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About The Maupin times. (Maupin, Or.) 1914-1930 | View Entire Issue (May 7, 1915)
THE WISHING ROCK.
' Benjamin was a cross little boy and
lid not play nicely with his sister,
Lillian, and one day when they were
sitting on a rock under a tree an apple
fell right near Lillian and she picked
"Give me that apple," said Benja
min; "I saw It fall."
Lillian told him she would give him
half of It, but that did not Batisfy the
"I wish It were hung on your
mouth," he said.
Up jumped the apple and hung on
her mouth. This frightened both of
them, but Benjamin pretended that It
did not frighten him, and said:
"I wish you had them all over you."
Down came the apples from the tree
and fastened themselves on Lillian,
who began to cry.
"I wish you had them on you," she
Off flew the apples and fastened
themselves to Benjamin.
"I wish they were all on the trees
gain," said Benjamin.
And away went the apples into the
Benjamin began to think that every
thing they wished came to pass and
be thought he would try wishing
again, so he got up and walked around,
wishing to himself that he could Bee
a bear, but none came. He sat on the
rock and began thinking how strange
It was, and still had the wish In his
mind to see a bear.
He looked up, and coming toward
him from the woods was a big black
bear. Benjamin's hair stood on end
He ran as fast as he could and the
bear after him. Lillian sat on the
rock, too frightened to move.
"Oh, I wish he would go back Into
the wood!" she said, and Instantly the
bear turned and went Into the woods,
When Benjamin came back she told
him how she had wished the bear Into
"It is this rock," Benjamin said.
"It must be a wishing rock. Let us
wish for a lot of nice things to eat,
And while he was speaking a table
rose up from the ground and on It were
candy, nuts, cake and Ice cream. Ben'
Jamiu began eating as fast as he could,
and ate as long as he could swallow,
and then rolled off the rock and went
to sleep upon the ground.
Lillian was not so greedy. She ate
a little of all the nice things, and then,
Ilka a good housekeeper, wished to
have the table taken away, and it dis
"Now, I wonder what I had better
wish for next," said Lillian. "I need
a coat for the winter." Right on the
tree was a nice, warm coat.
"I had better wish for skates for
Benjamin," she said, "for he will not
wake up for a long time, and it may
be too late for him to wish then."
She looked in the tree and there
were skates beside the coat
"I should like some for myself," said
Lillian, "but it is really too much to
ask." But before she finished wishing
there were the skates.
"I should have thought of poor fa-
ther," said Lillian, "he wants a cow.1
"Moo! Moo!" and turning around Lil-
Iian saw a nice, fat cow standing near
The sun was setting, and she thought
that they should go home, so she
shook Benjamin by the shoulder.
"Get up," she told him, "we must go
When Benjamin saw all the things
he was very angry.
. . "You do not wish anything for me,
- he said. "You are a selfish girl." And
he gave her a push which sat her on
the rock again.
"I wish I had wished for you to be
better boy," she said.
Just then the sun went out of sight,
and at the same time Benjamin began
to thank Lillian for his skates, and he
gathered up the things Lillian had
wished for, and taking the cow by the
horns, led her home. When they
reached home they told their father
about the wishing rock and said they
were going to wish for more the next
day. But he told them it would be
of no use to wish tomorrow; that the
rock was a wishing rock only once in
a hundred years, for one day from sun
rise to sunset. He told them he had
beard of It, but did not know before
where It was. Lillian did not say any
thing, but she thought to herself that
ehe was glad she made the last wish
before the sun went out of sight,
A New England clergyman of abil
ity has been In other work for several
years, and his son, of five summers,
has rarely seen him In the pulpit. Re
cently the little fellow heard his fath
er preach away from home. In vaca-
tlon, and took early occasion to
"Aunty, is papa a preacher?"
"But is he a real preacher?"
' "Certainly, Teddy."
"But, say, aunty, he isn't much of
preacher, is he?"
The cleryman will not soon hear
the last of this criticism.
Wise Man Like a Nail.
Why is a wise man like a nail? Be
cause his head prevents him from go
ing too far.
URGES COURSE IN SWIMMINQ
Every Boy and Girl Should Be Taught
the Art Offtett Evil Effect!
of Corset Wearing.
"Canadians know better bow to
swim than Americans, and Hawallans
more about swimming than the people
of any other country, perhaps," said
G. H. Corsan, professor of swimming
In the University of Toronto, while
In Washington recently. "Swimming
la the best exercise that can be had.
Relaxation Is one of the secrets of
the art of swimming, a fact which
explains the smooth round muscles
of swimmers and their freedom from
old-age wrinkles. A weak or tired
heart secures a much-needed rest and
thereby Is strengthened after an easy
swim. Swimming makes women ro
bust and the action of the sun and air
on the skin while swimming Is un
equalled by artificial treatment. It
has been demonstrated that swim
ming offsets the evil effects of corset
wearing and of the cramped position
of the sedentary worker, and It re
lieves us from the worry of drowning.
"I believe that every boy and girl
should be taught to swim, and that a
regular course In swimming should be
part of our public schools. I have
not the statistics at hand as to the
number of deaths each year from
drowning, but they are enormous, and
growing every year. This Is because
there are fewer young persons who
learn to swim than years ago, when
almost every boy In town or country
could swim before he was seven years
old. Most boys on the farm know
how to swim, because the creeks and
small rivers are at hand, but In the
city the boys and girls who swim are
comparatively few, for the reason
that those who learn are nearly al
ways taught In schools or gymna
siums. NEW COIN AND CARD TRICK
Somewhat Similar to Famous Japa
nese Trick Where Bricks Are Bal
anced on End of Stick.
Place a card on your forefinger, as
shown in our illustration. On it place
a quarter, half-dollar or dollar. With
the right hand give the corner of the
card a flip so as to shoot it away hor
izontally, hitting It neither up nor
down, but fairly in the middle. The
card flies off to the other end of the
Coin Remains on Finger.
room, and the coin remains motionless
on the finger tip.
Why is this? Why does not the
coin follow the card?
Other examples of the law of in
ertia are: When we strike our clothes
with a stick we beat the dust out of
them, and when we knock the handle
into a hammer or a broom we do it
best by striking the far end of the
stick while holding the middle loosely
in the hand.
An even better illustration of this
law Is that in which out of a pile of
coins the middle ones can be struck
away with a knife until the pile is re
duced to two. And there Is a famous
Japanese trick in which a number of
bricks are taken and balanced on
stick, and one by one knocked away
without disturbing the rest; the pile is
thrown upright in the air off the top
of the stick, crack! away the stick
knocks the bottom brick, the stick is
instantly dropped to the upright, and
the shortened pile drops in perfect bal
ance on the top, to be again thrown
up and lose one of its number.
NEW ROLLER SKATING CRAZE
New York Rink Manager Says
Helps In Modern Dancing Aids
Confidence and Grace.
The roller skating craze has broken
out anew here, according to a New
York letter to the Pittsburgh Dis
patch. With a dozen or more rinks
crowded and a twenty-four-hour race
on rollers attracting an enthusiastic
crowd the old indoor sport bids' fair
to win back many of its devotees who
have become dancing mad. On the
other hand, it has boen discovered
that by taking a few whirls around
the rooms on rollers you will learn the
modern steps. This is according
the manager of the largest rink.
"It's a strange thing," he said, "but
a great many of my patrons have told
me recently that they really never
thoroughly understood nor appreciated
the modern dances until they had
taken up roller skating. Proficiency
on the roller skates seems to give
them added confidence and grace
when dancing, with the result that
many who before were but fair dan-
cers are now really quite expert."
Which probably accounts for the
fact that there is almost as much
Interest shown In the roller Bkatlng
contests now as there Is in the one-
step and fox trot competitions.
Goat Used Wrong End.
Little Elmer had been for a week
the owner of a goat.
"How do you like your new pet,
Elmer?" asked his uncle.
"I don't like him at all," Elmer re
"He he does too much kicking
with his head." Continent
ONIONS RAISED FROM SEED
Industry Is Profitable If Proper Meth
ods Are Used Difficult to Keep
Clean of Weed.
Seed onions are of better flavor
and keep longer and are more profit
able to grow than sets, though some
fall to grow them in the home garden
because they are more difficult to keep
clean of weeds.
The best way to raise onions from
seed is by sowing the seed in a bed
or cold frame early in the season and
transplanting later to the row where
they are to grow.
A small section of the hotbed will
grow 1,000 plants until they are the
size of quills, or they can be crowded.
By that time the ground will be warm
and all seed will have germinated so
that the plants may be set In clean
ground that has been worked over to
kill all the young weeds.
If one lacks for room in the hot
bed the seed may be sown In a shel
tered place, an old brush heap, ash
bed or some place where the soil Is
If there is room to sow the seeds In
drills six Inches apart they may be
worked some to keep them growing
before they are transplanted.
When you are ready to transplant
them, wet the ground and pull the
plants and then cut off about half
the top and slightly tip the roots.
Set the plants from two to three
Inches apart In the row and in rows
of 15 inches apart. If very dry use
water when transplanting and every
one will live.
If the soil has been well manured
with stable manure or poultry drop
pings and worked over Beveral times
before the onions are transplanted
the rows there will be but few
weeds to contend with and the plants
will not be checked In growth.
Onions should be pulled and placed
to dry In the shade when the tops be
gin to turn yellow and drop over,
which Is usually In August.
ESSENTIAL FEATURE OF SOW
Besides Belonging to Prolific Family,
Animal Should Have Weil
(By J. G. FULLER.)
Although she need not be pure
bred, the sow as well as the boar,
should have marked characteristics of
the chosen breed. By carefully select
lng young bows from the most typical
and largest litters and properly devel
oping them, a splendid herd of females
can be developed In a few years' time.
To avoid any possibility of mistake,
the choicest bow pigs from the best
sows should be marked while they are
still nursing their dams. They should
not be penned or yarded with those
which are being fattened for market,
but, If possible, should be given free
dom and exercise1 In the open, where
a growing ration of green feeds, etc.,
A cement hog wallow should be lo
cated In a shady spot and contain
eight -or ten Inches of water. Crude
oil or coal tar dip poured on the water
will keep swine free from lice and
their skin In good condition.
are available. The sow should not be
as compactly built as the boar and
may be somewhat finer in conforma
tion and bone. When in fair flesh at
maturity, the most typical sows of the
lard type weigh 350 to 450 pounds. A
good breeder and mother cannot be
picked with certainty until she has
been tried out. Besides having the
proper conformation and belonging to
a prolific family, the Ideal sow should
have ten to twelve well-developed
nipples. The essential feature of the
sow is that she regularly produces
large, strong litters of pigs and moth
era them well.
SELECTION OF POTATO SEED
One of Most Important Factors for
Succeis In Industry No Waste
of Plant Food.
One of the essential and most Im
portant factors for success in the po
tato industry is the selection of per
fect seed stock from the hill, in much
the same way as seed corn Is selected
In the field from the best individual
There is no other way to get true
breed characteristics in potatoes ex
cept by selecting seed from the per
fect hill, and seed should be saved
only from hills producing a first-class
marketable potato In the growing of
which there Is no waste of plant food,
No manufacturer In this day of
economy could stand the loss entailed
by methods of manufacture under
which he was compelled to cull out
and throw In the scrap pile ZO per
cent of his product as waste, and no
one can expect the highest success in
potato culture who adopts methods re
sulting In a loss of 20 to 60 per cent
of his crop in culls and unmarketable
potatoes. But this Is what the potato
growers of the United States are,
many of them, doing today.
Possibilities of Pork.
The possibilities of expanding the
production of pork are so great that
we shall never see a scarcity of this
Waste It Important Factor.
The element of waste Is one of the
most Important factors in determining
profits in hog feeding.
SECURE BEST RESULTS
Lettuce Ranks High in Commer
Size of Seed Has Not Been Given
Careful 8tudy Until Recently
"Heading Up" Capabilities Art
of Much Importance,
(By M. CUMMINQ8.)
Lettuce is a standard vegetable
crop, largely grown' In farm gardens
aad ranking high In commercial horti
culture as a forcing crop; hence Its
Inclusion In these seed sorting experi
ments. Although a seed-bed crop, It
Is often grown In places where space
Is expensive, where Intensive culture
prevails, and where crop uniformity
and even maturity are of prime im
portance. On this account growers
now carefully consider both seed and
varietal choice. In some hothouse
districts only certain varieties are
deemed suitable for greenhouse cul
ture; and a few progressive growers
select only the locally-grown seed now
recognized as strains of commercial
varieties. Although many methods of
seed selection have been adopted, the
Influence of seed size has not been
given careful study until more or less
Since lettuce Is seldom Bold by
weight, a comparison of the value of
different-sized seeds on this baels is
of little account. Uniformity of ma
turing and relative "headlng-up"
capabilities are of more Importance.
The formation of good, firm heads,
making possible the growth of white,
crisp, and highly-edible center leaves,
Head Lettuce of Quality.
Is characteristic of a good quality of
lettuce. That good "heading-up"
characteristics are related to the size
of the seed has been found by ex
tensive and careful experiments car
ried on for several seasons. As to the
resultB of these experiments, several
points are worthy of note In summar
izing. Marked differences In favor of
large seed appear In the seedling
Btage, a point of little value In itself
were it not for the fact that an early
advantage Influences later growth,
Large seeds start the plantB off bet
ter; and great leaf surface area in
early life is of permanent benefit,
Moreover, heavier plants, better heads,
and greater uniformity at edible ma
turity are usually secured. In every
Instance and at almost every stage of
growth It could be seen that the plants
grown from large seed were much
more uniform in Btature and in time
and manner of heading. Plants grown
from small seed were very variable
In size and quality some very good
a few mediocre, and many very poor,
Some headed early, but most of them
were tardy In forming the heart and
In firming the head.
It seems reasonable to conclude
that a large sized seeder is a factor in
producing head lettuce of good quality
and earliness of maturity. In the
writer's judgment the lack of plant
uniformity commonly observed In
commercial lettuce culture Is quite
apt to be due to the use of seed which
is variable In size and consequently,
variable in value.
FEEDING ROOTS TO CATTLE
English Stockmen Feed Enormous
Quantities of Turnips and Beets
Best Methodt of Feeding.
Turnips and beets are grown and
fed In enormous quantities by English
stockmen and farmers. They do not
have silage because of climatic condi
tions unfavorable to corn. American
farmers who use roots to some extent
can wisely profit by English experience
In feeding them.
An authority advises that they
should always be cut or pulped, and
never fed whole to cattle. When fed
whole there is greater danger of chok
ing, especially with the last piece, and
also greater loss or waste by tram
pling under foot.
The best method of feeding is to cut
or pulp the roots and mix them with
cut hay, straw or chaff, allowing the
pile to heat for a few hours before
feeding. This has the merit of warm
ing up the roots, which are generally
a cold feed, and of making low-grade
roughage more palatable. Cattle fed
In this manner through the winter
come out In much better condition
than II given the same amount of feed
uncut and not mixed.
Eggs Develop Mold.
Eggs develop mold if kept In a too
damp cellar. The mold penetrates
the porous shell and makes the eggs
taste stale. They keep better, how
ever, In a cool, moist air that prevents
a too rapid evaporation within the
When rhubarb grows rank and spin
dling It needs rejuvenating. Dig It up,
cut the clumps into smaller parts,
plant them in deep trenches and fill In
well with well-rotted manure mixed
With food loam.
ELDERLY MAN "OFFICE BOY"
New Yorker Who Hat Tried 8cheme
More Than Satisfied With
A Broadway business man was talk
ing to a friend who was looking for a
good office boy.
"Cut out the boys," he said with
confidence, "and get an old man who
is willing to work for less than a
man's wages. I began It about a year
ago and I never did a better thing.
"I got the suggestion from a man
not In business, but a physician. He
bad ordered some article or other
which bad not come promptly and he
came in person to see about it. I
told him, which was true, that I had
been bothered so by changing my of
fice boys that I couldn't get it to him.
Then he blew out at me and asked
me why I didn't get an old man to do
office boy work and I wouldn't have
any more bother.
"It looked bo different at first that
I laughed at him, but he insisted bo
that it was the only cure that I con
cluded I would try it. I knew of an
old chap, honest and living with his
Bon, doing small jobs and helping all
he could for Mb keep, and I asked him
how he would like to be office boy for
me. He laughed just as I did at first,
but I Insisted on his trying it and he
agreed to come and do the best he
could but wouldn't guarantee that he
would be satisfactory.
"He came the next day and though
he was a bit slow at first he was al
ways ready and willing and In a week
or so I was so well satisfied with htm
that I wouldn't have traded him for
all the boys I had been bothered with
for five years. He isn't perfect, nor
1b anybody, for that matter, but he Is
reliable and honeBt, never soldiers on
me, doesn't Bmoke cigarettes or read
dime novels, isn't fresh around the
store, is always polite and Is always
"I pay him $7 a week and he Is glad
enough to get It, and he isn't so old
but that he is good for at least ten
years of duty, which will also be ten
years of comfort for me and the entire
store. I don't say that any old man
will be as satisfactory as this one, but
do say that nine-tenths of the old
fellows will make better office boys
than the average we have to put up
'Try an old man for an office boy
and see If you can do any worse than
you have been doing. Several of my
friends are doing it and so far they
are all pleased with the change."
Dr. Lucy Barney Hall, in a letter to
the women. of the Boston Business
league, said: "You can eat anything
you are Inclined to without injurious
effects." That 1b not true, unless one
is hale, hearty, robustious or has a
stomach inherited from a grandfather
who fought Indians back in the corn
bread and venison days. But most
stomachs are not of this kind. We
took lunch with a gentleman the other
day who seems as rugged and healthy
as a big boy, and yet he took only hard
rolls, tea and custard pie, and then
scraped the custard out of the shell
Another gentleman said he ate pie
every lunch for four days last week,
and on the fifth day he was laid up
for repairs, and then had to sober off
on crackers and tea. Doctor Hall Is
wrong. A person must be careful of
his eating. We are all constituted dif
ferently, each one as different In his
stomach as in his clothes. If there is
any rule that applies to all, and which
Is of Itself the best guaranty against
sickness, It is not to eat so much.
Twilight Sleep for Monkey.
Bridget is to be given the "twilight
sleep" treatment. She is a royal Mar
moset monkey, and the best in the
land Is none too good for her, accord
ing to the Huntington (W. Va.) po
lice officials, who have had Bridget
for a pet for a year. She has re
placed the Inevitable station house
cat. She Is about to become a moth
er, and everything is In preparation
for the operation. Bridget and her
royal consort, Joe I, a majestlo ap
pearing Simian, were presented to
the police last year by a carnival
company. Since they have been at
the station there has been a great
decrease In Intoxication In Hunting
ton, as on several occasions occupants
of cells "saw monkeys."
Burglar Phones for Police,
Shot In the shoulder while In the
act of robbing the Gleubrock (Conn.
station of the New Haven road, Ellas
Treadwell, with a long criminal record.
.s forced at pistol point to summon
the police to arrest himself. Tread-
well is in the Stamford hospital.
Robert A. Gourley, station agent at
Glenbrock, has been sleeping In the
ticket office for a long time to pro
tect the property against burglars. He
was asleep when Treadwell, forcing
window, entered the waiting room,
The noise awakened Mr. Gourley, who
ordered Treadwell to surrender. When
he attempted to flee Mr. Gourley fired
at him. Treadwell fell. Mr. Gourley
then made him arise and call the po
lice on the phone.
Wheat Extensloni In Australia.
Extraordinary interest In wheat cul
tivation has beeif aroused In Queens
land, Australia, according to a com
merce report, especially In some new
districts. A Sydney paper says that
the Burnett, for instance, will lay
down over 8,000 acres, as compared
with 1,000 acres last season. In other
districts, areas of from 500 to 2,000
acres are promised under the scheme
of government assistance for new
ground worked for wheat.
Your digestion, your gen
eral health will all be
greatly benefited by the
timely use of Hostetter's
Stomach Bitters. It is
compounded from abso
lutely pure ingredients and
those best known as real
aids to the Stomach, Liver
and Bowels. It exerts a
general tonic effect and
lelps Nature promote
lealth and strength in
;he entire digestive sys
;em. Try a bottle today
)ut be sure you get
Diseases Handed Down.
Noah and the other patriarchs didn't
have nearly as many different kinds
of diseases to face, because they
hadn't enough ancestors to hand them
down a variety. Consequently their
constitutions were not constantly be
ing weakened as are ours today. For
example, there Is no reference in very
ancient literatures to a cold in the
bead. The Greeks and Romans seem '
to have been the first peoples to suffer
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets regu
late and invigorate stomach, liver and
bowels. Sugar-coated, tiny granules,
eaBy to take. Do not gripe.
Paper Covert a Protection.
Undeniably, paper covers are of
some aid in preserving the fresh ap
pearance of books, but neither the ap
pearance nor the feeling of a covered
book Is agreeable. Still, for those who
have no objection to them, covers are
a good thing. Nothing Is better than
ordinary brown paper, except in some
unusual cases, as, for example, the
cook book, which, as every good house
keeper knows, should be covered with
HOW TO STOP DANDRUFF
AND LOSS OF HAIR
Here is a simple, inexpensive treat
ment that will almost always stop
dandruff and scalp Itching, and keep
the hair thick, live and lustrous: At
night, spread the hair apart and rub a
little reslnol ointment into the scalp
gently, with the tip of the finger. Re
peat this until the whole scalp has
been treated. Next morning shampoo
thoroughly with reslnol soap and hot
water. Work the creamy-resinol lather
well into the scalp. Rinse with grad
ually cooler water, the last water be
ing cold. Resinol ointment and reslnol
soap are sold by all druggists. Adv.
No matter how young a man may
be In his sympathies, he can't help
feeling more or less depressed, as he
gets along to between forty and fifty,
when he walks down a fashionable
residence street and sees some of the
samples of the future fatherhood and
motherhood of the race. Columbus
One of the most successful meant
of entertaining a man is let him brag
n hlmself.Afchison Globe,
HOT GIVE UP
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Last Found Help in Lydia
E Pinkham' Vegeta
Richmond, Pa. - " When I started
taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
compound 1 was In a
state of health,
had internal trou
bles, and was so ex
tremely nervous and
prostrated that if I
had given in to my
feelings I would
have been in bed.
At it was I had
hardly strength at
timet to be on my
feet and what I did do was by a great
effort I could not sleep at night and
of course felt very bad in the morning,
and had a steady headache.
"After taking the second bottle 1 no
ticed that the headache was not so bad,
I rested better, and my nerves were
Btronger. I continued Its use until it
made a new woman of me, and now I
can hardly realize that I am able to do
to much as I do. Whenever I know any
woman In need of a good medicine I
highly praise Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg
etable Compound." Mrs. Frank
Clark, 3146 N. Tulip St,, Richmond,Pa.
Women Have Been Telling Womea
for forty years how Lydia E.Pinkham't
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