Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, June 18, 1920, Image 2

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    Boal an
Bellefonte, Pa, June 18, 1920.
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If things don’t seem to suit you,
And the world seems kinder wrong,
What's the matter with a-boostin’
Just to help the thing along?
Cause if things should stop a-goin’,
We'd be in a sorry plight,
Bo just keep that horn a’blowin’;
Boost ’er up with all your might.
If you know some feller’s failin’s,
Just forget ’em, cause you know
That same feller’s got some good points—
Them’s the ones you want to know.
Cast your loaves .out on the waters—
They'll come back, a-sayin’ true.
Maybe they'll come back buttered,
‘When some feller boosts for you.
As Graphically Described by Miss
Rhoads in a Letter to a Friend.
“I can’t begin to tell of my wonder-
ful trip and the great convention for
that would take so many pages that I
know the busy life you lead would not
allow you time to read it. I'm so glad
you enjoy the “Union Signal.” I think
it the best temperance paper publish-
ed. I wish though I could give you
some little side-lights on our stay in
London which it does not give. Surely
it is the most wonderful thing in the
world to have Prohibition written in
the Constitution of our land.
Those poor, poor, sad, war-racked
and trouble-tossed old countries which
I’ve just visited, how much worse it
is for them to be so involved as they
are in the devil’s meshes of the trade
as they call the liquor traffic in Eng-
land. But they are all trying to ex-
tricate themselves as even a wet Lon-
don newspaper correspondent remark-
ed in an editorial that ‘public opin-
ion isripe inthis country for convic-
tion to temperance, trying so pathet-
ically and in the bewildered, worried
fashion of a wounded and trapped
animal. They would ask us so eager-
ly “how we did it?” And our great-
est speakers, Mrs. Armor, Mrs. Rich-
ards, Mrs. Boole, Mrs. Livingston and
others were kept busy telling them
and some of these great women are
booked to return, by special request
of the British people, to speak
throughout England, Scotland and
The reports published by some of
the American newspapers were of
course sent out by the wet reporters
and newspapers over there. We were
very much entertained and amused by
the way they wrote us up—certainly
our presence in the Empire was not
ignored. We were beautifully enter-
tained by the best class of Londoners,
but of course the newspapers (in the
pay of “the trade”) made no mention
of that.
Titled ladies of high degree were
as common a thing at the Convention
and at the numerous receptions and
teas, ete., given in honor of the dele-
gates, as Governors used to be in
Bellefonte. The Lord Mayor of Lon-
don at his great reception for us had
on display all the famous solid gold
ornaments and decorations, so numer-
ous and costly, connected with his ex-
alted office, which we were told were
only brought out on special—very
special—state occasions, as, for in-
stance, when Queen Victoria was a
guest in that same historic mansion.
The fat, elderly Mayor himself was
wonderful to behold in his powdered
and qued (I don’t know how to spell
that) wig and heavy chains of solid
yellow gold draped over his portly
British form. With much ceremoni-
ous formality flunkies in gorgeous
liveries ushered us into the presence
of the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayor-
But far more impressive to me was
the wonderful prayer made at the op-
ening session of the Executive the
day preceding the Convention by our
World’s W. C. T. U. president, Rosa-
lind, Countess of Carlisle, whose
beautiful, ancient home, Castle How-
ard, is one of the historic show places
of the United Kingdom. She is an
old “war-horse,” sure enough, and
kept an eagle eye on all that was do-
ing. I enjoyed her stirring utterances,
there was so much fire in them.
In most gracious words of welcome
she greeted the leaders of the World’s
organization there assembled, and ex-
pressed her pleasure that London had
been decided upon as the place of
meeting. She said in part: “I think
it was well for you to come to Eng-
land. What more fitting than that
the great countries that have achieved
prohibition like the United States of
America and some who are a good way
on, should come over and mission the
mother country, that poor old country
that ‘discovered America,” the Ameri-
ca that has re-discovered itself by
getting rid altogether of the incubus
of the liquor trade. We Britishers
take a very humble place at this con-
vention, yet we believe and know that,
though our faith and perseverance are
tried by delays and difficulties, we
shall finally triumph, and it may not
be long before the death knell of the
trade that is fighting us so bitterly
shall be sounded. @ We believe that
this World’s W. C. T. U. convention
will be to us as a beacon light and will
put into us new life. From far away
you have come to tell us to be of good
cheer, for a good time is soon coming
and together we will inaugurate a new
era of reconstruction and we will be
one and indivisible in all our efforts
for the triumph of our righteous
cause. And surely now is the time
when we realize the significance and
value of the preamble of our consti-
tution, ‘In the love of God and Hu-
manity, we, representing the Christ-
ian women of the world, without dis-
tinction of race or color, band our-
selves together with the solemn convic-
tion that our united faith and work
will, with God’s blessing, prove help-
ful in creating a stronger public sen-
timent for those things in which we
believe. Surely now we members of
the Woman’s Christian Temperance’
Union must walk together in the spirit
of Christ. The world has been given
up to politics and to hideous war and
if we expect to re-construct the world
{on the everlasting principle of ‘peace
on earth and good will among men’
we must begin in our own temperance
and neither the broad Atlantic nor
the mighty Pafific shall divide the
perfect oneness of the members of
the white ribbon family.”
And then the great temperance ser-
mon Sunday by the Lord Bishop of
Croyden to.a huge crowd, packed to
the doors in Westminster Abbey it-
self, where our three hundred dele-
gates, representing twenty-two dif-
ferent nations, had seats of honor
the celebrated Poets’
the beautiful singing by the sweet-
right in his white robes and called
the entire congregation into the si-
as silent as the ancient kings and
queens by whose crumbled dust and
shadowy tombs we were surrounded.
Then, after a little, the Canon rais-
Heaven, imploring God in tones of
such tense emotion, “to show Britain
the way” to rid herself of that which
was pulling her down to the utter-
most depths. God must have heard.
He must answer. The faith of many
Then the next Sunday the Lord Bish-
dral, preached a temperance sermon
though not as inspiring as the Lord
Bishop of Croyden’s and the utter-
ances of Canon Barnes.
At the sessions of Convention you
can imagine how interesting it was
to hear from the delegates of such
countries as Japan, South Africa, Cey-
lon, India, Syria, South America,
Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Norway,
Australia, New Zealand, Canada,
Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Burma
Straits Settlements, Algeria, Belgium
and Denmark and Madagascar and
many others—all making strides to-
wards prohibition in spite of so many
obstacles in the way. The president of
Japan’s W. C. T. U. journeyed all the
way across the Pacific, our own Unit-
ed States and then the Atlantic to at-
tend, and celebrated her eighty-eighth
birthday at the convention—really a
very remarkable old lady, who though
she could not speak the English lan-
guage, showed her intelligence in the
finished address she made to the con-
vention in her native tongue, interpre-
ted by one of her attendants, after
which at the request of Miss Gordon
she led the Convention in prayer in
Japanese, “There is but one language
in prayer” Miss Gordon said. Did I
tell you that as soon as I arrived in
London dear Miss Gordon (our Na-
tional president) told me I was to
be on the World’s Executive? It made
it so nice for me in every way, be-
sides the honor, for the executive had
regular seats on the platform so near
the speakers we could hear all that
was said, which so many out in the big
Westminster Hall could not do. Then
of course there were other privileges
for ‘the executive and we could par-
take of the “inner workings” which
was interesting.
But oh, the deplorable state of some
things in London—the public houses,
as they call the saloons, packed to the
doors with men and women drinking
—drinking—their little children in
baby coaches, standing just outside
| the doors and others a little larger
| waiting for their mothers to come out.
Young girls going in too—oh, the pity
of it—and these public houses seem-
ingly almost every few feet. One
night we saw a poor drunken woman
who had fallen in the street being pick-
ed up by two blue-coated “Bobbies”
(policemen) and carelessly almost
thrown on a push-cart they had with
them and carted off like a dead ani-
mal. I saw that myself as I did the
crowded public houses described
But there is a glimmer of light in
this darkness of degredation—a little
improvement—a straw in the wind—
in that the children are not allowed in
the saloons as formerly and they must
close at ten or ten thirty every night,
whereas they used to keep open ’till
midnight or after. We visited the
slums and Whitechapel district one
Saturday night and there saw young
girls and young men drunk together
on the main, broad, brightly lighted
street. But I don’t like to think of
it. Poor France, too. (I did go over
to Paris, after all and a day or two
in Belgium as well). What a troublous
time France is having. The quite
remarkable temperance work that had
been started there before the war is
all but extinguished now, I am told.
War is certainly all that Sherman said
it was. Strikes and unrest all the
time in Paris. The first night we
were there not a vehicle of any kind,
scarcely, was running—a strike of
drivers on—no trolleys, busses, taxis,
even old fiacres, for squares and
squares as far as the eye could see—
absolutely deserted right in the heart
of “gay Paris”—gay only by tradi-
tion now it would seem, even the
famous boulevard cafes practically
deserted that strange night and a sort
of ominous hush over everything that
made us shudder. The next day the
vehicles were running again, and the
next another strike on, so we had to
walk to the station, with a hotel por-
ter pushing our bags along in a hand
Belgium seems to be recovering
from the effects of the war more
quickly than the other countries. Her
King is a total abstainer and interest-
ed in all movements for good.
Recently legislation has been secur-
ed forbidding sale of spirits in cafes
and public houses—can be sold in
groceries, but is so much more expen-
sive there, so reported the Baroness
de Lavelleye of Belgium W. C. T. U.
Denmark’s W. C. T. U’s president
spoke with just pride of their King
being the first European monarch to
sign a national prohibition measure,
that giving prohibition to Iceland.
She told us that out of Copenhag-
en’s. five million population five hun-
dred’ thousand are total abstainers.
Recently an effort was made in Den-
mark to abandon the licenses and have
no restriction on the trade, but the W.
C. T. U. immediately “got busy” and
work with perfect unity of purpose,
nearest the altar and closet to, and in |
] Corner. And !
then after the Bishop’s sermon, after |
voiced boy choir and all the ceremoni- |
al ritual of the Church of England,
a pause was made in the service and a |
thing unheard of in an Episcopal ser- |
vice, the Canon in Residence stood up- '
will be severely strained if He does |
op of London, to an even greater |
crowd in immense St. Paul’s Cathe- |
in eight days secured the signatures
of fifty-two thousand women voters
against it. They went patiently from
house to house and easily secured the
signatures, and the president told us
how indignant some of the husbands
were and they fairly encamped on her
trail and followed her demanding that
she strike out the names, which of
course was not done and the effort
of the wets was defeated. Den-
mark’s W. C. T. U. conducts several
Sailors’ Homes, where some of our
American boys were entertained.
Sweden W. C. T. U. is doing a won-
derful work in establishing and con-
ducting cafes and restaurants for
the working men as substitutes for
the saloons or public houses. Nor-
way’s recent victory in retaining war-
time prohibition was a credit to the
'W. C. T. U. work there. A part of
their work also in Norway is to fur-
nish and conduct movable cafes for the
i fishermen. They are open only at
: night and are moved to the beaches
lence. In that whole vast audience not | and meet the fishermen as they land, 'stiil there.
a sound was heard—so still were they | serving them with hot coffee and tea, | are seen the lone graves of allies and
| sausages and bread and butter.
India is showing marked advance in
| the temperance question. The Council
i of churches, including the Anglican,
| sented it to the government calling
| attention to the evils of the liquor
I trade and appealing for definite help
for its suppression. A wondrous chain
. of elaborate fashioning was presented
| to the Conutess of Carlisle by 60 mil-
lion women tetotalers of India. Bur-
ma also reported progress and in-
| creasing instruction in the principles
of total abstinence to the rising gen-
eration. 30 years has the W. C. T.
most that long been organized in fifty
nations of the world, 22 of which
| were represented at the convention,
{ coming from every section of the
globe—the five great continents all
being represented, while two thous-
and five hundred people listened to
their reports and attended the great
meeting. Madagascar reported that
the queen of that country had forbid-
den the sale of native drinks, but af-
ter the annexation by France the in-
of drunkenness.
Ceylon and Colomba is very hopeful. |
In far-away South Africa a marked
change in sentiment has taken place. i
Where the temperance movement a |
few years ago was very unpopular |
now both the powerful churches—the ;
Anglican and Dutch-Reformed have |
taken strong action against the liquor |
trade and the people are appealing |
with greatest earnestness to the Eng- |
lish government for definite help in|
its suppression, the W. C. T. U. hav-
ing been the moving factor in this |
change of feeling.
This augurs well for South Africa |
with its mixed population of five mil-
lion natives and one million five hun-
dred thousand Europeans. At the
other extreme of the eastern hemis-
phere comes greeting from little Fin- |
land one of whose representatives told |
us the fascinating history of its pro-
hibition victory. Then Lady Holden,
president of Australia’s W. C. T. U,,
added her big link in the long chain
of evidence showing the rapid strides
that interesting country has made. in
the onward march of the victorious
hosts against the world’s greatest
foe, Alcoholism, that which the Bish-
op of Croyden in his sermon in West-
minster Abbey declared to be “the
deadliest of the British Empires dan-
gers,” echoing Lloyd George’s famous |
war-time saying that England’s great- |
est foe was not the Hun, but the curse
of liquor within her own boundaries.
New Zealand, too, is rejoicing over ,
her advance. They won national pro- :
hibition in New Zealand last Decem- |
ber by a good majority vote of the
people, but owing to a certain tech-
nicality of the laws of that land they
lost it at the same time because two
other pending measures had not a suf-
requires all three must pass.
liquor in that “bonnie’ country.
Canada sent a large delegation.
They have now provincial option and
federal control of the manufacture,
importation and exportation of lig-
uors. The U. S. sent one hundred dele-
gates. ~ South America reported |
marked progress—the two presidents
of the Republics of Uruguay and Ar-
gentina being most friendly to our W.
C. T. U. and the temperance cause.
This being the case makes it easy
to gain access to the schools and edu-
cational departments of the Govern-
ment. They graciously allow their
finest theatres in the large cities to be
used by the W. C. T. U. to put on
pageants and playlets illustrating and
teaching our principles of total ab-
stinence. Many and varied were the
courtesies extended to the delegates
by their English hostesses and by the
best class of Londoners. A pleasing
affair was the reception given us by
the National League at which the Bish-
op of Croyden, Lady Victor Horsey,
Lady Stafford Howard, and the Coun-
tess of York were on the program for
addresses and these personages with
Lady Battersea and the Countess of
Portsmouth were in the receiving line.
So full was the week with the social
affairs, added to the meetings, that
Lady Astor's reception to the dele-
gates was crowded out until after
some had to leave city, but we had the
pleasure of listening to her give a
very pleasing address and saw where
she sits in Parliament—the first and
only woman member. She has an at-
tractive personality and her first
speech in Parliament was made in
favor of the temperance question. We
were taken all through the both Hous-
es of Parliament by a member, Sir
Alfre Yoe. Out on to “the terrace”
famed in novels of English life, and
where I, years ago, took “tea on the
terrace” with a now deceased member.
Again I was taken to the “ladies gal-
lery” and heard a number of English
statesmen speak, among them Mr.
Bonar Law. Before and after the
Convention the U. S. delegation had
a delightful time touring and sight
seeing, interspersed with numerous
speeches by some of our greatest wom-
en orators. When in Belgium on a Sun-
day afternoon, at ruined, devasted
Ypres, on the site of the - ancient town
hall, better known as the -cath-
edral, a memorial service was
held by our party, in which
many of us took part, paying our
U. been established there as it has al- .
. . ical Que
French has resulted in great increase | lcaines?—e
The situation in |?
| prohibition, in this blessed land of:
ficient. majority to pass and the law |
A cam- |
paign is now on in Scotland. Victory |
will mean stopping the retail sale of |
| the average American is taking on a
a— ese
‘ tribute to the brave
{and died there. It was a solemn and
| impressive occasion with the sombre
| setting of the crumbled walls and tow-
| ering ruins of the huge towers while
; we stood on the piles of fallen stones
and debris, left just as it was when
{the Hun completed its desolation.
| Little, if any attempt has been made
‘at reconstruction therein this at one
i time great city. We motored over
‘ miles and miles for a whole day al-
most—the devastated region in lower
. Belgium, visiting the sites of former
| large towns, now nothing but heaps
of debris and towering masses of
crumbled stone and mortar—the thous-
rands of acres of former fertile farm
{land, nothing but swamp ground,
. punctured every few feet with deep
| treacherous shell holes soggy with the
rains of many seasons since it has
| been lying barren and denuded. All
| this vast acreage traversed by lines
| of trenches and intercepted with dug-
outs and barbed wire entanglements
Here and there all over
| Huns alike, the difference in color of
| the tiny wooden crosses alone denot-
ing which—white for the
| black for the Hun. As we journeyed
ed his eyes and surpliced arms to high | recently passed a resolution, and pre- | On the train from Brussels to Paris
| we passed through the now historic
men who suffered
{ Valley of the Marne—still beautiful ;
lin spite of the ever recurring ruins
and shattered shells of houses and
town after town, village after village
almost obliterated yet nature has by
| now covered some of the desolated
region with a carpet of green even '
though tangled weeds it is largely—
instead of the marvelously well kept
garden-like landscape it was before
the greatest catastrophe of the ages
struck it.
winding little river and realized as
We saw just where the!
Hun succeeded in crossing the pretty |
never before (even when myself in
Paris at the time of the Chateau |
Thierry attack) how near the Ger-
if our:
mans came to Paris. What
splendid American boys had not been ;
there! It brings to mind the saying
of the French people which I heard of :
at the time—but alas how soon for-
gotten—“Who saved Paris?—les
- Ygrech Mmm. Cay
Ah.”, or in English “Who saved Par-
is?—the Americans, and, who saved |
the Americans? —the Y. M. C. A.” |
for, as was so well known at the
time, but as I say, only too soon for-
gotten now—the Y. M. C. A., by an |
almost superhuman effort managed to
get food to our men when the army |
itself could not get to them with it, |
and thus saved them from the faint- |
ness and weakness from lack of nour- |
ishment, which gone too long unre- |
lieved might well have turned the tide
the other way. |
It is a glorious thing to be a citi- |
zen of the U. S., especially at this |!
time when the eyes of the whole |
world are upon us. :
At the convention, the niece of Ol- |
ive Schriener, who was one of the |
the touching appeal of the little
grandson who said, “Let’s write to
looking to
What a grave re- |
lies fostered and sent forth across the
seas by the wets in our country that
it behooves us to circulate the truth
of the wonderful beneficial results al- |
ready attained in less than a year of !
ours! And that is the truth in spite
of the law-breaking by the Bolshevis- '
tic anarchistic, unpatriotic criminal
class of ex-saloon and hotel keepers,
and all others who still carry on illic-
it traffic of spiritous liquors, as well
as all those who encourage or condone
| their efforts to overthrow our consti-
| tution and trample and tear down our
| most sacred principles and institu-
| tions.
Big American Rubber Plantation.
i The fascination which the strange
, lands of the Far East have held for
more tangible form, now that travel
and business are bringing Asia and |
the United States into closer contact.
No article of commerce is doing
more to bring this country into close
touch with the mystic East than rub-!
ber. The rapid rise to supremacy in
the production of crude rubber of the
islands of the Indian Ocean, combin-
ed with the fact that America con-
sumes nearly three-quarters of all
the rubber grown there, has given
many Americans an opportunity to
peep behind the scenes and become
acquainted with the lands and peo-
ples of that distant quarter of the
Although the whole equatorial belt |
in that section is dotted with rubber
plantations, representing a capital in-
vestment of mearly half a billion dol-
lars, the thoughts of Americans nat-
urally center on Sumatra, where one
of America’s greatest corporations
has established a plantation so vast in
area and so highly developed that it
stands out as the greatest single
plantation in the world. This is the
plantation of the United States Rub-
ber Company, comprising seventy
square miles of growing trees, an en-
terprise marked throughout by a mag-
nitude and an efficiency worthy of the
best American traditions.
By producing its own rubber the
company is in a position to establish
a uniformity in its manufactured pro-
duct, especially United States tires,
such as rubber manuafcturerers have
long craved.
Marriage Licenses.
William E. Howard and Margaret
S. Heckman, Bellefonte.
Ralph Garman, Detroit, Mich., and
Ruth N. Powley, Warriorsmark.
Wassie Biager, Clarence, and An-
nie Malchiskey, Kato.
Lester R. Condo, Spring Mills, and
Sophrana Fye, Millheim.
John P. Haley, South Philipsburg,
and Ellen T. Mulloy, Munson.
Homer L. Neff and Dorothy E. Ru-
ble, Centre. Hall.
Andrew Martash and Marie S.
Koshko, Clarence. :
Russell W. Manning, McKeesport,
and Margaret Wolf, Bellefonte.
Torrence Eugene Weaver, Renovo,
and Audrey Bell Kuhn, State College.
troduction of the light wines by the | AMericaines, and who saved les Amer- |
rand other small fruits,
‘ says Dr. S. W. Fletcher.
! fresh fruit were made
Timely Reminders from The Penn-
sylvania State College.
Spray Calendar—(Observe one to
two weeks later for northern and
mountain counties of Pennsylvania.
State College extension men cover the
entire State each week and in giving
this advice, are fully acquainted with
conditions of plant growth).
First spray for late potatoes now
due. Use Bordeaux 4-4-50. Flea
beetles are becoming dangerous in
south-eastern Pennsylvania.
Second application of self-boiled
lime sulphur for brown rot of peach-
es, cherries and plums.
Time for grape spray. Use Bor-
deaux 4-3-50.
Celery blight spray due. Use Bor-
deaux 5-5-50.
Cottonseed Meal and Linseed Ieal
can be purchased during June and
July at a saving of from $5 to $10 per
| ton as compared with December pric-
es. Farmers should co-operate in
purchasing by carload lots, through
the local feed dealer if he can quote
Allies— | as low price as others.
The first cultivation of intertilled
crops may be deep without pruning
roots of the crop cultivated, but later
cultivations should be more shallow.
Weeds are best destroyed when small
and when the soil is dry. Cultivation
saves soil moisture.
Sour milk and warm weather have
a habit of coming together. Avid
trouble by cooling the milk quickly
and thoroughly. It is best to run
milk over a cooler immediately after
milking. When put in cans that are
placed in a cold water tank, milk
should be stirred frequently until cold.
If early vegetables start slowly a
little nitrate of soda is a big help. Just
a pinch around the base of each plant
is engugh. Manure water serves just
as well, but is harder to handle. Ma-
nure mulch is also good in many cases.
When pea vines stand about ten
inches in height, save land and labor
by planting late tomatoes about six
inches from the row. When the vines
are dead and removed your plot is
| planted to a good tomato stand.
Forage crops mean profit to the
hog grower. Results from 25 demon-
strations in Pennsylvania last year
show that where forage was used
there was a saving of 163 pounds of
concentrated feed for every 100
pounds of pork produced. Lower your
pork production cost and get bigger
profits by providing sufficient forage
Crops now.
Prohibition Puts New Life in Fruit
“What is the effect of prohibition
on fruit growing and fruit consump-
tion ?”
That question has reached such pro-
portions that specialists of The Penn-
sylvania State College have been call-
| South African delegation, told us of | ed upon to experiment with “compar-
tive values of different varieties of
the same fruit” for the purpose of de-
. America and ask them to help us , termining which are the best for the |
i close up our dram shops.” All the | manufacture of non-alcoholic fruit !
‘world is watching and
| America to see the result of
ligreat experiment.” i
‘sponsibility is ours. So many are the
juice beverages. Chemists in the
School of Agriculture are preparing
for seasonable experiments and will
extract juice from all varieties of
Pennsylvania apples, grapes, berries
just to see
what will give the best flavor in their
unfermented juices. In other words,
they will determine if the Ben Davis
is a better cider apple than the Bald-
win, and so on through various fruit
“Whatever may be his opinion of
the merits or demerits of National |
. prohibition, the fruit grower is likely
to be a special beneficiary of the act,”
“Last fall
there was an unprecedented demand
for grapes and apples to be used in
the home manufacture of wine and ci-
der. Thousands of barrels of apples
that were worth $6 to $8 a barrel as
into cider.
! While it is now impossible to sell ci-
der after it is a few days old unless
it is chemically treated or pasteuriz-
ed, there is bound to be a very great
increase in the commercial and home
manufacture of unfermented apple
juice beverages. Several commercial
plants have urged that experiments
be made by the college. A heavy de-
mand for by-products helps to main-
tain good prices for fresh fruit. Judg-
ing by past experience the consump-
tion of fresh fruit is likely to increase
about in proportion as the consump-
tion of alcoholic beverages decreases.
There is good reason to believe that
national prohibition may mean an in-
crease of not less than 15 per cent. in
the selling price of fruit.”
Get Rid of the Villa Pest!
If the new government in Mexico
sincerely desires to pacify the coun-
try, restore order and peace, and earn
the respect of the United States, it
will settle the problem of Villa by
bringing all its force to bear to elim-
inate him as a factor in Mexican af-
The new government cannot afford
to receive Villa in any official capac-
ity, for to do so would only give him
an opportunity to organize for more
mischief in the future. And it cannot
allow him to continue roving about
the country as a free lance bandit.
Periodically, stories appear in the
press from those who profess to have
interviewed Villa, painting him in ra-
diant colors as a patriot, but Villa's
activities reveal the absurdity of such
a claim. For the last several years
he has confined himself to terrorizing
and robbing defenseless communities,
holding up trains, killing passengers
and crews, and conducting a steady
campaign of murder, pillage and ra-
pine under the most revolting circum-
stances. This is not the work of a
patriot seeking to free his country of
tyrants, but it is the work of a semi-
‘savage bandit of the type that has
plagued Mexico for generations.
The United States has a standing
order for Villa for his part in the
murderous raid on Columbus. This
government has never issued him a
pardon. : io
If the new government in Mexico is
really desirous of the friendship and
assistance of the United States, and
of insuring order in the republic, let
it deliver up Villa as one of the first
evidences of its sincerity and ability
to rule.—Houston Post.
There's nothing in the world I know
That can escape from love;
For every depth it goes below,
And every height above.
It waits as waits the sky
Until the clouds go by,
Yet shines serenely on
With an eternal day,
Alike when they are gone
And when they stay.
It is predicted that with August will
come a color vogue for purple.
Novelties in handbags will be prey-
alent in early autumn, and among
those are envelope pocketbooks of silk
Satin wrought moire is advanced as
a fall fabric along with velvet satin
and metal brocades. Patterns in fig-
Bred materials are large rather than
Rust, a comparatively new color of
a sort of burat cream tone, has crept
in to the realm of neckwear and
guimpes, and collar and cuffs sets in
batiste are in line for popular favor
this fall. boy
What was once called one-piece ki-
mono dresses for little girls are being
prepared for autumn under the title
of chemise frocks and are developed
in knitted sweater cloth with contrast-
ing color knitted bands to finish neck
and short sleeves.
Pattern veils, the large veils to drop
over the hat and let hang low about
the shoulders, have borders of black
patent leather.
Wedding Gifts at Small Cost—
There are sure to be a great many
June brides this year. There always
are, and besides many of the after-
war weddings were postponed until
this spring. Many of us are not able
to give handsome and expensive pres-
ents, and after all these are not al-
ways the most appreciated, so let us
be content to offer that which is with-
In our means. If we are to give any-
thing in a present at all it should be
worthy from some angle or other.
Either it must be truly beautiful and
artistic, or useful, or both.
The bride of today rarely has had
much experience in cooking. To be
sure she may be the owner of one or
more cook books, but these will never
take the place of what I am to sug-
gest. Purchase a board-covered exer-
cise book such as the students use,
with good quality paper inside. Di-
vide the book into sections—breads,
cakes, meats, salads, jellies, marma-
lades and pickles. Now proceed to
collect from her friends and your own
tested recipes which have been found
to meet the requirements of ‘ present
prices and market conditions. Per-
haps one acquaintance will be able to
, contribute a delicious meat loaf or a
‘rule of individual molds of jellied
, chicken, and somebody else will con-
tribute a rule for sponge cake made
! with hot water in place of milk; or
| for various ways of using up sour
| milk. If each of those who contribute
{ recipes will also give a snapshot of
| herself, the book can be made most in-
| teresting. Copy these recipes in their
: proper sections, decorate the cover of
| the book with attractive pictures, per-
| haps taken from a cover of a maga-
i zine. A gift of the kind of fifty test-
i ed recipes which the bride could actu-
| ally use without fear of failure might
I’ be much more appreciated than a set
. of the most delicate hand-painted chi-
na which she would only use on rare
Another gift which can be made at
¢mall cost is a luncheon set of pebbled
oilcloth. Cut the large center piece
and small doilies out carefully, using
an accurate pattern. Select white for
the background. Purchase oil paints
and a couple of small brushes. Mix
the oil paint with a very little white
enamel paint of good quality, which
comes ready prepared in small cans,
Now decorate each piece carefully.
The design can be traced on with car-
bon paper and buttercups, daisies or
wild roses given their natural tints.
Dry the painted oilcloth, and when
soiled wipe with a wet cloth at any
time, as it will not do any harm.
A pleasing gift, which any one with
deft fingers can make, is a household
carryall. This is a daintily decorated
basket of suitable size and shape,
which the young housekeeper can take
with her wherever she goes in the
house to carry things to and fro,
which she might otherwise forget. If
she has her carryall down stairs when
she is doing her mending, each article
can be slipped into it and quickly tak-
en to their proper places when she
goes that way.
A very attractive gift of this kind
made to a bride was a simple market
basket bought for nine cents. It was
first painted white and then enameled.
The edge and the handle were gilded
and a bunch of silk fruits sewed near
either side of the handle, leaving the
middle free to grasp. The carryall
was lined with pink muslin, tacked in
place with long gold threads. The
| whole thing cost less than seventy-
five cents, and the bride who received
it declared that it literally saved her
miles of travel.
To remove grass stain cover the
stain with common cooking molasses
and let stand for two or three hours.
Wash in luke warm water. Repeat
the process if necessary.
To remove old tea and coffee stains
wet the stains with cold water, cover
with glycerine and let stand for two
or three hours, then wash in cold wa-
ter and soap. Repeat if necessary.
Oils and paint can be removed with
turpentine. All greasy and sugary
spots, as well as shoe pastes, may be
removed with soap and water, unless
the latter contains turpentine. Wax
can be removed hy first scraping the
surface of the spot and then ironing
over a blotting paper with a warm
iron. French chalk rubbed into the
fibres of material will remove many
spots. After applying chalk several
times, leave a fine layer on for about
twelve hours.
Cold water, ammonia and soap will
take out machine grease where other
things “vould fail on account of mak-
ing the colors run.