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To be Observed Monday
SUGGESTIONS BY COMMANDER.
The Silent Camping Grounds of the
Nation's Dead to ho Decorated
With the National Flag and
the Spring Flowers.
Henry N. Nevlus, commander-in-chief
of the Grand Army of the Re
public, has Issued the following gen
eral order relative to the observance
of Memorial Day:
In 18G8 General John A. Logan,
at that time commander-in-chief of
the Grand Army of the Republic,
promulgated an order to the Grand
Army Posts of the country, calling
upon all comrades to observe the dutn
of May as Decoration Day to seek
out every comrade's crave and to
decorate it with the cholrusi bios
Koms of early spring time. Since
that time, by legislative enactment,
the 30th of May has become a le
gal holiday. Tills year, as the 30th
of May occurs on Sunday, the 31st
of May will be observed as Memorial
Day. Should there be posts who
have already engaged speakers and
made arrangements to hold services
on Saturday,, the 2Uth of May, they
may do so If they cannot change
without great inconvenience.
"For forty successive years the
Grand Army of the Republic has ob
served this day by visiting the silent
camDlnc grounds where sleep our
comrades, the nation's dead, and
honoring their memory by garland
ing passlonateless mounds with flags
and flowers and teaching lessons of
patriotism to all who may unite with
them and to the generation growing
up around them. Let us this year
do our full duty to those who died
that the nation might live, and with
tender hearts and loving hands honor
"Upon department and Post com
manders the duties rest attending
the fitting observance of the day.
earnestly hope and desire that should
a confederate grave be found in any
camping ground visited by the G. A
R that his grave may not be passed
by. but that a flag and flowers be
placed upon it. The war is over and
peace reigns and the Old Flag floats
over all, and though he fell in thq
lost cause, were he living to-day, he
would be found following the. flag,
Let us forgive, as the nation forgave
his comrades who survived him.
"Department and Post command
ers are reminded sft the fact that
their memorial exercises should In
clude attendanceupon divine service
in a body Sunday morning, May 30,
and that,4itf'aMed organizations be
Invitedto attend with them when
ever practicable. This custom has
prevailed for a number of years and
the commander-in-chief trusts that
it will continue to be observed.
"Department commanders will di
rect Post commanders to invite all
schools in their respective localities
to hold' patriotic services on Friday
afternoon preceding Memorial Day
and that comrades from each Post
co-operate with the teachers in this
CITIZEN'S 5 MILE HACK.
In hopes that every athlete will
read the following suggestions, they
are herein printed for their guid
First, before competing, or even
entering upon the course of train
ing necessary to compete in this
event safely, each athlete is ad
vised to have his heart examined
Second, not only should the athlete
have his arms and body covered In
his practice, but he should likewise
wear a loose fitting pair of long
woolen trousers, and he should have
his feet well protected, by strong
soles, from the pebbles and hard
road, and thus avoid bruises.
While the man running feels
warm, his arms and shoulders being
exposed to the cold air It Is very
easy for him to contract rheuma-
tism and colds, which will result
later in life in much pain and dls
The training should be started
with long walks at a rapid gait with
frequent jogs, and the distance of
the jog should be gradually In
creased until by the 15 of May every
contestant can safely jog at about
two-thirds his best speed the full
course of Ave miles without great
inconvenience. Ho should be es
peclally sure to cover up warmly af
ter his work, and after his heart
and lungs have resumed their nor
raal rhythm, and his temperature
has become normal, to be rubbed
down In a warm room, free from
draughts, after which he should rest
in bed warmly covered up for at
least an hour.
Since the race is to be in the af
ternoon, the best time to train for
this race is at that hour.
Tobacco and liquor should be
avoided, as no man can get in his
best condition and partake of these
things; especially Ib this true of the
young athlete who has not formed
the habit of depending upon these
It is singular how anxious a man is
to hide a scandal in his family until
he has committed a homicide, and
how anxious be is to rattle the bones
of the skeleton after the killing.
HENS AND El
How to Take Care of Lay
UAINT DEFINITION OF AN EGG
The White Mills Brooder Factory
How White Leghorns Were
Changed into Black Mlnor
ras in One Night.
You must keep your hen house
clean and dry, and your hens free
from lice. Look over your hens for
lice every few days. If you find
lice, dust every fowl with some good
Insect powder, holding her by the
legs and rubbing the feathers up and
down, while some one dusts on the
powder. Go all over her with pow
der. Repeat in two weeks. Do
not have your hen house too warm
early In the fall. If you do the
hens will get too warm at night.
Then when they come out In the
frosty morning they will catch cold.
Most roup starts that way. But
there must not be any draft through
a building where fowls roost. It is
a good plan to feed tho hens In a
warm place on trosty mornings.
How would It affect ybu to be jump
ed out of a warm bed on a frosty
morning to a breakfast on the lawn?
Better keep the hens In the building
till the run is well up, and the frost
gone. In winter keep them inlsde
till it is comfortable for them out
side. The hen that stands on one
foot or wades about through snow
or mud Is not the' one that keeps the
egg nest warm part of each day,
And every time you see a group of
hens huddle together to keep warm.
you see a crowd of egg eaters that
Is, they are absorbing their eggs.
Mr. Gill said to John Schneider
one day: "John, what is an egg?
John replied, "An egg is a chicken
Scientists have discovered that the
white ant lays 80,000 eggs a season.
How would It be to cross the white
ant with the white leghorn?
Three new brooders have just been
completed at the White Mills Incu
bator and Brooder factory. As this
is the first attempt on the part of the
new company, naturally they are
studying upon some new improve'
Thre is no doubt this company
will make good with the new enter
prise Being near the railroad will
save them considerable expense in
getting their material and also to
make their shipments. As this com'
pany Is young they have not been
able to supply tho rush of orders, but
they expect to equip themselves with
more up-to-date machinery before
The greatest object which the com
pany has in view is to manufacture
a brooder to save a certain percent
age of fuel; and at the suggestion of
one of our White Mill poultry rais
ers the company made abrooder to
his order. He stated that he wanted
a brooder, storm-proof, rain-proof,
fire-proof and also rat-proof. He
further Instructed to have the fumes
which are carried out at the- sides
to be evenly distributed on the In-
side. He pointed out to the com
pany where the fumes from the
lamp had been a waste of heat and
fuel. The company carried out the
new Inventor's plans to the letter,
And as soon as it was completed ue
at once put it into operation by
carefully preparing a drinking fount
ain, shell-box, a box of road dust for
a bath, and scattered fine cut straw
on the floor to keep the brooder both
comfortable and sanitary. The lamp
was lighted; the chicks were placed
in the newly-invented brooder, " and
now," he said, "boys, I have 'yours'
all stopped on the brooder question.'
He went away, leaving the brooder
to take care of the chicks until morn
ing. When ho awoke the first time
that entered his mind was the new
invention. So anxious was he to see
the result that he did not even take
the time to put on his shoes, his
coat, nor his hat, but with a quick
and cautious step he reached the
brooder. Carefully raising the cover,
to his surprise, instead of the twenty-
five white leghorns which he had
carefully placed in the brooder the
night before there were twenty-five
black mlnorcas. The lamp had
blazed too high and commenced to
smoke, and turned everything com
pletely black. Well, you have heard
about studying the chicken language,
and if you had been near when he
raised the ltd you would have found
It unprintable. The new Inventor
declared that he would shoot the son
of a gun, if he knew who exchanged
his white chickens for black ones
and after some of the chicken boys
convinced him as to what was
wrong, his wife says, it was the first
time since Ihey were married he-ever
made any kindling wood.
White Mills, Pa., April 28, 1909
Saved By His Wit.
One evening, -when the city clerk'
office was fall of men .seeking regis
tration, an Irishman asked to be reg
istered. He received the usual blank,
With the request that he sign hi.i
name. This ho succeeded in doing,
After a painful effort
Suspecting that this was the extent
of his accomplishments, an onlooker
called out to the clerk:
"Try him on another name! Let him
'"Deed, I'd never dare!" said the
Irishman, quick as lightning. "Sure,
'twould be forgery I '
Recent discoveries in Crete show
that the .wasp waist, the corset, the
elbow slceyo and the short spreading
skirt wero familiar to tho civilization
of that island four thousand years
ago. How Insignificant though still
interesting, bs'stde such a revelation.
Is John Colby Abbott's exhibition, up
on which these comments are founded,
of Marie Antolnneto's straw hat, which
iven exceeds to-day's "Morry Widow"
Its extravagance of inches!
In emulation of bygone dandle3,
en appeared at the London opera a
w seasons ago carrying ornate tas-
lied canes. The varicolored walst-
ats of the present moment are in
lval of a fashion, of the early six-
tltb, which was in its turn an echo
mtlny times removed or a vastly earn
Invention produces new materials
for the dress of men and women and
cheaper ways of making both the stuff
and the clothes. There are feathers,
lace and glittering trimmings for the
millions now where once they were
for the thousands. Practically the
only new thing about a new fashion
Is the fresh stamp of the generation
that calls it back.
Not long ago a writer m one of tho
literary papers remarked that the
average sermon was, of all creative
productions, the least likely- to be pre
served, and he called attention to the
fact that of all tiie sermons preached
only an infinitesimal part of them
had fouu.' their way into book form.
And theie are not read.
Why Is it that a body of men who
have received an academic education
extending over a large part of their
lives and whose training has been for
the sole purpose of expounding and
Imparting truth, should yet say so
very little that Is even worth repeat
ing? This would seem to be an un
answerable argument against so-called
As a matter of fact, It is. Suppose
there was a Whole Dogma of Swim
ming one would have to learn the
comparative philology of Hebrew,
Greek, Sanscrit and Latin would any
one ever learn to swim by such a
Complaint Is made that the aver
age American college boy speaks bad
English, and speaks it badly.
But Isn't his English as good as the
thoughts he clothes In it? Isn't there
a relation between what he has to ex
press and his language?
A boy gets his language chletly by
ear at home, but if his mind expands
and the scope of his thoughts extends,
his vocabulary at lead must expand
Ltncoin learned language because,
apparently, he had thoughts that In
sisted upon being expressed. Seeing
how thoughts were expressed in
Shaltespeare and the Bible, he learned
tho trick from the best schools.
THE SECRET OF
Dr. Woods Hutchinson of New York
unlocked the secret of general pover
ty in an address at the American
Museum of Natural History in New
York when he said: "What is killing
the people of this city may be stated
as overwork, underfeeding, and over
crowding; and two of these may be In
cluded under one word 'underpaid.1
The message of the church and of
medicine to-day to the community Is
not 'Give to the poor,' but 'Don't take
so much away from them.'
The world is moving, for sure. Even
Venezuela Is falling Into line and get
ting ready to advance with the pro
cession of nations toward better con
ditlons and freer institutions. As soon
as the dictator who had kept It in sub
Jectlon and prevented any progress
was safely on the other side of the At
lantic the people seized the opportun
ity to put an end to his tyranny, and
they are now rejoicing In a liberty
which they have not known for many
THE ENGLISH WALNUT
The rapid growth of a neglected In
dustry is suggested by the shipment
of seven hundred carloads of English
walnuts from California In one year,
bringing an average price of 12 1-2
cents per pound. Not many years ago
the home grown walnut was a curios
ity In this country. Now the groves
In full bearing are worth $1,000 per
A man named Brownell occupies a
dozen or more pages of Scrlbner's
Magazine to tell us that Edgar Allen
Poe was not a literary genius, that he
had no Imagination and that ho lack
ed culture. Perhaps, but will some
one kindly inform us who Mr. Brow
nell is if any.
There Is too much mystery concern
ing Cblna. Who knows but the new
Emperor may be cutting another
tooth? , Ana yec the outside world is
kept In the dark.
It is claimed for the Children's Aid
Society that 87 per cent of Its little
wards, In over half a century, have
grown up, to efficiency. The percent
age of success among the waifs is
said to be' higher than the average in
the population at large. X bint to
parents, perhaps, to make more of a
specialty of, training boys and girls In
the way they should go.
FATHER KNEW WHAT TO XS9i
A Child In a Subway Train Who Cried
. Once Too Often, x
An Italian with his wife and two
little children got Into a New' York
subway train bound uptown. There
wero seats enough, so the wife with
one child In arms sat down. Tho
man, carrying the other Infant, pro
pared to take a seat
The moment he sat down the little
girl In his arms set up a cry. She
wouldn't stop until the man got up.
For a time, as long as he remained
standing, she was quiet. The moment
he started again to be seated she
So he had to remain standing. The
child then reached for the cord by
which the signals are given from car
to car. It was too high above her
head. So she cried again.
Tho father tried to divert her at
tention to the straps as being more
worthy of her notice. But she wouldn't
be appeased. What was he to do?
Soon answered. He turned the baby
over his knee as he sat down firmly
and gave her somothlng to cry for.
A shocked look came over that little
girl's face and then, after a few last
howls, she was very silent.
Her father sat there with a look as
of one who has solved a problem.
A Narrow Escape.
When ' Mr. Hartman returned an
hour later than usual, Mrs. Hartman
asked him the reason, and his good-
natured face was solemn as he an
swered her. "I haf had one narrow es
cape from drowning, Katchen," ho
"How was that happen?" asked his
wife, as she helped him unwind the
knitted scarf from his neck. "Tell to
me It at once, Hans."
"It was at the ferry that I came
late," said Mr. Hartman, "from the
blocked cars, and the boat she was
just starting. A man he called me
out, 'Joomp! joomp!' and for one mo
ment I thought to make as he said.
But I reminded myself to be cautious,
and wait, and in one minute more,
Katchen, came a great patch of water
showing! Then I took holt of the
post whereby I stood, and said to my
self, 'Hans, you were the wise man
that you joomped not at first when
that man advised.' "
The clarinet has the richest, sweet
est voice of all the wood-wind instru
ments, although its sound does not
travel quite so far as that of the oboe.
Whenever, as sometimes happens,
there are two melodies to be played
at once, the clarinet takes the lower
of the two, while the violins play the
upper and more Important one. But
in a military band, where there are no
strings at all, the clarinets play the
chief' melody. The bass clarinet is
not so smooth or so sweet as the
higher ones. It has a rather choky
sound, though softer than that-of the
bassoon. "From the Drum of the
Savage to the Great Orchestra" in St
An Inopportune Interruption.
Prof. Brander Matthews, the bril
liant writer and teacher, was discuss
ing literary qualntness at Columbia.
In Illustration of the quaint, he said:
"A little girl I know was very bad
one day. She was so bad that other
corrections falling, her mother took
her' to her room to whip her.
"During this proceeding, the little
girl's older brother opened the door
and was about to enter. But In, her
prone position, across her mother's
knee, the little girl twisted round her
head and said severely:
"'Eddie, go out! Can't you see
A business communication In Arabic
recently reached a Manchester firm,
and when translated by a Syrian in
terpreter proved to contain a request
for the price of coppering "two water
sheep" of certain given dimensions.
The translator was confident of his
version, but admitted that he did not
know what "water sheep" could be.
For the moment even the heads of the
firm were puzzled, until it struck
some one that this was the nearest
synonym in the vocabulary of a pas
toral people for "hydraulic rams."
Report by a young English school
girl of a lecture on "Phases of Human
Life Youth, Manhood, and Age": "In
youth we look forward to the wicked
things we will do when we grow up
this is the state of Innocence. In man
hood we do the wicked things of
which we thought in our youth this
is the prime of life. In old age we
are sorry for the wicked things wo
did in manhood this is the time of
Portland, Ore., is called "The Rose
City." Her right to the title is borne
out by the most perfect roses that are
grown in the world, and every borne
has its rosegarden. Successful bus!
ness men are equally enthusiastic
rosarians, and exhibits of the choicest
varieties are' held' each year, not only
by the Rose Society and the Rose
Festival, but in the lobbies of office
buildings by the tenants, and' in clubs.
Popular etymology is always Inter
esting, even if it is Bomettmes inac
curate. There Is the case of the' lit
tie girl who, according to a humorist,
rebuked her brother when be was try
ing to drive a cow out of the garden
by calling "Scat!" "You shouldn't
say scat," said the little glrL "Say
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