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RUTS IN THK ROAD.
"What caused the Uookads ot traf JACK FOR BUCQY. lastly Mad and Easy to Handle Make Ona. To make tba Implement shown In the accompanying illustration use two pieces of oak 22x4x1 and one piece 15x4x1. Nail the smaller piece be tween the larger ones at one end. To the lower end nail two pieces of lzx 4x1, one on each side of the three pieces already joined, for a supporting base. Three Inches from the top of the boards oore a 'half-Inch hole. Take Jack for Light Wheels. another piece of wood 28xlxlVi and bore a bole In It seven Inches from on end. Place .It between the two boards and bolt with a 4-Inch bolt. Tack a notched piece of wood about five Inches long to the short end of this lever. About eight inches from the other end f-sten loosely a piece of strap-Iron 19 Inches long which has a hook on the opposite end. Drive two nails In the upright boards to regulate the height and, says Prairie Farmer, you have a convenient, light and Inex pensive buggy Jack. FEEDING NEW OATS. Better Reaulta Are Obtained When Mixed with Old Oats. As a genera), thing, horsemen prefer to feed old oats rather than new. This is not only true of oats, but of all kinds of grain as well. The reason for this Is that new oats, as a rule, are not thoroughly dry, and consequently weigh more than the old grain, so that if they are purchased' at the same price per bushel, the purchaser docs not receive as much for his money. When fed to horses they are some what laxative in effect, and because of this have more or less of a serious in fluence on working horses. They also have a tendency to cause them to sweat freely. While this Is true of oats every season, It Is especially true this year, as the oats crop matured very slowly, and even after the crop ras harvested, in many localities It was a very difficult matter to dry it properly. Where the crop has been threshed, the grain was frequently wet or damp, so that in many Instances It never was dry. - Some farmers have been forced to use their new oats, on account of not having any old grain left over. But where both old and new oats are had, It is much better to mix and feed them together than to feed the old oats un til they are all fed and then feed alto gether from the new crop. WHAT 13 PHOSPHATE? And Why It Is Needed In Many 8oils. . Phosphorus, or phosphate, u it is commonly called, is one of the most essential elements of fertility. It is especially needed in forming the seed of all grain. Rock phosphate is com posed of the remains of ancient fish, collected In some unknown way ages ago. It is needed on our western soils, because our yield of grain is constantly growing lighter. We must spend some thought and moner to re build the elements of fertility ve have been taking out for 60 years or more, says Hoard's Dairyman. As phosphate comes raw from the rock it is called "floats" and should be used in manure, where It will be subject to heat and .ferment In order to make it yield up Its phosphorus to the solL This diffi culty is overcome by treating the rock with sulphuric acid, which sets , free the phosphoric acid at once. But the acid phosphate costs more. FARM NOTES. It takes several generations of work to accomplish much in scientific beef t production. I In many of our states, the boundaries ' of the farms at the sections lie In the middle of the road. A 'study of the soil is one of the .most profitable occupations In which the farmer can engage. Value your hogs and cattle Just as you do roup machinery. If they are not profitable get rid of them. - Fall preparation of land nukes it certain that the area desired can be prepared for the spiisg planted crops. Hew the Work of Repairing Them Shor'1 Be Done. With earth roads there Is a pro nounced tendency to rut, and when ruts begin to appear on tie surface, great care should be used in selecting now materials with which they should be immediately filled, says a bulletin of the department of agriculture. Cvery holo or rut in the roadway If not tamped full of some good material like that of which the road Is constructed wlU become filled with water and will be made deeper and wider by each passing vehicle. A hole which could have been filled with a shovelful of material will soon need a cartful. The rut or hole to bo repaired should be cleared of dust, mud or water, and Just sufficient good fresh earth placed In It to be even with the surround ing surface after having been thor oughly consolidated with the pounder. Sod should not be placed on the sur face, neither should the surface be ruined by throwing upon It the worn out material from the gutters along side. Ruts and holes should not be filled with stone nor gravel unless a considerable section la to be so treat ed, for If such material is dumped Into the holes or ruts It does not wear uni formly with the rest of the road, but produces lumps and ridges and In many cases results In making two holes for every one repaired. Reversible road machines are often used in drawing the material out of ditches to the center of the roadway, which Is left there to be washed again Into the ditches by the first heavy rain. A far more satisfactory method when the roadway la sufficiently high and where a heavy roller cannot be had. Is to trim the shoulders and ridges off and smooth the surface with the machine. This work should begin In the center of the road, and the loose dirt should be gradually pushed to the ditches and finally shoved off the roadway or deposited where It will not be washed back Into the ditches by rain. BUILDING CORN SHACKS. Little Care Only Is Necessary to Make Them Substantial. A little care In one or two points will enable one to make shocks that will stand and keep the corn in good condition. The tops of four hills pulled in and tied together form all the framework needed if the corn Is set up firmly and evenly as it Is cut. Just a little slant toward the center should be given the first armfuls put up, as the slope will Increase all the time. The corn should be put up all around the shocks as the work goes on, not one side built up and then an other. Even when there is only one man at work he can by a little care prevent the leaning or twisting of the shock by piling too much against one side. When the corn is planted In drills the stalks for tying together should be far enough apart to make the frame about square, and any that may be between them should be cut out After the shock Is put up tying must be attended to, says Farm and Home. Twine should be used for this, al though cornstalks make a fair substi tute when two men do the work and do It carefully. Put the band on near the top of the shock and draw-it tight; that is all that Is necessary. . TO KEEP CORN FROM DOOR. Way You Can Fix the Corn Crib from Bothering. One of the handiest contrivances I know to prevent corn from rolling against the door and also make It possible to shovel at the same time Is shown !n the accompanying il lustration. For this purpose use a board three feet in length and bevttl the ends as indicated to fit aatdnst the stud ding and the floor, placing the board so that it will stand about 18 inches from the foot of the studding. Nail boards on these pieces to the height of about 18 inches from the 'floor. To saw the bevels on the ends prop erly, explains Prairie Farmer, meas ure 16 inches from the top end and 6ft from the bottom and mark across the 11-lnch board. Then use a plane for marking the sngle. Market Only Good Stuff. It is now a critical time for truck srs and gardeners throughout the country to make radical changes In marketing their products. The en tire population suffers loss from plac ing poor goods upon the market If the growers and shippers of the Call fornia fruit crop were as careless about marketing their immense crops as the average middle-western garden er, that state would soon lost its en viable reputation as a fruit stats. . The popularity of the short-walsted dress is firmly established, and as the season advances we shall see iLniore and more; it Is produced in many forms; two ot the prettiest we illustri here; these are quite simple, and are suitable for any soft material, suoh as Shantung, cashmere, fine cloth, or some such txturt The first is in mole-colored caBhmore. The skirt Is quite plain, the front breadth being continued in a plastron in front of bodice, at the side of which are two deep folds; the plastron is cut open at the neck to show a chemisette of spotted silk, the edge of opening being outlined with a fold of turquoise blue velvet, the lower part laced across with fine cords, finished with tassels. Two folds of the cashmere form over-Bleeves; the long, slightly puckered sleeves are. of the Bpotted white silk. The bodice is Joined to the skirt, the Joining being covered by a sash of silk, with tasseled ends. Materials re quired: Eight yards 46. inches wide, 2 yards silk 22 inches wide. The second Ib in mauve Shantung. The underskirt, being almost covered, Is of sateen, with Shantung only on the lower part of front. The over-skirt is edged with galloon. The short-walsted bodice has a vest of lace opening In a V at the neck, wlhch is filled In with tucked net; this Is outlined with nar row silk trimming, with two tassels at the point The Shantung is tucked on the shoulders, and is edged with galloon, the armholes also being outlined with Bame. The bodice and skirt are Joined under a sash, which is fastened at left side under a rosette. Materials required: 11 yards 34 inches wide, ten yards galloon, seven yards sateen, five-eighths yard lace 18 Inches wide, half yard tucked net COLORS FOR THE AUTUMN. Brilliant and Beautiful Tones Are to Be in Vogue. The new pistache shado indicates the tone of the shell, a dull, soft wil low green with a faint yellowish cast In the lighter tones, while the darker ones are more on the order of sage and moss green, all uncommonly sub dued, yet expressive. Flowers have had their beautiful hues Imitated In the new colors. There is, for instance, the nasturtium in its gorgeous tints of rich, golden apricot and warm brownish copper, all of which are shown In Her.ne, one of the most beautiful shades of the season. They are exceptionally deep and ex pressive, and are sometimes called glroflee, as they resemble the colors of the wallflower. The beautiful hue of the lapis lazuli Is signified by the dark and medium tones of slrene a warm, opaque blue with Just the very faintest touch of gray-green underlying it The light er tones are gorgeous in their rich, clear brilliancy. Among the neutral shades there are two lovely new grayB vapeur and ele phant. The former is on the pearl gray color, only bluish instead of pink ish and exceedingly clear and delicate in all of the three tones. As the name Implies, it is exactly the cloudy, fragile color of vapor, while the latter is a beautiful, deep gun-metal gray, almost black In the darkest tone, unlike the real color of the elephant, which Is a dusty, muddy gray. Rouen blue ranges between tapestry and Tokyo blue tones, with a tinge of steel gray very noticeable, particu larly in the lightest of the three tones. The darker ones bear some likeness to the perfect dove color and are extremely rich despite their sub dued softness. There are two new shades of tan; Isabelle, the one, composed of six tones, of which the darkest are ex tremely dull, almost a blackish brown, while the medium ones are more on the order of fawn color and the light est are a decided pinkish beige, very delicate and smart, and particularly suitable for being blended with other colors. , To Remove Ink Stains. To remove ink stains from your carpet melt mutton tallow and coat all over the Ink stain unless the carpet Is light weleHt then dip Into the hot tallow. After this waBh the article in warm water and .all traces of ink hii tnne. If a shadow remains, place blotting paper over it and press 1 with hot flatlron. Rsady-Made Fall Suits. The American manufacturers are al turntnv nnt the new tailor cults for autumn at comparatively small prices. Blue, black and green are the favorite colors. Soft cloths re w The skirts are circular and short. The coats are nearly to the knees, single-breasted 1 and cut sway from the waist line. SERGE FR0CK8 TO BE WORN. Simplicity a Keynote of the Coming Season's Costumer. Some of the cloth frocks imported from Paris for the benefit of the women who are to pass the autumn at fashionable American resorts ara marvels of chic simplicity. They are of light weight, fine twill, smooth-surfaced serge in to bacco brown, royal blue, hunter's pink and white, made with correctly cling ing plain gored skirts which flare rath er more about the bottom than do those having trains. The attached blouse has shoulder bands instead of plaits, and these are outlined at either side with tiny fabric-covered buttons set into black-etched buttonholes. There Is a wide collar turned back from an embroidered muslin gulmpe and slashed sleeves revealing muBlln elbow cuffs, but the feature of the frock is the pair of envelope-flapped oblong pockets Bet on at the termina tion of the shoulder straps between bust and waist line. The same type of autumn outing frock may be de veloped In striped, checked or plain English mohair relieved by touches of bright color In the form of silk or satin pipings, a necktie and per-, chance a sash. LAWN BLOUSE. Any dainty-colored lawn would make up this pretty blouse. We have chos en pale blue for our model. The yoke, which continues to the waist back and front. Is of tery fine muslin embroid ery edged with a narrow frill of Val enciennes' lace. The material Is tucked In narrow tucks at the top, and set to yoke. It has a simple, puffed sleeve, which is gathered into a cuff of the embroidery at the elbov. China 811k Curtains. Instead of Swiss or flowered muslin, some women are using China silk cut tains in the natural creamy toneoi dyed to harmonise wi'Ji the room. It Is mam Into double sash curtains, tSe top one dropping for two iache over the lower one, both finished with silk balls. fic in the street T -A airl's fall hat blew off." Louis villa Courier-Journal "There goes a dreamer of dreams." "Dos his wife keep boarders?" Bir mingham (Ala.) Age-Herald. Roommate What Is this card In your bat? His Roommate Why. that was (hie) the. wine Hat. but now (hlc) It's my table ot contents. Tale Record. The Oldest Inhabitant "Whew! Isn't this weather the worst you ever ttir , "No, sir. No weather is the worst I ever saw." Philadelphia Press. Breaking It Oentlyj "I understand sit, that you are the possessor of a swollen fortune.'' "Well," gruffly answered the beauti ful girl's father, "what 4s that to you?" "I merely thought that I would give you due notice ot my Intention to help take the swelling out of it Myr tle and I are going to be married." Chicago Record-Herald. .GLOBE SIGHTS. From the Atchison Globe. More than half the men believe that the home should be In the woman's name. Ask a man bow to spell a hard word, and note the look of perplexity on his face. When two men are life long friends, each man thinks it 4s largely due to his forbearance. Tuesday's excuse why a man falls to achieve greatness, Is a great deal like Monday's, but he doesn't know it Somehow, a barefooted woman al ways shocks a man. A man knows a woman has feet., but he hates to see them. If you give a boy a red wagon, don't give to yourself at the same time the right to criticise him for what be does with it When two members of the same family meet 4n the street, they always seem to have something disagreeable to talk about REFLECTIONS OF A BACHELOR. From the New Tork Press. There's nothing most girls can ap pear so perfectly natural at as being artificial. Successful men don't seem to give their friends the same valuable ad vice they give themselves. . The trouble with people who hsve common sense is they are deadly dull for lack of a little foolishness. A comforting thing about being married is you haven't any more mis takes of that kind to make for the present A man is sometimes modest enough to admit that the reason he doesn't know more Is It Isn't worth knowing. Mamma Now, Tommy, how often do you want me to speak to you about your misbehavior? Tommy I ain't partlc-lar, ma. Suit yourself. Catholic Standard and Times. Brown Green is going to Europe tor his health. White So? . How did he lose his health. Brown Earning the price of a trip to Europe. Chicago News. When a man is out of a Job and you ask bim what he Intends doing, he always replies r "I have .three or four good offers, and haven't decided which one to accept" Towne Yes, she Is acquiring some reputation as a novelist Brown Of the romantic school? Towne Oh, yes, VasBar. Philadel phia Press. "Some people are like sausages," remarked the Observer of Events and Things; "two are linked together, but not forever." Tonkers Statesman. Kcasas City Directory. lowpMtor, who will Spp)j jm. Rotsrt Keith Furnitura & Carpst Co. UMMT MUM II TM 11 St m (mi Am, lLAASAo CITY. MO. CANCER CURED V ill. am ' 1 1 luinMri Una. Ht.i.-WtH lot maairaaaa Bgm. 29 DILLIARD TACLCQ POOL TACLC3 ... Lowest Prices tey raymanta taa cannot afford to experiment with untried goods sold by ooauBissioa agents. Catalogues free. : Tm Ivssvlsk-tsiks-CsSssdsr Cssssatf m-ntMnsnfUBWiL KJBtsastny.Ba, aw inut at- Kinui city. MoJ