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MEADOWBROOK Willi« Pitt mm *»■* any a Oet a pure-bred sire. • • • Don't forget the ice house. • • • Sheep demand clean water. • * • Dairy cows must have shelter. • • • Cool weather is no excuse for lazy hens. • • • Trenches are very satisfactory for •torlng celery. • • • Keep a good sized lump of rock salt In each horse trough. • • * Manure and plow the garden for early planting next spring. s • • It is well to change the sheep occa sionally into different pastures. • • • There is a good demand for good breeding stock, especially cattle and bogs. • • • You cannot grow pigs profitably without feed enough to keep them gaining steadily. see Sorghum is splendid for soiling crops or for winter forage if it is cut at the right time. • • • Hogs seem to understand the proper time to eat these things to keep the digestion in order. • • • ▲ hen is not lazy by nature and will surprise you in what she can do if given the right chance. • • • The calves should have a good growing ration if they are expected to grow into large cows. • • • The only cure for peach yellow is to cut out the infected trees. Many states make this act compulsory. * • • Water for the horses should be fresh from the pump during the win ter months—no ice water. • • • It doesn't pay to feed pigs after they are fit; neither does it pay to sell or kill a pig until it is fit. • * • Prune grapes as soon as foliage is off. Lay them down and cover with earth before the ground freezes. » • •* See that the sheep have a good sup ply of cool, clean water. It is abso lutely necessary in hot weather. • • • When necessary to mix new milk with that of a former milking it is best to let the new milk cool first if Separate the fattening pigs as they reach marketable condition, so as to give the smaller ones a better chance. • • • The coop for ben and chicks should be well ventilated, easy to clean and sufficient proportions to Insure com fort. • • • If the brood mares are not worked regularly, see that they get out In the open air and sunlight and move •round. • • • Clean up the garden. A few weeds and other rubbish make a splendid nesting place tor many destructive in sects. • • • It Is important that the sheep In tended for slaughter should be kept off feed from twenty-four to thirty six hours. • • • The feeder of any variety of stock should never neglect to feed a variety ef feeds when it is at all possible for him to do so. • • • Many times horses go lousy because poultry are allowed to roost in the barn. The place for poultry is the poultry house. • • • Give the hens plenty of lime and fbfl wwi A dishful kept where they can help themselves is a valuable ad dition to the houses. • • • Dust the hen with Insect powder before setting, and twice more while ha tche d The chicks will not be full •f Uce to begin with. • • • Swill sours very quickly in hot weather. Keep the troughs dean, because the pigs never thrive on rotten feed of any kind. • • • Abundance of highly palatable and nutritive pasture In the tall is the most practical and economic means of preparing the ewes tor mating. Whan tall and winter weather causes your egg production to fell off, it is a sign that your are not imitating sum mar conditions ss well as you might • • • The colony plan tor housing pout dry may be adopted to good advan tage on many farms. This system doss away with the danger of tainted soil. Guinea* are pmfl table. • • • Males are money makers. • • • Use care in the cow's ration. Sheep must have clean water. • • • Some tall plowing is desirable on most farms. • e e Cellars should bare a drain, also a window or two. • e • Lime may be applied to the soil at any season of the year. • • • If your hogs hare cholera put np a sign, "Hog Cholera Here." to is is The farmer takes less risk with his dairy than with his other crops. Laying hens should have their heavi est feed just before roosting time. • • • Keep the ticks away. Dipping pays. Ticks take the life blood from sheep. • • • It will pay to gather and destroy all wormy and decayed fruit in the on cbard. • • • Hogs are susceptible to rheumatism if allowed to sleep in wet or damp beds. • • • The lack of organic matter is the greatest trouble we have in the vine yard. • • • The most important point about hog troughs is that they may readllÿ be cleaned. • • • These are excellent days to start cuttings, to be used later in the wtm dow garden. • • • Alfalfa is rich in protein, which makes it an especially good feed tof growing fowls. • • • Reliable statistics show that sheep are relatively free from diseases dan gerous to man. A • • * Do not expect too much from your young sows, especially if they are bred too young. • • • Definite plans should be made for next year's crop before the ground is covered with snow. * • • Train up a colt in the way it should walk and it will never grow into a horse that will balk. Select the really first-class ewe lambs to reinforce the flock. Fatten the inferior ewe lambs. • • • A poultryman that is too careless to keep the hen house free from vermin does not deserve to succeed. • • • It is desirable to either plant at once, or stratify in sand or leaves, any nuts that are to be plaited. • • • The pumpkin crop will have to be raised out of cans in a large section of the west Too dry for them. ' Clean up the garden, remove and burn all weeds and trash. They har bor insects through the winter. The eggs of the codling moth are difficult to locate' wtttt customed to looking for them. on the of a 8ome tanners market their pom by the basketful in the hog lot'add then market the hogs by the wagonful. It is a good plan to encourage tho pigs to eat as much as possible so as to relieve the drain upon the sow. Soft-shelled eggs are often caused by fowls being confined, becoming overfat end from lack of mineral mat* tor. • • • One thing is certain; it will not pay to half-feed stock of any kind. If they can't be rightly fed, it is better to sell them. • • • Care should be exercised in train ing the colt to drive. When the training begins keep at it until it is broken. • • • As a general proposition it may bs said that the sow that has pigs be fore she is a year old will disappoint her owner. aot of _ .. ..**_*. __ 1 Poultry raising offers to women an g excellent means of making money be cause the work is not too taxing for | their strength. ... Salt, hardwood ashes and charcoal are ideal to keep In hog pasture and ; it there Is any other one thing needed It Is pure water. • • • Kill and sell early all chicks with twisted toes, weak legs, crooked backs, wry tails, crooked beaks and other deformities. • • • Keep an egg record and do not tall to make entries daily. The suc cessful poultryman must be b usines» like In every respect • • • Currants and gooseberries will thrive in almost any soil and will stand considerable rough treatment and yet yield fair crops of fruit. • • • To produce the beet quality of wool, sheep must have access to plenty ot good pasture. Continuous grazing on the same pasture it undesirable. • • e A poor dairy cow takes up as muck room as a good oaa and will coat aa much If not more to keep. Weed oat the poor cows—the Babcock test will IN FAR NORTHLAND Important Events In Sweden, Norway and Denmark. BRIEFS FROM OLD COUNTRY Interesting Items From the Three Great Kingdoms of the North Se lected for 8candlnaviane and Their Descendants. By MARTIN W. ÖDLAND. is a to at any be of the of to in is Sweden. A special correspondent writes from Helsingfors, the principal city of Swed ish Finland, that the people of that un fortunate province have been greatly aroused by a fresh example of the ar bitrary methods which find favor with the Russian authorities A work lng men's soire w&s to have been held at Kuopio, but it was forbidden by the police as the program and speeches had not been previously censored Right of meeting is secured in Fin land by the fundamental laws, and the action of the police was a distinct violation of these laws. The police further requisitioned Russian military to disperse those who had come to take part in the meeting. The people went away quietly, but, as the soldiers left the place of meet ing, the bystanders began to applaud, whereupon the soldiers, acting upon Instructions, drove them away with the butt ends of their rifles. Fortu nately those who were thus assaulted bad the good Bense not to offer any resistance, so that serious develop ments were prevented. But such in cidents strengthen the general belief that Governor General Seyn and his associates are only waiting for an op portunity to represent the situation in Finland aB so dangerous that mar tial law is necessary to maintain or der. Ijast month the acting burgomaster of Viborg and one of bis councillors were condemned by the St. Petersburg court to five months' imprisonment and loss of right to occupy any state or communal position for three years, on the ground of resistance to the equality law. There are at present no fewer than 18 Finnish judges and offl ' cials in the St. Petersburg prison, and within a short time there will be many more. The bitter feeling in the country is growing, and sorrow and trouble in private families also. Their bradwin ners are taken away by force, and when they leave prison they are for bidden to earn a livelihood in the pro fessions they have choBen. The Rus sians thought that such punishments would terrify the Finnish officials, but they are having exactly the opposite effect They nerve Finnish officials not ta flinch in their resistance to illegality and violence. Three more judges belonging to the supreme court of Viborg have been arrested and taken to St Peters burg, and similar measures are con and ^mplated in the case of the Helsings har tors city council. • • • The military court of Sweden has sentenced Captain Sagen, the Norwe gian army officer, to three months' im prisonment The trial was conducted behind closed doors, and the outside world knows but little as to what took place; but Sagen's defense—that the notes be had taken were of no mate rial importance, and contained no Information other than what could be obtained in Swedish newspapers—did aot weigh heavily with the judges. The evidence tended to prove that Sagen had been trying to obtain information which might be dangerous to the coun try's safety, although It was not proven that he intended to dispose of this information to a foreign power. • • • The "Industrial week," arranged by the Industrial association of Sweden, was very well attended. Professor Brismen of the commercial high Bchool of Stockholm predicted in an address delivered during the week, that Eu rope is on the eve of an industrial decline, and urged cautlou upon the Swedish people, although he did not think the effect of the decline would be so marked In the Scandinavian north as elsewhere in Europe. by the of The mountain gray army uniform 1 bas now been used by the soldiers of g we( j en j on g enough to enable the gov | ; ernment to pass judgment upon its merits. Experience has shown that this uniform is vastly inferior to the blue, formerly UBed, in point of dura bility, but is more handsome when new and makes a poorer mark for the en emy to shoot at It la altogether like ly that the gray uniform will be per manently adopted. • • * There are 1,316 students at the uni versity of Lund this semester. Ninety nine of them are studying theology, 131 law, 167 medicine, and 718 belong to the philosophical faculties. The university of Upsala has 2,419 stu dents, of whom 189 are women. • • • Baron Coderstrom, the well known Swedish aviator, will not, after all, ac aompany Roald Amundsen on the lat ter'« north pole expedition. The baron had entered into an agreement with the Norse explorer to take charge of one of the two aeroplanes and the moving picture machine which will be taken along, out he announces that ho has ehanged hla mind. He gives aa hla reason that tho expedition will keep him away from civilization too long, but Ml friends believe that other reasons ot a private nature had great er weight with the barop DenmevK. A significant dispatch from Copen hagen says that the dissolution of the upper house of the Rlgsdag at Copen hagen is probable In consequence of the third reading in the 1-wer house of a bill granting universal suffrage to women, depriving the crown of the right to nominate 12 members of the upper tipper house and withdrawing the special privileges with respect to the suffrage heretofore possessed by wealthy voters. The government is determined to make the upper house, in which tiie conservatives now have small majority, more democratic. The political tension is extreme, and the results of an appeal to the country is uncertain. to in his op or the The Springfield Republican, the classic newspaper of the east, has the following writeup of Iceland's new equal suffrage law: Iceland has followed Norway and Finland in granting full suffrage to women. The bill bad to pass two parliaments It was first passed in 1911, und has Just been passed again j almost without opposition. It must be signed by the king of Denmark, but j this Is merely a form. His signature I will be given as a matter of course. | ln 1882 Iceland granted municipal j luftrage to self-supporting widows and I spinsters, and in 1909 extended it to I all tax-paying women. She has now j granted full parliamentary suffrage to all women without regard to property. As the vote in parliament was practi cally unanimous, it is clear that the women had used their municipal suf frage well. The new suffrage bill in Iceland involves an alteration in the constitution of 1874, and for this rea son must be approved by the king of Denmark. The minister for Iceland, who is a member of the Danish cab inet, will submit the bill to the next council of state to be held at Copen hagen, over which the king of Den mark will preside. In 1908 Denmark gave women who were taxpayers or wives of taxpayers a vote for all offi cers except members of parliament. The prime minister has introduced a bill reforming tho franchise qualifi cations in several respects and giving full parliamentary suffrage to wom en. There is no opposition from any political party in Denmark to the inclusion of women in the bill. Norway. A Christiania dispatch says that the successful trading trip of the ship Cor rect, in the service of the Siberian Steamship manufacturing and Trading company, has revived interest in the ocean trade route between Norway and Siberia. The ship carried a cargo of 1,500 tons of Norwegian and other European manufactured products. Its destination was the mouth of the Yen isei river, which was reached in due time. Here the cargo of manufactured goods was exchanged for a shipload of Siberian products, bides, furs, hemp, and other raw materials, which had been brought by barges down the Yen isei and Ob rivers. The promoters of the new route be lieve that it will open up territory of immense possibilities as a market for manufactured goods and a source for raw materials. The country drained by the Ob and Yenisei rivers is among the most fertile in the world, and thousands of Russian settlers are pour ing into It every year. But the lack of means of transportation and com munication has retarded the develop ment of the territory. Although it is crossed by the Siberian railway, this line has been of but little help to the country, as it is used almost to its capacity by the Russian government mainly for military purposes. The Russian government has been very friendly to the new enterprise, and has shown every disposition to aid the project. It has among other things placed at the command of the pro moters a government ship which 1 b to keep in touch with the trading ves sels by means of wireless telegraphy. The government has also begun the erection of a wireless station at the mouth of the Yenisei river, and two on the coast of the Kara sea. The lat ter piece of water is the most difficult part of the voyage and consumes about three or four days in crossing. Spe cially designed freighters will be used In the traffic. bile the after to the ing of stu ac lat of the be that will too Hon. A. G. Schmedemann's appoint ment aa United States minister to Norway, aa will be remembered, was not popular when first announced last summer, a number of Norwegian American newspapers and Dagbladet of Christiania protesting against hla fitness for the position. Since then efforts have been put forth by friends of Mr. Schmedemann, both in America and Norway, to satisfy both nations that he is duly qualified for the post at Christiania, and they seem to have succeeded, as the protests and criti cism are heard no more. Upon bis ar rival at Christiania a few days ago, the new minister waa tendered a banquet and cordially welcomed to the capital. In the speech he delivered Mr. Schme demann expressed a fervent desire to draw closer and closer the bonde of friendship between the United State« and Norway. • • • Four hundred thousand crowns nave been subscribed tor the benefit of the technical high school of Norway by the people, and Norwegians In Amer ica have also raised a turn tor tha same purpose, but have not yet turned it in. • • e E. T. Hadland, traveling agent tot the chlnaware factory at Egersund. who died at the age of seventy-three, donated, shortly before the end earns, $3,600 to the mission and 31,600 to charitable Inetttutloaa in hla city. GOOD the reason j j I | j I I j His Aunt—Why did your father lick you? Claude—'Cos he's bigger than I am, 1 guess. Too Lata. He walte for Opportunity To knock upon his door; If e'er ebe docs, she'll prob'bly find Him dead upon the floor. Made No Difference. Two women mutually confiding their grouches. One woman, a sweet little soul; the other, a self-assertive body. "You can't think how this high cost of living affects us," confessed the one. "Why, my bills for clothes alone are more tban twice as large this year as they were last year." "Mercy!" gasped the other. "I don't see how your husband can afford it!" "That's the answer—he can't." re butter the first. "But he couldn't af ford It last year. So what's the dif ference?" Bright Side. "He always tries to see the bright side." "What'B happened?" "He was run down by an automo bile yesterday and almost killed, yet the first thing he said when he re gained consciousness was, 'Gee whiz! after fifteen years I've got a chance to cash in on an accident policy 1'" Logical Results. "Boss," complained the famous twlrler, "I'm all run down!" "1 don't wonder," sharply answered the manager of the team. "You've been trying to save your arm by pitch ing without winding up." TALKS ALL THE TIME NOW. you you to of by tha tot to Henderson—My little daughter two years old and can hardly talk. Henpeck—Don't get scared. My -wife was four yeara old before she sould say a word, and look at her now. 8ure. The church may «et a frequent dime. But Satan never hollers; For he knows that most of the time He set* hie toll in dollars. Sympathetic. "Did you attend the suffragette meeting, Mrs. Winter "Oh, yes, Mrs. Qadson, but afraid I was not en rapport." "I'm so sorry. I was telling Henry only the other day that this hot weather is going to make everybody «Ick." hit be I'm Those Days Are Over. "That young Englishman who came over recently showed me a funny sight today." "What was that?" "Showed mo a trunkful of glass beads he brought over to trade to the Indiana." Easy to Believe. "Statistics say there are 70,000.000, 000 people in the world. Seems in credible. eh?" "Not to me. I think I tipped fully that many while on my vacation trip." Naturally. "I told the actreBB that her face was made up horribly." "What did she do?" "She changed countenance." Every Comfort. "81a Waffle certainly rune an en terprising store." "How nowf' "Seta out cushioned cratoo far tha loafers to roose on." Singular. "Here is a rather unusual story of a «toaster written by a young newspa per man." "Why to it unusual?" "He doesn't refer a single time to Death's grisly tell.*" DARKE8T AFRICA. The lovers lingered long. At their feet the noble Zambesi hurried on ward to the sea. It was In Darkest Africa, but they were not afraid of the dark. "No," she was cooing, softly but firmly, "I cannot marry you on any other terms. Papa says I'm worth three yoke of oxen and a tame ele phant, and I cannot become your wife for any less." "All I have in the world," he pro tested w ildly, "is one yoke of oxen." For a moment no eound was heard save the ripple of the water. She first broke silence. "I think—" Her voice trembled, and her glance was bent shyly upon the ground. "—Papa is willing to let me be a slater to you for one yoke of oxen." But he only groaned.—Puck. af A Painful Reminiscence. "Yes," confessed the imprisoned confidence man. "I have had moment? of deep regret. I remember on the occasion of my first arrest—I was barely nineteen years old—'' He paused for a moment. "Yes?" put In the good old clergy man, sympathetically. "1 was bitterly disappointed to find that not a single newspaper referred to me as 'young in years but old in crime.' "—Puck. yet re ACCOMMODATED HIM. Prisoner—Judge, I'd like to have a little time to think this over. Magistrate — All right. Three months. Next case. Do Their Own Talking. Now graphophone« are pretty good To liave upon one's shelves, In such lines, be it understood, Tho goods speak for themselves. A Good and Valid Reason. "I wish this fellow wouldn't send you so many chocolates," said the other suitor. "Why?" simpered the girl. "Are you jealous?" "No; but 1 prefer to eat marshmal# lows." Appropriate. "Dllka la one of those facetious fei« lows who, Instead of saying he's had hit lunch, invariably says he's had hla *beana.' '' "No matter what he really did eatt" "Yea. And while I hate slang, in a case of this kind I don't think It would be much of an exaggeration to cal) Dilka' head a 'bean.' '' doing aa he By Hie Wit No Longer. "Say, what'a Bill Smithers now? Still living by hla wit, always did, huh?" "Nope. Bil's made a change for him self and settled down to hard work. Runs the funny column in the Aftei* noon Squeak." good Bound to Be. "I see where a man makes a living writing obituary notices." "TJmph! I dare say he's a fac'.le liar." "Sure. Otherwise he couldn't live up to his favorite motto." "And what is that?" " 'De mortuis nil nisi bonum.' " in en tha a to So Light. "Miss Gadders," said the young man, tentatively, "if I should stumble and fall into this lake, would you be alarmed?" "Oh, no, Mr. Blathers," answered the young woman, with a yawn. "Your head would keep afloat." Matrimonial Amenltlea. He (during the quarrel)—Then, b> your own account, I didn't tell you a single truth before we were married. She—You did one; you said you ware unworthy of me. Impossible. "Your conduct should always be open with your wife." 'How can I be when «he to always shutting me up?" The Humoriet'e Wife. "Before I submit them to the ed itors I let my wife read over all the Jokes I write," said the humorist to the inquiring friend. "The bad ones, of course, I don't tend, and thus save stamps." "What an odd process i I thought it was settled that woman has no sense of humor. Your wife must be a treasure." "She to. The onea the doesn't see the point to I have a standing con tract for from three magazines at ff apiece."