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After Spending Thousands of Dollars
and Consulting the Most Eminent
Physicians, He Was Desperate.
CHICAGO', ILLS.-Mr. J. G.
Becker, of 134 Van Buren St., a
well-known wholesale dry goods
dealer, states as follows:.
"I have had catarrh for more
than thirty years. Have tried
everything on earth and spent
thousands of dollars for other
medicines and with physicians,
. without getting any lasting re
lief, and can say to you that I
? have found Peruna the only rem
edy that has cured me per
"Peruna has also cured my
- wifeof catarrh. She always keeps
it in the house for an attack of
.cold, which it invariably cures in
a very short time."
Peruna is sold by your local drug
gist! Buy a bottle today.
To Richmond, Virginia.
Pays Market Prices and Deals Fair
Mink $6*5 each. Grey Fox S1.25 each
Raccoon 1.35 " Opossum .60 "
Skunk 3.25 " Muskrat. .55 "
Rabbits Mc pound.
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REMOVES DANDRUFF AMD ICUHF .
Invigorates sad prevents the hair from Jailing off.
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FREE TO ALL
SO pajp?. cloth bound modi cai boob
on onnxtopUon. Telia in piala.
?Implo language how oon'utnptten
can be cured In your own bomfle
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An Ambiguous Laudation. (
A well-known divine was preaching
one Sunday morning on the subject
of 'The Great and Small Things of
Creation." To illustrate his thought
that nothing was either too vast or
too tiny to be of Interest to God, he
proceeded in these words:
"The Creator oi this immense uni*
verse created also the most infinite
simal; atom in it The Architect of
these vast mountains fashioned also
the tiniest thread of sold 'running
The dogmatic wisdom with which
an attorney sometimes undertakes to
express himself,-'explains _ i Wash-j
ington Star, is ' simply profiS3lonal
energy and should not be confused
iwfih exaggerated ego.
With the .fox one must play the
When shown positive and
remedy had cured numerous i
any sensible woman conclude
also benefit her if suffering wi
Here are two letters which j
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
down, suffered fi
limbs, and could
time. She can
and seemed mei
trro doctors- but
Lydia E. Pink
prayed sc much
. JLrasbui'gr, Ter
say a few words In praise of y?
taking it I had been Tory sick i
bles and nervous prostration. .'
tie of Lydia E. Pinkham's Yegett
greatly improved. My friends v
a great change."-Mrs. iv. H. Si
We will pay a handsome n
prove to tis that these letters ;
-or that either of these won
their /testimonials, or that the
their permission, or that the. c
not come to us entirely unsol:
What more proof can any
For 30 years Lydia E. Pinkha
Compound has been the stands
female ills. Ko sick woman c
herself who will not try this fan
Made exclusively from roots a
' has thousands of cures to its ere
Mrs. Pinkham invites s
to write her for ad vi
thousands to health fi
Address Hrs? Pinkhan
[The Turpentine Industry a Forest
You do not know the turpentine
tappers, but if you come to Florida
you will soon find them out. It is
a cinious business that will deliberate
ly destroy all the forests of a hali
dozen states, for a little immediate
gain; and still more curious is the
lassitude that allows the destruction
to go on. The French have a method
of tapping trees which gives a pro
fitable retuni and leaves the trees
practically uninjured. In this way
an industry is perpetuated, but our
American tapping is another thing.
The trees are cut with a broad axe,
hewing out great slices and leaving
scars from which the rosen flows
into boxes at the" bottom of the cut
and is scraped once a month into
casks. <. The cut is repeated each year,
and in six or seven years the tree is
exhausted. So go great forests of
?pine that stand eighty to one hun
idred feet high, leaving us thousands
lof acres of standing lumber which
will be cut down by portable saw
? mills. The end of it all is a hag
gard waste.-E. P. Powell, in Febru
ary Outing. So. 3-10.
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A BUSY DOCTOR
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Hew He Knew.
? In an assault and battery case tried
In a Cleveland court the prosecuting
witness testified at length that the
defendant had knocked him senseless
and had then kicked him for several
"If this man's attack rendered yon
unconscious," demanded the magis
trate, "how is it that you know he
kicked you when you were down?"
This question seemed to floor the
witness. He was lost in reflection
for some moments; then, brightening,
"I know it, your Honor, because
that's what I would 'have done to
hlm if I'd got mi m 40wn-"1-Circle
Who serves the man is thanked by
none, but cursed if ought be left un
reliable ?roof that a certain
cases of female ills? wouldn't
that the same remedy would
th the same trouble ?
prove the efficiency of Lydia
io.-"My daughter was all ron
rom pains in her side, head and
walk hut a short distance at a
ie very near haling* nervous
begun, to cough a good deal,
lancholy hy spells. She tried
got little help. Since taking
ham's Vegetable Compound,
and Liver ^iLLs she has ira
that she feels and looks like
Mrs. C. Cole, Fitchvllle, Ohio,
mont.-"I feel it my duty to
?ur medicine. When I began
irita kidney and bladder trou
I am BOW taking the sixth bot
tble Compound, and find myself
rho call to seo mo have noticed
inborn, Irasburg, Yermo nt. .
iward to any person who will
arel not genuine and truthful
len were paid in any way for
letters are published without
)riginal letter from each did
.rd remedy for
Loes justice to
nd herbs, and
ill sick women
Ice? She has
ree of charge,
j, Lynn, Mass,
-Cartoon by C.
ffife is Likely lo Have thc Celle? o?
Census Enumerator Calls-He 1
Into Too-Rural Citizen
Arter Census Work
"Washington, T). C.-"Are you thc
head of the family, or is the head
This is one of the leading questions
that will be pi + to whoever may come
to the door when the census enumer
ator cails next April.
It is important that thc Govern
ment keep track of every head of
family, and the answer, though it
may cause domestic wrangling after
ward, will be recorded from the one
of whom it is asked. That is where
the women of the family will get the
best of it, as it is likely the men will
be at work when theenum?rator calls.
"How About Your Mother-in-Law?"
"Are you married? Have yon any
children? Is your mother-in-law liv
ing with you?"
These are a few of the multiplicity
of questions which, beginning April
IR. 1910, will be asked every house
wife in the United States and its
Territories by Uncle Sam's army of
inquisitors known as census enumer
.From hor.ee to house all over the
country these inquisitors will go.' If
you'happen to be a housewife and
answer th? summons of the doorbell,
and four of your five children answer
it too, do not scold the enumerator
when he asks you if you, are mar
ried. Uncle Sam has not counted
noses all over the country for ten
long years, and it may . be. as some]
pessimists say, the race is' lessening,
and, if so, the Government wants to
know in order to determino what
kind of premiums to offer for Roose
Chain the Dog After April ,14.
There is one request in particular
the Government, makes of people liv
ing in small cities, towns ami rural
districts, and that is to have all dogs
chained after April 14, for at least
When the enumerator calls he will
begin by asking these questions:
"Wh*t street, road or avenue is
this? What is the number?"
He will then ask: "What Is your
name? Are yon the head of a fam
ily? What is the name of each per
son living here on Anni IR, 1910?
The surname initial of every person
in the abode? How many children,
their names, ages, places of birth?"
If you are not the head of the
family you will be asked what rela
tion you are to the head.
The enumerators will ask the s?x.
color and race nf every person; the
age of last birth dav.
Then conic questions to the women.
Government Will Spend S13.00C
Washington. D. C.-Whether the j
thirteenth census, on whirh the Gov
ernment expects to spend at least
813,000,000 and probably more, will
reflect a correct picture of the Nation,
its people, their lives and resources,
is going to depend as largely upon the
people themselves as ur>on the Census
Bureau and Its G5.000 enumerators
who will be engaged in the work.
Director Durand makes this asser
tion in his annual report to Secretary
Nagel, of the Bureau of Commerce
and Labor. While the report reviews
the work of the bureau for the last
year, a great part of it deals with
preoarations for the coming census.
The director calls attention to the.
fact that any person or corporation
may make returns and know that
Prussian Election Laws Changed
Deficit of S23,000,000 Shown.
Berl'n.-Emneror William opened
th< Prussian Dist. The proposed leg
islation outlined in the Speech from
the Throne includes a bill for the re
form of the election law and a meas
ure the purpose of which is to coun
teract the tendency of the laboring
classes to desert the farms.
Baron von Rheinhaben, Minister of
State and Finance, laid before the
Diet the bildetet which shows a deficit
of 823,000.000. It la due to an in
crease of $50,000,000 in salaries.
Abont Noted Proplp.
Herman Ridder refused appoint
ment as Park Commissioner of New
Mayor Gaynor, of New York City,
began his first day by compelling all
employes to work from 9 o'clock un
Louis Paulhan. the highest salaried
aeroplane driver in the world, and his
wife arrived in this country from
Dr. Charles F. Chandler, cf Colum
bia University, asked to be relieved
of active teaching work. His request
was granted reluctantly.
R. Macrmley, in the New York Wolli!.
Husband, tfno May Ec Away Wm
lill Ask You A?our Your Mcilisr
ts Aslietl ?o C?aia II?D Dog
Baps Ml Amil
"Are you .married or Gingie 01
divorced or widowed?" Ii yea have
been divorced and remarried, you will
be asked the number of 3'ears of thc
present married life.
"How many children arc you the
mother'of? How many children were
born and how many aro living?"
These questions will be asked in
the order named, so do not get im
patient and fretful and think the
enumerator is asking questions which
seem personal and impertiuent. The
information is for tho Government.
Thc enumerator also will ask you
your nationality. The Government is
particularly anxious that this ques
tion bo answered truthfully.
""What State or Territory, if horn
in the United States? What country,
if foreign born? Thc place of birth
of the person being interrogated; the
place of birth of tho father of this
person and the -place of birth of the
motlier" are'among the questions.
To Identify Citizens ami Aliens.
The question of citizenship will be
thoroughly gone into/! thus:
"Were you born in thc United
States? Were you an immigrant?
What year * id you come to thc United
States? j Eave you been naturalised
or arc you still an ali^n?"
; The . enumerator will have to ask
whether '^all . persons enumerated
speak English, and if not what lan
guage^ they speak. ,
r&&r*l?2?e or profession, tho kind
of work done by each person, such
aa spinner, salesman, laborer, etc..
will be asked. The general nature of
industry, business or establishment
in which each person works, such as
cotton mill, dry gcods store, farm,
etc. Whether an employer or em
ploye or working on own account,
will be another question. Ii an em
ploye you will be asked whether you
were ont of work cn April 15, 1910,
and the number of weeks you were
out of work in 909.
Questions will be asked with a view
of classifying the illiterale, those hav
ing just a common education and
those having a higher education.
Other questions will show whether
Americans arc as extravagant as they
have been alleged to be. lt will be
asked whether the home you live in is
owned by you or Tented. If owned by
you, if it is free of mortgage.
The last question is if tn ere are any
persons in the house suffering from
blindness, whether in both eyes; and
if deaf and dumb:
Every citizen is asked to oo-opor
cte with the enumerators ia order
that'no mistakes will occur.
TO AID CENSUS
>,000 and Employ C^.OOO As cn ti
when tho results are published it will
be impossible to Identify them with
any individual or set of men. The re
turns are not disclosed to any one not
employed in the Census Bureau, and
are not even furnished to any other
bureau of the Department of Com
merce and Labor.
On account of the extended records
which will be taken of agricultural
conditions, the card system for those
returns will he abolished and a sys
tem more lu keeping with the magni
tude of the requirements will be
adopted. In suite of the added work
this year the director believes it can
be done with the present office forces,
and makes only one recommendation
for the creation of a new office, chief
statistician of mines-and quarries.
Navy Yard riants Appraised by
thc Washington Commandant,
. Washington, D. C.-Rear-Admiral
Luetze, commandant of the Washing
ton Navy Yard, has just made an in
ventory which shows the gun foundry
there to be worth $10,475,000. Tho
machinery is valued at more than
$3.000.000. The value of the Brook
lyn Navy Yard Is estimated at S2S.
252.000. but the output of the Wash
ington yard in value is greater in pro
portion. The Washington yard in the
last ten years has put out more than
$22,000,009 in finished products.
The Labor World.
Twenty-six railway emplorws war?
killed and forty-four Injured in Can
ada in one month.
The Oklahoma State Court nf Ap
peals has rendered an opiuion de
claring that thc eiajht-liour law of
that State is constitutional.
The total membership of lh? Uni
ted Brewery Workers' Union :'t fie
present Is 45."3?.. *>nv*po?ed of "Cl?
local unions and 1ST branches.
The number of wag? earners ?HTI
ble to bronto m^mb^rs of Irpdn
unions is 1 4,000.000 lu Great Britain;
3,000,000 belong to trade unions.
Nothing So Wasteful.
There ls nothing so wasteful, so
discouraging and such a hard resec
tion upon a community as a bad road,
says Sports of the Times. On the
other hand a good road is both a
money and time saver, a constant
source of economy and a township's
most valuable asset. -The ancient
Roman roads are for the most part as
good to-day as when they were first
constructed. The Appian Way, that
stretches across the Campagna south
ward from the Eternal City was laid
cut 212 years before the Christian
era began. The suburbs and villages
have long vanished, but tba Yia-Ap
pia, bordered by crumbling tombs,
runs just as straight and az level as
it did when St. Paul traversed it to
preach thc new faith, and when the
dead Emperor Augustus was borne
lifeless back to Rome. It has been
well said that the legions conquered
not sc much by force of arms as by
the magnificent roads they con
structed. While their language, cus
toms and pagan form of worship left
little or no impression on the coun
tries they enslaved, yet the races they
overpowered absorbed their methods
of road-making, and thus we now
find all over Europe and Lhe British
Isles highways that bid fair to last
till doomsday. We have been voted
plagarists and copyists in all else that
we have taken from the world that's
old, but we have still to adopt a plan
of construction for paths to tread on.
France, England, and in fact, the
smallest European hamlet can give U3
cards and spades and a beating when
it comes to building a highway, a by
way or a paved street.
It is safe to say that more horses
are ruined in a year in thi3 country
cn account of the awful condition cf
pavements and dirt roads than are
worn out in two decades 0:1 the other
sida of the Atlantic.
Aside from overloading-which is
carried to criminal lengths in all-the
large cities of the United States-the
footing- provided, or rather not pro
vided, for horses here is simply abom
inable. As for asphalt, its inventor
should have a monument erected to
his memory that will hold him up to
public ridicule for ages. Satan him
self must have devised it to confound
both man and beast. Every square
foot of the stuff spells graft of the
most pronounced brand, and there
was never a surer means employed
for the rapid eradication of the horse
ns a motive power. However any
body of men or municipal committee
with any claim to humanity ia their I
makeup could have approved asphalt
?.s a street covering is incomprehensi
ble to the disinterested observer. Fu
j ture historians will surely put us
down as a raes gone mad in the bud
ding. Tho material i3 certainly r.ot
cheap, nor has it anything like the
. lasting quanities of roughened con
crete blocks, granitelik-o wood pave
ment, or properly laid and cared for
macadam. It costs millions to lay,
and hundreds cf thousands cf dollars
are expended every year in our cities j
to keep it full of ho!e3, so that those
who have the contracts f ir relaying J
make as much out of it as thc original 1
Asphalt a Delusion,
if the cost of all the horses that
have been injured on asphalt could
be collected from city authorities,
there i3 hardly a municipal treasury
that would have a dollar left to sup
ply other improvements. Asphalt
under certain conditions is as greasy
as oiled glass. Flushing it with cold
water is a delusion and a snare. If
hot water or acids arc applied asphalt
rots or collapses the moment any ab
normal weight passes ever it and tho
substance crushes?ke sawdust, to the
annoyance of people who ride ever
it in vehicles provided with solid
rubber or pneumatic tire:;, invented
after asphalt cane into vogue. No
sooner is asphalt laid than a troop
of navvies are employed to use blaz
ing firepans and noisy engines and
steam rollers to make repairs. Often I
the mess is laid over uneven and
poorly laid stones, in the belief that
it will hide a multitude of S?DS. Like
I he lazy man's wire nail to substitute,
a screw, asphalt is enly an apology
for something better that might be
depended upon to last a century. As
for the rotten macadamizing and
other imitation surfaces put on roads
F.nd highways in many parts of this
country, the whola busineES is a
standing disgrace. Uuder-draiuaga
is seldom adopted, subsurfaces are
hardly ever properly laid down; con
sequently wheels and axles break,
harness carries away, horses strain
their legs and tendons, and arc urged
till their hearts break, and mean
while this great nation looks calmly
on and pays the bill.
Eest After Meals..
Hurried eating of neals, followed
Immediately by some employment
that occupies the whole attention and
takes up all or nearly all of the phy
sical energies, Is sure to result in dys
pepsia in one form or another. Some
times it shows itself in excessive irri
tability, a sure indication that nerve
force has been exhausted.
The double draught, in order to
digest the food and carry on the busi
ness, has been more than nature could
stand without being thrown out of
balance. Nature does not do two
things at a time, and do both well,
as a rule. All know that when a forco
is divided it is weakened. If the meal
were eaten slowly, without preoccu
pation of the mind, and the stomach
".llowed at least half an hour's chance
to get Its work well undertaken be
fore the nervous force is turned in
another direction patients suffering
from dyspepsia would be compara
tively few.-Family Doctor.
Columbia University boys have
taken a step in the matter of reform
that will meet with commendation.
Vhey have barred mustaches
Animal For the Farmer.
The highest finished animal is not
usually the proper one for the general
farmer. Leave them for the breed
ers. The farmer needs a bull of good
strong vitality, and not one that r??
quipes a skilful feeder to reduce him
to breeding condition. Look for a
good individual in the pink of breed
ing condition. ?
Dairy Bani Implements.
Every dairyman should endeavor
to have as many labor-saving appli
ances around and in his barn as pos
sible. F<">r instance, the removal of
manure from a dairy barn entails a
great deal of hard work. However,
the work ma/ be greatly lessened if
the farmers will install a manure car
rier, which runs on a track. These
carriers cost little in comparison to
the amount of labor they save.
Every dairy farmer should ha- e a
manure spreader. One spreader may.
do the work of several men in the
spreading of manure on the fields.
The manure is spread more evenly,
and each ten returns more value for
this reason. No dairy farmer can af
ford to be without a manure spread
The size of the crate will depend
upon thesize of thecalf to be shipped.
For an ordinary six or eight months'
calf the crate shculd be three and a
half feet high and eighteen inches
wide, lt is nailed solid, with the ex
ception ci two stanchion strips in the
front end, which are made removable
so as to be adjusted to the size of the
calf's neck. The top o? the crate is
open, and the quickest way is to lift
the calf into the crate through the
top.. If desired, suggests Farm and
Home, a small feed box can be at
tached to the bottom cf the front end
?f thi? crate.
Please, advise me through your pa
par as to the kind of soil adapted to
tha raising of ginseng! How should
it bs n'.anted to insure best results?
-P. E. ai;
Answer-The best soil for ginang
culture is a moist, mellow, deep loam,
light rather than heavy, and well
supplied with decaying vegetable
matter. It must be free from stones,
clods or other obstructions that
might cause a branching cf the roots.
There should be a suitable subsoil
affording a good natural drainage.
If such a soil is used it will retain the
proper supply of moisture. The seeds
should be planted in the fall, one or
two inches apart and about an inch
deep. It is important that they re
ceive plenty of moisture. When the
seed are planted the bed should be
covered an inch deep with leaf mold.
Ko cultivation but simply weeding is
needed in the spring when the plants
appear. The plants should be.trars
planted into permanent beds in the
tecond autumn.-Indiana Farmer,
An Easy Lifo on Land.
"It is interesting to note," cays j
Henry Wallace, wriliag home from
England, "how English farmers, who
almost universally pay much higher
rents than are paid in this country,
can afford to live as well as they do.
In point of fact, the tenant on the
English farm has zs much cr more
capital than - is required to buy a
farm in the Mississippi Valley, and
be lives a much easier life than does
the tenant cn the average American
"Wherever we have found a man
with eighty acres or ever of good
land we have found a chap who has a
pretty good time of it. He coes not
work much, sometimes not at all, sim
ply bossing the ?oh. At other times
he works a little, sometimes a good
deal, but he fills our Idea of a busi-|
ness man rather than of a ter.ant
farmer. He attends the markets and
sales, buys wisely, feeds judiciously.
Whatever the breed may be, he has a
good class of cattle. In fact, he could
not come out whole with 'anything
else. By force of circumstances, he
must use brains In his farming; and
whenever circumstances force us to
use brains rather than muscular labor
the result will te very evident cn our
The Best Potatoes.
Again let us urcre potato r-o~?-8
to save their seed from the big hills
of uniform fine potatoes at digging
time, when it is easy to see.and know
the company the potatoes have been
keeping. Then is the time and the
only tine It Is ncsslble to get the best
seed potato. If we wait until the po
tatoes are in the cellar it will be im
possible to tell whether the nice large
potato we select ls one of eight or
ten large potatoes in the hill, or the
only at all decent one among many
inferior potatoes. What counts in po
tato growing is the number of mar
ketable ones one can grow to the
acre; not the number of pounds. We
have seen potato fields in the famous
Waupaca (Wis.) potato district where
fully ninety rpr cer.t. of the potatoes
were marketable. Seed selection h3d
?one this, more than a'l the ether
care given the crop. We have also
seen whole fields of potatoes from
such poorly selected seed that not
one-third of them could be marketed.
It takes no more work to grow a mar
ketable potato than to grow one that
is worthless for anything but pigs or
starch factories. So it pays greatly
to select seed from large hills o?
smooth uniform potatoes. This, and
this alone will prevent potatoes fror?
"running out."-Dakota Farmer.
Don't Sacrifice the Stock.
Every farmer rejoices at the high
prices that now prevail for all kinds,
of grain and promise to continue un
der normal conditions, and he is? of.
course justified in making every ef
fort to increase his yields per acre
and also his total acreage. If these
results are brought about by better ;
methods of tillage, better drainage
and better seed all well and good.*
If, however; the acreage is increased
by breaking up good pastures and
meadows and disposing of practically
all stock but the work horses, wo
firmly believe that bad results will
follow any general trend in this direc
Under such a system the soil will
naturally be drained of its fertility in
a comparatively short time, but even
were it practically possible to main-;
tain the soil fertility, resulting prices
would be such that'a decided change
wcu?d be demanded in a few years.
Any great increase in the production
of cereal crops would bring about a
big drop in prices, and any decided,
reduction In the meat supply would,
necessarily boost the market price of*
cattle, sheep and hogs. Last fall the
general rush to dispose Of all classes
of hogs, in order to save grain, has
resulted in placing hog" prices on a
record-breaking level. Not only were, ,
small and unfinished pigs sent'to the
markets by the trainload, but the
source of supply was very materially '
reducsi by the S3le of brcod sows.
Such action could only result in in
flated prices for pork. With cereal
crops one year's production may be
such that the prices will drop amaz
ingly. With meat production it may
require several years to even catch
up with the demand. Farmers should
bear these things in. mind and not
sacrifice their stock interests to. iu
crease^their grain production.
The pendulum of prices will swl^g
back again, and diversified farming ls ?
far the safest preposition to-gay as it,
has ever been.-Dakota
Many of us, whei
weaning pigs, pictur?
the little "runts" we^
times, possibly caused b>J
because we didn't know
age them." "Ituats" are a"
the best, and are usually "poked" oif
onto the housewife because sae is
good natured enough to care for .
Som? sows farrow "runt" pigs,
others scon, make runts of geed ones. ...
by being poor sucklers; while further,
the farmer ofr.en makes them by
improper weaning and care.
There is often some difficulty in
weaning them properly, for if the sow
is a good suckler the pigs get so much :
nourishment that they don't care to.
learn to eat corn and drink slop. That
makes a bad proposition, for when
the sow is taken away from them
they nearly starve before they will .
eat, and this give: them a consider
ble backset. We like to slop the sow
regularly in a low trough, and when .
the little fellows begin to taste slop
we build a pen close by the trough
and put a small trough in the pea.
If we leave a big enough crack open
an-! threw in some shelled corn the
little fellows go in and steal it, as it
were, for they scamper off when we
approach. After a few successful
thefts they begin to expect it, and
then if a littlr skim milk be placed ia
the pen they will "take to it." F?ed
dees a pig iwice the good if he can
only satisfy himself that he is steal
ing it. D'.d you ever notice that?
When we get them to eating pretty
well, which is usually at about'-,eight
weeks old, we breed tho sow if It is
the proper time to do so.- Few sows
will come in if the pigs are suckling ':
at this age, so we generally pen the
sow where the pigs cannot g3t to her.
If the pigs get too hungry we turn
them in for a few minutes and then
separate them again.
Under these conditions a sow usu
ally comes in In three or four days/
and is bred. We usually keep .them
away from the pigs thereafter, but
not always; it depends on the age ^
and condition of the pigs.
Plenty of skim milk with dishwat
er and other scraps should be given
them, and middlings (white shorts>
should also be added to the slop, and
they should have a moderate feed of
corn, plenty of exercise and plenty of
A pig never develops so vrell as
when he is continually in "devil
ment." DJd you ever notice that? I
wouldn't allow shoats to root much if ?
rings and ringers, or rimmers, wero
at. hand, escept, of course, Ia case of
a woods lot.-Abraham Brothers, in
the Indiana Farmer.
The Idea J Ad.
It does, by the use of type aaa pic
ture, as near as poesibie, what a good
salesman would do.
The personal salesman has the ad
vantage ot having his customer fae*
Therefore, while the advertisement
cannot be so personal so far, as the
one buyer is concerned, it can be per
sonal fron' tha standpoint of the
Londoners live, on arr average, to
an ago cf fifty-seven years. Ia most
parts of England the standard is be
low this. *