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^ The Auto Question.
I nave received several letters from
Hartios ask inn as to my plan to control
automobiles, control of roads,
?tc. My plan is to form civic leagues
and enforce the present laws, p .trol
all roads and compel all parties to
comply with our existing laws. I
mean all travelers, be they autoists
*>r farmers, and I mean all travel. If
3'ou or any other man in Indiana can
feugyest anything better or more just
"write me. This has been my reply to
?.ll private lotters.?J. J. New.
If the people are satisfied with the
moSont Inws nn.l if
... ... Villi Uu IIIduced
to organize, as you suggest,
your plan may work, but these are
folg ifs. We don't believo either of
them can he compassed. Hut let us
hear from fillers on this subject.?
Indiana Farmer.
> P.iishol of Corn and Butter.
Cows of fair quality only, such as
will make LV>0 to 300 pounds of butter
per year, when properly fed make
three pounds of butter each bushel
of corn : i .'when the two grains
arc ground touether and fed. Surely
that is a i < : market for corn than
wnen sold r.s grain is sold on the
market llefcrring to this matter
Hoards Dairyman says:
"There never was a time when it
paid a.- : iotl profit as it does to-day
to feed a eow well. Think ot it.
Three pounds of butter in a bushel of j
corn. That i.- nearly $1 worth of j
butter. What kind of a farmer must
a man be that will not turn prain into
butter at that price? One great trouble
is that these farmers have not
taken pains to breed good cows tliat
it will pay a big profit to feed well. |
If ever a farmer led well he should
uio it now."
{'o . ?
I.- "... I
The Sow in Farrow.
No thing Is so certain to produce a I
small and unprofitable litter of pigs 1
.ns to liave the sow in farrow to share '
"to?!r lot or bed with a pen of half '
grown shoats or with other sows. In (
summer she will go off to some so- 1
-eluded spot to make her bed and thus 5
<?seape the danger of crowding. In '
winter or early spring, however, she
cannot overcome the habit of hud- '
tiling up with the lot even up to her
time and thus endangering her off.
spring. ''
thrifty farmer will provide '
Bepai'ato pens, or lots, and plenty? 1
not too much?of straw and shelter '
from rain. After the pigs are a week '
old two or three sows may ho run together.
Of course, it takes more time '
to water and feed the sows separated
this way. but it pays to do it.
" YEt is a great disappointment and
a real loss of time and feed to have '
your promising brood sow turn up ^
with only one or two pigs. If it is '
your fanlt you cannot make it up
this season, and by another the ,
golden opportunity may have passed. (
?Farmers' Hnmr> Tnnrnnl
r^. "" :"! " -A 1
w.' Prevention of Disease.
^ 'One of the greatest causes of disease
among fowls is from lice and not
disinfecting the poultry houses properly.
I have never had a contagious
t.iiftoase among my fowls. Eighteen
\y?-flTs ago I lost quite a number from
limber neck. I did not know the
cause then, but by sad experience
.Teamed a lesson that has been worth
a. great deal to me. I never allow
any dead chickens or any other'kind
of flesh to lay about where the chick
ens go. It is sure death to them if
they n;et maggots from any kind of
.flesh. *
^ ."vr destroying lice and mites I fu"'ffliga'to
my poultry houses with tobacco
and sulphur, usually do this on
damp days, and is better if done Mice
a week. Wo not only believe It Is
^ooil for the fowls, but for people.
We have not had a spell of fever
alnco wo have been fumigating with
tobacco, while so many of our neighbors
have fever every year. This
promises to bo the greatest year in
poultry business, yet in my experience
have never known eggs as high
** they wero last winter. I have never
had such a demand for eggs and
chickens; can't near supply the orders
for the last five or six weeks. If you
want every mail to bring in orders
n.nd lnquJries advertise in Farmers'
'Home Journal and y>u will have all
the work you arc 1 1 nk for.?Mrs.
Emily Gibson, in the Fanners' Home
C leanliness in ll<><? Feeding.
Tlio hop r< spot as readily to
cleanliness and care 1.-? any other animal
<ni the fnrin. Not long sinco I
vas greatly impro >ed with flic lack
jf sanit iry conditions around the
yards an ! Iioli es <>f a m.'m who has
been growing h ir.-- more or less successfully
for ten years. His feeding
troughs were foul with decayed food,
tho Hoors were damp and f ill of mudhoies
that good drainage would have
All fixtures In a hog house should
movable. It Is advantageous to
the troughs where they may be
wn! or scalded out
TnVt least. " ' ./
t?r<*Oiat id
(/a v yiay
? A Ipkriki /cWk
verted Into worms. Damp floors maj
be overcome if the house is well aired
and windows enough are in it to lei
the sunshine in on the floors.
It is never best to allow dust to accumulate
on the partitions and in
pens used for feed. It is always injurious
to the health of the hogs.
Those who are in the habit of feeding
their hogs grain scattered in the
mud or dust of a dry yard should
build a feeding floor and use it. (%
into any herd that is fed in the dust
from thrown-down grain and much
wheezing ami coughing will ho hoard.
This is bad on all hogs, and especially
those kept for breeding purposes.
In building a feeding floor it should
he set off the ground four to six
inches and built solidly of good timber.
A two by four piece should bo
nailed around the whole edge, which
will prevent lots of shelled or ear
corn being pushed off into the dirt
and dust. The floor should he swept
off each time before feeding.?W. II,
Underwood, in the Indiana Farmer.
Scrub Cows Don't T'nv
If any of the great throng of farmers
who are blindly adhering to scrub
cow breeding were asked why he does
not keep pure breds lie would reply
that it cost too much to start, and
that the purchase of a new hull every
two years would oat ui a eood sham
of the profits. Here are two fallacies
that require some attention. Thero
are many farmers who will not allow
themselves to think beyond the first)
cost of a pair of registered calves.'
They can not "see" $100 in a holfcr
calf, and wonder how any one can bo
so foolish as to "throw away" so
much money on a calf that the butcher
would think dear at $10. But tho
buyer of such a calf is not viewing
tho question from the butcher's standpoint.
lie does not propose to mako
meat of a registered heifer, but ho
ooks ahead to the time when he will
Have a whole herd of registered
'ovvS. anv nnn nf whlpli will no n-nriii
nore than double as much as tho
;cruh, whether for dairy purposes or
,o sell.
This question of beginning rl^ht is
i very important one in all walks of
life, but especially to the breeder of
ive stock, as the Increase in the herd
500n grows by leaps and bounds and
.he first outlay is as nothing compared
to the increased returns in tho not
llclmt Tl, ? ? -
Mwvuttv &UVU1C. 1UU M 1 KIT IV11U >V? Jl
lalry fnrruer who figured out a dead
loss from scrub cows?practical experience
and no guess work. Ilo
made a study of the official butter
records of the different dairy breeds,
and on tho strength of that knowlfdgo
ho Invested $700 in three heif3rs
that were closely related to tho
best cows of the breed, and that avoriged
less than thirteen months old.
rhat was less than five years ago, and
ho now has a nice little herd of purei
t>red cows. His cream checks aro
apening tho eyes of his neighbors,
and he has sold more than $soO
north of registered stock at prices
very much lower than he paid to get
Ids start. He is booking orders for
heifer calves before tfcey nre born at
?7") oaeh, aiul future prospects aro
bright for nice profits from cream and
lie reminds bis friends that tlio
man who pa\s $150 for an ideal ear)
of corn is not expecting to feed it to
the pigs, but that he coolly computes
its worth as a brood or of high-class
corn, and he is far-sighted enough to
seo its lnlluenco on future crops.
Doubtless there aro many farmers
who take a similar view o? the grain
and livo stock problem. They aro
thoroughly convinced that it pays to
have the best, but they aro just too
timid to make the start. They may
bo brave soldiers, they may be hcroea
In many places of danger; but they
have yet to learn that there is such a
thing as cool, business bravery.
There aro places for bravo men be
siaes upon name neius. i iua la 1101
a pica for the reckless expenditure of
money with one's eyes shut, hut for a
judicious expenditure after carefully
>nsldoring the probable returns, not
within six months but within a reasonable
Regarding the outlay for bulls,
there are some wrong views entertain
"1. It is not always necessary to
buy a new one every two years. If
he is of good vitality and freo from
und'-lrablo qualities, his choice
belli s may be bred back to him with
no ( nr of bad results. When th^
time <"mo8 to dispose of him, ho will
bring enough from the butcher, if
in pr .per condition, to pay for a bull
calf; y? that the total cost of bull*.
mnv >,.> -^wl I., IK,
prion i aid for the first one plus the
oo.ct of food thereafter. This maj
bo r(Mliicod by tho service foes fron
tho neighbors who are willing to pa>
for tho uso of a good l>u 11.
This coat of bulls may bo alto
gethor eliminated by breeding to r
neighbor's bull if there should be onr
of tho right breed and valu<
within convenient roach. Comfnunit)
breeding, that Is, nil the peoplo ir
one region deciding upon one breed
will very materially lesson expenses;
but this Is too large a problem to con
sider hero.?W. II. Underwood, in th<
L^ J^L
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Calculating Rule ami Pencil Holder. I
For the benefit of the engineer
and draftsman who is required to
liialie liastv calrMilntinns n rnmhlnoil
pencil holder and calculating rule lui3
i recently been devised. The calculat
Calculating L'ule and Pencil: Holder.
: ing rule Is of tubular form, and Is
fitted with a slide indicator, formed
in the shape of a cuff. On? part of I
| the tube comprising the rufe is proj
vided with a slide member, which is
; graduated and used in the manner
| of the ordinary slide of a calculating
rule. Within the tube a pencil may
be fitted. By thus combining the rule I
\ and pencil, the danger of mislaying ;
the rule is avoided, and the coinj
bined instrument is of convenient
form to carry in the vest pocket.?
Scientific American.
A 1'bint Watering Scheme*
Persons engaged in rearing hous\*i
bold plants are often in a quandary
when it is desired to leave the house
temporarily without neglecting the
) An arrangement ran be readily
rigged 11 p so that the necessary \\;\tor
will be supplied to the soil automatically.
Take a bowl of water and
raise It well above the lorel of the
plant to be watered by means fit' a
box or a pile of books. Twist several
o # ??o n/lf a t* f>Arnmon /i n ruin,*
nether to form a long thread and soak
them In the water. If one end b?>
hung over the bowl and the other end
left In the water a steady drip, drip
will commence and continue until the
bowl ia empty.?London Globe.
The Vicious Circle.
When Donald came in from school
his face showed unmistakable si^ti*
of tear^, and at the ilrst symptoms of
maternal affection they started to
flow again.
"Now, Donald, boy, toll mother all
about it. What's tho matter?"
"Zo teacher she scolded me."
"Well, we'll try and forgot that.
won't we? Never mind."
"But, nmz/.er, zat's jos' what she
ecolded nie 'bout. She said I never
did mind!"?Youth's Companion.
^ Kffii
M Edith (breaklug into a hop) ?
I *h? *-~jn if you keep on trying to ru
m. L.
0 I
v/M x iviikji lj i'j *> i VJ r LLU.
ItoilennuluT licst Lawyer.
In spite of the fact that Vincent
J. Thompson, a young boilermaker,
arrested on a charge of moving mortgaged
property from Michigan City
to Gary, was opposed at his trial by
two of the ablest members of the bar
at Hammond, Tnd., he pleaded his
, own case so well' and ballled the prosecution
without the aid of a lawyer
ifi.it a Jury in Judge Ames' court
found him not guilty, Thompson
compelled one witness to swear that
in? tlld not know the difference between
a kitchen table and a cabinet.
ATI the oratory of the lawyers availed
rothlng against Thompson's clevur
A Liovifojncter.
Science is slowly killing romance.
The latest invention is an Instrument
called a plethysmog^aph, for scientiflcarty
testing the warmth of lovers' affections.
The person whose feelings
are to be weighed1 in the balance puts
his or her arm into a rubber tmg,
whfMl lo Mirw.i H?>.? o .. .1 <111-1
wfcih water. Namw of young mon or
young women, jus the case may*be, are
Introduced, and if the name stirg the
heart tho pulse Discs and the indicator
mounts up. If the name leaves
the subject unmoved the pulse remains
Ilook-Mnckiiig System.
Among the recent inventions is a
very ingenious-- book-marking system
designed for use by teachers, students
and others who have occasion to read
from or commit different parts of a
book. The- scheme consists of a
scries of target-shaped cards of graduating
width and of sufficient length'
to rest across the page and* protrud?
from tho edgtns of the loaves. Tho
I extending end of this is marked with
| figure, fetter or other i?to sultiisg
the convenience of (he one having
occasion to consult the hook. Tho
other pnd of the slip is fitted with a
; rubber band, which is of sufficient
j proportions to lit around the volume
from top to bottom. The fu*yMon
of ttiis is to hold the marker ii\ place
i and to permit of an arrangement of
: markers in such a w.ty that one will
not overlap another .?nl hide it from
view. For a lecturer having occasion
to refer frequently to tho different
I iiOl'ia t\f *? K<?/^h <1 ii i?( tt * lv am.. i
i !> < ti> <? iiiii IMK lliu imil ?U U1
I his remarks tho convenience of this
I scheme will he readily appreciated.?
Washington Star.
"Hurry up, Mabel; you'll never catch
n."?From Puuch.
dj?tS0]& ISofl&S
? "*y ? ? "?*.?'*!, ?
?^.?^? ^ ?-^? ^?-^.?^yW
"CaStlo and City Ilaildcrs?RoadMnkers."
In hts recent address upon "Tho
World Movement," at the University
of Berlin. Theodore RooKGvnlt an
nlyzed in the following striking
phrase the activities of thoso early
rulers upon whom devolved the task
of laying the foundation for the civilization
of Germany as well as Western
"They were castle-builders, city- j
To-day the first two qualifications
have been modified into commercial
and industrial variants.
The last is absolutely unchanged.
Road-making underlies the sheer
existence, in an intensified degree the
progress, of the entire social fabric of
our day, as decisively as it did the
first faint stirrings of civilization in
Western Europe or the splendid structures
reared by the Greeks and the
Romans?still further back, tho ;
At every stage wherein humanity
hao recorded an advancement, whether
in the stone-age or In the twentieth
century, road-making has walked
nana in nana wun mo irau-mazers,
hand In hand with those that followed
In their steps and amplified the work
begun by their endeavors.
Europe has not been slow in realizing
and materializing the principle.
The highways of practically every
old-world country are the delight and
j the envy of the American tourist,
who watches the swift touring car
| glide by the wagon in which the
peasant is transporting his product
, to the city market.
That is one radical respect in which
Europe takes precedence of the lusty
and intelligent new world.
The small anil large farmer of the
old countries pays no ruinous tire tax,
no exorbitant tribute to mud and the i
god ol aeiay.
Ilia products, measure for measure, i
are worth often twice as much as i
those of the American farmer, because?
He can got them to tho buyer, or j
to the railroad, at expense beside |
which the similar item In America is
In another direction, also, tho good
roads wisdom of Europe has given its
people superiority over America.
With negligible exceptions, the old
world is thickly settled. There are i
fpiv wnjtnnlnniw IJ" ?" > ? ? * l""1, '
fiiguratlvely speaking,. Is occupied.
Thero are few wide, vacant, fertile !
areas clamoring raini'j for the hoo
and' the plow and the reaper.
The reason 13 elemental. Good j
roads is a paramount issue in Europe, i
They take it as a matter of course, j
as they do the government, or the >
coming of Sunday, or t:ho necessity oC j
buying coal and clothing and food. |
Trunk lints bisect kingdom and j
empire, republic and. duchy.
Good roads and their building is a '
fine science in Europe.
It has been so since civilization unfurled
it_a- pennants. War, pestilence,
famine, panic have not been allowed
io inierier.e witn its steady main- I
fcenance,. for the reason that the peo
pie and their leaders knew that the
issue was the lifebitxxl of any people, |
any country, any system.
Tho ripened wisdom of Europe re- ;
proaches the short-sighted neglect of I
America, and calls to us for revolu- .
tionairy change.
In America, arur forefathers built
staunchly the foundations of civilization.
Since then we have strengthened
each separate stone, but one?
i inn iftruuuy we nave ignored
;ood roads!
To-day, in every American State,
tho wholo population, farmer and j
I city man, pay blackmail to mud, to
ruts, to imi>assability?to no roads at |
Wo enhance the cost of living, wo ;
paralyze development, we perpetuate
the waste places and stunt the national
wealth by making highway
construction dependent upon haphazard
and casual practices, rather ilian
upon systematic, generous and continual
appropriations and methods.
In Georgia, we have recorded an
awakening. But we are yet a long
way, hero and throughout the Nation,
from what that mature philosophy
which gives stability to the civilization
of Europe and which rebukes our
own boasted supremacy.?Atlanta
To Avoid as Well as Cure.
The crusado against consumption
Is not undertaken chiefly to save consumptives?that
must come later, but
to prevent youth, infancy, ignorance, i
poverty and to prevent you and yours
and me and mlno from catching It.
The burnt child iln>n/U ?l<n ?>"? tr
most children did not get slightly
burnt, and so learn the teachments
of the law of natural consequences,
then they would be burning up themselves
and everything around them
all the time. The day draweth nigh
when no man can say, as so many-now
can, "Ignorance of this diseaso destroyed
me, ate me, consumed me,
burnt me up alive." "Certainly, physicians,
for all their knowledge, catch
consumption and other diseases and
die of them," some will say, "so
what's the use?" But considering
how much they are exposed, they fare
far better than doctors formerly did. i
?Tip, In the New York Press.
Wash Day Monday.
Scott?"It Is really a problem when
to change one's winter underwear."
Mott?"Once a week, I should
eay."?Boston Transcript.
Knocked Out.
"What mado Agatha quit hefng a
suffragette candidate?the attack on
her past lifo In 'The Dally Knocker?'"
"No, it wasn't that. Sho's fearlesB."
"Was It tho caricatures of her In
'The 'Morning Pitchfork?'"
TCn ullii to Mobloaa
nnco. Rut "The Weekly I^adies' Magazine'
said that her Paris gown looked
as If It wore made of 8-cent calico by
the village drc'3B maker."?Cloveland
Heading Off Old Age Pensions.
The Massachusetts State Savings
Bank Insurance League is going about
its enterprise in a businesslike way.
It i? attempting to furnish safe and
good insurance at. low cost, and is
stimulating a discriminating knowledge
of what It has for sale. Cheap, saro
insurance, providing for the wage
earner's declining years, is a necessity
In every industrial community.
In place of the German pension system,
which divides the burd.-n among
the state, the employer and the employe,
and which means compulsion,
and Instead of the English scheme of
old-age pensions borne by general taxation.
which may mean charity. Massachusetts
hns set up a working plan
bv which her wage earners mav pro
vide their own old-age annuities?ft
characteristic American plan which
means independence.?Tho Survey.
Foli's Irish Supporters.
The great baritone, Signer Foil,
when singing in grand opera in his
native* city, Cork, had to sing one of
his songs from a stage balcony. Tho
arrangements were not very perfect,
and the manager, fearing tlie carpenter
had not made tho balcony strong
enough to sustain tho weight of tho
big man, told two of his assistants
to hold it up from beneath. Tho
lengUiy signor was only Half through
his song when 0110 man said to tho
"He JaberB, Mike, this Oltalian is
moighty heavy f"
"Let's drop him, Pat; he's only an
Oltalian, afther alff"
Voice from the sigr.or above: "Will
ye, ye divlls, will ye?"
"Tara-an'-ouns! Tat, but he's an
Olrlshman: hould him up for tha
lolfe of yez."?Strand Magazine.
tn Corfu.
Corfu, where a magnificent marblo
palnce belonging to the German Emperor
has just been purchased by an
American millionaire, can boast of tho
most peculiar land laws fn the world.
The landlords aro nearly all absentees,
and their tenants hold the land
on a perpetual lease in return for rent
payable in kfnd and fixed at a ^er'
tafn proporticm of the prodnco. Such
h leimui is couaiuereu n co-uwnyr
of tho soil, and ho cannot be expelled,
except for non-payment of rent, bad
culture, or the transfer of his lenso
without the landlord's consent;
neither can Ms rent bo raised without.
his permission. Attempts have
been made to alter the law, but both
landlords and tenants are apparently
fratlsfled with a system that, dates
back to the time of Homer.?Tit-Bits.
Back to the Farm.
With the wheat banrest only a few
Weeks away, the usnal grist of harvest
stories are being put on the
boards. This rather new one is circulating
around Kansas Just now,
though Jt is a safe bet that ft was
written by Home Atlantic seaboard
fnnntf ? V?... ?/? ? >
luuu; uiuu iui <1 i-?cw riUKIUIUl mugR*
zlne. A college lad came to a Kansas
farmer and got a Job. About 3
o'clock a. rn. by was aroused and told
to get up. About half an hour later
he came down, fully dressed, and his
nackf'fi SllltC?9? in hin linnil
"You don't need to take your vallso
out Into the fields," Bald the farmer,
seeking to give encouragement.
"I'm not going to the fields," ho
replied. "I'm going out to find n
place to spend tho night."?Kansas
City Jrti"*n?l.
After His Day of Practice.
"Do you believe In Sunday has* hall?**
asked the bookkeeper of tho shipping
The latter tragically held aloft a
puffy forefinger with a distorted secimd
"I bellevo," he answered, "that If
Bunday baseball is played at all It
should bo confined exclusively to professionals."?Cleveland
Plain Dealer.
A Pleasing
Toasties J
tviih Cream and Sugar. ,
Adding strawberries or any
kind of fresh or stowed fruit
makes a delicious summer.
The crisp, golden-brown
bits have a most delightful
flavour?a fascination that
appeals to the appetite.
"The Memory Lingers"
Sold by Grocers,
Pkgs. 10c and 15c*
bfttthe Creek, Mich.

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