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THE CITIZEN, WKDNKSDAV, APlllL 20, 1010.
ALFALFA IN ALL CLIMATES.
Has Proven Its Adaptability to Grow
on All Kinds of Soils.
While experts have been declaring
thnt alfalfa would .only grow In cor-
tain soils and in certain climates It
has proven adaptability to nearly all
climates and almost all soils, says Co
burn's Book on Alfalfa. It produces
with n rainfall ns scant as 14 Inches,
and in tho gulf states nourishes with
65 inches. H gives crops at an eleva
tion of 8,000 feet above se,a level, and
Jn southern California It grows below
flea level to a height of six feet or
over, with nine cuttings a year, aggre
gating ten to twelve tons. An authen
ticated photograph in possession of
the writer shows a wonderful alfalfa
plant raised in the (irrigated) desert
of southern California, GO feet below
aea level, that measures considera
bly more than ten feet in height. Sat
isfactory crops aro raised, but on lim
ited areas as yet, In Vermont and
Florida. Now York has grown it for
over 100 years in her clay and gravel;
Nebraska grows It in her western
sand hills without plowing, as does
Nevada on her sagebrush desert. Tho
depleted cotton soils of Alabama and
rich corn lands of Illinois and Missouri
each respond generously with profita
ble yields to tho enterprising farmer,
while its accumulated nitrogen and
tho sub-soiling It effects are making
the rich land more valuable and giving
back to tho crop-worn land the price
less elements of which it has been in
successive generations despoiled by a
Trellis Will Stand Alone.
A plant support or garden trellis,
such as shown In the illustration, is
very handy in the garden. The dou
ble form of trellis can be folded up
and takes very little room. All trel
lises and stakes shoud be gathered as
oon as the crop Is harvested and
Trellis Stands Alone,
stored under cover until the next sea
Bon. They are useful for tomatoes,
beans, peas, cucumbers, etc. Tho dou
ble trellis is built of two pieces of 2x3,
which are bolted together for each leg
and the top held in place by a piece of
string or wire.
A blackberry plantation If properly
cared for, cultivated and fertilized, will
produce profitable crops for 12 or 15
years without resetting. One great
advantage of tho blackberry Is that
this fruit is one that does not have to
come in competition with a southern
grown supply as Is the case with
strawberries and some other kinds.
The markets are often flooded for
"weeks or months" with southern
grown fruit before tho home grown
has had time to mature. This Is a
condition that the blackberry does not
have to meeL
How to Measure Hay.
It is diincult to measure hay in tho
stack, owing to the varying degrees
of tho settling of the hay. Good tim
othy hay, thoroughly settled In a mow,
occupies about 350 cubic feet to tho
ton; If partly settled a ton will meas
ure 400 to 450 cubic feet; while new
hay takes 500 cubic feet for a ton. It
is not easy to determine tho exact
cubic contents of a stack, so that only
tho approximate weight can be so-
cured without the use of scales.
Protect Your Machinery.
Do not leave your farming imple
ments out in tho woather when you
get through with them. If you are not
going to use them for a few days put
them under cover, as it might possibly
rain. Tho amount lost in tho dopro
clatlon of the machinery left in the
open would soon build a big shed
which in tho long run costs loss than
a smaller one.
Planting on Four-Inch Break.
Planting seed on a three or four
incli break Is like trying to raise u
crop on a rag carpot and vory discour
aging to a beginner, but at the samo
time through lack of horse power this
may be the only way, and tho next
best thing to do Is to make strenuous
efforts to get down deeper as emlckly
as possible every succeeding year.
Blame Poor Methods.
Tho man who always gets most
seriously out of humor with the dairy
business is U)e man who keeps so
callod dual purpose, unprofitable cows.
He sees that his milk checks do not
show a profit and ho is free to place
the Mamo upon tho business rather
than upon poor methods.
Of Interest to Women Readers
May Be Taken Out of Ground After
Use, Leaving Lawn Unobstructed.
For the suburban rosldout, proud of
his lawn, there has been designed a
rotnovablc clothespost which may bo
taken up after use on wash day and
thus the lawn Is freed from any un
The post and the socket base in
which it is held are separnble. The
latter is two and one-half feet long
nnd is driven flush with the ground, a
driving cap being provided for this
purpose. When in position the post is
Inserted and can be lifted out again,
leaving the lawn free of obstruction
to the lawn mower or other uses. The
potts are made of special high carbon
f SUPPER. J
J Cold Boiled Tongue
t Baked Potatoes
4 Endive, French Dressing 4-
ij Stewed Lima Beans, T
J Buttered X
Bread and Butter. jj;
4 Apple Sauce
I Brownies. Tea. jj
REIGN OF TALL GIRLS.
At Its Height Now, but the Small
Girl's Turn is Coming.
Brigades of exceptionally tall girls
practically rule hospitality all over
the country, declares the English.
Lady's Pictorial. They need not be
pretty or intelligent, for they are ex
pected to do nothing except be tall.
A tall girl season now means that
every hostess must endeavor to pro
duce a predominating impression of
tallness at her parties. Tall dinners
and tall dances become a social ambi
tion; small men find themselves sud
denly useful as' an effective means of
creating a contrast when semi-Amazons
must' be entertained.
There is no limit which can be re
garded as reasonable when once tho
craze for tallness commences, yet at
tho moment when with that mysteri
ous facility of the feminine nature tall
girls seem to" be looming up in all di
rections and edict goes forth that her
reign is over and the little woman is
in the ascendant.
Mon would seem to have rather In
geniously guarded against fashions in
height by becoming almost uniformly
of medium stature. Tho present pre
diction of smuller men need not be
taken seriously; from every point of
view moderation in inches has been
found satisfactory, now that we never
know from one year to another wheth
er women are going to be ridiculously
small or absurdly tall.
The GueBt Room.
Naturally, you will make your guest
room, as well as your wholo house, as
attractive as possible. But don't
crowd too much into it. Heavy drap
eries are a mistake in bedrooms. Plen
ty of fresh air and sunshine are need
ed, and should not be shut out. Don't
have furnishings that cannot bear tho
sun. A line soft matting, with rugs
for bedside, bureau and fireplace, will
be much more satisfactory than tho
most exponslve carpet A well chos
en wall paper, a few pretty pictures
some of tho soft photogravures or au
totypes, if you cannot afford anything
expensive a few bits of brlc-n-bruc, a
shaded lamp, a stray hook or two, a
vase of flowers, airy window draperies,
and, above all, if it be winter, a bright
open fire, will go far toward making a
charming room. If it bo large, and
especially if two persons occupy it, n
folding screen Is almost a necessity.
It may be as Inexpensive as you
choose, only it should harmonize with
the general effect of the room.
To Preserve a Bouquet.
To preserve a bouquet first sprinkle
lightly wltli fresh water, then piu it
into a vessel containing soap suds.
Take the bouquet out of the soap suds
every morning and lay it side ways
into clean water, keep it there for two
minutes, take It out and sprinkle the
flowers lightly with water. Repluce
it in the soap suds and it will be as
fresh us when first gathered. The
suds should be changed every three
days. If carefully treated Jn this way,
wedding or other bouquets jnny bo
kept bright for at lout a month.
HE DISCOVERED THE CULPRIT.
Announcement of Principal not at All
Comforting to Teacher.
One of tho women teachers wont to
the principal of n school In Quoons
borough the other day. "Mr. Mark,"
she snld, "I think you had better go
upstairs. A substltuto teacher Is on
duty up there, and I am nfrald she is
having n torrlblo time. Tho notso
Is so terrible the children down hero
scarcely can study."
Tho principal went up the stnlrs
two steps at n time, nnd the nolso
soon ceased. When ho returned to
tha lower room his face was grim.
"Miss Henderson," he said, "if you
hear any more of those noises lot mo
know at once."
"Indeed I will," she replied. "It Is
simply outrageous that pnrcnts should
bring their children up so they will bo
have that way. Did you find out who
the children were?"
"Yes, I found out," the principal
said, scowlingly. "One is your nep
hew and the other is my son," he re
plied, nnd tho woman teacher almost
collapsed. New York Press.
More Dietetic Facts.
Verily, the way of dlotetio righte
ousness is a strait and narrow path.
A big sanitarium gives its patients
tho following printed list of "Danger
ous Foods:" Cane sugar, fats, flesh
foods, Including fish, oysters, lobsters,
etc.; eggs, milk, coarse vegetables,
such as spinach, cabbngc, turnips, etc.;
condiments, including salt and pop
per; tea, coffee, chocolate, cocoa and
all alcoholic drinks. This leaves prac
tically only cereals, potatoes and nuts.
Tho skin nnd seeds of nuts are forbid
den; this practically cuts off cherries,
prunes, dried apricots, flgs, dates, rais
ins, currants and most grapes, unless
strained of objectionable parts. Peas
and beans are admissible, if passed
through a colander to remove tho
The Number Thirteen.
Does the number 13 influence a ca
reer In the army? is n question asked
by a Paris contemporary, impelled by
the fact that M. Oudin appears thir
teenth in the navy list at St. Cyr. Ho
has Just been gazetted as a sublieu
tenant In a cavalry regiment, declares
tho London Globe. Thirteen Is not
looked upon as an unlucky number at
St Cyr, for among those who have
stood thirteenth in the list are Mar
shal MacMahon in 1825. Gen. Bourba
kl held the same place nine years lat
er. Gen. Lavcaucoupet, one of tho
heroes at Mete in 1870, was another
13. Among the living generals is Gen.
Balloud, who left In 18C8, and has
since had a brilliant career.
What Shoes They Wear.
It is easy to tell visitors to the city
who visit the theatres by their shoos,
particularly the shoes of women, says
the New York Press. They come In
taxis, these visitors, all of them, and
spare no expense, but the women in
varlbly wear thick, heavy shoes if tho
night happens to be rainy, and over
shoes, while the New York women,
stepping out of their carriages and
taxis in the daintiest of high-heeled
slippers, come from warm, steam-heated
apartments In a warm carriage to
a warm theatre, never once thinking
of preparing for rain or cold by henvy
shoes even, to say nothing of over
Snakes In Railway Cars.
The railway station of Bragulla
(Servia) is so infested with snakes
that special precautions are taken
when trains stop there to prevent tho
reptiles from entering tho compart
ments. An Englishwoman coming
from Constantinople was appalled to
And a small snake colled round tho
handle of her traveling bag. The con
sequent search resulted in the discov
ery of several other snakes among the
A Painless Death.
A teacher in the factory district of
a New Jersey town had been giving
the children earnest lectures upon tho
poisonousness of dirt.
One morning a little girl raised her
hand, excitedly nnd pointed to a boy
who 'seldom had clean hands.
"Teacher," she said, "look quick!
Jimmlo's commlttin suicide! He's
suckin' his thumb." Success Maga
Women Could Stop Baldheads.
Women aro to blame for everything.
If they did not lovo bald-headed men
so devotedly, bald-headed men
would not be ablo to marry so easily
and baldness would be no more, for
baldness is largely heredity, and Is
transmitted by the father or even by
the mother if there Ib baldness among
her male ancestry, father or grand
fathers, as far back us Noah.
Test for Drinking Water.
To ascertain if wator Is free from
organic pollution, place n lump of
sugar in a bottlo nearly full nnd cork
up. If, after thus excluding the nlr
and keeping the bottlo in the light for
two or three days, the milky cloud is
apparont, but tho wator remains
clear, then it may bo considered free
from tho phosphates with which sew
age water is impregnated.
Innovations In the Vatican,
In his npartments in tho Vatican
the pope hnB a pluno and a pianola.
Those are innovations. Tho violin is
also a favorlto instrument of tho pope
and in his younger days he was con
sidered a master of the bow. The De
lineator. Bible Chapters.
Tho Bible chapters number 1,189
of which 928 are in the Old Testament
and 260 in the New.
Suggestions About Compound
ing Oily Creams and Lotions
A Complexion Secret Flabby
Skin Relaxed Throat Reolpe
for Dandruff Bedtime Toilet.
In this season, whon grenso in .vari
ous forms Is essential to tho preserva
tion of good looks, It may bo valuable
to know how to combine cosmetic
For Instance, few aro difficult to
compound, but carelessness may
cnuso failuro with even the simplest.
Too much attention cannot be given
to reducing white wax and spermaceti
to the proper temperature. Theso
form tho basis of almost all cold
creams, and on their manipulation de
pends success. They are naturally
hard and must bo softenod by warm
ing slightly. If they become hot tho
chances are that they will not again
harden to the desired consistency, aa
the fats will have passed through a
chemical change. Also they must not
come In contact with any metal ex
cept pure silver. Tin or Iron affects
In this process the proper method
or softening is to break both wax and
spermaceti Into small pieces about
tho same size, so they will melt even
ly. Tho bits aro put Into a china or
glaBs vessel, which Is set In hot water.
This will heat the vossel, and tho con
tents will soften gradually.
When almond or other oil Is to bo
added pour It into the mixture whllo
the vessel is still In the hot water. As
soon as the oil has been added re
move the cup from tho heat, and boat
In tho other ingredients slowly with
a silver fork. If the mixture shows
signs of hardening before the cream
is finished, return the cup to tho hot
water for several seconds. This may
be repeated several times.
All perfumed oils and essences aro
ndded last, lest heat lessen the odor.
The secret of making creams lies
in mixing the Ingredients slowly and
beating constantly. There Is always a
combination of elements difficult to
mix, as, for example, rose water with
fats. If the former is poured in bulk
into the liquid fats they will not ab
sorb it, but will harden alone, leaving
the rose water on the surface. Tho
same quantity of fats will take an
enormous amount of sweet water if
the latter Is added drop by drop.
Margaret Mixter, in New York Tele
gram. Flabby Skin.
Daily applications of almond milk
are good for flabby skin. The milk is
made by blanching thirty good sized
Jordan almonds and pounding them
In a mortar with half a pint of rose
water. A small teaspoonful of granu
lated sugar Is put with the nuts to
bind the oil and water. Tho process
of blending is a long one, for the wa
ter Is added hardly more than drop
by drop until the nuts aro reduced to
powder. The preparation then stands
over night, when it is strained through
muslin. An even teaspoonful of pow
dered alum is then dissolved in rose
water, Just enough to make a solution,
and tho two nre added to the milk.
This Is used freely with massage for
the face, the milk drying on.
A Complexion Secret.
Persian ladles, who aro said to have
complexions whose bloom and velvety
softnesB are simply wonderful, uso
no cream or ointment on their faces.
Instead, they apply, half an hour bo
fore their dally bath, a coating of
white of egg. When this has com
pletely dried it Is sponged off with
tepid water, to which Is added a llttlo
tincture of benzoin, and then the skin
Is sponged over with cold milk. The
white of egg cleanses the skin, and
the treatment described removes all
Impurities from" tho comploxlon, leav
ing it smooth ami soft as that of a
Tho French woman attaches as
much Importance to her bedtime toilet
ns to that of tho morning. She nevor
tumbles Into bed without removing
the soil of tho day, as so many Ameri
can women do, and that Is one reason
why she always looks so perfectly
groomed. As a child Rho was taught
tho importance of retiring sweet and
clean, and as she grow older ono de
tail after another was gradually add
ed to her night toilet. Thus, tho night
ly cororaonies boc.-uno mechanical,
and it would bo hardor for hor to
omit them than for an unaccustomed
person to perform them.
Tannic acid, one ounce; glycerine,
four ounces; rub together and warm
slightly, till thoroughly mixed; paint
tho back of tho throat with tils ap
plied on a caraol's-halr brush sevoral
times a day; this rarely fails to euro.
It 1b also most useful to point tho
throat with this in eases of whooping
cough; it should not be used Tery
Recipe for Dandruff.
The following old-fashioned recipo
will drive a-way dandruff. Kirat boil
in a stone Jar, stood in a pan of hot
water, half a pint of rose water and
one-quarter ounce of sassafras wood.
Lot this stand till cold, then add a
small wineglass of alcohol and ono
dram of pearlasa. Apply to tho scalp
"The Auld Brig o' Doon."
Lord Itosoborry has dono well to
protest against tho proposed demoli
tion of tho Brig of Ayr. The town
council of Ayr calls It rebuilding. But
ns Lord Itosoborry says, the resources
of engineering sl ould bo ndequato to
preserve n structuro which Is almost
sacred. Indeed, were there no senti
ment loft for BurnB In the land ho
did so much to celebrate, tho accus
tomed cannlncss of tho Scot should
suffice to save a landmark that Is
yearly coined Into good money. How
many travelers would care a rap for
Ayr without the old bridge? Provi.
Tho father of Judgo W. II. Wad
hams had a chicken-coop and a dog
and a stnblo hand. It began to look
to Mr. Wadhnms ns though some ono
had discovered tho combination. So
ho kept tho coop and the stable hand,
but he got a new dog. Next day the
bent old negro who groomed the Wad
hams horses came to him. "You los'
you affection foh mo, boss?" he asked.
"No, Sclplo," said Mr. Wadhams. "I
like you as well as ever. "Then,"
said Sclplo, peevishly, "w'yn't you tia
Old Hover In de chicken-coop, 'stid ol
dnt now dorg?"
Feeding School Children.
Profiting by the experience of sev
eral American cities which provido
food at cost for their school children,
the London county council has about
decided on a similar system in some
of tho schools of tho metropollts. Par
ents having asked that meals bo sup
piled at school to their children who
nre not "necessitous," tho county
council authorities aro planning to
grant the applications, payment to be
made in advance, the charge to bo
calculated to the nearest farthing."
Baby vs. Art.
The greatest living tenor was call
ing on some valued acquaintances
and as an unusual mark of favor offer
ed to sing something. "Thank you so
much," said his hostess sweetly, "but
I'm afraid you'd wake baby."
Knlcker. What is Smith's idea of
Bocker. He doesn't think anybody
else can do a thing ho can do, and he
doesn't think anybody else can do a
thing he can't do.
"My husband Is 111 in bed this morn
ing," said the wife of the railroad
magnate. "It's a periodical attack,"
Bhe added, pointing to tho latest num
ber of the Muckrakers Magazine.
"Helen," said her mother, "if you
are naughty you can't go to heaven."
"Well," said Helen, "I can't expect
to go everywhere. I went to 'Uncle
Tom's Cabin' once, and to the circus
ncss and ResLContalns nt iter
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lacSiraile Signature of
Exact Copy of Wrapper.
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A strange Instance of tho caro and
mlnutoncss with which the human
body Is now studied, In tho effort to
understand its powers and functions
better, is furnished by a paper read
recently at a meeting of the Itoynl so
ciety in London on tho "flapldlty of
the Nervous Impulse In Tall and Short
Individuals." Even tho difference in
time required for a "nerve telegram"
to traverse the bodies of different por
sons Is regarded as n matter of sci
A scries of observations has shown
that tho length of tho nerve does not
nfTert the velocity with which an im
pulse passes between the brain and
tho extremities, and consequently that
more than If It Is short. It follows
that a short man should feel a step
on his corns quicker thnn a tall man;
but the difference Is so slight that tho
offender has no better chance of es
cape In ono case than In the other..
The Sunday Magazine.
A New Jersey man has been ar
rested 33 times for beating his wife,
and he says ho is proud of his record.
A wife who will stay around to bo
beaten 33 times probably ought to be
beaten, hence the gentleman's pride.
Attention is called to tne STKENGTH
The FINANCIER of New York
Citv has published a ROLL Ob
IIO'NOR of the 11,470 State Banks
and Trust Companies of United
States. In this list the WAYNE
COUNTY SAVINGS BANK
Stands 38th in the United States
Stands 10th in Pennsylvania.
Stands FIRST in Wayne County.
Capital, Surplus, $455,000.00
Total ASSETS, $2,733,000.00
Honesdale, Pa.. May 29, 1908.
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