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KANSAS Daxter Springs NewslNQTjSX cXCT- MEMJCTiTBROOX FARM BAXTER SPRINGS Tan U cheap now. The lucky aviator la the live on. Niagara occasionally falls as a tool-killer. Aylatlon shows a marked tendency cowards precipitation. VIET An alert toad eats 385 flies an hour u be can catch them. Horticulture k HH. On some summer days straw bats ety meteorological conditions. Most of the women who put on bath ing suits tbls summer get them wet The electric fan crop is more impor tant just now than even a cereal crop. Joy riding In the air bids fair to be come a sky feature either this year or next. Most of the early presidential booms will be badly frostbitten before anoth er spring. There are microbes on a dollar bill, but dollar bills do not fly about to alight on one. The sweet girl graduate has desert ed the fountain of learning for the soda fountain. A cat can look at a king, and for that matter most any sort of a man can grow a pointed beard. The coatless man who has not also abed his good manners Is all right while the hot weather lasts. Aviation heroes are becoming too numerous to be counted on one's fin gers. Every country haa them. A Wisconsin woman Is said to have an ambition to be governor. How does aba stand on batpln legislation? Weeds can be kept under by fre quent cultivation. Clip off the tops of early celery plants In the seed bed. The best chemical to nse for killing Canada thistles Is coarse salt The Idle curry comb and the fat horse seldom live In the same barn. Orchards In full bearing may be seeded to grass and pastured with beep. The dairy cow la worth more than the beef steer whatever way you look at her. Whenever you discover a sheep limping along, catch him and examine his feet for rot The old spring houses that are found on many farms tell of the early ex periences In dairying. Cantaloupes, watermelons and citron can only be profitably grown In a deep mellow loam aolL esa By sowing a pinch of lettuce seed every ten day there will always be tender salad on the table. The winter dairyman is tbe coming man, but he cannot afford to milk in a cold, dirty ctable or barn. The government owns 80.000 rein deers In talks, and strange to relate no syndicate baa tried to grab them. Any new ball players' who may be purchased should be insured for at least six months against wearing out When New York builds Its 100-story building our mountain climbers will be aaved the expense of a trip to Switzer land. A woman SO years old will enter the Wisconsin university, and thus changes from an aged lady into a col lege glrL In spite of tbe newspaper humorist, good many picnics ake held without tbe slightest interference on the part of J. Pluvlua. A bolt of lightning stuck a self- playing piano in Louisville tbe other day. This was undoubtedly a bolt from heaven. Breeding ewes should not be too fat: see that they are In a strong, healthy and vigorous condition. Pick out the breed you like best and stick to It; study up everything you can about that particular breed. One of the difficult problems for the poultryman to solve Is bow to easily nrovlde Dure, fresh water for his fowls. Few dairymen realize the tremen dous significance of the cream trade that has been developed during the past few years If you want to raise a good crop of mice and Insects that will damage the orchard trees, let tbe weeds and grass He thick on the ground. -.The cows should be milked In the barn durlnc the aummer. but tbe barn should be kept Just aa it is In the winter time. cllean It la aald that files do not like blue paint Perhaps you have noticed that they always seem to have a prefer ence for white walla Tbe Frankfurter Zettung declares I that the sword still rules the world and not the dollar. However, it I takes dollars to make swords. ' Fortunately it Is cool enough again now so that the red-beaded girl can wear a celluloid comb in her hair without constant apprehension. We are told that it Is now possible to enjoy continuous trolley ride from Terre Hauste. Ind to Snowhegan. Me. It may be possible to enjoy leav ing Terre Haute, but how can one en- toy going to BhowneganT A German has Invented a liquid' but 1ft which will Incapacitate without killing. It should be used exclusively In the dldn't-know-lt-wss-loaded gun. One-cent letter postage la predicted Thla looks like a mighty good thing, tout pessimists no doubt fear that it win mean billa aent in twdjce as often. A new Tork man who committed awlclde left a note In which he apolo gized for mussing the room. Evident ly politeness bad become a habit with tOm. The number of wrecka reported on ear western coast leads one to sus pect that the Pacific ocean is not suite as padflo aa the name would Imply. . Some .distinguished men want to be safeguarded, legally, against the odors of tobacco. Noiseless gum chewing j would be another good thing to bring about . Boston has found 55,000,000 bacteria tn half a spoonful of ice cream. Boe ton's bacteria population is looking up. A toad is aaia to ds aoie 10 eai near ly JOO files an hour, but our idea of nothing to have about the house is a toad. Newspapers are trying to abolish the mother-in-law Joke, but almost any married man will tell you that mother-in-law Is no Joke. ' - Ail Italian recently bought the title f roont for 14.009. This seems rt-!culously cheap compared to the rrires our rich Americans have bees Keep the cultivator busy. Don't let the weeds get ahead of you. Remem ber that tbey use the plant food that should go into your crops. Be sure that you furnish proper quarters for the farrowing sow. You can't afford to lose a single one of tbe little "squealers" this season. Never give drugs to a borse any more than you would to a baby un less he Is downright sick. Shutting off his feed will cure all minor llla No cow can do her best or even keep up a normal flow of milk when compelled to stand out in the hot mid dar sun of August and fight the files. One of the most important things In running a dairy successfully is brains. Brains must be applied by every branch of work If the beat profit la to follow. ; - - ' The weak and wabbly fence is an in vitation to tbe cattle to try the other aide and it always works a hard ship, especially so during the busy son of tbe year. no farm anouia oe witnout some sheep; they clean np the weeds, make fine fertilisers and wool, and produce lambs, all of which may be turned In to a good profit Diversified tanning la adapted to the man who does, intensified think ing. The intensive thinker la always a success aa a farmer or any other oc cupation where talents lead him. The pig that has been supplied with an abundance of pasture and a email grain ration during the sum mer should weigh from 150 to 175 pounds by the latter part of Septem ber. e Duck eggs are in demand by con fectioners, aa they Import a glase to their icing, which cannot be had with hen's eggs. For making plum pud ding, duck eggs are more economical than those of fowl, being both larger In else and richer. , , Too many chicks fa one yard.' coop or brooder la disastrous. Older chicks will trample on and crowd out young er ones, and the ones last hatched stand small ahow for feed, growth or even life. It is best to separate broodi widely over tie orchard. - . j tn grading np the chickens coll all bat the moat vigorous. Mutton breed lambs should receive grain as early as possible. Women are better fitted by nature than men for poultry keeping. Not enough attention has been giv en to the character of aeed corn. The best fertilizer for asparagus Is rotted manure from grain-fed horses. The farm la the ideal place for growing all kinds of poultry for meat and eggs. Veed your fowls a sufficient amount of animal food, plenty of vegetables and bulky foods. Toung trees must be carefully cul tivated, kept clear of weeds and the soil loose and mellow. To dispose of a crop at satisfactory prlcca is often a more difficult prob lem than to produce It A horso that Is too straight in his posture Jars himself and gets all the concussions of the road. The thermometer must be used as regularly In the dairy during the aum mer as during the winter. If a soil lacka water some form of fertilizers are a positive detriment if they are present in abundance. It is common sense that a mature sow will produce larger and more perfect pigs than a very young one. m Butter made in a sanitary dairy Is always easier to keep than that which la made under poor condi tions. Don't let the buck run with tbe does when his breeding season ia over, but connne mm in a pea ny himself. Dairy-bred stock is scarce, and it will take many rears to apply tbe rapidly Increasing demand for dairy- bred cattle. Beans can be turned Into cash the Quickest of any farm crop, aa it la possible to sell them In ninety days from planting. Hogs will not thrive on sour and de composed food any more than men will. See that tbey get fresh, clean water to drink. Cabbage Is one of the easiest vege tables to start from seed and to trans plant and to be made to grow in the garden or field. An Incubator will not run Itself any more than an automobile will. A hu man brain must stand back of the best machine Invented. Women aa a rule are more progress ive and quicker to seize a new idea and put it Into practice in tbe poultry yard than tbe sterner sex. The fell fresh cow Is tbe preferable cow and If you have not come to re alise this. Just try It this year and aee if you will not be readily converted. Sunshine is necessary in the milk house In the winter time, but Just now all the shade that can be found will be acceptable. Trees and vines help. The condition and tbe appearance of the creamery should be the very best for this will have an Influence on getting favorable market for the butter, i Snrlnr la the natural time for vounr anlmaU to be born and they do better, SAVING THE GIRDLED TREES all other things being equal when JUST WHEN TO PICK PEARS I Should Always Be Done Before Fully Ripe, Without Bruising and With Sterne On Also Graded. Pears should always be picked care fully before fully ripe, without bruis ing, with the stems on. They should be laid carefully In the picking-bask ets, which should hold half a bushel or so, and then be hauled to the pack ing-house or other convenient place and at once sorted Into grades, and either packed or shipped or placed In the ripening house for future ship ment. It is usually better. In most cases, especially with summer fruit, to pick the trees over two or three DOES NOT BRUISE THE FRUIT Picker Invented That Will 8ave Ap ples intended to Be Kept for Any considerable Time. Apples for packing or for keeping t,m"' a,thou'h " not any length of time should be carefully "'TTi "4 "J ' V'm." .... Avarlneftoji wnaw wist Ka mrstK wtf H 11a picked from the trees so they will not be bruised. As the climbing of the trees made tbe picking a tedious Job. I devised a picker, as shown In the overloaded may not be worth while. When tbe fruit has not been properly thinned and the trees are overloaded many growers begin to pick the fruit long befqre It Is full grown and send It to market. By this meana the trees are not only relieved somewhat but the fruit that Is left swells to the largest possible bulk; moreover, satis factory returns are often secured from the early pickings. This method is particularly successful with Clapp's Favorite and Bartlett Both of these varieties will ripen up tolerably well wben they are not much more than half grown. The same principle Is successfully used In handling LeConte and Kleffer pears, but there should be nearer maturity to be good. GUilED D.1DY BOY OF SEVERE ECZEHA An Illinois Mother'a Case. No one can tell the torture of soul Mrs. F. Cox, of Chicago, went through, when her little boy was suffering from Eczema. She tried everything without success until she flaally hit Bpoa Reslnol. The following la what she says: 1 cannot speak too highly of Reslnol Ointment and Boap. They cured my baby boy of Eczema. He had a very severe case. Numerous other rem edies had been tried and failed to do any good. I would not be without them la the house." The first application will relieve the Itching and Irritation In skin dis eases, and stop the pain In burns or scalds. Chafing, 8unburn, Poison Ivy eruptions are often cured by an over night application. Reslnol preparations are sold at all drug stores. Reslnol Chemical Co., Baltimore, Md. 8urely. "Is that bargain really cut glass 7" "Sure; it was marked down." Krm. Window's Booth mjr Bjrap for Cblldra iMthln. aoftana tbe rum, reduce Inflamma tion. eJlajra pain, anna wind eollo, lie a botU. A Commuter'a Explanation. Tbe man In tbe Iron mask explained. "They assured me there were no COMBINATION RAKE AND HOE mosquitoes here be cried. An Apple Picker. Illustration, says a writer In the Pop-1 ular Mechanics. 1 took a pine stick twelve feet two Inches wide and sev en-eight os of an Inch thick, and hinged a two-foot length of the same material to Its side so that the ends were even, and placed an old-fashioned hnlf round tin cup on each strip so that their openings would register. A row of holes were punched around tbe edge so that a soft pad could be sewed In each cup. A stout cord was attached to tbe short piece and run through a hole In the long piece allowing end enough to equal tbe length of tbe long strip. A piece of heavy clocksprljig was placed between the strips to keep them apart Implement Will Be Found Very Handy in Cutting Channels In Which to Set Small Plants. The Implement shown la tho illus tration is a garden weeder combining a rake with a triangularly shaped hoe. The parts of the head of the rake can be separated for the Insertion of new teeth wben the old are bent or broken. LADIES CAN WEAR SIIOE8 MM Ma anaUar alter Mine Alton' loot-Baa, tbe aaiiMpuo powder to b nakra Into tb aboaa. It aukka tight or new aboMfMlaaar. Olrit4 omfort. ItywM ftitut. lot WBKM trial , nddraw Allan a Olmated. La Bor. M. T. An Experiment Nurse What is the matter? Johnny The baby is a fake; 1 threw blm on the floor, and he didn't bounce a bit USEFUL FOR PLANT SUPPORT Can Be Used to Much Advantage With Flowers and Vegetables Is Made of Galvanized Wire. Tbe accompanying picture shows a nipport for plants which can be used to good advantage, both for vegetables and flowers. It is a patented article. but the cost ia not great It la made of galvanized wire, which will not rust RED CROSS BALL BLUE. Too blue that is al! blue. Best for waahing because it makes the clothes clear and white, lasts longer than liquid blue and produces better results. Avoid liquid bluing because it ia only a weak solution of blue In an ex pensive package. RED CROSS BALL BLUE is sold everywhere 5 and lOo lies. ASK YOUR GROCER. IF Rake and Hoe Weeder. the teeth consisting of twenty-penny steel nails. The triangular hoe ia used for cutting channels in which to sow seed or set small plants. Best Way to Arrange Plants. Low ornamental plants arranged In a border mass along the base of the dwelling help to break the mechanical base line of the dwelling, hide an ugly foundation and give apparently greater solidity and repose to tbe lower part of tbe structure. The Bridegroom's Portion. Miss Elsie Gentsch, who teaches 8unday school, had been reading to her class from the gospel of Matthew, and was examining a promising boy, a newcomer, anent the subject matter. "There were ten virgins," said the young man, "five wise ones and five foolish ones, and the five wise one filled their lamps and the five foolish ones wasn't in no hurry. And at midnight came the bridegroom. 8 the five foolish ones went across the- street to buy oil and got locked out" "Very good," said the teacher. "And what did the bridegroom dor "Why," said the good little student. "he married the five wise ones." Cleveland Leader. Useful Plant Support and can bo raised and lowered to ault ihe plant. When not In use it can be oiled and packed away for tbe next season. It U very useful for train ing tomatoes, carnations, roses or any plant that needs support Just Study Principles. Everyone who attempts to decorate the home grounds should study the principles of plant arrangement with reference to harmony and general beauty, then plan and plant for him self. , : Drop Apples for Pigs. The drop apple from an average orchard wllf' maintain quite a bunch of shoats, and will put them In mar ket condition at a minimum expense If the orchard Is sewn with rape. tbey are ushered into this world at that time of year. it pays to supply tne rowis. espe cially growing ones, with charcoal. ground bone, either fresh or dry; oys ter and clam shells, and a continual supply of best grit A good way to avoid the credit sys tem Is to grow the living at home. It Is usually possible to grow the most expensive, yet the most necessary, ar ticles of food on the farm. At our present rate of deforestation fuel and fencing materials will be very scarce within a tew years. Plant waste lands in forest trees to supply tbe timber required on the farm. Arrange to save aeed of the best varieties of potatoes, pumpkins. squashes and other garden products for next season's planting. Tben yon will be euro of plenty of good seed. Many fall with sheep because they fail to keep the breeds that are beat adapted to their farms and do not raise the kind that the market de- Grafting Is Often Necessary Where Mice and Rabbits Have Been at Work How It Is Done. . It Is often necessary to resort to grafting to save a tree that has been girdled by mice or rabbits. This Is done by forming what Is called a bridge graft Tbe wound should first be dressed by cutting away the rag ged edges and painting the exposed surface with lead paint Slender scions are used and are cut thinly, wedge-shaped at both ends and from one and one-half to two Inches longer than tbe wound la wide. Slip the knife blade between tbe bark and wood on one side of the wound. Start one end of tbe scion under the bark and push down firmly, tben spring out the scion and start the other end un der the bark on the other side In the same way. The scion should now extend three- fourthu to one inch under tbe bark on each aide. Tbe bark Is tied tightly over the scions and the whole, scions and all. covered with wax. These scions are to serve as a bridge through which plant food may paaa and If growth starts on them It should Tuberculosis Patients Neglected. Out of more than 225 public hos pitals for tbe insane, with a popula tion of fully 150,000, only 70, or less than one-third, make any provision tor their tuberculous inmates, and this, too, in spite of tbe fact that tbe percentage of deaths from this disease Is very high among this class of peo ple. Such is tbe substance of a state ment made recently by Ihe National Association for the Study and Preven tion of Tuberculosis. Seventy hos pitals In 28 states, providing all told about 8,350 beds for tuberculous In sane patients, sums up the provision. made for this class- of sufferers, al though the percentage of deaths from tuberculosis among tbe insane ranges from 60 to 200 per cent higher than, among the general population. manda and la ready to pay the highest rubb" off- 'Tb should be set aa Drlce for. I cIoM together as possible around the stem. Meet farmers raise chickens by the natural process, and that is all right so long as 'yon do not care to raise Experiments With Strawberries. Experiments msde at the Penney!- mors than, say, 100 chickens; but I van la experiment station show that wnen yon get np into urge numbers Incubators are necessary. Dont allow hogs to be crowded la their sleeping quarters. Overcrowd ing results In vougbs, lung fever and 1 quite frequently, in the smaller, or weaker, ones . leeomta j smothered from overlying. Hogs are mortgage lifters, but if allowed to "root hog or tie Utilax i-ower U net grux ' hill strawberries are not larger and better formed than those grown in matted rows, provided tbe matted row is a narrow one. Both hills and mat ted rows produced fruit somewhat in terior to that from narrow matted rows. It is evident that different soil conditions ' and cultural methods, es pecially in the mstter of manuring, would change these results somewhat tcort favorably to the hVA system. The soli for strawberries should be a deep, rich loam, capable ot boiding much moisture. Girdling or ringing consists In re moving a ring of bark from the trunk or larger limbs. Whenever a large limb la sawed from tbe tree the wound should be at once covered with wax or thick paint Mora depends upon the right choice of klbds of fruit to set than upon any other factor as to profit In the or chard. Horticulturists have for many years practiced various methods to Induce fruitfulness and with some degree of success. A few vines climbing up the porch or over a side window give the dwell ing an air of coolness, comfort and seclusion. There is probably no frutt grown that will adapt Itself to such a divers ity of soils and eondltlona as the strawberry. While tbe orchard la coming Into bearing try vegetable growing as a side line. Tbls makes one of the sur est and best sources of Income. It Isn't often that the fruit grower Is concerned about bla frutt trees not setting fruit aa the gsneral tendency of most varieties Is te overbear. The longer applea remain on the tree, unless the weather becomes toe cold to permit thetr exposure, tbe bet tar the Citot and tbe keeping quail Uea. GET POWER. The Supply Cornea From Food, If we get power from food why no- strive to get all the power we can That is only possible by use of skil fully selected food that exactly fits the requirements of tbe body. Poor fuel makes a noor fire and a poor fire la not a good steam producer. "From not knowing how to select the right food to lit my needs, I suf fered grievously for a long time from. stomach troubles," writes a lady from, a little town in Missouri. "It seemed as If I would never be able to find out the sort of food that was beat for me hardly anything that I could eat would stay on my stomach. Every attempt gave me heartburn and filled my stomach with gas. 1 got thinner and thinner until I literally became a living skeleton, and in time was compelled to keep to my bed. A few months ago J was persuaded to try Grape-Nuts food, and It had such good effect from the very beginning that I have kept np its nse ever since. I was surprised at the ease with which 1 digested it It proved to be Just what I needed. 'AO my unpleasant symptoms, the heartburn, the Inflated feeling which gave me so much pain disappeared.. My weight gradually Increased from It to. 116 pounds, my figure rounded out, my strength came back, and I am now able to do my housework and en- Joy it Grape-Nuts food did it" Name given by Postum Co, Battle Creek, Mich. A ten days' trial will show anyone some facta about food. Read the little book, The Road te Welhrllle," in pkga. There's a reason." ml tfc atarre ttV A 1 riw fa tin riaMt 1n : r mIbj tra i 1 1 f LaiMS ' laMt.Yv," ..... ., , ..