The Exponent. (Ralston, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 16, Ed. 1 Saturday, August 18, 1906 Page: 2 of 8
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W. A. SMITH, rub!Ub«r
■RALSTON, • • •
NEW STATE NEWS.
Recording district No. 15 has 50,
Woocls county raises 75 bushels of
oats to the acre.
Norman entertained the district con-
ference o.f the Epworth league this
Cattle thieves have been operating
in the vicinity of Yeager recently. One
man lost 35 head by theft.
The Tuttle Minerals Mining Co.,
has been organized in the Chickasaw
nation with a capital of $75,000.
The Chelsea Fair association has
Increased Its capital stock and adver-
tised its annual fair for September 2G
The secretary of the Interior has
approved the McAlester bond issue
of $175,000, which has been under con-
sideration for some time.
A boom has been launched here
for John D. Benedict for governor of
Oklahoma. He Is superintendent of
the Indian Territory schools.
REAL VALUE OF SPRAYING.
In Fighting Disease and Insects On*
Should Not Depend Too
Much on It.
So rapid has been the advancement
of spraying as a means of controll-
ing Insects and diseases, that there
is a tendency to greatly overestimate
its value. It was only 26 years ago
that Paris green was first used for
the codling moth of apples. Not un-
til about 1885 was the Bordeaux mix-
ture used to any extent. When we
remember that practically all of our
modern spraying—its tools, mixtures
and methods, has been developed or
made of practical utility within the
past 15 or 20 years, until It has come
to be an almost universal practice
among the most successful fruit
growers, we can readily understand
why greater Importance is some-
times ascribed to it than it really
merits. Spraying is a new idea, says
Farming, and like most new ideas, it
lias been over-emphasized. There are
some old and a few new ways of solv-
ing the insect and disease problems.
Sometimes these other ways may be
better even than spraying, sometimes
they may supplement it very advan-
tageously. We should not forget
them in our enthusiasm over a new
and valuable remedy.
HIL LSIDEOR CHAR D S.
Advice as to Cultivation Given by
Prof. John W. Lloyd, Univer-
sity of Illinois.
Andrew A. Veatch is the editor and
publisher of a new weekly paper at
Newalla, Oklahoma county. It is en-
titled the Newalla Weekly Record.
At a meeting of Hobart ex-Missourl-
dns it was decided to hold the annual
state picnic (here of all ex-Missourians
living In Oklahoma on September 4.
The Tulsa Country club is a thing
of the past, the grounds having been
purchased by Carl C. Magee, a local
attorney, who will convert it Into
a country home.
The Bank of Comanche, which closed
Its doors July 28, has resumed busi-
ness. Dennis Flynn, who is a stock-
holder in the Institution, is said to
have arranged for its reopening.
During Its short existence, Coman-
che county has made a record as a
match-maker. Within the past five
years there have been issued by the
probate court, 1,348 marriage licenses,
or uearly one a day since the opening.
Some growers prefer to keep a hill-
side orchard continuously in clover.
If this is done, the clover is some-
times mowed and allowed to remain
on the ground as a mulch, but it is
probably better to disk the orchard
enough to make a partial earth mulch,
but not enough to kill out the clover.
Some of the clover will ripen seed,
and thus keep up a supply of young
plants each year.
Hairy vetch (Vicia villosa) may be
employed in the same way, either
grown by strips alternating with
clean-cultivated strips, or occupying
the whole area, and not cultivated
enough to be killed out. If used in
strips, the strips cultivated one sea-
son may be seeded the next season
by simply dragging or raking the
ripened vines and seed pods across
from the strips seeded to vetch the
preceding year. The width of the
strips on steep hillsides should be the
distance between two rows of trees.
Then one-half the area occupied by
the roots of each tree is cultivated
WHEN MOUNTING SEAWEEDS
Arrange the Seaweed on the Paper Un-
der Water, Making Use of Cam-
el's Hair Brush.
To prepare seaweeds for mounting,
float each specimen on the surface of
a bowl of water, and then slip undei
it the' paper on which it is to be
mounted. If the paper is not stiff, it
may be held with a piece of glass un-
der it, or a piece of perforated tin.
to allow the water to drain through.
Arrange the seaweed on the paper
under water, using a camel's hair
brush, and cut away with a pair of
scissors any unnecessary parts.
This having been done carefully,
lift out paper and weed together, lay
the paper on a piece of blotting paper,
put a piece of linen over the weed, on
top of that a piece of blotting paper,
and then put under pressure as di-
rected in handling the other speci-
mens, leaving them for four or five
days to get thoroughly dry. You may
change the blotting paper, and use it
again after drying.
Most seaweeds will adhere to the
paper of themselves, but some speci-
mens will require a little mucilage.
A herbarium started in this way
will give great pleasure to the collec-
tor, and it may be added to year after
year, not even despising the pretty
wild flowers that may be fouud in
every part of the country.
THE LATEST LAUNDRY BAC
tt Is Made of White Material in Pref-
erence to Colored—May Be
MEANING OF MOLLS.
On ttfe right side of the upper lip
a mole promises great good fortune to
A mole on the neck, In man or wom-
an, promises a long and happy lif®.
wealth and fame.
A science, or pseudo-science, of
moles has existed among the Pennsyl-
vania Dutch for many years.
A man with a mole In the middle of
his forehead has a cruel mind; a wom-
an with such a mole Is foolish, idle and
A man with a mole on the left side
of the upper lip rarely marries, and
such a mole In the case of a woman
denotes suffering. ,
A mole on the right side o* a man s
forehead denotes wonderful luck; on
the right side of a woman's forehead,
gifts from the dead.
On the left side of a man's forehead
a mole denotes a long term in prison,
on the left side of a woman's forehead,
two husbands, and a life of exile.
According to this science, no one Is
without a mole or two, and these are
some of the prognostications that
mole-wearers may draw from their
Still Seek "Treasure Island."
I "Treasure island" is still a mystery.
The steam yacht Rose Marine, which
left England In October, 1903, to
search for the treasure which tradi-
tion says pirates concealed on Cocos
Island, in the Pacific, has returned to
Southampton. Capt. Mathews, the
skipper, is reticent as to the results
of the voyage, and only says that his
belief in the project has been strength-
ened. The work of searching the Is-
land Is very difficult.
On request of Horace Speed, ex-
United States attorney, representing
Felix Grundy, Judge Irwin, at El Reno,
admitted Grundy to bond in the sum
of $5,000. Grundy is In jail at Tecum-
seh for killing Ed Tomlison at Keo-
The very newest laundry bags aro
of white linen; or, If one cannot af-
ford this material, cannon cloth makes
an excellent substitute, suggests a con-
tributor to the Chicago Inter Ocean,
possessing, as it doea, the wearing
properties and appearance of the linen
without Its expensive feature. The
ornamentation of the bag consists of
the word laundry in large and attrac-
tive lettering, placed diagonally across
one side of the bag, and embroidered
in wash silk or cotton floss. The edges
of the bag are neatly machine stitched,
then feather-stitched by hand. A cas-
ing two Inches from the top through
which is run a tape or ribbon adds
the finishing touch. The chief virtue
of these white bags over the time-
honored ones of cretonne and similar
material lies in the fact that they may
be laundered as often as desirable, yet
retain their pristine freshness. The
size of the bag, as a matter of course,
depends wholly upon the demands to
be made upon It.
Lots of people think they have been
cheated unless they get more than
their money's worth.—Milwaukee
The office might still seek the man
if the politicians dldu't blindfold it.
The Oklahoma game law permits the
killing of dove and plover between
August 1 and December 31. These
birds are said to be more plentiful
this season than usual, and hunting
parties are taking advantage of the
CARE OF CRAFTS.
Those Set Last Spring Should Receive
Attention at This Time-
Grafts which were set last spring
should receive immediate attention,
urges Country Gentleman. There aro
likely to be suckers starting from the
In a free-for-ali fight at a threshing
machine near Geary, Keys, the pho-
tographer, was cut in the back and
beaten over the head with a pitch-
fork. He will recover. Three boys
named Peters are said to have been
The Farmers' Educational and Co-
operative Union of America Clearing
House association of Fletcher, Okla-
homa district No. 22 has been char-
tered. The capital stock is $10,000.
The directors are G. B. Allison, Bright,
Okla.; W. J. Yates. Apache. Okla.;
G. H. Eberhardt, L. C . Ewing, C. W.
Compton, C. F. Nord, all of Elgin.
Okla.; Win. Turner. W. P Pierce and
L. L. Kibble, all of Fletcher.
•' t A- .
AN APPLE GRAFT THAT NEEDS
old branches below the scions, and
these should be removed, or they will
rob the new growth. The scions also
are likely to make a branchy or Ir-
regular growth, and this can be pre-
vented to a very large extent by suit-
able pruning or pinching. The Illus-
tration shows a graft after two years'
growing which now requires consid-
erable pruning to brlug It into proper
The dog days are days to watch the
dralnB. It behooves the brave wife to
lend them her personal supervision in
kitchen and bathroom. In the former
apartment scalding water and washing
soda must be-poured down the sink
drain each day. This effectually will
wash away all greasy deposits and pre-
vent odors. Even greater care should
be exercised In the bathroom. To de-
stroy Injurious germs all the pipes
should be thoroughly flushed each
morning with boiling hot water. At
night there may be sprinkled Into each
pipe a large spoonful of chloride of
lime, a can of which may be kept In
the bathroom for the purpose on a
shelf far above the reach of the chil-
dren. The attention given night and
morning to drains takes little time,
and not only lends freshness and
sweetness to the household atmos
phere but may thereby prevent seri-
When cleaning the kitchen range
wash off all grease spots wtlh soap
and water. Mix the stove polish with
turpentine and use a flannel cloth for
the plain parts, this produces a deep-
er polish, and Is much easier work.
Steel can be kept bright by rubbing
it every day. If any part has become
rusty through neglect rub It with sand
paper and polish with sweet oil ami
Children Thrive on Grape Nuts and
A Mass. physician has fouml a cure
for constipation in children — citing
fifteen cases—by feeding them Grape-
"Some time ago," he writes, "I be-
came Interested In your food, Grape-
Nuts, as a cure for constipation in
children. Having tried it in my own
family, I have advised it in fifteen
cases in which all suffered with con-
stipation more or less severe. The re-
sult has been absolute relief in all.
"I write this that other children
may be benefited."
How much better it is thus to bring
about a healthy action in the bowels
of growing children by natural means,
than to feed them with improper food,
requiring some kind of cathartic at
Intervals to overcome constipation.
Grape-Nuts gives energy to the en-
tire nervous system including the
nerves that cause the natural con-
traction and relaxation of the bowel
muscles, that propel the food mass
It is predigested also, and the blood
easily absorbs the food as it goes
through the body, storing up vitality
and force for the functions of "all the
Children especially, should get the
right start as to habits of living.
They should grow Into bright, strong,
cheerful men and women. Grape-Nuts
solve the question of the start; a
wholesome appetite will do the rest.
Children's teeth are benefited by
chewing Grape-Nuts, also. Your dent-
ist will tell you that a certain amouut
of exercise In chewing firm food, Is
necessary to grow strong, beautiful
Teeth need exerclBe Just the same
as muscjes, if they are to grow
strong and firm as nature inteuded.
GrapeNuts gives the exercise and
also gives material from which good
teeth are made.
"There's u reason." Read the little
book, "Tho Road to WellvlJle," In
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