The Hardin Tribune (Hardin, Mont.) 1908-1925, November 27, 1908, Image 2
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plaie....041.0..14.11410111•11111•11. ,...•••••., Truth and Quality - appeal to the Well -Informed in every walk ot life and are essential to permanent success and creditable standing. Accor- ingly, it is not claimed that Syrup of Figs and Elixir of Scans is the only remedy of known value, but one of many reasons why it is the best of personal and family Isiatives is the fact that it cleanses, sweetens and relieves the internal organs on which it acts without any debilitating after effects and without having to increase the quantity from time to time. It acts pleasantly and naturally and truly as a laxative, and its component parts are known to and approved by, physicians, as it is free from all objection- able substances. To get its beneficial effects always purchase the genuine -- manufactured by the California Fig Syrup Co., only, and for sale by all leading drug - NOT EXACTLY. Flossie Footlight—Part of the Jap- anese wedding ceremony consists in the burning of the discarded toys of the bride. Winnie Wings—Horrors! You don't mean cremating her cast-off lovers, do you? As He Understood it. Despite the imaginative nature of the child, it has a decided tendency to see things in a literal sense. This is noticeable in the acquiring of lan- guage. For instance, little Herbert was pleading to go out of doors to play. \When I see fit, you shall go,\ said his mother, decidedly. This settled the matter, and the lit- tle fellow went off to his blocks. In about half an heur he returned, and said: \Mamma have you seen him\ \Seen whom?\ replied the lady, ut- terly in the dark as to his meaning_ \Why seen Fit.\ Her Experience. Letty was a little colored girl whose chief occupation was the bringing of water from a distant spring. This was very a much to her discomfort, for the summellat Ilto fil. pe empty water bucket called her l'fatten from her play. One day her young mistress was givieg her a lesson in Bible history, the subject being Noah and the flood. \Letty she said, \what did Noah do when he found that the water was all goner Letty, who had been giving scant at- tention to the story, replied with a sigh: \I spec' he sent after mo'.\ Her Qualifications. A prominent educator tells of a unique recommendation made by the hoard of examination with reference to certain questions put to a primary school in an Indiana town. \I desire to recommend Mary Wil- son also for a reward of merit,\ stated one of the board in a note appendea to the report. \Being very young, Mary naturally missed the point of all the questions in the examination papers, but her answers were in every instance so ladylike and refined that I think she should be awarded a medal.\—Harper's Monthly. UPWARD START After Changing from Coffee to Postum. Many a talented person is kept back because of the interference of coffee with the nourishment of the body. This is especially so with those whose nerves are very sensitive, as is often the case with talented persons. There is a simple, easy way to get rid of coffee evils and a Tenn. lady's ex- perience along these lines is worth considering. She says: \Almost from the beginning of the use of coffee it hurt my stomach. By the time I was fifteen I was almost a nervous wreck, nerves all unstrung, no strength to endure the most trivial thing, either work or fun. \There was scarcely anything I could eat that would agree with me. The little I did eat seemed to give me more trouble than it was worth. I finally quit coffee and drank hot water, but there was so little food I could digest, I was literally starving; was so weak I could not sit up long at a time. \It was then a friend brought me a hot cup of Postum. I drank part of it and after an hour I felt as though I had had something to eat — felt etrengtheaed. That was about five years ago, and after continuing Post - urn in place of coffee and gradually getting stronger, to-day.I can eat and digest anything I want, walk as much as I want. My nerves are steady. \I believe the first thing that did me any good and gave me an upward start, was Postum, and I use it alto- gether now instead of coffee.\ \There's a Reason.\ Name given by Postum • Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read \The Road to Well- ville,\ In pkgra new read the above letter? A sew owe appears from time to time. They are genuine, tree, awl fall et llamas Vitamin. THE HARDIN TRIBUNE By E. H. Rathbows, HARDIN, MONTANA Making Public Libraries. The most important question for the public library is \What books Khali we buy?\ In many towns the reading committee Is a recognized adjunct of the library, and the librarian has the verdict of several different minds for aid in his task of selecting new books. Most of the voluntary readers are like- ly to be women, and the service they render the community is a real one, if their judgment and taste are sound. On the other hand, a complaisant commendation of a book as \very in- teresting\ may do actual harm when the book lies in the debatable land be. tween bad and good—the land of cur rent fiction and trashy juveniles. A great meeting of English librarians recently set forth some general prin- ciples which should help determine the desirability of books, says the Youth's Companion. First, they de- clared the notion exploded that a taste for good reading develops from reading poor books. The very con- trary is true. The habit of reveling in cheap fiction is destructive of a wholesome pleasure in sound read- ing. The love of books, eke the love of virtue, feeds in high, clean, sweet pastures, not in refuse, and not even on husks. • Again, the demand for cer- tain books does not require the public library to supply them. It is a specious argument that the taxpayers' money should answer the taxpayers' desire. More than 60 per cent, of the books drawn from public libraries are works of fiction. The thin, tasteless stream of modern fiction is too often the li- brary's chief offering to the communi- ty. Certain libraries adopt the rigorous measure of buying no fiction until it is a year old. The librarians agreed that the rule is an excellent one, if it is slightly elastic in its actual applica- tion. At all events, the helpful ad- visory reader for the public library is the man or woman who believes that in proportion as a good book is a blessing, a poor book is a curse. It seems incredible that in so civil- ized a country as Italy a man can have remained in prison untried for 38 years. Yet the government is about to dispose of a case which has been pending since 1870. On September 18 of that year two boys, aged 11 and eight years, started for a gunsmith's with their father's pistol to be re- paired. On the way they quarreled, and the elder shot the younger, proba- bly by accident. The elder was ar- rested by the papal authorities, then the rulers of Rome; but before he could be brought to trial the temporal power of the pope was taken away. By 1882 the new power in Rome had reached the case and was ready to try It; but the death penalty was abol- ished about this time, and this caused fresh delay. Now, if he is so fortu- nate, the boy, now a middle-aged man, will either be discharged from cus- today or be formally punished. At the present rate of progress in shipbuilding new terms will have to be devised to describe adequately the marine monsters \Leviathans of the deep\ seems a tame expression when applied to some of the new craft. Two now under constructon will be 1,000 feet in length and of 60,000 tons dis- placement. That means 238 feet longer that the Lusitania and Mauretania and nearly double the carrying capac- ity of those ships. The Spanish ar- mada lives In history as one of the great naval forces. Yet the entire ton- nage of the armada was 59,120, or con- siderably less than that of one of the new steamers. Modern skill in naval construction, with the improved means of generating and applying power, makes these seeming miracles posse ple. There Is no doubt that most people ruin their teeth and digestive system by taking food at too high a tempera- ture. One cannot get into a hot bath If it is over 112 degrees; 105 degrees is dangerous, and even 100 degrees is warm. But from experiments made it appears that we eat meat at 115 de- grees temperature, beans at 132 de- grees, potatoes at 150 degrees. The average temperature of tea is 135 de- grees, and it may be sipped, but Can., not be swallowed in large quantities It it exceeds 142 degrees. Dr. Cook, who is looking north pole, writes that the looking well and that be has 'flogs. No wonder the boys for the boys are plenty of are look ing_well, alog_in that country is such a pleasant change from a steady diet of canned goods. A brother of the \King of Kurdistan\ has applied for naturalization papers In ibis country. Being a brother of the \King of Kurdistan\ isn't a very good job, evidently. SFS'A ( )R FROM NEBRASKA P501 e by Moffett Studio, Chicago. Elmer J. Burkett was elected United States senator from Nebraska for the six -year term, beginning in 1905, having been a congressman for six years previous. Mr. Burkett is an Iowan by birth, but is a graduate of the State University of Nebraska at Lincoln where he has resided ever since. He is 41 years old. TIMBER FINISH NEAR EXPERTS SEE END OF NATURAL RESOURCES BY YEAR 2000. Present Pace Is Declared Fearful Drain and Conservation is Urged as the Country's Pres- ent Need. Washington.—Government experts and statisticians, who have given years of careful thought and study to the subject, are in accord that the im- portant and pressing question of the times is the problem of the country's natural resources. Thirty years is the limit set, if the present rate is kept up, when all the remaining virgin timber will be cut. The end of the century will see the available supply of coal greatly re- duced if not entirely exhausted. The country is wasting not less than 1,000,- 000,000 cubic feet of natural gas daily, the heating value of which is roughly equivalent to that of 1,000,000 bushels of coal. The supply of iron, of which the United States furnished last year about one-half the production of the entire world, is so far from inexhausti- ble that it seems as if iron and coal might be united in their disappear- ance from common 'fie. , With the disappearance of the for- ests, the check is being removed that retards the flow of the water, with the result that the rains run off quickly into the rivers and thence into the sea; it is an old French saying that if there are no forests there are no riv- ers. Even the soil is being exhausted, by single -cropping and scanty fertiliza- tion; every year 1,000,000,000 tons of the richest soil matter is swept from the surface of the farms not properly protected, and dumped into the sea. The suppositions of the scientists that future generations will witness -- the failure of the most important of the natural resources, it is declared, are not imaginary. Treadwell Cleve- land, Jr., of the United States forest service, on this subject said: \We need to look only a very little way ahead, as things are going now, in order to see them realized. True, the failure of the resources will not come suddenly, and such of our resources as can be renewed need never fail if we use them wisely. But the exhaustible resources, chief among which are the mines, are coming to an end as cer- tainly as if the end were to -day, while those resources whose exhaustion is due not to necessity but to folly, have no future unless we insure it by our own provision.\ The bureau of forestry has just is- sued a monograph on the subject of conserving the natural resources. It was edited by Mr. Cleveland, and is entitled \A Primer of Conservation.\ The primer summarizes in brief shape the whole movement for the husband- ing of the nation's natural resources, and, in view of the bigness of the sub- ject and the approaching sessions of the national conservation commis- sion, is of exceeding interest. Statistics are given in the primer showing the extent of past waste in the use of the natural wealth of the country, and quotes a large number of men prominent in national affairs, who urge using the natural riches of the country with more prudence hereafter. It shows how the conservation movement began with the establish- ment of the national forest policy, and with the growing realization of the possibility of the exhaustion of the other natural resources than the for- ests, especially after the investiga- tions of the inland waterways commis- sion last year, broadened until it em- braced all the material resources upon which the industries and civilization of the country rest. DAM NEARLY READY BIG STRUCTURE ON SALT RIVER HELPS OUT THE ROOSEVELT. Granite Reef Barrier in Arizona Will Divert Great Stream and Supple- ment irrigation Project of Great importance. Los Angeles, Cal.—One of the great- est of the group of reclamation enter- prises now under way in the great arid southwest is the Granite Reef di- version project, now about completed, by which it is plannel to irrigate 200.- 000 acres of arid desert land about Phoenix, Ariz. Within a few weeks - hundreds of thousands of gallons of water will be turned Into the great canals of Arizona by this giant diverting dam on Salt river—a supplementary undertaking to the big Roosevelt dam, 60 miles far- ther up the river. The Roosevelt dam is 381cfeet high from the deepest point to the top and will, keep back water, giving 200 feet depth at the dam, and is supposed to hold 7,000,000 acre foot of water. Ac- cording to the present rate of rain- fall it will lake about six years to fin the vast reservoir back of the dam The Granite Reef dam is 1,000 fet long between the gates to the canals, and its purpose is not to impound wa- ter to any great extent, but to divert the rainfall above as it may occur, flowing down the Salt river, and also to distribute the waters from the Roosevelt dam, diverting the mighty volume into two streams or canals. one flowing from either side of the Granite Reef dam. These canale are 70 feet wide at the bottom and 10 feet deep. They are fortified with content lining where needed. The work of the Granite Reef dam is under the supervision of L. C. Hill, reclamation engineer, working under government instructions, under the reclamation act. The enterprise was originally undertaken by an irrigation company, but its methods were not up to date, and its progress unsatisfac- tory to the government. Although a great number of home- steaders had settled in the region sup- posed to be irrigated from the source, the supply of water was so irregular and unsatisfactory, because of the in- adequ rvice, that many of the settle, , le compelled to leave. Then the government stepped in, bought out the irrigation company for $320,000, and immediately started operations to make the work a permanent and beneficial concern. It Is the plan, under the reclamation act, for the cost of the gigantic under- taking to be paid by the owners of the land benefited, they being required to meet a charge for watar of $30 an acre irrigated, payable in ten equal an- nual instalments. It is agreed, however, that the ori- ginal holders of land who had already paid the irrigation company for the service will not be required to pay the government anything except the small annual maintenance tax, which all beneficiaries will pay over and above the assessment for wiping out the cost to the government of the work itself. The importance of this work of the reclamation service cannot be exag- gerated. What private companies failed miserably to accomplish, the government is doing surely and swift- ly. The desert is to be reclaimed and the natural wealth of Arizona in- creased by untold millions through the Roosevelt and Granite Reef dams. This work will receive much attention during the irrigation congress at Albu querque. CANDY BILL 18 $130,000,000. Enormous Sum Spent Yearly by the Americans Is Shown in Figures. New York.—An example of the enor- mous sums which the American peo- ple spend annually on luxuries is shown by the statement in the current number of the Confectioners' and Bakers' Gazette, to the effect that the wholesale value of the candy output in the United States for the current year will exceed $100,000,000. The cost to the consumers will run fully $30,000,000 in excess of this sum, thus representing the profits of jobbers and retailers. According to the United States cen- sus figures, the capital invested in the manufacture of confectionery was $8,- 486,874 in 1880. This had increased in 1890 to 123,326,79, in 1900 to $26,- 319,195 and in 1905 to $43,125,408. The cost of materials used has increased from $17,125,75 in 1880 to $31,116,629 in 1890 to $23,326,799, In 1900 to $26,- $48,810,342 in 1906. At the present time there are ap- proximately 1,500 factories engaged in this work. According to Henry W. Hoops, pres- ident of the National Confectioners' association, people in the trade figure the average value of the finished prod- uct at the factory at 15 cents a pound, so that the estimate of $100,000,000 for the product this year would mean an output of approximately 667,000,000 pounds of candy, or nearly eight and a half pounds per annum for every man, woman and child in the United States. STUDIES NEEDS OF FARMERS. Girl Walks 8,000 Miles in Ohio View- ing Rural Conditions. Norwalk, 0.—Miss Eva Cornwell of Wakeman has just completed a re- markable tour over Ohio. In ten months she has walked 8,900 miles, all within the state, and made a study of the conditions in rural communities which would be invaluable to Presi- dent Roosevelt in his effort to better the condition of the farmers. The walk, which began on a wager, covered 37 counties, hundreds of towns and villages, and carried Miss Cornwell into almost every type of home within the state. Her average day's journey was 25 miles; on many days she walked as many as 40 miles. \I found the trip a great benefit,\ she declares. \It strengthened me mentally as well as physically. It showed me that the one thing the farmer most needs is intellectual de velopment—that has not kept pace with his material well being. Farm- ers take things too superficially, avoiding discussions and studies that require concentration and deep thought.\ Gets Big Price for Legs. San Jose, Cal.—The jury in the suit of George C. White against the South- ern Pacific Company returned a ver- dict in favor of the plaintiff for $35,- 255 damages. White, who was an em- ploye in the company, lost both legs in the accident in the yards of the. company at Gilroy several months ago, due, he alleged, to the negligence of the company. PRESIDENTS ROOM AT RAILWAY STATION Photo by Weldon Fawcett Private reception room for the sore use of the president of the United States in the new $6,000,000 railroad station recently completed at Washing- ton. The station is conceded to be the finest In the world. A SURGICAL OPERATION If there is any one thing that a woman dreads more than another it is a surgical operation. We can state without fear of a contradiction that there are hun- dreds, yes, thousands, of operations performed upon women in our hos- pitals which are entirely unneces- sary and many have been avoided by LYDIA E. PINKHAM'S VEGETABLE COMPOUND For proof of this statement read the following letters. Mrs. Barbara Base, of Kingman, Kansas, writes to Mrs. Pinkham: \For eight years I suffered from the most severe form of female troubles and was told that an operation was my only hope of recovery. I wrote Mrs. Pinkhatn for advice, and took Lydia E. Pinkhrim's Vegetable Compound, and it has saved my life and made me a well woman.\ Mrs. Arthur II. House, of Church Road, Moorestown. N. J., writes: \I feel it is my duty to let people know what Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege- table Compound h:us done for me. I suffered from female troubles, and last March my physician decided that an operation was necessary. My husband objected, and urged me to try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. and to -day I am well and strong.\ FACTS FOR SICK WOMEN. For thirty years Lydia R Pink - ham's Vegetable Compound, made from roots and herbs, has been the standard remedy for female ills, and has positively cured thousands of women who have been troubled with displacements, in fiammatioIcera- tion, fibroid tumors, irregularities, periodic pains, and backache. Mrs. Pinkham invites all sick women to write her for advice. She has guided thousands to health. Address, Lynn, Mass, L. Douglas makes and Sells wsevre --\ N \ Men's $3.00 and s.i .ao shoes than any other manufacturer in the world, bei. cause they hold their shape, fit better, and wear longer than any other maim poes it A!! Prices for Every Member of Ms Faint!). Men, Boys Women, Misses & Children WI,Doselas $4 00 an4 $5 00 Gilt Edge Shoo essmat be *vial:es at Loy pales L Doragia• $2,11.0 load $2 00 aces aro th• bast is the arort4 Pad Co5or Used Rots tsaimilv. ear 'rake Its. Moliesltute. W. I, I eseetrias name and price is stamped on bottom. Sold everywhere. Show !routed from factory to Isar D art et the world. Catalogue free, W. l.. M000M.A8. 187 Stark St.. &sates. Ras* Western Canada the Pennant Winner \Thelast Best West\ The government of to o anv e a d e a ry now gives actual aiset- tier 160 acres of wheat -growing land free and an additional 160 acres at $3.00 an acre. The 300,000 contented American settlers making their homes in Western Canada is the best evidence of the superiority of that country. They are becoming rich, growing from 25 to 50 bushels wheat to the acre; 60 to 110 bush- els oats and 45 to 60 bushels barley, be - Bides having splendid herds of cattle raised on the prairie grass. Dairying is an im- portant industry. The crop of 1908 still keeps Western Canada In the I end. The world will soon look to it its its food -producer. \The thing which most Itupreemed us was the magnitude. of the country that In available for agricultural purpose...\ —National Elallerlat (11 1.:w esV ra ‘m llwera ciente y rates, l. good school, and churches, market• convenient, prices the highest, climate perfect. are for sale by Railway &Tel Land l pante De ,. ar rl ntl v inampb; put And maps seat fm., for railway rates and other Information apply to Superintendent of Inunieratioo Ottawa, Canada or to the authorized Canadian Gov't Agent: W. V. WINCTT, Ossiss. Saleaste. M1 Now Tod Lib Building. [ Readers :1:11:7:7 o buy anything adver- tised in its columns should insid upon having what they ask for, refining. riff subdautes or imitations. \3 Stroke Self Feed Hay Press\ Two men can yen it. Record, a tone. In one lumr, itasy draft. SATIMFAO- TION IJAR A ?I - PESO. Ask for catalog No. T. TOE AUTO -SE DAN BAY PRESS CO.. 1a21 W. 13th Street, Asaaa onir. lea CANDY For famone and dellefonn candle, and etioeolatoq. wrtteco the maker foe cat- alog, wholesale or retail. Gunther's csafaseseeere 212 Slats Strom. Uticass„ se