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It will pay every farmer or every farmer's wife 
to sit right down and write for Sliarples "Bus- 
iness Dairying. ' ' This valuable book contains in- 
formation that can be found in no other book, 
and will help any dairyman to make his 
business more profitable. It tells 
How to Feed, What to Feed, How 
to Care for Feed, What Foods Pro- 
duce Greatest Amount of Milk, How 
to Care for the Dairy Cow in the way 
to get best results, and the whole book 
is practical. To get all the good out of 
your milk you should of course use 


It is not only g^iaranteed to more than pay 

for itself annually, but the ease with which 

you can skim, the low can, the self -oiling 

bearings, the simple Tubular bowl with only 

one little part inside to wash, the moderate 

price, are all points you should know about. Send today 

for the free "Business Dairying" and full information 

about the Sharpies Tubular, giving number of cows 

you keep. Ask for booklet G. 222 

Mrs. J. Renken, Trenton, la., s»ys "We cleared |100.00 in six 
months off seven cows." 


Toronto, Can. WEST CHESTER, PA. Ohloago, III. 

Three Minutes Does It. 

Richfield, Pa., May 8, 1907. 
Gentlemen: — Two weeks ago I bought 
a Tubular Separator which proves very 
satisfactory. It runs very easy and is 
so easy to wash that my daughter (not 
twelve years of age yet) wases It in 
three minutes time without any help. 


Sad Waste Through Delay. 

Conoquenessing, Pa., May 6, 1907. 
Gentlemen: — I am very sorry I did not 
buy a Tubular when I started in to 
farm. I have thrown out the price of 
three and one-half No. 4 Tubulars. I 
will say, in short, that you could not 
buy mine if I could not get another. 




:the banktthat has2grown up with p.ttsburgh. 
;jESf5t£i.l3lxslxe€lL XSXO 

Rank of Pittsburg^h 

Oldest Bank in the United States, West of the Alleghany Mountains 



This Hank wa^ornjuni/iid when Pittsbxirg'K "was a village 

of less tliiui .'iiMD mil il);i:iiits. l'"()r aliiK^st One Hundred Years it lias 
been till.' (luposilory I'oi- Imlivi'liials, Firaiw, (.'orporat ions miil dIIht I)aii!-;s, 
audlias l)e(Mi so (.listiuLfnislicd by the sound (■oiisfr\"ati>ni of its iiiana_m'nient 
and its c()ns|)ic'ir)iis stren^lh in periods of finaurial stress that it lias been 
known ar/ihc "Financial Gibraltar.** 

It is equipped hir all branrlu^s of modern l)ankin_i;' and invites the busi- 
ness of Orangers and Grange BanKs. 

STATEMENT MAY 20, 1907. 

Loans and investments $18,961,133.23 

Clearing House Cliecks 485,379.10 

Due from Banks 3,299,189.09 

Cash in Vaults 2,460,239.84 

Capital Stock $2,400,000.00 

Surplus and Undivided Profits, 2,803, 340. 64 

Circulation 2,167,497.50 

Deposits 17,835,103.12 

$25,205,941.26 $25,205,941.26 


WILSON A. SHAW, President 
JOSEPH R. PAULL, Vice-President W, F. BICKEL, Cashier 

J. M. RUSSELL, First Assistant Cashiep J. D. AYRES, Asst. Cashier 

W. L. JACK, Assistant Cashier GEO. F. WRIGHT, Auditor 



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It will pay evety farmer or every farmer's wife 

to sit right down and write for Sharpies '^Btts- 

ioibss Dairying." Thisvaliiable book containsin- 

formation that can be found in no other bpok, 

and will heljp any dairyman to make his 

businesis more profitable. It tells 

How to Feed, What to Feed, How 

to Care for Feed, What Foods Fto- 

dtice Greatest Amount of Milk, How 

to Care for the Dairy Cow in the way 

to get best results, and the whole book 

is practical. To get all the good but of 

your milk you should of course use 




It Is not only gfuaranteed to more than pay 

for itself annually, but the ease with which 

you can skim, the low can, the self -oiling 

bfearihgs, the simple Tubular bowl with only 

one little part inside to wash, the moderate 

, price, are all points you should know about. Send today 

for the free /'Business Dairying" and full information 

about the Sharpies Tubular, giving number of cows 

yoli keep. Ask for booklet G. 222 


Mrs. J. Benken, Trenton, la., SAys "We cleared 1100.00 in bUe 
months off seven oowB." 


ToroBto* San. 

Three Mimites Doe$ ft. " "^ 

Klchfleid, Pa., May 8, 1907. 

Q«ntlemen: — ^Two vre^aa ago I bought 
a Tubular Separator whlcb proves very 
satisfactory. It runs very easy and Is 
80 easy tx> wasb that my daughter (not 
twelve years of age yet) waiseg It In 
three minutes time without any help. 



|SadWa$te Throagli Dday^ 

Conoquenessing, Pa., May 6, 1907. 
Gentlemen: — ^I am very sorry I did not 
buy a Tubular "wihen I started In iJO 
farm. I have thrown out the price of 
three and one- half No. 4 Tubulars. I 
will aay. In short, that you Hjould not 
ibuy *mine If I could not get another. 


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:the bank-that hasigrown up with Pittsburgh. 

Rank of Pittsburg^h 

JL/Natlortal A AsS>so elation ^w^ 

Oldest Bank in the United States, West of the Alleghany Mountains 

This Baak was orgaaized when PittsbtirgK wolS a village 

of less than 5000 inhabitants. For almost One Hundred Years it has 
been the depository for Individuals, Firms, Corporations and other Banks, 
and has been so distinguished by the sound conservatism of its management 
and its conspicuous strength in periods of financial stress that it has been 
known as the "Financial Gibraltar." 

It is equipped for all branches of modern banking and invites the busi- 
ness of Grangers and Grange BanKs. 

STATEMENT MAY 20, 1907. 

Loans and investments $18,961,133.23 

Clearing House Checks 485,379.10 

Due from Banks 3,299,189.09 

CSash in Vaults 2,460,239.84 

Capital Stock $2,400,000.00 

Surplus and Undivided Proflts,2,803,340.64 

Circulation 2,167,497.50 

Deiposits 17,835,103.12 




WILSON A. SHAW, President 
JOSEPH R. PAULL, Vice-President W. F. BICKEL, Cashier 

J. M. RUSSELL, First Assistant Cashier J. D. AYRES, Asst. Cashier 

W. L. JACK, Assistant Cashier GEO. F. WRIGHT, Auditor 


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'*God thot to give the sweetest thing 

In His almighty power 
To Earth ; and deeply pondering 

What it should be, one hour 
In fondest joy and love of heart 

Outweighing every other, 
He moved the gates of Heaven apart 

And gave to Earth a mother/ 

Vvixlx'^M Ixg the Vmns^]vmm State ©rsirge 

for the Patrons of R .nnsylvania and our neighbors In New Jersey, New York, 
Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio. 

VOL. IV. No. 1. AUGUST, 1907. 

5 Cents a Copy 
25 Cents a Year 


W. F. HILL, 


Editor Executive Committee Dept. Editor Legislative Committee Dept. 

Past Lecturer National Grange, Editor In National Field. 

Official publication. Issued monthly. Entered January 13, 1906, at Chambersburg, Pa., 
as second class matter, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. 


While anany otf our 

Grange picnics have 
become annual affairs 
such as the Grange en- 
campment a t Center 
Hall and the one at 
Graham's Grove, Craw- 
ford County, and many 
others, yet there will be 
many held this year for 
the first time. Else- 
where in this issue ap- 
pears an item with ref- 
erence to the part the 
State Grange will take 
in the su p p 1 ying of 
speakers. Perhaps a few 
suggestions with refer- 
ence to the arrange- 
ments for the picnic and 
relative to conducting 
the picnic may be appre- 
ciated. First of all after 
determining upon the 
date and location for the 
picnic comes the matter 
of le 1 1 i ng everybody 
known that you are go- 
ing to hold it. Adver- 
tise it through talking 
about it among your- 
selves and to outsiders. 
Use the county papers. 
The Graham's Grove 
people of Crawford County, are using 
the Grange News to advertise their 
picnic and their advertisement will 
be found in this issue. Use those 
farmer telephone lines that have been 
built in So many places and the large, 
flaming red posters with big black 
letters will be the magnet that will 
€raw those people that never can 

By W. F. HILL 

see anything leas than 
the size of a barn 
door. There is no use 
of trying to do business 
in these times unless you 
are willing to spend some 
time, plenty o f gray 
inatter and a few 
sheckels on your propo- 
sitioji after it has been 
carefully thought out 
and planned. Good or- 
der is required. When 
you go to the expense 
of securing speakers, 
give them a fair show, 
see to it that the merry- 
^o-round, the lemonade 
vender, the peanut 
hawker and other 
amusers and amuse- 
ments are kept at a re- 
spectable distance from 
the speakers' stand. Of 
course, some seats will 
be provided for the audi- 
ence and double boards 
or plank answer very 
nicely for this purpose 
and at the noon hour 
come in handy for the 
basket picnic dinner. 

If you have speakers 
from a distance, arrange- 
ments should be made for a commit- 
tee to meet them and to see to it that 
they are introduced to a goo-dly num- 
ber of the home folks and made to 
feel at home. 

The Pomona Master or some promi- 
nent Grange worker should act as 
chairmain and during the literary ex- 
ercises introduce, in a few happy and 


well chosen words, the different per- 
formers. When there is samethin^r in 
the speech that strikes you as being 
all right don't be afraid to applauud 
it. Hand clapping encourages a 
speaker wonderfully and I might drop 
a little hint right here, and that is 
that wherever a speaker has an audi- 
ence that cheers hi'm in good shape 
that audience gets the best speech. 

Music ? Certainly, and lots of it. 
Whatever you do, don't forget the 
music. If a band is too expensive 
then bring the Grange song books and 
have everybody join in. If you can 
get everybody to singing and cheering 
they will think they are having the 
picnic of their lives. 


And in fact while it is in progress 
the members of the Grange should be 
in evidence with their application 
blanks inviting persons to join their 
respective Granges. We are pub- 
lishing an application blank on one 
page of this issue. Cut it out and 
take it with you to your picnic. If 
each family receiving a copy of this 
issue of Grange News will do this 
and then will secure a member your 
Grange will probably get more mem- 
bers by it than by the special dozen 
plan. Sometimes one persons says 
he will join if somebody else will and 
at the picnic is a good time to corral 
euch people. 

19 7 PICNICS. 

This season is approaching and we 
wish to announce the proposed ar- 
rangements on behalf of State Grange 
lor securing speakers ifrom the com- 
plete list below. The iState Grange 
will pay one-half of their traveling ex- 
penses and all the per diem of speak- 
ers from this list. The local picnic 
will be expected to furnish the speak- 
er entertainment while with them and 
to pay to him the other half of 'his 
traveling expenses. Plans should be 
made early and be carefully worked 
out. The speakers cover almost all 
parts of the State and one may be 
selected who will not have to travel 
far to attend your picnic. Corres- 
pond with the one of your choice di- 
rect and make all arrangements with 
liim personally. 

If for any reason you can not se- 
cure your first choice, then if you 
begin early enough, you will have 
time to secure another. 

The following Patrops have signi- 
fied their willingness to help as 
speakers in accordance with the plans 
prepared by the Executive Commit- 
tee • 

Arva Agee, State College, Pa., for- 
merly Institute Lecturer. Now con- 

nected with the State College. 

J. T. Ailman, Thompsontown, Sec- 
retary State Grange, (Juniata Oo.) 

S. S. Blyholder, Neale, Overseer 
State Grange, (Armstrong Oo.) 
" Miss Frances W. Bromaill, Cheney, 
(Delaware Co.) 

A. M. Cornell, Columbia X Roads, 
Past Lecturer State Grange, (Brad- 
ford Co.) 

C. H. Dildine, Rohrsburg, State 
Grange Executive Committee, (Col- 
umbia Co.) 

B. B. Dorsett, Mansfield, Lecturer 
iState Grange, (Tioga Co.) 

Peter Gearhart, Curwensville, mem- 
ber of Legislature, (Clearfield Co.) 

Dr. Thomas F. Hunt, Dean of the 
School of Agriculture, State College. 

Rev. J. W. Johnson, New Milford, 
Chaplain State Grange, (Susquehanna 

John A. McSparran, Purniss, Leg- 
islative Committee State Grange, 
(Lancaster Co.) 

A. L. Martin, Harrisburg, Deputy 
Secretary of Agricuirare. ( Will de- 
vote such time as he can spare from 
his official duties.) 

Mrs. Clara T. Olmsted, Corry, R. D. 
No. 11, (Warren Co.) 

George W. Oster, Osterburg, mem- 
ber of Legislature, (Bedford Co.) 

W. B. Packard, Granville Summit, 
past Lecturer Pennsylvania titate 
Grange, (Bradford Co.) 

Mrs. Stella Pratt, Mansfield, Deputy 
State Master, (Tioga Co.) 

Hon. Leonard Rhone, Centre Hall, 
Past Master State Grange, (Centre 

Prof. H, A. Surface, State Economic 

Zoologist, Agricultural Department, 

Harrisburg, Pa. 

Rev. H. G. Teagarden, Punxsu- 
tawney. Past Chaplain State Grange, 
(Jefferson Co.) 

D. C. Young, Smethport, president 
Grange National Bank of McKean 
County. (Has traveled in the old 
world, studying agrlcullturaH condi- 
tions there.) 

Mortimer Whitehead, Augrust 1 to 
17, Past Lecturer National (Grange 
(For dates for Brother Whitehead 
write to State Master Hill.) 


Deer are becoming quite plentiful 
and tame in Franklin County, Pa., 
where they have the benefit of the 
protection that comes from a State 
reservation of forty thousand acres. 
Brother J. H. Ledy Master of Marion 
Grange, No. 1350, has large peach 
and apple orchards near Mont Alto 
in that county amounting to about 
two hundred acres. On different days 
last month a party of four deer came 
down from the State reservation on 
the mountain and spent quite a while 
moving leisurely about in his orchard. 



Pennsyl-vunla Orange News Is print- 
ed at CTiamt)ersl>urg. Because of 
limited facilities here it Is then boxed 
and shipped by freight to a city for 
stitching and to have the covers put 
on and trimmed. It Is then returned 
to us and some weeks necessarily 
elapse after the copy goes Into the 
printer's hand before the finished 
magazine reaches its readers. Under 
date of June 15, The Practical Parm- 
er made some comment upon "The 
Farmers' Watch Dog" as it hsud ap- 
peared in this magazine. This was 
not received until after our July num- 
ber had gone to press and of course 
could not be referred to in that Issue. 
The Practical Parmer treated this 
matter in its usual honest, gentle- 
manly and dignified manner. We have 
accordingly with the addition of this 
new light dissected our editorial "The 
Parmers' Watch Dog." While it re- 
cited an actual instance of recent oc- 
currence in which the farmers and 
readers of the Ohio Parmer had been 
placed upon their guard and protected 
by that publication, and, altho it was 
not intended to reflect upon, or to ex- 
cite any antagonisms of, the agricul- 
tural press of this State yet the Prac- 
tical Parmer and the Pittsburg Stock- 
man seem to think that part of the 
language is susceptible to such con- 
struction. While Grange News had 
no such motive either when it pub- 
lished the item or since, yet feeling 
that possibly part of the language 
might be misleading, we are just as 
ready to apologize for it and to re- 
tract as we were to print it, and we 
promptly do so. 

Pennsylvania Grange News Is the 
official organ of a great organization. 
All its policies are outlined, and re- 
sponsibilities assumed, by the State 
Grange. No Grange official has a 
single dollar of stock in this publica- 
tion nor ge'ts a penny for the work he 
does upon it. It has as its backer 
and owners the State Grange with its 
many thousand devoted members and 
their combined numerical, intellectual, 
moral and financial strength. While 
It Is sweet to have a giant's strength 
some one has said it is tyrannical to 

abuse it and we very cheerfully re- 
move whatever of obstacle or annoy- 
ance we may have unintentionally 
thrown in the way of any publica- 
tion. Our desire Is to heLp and not 
to hinder and we always aim to put 
this into active practice. As the ex- 
ponent of the principles and work of 
the State Grange, Grange News tries 
to possess a dignity and manliness 
worthy of the great order It repre- 
sents. We were thoroly surprised 
and very much regretted that the 
Pittsburg iStockman, knowing well the 
co-operative character and control of 
Grange News, should lend its editorial 
columns recently to a vicious personal 
attack in language unworthy a publi- 
cation of its class and pretentions. 

Surely its friends will be glad to see 
it restore its editorial page to its 
former high standard, and we trust 
that its usual sense of propriety will 
again become apparent in the repara- 
tion it will make. 


No single force in Pennsylvania has 
been so potent in securing the passage 
of satisfactory oleomargarine and ren- 
ovated butter laws nor so persistent 
and watchful that they should be 
properly enforced as the Grange. The 
dairy interests are very extensive in 
Pennsylvania and the north-western 
part of the State has had Its full share 
of this business. Erie and Crawford 
Counties have long been noted for the 
value of their dairy products and it is 
Important that they should be proper- 
ly protected against the fraudulent 
stuff from the western packing houses 
or the renovated butter factories. 
With this end in view Subordinate 
Granges of Brie County practically 
unanimously asked Dairy and Food 
Commissioner Foust that Archie Bill- 
ings be appointed as his agent there. 
Brother Billings Is not only a large 
dairyman himself, but Is up-to-date In 
all modern methods and makes a 
very superior article of butter. He is 
the Past Master of Edlnboro Grange, 
No. 947, and Is at present the Worthy 
Master of Erie County Pomona. Com- 
missioner Foust very promptly made 
this appointment and no better ap- 
pointment could be made than this. 
We congratulate the Granges of 
Erie County as well as the dairymen 
upon having such an able representa- 
tive of their interests and we feel that 
Commissioner Foust by this appoint- 
ment has done much to show his 
earnest desire to give all possible 
protection to the farming and dairy 
interests of Pennsylvania. 




There has been considerable agita- 
tion in Pennsylvania at different 
times to have a State flower. None 
has been officially adopted, however, 
and it seems to Pennsylvania Grange 
News that the Orange in this ;&tate is 
the agency that can propose, and bring 
about the adoption of some flower to 
be our recognized State flower. How 
would it do for some Subordinate 
Grange Lecturer to take this up in 
his Subordinate Grange and secure 
the passage of a resolution recom- 
mending the adoption of some par- 
ticular flower for this purpose. Then 
carry it to the Pomona and if ap- 
proved by that body have it carried 
up to the iState Grange meeting at 
West Chester next December. If the 
Grange membership can become unit- 
ed on any one flower we can have it 
oflicialliy designated as our State 
flower. Surely this is worth our ef- 
forts. We publish beiew a list of 
names of States with their nick- 
names and flowers. What Pomona 
Grange will come to the State Grange 
with 'the name of a flower that that 
body will accept ? 

Alabama, Cotton State, goldenrod. 

Arizona, sequoia cactus. 

Arkansas, Bear State, apple blos- 

California, Golden State, poppy. 

Colorado, Centennial State, colum- 

Delaware, Blue Hen State, peach 

Florida, Peninsula State. 

Georgia, Cracker State, Cherokee 

Idaho, syringa. 

Illinois, Sucker State, rose. 

Indiana. Hoosier State. 

Iowa, Hawkeye, wild rose. 

Kansas, Sunflower State, sun- 

Kentucky, Blue Grass State. 

Louisiana, Pelican State, magnolia. 

Maine, Pine Tree State, pine cone. 

Maryland, Old Line Sitate. 

Massachusetts, Bay State. 

Michigan, Wolverine State, apple 

Minnesota, Gopher State, moccasin. 

.Mississippi, Bayou State, magnolia. 

Montana, Stub Toe State, bitter 

Missouri, goldenrod. 

Nebraska, goldenrod. 

Nevada, Silver State. 

New Hampshire, Granite State. 

New Jersey, Jersey Blue State, 
sugar maple (tree). 

New York, Empire State, rose. 

North Carolina, Old North .State. 

North Dakota, Flickertail State, 

Ohio, Buckeye State. 

Oklahoma, mistletoe. 

Oregon, Beaver State, Orange 

Pennsylvania, Keystone State. 

Rhode Island, Little Rhody, violet. 

'South Carolina, Palmetto State. 

South 'Dakota, .Singed Cat State. 

Tennessee, ©ig Bend State. 

Texas, Lone Star State, blue bonnet. 

Utah, sego lily. 

Vermont, Green Mountain ^tate, 
red clover. 

Virginia, The Old Dominion. 

Washington, Chinook State, rhodo- 

West Virginia, The Panhandle 

Wisconsin, Badger State. 


If there is one place that could be 
spared better than another from the 
United States map it seems ,to us that 
that district is Wall Street. This 
small strip of territory causes more 
misery, more anxiety, more panics, 
than any other district of equal 
size in the whole world. Whenever 
Wall Street gets in a tight financial 
situation Uncle Sam takes the people's 
money and deposits it over there for 
the relief of those magnates. Why 
is it that the goivernment feels it 
has the right to take the money which 
is collected all over our vast country 
and dump it by the millions for the 
benefit of Wall Street after those 
speculators and stock gamblers have 
gotten each other ini.o a condition of 
bankruptcy.. Why not let those high- 
toned gamblers take care of them- 
selves in their financial operations the 
isame as the rest of us have to do. 
Ot what is still better make it a 
criminal offense to gamble in futures 
and margins at the stock exchange. 
It is a crime to gamble in other 
places, why should it not be there ? 
The people should keep their moneys 
at home where they can serve useful 
ends in the various communities 
throughout our broad country rather 
than permit it to go to Wall Street 
even through government aid for the 
relief of men there. The stock 
gambler serves no useful function in 
the econormy of our business affairs. 
If instead of being relieved through 
the deposit of government millions 
he would be driven out of the 
nefarious business there would be 
fewer panics and a happiness which 
would be much more universal. 


As a woman delights to look at 
■herself in a mirror so it sometimes 
does an organization good to see it- 
self as others see it. The Republican 
Advocate of Wellsboro contained an 
article in a December issue headed 
"The State Grange." We reproduce 


it herewith both that our member- 
ship may see the estimate that this 
progressive weekly places upon our 
organization and that we may express 
to the Advocate our very great appre- 
ciation for this commendation : 

The thirty-fourth annual session of 
the State Grange, Patrons of Hus- 
bandry met in Dubois. The organiza- 
tion is in fine condition. The Penn- 
sylvania body has grown rapidly, 
thirty-eight new Granges having been 
organized and seventeen re-organized, 
a growth exceeding that of any other 
State. Along other lines, there has 
been wonderful progress, among them 
being the system of Grange banks 
' which already g;ve promise of become 
ing a beneficence of high order. 

Agriculture is the leading industry 
of the country. The wealth of the 
nation lies in her farms and their 
products above all other sources of 
production. The world depends upon 
our farms, the very surest protection 
against foreign offense. Wise nations 
will not displease the agent who feeds 
them. Feeding the w^orld, we need 
not fear the world. 

The Grange is the best organiza- 
tion for the promotion of the inter- 
ests of the farmer. It is progressive, 
with strong men at the head. Its 
purposes are altruistic; Its aims are 
high. It oueht to be sustained by 
farmers everywhere. Every pro- 
gressive farmer should ally himself 
with the Grange. Its rapid growth 
should be a source of pleasure to all 
friends of agriculture. It is decidea- 
ly an organization which is bound 
to accomplish great good. It now 
exercises a remarkable Influence for 
the betterment of agriculture and it is 
destined to become a tremendous 

Only One Manual Noedetl. 

Sister Beulah Webster, secretary of 
Grange, No. 1246, Potter County, 
writes that they are flourishing, and 
are raising a building fund. Have 
good literary programs and interest- 
ing discussions. The feast commit- 
tee sees to it that they always have 
plenty to eat and that It is nicely 
served. The hall was recently 

"house-cleaned" and bran new car- 
pet put down. All officers, but one, 
have their parts committed and new 
members are being received right 


A New York State Grange recently 
chose sides the same as for a spelling 
match. Stories were told by contest- 
ants on each side alternately and the 
feide from which the story was told 
was privileged to laugh long and 
loud but any member of the othet 

side caught laughing had to fall out. 
In this case the losing side furnished 
refreshments at the next meeting. 
Some meeting wihen things are dull 
in your Grange it might be a good 
idea to try this. 


Caledonia Grange, Franklin County, 
was favored recently with an inspir- 
ing Grange address delivered by 
Brother A. L. Martin, Director of 
Farmers' Institutes of Pennsylvania. 
The Grange had tickets of invitation 
and admission printed and issued 
them to just such families as it was 
thought would likely become interest- 
ed in the work of the Grange and per- 
haps affiliate with the organization. 
The cozy Grange room was, as a re- 
sult, comfortably filled with a select 
audience to w^hom Brother Martin 
delivered a very enthusiastic Grange 


Straban Grange, of Adams County, 
will hold its picnic in the Presby- 
terian Grove at Hunterstown, August 
10, and the speakers will be Brother 
Whitehead and State Master Hill. 
Conowago Grange, of the same coun- 
ty will hold Its picnic at New Oxford, 
August 24, and the speakers will be 
(Brother Bell, Past Master of the 
Vermont -State Grange, and State Mas- 
ter Hill. 

Oregon State Grangie Meeting. 

The State Grange of Oregon meets 
in the summer, which would be our 
busy season. The newspapers from 
that State give a full and compre- 
hensive account of what was evident- 
ly a splendid session of that body. 
The Patrons of Oregon are alert and 
progressive and it is largely through 
their instrumentality that the State 
now enjoys the benefits and ad- 
vantages of the initiative and refer- 
endum law. 


The motto of the Clinton County 
(Pa.) Pomona Grange seems to 
Grange iNews to be a good enough 
platform for everybody. In that 
county they stand for : 

"Better government, better farms, 
better times, better and happier 
people, better schools, roads and 

Don't forget to save dry grasses, 
sheaves of ripe grain, ears of corn 
and other specimens for your Grange 



Pennsylvania State Grange 

Chain of National Banics 

The system under which the Grange 
has been advising and assisting in the 
organizing of banks has attracted very 
general attention and received gener- 
ous indorsement from almost all 
classes of people. Conservative bank- 
ing journals have repeatedly com- 
mended it in their columns. It is rec- 
ognized as being .scientifically correct 
and that it will do a great deal to 
promote the education, the self-re- 
spect and the financial interests of the 
Patrons generally. The ownership of 
some stock gives to the farmer a new 
conception of his importance and an 
opportunity, for the first time, to get 
in touch with a large body of other 
farmers and business men and to have 
the advantage of their combined 
wealth and influence to increase his 
opportunities for self help. Up to 
the time of this writing the following 
banks in this Grange chain have been 
organized and are either open for 
business, or building or fitting up bank 
buildings, buying their fixtures, -etc., 
and getting in shape to open at an 
early date : The Grange National 
Bank of Tioga, located at Tioga, Ti- 
oga, County; Grange National Bank 
of Patton, at Patton, Cambria Coun- 
ty; The Grange National Bank of Mc- 
Kean County, Smethport; The Farm- 
ers and Traders Natiunal Bank, Clear- 
field County, Clearfield; The Grange 

National Bank of Chester County, ai 
Downingtown; The Grange National 
Bank of Potter County, at Ulysses; 
The Grange Trust Company, Hunting- 
don, Huntingdon County; The Grange 
National Bank of Wyoming County 
at Laceyville; The Grange National 
Bank of Susquehanna County, at New 
Milford; The Grange National Bank of 
Clarion County, at Sligo; The Grange 
National Bank of Bradford County, at 
Troy; The Grange National Bank of 
Mansfield, at Mansfield, Tioga County; 
Grange National Bank of Lycoming, 
at Hughesville. Brother McHenry, 
who is superintendent of this work is 
kept very much occupied. The Pa- 
trons in some other counties are also- 
working upon the advisability of or- 
ganizing and uniting with this chain. 
The banks in these different counties 
have nearly all been over subscribed, 
the capital stock ranging from $25,- 
000, which is the smallest, up to the 
Trust Company at Huntingdon, which 
has a capital of $125,000. This shows 
the confidence in the movement and 
what can be done by organized effort 
intelligently directed. Even Uncle 
Sam has no hesitancy in intrusting his 
money with a Grange Bank. He has 
named The Grange National Bank of 
Tioga as a United State depository and 
his first deposit in that bank was 
$25,000, which was an amount equal- 
ing the capital stock of the institution. 

Farmers Should Be Independent. 

Brother Art. S. Burt, Grange No. 
1194, Potter County, and cashier of 
the Grange National Bank of that 
county at Ulysses is very much of an 
advocate of farmers owning and con- 
trolling their own financial institu- 
tions. With reference to the chain 
of National Banks being organized by 
the Grange in Pennsylvania he says : 
''This movement is bound to be a win- 
ner. It is the first time farmers could 
borrow a few dollars of their own 
money without feeling that they were 
asking a favor of someone else." Their 
new bank opened for business on the 
24th of June and has been steadily 
gaining ground since that time. They 
now have on deposit about $45,000 
and a profit is promised from the first. 

The National Grange Executive 
Committee is considering a proposi- 
tion to establisTi a National Grange 
newspaper. If the object is to 
squander the funds of the Nlational 
Grange, the projectors can count on 

accomplishing it in two or three years. 
For the good of the order, it will not 
be worth to exceed^SO cents.— Utica, 
N. Y. "Semi- Weekly ^ress," Grange 
Page, July 12, 1907.' 


published by Brothers Mulford and 
Andrews at Wellsboro is getting bet- 
ter every quarter. We wish these 
Brothers the success they merit. 

If you don't like Grange News, tell 
us, and tell us why. If you do like 
it tell others and get their subscrip- 
tion. Only a quarter, you know. 
Then we'll help get new members into 
your Grange. 

We want 100,000 Grange members 
in Pennsylvania, you ki:iow. Don't 
fail to try the plan to get up a class 
of candidates for your Grange. 

The annual picnic of Greenbrier 
Grange, No. 1148, Northumberlanil 
County will be held September 14. 


©i^ft ^t»pt* 3ro«sii«i?'» aiJirJtins MnhU 

Worthy Master and Brother : — 

I am in receipt of, and Tiave 
noted, yours of the 3rd. I think you 
can handle blindfolding matter very 
nicely by instructing your assistant 
jLnd lady assistant so that they may 
be diplomatic in the work. In our 
order the very first lesson to toe 
taught is the lesson of faith and 
those who walk by sight and depend 
upon their own faculties neither dis- 
cern this lesson nor exemplify the 
principle. Our work in the Grange 
is largely symbolical. By the wear- 
ing of a veil over the eyes they dem- 
onstrate their confidence in the mem- 
bers of the organization admitting 
them to membership and indicate 
their need of, and desire for, knowl- 
edge and every step they take is 
chosen and taken with faith. We ask 
nothing of any one that has not been 
experienced by hundreds and thou- 
sands of'oither initiates in the many 
Granges throughout our country. 
Surely we did them no wrong in 
exacting that the^ be blindfolded 
and those who join la'ter certainly 
ought not expect to be favored above 
their predecessors in the order. You 
will understand that the blindfold 
does not need to be tiglit or dense 
in cases where one has a delicacy 
about the matter, but 'the symbolism 
should be observed and the lesson of 
faith taught. You much use judg- 
men in your work as you say. By 
being diplomatic you can usually be 
able to have the requirements of our 
order observed without arousing any 

Fraternally yours. 

Worthy Secretary and Brother : — 

Yours of the 3rd came during my 
absence from home and reply to it 
was necessarily delayed. A demit 
card costs an applicant 25 cents. 
When he presents it to another 
Grange to acquire membership there- 
in that Grange has a right to pass 
1 resolution to charge him anything 
from nothing to one dollar. If the 
demit card is promptly presented the 
general practice is to make no charge 

You asl ed me what can be done 
with respect to action upon a motion 
which has been duly made, seconded, 
etc., and voted upon. In reply I 
have to say that it sometimes is ad- 
visable from developments that after- 
ward arise to reconsider a motion 
and to change action upon It. In 
such, cases It is permissible for a 
party voting with the majority to 
move a reconsideration of the vote 
by which the question had been de- 
cided. If this is seconded and car- 

ried in the affirmative then the ques- 
tion is again before the body in its 
original status just as it was before 
the former vote was taken upon it. 
Arguments upon it pro and con are 
now in order. The question then is 
put to vote and this second takes 
precedence over the former vote 
whether it Is in accordance with it 
or not. 

Very fraternally yours. 

Worthy Master and Brother : — 

I appreciate the fact that you 
took time to write to me on the 3rd 
the good letter that you did. It is a 
fine thing when the young people take 
interest and pride in the work of our 
order, as you say they are doing in 
your locality. The Grange is a fine 
school and as I look over this great 
State and see so many young men 
and young women training themselves 
through our order for lives of ser- 
vice and usefulness it makes me feel 
very sanguine and hopeful for the 
American farmer. Mind has always 
triumphed over matter and in propor- 
tion as our order helps to develop 
the men and women of the farm 
homes to that extent is it conferring 
power and influence upon the agri- 
cultural people. When we know our 
rights and have the courage to de- 
fend them and the ability to protect 
our interests against the unjust or 
unfair hand then will we be able to , 
take and to maintain our praT>er place 
in life. In reoly to your question I 
have to advise that in making a public 
illustration orally in the patrons test 
I would use some other word than 
the current A. W. Privately, how- 
ever, is is the current one that is to 
be used. 

Fraternally yours, 

Worthy Lecturer and Brother : — 

In reply to the question you 
asked I think it is for the good of 
the order for every one to vote on 
an application for membership. We 
all have taken an obligation to as- 
sist to promoting the welfare of the 
order according to ouir ability. We are 
all able to vote and it is only fair to 
the applicant and to ourselves that 
we express our feelings toward his 
admission. When all vote then the 
burden of a rejection if there is such 
is distributed over the entire body and 
does not rest among half a dozen. I 
would insist upon having everybody 
vote. It certainl"- is their duty to 
do so if you request it. 

With regard to the settlement of 
the accounts of your Orange and the 
auditing of the books of the secre- 
tary and treasurer. This auditing 



ought to be done quarterly and if the 
committee will make a memorandum 
of their findings in each ibook by 
date they will not need to go back, of 
that for fheir next audit. In this 
way the work is v<*ry much lessened 
and simplified. You will have to use 
tact in all these things, and is is not 
possible for me to advise you very ad- 
vantageously without knowing more' 
of the details. Yes, three black balls 
are required for a rejection and no at- 
tention need be paid to a lesser 
number than that. 

Very fraternally yours, 
Worthy Sister : — ■ 

I am in receipt of yours of the 
1st in which you state that there is 
a movement on foot in your Grange 
to secure tire application of a non- 
resident, a man who is not identified 
in any way with the interests of your 
community, one who has recently 
come among you and wliose stay 
with you is of uncertain duration. In 

reply I can but express my personal 
opinion which is to the effect that if 
does not seem ito be in keeping with 
the dignity of our order nor its family 
character that we should be too 
hasty in receiving strangers and those 
about whom we know comparatively 
little. I like to look upon the 
Grange as a family organization and 
I do not favor inviting any one to 
join a Grange until the membership 
have ample opporturirty for knowing 
about his character and for satis- 
fying themselves that he is a man 
whom we would be willing to intro- 
duce to our families and to welcome 
to our homes. 

Very fraternally yours. 

Master .State Grange. 



As Patrons of Warren County, we 
are proud of our Pomona Grange, 
proud of the earnestness of our mem- 
bers, of the fidelity and the strong 
fraternal friendship that .holds it to- 

Mrs. B. A. WEST, 
Past Ceres Pennsylvania State Grange 

gether. This Pomona Grange charter 
is dated O'ctober 1, 1875. The char- 
ter memibers were : W. J. Jackson 
and wife; N. P. Cummings and wife; 
D. H. MoKean and wife; W. 
by and wife; W. B. Rice 
A. R. Mandeville and wife, 
Siggins. The first Master 
Cummings and the first m 

H. Mault- 
and wife; 

and W. F. 

was N. P. 

jeting was 

held at Kinzua, and never since that 
time, so far as I can learn, has it 
ever been dormant. It has seen 
times of depression, perhaps times of 
discouragement, but there has always 
been the faithful few to tide it over 
and carry it on to .better days. 

At present we have a Pomona mem- 
bership of 2 92, in a county that has 
19 Granges with probably a total 
membership of about 1500. 

Warren County is not large and is 
not strictly an agricultural district, 
a,s it has many diversified interests : 
lumbering, manufacturing, oil dis- 
tricts and muoh surface not suited 
to farming; so we think our Grange 
memibership good, and still expect it 
to increase. But we know it is not 
numbers that insure success; rather 
earnestness and enthusiasm united 
with intelligent study of surrounding 
conditions, and any Pomona Grange, 
to become the power in 'the county 
that it should be, and that it can be, 
must take decisive action and a firm 
stand on important suibjects. 

'Discussion may be very instructive 
as well as e'ntertaining to members, 
but to become c power outside we 
must take decisive action, and I think 
our Pomona realizes this move each 
year. At our last meeting held at 
Lander, a large and enthusiastic 
meeting, we passed several resolu- 
tions on important matters and sent 
copies to the proper authorities. 
[These appear elsewhere.] — Ed. 

We have one hour each meeting 
for the young people, for whiich they 
prepare program and one of their 
number presides; one hour called 



woman's hour, arranged and conduct- 
ed by the Sisters. Have a Fifth De- 
gree meeting in the evening, at our 
last meeting initiating sixteen, 1 

We try to have on our program 
questions interesting to all classes; an 
all-around program touching on Na- 
tional, State, county and local affairs, 
as well as those pertaining to our 
calling (farming and home-making) 
for to be successful in either line to- 
day one must have a knowledge of 
public affairs. 'For many meetings 
past I have heard t^t-me one remark 
before we left for our homes that 
"this was the most interesting Po- 
mona meeting I ever attended," which 
shows that the members are alert and 
contributing to the general entertain- 
ment, for that is what usually maken. 
an interested mem'ber of any society 

We often have the subject brought 
up by some Subordinate Grange, 
"What can we do to interest our 
members and induce thena to attend 
the meetings ?" Now, if every Pa- 
tron of Husbandry in Pennsylvania 
would say, "I will try to do something 
to instruct, entertain, amuse some one 
at every meeting," it would forever 
do away with that old question. For 
no one would sit with an aimless 
mind waiting to ibe interested, but 
would leave his home interested in 
the common welfare. 

The Grange is not a kindergarten 
where part are to be instructed and 
entertained by the rest, but a society 
of earnest men and women, who meet 
on equal ground, each bound by every 
obligation to contribute of that which 
he hath for t.he common good, and 
if each does this all will go home 
thinking, "this was the most interest- 
ing meeting we ever had." 

Warren County Pomona Grange is 
always glad to receive visitors from 
any other locality, and if any of the 
readers of Grange Xiews see fit to drop 
in upon us I can assare them a hearty 
welcome and a good time. We meet 
the first Thursday and Friday in 
■March, June. September and Decem- 



iflrs. IB. A. WEST, 


Resolutions LVdopted by ^Val*l•en 
County Pomona Grange, No. 10, 
Patrons of Husbandry, Held With 
FarmJngiton Gi-ange, No. 839, on 
June 6 and 7, 1907. 

WTiereais. /Our National Congress, 
State Legislature and municipal cor- 
porations paWs-^many laws and ordi- 
nances, and grant franchises against 
the interests of, and opposed by, a 
majority of the voters, and refuse to 
pass many laws and ordinances de- 
sired by them; Therefore be it. 

Resolved, That we demand the 

amendment of our National and State 
'ZJonstitution so as to tprovlde for the 
adoption of the Initiative, Refer- 
sndum and Recall, and the election 
of public officials by a direct vote of 
the people. Until this can be ac- 
<;ompllshed we demand that our Na- 
tional Congress enact laws providing 
for a liberal parcels post and a sys- 
tem of postals savings banks. Also, 
we are unalterably opposed to the 
measure known as Ship Suibsidy or 
any other measure which will appro- 
priate public moneys to a favored 
few at the expense of the many. 

We recommend our State Legisla- 
ture for the good laws that have 
been enacted at t"he session just clos- 
ed, but we further demand such laws 
and amendments as 'will provide for : 

"A uniform and equal system of 
assessment and taxation, which will 
call upon each dollar's worth pf 
property to pay the same proportion 
of tax as every other dollar." 

"Uniform and equal service and 
charges from all railroads and other 
public corporations." 

"Licenses and personal property 
taxes to be returned to the counties." 

"An increase of State aid for town- 
ship roads from 15 to 50 per cent." 

"The support of all common schools 
by the State." 

We demand that our Legislature 
enact laws to require a proper ob- 
servance of Decoration Day, by pro- 
hibiting baseball games and other 
sports upon that day. 

Respectfully submitted. 

C. N. DOiDD, 


Addi'eas of Welcome (to Warren Coun- 
ty Pomona Grange, No. 10, Held 
In Farmington Grange Hall, June 
6 and 7, 1907. 
Delivd'ed by A. W. Dennison, Worthy 

^lasjter of Fannington Grange. 
Worthy Master, Sisters and Brothers *. 
On ibehalf of the members of 
Farmington Grange, No. 839, P. of 
H., I extend to you a cordial greeting 
and welcome you to our Hall. We 
also welcome you to our homes and 
firesides. We want you to enjoy your- 
selves and to feel at home while you 
are among us. We want to renew 
and extend our acquaintance with 
each one of you and hope that before 
this meeting closes, you will feel ac- 
quainted with us and with each 

Don't be like the Frenchman who 
stood upon the hank of the canal 
while a man was drowning and who 
replied when asked why he did not 
help him out, "Whv I have "-^ver been 
introduced to him." 

In welcoming a Patron we welcome 



a unit of what is perhaps the grand- 
est and best secular or^ranization that 
has ever existed. Its declaration of 
principles, Its aims and purposes are 
of the grandest and noblest order. It 
Is a moral, social and educational 
origanization. No person can join it 
and be an active member without 
toeing a better citizen and a better 
neighbor. Its membership is devoted 
to agricultural pursuits but we desire 
to advance the cause of all true 
American interests. 

It is our aim to get all those persons 
who are Interested in agriculture to 
Join our organization to the end that 
we onay all he benefited in a moral 
and material way. 

When we remember that those en- 
gaged in agricultural pursuits com- 
prise about forty per cent, of our 
population and produce over sixty 
per cent, of our internal and export 
trade, we can readily realize what an 
influence we should have among our 
fellow men, and what a power we 
might be in obtaining a "square deal" 
for our people. Through organiza- 
tion only is this possible. Without 
organization we divide our foiroes, 
and are found arrayed against each 
other, while those Interests that are 
closely organized pluck both sides. 

It has been well said that, "We 
will get all the justice we demand and 
all the injustice we will submit to." 

I am not one of those persons who 
cannot see the doughnut, because he 
is looking for the hole, but I know 
that we as farmers are submitting to 
some injustice because we have not 
made an organized demand for 

I And the following quotation in the 
report of the Legislative Committee 
to the State Grange for 1906 : "When 
you are perfectly satisfied with your 
art, your education, your work, your 
religion or the government under 
which you live, you are dying at the 
top and had better telephone for the 

We realize fully the truth of this 
quotation. By the laws of nature 
there is no standing still. Every- 
thing Is either growing or decaying, 
or getting better or getting worse. 
We must Improve or go backward. I 
long to see the time when all persons 
that are Interested in agriculture 
shall join our organization, and help 
to bring about an improved condition 
among all of our people, and help to 
make the following mottoes our line 
of conduct : 

"In essentials unity, in non-essen- 
tials liberty; in all things charity." 

"To every one a suare deal, no 
more, no less." 

'^Equal rights to all, special prlvl^ 
leges to none." 

"An injury to one Is the concern 
of all." 

You may ask what would we do to 
bring about these Improved condi- 
tions ? If any one person possesses 
the knowledge necessary to solve this 
proiblem, I am not that person. When 
the time comes, the way will com^j, 
not i>erhaps from any one person, but 
from the many. This wisdom will 
undoubtedly come from the "Multi- 
tude of Counsel." 

The first step toward obtaining this 
wisdom would probably be in so 
changing our National and State 
Constitutions as to provide for the 
initiative, referendum and recall, and 
the election of all officials by a direct 
vote of the people. 

In no other way will the majority 
rule. In no other way will we have 
a government of the people, for the 
people and by the people. In this 
way our representatives will be rep- 
resentatives in fact and not our rulers 
as they are now. 

In this way a majority could com- 
pel the enactment of a la\^ they 
wanted and veto one they did not 
want. In this way the public officials 
will be working for the people who 
pay them and will cease to regard 
"A public office as a private snap," 
or "A reward for partisan service." 

In securing new imembers for our 
organization I find one great draw- 
back to be the question of cost both 
In time and money. Some say It will 
not pay. Any one using such an ar- 
gument is certainly ignorant of the 
benefits that have been and are to be 
derived from a membership In our 
noble order. Very material benefits 
have been and will be secured thru 
our insurance department and thru 
our trade relations. So far as the 
insurance feature is concerned, all 
recognize Its great saving. The per- 
son who must have two dollars in 
sight before they will pay oat one 
dollar or devote an hour's time, can 
see the profit in this feature, and It 
has been the means of adding some 
members who are of no benefit to us 
except the dues they pay. 

Sopie think they receive benefits 
thru our trade relations, others think 
they do not; the latter seemingly have 
forgotten the fact that not many 
years ago there was scarcely a manu- 
facturing company or a wholesale 
house that would sell an article to the 
consumer. They compelled us to buy 
through the middlemen whom we had 
to pay large profits. Thru the work 
of the National and State Granges 
there are now 7nany manufacturers 
and wholesalers who are glad to sup- 
ply us, either as a Grange or as Indi- 

Then agraln through the influence 
of the Grange many laws have been 
enacted that have been of great bene- 
tfl to the agrijultkjral classes, one of 
which Is the rural free delivery, which 



sav-es us more tline in one month than 
we would lose if we attend every Sub- 
ordinate Grange meeting during the 

iSome say "We get all these benefltft 
without joining the Grange and help- 
ing to procure them." This is ijrob- 
ably true but some are not willing to 
go thru life sponging from the eflorts- 
of others. They prefer to do their 
share toward improving conditions. 

If all would put their shoulders 
to the wheel and help to push it 
along, how muc-h more we could ac- 
complish and how much sooner would 
the benefits come to us. 

I contend that, aside from any ma- 
terial benefits that might be gained, 
it pays to Join the Grange. In moral, 
social and educational features it pays 
very large profits. 

Perhaps it might be a little diflftcult 
to enumerate each source of benefit or 
profit that might accrue to a person 
who leads a moral life and is a con- 
sistent Christian, or to a person who 
obtains a good education, or to a per- 
son who has mingled in good society 
until he understands its demands and 
usages and is atole to appear to ad- 
vantage at all times. 

All, however, recognize that these 
things are very desirable and profit- 
able, and all of these things are 
promoted In no small degree in the 
Grange. The more Interested you- 
are In Grange work, and the more you 
do for the Grange, the more benefits 
you will receive. 

There is one other thing to wliioh 
I desire to call your attention and 
which might be of benefit to us. That 
is the question of advertising. In 
this connection I will quote from the 
Fifth Chapter of St. Matthew, 15th, 
16tht and 17 th verses : 

"Ye are the light of the world. A 
city that is set on a hill cannot be 

"Neither do men light a candle and 
put it under a bushel, but on a 
candlestick; and it giveth light unto 
all that are in the house. 

"Let your light so shine before 
men tliat they may see your good 
works and glorify your Father which 
is in iheaven." 

A merchant or dealer who does not 
advertise Is considered a back num- 
ber and a poor business man. So It 
is with us. We can meet and resolve 
and discuss measures and arrive at 
really sensible conclasions, but if we 
do not advertise what we have done 
and are doing we benefit only those 
who are ipresent at the meeting. 

By judicious adve^rtlsing we reach 
not only other members, but those 
who are not members as well. Thi» 
may eventually 'help us both in get- 
ting new members and In carrying 
out our plans and purposes. We have 
now a great help along this line, in 
"Grange News," a publication edited 

under the direction of our Stat« 
Grange. They are always glad to 
receive and publish communications 
from the Subordinate and Pomona 

I also find that our local and agri- 
cultural papers are glad to receive 
and publish the news supplied from 
the Granges. 

I would advise that each Subordin- 
ate and Pomona Grange appoint a 
press correspondent whose duty it Is 
to supply copy to our local and ag- 
ricultural papers, and to "Grange 
News." While perhaps the copy fur- 
nished to our local and agricultural 
papers is interesting to their readers, 
and for this reason desired by the 
editors, yet I feel that the are en- 
titled to our thanks for their unifornk 
courtesy and kind treatment to us, 
and on behalf of the Granges of War- 
ren County, I hereby extend to them 
our heartfelt thanks. 

Response to the Address of Welcome, 
by R. J. Weld, Sugar Grove Grange. 

In behalf of the visiting Patrons, I 
accept the welcome that has been ex- 
tended to us this afternoon by Farm* 
Ington Grange thru Brother Dennl- 
son, and express the hope that this 
session of our Pomona Grange will be 
of interest, instruction and enthusi- 
asm to the members here gathered. 
I regard the Grange as the best 
farmers' school in existence, and the 
members will profit most from mem- 
bership therein where all enter into 
the spirit of mental and social Im- 
provement with keen zest. 

We who are members of the 
Grange have learned the value of Its 
associations, but In the farming fra- 
ternity there is a much too large pro- 
portion who are not fully acquainted 
with their business, and I wish that 
it were possible for each Subordinate 
Grange in our county to number with 
Its members a larger proportion of 
the farming population in their sec- 
tion. We have in our county several 
Granges In good prosperous farming 
sections with only a small member- 
ship of faithful -ersons where there 
should be one or two hundred. 

While we In Warren County have 
never attempted much In the co.-op- 
eration business or the political side 
of our organization, I am Inclined to 
the belief that activity along these 
lines would be for the strengthening 
of our Order. For example. In our 
section large sums of money have 
been paid out in the past year for 
commercial feeds and fertilizers, coal, 
binder twine, etc., on Which there 1» 
some profit. If our Grange had been 
strong enough numerically, some of 
these goods could have been ordered 

Then, again, In my precinct there 
are 142 voters registered. At the last 



February election 16 votes were 
polled, and at the last Saturday's pri- 
mary 21 votes were cast. This con- 
dition of affairs is a slur upon Ameri- 
can citizenship, and I believe the 
Grange should exert some activity in 
arousing our farmers from their 
lethargy. Wihile I have never fa- 
vored anything that partook of the 
"Green Label" idea, I am not sure 
that we will not be forced to adopt 
something of this order for protection 
and for the securing of our just 

In .political matters we need more 
planning, mo^e looking ahead with a 
view to securing men in public office 
wiho will not forget who placed them 
in the position, and whose acts may 
be impartially and calmly scrutinized 
by the Grange from the active farm- 
er's standpoint. 

If suggestions can be made here 
that will help to build up our Grange 
and hold the membership together, I 
shall be glad. My only suggestion is 
to keep tihe public informed of the 
doings of the Grange thru the press. 
Make use of our local papers, encour- 
age the taking of papers, and do 
everything possible to interest all the 
membership in the possibilities of 
farm life. I believe the Grange that 
gives attention to the practical men- 
tal development of its members will 
be the most useful. Let us provide 
means for improvement of both young 
and old. As an illustration of this, 
we note with pleasure the plan of 
the Master of Farmington Grange to 
interest the boys of his Granges in 
one of our leading crops. My own 
Grange will hold a Grange fair this 
fall. Other Granges have field meet- 
ings at some farm, all of whicv- have 
their places. We must all work out 
our own salvation, but let us always 
strive for mental and social culture. 

And now, thanking Brother Denni- 
son for the kind and generous wel- 
come extended to us by Farmington 
Grange through him, let us treasure 
up the lessons we have learned (both 
by successes and failure), plan wisely 
and ho.pefully for the future, and 
strive to make our lives as harmoni- 
ously beautiful and bountiful as the 
work of Nature's God. 

R. J. WELD. 


met last at Centerville on June 4. 
All Subordinate Granges except one 
were represented, with fully 150 
members present. A class of 34 was 
instructed in the Fifth Degree. 

This was the largest Pomona ever 
held in Washington County. The 
meeti/ng took place in the hall ot 
Daisy Grange, No. 1307, which is the 
strongest Subordinate Grange in the 
county, having a membership of over 

150. This local order is in excellent 
condition, having the interest and sup- 
port of the best people in the lo- 
cality. Daisy Grange, No. 1308 has 
the honor of supplying the Master 
of the county Pomona in the person 
of Mrs. Jess rHornblake, whose in- 
augural was delivered impromptu, a 
copy of whioh is inclosed. Mrs. 
Hornbake is a person of remarkable 
energy and executive ability. A 
booming Pomona is predicted. 

Mrs. Crumrine was chosen Ceres 
and Miss Hattie Cleaver, Pomona. 
A committee is proceeding to secure 
more Pomona badges, rituals and 
paraphernalia. After the business was 
completed a sumptuous repast was 
served by the good people of Center- 
ville. In the afternoon a fine literary 
program was rendered. 

Accepting Pomona Mastership. 

I fully appreciate the responsibility 
you have laid upon me, but hope to 
enter u.pon the duties of the highest 
office in the gift of the Pomona 
Grange of Washington County in the 
same spirit that characterized our 
fathers when they enlisted for "three 
years or for the war." More grate- 
fully do I realize the honor when I 
remember a niassage in our Declara- 
tion of Purposes, which reads : "Last, 
but not least, we proclaim it among 
our purposes to inculcate a proper ap- 
preciation of the abilities and sphere 
of women as is indicated, by admit- 
ting her to membership and position 
in our order." This seems to indicate 
that if women were not least they 
were less. But what great cause has 
ever failed that woman championed ? 
Nursing was taken from the hands of 
criminals and raised to the height of 
a profession by Florence Nightingale; 
slavery was blotted out by a bottle 
of ink in the hands of Harriet Beecher 
Stowe; and does any who reads the 
signs of the times doubt that the 
liquor traffic is as doomed to-day as 
was ever slavery w'hen Uncle Tom's 
Cabin made its appearance on the 
literary 'horizon ? Who have been 
the teachers on this subject ? 
Framces Willard, Lady Somerset, 
and a host of other noble women, not 
to mention her who shares hatchet 
fame with the "Father of His Coun- 
try," Carrie A. Nation. But why 
enumerate ? Nothing great and good 
was ever accomplished without the 
aid of that sex who was last at the 
cross and first at the tomb. To 
change a little a line of Pascals we 
say, "Ebbing and flowing, yet ever 
progressing, the tides of woman-lift 
creep up the sands of time," and you 
might just as well try to resist the 
ocean's tide as that of her, honored 
by both sexes and above the angels 
of heaven, by receivln,g the first grreet- 



Ing of The Master upon his victorious 

As this great honor has come to 
me entirely unsought and unexpected, 
I shall expect every Grange to do its 
duty. Without their assistance fail- 
ure will attend this administration, 
with it, we can ;make the Pomona 
Grange of Washington County a pow« 
er second to none in this grand old 
Quaker-founded State. We sincerely 
hope to meet representatives from 
each and every Grange in Washington 
on the first Tuesday in S&ptember and 
to receive the loyal support of all. 

In closing permit me to say that 
the memory oif your appreciation 
shall be to me one of tnose sweet, en- 
during ones so beautifully versed by 
Tom Moore : , 

"Let fate do her worst, there are 
relics of joy. 

Bright dreams of the past, which she 
cannot destroy, 

They come in the night-time of sor- 
row and care. 

And bring back the features that joy 
used to wear. 

"Long, long be my heart with such 

memories fiilled 
Like a vase in which roses have once 

been distilled; 
You may break, you may scatter the 

vase if you will, 
But the scent of the roses will cling 

'round it still." 



Wyoming County Pomona held last 
meeting with Pactoryville Grange and 
it was a rouser from start to finish. 
There were about three hundred 
Grangers from this and adjoining 
counties in attendance. Sister Bur- 
gess from TunkhannocK, and Brothers 
Barret and Hoppe and L. W. Snyder 
from Susquehanna County, and many 
other prominent members of the Or- 
der were present. At noon Pactory- 
ville Grange furnished all with din- 
ner free. After this twenty different 
Granges were represented in a 'meet- 
ing outside of our hall to unite for 
the purpose of purchasing feed and 
flour in large quantities. This is the 
beginning of an enterprise here which 
we hope will end in a grand success. 
The best of all was the Fifth Degree 
worked in full form in the evening 
to a good-sized class. I think our 
Grange will, be benefitted by this 
meeting. Fraternally, 


meeting at Irish Ridge Grange Haii 
in New Vernon Township on Thurs- 
day, August 1, 1907. The follow- 
ing program will be rendered : 

Forenoon session : 10:00 o'clock. 

Opening song. 

Welcome address, Walter Boyd. 

Response, George Nicklin. 


Recitation, Florence Pringle. 
Afternoon session : 1:30 o'clock. 


Select reading, Mary Long. 

Declamation, Harry Forbes. 

Recitation, Lizzie Foulk. 

Reading, Mary Conon. 


Questions : Is the Spirit of Fra- 
ternal Fellowship Cultivated by the 
Members of the Order as It Should 
Be ? Opened by A. M. Dixon. 

Do Patrons Generally Live up to 
Their 0\bligation as Members of the 
Order ? Opened by E. E. Foulk. 

Does a Careful Study of the Un- 
written Work Pay, and if so, Why ? 
Opened by Joseph Bond. 






N'o. 41, met last with Champion 
Grange, No. 1062, when a successful 
Pomona Grange meeting was Tield. 
Much interest was manifested in the 
reading of the reports from the Sub- 
ordinate Granges. As was the case 
with the reports at our last Pomona 
Grange meeting, so in this — all the 
reports show an increase in member- 
ship. Cherry Ridge Grange carried 
off the honors by adding 27 new 
members since last report, April 24, 
1907. Champion and South Preston 
Granges were a tie wiith ten new 
members each. Four new Granges 
have been added to our list this year, 
a record-breaker fur Wayne County 
for a good many years at last. 

A substantial committee has been 
appointed on organizing Granges in 
localities where there are no Granges 
and we hope that still better results 
will soon follow. 

In the evening an open meeting was 
held, a good program was rendered 
and all report a good time. 

W. -H. BUiLLOCK, .Secretary. 


Mercer County Pomona Grange, No. 
25, will hold their third quarterly 


The next meeting of this Pomona 
will be held September 21 with 
Mountain Grange. At the last meet- 
ing the Fifth Degree was conferred 
upon a class of eight. This Pomona 
is becoming so large that it is hard 
to find Subordinate Grange Halls large 
enough to accommodate it. Exeter 
Grange was awarded the membership 









banner by a vote of the Pomona. As 
Lehman and Jackson had each added 
the same_ number of. members during 
the quarter as Exeter, it waa decided 
by vote and Exeter won. 


Will meet with Carvertown Grange 
September 21. Seventy new members 
were added during the quarter just 
past. The membership of seven 
hundred In this Pomona district 
carries over $500,000 of insurance in 
the Grange Fire Insurance -Co. 


meets August 28 and 29 with Key- 
stone Grange, No. 122^6, This Po- 
mona will hold a picnic in August 
and it is expected 'that Brother 
Whitehead will be a sjieaker. 


Franklin County has several recent- 

ly organized Granges within its 
borders and they, feeling the need of 
a closer union, contemplate an organ- 
ization of a Pomona Grange in the 
near future. 


We, the committee of Elk County 
Pomona Grange, appointed on legisla- 
tion, would say that the legislature 
during the p<ast year has done many 
things for the people, the niost im- 
portant being the passage of the two- 
cent per mile fare; a bill permitting 
trolleys to carry freight. In addltl%>n 
we would ask the legislature to pass 
a bill compelling the railroads to 
place spark arresters on their engines. 
We believe that the State should 
provide for the growth of our for- 


^Inl^ ITjejclurjer^^ (BPurruer^ 

Worthy Lecturer : — 

Before this reaches you, the at 
tendance at. your Grange meetings 
will have been greatly diminished. 
If not, then you are to be congratu- 
lated. This is the busy season on 
the farm, and the farmer becomes so 
absorbed in his work that he rarely 
thinks of the Grange. This is the 
time when your work means much to 
to Grange. If you succeed in keeping 
your membership interested in Grange 
work thrU'Out the busv season, si^ 
that the attendance is not materially 
decreased, and that It will not be 
necessary for you to hold a "revival" 
this fall to get them back into the 
Grange, you are indeed fortunate. 
Have you made any effort to havt» 
any special programs for these "busy 
season" meetings ? You know that 
neither the farmer, w^ho 'has worked 
hard for a week or a series of weeks 
in th'^ work of haying or harvesting, 
nor the wife who has been over the 
hot stove, cooking for the extra help, 
needed at this time, is in a mood to at 
tend a Grange 'meeting and listen to 
dull debates, prosy recitations, or 
sleepy music. They need something 
lively, something that will cause them 
to forget their aches and* pains, cares 
and troubles, and cause 'them to feel 
rested at the close of the meeting. 
Then they will go ho-me pleased that 
they came, anxious and willing to 
attend the next meeting. This is the 
whole secret of keeping Vip the in- 
terest and in preventing a decrease in 
attendance. It means work for you, 
but if you work persistently and in- 
telligently you are bound to succeed. 


Get the children to help yO'U with 
the program. If you have not had 
Children's Night, do so during Au- 

State Lecturer Dorsett. 

gust. I would further suggest that 
you try having Pennsylvania Night. 
See how many interesting facts you 
can glean concerning the noted men 
and women who have figured promi- 
nently in the history of our State. If 
you try this and succeed, send me 
your program and will have some of 
the best ones published in Grange 
News. Remember, that nothing suc- 
ceeds like success and success means 
the successful termination of some- 
thing attempted. 

E. B. DORSETT, Lecturer. 




By the State Lecturer 

By the time this issue of Grange 
News has reached our membersliip, it 
will be time for our annual picnic 
rally. A few suggestions concerning 
these picnics may be of benefit to 
those having them in; charge. Wheth- 
er these picnids ar<e under the direc- 
tion o.f iPomona or the Subordinate 
Grange, the arrsuigements sbrould be 
practically the same; and the suc- 
cess of the meeting depends largely 
upon the cbaracter of the work done 
by !t.he several committees. Either 
•the Master of Pomona or the Master 
of the Grange nearest to the place 
of holding the picnic should see t<i 
It that special committees are ap- 
ipointed to secure a place to hold the 
picnic, secure 'iihe speakers, adver- 
tise the 'meeting, arrange the pro- 
gram and look after every detail 
which will help make the meeting a 
isuccess. So much depends upon the 
place and fitness for holding a picnic, 
that this part of the work s:hould be 
given special attention. 

It s'ome'iimes happens that the 
speaker arrives and finds a company 
of men hard at work clearing away 
the brush, logs and stumps, prepara- 
tory to building a platform for the 
speaker and a place to arrange seats 
for the audience. All this is essential, 
but it should be done before the 

In securing a speaker, try to get the 
one that a majority of the members 
want, then see to it that he has ex- 
plicit instructions as to date, place of 
meeting and the best, route to reach 
the same. iRiemember that many of 
the speakers may never have been in 
your country, nor heard of the name 
of the town at which they are to stop. 
Have some one at the train to meet 
him and escort him to the place of 
meeting. If he does not arrive at 
the time designated, do not get dis- 
couraged and quit; but go to the next 
train and the next until he comes. 
He will be there if possible. Railway 
connections are uncertain and he can- 
not always tell just when he will ar- 
rive. Then when you are all thru 
with him, hustle him into a wagon 
and hurry him off to the station, so 
that he may take the train for his 
appointment the next day and be on 
time. If you will do this, I assure 
you that the speaker will appreciate 
It and many vexatious delays and 
disappointments will be avoided. In 
advertising the picnic, use the news- 
papers freely, and in addition to this 
liave posters printed, and posted In 
all! parts of the county. Make the 
farmer understand that you are go- 

ing to have a picnic and that he and 
his family, whether they belong to the 
Grange or not, are especially invited 
to attend. The arrangement of the 
program belongs to the Worthy Lec- 
turer and should be' given some 
thought and attention. Avoid a 
lengthy program. Let all of your 
exercises be lively and cheerful. Good 
music adds greatly to the success 
of the meeting. Both the address 
of welcome and the response should 
be brief but forceful. It is a mis- 
take to have too many speakers, es- 
pecially if they are to precede the 
one sent by the iState. 

I>o not wait until the audience has 
become tired of sitting and listening 
before calling on the State speaker. 
More programs have been weakened 
by having them too long, rather than 
not long enough. It usually works 
well to have the opening exercises be- 
fore dinner, and ihe speaking soon 

This practice is a little hard on the 
speaker, but he soon learns to govern 
his appetite and eat according to the 
amount of work he has to do. 

In conclusion, let me urge each 
committee to faithfully perform the 
duties assigned them, ever keeping in 
mind that injunction, so often re- 
peated : "Whatever you do, strive to 
do well." . 

New Hall of Mountain Grange Dedi- 

State Lecturer E. B. Dorsett at- 
tended an all-day meeting of Mount- 
tain Grange on Saturday, June 15, 
and assisted in the aedicaJiaon of their 
rew hall. Worthy Master George 
Reith called the Grange to order at 
11 a. m. After a short business ses- 
sion the Grange took a recess for 
dinner. These Grange dinners are 
always c6nducive or much good, and 
on this occasion, one couM not help 
but notice the good dheer and fellow- 
ship which seemed every wihere pres- 
ent. At 1:30 p. m., the Grange was 
again called to order by the Worthy 
Master. State Lecturer Dorsett waa 
introduced .and took charge of the 
dedicatory ceremony. The ofllcers 
and members who took part in the 
ceremony rendered their parts in an 
intelligent and impressive manner. 

Worthy Lecturer, SUster Searfoss, 
took, charge of the literary program, 
which consisted of an address of wel- 
come, response, music, recitations, 
talk by the S'tate Lecturer, and a 
history of Mountain Grange by Broth- 



er tLord, from which we gilean the 
following : 

"Mountain Grange, No. 657, was 
organized June 15, 1875, thirty-two 
years ago, with twenty-seven charter 
members. Of the charter members, 
twelve are still living, four of whom 
yet belong to the Orange. In 1878 our 
•first hall was built and on May 15, 
1906, it burned with nearly all the 
records of the Grange. On the roll 
book is recorded the names of two 
/hundred and thirty-one members, of 
whom sixty are dead. Mountain 
Grange has had its ups and downs, 
the same as other organizations; but 
is v«ry much alive to-day with a mem- 
bership of eighty." 

The evening session consisted of 
iliterary exercises, in 'charge of the 
Lecturer. Talk, "The Grange Fifty 
Years Ago," Brother Salmon Lewis; 
"Our Young People and How to Get 
(Them Interested in Grange Work," 
by the State Lecturer. The new hall, 
large and roomy as it is, was not large 
•enough to seat the people who at- 
tended the evening session. 

The writer has never spent a more 
pleasant day in Grange work than 
that at Mountain Grange, June 15. 
The exercises were lively and inspir- 
ing. In a little over a year after th& 
burning oif the old hall, these thrifty 
Patrons had purchased a suitable site 
and erected as fine a Grange Hall as 
can be found in tne State. The 
building is a credit not only to the 
membership, but to the community in 
which it is situated as well. Long 
may it stand and long may its Patrons 
enjoy its blessings. 

Mortgage Will Be Burned Thursday, 
September 19, 1907. 

Tioga Oounty Pomona Grange, No. 
30, has made the ilast payment on the 
'mortgage against her home and will 
celebrate the event by holding a two 
days' picnic and Pomona session on 
Thursday and Friday, September 19 
and 20, at which time the mortgage 
will be burned. A large gathering of 
Tioga County Patrons is expected and 
visiting Patrons will be welcomed. 

Another Grange Bank In Our Chain.- 

Tuesday, June 25, another Grange 
Dank was organized at Mansfield, Pa. 
This adds another strong Link to our 
/chain o.f banks. E. B. Dorsett, 
Kjashier of the Grange National Bank 
of Tioga, the first one organized, was 
elected president and Will. Husted, 
cashier. The bank is capitalized at 
$50j000.00, and has over one hundred 
etockh'Oilders. It proroises to be one 
ol tihe strongest banks in our chain. 
A new two-story brick building has 
been purchased and will be furnished 

with modern banking fixtures and 
furniture. It is exipedted that the 
bank will open for busiiness about 
September 1. 


(Written by Albert P. Knapp for 
the 34th annual session of New 
Jersey State Grange.) 

Tune — "The Old Oaken Bucket." 

How dear to my 'heart i-re the scenes 
in the Grange hall. 
When nightly we gather from far 
and from near. 
Fidelity, Charity, Faith and Fra- 
Fill hearts of the Patron, botli 
youthful and seer. 
The faces of all from Master to 
Are wreathed in glad smiles and en- 
joyment is rife; 
We meet on the level, no class or dis- 
And banish all trouble, dissension 
and strife. 

The beautiful Grange <hall. Dame Na- 
ture's own temple — 
The place where the farmer finds 
pleasure in life. 

I love the instruction, debates and 
The lessons and lectures the ritual 
They preach of prosperity, peace and 
And better tihe ho'me where the 
husbandman lives. 
They tell us of grasses, of fruits and 
of flowers. 
And beauties of nature in every- 
day, life, 
Develop our manhood and better the 
Bind closer the ties betwixt hus- 
band and wife. 

The beautiful Grange hall, Dame Na- 
ture's own 'temple — 

The place where the farmer finds 
pleasure in life. 

Home^i'olks! Well, that air name, to me 

sounds jis the same as poetry^ 
That is, €f poetry is Jis "as sweet as I've 

hearn tell It is! 
Home Folks — they're jis the same as kin 

— all brung up, same as we have bin. 
Without no overpowerln' sense of their 

on common consequence! 
Home Folks has crops to plant and plow, 

er lives in town and keeps a cow; 
But whether country-jakes er town, 

they knows when eggs is up er down! 
Oh! home folks, you're the best of all at 

ranges this terestchul ball — 
But north er south er east er west. It's 

home, is where you're at your best. 

— James Whitcomb Riley. 



We are boostinf^ fox* a Hundred tKotisaxid Crang'e mexn. 

bers in Pennsylvania before Very Lon^. Hovir 

xnu-cH ^vorK are you doin^ for it ? 

GRANGE NO. 1112 

Crawford County, initiated twenty- 
eight in the Third and Fourth De- 
grees recently. Since the first of 
January last our Grange has increased 
in membership over 50 per cent. A 
few of tlhem young people, but most 
of them owners of property, in- 
dustrious representative citizens 
•wTiom I am proud to welcome to our 
noble Order, Some more proposed 
and balloted for ready 'ho start a new 
class at our next meeting. 

Yours fraternally, 
WILLIAM EiLY, Master. 

CoiTy Grange SiK5oessful« 

Brother Hill : 

In reply to your suggestion to 
Subordinate Granges to procure one 
dozen new members, would say that 
Corry Grange has been successful in 
getting fourteen and 'more coming. 
The suggestion came to us in time 
of need, as our members were neglect- 
ing the meetings, so the "faithful 
few'' put forth an extra effort with 
above results. Now, we are having 
very interesting meetings and pros- 
pects of severai more applications in 
the near fu!l'ure. 

Fraternally yours, 

Secretary, N<o. 55. 


Worthy Master Hill : — 

Everything is moving along in 
Grange work very nicely in Luzerne 
County. Mem,bership is increasing 
very fast. In nay home Grange we 
have taken in 33 new members this 
year and 5 more to take the Fij-^ and 
Second Degrees at next meeting. Wt, 
had a very large Pcmona .'held at our 
Grange on June 22, and over 300 sat 
down to dinner and supper. 

Worthy State Master : 

Your communications of recent 
date received and contents noted. 
Thanks for suggestions. Pointers 
from 'Our Worthy State Master are al- 
ways in order. 

Our Grange (Harmony, No. 1112,) 
has been increasing its membership 

quite well the past two years. We 
have a full membership of 110, and 
an addition last evening of 10 more 
who were given the First and Sec- 
ond Degrees, and another 10 propos- 
ed. However, there will be an end 
of this kind of growth. Our terri- 
tory is somewhat limited. It can- 
not be otherwise with two Granges 
in the same township. Beaver 
Grange is two miles east of us and 
the Slate Line two and one-l^alf miles 

Shall be pleased to hear from you 
at any time. 

(Crawford County.) Master. 

Added 124 Members Tliis Year. 

Worthy State Master : 

I have a plan of my own that 
works fine. I appointed two cap- 
tains and let them chose sides and of- 
fered a pin to the member on each 
side bringing in the most names that 
were accepted, the losing side to 
give a supper to the winning side, 
the contest to close last meeting night 
in May. We increased our member- 
ship from 60 to 184. How is that 
for a help on the 100,000 members in 
the State ? We raked the ground 
close and let no farmers get away. 
We finished a class on Thursday 
night of 33 and have one of about 40 
for next month. 

Fraternally vours, 
E. L. •SHIiPPLEY, Master. 
Rixford Grange. No. 1297, McKean 


Worthy tState Master : 

In reply to yours of the 12th 
ult., would say that we have tried 
your plan and found it to be suc- 
cessful. By it we secured 16 new ap- 
plications. We heard the names of 
14 different people suggested, so wo 
would be sure to get the dozen you 
wanted, and you will notice after we 
had become busy we secured more 
than the number. I asked for volun- 
teers to visit these people and re- 
port at. our next meeting, which I 
think is a very good plan. Brother 
Bird was in our immediate vicinity 
at this time and he secured 14 ap- 
plications, making a total number of 



30 to initiate on Saturday evening. 
By your plan I think the membership 
of this great State could be greatly 
increased and quite likely doubled in 
a short time. We are going to push 
it in Benton Grange. I wish you 
were able to be with us at our in- 
itiation. If you have any further 
plans to suggest do not hesitate in 
sending them to me. I will do the 
best I can with them. 

Fraternally yours, 

Columbia County, Pa. 

building of a Grange Hall this season, 
writes Master E. D. Snyder. 


Will let you know what we are do- 
ing away up here in the north-west 
corner of the State. In January our 
assistant steward and L. A. steward 
chose sides and we all set about get- 
ting new members into the Grange. 
The side which was beaten was to 
provide a supper for all. At our 
next meeting, June 21, will occur the 
supper and general "round-up" hav- 
ing secured twenty-seven new mem- 
bers. Wish you could be with us. 

Secretary, No. 1257, Erie County. 

Dear Worthy Master : 

Under date of the 25th you in- 
quired of me as to whether a Grange 
may legally ballot upon an application 
and confer the four Subordinate De- 
grees upon a candidate at the same 
meeting. It is not legal to confer 
more than two degrees upon the same 
candidate at the same meeting. It 
may ballot and confer the first two 
degrees at one meeting. But while 
this is legal yet after the ballot has 
been taken it is preferable for a 
number of reasons to wait until a sub- 
sequent meeting before conferring the 
first degree. 

Very fraternally yours, 

Master State Grange. 

A Quarter of a Hundred and After 

The hustling young Master of 
Tioga Orange, No. 1223, Tioga Coun- 
ty, writes that they have added the 
above number this year so far and are 
not n^ar. ready to stop. The first 
Grange National Bank that was ever 
organized is located in their pretty 
little borough of Tioga .and Master 
Tremaine is also one of the directors. 


.Brooklyn 'Grange, No. 246, of 
Susquehanna County, also co-operated 
heartily with the movement to re-in- 
force the Subordinate Granges. Be- 
sides adding a nice bunch of farm- 
ers to their roll they contemplate the 


Brother J. W. Clever in writing 
about Daisy Grange, No. 1308, Wash- 
ington County, of which he is Mas- 
ter, reports that they added fifty 
members in three months of this year. 
Gillett Grange, Bradford County, has 
added a third of a hundred new mem- 
bers. We are climbing toward the 
100,000 mark. 


Crawfard County has many wide- 
awake Granges and Rundels, No. 871 
awake Granges and Rundels, No. 871, 
of that county, is one of the number. 
It lias recently added 25 new members 
and had a good time at the Fourth 
Degree feast. 

Thirty New Members in Si^Iit. 

Cherry Ridge Grange, No. 1071, 
Wayne County, tried the State Mas- 
ter's plan for re-enforcing Granges 
and as a result expects to add thirty 

20 Per Cent. Increase This Year. 

Friendsville Grange, No. 1217, 
Susquehanna County, has 125 mem- 
bers. Over 20 per cent, of them 
have been added this year and they 
are busy initiating at almost every 

Potter County Granges in rtihe Harness 

Several Masters from this county 
have recently' written the State Mas- 
ter that they are using his suggested 
plan for helping to build up the Sub- 
ordinate 'Granges in Pennsylvania and 
to get the 100,000 members h© asks 
for. To illustrate — Magter Francis 
Reed, of Roulette Grange, No. 1283, 
writes that every meeting this year 
his G-range has initiated from two to 
eight members. 

Wlorthy State Master : 

Yours of tbe first received, in 
reply will say that our Grange hasn't 
adopted the "Twelve Member" plan 
for the reason that our Lecturer at 
the first of the year started a con- 
test. Each side works for the most 
new members, good attendance and 
promptness in responding whfsn call- 
ed on for literary work. 'We have 
taken in nearly twenty-tlve new mem- 
bers this year, re-instated one and 
bave two candidates to be voted on 
at next meeting. 

W^e have about twenty-five yoiing 
people in our Grange -^-ho seem to 




Master of the National Grange. Pennsjivtuiia hopes to report to him, 'ere 
long: "Keystone State hiis its hundn^l thousand." 



take a great interest and enjoy at- 
tending. Our lecturer has splendid 
programs and all enjoy the Lecturer's 
hour. We have a large Grange for 
the location and have good attend- 
ance at every meeting. 

Hoping you will approve of our 
way of getting new members, I am, 
Fraternally your«, 
Master Orange No. 1241, Erie Co. 

Worthy State Master : 

I think your plan of getting new 
members is all right. Would say 
that we liave got eleven new mem- 
bers, one application now under con- 
sideration and the promise of Ave or 
six more. I think it would be a very 
good plan for every Grange to use. 
Fraternally yours. 

Master Grange No. 321, Wyoming 


Gillett Grange, No. 884, is in a 
flourishing condition. We have tak- 
en In 30 members since the first of 
this year — 20 initiates, 5 re-instated 
and 5 oh Demit cards and have 2 
applications on hand at the present 
time. We have very interesting 
.meetings; also have a fine literary 
programme consisting of recitations 
and son^s. We now have a mem- 
bership of 190 in good standing. 
Fraternallv yours, 
JOHN H. CHASE, Secretary. 


Cambridge Springs Grange, Craw- 
ford County, has a class of twenty 
on the way. This hustling Grange 
doesn't stop with a class of a dozen. 
Mineral water and frequtnt feast* 
keep them growing. 


During our first quarter just closed 
We conferred all four degrees on six 
candidates. First and Second on 
eleven others and two others have 
made application. At our last meet- 
ing- we occupied our new hall, which 
is quite suitable for the purpose and 
is neatly furnished. At our nexi 
regular meeting we will give a supper. 
We are, I think, getting along nicely. 
Fraternally yours, 

Master Grange, No. 1348, Venango 

Worthy Master and Brother : — 

No doubt you think I am a long 
time <in answering your letter, bat I 
was waiting until we succeeded in get- 

ting our class of twelve. Would say 
we harve a class of sixteen to be in- 
itiated at our next meeting. 

We have taken in new members 
about every Grange meeting night 
this year. Now have a membership 
of one Tiundred and five. I think 
•your systematic plan for obtaining 
new members a very good one. The 
members in our Grange have been 
striving to get some one to join our 
noble Order, since your letter was 
read. Fraternally, 

Master Grange Nio. 880, Crawford 

Concord Grange, No. 1125 Cambria 

sends the names of 14 persons which 
were received as a result of working 
the special dozen plan proposed by 
the State Master. When they were 
given the closing degrees there were 
54 mem-bers of the Grange present 
and some visitors and Brother 
Grossman writes that the neighbor- 
hood is wakened up to Grange work 
an (J that t'he getting up of thisi class 
has done the Grange a lot of good. 

Giiange No. 964. Clearfldd County. 

Has been trying the special dozen 
plan amd Worthy Master Krine re- 
ports that they have been initiating 
twenty as a result. 

Tioga's Big Grange Still Groudng. 

Mitchells Mills Grange, No. 912, 
Tioga County, thought they had 
everybody in the jurisdiction of their 
Grange but after discussing the 
special dozen plan they decided to 
see what they could do. Brother W. 
N. !&mith, the Master, writes that as 
a result they had a class of 21 at 
one meeting and the prospect for 
more was good. This shows what 
can be done when the plan is. right 
and earnestly followed out. 

Wayne County Coming to the Fore. 

Orange work has been rather slow 
in the northeastern corner county, but 
the "Wayne Independent," in its re- 
port of the last Pomona, shows an 
awakening and an interest in the 
work that indicates that this county 
does not intend to lag behind in the 
great work of the Grange. There is 
good talent there and quite a num- 
ber of thoroughly devoted and capable 
members and we rejoice with them 
over the brighter outlook. 


Worthy Master Hill : — 

I thought I would write to con- 
gratulate you on the scheme of nam- 



Ing eligible farmers and then making 
an effort to get them to join the Or- 
der. I think it is an excellent plan 
and it has worked fine in our Grange. 
It was the means of securing us 
about thirty new members — that is 
with three re-instatements. Is not 
that pretty good ? And when the 
Secretary read your proposition we 
just thought we could not get five ad 
we had taken every one around 
here that it seemed possible to get. 

Master French Creek Valley Grange, 
No. 988, Crawford County. 

Worthy State Master ; — 

After reading the letter, which you 
wrote to our Worthy Master, asking 
that we work for a class of tWTilve, 
we immediately suggested the names 
of several desirable Patrons and set 
to work. The result was a, class of 
seven for initiation; also one rein- 
statement, and one on a demit, mak- 
ing a gain of nine; also have the 
promise of several more soon. Have 
taken in twelve new members this 
year and expect to keep working for 

Fraternally yours, 
Mrs. MAiKY BRYANT, Sec. 


Brother D. G. Moyer, Master of 
Greenbrier Grange. No. 1148, North- 
umberland County, writes that they 
have initiated one class of a dozen, 
ihave a good nest egg for another one, 
and that their ambition is to double 
their membership. 

Linesville Grange, No. 5 94, Craw- 
ford County, with its 200 members 
is anxious to be still, larger and more 
influential and is receiving addition- 
al members right along. 

Are you giving the State Master's 
^'Special Dozen" plan a thoro trial in 
your Grange ? Does it win out ? 


The recently organized Grange at 
Jerseytown, Colum'bia County, has 
a committee appointed to buy a 
large dwelling house and convert it 
into a hall. They are starting right 
by getting a home of their own. 


Worthy Master : — 

Replying to your letter regarding 
the special dozen plan, will say that 
we were just "finishing up" a class of 
thirteen — a baker's dozen — when we 
received your letter, and have since 
tsbken in about as many more. We 
have taken in 28 mem'bers since Jan. 
1 and expect several more. We have 
seven live Granges within nine miltjs 

of us. Our Grange meets In the I. O. 
O. F. hall and the two lodges united 
in buying a piano for the hall. We 
shall continiue to do all we can to- 
wards the 100,000 new members. \ 

Yours fraternally, 

Master Richmond Grange, No. 135, 

Crawford County. 


Worthy Master and Brother : 

Am just in receipt of yours dated 
May 1. In reply I Wish- to i6t ate that 
your letter of April 12 was rdOdt-tifefcfre 
our Grange and at our last meeting, 
May 2, we had 17 ne«v members ready 
for initiation. As we are not yet one 
year old, we think we have been doing 
fairly well. Fraternally yours, 
Master Grange No. 1^23, Lycoming 

Worthy Erofher : 

Our Grange took in twenty-two 
members at last evening's meeting. 
We are having a con:est to secure new 
members. Divided the members in 
two parts under captains. The side 
bringing in the least names before 
the, last meeting night in May must 
banquet the winning side. The one 
person on each side securing the most 
names will be presented with a 
Grange pin. We are expecting many 
more names before the close of the 
contest. Would be pleased to have 
some of the state officers visit us. 
Yours very fraternally, 

Mrs. H. B. DENNIS, Secretary. 

Worthy State Master : 

I received your letter of recent 
date advising plans for increasing the 
membership of our noble Order. 
We worked the plan and can report 
success. We have the dozen and ex- 
pect to initiate about the last of the 
present month. Had taken in eight 
in March of this year. The Grange 
is a shining light among the agricul- 
tural people of our county. Thanking 
you for the interest you have shown 
In our Granges I remain yours in 
F. H. C. with F., 

Master Brady Grange. No. 1218, 
Clearfield County. 

Sandy Lake Grange, No. 363, Mer- 
cer County, buys several hundred 
dollars worth of supplies from Grange 
houses each year. Have several can- 
didates for membership on the string. 

"Agriculture is the most healthful 
most useful, most noble employment 
of man." — iWashington. 

Have you lassoed that new mem- 
ber for your Grange yet ? 





I am writing for 
my corner in the 
Grange News for 
August during the 
warm harvest 
weather of July. I 
have just beenj 
reading a n ex- 
cellent address! 
delivered by Gov- 
ernor Hughes of 
New York at a 
reunion of the de- 
cendants of sign- 
ers of the Dec- 
laration of Inde- 
pendence at the Jamestown Ex- 
position and as our Grange Dec- 
laration of Purposes has so well been 
likened as second only to the original 
proclamation wniLf.i has been heard 
around the world, and as the Grange 
has all along re-a.Tirmed and insisted 
upon the practical application of iis 
greatest underlying principle, that 
"God created all men free and 
equal'' that all should have "an 
equal chan<;e in life, liberty and the 
pursuit of happiness," "equally dis- 
tributed /power and equally distributed 
burden," or in the finest words — "a 
square deal" — I think a few of the 
Governor's thoughts ^pply as well to 
the Grange as to the "Declaration of 

"The attitude of men loward gov- 
-ernment by .he people is not deter- 
mined by party lines. The man who 
would ignore the riglhts of his fel- 
low citizens, who would establish 
ihimself in a fortress of special privi- 
lege and exercise his power, small or 
great, in oppositiom to the welfare of 
others, may be found in all parties 
and in every walk of life. It id an 
attitude sometiipes explained by 
training and environment, but in 
general merely exhibits the rule O'f 
eel'flS'hn.ess. * * * Slowly ana 
surely tihe people have won their way, 
and no final settlement will be reach- 
ed until the administration of gov- 
ernment squares with the primciples 
of the Declaration and an end has 
been put to every conversion of gov- 
ernmental power to selfish purposes." 

"The lesson of to-day is that every 
patriotic American should look upon 

his country's (history and destiny in 
the light of the pirlnciplea of the 
Declaration of Independence and 
with sincere sympathy with demo- 
cratic ideals. Instead of looking ask- 
ance at every expression of determina- 
tion to vindicate popular rights, It 
should be welcomed. So long as the 
spirit of 1776 is abroad in the land 
there will be. no condonation of 
abuses, and material prosperity will 
not be permitted to serve as a cover 
for public wrongs," 

"There are many problems to be 
solved, and, as always before in our 
history the (farmers find the solution. 
I believe the Grange is to play an 
important role in the future progress 
of our country, and I desire to be 
connected with it." — C. ,E. Galbreath, 
O'hio State Librarian. 

The preliminary work for the or- 
ganization of the Inter-national In- 
stitute pif Agriculture at Rome, found- 
ed by King Victor Emanuel, is pro- 
gressing. It was iio the first conference 
that Brother W. F. Hill, Master of 
Pennsylvan.a State Grange, was 
appointed by President Roosevelt as 
delegate. Great Britain, Prance, the 
United :States and other countries 
have promised co-operation in the 
work of the Institute. A building 
is in course of erection and the first 
meeting of the general assembly is 
planned for 1909. 

First on the list of State Grange 
meetings comes Ortgon and the ses- 
sion held at Hood River last month 
was the thirty-feurth in its ihistory. 
The reports of the officers all showed 
progress. The treasury has a bal- 
ance of $6375.48. Eleven new 
Granges were organized during the 
year. The membership in eighteen 
counties is 6 465. TIhe business 
transacted was good and practical. 
The State Grang'e stood bravely by 
on.e of its children : The Initiative 
and the Referendum, now a law of 
the Sate, and the following was 
u.:animousLy adoipted : 

"Resolved. That our executive com- 
mittee be instructed to draft an 
amendmei\t to the State Constitution 
and to initiate the same at our next 
annual State election, whidh shall de- 
prive th'^ State Legislature of any 
power to change any law that ha* 
been enacted by the initiative." 

A resolution was adopted by the 
Grange for the appointment of a com- 
mittee of five to secure informatioD 



on assessment and taxation, and re- 
port at the next meeting. 

It was voted the sentiment of the 
meeting also that the Grange is in 
favor of employing prison labor on 
public highways. 

Among the measuxe® affecting the 
public welfare the Grange went on 
record as favoring a law which will 
place the inheritance tax Jn the com- 
mon school fund. A resolution re- 
affirming demands for a parcels post 
was adopted. 

The Grange re-affl^rmed its opposi- 
tion to tftie Tuttle and Johnson road 
law and authorized the State Master 
to draft a road law (requiring the 
.State to pay 50 per cent, of road im- 
provement, the counties 35 per cent, 
and road distri<;ts 15 per cent. The 
bill is to be introduced in the next 
legislature if requested. The State 
Lecturer's suggestion of county trol- 
ley lines was indorsed. 

A reso'luiion was adopted thanking 
the last legislature ifor passing the 
bill giving women equal rights with 
men over •community property. 

It was recommended that active 
work be taken up in several counties 
where most needed as an experiment 
in deputy work, and $'2500 was ap- 
propriated for the same. 

A Watertown, N. Y. paper pays 
proper tribute to the good work of 
the Grange in that iState. It says : 

"The 'Grange, with its 70,000 mem- 
bers in New York State, has become 
an effective force in State legislation, 
and its wishes are receiving the at- 
tention worthy so important an in- 
dustry as the Grange represents. The 
Grange has been instrumental in se- 
curing a large amount of the good 
roadis legislation now on the statute 
books of the State; and during the 
session of the iLegislature now draw- 
ing to a close the organization has 
■had a more prominent participation 
in 'hig(hway legislation than ever be- 
fore. It shows again the power of 
tHie organization." 

The first Master of the first Grange, 
Predonia, No. 1, of New York, is 
still living — Brother Ulysses E. Dodge, 
He' was born in Ohio in 1822 and his 
parents moved to Fredonia w^hen he 
was two years oild and Ihas' spent his 
life there. He was Master of the 
first Subordinate Grange orgaJiized by 
"Father Kelly" in April, 1S66, andhas 
been its Lecturer for 25 years and is 
still at his age of 85 one of its most 
ac'tdve members. It Is interesting to 
note some of 'his words in a speech 
at the time he was elected Master in 
the long ago : 

"In the course of humian events and 
uncontrollable 'circuTTistances, I aim 
called to the chair of the fiirst Sub- 
ordinate Grange of t!he 'Great Em- 

pire State,' New York, and for aught 
I know of the word. ' Without even a 
rudiniientary knowledge of its prin- 
ciples, its objects and its teachings, I 
am chosen to preside over the de- 
liberations of a body whose destiny is 
shrouded in the dark and misty fu- 
ture, a destiny which no one can fore- 
tell, and a problem that nothing but 
long and weary years of incessant toil 
can solve." 

State Master Frank Nl. Godfrey, of 
New York, says that as many Granges 
have been organized since October 
last in that State as, were organized 
during the entire year ending Octo- 
ber 1, 'and that there has been a gen- 
eral increase in the membership of 
the old Granges. He says tbat this 
year will be a record-breaker in t!he 
history of the New York State Granige. 
Since January 1, thirty-three Granges 
have been organized and four re-or- 

The parcels post system of Eng- 
land is a great success and its advo- 
cates are pushing the iprinciple to an 
extreme degree in che changes they 
propose. One measure would 'make 
the weight limit 112 pounds. Ad- 
vocates of this plan claim it would do 
much for agriculture, assisting th* 
producer and consumer to get to- 
gether. It appears that in England 
the parcels post system with its eleven 
pounds limit has kept the price of 
omall express transportation at a iow 
figure, wihile the weights above the 
ipostal Ji'mit have been costing more 
and more for shipment. The English 
proposition is to carry 112 pounds for 
forty-eight cents and less weight at 
one to two cents per pound. 

The Grange plan for parcels post 
in this country is somewhat iike the 
present English system and places the 
limit of weight At eleven pounds, 
which would be carried for twenty- 
five cents to any post-office in the 
United States, including rural free 
delivery. Less weights would be 
higher proportionately, but still much 
less than present rates : Thus for 
twelve ounces to one pound wouM be 
five cents. In addition to the general 
parcels post system the Grange advo- 
cates a rural parcels post to be ap- 
plied only on any one rural route to 
and from the post offl'ce to which th% 
route belongs, and on which the 
ciharges would be one cent per two 
pounds, the object being to encour- 
age local trade and to promote the 
convenience of neighbors and of 
farmers trading with the nearest 
large centre. 

Advocates of this system admit that 
the weight limits proposed are only a 
beginning and that they believe 
heavier weig'hts could be carried wliea 

M' • 

penlxsylvania grange news 


the system gets into working order. 
They flgur^ both with regard to the 
general delivery and the special rural 
lo<3al service that the ma,il carriers 
are already equippe-d to carry much 
heavier, mails and ilhat the expense of 
the government would not be in- 
creased in proportion to the greater 
busines done. The local service, 
it is claimed, would help the local 
merchants by affording them facilities 
for delivering their goods at low cost. 

Tax reform is the prominent Grange 
issue in Ohio, iState Masier Dert'hick 
says : "Let us insist that all private 
property be placed on the duplicate 
once, and so far as possible but once." 
The State Master also says : • 

"Civilization and taxation go hand 
in hand. 'Given the one the o:her is 
inevitable. Taxation to the body pol- 
itic is what the blood is to the human 
body. It is the circulating, vitalizing 
force that marks the line betweei. 
civilization and savagery. Taxation 
has been the burning question in all 
ages and in all climes. It is the burn- 
ing question in Ohio at this hour. The 
organized forces are focused on the 
subject, the Ohio State Grange, the 
Chamber of Com'merce and the Ohio 
Tax Reform League. The great bond 
contest of last winter has swung into 
the open and the whole question of 
taxation is afloat on the stream of 
state economics. In this crisis the 
farmer should co-operate with citi- 
zens in all classes in finding an an- 
chor in safe and peaceful waters." 

New Jersey now has twelve new 
Subordinate and one n-ew Pomona 
Grange for her record this year. 
■Rerlin Grange, of Camden Countv. 
New Jersey, has completed and dedi- 
cated its handsome new hall, whioh 
cost about $5000. 

A good series of August field mest- 
ings have been arranged by State 
Master G. W. F. Gaunt. The National 
speaker wiili be H. O. Hadley, Master 
of the New Hampshire State Grange. 
I attended a fine series of m.eetings 
in New Hamipshire last year under 
guidance of State Master Hadley, and 
New Jersey Patrons will give him 
the welcome /his ability as a leader and 
a speaker so well deserves. 

Eagle Grange, No. 129, at Rohr. 
Preston County, Nebraska, has about 
finished its fine new two-story 'hall, 
which is being appropriately furnished 
and will be one of the best equipped 
halls in the State, 

Brother D, W. Working, Past Mas- 
ter of the Colorado State Grange, has 

been called to the place of Superin- 
tendent of Agricultural EiXtehsi'on at 
the West Virginia University, Callege 
of Agriculture. NIo better selection 
co-uld have been made. Born and rear- 
ed on a farm in Minnesota he pushed 
out for the new agriculture, gradu- 
ated fro>m the Kansas Agricultural 
College in 1888, was secretEwy of the 
Coii'orado Board of Agriculture. He 
was for years my co-worker with 
Prother F. P. Wolcott, as one of the 
Editors of tlie American Grange 
Eulletin. He man led the daughter 
the Past State Master, Levi 'Booth, of 
Colorado. He has always been a 
true, loyal and earnest working mem- 
ber of the Grange, local, iState and 

Among the pleasant and successful 
Grange outings I have already attend- 
ed this summer none was more com- 
plete in all rts details than that 
held by the Patrons of Kent County, 
Delaware, under the trees in tlhe 
beautiful camp 'meeting grounds near 
Dover, a few days ago. It was In fact 
a real S.ate Grange gathering, as 
mem^)ers of the Order from all three 
of the counties of the "Diamond 
State" were present. Four Masters 
of the State Grange were there, led 
by State Master Walker; alo. State 
Grange Lecturer Wesley Webb, and 
Treasurer Charles Barker. Delaware 
has had six State Masters' In her 
thirty-five years of Grange history 
and all are still living and active in 
Grange work. No other State can 
say the same, so many have been 
called away, Delaware in the Grange 
is . a "little farm w^ell tilled." The 
increase of members in two years 
amounts to eighty per cent. The 
Master of the IPomona Grange, a son 
of Past State Master Joihn J. Rosa, 
presided. Fine singing, instrumental 
music by two orchestras, appropriate 
addresses and the noon-time picnic 
dinner and social in'tercourse filled up 
a perfect day. Delaware sent a large 
delegation of visitors to the National 
Grange meeting at Atlantic City in 
1905, and th^ same happy party and 
others are already planning to go to 
. the National mee'tlng in Hartford, 
Connecticut, next November, 

The custom of holding a memorial 
service once a year, and generally on 
Sunday, and in a church in memory of 
departed Grange members is gain- 
ing in favor and is one that commends 
itself to all who hold the best ideals 
of our Order, getting us for a time 
away from the mfat-eriai side to the 
higher and better things of our 
Grange life and work. Among the 
meetings of last month I was invited 
to take ipart in the annual memorial 
service of Locktown Grange, No, 88, 
New Jersey, a Grange that has held 



regular meeting without break for 
itliirty-three years, owns a fine two- 
story hall, twice enlarged to accom- 
modate its increasing membership, 
and 'has a well-filled store-room; 
also, running a successful co-opera- 
tive creamery for twenty-seven years, 
in fact a Grange that does things and 
activity means life and growth. The 
services were held in tihe church, 
which was beautifully decorated with 
flowers, its pastor Rev. H. W. Loucks 
being the Grange chaplain. The 
ceremonies in'oluding singing, read- 
ing the Scriptures, prayer, reading the 
name of members who had died 
during the year, resolutions adopted 
by tihe Grange, memorial address, 
procession to the cemetery, and deco- 
rating the graves of all departed 
■members with flowers by the commit- 
tee appointed for that purpose, then 

siniging "Nearer, My God, to Thee," 
and benediction. 

When this copy of Grange. News 
gets to the homes of its many Patron 
friends, I will be out on a continuoua 
speaking trip extending' over five 
i&ta'tes, and more than three months 
o£ time, ending up only in time to get 
to the meeting of the National Grange 
with all its pleasant re-unions with 
old-time friends. - 

"Help one another," a grain of sand 
Said to another grain just at hand; 
"The wind may carry us over the sea, 
And then, oh wihat will beco'me of me? 
But come, my brother, give me your 

We'll build a mountain and there we'll 

Additional "National Field" matter 
on page 55. 

WxjecutJijrje ©owntJiti^i^ ^jejxatrtnxiz^nt 



To one unaccus- 
tomed to writ- 
ing for public 

r e a di ng, e s- 

pecially tried as 

as I am, makes 

the seem 

short, and the 

time pass rapid- 
ly by that we I 

can scar<;ely 

realize that we| 

must again do 

our part in or- 
der to s'hare the 

respon s i b ility 

placed upon us 

in the publica- 

tion of the 

Grange News. 

We are now in the midsit of har- 
vest; labor is scarce at almost any 
price. We who have reached the 
50th 'milestone in life, feel more keen- 
ly than ever the many more duties 
imposed upon us, that were we able 
to procure suffi^cient 'help at a reason- 
able recompense would relieve the 
tired body from many strenuous ex- 
ertions and efforts made to keep order 
out of chaos. We dislike very much 
to see .the weeds grow in corn field, 
in truck patch; to see the fences 
down here and there over the farm; 
to note tbe very many things needed 
doing at the same time, and all on 
account of insufficient labor to ac- 
complish the much desired end. 

The only way out of the difficulty 
that seems feasible at this time is to 
keep pegging away at it yourself; do 

what you can and there will ever be 
made a way sufficient to aocomplisb 

any duty, if the will be strong 
enough to never give up. Keep 
pegging away; to every cloud there 
is a silver lining, and though the 
way be dark and dreary, we may gain 
the golden crown by keeping at it. 
Never give up; never despair; there 
is no such word as fail — keep at it. 

As individuals we can never suc- 
ceed if we don't keep at it; the same 
methods we employ to succeed in our 
own business will apply to us as 
Grangers. If we only keep at it; if 
we only use our sticktoitiveness; it 
will get us tber'e at last. What we 
want among us is more charity, less 
selfishness — we must allow every 
other person the same privileges we 
ask for ourselves. iWe must remem- 
ber that we are as susceptible to 
wrong as others are — that they are as 
likely to be right as we are; let us 
get togther, stick together, and by so 
doing aocomplisb what it would be 
impossible to do individually. 

The question was asked me lately 
why join the Grange, when you 
can buy just as cheap outside the or- 
der as you can in it ? In many In- 
stances such is the case, but to the 
Grange belongs the glory of having 
placed the lever in such a position 
that they outside the Grange are reap- 
ing tbe benefits made so only through 
organization. What would the effect 
have been had it otherwise been 
ordered ? You can answer tbat for 
yourselves. There can only be one 
true answer. Don't you think you 
who are now members and not reap- 
ing as much as you think you should, 
should be satisfied ? When you 
consider the conditions that ex- 




lste<i anid wil 1 exist again if 
the ■ same opportunity presents 
itself ? And you outside from 
the help received through organiza- 
tion, don't you think it your duty to 
help reciprocate its many kindnesses 
by joining with us in the protection 

of our just and equitable rights. 
Think over the matter and let us pre- 
sent your application for membership 
in the grandest, noblest organization 
that ever the sun shone on. 



By Dr. Hannah McK. 

Since childhood daiys we have been 
repeating the well known lines : 
"Lit.le drops of water" 
"Make the mighty ocean" 

yet seldom do we 
pause to think 
how largely these 
little drops of 
water enter into 
our well-being. 
More than 70 per 
cent, of our 
bodies consist of 
w a t e r. It is 
Nature's own 
drink, to be used 
by every living 
thing and exists 
in the greatest 

We usual ly 
class it with 
foods and drinks, 
but its uses are 
90 numerous and 
its importance so great it might right- 
fully be found in other classes. The 
•cook finds it one of the first irequire- 
tnents; as a cleansing agent it stands 
first on the list, not alone for the per- 
sonal bath, but for clothes and dwell- 
ings as well, also to flush closets, 
sewers and drains. 

The 'hygienic requirements are that 
water should be "good in quality and 
sufficient in quantity." Good in 
quality : Good water should be clear, 
free from color, of good lustre, "a 
pleasant sparkling taste," cool and 
entirely free from any sediment, yet 
we should remember that we may 
have a clear, bright water with no 
sediment and it still be polluted — the 
organic matter being held in solution. 
So there should be chemical tests 
also. The many instances In which 
it has been found that diseases, such 
as tj'phoid fever, dysentery, diarrhoea 
- -s '-^ave been communicated 
by the drinking water, or by milk be- 
cause of the water the cans are 
washed in makes one very careful as 
to the source of one's supply. The 
finest water is no doubt N^ature's 
own — rain-water — if not contaminat- 
ed in falling or by dirty roofs, pipes 
or cisterns, and is stored' for use, by 
her, in her own reservoirs — rsprlngs, 
lakes and irivers. 


Lyons, Worthy Geres 

Man's reservoirs are wells and 
cisterns and it is with these we are 
chiefly interested. In towns or 
closely populated sections the ground 
soon becomes impregnated with 
fllth, this drains into the water course 
below, if such wateir course be near 
the surface, and surface water easily 
penetrates a loosely walled well. Then 
how important that the location of 
our wells be closely considered, and if 
we cannot control the location, that 
we make the surroundings as hy- 
gienic as possible. We have all seen 
the old country well with its moss- 
covered bucket or more modern 
pumps, the water coming up cool and 
sparkMng, yet situated as it were in 
a basin, the ground around the mouth 
of the well so worn away that it is 
much lower than that a few feet dis- 
tant, thus permitting of the flow of 
all surface water and drainage toward 
the well rather than away from it. 

We should see not only that the 
well is widely separated from the 
barm-yard, cess-pool, sink-well and 
all similiar places but that it be made 
water tight with cement, so that noth- 
ing can .reach the interior but water 
that has been filtered thru beds of 
unpolluted soil. 

The chief danger in our homes, is, 
no doubt, from dirty cisterns, pipes, 
or pipes connected with closets and 

In case of water being suspected as 
impure it should be boiled or Altered; 
though the filtering while convenient, 
may not be very efllcacious, the germa 
being too minute to be arrested by 
the ordinary filters. Some physicians 
Insist that it be boiled for two or 
three hours and if chilled qui'okly b> 
putting on ice or filtered much of the 
flatness is removed. Hard water is 
objectionable for cooking and wash- 
ing, nor can it be recommended for 
drinking, tho the popular belief is 
otherwise. The excess of mineral in- 
gredients hinders the solvent prop- 
erties and also may cause digestive 
disorders, promote constipation or in- 
tensify any tendency that may exist 
to calculous disorders. 

Another popular belief is that ice, 
no odds where gathered, is pure; but 
it has been proved that freezing pro- 
duces Ititle or no effect on the 



poisons and typhoid fever has been 
traced to the use of impure ice. 

Sufficient in quantity : In all liv- 
ing things we find large quantities of 
water. In the corn nine parts out of 
ten, while about two thirds of the 
weight of our bodies Is water. It 1« 
only when one understands these pro- 
portions that in small degree we 
realize the important place water ac- 

Whenever possible the supply to 
our houses should always be oji the 
"constant system," but whatever the 
system, 12 to 16 gallons should be 
allowed ner day for each individual 

where there is no system of drainage 
and ,25 to 50 gallons where there la 
a general drainage system, while 2% 
to 4 pints of this should be taken 
daily as drink. It is believed that an 
abundant use of water as a beverage 
promotes a "washing" of the various 
organs and tissues of the body. For 
example if a glass of water be taken 
at the end of stomach digestion, it 
will carry undigested particles out of 
the stomach leaving it clean to rest 
in readiness for the next meal. 


Ceres State Grange. 

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That the education of the masses 
is necessary for the common gocd, 
that the Republic must educate 
or die, are generally admitted. Those 
things that are necessary for the State 
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does in every line but education. 
Recognizing the importance of educa- 
tion it has established the public 
school. It has prescribed the course 
of study, fixed the minimum salary 
and length of term and even made at- 
tendance compulsory. While requir- 
ing so much, requiring it not for 

the good of the individual but for the 
public good it shifts much of the 
burden of the expense on the indi- 
vidual or rather on a class o.f indi- 
viduals — the owners of real estate. Is 
there any good reas,on why it should 
not assume the entire cost of sucli 
education as will fit the child for the 
duties of citizenship ? It owes this 
not to the Child but to itself and it 
should require the child to get it for 
the same reason that it wiill take the 
child's father, if it becomes necessary, 
and compel him to stand before the 
guns of an enemy. 

The governm«i]» educates the 
soldier, not only without charge to 
him but it pays him for his time 
while he is getting his education. In 
a Republic the man behind the ballot 
has more to do with tlie general wel- 
fare than the man behind the gun. 
He should be fitted at public expense 
to know how to use 'his ballot for the 
public good. In addition to the duty 
the State owes to itself to educate for 
its own defense, the owners of homes 
in Pennsylvania shouid demand that 
it do so on the grouna of equalizing 
taxes. Here the dollar invested in 
corporate and personal property is 
more remunerative that the dollar in^ 
vested in real estate — farms especial- 
ly. Not only does the dollar yield 
a large return but the property is 
more than twice as valuable as real 
estate, yet the latter pays school tax 
and the former pays none except the 
little that comes from it. indirectly 
in the school appropriation. It is a 
question whether we will ever get 
equalization of taxes in any other way. 
Corporations have always successfully 
resisted the effort to tax them locally 
and they will no douot .keep on doing 
so. The time is opportune for the 
Grange to take up the demand that 
the iState shall assume the entire ex- 
pense of the ungraded school, the 
primary and the gram'mar school*, 
no one disputes the fact that real 



estate is unjustly burdened with taxes. 
In (his campaign last fall the Gov- 
ernor committed himself to the State 
support of public schools. He evi- 
dently forgot it when he sent his mes- 
sage to the legislature, but he would 
doubtless have signed a bill providing 
for it if the legislature 'had passed 
one and the Senate had not killed all 
of the revenue measures. Let those 
w:ho believe in this agitate it until it 
becomes as much discussed as were 
trolley freight and two-<cent fare. 
When it is equally well understood it 
will become equally ipopular and those 
in authority will bow, as they always 
do, to public sentiment. 

to incite the bread producers to think 
along these lines that they may so 
assert themselves, as to demand their 
rightful share. 


The papers are telling us of women 
in Central Pennsylvania doing all 
kinds of work in the field, of Ohio 
farmers planting at night with lamps 
fasitened to their boots or carried by 
their wives and of western farmers 
calling for Ttielp. This simply indi- 
cates an abnormal condition. The 
world can be fed without having men 
work at night and women and chil- 
dren doing the work of men. While 
the people of the farm are thus work- 
ing over time, crowds elsewhere are 
watching ball games and idlers every- 
where are seeking amusement. We 
are not, opposed to recreation. On the 
contrary all should have it. But the 
work and the play should be more 
eually distributed. High Authority 
says : "If any man will not work 
neither let him eat," and the same 
authority commanding temperance in 
all 'thins's virtually forbids working 
under the lash. 

The whole thing hinges on the 
dollars that are in it. Give the farm- 
er the same pay for Ihis work that 
others demand and he will compete 
suocessfully in the labor market with 
other bidders. Give other men the 
pay that they are really wortTi and 
their positions will not seem so at- 
tractive. Under value is placed on 
executive and administrative positions 
wlhether in the public service or in 
the service of corporations. En- 
thusiasts in the legislature at the re- 
cent session thought that the salarj- 
of the Governor sihould be increased 
to $25,000 per annum, their own 
salaries doubled and all others in the 
employ of the State increased in like 
proportion. It might be pertinenx. 
to ask how much more these people 
do for the public good than dpes an 
intilligent, enterprising farmer ? If 
they are not worth more, why should 
they be paid more ? Why they are 
paid more is easily seen. They stand 
together. If farmers ever shall 
have their own they must do the 
same. This is written with no de» 
sire to excite class feeling but simply 


South Preston Grange, No. 1005, is 
enjoying prosperity. It recently paid 
off the debt remaining on the Grange 
Hall, bought three dozen good chairs, 
some tables and badges. 

Philipsville Grange, No. 147, Erie 
County, is so busy initiating that it 
has hardly time to try a special dozen 
plan proposed by the iState Master. 
To their one hundred, members at the 
commencement of this year they have 
added thirty-four and have seven ap- 
plications on hand. Improvements on 
the hall and new furnishings have 
been added at a cost of about $800 
and all paid up square. 

Wilmot Grange, No. 512, iBradford 
County, built a barn last year 28 x 32 
feet. They have just added a quarter 
acre more land and finding their barn 
too small have lumber on the ground 
to double the length of the structure. 
Their Hall is 26 x 50 feet and 18 feet 
high. A number of the members 
drive six or seven miles to attend the 
meetings which are so interesting 
that they do not close until midnight 
or as late as two o'clock. Grange 
Niews thinks this is too late. Better 
commence in good time and close 
in good time. Those who want to 
get home then can do so and If others 
want to stay later and visit they will 
not be keeping anybody else up. 

Twenty-one additions to their mem- 
bership is what New Milford Grange, 
No. 289, Susquehanna County, has to 
report for a meeting in June, 


Mr. Editor : — 

Please find enclosed, ($1.00) one 
dollar to "pay up" ,our Grange News 
subscription, and do not stop it, for 
it is pure negligence that it has not 
been paid before. The Grange News 
is a very welcome visitor. We are 
glad to see that it is getting better 
each issue, and makes us feel that 
we are proud that we are Grangers.. 
Tour fraternally, 

F. L. AIKEiN, 
Tioara, Tioga County, Pa. 
April 18, 1907, 


Marlon Grange, of Franklin Coun- 
ty, having extended an invitation to> 
Altenwald Grange, of the same coun- 
ty, had the members of the latter re- 
cently as their guests. The entertain- 
ing Grange provided a very nice lit- 
erary and musical program which* 
was enjoyed by all present. 





The report from the National 
Grange for the last quarter shows up 
as follows. From it it will be noted 
that Pennsylvania, New York, New 
Jersey, Ohio, and Michigan have 
made the most accessions, Pennsyl- 
vania and New York having added 
the largest number, or nine each. 

From April 1 to June 30, 1907. 

Organized Re-organized. 

California 2 

Colorado 4 

Connecticut 2 

Maine 3 

Maryland 1 

Massachusetts 1 2 

Michagan 5 1 

New Jersey 5 

New York 9 

Ohio I 5 

Pennsylvania 6 3 

Vermont 3 

Washington , . 3 

Oregon 1 

Missouri 1 

West Virginia 3 

South Carolina ' . 1 

TOTAL 49 12 


Officers of the following new 
Granges have not yet .been published : 

Caledonia Grange, No. 1349, Frank- 
lin County, organized by E. B. Dorsett 
and W. F. Hill. 

Master, Milton Crawford. 

Lecturer, Charles iS. Andrews. 

Secretary, H. J. Wagner. 

G. A. R. Hall, iFayetteville. 

Marion Grange, No. 1350, Frank- 
lin County, 

Master, J. H. Ledy. 
Lecturer, Mrs. J. E. Latshaw. 
Secretary, John G. Latshaw. 
Jr. O. U. A. M. Hall, Marion. 

Labor Grange, No. 1063, Wayne 
County, re-organized by W. W. Baker 
witTi 31 charter members. 

Master, M. 'G. Noble, Calkins. 

Lecturer, Carrie Clark, Torry. 

Secretary, D. C. Bryant, Honesdale. 

Olanta Grange, Clearfield County, 

has been re-organized by Deputies S. 
C. Read and Blake Owens. 

Master, H. F. Rowles, Olanta. 

Lecturer, M. C. Owens, Olanta. 

Secretary, Mrs. John Withero, 

A Thirtl of a Century Young. 

At the regular meeting of Spring 
Center Grange, N'o. 263, Crawford 
County, held recently, Isaac S. Ball 
remarked that it was 33 years that 
night since that Grange was organiz- 
ed with 2 6 charter members, only 5 

of whom are now living, as follows : 
Isaac Bail, who is now nearly 82 
years old; James H. Sheldon and 
wife; Daniel Prusla and Mrsl Mary 
Conover. The Grange now has a 
membership of about 175 and on Sat- 
urday evening they will give a Fourth 
Degree supper to 32 new members. 

The above is from tne Conneaut- 
ville Courier and speaks volumes for 
the stability and permanency of fh© 
Grange organization. But the item 
does not tell, nor can it tell the good 
this Grange has done during that long 
period. It owns its own hall — a cosy, 
well-appointed home. Here the 
strong and w^orthy families from all 
the be?t farm homes roundabout have 
been want to convene and their com- 
bined power and influence for good 
exerted thru the Grar.'«''> all these 
years can neither be estimated nor 

described in a newspaper. 


That Grange 'growth in the State 
is keeping up with the pace set some 
years ago is evident from the fact 
that since the last State Grange meet- 
ing in Du Eois twenty-four new 
Granges have been organized and five 
dormant ones reorganized. 

Large classes have also been initiat- 
ed. This is especially the case in the 
reports for the quarter ending June 
30, now coming in. 

To the Overguiding Will 

My own I gladly yield; 
And while my little craft outstan^s, 

I sail with -orders sealed. 
Sometime I know not when nor how. 

All things will be revealed; 
And until then, content am I 

To sail with orders sealed. 

Golden Rod. 

Good morning sunny Golden iRod, 

Growing everywhere; 
Did fairies come from fairyland 

And weave the dress you wear ? 
Or did you get from mines of gold. 

Your bright and sunny hue; 
Or did the baby stars some night 

Fall down and cover you ? 

And 'he gave It for his opinion that 
whoever could make two ears of corn 
or two blades of grass to grow upon 
a spot of ground where only one grew 
before, would deserve better of man- 
kind, and do more essential service to 
his country than the whole race ef 
politicians put together. — From Gulli- 
ver's Travels. 


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Interesting News Items From 

The Pennsylvania State College 


We have received the catalog of 
The Pennsylvania State College, and 
note a number of interesting features, 
as follows : ^ 

Number of Students 

There have been 898 different stu- 
dents in attendance during the past 
year. Judging from their post office 
addresses, more than half of these 
are the sons of farmers. Thev are 
taking courses in mininjg, in mechan- 
ical, civil and electrical engineering, 
in chemistry and in agriculture. It 
Is a great advantage which few farm- 
ers, we fear, appreciate, to be able 
to give their sons a good college edu- 
cation in thier own State, and often 
near their homes, at so slight an ex- 
pense. Tuition is free. Other ex- 
penses are very low in comiparison 
with the €X(penses at other colleges. 
It costs less than half as much at 
The Pennsylvania iState College to 
take a course of study than . at any 
other college in A^merica of equal 

The Pennsylvania State College 
ranks second to none, if we may judge 
by the demand for her graduates. 
We are Informed that every graduate 
of the class of 1907 who was seeking 
a position had a satisfactory engage- 
ment before commencement day, and 
that more requests for men are ^re- 
ceived every year than the institution 
can supply, this year the number 
reaching one hundred in excess of 
the number of the graduating class. 

The Legislature made the largest 
appropriation to the college for in- 
istruction in agriculture that it has 
ever made. This has enabled the 
trustees to plan for more expert, 
•more conclusive and more extended 
instruction in agriculture, horticul- 
ture, dairy husbandry, poultry hus- 
bandry, and kindred subjects, than 
it has even been possible to do before. 
Dr. Hunt New Dean 

Dr. Thomas F. Hunt, recently of 
Cornell University, has been appoint- 
ed dean of the schooil of agriculture 
and director of the experiment sta- 
tion. He is an acknowledged expert 
in this particular field and the indi- 
cations are that agriculture in Penn- 
sylvania will make great strides un- 
der his deanship. The iprospect is 
that the number of students electing 
courses in ajgriculture will be, in 
September, the greatest in the history 
of the college. 

Mr. Ailva Agee, of Ohio, has been 
secured by the trustees as superin- 
tendent of the work of agricultural 
extension. This was a master stroke 

for agriculture in Pennsylvania. Mr, 
Agee's work will be among the farm- 
ers of the .State. He will carry the 
latest results of the experiment sta- 
tion, and the most advanced ideas of 
agriculture to the very doors of the 
farmers of Pennsylvania. A special 
train, bearing exhibits of farm pro- 
ducts, and i'llustrations of the most 
approved methods in agriculture, may 
make a tour of the State, if the funds 
permit. This would be of inestimable 
value to the agriculture of Pennsyl- 

A't a recent meeting of the trustees 
of the college plans for the extension 
of drives and walks, the location of 
future buildings, and the beautifying 
of the campus were adopted. These 
plans are the work of Charles N. 
Liowrie, a landscape architect of New 
York City, whose experience has been 
extended and successful. Students, 
alumni, and faculty, who have seen 
the plans are enthusiastic in their ap- 
proval of them and gratified to know 
that a:i additions to the buildings, 
and extensions, and improvements of 
the campus will hereafter be made 
according to fixed and artistic plans. 
The cost of these plans has been de- 
frayed by one of the early alumni of 
the college. 

It is gratifying to note the increas- 
ed interest successful alumni are tak- 
ing in the college. There are rumors 
afloat that the near future holds some 
gratifying surprises in the form of 
material additions to buildings and 
equipment to be made by former 
"State" men. 

A Valuable Gift 

The class of 1907 purchased and 
left as their memorial gift to the 
college. Dr. Atherton's valuable li- 
brary on ipalitical and social science. 
This class also furnished a room in 
the new infirmary, which, with the 
two rooms furnished by the Women's 
Club of State College, adds materially 
to the equipment of the infirmary. 

Another indication of the interest 
of former students of the college is 
manifested by the establishment of 
the Barlow prizes. Mr. Thomas W. 
Barlow, of Philadelphia, (who was 
a student in the years 1871-7) at the 
last commencement established two 
prizes : One a prize of fifty dollars 
to the best orator in the Junior 
Oratorical Contest, which always 
takes place during commencement 
week. The former prize of twenty- 
five dollars will now be used as a 
second prize, unless as it is hoped, 
some kind friend will offer a second 




prize, when the former sum will be 
used as a third p.rize. 

Mr. Barlow also established a 
iprize of one hundred dollars for the 
best essay on the subject of "Advance- 
anent of Agriexilture in America," the 
advancement to be during the yeai 
im'mediately preceding the date of 
offering the prize. This will invite a 
larger contest. The time is short, 
and the field of research to be cover- 
ed is extensive. Ail the conditions 
of this prize have not yet been indi- 
cated iby Mr. Barlow, and a later an- 
nouncement of them is to be made. 

The mention of prizes at this time 
brings to mind the trustees' Freshman 
scholarships .awarded to the ten stu- 
dents making the highest general 
average in examinations for admis- 
sion to the Freshman class. These 
scholarships are awarded in two parts 
each year as a' concession of room- 
rent and incidentals and are of the 
value of eighty-five dollars each, at 
the present rate of charges. Here- 
after, all persons, even those admitted 
'by certificate, in lieu of examinations, 
will be entitled to compete for thest. 
prizes, and wiM be admitted on their 
certificates, even if by chance they 
should fail below the standard of ad- 
unission in these examinations. This 
concession is made in order to in- 
duce a larger number to compete for 
these prizes. 

Present Pi*o«pect Bright 

The prospects for the attendance 

for the fall are unusually brigrht. 
Judging from the number of students 
who have already enrolled and en- 
gaged rooms, the coWege will have 
the largest Freshman class in its 

There is now going to the -press a 
pamphlet announcing new require- 
ments for admission to the iFreshman 
class which are to go into effect in 
September, 1908. These are sent on 
request to students preparing to enter 
at that time. 

While women have heretofore been 
admitted to all departments of the 
college on the same basis as mev, 
the last Legislature established a 
special department for women, and 
named it "Home Economics." A 
course based upon the course in mod- 
ern language and literature is now 
being prepared in home economics 
and especial provision for women to 
take this course is being made. The 
course will ,be announced later. It 
is the intention to make it strong and 
practical with sutficienc methods of 
instruction to fit graduates of this 
class for the many positions which 
are open for teachers in the various 
departments of domestic science. 

The Pennsylvania iState College will 
open Thursday, September 19, 1907, 
at 8 a. m. We advise all young 
people preparing for mechanical or 
professional positions to address the 
Registrar, State College, Pa., for a 


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By A. Nevin Detrich, Adv. Mgr. 

UPON ENTTERINlG this its fourth 
volume Pennsylvania Grange News 
greets its subscribers and its adver- 

rtisers with a cer- 
tain degree of 
pride. We do 
not believe in 
shouting our 
lungs hoarse over 
our own doings, 
nor proclaiming 
our merits from 
the housetops, 
exactly, but wj 
do feel that we 
are justified in 
't e 111. i n g our 
friends some 
facts about our- 
selves. There is 
an old saying 
that the horn of 
the fellow that 
is always silent 
is so because its 
owner fails to 
toot it. So we 
ask you to bear 
with us, for a 
few toots. 

TOOT 1 — 
Grange News 
was started in 
its present form just three years 
ago, the first monthly number being 
that for August, 1904. The officers 
of the Pennsylvania State Grange, in 
starting this publication, felt that 
there was need for a ipublication that 
was of, ifor and by th^ Grange, one 
that would always work for harmony 
within our ranks — keeping everything 
decently and in order — and at the 
same time strive to istrengtben and 
build up oiur Order. Grange News 
ihas done much toward carrying out 
its purpose along these lines. 

TOOT 2 — After a little more than a 
year there was a demand for a wilder 
circulation of Grange News and in 
February, 190?, the icirculation wa,& 
so broadened as to take in every fam- 
ily in ennsylvania in which there was 
a member of the Grange. This gave 
the magazine a circulation second to 
no Qther rural publication in its field 
and placed it at once in the ranks of 
tJhe leading advertising mediums. 
Therefore it was decided to seek a 
postofflce franchise that would permit 
of the carrying of advertising. J'his 
franchise was secured and advertise- 
ments siolicited. The respons'e to 
these solicitations was fair and it in- 
creased with each issue until this 
month we appear before you mor«* 

tihan three times our original size and 
with many pages of advertising, 

TOOT 3 — »We propose to continue 
this growth along every line. 

TOOT 4 — From a simall magazine 
witlv no advertising and few sub- 
^^jHbers Orange News has grown to 
Its present size, which you can see 
for yourself. We want our friends, 
both readers and advertisers, to help 
us grow. Each and every one will 
share in the growth because Grange 
News will give to its readers more and 
better reading as it grows and to its 
advertisers a wider and more influ- 
ential circulatiooi. As our books 
show a profit, our readers and adver- 
tisers will share in the dividends 

TOOiT 5 — In many other states be- 
sides Pennsylvania, Grange News now 
has readers. To our neighbors we 
extend the hand of good fellowship 
and say we are glad to have them, 
with us. We believe they approve of 
our work because of their patronage. 
If you, who are reading this, are not 
a regular subscriber to Grange JsTews, 
is it not worth your while " to mail 
a quarter and get a place on the roll 
of honor ? 

TOOiT 6 — Advertising. Grange 
News does not hesitate to declare 
that it offers the very best proposition 
to advertisers who desire to reach the 
live, up-to-date farm homes of Penn- 
sylvania and bordering states. There 
is no other publication covers the 
field more thoroly. Our circulation is 
condensed, and therefore potent. The 
field Grange News covers is not so 
thoroly covered by any otheir three 
publications. With this a fact and 
our circulation guaranteed we have 
room for the progressive 'salesman or 
manufacturer who has something of 
■merit to offer ouir readers. Adver- 
tisinig^is a science. Had you thought 
of it ? 

John Wanamaker says: "If there 
is one enterprise on earth that a 
'quitter' should leave severely alone 
it is advertising. To make a successr 
of advertising one must be prepared 
to stick like a .barnacle on a boat's 
bottom. He should know ibefore he 
begins that he must spend money — 
lots of it. Somebody must tell him, 
also, that he cannot hope to reap re- 
sults commensurate vv^ith his ex- 
penditure early in the game. Adver- 
tising doesn't jerk; it pulls. It bi&gins, 
very gently at first, but the pull is 
steady. It increases day by day and 
year by year, until it exerts an irre- 



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sistible power." 

And so it goes — a, long ipull, a 
strong pull and a pull all together and 
'Grange News Will continue to grow 
and extend its influence wftierever it 
goes. As it is strictly co-operative 
in intent and practice, it invites the 
eiarnest co-otperation of readers, ad- 
vertisers and all. 

does away with many unpleasant 
features of the ordinary engine. It 
is the Advance engine, which is adver- 
tised in this numbe-r, and its even ex- 
haust is a marvel to all. Better 
write about it. 


Pretty soon the long winter even- 
ings will be here and our Grange 
m^eetings will be full of interest. Have 
you music In your Grange hall ? That 
is do you own your own instrument ? 
If not, it would be well to write the 
Weaver Company in York. This 
company makes a high-grade organ 
and piano and can please you. 


If there are any families in the 
State receiving more than one copy 
of Grange News each month, they 
will confer a favor by iniformlng us 
of the fact, giving the different ad- 
• dresises to whldh the magazines are 
now being sent, as well as the address 
of the person whom they wish to re- 
ceive it. 


In this day when the gastoline 
engine is looked upon as an almost 
indispensable feature of the farm 
everyone is interested in the different 
makes. There has recently come 
under the observation of the writer a 
gasoline engine that is bound to gain 
(high favor. Its istrong point is that 
there is an automatic arrangement 
that takes care of the sparker attach- 
ment that has always worried engi- 
neers and, while giving equal power, 

■ An Ode To the IngersoU Paints. . 

Dear Sir : I received your Paint 

Book all rigtht, 
And ordered "five gallons of Outside 

I received the same a month ago; 
My house is now as white as «now. 

WV)rds fail me here to give me aid, 
To tell just how y6ur Paint is made; 
One thing sure, may be relied, 
It is the best I ever tried. 

After Many Days. 
I am the man who some months ago 
Said this house was white as snow. 
It still remains that brilliant hue — 
White as snow, clear through and 

My excellent neighbor, John J. Morse, 
Can judge the good points in a horse; 
But he said ihe must get outside aid 
To select that paint that holds its 

Sir, you to him, I did refer. 

Who do your business on the square, 

To furnish hum the needed aid. 

In slhape of paint that wild ^ot fade. 

If you see fit to write a line. 
Mention this to refresh his mind : 
Wherever the INGERiSOiLiL PAINT 

is tried. 
Its patrons are forever satisfied. 
From a satisfied patron, 

Townsend, Mass. 
See adv. of Ingersoll's Paints; this 
issue. — Editor. 


For Farms.* Especially prepared to drill 
with crop <5ame as phosphate. .Manu- 
factured in Somerset Co., Pa. Circular 
free. c. J. YODER, 

Grantsvitle, Md. 

DO YOU TRAP. Then you want 
Woodcocks TRAPPING methods. He 
has more than fifty years experience 
Trapping the Fox, Mink, Bear. Coon, 
and all fur-bearing animals in dlffereni 
parts of the country and nis methodsi 
are absolutely reliable. For particului's 
write E. N. WOODCOCK, 

Coudersport, Pa. 

If interested in the future develop 
ment of young people read the adver 
tlsement of the State Normal School 
Mansfield, Pa., found on page 36 and 
then write for particulars. 

Write us for prices on Barred, White 
and Buff Piymouth Recks — White Part- 
ridge and Silver Laced Wyandottes-p- 
Rose and Single Comb R. I. Reds — Buff 
and Partridge Cochins — Buff and Light 
Brahmas — Registered Hampshire Down 
Sheep — Chester White Swine— R. C. 
Collie Dogs — Bronze Turkeys. 

Buff Wyand3ttes and Buckeye Red 

C. L. WiEBSTER, Keiton, Pa. 


Half Price offer on the 
2%— 3% H. P. size. Special 
manufacturer's prices on all 
sizes from 5 to 100 horse- 

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liET ME SENT> YOU MY PAINT BOOK. It will tell you aU you want 
to know about paint and painting. Ttie best paint is the (^eape^ paJntc 
I naake the best paint. IngersoU's paint has been made for 65 years.' lit is 
made with scientific accuracy from the best pigments and pure linseed' oil, 
thoroughly oonmbined by mac^iihery — ^you cannot mix good paint with a stick. 

I Can Save You One-Half Your 

Paint Bills. 

other paints are sold by dealers or supply houses. . This method reqidres 
salary and expenses of traveling salesmen and' profits for jobberts «.nd retail- 
ers. These extra expenses and numerous profite' you must pay when you btiy 
the paint. If the price is low the measure is short or the quality* poois— 
usually both. 

One-half the price you pay the retailer represents the factory oosit of the 
paint. The other half is required for middlemen's profits and expenses. Our 
paint is shipped fresh from the factory direct to you. You pay simply the 
factory price. You pay no salesman; no hotel bills ; and no* middlemen of any 
kind. ¥he dealer or supply house may offer you a paint at our price; but 
they cannot give you our quality of paint at our price. They must add the 
cost of their expensive method of selling and middlemen's profits; if they 
give you our grade of paint the cost will be double our price. 

Don't Use Cheap Paint 

Offered by dealers and supply hottses. They may save you a Utttle on first 
cost, but no more labor is required to paint your buildings with IXGJEIiRSOIiL 
PAIXT than with inferior ^tore paint. Poor paint always makes a building 
look shabby in six months or a year, and is sure to make you regret the little 
saving in the first cost of the material. INiGiEiRSOIjIi PAINTS will give you 
long years of service and look well all the time. 

IngersoU Mixed Paints 

have held the official endorsement of the Grange for 33 years. 

We can refer you to pleased customers in your own neighborhood. 

We make it easy for you to buy paint direct from the mill. The book 
will tell you the quantity needed. The order will reach us over night, and 
the paint will^be on the.A^uy to you. in 24' hours. , &efnd your addMBfls>f!cM!^«:a'^ 
beautiful set of'- sample color cards and our paint book. We mall them tree. 
Do you want them ? 

0. W. INGERSOLL, Prop., 




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a reproduction of a scene that is almost -daily enacted at 

Hill (Master of the State Grange) in this place. It shows 

(who, by the way, is a remarkably bright and interesting 

in the act of feeding his favorite bantami hen, while his 

of White Wyandottes, are hovering close by awaiting their 

Is are exceedingly tame, any. one of which permitting 

up and fondle it as he would a kitten. 

From People's Register, Chambersburg, Pa. 


A well-known physician says : "If 
I had my way house-cleaning would 
occur but once a year arid that in 
June, when doors and windows could 
be thrown open with no risk to life 
or health." But from the evidences 
all about me I know May has been 
th,e housecleaning month and in this 
busy spring-cleaning season many 
thoughts come to mind of the true 
value of things. In line with these 
thoughts is a paper written and read 
by Mrs. Carrie W. Yarnall, of New 
London Grange, at the meeting of 
Pomona No. 3, Chester and Delaware 
•Counties, held in Downingtown; sub- 
ject : "What is WK)rth While ?" 

In the fable of the hedgehog and 
the hare, you will recall with what 
lordly superiority the hedi^ehog" cDtti- 
manded his wife ''not tp^vi^neddle and 
make in k man's businiess," and, af- 
ter the, rebuff', with , what patience she 
eat in her end of the furrow and did 
quite as much as he to win the race, 
for which he took all the credit. Since, 
hedgehogs and men have some attri- 

butes in common, we shall profit by 
the fable and concern ourselves in 
this paper solely with the interests 
of the more or less silent partner, 

So busy are these daily lives of ours, 
so filled with duties and responsi- 
bilities, that it is well for us some- 
times to pause in the ownard rush 
and to ask ourselves. : What is worth 
while ? What can we afford to let 
go ? What is essential ? 

Influenced by the modern spirit of 
unrest, we have drifted somewhat 
apart from the simple life, and some- 
times vexed our souls with matters 
of but trivial importance. In these 
days of help famine, we can least af- 
ford to do this. Where possibly one 
pair of hands constitute the sole do- 
mestic machinery, we must simplify. 
Do you not think we often frustrate 
our own" ends, anyway ? We wish to 
beautify our parlors, so we add, at 
an unwarranted expense of time and 
labor, furniture, bric-a-brac, draperies, 
until in the world of art the American 
parlor has become a term synonymous 
with congested ugliness. Then the 
anxious hours to preserve our new 



creation, the dustings and the 
don'ts. The dust will come in at the 
open window, the sunlight will fade 
the carpet; close thfe window, lower 
the shade; shut .out God's life-giving 
air and sunshine; shut out the chil- 
dren; fill the house with gloom and 
impurity. Is this rational ? And yet, 
is it not common ? In the olden days 
the model houselceeper scrubbed and 
sanded her floors, then locked the 
door upon- the asparagus branches and 
ostrich eggs and sanded pa,ttern3 
until housecleaning day rolled r'ound' 
again. We smile at the memorjr of 
her tyranrty, arlU forthwlt-h Ittf violence 
almost as glaring in our hown home 
circle. Such love of display, such 
mistaken homemaking, we may well 
let go; these things are not worth 
while. Simple, tasteful, well-ordered 
homes, free to the sunlight, the 
breezes and the children, these are 
the workshops in which'character may 
best be fashioned. 

And do we fully realize to what an 
extent character diepends upon the 
family bill-of-fare ? Cook books there 
are, almost without number, from 
Mrs. Rorer down through the whole 
category. The authors would scorn 
to follow some of their own instruc- 
tions. Is it worth while that we am 
housekeepers sacrifice the physical 
well being of our defenseless husbands 
and children by inflicting upon them 
all manner of indigestible com- 
pounds ? And yet, "If to do were as 
easy to know the rest," happy the 
woman who has solved the problem to 
her own satisfaction. The highest 
development can not be attained in 
a body imperfectly nourished. If we 
'but realized that our child's seeming 
Indolence or fretfulness or perversity 
may be the direct result of a series 
of improper meals, we should be slow- 
er to chastise, quicker. to study food 
values. Many a domestic discord has 
had its origin in a heavy, undigested 
dinner; and the family life, which 
should be love and harmony, has 
grated in harshest discord. Few of 
us^are yet sufficiently advanced to be- 
lieve that food should be administered 
in the form of tablets. The picture 
of the reunited family gathered 
around the Christmas dinner table 
solemnly dispensing condensed food 
tablets from a glass bottle dispels 
our conception of a reverently joyous 
holiday season. In trying to correct 
an acknowledged evil, reformers have 
swung their pendulum to a most un- 
inviting extreme. But somewhere 
there must lie a wholesome mean, 
which it is worth our while to try to 

When the world grows even yet 
more fair, perhaps we shall return 
to the old-fashioned hospitality, 
which did not wait for formal invita- 
tion. It is worth while that we 
greet our friends cordially, whenever 

inclination- leads them within our 
gates, not that we resent their c<)miilgr 
uninvited. Even Grangers, models of 
good sense, have in their less en- 
lightened days, known what it was to 
prepare for company. The cleaning 
and the cooking, and when kt last 
the expected guests arrived the well- 
meaning hostess was so tired that 
she could take but little pleasure in 
the friends whom she had tried so 
hard to honor. We need the com- 
panionship of our friends "to lift our 
good: to better and our better up to 
best." Our lives are rich in propor- 
tion to the worth of their environ- 
ment, ahd a hian's friends should be 
among the choicest possessions. Why, 
then, should we in any measure de- 
prive ourselves of their society merely 
because we are unwilling that th6y 
should enter oiir homes without some 
special preparation ? Real friend- 
ship recoils at the intimation that it 
can not stand the test of everyday 
living, WBiat matters it how elab- 
orately our neighbor entertains ? Al- 
most two thousand years ago Marcus 
Antonius uttered these words of uni- 
versal wisdom : '"iHow much trouble 
he avoids who does not look to see 
what his neighbor says or does or 
thinks, but only to what he idoes him- 
self, that it :may be just and pure," 

It is worth our while that we find 
some time during the busy day to 
read, if only for a quarter of an hour. 
It is easy to plead "too busy," and 
lapsing into -indifference lose a rare 
opportunity for culture. But in all 
the walks of life, who is there more 
than the farmer's wife that need^ to 
live in the plane of high thinking ? 
Hers is a little kingdom remote from 
many of the advantages of the town, 
but this isn't the slightest excuse for 
her sinking into ruts of monotony and 
ignorance. The woman who, in her 
hime, is willing to let the cobwebs 
gather in her brain while she 
scrupulously sweeps them down from 
the corners of her kitchen, is un- 
worthy of her trust. The cultured 
brain has infinite demands made 
upon it by the active questioning little 
minds given her to train; so that, 
aside from any merely personal pleas- 
ure, it becomes a part of our stock i|i 
trade, of our equipment for the great- 
est responsibility devolving >tipon 

Then, too, it is worth while fot us 
sometimes to close the door upon tlie 
scene of our daily labors and abandon 
ourselves to nature. There we slia.ll 
find no littleness, but, instead, a fast- 
ness and powej^ that must strenjgthen 
and uplift. 

And we need to ally ourselves with 
outside interests. We are told that 
there is an alarming percentage of 
insanity amongst the wives of farmers. 
If it be true. Is there not la needless 
cause ? Within ten rriiles of Phila- 





delphia lived a woman who had not 
been off the farm in seven years. At 
the end of that time she gave her- 
self the gruesome pleasure of attend- 
ing a neighbor's funeral. Is it 
strange that such seclusion should re- 
sult disastrously ? "Men exist for the 
sake of one another." The hermit 
dwelling in his desert cave, the saini 
chained to his pillar, may have per- 
formed a holy mission. But opinions 
change, and now we have come to be- 
lieve that life's higaest purposes may 
best be fulfilled in the co-operatloi» 
of the divine in nature and in each 
other. Let us then sometimes get be- 
yond, the boundai-y-. walls, beyond the 
sweeping, dusting, baking, mending, 
. beyond all the necessary routine of 
housekeeping, enjoy evea the gray^of 
the bare branches, the brown of the 
still clinging leaves, the blue or gray 
of the mid-winter sky, the twitter or 
the winter birds, and have new life 
blown Into us by the fresh breezes. 
And when the woods and hills and 
streams have done their part, let us 
seek the society of our human friends 
and carry Jiome with us new strength 
and wisdom to continue our work. 

'Do you not agree that one of na- 
ture's most valuable lessons is repos*? 
Sometimes in her disastrous moods 
she grows noisy, as in the earth- 
quake and the storm; but in the 
power that rears ,the oak and pine, 
that raises for the farmer his acres of 
corn and wheat, his barrels of apples 
and tons of hay, she is silent. Some 
of 'this majesty of calm,ness is es- 


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Marine Gasoline Engines, 2 ito 8 H P 

sential in the management of our 
human affairs. Which of us can say 
to herself, I do not worry ? Whether 
the. day be dark or fair, whether my 
work succeed or fail, I do not lose my 
poise ? Cheerfulness and repose are 
the open sesame to happy bomemak- 
ing. How we pity the nervous 
woman ! And how our pity swells 
aa we think of the influence her 
nervousness must have upon her 
household ! Much of it may be due 
to physical causes, out may we not 
say without sermonizing that much is 
often due to a wild effort to do some- 
thing, we hardly know what, just 3o 
that we excfel our neighbor in some 
respect ? Our house must be the 
first to be cleaned and our shelves 
must, present the greatest array of 
pickltfs and" preserves; our sofa pillows 
must be strictly up-to-date; a-nd, a 
woman's health and temper are the 
price of her aspiration. Nature 
doesn't work in this way. She has 
her house-cleaning seasons, too, with- 
out haste, but with no less effective- 
ness. November winds swept through 
the trees and bore to earth the dry, 
brown leaves. The snow and ice 
came in their turn to transform tbe 
sombre scene. The spring will bring 
another houseoleaning time, with 
cleansing winds and torrents and new 
draperies everywhere. And the stern 
old oak will never bother his stately 
head because he must stand bare and 
gray while the willow blossoms out 
in a soft, new dress of green. He 
knows that all in good time his deli- 
cate pinkish gray leaves will push 
through and signal the farmer to 
plant his corn. What a lesson of 
patience and common sense ! 

And in our wanderings, let us stop 
at the little country school house, 
where matters of so great moment are 
happening to our boys and girls. It 
is no new thought that the home and 
the school are the bulwarks of the 
nation. Should they, then, be 
alienated as they frequently are ? It 
is worth our while that we find out 
or take the time to visit at least 
the school of our own district, tbe 
school in which our children spend 
most of their waking hours during 
eight or nine months of the year. To 
do this njay r6Ciuire',some sacrifice, 
but we may safely put It down as one 
of the essentials. There must be a 
partnership between parents and 
teacher in order that the child shall 
get the most benefit from his school 
course. The wise parent keeps track 
of his child's progress in order to 
supplement the teacher's efforts. This 
precludes interference except, pos- 
sibly, in very extreme cases; it is the 
opposite of interference, it Is sympa- 
thetic co-operation, helpful to both 
teacher and parent, *nd yet more 
helpful to tbe child. 
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things we find it worth while to do 
or not to do. The suggestions are 
not new, life lessons seldom are; the> 
are but a repetition of experiences 
as old as man, different adaptations, 
perhaps, but the same old principles. 
The keynote of happy homemaking. 
the one greatest worth while, has ever 
been love for the work, cheerful labor, 
learning God's will from the shadows, 
emerging through love to light. We 
do not need to seek great things to do: 
each hour brings Us duty, which, if 
well performed, forges the link as- 
signed to us and strengthens the 
eternal chain. 

"Whatever is excellent," wrote Em- 
erson, "as God lives is permanent." 
He makes no limit>.cions. It matters 
not how humble the task, the excel- 
lence of its performing gives it hon- 
or and dignity. And banded together 
as this meeting shows us to be, with 
the common aim of making the coun- 
try home ideal, each little home 
circle a power for good, the combined 
home circles an irresistible, uplifting 
force, the poet's words find echo in 
our hearts : 

"A'll are needed by each one, 
Nothing is fair or good alone." 

IJet Us Keep Our Ijanips Trimmed. 

To be successful the Grange needs 
the regular attendance of its me/mbers, 
and the help of everyone according 
to his or her ability. It is an or- 
ganization founded upon broad lines 
and though the accomplishment of 
some of its aims miay be slow because 
of the difficulties that have to be 
overcome from every side, yet re- 
member the realization of these is 
nearer, the more shoulders there are 
at the wheel. It is educative and social 
influence that is manifest wherever 
Grangers meet, by the intelligent 
■faces, by the better English, by the 
nature of the thoughts .which are be- 
ing expressed in conversation and in 
discussion, and by the many social 
amenities which are becoming current 
upon the more intimate intercourse 
w^hich the order of the Patrons of 

Husbandry encourages. Many a man 
has found himself, so to speak, thru 
the inspiration of the Grange; has 
discovered in himself qualities, talents, 
which prior to his membership he 
did not dream of possessing; found 
himself capable of leadership, or of 
oratory, or of some acquirement 
which has enabled him to feel his 
mental and social strength with men 
of other vocations or professions. 

The Grange is a school, if the 
Grangers will but make it that, in 
which the. farmer and his family can 
educate themselves along lines which 
tend towards as broad a development 
as town life, with the educative op- 
portunities which it affords; shall we 
£ay. the more favored city residents. 
In this way, of especial value ought 
the Grange to be in isolated country 

If we desire our Grange to be a 
progressive Grange developing its 
members into men more efl!icient for 
waging the a'gricultural battles 
which must needs be fought with the 
other industries and interests of the 
world, then we must not sit do^wn and 
fold our hands, and be willing that 
every one should work but ourselves. 
When we are asked to assist in a 
meeting, let us attempt to respond if 
possible, remembering if we cannot 
do as well as we would like to do, we 
can, at least, do as well as we are 
able, thus preventing the spirit of 
stagnation seizing a meeting or be- 
coming a chronic condition of our 
meetings which condition means in- 
jury, yes, ruin to highest aim towards 
which our organization is struggling. 

Perhaps it is the one who does a little, 
Yet •does- the best he can, 

That helps the Maker most 
In the working of his plan. 

Perhaps it is the 'one whose heart is 
very willing, 

But whose voice is rather weak, 
That gives unto another 

The voice and strength to speak. 

Perhaps it is the one 

A Little Gold Mme for Women 

The U. S. Cook Stove Drier is the best on the nmarket. 
Always ready for use. Easily set on and off the stove. It 
works while you cook. Takes no extra fire. DRIERS AJUb 
ETC. Don't let your fruit, etc., vviaste. "With this Dryer 
you pan at odd times EVAPORATE WASTIXO FRUIT, 
ETTC., for family use and enough to sell and exchange for 
all or the greater part of your groceries, and In fact, 
jiousehold expenses. Write for circular and special terms 

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"Who may think his mite the small- 
Who will find at final judgment 

It to have grown the tallest. 
Perhaps, yet now we cannot know, 

To what result our work will come, 
But let us risk the end and get busy. 

Brother, sister Grangers, every one. 

— Mrs. Vincent in New York State 
Grange Bulletin. 


Bedford Pomona held its last meet- 
ing wit'h L.oys.burg Grange. Good re- 
ports came in from nearly all Sub- 
ordinate Granges. The paper below 
was read by Mrs. J. L. Longnecker : 

"Tlie Motlel Home." 

The musical word "home" brings 
a bewitching strain from the harp of 
memory to the old and to the young; 
it is a reminder of all that is near 
and dear to them. Among the many 
songs we hear, there is not one more 
cherished than the touching melody of 
"Home, Sweet Home." 

It has been said that six things 
are requis;ite to create a model home. 
Integrity must be the architect, and 
tidiness the upholsterer. It must be 
warmed by affectfm, and lighted up 
with cheerfulness. Industry must be 
the ventilator, renewing the atmos- 
phere, and bringing in fresh salubrity 
day by day, while over all, as a pro- 
tecting canopy, nothing will suffice ex- 
cept the blessings of God. 

Home government fs the founda- 
tion stone of the home, but loVe must 
be its dictator. Home has always 
had its attractions, yet more jiow, 


that all banks are the same. Before 
you open your account — give a moment's 
consideration to the officers and the 
Board of Directors of the Bank you con- 
tempiate doing business with. 

We court the strictest Investigation 
and respectfully solicit the accounts of 
corporations, firms and Individuals. 

We offer absolute safety and all rea- 
sonable accommodations to our cus- 

Interest paid on Time Deposits. 

Safe Deposit Boxes for Rent. 



perhaps, than ever before. It has 
more literature, more art and music, 
and while parental authority may not 
be exercised as strongly, yet the in- 
fluence is as strong as ever. 

In a happy home cheerfulness must 
be a great factor. A single bitter 
word may disquiet an entire family; 
one sullen glance cast a gloom over 
the household, while a smile like a 
gleam of sunshine, may light up the 
darkest and weariest hours. Ever 
remember that hqwever hard times 
may be, it will never make them 
easier to wear a gloom^r and sad coun- 
tenance. Every one is destined to 
share trouble, but it is our duty to 
extract all the happiness and enjoy- 
ment from our lives we can, and 
try always to look on the bright side. 
Dr. Johnson says : "It is worth a 
thousand pounds a year to have the 
habit of looking on the bright side 
of things." We must remember 
"Trouble never lasts forever; the 
darkest days will pass away." 

The family circle ought to be the 
most charming place on earth, the 
center of the purest affections and 
most desirable associations. Nothing 
can exceed in beauty and sublimity 
the quietude, peace, harmony, affec- 
tion and happiness of a well ordered 
family, where virtue is nurtured and 
every good principle is sustained. 


Western Pennsylvania & Eastern Ohio 

At Oraham's Grove, Conneaut Town- 
ship, Crawford County, Pa., on 

Speakers of National reputation. 
Finest exhibition of thoroughbred 
live stock and farm implements. 
Tables for picnic dinners. Warm 
meals, lunches and grocery on ground. 
Interesting program of amusements. 
Bus at Summit Station, E. & P. Di- 
vision of Penn'a. R. R., and from all 
trains. For further information ad- 
dress Secretary 


Conncautvillc, Pa. 


Sa^-lnpi department pays 3 per cent. 

compounded semi-annually. 


Dy yonr patronage your first Grange 
Bank grew to eight times its or- 
iginal size the first year. 
Liet us double that this year. 

FOR, SALiE3 — ^Rejepi/stered' Holstein- 
Frledan bull caly^^ gwd breeding, 
will gall cfaeao. Write for pedigrees 
and prices. 


Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 



Kind words, gentle acts, atid sweet 
dispositions gladden the home. It 
makes no difference whether the 
home be a palace or a hut, if it is 
only brimful of love, smiles, and 
gladness, the heart cannot help but 
turn lovingly toward it as the dearest 
spot beneath the circuit of the sun. 
Holmes has said, "All the elegance 
in the world will not make a home, 
and I would give more for a spoon- 
ful of real hearty love, than for 
whole shiploads of furniture and all 
the georgeousness the world can 


Brother T. C. Atkeson, Worthy Mas- 
ter of the West Virginia State Grange, 
advises Patrons of that State : 

"Go ahead and make your play; 

Never mind the knockers. 
They're in every worker's way; 

Never mind the knockers. 
Every one who seeks to shine. 
If successful, they malign; 
'Tis of fame a certain sign — 

Never mind the knockers. 

They strike only those who climb; 

Never mind the knockers. 
'Tis success they deem a crime; 

Never mind the knockers. 
If they hammer a'D your name. 
Then be sure you're in the game; 
'Tis a species of acclaim — 

Never mind the knockers." 

He who would be wise mxist daily 
earn his wisdom. 



As the name indicates. It is ahead of 
all other ga« or gasoline engines now on 
the market. It has the only successful 
fthrottllng governor in use. The speed 
is uniform and steady at all stages of 
load. Strong and durable in construc- 
tion. Simple to operate. For further 
information write 

Henry, Millard & Henry Co. Mfgs. 



Mason Glass Jars, 

Caps and Rubbers 

Per Gross 

Mason's Jars, Pints $5.50 

Mason's Jars, Quarts ..$5.75 

Jar Caps, Porcelain, per dozen.. .45 

Jar Caps glass Avltli rubber 35 

Jar Rubbers, per dozen 04 

The New Cap. 

All glass, no meuii to rust, no dirt 
to get in the fniit. clean and what 
you have l>eeii looking for; each with 
a rubber. 

Per Dozen 35 cents 


New Shipment, Just the summer des- 
sert — $1 iK?r dozen — assorted flavors 

During the summer we wiU Issue a 
special pi-loe list twice a month. Sent 
0UI3' to those requesting It. Watch 
our SPFX:iALS. 

Use your trade number. If yoii 
don't know what advantage this Is, 
send us yonr trade card, we will give 
)'Ou full information. 


Thornton Barnes 

43 NortK Water St. 



The State Executive Board 

P. of H. 

has ma'ie a special contract with us to manufacture 
Orsfans and Pianos for members of the Grange 
in Pennsylvania. . . The State Committees of 
Ohio and Michigan, hearing of the success of this 
arrangement and of the superior quality of the 
Weaver Organs and Pianos, have made similar 
contracte. Not because the organs and pianos we manufacture are 
cheaper than all others, but better. We are in a position to give the best 
of satisfaction to all who want good instruments at reasonable prices. 
Write for catalog and full particulars. 

Weaver Organ and Piano Co«, 

Manufacturers to the Grange, 
Department G. . . . YORK, PENNA. 

Meet us at our great exhibit at Grangers' Picnic at Williams Grove. 


(Read bv Bessie Taylor before Gosh- 
en Grange, Xo, 121, Chester Co.) 

At first glance it would seem almost 
as if the question should be reversed 
and read thus : "What has woman 
done for the Grange ?" Ah, then 
would we not hasten to tTie task with 
a cheerful confidence in our ability to 
Bet forth a long list of the many 
■services she has rendered to the 
Order ? 'She has written papers for 
it, spoken for it, sung for it, played 
lor it, made chicken salad for it, also 
various other dishes for it, gotten up 
suppers for it, driven miles for it — 
but why go on ? In short, you must 
'know, worthy Patrons, that she has 
helped to make it the grand success 
— -^he great and noble Order which 
iwe concede it to be. 

Has she then gained anything, or 
l8 It a case of love's labor lost ? It 
ttias been truly said, "WTiat a man 
gets out of his religion depends very 
much on what he puts into it," and 
It is indeed true that patient, steady 
toil in a certain direction almost al- 
ways is crowned with success, though 
there are exceptions to the rule. Is 
this, then, an exception to the rule ? 
Has woman gained equally in propor- 
tion to what she has given ? Since 
the first Grange was organized there 
liave been avenues of progress opened 
to women. Women have everywhere 

been recognized at their real value, 
and while we dare not attempt to 
claim that the Grange has wholly 
brought this about, else me should 
have all the friends or Florence 
Ndghtingale, Frances E. Willard, 
Susan Anthony and many others, dis- 
puting the claim, but we dare aver 
that the Grange has helped some. 

You are all aware that it would 
be perfectly possible for me to 
r'hapsodize over the matter and state 
that the Grange has elevated woman, 
has given her a voice in its councils 
as a body, that it concedes her the 
right to be counted the equal of man; 
and yet if we continue in that strain, 
it might be that the humor of Mark 
Twain would apply to the case. At 
a toast at a Woman's Club, he said : 
"To the ladies : God ,bless them — ■ 
once our superiors, now our equals." 

There is none of our Grangers, 
perhaps, who would dispute the fact 
that man has a certain work to per- 
form in this world, and woman has a 
certain work and it may be that the 
Grange has enabled each to see that 
the work of neither is to be despised, 
or to be circumscribed by a set of 
hard and fast rules laid down by 
prejudiced or ignorant minds, but 
that each is to do that for which he 
or she is best fitted. 

Mrs. Sarah Piatt Decker, presi- 
(Continued on Page 50) 








With this number Pennsylvania Grange News enters its fourth volume 
and to mark the event we issue this month a magazine of special size and, 
we trust, special interest to every one of our readers. The firs't mission of 
Grange JS'lews in to interest and instruct those who are already members of 
our great Grange family; its second mission is to interest and instruct others, 
so that they may see the advantages to be derived from organizajtion among 
farmers and become members of our noble fraternity. 

We are not four years old to-day, but four years young. Nor is it out 
(purpose to grow old, in the sense of senslle or useless. K sshall be the con- 
stant aim of those connected with Grange News to make It better and 
brighter with each succeeding Issue and to continue it of the Grange, for the 
Orange and by the' Grange. The majority of you know that Grange News 
has been an expense^ to the State Grange. It costs money to print and cir- 
culate a magazine such as it is and the State Grange has paid all 'bills. Ad- 
vertisers, seeing the advantages of our great circulation, have bought ad- 
vertising soace with us and their patronage has helped, in a great measure, 
to place Grange News on a self-supporting basis. 

■How manj^ Patrons who will read this will make up their minds to assist 

the Pennsylvania State Grange in .producing a bigger, better, brighter and 

more helpful Grange News, by sending a quarter for a j-ear's subscription ? 

Every cent you send will come back With Interest, for Grange News is not 
a money-making scheme. When there is a profit, that profit will Immediately 

go toward making a better magazine and we trust that this August number 
may be but one of dozens of like numbers to be issued soon. On the re- 
verse side of this page you will find subscription blanks. May we not expect 
every blank to be filled and sent to us with the proper amount for the sujb- 
scription ? Let us get together on this proposition. 

Why not take your copy of Grange News along to the picnic and secure 
some subscriptions ? 

If Grange NIews has been sent you by the State Grangre,. do you not, by 
this time, feel that it is worth your quarter to have yodr subscription ex- 
tended to August, 1908 ? We await your response. 

Fraternally yours, 




Pennsylvonia Grange News, 
Chambersburg, Pa. 

Enclosed find $....: for which send Pennsjl- 

vania Grange News to the names given below, crediting 

each one for as many years as the amotmt opposite the 

name calls for at 25 cents a year. 

Sent bv 



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T H E. V I C "" R 5 A F- c (S. L O C lA C O 



Tioga, Pa., November 2, 1908. 
To whom it may concern : — 

At the opening of our bank, April 3d, 1906, we Installed an Improyed 
Victor Manganese Steel Screw Door Bank Safe, and we can not say too much 
in Ita praise. It fills the bill in every respect, and we are delighted with 
Itfl workings. It gives us great pleasure to recommend it to any who may 
need a first class safe. Very respectfully, 


S. P. HAKBSS, President 



"Columbus'* Gasoline Engines 

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We can also furnish engine with Gas Producer plant ranging from 25 to 
250 H, P, and upwards. Cost of fuel on Gas Producer engine is about 1-5 of 
that of a steam plant. 

We also have second-hand steam and gasoline engines on hand. 

Write for particulars. 


Box lOO RKeexns, Lancaster County, Pa 

(Continued from Page 46) 

dent of the General Federation of 
Women's Clubs, in an article on club 
life, says : "The importance of an- 
other state of mind was once illus- 
trated by the old Irish veterinary 
whom I knew as a child. When he 
was called to examine one of the 
stable occupants, no matter what the 
imminence of the disease, the agony 
of the animal, or the anxiety of the 
owner, he made no investigation, gave 
no treatment, expressed no opinion 
until he had gone through a certain 
process. Unbuttoning his coat, he 
felt in all the pockets, finally bring- 
ing forth a long, flat, black cigar, 
wrapped in tissue paper. The paper 
he unrolled, carefully folded and re- 
placed in his pocket. He then put 
the cigar in his mouth, never by any 
chance lighting it, and was ready for 
business after five minutes of hard 
chewing on the end. Upon one occa- 
sion my father's patience was ex- 
liausted, and he asked sharply for the 
reason of the ,old doctor's deliberate 
procedure. "Oi niver shmoke me- 
self," responded the doctor, "but Oi 
put the see-gar-r in me mouth to 
change me intelligence." So Mrs. 
Decker claimed that women's clubs 
change women's intelligence. 

Perhaps one of the Grange's strong- 
est reasorfis for existing is that it 
changes our inteLlgence. In other 
words, we are able to take a broader 
view of every question of the day. 
The Grange keeps both the farmer 
and his wife from becoming narrow- 
midned, for how can a man or woman 
believe that their ideas are the only 
ones worth entertaining, when they 
hear many other excellent ones at 


Headed by York Perfection 68943, 
a full brother to the Junior fteserved 
Champilon at the St. Louis World's 

A fine line of May and June pigs 
from large litters, now for sale at 
prices that will please. Tlie easy 
feeding and quick maturing kind. 


Trumansburg, N. Y. 



every meeting. 

A story is told of an old farmer 
who was much perplexed when his wife 
became insane and was taken to the 
asylum. He said : "I can't under- 
stand it. There's nothin' to make 
her crazy, for- she hasn't stepped foot 
out of this kitchen for thirty-four 
years." That woman was no 
Granger. Not long ago I read an 
anecdote of a little white boy calling 
a colored boy names. Instead of 
being angry the colored boy gloated 
over every new word that was hurled 
at him, and when his enemy's vo- 
cabulary was exhausted, he yelled 
triumphantly : "All them things that 
you said I Is, you is 'em." Why can't 
we women say, "all them things that 
the Grange has done for men, it has 
done for women." 

In the social part woman partici- 
pates. If there is an improvement in 
the farm and farm li.fe, woman, the 
co-worker, enjoys it. The tolerance of 
other views, the recognition accorded 
the Grange by high authorities, these 
and many other things women feel are 
things that the Grange has done for 
them, and in so far as woman has 
obeyed the precepts of our Order, 
by adding dignity to labor, by up- 

Hench & Dromgold^s 

'"f^e^^, GRAIN |\#,:|| 


Positively the neatest, lightest, and ^.troiiBent Krain 
drill on the •"" '" 

market. Many 
points of sa 
it is ice.ired 
i'rom cc-ii- L 
trc. Quan-|JL 
tity of : rain 
and ferti- 
lizer can be 
while in op- 
eration with- 
out the use of «// 
gear wheels. ^_, 

Accurate in quantity. A ""^"^ 
trial will convince. Agenta 
wanred. Send for catalogue. 

' NOh & DROMGOLD, IKIfrs., York, Pa. 



Closely Woven. Can not Sag, 
Every wire and every twist is 
a brace to all other wires and 
twists full height of the fence. 
Horse-hifh, Bull-strong, Pig- 
tight. Every rod guaranteed. 


and sold direct to farmer, freight 
prepaid, at lowest factory price. 
Our Catalogue tells how ^ire 
is made— hew It Is galvanised— 
why some is good and some le 
bad. Its brimful of fence facts. 
Tou should have this Informa- 
tion. Write for Ittoday. Its Fre& 




Advertisements will be accepted from 
reliable parties at the rate of 15 cents 
an agate line each insertion. (14 lines 
to the inch). Write for discounts. Ad- 
dress all advertising communications to 

Pennsylvania Grange News, 
Chambersburg, Pa. 


Our advertising columns are 
edited with the same care as the read- 
ing matter. We do not accept decep- 
tive or questionable advertisements. 
Our subscribers may deal in the fullest 
confidence with every person, or con- 
cern, whose advertisement appears in 
Pennsylvania Grange News. If by any 
oversight an advertisement appears in 
Pennsylvania Grange News by which 
-iny subscriber is imposed upon, or dis- 
honestly dealt with, the publisher will 
make good to such subscriber the full 
amount of the cash loss sustained, pro- 
vided the loss is incurred, and claim 
made, within sixty days after the date 
of issue containing the ad, and provided 
the subscriber in writing to the ad- 
vertiser said: "I saw your advertise- 
ment in Pennsylvania Grange News." 

holding our principles in faith, hope 
and charity, just so far has the bless- 
ing been meted out to her. 


Entertainer .... Reader 

Endorsed by many of the chief 

Educators and Grangers of the Sta •. 

Special arrangements with Granges 

for picnics, etc. Permanent address 


Clinton County. 



AgronooDiy at State Ooll^^. 

At the laat meeting of the Executive 
Committee of the Pennsylvania State 
College John W. Gilmore was elected 
Professor of Agronomy In the School 
Off Agriculture and Experiment Sta- 

Professor Gilmore was born in 
Arkansas, reared in Texas and educat- 
ed at Cornell. After gn:'aduation from 
College, he spent two years in mission 
Bchools in China, And traveled widely 
In the Orient, spending some time in 
Japan, India, the Philippines and 
Hawaii. He has been connected with 
the College of Agriculture of Cornell 
University during the past four years, 
where he has shown himself to be 
an inspiring teacher and a careful in- 

We are the common people, the hew- 
ers of wood and stone. 
The dwellers In common places, 

mighty of brawn and bone. 
Bearing the common burden that only 

the shirkers' shun, 
And doing the <5om.mon duty that 

others have left undone. 
Dubbed, by the few, plebeian, rabble 

or proletaire, 
Ours is the hand that feeds them, 

ours is the prize they share. 
And ours Is the common blessing, free 

to the toilers all, 
To win from the lowly valley Into 

the summits taill. 

Common and only common — 
This by the mlgTit of birth — 

Yet the world In Its need leans on us 
We are the kings of the earth. 
— ^American Federationist, June, '07. 

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Will sell wholesaJle or retail. 

Special inducement to Gran^ro. 
Manufactured by 


Strawberry Ridge, Pa. 

As "a vacant mind is an invitation 
to vice, ' so a vacant Grangre is a temp- 
tation to dormancy. 

He who receives a kindnesa should 
never forget it. He who does a good 
turn should never remember 11 

The inner side of every cloud la 
bright and shining; I, therefore, turn 
my clouds about, and always wear 
them Inside out, to show their lining. 

A Deed and a Word. 

A little spring had lost its way 

Amid the grass and fern, 
A passing stranger scooped a well. 

Where weary men might turn; 
He walled it in, and hung with eare 

A ladle at the brink; 
He thought not of the deed he did. 

But judged that toll might drink. 
He passed again, and lo! the well. 

By summers never dried. 
Had cooled ten thousand parching 

And saved a life beside. 

A nameless man, am]^ a crowd 

That thronged the daily mart. 
Let fall a word of hope and lov«w 

Unstudied from the heart; 
A whisper on the tumult thrown, 

A transitory breath — 
It raised a brother from the dwrt. 

It saved a soul from death. 
Oh germ! Oh fount! Oh word of lov«! 

Oh thought at random oast! 
Ye were but little at the first. 

But mighty at the last. 



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lancaste:r, pa. 


Mortimer Wliitehead 

A worthy sister 'in Michigan — - 
Jennie Buell, Secretary of the State 
Grange — has offered some appropriate 
thoughts relating to memorial oc- 
casions, and I present them here : 

The National and State Granges ob- 
serve an hour during session in 
memory pi those Patrons who have 
been promoted to the life beyond the 
ken of mortal sight. Very beauti- 
ful and impressive are these services, 
as all who have witnessed them testi- 
fy. ,X',ow and then a Subordinate or 
Pomona Grange ailso holds a mem- 
orial service, and honors itself in s.o 
doing, for it is a practice that honors 
both the dead and the living. It re- 
calls and preserves the sacrificing ef- 
forts of those gone before while im- 
pressing the debt we owe them upon 
those who are left. It acquaints ne'W 
members with the history of the order 
through the (biography of its earlier 
sustainers. It cements the bonds of 
fraternal regard for one another by 
teaching the brotherhood of man and 

OIjOVER, timothy, ALSIItE, and 

othei' forage seeds. 



the fatherhood of God. 

But greatest of all, perhapiS, in no 
uncertain way, it emphasizes the 
teaching of the Grange as to im- 
mortality, than which no lesson is 
more explicitely reiterated. The 

Grange enforces the precept that 
man's state upon earth is transitory 
and preparatory for a broader, fuHIer 
experience in the hereafter. It points 
to seedtime and harvest in the earth 
as emblematic of great basic facts on 
the plane of our mental and spiritual 
lives. "Whatsoever a man sows, that 
shall he also reap," was not said alone 
of the material grain and harvest 
fields, but with a much more search- 
ing meaning of us ourselves. 

Xior does it refer alone to the end 
of this mortal life. The Grange 
thought of immortality is more pene- 
trating and practical than that. It 
dea/ls with the constantly recurring 
seasons as times of renewal, both in 
the outer and the inner lives oif its 
members. The seeding and culti- 
vation of the mind and heart, the 
clearing away of useless, cumbering 
thoughts and the pruning out of rank, 
jealous, suspicious and unkind criti- 
cisms — all these it teaches to do as 
much as to clear and till the material 
soil. To the tiller of the soil — the 
farmer — these truths, so plainly set 
forth, should constantly act as a 
stimulus to make immortality a pres- 
ent thing, that is, a constant putting 
off of the old and a perpetual rising 
into newer, higher ways of living. 
Each day something of usefulness 
cast off, .some deed of kindness done. 




High Grade 


Buffalo Brands 

Manufactured by 

The Buffalo Fertilizer Co., 

station A BUFFALO, N. Y. 

-^aoh springtime and summer new 
aeeds of reg-ard for the good of others 
«owni and cultivated; and then each 
liarveist time will see garnered "a 
nobler manhood and a higher woman- 

These are some of the thoughts a 
Orange memorial day brings us, as 
^•rell as admiration for the noble Pa- 
"trons called from us and gratitude 
"lor what they did for us. 

As Information along the line of 
"the parcels post, which is now a lead- 
ing Grange proposition, and which 
ifl "coming" sure, I place on record 
the foUowln'g Item, and "knowledg"e is 
po-wer," to help us get what we all 
"•are asking for : 

The Adams Express Company has 
decided to make a distribution of 
«as8ets to the value of $24,000,000. The 
'idistrlbutlon will amount to an extra 
Jdlvldend of 200 per cent. It will be 
patd'in collateral trust distribution 
bonds to bear 4 per cent, interest and 
to be payable in 40 years. Any per- 
son h61din'g 100 shares of stock, 
worth at the last sale $30,500, will 
0oon have the isame 100 shares and 
"t 20,000 of bonds, worth presumably 
•about 100. The shares will probably 
drop back for a while to about 100 
mnd begrin paying 4 per cent, dlvi- 
■den'ds, «o that the ^areholder will 

get 12 per cent, if he holds on to his 
bond allotment. Of course, the shares 
will soon advance their dividend .and 
by and by there will be another '^'re- 
duction of capital." In ten years 
this company has accumulated a sur- 
plus of $36,000,000, besides paying a 
regular cash dividend of 4 to 10 per 
cent. Is it any wonder that the big 
express companies are opposed to the 
parcels ,post ? 

American Express stock was sold 
on the New York Stock Exchange re- 
cently at 220, an advance of nine per- 
I cent, from the last sale reported. 
United States Express stock opened at 
101 and sold at 106^, an advance of 
5 Vi per cent, from last sale. The 
Adams Express Co,m,pany has just ar- 
ranged to divide a surplus among Its 
stockholders, equal to a 200 per cent, 
dividend. Wells-iFargo stock has 
been reported sold at $300 per share, 
and the company admits an increase 
in business for the year ending July 
1, 1906 of $1,512,841 over 1905. These 
are the poor coriporations who fear 
they will be ruined by the parcels 
post. Under a new law express com- 
panies are common carriers and musit 
make an annual report In detail to 
the Interstate Commerce Commission. 

The I5.urail New Yorker says : 

The Adams Express Company has 



just cut up a "melon" which shows 
that blight and downy mildew have 
no terrors for them ! They are able 
to sipray the crop with dimes and 
dollars taken out of the public. The 
Adams Express Cbmpany is supposed 
to have a capital stock of $12,000,000. 
Up to 1898 it paid eight per cent, in- 
terest. It then had sufficient earn- 
ings to issue gratis to stockholders 
$12,000,000 worth of four per cent. 
Ibonds. Now, besides paying 10 per 
cent, dividends the company issues out 
of the earnings $24,000,000 more of 
these bonds, or 200 per cent, on its 
capital stock. iSurely there is noth- 
ing sickly about that "melon" for 
those who hold stock in the Adams 
Exipress Company ! We should re- 
member, however, that every cent of 
this $36,000,000 came out of the 
people in small sums paid for carrying 
express packages. People have won- 

dered why this great surplus was dis- 
tributed in this way. The Nfew York 
Evening Post gives this, among other 
reasons : 

One reason why the 200 per centu 
dividend was declared at thla tim« 
was that, under the Hepburn Rate- 
law, the Adams Express Company 
for the first time in its history would 
be forced to make a statement of Ita- 
affairs. Up to the present time none- 
of the express companies has ever 
•published a statement of earnlngs> 
liabilities, or assets. In fact, there Is 
only one copy of the Adams Express 
Company's charter, and that Is kept 
locked up in a isafe. When the shares 
were listed on the Stock Exchange 
it was not customary to demand a 
copy oif the charter, together with 
statements of earnings, assets, Ua-. 
blllties, mortgages, etc. 

The Lip Ruanio^ Pennsylvania Low Down Graii Drill. 

A drill that has been well and favor 
Over fifty years of practical experience 
ohlne. We origrinated the Low Down 
low axle without reducing size of hopper 
g+ound wheels. There are imitations, 
the PENNA, which has been greatly 
the improved features is our Detachable 
taken apart and cleaned without remov 
Including acre measure are in the rear 
frame is steel ^ngle Iron in one solid 
with 3 In. steel tires. Workmanship and 
convenient handling and shipping with 
Our Annual 1907 Catalog Is Printed 
68 page catalog of Engines, Boilers, 
40 page catalog of Grain Drills, Com 
other Farm Tools. 

Either or both of these catalogs 

ably known to the trade for many years; 

ind success behind every Farquhar ma- 

rc'iiiiin^ (Df hopper by hanging frame be- 
er cutting down height of standard 

but you get only the genuine article In 
Improved from year to year. One of 

F.ertitlzer Feed which oan easily ibe 
Ing the driving rod. All working paTt« 
within easy reach of the operator. The 

piece. The wheels are regular 4 feet* 
finish are second to none. Packed f«r 

hopper off frame on light wood sills. 
In Two Editions as Follows: 

Saw Mills and Threshing Machinery. 
Planters, Spring Tooth Harrows and 

mailed free on request. 

A. B. Farquhar Company, Ltd., York, Pa. 












We were only making about 12 pounds of butter a week. 
The first week the U. S. Separator was in our house, we made 
26 pounds, a gain of 14 pounds over the old way. This 
increase would well repay any farmer to buy a U. S. Separator. 

January 6. 1907. Auburn, HL WALTER S. WOOLSEY. 

The picture above shows how clean the U. S. skims — 

Holds the World's Record — and with its simple bowl 

(only 2 parts inside), easy-running, self-oiling gearing, 

low milk tank, strong frame and proved durability 

— the U. S. is far and away the best separator. 

That 's what users say after trying other kinds. 

Send for handsome free catalogf telling ALL about its con- 
[struction and operation. Just write for " No. 151 " today. 



A Washington Ck>unty Grange. 

Chestnut (Ridge Grange, Xo. 113 3. 
ha,s fifteen ,to confer the Third and 
Fourth Degrees upon at an early 
meeting. We want to hoild a picnic 
in August. We want to have a good 
time on that occasion ourselves and 
be able to .have a speaker who can 
enlighten our outside farmers on the 
benefits and advantages of our organ- 
ization. I wish you would send .me 
twenty-five 10 fifty copies of the last 
number of Grange Xews to distribute 
among people who want to know more 
about the work of our order. Am 
anxious to get our membership up to 
one hundred and fifty. Our Grange 
sent an order ifor several hundred 
pounds of twine through Grange ar- 

V. A. MOWL, Master. 


In this number of \Pennsylvania 
Grange News appears the advertise- 
ment of the American Horticultural 
Distributing Company, of Martins- 
burg, W, Va,, a concern which manu- 
facturersinsecticldes. Among the 

pests which are externmiated by the 
Target Brand insecticides is the San 
Jose Scale, against wTiich such a 
batle is being waged ni Pennsylvania. 
In experimenting for a successful 
remedy for the scale the eminent 
chemists in the employ of the Ameri- 
can Horticultural Distributing Com- 
pany evolved the Target Brand-^ goods 
and the same are on the market w^ith 
the endorsement of men prominent in 
horticulture and chemistry as well as 
those in charge of horticultural ad- 
vancement in many States. Grange 
Xews is desirous that the orchardists 
of Pennsylvania make a determined 
stand against the inroads of the San 
Jose Scale and has no hesitancy in 
recommending the Target Brand- of 


One day last week a bank in New 
York City declared a special dividend 
of 150 iper cent, on its -share capital 
out of the earnings of a single year, 
this in addition to very large regular 
quarterly dividends. Earlier in the 
week one of the leading express com- 



H What Can I Do H 

To Increase the 
Quality of My Fruit, 
and Save My Trees 

From tiie Ravages of 
Fungus and Insect 
Pests ? 

. This is the question uppermost in the minds of 
Thousands of Fruit Growers at this time. It is our 
business to furnish commercial insecticides and fungi- 
cides only to be diluted with water, cheaper than the 
orchard man can prepare them and more effective in re- 
sults, also to offer su£(gestions and ideas to help them 
to make a greater success of the Horticultural Industry 
and it is with much pleasure that we announce our 
latest publication, entitled. 'The Dipping of Nursery 
Stock, or How to Start an Orchard In The Right way" 
Only a postal will bring this bulletin to your ho me 



Martinsbur^y W. Va. 


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Aothorized Grange and Patrons Store 

Selling to the organizations for twenty-two years. Regular customers 
4n twentv-four states. Most Liberal Terms to purchasing agents. 


Keep your money in your pocket until you get your goods and see 
everything is satisfactory. 

Write for our free catalog and price sheets. We will be pleased to 
send them to you regularly. 



panies declared its intention of dis- 
tributing a bonus of 200 per cent, 
upon its hold'ing-s, totaling $24,000,- 
^00. Evidently the times have been 
propitious for large profits for such 
Ins/titutions as these. The apt state- 
ment will be recalled that "there are 
just three reasons why the country 
cannot secure parcels post," then fol- 
lows the names of three express oom- 
ipanies, of which one ia just distribut- 
ing fthls vast sum named. One of 
these diays parcels post will become a 
fact in spite of the giant corporations 
which now stand in Its way. The 
people will get this reform Just as 
Boon as they really show they are in 
earnest in desiring it and not before. 

— N. E. Homestead, June 29, 1907. 


Dom't be narrow in this life. 

Or pigeontoed ! 
Walk the broad, straight path along, 
And be patient with the throng; 
Don't be broad enough to hurt. 
Or to tear your undershirt ! 

Or pigeontoed ! 

I>on't be crabbed or morose — 
Keep toeing out ! 

Pill your heart with thoughts of June 
If you whistle, let the tune 
Be a helpful, hopeful air 
That will knock the socks off care — 
Keep toeing out ! 

Don't be petulant or cross — 

Don't interfere ! 
Some folks bark their own hind feet 
Interfering on the beat; 
Keep your footprints far apart 
And keep gladness in your heart — 

Don't interfere ! 

Be as broad as you can stretch — 

And still be good ! 
Smile at others on your way; 
Be a regular X-ray; 
Spread the gospel of a laugh ! 
Give to care the sharpened gaff — 

And still be good ! 

Brush your foretop from your eyes 
And strike right out ! 

Look the whole world in the face; 

Vow to win or bust a trace; 

Be as good a man on Monday 

As you were at church on '.Sunday — 
Keep toeing out ! 

Be loyal 

to the officers of th« 




Worthy Master : — 

We have recently purchased the 
Maccabees share of the hall and have 
applied < 3 the Court of Common Pleas 
lor a cl irter of corporation to be 
called "Tioga County Centre Grange, 
No. 9-29, of E. Charleston, Pa." 


This new Clearfield Countv Grange 
has 20 charter members and was or- 
igranlzed by Deputy Kuntz, of that 
county. Master, H. J. Diem, Mahaf- 
fey; Lecturer, Dallas Patrick, Mahaf- 
fey; Secretary, A. W. Duff, Mahaffey. 

The opening of the Grange National 
Bank, of McKean County, at Smeth- 
port, the county seat, passed off July 
9 In fine style. What bank will be 
next to finish its building and get 
ready for business ? 

Keeping busy in your Grange ? 

Need your neighbor and his wife in 
your Grange ? They will help to- 
ward that 100,(y00, too. Application 
blank for you to use in this issue. 

Haven't asked you to send us a paid 
subscription for a good while. Guess 
you'll do It anyway. 

Our Grange, No. 1182. 

We all are happy farmers. 

We work as well ag play, 
But we have a merry, merry time 

When we meet on our Orange day. 

Our Master is jolly. 

And our Lecturer is fine; 
But when she calls on us to speak 

We must, or pay a dime. 

And when the candidate comes In 
To take the third and fourth degree 

We like to see them ride the goat. 
Fixed up so nice for us to see. 

And when we have our dinner, 
I tell you it is grand, 

To sit around the table, 
A merry, happy band. 

Then next we have a program, 

And that is free to all, 
That will take the trouble 

To come up in our hall. 

If there are any strangere here 
That wish to join our band. 

And will try to help us to do better. 
We gladly take them by the hand. 

Oh, we can help each other 

To be happy, if we try. 
And God will bless our efforts. 

In the sweet by and by. 


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S4iffel> Freeman Safes and Vaults, 

Victor Manganese Steel Safes, 

Bank Furniture— Metal Furniture 

For Estimates Write 


Lancaster, Pa. 

In answering advertisements always mention Grange News 



A complete list pf Business Houses 

under contract with the Pennsylvania State Grange, re- 
irised up to February 1. 

€L In writing for prices or information or in ordering 
goods, always write under seal of Grange or trade card. 


It is the duty of the Masters of Subordinate Granges to keep a supply of 
Directories on file in their Granges, and see to It that each family is fur- 
nished with a copy for their information and use. Additional copies can be 
had from the State Grange. 


In the Declaration of Purposes unanimously adopted by the National 
Grange, it Is declared as one of the principles of the Order that for our busi- 
ness interests "We desire to bring producers and consumers, farmers and 
manufacturers, into the most direct relationship possible." 

To carry out In good faith these principles, the Executive Committee, 
under the instruction of the State Grange, has made business arrangements 
with the following houses for the benefit of the members of the Order thru 
which they can buy single implements or in broken packages, to suit purchas- 
ers, at wholesale prices, without the intervention of agents . 

Thornton Barnes, 223 North Water 
Street, Philadelphia. Groceries. 

Garltee & Sons, 518 Market St., 
Philadelphia. Men's and boy's cloth- 

Derrick Oil Co., Titusville, Pa. All 
kinds of illuminating and lubricating 

George W. Oster, Osterburg, Pa. 
Thoroughbred poultry, and eggs for 

Patrons Paint Works, 234 Plymouth 
Street., Brooklyn, N. Y. Liquid rubber 

The Garver Bros. Co., Strasburg, O. 
Groceries, dry goods, hardware, 
queensware, boots and shoes, drugs, 
harness, pumps, clothing, wall paper, 
carpets furniture, household goods, 
buggies, wagons, salt, oils, wire, nails, 
etc., etc. We can save you big money 
on your purchases. Send us a trial 
order and be convinced. 

C. H. Dildine, Rohrsburg, Pa. 
Chester White and Poland China hogs 
and pigs. 

Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N. 
J. Badges, flags, emblems, buttons, 
working tools, etc. 

The Demorest Manufacturing Co., 
Williamsport, Pa. The celebrated 
Columbia sewing machines, best on 

M. L. Coulbourne, 348 N. Front St., 
Philadelphia. Will sell all kinds of 
country produce for Patrons. 

The Whitney Noyes Seed Co., 
Buffalo, N. Y. All kinds of grass 

George H. Colvin, Dalton, Pa. Po- 
tatoes grown especially for seed, 14 
varieties, prices right, list free. 

Patterson & Evans, No. 52 Vine 
St., Cincinnati, O. Grass seeds of all 

Heman Glass, Rochester, N. Y All 
kinds of farm and garden seeds. 

The One Price Clothing Co., 11th 
Ave. and 12th St., Altoona, Pa. Ready 
made clothing, hats, caps, underwear, 
etc., etc. 

Lester (Shoe Co.. No. 1409 Eleventh 
Ave., Altoona, Pa. General line of 
boots, shoes and rubber goods. 

For information relative to binders, 
mowers, hay rakes, etc., at special 
prices to Patrons, write under seal or 
trade card to 


Toughkenamon, Pa. 


Centrifugal cream separators can 
be furnished Patrons by a special, pri- 
vate arrangement. For full informa- 
tion and prices, write under seal or 
trade card to GEO. W. OSTER, 

Osterburg, Pa. 

The Theilman Seed Co., 1517 State 
Street, Erie, Pa. Seeds of all kinds, 
onion sets and garden implements. 

Cooper Commission Co., Minneap- 
olis, Minn, Grain, flour, mill feed, 
ground feed, oil meal and cereals 
straight or mixed car lots. Write for 

Edward F. Dibble, Honeoye Falls, 
N. Y. Seeds and potatoes. 

Charles W. Ford & Co., Fishers, 
N. Y. Seed potatoes. 

R. H. Thomas, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
Working tools, staff mountings, ballot 
boxes and seals. 



The Buckeye Co., Lorain, Ohio. 

Stock and poultry food, louse killer, 

stock and worm powder, cow vigor, 
gall cure, etc. 

Buffalo Fertilizer Co., Buffalo, N. T. 
Fertilizers and fertilizing materials. 

Arthur S. Core, 167 Chambers St., 
New York City, N. Y. Fertilizers and 
flour. I also buy and sell all kinds 
of (farm produce for Patrons on com- 
mission direct. Patrons, if you have 
any products to sell it will pay you to 
write me first, and get my prices. 

C. J. Balnbridge, 202 W. Water 
St., Syracuse, N. Y. Badges, buttons, 
celluloid goods and a full line of 
Grange supplies of all kinds. 

Black Rock Mills, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Bran, middliners, mixed feeds, grain. 

glutens, cottonseed meal, linseed 
meal, poultry foods, etc. 

Theodore Z. Root, Jamestown, N. Y. 
Author of the book known as "The 
Dark Side of the Beef Trust." This 
work is a blow at the beef trust, and 
should be read by every Patron. Can 
be ordered from Secretary of the State 
Grange. Cloth, 55c; paper, 35c; by 
mail, postpaid. 

Douthett & Graham, Butler, Pa, 
Men's and boy's ready-made clothing, 
hats and caps. 

Pennsylvania Telephone Co.. Har- 
risburg. Pa. Write for information 
on contract for rural lines, etc. 

The C. M. Clark Publishing Com- 
pany, Boston, Mass. Books and 
special library offers to all Granges. 


Patrons, your Executive Committee have made numerous and valuable 
arrangements for your benefit. These trade arrangements can only be main- 
tained by giving them a liberal patronage. 

A number of duplicates of the same line of trade, therefore, must receive 
a liberal patronage or the contracts cannot be continued. These houses will 
generally secure special freight arrangements when requested. 

Be free to write them for information; but you have no moral right to 
use this information to beat down the price of local agents and retailers, 
which will tend to injure the Grange trade as much as the retailer, besides 
Incurring unnecessary hostility to the Order. 


The ideal co-operation is direct trade between producers and consumers, 
farmers and manufacturers. The Grange has been making rapid progress 
In this direction and has established the most satisfactory trade system 
known to modern civilization. 

It only remains for Patrons to utilize its advantages, and they will save 
more annually many times than it costs to be a member of the Grange — to 
say nothing of other educational and social advantages. 


1. It is the duty of the Subordinate Grange to furnish every member 
with a Trade Card at the time of receiving the A. W., which will be good for 
the current year. 

2. Individual members desii'ing Information of prices for supplies will 
enclose their Trade Cards with the communication to any of the business 
houses arranged with by the State Grange, whereupon the hiouse will, by re- 
turn mail, quote prices or fill orders at wihoiesale prices in packages to suit 
the purchasers, returning Trade Card to member with bill. The Grange is 
not liable for goods bought under Trade Card orders by individual members, 
as such orders must be accompanied by cash or certificate of money deposited 
In bank. 

2. Subordinate Granges inquiring for prices or purchasing goods of- 
ficially under the seal of the Grange, signed by the Master and Secretary, 
thirty days credit will be given on bills of purchase. 

4. The trade prices quoted are confidential and for Patrons only. 

5. Grange business houses must ship goods as ordered, otherwise It Is 
the duty of Patrons to promptly return them at the expense of the house 





About one year ago(August 8, 1906) 
the Grange National Bank of Patton, 
Pa., opened its doors for business. It 
is capitalized at $60,000, with a paid 
up surplus of $12,000. Deposits the 
first year were almost $200,000 and 
resources almost $300,000, Tlilnk of 
it. Study it. What does it mean ? 
It simply means that the Grange Na- 
tional Bank of Patton is paving the 
way and building up one of the 
strongest financial "institutions in its 
part o.f the State, with great honor 
to the name it bears. Not long ago 
it was thought that banks were or- 
ganized for the capitalist, and a 
luxury for the rich man . To-day it 
is becoming a convenience and almost 
a necessity for all those who would 
use their money in a careful and 
systematic way. Why shouldn't 

special number of Grange N^ews is 
hardly complete without somethiniff 

from the pen of Brother McHenry, 
but he pleaded too much work to the 

Chartered in State New York Capital $100,000,00 


167' & 169 Chambers Street, NEW YORK CITY, N. Y. 

Recveivers of all kinds of Farm Products 

Send for Prospectus. 

AKTHUR S. CORE, President 

ALBERT J. CALiVIX, V. Pres. & Treas 

HARRY li. CALVIN, Secretary. 

farmers be named in this class ? They^ 
are the greatest business men in t'he 
world, always were and always will 
be. Then why not perfor-m your ^i": 
business in the same prudent, system- ■ 
atic way as other busines men ? The 
bank is your convenience, your safe, 
your protection; then, why not use it 
and 'become educated along business 
lines that will help you ? 

editor's request for an article on 
banking. Besides organizing banka 
.^'he is preparing to take his seat as a 
i -member of Congress in December. 

The above is the very logical man- 
ner in which Brother Bearer, cashier 
of the second Grange National Bank, 
opens a letter to depositors and 
friends of the institution. The first 
year for the Patton bank has certain- 
ly been a good one and Grange News 
joins In congratulations and best 
wis'hes for many prosperous birth- 


At the top of this page is printed 
a good likeness of Brother John G. 
McHenry, superintendent of the State 
Grange Banking Department. This 


The ad. on this page tells of the 
new company that has succeeded 
Brother c3ore. | The company will do 
a general co-operative business. 


We trust that you have read every- 
thing in this special anniversary num- 
ber of Grange News. If it has not 
interested you, we have failed in our 
purpose. We have tried to make a 
magazine worth while — interestlnif, 
instructive and entertaining — and If 
it has not been all these to you, we 
have much to regret. But we believe 
you will appreciate this August num- 
ber and we will watch our mails for 
many new subscribers. Use the blank 
on page 48. And, by the way, don't 
forget to read the ads. 

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Suppose that every year Irom 
five to twettty good pl^ps aboqld 
ptish tlurbtijgli a weak place in the 
fence and say to you a iare-yomw^ 
Would you be satisfied ? Or sup- 
pose you lost on a Average a calf 
every months through, negleet to 
ptoperly care for them. Wonld yon 
stand for it ? Then lopk at the pro- 
cession of little yellow IrattiN^-f^t 
globules slipping past you every 
day in the year^-^that exceeds iii 
value the pigs or calves from $50. 
-^to $200. — per year acdordii^ to 
the size qf your dairy ^-^ \^71iat abpu 
it? Isn't that jost about ^oor fix ? 


Will i^ You RiQht. 

Why not send af once for catalogue and full particulars ? 

TrtrDE UnfAL Separatoii Qo 

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About one year aso(August S. 1006) 
the Grange Xational Bank of Patten, 
Fa., opened its floors for business. It 
is capitalized at $60,000, witli a paid 
up sui'pius iif $12,000. Deposits the 
first year were almost $200,000 and 
!.'.~Murfes almost $300,000. Think of 
it. Study it. AVIiat doos it mean ? 
It -i;np!\- means that tlie Grange Xa- 
ti'ina'. r.ank of Paiton is paving llie 
way aii'l building up one of tlie 
siroiigi'st financial institutions in its 
r^ai't of the State, with great honor 

sijecial number of Grange News is 
hardly complete without something 


name it bears. Xftf long ago 

r o 

it was ; bought that banks were or- 
ganized for the capitalist, and a 
luxury for the rich man . To-day it 
Is beconiing a convenience and almost 
a necessity for all those who would 
use their money in a careful and 
systematic way. Wh.v shouldn't 

from the pen of Brother McHenry, 
but he pleaded too much work to the 

Chartered in State New York Capital $100,000.00 


167 & 169 Chambers Street, NEW YORK CITY, N. Y. 

Recveivers of all kinds of Farm Products 

Send for Prospectus. 

Aim IX i: S. COIlFv. Pnsidcnt 

AMIIIJIT J. CALVIN. V. Vvc^. & Tieas 

HAIUIY L. CATAIX, Secretary. 

fai'mt':.- l>e iianu'd in this class ? They 
are ihe grtat^'si business men in ihe 
world. aiwa.N-^ wit'' auij always will 
lie. 'i'nen \s-ln- ridt perform your 
busim ss in the .-^ame i')rudent, system- 
atic way as iitli>':- lva>inc'S men ? The 
bank is .\ajur run veiuunce, your safe. 
your iirotection ; tlien, why not use it 
and become educated along business 
lines that will help you ? 

•jga editor's request for an article on 
i'-c: banlving. Besides oi-ganizing banks 
■'he is preparing to takf his seat as a 
"■ -< meml)er of Congress in ]>ecember. 


The ad. on 
new company 


The above is tlie very logical man- 
ner in which Brother Bearer, cashier 
of the second Grange Xational Bank, 
opens a letter to depositors and 
fi'iends of the institution. The first 
year for the Patton bank has certain- 
ly been a good one and Grange News 
joins In congratulations and best 
wishes for many prosperous birth- 

this page tells of the 
that has succeeded 
Brother Core. | The company will do 
a general co-operative business. 


At the top of. this page is printed 
a good likeness of Brother John G. 
McHenry, superintendent of the State 
Grange Banking Department. This 


We trust that you have read every- 
thing in this special anniversary num- 
ber of Grange News. If it has not 
interested you, we have failed in our 
purpose. We have tried to make a 
magazine worth while — interesting:, 
instructive and entertaining — and if 
it has not been all these to you, we 
have much to regret. But we believe 
you will appreciate this August num- 
ber and we will watch our mails for 
many new subscribers. Use the blank 
on page 4 8. And, by the way, don't 
forget to read the ads. 

Suppose that every year from 
five to twenty good pigs sliould 
push through a weak place in the 
fence and say to you a fare-you-well 
Would you be satisfied ? Or sup- 
' pose you lost on a average a calf 
every month through neglect to 
properly care for them. Would you 
stand for it ? Then look at the pro- 
cession of little yellow butter-fat 
globules slipping past you every 
day in the year — that exceeds in 
value the pigs or calves from $50. 
— to $200. — per year according to 
the size of your' dairy ^ What abou 
it ? Isn't that just about your fix ? 


Will Set You Right. 

Why not send at once for catalogue and full particulars ? 

The De Laval Separator Co. 

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Talk It Over! 




This is the time for Picnics. You'll be going— 
so will your neighbors and friends. When you get 
together talk about 


You can have the lines built during the Fall and 
Winter, and by the time Spring comes around you'll 
be in shape to get daily weather reports free. Later 
on, too, you can sell your crops by telephone with- 
out leaving the farm. 

Start the ball rolling at the next picnic — talk 
the matter over and then write us for particulars 
concerning our 




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Tkis is the time for Picnics. You^l be going— 
so will your neighbors and friends. When you get 
together talk about 

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You can have the lines built during the Fall and 
Winter, and by the time Spring comes around you'll 
be in shape to get daily weather reports free. Later 
on, too, you can sell your crops by telephone with- 
out leaving the farm. 

Start the ball rolling at the next picnic — talk 
the matter over and then write us for -particulars 
concerning our 


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The old pan way of raising cream don't 

pay— it's too mussy and fussy— too much 

work for the women. And it don't pay 

in dollars and cents because you actually 

lose SO per cent of the cream you ought to get. You 

can increase your cream product about SO per cent over 

pan setting; 33 per cent over cans set in cold water; 25 per 

cent over patent creamers or dilution cans by using the 


Besides you can skim the milk immediately after milk- 
ing—save the handling and the expense of storage. A 
good milk-house costs more than 
a Tubular and isn't half so pro- 
fitable — even if you already have 
the milk-house it will pay in la- 
bor saved, in crocks and pans saved, 
and the increase in cream will be all 
clear profit. Of course, when you buy 
a separator, you want the one that will 
get you the most profit— you'll want 
the Tubular— the reasons M^hy are all 
given in a book which you will want 
and which we want to send to you 
free if you will only write for it, ask 
for book H.222 

Mr. Mao Tattle, Danville, 111., says "The first week wo used 
the Tabular we made a ga,ln of 12 lbs. of batter from five cows." 


Toronto, Can. WEST CHESTER, PA. Ghioago, 111. 


Gained 7^2 lbs. of Butter Per Week 

New Galilee, Pa., July 28, 1907. 

Gentlemen: I bought a Sharpies Tuhir- 
lar Cream Separator. We like it fine. It 
is a great laJbor saver. We run the sep- 
arator by dog power. We are milking 5 
cows and the separator IncreaBed our 
butter supply the first week 7>4 lbs. 
So I think It Is a very good Investment. 

S. fi. CREESE. 

A Clean Skimmer. 

New Bloomfleld, Pa., June 6, 1907. 

Gentlemen: In Jdaroh I bought a 
Sharpies Tubular Separator. I would 
not do without it now, as It saves so 
much labor and It Is so easy running 
that a child can separate the milk of six 
good >cows. It skims so close that there 
Is not a drop of cream left on the milk. 

What Can I Do 

To Increase the 
Quality of MyTruit, 
and Save IVf yTrees 

From the Ravages of 
Fungus and Insect 
Pests ? 

This is the question uppermost in the minds of 
Thousands of Fruit Growers at this time. It is our 
business to furnish commercial insecticides and iunii- 
cides only to be diluted with water, cheaper than the 
orchard man can prepare them and more effective in re- 
sults, also to offer suggestions and ideas to help them 
to make a greater success of the Horticultural Industry 
and it is with much pleasure that we announce our 
latest publication, entitled, "The Dipping of Nursery 
Stock, or How to Start an Orchard In The Right way." 

Only a postal will bring this bulletin to your home. 


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The old pan wayv^of raising cream don't 

pay—it's too mussy and fussy— too much 

work for the women. And it don' t pay 

in dollars and cents because you actually 

lose 50 per cent of the cream '^you ought to get. Yon 

can increase your cream product about SO per cent over 

pan setting; 33 per cent over cans set in cold water; 25 per 

cent over patent creamers or dilution cans by using the 



Besides you can skim the milk immediately after milk- 
ing*»save the handling and the expense of storage. A 
good milk-house costs more than 
a Tiibiilar and isn't half so pro- 
fitable—even if you already havi 
the milk-house it will pay in la- 
bor saved, in crocks and pans saved, 
and the increase in cream will be all 
clear profit. Of course, when you buy 
a separator, you want the one that will 
get you the most profit— you'll want 
the Tabaliar— the reasons vfhy are all 
given in a book which you will want 
|nd which we want to send to ybu 
lrc# if you will only write fQt (t» Itsk 
for book H, 222 


Mr. Mao Tuttle, Danville, iU,. iiky» "The first week we used 
the Tabular we made a iraln oi 12 lbs. of batter from five oows." 


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liaiM m lbs. of Butter Per Week 

Iffew daHlee, iPsk., July 28, 1907. 

: Oentletnen: I baufiltt a Sharpies TalyiT- 
}ar Cream eeparator. We Wee it fine. |t 
it a great laJbor saver. We rOn tlitt sej)- 
arator by dog gpower. We are iniUdn« ^ 
coirs and the separator IneraiaBed our 
butter eupi^iy the lint week 7y» Ibt. 
9o.I think it is a very-good invesitjineat. 


A Clean Skunmer. 

I^ew Blooxnfield, Fa., June 8. 1907. 

Qentlemen: In MarcOi I bought a 
Sharpies Tubular Separator. I^ ' woiilA 
not do without It now. as it saves po 
sniuxdi laibor and It is so easy runnli^ 
that a child can separate the milk of sfsc 
good cows. It skims so close that thl^ 
Is not a dro|i of cream IMt on the tnltk. 

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This is the question uppermost in the minds of 
Thousands of Friiit Growers at this time. It is our 
business to furnish commercial insecticides and funi^i* 
cides only to be diluted with water, cheaper than the 
orchard man can prepare them and more effective in re"*' 
suits, also to offer suggestions and ideas to h^lp them 
to make a {greater success of the Horticultural Industry 
and it is with much pleasure that we announce our 
latest publication, entitled, "The Dipping of Nursery 
Stock, or How to Start an Orchard In The Right way." 

Only a postal will bring this bulletin to your home. 


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Martinsbur^y W. Va. 










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BANKS to make It their reserve depository. 

STATEMENT MAY 20, 1007. 

(Loans and Investments $18,961,133.23 

Clearing House Checks 485,379.10 

Due From Banks 3,299,189.09 

Cash in Vaults 2,460,239.84 


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JOSEPH R. PAULL, Vice-President W- F. BICKEL, Cashier 

J. D. AYRES, Assistant Ca»hl«r 

J.M. RUSSELL, First Assistant Cashier 
W. L. JACK, Assistant Cashier 

GEO. F. WRIGHT, Auditor 

VtMx'y\izA bg tite Vmns^lwmm State CStraxtgje 

for the Patrons of R. nnsylvania and our neighbors In New Jersey, New York, 
Delaware^ Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio. 

VOL. IV. No. 2. SEPTEMBER, 1907. 

5 cents a copy 
25 cents a year 

W. F. HILL, 


Editor Executive CJommlttee Dept. Editor Legislative Committee Dept. 

Past Lecturer National Grange, Editor in National Field. 

Official publication. Issued monthly. Entered January 13, 1906, at Chambersburg, Pa., 
as second class matter, under Act of Congress of March 3, 1879. 



The National Grange will meet for 
Its forty-iflrs't annual session at Hart- 
ford, Conn., Wednesday, November 
13. This will be a nne session ana 
already several Pennsylvania Patrons 
have signified their intention of go- 
ing. Plans are being made so that 
we can all form a party and go to- 
gether from Harrisburg. Just as soon 
ais it is known how many there will 
be, arrangements for transportation 
and hotel accom'modations will be 
made by State Master Hill. In this 
way each member of the party will 
be relieved of all anxiety and the 
whole party can be quartered at the 
same hotel and enjoy sight seeing 
together and by the time Hartford is 
reached all will be well acquainted 
with each other. It is probable that 
we will stop over night in Niew York 
on the going trip and in this way 
be able to have the ride all by day 
light and to attend some entertain- 
ment that night. Arrangements can 
be made so that we can all go to- 
gether by steamboat from New York 
to Hartford if we so desire. All of 
th^e arrangements will be announc- 
ed through Grange News in the next 
number, but if you Intend going, 
write to State Master Hill and tell 
him, so that he will know horn many 
to provide for. Begin now to save 
up and to plan as this will be a de« 
llghtful trip. In addItion~feQ,.being a 
fine trip froM a i)leasure standpotnty 
you will also have the ben^t of at- 
tending a session of the highei^ body 
of our order and to receive the high- 
er degrees. It la expected that there 
will be reduced railroad and hotel 

rates for the occasion. Harrisburg 
is perhaps our most central rallying 
point as people can reach there from 
all parts of the State and from this 
central point we can all sitart on the 
same train. If there are enough of 
us to warrant it we can perhaps ar- 
range for a special car. Do not delay 
writing to the State Master if you 
contemplate going and if Patrons 
from our sister States would like to 
join our party we will be very glad 
to have them do so. • 


Readers of Grange News are having 
a splendid chance to inform them- 
selves on sanitary conditions that 
should prevail in and about our homefs, 
from the splendid series of ar'tlcles 
in our columns written by Dr. Lyons. 
Dr. Lyons is Ceres of the State 
Grange and her "hints" are valuable. 
This magazine realizes the impjjrt- 
ance of education along the lines of 
health and will have more to present 
from time to time. An article will 
appear nex^b month upon what the 
State is planning to do, and perhaps 
another one upon how the Grange 
will help this good work along. 

Altitude has a good deal to do with 
the healthfulness of a iState, so far as 
tuberculosis is concerned. The De- 
partment of Agriculture of Wejsrt Vli*- 
ginia In a recent publication show- 
ing the agricultural possibilities of 
that State lays primary stress upon 
the ave;rage 'altitude 6f the S'tate 
which Is given at 1500 feet. 

It gives Pennsylvania's altitude as 
1100 feet; Vermont 1000 feet; New 


Hampshire 1000 feet; Ntiw Tork 900 
feet; Ohio 850 feet; Virginia 850 feet. 
In addition to healthfulness does 
not our own altitude and varied 
topography give a strong hint to our 
possihilities in fruit, sheep and dairy 


When Judge Landis levied a fine 
of $29,240,000 on the Standard Olt 
Company, he gave to the public some 
vitally important reasons for doing 
so. Those reasons are valuable and 
the demonstration of their correct- 
ness, and this public advertisement 
of their basic principles, is worth more 
to the people of this country than is 
the payment of this fine, immense 
as it is. That the Standard Oil Com- 
pany will evade its payment if pos- 
sible goes without saying, but the 
principles enunciated by Judge Lan- 
dis will make their impress on his- 
tory. It was in the famous Grange 
legislation in Wisconsin that our or- 
ganization succeeded in having the 
principles legally recognized and es- 
ta'blished that the creature was not 
greater than the creator. The Stand- 
ard Oil Company is a creature. Its 
creator ( like the creator of any other 
corporation) is the public at larg»^ 
thru its machinery of government. 
The public at large now demands of 
this corporation equal treatment and 
fair treatment to all of the public and 
Judge Landis shows that not only 
must this be done, but gives reasons 
why it should be done. 


Pennsylvania has had the good for- 
tune to again enjoy the services of 
Brother Mortimer W^hitehead, Past 
Lecturer of the National Grange. 
During the latter part of July and 
August he devoted nearly three weeks 
to work in this State in the counties 
of Mercer, Adams, Franklin, Wash- 
ington, Greene and Fayette, and the 
work in each one of them is the bet- 
ter for his having been there. From 
this State "he went to Michigan thence 
to '6hio and to Kentucky, but as is 
mentioned elsewhere, he can come 
back to Pennsylvania for a few day^ 
during October. He will end his 
campaign just in time to go to the 
National Grange at Hartford. Our 
Patrons will be pleased to know that 
he promises to be with us at our State 
Grange meeting at West Chester. 


Brother J. W. DeardorfC, Overseer 
of Grange No. 1282, Franklin Coun- 
ty, has seventy acres of wheat housed 
in his large barns. This sho-uld 
thresh out from 2000 to 2500 bushels 

as wheat In the Cumberland Valley 
usually runs 30 to 36 bushels to the 
acre. It Is prophesied that wheat 
will be higher this year but at a dol- 
lar a bushel this would make a snug 
start for an account in one of our 
Grange banks. 


AllHson P. Mershon, Grange No. 
1141, Delaware County, is visiting a 
gold mining district in Alaska. From 
a recent letter to home folks the fol- 
lowing interesting extracts are made : 
He writes from Camp Rioy-Croft, near 
Council City and his letter was car- 
ried eight miles over land by stage to 
Nome, a seaport town. The tem- 
perature there was 38 deg- c-es, but 
he writes that the mosquitoes "roar 
like the ocean" and that he can 
count 78 separate, well-defined bites 
on his hands and wrists at the mo- 
ment of writing. Mosquitoes are a 
continuous torment night and day and 
men dress in two or three ply of 
woolen garments as armor. There are 
124 varieties of flowers and when the 
summer comes with twenty-two hours 
of sunshine out of twenty-four, these 
flowers all bloom at once. They 
have three months of warm days and 
nights and grass grows to the height 
of one's shoulders in six weeks. There 
are no women in this mining v.illag«» 
and board is high. A supper of 
beans, tomatoes and coffee costs a 
dollar and nearly all edibles are 
canned goods. A party of five walk- 
ed twelve miles up Fish River wad- 
ing swamps and streams in ice cold 
water, fought mosquitoes in swarma 
of millions; some of the party wci-e 
exhausted but he arrived all pat ex- 
cept eyes swollen almost shut and 
whole body aflame with insect poison. 
The horror of that camp for the two 
nights and one day is indescribable. 
There is no bakery, bread being sold 
in a saloon at 2!5 cents a loaf. Milk 
is 25 cents a glass; cofCee, 75 cents 
a pound; eggs, 75 ct-nts a dozen; can- 
ned butter, 50 cents a pound, while 
a glass of lemonade costs 25 cents, 
and a hair cut $1.00. It required 
twenty-four days for the letter to- 
reach Pennsylvania. Brother Mer- 
shon hopes to be back in time to at- 
tend the State Grange meeting at 
West Chester, December 10 to 13 in- 


The boy that by "addition" grows, 

And suffers no "subtraction," 
Who "multiplies" the things he knows 

and "carries" e^ery fraction, 
rwho well "divides" his precious time,. 

To due "proportion" giving, 
To sure success aloft will climb, 

"Interest compound" receiving. 



It Is not often talked out loud, but 
it Is nevertheless true that Pennsyl- 
vania is one of the gr#at agricultural 
States of the Union. The value of 
the farm products of one of our coun- 
Ities — liancaster — is greater than of 
those from any other county in tTie 
United Stages. And York County, 
with a crop of wheat valued at $2,- 
000,000 for this year, is helping to 
impress upon the public the import- 
ance of agriculture in Pennsylvania. 
And yet we have farms in our State, 
many of which are producing almost 
nothing. The Crawford Journal edi- 
torially referring to recent statistics 
on New York State by the National 
Department which shows that there 
are over 12,000 abandoned farms In 
that State and a loss of $170,000,000 
in value in twenty-five years, makes 
the following very pertinent com- 
ments and suggestions : 

"A duty of 'the next Legislature of 
this State will be to provide a bureau 
for ascertaining, valuing and making 
lists of the abandoned farms in thl* 
State and aiding in their re-occupa- 
tion. Pennsylvania cannot afford to 
lag behind in this work. If the Leg- 
islature will take up this matter and 
devote a tenth of the money which 
was stolen in furnishing the capitol 
to teaching the people the best meth- 
ods of farming and dairying, as New 
York State is doing, and to a move- 
ment to people the abandoned farm 
districts, it will add many millions 
to the productive powers of the State 
from which flow those currents which 
most strongly enrich our National 


The suggestion by Assistant Secre- 
tary Hays, of the department of ag- 
riculture, that the corn tassel should 
be adopted ast the "national flower" 
is worthy of all acceptance if there 
is any doubt about the right of corn 
to be called the king of the vegetable 
kingdom. There are a dozen reasons 
why the tassel should be chosen, to 
one in favor of any other candidate. 

One of the chief reasons why this 
world should honor the memory of 
Christopher Columbus is the fact that 
corn is a native of the land he dis- 
covered, says the Washington "Post." 
Some of the rsults of Columbus' hap- 
hazard western tour have not been 
particularly praiseworthy, but they 
are more than offset by the gift of 
corn. Considered from any stand- 
point — utilitarian, esthetic, financial, 
artistic, poetic or any other — corn 
meets all requirements. It is useful, 
moral, profitable, beautiful and good. 
The Indian deemed it a gift of his 
God, and he was not wrong. Nothing 
about corn is useless. The stalks 

will become valuable for paper, if 
it is not already so. The kernel feeds 
the world. The cob keeps countless 
prairie homes warm. The tassel, 
graceful daughter of the tall and 
bannered army of the field, is 
peculiarly the emblem of faithfulness, 
peace and happiness. If it were nec- 
essary that a "national flower" should 
be formally chosen, the corn tassel 
would run away ahead of the ticket. 
But such a course is not necessary. 
Corn is King, and his daughter takes 
her place by divine right. 

The above from the Live Stovk 
World is suggestive. But Penn- 
sylvania ought to have a State flower, 
and our Granges can bring it about. 
[B'or this the Editor nominates the 
corn plant. He would favor the 
whole plant, tho. 


The Grange News is pleased to an- 
nounce that after Brother Mortimer 
Wlhitehead has completed his speak- 
ing tour in Michigan, Ohio and Ken- 
tucky, he will return to his New Jer- 
sey home passing through Pennsyl- 
vania, coming into the State either at 
Erie or Meadville and by arrangement 
with Worthy Master W. F. Hill will 
stop off during some of the October 
days, for open or closed meetings in 
a few counties or both meetings — one 
afternoon and the other evening, at 
one point the same day, if so desired. 
By thus dividing the expense of 
travel as he goes along the cost to 
each Grange visited will be quite 
small, and the new members secured 
and the others revived will be sure to 
come back many fold if the meetings 
are properly worked up. Bring this 
up promptly at your next meeting and 
then write to Brother Whitehead's 
home address : R. iF. D. No. 6, New 
Brunswick, New Jersey, and do it 
very soon and then Brother White- 
head will advise you if your place and 
date can come into the route ana 
everyone will be happy. This is the 
way it was done for several meetings 
in succession in Mercer and Frank- 
lin counties. Pa., last month. 


The appointment of Professor W. Q. 
Johnson, editor of the American Ag- 
riculturalist as a trustee of the New 
York Agricultural EXpeilim^nt Sta- 
tion at Geneva by Governor Hughes 
meets with hearty approval. Prof. 
Johnson is well known to Patrons 
of Pennsylvania. As a teacher, experl- 
mentor, author and editor along agrl- 
cultunal lines he stands at the top. 
After leaving Cornell University In 
1&92, he was an instructor at Stan- 
ford University in California, an as- 
sistant professor at the University of 



Illinois, and cliief of the State Horti- 
cultural Department and State Ento- 
mologist of Maryland, before he took 
up editorial work. He is thorough- 
ly familiar with experiment station 
work, and having especially studied 
the conditions confronting farmers in 
every State, he will be a valuable 
man for the Station. 


A report of an unusual Fourth of 
July picnic came too late for th& 
August number. Brother Dildine, of 
the State Grange Executive Commit- 
tee, and his good wife drove from 
their home in Columbia County to 
Eistella, iSulllvan County, a distance 
of thirty-eight miles, and over sev- 
eral mountains. There were gathered 
there hundreds of Grange members 
and their friends who had come in 
all sorts of conveyances from rubber 
tired buggies to huckster wagons. A 
program was carried out in the morn- 
ing, Including patriotic songs and 
recitations and Brother Dildine spoke 
on "How the Grange Teaches Patriot- 
Ism." A committee on feast had 
started at 3 a. m. to roast two whole 
sheep and a free dinner was served 
at noon on the largest table ever seen 
in those parts. It is not rare for 
Brother and Sister Dildine to travel 
many miles to attend Grange meet- 
ings. Shortly after returning fronr* 
Sullivan County they went to Locust 
Grove, a distance of twenty-eight 
miles from their home, to assist In 
initiating a class of thirty members. 
Locust Grange is an old Grange with 
new life and bids fair to be one of the 
strongest in Columbia County. 


Grange News is always glad to get 
items upon Grange work. We want 
to publish them. Sign your name at 
the bottom. Name will not be pub- 
lished if you so request it. But we 
want to know who sent it. We will 
not publish it unless we do know. 
Send them along and have a hand 
in helping to make Grange News bet- 
ter each month. 

Would Not Be Without Grange News. 

Brother C. W. Cobb is an R. F. D. 
carrier in Erie County and is so well 
pleased with Grange News tha>t he 
writes he would not be without any 
one of the twelve copies published the 
past twelve months for the subscrip- 
tion price for a whole year. He states 
that it sould be In every farm fam- 
ily as outsiders would not read It 
very long until they would want to 
Join th« Grange. We thank Brother 
Cobb for his kind letter and gooj 

opinion and will send the magazine to 
every subscriber that he and other* 
may get for us. Remember, it is only 
a quarter for a whole year. 


In a recent letter to the State Mas- 
ter, Brother G. B. Wachob, an ef- 
ficient deputy and zealous Grange 
worker writesi : "I have recentliy 
had the pleasure of assisting in con- 
ferring the degrees upon a class of 
ten in Dubois Grange, No. 808. Salem, 
No. 964, a class of eighteen. Brady, 
No. 1218, a class of ten and Faudle, 
No. 1318, a class of sixteen. Faudie 
had 96 visitors at one of its meetings 
and two hundred patrons sat down to 
the degree supper in Salem Grange. 
This last Grange will hold a picnic 
sonietlme between the first and tenth 
of September and we would like to 
know if we can expect a State Grange 
speaker ?" (The State Grange will 
be glad to try to co-operate on the 
matter of a speaker and you are re- 
ferred to the August number of this 
magazine for full information) — 


Did you ever think how much time, 
energy and miles of travel telephones 
save for farmers ? Do you have a 
farmers' s.ystem in your neighbor- 
hood ? If not why isn't this a good 
time to agitate it ? Can your Grange 
confer a greater single blessing on 
your comnmunity than to assume the 
leadership in bringing this abou'ti ? 


Beaver Valley Grange, No. 133S.. 
Columbia County, is adding new 
members and getting along nicely. 
Good Hope Grange, at Jersey town, in 
the same county, is also prospering. 
These are two new ones organized by 
Brother Dildine this year. Brother 
Dildine is spending his spare time 
visiting and assisting the weak 
Granges and letting the stronger ones 
in his county take care of themselves. 

All Roods liead to West Chester. 

Public roads, trolley and railroads 
are all In readiness to help you to 
get to West Chester for the Stat* 
Grange meeting there December 10, 
11, 12, and 13. Brother I. Frank 
Chandler of the State Grange Execu- 
tive Committee will have all arrange- 
ments in charge In behalf of the State 
Grange. This meeting is In his home 
county of Chester and an enthusiastic 
committee from Pomona No. 3 stands 
ready to co-operate with him to make 
this meeting the "greatest ever." 
Watch Grange news for full an- 



nouncements. The annual State 
Grange meeting is the largest and 
most represenitative meeting of farm> 
ers held In Pennsylvania. 

On Saturday, SeptemTDer 14, Green- 
brier Grange, No. 1148, Northumber- 
land County, will hold its picnic and 
good speakers are expected. z 

Hegins Grange, No. 1242, Schuyl- 
kill County, has set September 21 as 
the date for its picnic and one of the 
best in the State is usually held at 
this point. 

October 3 and 4 are the dates fixed 
by Limestone Grange, No. 1090, War~ 
ren County, for the Grange fair which 
they annually hold in their hall. This 
events attracts much favorable atten- 
tion and affords the Grange a splen- 
did opportunity to advertise and to 
Invite new members to affiliate with 

Pomona Grange Activity In Ohio. 

Last year the Meigs County Pomona 
Grange Pair Association was organ- 
ized by the Pomona and held a fair. 
This year the fair will again be held 
on Friday, October 11th, at Carpen- 

ter, Ohio, on the grounds of the 
southeastern test farm of the Agri- 
cultural Experiment Station. The 
Pomona contemplates an annual 
meeting at this test farm which would 
be a sort of a general roundup for all 
the Granges in "that part of the State. 
This seems to us to be a movement 
in the right direction and it has our 
heartiest well wishes. 

Grange Encampment and Exhibition. 

The thirty-fourth annual encamp- 
ment and exhi'bition of the Patrons 
of IHusbandry of Central Pennsylvania 
will be held at Grange Park, Center 
Hall, September 14 to 20. This is 
held under the auspices of the Po- 
mona Grange of Center County on 
their own beautiful thirty-acre tract 
(lying elose beside the borough tof 
Center Hall. Worthy Past Master 
Rhone has been chairman here for 
years and the success attending this 
institution is largely due to his 
genius and tireless work. This 
should be a rallying place for Patrons 
everywhere. Those who have visit- 
ed it once always want* to go again 
'and those who have never been there 
will be well repaid for the trip. 

®irft ^i«ii* |K»j5*«r'si MxHxn^ MnbU 

Worthy Secretary and Sister : 

Yours of the 10th at hand and 
noted. You state that the candidate 
was advised of his election and noti- 
fied to appear fot initiation at a speci- 
fied meeting of your Grange. That 
he failed to do so and has not pre- 
sented himself since and you inquire 
as to how long your Grange is justi- 
fied In holding open to him a right 
to initiation. In reply I have to sa> 
that you should take into considera- 
tion the reasons for his failure to ap- 
pear. If he has good reasons such 
as absence from the neighborhood, 
sickness, etc., then your Grange 
should, of course, be lenient and 
reasonable. If he has a good reason, 
but after being duly nptified of the 
date and place of meeting and re^ 
quested to appear for initiation by 
your Grange and failing to do it then 
after a reasonable length of time — 
say six months or a year — I woulo 
consider that he had forfeited his 
right to initiation, that the applica- 
tion and ballot should be eonsidered 
null and void and the Grange would 
be under no obligations to return the 
fee. While you will make no mis- 
take in tempering your Grange con- 
duct with reason, yet there is a 
dignity about the organization that 
must be upheld and people should be 
made to understand that the welfare 
of the entire Grange is of more mo- 

ment than is the gratification of som* 
foolish whim on the part of an in- 
dividual and that it is not in their 
power to hold up the work of a whole 
Subordinate Grange. 

Dear Sir and Brother : — 

You ask me : "Has any officer, 
except the Master, authority to com- 
pel another officer or member to obey 
the law ? 

By way of reply it seems to me that 
no member or officer who has a prop- 
er conception of 'his obligation or 
any sense of honor, would need any 
one to "compel" him to observe the 
requirements of the Order. It prop- 
erly devolves upon the Master to in- 
terpret and explain Grange regula- 
tions whenever there may be any 
doubt or disagreement among the 
members as to their meaning. It 
seems to me that when any official 
understands What his duties are, he 
would gladly and willingly discharge 
them, so long as he continued to hold 
his office. 

The Grange is a fraternal organi- 
zation, and in it we are all mutually 
bound to assist in promoting the wel- 
fare of the Order according to our 
ability. Such services as are required 
of us when our Brothers and Sisters 
honor us with positions should b© 
willingly, properly and promptly ren- 
dered and necessity for compulsion 



to do so ought to be foreign to the 

Yes, the cash receipts of each meet- 
ing should be recorded in the minutes 
and announced in their reading when 
the minutes are read at the close ot 
the meeting". 

Very fraternally yours, 


Worthy State Master : 

We had a good picnic at Clark's 

Mills, Mercer County with Brother 
Mortimer Wlhitehead, of New Jersey, 
present. He made us a rousing good 
speech. The best of order prevailed. 
He also spoke at No. 608 that night, 
on Monday night at 1346, at No. 1344 
on Tuesday night and attended the 
regular Grange meeting at the same 
place on Wednesday night and at- 
tended our Pomona meeting on 
Thursday. At the close of a very 
enthusiastic meeting he conferred the 
Firth Degree on a class of thirty-six. 
Then he went to No. 393 that night, 
and I think he did lots of good for 
the order. 

Tours fraternally, 

J. F. SiPEAR, Deputy. 

^taije W^^ixxtj^r^^ ®i5rrn^r> 


Nearly fort:y years ago a little band 
of patriotic men met in common coun- 
cil to lay the foundation of our 
splendid Order. We can readily im- 
agine some of the problems which 
they had to meet and solve before 
their work was completed. Perhaps 
the most difficult task in the creation 
of our Order, was the arrangement of 
the proper officers in such a way as to 
insure a correct division of the vari- 
ous duties belonging to the organiza- 

Like a'U organized bodies it must 
have a head to execute its laws and 
direct and supervise its work. The 
Worthy Master yvas chosen as the 
chief executive officer and told to 
"Exercise that supreme authority with 
which he is invested, in maintaining 
Order in the Grange, and enforcing 
obedience to the Constitution anci 
(Laws of the Order, himself setting 
the example, in all things." The 
Worthy Overseer was given second 
place in our Order, and told to "See 
that the orders of the Master were 
faithfully transmitted to the laborer, 
and, in his absence, to take his 
place." These officers, with the as- 
sistance of the Secretary, '^Who be- 
comes the organ of the Grange," and 
the Treasurer, "WTio keeps the keys 
of the treasury," as a rule, have 
faithfully performed the many duties 
assigned to them. But in an insti- 
tution like the Grange there are other 
duties to be performed. Our spilendld 
Declaration of Purposes must be pre- 
sented to the farmers and explained 
in such a way as to win their confi- 
dence and arouse their interest in the 

They must not only be shown the 
objects sought by the creation of the 

Order, but they must be shown the 
necessity for its existence at the same 
time. And more than that, those who 
affiliate with the Order, receive its 
beautiful and impressive lessons, must 
be educated in the work and taught 
the mysteries of the different degrees. 

The first and highest object of our 
Order — "To develop a higher and 
better manhood and womanhood 
among ourselves" — or in other words, 
to elevate, educate ana emancipate the 
American farmer. In order that the 
work might be carried on successfully 
and intelligently, some one must be 
placed in charge of it. Some one 
competent to teach Jits members the 
fundamental principles upon which 
our Order is based; and upon the ac- 
ceptance of which .depends its futur«» 
success and perpetuity. After much 
study and careful deliberation, the of- 
fice of Worthy Lecturer was created, 
and in considering the importstnce of 
the duties attached, it was given the 
rank of third place in our Order. To 
this Important office was assigned the 
educational work of the Grange. And 
to this end the Lecturer is directed 
to be prepared at all regular meetings 
of the Grange with a list of exercises, 
consisting of essays, discussions, reci- 
tations, music, etc., to be responded 
to by members of the Order. He Is 
especially enjoined to encourage the 
young and diffdent to become writ- 
ers, readers, and speakers in Grange 
meetings thus developing. and direct- 
ing to greater usefulness the latent 
ability of his fellow members. No 
other office within the gift of the Or- 
der offers such a broad fieUd for work. 
It requires skill, judgment and fore- 
sight in the selection of topics for 
discussion and in the arrangement and 
assignment of programs. These 
should include the home and house- 
hold as well as the farm and the Hve 
stock. The soil of a farm may con- 



tain all the elements necessary foi- 
plant growth, be scientifically man- 
aged, and yet without a well ordered 
household, the owner may never be 
truly happy. The home is really what 
determines the success of life upon 
the farm. At least It is one of the 
essentials of successful farm life. 
How to Increase the comforts and 
conveniences of the rural homes of 
the country affords abundant oppor- , 
tunlty for thoughtful study at all 
times. A man may own many acres 
of land, with well-kept buildings and 
grounds, and yet be practically home- 
less, even though he occupy one of his 
own well planned and suitably locat- 
ed houses. 

You cannot judge of a man's happi- 
ness by the size of his house any 
more than you can determine his 
wealth by the size of his pocket-book. 
The early history of man clearly dem- 
onstrates this principle. Adam was 
not at home in the Garden of Eden, 
even though surrounded by beauty, 
and monarch of all he surveyed, until 
God gave him a wife. Then his joy 
was complete. He now had a good 
home even though he had no house. 
Thus It is that woman has Ltcoi^ie 
the main factor and the center of at- 
traction in all well regulated 1 imes. 
The Worthy Lecturer should study 
well the various features of home 
life and thus be prepared to lead in 
the discussions of these domestic sub- 
jects. They should also be familiar 
with the various phases of farm and 
field work. This is a broad subject 
and one that affords unlimited oppor- 
tunities for skillful labor on the part 
of the Worthy Lecturer. As the dif- 
ferent seasons approach, new sub- 
jects suggest themselves for considera- 
tion; and it is the duty of the Lectur- 
er to make the most of these oppor- 
tunities as they present themselves. 
The Lecturer of a Subordinate Grange 
has as much real work to perform for 
the good of the Order as any other 
officer in the organization. The 
duties are more urgent and their per- 
formance more necessary. &o im- 
portant is thls^ofHee and so much de- 
pends upon the successful perform- 
ance of the duties pertaining there- 
to, that no Grange can continue to ^ 
grow In power and influence when the 
Lecturer proves inefficient either 
thru carelessness or Inability. 

All the Lecturers in the State 
should make careful preparation and 
faithfully perform their duties as 
though everything depended upon 
their efforts for the success of the 
Grange. What a change this would 
make in our Order, and what increas- 
ed activity would follow such action. 

Worthy Lecturer, is it not your 
duty to put forth your best efforts 
for the success of your Grange ? 
You certainly owe It to your mem- 

bers, as well as yourself. Your fel- 
low members expected that much of 
you when they placed you in ofHce. 
Prove yourself worthy of the con- 
fidence reposed in you by renewed 
courage and increased efforts. Work 
with increased vigor. Renew your 
zeal and give time and thought to 
your work. Your reward will come 
in your own increased usefulness, a» 
well as In the renewed activity among 
your members and the increased pow- 
er and growth of your Grange. 

Just as constant study strengthens 
the mind, so also does physical labor 
strengthen the muscles. The more 
you do In line of your duty the easier 
It will become for you. New sub- 
jects will suggest themselves to you, 
thus increasing your power for good 
and furnishing additional material 
for thought among your members. 
Ever keep in mind that to "Add 
dignity to labor" is one of the great 
missions of the Grange. Therefore 
dignify your work and the office by 
strict adherence to the principles of 
truth, honor and virtue. Remem- 
ber, also, that no stream ever rises 
higher than its source, neither will 
your members exhibit a greater de- 
gree of energy, industry and enthu- 
siasm than your example inspires 
them. One of the first requisites to 
successful leadership In your im- 
portant position Is that of character. 

The mission of the Grange is to 
lead mankind to live better, nobler 
and purer lives. To cultivate the 
better qualities of their nature, and 
the Worthy Lecturer should be able 
to teach by example as well as by 
precept. 'A person may not be gift- 
ed with unusual magnetism, he may 
not possess the eloquence of Demos- 
thenes or the wisdom of Solomon, 
but if he is honest in his convictions 
and fearless in the advocacy of what 
is right, he seldom fails to impress 
his hearers. A Grange Lecturer 
should cultivate all those virtues and 
graces which adorn character ana 
create confidence. 

Never was there a time in the his- 
tory of our Order, when there was 
greater need for strong, patriotic, 
loyal men and women to go before 
the public as the proper exponents of 
the Grange. New ideas, new thoughs 
and a new spirit of progress must be 
presented to the thinking men ana 
women in our country homes. Som^b. 
self-sacrifices of time, of pleasure, or 
even ambition, may b6 required upon 
the part of the Lecturer In order to 
meet the requirements of the occasion. 
(But let us, Worthy Brother and Sis- 
ter Lecturers, not hesitate to make 
this sacrifice for the good of the Or- . 
der. Let us practice diligence in the 
performance of our official duties, al- 
ways seeking J;he good of others 
rather than the good of ourselves. 


peniniStlvajNia grange news 

Then we can Justly hope for suc- 

Worthy Lecturer, soon the dull 
season in Grange work will be over, 
and the fall campaign with com- 
mence. What preparation have you 
made ? Why not plan to have a 
"Harvest Supper" the first meeting 
night 'in October ? Prepare a special 
program for the occasion. Have 
plenty of music and recitations. Let 
the whole program be fruitful with 
good cheer and good fellowship. Send 
special invitations to the members to 
be present at this meeting, mentioning 
the fact that you will have something 
to eat. If this does not bring them 
your Grange needs a revival. Aftet 

the program has been rendered be 
prepared to read one for the next 
meeting and say that you expect to 
have a program for each consecu- 
tive meeting just as interesting as the 
one just rendered; and say that while 
you cannot promise a feast at each 
meeting, you feel confident that if 
the memhers will attend the meet- 
ings, take part in the programs, that 
they will not only be interested and 
benefitted themselves, but that their 
efforts will result in great good to 
the Order and be greatly appreciated 
by you. Make this meeting a suc- 
cess and success is yours for the bal- 
ance of the year. 




"Because the darkness is past and 
the true light now shineth." — Bible. 

I write while on the wing, filling 
a long series of engagements in sev- 
eral States, meeting thousands of 
good Patrons and other farmers day 
'by day. Everywhere the best of feel- 
ing prevails. The Grange pulse beats 
high; growth, prosperity, peace and 
happiness prevail in Grange circles, 
while in the respect of its own mem- 
bers and of those outside its gates the 
Order never stood higher nor better. 

The growth and prosperity of the 
Grange at the present time is in no 
way the result of excitement or of any 
special wave of popular feeling which 
Is passing over the country. It is 
the legitimate result of calm, de- 
liberate thought among intelligent 
farmers who have looked the situation 
over, examined the Grange platform 
and its record of work covering more 
than forty years, and have decided 
that they will not only assist in the 
work which the Grange is doing, but 
that they will become recipients of 
the educational, social and imaterial 
advantages which are enjoyed by 
members of the order. 

In common with all other forward 
steps in the world's history, the earlier 
days of the Grange were days of 
struggl^, of opposition, of misrepre- 
•sentatio'n. Yes, even of persecution 
In some instances. Even farmers then 
opposed it, or treated it with silent 
contempt. "He came unto his own, 
and his own received him not." Mis- 

takes were made 
Its own members 
derstand it. It 
improper hands, 
wrong purposes, 
grew and waxed 
is mighty and wi 

in its earlier work. 

did not always un- 

sometimes fell into 
or was used for 
Still, "the child 

strong," for "truth 

11 prevail." 

The Grange deserved success and 
success came. The Grange grew be- 
cause it was right, founded on the 
right, on justice and on truth. It has 
succeeded because thousands of 
weary, isolated and lonesome toilers 
have felt the need of a bond of union 
— 'the strength and support of which 
comes from a union of strength, that 
farmers must have an organization as 
well as all other classes and profes- 
sions. And so, silently as the morn- 
ing sun, did it arise, spreading its 
bright beaims of hope to the ^farm- 
ers all over our land. It is now 
stronger and better than ever before. 
It has come to stay and is now one 
of the permanent institutions of our 
country. As permanent as are our 
churches and our schools. 

Far beyond any other motive power 
that the world has ever known has the 
Grange helped the farmer to respect 
hiimself and his calling and to "make 
the world respect the tillers of the 
ground." "Self-respect is the first 
step toward commanding the respect 
of others." In the highest councils 
of the nation as in the most remote 
home on hillside, prairie or in valley 
Is its great influence for good now 
felt and openly and freely acknowl- 
edged, "Heaven gives the power to 
the hand that holds the bread." 

And these quoted words are not 
poetry and sentiment alone, the solid 



arguments of facts and figures prove 
them more and more. I have been 
looking up some of these facts and 
figures lately in order that I might 
be more prepared, and stronger to 
stand at imy post of duty and thus 
the better set forth what the Grange 
©tands for and the work it has to do. 
I have always held that no Lecturer 
!n our Order, local, State or National. 
Is truly "Worthy" unless by careful 
preparation and study he or she Is so 
thoroughly grounded in true Grange 
principles, and has not only a thoro 
knowledge of the Grange and its work, 
but of the magnitude and importance 
of the farmers' occupation, and thru 
it have an ever increasing respect for 
his calling, and for our Order, and, 
then 'believing it himself, is able to 
convince others, and so spread true 
Grange religion, for "out of the 
abundance of the heart . the mouth 
speaketh." All Lecturers in our Order 
should see to it that their lamps are 
trimmed, well-filled and burning. As 
the years pass by our Grange mem- 
bership and the outside world will 
have the right to expect from our 
Lecturers a higher grade of instruc- 
tion and that all their work shall 
be upon a more elevated plane. Never 
forgetting that "Nature's motto is on- 
ward," nor the words of the installing 
ofl3cer : "To you Is assigned the im- 
portant duty of leading in the literary 
programs and the educational work of 
the Grange." 

"Where the van guard camps today 
The reiir will camp tomorrow." 

But here are some of the facts and 
figures referred to, and this informa- 
tion comes mainly from "Our Depart- 
ment" of Agriculture and from that 
good member of the Grange, Brother 
James Wilson, Secretary of Agricul- 
ture. By these facts and figures 
Brother Wilson himself says : "The 
position of the producer of the soil 
in the development of the country Is 

'lEconomic revolution In the art and 
science of agriculture, which became 
noticeable in this country half a dozen 
years ago, has continued during 1906 
with tremendous effect upon the Na- 
tion's prosperity. Crops so large as 
to be beyond any rational coimprehen- 
slon have Sitralned the freight-carry- 
ing ability of railroads. Directly and 
Indirectly the farmer has set up a de- 
mand for iron and steel that has ex- 
ceeded the productive power of the 
chief producers among nations. His 
contribution to the supply of loan 
capital has been beyond calculation 
and recalls the fact that the depres- 
sion In the loa,h and Investment mar- 
ket of 1903 was cleared away by the 
following crop. Meanwhile the farm- 

er has been a generous consumer and 
has given powerful support to the 
market of the industrial producer, to 
the trade of the merchant, and to the 
wages of the workingman. The 
farmer has become aware of the im- 
portance of the place that he occu- 
pies in the Republic, and in the pride 
of his occupation Is ready to offer his 
yearly account to the people." 

* 4* + * 

"Taken at that point In production 
at which they acquire convmercial 
value, the farm products of the year, 
estimated for every detail presented 
by the census, has a farm value of 
$6,794,000,000. This is $877,000,000 
above the value of 1905, $635,000,000 
above 1904, $877,000,000 above 1903, 
and $2,077,000,000 above the census 
of 1899. The value of the farm 
products of 1906 was 8 per cent, 
greater than that of 1905, 10 per 
cent, greater than 1904, 15 per cent, 
over 1903, and 44 per cent over 1899. 

"A simple series of index numbers 
Is readily constructed, which shows 
the progres:sive movement of wealth 
production by the farmer. The value 
of the products of 1899 being taken at 
100, the value for 1903 stands at 125, 
for 1904 at 131, fo:? 1905 at 134, and 
for 1906 at 144." 

"Crops in a general balance of gain 
against loss in value. In coQiparlson 
with the crops of 1905, have made a 
substantial gain — ^about $22,000,000; 
so that the previous foremost year in 
value of products, 1905, is exceeded 
by 1906 in both crops and animal 
products, and thus this pear became 
the leading one in value of farm pro- 
ducts in the history of the country 
by $485,000,000 over 1905." 

+ * Hh * 

The number of bushels of cereals 
for 1906 was 4,688,000,000, which was 
120,000,000 bushels obove the yield of 
1905, 570,000,000 above the yield of 
1904, and 835,000,000 bushels above 
the yield of 1903. 

Corn remains the most valuable 
crop, 2,881,000,000 bushels, value, $1,- 

The cotton crop, fiber and seed 
combined follows corn in order of 
value, although dt is only three-fifths 
of ithe value of the corn crop, value, 
$640,000,000. In Texas alone the cot- 
ton crop is greater than that of 
British India, and nearly three times 
that of Egypt, and it Is half as much 
again as the crops of the world, out- 
side of the United States, India and 

4* 4* * 4* 

The hay crop is the third one in 
value — $600,0010,000. 



The fourth crop Is wheat, value 

Fifth cornea oats, value $306,000,- 
000. The potato crop was 300,000,- 
000 bushels, value $150,000,000; 
seventh comes barley, a crop which 
has gained 21 per cent, in seven years 
145,000,000, value $65,000,000. To- 
bacco is eighth in value, the crop be- 
ing 62-9,000,000 pounds, value, $55,- 
000,000. Then comes sugar. Beet 
sugar is making great gains. The 
crop of 1906 is placed at 345,000 tons, 
value $34,000,000. Seven years ago 
this value was only $7,000,000 for 
72,972 tons. Cane sugar, syrup and 
molasses reaches a total of $75,000,- 
000. Flaxseed, 27,000,000 bushels, 
value $25,000,000. Rice, 770,000,000 
pounds, value $18,000,000. Rye, 28,- 
000,000 busbels, value $17,000,000. 
Hops, 56,000,000 pounds, value $7, 

"Farm products continue to be so 
far beyond the national requirements 
the the farm still overshadows the 
mill, the factory, and the workshop 
In providing exports. With his sur- 
plus beyond the nation's need, the 
farmer has loaded the feets of oceans. 
These produces ware exported to the 
value of $976,000,000 during the 
fiscal year ending June 30, 1906 — 
enough to build a high class ralway 
half-way around the earth. This is 
the largest amount ever reached by 
agricultural exports of this or any 
other country and e?i:ceeded by $24,- 
000,000 the extraordinary* value of 
1901, which had previously been the 
record year," 

* * * * 

"Cotton leads all others among 
agricultural exports, 3,634,000,000 
pounds, value $401,000,000. Pack- 
ing-house products $207,700,000. Ex- 
ported fresh beef $24,300,000; lard 
$60,000,000 for 742,000,000 pounds; 
bacon $36,000,000 for 361,000,000 
pounds; bams $20,000,000 for 194,- 
000,000 pounds. The highest ex- 
ports, both in quantity and value of 
oleo oil in previous year was far over- 
topped by the exports of tliis com- 
modity in 1906, and the 210,000,000 
pounds exported were valued at $17,- 

Wonder how much the good oleo- 
margarine legislation secured by the 
Grange has had to do with increasing 
the export of oleo oil, once so ex- 
tensively used in making counterfeit 
butter and damaging our dairy 
farmer ? 

At this writing I am in Chambers- 
burg, Pa., filling a series of meeting* 
at six different points in this (Frank- 

lin) and adjoining counties, under the 
personal direction and guidance of 
Worthy Master W. F. Hill,. I have 
had an opportunity to see "Grange 
News" right here in its home, to see 
the tens of thousands of copies of the 
August number going into the mails — 
Grange light, but surely not llg'ht 
reading, for it is going forward liter- 
ally by the ton, and the hands of 
eleven busy persons are working at 
one time and for many days to get 
out each of the monthly issues for 
Pennsylvania Patrons "and our neigh- 
bors in other States." The cherring 
success of "Grange News" has been 
brought about by good leadership and 
by the hearty co-operation of all 
those good Patrons who are helping 
with their good woi*ds, and what Is 
equally important — "the sinews of 
war," their 25 cents per year sub- 
scription to keep it going and coming. 
Send along your "quarter," and with 
it another for a neighbor who "ought 
to be a Patron." Press the button 
and "Grange News" will do the rest. 
Get your 'Grange to send a list of 
twelve farmers, who are eligible, pay 
the quarter from the Grange treasury. 
It will prove a good financial invest- 
ment. "Cast thy bread upon the 
waters and tliou shalt find it after 
many days.'* 

Here in his home county the good 
work of Brother Hill and others is 
having effect, To-day's daily paper, 
now before ime says : "Until the year 
1907 there were but two active 
Granges in Franklin county, and the 
farmers of the county were without 
knowledge of the great extent of this 
great farmers' organization. As has 
been told in'Public Oplnion,'four Sub- 
ordinate Granges have been instituted 
in Franklin County since the first of 
the year, and in the seven months of 
1907 whicli have now passed into his- 
tory, Franklin County farmers have 
taken a strong hold upon the Grange 
order, and now even in the midst of 
the farmer's busiest season the 
Grange in Franklin County is in a 
very flourishing condition and bids 
fair to at least double its member- 
ship before the end of the year." 

It has been a special pleasure to 
visit with Brother Hill right at his 
home — "Hill-heim." In all of his 
farming operations he is up to date. 
He follows the intensive and not the 
extensive system. His crops of corn, 
potatoes, garden truck, etc., especially 
celery, grown upon what when he 
took hold of it was a willow swamp, 
but now subdued by drainage arid 
trenching and the crop supported by 
sub-irrigation brings a larger net In- 

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come than some sne-hundred acre 
farms. The thorougrhbred chickens, 
as illustrated In "Grange N«ws" of 
August, are all there for sure and the 
sturdy boy Wallace is as gO'Od as he 
looks. But that is not all the fam- 
ily now. A new-comer has been wel- 
comed to the family circle within a 
few weeks, and Donald MoHenry iHill 
takes his place aimong those who are 
by far the best product of every true 
American farm and home. 

IJhe meetings In this county so far 
have all been good. In one twenty- 
four hours' ride accompanied by Bro. 
Hill, ani Brothers Detrich and Lloyd, 
of "Grange News," we have traveled 
by carriage sixty miles and visited and 
encouraged two of the new Granges of 
the county, who have an element of 
intelligent, progressive farmers among 
them which insures their success as 
Patrons in this most beautiful and 
prosperous Cumberland Valley, which 
the poet Whittier so appropriately 
styles, "Fair as a garden of the Lord." 

Among the other August meetings 
which I had the pleasure of attend- 
ing in Pennsylvania under the good 
personal guidance and direction of 
Worthy Master W. F. Hill was the 
picnic of the Patrons of Adams 
County, near iHunterstown, and it was 
well planned for and carried out by 
the members of Straban Grange, 
No. 1334. This is one of a number of 
the newer Granges started in this and 
adjoining counties through the Inspir- 
ing Influence of Brother Hill after he 
moved his home to this part of the 
State, and who spread the H^ht while 
attending farmers' institutes. One of 
his good deputies, Brother Bowman, 
was busy organizing a new Grange 
not far away in York County while 
■we were at this picnic. Straban 
Grange was organized in January last 
with 51 charter members and has 
-already more than doubled its mem- 
bership and through their picnic and 
their social gatherings are preparing 
the financial part towards building a 
Grange hall. Their well-managed 
pionic was a big success. 

Five days passed out in Mercer 
County, Pa., were full of work and 
I trust "good of the Order." The 
county picnic was held in a fine grove 
At Carpenter's Corners. Arrange- 
ments all good, large attendance, and 
Teal Grange Interest manifest on all 
sides. All the good features of 
these annual events were there. 

music, singing, handsomely decorated 
speakers' stand, banners, address of 
welcome and reply, and Graage gos- 
pel proclaimed for the benefit of those 
still outside our gates. Good meet- 
ings were held with the Granges at 
New Vernon Lake, tSandy Lake and 
Irish Rildge. The latter is a new 
Grange only organized last March, 
but it is growing rapidly, having more 
than double its charter list already. 
They have re-modeled and fitted up a 
good hall, and Its intelligent, earn- 
est members, all successful farmers, 
are destined to make this one of, the 
best Granges in that part of the state. 
The all day Pomona session held in 
their hall was most enjoyable and 
profitable, 36 new memoers were re- 
ceived for the fifth degree. Worthy 
Deputy J. F. Spear went the rounds 
with the speaker and made his way 
smooth and straight. This Deputy 
has organized two new Granges this 
year, and now feels that two more 
will be along soon. 

As I ride along on 'the cars on one 
of these August days, I find the fol- 
lowing little item on the editorial 
page of one of the big Philadelphia 
papers. It will at least please his 
many friends among the Patrons of 
Pennsylvania, that the high tribute 
"an honest man, the noblest work of 
God," as Impressed among the first 
lessons of the Grange, is thus award- 
ed to "Farmer Creasy," who as chair- 
man of the Legislative Committee of 
the State Grange, and the able ex~ 
ponent of our Order and defender of 
farmers' interests for several years 
in the Legislature has done and wilt 
continue to do valiant service : 

"Farmer Creasy had his pocket 
picked at a picnic last week. It 
is safe to say that the thief did not 
find any other man's money in 
Creasy's pocket." 

Over In Ohio under direction of 
State Master F. A. Derthick and the 
plan of campaign as arranged by 
State Lecturer L. A. Tabor, a series of 
meetings covering three weeks in the 
Buckeye State will be under way 
when this issue of "Grange News" 
goes out to its readers. "Grange 
News" has a large and rapidly grow- 
ing list among Ohio Patrons, and it 
is a pleasure for the writer to thus 
be able once more to keep In touch 
with those he has known and worked 
with through our good old American 
Grange Bulletin "in the days of auld 
lang syne." One of these good Ohio 
meetings already held was at Grange 
Park in Geauga County. Every de- 
tail of arrangement was perfect. 



Brother G. W. Stafford, wTio has the 
means and that true love and appre- 
ciation of all that the Grange repre- 
sents has done much in bring-lng this 
annual county ifield-day up to its 
present success. Two bands of music 
were present, one composed entirely 
of the members of Chardon Grange, 
young men and women. This Grange 
came in long procession with the band 
and banner at its heiad. Brother A. R. 
Church, at one time Master of one of 
Crawford County's (Pa.) good 
Granges, now an Ohio Patron, was 
chairman, and fine morning and af- 
ternoon programs were presented. A 
conservative estimate placed the at- 
tendance at 1500 to 2000. State Mas- 
ter F. A. Derthiok was present and 
here in his own county, only twelve 
miles from his hoone, it was plainly 
evident how highly he is esteemed by 
his own people, his long time friends 
and neighbors. He made a fine ad- 
dress, dealing specially with the 
problem of taxation to which sub- 
ject the Grange and other organiza- 
tions are now giving much attention. 
Brother Derthick announced the 
great picnic of August 27, to be held 
at his home, to be attended by the 
Governor of Ohio and National 
Master, N. J. Bachelder, and at least 
6000 people. 

In his address at this meeting 
Brother Dert'hick said that with the 
other members of the National 
Grange Etxecutive Committee he had 
been in conference that week at 
Middle-Bass Island, Put-ln-Bay, Lake 
Erie, with the Nlational Educational 
Association, the National Board of 
Trade and several other commercial 
and financial interests on the import- 
ant questions of taxation, transporta- 
tion, etc., and thus does our Order 
ihave prominent place in questions af- 
fecting the interests of all citizens, 
and with "farmers at the front," we 
may be sure that the farmers' side 
will be looked after and a "square 
deal" secured. 

One more pointer which proves 
how our Order, and through it all 
farmers are "in the front" is the an- 
nouncement all over the country of a 
great national conference soon to b«» 
held in Chicago. The dispatch reads: 
"Important questions affecting the re- 
lations between tState and National 
governments and corporations, now 
so prominently before the public in 
connection with the fine of $29,240,- 
000 imposed upon the Standard Oil 
Company of Indiana by Judge Landls 
and the conflict between State au- 
thorities and the federal judiciary in 
the railroad cases In North Carolina 

will be discussed at the national con- 
ference on combinations and trusts 
to be held in Chicago on October 22, 
23, 24 and 25. The conference will 
be held under the auspices of the 
national civic federation. Forty-one 
governors of States and the commis- 
sioners of the (District of Columbia 
have been appointed to attend the 
meeting. Members of the Inter- 
state Commerce Comimission and the 
commission on inter-State commerce 
of the Senate and House will par- 
ticipate. Delegates of various na- 
itlonal organizations will attend. 
President Butler, of Columbia Uni- 
versity is the chairman of the com- 
mittee of arrangements for the con- 
ference." Among other members ot 
the committee are Nahum J. Bach- 
eider, Mater National Grange; Sam- 
uel Gompers, of the labor organiza- 
tions, and others from business 
men's organizations. 

Michigan is holding a series of 
over three hundred Grange rallies 
and field-day meetings in August and 
September, under a perfect system 
of arrangement prepared by State 
Master George B. Horton, who, like 
a good general, has his forces well 
in hand, and directs the work in all 
portions of the field with perfect skih 
and the most effective results. I will 
tell of some of my share in the work 
in that good IState in the October 
number of "'Grange News." 

New Jersey's series of annual 
county Grange plcnics,fairs and field- 
days passed off with success and sat- 
isfaction to all. The three-days' pic- 
nic and fair at Alceyon Park in Glou- 
cester County, was larger and better 
than ever. Somerset and Middlesex 
Patrons held theirs at Riverside Park 
on the banks of the Raritan. Hunt- 
ingdon County Patrons and friends 
met at Locktown. Eissex and Morris 
counties, with twelve to fifteen thou- 
sand present, gathered as usual at 
Verona Lake Park. Sussex County 
reports a great success, and so all 
along the line. Past State Master E. 
B. Norris, of New York, State Mas- 
ter Hadley, of New Hampshire, and 
Past Master and ex-Governor Bell of 
Vermont, were among the good 
speakers New Jersey Patrons were 
glad to welcome and to listen to their 
words of cheer. 

In all of the several States in 
which I have been of late I find that 
Patrons are talking of attending the 
nexjt meeting of the National 



Grange In Hartford, Conn., in Novem- 
ber. Many happy parties will be 
formed to make the trip, enjoy th» 
sessions and the outings and other in- 
cidents connected with it, not the 
least of which will be receiving the 
highest lessons in our Order, those of 
the Seventh Degree, and at the Courv 
af Ceres being made to feel as never 
before the great work and mission 
of our Order. The Hartford session 
of the National Grange promises to 
be one of the greatest in the history 
of our Order. I have been in the 
homes and Granges of the good little 
State many times in the many years 
that are past, and I will vouch for 
them every one. 

A number of other items I had 
prepared foV this issue of '^Grange 
News" I And I must defer until next 

month. Meanwhile let us all do our 
best, and : 

"Be strong ! 
We are not here to play, to dream, 

to drift. 
We have hard work to do and loads 

to lift; 
Shun not the struggle; face it. 'Tl» 

God's gift. 
**Be strong ! 
Say not the days are evil. Who's to 

blame ? 
And fold the hands and acquiesce, oh 

shame ! 
Stand up, speak out, and bravely in 

God's name. 

•*Be strong ! 
It matters not how deep intrenched 

the wrong; 
How hard the battle goes, the; day 

how long, 
Faint not, fight on; to-morrow comes 

the song." 

JT^jgtel^ptJjtrje ^xxtnnxHiT^j^ J5;ep^ri«tjeni^ 


W. T. CREASY, Editor. 

On account of farm work and the 
scarcity of farm help I have been 
obliged to cancel all engagements at 
Grange picnics and other meetings 
during the summer. I have even not 
been able to answer my mail which 
will explain to many Patrons why 
they received no reply to their com- 
munications and inquiries. iFor eight 
sessions mo-king nearly 14 years, I 
have tried to serve the interests of the 
farmers as well as the State at larg* 
in our State law making body. 'The 
last ten years I have given the greater 
part of my time to public life and 
necessarily I have neglected my farm 
to some extent and as I am making 
a few improvements the good Patrons? 
will see that I have a good excuse 
for sticking to the farm. It is the 
only place that I can look to for sup- 
port in declining years and there- 
fore it should be in a good state of 
cultivation. This leads me up to an- 
other thought and that is that be- 
cause I have been quite a long time in 
public life I should have lots of 
money. There really seems to be a 
general belief among people of all 
classes that long continued service in 
public life makes the office-hvold'er 
rich — the truth of the matter is that 
there is no money to be made in hold- 
ing offices where the official is hon- 
est and serves the people. Of course 
there are some public scoops, but 
these are created and filled too often 
by party machines for dirty political 
work rendered. 

Every Legislature creates new 
jobs to reward a new lot of the faith- 
ful party workers and so it goes on. 

The labor of the country pays for all 
of them. In some countries it is 
said every fourth man including the 
soldier is living off of the public 
revenues. W eare traveling fast in 
the same direction. If adequate ser- 
vices were rendered there miglit be 
an excuse for increasing the number of 
johs. But as long as the people are 
satisfied why not keep up 'the good 
work and it is being kept up. 


The 'Work of ithe lJa4St Iieg:islature. 

This is a long story that as far as It 
helped the farmer can be summed up 
in a few words or rather one word, 
"nothing." It is true that a two- 
cent fare bill passed largely thru the 
aggressiveness of the Grange, and also 
trolleys may carry freight. But 
where there is a bargain between a 
railroad and a trolley it is likely that 
no fright will be carried as it is 
optional. The Grange made a de- 
termined stand for the words "shall 
carry" in place of "may carry," but 
the railroad influences backed up by 
the machine in power defeated us. 

Bills were passed to enforce the 
seventeenth article of the constitu- 
tion, but they only provide for a 
small fine if violated and so these 
laws are really licenses to aUow them 
to violate the constitution. 

When I say nothing was done for 
the farmer I have especial reference 
to two great subjects namely equali- 
zation of taxation and road^ legisla- 
tion. On both subjects nothing was 
done finally except that the tax on 



large trust companies was reduced 
about $250,000 annually. Bills pass- 
ed the House which would have re- 
duced taxation on all real estate but 
they were pigeonholed in the Senate. 
And, by the way, our Senate is a 
"peach." "They don't do anything 
for the reason that they don't wanr 
to do what should be done," was the 
expression used by one of its em- 
ployes. ^Seventy -five per cent, of the 
Senators are put there by corporate 
influences and they obey their masters 
to the letter. The machine which 
does the business for the corporations 
and trusts is in absolute control and 
to show the reader how one or two 
men manage the Senate it is only 
necessary to say that nothing can ht» 
done, no resolution passed or any- 
thing of the kind unless first referred 
to a committee and th,e committee is 
run by the boss. 

Then there is another system that 
has been worked ver"- successfully at 
the last session as well as at the ses- 
sion of 1905 and that is holding 
everything back until the last few 
weeks of the sessions so that it geta 
little or no consideration, and another 
reason is that bills can be passed and 
the governor may veto them and the 
members have no chance to pass 
them over his veto. The rea'der will 
understand all bills passed tliat reach 
the Governor while the Legislature is 
in session must be acted on by the 
Governor within ten days. But all 
bills that pass and reach the Gover- 
nor the last nine days of the Legisla- 
ture, he has 30 days to consider them, 
and as the Legislature has adjourned 
his action is final. When the Legis- 
lature is in session every veto is pass- 
ed on by the Senate and House, the 
question being will the House sustain 
the Governor's veto ? It will be 
readily seen how a political machinv. 
by w.ith'holdin<r the legislation can 
with a complaisant Governor run the 
whole business or rather dictate the 
laws. And even if the Governor is 
free it gives him too much power. 
For 'this reason the Legislatures in 
some States of late years adjourn for 
a short time and then meet to act on 
the Governor's veto messages. This 
is a good plan. It serves as a check 
on many measures that the people at 
large are interested in. We believe 
that had our Legislature done this 
the township road law would have 
been passed over the Governor's veto. 

This withholding legislation and 
then rushing it through the last night 
of the session dod not fare quite so 
well at the last session for the writer 
had made up his mind that it was 
time to call a halt to this thing and 
as a consequence a number of pet 
Senate bills were slaughtered. 

As indicated the township road law 
passed both Houses and was vetoed 

by the Governor. This measure 
should have been passed early in the 
session but it was held up even by the 
chairman of House committee on pub- 
lic roads and th«n another hold-up m 
the Senate, so that It passed at the 
end of the session instead of the be- 
ginning. This work looks to me as 
if there was an understanding to fool 
the country people. The excuse of 
the Governor for the veto was that 
there was no money in the treasury. 
The fact is that there will be a sur- 
plus of from eight to ten millions 
carried in the State Treasury. 

There was an Increase in the school 
appropriation, but it will not reduce 
taxation as the teachers' wages have 
been Increased from $35 per month 
to $40 and $50. 

In this increase of $4,000,000 to the 
public schools a number of charges 
are taken out and as the appropria- 
tion to normal schools, pay of county 
superintendents, etc., so that the In- 
crease over the appropriation of 1897 
when money was scarce is only about 
$1,000,000 annually. Computing from 
tliose years we have not kept our ap- 
propriation up with the increased 
number of pupils. 

As a rule, we are being governed 
too much by commissioners, creating 
too man- departments, in other words 
we are placing too much power at 
Harrisburg. We are losing our local 
self-government. These departments 
in many instances are very expensive 
and useless. The loss of local self- 
government means a great deal and 
when too late we may wake up to this 

The farther government is removed 
from the people the more expensive 
and the less responsibe to changes de- 
manded by the people locally. 

The bill introduced by Brother 
Oster for the State to take up unused 
railroad charters was possibly one of 
the most important measures up for 
consideration, as it meant the right 
of the State to grant the charter for 
the South Penn railroad to some rail- 
road that would build a conpetina: 
line to the Pennsylvania railroad. The 
bill never came out of committee and 
on a motion by Brother Oster to dis- 
charge the committee and bring the 
bill before the House, Brother Oster 
was defeated and the Pennsylvania 
railroad won. In a future number of 
Grange News we will give the vote 
on this resolution, so that Patrons 
can see who owned their members — 
the people or the Pennsylvania rail- 

(To Be Continued.) 

Doing better this year than last ? 
Set a good example. Show your 
Grange training. BE A MAN. 



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The belief is quite general that 
God created the earth and the full- 
ness thereof for all of the people 
and not for the privileged few. Too 
much In the past, however, have pri- 
vate interests been allowed to appro- 
priate for their own use ithe bounties 
of nature. In our own State, par- 
ticularly rich in natural resources, the 
people have gotten directly but little 
benefit from them — lumber, coal, 
iron, oil — one after the other have 
gone to enrich the men who first laid 
hold on them and said to their fel- 
lows, "This is mine, you keep away 
from it." 

This is written not so much to 
arouse sentiment in the line of re- 
covering what is already gone as to 
call attention to what remains. There 
is still left the air and part of the 
water. I say part of the water for 
the man who is casting about to get 
hold of the good things realizes what 
an important part water must play 
in the power of the future and he is 
losing no opportuinty to call it his. 
The cost of developing electricity by 
water is only about one third as 
great as it is by fuel. And the use 
of electricity has only begun. The 
Governor of New York has recom- 
mended that the State build the dams 
and conduits and retain the owner- 
ship of the water power nor is he 
staggered at the probable cost of 

Shoud not Pennsylvania get some 
revenue from her i/nmense possible 
water power ? If private interests 
are allowed to use it should they not 
pay a royalty that will help build our 
roads and support our schools and 
thus relieve our homes from some of 
the unjust burden of taxes that they 
are bearing ? If you think as I do 
help to agitate the subject and do it 
now. Soon it will be too late. 

Not long since a writer scouted the 
claim of the workingman that wealth 
is the product of labor and that the 
toiler should have a larger share of it. 
His claim is that brains are the larg- 
est factor in wealth production and 
h.e wanted to leave the impression 
that the men who have the brains 
have the money and evrything is as it 
should be. 

No one will dispute the claim that 
brains are the factor in the world's 
progress but do the men of brains 
have the money ? In the Industrial 
world the Inventor has done the 
most. The fact is he has few of the 
millions made possible by his thought. 
In the line of literature and the fine 
arts the greatest intellects have done 
the work. But how have they been 

paid ? It Is said that "A hundred 
cities foueht for Homer dead where 
the living Homer begged his broad." 

Pew of the wealthy ever had the 
brains to cr«ate anything and many 
of them not even the energy to do 
much. Even John D. Rockefeller 
when called before the United States 
Coiirt to testify could not tell much 
about the Business that makes him 
the richest man In the world. 

The greatest problem of the age Is 
the equitable distribution of wealth 
— aptly called by our executive, "The 
square deal." I want to leave the 
impression that the member of a 
Grange, however humble, who at- 
tends the meetings, takes an interest 
in the exercises and does his duty is 
helping along a powerful agent in 
solving the problem and bringing 
about the square deal. 



During the hot, busy month of July 

three new Granges were organized in 

the State : 

No. 1-357 at Newtonburg, Clearfield 

County, by Deputy C. G. Kuntz, with 

20 charter members. 

Master — H. J, Diem, Mahaffey. 

Lee. — Dallas ^atrich, Mahaffey, 

Sec. — A. W. Duff, Mahaffey. 

No. 1^58, Dauphin County, by 

Worthy Deputy Elmer E. Dockey 

with 41 charter members. 

Master — George M. Weaver, Millers- 
burg, R. F. D. No. 1. 

Lee. — H. M. Bonawitz, Millersburg, 
R P. D. No. 2. 

Sec. — Monroe C Weaver, Millersburg, 
R. P. D. No. 2. 
No. 1359, Indiana County, by 

Worthy Deputy J. L. Kinnan with 18 

charter members. 

Master — Prank Bostic, Cherrytree, R. 
P. D. No. 1. 

Lee. — Mrs. Emma Wilson,, Arcadia. 

Sec. — Mrs. Carrie Bostic, Cherrytree, 
R. P. D. No. 1. 

Clinton Coumty Pomona Picnic. 

On Thursday, August 8, at Mill 
Hall park, the Patrons of Husbandry 
of Clinton County held their annual 
picnic. The day was clear and warm 
and everything was propitious for the 
occasion. The large pavilion was 
well filled with an attentive audience 
who were entertained and instructed 
first by Rev. H. G. Teagarden, whose 
address was earnest and eloquent and 
delighted the large audience. He was 
followed by an address by Mr. Alva 
Agee, formerly of Ohio, but now a 



resident of iState College, Pa., who 
grave a mo'St interesting account of 
what the State College means to do 
for the farmers' boys as well as for 

the farmers themselves. His address 
was brief and like Sam Weller's val- 
entine that ended jast when it be- 
came most interesting. 


Headed by York Perfection 68943, 
a full brother to the Junior Reserved 
Chaimplion at the St. Louis World's 

Fine iine of May, June and August pigs 
from large litters, now for sale at 
prices that will please. The easy 
feeding and quick maturing kind. 


Trumansburg, N. Y. 


The undersigned bank extends greeting and best wishes, and invltea 
yOTi to open an aooount with us, depositing all or any part of your weekly 
wages. Even If you have to pay It out during the week, we advise you 
to pay by check, as tlie cancelled checks are receipts for money paid out. 

We assiu'e you that It will be a pleasure (not a trouble) to us to 
handle your business, even though It may be small. We shall appreciate 
your business and are glad to help and encourage all who are trying to 
better their financial condition. 

There are many Patrons in this ^Cambria) County who have not as 
yet started an account with this bank, and we appeal especially to thean. 
This bank has added influence and prestige to your orgaidzatlon and will 
continue to do so, then why do you hesitate to open an account, when we 
can give you the same Uberal itreatment and accommodations as other 
banks. Think over this and start the new year of the bank by sending 
us a deposit. 


By Dr. Hannah McK. Lyons, Worthy Ceres 

There is no more Jimportant and 
yet no more diflEicul<t question .for 
those who would have a beautiful, 
healthful home, to solve than that 
of the disposal of household refuse; 
and not alone now when we are pass- 
ing thru the heated part of the year 
wTien decomposition is constantly 
at hand would we do well to study 
this question and be vigilant, but 
when the ground is frozen as well, 
for poisonous gases have been known 
to travel side-wise coming up thru 
cellars when they could not escape 
directly because of the resistance of 
the ground at that point. 

When our "sanitary conscience" 
has become fully awakened we will 
realize that a healthful home depends 
on absolute cleanliness of the entire 
premises — that germs liberated in the 
woodshed are just as dangerous as if 
brought into being at tlie front door. 
One has said, 'Uake care of the out 
of slght,out of mind places," but in 
this case it Is not the "out of sight" 
we would discuss, but that very much 
in evidence of sewers, ash-piles, etc. 
"The main principle is that all slops 
and refuse be immediately and ef- 
fectually removed from the house 
and its neighborhood." 

This is done by different systems 
each having its advocates, but the 

water carriage system is no doubt the 
cleanest and most convenient; and 
by the wind wheel coming into gen- 
eral use, is practical, even in our iso- 
lated country homes. 

But it means a constant watch of 
traps and drains and that the house- 
wife cultivate the faculty of detect- 
ing sewer gas in the house. The 
best final disposal of sewerage is still 
an unsettled question and up to this 
time it is being poured into streams 
thus polluting them and the shores 
or into cesspools and blind wells, 
with the danger ever present that 
the drinking well may be contami- 
nated. The attempts at sewerage 
farming which it was hoped would 
solve this problem, by utilizing a pro- 
duct of undoubted fertilizing influence 
without endangering the health of the 
community has so far been unsuccess- 
ful. One recently said : "Why, In 
the country these questions should be 
easy of settlement, and yet here 
more often than anywliere else, we 
see the disease ibreeding, unsightly 
ash-pile with its additions of vegetable 
peelings, tea and coffee grounds or 
other kitchen refuse, when a little 
thoughtfulness would do away with 
such entirely, thus saving the labor 
and time of carting away when a 
general spring cleaning occurs and 




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salary and expenses of traveling salesmen and profits for Jobbens and retail- 
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they cannot give you our quality of paint at our price. They must add the 
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In answering advertisements always mention Grange News. 



also the great dangler and offensive- 

There comes to mind the' picture 
of a village home ,th« house one of 
those of three stories built a few 
years ago (a mansion in those days) 
with ample, well kept larder and 
garden except for a part of the gar- 
den taken up as one of these veritable 
trash heaps, including the empty tin 
cans, bottles, etc. The place was oc- 
cupied by educated, refined people, 
yet they gave no thought to the dan- 
ger to themselves or neighbors from 
this accumulation of years, but it was 
constantly added to. The place chang- 
ed owners, and recently on a spring 
morning there came an old gardener 
to put the garden in order for plant- 
ing. He knew nothing of "germs" 
and "bacteria," but he looked with 
disgust at the unsightly heap and 
waste of ground. The present host- 
ess began to apologize and speak of 
her inability to have it carted away, 
when the reply came, "Well, never 
mind, ma'am; I'll fix it for ye." A 
large, deep trench took in the cans, 
bottles, etc. So a menace to health 

was removed and valuable ground re- 
claimed to rightful use. 

When there Is not chickens or 
•stock to which to feed the remnanta 
of vegetables or othej* garbage, no 
doubt the easiest, safest and quickest 
way is to burn it. In the country 
with plenty of . room nearly all rub- 
bish can be disposed of in this way 
by outside flres. But "if after every 
meal the draughts of the kitchen 
range or furnace be opened, and all 
waste matter be placed within a few 
moments or at most a half hour will 
effectually dispose of it, and prevent 
an dangers that rise from its reten- 
tion and accumulation.'' 

The out-door closet, stable and 
barn-yard are a menace to the coun- 
try home and the fly the carrier of 
the poison, but by a layer of quick- 
lime, ashes or even dry earth (this 
is an excellent disenfectant) the flies 
are kept off and a few good screens 
with some labor keeps them out of 
the house while the air and sunlight 
are let in, thus insuring the family 
health and an absence of doctors' 


When through force of circum- 
stances a family of children are sep- 
arated from the old home and scat- 
tered about on homes of their own, 
how pleasant it is when letters come 
from one to another. Every member 
of the different families reads what 
is told in the missives from uncles 
and aunts and cousins and thus, by 
the mails, the home ties are kept to- 
gether. Just so Is it with our Grange 
members all over the state when they 
read the monthly letters contained in 
Grange News. The principle is the 
same and the State Grange, in estab- 
lishing Grange News, had in mind 
the cementing of fraternal tie<3 
through the influence of this maga- 

Is Grange (News filling its mission? 
When you in Chester county read of 
the doings of your brother and sister 
Patrons in Erie county, or when you 
of Wayne county read what is going 
on in the Granges of Washington and 
Greene counties, do you not feel that 
you have a personal interest in what 
you read ? It is natural that you 
should. We are all one big family, 
working together in as noble a cause 
as was ever given to man and the 
doings of each is of interest to every 

Last month we issued a special 
number, marking our entrance upon 
our fourth year. We tried to make It 
an Interesting number and we have 
wondered frequently whether the 
readers of Grange News had ever 

stopped to think what work is re- 
quired in issuing and distributing a 
magazine like this one. How many 
of you, after contemplating the facts, 
have a greater appreciation of the 
efforts made by the State Grange to 
give to the Patrons of the State a 
medium for the spread of the Grange 
religion? Have you as yet put your 
appreciation into a subscription ? 

Here are a few facts concerning 
our special August number: 

Materials required: 108 reams of 
book paper, 54 reams of cover paper, 
(500 sheets to the ream of each). 

Time consumed: One man working 
continuously and at good speed 
would have consumed at least 200 
hours in setting up the type and 
making up the pages for the number. 
Over seventy hours actual time was 
taken in printing the magazine Inside 
the covers and about thirty hours in 
printing the covers. iFifty hours 
were consumed in folding the covers 
and insides and fully thirty hours in 
stitching and trimming the maga- 
zines. Seventynfive hours of labor 
were required in addressing the mag- 
azines and fully that number in 
wrapping and mailing. 

Thirty people took part in the work 
of getting out the number, not count- 
ing those who wrote the articles. 
These people set type, fed presses, 
ran folders and stitchers and cutters, 
addressed, wrapped anJ carried mag- 

The total mailing of the August 

1 ; 



number was almost three tons. 

If the magrazines in the Augrust 
number were placed end to end they 
would make a string over four miles 
in length and if the pages were 
placed end to end they would reach 
almost from Philadelphia to Pitts- 

The advertisements represented in 
the August number called the atteh- 
tioil of the readers to articles used on 
every farm and in every home and 
represented thousands of dollars. The 
articles in the number were each an^l 
all written with the aim to do good 
for the order and we are disappoint- 
ed if the Patrons of Pennsylvania 
and our neighboring /States do not 
fully appreciate the efforts put forth 
for them. 

The newspapers of the State, fully 
alive to the worth of the Grange and 
ready to encourage the Order upon its 
every work, have given congratula- 
tory notices of our August number, 
some of which are appended : 

Our Price on This Heator 

Pennsylvania Grange News has just 
entered upon its fourth volume. The 
News Is the official organ of the Penn- 
*sylvania State Grange. W. F. Hill, 
Master of the State Grange, is its edi- 
tor and the organ is issued from 
Chambersburg. The News is a very 
lively organ. 

In addition to Master Hill, the edi- 
torial ends are cared for by Repre- 
sentatives William T. Creasy, who 
edits the Legislative Committee De- 
partment, and I. IF. Chandler, who 
edits the Executive Committee De- 
partment. Mortimer Whitehead, 
Past Lecturer of the National Grange, 
is the editor of the National Field. 

A. Nevln Detrich, of Chambersburg, 
is business manager ot the News, and 
much of its success is due to him. 

The anniversary number is much 
larger than usual and contains many 
entertaining features, in addition to 
the regular features which make the 
Grange News very valuable to all 
members of this farmers' organiza- 
lion. — Harrisburg Patriot. 

Copies of the third anniversary 
number of the Pennsylvania Grange 
News have been received on the Hill, 
There is a department relative to the 
State Department ef Agriculture and 
its work is of much interest. Mas- 
ter W. F. Hill, of the State Grange, 
who is well known on the Hill, is edi- 
tor of the News and A. Nevin Detrich, 
a Chambersburg newspaper man, 
who has many friends here, is man- 
ager. The anniversary number is 
twice the size of the ordinary issue 
and well worth reading. — Harrisburg 

The third anniversary number of 

The Dandy Oak Heater. It is the finest 
low-priced heating stove on the mar- 
ket. So low a price on as good a stove 
is possible only with us. 

it Is very neatly finished and every 
part Is made in a way to give It unusual 

No ashes or soot can escape into the 
room. It Is made to give forth a great 
amount of heat, it Is a good fire keep- 
er, a floor warmer and fuel sayer. Has 
large ash pan, heavy steel body, screw 
draft dampers, nickel foot rails,, top 
ring and fancy urn. The ornaments are 
pure nickel and require no trouble to 
keep bright. 


We allow 5 per cent, rebate on ail 
freight charges. The prices of other 
sizes are : 

No. 13 $5.25 

No. 15 $e.75 

No. 17 $7.65 

Authorized Grange and Patrons store for 
Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. 







Advertisements ivill be accepted from 
reliable parties at the rate of 15 cents 
an agate line each insertion. (14 lines 
to the inch). Write for discounts. Ad- 
dress all advertising communications to 

Pennsylvania Grange News, 
Chambersburg, Pa. 


I^^Our advertising columns are 
edited with the same care as the read- 
ing matter. We do not accept decep- 
tive or questionable advertisements. 
Our subscribers may deal in the fullest 
confidence with every person, or con- 
cern, whose advertisement appears In 
Pennsylvania Grange News. If by any 
oversight an advertisement appears in 
Pennsylvania Grange News by which 
any subscriber is imposed upon, or dis- 
honestly dealt with, the publisher will 
make good to such subscriber the full 
amount of the cash loss sustained, pro- 
vided the loss is incurred, and claim 
made, within sixty days after the date 
of issue containing the ad, and provided 
the subscriber in writing to the ad- 
vertiser said: "I saw your advertise- 
ment in Pennsylvania Grange News." 

the '^Pennsylvania Grange News" pub- 
lished at Chambersburg under the 
auspices of the State Gi-ange and un- 
der the editorship of W. P. Hill, Esq., 
was issued yesterday. It is a double 
number, made up of 64 pages, every 
one of which is of interest and value 
to the many thousands of Its read- 
ers in this and adjoining States. The 
several departments are ably edited 
by the different officers and membera 
of the State Grange. The August 
."iGrange News" Is vjhe best yet, but 
the hustling advertising manager, A. 
Nevin Detrich, says the pace will be 
kept and exceeded. Through his di- 
rection the advertising pages of the 
News have been increased, the whole 
giving the publication a business like 
appearance. The "Grange News" also 
serves to show the quality of work 
turned out at the "Register" office. — 
[People's Register, Chambersburg. 

The August number of the Penn- 
sylvania Grange News has been Is- 
sued. It marks the third anni- 
versary of the establishment of the 
publication and is of unusual size be- 
cause of this. 

The numiber is filled with artlclee 
of interest to members of the Grange 
and with much Information concern- 
ing the order througJiout the State 
and its prorgess. 

The advertising manager of the 

News is A. Nevin Detrich, formerly 
of this placA, and that he has used 
his exceptional ability as an active 
worker to advantage is shown in the 
large number of pages filled with ad- 
vertising. — Blue Ridge Zephyr, 

The August Grange News, W. F. 
Hill, editor, and A. Nevin Detrich, ad- 
vertising mianager, is an especially 
large and juicy number. It is an 
anniversary special and is quite the 
best achievement yet scored by this 
very enterprising publication. The 
many pages of advertising show that 
the business people are on to the 
high merits of the medium and that 
the Ad. Man is doing some tall 
hustling. — ^The Herald, ^Waynesboro. 

It may not be generally known that 
the official organ of the Pennsylvania 
G^range, the Grange News, is publish- 
ed in this town and for that reason 
gives Chambersburg a wide advertise- 
ment, having as It does a circulation 
of over 27,000 copies. W. F. Hill, 
State Master, is editor of the News 
and for August has got out a maga- 
zine of 64 pages, the anniversary num- 
ber. Besides being of interest to 
the Grangers the magazine Is read- 
able for the ordinary citizen. A 
Nevin I>etrich, advertising manager, 
fchows his activity in the many pages 
of advertisements which the News has 
Public Opinion, Chambersburg. 

In the August number of Grange 

STATE miui scuJiJir, 

Bloomsburg* Pa. 
New Science Hall 

Costing $75,000 

Labrafory Methods, 
Good Gymnasium, 
Beautiful Location. 


Pennsylvania, Philadelphia & Read- 
ing, and D., L. A W. Railroads. 







News, A. Nevin Detrich, advertising 
manager, has an interesting and well- 
written article on "Tooting Our Own 
Horn." The Grange News enters 
upon its fourth volume and this gives 
the former well-known newspaper 
man the opportunity to say many 
good things about the publication. Mr. 
iDetrich quotes John Wanamaker on 
the advertising question, and this is 
one of the features of his article. — 
Valley Spirit, Chambersburg. 

$832.50 a Year From 7 Cows. 

That there Is a profit in dairying, 
which well repays intelligent and 
painstaking study, is well illustrated 
by the experience of S. W. Coleman, 
of Sedalia, Missouri. 

In a little booklet which we have 
just received from the "Vermont Farm 
Machine Company, makers of the U. 
S. Cream iSeparators, Mr. Coleman 
tells of his success. 

On a farm of only ten acres, with 
but seven cows, the total receipts 
were $1651.'50, and the exepnses $819 
— leaving a profit of $832.50. His 
cows averaged 400 pounds of butter 
a year and the butter has taken the 
first prize at his State Fair, 5 years 
ou.t of six. This Is all the more re- 
markable when it is stated that Mr. 
Coleman is unable, on account of his 
health to raise his own feed — and 
with the exception of the grazing, 
buys all his hay, bran, etc. When we 
realize the fact that many of our 
farmers who keep many more cows, 
do not clear as much as Mr. Coleman 
does with his herd of only seven, it 
does seem that there is much room 
for improving the stock and the 
methods of dairying in vogue. In 
this booklet, Mr. Coleman tells what 
kind of cows he keeps — what he feeds 
— and how he gets so much cream 
from the milk. 

The booklet contains such practical 
money-making advice, that we urge 
our readers, who are interested in 
making their cows pay a bigger pro- 
fit, to write for a copy. It will be 
sent free to those addressing the 
Vermont Farm Machine Co., Bellows 
Falls, Vermont, U. S. A., asking for 
"Profit Booklet, No. 151." 

IiH>R SAIiE>— 'Registered Holsteiii- 
Frtesian bull calves, good breeding, 
wiU sell ciieao. Write for pedigrees 
and prices. 


Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 

^— ii^«^^— ■■ ■ , — „ II I 1,1 ,,^,.,.1, l»— „ ,M^«M 


— Half Price offer on the 

■fl^^KJ manufacturer's prlc«« on all 
^^^^^# slzea from 6 to 100 taorse- 
^^^ power. 

Wrlghttvllle, Pa. 

If you are 

Of sending your son or daug:hter 
.to ooll^;e, The State Xormal at 
Indiana asks Just one favor of 
you : Examine its catalogae be- 
fore you decide what school. 


James E. Ament, U. D., 

Indiana, Pa. 


State Normal School 

A superior school, ideally located. 

Fall term begins September 19, 1907. 
Winter term begins January 1, 1907. 
Spring term begins Mardb 4, 1907 

Electric railway connections be- 
tween Erie and Cambridge Springs. 

free: tuition to prospeotlYe teacli« 
ers over seventeen years of age. 

€?0URSE:S — ^Regular Normal, Busi- 
ness, Music, Oratory, Art. 

FOR CATAIiOGUE and full particu- 
lars address the prindpfil, 



Savings department pays 3 per cemit. 

compounded semi-annually. 


By your patronage your first Grange 
. Bank grew to eight times its or- 
iginal size the first year. 
Liet us double that this year. 


For Farms. Especially prepared to drill 
with crop same as phosphate. Manu- 
factured in Somerset Co., Pa. Circular 
free. C. J. YODER, 

Grantsville, Md. 

Write us for prices on Barred, White 
and Buff Plymouth Rocks — ^Whlte Part, 
ridge and Sliver Laced Wyandotte*— 
Rose and Single Comb R. I. Reds — Buff 
and Partridge Cochins — Buff and Light 
Brahmae— 'Registered Hampshire Down 
Sheep— Chester White Swine — R. C. 
Collie Dogs— 'Bronze Turkeys. 

Buff Wyandottes and Buckeye Red 

C. L. WEBSTER, Keiton, Pa. 



Interesting News Items From 

The Pennsylvania State College 

News from The Pennsylvania State 
College continues to be interesting 
and encouraging. A new bulletin 
describing the department of home 
economics for women has been sent 
to all parts of Pennsylvania, to mem- 
bers of the women's clubs, and to the 
women connected with the various 
Granges. The result is that many in- 
quiries are being made in regard to 
admission to the college, in this most 
interesting course of study. 

Probably this is the most infportant 
step in connection with the education 
of women that the State of Pennsyl- 
vania has ever taken. Home build- 
ing, home decoration, home sanita- 
tion, home making, home keeping, 
home furnishing are all subjects that 
have received too little attention by 
educators, and it Is gratifying that 
our State College has taken this mat- 
ter up and is supported by the women 
of Pennsylvania. 

We are informed that the entrance 
requirements Avill not be strictly ad- 
hered to this first year, but that 
young people whose preparation has 
been sufficient to enable theiji to 
carry the work successfully will be 
admitted, even though they have not 
covered all the entrance require- 
ments. * 

Miss Louise Waugh, who has been 
for some time in charge of the do- 
mestic science work at the State Col- 
•lege of Agriculture, in Michigan, will 
have charge of the same work here. 
She is a graduate of Columbia Uni- 
versity, New York City. 

Miss Sara Lovejoy has been select- 
ed to take charge of the entire de- 
partment. Miss Lovejoy is a gradu- 
ate of Mount 'Holyoke, and has had 
several years' experience in colleges 
and fitting schools for girls. She is 
a most cultured and excellent wo- 
man, and will be an inspiration to the 
young women who come under her 

Miss Lulu B. Smith, /V graduate of 
Syracuse University, New York, will 
have charge of the physical education. 
Other instructors are to be selecteo. 

The laboratories and class-rooms 
are being fitted up with all the latest 
and best appliances, so that young 
women entering upon this course, 
will receive instruction accbrding to 
the m*ost approved methods. 

The most gratifying fact of all Is 
that this excellent instruction has 
come to our young women of Penn- 
sylvania at an exceedingly low cost. 
Tuition is free, boarding and all ex- 
penses will be very low. In fact, 
young women can take this excellent 

course of instruction, or any other 
course they may choose In the col- 
lege, at l^ss than half what it would 
cost at any other good college for 
women in America. 

The Engineering School. 

The school for engineers has grown 
so rapidly that it is impossible longw 
er to remain with all departments in 
the original buildinEr which was btiilt 
for three hundred students and which 
has had to accommodate more than 
six hundred. Consequently an An- 
nex Is being erected near the engrl- 
neering building for the electrical 
laboratories and the drawing depart- 
ment. It will be one hundred and 
fifty feet long, forty feet wide, and 
splendidly equipped. 

In it will be placed fifteen thousand 
dollars worth of apparatus, recently 
donated (almost wholly) to the col- 
lege, by the General Electric Com- 
pany. This company, by the way, 
employs all the men trained at 
"iState" that can be engaged. 

^lining Extension Buildings. 

The tw.o extension buildings for the 
better accommodation of students In 
the school of nxines and metallurgy, 
are progressing rapidly. One will be 
two hundred and eleven feet by 
forty feet in length with a sixty by 
forty foot wing. The other will be 
one hundred and eighty-six feet long 
by forty feet wide. 

The liarge Order for Furniture. 

A large order for class-room chairs 
and deslj;s to accomimodate the new 
buildings, has recently been placed 
with the Rev. J. B. VanSciver Com- 
pany, Camden, New Jersey. Majiy 
companies submitted sample chairs, 
and the company named, having 
made the lowest offer to the college^ 
received the order. This furniture will 
not only be very handsome, but very 
substantial. It is the policy of the 
college to provide every accommoda- 
tion for students, and to consider 
durability in all purchases of material 
and equipment. 


Professor Alva Agee, well-known 
throughout Pennsylvania, assumed 
his position at the college on the first 
of July, and has already formulatieU 
plans for carrying agricultural exten- 
sion work Into many sections of 
Pennsylvania. The college Is very 
fortunate in securing Mr. Agee's ser- 

Other professors and Instructors In 
the various departments of agricul- 



ture are being secured for the open- 
ing of college, September 19th. 

The classes in agriculture and in 
forestry promise to be larger than 
ever before in the history of the col- 

The Now AtJhletic Field. 

The recent Legislature made an 
appropriation for ^he grading of a 
new athletic field. The plot of land 
on the western side of the campus, 
lying between the two groves, has 
been selected for the new field. It 
has been planned carefully and the 
work of grading will begin as soon 
as possible. Mr, Golden, the direc- 
tor of athletics, and his assistants, 
and in fact, all the college men, are 
on tip-toe of interest and expecta- 
tion in" regard to what this new field! 
will do for the athletics at "State." 

It is planned to give every student 
an opportunity to engage in the kind 
of exercise which suits* him best. The 
present athletic field is so small Jhat 
only the 'Varsity teams can be ac- 
commodated. The new field will pro- 
vide tennis, baseball and football 
grounds for all students. This is the 
ideal plan for college athletics. There 
is to be an out-door swimming pool. 


For the convenience of many who 
wish to get information in regard to 
particular departments of the col- 
lege and who do not care to seek it 
in the large and somewhat cumber- 
some general catalogue, bulletins of 
the various schools are being pub- 
lished separately, and can be had on 
request. So that the prospective stu- 
dent in mining, engineering, agricul- 
ture, or home economics may secure* 
the information he needs, in one small 
pam/phlet, arranged to save his time. 
Eintranoe Requirements for 1908. 

A pamphlet has recently been Is- 
sued, giving in full, the new require- 
ments for entrance to the college, 
September, 1908. All students prepar- 
ing for State College should have one 
of these pamphlets, as the require- 
ments will change after the present 



Closely Woven. Can not Sas. 
every wir* and every iwiatTB 
a brao* to all other Tires and 
twists full height of <he tenoe. 
Hora«-hi||h, ■•••j-strons, Pte- 
tlght. Every rod guaranteed. 


and sold direct to fkrmer, freight 
prepaid, at lowest factory price. 
Our Oatalogue telle hew Wire 
ie inade~liow It le galvanlsetf — 
wliy aome la good and aeme la 
IMM. Its briinfal of fence facta. 
Ton Bhoald have this lnfonn»> 
tlon. Write for Ittoday. ItsFree^ 

tOTMOMMm BR09,, 



Mason Glass Jars, 

Caps and Rubbers 

Per Groas 

Mason's Jars, Pints $5.50 

Mason's Jars, Quarts $5.75 

Jar Caps, Porcelain, per' dozen. . .45 

Jar Gaps, glass with rubber 85 

Jar Rubbers, per dozen M 

The New Cap. 

All glass, no metal to msit, no dirt 
to get in the fruit, dean and what 
you have been looking for; each with 
a rubber. 

P^r Dozen 35 centa 


New Shipment, Just the summer des- 
sert — $1 per dozen — assorted flaTora 

Duriing the summer we will Issue m 
special price list twice a month. Sent 
only to those requesting it. Watch 

Use your trade number. If yon 
don't kiiow what advantage this Is, 
send us your trade card, we will give 
you full information. 


Thornton Barnes 

43 North IVater St. 



The Light kmi Penasyivaoia Low Down Graii DrilL 

A drill that has been well and favorably known to the trade for many years. 
Over fifty years of practical exp^eirt'ence and success behind ©very Farquhar ma- 
dhine. We origiinat©d th« Lo^ Down feature of hopper toy haniging frame l)«- 
lorw axle without reducing size of hopper or cutting doWn height of s^tandard 
ground wheels. There are Imitations, but you get only the genuine article in 
the PENNA, which has been greatly Improved from year to year. One of 
the improved features is our Detachable FertiHzer Feed ^hdoh can easily be 
taken apart and cleaned without removing the driving rod. All worfcing parta 
Including acre measure are in the rear within easy reach of the operator. The 
frame Is steel angle Iron In one solid piece. The wheels are regular 4 feet' 
with 3 In. steel tires. Workmanship and finish are second to none. Packed fer 
convenient handling and flhli>plng ^rlth hopper off frame on Mgiht wood sUlo. 

Our Annual 1907 Catalog Is Printed In Two Editions as Follows: 

68 page catalog of Engines, Boilers, Saw Mills and Threshing Machinery. 

40 page catalog of Grain Drills, Com Planters, Spring Tooth Harrows and 
other Farm Tools. 

Either or both of these catalogs mailed free on request. 

Ae Be Farquhar Company, Ltd., York, Pa< 

Write for Cash with Order Terms; Special Autumn Proposition 






RicHman's Improved 


TVlould you like to Invest a small 
amount of money in something that 
you can soon have the largest divi- 
dend ever received on an investment? 

If so write for prices and circulars of 
the Eicelsior Hog Scalder. You can 
get the dividends this way: Buy one 
and use ft and hire it out to your 
neighbors for 75 cents per day, and 
you will surprise yourself. This 
scalder is built of galvanized steel, 
good heavy plate, with large fire box; can be heated with very simall 
amount of wood and the water can be kept at a uniform heat for any 
number of hogs to be dressed from oone to fifty. It has a hoisting rack to 
hoist the hog out when properly scalded, and has scrapers, hook, ther- 
mometer and all necessary fixtures. Write for circular and testimoni- 
als of those who have used them for the past 10 to 15 years. Prices given 
on application by addressing the manufacturer, 

H. B* Richman, 

Sharpstown, New Jersey 



Sfinel^A Freeman Safes and Vaults, 

Victor Manganese Steel Safes, 

Bank Furniture— Metal Furniture 

Ipor Estimates Write 


Lancaster, Pa. 



^'Columbtis'' Gasoline Eng^ines 


We can also furnish engine with Gas Producer plant ranging from 25 to 
250 H. P. and upwards. Cost of fuel on Gas Producer engine Is about 1-5 of 
that of a steam plant. 

We also have second-hand steam and gasoline engines on hand. 

Write for particulars. 


Box lOO RKeexns» Lancaster County, Pa 


Breeders and shippers of IMPROVED S TOCK Cattle, Swine and Poultyp 

Farm and Residence Greenwood, Pa., P. O. Address, R. D. Rohrsburg, Pa 


We have now probably the best and largest stock we ever had to select from 
of CHESTER WHITE and POLAND CH IN A pigs, from 2 months to 4 months old 


C. H. DILDINE & SON, Props. 

FOR SALE — A FARM of 98 acres with 
first class buildings, with a good well of 
water at the house and one at the harn; 
with choice fruit, apples and cherries; 8 
miles south of WJillamsport, 2 miles west 
of Montgomery, Lycoming County, Pa. 
For further particulars inquire on the 
premises of 

W. H. Hoffman. 

C. J. Yoder, of Grantsville, Md., 
manufacturer of lime for building 
and agricultural purposes, whose ad- 
vertisement appears in this paper, is 
honest and straightforward In all his 
dealings, and we can recommend him 
to our readers. If you are In need 
of anything in his line and will write 
him he will be very glad to give you 
a prompt reply with full information. 

FOR SALE— -Berkshire Spring Gilts of 
choicest breeding. 


Westfield, Pa. 

Hench &, Dromgold's 

■^"i^li GRAIN |\tf^BII 




Positively the neatest, lightest, and stroiieent cruln^ 

drill on the FULLY 

market. ManyT 

points of sa- 


from cen- 
tre. Quan-1 
tity of erainl 
and ferti-T 
c hang^ed' 
while In 01 
eratlon with- 
out the use of 
gear wheels. 
Accurate in quantity. A 
Irial will convince. Agents 
tvanted. Send for catalogue. 
NCH & DROMeOLD. Mfra.. York. Pa. 

— ^*^ 



Just a Little Sum For You! 

ID^, Ids' 

Yes, sir! 
that's tie 


Just say: ' 

VERMONT 'farm 

Eighteen Distributing Warehouses. 

Springfield, Mo., Jan. 15, 1907. 
I have run one of your Separators 
for twelve years with $1.65 for re- 
pairs, and I think it can't be beat. 
(R.F.D. 7) L. E. CHAPPELL. 

One Cent a Month. 

to maintain a U. S. Separator! 

Sure, that's a little sum for you to pay to maintain 

a machine that gets ALL the cream., out of your 

milk. That's what a U. S. does I 

Holds the World's Record 

Time has proved it is durably 
, built. Not "how cheap,"but "how 

good," is our watchword, and the 
record of the U. S. during the past 
sixteen years proves we've stuck 
to it. "The best is cheapest in the 
end." Buy the U. S. 

We'll send you free our large handsome 
catalog. Lots of pictures showing just 
how the U. S. is built and how it works. 
See for yourself why it wears longer than 
any other separator. Write us today — now. 
Send new 1907 Catalogue No. 151 •" 


464 Belio^vs Falls. Vt. 

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The "Latest" 
W A S H E I 




Will sell wholesale or 
Special Inducement 


to Grangers. 
Manufactured by 

Strawberry Ridge, Pa. 



As the name Indicates, It is ahead of 
all other gras or gasoline engines now on 
the market. It has the only successful 
•tbrottlins governor in use. The speed 
Is uniform and steady at all stages of 
load. Strong and durable in construo- 
tion. Simple to operate. For further 
Information write 

Henry, Millard & Henry Co. Mfgs. 




A complete list of Business Houses 

under contract with the Pennsylvania State Grange, re- 
vised up to February 1. 

Ct In wrriting for prices or information or in ordering 
goods, always write under seal of Grange or trade card. 


It is the duty of the Masters of Subordinate Granges to keep a supply of 
Directories on file in their Granges, and Bee to it that each family is fur- 
nished with a copy for their information and use. Additional copies can he 
Ihad from the State Grange. 


In the Declaration of Purposes unanimously adopted by the National 
Grange, it is declared as one of the principles of the Order that for our 'busi- 
ness interests "We desire to bring producers and consumers, farmers and 
manufacturers, into the most direct relationship possible." 

To carry out in good faith these principles, the Executive Committee, 
under the instruction of the State Grange, has made business arrangements 
with the following houses for the benefit of the members of the Order thru 
which they can buy single implements or In broken packages, to suit purdhas- 
ers, at wholesale prices, without the Intervention of agents . 

Thornton Barnes, 223 North Water 
Street, Philadelphia. Groceries. 

Gariitee & Sons, 518 Market St., 
Philadelphia. Men's and boy's cloth- 

Derrick Oil Co.. Titusville, Pa. All 
kinds of illuminating and lubricating 

George W. Oster, Osterburg, Pa. 
Thoroughbred poultry, and eggs for 

Patrons Paint Works, 234 Plymouth 
Street., Brooklyn, N. Y. Liquid rubber 

The Garver Bros. Co., Strasburg, O. 
Groceries, dry goods^ hardware, 
queensware, boots and shoes, drugs, 
harness, pumps, clothing, wall paper, 
carpets furniture, household goods, 
buggies, wagons, salt, oils, wire, nails, 
etc., etc. We can save you big money 
en your purchases. Send us a trial 
order and be convinced. 

C. H. Dild^ne, Rohrsburg, Pa. 
Chester White and Poland China hogs 
and pigs. 

Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N. 
J. Badges, flags, emblems, buttons, 
working tools, etc. 

The Demorest Manufacturing Co., 
Williamsport, Pa. The celebrated 
Columbia sewing machines, best on 

M. L. Coulbourne, 348 N. Front St., 
Philadelphia. Will sell all kinds of 
country produce tor Patrons. 

The Whitney Noyes Seed Co., 
Buffalo. N. Y. All kinds of grass 

George H. Colvln, Dalton, Pa. Po- 
tatoes grown especially for seed, 14 
varieties, pricea right, list free. 

Patterson & Evans, No. 52 Vine 
St., Cincinnati, O. Grass. seeds of all 

Heman Glass, Rochester, N. Y. All 
kinds of fiarm and garden seeds. 

The One Price Clothing Co., 11th 
Ave. and 12th St.. Altoona, Pa. Ready 
made clothing, hats, caps, underwear, 
etc., etc. 

Lester Shoe Co., No. 1409 Eleventh 
Ave., Altoona, Pa. General line of 
boots, shoes and rubber goods. 


For information relative to binders, 
mowers, hay rakes, etc., at special 
prices to Patrons, write under seal or 
trade card to 


Toughkenamon, Pa. 


Centrifugal cream separators can 
be furnished Patrons by a special, pri- 
vate arrangement. For full Informa- 
tion and prices, write under seal or 
trade card to GEO. W. OSTER, 

Osterburg, Pa. 

The Theilman Seed Co., 1517 State 
Street, Erie, Pa. Seeds of all kinds, 
onion sets and garden implements. 

Cooper Commission Co., Minneap- 
olis, Minn. Grain, flour, mill feed, 
ground feed, oil meal and cereals 
straight or mixed car lots. Write for 

Edward F. Dibble, Honeoye Falls, 
N. Y. Seeds and potatoes. 

Charles W. Ford & Co.. Fishers, 
N. Y. Seed potatoes. 

R. H. Thomas, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
Working tools, staff mountings, ballot 
boxes and seals. 



The Buckeye • Co., Loraiji, Ohio. 
Stock and poultry food, louse killer, 
stock and worm powder, cow vigor, 
i^all cure, etc. 

Buffalo Fertilizer Co., Buffalo, N. Y. 
Fertilizers and fertilizing: materials. 

Arthur S. Core, 167 Chambers St., 
New York City, N. Y. Fertilizers and 
flour. I also buy and sell all kinds 
of (farm produce for Patrons on com- 
mission direct. Patrons, if you have 
any products to sell it will pay you to 
•write me first, and get my prices. 

C. J. Bainbridge, 202 W. Water 
St., Syracuse, N. Y. Badges, buttons, 
celluloid goods and a full line of 
Orange supplies of all kinds. 

Black Rock Mills, Buffalo, N. Y. 
Bran, middlings, Tnixed feeds, grain, 

glutens, cottonseed meal, linseed 
meal, poultry foods, etc. , 

Theodore Z. tRoo<t, Jamestown, N. Y. 
Author of the book known as "The 
Dark Side of the Beef Trust." This 
work is a blow at the beef trust, and 
should be read by every Patron. Can 
hd. ordered from Secretary of the State 
Grange. Cloth, 55c; paper, 36c; by 
mall, postpaid. 

Douthett & Graham, Butler, Pa- 
Men's and boy's ready-made clothing, 
hats and caps. 

Pennsylvania Telephone Co., Har- 
risburg, Pa. Write for information 
on contract for rural lines, etc. 

The C. M. Clark Publishing Com- 
pany, Boston, Mass. Books and 
special library offers to all Granges. 


Patrons, your Executive Committee have made numerous and valuable 
arrangements for your benefit. These trade arrangements can only be main- 
tained by giving them a liberal patronage. 

A number of duplicates of the same line of trade, therefore, must receive 
a liberal patronage or the contracts cannot be continued. These houses will 
generally secure special freight arrangements when requesteJ. 

Be free to write them for information; but you have no moral right to 
use this information to "beat down the price of local agents and retailers, 
which Will tend to Injure the Grange trade as miicli as the retailer, besides 
incurring unnecessary hostility to the Order. 


The Ideal co-operation is direct trade between producers and consumera, 
farmers and manufacturers. The Grange has been making rapid progress 
In this direction and has established the most satisfactory trade system 
known to modern civilization. • 

It only remains for Patrons to utilize its advantages, and they will save 
more annually many times than it costs to be a member of the Grange — ^to 
say nothing of other educational and social advantages. 


1. It is the duty of the Subordinate Grange to furnish every member 
witli a Trade Card at the time of receiving the A. W., wihlch will be good for 
the current year. 

2. Individual members desiring information of prices for supplies will 
enclose their Trade Cards with the communication to any of the business 
houses arranged with by the State Grange, whereupon the house will, by re- 
turn mail, quote prices or fill orders at wholesale prices In packages to suit 
the. purchasers, returning Trade Card to member with bill. The Grange is 
not liable for goods bought under Trade Card orders by individual members, 
as such orders must be accompanied by cash or certificate of money deposited 
In bank. 

2. Subordinate Granges inquiring for prices or purchasing goods of- 
ficially under the seal of the Grange, signed by the Master and Secretary, 
thirty days credit will be given on bills of purchase. ' 

4. The trade prices quoted are confidential and for Patrons only. 

6. Grange business houses must ship goods as ordered, otherwise It is 
tihe duty of Patrons to promptly return them at the expense of the houM 
shipping. '^ • 







Tioga, Pa., November 2, 1906. 
To whom it may concern : — 

At the opening ofe our banlc, April 3d, 1906. we installed an Improved 

Victor Manganese Steel Screw Door Bank Safe, and we can not say too much 

in its praise. It fills the bill in every respect, and we are delighted with 

Its workings. It gives us great pleasure to recommend it to any who xsxBj 

meed a first cla&s safe. Very respectfully, 


S. P. HAKES, President 


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Through fall, winter, fiprmg and sununeip, 
the harvesting of the "milk crop" continues 
year in and year but. The ever faithful cow 
never fails to add a goodly sum to each year's 
revenue from the farm. Tet how Uttie xnany 
do towards making the most of her product. 
B^undreds of thousands of dollars are lost 
ydariy by cow owners through failure to 
emiploy a cetitrifugal cream separator and 
thereby secure eyery particle of cream from 
the cow's nulk. Ov^ 876,000 PB I.AVAL 
users are daily proving tjhat the increased gain 
j^ the quantily and <|uaUfy pf the *fzniU^ 
•crop'' is from $10.- to $10.- p^r cow each 
year when t^e 


is used, to say nothing of the time and labor savecl. Ssn't it ivortti your 
while to investigate such a saving? If you pwp two or more cows t% 
practice of economy alid good business methods in the care of ih$^ 
products demands a DB LAVAL machine. Remember that one wiUliist 
from fifteen to twenty-five years, and that it will more than eafn its cost 
the first year of tis6. Write today for new catalogue. 


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To whom it may concern : — 

At the opening of our banlt, April 3d, 1906. we installed an Improved 

Victor Manganese Steel Sorew Door Bank Safe, and we can not say too much 

In Ita praise. It fills the bill in every respect, and we are delighted with 

its workings. It gives us great pleasure to recommend it to any who may 

need a first class safe. Very respectfully, 


S. P. HAKES, President. 




Through fall, winter, spring and summer 
the harvesting of the " milk crop" continues 
year in and year out. The ever faithful cow 
never fails to add a goodly sum to each year's 
revenue from the farm. Yet how little many 
do towards making the most of her product. 
Hundreds of thousands of doUars are lost 
yearly by cojv owners through failure to 
employ a centrifugal cream separator and 
thereby secure every particle of cream from 
the cow's milk. Ov^r 875,000 DE LAVAL 
users are daily proving that the increased gain 
in the quantity and quality of the "milk 
•crop '* is from $10.- to $15.- per cow each 
year when the 


is used, to say nothing of the time and labor saved. Isn't it worth your 
while to investigate such a saving? If you own two or more cows the 
practice of economy and good business methods in the care of their 
products demands a DE LAVAL machine. Remember that one will last 
from fifteen to twenty-five years, and that it will more than earn its cost 
the first year of use. Write today for new catalogue. 


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their telephone service and what an advantage it 
is in properly running the (arm. The best recom- 
mendation we can give b then* satisfaction^-and we 
know they're all satisfied. 

Write us regarding our speckd rales to rural 
communities now. The tome of year for buOding 
lines is dose at hand. 

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Put Facts and Common Sense to^ 
work on a Tubular Cream Separa- 
tor and you know it must be easy 
to operate. Put Facts and Common Sense up against 
a back breaking, hard to wash, high can "bucket 
bowl" machine and you can't make yourself believe 
it IS easy to operate. In the light of truth, the out- 
of-date, "bucket bowl" separators go to smash. 

Which kind for you, the 
Tubular or 

JjOW Can or 

Simple Bowl or 
Enclosed Gears or 
Self Oiling 

"Bucket Bowl" 

High Can 
Bowl Full of Parts 
Exposed Gears 
Oil Yourself 

Catalog'O 222 "tells all about Tubulars. Write for it. 

The Sharpies Separator Co. 

Toronto, Can. WEST CHESTER, PA. Chicago. 


Will Soon Pay For Itself Tubular Best* Separator 

Hebron, Pa., May, 1907. 

The Sharpies Tubular Separator is 
doing excellent work. We formerly 
used the can where water and milk 
are mixed. Since using the Tubular 
we get one pound in three more than 
before, and the quality has improved 
nearly as much as the quality. The 
gain in four months Will more than 
pay the cost. The Tubular is the 
most profitable investment we ever 

Mrs. C. BOSLEY, 


Cambridge Springs, Pa., July 30, 1907. 
We are very much pleased with the 
Sharpies Tubular Separator. It is so 
simple and easy to run. We make 
more butter from four cows, using the 
separator than we did from five cows 
the old *vvay, setting crocks or pans. 
Also the butter is far superior to the 
old way of making. It keeps bet- 
ter and is much better flavored. We 
think the Sharpies Cream Separators? 
the best machines of the kind made. 
Mr. and Mrs. A. WHITELEY. 




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to operate. Put Facts and Common Sense up against 
a back breaking, hard to wash, high can "bucket 
bowl" machine and you can't make yourself believe 
it IS easy to operate. ' In the light of truth, the out- 
of-date, "bucket bowl" separators go to smash. 
Which kind for you, the 

Tubular or 

tmo Gan or 

Simple Bowl or 

Enclosed Gears or 

Self Oiling w 

Catalog O 222 tells all about Tubulars. Write for it. 

The Sharpies Separator Co. 

Toronto, Can. WEST CHE8TER,PA. Chloago. 

"Bucket Bowl** 

Exgh Can 

Bowl Full of Parti' 
Exposed Gears 
Oil Yourself 

Will Soon Pay For Itself 

Hebron, Pa., May, 1907. 

The Sharpies Tubular Separator ia 
doing excellent work. We formerly 
used the can where water and milk 
ate mixed. Since using the Tubular 
we get one pound in three more than 
before, And. the quality has improved 
nearly as much as the quality. The 
gain in four months Will more than 
pay the cost. The Tubular is the 
,most profitable investment we ever 

Mra. C. BOSLEY, 


Tubular Best Separator 

Cambridge Springs, Pa., July 30, 1907, 
We are very much pleased with the 
Sharpies Tubular Separator. It is so 
simple and easy to run. We make 
more butter from four cows, using the 
separator than we did from five cowa 
the old way, setting crocks or pans. 
Also the butter is far superior to the 
old way of making. It keeps bet- 
ter and is much better flavored. We 
think the Sharpies Cream Separators 
the best machines of the kind made. 
Mr. and Mrs. A. WHITELEY. 

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TARGET BRAND SCALE DBSTROYER ia a positive and reliable agent for the 
destruction of San Jose Scale. If your orchards are Infested with this troublesome pest you 
can clean them out with this preparation, and make your trees healthful and prolific fruit- 
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instructions- It is 

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harmless to trees or fruit, and effective In operation. It is a soluble oil, which, when dllnted— 
one gallon of oil to 20 gallons of water— can be applied with any good spray-pump without 
ologging the nozzles or giving any trouble whatever. This method is much more rapid and 
effective than a Lime-Sulphur wash, reqnirels no skilled labor, and there is no risk of injuring 
the tree. 

Target Brand Scale Destroyer 

is more effective, less disagreeable to handle, and costs no more than Llme-Sulphni* Wash, 
Try it if you want satisfactory results Endorsed by leading fruit-growers eversrwhere. 
Write for our new illustrated Spraying Catalog and price-list, and Bulletin, "Dipping vs. 
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for the Patrons of R nnsylyania and our neighbors in New Jersey, New York, 
Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio. 

VOL. IV. No. 4. NOVEMBER, 1907. 

5 cents a copy 
25 cents a year 

W. F. HILL, 


£ditor Executive CJommlttee Dept. Editor Legislative Committee Deixt. 

Past Lecturer National Grange, Editor In National Field. 

0flle)al publication. Issued monthly. Entered January 13, 1906, at Chambersburg, Pa.. 
as second class matter, under Act of CJongress of March 3, 1879. 



Owing to the vaviety of our soils 
and the great range in altitude and 
elimatic conditions, Pennsylvania 
farmers can and io grow almost 
•very agricultural product known to 
any portion of the United States. 
"While this great variety in products 
Miakes our State strong and independ- 
ent yet it has the effect to separate 
the farmers into many cliques. The 
*alry farmers when threatened with 
an invasion of oleo or renovated but- 
ter rally together to defend this 
against a common foe. The fruit 
crowers have a united concern in how 
best to defend their property agamst 
the ravages of the San Jose scale or 
•ther enemies. The live stock breed- 
ers meet annually to devise ways and 
Kieans for th« protection and ad- 
vancement of their special interests. 
The tobacco growers are incited to 
action when Mr. Duke of the Tobacco 
frust threatens to lower the price of 
their product below the cost of pro- 
Itable production. The wool growers 
are moved to get together to speak ab 
•ne man whenever they fear legisla- 
tion which they believe will adversely 
affect the price of the clip. And so 
It is. Every special interest is ab- 
sorbed in self. It works only within 
its own little circle. The burden of 
Its thought and the hope and work of 
Ms organization Is narrowed down to 
lielping along some one particular 
specialty. The members don't seem 
t« realize that by helping each other 
Ihey x!an help themselves more. Are 
»«t the men engaged in every one of 
liiese specialties interested even In a 

larger sense in equality in taxes; in 
improvement of our public roads and 
public schools; in the equitable ad- 
justment of freight and passenger 
rates on railroads; in the extension of 
trolley lines into rural districts with 
the proviso that they shall be com- 
pelled to transport freight to and 
from the farmer's home; In the curb- 
ing of the vicious trusts and combi- 
nations of power that so arbitrarily 
now fix the price of the things we 
have to sell as well as ot the things 
we have to buy ? Are they not inter- 
ested in helping to establish a parcels 
post system in this country and to get 
a larger use of the machinery of rural 
mail delivery which we now have ? A 
much longer list might be made of 
the good things which we might have 
by unitedly going after them. All 
these special organizations by carry- 
ing the principle of organization a 
little farther can assist in this larger, 
broader field. The way is clear. Join 
the Grange. The Grange Is the recog- 
nized representative spokesman for 
agriculture in Its entirety. It Is the 
great clearing house In which the 
projects of Individual minds, and of 
specific organizations are thrown, di« 
gested and correlated. At a meeting 
of the State Grange all these resolu- 
tions and projects are considered from 
every point of vieyy and every specific 
agricultural interest Is represented In 
this great gathering of farmers* Its 
prestige and influence made easy the 
securing of legislation favored by that 
body while any agricultural project 
that the State Grange positively op- 
poses Is settled. All large cities have 
clearing houses and It is fitting that 


the immense interests of agriculture 
throughout this broad State have in 
the Grangie a Clearing House. Its 
machinery is susceptible of much 
larger use to the organized farmers 
of the State. Let us avail ourselves 
of the benefits and advantages of this 
great organization by affiliating with 
it, participating in its deliberations, 
and by helping to carry forward its 
aims and purposes. 

W. F. HILL. 

are getting training which qualifies 
them to take responsible positions In 
these banks. If there be profit in 
banks, if there be special advantage 
afforded by our government through 
the National Banking system, then 
let the farmers share In those profits 
and let them participate in the bene- 
fits of special privilege which hereto- 
fore has been going to the capitalist 
and the monopolist. 


Brother Bell, of Vermont, who held 
the position of Governor while he was 
Master of that State Grange and is 
In an exceptionally good position to 
know, stated in an address at Mantua, 
C, that the people of Vermont were 
putting their money in savings banks 
rather than sending it out west ror 
mining stock, etc., as they had done 
in former years and where they would 
never see it again. 

The Vermont farmers do well if 
they have learned, and pi^acticed, the 
plan of putting their money in their 
home institutions. One bank in Ver- 
mont has been in operation for thirty- 
four years, has never lost a dollar and 
has never invested a penny outside of 
that State. Pennsylvania banks have 
ample opportunity for investing their 
moneys at home and if our Grange 
banks in encouraging this business 
practice can keep the farmers hard 
earned money in their own communi- 
ties instead of having it concentrat- 
ed in Wall Street, they will confer 
a great blessing upon the State. The 
idea of keeping mure of the money 
in the community in which it origi- 
nates is gaining strength and appeal- 
ing more and more strongly to broaa- 
minded and public spirited men. 

This State is in a position to lead 
in that respect. Banking statistics 
show that smaller centers and towns, 
and country districts are getting their 
own banking institutions. They show 
about three hundred banks organized 
in Pennsylvania last year and our 
Grange people are enabling the farm- 
ers to participate not only in the 
financial benefits that may incident- 
ally come from the ownership of a 
little bank stock but in a still larger 
sense to share in the educational and 
business value that comes from his 
connection with his own bank. He 
now has opportunity to have a bank 
account for himself and a savings ac- 
count for his children in his own kind 
of an institution. 

When it is known that a farmer ^ 
had a bank account and keeps his 
money there he has an added prestige 
in his community. The temptation 
for thieves to burglarize an isolated 
farm house is removed. Many of our 
Own farm boys and Grange members 


A threatening danger ever present 
with us is the illegal sale of oleo- 
margarine. The good prices farmers 
are now realizing for butter will prob- 
ably tempt a good many dealers to 
violate our present good oleo law in 
order to try to make more profit. 
When they buy oleo for what it is and 
then sell it for butter a high margin 
of profit is realized. And in matters 
of money-making many men are void 
of conscience. It is only the rigid 
enforcement of our protective dairy 
legislation that prevents a more gen- 
eral practice of this fraud upon the 
general public. It is in this, as in 
many other things, that we realize the 
force of Lincoln's statement: "Eternal 
vigilance is the price of liberty." The 
Dairy and Food Commissioner, Mr. 
Poust, has a corps of agents constant- 
ly looking for violations of this and 
other food laws and when guilty 
parties are discovered the proper 
punishment is meted out to them. 
This State is large. There are many 
sly schemers who, for profit, will vio- 
late law and take the chances on de- 
tection and punishment. If viola- 
tions of any of these laws come to the 
attention of any of our Grange mem- 
bership anywhere in the State the 
facts in the case should be reportea 
at once to Brother Poust at Harris- 
burg, to State Master Hill or any 
other officer of the State Grange. 
The State Grange had a great fight to 
secure the passage of our present 
good oleo law, its next fight was to 
secure its proper enforcement by the 
then acting commissioner. Our pres- 
ent commissioner is thoroughly de- 
termined to enforce the law. Let ua 
be watchful for violations in our re- 
spective communities and co-operate 
with him for the law's enforcement. 


A decision rendered by Judge Hunt 
of the United States District court in 
Montana held that competing tele- 
phone lines must serve each other 
and a commission appointed by lUo 
court will fix the division of the 
charges when such use is made of 
the connecting lines. This decision i« 
of great importance to farmers. Thra" 


it connection by the numerous rural 
lines may be secured with trunk sys- 
tems so as to reach distant points. As 
railroad companies are compelled by 
law to furnish conection for the trans- 
portation of traffic from one line ovor 
others so this Montana decision rec- 
ognizes that telephone companies are 
also public service corporations. It 
is sound doctrine that public service 
corporations should be compelled to 
serve the public. 


The splendid spirit of co-operation 
^hich is manifesting itself all over 
Pennsylvania is most gratifying. In 
Tio previous year of my adminsitration 
has there seemed to be as much en- 
thusiasm in Grange work in Pennsyl- 
vania as there is at present. The 
many letters that go out from this of- 
fice to patrons all over the State are 
greeted with cordial and prompt re- 
sponse and a great majority of 
■Granges act cheerfully upon requests 
made to them. It is only thru such 
loyalty that we may hope to grow and 
prosper. A house that is divided 
against itself will surely fall. It is 
always essential that we be thor- 
oughly united and harmonious in our 
efforts if we are successfully to pro- 
mote the growth of our various Sub- 
ordinate Granges and wish effectively 
to extend the order into new ter- 
ritory. I wish to express my appre- 
ciation of this spleTidid loyalty and to 
assure patrons everywhere that this 
united and harmonious effort is tell- 
ing in grand shape for the uplift of 
the order. 

W. F. H. 


Arrangements are now complete for 
the trip to the National Grange. 
Those who go by the way of Harris- 
burg should arrange to be there to 
take the Seashore Express which 
leaves Harrisburg at 12:01, noon. 
Monday, November 11. This will get 
the party to New York at 5:23 that 
evening. We will spend the night at 
Grand Union Hotel, near the New 
York Central station. The party will 
go on from New York on Tuesday the 
12th, to Hartford and be there for 
the opening session of the National 
Grange on the 13th. ^rom informa- 
tion at hand at present it will be as 
well to use mileage book to New 
York. This will give a two-cent rate 
and is as cheap as can be obtained. 
With mileage book a passenger may 
stop off at any point enroute without 
loss. And as the new Pennsylvania 
mileage books cost $20, are good for 
any person or any number of per- 
sons, the unused portion if any can 

be disposed of easily at cost price. 
Up to this time I have not been re- 
quested to make any hotel arrange- 
ments for any one at Hartford. But 
on another page in thid number is 
published a National Grange circular 
giving this information and parties 
may write direct to the clerk of the 
hotel of their choice and ask for such 
reservations as they may desire. Any 
of our Patrons who cannot con- 
veniently or advantageously join the 
party at Harrisburg, can join it at 
the Grand Union Hotel, New York, 
on Monday evening, November 11. 

W. F. H. 


The Secretary of the National 
Grange tells us that one-eighth of all 
the Granges organized and re-organ- 
ized throughout the Union last year 
were established in Pennsylvania. The 
Grange in Pennsylvania must be 
standing for what the farmers want 
and it is getting for them the things 
they need or it would not be increas- 
ing so fast. As a tree is known by 
its fruit so policies are judged by their 
results and the workers and Grange 
members in every township and coun- 
ty of the State have ample reasons for 
congratulating themselves on their 
magnificent achievements. Taking 
courage from the reward that is com- 
ing from our past efforts let us buckle 
on the armor and go outward and for- 
ward to still more valiant service next 


A Nebraska fire insurance commit- 
tee has reported that buildings prop- 
erly rodded were never struck or in- 
jured by lightning. The secretary of 
a Mutual company with over five 
million of dollars of insurance has 
said that they have not had a single 
loss by lightning by a rodded build- 
ing in seven years. If insurance com- 
panies would discriminate fairly and 
take insurances at less cost on prop- 
erly rodded buildings, more rods 
would go up. This does not mean 
that the old-fashioned lightning rod 
man would get a chance to repeat his- 
sliinning process. Each company 
adopting this policy should recom- 
mend the kind or kinds of rods that 
are reliable and should issue instruc- 
tions as to how farmers may put up 
their own. Good rods properly erected 
afford protection from lightning and 
the man who puts tlicm up on his 
building should get a cheaper rate 
because of that. 


At the last session of the Natiozial 


•range that body took action making 
several changes In the Digest. Broth- 
er Ailman is now able to supply these 
new Digests to Patrons at 25 cents 
•ach. In this new Digest will be 
found the action of the National 
Grange which forbids the nomination 
•f candidates for office In any Grange, 
•ither, Subordinate, Pomona, State or 
National. As no action of the Na- 
tional Grange becomes binding until 
it has been promulgated this, along 
with the other actions taken, becomes 
•fCective from this time forward. This 
action of the National Grange covers 
both the State, Pomona and Sub- 
ordinate Granges as well as itself and 
having been duly promulgated it is 
new incumbent upon every unit of 
•ur organization to respect and obey 
It without any regard whatever as to 
what may have been tne practice 


Wayne County Pomona Grange has 
recently offered a banner to the Sub- 
ordinate Grange that obtains the larg- 
est number of new members for the 
quarter. The banner is to be held 
by that Grange as long at it can keep 
this title, but as soon as another 
Grange adds more members during 
a quarter, then the banner goes to it. 
Cherry Ridge Grange, No. 1071, was 
the successful contestant first to win 
the new banner and upon the evening 
when the banner was presented with 
fitting ceremonies, a goodly number 
•f visitors was present to congratu- 
late the Cherry Ridge Patrons upon 
their success. Grange News is very 
clad to note the increased interest in 
•range work in Wayne County. 


These fairs are becoming quite pop- 
ular. One in Lackawanna County 
is attaining good-sized proportions. 
Limestone and Sugar Loaf Granges In 
Warren County, each held fairs last 
month that were attended with con- 
siderable interest. Brother A. W. 
Dennison and State Master Hill ad- 
dressed each one. It is the expecta- 
tion that both" Granges will repeat 
their experience next year. Grange 
News would suggest to the Warren 
Patrons that inasmuch as there is no 
fair held in the county they should 
work to get the appropriation from 
de State to help them along. 


Grange No. 89, Erie County, sug- 
ffests the Sweet Pea as a good one to 
he made our State flower. They say 
It is of easy culture, can be cultivated 
•like by rich and poor in any part of 

the State, suitable for house decora- 
tion or button hole bouquet and Is 
one of the few flowers that produce 
our national colors. Let us hear from 
the next Grange. The editor hopes 
that at next session of the State 
Grange some flower can be selected 
and then we will go to the Legisla- 
ture and press the Legislature to have 
that flower designated as our State 


Sister Sarah E. Shook, Lecturer ef 
Grange No. 1333. Franklin County, 
has a printed program for the last 
quarter of the year. This new Grange 
meets twice a month and the program 
for the next two months Is as below. 

Nov. 2 — Do pure-bred fowls give 
greater profit than the mongrel. If 
given the same care and feed ? W. 
R. Diehl. 

The daily newspaper a factor for 
good, Walter Diehl. 

"The daily newspaper a factor for 
evil," Clarence Shook. 

"What is a balanced ration fer 
hens ?" Jacob Whitmore. 

Reading: "Maud Muller sets a 
hen," Catharine Whitmore. 

Nov. 16 — Resolved, There Is more 
profit from $20 invested in hens than 
$40 invested in cows. Affirmative, W. 
R. Diehl, Elizabeth Ebbert, Alice 
Whitmore. Negative, D. M. Omwake, 
U. G. Shook, John Harmony. State 
Lecturer's topic, "How may country 
children be taught business habits ?" 

Dec. 7 — A review of our past year's 
work, D. M. '^mwake, A. E. Ebbert. 
"Our outlook for the future," felbyl 
Kuhn, Sarah E. Shook. 

Dec. 21 — Election of officers. Be- 
port of State Grange. 

Ever try depositing your money ta 
a bank and paying by check ? Your 
obligations must be paid, this «loes 
not take any more money and Is a 
good deal more business like. The 
bank becomes your bookkeeper end 
you get a receipt for every Mil you 
pay. Any of the Grange Banks are 
ready to co-operate with you aloug 
this line. They came Into existence 
as you know largely for educational 
purposes and to enable farmers every- 
where to adopt more business-like 
principles and methods. 

More than one-eighth of all the 
Granges organized and re-orgahlzed 
in the United States last year were 
established in Pennsylvania. Hurrah? 
for that "Pennsylvania Grange Army 
100,000 Strong." 

Victor Grange, Centre County, re* 
ports adding about 20 new members 
this summer. 

pb( orange news 


Hditor Grange News : 

Everybody is talking about the 
tariff. We "have "stand- patters" and 
"reservers;" the parties are lining up. 
Where does the farmer stand on this 
question ? 

Have not forty years of Grange dis- 
cussion and the discipline of experi- 
ence qualified him to draw his sword 
and enter the arena of conflict ? 

Let us try. I believe we can handle 
It, at least our end of it. There is 
am article or essay or theme on this 
phase of the subject, worked out, 
theoretically. It ought to go before 
our State Grange first for the diges- 
tion of the scholars of that body and 
then to the National Grange. Un- 
fortunately, the National Grange 
meets first and if we wait for the ac- 
tion of the State Grange first, it will 
be too late for any good to come out 
of the action of the National Grange 
of 1908. 

What shall we do about it ? 

For one, I am in favor of plainly 
Indicating the demands of our great 
calling now, and not waiting for other 
people's views to be handed to us. 
Let us take the "initiative" at the 
National Grange, and then have a 
Zve&t "referendum" to our Granges 
over all the land. 

30 years a Granger. 



It seems sad that a young woman 
Just blossoming into womanhood 
ahould be summoned to depart, yet 
this call recently came to Cora, the 
oldest daughter of Brother and Sis- 
ter G. W. Oster, Bedford County. 
Although only nineteen years of age 
yet her Christian character and sweet 
manner had surrounded her by a host 
of friends and their grief found ex- 
pression in many beautiful floral of- 
ferings at the funeral. These ser- 
Tices were conducted by her pastor 
and concluded by the beautiful 
Grange burial service. The many 
warm friends of the family scattered 
throughout the State sympathize with 
them in the loss of this loved one. 


Don't you hear the tramp, tramp, 
tramp of that great "Pennsylvania 
Grange Army ?" It is getting nearer 
•very month, every week, yes, every 
day. One-eighth of all the Granges 
organized and re-organized in the 
United States last year were on 
Pennsylvania soil. Existing Granges 
are also strengthening their lines and 
special dozen classes were and are 
being added to the membership in 
Oranges all over the State. 

Grange News would like to har* 
that neighbor Join your Grange. 
Can't we help you land him ? Try 
letting him read a copy of Orange 
News. Let the Grange pick out a 
number of families In a community 
and have Grange News sent to them 
for a while, paying for it out of the 
treasury. If he is anything this side 
of a "wooden Injun," this double team 
will fetch him. 

The Hague Conference meets for 
peace and the betterment of all con- 
ditions of life everywhere. The 
Grange strives for the same high 
Ideals. With that "Pennsylvania 
Grange Army 100,000 Strong" we will 
be strong enough to still the troubled 
waters and to command more respect 
and better conditions for the farm and 
home and all Its interests. 

Of the 292 Granges organized and 
re-organized in the United States dur- 
ing last year almost one-third of them 
or 87 were in New York and Penn- 
sylvania. These two States contribute 
a good many thousand dollars to the 
National Grange annually and their 
importance to the order Is not to be 

Let your Grange teaching show by 
having tidy home surroundings, cleaa 
fences, good crops, and, of course, 
inside the house you will have plants 
and flowers, plenty of good reading 
matter, good light in ^11 living rooms 
for both day time and evenings. Noth- 
ing equal to a bright, happy family 
in a Granger's home where love reigns 
and system everywhere prevails. 

As Grangers let us "keep ourselves 
unspotted from the world," by being 
free from profanity. Profanity ought 
never to be heard in social or business 
conversation. Its use Indicates de- 
pravity as well as intellectual poverty. 
Our Grange boyg cannot afford to be 
in such a class. 

Looks as tho the Grange workers 
In Pennsylvania were working along 
right lines, doesn't it, when they add- 
ed more new and re-organized 
Granges last year than any other 
State in the Union except one. That 
"Pennsylvania Grange Army 10 0,0 Of 
Strong" is coming. 

Is the farmer getting a square deal ? 
If not then organize and go after it. 
A single squeal does not amount te 
much but a united demand will bring 

Isn't a gun about the best kind et 



sheep dog legislation after all ? If 
a few other worthless curs get in 
range pull the trigger just the same. 

The Grange Banner is unfurled to 

the breeze. It Is at the head of the 
procession. Keep your eye on its 
glorious colors and keep step with 
your neighbor, who is also enlisted to 

do battle for "our order, our country, 
and mankind." 

Hear the music of fife and drum 
as that "Pennsylvania Grange Army 
of 100,000 Strong" goes marching on. 
We want still more soldiers. Get 
your neighbors to enlist. We want 
their help while we all turn in to get 
better things for them. 

Wi^tt ^taift JEastftt'si Jilr Jting WvibU 

Dear Brother: 

In reply to your inquiry asking for 
Information as to whether it is neces- 
sary for a Grange to ballot on an ap- 
plication after the Investigating com- 
mittee has made an unfavorable re- 
port thereon I have to say that the 
ballot must be taken. In every large 
Grange embracing considerable of 
territory applications are frequently 
received from people that are almost 
if not altogether strangers to a por- 
tion of the membership. It is the 
function of the Investigating commit- 
tee to ascertain the character and 
habits of the applicant and upon their 
findings should depend the character 
of 4;helr recommendation whether 
favorable or unfavorable. This rec- 
ommendation Is of an advisory na- 
ture. While It should be specially 
helpful to those not personally ac- 
quainted with the applicant yet it Is 
not contemplated that an unfavorable 
report shall either In itself reject or 
necessarily result in a rejection when 
the ballot Is taken. 

Fraternally yours, 

Worthy Lecturer: — In yours of re- 
cent date you inquire whether I can 
give you the exact language of a let- 
ter written at that time. A copy Is 
your Grange in November, 1903, in 
order to settle a controversy. I en- 
close you herewith a copy of the let- 
ter that I wrote to Brother Wilsop of 
kept of every letter, of every charac- 
ter whatsoever, that goes from this 
office. Every letter that is received Is 
preserved and with its reply is filed 
for future reference should occasion 
require. This has been my practice 
for years and a good many thousand 
letters are filed away by a system of 
filing which enables them to be re- 
ferred to in a few minutes. The cor- 
respondence and other records of this 
office are often matters of consider- 
able Importance and they are filed 
carefully and preserved for years. 
Fraternally yours, 

Worthy Sister: 

Tours of the 2 2d at hand and I wish 
te congratulate you on the growth of 
y»ur Grange. I Infer from your let- 

ter that you have a different degree 
team for each degree. In this event 
there would be a considerable of 
friendly rivalry to see which one could 
do the work most nicely. In balloting 
for candidates In subordinate Grange 
each candidate should be balloted for 
separately. While you have several 
to ballot for at the same meeting It 
Is expected that each candidate will 
stand on his or her merits and be 
balloted for separately. 

Fraternally yours. 


The, forty-first annual session of the 
National Grange, Patrons of Hus- 
bandry, will be held in Hartford, Con- 
necticut, beginning Wednesday, the 
13th day of November, 1907. 

The Following Directions are Sub- 
mitted for Your Guidance : 

1. Tickets at full fare, on the 
certificate plan, for the journey going, 
may be secured not earlier than No- 
vember 9, nor later than November 
14. Be sure that, when purchasing 
your going ticket, you demand a cer- 
tificate. Do not make the mistake of 
asking for a receipt. 

2. Present yourself at the railroad 
station for ticket and certificate at 
least 30 minutes before departure of 

3. Certificates are not kept at all 
stations. If you inquire at your sta- 
tion you will find out whether certifi- 
cates and through tickets can be ob- 
tained .to place of meeting. If not, 
agents will inform you at what sta- 
tion they can be obtained. You can 
purchase a local ticket thence, and 
there take up a certificate and thru 

4. On your arrival at the meeting, 
present your certificate to C. M. Free- 


man. Secretary. 

5. A special agent will be in at- 
tendance to validate certificates on 
November 15. A fee of twenty-five 
•cents will be collected for each cer- 
tificate validated. If you arrive at 
the meeting and leave for home again 
prior to the special agent's arrival, or 
if you arrive at the meeting later than 
November 15, after the special agent 
has left, you cannot have your cer- 
tificate validated, and consequently 
you will not get the benefit of the re- 
duction on the home journey. No 
refund will be made on account of 
failure to have certificate validated. 

The trunk lines extending these 
■courtesies are the New England Pas- 
senger* Association and the Trunk 
Liine Association, only in New York 
■east of Buffalo. 

DATES OP SALE — Tickets to be 
sold on three days, Saturday, Mon- 
day and Tuesday, November 9, 11 
-and 12. 

RETURN LIMIT — Tickets to be 
good to return, leaving Hartford, 
Conn., until and including November 
26, 1907. 

TRANSIT LIMITS — Tickets to be 
limited for going passage commenc- 
ing date of sale and for continuous 
passage in each direction. 

FORM OP TICKET — Iron-clad sig- 
nature and punch descriptive form of 
ticket to be used, requiring execution 
by joint agent upon payment of fee 
■of twenty-five cents. 

Headquarters for the National 
Grange will be at the Hotel Garde, 
•one block from depot, two from 
<3rrange Hall. 

Rates per day for each person, 
American plan, $2.50. Por rooms 
with bath, per day, for each per- 
son, American plan, $3.50. 

Allyn House, $3.50 to $5.00 per 

The Heublein, European plan only, 
single rooms, $1.50 to $2.50; double 
rooms, $3.00 to $4.00. 

Long's Hotel, European plan only, 
rooms 50c to $1.00 . 

Hotel Hartford, one block from de- 
pot and hall, American plan, $2.00 
per day each, two in room. 

New Dom, $2.50 per day, double; 
$3.00 per day, single. 

Sigourney House, American plan, 
$2.00 per day, single; $1.50 double. 

The program for the session is not 
yet complete and will not be until af- 
ter the opening of the session, which 
will be called to order in the Sixth 
Degree by the Worthy Master, the 
Hon. Nahum J. Bachelder, at 11 
o'clock a. m., Wednesday, November 
13, 1907, in the Foot Gard Hall, 
where all the meetings will be held. 

The first week after the Memorial ser- 
vice on Sunday, the 17th, the session 
may convene in State House Hall of 
the House of Representatives. 

Wednesday, roll call, 11 o'clock, a. 
m. Annual address of the Worthy 
Master, first following reports from 
other officers and Executive Commit- 
tee. Public meeting and reception 1h 
the evening. 

Thursday, the First, Second, Third 
and Fourth Degrees will be exempli- 
fied, and the Sixth Degree conferred 
by the Connecticut State Grange. 

Friday afternoon and evening the 
Seventh Degree will be conferred and 
again on Saturday afternoon. State 
Master Wood, of Connecticut, is con- 
fident near 2500 will take this degree, 
and we have every assurance the Na- 
tional Grange never had so much in- 
terest centered in one annual session. 
Before we meet the National Grange 
weekly paper will have been issued 
and read by every Grange in the land 
with much interest. The committees 
selected at the Denver session will be 
ready to report on some definite plan 
of life insurance. 

The biennial election of officers and 
one member of the Executive Com- 
mittee will occur on some day here- 
after selected. 

J. H. Hale, chairman of the Execu- 
tive Committee of Connecticut State 
Grange, will have a,n office in Hotel 
Garde and another in a' side room of 
Foot Gard Hall, open both day and 
night, where one can apply for rooms 
iu private homes, either office only 
two squares from the depot. 

Per order of Executive Committee. 

C. J. BELL, 
Secretary of Committee. 

East Hardwick, Vermont, October 1, 


At its recent session passed a reso- 
lution asking the next Legislature to 
make provision for establishing an 
agricultural course ■pf study in our 
Normal schools. It was thought in 
this way the teachers in the common 
schools might be fitted for teaching 
nature study to their pupils. The 
Pomona also commended the effort* 
of Prof. Mixer of the Waterford high 
school and the directors of Waterford 
township and boro for establishing an 
agricultural department in the school, 
the first in the State. .This county ia 
fortunate in having; a county superin- 
tendent who is highly favorable to 
agricultural education. Prof. Bayle is 
a member of our order and those who 
attended the State Meeting at Erie 
will remember him as chairman of 
the Committee on Education at that 
session of the State Grange. 





"Good, the more 
the more abundant 

grows." — John 


+ + 

At this writing I am nearing the 
end of the long aeries of meetings 
covering three months and in seven 
States. The Ohio ^ratherings arranged 
for by Brother Louis J. Taber all 
passed off well. Kentucky and In- 
diana had theirs and now in Pennsi'^l- 
vania once more, and on the "home- 
stretch." I have not found it possi- 
ble to reach all the points in the Key- 
stone State from which I have had 
calls, but they will be looked after 
later on. 

In all this long trip with its many 
experiences, one central truth has 
been impressed upon me more and 
more as the days passed by, and that 
is the fact that the farmer as a class, 
is coming to his own, and that our 
Grange organization, more than any 
other one cause is the power that is 
pushing on and leading the wanderer 
out of the wilderness. This testimony 
comes not from our membership 
alone, not from farmers alone, but 
from many of the very classes who at 
one time, like Saul of Tarsus, "perse- 
cuted the Christians with zeal," but 
now like Paul are willing to confess 
that they have seen the light and that 
"the stone which the builders rejected 
has become the head of the corner." 

A prominent merchant said lately 
In a convention: "The farmer not 
only feeds and clothes the world, but 
his rich, warm « blood coursing 
through a healthy body, his brawny 
musble, made hard and strong under 
the skies and in the sunlight of heav- 
en, his brain clear and comprehend- 
ing, free from unhealthy environ- 
ments, must vitalize and re-vitalize 
all the* functions tnd endowments of 
the human race and hold it in the 
line of advancement and progression. 
And yet they are doing this gigantic 
work for humanity without general 
organization or co-operation among 
themselves, and without the power to 
protect themselves in trade with these 
very people who are so dependent on 

"I welcome this grand movement 
that is destined to bring to the farm- 

ers what is their own, but which has 
so long been withheld." 

•h *¥ *i' <i* 

Sister Mary E. Lee, an organizer 
for the Ohio State Grange, strikes a 
high notOv in one of her "extension 

"The Grange is the logical out- 
growth of the old New England Town 
Meeting, the forerunner of those 
magnificent instruments, the Consti- 
tution of the United States and the 
Ordinance of 1787. Meeting under 
the trees in the school houses t» 
discuss how to rear in the new land 
the best possible form of government 
that would guarantee to every citizen 
life, liberty and property and protect 
him in the pursuit of these blessings, 
and to be so organized as to secure 
them, was the aim of these meetings. 
History records how proudly they 
succeeded. Wherever the New Eng- 
lander went he carried with him the 
Ideas expressed by Manasseh Cutler 
in the Ordinance of 1787, "Religion,, 
morality and education being neces- 
sary to good government, schools and 
the means of education shall be for- 
ever encouraged." The Town Meet- 
ing was one of the means. As the 
territories gave way to states, and 
new 'states were carved out of new- 
territory, problems presented them- 
selves of which the forefathers never 

"Only the highest intelligence of a 
community could be gathered to- 
gether and from these gatherings 
came the leaders in statesmanship, 
literature, war, philosophy and sci- 
ence which made the middle period 
of our land so justly famous. Then 
came the literary society and the ly- 
ceum. Gradually the meetings be- 
came confined only lo the towns, ex- 
cept in country places where unusual 
intelligence prevailed. But the meet- 
ings could only affect local political 
units. There was no strongly organ- 
ized central authority." 

"Forty years ago the Seven Immor- 
tals projected and carried to success- 
ful issue the first organization of a 
national character for social service 
in this country. It is a matter of 
proud interest to agriculture that 
from the farmers came the first Na- 
tional organization with subsidiary 



state organizations, formed for the 
sole purpose of education and social 
uplift. Had these promoters given 
their attention to organizing great 
industries instead of the intelligence 
and the highest thought of a class ol 
people, they would today be recog- 
nized as great captains of Industry. 
The new organization survived the 
ordeals of the first few years and this 
year celebrates achievements of 
which any nation might well be 
proud. With every charter issued 
went the injunction, 'Educate, Edu- 
cate, Educate.' Education must pre- 
cede wise and Just action. The wis- 
dom of this Is seen in the economic 
and social value of legislation. State 
and National, secured by the 

Another item found In a St. Louis 
paper as I ride along on the cars : 

"That the American farmer has 
held his own smd has even forced 
prices to an unprecedented level. Is 
due to his bank reserve, which allows 
him to bide his time. He h,as paid 
off his mortgage; he has Installed ma- 
chinery to eliminate manual help of 
which he can never secure sufficient, 
and he has arrived at the point where 
he is not at the mercy of speculators 
who are at an advantage when debt 
burdens the farming States." 

+ * * * 

A Chicago paper sizes up the situa- 
tion about right: "The farmers gen- 
•erally have attained to that condition 
in their affairs as to enable them to 
put their live stock on the market at 
& time when prices justify. For years 
the packers during November and De- 
cember, have "beared" the stock 
market until they got prlfces down to 
make sure to them a large margin in 
pork. They began the same old trick 
this year, but have failed utterly in it. 
The hog farmer has waited a good 
many years to get hold of the reins, 
but he is driving now, so far as his 
hog products are concerned, and, 
having learned how he will be likely 
to repeat his skill from year to year." 

* + + + 

The Southern cotton farmers have 
made another great deal this year, 
by co-operating directly with the cot- 
ton spinners of England in selling 
their crops. This has now been done 
with great success by the growers for 
several years, adding millions of dol- 
lars to the farmers' Income, which go 
to buy more manufactured gpods for 
farm and home and keep factories 
srolng and hands employed,^ adding to 
the general prosperity. This is away 

ahead of the old way of a few biff 
fellows in the cotton buyers' trust, 
putting the price down until they had 
possession of the crops, and then 
pocketing millions at the price fixed 
by the laws ^ supply and demand. 
The world moves and the farmer is 
moving with it. Don't forget that 
every time you go to your Grang« 
meeting you are helping all thes« 
things along. When you stay at home 
you weaken our "firing line" just that 

+ + * Hh 

The oleo interests are making thwlr 
annual efforts to secure the Iditlng 
down of the legal bars which the 
united farmers in the Grange put up 
when they secured the passage of the 
national oleomargarine laws. Some 
of the newspapers are being filled 
with the talk of the alleged public 
demand for a cheap substitute for 
butter, and complaints of the hard- 
ships to consumers in paying the Te» 
cents a t)ound tax; hut the writer for- 
got to state that the uncolored olee 
can be bought practically without tax:, 
and the consumer who really wishes 
to buy a cheap substitute can obtalm 
the uncolored article at a compara- 
tively low price. The real difilculty is 
that the absence of color prevents the 
dealer palming off oleo as genuine 
butter, and the foTindation of the 
whole movement to change the oleo 
law lies in the desire of makers ani 
dealers to sell the product under false 
pretenses. There is no more right to 
make counterfeit butter than to make 
counterfeit money, so said the Grange 
years ago, and it will stand by its 
guns. "Eternal vigilance is the price 
of liberty." 

W. H. Taft, now quite prominent in 
the public eye, lately said: 

"I say to you that there are re- 
wards which are unknown to him 
who seeks only what he regards as 
the substantial ones. The best of all 
is the pure joy of service. To do 
things that are worth doing; to be in 
the thick of it. Ah, that is to live." 

Denatured alcohol Is running on. 
Any fiarmer can now put up a still on 
his farm and they will be sold for $60 
to $75. The wholesale price has al- 
ready dropped from 65 cents to 30 
cents per gallon and it will soon go 
still lower. Stills will be put up on 
the co-operative plan like creameries 
cider mills, etc., and farmers will soon 
be producing their own fuel, light 
and motive power. Thank the Grange 
for it. 



"We are going to have better gov- 
ernment because we are going to have 
better citizens because party ties are 
growing less each >ear, and love of 
•Itizenship is becoming more. — Tom 

Even little Japan has a parcels 
post, with a maximum of about 12 
pounds, carrying 1% pounds for & 
cents and the maximum 25 cents. 

And what have we ? 

"The forces that tend for evil are 
great and terrible, but the forces of 
truth are alive and courage and hon- 
esty and generosity and sympathy are 
also stronger than ever before." — 
Theodore Roosevelt. 

Here are a few more pointers on 
the Parcels Post which will be one of 
the special Grange issues before the 
next Congress: 

The parcels post system of Ger- 
many leads the world. 

It carries packages weighing as 
much as 110 pounas. People send 
chickens by mail, or eggs, or wine, or 
fish. Sometimes school boys even 
mail their linen home to be washed 
and returned. 

The German postoffices use the 
zone system. Around each distribut- 
ing center are imaginary circles, at 10 
miles, 20 miles, 50, 100 and 150. An 
11-pound package will be carried 
anywhere through the whole empire 
for 12 cents. 

Parcels weighing as much as 11 
pounds, when mailed within a city, 
are delivered anywhere in that city 
for 2% cents, though a rural deliv- 
ery may cost as much as 5 cents. 

Postal parcels may be mailed just 
as Our ordinary letters are mailed, or 
they may be registered, or sent special 
delivery, or C. O. D. In the last case 
the Government collects the money, 
charges a small fee and returns the 
collection to the original sender. A 
small extra payment insures that the 
parcel will be sent by a fast limited 
train and delivered by a special mes- 

Germany's business men consider 
the system indispensable. They say 
they could not get along without it. 

In 1904 the German Postoffice 
handled 6,894,899,000 pieces of mail 
matter. At the end of the year the 
postofflce was $14,624,095 ahead. 

In England, where the parcels post 
charges are higher, the business is 
not quite so large. But even England 
has outstripped America, for she car- 
ries one pound for 6 cents, two pounds 
for 8 cents, and 11 pounds for 24 
cents, though she limits her postal 
parcels to 11 pounds. In 1885 she 
began extending her parcels post sys- 
tem to her colonies. 

When for some time past I have at 
Grange rallies and other meetings 
told of the rural mail service, and 
have prophesied that In time we 
would have two deliveries a day over 
our rural routes, so that we could 
answer our letters the same day they 
were received, and that the quicker 
and more frequent service would be 
by automobiles, many in the audi- 
ences have smiled in a way to make 
me believe I was away off, but it has 
already come. A rural carrier, who is 
a Patron, in the Cumberland Valley 
of Pennsylvania, iises an auto to de- 
liver his mail. They are also in use 
in Milwaukee. 

[The carrier referred to is also- 
Worthy Master of a subordinate 
Grange in Franklin County. Right up 
to date.] — Editor. 

I note in the Grange News the com- 
ments and suggestions for a State 
flower for Pennsylvania, and the 
question as to which is our National 
flower. This subject was before the 
National Grange several years aga 
and the patrons of each State were 
asked to decide by vote their prefer- 
ence. No flnal conclusion was arrived 
at. At that time I made a suggestion 
which might still be considered; and 
that is for each State to select its 
flower, and then as we are a union of 
States let these be formed into a 
wreath as our national floral emblem. 
State pride will be satisfled, each hav- 
ing its choice, and the flower which 
by soil, climate and tradition repre- 
sents them best, and thus in our na- 
tional wreath the trailing arbutus of 
New England, the magnolia of South 
Carolina, the sunflower of Kansas, 
and the poppy of California will be 
together twined In emblem of a union 
of hearts and hands. On all national 
buildings, in sculpture and other 
adornments, on our money, etc., 
the wreath could be used while on 
State buildings, etc., the State flower 
could be more prominent. The sug- 
gestion of Sweet William for Penn- 
sylvania in memory of William Penn, 
is a good one. 

When this issue of Grange News is 
going out to its readers, the pilgrrim- 
age to the National Grange will have 
commenced. It is sure to be a great 
meeting. I know the New England 



Patrons. I know them well. It is es- 
timated that 5,000 Patrons will be 
there, and thousands should expect 
to take the Seventh Degree. Every 
good Patron should aspire to this, 
Hkie highest honor in our order, and 
so reach "the happy top." 

Once more I And my space all taken 
and some notes of meetings during 
this last month of my trip, and other 
items of Grange news and interest 
will have to be continued in our next. 


^tvAi^ %T^x^iixxT^v^^ ©orrt^r. 

Worthy Lecturers: 

The August topic for discussion was 
"How can the Grange assist the local 
school ?" The schools are now all 
in session and it is a good time to 
consider this important question. 

There is an old saying, "as is the 
teacher, so is the school." True as 
this is, there is another equally true: 
"As is the community, so is the 
school." The school is a reflex on the 
community in which it is located, and 
is a safe index to the spirit and ad- 
vancement of the people. 

It has been customary, and too of- 
ten is still customary, to throw upon 
the teacher the entire responsibility 
for the shortcomings of the school. 
The Grange, composed as it is of the 
patrons of the schools, has a duty to 
perform, and upon her rests a great 
responsibility. The Grange will assist 
the school materially and the cause of 
education in general, by assisting in 
the selection and election of compe- 
tent and efflcient Boards of Directors. 
This should be done in a non-partisan 
manner, politics being as great a 
menace to school, as to Grange work. 

In the selection of directors, there 
are many qualifications to be consid- 
ered. They should be men (or women 
and the more the better) possessing 
personal dignity and free from affec- 
tation. Each member should be 
chosen on account of some special 
qualification which fits them for the 

They should be persons, either of 
known business experience, high in- 
fluential social standing, pronounced 
scholarship, or all three. They should 
not be taken at random or appointed 
for some political services rendered 
a party or social club; but should be 
chosen carefully, intelligently and for 
some good reason. 

Having done this, the Grange 
should assist the Board in the per- 
formance of all its duties, and es- 
pecially in the selection of teachers. 
There is no disputing the fact that the 
Grange has been too indifferent in 
considering the importance of this 
duty, and too negligent in rendering 
needed assistance in the performance 
of the same. The teacher selected 
should be In sympathy with the envi- 
ronments of the pupils in his charge. 

He should be a close student of na- 
ture and a lover of rural life if he 
Would successfully teach the boys and 
girls in rural districts. Whatever his 
position, the teacher should display 
tact and care in his relations with the 

Perhaps in no other position in life 
is a person so liable to become im- 
patient of public opmion. The ideal 
teacher realizes the shortness of the 
time in which the character forma- 
tion of the pupils is in his hands and 
becomes more anxious for results- 
Unless encouraged by the Grange and 
patrons of the school, he is liable to 
become discouraged because the pub- 
lic do not respond readily to 9,11 his 
plans in relation to the school. He 
must remember that "Confidence is a 
plant of slow growth," yet when it 
has been secured, it is a powerful ad- 
junct. In assisting the local schools 
the Grange becomes a moulder of 
public opinion. When wrong, public 
opinion can be changed only by pa- 
tient, persistent effort. The Grange 
shbuld adopt only such plans and 
measures as will, after careful dis- 
cussion, meet with the approval of 
the common mind, which readily re- 
sponds to reasons within its grasp 
when they are supported by the sense 
of right. Public opinion cannot be 
forced, and manifestations of impa- 
tience often neutralize the efforts put 
forth to represent it. It is said, "That 
Rome was not built in a day." "The 
years go wrong, the ages never." 

The citizens who elect the oflficers 
are directly responsible for their acts, 
and when they fail to carry out the 
ideal school work formed in the pub- 
lic mind, they will elect others more 
in accord with the public will. 

In a recent issye of Grange News 
the writer suggested that committees 
be appointed to visit the local school 
and report at a subsequent meeting. 

In the October issue the State Mas- 
ter repeats this sug'gestion, and says,<^ 
"That is a good way to help the 
school." Worthy Lecturer your work 
and that of the teacher is much the 
same. You should be ever ready * 
and willing to help one another. In- 
vite the teacher to join the Grange 
and assist you in the literary and edu- 
cational work of the Grange. In re- 
turn, visit the school, encourage the 



teacher In every honest effort, to de- 
velop a better citizenship. The good 
seed you sow today may not fully 
ripen in the time of the sower, yet it 
shall grow in due time aind yield both 

flowers and fruit; and the fruit sha8 
be after its kind — sweet and pleasant 
to the taste and nourishing to th* 


ISxjtiCixixICft^ ®jcrtntniitje;e W^i^ifuvitinxt^nt 

I. FRANK chandler; Editor 

I feel as if a few lines relative to 
the next State Grange meeting at 
West Chester may not be out of place 
at this time. The committee having 
in charge the arrangements for the 
same have been at work almost con- 
tinuously since it was Rnown that the 
meeting would be there, in order that 
everything could be done for the com- 
fort and enjoyment of those intending 
to attend the meeting. We want no 
one to stay at home thinking that the 
accommodations would be limited, for 
the citizens of West Chester and vi- 
cinity recognize and realize that the 
farmers produce the bread and butter 
of this country, and when the farm 
fails to produce the sustenance nec- 
essary to keep body and soul together 
all other business will fail. While 
our hotels can accommodate only a 
limited number of our members, 
some 500, the citizens will throw 
open their houses for our happiness 
and our accommodation, feeling it to 
be not only a duty but a privilege to 
entertain the class of people we rep- 

At first it was suggested and they 

almost insisted on it. Congressman 
Butler and other public spirited citi- 
zens, that they would entertain vm 
free of charge, but we said, no, we ar« 
willing and expect to pay a fair rec- 
ompense for what we get. Such is the 
feeling that pervades the borough of 
West Chester today. They want yom 
to come; make your stay as long ai 
you wish; they will care for you and 
make you comfortable and feel that 
It is good for you to be there. Th« 
citizens of West Chester were disap- 
pointed to know- that we met for 
business, and while that was our first ' 
duty, we would not spurn anything 
put in our way to make our stay 
pleasant as far as it was possible t» 
do so. Come to West Chester, visit 
the largest and best Normal school Im 
the State; the Separator Works of P. 
M. Sharpies & Co., are the largest Im 
the world, It will pay you to see them; 
the wheel works, etc., etc., and don't 
forget the new Grsjtnge bank whick 
will be ready for business at that 


MxiiQ^i^^ ttiocnx i\rfj^ Staije ^j^icxj^iufcsi^ 


I had hoped to be able to announce 
in this issue of Grange News the rail- 
road arrangements for the coming 
State Grange meeting at West Ches- 
ter. The application for rates was 
sent in at the usual time and its re- 
ceipt was duly acknowledged by the 
president of the Trunk Line Associa- 
tion. In his letter he said the mat- 
ter would receive consideration at the 
next meeting of the representatives of 
the roads interested. After the meet- 
ing he wrote that owing to the un- 
settled state of railroad passenger 
rates action had been deferred until 
* the following month. After the 
next meeting he wrote to the same ef- 
fect and again so the third time. We 
have no definite answer, as yet. At 
the most fares will not be more than 
two cents per mile. It is not likely 

that they will be much, if any, less. 
Due announcement will be made im 
the December issue of this journal 
and a copy will be mailed to all of th« 
delegates in plenty of time. 

Since writing the above the follow- 
ing letter has been received from Mr. 
Farmer, of the Trunk Line Associa- 
tion : 

143 Liberty St., New York, 

October 9, 1907. 

Mr. J. T. Ailman, Secretary, 
Thompsontown, Pa. 

Dear Sir : 

Referring to your letter of Auff. 
21. Beg to advise that the questlom 
of reduced fares account above occa- 
sion was considered by the several Im- 
terested lines yesterday, but in view 
of the fact that the regular fares im 
the State of Pennsylvania were re- 
duced by Legislative enactment 



October 1, 1907, to two cents per 
mile, and the lines feeling that they 
eannot make any concession there- 
from for special occassions, the un- 
dersigned was directed to inform you 
that persons desiring to attend above 
occasion will be sold one-way ticket 
at regular local fares. 

Very truly, 
L. P. PARMER, Commissioner, 

This being the case it will not be 
necessary to issue any further instruc- 
tions as to railroad matters for the 
State Grange meeting. All will pay 
full fare. The one advantage in this 
is that you can go when you please, 
by any route you wish, and stop 
where you may want to. 

The coming meeting promises to be 
the most largely attended and one 
of the most interesting meetings of 
the State Grange ever held. Mem- 
bers coming through Harrisburg 
should arrange to stop off and see the 
Capitol. The trip also enables one 
to see one of the best farming sec- 
tions in the United States, if not in the 
world. Any one who can attend this 
meeting cannot afford to miss it. 

Fraternally yours, 


State Grange Representation. 

New and re-organized Granges, no 
matter how recently organized, are 
entitled to send two delegates to the 
State meeting, proviaed, of course, 
the delegates are husband and wife. 
If the wife or husband of a delegate 
cannot come, no one else can conxv 
in his or her place and have fare paid 
by the State Grange. 

Granges that are not more than two 
quarters in arrears to the State 
Grange are entitled to representation. 
All Granges, however, should make 
it a point to be paid in full so that 
there may be no question of the right 
of their representatives to seats. Most 
of the Granges in the State have 
already reported for the quarter end- 
ing September 30,. Any that have 
not done so should lose no time in 
sending in reports. 

The question how to awaken and 
maintain an interest in our Granges 
is often discussed. One way, and by 
no means an unimportant one, is to 
do the business at the right time and 
to do it with dispatch, acting on the 
old motto that whatever is worth do- 
ing at all is worth doing well. Pro- 
crastination enervates and finally 

State Grange is sent to the Master of 
each Subordinate Grange when the 
books are closed for the year. Ac- 
companying this is a blank credential. 
Any mast who has not received this 
by November 15, should notify this 
office and duplicates will be sent at 
once. These credentials must be 
filled out and signed by the Overseer 
and Secretary. 

Delegates must keep these creden- 
tials and bring them along to the 
meeting and present them to the 
credentials committee. Do not; send 
them to this office as is sometimes 


The Lackawanna County Pomona 
Grange met last in the church at 
Walls Corners with West Abington 
Grange No. 1200. There were three 
sessions, morning, afternoon and 
evening. Worthy Master L. Winship, 
of Covington Grange presided and 
Worthy Secretary J. L. Thompson, of 
Newton, recorded the proceedings. 

The doors were closed to the public 
until 8:30 p. m., when a literary and 
musical entertainment was rendered 
by local talent to a large and appre- 
ciative audience. 

Much enthusiasm and interest was 
manifested in Grange work and the 
presence of several members from 
Wyoming county added to the suc- 
cess of the meeting. Dinner and sup- 
per were provided by the members of 
the home Grange in the district school 
house near by. The next Pomona 
Grange will be held at Daleville with 
Covington Grange on Friday, Nov. 8, 
at which time the oflficers will be 


A statement showing the standing 
•f each Grange on the books of the 

haijIj dedicated 

On Wednesday, Oct. 9th, State Lec- 
turer Dorsett dedicated a hall for 
Tunkhannock Grange, No. 209. 

The hall was recently occupied by 
the E. v. denomination from whom 
it was purchased. It is a fine building 
and will make Tunkhannock Grange 
a home second to none in Wyoming 

The Grange served a chicken din- 
ner for the occasion and received 
about $75 to apply on the purchase 
price of the Hall. There is no dedi- 
catory ceremony that is any more im- 
pressive than that of the Grange; and 
the many visitors from the town and 
other Granges, listened with interest. 

After the ceremony short addresses 
were made by State Lecturer Dorsett 
and Senator "Bob" Edmistbn, of 
Bradford County. Which Grange will 
be the next to provide a place wherie 
its members may sit around its own 
hearthstone and benath its own roof- 
tree ? , 

Lef lis Talk Together About Ne; 

As the year 1907 hastens to a close It is meet that we look ahead t« 
another year. "The work of another day demands our attention." 

In the year that is closing the management of Grange News has ea- 
deavored to make a magazine that would interest and instruct the great 
number of Patrons of Husbandry to whose homes it went each month. That ( « 

our efforts have been, at least to a degree, successful, is attested by the warm ||l 

support that has been accorded us by not only our own people of Pennsyl- I 

vania, but Patrons everywhere. Profiting by our past experiences, therefore, jiil 

Grange News plans for 1908 



The editorial department will continue in charge of W. P. Hill, Worthy 
Master of the Pennsylvania State Grange. He will devote to his writings that 
same energy and keen insight into affairs that have made his department 
deservedly popular in the past and that have been used by him in making such 
a strong and influential organization of the Pennsylvania State Grange. The 
State Master's Writing Table will be continued and will remain an arbitration 
■council for matters of general interest. Questions answered here will serve 
Granges everywhere and enable them properly to conduct the esoteric work of 
the order and to render parliamentary decisions with assurance. 

The Executive Committee will have a department in charge of the Sec- 
retary and business affairs of the State Grange will be handled there. This 
department will be better than ever in 1908. 


The Worthy State Lecturer promises that his watchful care of his depart- 
ment will continue with greater vigor than in the past. He will see to it that 
topics of timely interest will be suggested thru Grange News and will discuss 
matters in his usual vigorous and capable manner. Subordinate Grange Lec- 
turers will be amply repaid for their subscription to Grange News by the 
State Lecturer's suggestions alone. 


Grange News has been fortunate above every other publication in the 
country in having upon its staff him who is probably better able than any 
other living man to spread the true Grange religion. Past National Lecturer 
Mortimer Whitehead has transferred his journalistic affection to Grange 
News and announces to the Patrons in every State that he will give to them, 
thru the monthly visits of Grange News, the best that in him is; that his love 
for the great order that he has lived for these many years will prompt him 
to extend his knowledge and gifts to all those friends who strive for the "edu- 
cation and elevation of the American Farmer." Brother Whitehead will 
make his department greater in 1908 than it has been in 1907. 


Among the great objects, of the Grange there stands out prominently the 
desire for Legislation that is founded on the greatest good for the greatest 
number. The Legislature of Pennsylvania has been fortunate in years past 
to have as one of its members William T. Creasy, whose undoubted honesty 
and fearless presentation of the people's rights have won for him national 
fame as a defender of the people. As a member of the Legislative Committee 
of the Pennsylvania State Grange Mr. Creasy has been the logical representa- 
tive of the State Grange in the Comomnwealth's Legislative halls and he has 
taken care of the Legislative Department of Grange News to the delight and 
instruction of our readers everywhere. For 1908 Mr. Creasy promises in- 
creased devotion to his editorial duties, vigorous in attack and conservative 
yet alert in defense. 


This department, as of yore, will continue in charge of Brother Ailman. 


Grange News" for 5 


t Next Year's ^^Grange News" 

His work in keeping: touch with the hundreds of Subordinate Granges thru- 
out the States makes him a busy man, yet each month is he able to collect 
Bufflcient nugrgets, from the great mine of information at his disposal, to dis- 
tribute quantities, and quality, among the members of the order who are 
readers of Grange News. In this department may be noted the growth and 
expansion of the order in the State and Nation, and the interesting happen- 
ings in the Pomona and Subordinate organizations generally. 


In this section of Grange News for 1908 will be continued the excellent 
articles from the pen of the Worthy State Ceres, whose advice upon sanita- 
tion, ventilation and the general care of the home and school room have been 
of so much value. Sister Lyons is trained for her writings and they alone 
are worth more than the subscription price of the magazine. This depart- 
ment will also contain communications, which are invited on topics of in- 

, terest, articles from the pens of Patrons, items of household interest, fun and 

. frolic. 

speclaij features 

During the year articles not attached to any one department will be 
printed in Grange News, the editorial standard will be made as high as the 
talents at our disposal make possible, and all in all we are ready to ofCer to 
those interested something worthy their attention. When it is considered 

, that the price asked for Grange News is but twenty-five cents a year, it is 
hard to understand why every Patron in the State should not willingly for- 
ward his or her subscription. The price is nominal and as low as good busi- 
ness allows. When Grange News shows a profit, it must be remembered, 

,1^at profit goes to making the magazine still bigger and better, with illumina- 
tions, illustrations, and so forth. True co-operation shall be the basis of our 


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During the year Grange News has 
frequently told of the good progress 
and growth being made in Pennsyl- 
vania. The records of the office of 
the Secretary of the National Grange 
now show that New York alone has 
out-stripped us, having 51 Granges 
credited to "it as being organized and 
re-organized while Pennsylvania has 
36. The next highest State has but 
23 so it looks as tho we were surely 
going to have thai "Pennsylvania 
Grange Army 100,000 Strong." Over 
12 per cent, of the entire gain for 
the United States is in Pennsylvania. 
Surely it speaks volumes for the en- 
terprise and energy of the order here. 
We print below official record of the 
National Grange and all true Patrons 
ot the Keystone State will find much 
therein to encourage them and to re- 
pay the workers for their efforts for 
up-building the order. 
Thig National Grange of the Patrons 
of Husbandry. Office of the Sec- 

The number of Granges organized 
and re-organized from October 1, 
1906, to September 30, 1907, both in- 
clusive, is as follows : 


California 3 

Colorado 6 

Connecticut 4 

Delaware 1 

Illinois 3 

Indiana 2 

Iowa 2 

Kansas 9 

Kentucky 3 

Maine 11 

Masyland 1 

Massachusetts 9 

Michigan IS 

Missouri 3 

New Hampshire 2 

New Jersey 15 

New York 48 

Ohio 2''. 

Oregon , 9 

Pennsylvania 31 

Rhode Island 2 

Vermont 22 

Washington 19 

Wisconsin 6 

Total 252 

Re- organized 

Indiana 1 

Kansas 7 

Maine 1 

Massachusetts 4 

Michigan 2 

Missouri 2 

New Jersey 1 

New York 3 

Oregon 2 

Pennsylvania 5 

South Carolina 1 

Vermont 1 

Washington 1 

West Virginia 9 

Total 40 

Your fraternally, 

Secretary National Grange. 

The New Digests are finished. Same 
price as before. 


Since the last issue of Grange News 
the following organizations have been 
effected : 

No. 1361, Lycoming County, by the 
veteran, Hon. Frank Porter, with 29 
charter members. Master, George 
Seitzer, Williamsport, R. D.; Lectur- 
er, Verna Brownwell, Williamsport, 
R. D.; Secretary, Harry K. Ott, Wil- 
liamsport, R. D. 


On Oct. 4, 1907, Kiskiminetaa 
Grange, No. 570, Armstrong County, 
was re-organized by S. S. Blyholder, 
Neale, Pa., with 21 charter members. 
The officers are : Master, S. B. Alls- 
house, Avenmoore, R. D. ; Lecturer, J. 
N. Kunkle, Avenmoore; Secretary, 
Mabel Couch, Olivet. 

No. 327, Mercer County, by W. N. 
Hoyt, with 13 charter members. Mas- 
ter, E. E. Foulk, Hadley; Lecturer, 
Mrs. A. E. Bell, Greenville; Secre- 
tary, Lizzie Foulk, Hadley. 


Canal Grange, No. 1548, Venango 
County, will soon be on the map. It 
is already beginning . to sit up and 
take notice. It was organized March 
18th with 52 charter members. We 
have now about 106, a gaih of over 
100 per cent, in six months. We like 
the Special Dozen idea. Our last 
claSs had a dozen and thirteen. 

J. M. C. HaSSON, Master. 

[This looks to us like a class of 
twenty- five. "Good.l^Ed. 


Mountain Grange, No. 1307, Mc- 
Kean County, had a very successful 
picnic August 31. Brother H. H. 
Hall, of Potter County, was the speak- 
er, we have as a result, ten memoers 
to initiate at our next meeting. 

A. T. LARSON, Master. 


Allegheny County Pomona Grange 
held its regular quarterly meeting 
with Locust Ridge Grange in Snowden 
township at the farm home of Broth- 
er W. W. Wilson. All the Subordi- 
nate Granges of the county were rep- 



resented, as was also a Grange of 
Washington county. 

An excelelnt and abundant dinner 
was served as was also supper, by the 
good Patrons of Locust Ridge. The 
regular routine work being concluded 
in private session, the gates were 
opened to the public, and the follow- 
ing named subjects were interesting- 
ly discussed: 

Roofing Substitutes for Slate and 
Shingles, by Brother Rankin, of Up- 
per St. Clair; Stock and Poultry 
Foods, by Brother W. W. Wilson; 
Woven Wire Fencing, Brother J. H. 
McElhaney; Round table talk on the 
advantages of the country over the 
city, by all present. 

Brother Wilson is a practical farm- 
er and his well kept poultry yards and 
farm speak of careful and industrious 
management. He believes in the up- 
lifting influences of the Grange and 
spends time and money to promote 
its welfare. The next meeting will be 
held at Carnegie, December 5, 1907. 



The Lackawanna County (Jrange 
picnic held in Thomas Smith's beau- 
tiful maple grove, near Dal ton, on 
Friday, August 30, was a grand suc- 
cess. The condition of tho weather 
was fine and the attendance large. 
The orator of the day was Hon. Loui? 
Piollet, of Bradford Cojtnty, who 
gave some very good thoughts and 
logic worthy of due consideration. 

Several selections of vocal music 
from the Grange melodion were ren- 
dered and the Revs. Van Cleft and 
Thompson, of Dalton, and Blandy, of 
Wallsville, spoke briefly, each one ad- 
vocating and' emphasizing true 
Grange principles. All told, the affair 
was all that could ve expecte<l an.i 
was no doubt the means of increasing 
Orange sentiment among the people 
as well as affording them an oppor- 
tunity for a day of social enjoyment. 


Our Grange picnic held at Blue 
Ball, Clearfield County, was a success 
and I believe, a stimulus, to our 
Grange at that place. We had ap- 
pointed a day to meet and clear up 
the grounds and we erected some 
tables, seats and a stand for the 
speakers and had an organ. The Mt. 
Joy Grange choir came as a body, be- 
ing led by our Worthy Brother, M. 
J. Owens, and with our own choir, 
furnished some excellent music. E. 
M. Davis, the friend of all true 
Grangers and agriculturists, kindly 
consented to act as chairman of the 
occasion and filled the place with 

We had with us as speakers. Dr. 

Thomas F. Hunt, Dean of the School 
of Agriculture, of State College, who 
made an excellent address, showing to 
our young people the good positions 
to be obtained by the farmer boys 
who have the grit to fit themselves 
for the many places now open to 
them. Dr. Hunt was followed by 
Hon. Peter Gearhart, member of the 
Legislature, whose address was an in- 
spiration to every Grange to go up 
and possess the land. He set forth 
very clearly some of the good things 
the Grange has been doing for us. 

We had a stand where edible re- 
freshments were sold, which paid our 
expenses and left a balance of over 
$14.00 to be turned Into our Grange 
treasury. We also had with us our 
friend, C. C. Hess, Master of Masham- 
er Grange, who gave us an earnest 
talk on the advantage of our boys who 
avail themselves of the opportunities 
afforded them by attending our State 

We organized Blue Ball Grange in 
November, 1906, with 14 charter 
members, and it no\v has 49 mem- 
bers, an application in for the fiftieth 
and fine prospects for a good strong 
Grange. At our last regular meeting 
we conferred First and Second De- 
grees on three young men and Third 
and Fourth Degrees on three others, 
at the close of which we served re- 
freshments, consisting of ice cream, 
C8.kes, coffee, and sandwiches. 

Our friend and Brother, Blake 
Owens, furnished good entertainment , 
at our picnic by some of his eloquent 
recitations. Fraternally, 



The high price of butter through- 
out the country will doubtless result 
in renewed activity by the Renovated 
Butter factories of the west and else- 
\^here. This "boiled butter" after it 
has been mixed up is, like oleo, hard 
to tell from the real thing. Because 
of this, this inferior stuff is likely to 
be sold to the confiding public at the 
regular price for fresh, sweet butter. 
We have a law in this State for pro- 
tection against it as well as oleo- 
margarine and the Dairy and Food 
Commissioner is inaugurating an ac- 
tive campaign along this line. The 
Grange wants all violaters of our oleo 
and the renovated butter laws punish- 
ed to the full limit of the penalty. 


Richland Centre Grange, Bucks 
County^ had a picnic this year which 
was so complete in its appointments 
and presented such a large line of ex- 
hibits of all kinds as to be a rival 
to the best of our county fairs. The 



The State Executive Board 

P. of H. 

has made a special contract with us to manufacture 
Organs and Pianos for members of the Grange 
in Pennsylvania. . . The State Committees of 
Ohio and Michigan, hearing of the success of this 
arrangement and of the superior quality of the 
Weaver Organs and Pianos, have made similar 
contracts. Not because the organs and pianos we manufacture are 
cheaper than all others, but better. We are in a position to give the best 
of satisfaction to all who want good instruments at reasonable prices. 
Write for catalog and full particulars. 

Weaver Organ and Piano Co.^ 

Manufacturers to the Grange, 
Department G. . . . YORK, PENNA. 


We are now enjoying to its full powers, the Pure Food Law, which went 
Imto ifuil effect on the first day of this month. This law, as you know, is 
almost a direct C^range Law, originating as it did in the Orange and always 
backed by the Grange. 

It brings new prices to us — almost all considerably higheir than a year 
aigo, but we now know that with our desire for PURE goods we can obtain 
thiem, by paying a reasonable advance over last year's price. 

Watch The QuaUty 
More Than The Price. 

We wanted pure goods, now let us enjoy them. We carry nothing but 
the best and assure you the lowest price within reason when quality is taJken 
Into consideration. 


UAe Gran|(e House of— 


43 N. Water St. PHILADELPHIA, PA. 



Quakertown Free Press devotes ovei 
two columns to It, announcing the 
names of the premium winners, etc. 
Sister Bromall, of Delaware County, 
was the State Grange speaker and 
pleased well the large audience. To 
Brother Hartman and his various 
committees much credit was given for 
the decidedly successful occasion. 

liOndongroTe Grange Growing 

Londongrove Grange, No. 63, Pa- 
trons of Husbandry, has take,n on 
new life since buying the old Avondale 
Methodist Episcopal Church property 
some time ago, to be used as a Grange 
hall. The building has been well 
fitted up for the purpose for which 
it is designed. At the last meeting of 
the Grange 22 new members were ad- 
mitted. — West Chester Local News. 


The hog scalder which Brother 
Richman has been advertising for 
some months has found its way to a 
number of homes. That it is giving 
general satisfaction is proved by the 
above letter, which is a sample of 
many that Brother Richman has re- 

Chester Heights. Oct. 10, 1907. 

Mr. H. B. Richman, 
Sharptown, N. J. 

Dear Sir : 

The scalder arrived and I am 
more than pleased with it. Thank 
you for the extras. Hope I may bo 
able to put some business In your 
w^ay. Very truly yours, 



Headquarters Y. M. O. A., West Chester, Pa. 

As it is desired by the commi'itee of arrangements, to assign beforehand, 
as many as possible, of the delegates and other Grangers intending to be 
present at the State Grange meeting, to be held at West Chesier, December 
10-13, 1907. they are requested to notify the undersigned at an early date. 

Arrangements have been made with the hotels, for aocom;modations at 
the following rates : 

GREEN TREE INN — Board and lodging per day, two in a rooim, $2.00; 
over two, $1.50. 

MANSION HOUSE — Board and lodging per day, two in a room, $2.00; 
over two, $1.50. 

TURIiS HEAD — Board and lodging per day, one in a room, $2:00; more 
than one, $1.50. 

EAGLE — Board and lodging per d>ay, single, $2.00; more than one in 
room, $1.50. 

WEST CHESTER HOUSE — Board and lodging per day, single, $2.00; 
moire than one in room, $1.50. 

FARMERS — Board and lodging, per day, $1.00. 

A large number will be accommodated in private families, the rarte be- 
ing $1.25 per day. 

The assignments will be made in the order of application and as far as 
possible the wishes of the applicants will be respected. 

D. C. WINDLB, Secretary. 

West Chester, Pa. 

Write for Cash with Order Terms; Special Autumn Proposition 





If You Use 

Stock or Poultry Conditioners or Remedies Why Not Buy 

from a Patron at Patrons' prices? The Buckeye Company is under 
contract with the State Grange; its goods are absolutely pure and comply 
with the National Pure Food and Drug law; I can furnish you the very 
best goods in this line at factory prices and it is to your interest to ex- 
amine into my proposition. 

Patrons save money by buying Buckeye Goods. For full informa- 
tion write 

J. E. HOYT, Gen. Representative. 
420 Edwin St. WILLIAMSPORT, PA. 

Member CoyalsocK Grange, No. 1323. 

I now offer the farmer and butch- 

HOG SCALDER and am confi- 
dent in my assertion that when once 
used they will not dispense with 
one and return to the old method. 
The Scalder is not heavy to trans- 
port from one place to another and 
can be set up anywhere and fired up 
for work. In fact they are o. k. in 
every respect. This is what some 
of my new Pennsylvania customers 

CHESTER HEIGHTS, Oct. 10, 1907. 
Mr. H. B. Richman. Sharptown, N. J., 
Dear Sir: — 

The Scalder arrived and I am more than pleased with it. Thank you for th« 
extras. Hope I may be able to put some business in your way. 

y/ery ..ruiy yours. 


H. B. Richman, 

Sharpstown, New Jersey 




tells all about the Celebrated Far- 
quhar Saw Mill, Boilers and 
Engines. Ask anyone using a 
Farquhar Mill about its merits. 
Farquhar Mills are known the 
world over. We have been turn- 
ing them out at the rate of over 100 
per month the past few years. 
We lead, others follow. Farquhar 
Feed Cable Attachments and Ac- 
curate Quick Receding Chain Set 
Works, with a lot of other good 
features, make the Farquhar Mill 
famous. We have the only suc- 
cessful Friction Log Turner for 
portable mills. 

Write at once for 68-page Catalog of Engines, Boilers, Saw Mills and 
Threshers, mailed free to the readers of Grange News. 

A. B. Farquhar Company, Ltd., York, Pa. 

••• ^9 I\. M L^ ^9 ••• 

Sliffel & Freeman Safes and Vaults, 

Victor Manganese Steel Safes, 

Bank Furniture— Metal Furniture 

For Estimates Write 


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We have the largest and mo»t com- 
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with all the most modern machinery. 
Our facilities for the outifltting of banks 
and corporatlona of all kinds are unnex- 
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The Jones Improved Loose Leaf Sys- 
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Special Blank Books of every descrip- 
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tificates, Fine Embossed Stationery. 

A list of necessary articles for the out- 
fitting of Banks and Trust Companies 
furnished on application. 

Bank and Trust Company Outfits. 



The undersigned bank extends greeting and best wishes, and invites 
you to open an account with us, depositing all or any part of your weekly 
wages. Sven if you liave to pay it out during the week, we advise you 
to pay by check, as the cancelled checks are receipts for money paid out. 

We assure you that it v^U be a pleasure (not a trouble) to us to 
handle your busiiiess, even ithough it may be small. We shall appreciate 
your business and are glad to help and encoura^^ aU who are trying to 
better their financial condition. 

There are many Patrons in this Ck)nmionwealth who have not as 
yet started an account with this bank, and we appeal especially to ithesn. 
nils bank has added influence and prestige to your orgaiiization and will 
continue to do so, then why do you hesitate to open an account, when we 
can give you the same liberal (treatment and aooomnKodations as other 
banks. Think over this and start the new year of the bank by sendhig 
us a deposit. 




Savings department pays 3 per cent, 
compounded semi-annually. 


By your patronage your first Grange 
Bank grew to eight times its or- 
iginal eize the flnst year. 
Let us double that this year. 


For Farms. Bspeolally preiMured to drltt 
with crop same as phosphate. Ifoxiii- 
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free. C. J. YODER, 

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Gearing entirely enclosed. 


My U. S. is not oat of 
order every week or two 
like my neigrhbors' who 
use other makes, ARE. 
D. L. VanWonn. 

Cream, time, work. 

Dairymen choose the U.S. because they KNOW it can be depended 
upon to do the Best work ALL the time, and the Longest time, too. 

May we explain to you why? Please send 
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Last year the Pennsylvania State 
College Instituted a special course of 
twelve weeks in poultry keeping. This 
Is one of the five winter courses in ag- 
riculture which begins December 3, 
1907. Mr. J. W. Clark, Cainsville, 
Ontario, has been selected to give 
special instruction on this subject. 

Instruction in this course consists 
of lictures on general principles of 
breeding and feeding; the breeds of 
poultry, their origin, characteristics, 
care and management; and diseases 
and parasites. Practical exercises will 
be given in dressing poultry, capon- 
izlng, keeping records, judging, run- 
ning incubators and brooders, and in 
the construction of colony houses and 
other poultry appliances. The course 
will be under the direction of Prof. 
T. I. Mairs. 

Farmers' week at the Pennsylvania 
State College occurs this winter from 
January 1 to 9, inclusive. There are 
thus four days of the last of the first 
week and four days of the first of the 
next week instead of three days in 
each week as last year. From re- 
ports already received a large attend- 
ance is expected. 

Creamery and Cheese Courses 

The shortage of labor seems to be 
as great in the creamery business as 
in any other. The Pennsylvania 
State College dairy school has had 
more calls for creamery butter-mak- 
ers, cheese-makers and dairy farmers 

than it had men to recommend. 

The courses this winter will begin 
December 3, five weeks earlier than 
heretofore, and continue to February 
26. This is the season of the year 
when butter-makers and cheese- 
makers can best get away from their 
work to study the relation of bac- 
teriology and dairy chemistry to the 
practical work of making starters, to 
cream-ripening anj many details 
which the modern butter-maker and 
cheese-maker maust know all about. 
At least one-half of each day is de- 
voted to practical work in handling 
the milk and cream from ninety 
farms. Young men who have had 
experience in creameries and cheese 
factories as helpers will find this 
course of pracitcal instruction very 
helpful to them in securing better po- 
sitions the coming season. Prof. H. 
E. Van Norman has charge of these 
courses, which are a part of the five 
winter courses offered by the college. 

cockerels for sale. Dus. 
tin Strain. Fine fowls 
from prize winning stock. 


Mansfield, Pa. 

Are you arranging to attend the 
State Grange meeting? 



"Shall We Dip op Fumigate ?" 

This is a question which has been 
puzzling nurserymen, orchardists, 
farmers and tree-planters consider- 
ably of recent years, therefor any new 
light on this subject we are quite 
sure will be greatly appreciated by 
our readers. While this problem has 
not yet been completely solved, there 
have been great strides made in deter- 
mining the value of dipping in com- 
parison with fumigating. Fumiga- 
tion is very effective when properly 
done, but it has such serious disad- • 
vantages in that few are capable of 
doing the work without positive in- 
jury to the trees that it is really im- 
practicable. Another objection is 
that it is a very costly method, and, 
again, it must be done at a time when 
the nurseryman is extremely busy. 

Of recent years we have heard 
more or less of the success resulting 
from the dipping method, and we are 
coming to the belief a much more 
convenient method of controlling In- 
sect infestation on nursery stock has 

been found, and It would seem fron» 
the experience of those who have beew 
dipping their trees Instead of fumi- 
gating them that it is a far more effi- 
cient operation. 

In a recent bulletin issued by the 
American Horticultural Distributing 
Co., Martinsburg, W. Va., on the sub- 
ject of "Dipping vs. Fumigation," we 
find several quotations from promi- 
nent horticulturists. It seems to u» 
that these "experience lessons" are 
what our readers are looking for. 
Theory on subjects of this kind is all 
right, but actual demonstration beats 
it all hollow. 

We believe that the bulletin sent 
out by the American Horticultural 
Distributing Co. is one of the best 
articles on this question that we have 
had occasion to read, and that it i& 
a practical talk on this subject. We 
recommend that our readers write 
to them for a copy, as we understand 
that it will be mailed free to any or- 
chardist or farmer in the United 
States, Canada or Mexico. 

Everything for the Grange 





Under contract with Pennsylvania asxd 
tno»t other State Granges. 

Send for Catalogue 


Syracus«, N. (Y. 

The largest dealer In Grange Suppli«« In 
the world. 

Green Tree Inn 

61 LAS WRIGHT, Proprietor. 

Headquarters Penna. State Orange 
duHng week of December 9, 1907. 


under contract made In the year 1876 for 
supply of clothing to the Patrons of 

We have a largre line of Men's and 
Boya' Clothlnff, rangringr in prlee from 

$5 to $15 

made In the regular tailor made style. 
Also line of piece goods whidb. <we make 
to order from 

$15 to $30 

Samples on application. 


514 Market St. Philadelphia, Pa. 




A complete list of Business Houses 

under contract with the Pennsylvania State Grange, re- 
vised up to February 1. 

G, In writing for prices or information or in ordering 
goods, always write under seal of Grange or trade card. 


It is the duty of the Masters of Subordinate Granges to keep a supply of 
Directories on file in their Granges, and see to it that each family is fur- 
nished with a copy for their information and use. Additional copies can ho 
4iad from the State Grange. 


In the Declaration of Purposes unanimously adopted by the National 
•Grange, It Is declared as one of the principles of the Order that for our busi- 
ness Interests "We desire to bring producers and consumers, farmers and 
manufacturers, into the most direct relationship possible." 

To carry out In good faith these principles, the Executive Committee, 
under the instruction of the State Grange, has made business arrangements 
with the following houses for the benefit of the members of the Order thru 
which they can buy single implements or In broken packages, to suit purchas- 
ers, at wholesale prices, without the Intervention of agents . 

Thornton Barnes, 223 North Water 
Street, Philadelphia. Groceries. 

Garitee & Sons, 518 Market St., 
Philadelphia. Men's and boy's cloth- 

Derrick Oil Co.. Tltusvllle, Pa. All 
kinds of Illuminating and lubricating 

George W. Oster, Osterburg, Pa. 
Thoroughbred poultry, and eggs for 

Patrons Paint Works, 234 Plymouth 
Street., Brooklyn, N. Y. Liquid rubber 

The Garver Bros. Co., Strasburg, O. 
Groceries, dry goods, hardware, 
•queenaware, boots and shoes, drugs, 
harness, pumps, clothing, wall paper, 
carpets furniture, household goods, 
buggies, wagons, salt, oils, wire, nails, 
«tc., etc. We can save you big money 
on your purchases. Send us a trial 
order and be convinced. 

C. H. Dlldine, Rohrsburg, Pa. 
Chester White and Poland China hogs 
and pigs. 

Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N. 
J. Badges, flags, emblems, buttons, 
working tools, etc. 

The Demorest Manufacturing Co., 
Williamsport, Pa. The celebrated 
■Columbia sewing machines, best on 

M. L. Coulbourne, 348 N. Front St., 
Philadelphia. Will sell all kinds of 
•country produce for Patrons. 

The Whitney Noyes Seed Co., 
Buffalo, N. Y. All kinds of grass 

George H. Colvin, Dalton, Pa. Po- 
tatoes grown especially for seed, 14 
^rarieties, prices right, list free. 

Patterson & Evans, No. 52 Vine 
St., Cincinnati, O. Grass seeds of all 

Heman Glass, Rochester, N. Y All 
kinds of farm and garden seeds. 

The One Price Clothing Co., llth 
Ave. and 12th St.. Altoona, Pa. Ready 
made clothing, hats, caps, underwear, 
etc., etc. 

Lester Shoe Co., No. 1409 Eleventh 
Ave., Altoona, Pa. General line of 
boots, shoes and rubber goods. 


For Information relative to binders, 
mowers, hay rakes, etc., at special 
prices to Patrons, write under seal or 
trade card to 


Toughkenamon, Pa. 


Centrifugal cream separators can 
be furnished Patrons by a special, pri- 
vate arrangement. For full informa- 
tion and prices, write under seal or 
trade card to GEO. W. OSTER, 

Osterburg, Pa. 

The Thellman Seed Co., 1517 State 
Street, Erie, Pa. Seeds of all klnde, 
onion sets and garden implements. 

Cooper Commission Co., Minneap- 
olis, Minn. Grain, flour, mill feed, 
ground feed, oil meal and cereals 
straight or mixed car lots. Write for 

Edward F. Dibble, Honeoye Fall*, 
X. Y. Seeds and potatoes. 

Charles W. Ford & Co., Fishers, 
N. Y. Seed potatoes. 

R. H. Thomas, Mechanicsburg, Pa. 
Working tools, staff mountings, ballot 
boxes and seals. 



The Buckeye Co., Lorain, Ohio, 

dtock and poultry food, louse killer, 

«tock and worm powder, cow vigor, 
crall cure, etc. 

Buffalo Fertilizer Co.. Buffalo, N. T. 
Fertilizers and fertilizing materials. 

C. J. Bainbrldge, 202 W. Water 
St, Syracuse, N. Y. Badges, buttons, 
celluloid goods and a full line of 
Orange supplies of all kinds. 

Black Rock Mills, Buffalo, N. T. 
Bran, middlines, mixed feeds, grain, 
glutens, cottonseed meal, linseed 
meal, poultry foods, etc. 

Theodore Z. 'Root, Jamestown, N. Y. 

Author of the book known as "The 
Dark Side of the Beef Trust." Thl« 
work is a blow at the beef trust, and 
should be read by every Patron. Can 
be ordered from Secretary of the State 
Grange. Cloth, 55c; paper, 35c; by 
mail, postpaid. 

Douthett & Graham, Butler, Pa- 
Men's and boy's ready-made clothing, 
hats and caps. 

Pennsylvania Telephone Co., Har- 
rlsburg, Pa. Write for Information 
on contract for rural lines, etc. 

The C. M. Clark Publishing Com- 
pany, Boston, Mass. Books and 
special library offers to all Granges. 


Patrons, your Executive Committee have made numerous and valuable 
arrangements for your benefit. These trade arrangements can only be main- 
tained by giving them a liberal patronage. 

A number of duplicates of the same line of trade, therefore, must receive 
a liberal patronage or the contracts cannot be continued. These houses will 
generally secure special freight arrangements when requesteJ. 

Be free to write them for Information; but you have no moral right to 
use this information to beat down the price of local agents and retailers, 
•which will tend to injure the Grange trade as much as the retailer, beside* 
Incurring unnecessary hostility to the Order. 


The ideal co-operation is direct trade between producers and consumere, 
farmers and manufacturers. The Grange has been making rapid progress 
in this direction and has established the most satisfactory trade system 
Icnown to modern civilization. 

It only remains for Patrons to utilize its advantages, and they will save 
more annually many times than it costs to be a member of the Grange — to 
•ay nothing of other educational and social advantages. 


1. It is the duty of the Subordinate Grange to furnish every member 
with a Trade Card at the time of receiving the A. W., which will be good for 
the current year. 

2. Individual members desiring information of prices for supplies will 
enclose their Trade Cards with the communication to any of the business 
houses arranged with by the State Grange, whereupon the house will, by re- 
turn mail, quote prices or fill orders at wholesale prices in packages to suit 
the purchasers, returning Trade Card to member with bill. The Grange is 
not liable for goods bought under Trade Card orders by Individual membew, 
as such orders must be accompanied by cash or certificate of money deposited 
tn bank. 

2. Subordinate Granges inquiring for prices or purchasing goods of- 
ficially under the seal of the Grange, signed by the Master and Secretary, 

thirty days credit will be given on bills of purchase. 

4. The trade prices quoted are confidential and for Patrons only. 

5. Grange business houses must ship goods as ordered, otherwise it Is 
the duty of Patrons to promptly return them at the expense of the hous* 



The Pf DDsyivania State College, 


School of Agriculture 

Six four-year Courses; many Corres- 
pondence Courses; Farmer's Week. 

In Other Schools 

Courses of Engineering, Chemistry, 
Mining, Home Economics. 
Send for Bulletin of Course you prefer. 
Address the Registrar, 




Made of high carbon Steel Wire 
Uorse-hlgb, Bull-strong, Chick- 
en-tlght. Sold diroet to the 
Farmer at lowest raanufae- 
turors prices on 30 Days Free 
Trial, freight prepaid. 100 page 
Catalogue and price-list free. 

Box 198 MUNCie, IND. 

^he Jacobson 

The Jacobson Gas or Gasoline Engine 
Is the most simple on the market — hav- 
ing one-third the n>umber of parts of 
•ther engines— all parts even the cylinder 
bushing being interchangeable. Highest 
cylinder compression, therefore a saver 
•f fuel. If Interested in an engine or 
an entire outfit, write 

Manufacturers' Agent Jacobson Gas and 
Gasoline Engines, Feed Grinders,,' Elec* 
trie Light Plants, Etc. 


D# ۥ Kauffman, 

j^ York, Pae j^ 

Hand and Power Sprayers* 
Fungicides, Insecticides, Poul- 
try and Apiary Supplies. 


Built In size from 4 to 100. H. P. 
Portable, Stationary, Pumping, Hoist- 
Ing Engines. Also mounted on skids. 
The JUNIOR CALLAHAN is a very at- 
tractive engine for the farm. We would 
like to have you see them where they 
have been In dally service for years. 
Send for Catalog and prices of Callahan 
Gas Engine Oil. 

ROBERT F. FOSTER, Sales Agent, 
720 Arcade BIdg. PKIIadelphra, 

Bell Phone, Spruce 2573A 
anofher season. 


Wear Well - Look Well - [Sell Well 

Buy Direct and Save Merchants' Pro- 
fits. They Make Splendid Christmas 

The '"Moneyback" Gloves are made 
from long fiber strong wool yarn in 
black, brown, gray, and the child's with 
fancy hands. .They have long, well It- 
ting wrists and suitable for dress •r 
• work, and for men, women and childrem. 
State whether large or small hand also 
age of child. Will send all of one size 
and color or assorted. These glovea are 
made to sell at 50 cents per pair. 
Price Direct, prepaid, 3 pair $1.00 
Price the same whether for one pair 
or 100 pair, and Moneyback If not aat- 

Box 326 Spartansburg, Pa. 

^^^ Use a Klnir Harness 60 months. 

i^^ It will resist every jerkjiwist, strain. 

We graarantee it. Kins Harness has 

been made for a quarter century. Some 

now in use were made more than 20 years 

Bgro. Deal directly with the makers— save 

ssperoent- Big assortment. Write for free 

catalog: G now. ^ Owego, TiofaOo. 

KiBcHanMBiOoM K H.T. 

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Gasoline Engines 

For|all purposes 
Write for catalog 


Eastern Distributors, 


I Want A Scale on Every Farm I 

to the farmers at r eason- 

Wby not bny mine? I am the 
plan of selling scales DIRECT 
able prices. I was the FIRST 
offer the farmer a RELIABI£ 
at a fair price. I have made 
and sold scales '^, 

for 42 years, and 
trhile to-day 
■there are hun- 
dreds of other 
scales made and 

gold EACH AMERICAN FARMER who hnys a scale is under OBLIGA- 
TIONS to me for having made the FIGHT against the old munopolitits and 
haying put the price within reach of all. I am now fighting the ENTIRE 
SCALE TRUST AND COMBINATION tO keep the price down. 

I have a history of the scale business, called the "Reason why you should 
buy a Scale", which I will send FREE to anyone asking for it, together 
with a full line of pricbs on all kinds of FARM SCALES. 

AddreM "JONES, He Fays The Freight". 
Binghamton. N. Y. Lo<dc Box vv 


Write us for prices on Barred, White 
«nd Buff Plymouth Rocks— White Part, 
ridge and Siiver Laced Wyandottes— 
Rose and Single Comb R. 1. Reds — Buff 
and Partridge Cochins — Buff and Light 
Brahmas— Registered Hampshire Down 
Sheep — Chester White Swine — R. C. 
Collie Dogs — Bronze Turl<eys. 

Buff Wyandottes and Bucl<eye Red 

C. L. W3EBSTER, Keiton, Pa. 

Stoke's Standard Seeds 

l^y varieties and strains of 

have no superior. Send for catalogues 


of every kind. Agent for Cyphers Incu- 
bators and Supplies. 


of the late firm of Johnson A Stokes. 

£19 Market St. PHILADELPHIA. 

New and Liberal Homestead Regulations In 


New DiiBtricts Now Opened 
for Settlement 

Some of the choicest lands in the grafai.growins 
belts of Saskatchewan and Alt>erta have recently been 
opened for settlement under the Bevised Homertead 
Begnlations of Canada. Thousands of Homesteads of 
160 acres each are now available. The new Begnla. 
tlons make it possible for entry to be made by proxy, 
the opportunity that many in the United States have 
been waiting for. Any member of a family may 
make entry for any other member of the family, whe 
may be entitled to make entry for himself or herself.* 
Entry may now be made before the Agent or Sub* 
Agent of tiie District by proxy (on certain conditions), 
by the father, mother, son, daughter, brother or 
sister of an intending homesteader. 

"Any evsHMiumbered ••etien of Demlnlen Lands to 
Manitoba or the NoHhweal Pravlnees, exeepllns • •■' 
te, not rosorvod, majr bo homostondod by any pomon 
tho solo head of a family, or maio evor IS yoara of 
ago, to tho oxtont of eno^uartor soetlosi of 100 aoroot 
more or loon." 

The fee in each case will be CO. Churches, sohoola 
and markets oonventent. Healthy climate, splendid 
crops and good laws. Grain-growing and cattle* 
raising principal industries. .^ , .. 

For further particulars as to Bates, Boutas, Best 
Time to Go and Where to Locate, apply to 
8rd floor. House Bldg.. Pittsburg, Pa. 
Canadian Ck>vemment , 

82 grange nejws 





Tioga, Pa., November 2, 1906. 
To whom it may concern : — 

At the meeting of our bank, April 3d, 1906, we installed an Inaproved 

Victor Manganese Steel Screw Door Bank Safe, and we can not say too much 

In its praise. It fills the bill in every respect, and we are delighted with 

Its workings. It gives us great pleasure to recommend it to any who may 

need a first class safe. Very respectfully, 


S. P. HAKES, President. 




Cream Separator 

DE LAVAL Separators are truly "World's Record Machines." 
Considered from "every point of the compass," so to speak, 
In original inventions, in skimming efficiency, and important 
Improvements, in durability and ease and economy of operation, 
as well as in widespread usage and number of sales, the DE 
LAVAL has no competitor, or one that even approaches its 
record on any one of these points. The DE LAVAL was the 
original cream separator and by such all-important inventions as 
the "Alpha- Disc" system and "Split- Wing" device is has always 
led and is to-day from five to ten years ahead of all other ma- 
chines. In close skimming, durability and ease of operation it 
shows an unbroken victorious record covering more than twenty- 
eight years. Thousands of tests have proven that it will save 
from $2.00 to $5.00 pep cow each year of use over other sepa- 
rators. Nearly 900,000 machines have been sold to date and are 
used in every country, being distributed by miore than 10,000 DE 
LAVAL branch houses and agencies in different parts of the 
world. Over 98 per cent, of the world's creameries use only DE 
LAVAL machines, also all government and state experiment 
stations and every dairyman who has had real separator ex- 
perience. The latest DE LAVAL models are ideal in every re- 
spect and represent the experince of over a quarter of a century 
in building separators. 


The De Laval Separator Co, 

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When next Spring Conies around 

be prepared to guard your crops against sudden 
weather changes. Have in your home a 

S Bell Telephone 

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It will enable you to obtain daily weather forecasts 
free of charge. 

Now is the time of year to build lines — don't 
wait until hard winter weather sets in, but get 
started' now, by writing us for our special rates to 
Rural Communities. 

The Peiiiisylvailia Telephone Co.,