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'S Threshing Shows Increase Over Expected Yields. The Winnipeg Free Press of n few Jays tigo contained n enrtoon of which nho following Is n copy: This probably as much us anything else will Rive some Iden of the state tit mind of the Western Cunndu furm er, as he watches the tally from Uio ithrnsulnR machine while his wheat Is 'being carried to the elevator. From nil sections of the country, the- most optimistic reports are re ceived, the local and city papers aro filled with reports from twenty to thir ty bushels of wheat to the acre, whllo in some plnces oats are showing a rec ord of as IiIrIi as 320 bushels to the acre, Heferrltifr to Saskatchewan, It Is con fidently expected that the wheat yield will he nearly 12,r million bushels. Heavy rnlns which fell In districts that did not promise so well In July, had .-greatly Improved the prospects there, mud there Is no question that paying yields will he produced. The yields In' the enstern part of the province mny not show to the advantage that will those of the western part, but too much cannot be said of this, for It Is the results ns they come from the (machine, nnd often these prove happily -deceptive. There Is now every renson to believe thut the wheat crop of the three prol ixin provinces will approach 250 roll 'lion bushels. Albcrtn will exceed the 70 million tnishols that had ben looked for. The ;vernge yield will be considerably higher than 1 has been In the province 1n any of the Inst four years. The Department of Aprlcnlture in a recent report (?ave the opinion that It cannot fall below twenty-two bushels to the acre, nnd that It might enslly pass the twenty-flvo bushel murk. Most of the wheat In the province when the report was written, stood well up to three feet high, and on tome fields was still higher. The re port goes on that In parts of South ern Alhertn forty and fifty bushels to the acre yields will not be uncommon, while there will be a good many yields of from thirty to thirty-live bushels to tho acre. In the northwest part of the prov ince. In the country surrounding Bat tleford nnd adjacent to the Canndlan National Hallway line to Lloydmlnster, nnd south the crops nre excellent and the yield will be heavy. A larger than average wheat crop Is being thrashed In Manltnbn. It has toeen estimated that the total yield of the three provinces will not he less than 225.000,000 bushels, and It may e that somewhere between 250,000, OOO and H00.000.000 bushels will be the Unal figure. Oats Is n good crop In all three provinces. This crop has also grown rapidly during the last two or three weeks. Excepting from those fields which were sown late for green feed, the yield will be heavy and the grnln excellent. Barley and rye are above the average. There was sulllclent help to harvest the crop. Advertisement As Told in Greenfield. Hack In the dim distant years when the high cost of living was not an ever present problem and some things were cheap, .Tames Whlteomb HIley walked Into a barber shop at Greenfield for u 5-cont shave. The proprietor of the shop was an old negro. "Well, Sam, how aro you getting along?" Mr. Itlley asked. "Mr. Jim, I had a very good day," Sam replied. "If I could make 75 cents between now and d.ulttln' time I'd have $1." Such Is tho story as told In Green field. Indianapolis News. Certnlnly luck counts. So do brains nnd pluck. Sure 6 Bell-ans Hot water Sure Relief n re r; n r?& FOR INDIGESTION rnrnii rn pootivclt removed n. ur ii.rr.i " Vn7u"0MAHA, NO. 38-1920. HARVEST Relief RE IMPROVED ROADS NOVEL ROAD-MAKING DEVICE Southerner Has Patented an Unusual Drag, Which Is Said to Oe Quite Effective. For removing Inequalities from dirt highways, a southern Inventor has de vised nnd pntented an unusunl road drag, which Is declared to be very ef fective. Tho forward part of the con trivance Includes three transverse beams, fastened together with two lnt oral timbers. In the first two cross pieces are set spikes, tho points of which protrude from the wood, while the front side of the third beam Is faced with metal. The rear portion The SpiKed Forward Part of the Drag Loosens the Road Soil, and the Fol lowing Rear Portion Packs It to a Smooth Surface, Thus Finishing the Surface in One Operation, of the device, which Is attnehed to the front section with chains, consists of two side timbers, nailed to four heavy planks, with their forward edges tinned upward and lapped. When the appliance is pulled over a road, the earth Is loosened by the spikes, then smoothed and packed by the remainder of tho machine, thus finishing tlie surface in one operation. Popular Mechanics Magazine. NUMBER ALL ENGLISH ROADS Properly Organized and Uniform Sys. tern of Sign Posting to Be Used in Great Britain. The national road scheme will be ready by the autumn. The scheme consists of the classifi cation of all main and secondary ronds in Great Hrltaln, together with n properly organized ajid uniform sys tem of -sign posting. Koads will beiir distinctive numbers, o thut the trav eler need only uscertaln the ofllclnl number of the road, say, from Nor wich to P.lrmlnghnm. to be able to travel from one town to the other without a map. The experiments conducted under In structions of the ministry of transport to determine the most sultnble mate rial for a uniform road dressing, have been successful, nnd a standard sur face has been practically selected. For the present this surface will be ap plied only to tho arterial, ami not to the secondury, roads. By Janunry 1 the new nntlonal road scheme will he In readiness to be put Into luimedlute operation. Dally Mail London. LARGER CAPACITY OF ROADS Must Be Doubled to Meet Augmenting Requirements of Transportation Next Year. Wo nre confronted with the problem of Increasing the capacity of our highways. This must be doubled to meet the augmenting requirements of the next year or two. I'ngineers are wondering along what line this In crease shall he provided. Ono sugges tion is to double the width of the toads and increase first cost and main tenance 100 per cent. Tho most reason able ono is to provide a road of sulll clent strength to carry vehicles of 100 per cent greater capuclty for a given width of road, as the first cost of these strengthened roads would be only 10 to 20 per cent greater per mile than that of present Inadequate highways, says a writer In an ex change. In view of tho fact that 50 per cent Increase In hauling enpacity gives a reduction of 15 per cent In transportation costs, the latter seems Uie wisest thing to do. ATTENTION TO EARTH ROADS Clean Out Ditches and True Up Crown by Use of Light Grader Four Horsea Needed. The majority of earth roads have been previously graded and It Is nec essary to clean nut tho ditches and true up the crown of the road by tho use of the light grader two or three times a season. This work requires four horses. Haul With Less Cost. Not only can a greater quantity of products be hauled to market with less horse power on better highways, but there also will he a greater saving of wear and tear on the vehicles which carry the goods. Encourage Producers, The national system of transporta tion and distribution Is so essential that every possible facility must be provided to encourage producers of fu rin communities uud merchandise to Increase production. TIGHTENER ON CORNER POST Strands Are Seldom Stretched Tight Enough to Remain for Any Great Period. TASK PERFORMED ANY TIE Fence Can Be Kept Taut and Adds to Neat Appearance of Farm Eye bolts Are Inserted in Forma Before Concrete Is Poured. A woveu-wlre fence Is seldom stretched tightly enough to remain taut, nnd if it becomes slack, It Is not only something of n reproach to the owner, hut rather difficult to stretch again. An easily mmle tightener, at tached to tho corner posts, makes K possible to tighten the fence at any time. The post forms nre set up on tho spot,, nnd four eyebolls are Inserted In each of tho outer sides, before the con crete Is poured. After the con crete has set, the forms nre removed, leaving the eyes protruding about one Inch. Two pieces of Iron rod, or pipe, of tlie proper length, are obtained and the upper ends squared off, as shown. If pipe Is used, the upper end should he plugged with a piece of Iron rod, held In place by a rivet or pin. Holes are drilled In each piece to correspond with the fence wires.. The rods, or pipes, are Inserted into the eyebolts and the fence wires put through the holes and bent over. A wrench Is ap plied to tho squared end of the pipe, nnd the fence Is drawn up ns tightly as desired; one of the right-angle wrenches, or holders, shown In tho In sert, is then applied, to prevent tho wire from unwrapping. Those rlglit angle wrenches are made of heavy strap Iron, long enough to tit over the post, ns shown, and with a square hole at one end to fit over the rod. The square hole is made by heating tho A Net Wire Fence Next to the High- way Is Good Advertising. This Tightener on the Corner Posts Keeps .the Fence Taut and Neat! Appearing. Iron, and cutting the hole with a chisel, or n square punch. A separate wrench, or holder, Is required for each tightener. bale It. Van Horn. Lin coln, Neb., in Popular Mechanics Mag azine. IMPROVE QUALITY OF SILAGE Feed May Be Materially Bettered by Using Care in Taking It Out Keep Surface Level. The quality of tho silage tuny he materially bettered by using care In taking it out. Don't put the fork down five or six Inches deep, as though you were pitching mnnure, but use n fork with tines close together nnd skim off the top, only loosening whnt you need for tho day's feeding. Keep the sur faco level and perhaps a little lower near the outer wall. Silage cannot be handled as care lessly as ordlnnry roughage. Tho cows In eating will throw some out of the mangers, nnd some may be scat tered along the feed alley. If this Is allowed to remain there It will soon cause a had odor. SEASON FOR MITES AT HAND If Hens Are Dropping Off In Egg Pro duction It Would Be Good Plan to Look for Pests. The mite season Is now at Its height, and If one's hens are dropping olT In production fnster than they really should and If the young stock nre not growing as well ns they ought to, It would bo well to carefully Inspect their sleeping qunrters for red mites. The red mites hide during tlie dny tlmo In tho cracks nnd crevices under the roosts, or at either end' whore they are hold up; they mny nlso be found In the nests or In the cracks on the -ddes of the building. To eliminate, spray or paint with kerosene and Tilde carbolic acid, or, better still, use orbolluium. INBREEDING IS NOT FAVORED Experiments In Hands of Amateur Are Usually Expensive Many Ani mals Discarded. Inbreeding experiments nre general ly expensive, especially In tlie hands of the amateur, for as a result of In breeding, the percentage of animals which must be discarded Is Inevitably Increased enormously.. However, the animals which stand th" tost of In breeding are worth Infinitely more than niiliiials of tlie same quality which have been produced bj; ordinary breeding. It Is by Inbreeding or by that dilute form of Inbreeding known ns Ilnehreedlng thut the greutest prog, fees Is made by our best breeders. ' SIMPLE AND DURABLE RACK FOR SEED CORN Can Be Made From Small Piece of Welded Fence Wire. As Near Mouseproof as Any Device Can Be Made When Suspended From Celling and Affords Ample Air Circulation, A simple nnd durable rack for stor ing nnd drying seed corn can he mado from a small piece of welded wlro fence. TIds ruck when suspended on a wire from tho celling Is ns near mouseproof ns any such devlco can bo made, and affords ample space for cir culation of air. As only about eight Indies of fence Including one upright wire Is required per rack, a largo number of them may be made at a very smnll cost. To make one of these devices cut the lateral wires of the fenci four Homemade Seed Corn Rack. Inches from an upright wire nnd on both sides of It. Sharpen tlie ends of the lateral wires and bend them slightly upward so that tlie ears of corn will not slide off. A piece of liny wire can be uttaclied to the tipper end forming a handle. Some fences aro made with the lower wires so close together that It mny he necessary to cut off every other one to keep tho ears from touching nnd to allow good air circulation. SILAGE OF BIG IMPORTANCE Use of Silos Becoming More and More' Common Than Ever Before Some of Advantages. At this season of the year, tho ques tion of silage is always an Important one. There Is less argument needed for silos nt the present time than has been true In the past for their use Is becoming more and more common. Some of tho principal advantages of silos are, they require less space for roughage than any other type of stor age; silage shows a good effect on stock; It provides succulent feed In summer ns well as In winter; there Is no waste In feeding sllnge, for If It Is of good quality the cattle will clean It up; It Is easier to handle In winter or during a busy time than shock fodder; Its vnlue as a feed lias Incrensed In proportion to other feeds so It Is Just as economical to use as It ever was. BIG ESSENTIALS IN POULTRY Breeder Should Aim for Early Matur ity and High Egg Production for Best Results. Early maturity and high egg pro duction nre (lie two essentials In profitable poultry keeping. If tho stnndnrd of the fancier does not mnko for utility or is a hindrance to con structive utility breeding, then tho stnndnrd Is in need of revision. Whether It be In cattle, horses, sheep, swine or poultry, the score card that discriminates In the least against util ity vnlue Is a hindrance to tho best development of that breed. Of course there nre certain distinguished breed characteristics that must be main tained, but these, ns a rule, are not the fine points which nre n continual hindrance to the good breeder. For tunately, public opinion Is on the side of the constructive breeder. ALFALFA DIFFICULT TO CURE Where Two Cuttings Are Made Grass Is Green at Each Time on Ac count of Moisture, When two cuttings of nlfnlfn are mnde, the grass Is very green nt the time of ench cutting. It Is thereforo dllllcult to cure, not only becnuse of the large amount of water the leaves contain, but also on nccount of tho large and succulent stems. With very good hay weather tho first crop may be put in the mow In nbout five lays after It Is cut. by allowing It to He In tho swiith and with the use of n buy tedder. . On I be other hand, rainy weather will result In a poor quality of hay. POULTRY CONFINED TO YARDS Fowls Should Always Be Supplied With Green Feed Good Range Is Best for Chickens. Chickens confined to small yards should always he supplied with green feed, such as lettuce, sprouted outs, alfalfa or clover, but the best placo to raiso chickens successfully Is on w good range where no extra green feed lit required. mm BEST HOUSES FOR CHICKENS Several Plans and Arrangements Be tween Two Extremes Which May Suit Conditions. In the manner of housing fowls there aro two systems widely different In their extremes. At one extreme Is the colony plan, which consists In placing smnll houses for small (locks far enough part to obviate tho necessity of fences, thus giving free range with but little mingling of the different (locks. At the other extreme we have tlie continuous house. This kind of house consists of a series of separate peps, under one roof, opening directly Into a hallway In the rear, or having doors between the pens without the hallway, or opening Into n hallway and also Into ope another. There are sev eral plans and nrrangemeuls between Ihese two extremes which muy he built to suit varying conditions. The advantages of the colony plnn, according to poultry specialists In tho Colony Houses Allow Flocks Free Range. United States department of ngrlcul hire, are, first, small (locks on free range; second, no espouse for fencing; third, there Is less need for scrupuloup attention to cleanliness and providing regular supplies of animal and vege table feed during summer months. This plan, however, has the following disadvantages: First, extra cost of labor In caring for fowls In stormy wenthtr, when It will often ho dllllcult to get around to feed nnd cure for the fowls regularly; second, houses built on the oniony plan, If built as well, cost more than n continuous house of the same capacity, for partitions, which may be constructed largely of wire netting, are much cheaper, thnn two end walls; third, the colony plan allows only about KX) birds to the .acre, while the continuous-house sys tem, with suitable yards, allows -150 to COO birds to the acre. ROOSTS FOR LITTLE CHICKS Difficult to Keep Youngsters Clean If They Are Permitted to Re main on Floor. It Is often ndvlsuhle to teach tho chicks to roost when eight to twelve weeks 'of age. When they are allowed to remain on the floor It Is dllllcult to keep theln clean and to keep them from crowding. If wide roosts three to four Inches nre used there Is but little. If any, more danger of crooked breasts than If the chicks nre allowed to remain on the floor. The chicks can generally be taught to roost by putting the perches near tlie lloor and placing with them ono or two old hens or older chicks that are In the habit of roosting. If tills plnn Is Inconvenient or does not prove effective, tho chicks may be placed on the perches after dark for a few nights, until they have lenrned to go there of their own nceon), say poultry specialists of the United States depart ment of agriculture. TEST OUT BROODING SYSTEM Greatest Loss Is Due to Chilling Re ceived While Being Transferred From Incubator. Chickens nro usually left In the in rtihntnr from 24 to .10 hours nfter hntchlng, without feeding, before they are removed to the brooder, which should have been In operation for a day or two at the proper toinueruturo for receiving the chickens, say special ists of the United States department of agriculture. A beginner should try his brooding system carefully beforo lie uses It. After placing the chicken In the brooder they can he given feed nnd water. Subsequent loss In chick ens Is frequently due to chilling re ceived while tnklng them from (he In cubator to the brooder. They should be moved In a covered basket or re ceptacle In cool or cold weather. CULL OUT ALL LOAFER HENS Reason Why So Many Flocks Are Un profitable Is Because of Pres ence of Nonlayers. Lack of proper culling thus far has proved to be, In the majority of cases, the principal reason why a poul try Hock Is not profitable. Forty per cent of tlie hens In tho nverago farm (lock today are nonproductive nnd should be sold or eaten. It costs nbout $2 n year, taking the country over, to feed each hen. If sho does not pro duce more thnn that amount of eggs ulie Is unprofitable. SICK WOMEN HEAR m You Can Bo Free from Pain as I Am,, if You Do as I Did. Harrington, Me. 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