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"Y Co-Operative Experiments. A two days session of the second annual meeting of the Co-operative Experiment association of the great plains area was opened at- Manhat tan by an address of welcome by President. Nichols of the Kansas state agricultural college. He was followed oy Director EL A. Burnett of Lincoln, Neb., who emphasized the following points : Necessity of conservation of soil moisture by a four-inch mulch of pulverized soil. Crops best suited for dry plains are those. which mature be fore the summer drought, such as win ter wheat, early oats, barley, 6orghum and alfalfa. Raising alfalfa on table lands, where $10 land will produce a $20 crop of alfalfa seed. The results of experimental stations should bs used to assist residents, not stimu late Immigration. Dr. F. J. 'Alway of Nebraska gave an instructive lecture on the soil studies recently made, at Indian Head, Canada. Dr. Kearney of the department of agriculture gave olive raising at Tunis, Africa, as a highly successful example of dry land sulture, adapted to this country. Prof. E. C. Montgomery, spoke upon com parative cost of crop production, in humid and dry climates. He said while statistics available are not res liable, it appears that the cost is about the same for both. It is the concensus of opinion that crops on dry plains should be raised on alternative years only and that the intervening years should be given to conserving mois ture. The Campbell system of .inten sive dry farming was criticised in that it does not provide a method of re turning organic matter to the soil. This meeting is primarily for the pur pose of comparing experiments of the government experts employed in the eleven experiment stations located in the plains' area from Texas to Canada. About 35 experiment station men take an active part in the discussions, in cluding all phases of dry farming. The meeting will be held in Fargo next year. The officers elected are: Pres ident, A. M. Ten Eyck, Manhattan; secretary. E. C. Chilcott, Washington; programme committee, J. H. Shepperd, O. A. Thompson, L. A. Waldron of North, Dakota and E. C. Chilcott. To Fix the Grades of Wheat. G. W. Glick, ex-governor, and J. T. White, representative from Ottawa county, members of the state grain grading commission, met at Topeka and Issued acall foitha annual meet ing of the commission, July. 25, in the governor's office. At this time, the commission will decide what weights, colors and size of wheat, corn and oats will constitute the different grades of the grain for the coming year. Mr. Glick was elected chair man and Mr. White clerk of the commission. Appreciated His Paper. The Wetmore Spectator plant was recently destroyed by fire, and the amount of insurance which had been carried upon it was barely sufficient to enable the publisher, W. F. Turren tine, to meet his . obligations. The people of Wetmore appreciated his pa per, however, and they formed a stock company with $2,000 capital to pur chase a new printing outfit. This they turned over to Turrentine. and he will have the privilege of paying them back on easy payments. Wheat and Corn on Hand. According to a statement issued by F. D. Coburn, secretary of the state . board of agriculture. Kansas has a bigger supply of wheat and corn on hand than at any time during the past six years. Coburn says: "In the 48 counties that have certified their as" sessors' returns to the state boaard of agriculture, it appears that 19,512, 304 bushels of corn was in the farmers' hands march 1, and 4,068,221 bushels of wheat. A Mother Attacks Children. - Mrs. Peter Johnson of Formosa at tempted to take the lives of her two children, a girl of 10 years and a boy of five, by cutting their throats while they were in their bed. She then ran upstairs and cut her own throat. She used a piece of broken earthenware. The children will recover, but the mother's life is in doubt. She is the widow of Peter Johnson, who took, his life by drinking carbolic acid June 15. Lived in Emporia 48 Years. -Frederick Hirth, who had lived in Emporia since 1859, died In St. Mary's hospital. He was born in Prussia In 1837, and came to America In 1851. He enlisted In Company H. Second Kaasas, at Lincoln's first call. He was wounded in the battle of Wilson's Creek and was discharged in Novem ber, 1861. He reenlisted In the. elev enth Kansas in 1862, and was mus tered out In August, 1865. . - Takes a Dozen Baths a Day. Because she daily gave her children and herself salt water baths often as many as a dozen a day each, the san ity of Mrs. Spanlding, who lives north of ChUllcothe will be investigated. The children- are broken out with sores, caused by their saline ablutions. A $15,000 Fire in RhilliDsbura. - . Poling's grocery; store and meat market in Phillipsburg was destroyed by" fire. It was struck'by lightning wbile a severe storm was la progress, J nle. Alfalfa and Prosperity. " F .D. Coburn, secretary, of the state board of agriculture, has Issued a bulletin on hig observations regard ing alfalfa in Kansas. The bulletin says in part: - Since the considerable introduction of alfalfa into Kansas 15 years ago, no plant has grown so Jn the esteem of farmers and stockmen or increased so rapid ly in acreage. It is noteworthy, if not significant, that the state's present area of unprecedented pros perity dates from about the time al falfa was first shown proper appre ciation by its farmers. In Kansas al falfa has been a potent factor in in creasing bank deposits and prosperity. As its value has Come to be more and more recognized its area bas been constantly extended, as shown by the annual statistics. In 1891 there were in the state only 34,384 acres, but in 1906 Jewell county alone had 42, 000 acres and the state 615,000 acres. It has quadrupled the state's output of tame hay. In 1891 the tame hay aggregated 401.C40 tons, while in 1906 the total was 1,682,699 tons. The value of the 1891 crop was $2,000,000 while that of 1906 was worth more than $10,500,000. Its increase in es teem is indicated anew by the 1907 assessor's reports received thus far by the state board of agriculture from 46 of the 105 counties, which show gains in alfalfa of nearly 60,000 acres since one year ago, or an increase of 25 per cent. An Ouster Suit Appealed. The ouster suit against the Western Union Telegraph company has been appealed to the supreme court of the United States. ' The company's attor neys make 27 separate assignments of error in the case which they asked the United States court to correct. Most of these alleged errors are claimed on the ground that the court did not give the proper interpretation of the Kansas statutes. The company contends that the state has no right to Interfere as long as the company transacts an interstate buslnesss and a part of its business is of an inter state or purely domestic nature. Securities Shall Stay. Judge John C. Pollock of the feder al court has decided that the securi ties of the Illinois Life Insurance com pany which are in the hands of the state treasurer, shall remain where they are. This settles a question which has been in dispute ever since the Illinois Life Insurance Company bought -the assets of the Kansas Mit tual company. The securities in the hands of . the state treasurer amount to $579,123.00 and are in the form ol bonds and mortgages mostly on Kan sas property. The securities are tax able in this state. Heirs Sue the Santa Fe. Suit has been brought against the Santa Fe Railway company by the heirs of P. P. Schriver and Warren Peck of Cedar Point, for damages on account of the death of the latter, who were killed , by a Santa Fe pas senger train several months ago. The sum of $10,000 is the amount asked by the heirs of each. On February 16th, Mr. Peck and Mr. Schriver were both killed at a railway crossing one mile west of Cedar Point while at tempting to cross the track in a buggy. . ' Braved Arrest to See Parents. Harvey I. Counsellor, a deserter from the United States army, was ar rested at Emporia by Sheriff Cowan. He formerly lived there and returned home to "see his parents. He said he knew that it was a great risk but his parents are old and he was afraid that he might not see them again. He enlisted in Emporia in 1903. He con fessed that he deserted while on duty on the island of Alcatraz ,on the Pa cific coast. Coburn Will Talk Alfalfa. F. D. Coburn, secretary of agricul ture, has accepted an invitation to ad dress the New York State Agricultur al society next December. They want him to talk on alfalfa. j- Boy Touched a Live Wire. " Clarence Smith. 12 years old, was killed at Salina by coming in contact with a live electric light wire. Work men had left the wire hanging from a tree. - : - A $7i000 Fire In Garnett. . Spontaneous combustion is believed o have started a fire In the J. O. Mc Afee furniture factory at Garnett, which caused a loss estimated, at $7,000. - Midland Company Out of Hoiton. The Midland Grain company of Kan sas City has closed Its office at Hoi ton. The county attorney lately start ed an Injunction suit against the com pany, charging that it was conducting a bucket shop. .The charge was de nied but the company's agent obeyed the Injunction order and left town. " Did Not Know It Was Loaded. .While cleaning a target rifle, Mad ison Hoover, of Conway Springs shot and killed his Ifi-year-old elatcr An- SHE MAR'S EXPERIENCE Hi WESTERN CANADA. There Are Thousands of Opportunities In the Land of Opportunity. To Xhe Editor.' Dear Sir: . The following experience of an Illi nois man who went to Western Can ada six years ago is but one of the thousands of letters that could be re produced showing how prosperity fol lows the settler on the fertile lands of Western Canada. This letter was written to the' Chicago agent of the Government of the Dominion .of. Can ada and is dated at Evarts, Alberta, April 8th, 1907: - . -. "It is six years the 5th of this month since I and family landed in Red Deer, family-sick and only $75 In my pocket. Bought a $12 lot, built a 12x14 shack and went, to ' work; as a "carpenter. Next May sold for $400 (had added 16x18 building to shack). -Purchased two lots at $70 each and built a 23x28 two story building and sold for '$950. Filed on a quarter section 33 miles N. W. of Red Deer and have spent three years on it and am well pleased. Quarter all fenced and cross fenced, wire and rail, 2 miles of fence. House 29x31 feet on stone foundation. Last year was my first" attempt to raise grain, lVa acres of fall wheat, yield grand, but was frosted August 2nd, was cut August 16th and made good pig feed. Had 1 acres fall rye that I think could not ' be beat. A farmer from Dakota cut it for me; he said he never saw such heavy grain anywhere. Straw was 7 feet high. I had 4 acres of 2 rowed barley on-fall breaking that did not do so well, yet it ripened and gave me all the feed I need for stock and .seed for this spring. I did not have grain threshed, so can't give yield, but the wheat would have gone at least 25 bu. to the acre. Have a log stable 31x35 feet, broad roof and two smaller buildings for pigs and chickens. "I have lived in Harvey, His., and know something about it. I have been hungry there and though able and willing to work could get none to do. One Saturday evening found me with out any supper or a cent to get it with. A friend, surmising my situation, gave me a dollar, which was thankfully ac cepted and later paid back. Wife and I are thankful we came here. We were living near Mt- Vernon, Ills., as perhaps you remember visiting- me there and getting me headed for the Canadian Northwest, and a happy day it has proved for me. I have not grown rich, but I am prospering.- I would not take $3,000 for my quarter now. The past winter has been a hard one, but I worked outside the. coldest day (52 below) all day and -did "not suffer. We are getting a school started now that is badly needed. - ' "Our P. .O., Evarts, is about "115 miles; there is another office 6 miles, but It is not convenient to us. - Wife and I would not exchange our home here for anything Illinois has to offer. "Yours truly, "(Sd.) E. EMBERLEY.. 1 ' . For Hardening Drill. Hardening an ordinary drill In sul phuric acid, states the English Me chanic, makes an edge that will cut tempered steel or facilitate cutting hard rock. The acid should be poured into a flat-bottomed vessel to a depth of about one-eighth of an inch. The point of the drill Is heated to a dull cherry red, and dipped in the acid to that depth." This makes the point extremely hard, while the remainder remains soft. If the point breaks, re harden, but with a little less acid In the vessel. Laundry work at home would be much more satisfactory if the right Starch were used. In order to get the desired stiffness, it is usually neces sary to use' so much starch that the beauty and fineness of the fabric is hidden behind a paste" of. varying thickness, which not only destroys the appearance, but also affects the wear ing quality of the goods. This trou ble can be entirely overcome by using Defiance Starch, as it can be applied much more thinly because of its great er strength than other makes. A Success. "Do you think airships will ever be a success?" "They're a success now. A Toledo man made $80,000 out of them last year without taking the ship out of the-tent." Detroit Free Press. The Magnetic Sort. "He ' is a wonderfully impressive man." "Yes. He Is one of these peo ple who will say Tt is a beautiful day in such an impressive manner that you like giving him personal credit for the weather." " - - Give Defiance Starch a fair trial try it for both hot nnd cold starching, and if you don't tiiink you do better work, in less time and at smaller cost, return it and your grocer will give you back your money. Many Measures Looked After. As many a . 1,310 metric weights and measures were submitted for verification in the city " of London during last year. . . : ; -'- . Shake Into Your Shoes Allen's Foot-Ease. It cures painfuLswoIlen, smarting, sweating feet. ' Makes new shoes easy- Sold br ail Druggists and Shoe Stores. Don't accept anv substitute. Sample FREE. Address A. S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y. "' A bond e of conceit, Cordelia, is a woman who- is wrapped nq in herself. . Kn, IrtartsWs SoeCfclan- Synp. "--Pot eMl Area eec&vs, softens the pmu, leaiices S tsir.irtK,s.nsjsssn.rnrs Had cue. 2cabeUe Calumay will soil virtue itself Shakespeare. - INFANT MORTALITY Is Bomething MghtfoL We can hardly realize f&at of all the children born in civilized, countries, twentytwo per cent, or nearly oneHjoarter. die before they reach one year; thirtyseven per cent, or more ; than one-third, before they are live, anof bnehalf before they are fifteen! We do not hesitate to say that a timely rise ofCastoria would save a ma jority of these precious lives. Neither do we hesitate to say that many of these infantile deaths are occasioned by the use of narcotic preparations.' i Drops, tinctures 1 and soothing syrups sold for children's complaints ntam more or less opium, or morphine.' They are, in considerable quantities, deadly poison&f- In any quantity they stupefy, retard circulation and lead to congestions, sickness, death. Castoria operates exactly the reverse, but you must see that it bears the signature of Chas. H. Fletcher. " Castoria causes , the blood to circulate properly, opens jthe pores of the skin and allays fever. '." ; ' Letters from Prominent Physicians addressed to Chas. H. Fletcher. Dr. A. F. Feeler, of St. Louis, Mo, says: "I have prescribed your Castoria: In many cases and have always found It an efficient and speedy, remedy." Dr. E. Down, of Philadelphia, Pa, says: "I have prescribed your Cas toria In my practice for man; years with great satisfaction to myself and faenefit to my patients." Ur. Edward Parrish,' of Brooklyn, N. Y, says: "I have used your Cas- toria In my own household with good results, and have advised several patients to use' It for its mild laxative effect and freedom from harm." -i Dr. J. B. Elliott, of New York City, says: "Having during the past si years prescribed your Castoria for infantile stomach disorders, I most heartily commend its use. The formula contains nothing deleterious to the most delicate of children." Dr. C. G. Sprague, of Omaha, Neb., says: "Your Castoria Is an ideal medicine for children, and I frequently prescribe it. "While I do not advo cate the Indiscriminate use of proprietary medicines, yet Castoria Is an. exception for conditions which arise in the care of children. - Dr. J. A. Parker, of Kansas City, Mo., says: "Your Castoria holds the esteem of the medical profession In a manner held by no other proprie tary preparation. It is a sore and reliable medicine for infants and chil dren. In fact, It is the universal household remedy for infantile ailments. Dr. H. F. Merrill, of Augusta, Me., says: "Castoria is one of the very finest and most remarkable remedies for infants and children. In my opinion yonr Castoria has saved thousands from an early grave. -1 can furnish hundreds of testimonials from this locality as to its efficiency and merits. " Dr. Norman M. Geer. of Cleveland, Ohio, says: "During the last twelve years I have frequently recommended your Castoria as one of the best preparations of the kind, being safe in the hands of parents and very ef fective in relieving children's disorders, while the ease with which such a pleasant preparation can be administered is a great advantage. CASTORIA Bears the Signature of mm ALCOHOL 3 Pr rriMtfii AVfegeJaWeRrpartflortfirAs simuating ferbotf andRegukr (ingdieSBiaBdaodBoKclsor Promotes DigrationJCheerf ness and RestjContains natter Opiiaufarphine norMiaeraL OT .NARCOTIC. JBxfrmfOUJkSMtJtimiWt AMeUts- Mm frJEoY Aperfect Remedy forOonsfyt-j lion, sour siomaai.uiarnsjia Worms jConvuls ions Jevensa ness andLoss of Sleep. TacSmde Signature of NEW YORK. genuine ALWAYS 1 v . .9 1 -I csigm me Kinu iou Have Always Hougnt Ecorw ; In Uso For Over 30 Years. - - .-- -gift unwMi ?. tt muwhw Twcicr, mmm tom omr. 3ACC0LJKE ROASTING IMPROVES GREEN COFFEE Flue Curing Develops the Stimulating Aroma and Taste Found in Schnapps that Satisfies Tobacco Hunger There are three ways used .by Farm ers for curing and preparing their tobacco for the market ; namely, sun cured, air cured and flue cured. The old and cheap way is called air cured ; the later discovery and improved way is called flue cured. In flue-curing the tobacco is taken from the field and suspended over intensely hot flues in houses especially built to re tain the heat," and there kept in the proper temperature until this curing process develops in the tobacco the stimulating taste and fragrant aroma found in Schnapps tobacco, just as green coffee is made fragrant and stimulating by the roasting process. Only choice selections of this ripe, juicy flue cured leaf, grown in ? the famous Piedmont country, where the best tobacco "grows, are used ' in Schnapps and other Reynolds' brands of high grade, flue cured tobaccos. Hundreds of imitation brands are on sale that look like Schnapps; the outside of the imitation plugs of to bacco is flue cured, but the inside is filled with cheap, flimsy, heavily sweetened air cured tobacco; one chew of Schnapps will satisfy tobacco hunger longer than two chews of such tobacco. Expert tests prove that this flue cured tobacco, grown in the famous Piedmont region, requires and takes less sweetening than any other kind, and has a wholesome, stimulating, satisfying effect on chewers; If the kind of tobacco .jw are chewing don't satisfy, more than the mere habit of expectorating, stop fooling yourself and chew Schnapps tobacco. W wffl ship BCHMAPPS am or fi eight prepaid to jm 5c cut of SCHNAPPS direct frcn factiny to ntafl demters In tota of M lb, and over, at tfaa established jobbing; arice of 40c per pound. eat point to whicb a pnbttsbad throujfh rata is obtainable from point of shipment ; or mail to any- addreee a R. J. REYNOLDS TOD AC CO CO.- Dcpartm-nt n, Winston-Salem, N. C. SliTc ALWAYS A Positive CURE FOR - CATARRH Ely's Cream Bab is ajricMf absorbed. Cist Belief at Once. SOe. BrBna,SiWunsBt.N.T. Si UZdSSASl ELECTROTYPES fa arast vsrletr for ssM s tke lowsst erlres by . w rr tt i , J W. N. U, Kansas City, No. 277 1907. itt x- IB 41- . i W