftily and pa tiently as.a leopard on the prowl, the kris‘or a poisoned arrow does the work swiftly and silently, and the severed head has ample time to cool before the deed is discovered and calle for retri- bution, Thue an incessant vendetta and ear nige go on, and only by living Io fn- accessible forests and strongly stock aded places is it posstbleat.all fot the tribes to gave themselves from an- uihilation. Of the vast Island contl- nent of New Guinean the western or Dutch part te the worst looked after, and it often happens that numerous raiding parties in thelr great war ca- noes come swooping down the const before the northwest monsoon and carry death and desolation into the comparatively quict [ritish portion around the mighty Fly river, opposite Torres strait. By the time the news is carried to Thursday island and the gunboat starts away in pursuit it i« generally too late, and the maruuders have vanished, ° The writer was present once at the capture of a war party, and forty- eight heads were taken from the ca- noes. Hanging and deportation to pe- nal servitude seem to be but a slight dcterrent, for the terror recurs almost as regularly as a plague of locuxts, These [apuans are a* bardy, warlike people and expert bowmen, and they rely on their skill with thix potent weapon solely, using thelr clubs for the dispatch of wounded foes. The Dayaks of Borneo and theic neighbors, on the other hand, are tn favor_of the “sumpitan” or blowpipe, shooting little dimivutive but very cun- ningly polsaoned arrows. The “sumpl- tan” bas often a spear head attached to the outer end, like a bayonet on a musket. For close fighting they reir on the dreaded “parang,” a leary, hot- low groum®trondaword about two fect long, with the handle often carved of ivory and ornamented with gold and pearls, the wooden wscabbard covered with buman skin and hair. They count him a poor warrior who cannot sever a head clean with one blow delivered backbanded. Even ina mountainous part of the Malay penin sula, north of Malacca, in the Dind- ings and Flegri Sembilan, there is te this day a remnant tribe of bead bunt- ers called the Ba-KI. Origin of the Sabbath. Tho Sabbath aa a religious | - tion is far older than the Pentateuchat it Is a goml plan to mate up the fowls carly, for oé@iisionatty ove of the hens will want to sit during the win- ter, and It will be best to Lave the eggs ready. Pig For Marriage Fee. “A Lutheran minister-in a western Maryland, town told me an amusing story the other day,” said a gentleman to a reporter. “Some time ago as this minister was walking along m street of the town an old German advanced to ward him with extended hand The minister shook bands; but remarked that he could not recall his name, ‘Oh, yes,’ sald the old German, ‘you remem- ber me! lam the man who gave yoo a pig when you married me,’ “The minister smiled as he reéalicd the incident, and as he was ask about the wife the, old German said: *Now-1 tell you what 1'll do When you married me, | gave you a pig. so I'll give you two pigs if you now-unmarry nic.’ ”—Baltimore Sun. Leoking Out For Pape. A swect little maid of four years was Alstressed the other evening Leenuse | her father did not come home to dinner on time. Her grownup sister sald to her: “Papa is naughty, and when he comes we won't give him any ten.” When he did come, the sister sent the teapot out to the kitchen for fresh ter. The baby looked on with a troubled face and stole softly to her own room. Bhortly she returned with something squeezed up in her tiny fist. Going up to her sister, she whispered: “Annie, I'll give you all my pennies if you'll give papa bis tea.” And, opening ber hand, she displayed all her carefully boarded penuies.— New York Times. Poltticians, 4 Phil Brick—What's the difference be- tween an honest anda dishonest poli- tictan? Phil Ossifey—One Is In politics for the good hie can do his fellow citizens, while the other is in politics for any amount he can do bis fellow citizens.— Ohio State Journal : High Toned, “This,” the salesman said, banding out another package, “is also an excel- lent substitute for coffee. It is very wholesoue, , It makes red blood.” “IIaven't you something.” asked the young woman with the earrings, “that legisiation.. It, too, can be traced back to a Babylonian prototype, not, .how- ever, as a-day of rest from labor, but as a kind of atonement day, when by various rites and by observing cer- taln restricted regulations the anger of the gods could be appensed. Una this old institution the Hebrews In- grafted their religious ideas and pro- duced the walgue tmatttuttion of a day * observed ag a reapite from the. week's toll and which, from being an “Inaus- picious” cecasion, a dics irm, is viewed as n “delight.”\—Professor Jastrow iu Independent. Proved Hie Love, ‘“Are you sure It Is really and truly love?” she mked. “Positive.” answered the practical young man who had just proposed. “ft tested It.” “Tested it?” : : “Yes. 1 doctored myself for Indiges- tion for two weeks before det.nitely de- elding Just what the symptoms weant.” Chicago Post. Compensation, Mrs. .Jones--How do you like your, - new cook, Mrs. Brown? Mrs. Brown—Well, I'll tell you, Sho fe a perfect failure at cooking, but, then, there are ulways compensations, Bhe cooks so wretchedly, in fact, thas she enn’t ent ber own cooking. It rent- ly is quite a saving, you know.—Boston Transcript. coccagpeaniatipnecacienenilatnte A Leophole Open, “You're a fraud, sir! cried, the Indiz- nant patient. “You guaranteed your medicine to cure after everything clase failed, and”’-- “Well, my dear sir,” replied the fake medicine man, “probably you bayeu't tried everything else.”—Philadelphia Press, Supply Practically Inexhavstibie, “Don’t you ever run out of material for plays?\ asked the admiring friend. “Great Scott, no!” exclaimed the pro- _ life writer of Burlesque operas, ‘Look at this pile of blank paper and all these writing ‘implements, will you?\—Ex- change. ' We have never had as great troubics in the daytime as we have imagined when lying awake at nights.—Atchison Globe. f ‘ , Of all thoney transactions in England . 07 per cent are done by checks and makes blue blood ?”—Chicago Tribune. | only 3 per cent by notes and gold. ‘

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