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Sugar-coated, tiny granules, easy to take.
Do not gripe._
A day of sorrow is longer than a
month of jov.-Chinese.
Ko matter how long your neck may be
or how sore your thront, Hainlins Wizard
Ofl will cure it surely and quickly. It
drives out all Rnrene**? and inflammation.
Money amassed either serves or,
mles ns.-Horace. So. 42-'09.
Trouble can be cured only through its
source: - Allen's Lung Balsam reaches the
root of your cough and cures lt.
A little body often harbors a greal
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Whether from Colds. Heat. Stomach or
Nervous Troubles. Capudlne will relieve you.
It's liquid-pleuvant to take-acts immedi
ately. Try lt. 10c.. E5& and 50c. at dru?
The passion for glory is the torch
of the mind.-Spanish.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for Children
teething, softens tb e gums, red ucee in fiar i tna
tion,a]lays pain.cn res wind colic. 25c. a bottle.
Conscience is the most terrible ac
Have voa Chilblains or Frost-bites? Perry
Davis' Painkiller -trill soothe and heal them.
Equally good for Rheumatism.
When the tale of bricks is doubled
then comes Moses.-Fabrew.
Mrs. Justice Refuses to Allow
Operation a nd is Relieved by
Cardup ike Wcaa?'s
Pedro, O.-"I suffered for 35 years
with weakness and female troubles,
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bet was greatly relieved as soon as I
began to take Cardui. I thank you
again and again."
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times when they need a tonic For
.over half a century lt has been in use
"?by those who have known of its ben
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and prevents pain and brings back
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Try Cardui, the woman's tonic.
NOTE-The Oardal Home Treatment for
Women, consuls of Cardai ($1.) Thedford'j
Blaek-Drangbt (35c), or Volvo (60oi, for tb?
liver, ami Carriel Antiseptic (Mc). These rem
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ment for women's Ills. Write to: ' Ladlos' Ad
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"A Little* Cold isa
and often leads to hasty disease and
death when neglected. There are
many ways to treat a edd, but there is
only one tight way-use the right
is the surest and sal est r ea edy known,
for Coughs, Croup, Bronchitis,
Whooping Cough, Asthma, Pleurisy.
It cares when other remedies fall.
Do something foi.* your cold in time,
you know wbat delay means, you
know the remedy, ti?-Dr. D. Jayne's
Bottles tn three $tzes. $1, 50c. 25c
*1 used Cascare ts and feel like a new
man. I have been n sufferer from dys
pepsia and sour stomach for the last two
years. '. I have been taking medicine and
other drugs, but could find no relief only
for a short time. I will recommend
Cascarets to my friends as the only thing
for indigestion and sour stomach and to
keep the bowels in good condition.
They axe very nice to eat."
Harry Stuckley, Mauch Chunk, Pa,
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For Stock Owners
WHAT OTHERS SAY:
Ship five cases Medica led Salt Brick. Since
your good/ have become so well known, tbs
darnaud increases daily, and lt ls almost Im
possible to keep them in stock. It seems that I
wm hara to order la larger quantities soon.
Please roch this ordsi, iu> my fast shipment ot
Uve eases ls about ex hs as tod. Sold one party
two eases thin morning. H. M. CA REUTH.
Capel 1, Miss.. May 14. 1007.
Ie Blackman Stock Kerned? Company,
m. jaar dealer doa't seU is ask alga to writs fior nattes.
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GOING IT BLIND.
Father (to prospective suitor).
Having regard to your ancient name
and celebrated ancestors, we must
shut one eye to your debts. (- - ...
?And do I find favor with your
"Well, I guess she'll have to shut
one eye as well."-Meggendorfer
GETTING AT THE' ROOT.
Fair Patient-Oh. doctor, Tm pos!
tively all run down end I'm so mis
erable. I have that tired feeling all
the time. -,
Physician-No doubt. Let me see
your tongue.-3oston Transcript
Norah, after watering the lawn.
"^Missus, do you hang up your hose?"
Mlsstr?se-"Certainly, noj;, Norah:
we always pay cash!"-Christian
Work and Evangelist
Hoping For the Worst.
"Well, I can live in hope now."
"Some of my rich relations havs
taken up aeroplaning. "-From the
Detroit Free Press.
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If you are In doubt as to the cause
of your disease mail us a postal re
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nose your case, and if you can be
cured you will be told so; if you can
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The morning is wiser than th?
?Happy the man that hath a beauti
ful wife; his days shall be increased
HIS DAYS NUMBERED.
How a Youngstown Man Disappointed
John H. Tm be, 342 Harvard St,
Youngstown, Ohio, says: "In spite of,
three different doctors I was getting
worse, and was told I couldn't live
six months. They
called it Bright's dis
ease. My limbs were
swollen so badly I
had to keep to the
house for nine
months. The urine
was thick, passages
were frequent and
scanty and my head was sore and diz
zy. I used Doan's Kidney Pills on
the advice of a friend, found com
plete relief in time, and two years
have now passed without a Blgn o?
Remember the name-Doan's. Sold
by all dealers. #60 cents a box. Ft?
ter-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
"May I kiss your beautiful babf?'
"Certainly, madam. One moment
please. Nurse, fetch me the antisep
TOTAL LOSS OF HAIR
Seemed Imminent-Scalp Was Very
Scaly and Hair Came Oat by Hand
fuls-?Scalp Cleared and New
Hair Grown by Cu ti euro.
I "About two years ago I was troubled
with my bead being scaly. Shortly alter
that I had on attack of typhoid fever and
I was out of the .hospital possibly two)
months when I first noticed the loss of
hair, my scalp being still scaly. I started
to use dandruff eurea to no effett whatever.
I had actually lost hope of saving any hair
at ah. I could brush it bf! my coat by the
handful. I was afraid to comb it. But
after using two' cokes of Cut ?eura Soap and
nearly a box of Cuticura Ointment, the
change was surprising. My scalp is now
clear end healthy as could be and my hoir
j thicker than ever, whereas I bsd my mind
I made up to be" bald. W. F. Sleese, 5812
. Broad St., Pittsburg, Penn., May 7 and
21, '08. " Potter Drug & Chem. Corp., Sole
j Props, of Cuticura Remedies, Boston, Mass.
Good, Cool Smokes.
Full extent of the horror of arctic
j exploration will not be realized until
they begin pushing over the countei
the Cook Concha and the Peary Per
fecto.-From the New York Herald.
Hon ph on Rata, unbeatable exterminator.
Rough on Hen Lice, Nest Powder, 25c.
Rough on Bedbugs, Powder or Liq'd, 25c.
Bough on Fleas, Powder or Liquid, Mn,
Rough on ?loaches, PoVd, lSc.Liq'd, SSa.
Rough os Moth and Ants, Powder, 25c.
Rough on Skeeters, agreeable in nae, 2 Ja
Si S. Wells, Chemist, Jersey Qty, N. J.
They who forgive most shall be
The U. S. Government has bought 25
Gross (3,600 boxes) of Rough on Rats to
send to the Panama Canal Zone, because
it does the work. The old reliable t? int
never f.ails. The unbeatable extermin?t or.
15c, 25a, 75c.
At Least Thirty Lives Lost-More
Than Fifty Men Entombed, Only
Tw<-nty-Five of-Whom Have Been
Nanaimo, B. C, Special.-Thiry
lives are known to have been lost in
an' explosion that"' entombed ' more
than 00 men in the Extension mine
of the Wellington Colliery Company
here Tuesday. Twenty-five of the
imprisoned men were rescued, but the
rapidly spreading fire prevented the
rescuers from completing their work.
Eight bodies were recovered and the
workers late Tuesday night were
makin;' every effort to force further
entrance into the two levels affected
by the explosion in an effort to save
any who may be living and to recover
the bodies of the dead before they are
The fire was constantly gaining
headway Tuesday night and while it
continues there is little hope of the
rescueis being able to reach the im
prispnd men. All the men rescued
were badly injured.
The men employed in the collieries
on Vancouver island are of the bet
ter class of British miners, are will
paid aid have comfortable homes.
The Wellington Colliery Company
which owns the Extension mine is
controlld by British Columbia capi
talists, Lieut. Gov. James Dunsmuir
being the head of the corporation.
CREW OF SCHOONER RELEASED
Had Been Held in Mexican Frison
Since September 4-Schooner Held
on Charge of Poaching.
Pensacola, Fla., Special.-After be
ing held in a Mexican prison at Pro
gresco *ince September 4 and for the
first seven days not allowed to even
communicate with the American con
sulate, Capt. Joe Sclease and seven
men of the fishing schooner Caldwell
H. Coll of this port were released
Tuesday, according to a telegram re
ceived by the owners of the vessel
from the American consul. At the
same tine a letter reached here from
Progreso from th captain who states
that he is not allowed to communicate
with the American consul nor will
the officials tell him why he has been
The Mexicans have refused to give
up the ? chooner, having lodged a for
mal complaint against her of poach
ing. The master of the schooner
claims that he was caught in the gulf
storm of nearly three weks ago and
so badly damaged that he went into
Progrese for repairs, but was seized
BLOTTS PROTEST REFERRED.
Appraiser at Philadelphia Will In
vestigate Classification in Tariff
Law of Gum Rosin.
Washington, Special.-A protest of
Henry Blun, Jr., of Savannah, Ga.,
to the Treasury Department that
wrong classification in the tariff law
was admitting gum rosin from abroad
free of duty to the serious loss of
the southern trade has been referred
to the appraiser at Philadelphia for
The appraiser will have to deal
with a iihipment from abroad, and
whatever he recommends in the mat
ter will te approved by the Treasury
Department. Mr!. Blun was at the
department Tuesday and conferred
with Acting Secretary Reynolds and
the matter was later put up to the
Philadelphia appraiser for investiga
tion and decision.
Under paragraph 20 of the new
tariff law gum rosin, natural and un
componded but advanced in value
or condition by any process of treat
ment beyond that necessary to the
proper packing of drugs and the pre
vention of decay or deterioration
pending manufacture, is taxed one
fourth of one cent a pound and in
addition len per cent ad valorem.
Walsh Must Serve Sentence.
Chicago, Special.-John R. Walsh,
convicted of misapplication of the
funds of the Chicago National Bank,
must serv? the sentence of 5 years,
imprisonment imposed upon him by
the trial'jury save in the event that
the supreme court upsets the affirma
tion of th? verdict of guilty handed
down by the United States circuit
court of appeals here Tuesday.
Judge Fite Places Stegall's Successor
Under Bond, j '
Atlanta, Ga., Special-Following
close upon his action in the Stegall
case, which resulted in a spirited
'clash between the State and Federal
courts, Judge A. W. Fite has placed
B. P. ..Thompson, Stegall's successor
?as government storekeeper and
gauger, under bond of $300 to appear
at the nexr. term of the Dade county
.court and testify in the prosecution
of the Cureton distillery at Rising
Fawn. Judge Fite himself is now
under subpeona to appear in the
United Stases court here on Thursday
and testify in the Stegall habeas cor
Report of Bales Ginned.
Washington, Special.-There had
been ginned to September 25 counting
round as half bales. 2,502.888 bales
compared with 2,590,039 for 190 i
These are the figures given in a report
of the cen:>us bureau, issued last
The round bales included this year
were 48,176, compared with 57,107
for 3908. The Sea Island cotton re
ported for 1909 iras 13,820, compared
with 11,457 for 1908.
New York, Special.-Ten of the
American battleships and two of the
scout cruisers, which have been the
objects of interest to thousands of
visitors during the Hudson-Fulton
celebration, left their anchorages hi
the Hudson river above Grant's tomb
Tuesday and sailed for their re
spective navy yards, where they will
receive a general overhauling prepar
atory to the usual winter cruise.
The/ blew and blew their Paper Bag
They blew with all their might,
Till suddenly their Bag blew up.
And vanished out of sight.
lind then tho Windy Thing waa gone,
Nor could a trace be seen;
For not a single shred was left.
Of what hivd never been.
-Brand Whitlock, in Lift.
"Is this a genuine Boston bull ter
"Yes, the l?na fido article."--Kan
sas City Times.
Perhaps She's One of the Rare Ones.
Scott-"Is Jones married?-"
Mott-"I guess not. I never heard
him blame his wife for anything."-?
Unable to State.
"boes your wife always think be
fore she speaks?"
"I don't know. I've never been ap
that early."-Cleveland Leader.
The Worm Will Turn.
Barber-"Your hair's very thin,
Long Sufferer-"And you've got a
bump on your nose, and one of your
Put to New Use.
Crawford-"So your wife, doesn't
make mince pies any more?"
Crabshaw-"No. She uses all the
odds and ends around the house aa
trimming for her hat."-Puck.
Father-"Do I understand you to
say that you wish, to be my son-in
Suitor-"No, slr; I want to marry
your daughter."-New York Sun.
Not Yet, But Sometime.
Man From the City-"You Intend
to keep bees, I suppose?"
Suburbanite-"Some day, perhaps.
At present we are devoting dur entire
energies to keeping a cook."-Chi
A Theatrical Paradox.
"There is one contradictory thing
actors seem to dp." ? t
"What is that? *
.'The longer they are at one Btand,
the more they consider it a run."-?
One Wish Urfulfilled.
Wife - "You promised that if I
would marry you my every wish
would be gratified."
Husband-"Well, isn't it?"
Wife-"No; I wish I hadn't mar
ried you."-Illustrated Bits.
A Farmer's Troubles.
"I dunno how to please these sum
'"What's the matter. Si?"
"They're clamoring fer the moss
covered bucket, after I had fitted up
the well with sterilized drinking cups
instead." - Louisville. Couriar-Jour
What Troubled Him.
Willie-"Say, mother, will it hurt
to have this,tooth out?"
Mrs. Slimson-"Naturally, but it
will be so sudden that you won't have
time to think-just a quick turn, and
it will be all over."
Willie-"Um-that's all that could
happen to me if I had my head pulled
Tho Real Spencer.
"You don't seem anxious to meet
"I met a millionaire here last sea
son," exclaimed the summer girl,
"and he wouldn't even buy an ice
cream cone. 'Could you introduce
me to some young chap who has come
to the beach with two hundred dol
lars saved up?"-Kansas City Jour?
Anxious to Know.
"Yes," said the doctor, "I can cure
you if you will follow my directions
"All right-HI take anything."
"I'm not going to give you any
thing tc take. You must simply quit
drinking intoxicating liquors and
give up smoking for at least six
"And are you going to Charge for
ordering me to do that?"
"Certainly. My iee is $10."
"Say, Doc, how much would you
expect to get in advance for hitting a
mah on the head with an axe?"-- '
"Doctor," said the caller, "I'm a
victim of insomnia. Can you cure
"I can," replied the physician. "But
before I take the case I want to ask
you one question. Are you in busi
ness for yourself or do you work for
"I'm employed as clerk in a gro
cery," answered the patient.
"Then you'll have to pay in ad
vance," said the doctor. "I'm not
doubting your honesty, but after I
get through with you tbe chances are
you will sleep so soundly you'll lose
your job. Then you can't pay me."-.
"No use of talking," drawled the
freckled youth on the roadside fence,
"thar certainly IE money in cattle."
"In the stock raising business,
young man?" asked the tourist.
"No, not exactly, but an automo
bile ran over that spotted calf a few
minutes ago and the man with the
big spectacles over his eyes got out
and handed me a $5 note."
"Five dollars? That's not so much
for a good sized calf."
"Yes, but, mister, the calf wasn't
mine. Now, If I can only stand in
front, of another calf while he gets
run over I'll be right in it, be gosh."
-Chicago Nows. -
. PLAY AND THE S
"Why*, we've #?ne everything for
him," will be our first indignant an
swer, if anybody asks what we have
done for the American Boy. "Look
at our schoofs and our colleges! *
We have looked after the boy as an
individual possession, perhaps, but
until recently we have been indiffer
ent to him as au American institution.
We have cared for the blind, the deaf,
the truant, the feeble minded and the
incorrigible. They have had gymna
siums, amusements grounds and all
the luxuries civilization can devise,
because their needs have appealed to
our sympathies. Meanwhile, the boy
without a handicap, the ordinary, vig
orous, every day boy, has been neg
lected. Schools have been provided
for him, but his other needs have
been ignored. Too often he has been
denied the inalienable right of child
hood-the right to play.
When it is remembered that the
playground appeals to the boy in the
formative period from childhood to
manhood, the magnitude of our obli
gation ls apparent. It ls a civic obli
gation quite outside the domain of
philanthropy, since It improves the
quality of the citizenship of the fu
ture. The playground is as much a
civilized demand as the public school,
aad lt should be conducted as if it
were of equal importance. Well-di
rected play is of just as much value
as well-directed study.
The acceptance of the obligation
to help the hoy in his play will hasten
the eradication of child labor. When
all the factories have poured forth
their workers-girls as well as boys
-into playgrounds, then, and not
until then, shall we be justified in
boasting of our American civilization.
Soldier's Worst Enemy.
A soldier who takes part in a mili
tary campaign expects to face danger
and perhaps to meet death. It ls
part of his profession. The bravery
of men in peril ls well known. The
world's history is filled with stories
of heroism. No greater shame can
come to a soldier than to be proved
guilty of cowardice.
But disease is far more destructive
in warfare than the enemy's bullets.
The deaths resulting from it are al
ways more numerous than those
which come directly on the battlefield
As a matter of fact, the soldiers
killed In fighting are comparatively
few. It is always surprising to dis
cover the great mortality with which
disease is charged. In the Civil War,
Cor example, where there were many
hotly contested engagements, the loss
in killed and in wounded dying in
hospitals was about 100,000. The
loss from disease during the war or
immediately following it was three
times as great.
Sanitation has made marked ad
vances since the Civil War. It has
gone far ahead since the Spanish
War. In case of another American
conflict many lives will be saved be
cause of increased knowledge of dis
ease and the methods of fighting lt.
The experiments with typhoid serum
have special interest because of this
consideration;. The soldiers who
submitted tb the tests were in the
line of duty. If: the study of their
cases gives the medical staff of the
army added ability to cope with ty
phoid fever there will be a great gain.
Taken with other irvestigationi-- in
the field of medical research, the Inci
dent is worthy of general attention.
Epidemics of various kinds are fast
losing their terrors. - Chicago Tri?
The "Wife Catcher."
As is customary with Indians the
world over, the Carlbs are expert
basket weavers, and many strong and
handsome baskets are to be bought
in Roseau at reasonable prices if one
finds the right shops. A peculiar in
strument, made of basket straw and
woven closely together so as to form
a hollow tube, ending in a thong of
twisted ends, and commonly dubbed
a "wife catcher," is also made and
sold by the Caribs, says Leslie's
Weekly. By slipping the hollow end
over a man's finger above the joint
and pulling on the twisted end. the
catcher will tighten around the finger
and the captive will be unable to re
lease his hand. It is claimed that the
Indians formerly employed this device
as a handcuff for prisoners, using
several for each hand, and leading the
captives by the fingers. Few tourists
are permitted to leave Roseau with
out a wife catcher, for which a six
pence is willingly exchanged.
A Qnecr Old Sentence.
An odd judicial sentence was
brought to light the other day from
a lot of musty old records of Ashe
County, N. C. It was the formal
judgment of conviction of one Carter
Whittington on a charge of perjury,
and read: "Fined ten pounds, and
.the said Carter Whitting stand in the
pillory for one hour, at the expiration
of which time both his ears be cut
off and entirely severed from his
head, and that his ears so cut off be
nailed to the pillory and there to re
main until the setting of the sun, and
that the sheriff of this county carry
the judgment immediately into exe
outlon and-that the said Carter Whit
tington be confined until the Sae and
iees are paid,"
London's Shortest Street.
There can hardly be a shorter
Btreet in London than the one con
necting Pall Mall with the south
eastern corner of St. James' Square,
from which the name John street has
just been removed. It has only one
house, which is No. 1; for though
there are two other doors in the
street, one is numbered as belonging
to Pall Mall, and the other is a side
entrance of a public house. Pre
sumably, therefore, the single house
is now to be absorbed into St. James'
Square and the London directory is
to lose yet another of the slowly di
minishing total of John streets.?
Frederick the Greathad tender feet
end used to have an old double who
broke in new boots for him.
* Feed For Live Stock.
Every farmer who has live stock
to feed should come in touch with
cowpeas and soy heans as often one
or the other can be used to good ad
vantage. Both plants are rich In pro
tein and make excellent crops for
supplementing carbonaceous food
stuffs, such as corn.-Farmers' Home ?
Journal. ,. .
Use of Corn.
Our most Important stock feeding
problem in tue United States is the
most profitable use of corn. Corn
happens to be particularly poor in
mineral nutriment, especially so In
calcium, the oxide of which we know
as lime. Our most profitable use of
corn demands that we consider not
only proteid, but also mineral sup
plements. The subject is of greatest
importance, as it relates to growing
or milking animals and also to those
raised most largely on corn, namely,
hogs and poultry.-Farmers' Home
Potted Berry Plants.
Potted plants are largely adver
tised every fall and are very interest
ing to amateurs. Any one who has a
few small flower pots, two and a quar
ter or two and a half inches, at his
disposal, may grow these plants for
The pots are burled in the soil be
side the fruiting rows in the latter
part of June or the first of July. Each
pot is filled with soil, and a young
strawberry plant, still attached to the
mother plant, is set into the buried
pot. Plants so treated should form
large, strong crowns by the last jot
August. They may then be severed
from the mother plants and trans
planted. - Bulletin Massachusetts
State Board of Agriculture.
The Cow's Coat.
It Is an easy matter to tell by the
condition of a cow's coat In the win
ter time whether she is getting silage,
as its succulence has the same effect
on a cow's system that pasture grass
has, and it keeps her thrifty and in
the best of condition for her every
day work. Silage is also more diges
tible and nutritious than the same
amount of dry feed.
Another point in its favor is its
convenience. Wjth silage ready for
feeding every day in the year much
less help is required to care for the
herd than will be needed 'Where it iz
necessary to cut or shred fodder in
the winter time. Ten tortwenty min
utes a day will be all the time re
quired to get out the silage and feed
the herd.-Farmers' Home Journal.
Crows Killing Chicks.
The Rhode Island Experiment Sta
tion has received a number of reports
where crows have caused serious
losses to poultrymen. In one case
twenty-five per cent, of the chickens
hatched were destroyed by crows, all;
sizes being taken from the time '.hey
were just hatched until they were a
pound in weight. Various efforts
were made to keep the crows away,
most of which were ineffectual. The
first was a scarecrow, next corn
soaked in strychnine solution was
scattered on a field of planted corn
at a little distance from the chicken
yard; third, a steel trap was set on a
pole near the chicken yard, but with
out success. Finally ;a white twine
was run on stakes around and across
the chicken yard. This kept the
crows from the yard, but the small
chicks would get out and fr II prey to
the crows. This being ineffectual, a
crow was shot and hung on a pole
near the chicken yard, after which
there was no further trouble.
Poisonous Plant Investigation.
For several years the Forest Serv
ice, in co-operation with the Bureau
of Plant Industry, has been making
poisonous plant investigations ou the
National Forest which have been of
distinct value to stockmen. The an
nual loss from poisonous plants in
many localities is quite heavy, and
some ranges are becoming practically
useless on account of these plants, or
if used, the losses by death are so
heavy as to materially cut into the
profits of stock raising.
No general plan of ridding the
range of these plants has yet been
devised, but it has been possible by
close study to determine the particu
lar species of plant responsible for
the trouble. It is believed that some
of these poisonous plants can be
choked out by planting certain ag
gressive grasses which in time will
take full possession. Other plants
like the wild parsnip, which is so fa
tal to cattle, grow to such a height as
to be easily seen and are not so nu
merous but t. it they can be com
pletely eradicated by pulling them up
by the roots.
Alfalfa Will Grow Everywhere.
While experts have been declaring
that alfalfa would only grow in cer
tain soils and in certain climates it
has proved Its adaptability to nearly
all climates and almost all soils. It
products with a rainfall as scant as
fourteen inches, and in the Gulf
States flourishes ? with sixty-five
inches. It gives crops at an eleva
tion of 8000 feet above sea level, and
In Southern California it grows below
sea level to a height of sk feet or
over, with nine cuttings a year, ag
gregating ten to twelve tons. An au
thenticated photograph in possession
of the writer shows a wonderful alf
alfa plant raised In the (irrigated)
desert of Southern California, sixty
feet below sea level, that measured
considerably more than ten feet in
height. Satisfactory crops are raised,
but on limited areas as yet, in Ver
mont and Florida. New York has
grown It for over 100 years in her
clay and gravel; Nebraska grows it
in her western sand hills without
plowing, as does Nevada on her sage
brush desert. The depleted cotton
soilh of Alabama and rich corn lands
of Illinois and Missouri each respond
generously with profitable yields to
the enterprising farmer, while its ac
cumulated nitrogen and the sub-soil
lng it effects are macing the rieb la
more valuable and giving back to
crop-worn the priceless elements
which it has-be?n In successive gen
ations despoiled by ? conscience!
husbandry.-From Cob urn's Book
Alfalfa. . L
I Circumvent Sheep-Killing Dogs.
Our experience in the sheep b
neBs for twenty-five years, and Hvl
near a small town of 2000 lnhabi
ants, with plenty of useless dogs, an
near a railroad station where, otto
when a freight car door is open
from one to ten dogs are let ont, in
strange neighborhood and no home,
to make their own living or starve
we naturally have lots of trouble
with sheep-killing dogs.
One of the speakers at a farmers
institute in this county a few yean
ago recommended to take.a numbai
of sticks about eighteen inches long,
sharpened kt both ends, and on one
end put a piece of sausage about one
Inch long with a little strychnine ia
lt. Late in the evening take these
and stick them around the place and
gather them up early the next morn
ing, as an effectual remedy. But this
Lis a very questionable practice that 1
would not like to follow. ? I first got a
No. 25 shot No. 22 Winchester rifle.
I could hit them every time, but the
ball being so small many of them got
home and made trouble afterward.
So I resorted to a splendid hard
shooting shotgun with No. 4 shot with
much better results. But this is 8
little trying on the conscience if yon
do not actually catch them In the act.
This ls an age of woven wire fence,
and a good five foot, closely woven
fence well anchored down and well
stapled up around the sheep pasture,
or, better, the whole farm, ls as near
ly effectual as anything I have ever
tried. This kind of a fence well
looked after will come as near obviat
ing the trouble as anything I have
tried or can think of, and rid us of
many of the disagreeable things in
many of the other remedies.-J. A?
E., in the Indiana Far meir.
A Canadian feeder of large exper
ience has this to say on silo construc
tion in one of our Canadian ex
Do not on any consideration build
a square or oblong silo. The walls
of such a silo are not strong ->nough
r.o stand the pressure caused oy the..
great weight of the silage, and the*
amount of silage lost in the corners
will amount, in a few years, to a con
siderable value. The best shape is
circular. A silo should be more than
twice as high as lt is wide. Do not
build a silo too large in diameter, as
the amount of silage spoiled from day,
to day will more than pay the inter
est on tho cost of an extra smaller
ene. The main qualities of a silo are
that the walls shall be strong enough
to withstand the pressure and it shall
be air tight. To get this the first
step is to build a good, solid founda
tion; commenced below the frost line.
Perhaps the simplest and easiest
style of silo to be built is the stave
silo. It should be- made "from two
inch narrow plank properly beveled
and held together by strong iron
bands. The staves, after beveling so
that when fitted together they will
form a circle of the desired size, are
placed on end on a solid foundation
and properly fitted. These aro
strengthened and held in place by
strong iron hoops, which are so made
that they may be tightened or loos
ened at will. Doors should be built
at intervals from the top to the bot-'
tem so that the silage may easily be
got out. It is not necessary to put a
roof on this silo, but lt is much to be
preferred. This style ot the silo
should be kept well painted, both in
side and out. If properly built and
taken care of a stave silo ls durable,
rigid and airtight.
Kissing the Bride.
In the little Rumanian town of
Helmagen an annual fair is held on
the feast of St. Theodore. On this oc
casion the place swarms with newly
married brides from ali the villages
in .the district; widows who have
taken fresh husbands remain at home.
The young women, in festive attire
and generally attended by their
mothers-in-law, carry jugs of wine,
enwreathed with flowers, in their
hands. They kiss every man they,
meet and afterward present the jugs
to his lips for a '.nip." As he takes
it he bestows a small gift on the
bride. Not to take of the proffered
wine is regarded as an insult to her
and her family. She is, therefore,
reserved toward strangers and only
kisses those whom she thinks likely
.to taste of her wine. The kissing is
carried on everywhere-in the street,
in the taverns and in private houses,
-Chicago Dally News.
I Athletics in? China.
The Chinese have always indulged
in athletic exercises of a sort, in which
they have rather prided themselves,
though none ever seem to have taken
such a hold on the nation as ours
have on us during the last century or
so. There are many stories of strong
laen capable of wielding extraordi
nary weapons, of bending wondrous
bows, or of lifting heavy weights, etc.
Even within the last few years
feats of archery were done before an
officer could get his commission in the
army, and in almost any village there
is a bamboo with a pierced stone at
either end to test the strength of the
rising generation in lifting. But
there was nothing of regular athletic
training, except for a few wrestlers,
perhaps, before foreigners came.-<
The Golf Maiden.
The girl at the window saw her
lover coming up the steps-saw him
slip-saw him carom kerflip kerflop
back to the path below. "Heavens!"
she cried, turning pale. "Reggie has
foozled hisapproach!"-Boston Tran?
The first pocket timepieces were
called "Nuremberg eggs," after the
city, of their origin.