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MANAGEMENT OF CLOVER HAY
Experlenca Showo It Possesses High
er Feeding Value When Cut and
Cured Green at Possible.
ray n. a. wkatherstonk.)
Experience as will ns exact experi
ments provo that clover liny poHHCBses
a higher feeding value when the crop
la cut nnd cured ns green an possible.
The majority of farmers bIIow their
clover to get too rlpo before they be
?,ln the work of cutting nnd harvest
ing Kverr practlenl feeder of dairy
cattle and young things knows th
Handy In Clover Field.
alue of roweft ns food for milk pro
duction and growth. What lis the mat
ter with making rowea out of tho
whole of the clover crop?
The clover should be cut as soon
as It Is In blossom. It cannot be
cured as quickly, but It man be cured,
end we shall be more sure to get a
good second crop.
Much of trfb feeding value of the
clover depends upon how the crop Is
managed after it Is cut; and right
iere is where we find many practical
farmcra who fall to agree on how the
plover should bo bandied, although
jt.ey are all working with one object
In view, and that to cure it as quick
ly as they can nnd got the crop se
cured before unfavorable weather de
lays the work and ruins tho feeding
value of the hay.
' We make a practice of cutting in
the forenoon what may be tedded and
raked and cocked In the afternoon
and allow it to remain in tho cocks
and cure for two days and open up
the third day about nine or ten o'clock
In the morning and begin hauling to
the mow in the afternoon. ;
When the clover is handled In this
manner it will be cured and tho loss
of leaves will be reduced to a mini
mum. Clover that is handled in this
manner will retain its delightful aro-
ma. Of course, weather conditions
will often upset our most carefully
lnid plans, and we shall be compelled
to cut away from all hard and fast
rules and do the best thing possible
under the circumstances.
The hay tedder is a necessity if we
get our hay Into the barn in tho best
condition, and one day's good sun and
two teddlngs will do more toward cur-
A Disk Plow.
ng a crop of clover than two days'
exposure to the sun and weather; be
sides, when the clover Is cocked up
and left there Is but little danger
from rainy weather unless It contin
ues for several days, and even then
tho loss will be much less than it
would "be if the clover were left as
when first cut in the rows as it was
CARE OF FARM IMPLEMENTS
All Machinery Should be Overhauled
as Soon as Season Is Over
and Repairs Made.
One of the moBt serious leaks on
the farm Is In the poor caro tuken ol
farm implements when not in use. Ai
soou as tho season is over binders and
other machinery, no longer needoc
ihls year, should be carefully cleared;
the grease and dirt should be removed
from tho bearings, and these should
bo carefully oiled and all bright parti
greased, to prevent rusting. Frvpnra
tions should bo made for replacing
any broken or defective parts.
If time does not permit of all this,
make a memorandum to be governec
by on some stormy day, and then se
that everything Is put in readiness fo;
the next harvesting or haying season
(let the repairs and place them on th
machines at once. Take care of th
plows. Get them under cover. Cleat
and greaso the bright parts, so that
when wanted next spring, they will
scour and save the time so man)
farmers lose in putting their Imple
merits into working order.
Importance of Humus.
lU'iiiembor tho in.portunce of hav
In plenty of liutuiic iu tho Boll, ant
that. It ' tc;U and most economical!)
jl!it.d by growing clover and male
Ing good use of the manure that re
suits from keeping live stock to con
torn tie crops grown upon the fwtia
KJFIITHALEKE IN HOSO TAR3
Systematic Investigation f Effttcts of
Various Constituents Upon Itit
Adaptability la Important.
As a Ibtko par', of thi rond work tia
:hls country Renins destined to be tf
fected by the use of tars In road treat
ment and construction, a RVKtetimtlo
Investigation of ths effects of various
fonstltnpntu upon the adaptability of
tars ns road binder Is of great Im
Hence, the recent circular Issued by
the United States depart input of agri
culture on "The Tiffed of NnnhUiaieno
Upon the Consistency of Ho fined Tars"
(Office of public roads, circular No. 96)
Is a valuable contribution to good
rouds literature. While definite con
clusions are not announced, the results
strongly indicate four determinate
(1) That the fluxing value of naph
thalene for tnr pitches In somewhat
greater, although quite similar, to the
heavier naphthalene-free tnr distillates,
until the mixture becomes fati rated
(2) That for the harder tar pitches
the addition of very email percent
ages of naphthalene will produce a
marked Increase Ii. fluidity of tho re
(3) That for the softer pitches the
addition of naphthalene In small quan
tities causes less Increase In fluidity
than for the harder pitches.
(4) That where naphthalene la add
ed beyond tho point of saturation a
rapid decrease In tho fluidity of tars
at temperatures below the melting
point of naphthalene Is observed, but
at temperatures above Its melting
point the fluidity continues to In
crease. Further, evidences point to the fact
that, within a reasonable degree of ac
curacy, It should be possible to fore
tell, by use of the data given In the
pamphlet, what consistency to ex
pect from the addition of a given per
centage of naphthalene to a tar pitch
or refined tar of known consistency,
Irrespective of the free cerbon content
of the tar.
CHEAP RACK FOR SEED CORN
Frame May Be Constructed Out of
Common Fence Boards With Nails
Driven Through on Slant
Construct a frame from fence
hoards. This may be of any length
ar height, and several medium-sized
ones are better than one larg8 frame.
i i n
Cheap Seed-Corn Rack.
Drive nails through the boards each
way on an upward slant. On these
nails stick the buttB of the corn. Each
ear stands out by itself, where it can
dry perfectly. By numbering each
ear on the board, track of It can be
kept when testing for germination.
Keep In a cool place and to insure
protection from mice swing It up by
Storing Pumpkins In the Field.
You needn't expect to reap much
profit from gorging your hogs aud
cattle on pumpkins for a few days
during the harvest season, then cut
ting off their supply of this valunblo
feed for another wholo year. Store
your pumpkins in the field. Tile the
pumpkins in a row, as high and as
wide as you wish, cover-with hay and
set up fodder on each side to a thick
ness of three or four feet. This not
only affords ample protection from tho
cold, but also enables you to form a
most profitable balanced ration by
adding "the fruit of the vine" as you
feed out the corn and fodder.
A remarkable thing about alfalfa is
its perennial youth.
Telephonic communication with the
nmrkeL Is a Kretit advantage.
The successful garden is started in
full nithousrh not a seed may be
Thoroughly air dried seed corn will
stand aluioBt any temperature, no mat
1r bow low.
Clean up the yard and farmstead
mllv Plan to set out a few
more ornaments next spring.
Those farmers who have roots to
feed their. stock this winter (whether
they have a silo or not) are lucky.
' Ashes are best applied In the spring,
separately or In connection with phos
phate fertllliora as a top-drcasiug.
i The value of corn ensilage is be
ginning to be better understood In tho
eastern states than It was formerly.
! Cranberries were not Injured so
much this year by early frosts as
,ov ere durinK the past two years.
1 Did tho carrots, beets, etc., and store
them for winter use. Medium sized
Under roots are best for winter uso.
Tobaecr dust woiked into the sur
face of tho soil Just before setting the
lettuce will help to keep the aphis
Alfalfa can be grown on stifT lands
With fcreat success, but Is not a suc
cess on sandy soils unless the liM Is
(lined and Inoculated.
I can truthfully ssy that Ds. Klimcr's
Ewump-Iioot IS a very good iii"!lcl!j,
not alone for kidney trouble, but hIho
for weak nnd sore back, as well as for
About a year ago I beeamw 111 end
vnablo to work, my trouble luing a
larno back. I read of your Bwamp
Koot in the newspaper end in, an Al
manac. Iiellevlng It would do me
good, I went to my drugulst, Mr. Pk In
ner, and purchased ft bottle, finding
reilef in one fifty-cent bottlo, 1 pur
chased several more and In a. abort
time was able to continue with my
work and om today feeling well and
strong. I always recommend )L)r. Kil
mer's Swamp-Root to lny friends a
I believe it Is ns food a medicine ua
can be found.
3414 Washington Ave., No.,
Mr. Skinner makes affidavit that h
sold the Swamp-Hoot to Mr. Strong.
: il-.r Pa.
Trove What Swamp-Root Will Do For You
Send to Pr. Kilmer & Co., Jllnrhnm
ton, N. Y., for a sample bottle. It. will
convince anyone. You will also re
ceive a booklet of valuable informa
tion, telling all about the kidneys and
bladder. When writing, be sure and
mention this paper. Regular fifty-cent
and one-dollar elzo bottles for sale at :
all drug stores.
Policeman That fellow Is hunting
Mr. Want-to-Know Why?
Policeman He's looking for tb.9
marriage license bureau.
"Four years ago I had places break
out on iny wrist and on my shin which
would itch and burn by spells, and
scratching them would not sem to
give any relief. When the trouble first
began, my wrist and shin itched like
poison. I would scratch those places
until t'uoy would bleed before I could
get any relief. Afterwards tho places
would scale over, and tho flesh un
derneath would look red and feverish.
Sometimes it would begin to itch until
it would waken me from my sleep,
and I would have to go through the
scratching ordeal again.
Our physician pronounced it "dry
eczema." I used an ointment which
the doctor gave me, but it did no good.
Then he advised mo to try the Cutl
cura Remedies. As this trouble has
been in our family for years, and Is
considered hereditary, I felt anxious
to try to head it otf. I got the Cutl
cura Soap, Ointment and Pills, and
they seemed to bo Just what I needed.
"The di.sease was making great
headway on my system until I got
tho Cuticura Remedies which have
cleared my Bkin of tho great pest.
From the time tho eczema healed four
years ago, until now, I have never felt
any of its pest, and I am thankful to
thy Cuticura Soap and Ointment which
certainly cured me. I always use the
Cuticura Soap for toilet, and I hope
ether sufferers from eklu diseases will
use the Cuticura Soap and Ointment."
(Signed) Irven Hutchison, Three Riv
era, Mich., Mar. 16, 1311. Although
Cuticura Soap aud Ointment are sold
by druggists and dealers everywhere,
a sample of each, with 32-page book,
will be mailed free on application to
"Cuticura," Dept. 17 K. Doston.
The Judge You say you don't get
The Complainant I don't get It all,
your honor. It's only five dollar a
week; and 1 need every cent of IL
Tho Juilge And what's the reason
on get only part of the amount?
Tho Coiiiplainant It's because my
foinier husband sends It to me by a
lawyer; and the lawyer charges me
car fare, brokerage, transportation
und lime aud leaves me only DO
Poor Conversationalist. '
"Is your husband a good afterd'n
'"No, Indeed. As soon ns he's had
dinner he lies down un tho cyuch aud
falls asleep, and I never get a word
out of him."
"The men came to cloau the fur
"Then they tioaiud me put."
RATHEH A BAD STAHT
No Doubt Boy Meant Well, but His In
itial Efforts at Keeping a Diary
This fn my first dlry so dont ml.id
tlia Hprillii. I wu.)'nt K'jIii to rlgt't it
t.'.ll a little while longer, only, this
morning was rainy and my ma Bed,
"Wiill.'im, why don't you begin your
dtry, this will bo a good day to b
g'n, and It will keep you out of ml
c'ilf?" I sed alright, so I went up
stairs and got my big brother John's
stamp slbuni and began pulling out
the Btamps bo's I could right. t"in
says his stamps are worth a lot ot
money but I don't believe It cause
when he wnntptj to buy a football the
other day why didn't he sell em aid
get tho money. Anyhow I don't want
him to catch me as I hnve started
righting In It. The first thing In a
dlry Is the date so I will now right it.
October 2G, 1911 When I began this
dlry I forgot to tell you that I bor
rowed my slaters pink holr-rlubon to
hold the leaves togther more, and,
when big brother John came home I
heard him yell awful wheh he couldnt
find his album so I ran upstairs to the
attic behind a big trunk where be
rant find me. I just now heard my
slater come In and Irn so scared I
darst not go down stairs now nnd Ira
afraid to right anymore so I il have
to creep In tho trunk and stay till he
goes. I 11 contlnu my dlry to morrer.
Newark (N. J.) Star.
IT WEARS YOU OUT.
Kidney Troubles Lower the Vitality of
the Whole Body.
Don't wait for serious kidney ill
ness; begin using" Doan's Kidney Pills
when you firBt feel backache or notice
urinary disorders. David P. Corey,
236 W. Washington
St., Ionia, Mich., says:
"I bad kidney trouble
bo badly, that for oix
months I could only
get around with a
cane or crutches. The
backache grew gradu
ally worse until I was
compelled to take to
my bed. While still
in bed, I began using
Doan's Kidney Fill3
and gradually improved until well."
"When Your Back Is Lame, Remcra
berthe Name DOAN'S." 50c,allstores.
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y.
COLLECT ON DELIVERY.
Jack Ilarduppe Ah! Brought that
suit, have you? Well, I can't pay you
now. I'll write your employer a let
ter. Errand Boy N. G., boss. I bought
three letters with that suit and they
Is C. O. D.
Adam Bede on Pittsburg.
Pittsburg patriots twisted their
faces awry at a Smoketown pun de
livered by former Congressman, llede
Bede put it over in the climax of
a sparkling speech at a chamber of
After telling how dearly he loved
old Pittsburg and her fine old peo
ple, her rich people and her toilers,
he said: -
"I like Pittsburg, because If I ever
get tired of the town I c;ai wash it
The Mean Thing.
Stella .lack was on hia bended
knees to me last night.
Pella Well, poor fellow, he can't
help being bowlegged.
For over fifty years Itheumatium, Non-Y-ulpa,
nni o'Jn'i p.-onjtil uilmriiU li.ive
ln'in cured by i I a ml iii-s Wi.nd Oil. It i
A y,)od honest remedy utid you tti'.l not
re-let havniit a botile ready for u-o.
When heatlr.g a furnace vti'.h your
enemj, don't forget that you may
have to po Into It yourself.
CHRISTMAS POST CARDS IKI E
telMl 'ie blduip f.r t Btiuipl,' ef my Tory elieo-f-st
Oo'ul Kintwihl Clirttui:il anl New eat
I'.rtt t ;tn1'l: Iiriiut ful roli'n, unit lev oUrM ileslylia.
No man v. Ill have any trouble about
understundlni? as much of the llibie
as he In willing to live
Mrs. Wlnnlow'ti f.tolhi!i(f Kynip for rhlltirn
teetlilnn, tiiiftens the ,ri:ins, re1iiert InnamiliA-
tuur snajs tuLu, cure kiuJ oolic, tc buttle
Don't pu w it h tits
cause It is a crowd.
crowd Jtibt be-
Tell the dealer ou wnitt a l.el
Wisdom, like Mowers,
f ' VT"r
Taited to t? More Ernf,t.
Iev. SyivcsHr Ilo,'rS. th Lilxrai
M. V. from Ixmdun, vns talking a!out
religion at a dinner In New York.
"Too many of va in onr rHIzioim ot'
servances," ho said, "ar iike a little
ToMerharu Court Ilnnd girl.
"This little girl said one night to her
"h, must i sleep In tho darliT
" 'Yes, nits,' the nurse answered.
'"Then wait 'a minute,' said the lit
tle Rlrl, 'I'll get up and say my pray
ers more carefully.' "
Heathen Nations Invert Nothing.
lllshop Thoburn ho has been ft
mlKnionary in India for CO years, and
knows India better than any other liv
ing American. Bays: "If you visit tho
pn'pnt ofr nt Washington, you will
sen 600 improvements on the plow.
India has not invented one improve
ment on the toothpick in 2.000 years.
Tho nations without God have no In
ventive faculty. They are almost uni
versally the savage, unenlightened na
tions of the earth."
"Yon say you arc your wife's third
husband?" said cue man to another
during a talk.
"No, I am her fourth husband," was
"Heavens, man!" said the first
speaker. "You are not a husband
you're a habit."
In the deepest night of trouble and
rrow, e have so much to be thank
ful for that we need rever cease our
The man who looks for good can
not look for anything he will be mora
certain to find.
It Is only those who live on low
ground who complain that the world
When You Think
Of the pain winch many women eprience with every
month it makes the gentleness and kiadnei, always awioci
ted with womanhood seem to be almost a miracle.
While in general no woman rebels against what she re
gard at a natural necessity there it no woman who would
atot gladly be free from this recurring period of pain.
Dr. Plerce'a Favorite Prescription make
aye a If women stroni and ink women
well, and tlvea them freedom fr 'm pain.
It tttablishea regularity, aabduea Inftam
to at Ion, heals aleeraUoa and corea ia
he ale weakness.
Sick women are invited to consult Dr. Tierce by letter,
fret. All correspondence atrictly private and sacredly
confidential. Write without fear and without tea to World's Dispensary Med
ical Association, K. V. Pierce, M. D., President, Buffalo, N. Y.
If you want a book that tells all about woman's diseases, and how to cwre
them at home, send 21 one-cent stamps to Dr. Pierce to pay cost of mailing
enly, and he will send yon fre copy of his great thotaixi-ngo illustrated
Common Sense Medical Adviser revised, up-to-date edition, in paper covers.
In handsome clotb-binding, 31 stamps.
Water Right $50.00 per Acre
IS TWELVE ANNUAL INSTALMENTS
The Wood River Project began its annual run of water for irrigation on
March 29th, 1911. There has been no interruption in the service sinct
the run began. There is no shortage of crop on this project this year.
Some Things You Can Find on Wood River Project
Your choice of 20,000 Acres of new land. The best water right any
where. Markets for everything you can raise. Good fruit land. Sheej
and hogs to feed and feed for all of them every year.
Good Dairy Country
Market for one million pounds of butter. Market for all the chickens
and eggs you can raise. The best potato soil on earth. Irrigation system
complete and f ully tested by two ears use. Ample water, splendid soil-
WE NEED YOU
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WOMEN wear W. L. Doug Us stylish, perfect
f itting.easj walking boots, because tSey five
long wear, umt as W'.LDouj las Men's hoes. j
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FOR OVER 30 YEARS
IT.8 woi Lmanilxip which has made W.
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V. L. Dougl-u jliocs are warranied to s
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wear longer than other makes for the price.
6hoj Sut Evary where All ChArge Prciisid.
(Haw rlor r W all. It W I. luiif- f
m ( M,-i fc'ht 'n ..i,r Mwn.wiO 'J.iei u ; .
1aioi. uieua:riiu ijf t,4 ,i w n
ai , t(e i
Liis.liiy wetn. 1 f, ot
i i a i til i - r i ' f 5: n m r it
C!ul""- Irrflnrt f!ror(j.
A I liofi-i, i i pher -..! sj'Hen
himself that a woman, Rew.nt i !'.!'
by a liitlu boy, caine lit h'.s siuil
th oilier di.y. "I want my pii kc l:ir
took," the. aald. "I s'e that you taVe
f li.kchei s for four d"llar. d j7rn
week, ei 1 come fer n, '".te. A ml I
want this llttlo boy took In tho f.tn
plckrra wlfl im." "YpW, madam-
but, o!' course, we rtiaUo nn ?,!
charge ctitside this special rat w hn,
two i lc'uren are taken at on' o." "oa."
says tho ldr, "but 1 11 keep the boy
In niy lap. That's the way 1 do in
street ers, and nobody ver f
Orator I thought your paper t
frlciifily to rr.e?
Kditor So it Is. What's 4he ivtV
Orator I mnde a speech at thai
dinner last night, and you l!iin't prir.
a l'no of It.
I'd iter Well, what furtber prrn-f t
you want? London Opinion.
When one Is sad or out of sorts 'or
any cause whatever, there Is no r i
edy so Infallible as trying to tin'
somebody elfe baj'py. J. W. Cart'ty,
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If ttrr twice in any one word. Each contestant list must
bo accompanied with a G.it Post tin toil wrapper and
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