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CONNECTICUT WESTERN NEWS, SEPTEMBER 16, 1920.
U o o a o o a o D o 1! fOEXOl o D O I0E30 oxaoi The Connecticut Power Co. Housaionic LIGHT HEAT POWER Canaan, . & 0E301 QSOl DAVID C. WHITTLESEY. Whittlesey & Adam . Fire Insurance & Office Over Parsons & Son's Store, Canaan, Conn. Represent Many Old and Reliable Companies of Hartford and New York We insure against loss under the new Connecticut Workman's Compensation Act H. H. BURDICK, Lakeville BURDICK FULLER fuperal Directors and Embalmers . PHONES: Lakeville 137 Lady Assistant Canaan 166 Night and Day Service New York office 14 East 39th St., Telephone M. Hill 8341 1 lomo a o OE301 OtSOl ESTABLISHED 1872 The N. A. McNeil Co. .4 INSURANCEf 1 Lime Rock, g TELEPHONE 67 -2 - ocao 0E301 lomoi G. WJLLJS INSURANCE FIRE, LIFE, ACCIDENT AUTOMOBILE, COMPENSATION Room 21 Canfield Block Canaan, Oonn. TIME IS THE TEST ti. t e n 7 . d i The Te,t,mony of Canaan People , Stands the Test The test of time is what tells the tale. The public soon finds out when misrepresentations are made, and merit alone will stand the test of time. , . ' Canaan people appreciate merit, and many months ago local citizens publicly endorsed Doan's Kidney Pills; they do so still. Would a citizen make the statement ' which follows unless convinced that the article was just as represented? Below is testimony such as the sufferer from kidney ills is looking for. W. Wyckoff, W. Main St., Canaan, says: "My kidneys were out of order and I suffered from pains in my back. Hearing about Doan's Kidney Pills, I used some and it wasn't long before they relieved me of the trouble." Over five years later, Mr. Wyckoff said: "The recommendation I gave Doan's Kidney Pills still holds good. I still use them whenever I need IOE3 O D O a o Drrisior o o o 0 o o D o a o Conn. D o tOBOf aonoi CHARLES S. ADAM. ALLYN FULLER, Canaan ionoi Conn. Lakeville Division. OEXOl onoi PAPSOISIS them and they always do me good." Price 60c, at all dealers. Don't simply ask for a kidney remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills the , same that Mj. Wyckoff ad Foster-Milbuni Co., Mfrs., Buffalo, N. Y.-7-adv. locxor DIG OUT ALL HARMFUL BARBERRY BUSHES INCLUDING SMALL ROOTS E RAD I CATION 9 mi 5 stop leaves "a rw Tje BySrl IS BUONtD-THC yST ISTJFVltDf- 3 iJSVPji BUONtD-THC ftuST IS TJBrttDF 11?. S WWUO TO f f II. DIG OUT ALL THE ROOTS WATCH THC SPOT AND SWAT THE 5PROUTS Perhaps your property has harm ful barberry bushes on It Pre vious owners may have planted either common barberry or the purple-leaved variety among your clumps of bushes or In the border. ' Tour father or grandfather or some one's grandfather may have planted one bush or a whole hedge of bushes from which the birds have scattered seeds In all directions along streams and In wood lots. You may have ac quired such a property recently. At any rate, look over your property carefully for barberries. If you find any, dig them and report the number and location either to your agricultur al college, or to the office of cereal Investigations, bureau of , plant indus try, United States department of ag riculture, Washington, D. C, so a rec ord may be had" of them. By this means those engaged In the eradica tion work can check back to see that any sprouts overlooked are ( dug up. Letters will be sent to persons making the reports urging them to be sure no sprouts were left In the ground. Many Roots Missed. Even with the most careful djgging many small roots doubtless have been missed. Seeds, too, may have been shaken off and covered by loose earth. Many of these no doubt will sprout during the spring and summer. The tender leaves of sprouts or seedlings are even more likely to become Infect ed with wheat rust than leaves of ma-, ture bushes. Sprouts, If allowed to remain, will soon grow Into Jargs bushes. The work already done will then be In vain. If you dug your barberry bushes HEAVY CONSUMPTION OF WOOL INDICATED B2g fcnorease Shown In Figures for Month of January. ftaragst Percentage of Material Ueed 98, Sine, Which Has a High treoee Content and Accounts for High Figure Given. epresent year promises tp estab ls&' 'record for wool consWptlon, if t-ampuritf consumed In January Is an tMtecm. According to figures of the lyreafi.f markets, United Stajes de? palfeijenrt, of agriculture, 727.00,000 ggjmdes of virgin wool, grease equivalent-, vfere consumed by manufactnr efvfii the United' gtates In January, ofparol with 38,200,000 pojimds for te corresponding month In 1919 and ,6100000 pounds In January, 191& ihp amount consumed was more t&a'n ti. monthly average. for either iSis Or 1919 and higher than any &OfitnsJnce May, 1918. The largest peVeantage of wool used was fine, wliift has a high grease content and Is mj'dpubt, partially responsible for tSese hfgh figures. At the same time It coritthujas to reflect the public's ln sjsfepee for fabrics composed of fine wools, the consumption of fine, wool bjelng7 the largest reported for any. month jtfnce the inauguration of the mpnt w ool consumption report by the, bureau of markets. Tle'percentages of grades used are as follows : Fine, 33 per cent ; one htfM blood, 18 per centthree-elghths-HaodJlT per cent; one-fourth-bipod, 177 feev Jrent; low, 3 per cent ; carpet, tipper 'cent ; andf grade not stated, xme-hsfi of 1 per cent. : ' BEPAiR CRACKS IN CONCRETE Methot Suggested for Mending Ft atiretftThat May Appear In Walls Use Hot Pine Tar. To repair cracks that may appear Jva concrete wall the following meth fftlihas been suggested: Cut out the cracks and bruh them until thorough ly dry. Dust cement Into hot pine tar un.tll the mjxture becomes so stiff that It Is difficult to work. Fill the cracks with this mixture while hot, and re pe?jt las often as it becomes cold. ' MENACE OF WILD CUCUMBERS Eradication of These Plants Will Do Much Toward Elimination of Mosaic Disease. Wild cucumbers are a serious men ace to pickle growing. I The eradica tion of these plantse would reduce, If not entirely eliminate, the mosaic dis ease of cucumbers which In some sec tions has practically ruined the pica ling business. taS ehSs o k$.- i- Me smooths the atoT bt Cue rUHWTT TTC PCSWT WOUIP EJiL - VLI AH6 JTttU BUT 4. AT r ft -LOO! IT t NOT A SO0T f L.VTr1 f IRt AND JTtlLi BUT lrrR-USO! IT 1 NOT A 4i(5ot .the year before last, or last year, or even this spring, watch the place where , they grew, and do not allow either sprouts or seedlings to grow. Swat the sprouts. . The campaign for the eradication of the common barberry has entered Its third year. The work Is co-operative between the United States de partment of agriculture and the agri cultural colleges of 13 of the princi pal wheat-growing states, namely, Col orado, Illinois,. Indiana, Iowa, Michi gan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Most of the bushes In cities and towns have been located. All reports of country plant ings have been followed up. Surveys of all rural . properties completed In a few counties of each state gave an average of 20 plantings per county on farms. Over a million and a half barberry bushes were found escaped from cultivation In one county In Wisconsin. One thousand and seven ty oth'er rural properties In 118 coun ties of 11 states have escaped bar berries. When careful surveys are made these and other areas more re cently reported doubtless will show over a million more wild bushes. Bushes Destroyed. During 191 and 1919 barberry In spectors have located and caused the eradication of more than 3,000,000 bushes. . Thousands of bushes from nurseries were destroyed. Property owners and Interested citizens volun tarily eradicated hundreds of hedges and thousands of small clumps or single bushes which were not report ed to the department. WOODLAND IN THE SOUTH. - Woodlands - on , . farms com prise one-half of all the forested lands. ' ' There are more than 125,000, 000 acres of farm woodland. In Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky and Okla homa more than 60 per cent of aH. forest land is on farms. The present yearly farm In come from woodlands Is estlmat-' ed at about $150; 000,000. SMALL FLOCK IN BACK YARD Number of Fowls Will Depend on Amount of Space Available Table Scraps Good Feed. The size of the flock which can be most efliclently kept will depend upon the space available and the amount of table scraps, or other waste avail able for feed. Over-stocking Is amls take. Better results will be obtained from a few hens In a small yard than from a larger number, poultry special ists of the United States department of agriculture say. The backyard poultry .flock rarely should consist of over 20 or25' hens, in many cases -of not more than 8 or 10, and occasionally of only 3 or 4. For a flock of 20 to 25 hens a space of not less than 25 byl30 feet should be available for a yard. Where less space Is available the size of the flock should be reduced, allowing on the average 20 to 30 square feet per bird. Afew hens are sometimes kept, suc cessfully with a smaller yard-allowance, but If the space Is available a yard of the size indicated should be used. INDEFATIGABLE LITTLE BEE i .... m Busy Little Honey Gatherer Carries Readily Half Its Own Weight In Delicious Nectar. When a bee loads up with honey It carries readily half of its own weight In nectar and it sometimes "carries as much as 80. per cent of Its weight Bee studies at"the Iowa agricultural experiment station show that a bee requires about an hour for a round trip while gathering honey. In a strong colony the bees will gather as much as eight or nine pounds of heney In a day under favorable conditions. INCREASE YIELD OF ALFALFA If Soil Is Not Reasonably Rich Good Top Dressing of Manure Will Aid Materially The soil upon which alfalfa is seed ed should be reasonably rich. If it Is not, a good top dressing of manure and, In many Instances, an applica tion of phosphate fertilizer, will aid an securing a good stund and Increased yields. JOHN J. WEIR Undertaker Auto Service Great Barrington, - Mass. Tel. office 56-W House 464 J GEORGE HALL Best Workmanship (and Material PRICES RIGHT We refer you to our customers for recommendtion TELEPHONE 15-6 ASHLEY FALLS, MASS. i STEPHEN H. HENDRY GENERAL MASON ALL KINDS OF BRICK WORK, PLASTERING and CEMENT WORK CARE "GEO: HALL" Ashley Falls, Mass. Tel. 15-5 flflONUMENTAL in extensive array awaits your in spection at my place of business. No job too large or too small for us ' to handle. We have no agents vhereby ave the middleman's profits. This is an item worth considering. Kindly bear us in mind if you need anything in our line. THE R. L. VALENTINE : MONUMENT WORKS MILLERTON, N. Y. s ' F. Oliver, Manager , N. B. Lettering done in cemetery. Lee Bakery . Try our PARKER HOUSE ROLLS, BUNS, BISCUITS, PIES, AND ALL KINDS CAKES IN GREAT VARIETY. 0 B READS We bake 24 hours a day. Freah Goods at all times THOMAS NORTON LEE BAKERY I C00NS & BfEEBE POOL PARLOR. Cigars and Tobacco Soft Drinks ; Salted Peanuts Wadham's High Grade Ice Cream In Brick or Bulk Full Line ot PIPES AND CIGARETTES CANFIELD BLOCK, Down St. Irs EDW. F. DONSBOUGH Painter and Paper banger Paints and Wall Paper CANAAN, CONN. Tel. 27-4 The Thimble. It has been asserted that the Dutch were the first to make thimbles prop erly and popular. Perhaps this may be so, but there Is the strongest evidence that thimbles of a kind have been discovered at Ilerculaneum and that In many cases they were In constant use In the dim and distant ages when the) world was very young. The Immortal Four of Italy. The Immortal Four of Italy are Dante, Petrarch, one of the chid names In Italian literature; Arlsto poet and author of "Orlando Furioeo," and Tasso. Clamps for Pencil Sharpeners at The Canaan Printing Company. -v" BUSINESS CARD J. H. MALONEY UNDERTAKER Great Barrington, Phone 66W Residence 3 J. W. MORRIS DEALER IN ICE General Trucking Baggage 1 Telephone Conneetloc CANAAN, I. P. HORNBECK Funeral Director Licensed Embalmer FURNITURE FALLS VILLAGE, - J. J. E. HASSETT. D. M. I DENTIST THE CANFIELD BLO CANAAN - . . G. C. SCOVILLE NORFOLK, Funeral Director DR. THORNTON VETERINARIAN Office Rear Cnfleld Hoi CANAAN, CONN. Hospital Accomodation CANAAN SAVINGS 1 . CANAAN. CONN GEORGE S. FULLER. Pre. JOHN B. REED. TreasnrJ Bank closes on Saturday at LAFFARGUE and SO The Well Men Core Drilling Sinking' Art Wells a Specialty Correspondence Solicits , JOHNSON St LINDE MANUFACTURERS 01 ', DOORS, SASH and BLINi Wood Turning and Interior . Veneered -Doors a Speck v . 4. H. RORABACK Attorney and Councillor at NOTARY PUBLIC inn tr Lunch 'Wag! Just bejow railroad crossing i of Dempseyt Drug Storj SANDWICHES, PIES, CCJ MILK, CIGARS GILLETTE St COLLINS, I NEW MILFORD SECUF COMPANY I INVESTMENTS Choice loam on First Mortgage, bearing 5H and 6 per cent interest Municipal and Public Service , Corporation bonds H. D. HUMPHREY, Canaan Representatioa America. Uses 700 Billion Ms Few realize the Immense Into tal and material ussed to j matches. Thousands of men u ployed, millions of dollars invest vast forests cut down to mevt i ciand in America of 70) matches a year. , One plant nl the Pacific coast covers 240 ocr tises two hundred thousand f sugar pine and yellow pine lot day. The odds and ends will i A constant search is In progn the future needs. F. II. Cht "Stories for Talks to .Boys." A Bee or a 8p!der? "The honeybee makes her from the same nectar from whlJ hermit spider distills one of the Uest poisons known. The quest how do .you treat your opportu;; Do you distill them-Jnto suec failure! F. IL Cheley In "Storl Talks to Boys. !