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" II I I I I I I II rdm ,, COMBINATIONS FOR THE FLOWER GARDEN I Canna and Salvia Form a Brilliant Bit of Color. (BY" EBEN E. IEKF(SRD. Every season I get letters from "WOmen who love flowers, and take groat pride In their garden, asking if I can't tell them about "something new" In the way of beds, or of some Zlew and desirable plants. They want g "a little different" from What their neighbors have. there are always new plants, ," the seedsmen call them-- and almost invariably these plants are troduced with a great flourish of verbal trumpets. Whatever adjectives used in describing them ,are quite re to be in the superlative degree, it is not to be wondered at that flower-loving person's curiosity is excited by what the dealers have to about them, nor la it at all strange many persons are tempted to th- in the m. Of course ode cannot anything as to the merits or de- of these plants until they have tested. Some of them prove to be valuable; ut, as a general thing, they are of ) little merit that we never hear any- about them after the second sea- Therefore, I have to say to those ask advice about putting their Into "novelties," don't do It, us- you have so much that you would mind the loss of what you invest. Here is a suggestion for a bed that "work up" well: Fill the cen- with "Crimson Feather" Celesta. it with Uadome Sallero Gera- The. green and white foliage of to bring out the brtl- coloring of the Celesta with tell- Such a bed as this is easily and is a little out of the com. Here another suggestion that will. out, give you a wonderfully bed. In order to secure the effects from it, it should be given ]Prominent location. - (enter of bed, scarlet salvia. this with calliopsis, rich and brown. the bed with scarlet and yel- Coleus, setting the colors alternate- or using a row of each. A bed of will fairly blaze with color The annual phlox adapts itself to lovely combinations. Use the pink, the delicate yellow ad the -white varieties together, and a veritable poem of harmonious These can be arranged in in circles, or planted in masses, suit individual taste. be readily understood, I think, I am fender of harmonious color than I am of a wide variety of A package of mixed sweet pea will give you red, scarlet, purple. pink, blue, yellow, lavender White flowers. But If you prefer, exquisite ohords of color, you have to get packages of seed in each cor is by itself, and as- from these the colors which com. most satisfactorily. extremely brilliant bed can be with the petunia. But don't use of mixed colors if yotL want the results. Fill the center with the or violet sorts, and edge the With white varieties. In "this way heighten the effect of each color contrast. If the two colors are scat- over the bed, in .haphazard lash- the effect will be too bizarre to be foliage should not be ctt off green, but allowed to wither and be removed. Transplanting or of the bulbs is best per- in July or August. If this al is delayed until the fall more injury or check to the new must take place. are hardy. They live in al. most any sell or climate, and may be left alone for several years after once being planted. A rather deep and somewhat stiff soil is preferred--that in which the bulbs succeed best; and if the position is one particularly shaded from lots of sunshine in the spring the flowers of some of the spe- cies retain their beauty for a much longer period than they would if ex- posed to all the light and sunshine possible. The usual mode of propagation is by off-sets, which should be collected from the parent bulbs and planted out separately for a year in 4brder that they may grow suflflcientiy large for flowering. The majority of the species increase sol'aewhat freely by this method and permanent clumps may be lifted, and their offsets removed, should there be a danger of injury caused by the flowering bulbs being overcrowded, ensuing from their mul- tipiying. The process of raising plants from seeds is a slow one, but is prac- ticed for raising new varieties. Seeds should be sown soon after being col- lected, in pans of sandy and rather loamy soil. Young bulbs should be planted in a prepared boeder, and do not require more than one inch of space. (Copyright, 1913.) MUSCOVY DUCK IS MOST PROLIFIC Size is One of Strongholds of Breed, But not Satisfactory to Market Young (By R. G. DAWSON.) We have in the Muscovy one of the most prolific of all the varieties of ducks, especially for the farmer. Young ducks marketed before Christ- mas time brought $1.50 each and year- lings $2 each. The size is one of the strongh holds of this breed, but they are not satis- factory if you wish to market them at ten or twelve weeks, as they will not mature so rapldly as the Pekin. How- ever, they cau he raised on about half the feed which the other ducks re- quire and they are very hardy and splendid foragers, We have raised large broods in the open fields, never feeding them. and find they are ver much like the tur- key in this respect. Those wishing an ornamental as well as the most profitable of'all the ducks will find the Muscovy satisfactory. They make scarcely any noise un- less molested, and are less of a pud- dler than any of the other varieties, and they can be kept where any.other variety would make anything filthy. They make a fine cross with any variety of duck and make a grand ta- ble fowl when crossed with the Pekin. We are breeding all varieties of' ducks and find either the pure bred or the crossed birds profit-producers. The progeny of the cross.bred birds will not breed and-are like the Cana- dian geese in this respect. The Muscovy is found wild in South America and Brazil and they are ex- tensively dctrnesticated in Europe, where they are bred in great num- bers. They live to a good old age, as we have one, female Ina flock eight years old and has won many first pre- miums. If they are not allowed to hatch their eggs they will lay more or less from April to November. They molt but once during the year, and "It re- quires five weeks to batch the eggs. T. R. GAINS VERDICT FOR 6 CENTS; EDITOR APOLOGIZES + CHASE FOR WHISKY WHIFF AROUND 1, ,Ik COLONEL ROOSEVELT SUMMARIZED, d. q. October 25, ]912--Suit for $10.000 damages filed hy Ilooevlt. , ' is chosenMndaY'to decideMaY 26--Caseissue. opens in Marquette, Mich. Jury of workingmen g$ Tuesday---Col Roosevelt goes an the stand tnd declares he was never , intoxicated. He said he occasionally drinks k)rndy, but does sot touch whisky except on orders of h|s physician. He also said he occasionally dk drinks champagne and mint juleps. + x, Vedneaday--Testimany by persons who accompanied Roosevelt on hi.q b ' campaign tours introduced to show COlonel is abstemious. rlends of ,[ Newett fear he hts cancer. + Thursday---Attorneys for the plaintiff trace breath of the colonel over Qr three continents withou getting whiff o! whisky. Former President Gar- " field's son and (]ifford PJnchot testify as to his sobriety. t Fridy--Newett'a attrney. declare they will tight even a penny ver- dict aga|nt their client. Court is adjourned for Memorial Day exercises. Roosevelt gnes on a long llto ride. k /aturdv--After more testimony that Roosevelt fs not a hard drinker, Ne,-ett apohgized to the c01onel and admitted h had been mistaken in . @ the imblicaJon of Ilo article in question. Roos"elt asked that only mm- @ Inal damages be assessed and received 6 cent. I I I I I I I W I I I Trlcorne Hat Design for Wear on Summer Afternoon Attorney Van Bensehoten. The lat- ter whispered, in turn, to Attorney Pound, and he turned to Judge Flan. nigan and said: "Vith the court's permission the plaintiff would like to make a brief announcement." The judge nodded and Mr. Roose- velt arose. Bowing to the court, the colonel said that he would waive the matter of damages save for the nora. inal amount provided by law. Speak- ing of hls purpose of instituting the suit he arld: "I wished once for all during my life time to deal with those slanders so that never again will it be possi- ble for any man in good faith to re- peat them." Here recess was taken and the spec- tators and witnesses relieved their excited nerves by moving around and discussing the sudden :turn of the case. Judge Flannigan read his charge to the Jury |mmediately after recess was over. Speaking of Col. Roosevelt as the plaintiff. Judge Finnigan said: "Certainly he has convinced the court not only that he never was drunk, but that he Is now and always has been a temperate and abstemious man." At the same tlme the court held that Mr. Newett, in publishing the editorial, "was not actuated by actual ill will toward the plaintiff and that he acted in good faith." But the" court held, the injury to the plaintiff had he not waived his right to damages, would have sus- tained a verdict in any sum up to the amount claimed in the plaintiff's dec. laration, which is $10.000. As soon as William H. Matthews, a miner, 31 years old, foreman of the Jury, reported the verdict as directed by the court, the court adjourned and shook the hands of each Juror. "I thank you gentlemen, each one of yo," said the colonel. "It was splendid, Just perfectly splendid." Matthews, smooth-shaven and youthful, said the urors had been much lmpressec with the testimony of each witness. "'After Mr. Rooseveit's testimony, I thirk we were impressed chiefly with that of Mr. Garfield and Mr. Rile," said Matthews. "The statement of Mr. Newett himself, that he could not doubt that Col. Roosevelt was a tem- perate man after considering the character of the witnesses, was Just koW we felt." The scene in the little mahogany furnished court room in the red couu- ty building on the hill overlooking Lake Superior never for a moment during the 24 hours  45 minutes of the trl, actual time extending over five days, lost its dramatic In, terest. Hour r hour. Mr. Newett, although suffering from a serious mal- ady and with pain always visible in his face, sat listening to testimony, given against him by former mem- bers of Col. Roosevelt's cabinet, ltt- era men, doctors, naturalists and others of national reputatiou. Ten feet away sat Col. Roosevelt, the plaintiff. The balconies and the seats behind the lawyers' inclosure were always filled. As 'ell as being unusual in regard to the character of the charges and the prominence of the witnesses, it was one of the briefest of civil trials? The first witness was Col Roosevelt, and the last one for the plaintiff was Admiral George Dewey, whose testi- mony was introduced by depositloE, letween them-were James R. Garfield. Robert Bacon, former secretary of state and ambassador to France; Gif. ford Plnchot, Truman H. Newberry, formerly secretary of war; MaJ. Gen. Leonard Wood, chief of staff; Dr. Lyman Abbott, W. Emlen Roosevelt, a cousin of the colonel's; George B. Cortelyou, Dr, Albert Shaw, William Loeb, Jr,, Jacob A. Riis and many newspaper men, all of whom testified orally or by deposition that Col Roosevelt did  not "get drunk" as charged in Mr. Newett's newspaper. o Marquette. Mich.Col. Theodore Roosevelt won his libel suit against George A. Newett. who charged the colonel with drunkenness and having waved damages after the defendant had uttered a retraction, the Jury awarded the nominal damages of 6 cents, provided in such cases by the law of Michigan. Each party to the suit will have to pay his own expenses. Judge Plannigan instructed the Jury to bring in a verdict for the plaintiff, which they did without lear. lug their seats. The climax of the case came like the conclusion of a powerful drama. When the afternoon session began the air was electrical with expect- ancy. Rumors were flying that the suit would be terminated. Counsel. however, remained uncommunicative, and Attorney Van Benschoten for the plaintiff, resumed the reading of depositions. It was noted, however. that he skipped portions of these, and even ignored the testimony of some witnesses who had made depositions. The next move was sudden. Newett Takes the Btsnd. "The plaintiff rests," remarked At- torney James H. Pound in a matter of fact manner, and every eye was turned toward the table where sat the defendant and his attorneys, Hor- ace Andrews of Cleveland and Wll- flare P. Selden of Ishpemin. "The defense will call Mr. Nwett," announced Attorney Belden, and a ruddy-cheeked man. whose color did not disguise the fact tlmt he is suf- fering from a serious illness, took the chair. In his hand be carried a manuscript. There was a shuffle of sound as the spectators adjusted themselvbs the better to hear and 0b. serve. Col. Roosevelt sat with folded arms at first, but when the defendant be- gan reading his statement he moved to the outmost edge of his chair, and betrayed an excitement which his rtgid Jaws coald not hide. Mr. New- ett was along in his reading when the Colonel, whose position seemed llke that of a man about to leap forward, lost the tense look on his fac. "It is fair to the plaintiff to state that I have been unable to find in any section of the country any individual witness who is willing to state that he has personally seen Mr. Roosevelt drink to excess." Editor Admits Hie Mistake. At this the plaintiff smiled, and, re- laxing, spoke a few words to Attorney Van Benschoten. The latter smiled back at hlm, The colonel broke lute agrln agaiu when Mr. Newett, speak- ing distinctly and with emphasis, said, with reference to the mass of testi- mony adduced by the plaintiff, "I am orced to the conclusion that I was mistaken." The statement admitted that a search of the country h been made to Investigate stories of persons who were alleged to have knowledge that Mr. Roosevelt drank to excess, but In every case e stories flattened out to mere opinion or hearsay. The llbel was published in good faith. Newett said, in the belief that it was true and proper information for a public which was being asked to vote for Mr. ROosevelt for presi- dent. '[hat it was true the-defendant said he never questioned until the libel suit was begun, and believed the assertion until the trial opened. No demand for a retraction ever has been made, he stated, and when the bill was filed against him. there was nothing left for him to do, but seek evidence and make other prep- stations to contest the suit. Forty depositions were taken in various parts of the country, but to use them, or attempt to use them, would be to continue an injustice which had al- ready become apparent to him and his attorneys. Roosevelt Waives Damage. Leaving the stand and returning to hi seat, Mr. Newett looked in the direction of Col. Roosevelt, but the latter was absorbed in whispering to Steamer Burns at Cairo, (!.sire, Ill.The :teamer ree States caught fire in Cairo htrbor and in a short time was burned to the water's edge. The boat waS built six years ago at Jeffersonvllle, Ind., at a cot of $30,000. \\; Reflatry Stamps Discontinued. Wahtngton.Postmas ter General Burlesou issued an order discontinu- ing the use pf'ths special lOeent rag- ltr stamp and providing that ordi.. nary postage stamPs may'be used for the rspaymut of atr fees. Leaky Gas Stove Kills Two, Lt C,osse, Vis.Mrs. Joaeph J, Blachnik and her infant daughter are dead and two other children are in a rltlcal condition as a result of being overcome by gas leaking from a kitch- en stove. ! Gibson Jut), Can't Agree. Newburgh, N. Y.The Jury in the ease of Burton W., Gibson, after 'delib- erating for nearly 25 hours, was dis- charged, unable to agree as to his guilt on a charge of murdering Mrs. Rosa Meuschik tzbo. Hat for afternoon wear, Trlcoene in "tote de rgre" tlp, oovePed with tulle pieatlngs in same shade. Long feather with vein of plemd tulle. CLEVER IDEAS FOR BLOUSES Delicate Net Waist and Corset Cover Are to Be Fastened to the Same Belt, A clever New York designer has made use of a Freioh idea in devising blouses of French net, known as tulle or blonde and other extremely sheer fabrics. By themselves, ae every wo- man knows, net waists are so delicate that the wearing of them is a some- what trying and uncertain proceed- ing. It is practically impossible to anchor them securely in any one po- sition. And there can be no such quality as "fit" because of the neces- sity of having them large in order to keep them from breakin out. This New York designer has got around these objections by putting a corset cover of lace, embroidery and ribbons inside the net waist and fas- tening both corset cover and waist to the same belt. The ribbons can be run in and taken out at will and the combination corset cover and blouse easily laundered in one piece. These blouses are a distinct novelty and quite an inexpensive one. Another model by the same designer is in white cotton crepe with a regular Montenegrin Jacket, also of the crepe, but with a Persian border. The color- lug Is repeated in the buttons and the bow at the neck. sprays of fine flowers and leevl. Lik the sheets, which at the right upper corner are engraved with the home ad- dress, the envelopes are of a sort o parchment paper in old ivory--a tone, which, at the moment, is UI, in stationery. Long oblong sheet of glasedurfa paper with a hlf-inch lap-over at on end and fitting into extremely narrow envelope with straight flaps, ar an- ,ther stationery novelW of th soasom These sheets and envelope come la French gray, cream and light brown shades and to match them are wo h six inch correspondence cards--also - with lap-over ends--ad exceedingly .o: narrow envelopes. A new idea in mourning stationerF Is the envelol)e In pure white avo for a fine ltne of black defining itS deeply" pointed flap but with a black tissue 9apor lining. The sheetS are merely" edged with black and the address e, graved in black skeleton lettering. CHIC AFTERNOON GOWN REALLY WILL WHITEN HANDS Mixture of Ytllew Cortmesl and KeY. osane Removes Coar=ene Within 8hot Ttme. For softening and whitening the hands vanity has another ass)stant be- side cold cream. It is th@ simplest of home remedies, and has the great merit of being far quicker in its ef- fect and less bother to use than the cream. It Is just a mixture of yellow cornmeal and kerosene. Take a handful of the meal, as one would take soap, moisten this with the kerosene as with water, and rub the hands as .though they were being washed. After this wash them in warm water. That is the whole pro- tess. Yet the resultS, particularly If one must do housework, bY which the hands are alymys coarsened, is truly satisfactory, No odor of kerosene is Ieft after rinsing, and, s/range as it may seem, the effect le exeellent on the tiny cuts and brulse which come with house- work. Of course kerosene and yellow meal have not a dainty sound, but the condition which they proluce la data. tineu, so that the important Point Is reaohed after all. CORRECT FOR WRITIN9 TABLE Stltlml'y IS Of the Da|tat Order, and Mot Attractive I its Complete. Seven by v and one-half inch shecs are fashionable for earrpond- enm stationery which, when doubled one fit into elopes deeply pointed flaps and of eztreme else. Tlse reeeMtcles se additionally unique because lined with pebble-sur- faced time paper sprinkled over with