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IATION AND PAIN Ccred by Lydia E Pinkham's Vct tztls Compound. ' Creston. Iowa." I wai troubled f of a long time with Inflammation, paini in my siae, sick headaches ana ner. vousness. I had ta ken so many meat cines that I was discouraged and thought I would never get welL A friend told me of Lydia E.Pinkbam'i Vegetable. Com. pound and it re. stored me to health. I have no man pain, my nerves are stronger and I can op my own work. Lydia E.Hnkham'i Vegetable Compound cured me after everything else had failed, and I xeo. ommend it to other Buffering women." -Mes. Wir. Seals COS AV. Howard St, vresion, lowa. Thousands of unsolicited and genu- me lesnmoniais line tne anove prove the efficiency of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, which is made exclusively xrom roots and herbs. "Women who suffer from those dis tressing ills should not lose sight of these facts or doubt the ability of Lydia xi. noKnam 8 vegetaoie uompouna to restore ineir neaitn. If yon want special advice write to Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass. fine will treat your letter as atrictly confidentiaL For 20 years he has been hclpinc sick women In this way, free of charge. Don't nesitate 'Write at once. "I have used Sloan's Liniment on a fine mare for splint and cured her. This makes the third horse I've cured. Have recommended it to my neigh bors for thrush and they say it it fine. I find it the best Liniment I ever usedi, I keep on hand your Sure Colic Cure for myself and neigh bors, and I can certainly reconv mend it for Colic." S. E. Sunn, . McDonongh, Ga. Cured Thrush. Ms. R. W. Parish, of Bristol. Ind.,R. No. 3, writes: "I bave used lots of your liniment for horses and myself. It is the best Liniment in the world. I cured one of my horses cf thrush. Her feet were rotten the frogs came out j she laid down most of the time. I thought she would die, but I used the Liniment as directed and she never lies down in the daytime now." vSEfltfiHS. should be in every stable and ap plied at the first sign of lameness. You don't need to rub, it penetrates. Will kill a spavin, curb or splint, re duce wind puffs and swollen joints, and is a sure and speedy remedy for fistula, sweeney, founder and thrush. Price, P0e. and $1.00 Sloan's book oa fcoraM, eattte, ah p and poultry sent IT."... xtm. jiaar Sr. Earl S. Sloan, Boston, Vast, U.S.A, Don't 'Persecute our Bovels . C al idttto md ininaniav TWaai i limh rr. IT CARTER'S UTTLE LiYER PILLS rVJr Aa trait aa tha trm, Mm. tula, aaal IVER j PILLS. Cm2 Fin,' Small Deoa, Small Price Ctzc!3 Bignaturo MEN: AND Kidney trouble upon the mind, dlacour Bfra and leasena ambi tion: beauty. Tlxor and tO fVfJ cherfulneai soon dlaap . , Uiill r whe lh, itianeya out of order or diacaaed. For ffood re '.s vt Dr. Kumar's Bwtuno-Root the - .t ktrfney remedy. At drufrtsu. Bam- bottle by mail irM, aiao pampniai . irew. Dr. Kilmer Co., Blagbaaifcm, X. T. Cured Ah A tt rf rr n sir ' Fir E Look out for mites. Select seed corn early. The cow never tires of 'silage. Don't put a sick fowl in a coop with healthy ones. Scraps from the table will help to reduce the feed bills. Old corn is the beBt feed until the new gets well cured out Every corn grower should test ev ery ear of seed corn this year. In buying a cow the first thing to do is to look well into the breed. Green-cut bone must not be con founded with ground bone or bone meat A treat deal of Interest is being manifested these days in the small farm. Horses, hogs, pigs and calves eat silage and thrive on it as well as does the dairy cow. The milk from a cow in a poor 'run down condition is certain to be cor respondingly poor. Every orchard ought to be planted In checks to admit of clean cultivation with the smallest amount of hoeing. On the average farm, fifty hens bring as big returns as the best cow in the herd with less feed and care. Many times, one hill will produce six eight-ounce potatoes; which is at the rate of 520 bushels per acre. Chicken-eating sows are said to be cured by a tablespoonful of baking soda in slop three times a day for a week. The cream separator, the silo and I the manure spreader should find a place in the equipment of every dairy farm. . The feeding of clover hay to poultry is a very simple matter and can be successfully done by any farmer or poultryman. Scales are a good tiling for a man to have. They enable him to know Just what he has to sell and also what he buys. Ewes that go into their winter quar ters in an unthrifty and low flesh con dltion cannot bring good vigorous Iambs in the spring. There is often a tendency on the part of beginners to Increase their herds too rapidly. Better go slowly and breed only the best A variety of crops certainly adds to the pleasure of living, if be can have on his table the early strawberries and the late blackberries. Go carefully over your farming scheme as you worked it last season, try to discover the weak spots and . set to work to remedy them. . If you have plenty of pasture and milk, that veal calf will make nice baby beef this fall late, either for mar ket or for the home meat supply. It is estimated that 90 per cent of the poultry product of the country come from the farm, and that the value of these is close to $300,000,000 yearly. A few drops of tincture of iron In tb drinking water makes an excel lent spring tonic for the poultry. It tones up the system and makes rich, red blood. ' While there is more or les preju dice against the use of rye as food tor farm animals. It forms a valuable addition to oats and barley tor live stock in Germany. The matter of keeping records Is im portant The farmer should be able to take account of stock at the be ginning of every year, the same as any merchant does. If we neglect the hen houses this spring tin they are alive with lice and mites, we deserve the consequences. It will take but a few minutes to clean It out thoroughly and not much long er -to soaa xoosia, oozes aua every thing else with kerosene. A coat of whitewash can be put on almost as Quickly, and good dry clean earth shoveled la when the filthy floor has been cleaned out follow this kero- j ft ecse t"!''""" tp r"-y fn dan ft Spray for soft scale. t Buy only the best seeds. Plant some strawberries this spring. If a hen is very sick, it scarcely pays to doctor her. Strawberries work vegetable growing. in well with The first week Is the critical time in the life, of the little pig. Dont try to feed ten hogs in trough big enough for only six. Under domestication the hog has be come an animal of wide distribution. Now Is the time to produce lots of milk. Plenty of time and prices are high. A weak point In dairying is he lack of cleanliness at all times and in all things. Treating small grains with formalin Is too Important to be overlooked by farmers. To give profitable returns dairy cows must be well bred, well fed and well managed. The most profitable nut trees for the middle states are the chestnuts, wal nuts and shellbarka. The first great requisite in the care of stock Is perfect cleanliness, pure air and abundant sunshine. A hen that does not lay usually does not bother the trap nest unless she is after eggs for food. Flax has been found a profitable crop in tne West and seems wen suited to the prairie soils. In buying a barrel churn don't get one too small; If you do you will find it takes a long time to churn. Raising of broilers Is a business by itself. Start on a small scale and then with success increase the capacity. Scrub poultry may serve a good pur pose in the pot but they should not be permitted to propagate their kind. Stables should be. well lighted and so arranged that tne llgnt will not strike the animals directly in the eyes. Few farmers and poultrymen know about the feeding value of bright well-cured clover hay for laying bens. Tou can not make a greater mis take than to confine your breeding ducks, especially if they are Indian Runners. One of the very important things to do this month is to make your selec tion of seeds and plants and order them now. Pruning apple trees Involves so many principles that only the most general survey can be given in a short discussion. The dairy cow Is one of the best money makers on the farm; but like hens, she pays only according to "value received." The Holsteln, the Ayrshire and the milking shorthorn are the best breeds for the milk farmer to raise. For cream Belect the Guernsey. Good comfortable housing and Judi cious feeding are the two cardinal principles of successfully wittering the breeding ewes. The value of skim milk on the farm when fed in conjunction with grain is greater than it is usually given credit for being. It is a good time now to take an in ventory of your farm and plan to keep records of all transactions connected with yoar farming operations. Don't be in a hurry to get rid of the old bull. Remember that he has prov en himself and the calf that yon buy will be more or less of a lottery. A chilled egg will bring forth a weak chick If it hatches at all and a weak chick that has hard work to live is sometimes worse than no chick at an. During the breeding season mate one drake with four ducks until the last of April, then diminish the num ber of drakes to one drake to five or six ducks. The lack ot success which so many farmers have with chickens in largely due to a lack ' of planning, and they neglect to give the fowls the attention these plans call for. Anyone can easily see that bone is one of the nest leeas ror producing eggs, as the fat assists in forming the yolk of the egg and also ia sustain ing the fowl in winter. Butter is a good price. Feed is com paratively cheap, especially so if you have saved all of your roughage, such as cornstalks, the best of our straw, and things of that sort - which fre quently go to waste. In making good butter and wrap ping the print with paper printed with your name and the nam of the farm, the goods win advertise Uiem !vs srd by caklrg r? your n"k mm WORKINGS OF CHILD'S MIND Society Organised In England to Solve Mysterious Influences Govern ing Little Polka, There is in London, England, an or ganisation known as the Child Study society, members of which devote their time to studying the mystert one workings of children's minds. Dur ing the last two years, for instance, the association has been conducting an Inquiry to ascertain what games and what toys English children like beBt and why. Nine thousand forms have been dis tributed to school children between three and thirteen years of age, and the results are now announced. Both with girls and boys "Ring of Roses" was an easy first favorite among games between the ages of three and six. A common reason for this pref erence was "Because I like to fail down." After that skipping, for girls, came next but the boys were strong for cricket and football and horses. In spite of rumors to .the contrary the doll remains the favorite t07 with Eng lish girls. Next in popularity came a doll's carriage, and third a doll's house. Boys, it seems, are much more liberal In their tastes and go in for engines, horses, bells and magic lanterns. Books are hardly ever men tioned. The reasons given by children were often quaint One child volunteered the statement that "games take one's mind off unpleasant thoughts and duties." Others gave reasons such as "keeps children from worrying their parents," or, "keeps me in at night" Up to the age of ten love of power was the prevailing sentiment, and rea sons for preferring one toy over anoth er took the form of an answer such as "I like to make it obey me." Telling Time. "What time is it Grace V asked three-year-old Eva from her little bed. "A quarter to eight," Grace replied. "No; I don't think it ia." "Yes, dear, it is." "Well, 111 look when I get up in the morrJng." BOY MAKES NOTABLE RECORD Earl Hopping, 1S-Year-Old Arkansas Lad. Raises Fifty Bushels of Corn on Rocky Soil. It remained for Earl Hopping, a 15- year-old boy, Bon of O. P. Hopping, living three and a half miles from Rogers, Ark., to raise fifty busbels of corn on an acre of ground conceded to be the rockiest acre of ground In Benton county. The ground is literally covered with flint rock, says the Kansas City Star. Earl Hopping says that no attempt is made to clear the ground of rocks smaller in else than a man's head. The boy. cultivated his acre accord ing to instructions from the united States farm demonstration depart ment He was assisted In his work by bis goat The goat hauled the roca from the ground in the homemade wagon and hauled 'the manure to the ground. It dragged the cultivator and was as faithful and competent as any other js rif-; nV p The Boy, His Goat His Implements" and Corn He Raised. animal would have been, possibly more successful, because of its size, while Its dainty, careful feet ran less .risk in injuring the stalks during the late cultivations. . Earl Hopping has written his meth od of procedure for The Star and has told graphically how ae woraea to accomplish such results on apparently worthless ground. Incidentally, it may be remarked that the letter Is given exactly as the hoy wrote It There was not an error In spelling nor in grammar, ana ue writing was beyond criticism. Which leads to the side remark that lntelll rence is found in the successful farm er as surely as it is found in the suc cessful maangeemnt of any business. Earl Hopping writes that he farms as his father tanght him, and his rath-, er was raised in Kansas on a farm. Ills lft?r follower WINTER NIQHTS. mm When tha winter momlnxs eoma, And the anow la everywhere. White and erlap; and loe ia lalt In' each blUnf breath of air. Children lore to lie abed. ror the room la eold and dim: And the waah-watar ia tha bowl la always trosan to tha brim. Uh. how cold are shoea and clothes! Oh. tha shivers uo one's back I When one steps upon tha floor All the boards and ratters crack. Then It is that summer days In one's memory seem more brlrhtt Though winter days are not so bad; It is the dreadful winter nlghtl TRADING KNIVES IS HIS FAD Superintendent of Philadelphia Sun day School Develops Queer Pas sion In Short Time. Boys are not alone In their love of swapping things. A Sunday school superintendent in Philadelphia told his class recently that he had con tracted the disease a few weeks previ ously and that he had It bad. "I never play cards or any other game of chance," he said, "but I sim ply can't resist trading knives. A friend of mine held his knife in his closed hand and offered to trade it for the one I had in my pocket As my knife bad all the blades broken I didn't see how I could get the worst of it, nor did I, for his had one whole blade. Since then I have traded knives nine times and I have finally secured through various stages a real ly fine knife with a pearl handle. Yet If I come across a man who wants to trade I dont think I could resist, al though now I would be pretty sure to get the worst of the bargain. It would serve me right if I should be stuck with my original, old, bladeless knife." His Promotion. "How are you getting along at school, Johnnie?" asked a father of his six-year-old hopeful. "Guoss teach er's going to promote me," replied Johnnie. "What makes you think so?" asked the proud father. "Because," answered the precocious youth, "she said today that if I kept on I'd soon be in the criminal class." ground about ten Inches deep. Near the first of April I harrowed it both ways, then marked off the corn rows both ways with a single stock plow, and dropped and covered the corn by hand. I then took the goat and his cart and hauled about three hundred cart loads of manure and put on the crosses. "When the corn became large enough to cultivate I took an old onion, or garden, plow and the goat, stirring the ground about four Inches deep. I cultivated the corn five or six times, plowing It .first one way through then turning the oth er way. I do not remember how many times it rained during the last season, but it was not a very good corn year. The piece of ground on which I raised my prize corn was fanned two seasons previous to last season. We do not bother to rid the ground of stone unless they are so large that the double shovel or culti vator cannot roll them around; any thing as large as one's head we throw In piles, then take the goat and his cart and haul them off. I do not know exactly how many hours per day 1 worked in the corn. I do most of the fanning. We get into the field as early as the dew will allow. My fa ther does not believe In culti vating any kind of crop while the dew is on. I would work all day If It did not get too hot for the goat turning out in the evening in time to do the chores before dark. The only efforts we are making in the way of success ful farming is deep plowing, plenty of manure and plenty ot cultivation to keep the weeds out and the ground loose. We have not sold our crop. We feed it Corn here is hardly ever worth less than fifty cents per baah- el." ' The accompanying illustration shows a stack of the fodder, a box of the corn, and the rough ground. The tools shown were the only ones used In Tarmlrs t'Ji acre. Tt rJow to SUFFERED 23 YEARS UrsL J. XL Bour land. Baa Saba, Texas, writes: "For twenty-three years X was a con stant sufferer from chronlo catarrh. I had a severe mis ery and burn ing In the top of my head. There was al v most a con tinual drop ping of mucus Into my throat which caused frequent ex pectoration. My entire sys tem gradually: became in volved, and i my condition Mrs. J. H. Bourtand. grew worse. X had an Incessant cough and frequent, attacks of bilious collo. from which it seemed I could not recover. My bowels also became affected, causing alarming attacks of hemorrhages. I tried many remedies, which gave only temporary relief ot no relief at all. I at last tried Peruna, and In three days X was re lieved of the bowel derangement After using five bottles X was entirely cured. X most cheerfully recommend the use of Peruna to any one similarly afflicted." FEARED THE SCREECH OWL t Woman Was Not Superstitious, but 8he Cut Short Her Visit to the Country. "I'm not a bit superstitious, not In the least bit but I don't ever want to hear another screech owl in the night," said a woman who remained In the country until the holidays. "Posi tively, I believe I should go mad if I ever beard that blood-curdling sound again. "You know they say In the country that if a screech owl comes crying around the house it's a sure sign of death. Of course, I've no faith in that sort of nonsense, but all the same the coachman's mother died after the owl's first appearance. , "The owl came back and one of the employees died. It came back again and I decided that after all, I didn't want to spend Christmas in the coun try and lighted back to town. The coachman said something about 'the old rule,' and I Just naturally packed up my duds and bought a ticket for New York. "Ugh-h-h! I shiver now whenever I think of that owl in the apple tree." The Point of View. This Is a true story. A certain belle was present at a certain Chopin recital. During the "March Funebre," ber eyes glistened and her whole attitude of rapt attention was as If the music had entranced her very soul. Her whole face was expressive of admiration and intense interest When the pianist had finished, the escort of Miss "Belle" turned to ber and said: "How beau tiful!" To which she replied: "Yes, indeed; doesn't it fit her exquisitely In the back? How much do you suppose it cost in Paris?" A Significant Selection. "That was a mighty inconsiderate brass band that serenaded me on elec-. tlon night" remarked the defeated member of congress. "What was the r ouble?" "It didn't play anything but Home. Bweet Home.' " The Lady and the Hobble. "Do you think the hobble gown will remain long In vogue?" "If it doesn't you can cast It aside." "Yes; but I hate to waste time learning to hobble." Suburban Life. . The Taste Test- Post .Tpasti.es. Have a dainty, sweet flavour that pleases the palate and satisfies particular folks. Tha Fact that each year increasing thousands use this delicious food is good evidence of its popularity. . " Post Toasties are readyto serve direct from the pkgv with cream or mi He a con venient, wholesome breakfast dish. . "The IIccry Lbcrsw f ' ' ' ', .::. v.-.-.;.- 'J: ::-. ' ' , ; ' M r t . . . f. r T .---.v ? i "I j'-1 1 ry --i r"-t !t rcr -o r 1 5.