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THE ADA.LR IJiUNCr NEWS
"Cardui Cured Me"
For nearly ten years, at different times, Mrs. Mary Jin!:s
of Treadway, Tenn., suffered with womanly troubles. She
says: "At last, I took down and thought I would die. I
could not sleep. I couldn't eat I had pains all over. The
doctors gave me up. I read that Cardui had helped so
many, and I began to take it, and it cured me. Cardui
saved my lifel Now, I can do anything."
QTA9& i The
lKLU a Womans Tonic
If you are weak, tired, worn-out, or suffer from any of
the pains peculiar to weak women, such as headache,
backache, dragging-down feelings, pains in arm, side, hip
or limbs, and other symptoms of womanly trouble, you
should try Cardui, the woman's tonic. Prepared from per
fectly harmless, vegetable ingredients, Cardui is the best
remedy for you to use, as it can do you nothing but good.
It contains no dangerous drugs.
Ask your druggist He sells and recommends Cardui.
Write to: Ladies' Advisory Dept, Chattanooca Medicine Co., Chattanocea, Tenn.,
for Special Instructions, and 64-pace book. "Home Treatment for Women," tent free. J 54
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In a general order issued by
en. Bennett H. Young, of the
'United Confederate Veterans,
announcement is made of the
work undertaken by the Govern
ment of marking the graves of
the Confederates who died in
Wise or Otherwise.
Beauty specialists encounter
many hard lines.
The man who can please him
self is most easily pleased.
Many a blonde has a light head
and a heavy heart.
Money sometimes talks when
you want to keep it quiet.
Debt is a temple that has more
entrances than exits.
In order to be happy you must
be able to forget things.
It has no bad after-effects.
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It is seldom difficult for a
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A much admired girl doesn't
always make an admirable wife, t
Ride a hobby if you like, but
don't play horse with your
Physical culture doesn't neces- j
sarily make a woman strong
minded. You can afford to take chances
only when you have nothing to
Never ask a friend for a can
did opinion unless you are sure
you want it.
Instead of laughing at the mis
takes of others, try to profit by
News ij difl
THERE are more reasons than on
for making poultry a prominent
part of the farm program. With
300 to 500 chickens on a place many
tons of compost can be made, which
will be worth hundreds of dollars li:
fertilizing the garden and field crops.
It is necessary to keep a poultry
house and yard liberally supplied with
road dust or some other light soil. The
floor under the roosts should have a
fresh supply of this earth twice a week
or oftener. It serves as an absorbent
for the droppings, produces a rich com
post very fast and destroys lice.
As a dust heap is one of the first es
sentials around a poultry plant this
clean, fine earth comes into play there
also. Dust which chickens use for
their baths does not need to be chang
ed more frequently than two or three
times in a season. When it becomes
dirty It should become part of tin
This fertilizer is valuable enough so
that it ought to receive some care, and
with several hundred chickens the an
nual accumulation will fill a good sized
shed. It needs to be plowed In liber
ally every season, being of special val
ue in the production of flowers, vege
tables and small fruit During the
months when it is accumulating it
needs to be tightly covered in a shed
or pit to prevent the loss of nitrogen.
When the roosting platforms or the
floors of a poultry house are cleaned,
for every 100 pounds of dirt and ma
nure thrown Into the compos't heap
add ten pounds of salts of potassium
and ten pounds of sawdust If the lat-
f Plan a system of crop rotation
that will build up your soil and
produce larger crops and allow a
wider margin for profit.
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WHEN DRAINAGE PAID.
Brought 450 Bushels of Corn and Add
ed $1,000 to Land's Value.
Four hundred and fifty bushels of
corn from eight acres that were almost
worthless two years ago is the yield
Mort Van Buskirk ot Kincald, Kan.,
received this year. Drainage did it.
Here is the story:
Mr. Van Buskirk wrote two years ago
to H. B. Walker, state drainage and ir
rigation engineer at the Kansas Agri
cultural college, asking what he should
do with an eight acre piece of swampy
land covered with willows. This land
never had produced anything.
Mr. Walker advised him to drain the
land, and he did. The land was planted
to corn and yielded 430 bushels. Other
corn in that neighborhood averaged
from ten to forty bushels to the ncie.
The cost of draining the land was $123
Mr. Van Buskirk values his corn at
50 cents a bushel, or )?22o. Besides the
increased crop, he considers his land
worth $1,000 more by the improvement
Poultry House Ventilator.
Poultry houses are often unsatis
factory solely because they are badlv
ventilated Of course it Is out of the
to tear them down
and build anew or
to install an ex
of ventilation, m.
s o m e form o l
ventilator may In
the be-t device ti
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howu a forei
built I i k e a in
wing with the -n
ovn. vi.. lu.Aio't
rlsi!iiiiL'. top The
row mi top turns the top so the open
ing a always fares the wind Some t
the wind passes through this openiie.
and out of the top at l It thus cj.
ates a draft up the Hue and t!H
ventilates the poultry house bejow.
Here's a Good Combination.
In this Imnr for the prolit !n ii.
keep an eye on the eoniliinutioii ot mi
lage and clover or alralfa lia. Then,
is no other combination of feed like i'
for results in milk. A tanner '
take these two pieces ot forage and
with good cows and no grain he eouh!
come out at the end of the year with a
fair profit. Of course a few pounds ot
grain feed a day Is a good investment
Plant Many Trees.
In an article in the Woman's Home
Companion on "The Friendly Summer
Trees" the author. Frank A. Waugh
professor of horticulture in the Agri
cultural College of Massachusetts. lays
down the general rule that only 'one
tree out of every twenty planted eves
grows to maturity. He therefore ad
vises those who plant trees to plant
Roof or No Roof oh Silo?
So far as the silage Is concerned, no
roof is needed on the silo. Rain and
Bnow do not hurt the silage. For th
convenience and comfort of the person
removing the silage from the silo it j
better to have a cpof. Hoard's Dairyman.
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EGG LAYING CONTEST ENDED.
On Oct 31 the international egg lay
ing contest, which had been conducted
for a full year at the Storrs Agricul
tural college, in Connecticut, came to
a close. The contest, which has been
frequently reported in this department,
has been one of unusual interest as
well as of great practical value. Pro
fessor Cosgrove, who has had super
vision of the contest, in speaking of
the practical value of the contest calls
particular attention to the fact that
with proper care the tenderest breeds
were kept in the severe and changeable
New England climate in open front
houses night and day, Avith too few
birds in a house to affect its tempera
ture. Only seventeen birds died dur
ing the year, which was less than 3.5
per cent, which shows the healthful
ness of plenty of fresh air as well as
the splendid care and feeding which
the fowls have. The final count, as
kept, gives first prize for best pen of
five hens to the White Leghorns of F.
G. Yost of Pennsylvania, his fowls
having laid 1,071 eggs, or an average of
214.2 each. The owner gets as rewards
two $100 silver cups, a cash prize of
?30 and several minor prizes. Second
place in the contest was won by a pen
of White Wyandottes owned by Beu
lah farm, Ontario, these birds making
a score of 1.0G9 eggs, but two eggs -be
hind the winning pen. The Marwood
farm pen of White Leghorns made a
score of 1,042 eggs and was the only
other pen to make a score better than
a thousaud eggs. The next six places
in the contest were Avon by pens of
White Leghorns with scores ranging
from 0S2 down to 91S eggs each. The
remaining seven, pens to make a score
of more than 000 eggs were respective
ly in order of performance. Buff Leg
horns, Brown Leghorns, S. C. Rhode
Island Reds (two pens), White Wyan
dottes, Barred Rocks and White Plym-
J outh Rocks.
The best authenticated record of any
individual bird was made by a S. C.
Rhode Island red pullet belonging to
Mrs. Harris Lehman of Kentucky, her
scorecard showing 234 eggs. Pro
fessor Cosgrove contends that special
mention should be made of the pen of
English White Leghorns belonging to
Mr. Barron, which led in the early
months of the race, and for some time
after until two of the five layers died.
It is thought that had this pen remain
ed intact it would have won first place
with ease. Immediately upon conclu
sion of the contest summarized above
another contest, to last a year, was
started. The contest is valuable chief
ly because it has directed the atten
tion of poultry raisers to practical per
formance in egg production rather
than to fine points and fine feathers,
features that are unduly emphasized
in the average poultry show.
"MULTUM IN PARVO."
It is quite natural that the individual
creamery patron should consider it a
small matter that his cream i of such
quality as to reduce the price of his
pro rata share of the butter product
a cent a pound. It is true, perhaps,
that in his case it would not amount
to very many dollars a year. But when
all or a considerable number of the
dairy farmers of a state take this same
attitude and continue to be careless
with their milk ana cream the total
amount lost runs into a Inure amount.
In bulletin No. 220 of the Wisconsin
experiment station Professor I'enkeu
dorf takes up this very question -md
proves beyond question that it the
quality of the 10r.0 n.i.: 0 pounds of
butter which the funnels of that state
produce annually eoukl be improved
so that its value would be increased
1 cent per pound -the butter output of
the state would be worth a million
dollars more- than it is now. This is
a nice illustration of the old truth
"much in little."
In portions of Egypt the raising of
wl.eat is carried on in the same primi
tive way that was in vogue when the
Pharaohs were building the pyramids.
The soil, is rattled about a bit with a
primitive plow in the shape of a crook
ed stick, the seed wheat is sown by
hand and covered by crude rakes, while
in the harvesting process the hand
sickle is still used, the grain being
placed in piles and loaded by hand on
the backs ot camels for transportation
to the thrashing places It is a far
cry from these primitive tilling and
harvesting processes to the triple gas
traetot outfits which turn over a com
bined furrow fifty-four feet wide an
acre every four minutes and the reap
ers pulled in gangs by tractors and cut
ting hundreds of acres in a day
CUBAN QUEEN" CORN.
A north Iowa reader of this depart
ment recently brought the writer a
sample of the variety of field corn
known as the Cuban Queen. It is a
yellow dent variety, having a color and
kernel formation somewhat resembling
Reid's Yellow Dent. However, the
kernels are coarser and not so deep.
The ears run from eight and a half to
nine inches in length and have a cir
cumference near the- butt of eight
inches. The cob is large, and the ear
tapers rather sharply at the tip end.
In our friend's case this variety yield
ed seventy bushels to the acre on land
that up to a year ago had been pretty
systematically skinned. A strong point
in favor of this variety seems to be i
that it matures well 'in latitude 43 de- K
AT SEA IN AN OPEN BOAT.
An Anxioos Experience Off the Rock
Bound Coast of Korea.
The perils of the small boat at sea
are told by Jack London in an article
on "Small Boat Sailing" in the Yacht
"About the liveliest eight days of my
life were spent in a small boat on the
west coast of Korea." he writes. "I
was in an open boat, a sampan, on a
rocky coast where there were no light
houses and where the tides ran from
thirty to sixty feet. My crew were
Japanese fishermen. We did not speak
each other's language. Yet there was
nothing monotonous about that trip.
Never shall I forget one particular cold,
bitter dawn, when in the thick of driv
ing snow we took in sail and dropped
our small anchor.
"The Japanese crawled under a com
munal rice mat and went to sleep. I
joined them, and for several hours we
dozed fitfully. Then a sea deluged us
with icy water and we found several
inches of snow on top of the mat.
"It soon became a case of swamping
at our anchor". Seas were splashing on
board in growing volume, and we balled
constantly. And still my fisherman
crew eyed the surf battered shore and
"At last, after many narrow escapes
from complete swamping, the fisher
men got into action. All hands tailed
on to the anchor and hove it up.
For'ard, as the boat's head paid off, we
set a patch of sail about the size of a
flour sack. And we headed straight for
the rocky shore. I unlaced my ".hoes,
unbuttoned my greatcoat and cotit and
was ready to make a quick partial strip
a minute or so before we struck. But
we didn't strike, and as we rushed in 1
saw the beauty of the situation. Be
fore us opened a narrow channel,
frilled at its mouth with breaking seas.
Yet long before, when I had scanned
the shore closely, there had been no
such channel. I had forgotten the thir
ty foot tide. And it was for this time
that the Japanese had so precariously
They Mark the Course of Glaciers
Adown Our Continent.
Throughout the northern United
States, from the Atlantic ocean to the
far northwest and as far south as Ken
tucky, huge bowlders are found scat
tered at haphazard. The rocks and
ledges are smoothed and marked with
scratches varying from faint lines to
broad grooves two feet deep. Some of
these bowlders, weighing many tons,
are so balanced on a ledge that a slight
touch will rock them. The Indians used
them as "alarm bells "
The grooves or scratches, on these
rocks are as a rule parallel and extend
north and south. South of the above
mentioned area neither bowlders nor
scratched rocks can b& found.
How came the bowlders in their po
sition? What scratched the rocks V
Agassiz. familiar with the glaciers ot
the Alps, probably gave the true an
swer. He showed that a similar state i
of things is produced today by the gla
ciers of Switzerland. These streams ot
ice creep slowly down from the lofty
summits of the Alps through the val
leys to the plains. They bear on their
surface huge rneks fallen from sur
rounding elilTs. The stones frozen in
the bottom ot the glacier, pressed down
by the enormous weight ot ice above
them, scratch and groove the rocks be
neath, as the tool of a carpenter gouges
nut a piece of wood.
What was the condition ot America
when similar effects were produced?
Instead ot local glaciers scattered in
the valleys, the whole surface now cov
ered with bowlders mut have been
bidden by an immense sheet of ice
Judging from the marks on the rocks,
the sheet moved from the north toward
tie south, carryum with it masses ot
rock narper's Weekly.
Expectancy of Life.
All insurance is calculated uiwn the
probable length of time a perMn has
to live, This is called the average ex
pectancy. Many elaborate rabies have
been made up by the insurance com
panie. sunt based upon one set of
data, some upon another and conse
jeently they vary slightly The brit
Mi life annuity tables, a fair calcula
lion, show that a man of fifty lias a
natural expectancy of living 21.J years,
a woman of the same age 2.'I.r years:
at sixty his expectancy i- 14.S vears
hers is IT years: at -eventy his is !).fi I
vears. hers 10.1) years.
"Why is Mrs. Wombat wearing ucb
dowdy clothes lately? She spends half
her husband's income on dres Cut
why is .sliewearing such mean looking
clothes just now?"
"Her husband's mother is visirlng
her just now. See?"
The other woman saw. Pittsburgh
This Is English Do You Get It?
Little Johnny came running In to his
father and said:
"Oh. father. I have just gained a sov
ereign and threepence."
"How's that?" said his father.
"Well." said Johnny. "1 have just
bought a guinea pig for ninepence."
Clarice Wel. aunt, how do you like
your new doctor? Aunt Oh. immense
ly He's so thorough. He never conies
to see me without li tiding some little
hing the matter with me. Judge.
Howell Did you ever do any deed ot
daring? Powell Yes: 1 once said what
thought when guessing a woman's
age. New York Press.
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Wowes X Roads.
Mrs. Viola Bennett has bought1
Ores Holts farm for $700.
Miss Alice McKinley is very
sick this week, and Bill price is
no better to-daj .
I am just in from Rife creek,
Casey county. Charlie Mullinix
died at his home there last Mon
day. His funeral was preached
at the Salem ohurce on Wednes
day by the writer of this letter.
Charlie leaves a wife and seven
children behind him to mourn.
Walley Cook is at home this
Mrs. Bill Cook has been on the
sick list for several day3.
Clarance Hadley was here the
other day looking for opossom
hides. I don't think he had
Jim Selby is on the sick list
A. Brother Bbntz, a Baptist
preacher is holding a great meet
ing ac a new church ar. the Rip
piretoe Springs he has been there
2 weeks. There has been quite
a nvmber of conversions and a
much needed uplift in tne
neighborhood. May your work,