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
thought I would
never get welL A
friend told me of
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,
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.
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."
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
founder and thrush.
Price, P0e. and $1.00
Sloan's book oa
fcoraM, eattte, ah p
and poultry sent
Sr. Earl S. Sloan,
Boston, Vast, U.S.A,
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Cm2 Fin,' Small Deoa, Small Price
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.
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Look out for mites.
Select seed corn early.
The cow never tires of 'silage.
Don't put a sick fowl in a coop with
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
A treat deal of Interest is being
manifested these days in the small
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
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
The cream separator, the silo and I
the manure spreader should find a
place in the equipment of every dairy
The feeding of clover hay to poultry
is a very simple matter and can be
successfully done by any farmer or
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
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
t"!''""" tp r"-y fn dan ft
Spray for soft scale.
Buy only the best seeds.
Plant some strawberries this spring.
If a hen is very sick, it scarcely pays
to doctor her.
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
A weak point In dairying is he lack
of cleanliness at all times and in all
Treating small grains with formalin
Is too Important to be overlooked by
To give profitable returns dairy
cows must be well bred, well fed and
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
One of the very important things to
do this month is to make your selec
tion of seeds and plants and order
Pruning apple trees Involves so
many principles that only the most
general survey can be given in a short
The dairy cow Is one of the best
money makers on the farm; but like
hens, she pays only according to
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
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
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
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
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
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."
"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
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
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
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
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
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
"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
"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-
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
UrsL J. XL
Bour land. Baa
X was a con
catarrh. I had
a severe mis
ery and burn
ing In the top
of my head.
There was al
most a con
ping of mucus
Into my throat
My entire sys
volved, and i
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
Woman Was Not Superstitious, but
8he Cut Short Her Visit to
"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
"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
"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.
Have a dainty, sweet flavour
that pleases the palate and
satisfies particular folks.
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
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