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ml REGISTERED CATTLE IN GREAT DEMAND FINE HERD OF REGISTERED 8H0RTH0RN CATTLE. (By FRANK D. TOMSON.) There Is a growing tendency on the part of fanners and stockmen In all •ectlpifs of the country to obtain regis tered bulls and foundation breeding stock of the several Improved breeds of catUe. For several years past, the public sales of registered beef cattle show an increasing investment from widely scattered sections. Higher achievement In live stock husbandry is in keeping with the gen eral purpose to Improve In all lines of agriculture, and In response to the Market requirements, Is the general tendency. In several of the western States laws are enforced prohibiting the printing of - non-reglstered bulls on the open range. Steers by registered tires invariably have, an advantage at lie markets ; and the better the breed 'Igg on both the sire's and the dam's M<e, the better they look to the mar ket buyers. J^fcher Level of Values. As «Tr die, public sales of beef cat eld fiuring the spring or late win months, record higher averages fall sales. Yet It appears from public sales held so far this sea that Shorthorn values are holding a higher level than during the ng sale season. In a public sale Imported Shorthorns held at Chi go in November, an average of $911 r head was obtained on 72 animals. Is average Is the more significant en It Is understood that the calves re all sold separately from their as. Had they sold with their dams, is the usual custom, the average ild have been considerably higher, veil-known breeding establishment 7isconsin disposed of Its entire calf OTTONSEED PURITY ner Should See te It That Gin Is Thoroughly Cleaned. »unity. Culture of Single Type la it Effective, Say Spécialiste of United States Department of Agriculture. the United State* Department of Agriculture.) rder that the purity of his cot i ifaay be preserved for planting, rmer patronizing the ordinary I gin should see to It that all re carefully cleaned from the ery, transportation channels cles, before operations are an his seed cotton, says a re blichtion of the Ü. S. depart agriculture, Farmers' Bulle "Cotton Ginning Information ers." .Under ordinary prac 11 amount of seed from the ginned is left In the "seed fills a portion of the ma id this is passed on with the le next bale, seed from the being left In turn. v ginner will be so busy on day that It wlll.be Impose n to spare the time neces an the gin properly. It may ____»fore, for the farmer to ie cotton from which he wishes erve the seed until near the the ginning season when the ,pf business on the gin is not L ' It must he kept In mind by rmer striving to Improve the of his cotton through seed selec tion that he cannot be assured of get ling even relatively pure seed from the jgin without the co-operation of the finner. Community Culture. . since there are so many opportuni tés for seed passing through ^ns ln * general use to become mixed with seed cl inferior quality, It is ^ nte f. °" t . h * He department's specialists that the ■ost effective plan for preserving the Ï determine by experiment the par^ ifer variety of cotton which Is best i Ited to Its section and for the farm < 1 to agree to plant that variety only. 1 ith the present practices ln i d the custom of planting different . neties indiscriminately In the same 1 'alltv sav the specialists, it is only fqnestion of time unt il , I matter how well selected, will de I end to one mongrel type. Much the same ® ech ^ 1 of W ^d mo which make the mixing of seed < bales a common occur r m in «les of flber Tbe ginner, In anxiety to crowd the capacity of cLmently does not allow a Srifent length of time for each wag* of Ä*ton to be ginn«l com ^ St HU. estimate may be suffl 1 iteiy. _f ar gs the actual < mtly correct « rer __^ h„t «I cotton 1» of ed of in a a Jboont concerned, but crop, 40 odd head In number, nothing over twelve months old being included, anw obtained an average of $1,016 per head. It will be understood that these represented fashionable lines of breed ing and were of a high order of excel lence due to the class of sires main tained in service for many years. How ever, It strikingly reveals the respon siveness of the demand. A joint sale held the same week by Iowa and Mis souri breeders resulted in an average of $677. The purchases were widely scat tered, nearly 20 states being represent ed by the buyers, and the selections were made for the definite purpose of Improving the standards of the herds of their new owners. Other sales else where and of other breeds are com manding the patronage of constantly enlarging numbers of farmers and stockmen, though It appears the in clination is towaitf tbe Shorthorn be cause of its adaptability to all condi tions. Live stock Is the basis of diversified farming and cattle more easily fit into the scheme of farm management in rflost localities and, as a rule, prove* a more stable and profitable invest ment. For many years the process of depleting the cattle stock of the coun try continu .-d, and finally the situation became acute. Now in the face of In creasing population, the cattle grower has promise of a ready and lucrative return. The advancing value of farm lands is an Inducement to the stock man to amploy the best standards and use the best available sires. This is clearly- revealed In the existing de mand for registered cattle, and the re sults will be widely bénéficiât there Is a possibility that each bale will get a few pounds of lint from the preceding load, and In turn will leave a like amount of cotton for tjbe next bale. - Thus the bales are pot only plated, but as they often are not of the same grade, the better bale may be penalized down to the value of the lower grade, as the grade of a bale Is usually determined by the lower side. cause Of splenetic fever Mfcrotdbplc Parasites Get Into Ani mal* Blood and Attack and Break Down Blood Corpuscles. Tick or -spenetlc fever Is caused by microscopic parasites which get Into tbe animals' blood and attack apd break down the red blood corpuscles. When a mother tick sucks blood from an Infected animal she ingests sonle of these parasites and these get into the eggs and continue In the seed tick which hatches out The seed tick passes the disease to the first susceptible cow or steer from which it gets Its first meal of blood., COVER CROP ON EVERY ACRE , ** *-— Not Good Farming to Leave Land Bare in 8euth During Winter—Prac ticed by Many. A caver crop on every acre Js tlj 1 to leav< ideal. It is not good fanning land bare In the. South through win ter. Occasionally something wllPhaç pen that will cause some 1 apd-on the well-farmed place to be bare, bnt the rule should be to have some .cover, It can be done and Is being done by many. The only trouble Is that the number of cover crop farmers ill too small. FOWLS ARE FED SEPARATELY Hoppers Replacing Dry Mash in Many Instances—Hen Will Pick Out Food She Prefers. A good many poultrymen are now replacing the dry mash with hoppers In which bran and other -ground feed and the beef or fish scrap, are fed separately. Th» argument in favor of this meth od of feeding Is that the hen will pick ont of the mash what she pre fers, anyhow, without regard to bal ance, and it is just as well to feed the Ingredients separately to begin with. ESSENTIAL FOR GOOD CROPS ---- * Using Barnyard ddanure Is Most Eco nomical Way of Getting Humus Into Defidefft Soils. A soil may 1U called fertile so far as containing plenty of plant food, such as nitrogen, phosphoric add, or potash is concerned, bnt If the humus content is low, good crops cannot be raised. Using barnyard manure Is the most economical way of getting humus into tbe A Test of Endurance By GEORGE MUNSON *¥ * * * ¥* (Copyright. 19U. by W. Q. Chapman.) "Sorry, bpt there's nothing doing 1'' The city editor's tone was final. But the young man who had Just applied for work as a reporter still lingered. "I understand Mr, Grimshaw la In Europe," he said, "or eise I should have applied to him." "Sée here, young man," said the city edit dr, "Young Mr. Grimshaw is a young cub who knows about as much of tunning a newspaper as that desk does. He's la Europe, squandering bis father's money—money that we're making for hlm. I am the News Sen tinel and what 1 say goes. There's nc< Job for you here." The young man smiled. "That's the sort of talk every editor put* op," he skid. "I want to be a reporter, and I want to learn the business. Let me come In and sit around and wait for an assignment," „ "All right, yon can come in every day and sit around till you're blue In the face," replied the city editor. "Come right in now." The young man followed him Into the big room and took his place on a chair. At twelve o'clock he went out .for his lunch. At one In the afternoon he was back. He stayed till five and then went away. Nobody took the least notice of him. For nearly a month he repeated this procedure, bnt he never got an assign ment, nor did the city editor seem to recognize his presence. Wistfully he watched other reporters get assign ments and once, when there was no ^pdy In the room to go after a piece of V* u •*1 Heard It,* He Said Angrily. news Mr. Lake's eyes fell upon, him thoughtfully, bnt he did not call on him. During bis month the young man had learged many things. He had learned that Mr. Lake was the best city editor in town ; also that he was possessed of a malignant and diabolical humor, which had led him to encourage the young applicant deliberately, in or der to triumph In his eventual discom fiture. Lake yas also a brute. The young man had seen a reporter fired without a moment's notice for a mistake on Lake's part. He saw little Miss Nor ris, the telephone girl, hauled over the coals dally. Miss Norris stood In fear of Lake and, oddly enough, she and the young man used to exchange pa thetic glances whenever any uproar oc curred In the office. Although they had not spoken, there was established ' a regular telepathic communicatkm be tween them. One day they met In the lunchroom, and fife was emboldened to speak to her. They Srifted Into conversation. 'Td leave In a minute," she said, "only I've got my sister to take care of, and one can't get ahead in this game. Besides, the newspaper work gets into one's blood somehow." "Why don't you speak back ^to the brute?" he asked. She shrugged her shoulders. "They're all as bad," she answered, "and I don't want to have to hustle round the newspaper offices for an other position now. Elsa had an op eration last month and I have to pay five a week fo *the. doctor." The young man left her at the office door with the impression that he had met a girl In the world In whom he could take an Interest They met often In.tbe days that followed. Under her levity he discovered a good deal of seriousness. She wore a mask with which to look upon the world's battle field and when the day was over she became herself't gain. He cplled at «the little flat and saw the sister, just recovering from her serious Illness. He was fast drifting into love for her, and he believed that his feeling was re turned. At the office he was learning many things. Having become accented as a part of the establishment, he used his opportunity to discover the workings of the newspaper business. He made friends with the printers and went Into the shop. All the while. Lake seemed unconscious of his presence; secretly he in. to ' a he was wondering how long the young man would hold out and whether he could afford to spend his days there forever. The young man made acquaintance with two or three of the reporters. "You're on the wrong tack," they told him. "Anybody but Lake would have given you an assignment weeks ago. But it's his way ; he'll never give in. He wants to show you that you can't rush him. Give up, boy." He didn't give up. He came in regu larly until three months had passed. Lake was beginning to be annoyed. He had not reckoned on this. He was on the point of ordering him out of the office; but to do that would be a con fession of defeat. And then something happened that put an end to the situ ation. The young man entered the office one morning to find everything In an uproar. A rival daily had beaten the News Sentinel with a big story and two men had been dismissed In conse quence. It was not their fault, but Lake's discipline was merciless. And he had jumped on Miss Norris mercilessly over a telephone message which he declared her to have deliv ered wrong. Now, as It happened, the yonng man had beard Lake give the message. He strode forward. "Miss Norris delivered that message as you gave It to her. I beard It," he said, angrily. Lake glared at him. "What the— what the— 1 " he began. "That bluster won't go," said the young man. "You know perfectly well that you are making this girl the vic tim of your own error. And you know that Mr. Marston and Mr. Jones car ried out their orders. And you have turned them away. It's you who ought to go, not they." Tbe city editor, paralyzed by the sud denness of the onslaught, could not at first find words. "Maybe you're Mr. Grimshaw," he sneered. < "Yes," answered the young man. "That's your first right guess about me and, as you said, I was a young cub, %ad knew about as much of a newspa per as that desk does. That's why I've been trying to learn the business, as far-as you'd let me." Lake sat down In his chair and turned white. Marston, with a cry of astonishment, came running up. "By thunder, It Is Mr. Grimshaw I" he shouted. "I met you at your father's house three years ago. 1 thought 1 knew you I" Lake began gathering his things to gether. "Well, It's on me," he mut tered. Tm entitled to six mouths' sal ary in lieu of notice." Tri» not going to give you notice," answered the other. "I know a good editor wheû I see one, thanks to what I've learned here. Personally, you are a brute, Mr. Lake. Professionally, you are a good editor. I want you to stay —If you'll take me a little more Into your affairs," he added, smiling. "And, by the way, Jones and Marston stay. And you owe Miss Norris an apology." Lake, - who was a good fellow at heart, but soured by the years he had spent' at the most, testing of the pro fessions, sprang to his feet with out stretched hand. "I guess you're right. Mr. Grimshaw," he said, warmly, apologize, Miss Norris. And Til stay." "And you'll stay?" asked the young man of Miss Norris a little later. She looked up with a quick blush. "Yes, I—I'll stay," she answered ihean Ingly. or is a 1 Too Happy to Bother. A fat, red-cheeked wonilm sat well up In front in a downtown movie house a few days ago. When she laughed she laughed all over. The doings of the hero centered around custard pies and she laughed often. She held a purse in her hand. Tbe catch was defective. One chuckle unsnapped It. There was a spasmodic snicker snd a tendent piece popped out of the purse. A nickel tinkled on the floor as the woman struggled with a deep seated giggle. A quarter took a hurdle with a jerk of her dipbragm and disappeared. Every time she laughed she lost a coin. She paid no attention to the Shower, but her escort was manifestly uneasy. He leaned over and whispered In her ear. ' "D-d-don't b-b-bother now," she said hi the middle of a laugh. "I guess perhaps I've lost 'most $1.19 so far, but let's wait until we see where tire next pie is going before we start to pick up the money."—Exchange. * Austria's Two-Headed Eagle. That two-headed eagle by which wt now recognize Austria Is one of the frauds on heraldry, the London Chron icle states. It has been pointed out by old-fashioned historians with a pas sion for truth that when Francis of Austria gave up pretending to be the heir of the Caesars, and laid aside his claim to the holy Roman empire and his German kingdom, he ought to have rendered back to Caesar that which was Caesar's. But he stuck ta the two-headed eagle, Instead of content ing himself with the Hon of his arch duchy. From the point of view of the Heralds' college this (Conduct was as indefensible as if a private British citi zen had used the arms of an English see because he claimed to be the de scendant of a bishop.,There was meth od. however, In the usurpation. For an "emperor" with an eagle beenrne a more distinguished personage than an archduke with a lion. Filial Deference. "Your boy Josh continues to-inter est himself In football." "Yes," replied Farmer Corntossel. "When he gets to explainin' philosophy an' mathematics I have to quit. But when he talks football. I can under stand çyery word he says." ' MADE ME WELLE T Suffered Several Years. PERUNA Mrs. Elizabeth Reuther, 1002 11th Bt, N. W., Washington, D. C-, writes: ^'T am pleased to endorse Peruna as a splendid medicine for catarrh and stomach trouble, from which I suffered for several years, took it for several months, and st the end of that time found my health was restored and have felt splendidly ever since« I now take It when I con tract a cold, and It soon rids the sys tem of any catarrhal tendencies." cine# lets. In the last five years our national and state lawmaking bodies have passed 62,550 laws. Dr. Peery'* "DetA Shot'* 1# not I *'lo renge" 0 r ''syrup," but a real old-fashioned So*, of medicine which clean* out Worm« or Tapeworm with a ilnfla dose. Adv. A Stickler for Pa. "Pa." "Well, my son?" "How can a solid fact lenk out?" IMITATION IS SINCEREST FLATTERY but like counterfeit money the imita tion has not the worth of the original, insist on "La Creole" Hair Dressing— It's the original. Darkens your hair In the natural way, but contains no dya. Price $1.00.—Adv. Wrist Watch in the Desert. One night a company of Arabs at tached themselves to our party. This is customary In these wild lands. They saw that we were well armed and came with us for safety. One of them, a dignified young chief, was accom panying a woman across the desert. She was well dressed, this Arab girl, with a yellow turban and a silken »ob. On her wrist she wore a Swiss gold watch, and though. barefooted, she was as dignified as the queens of 1 ennox and Newport. .One of my men apparently made an insulting remark to her, and she called ldm down Just as an American girl would have done. According to the custom of the desert we had to give him a thrashing, which Mahomet did lustily with a big stick. After that, the Arab party always showed us white men the deepest re spect.—Peter MacQueen, in World Outlook. for A food gently tlie and to and has cer. an pay pay take sum IF Look a a by of his the the as de For But FOR ITCHING, BURNING SKINS Bathe With Cuticura Soap and Apply \ the Ointment—Trial Free. For eczemas, rashes, itchings, irrita tions, pimples, dandruff, sore hands, and baby humors, Cuticura Soap and Ointment are supremely effective. Be sides they tend to prevent these dis tressing conditions, If used for every day toilet and nursery preparations. Free sample each by mail with Book. Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept. L, Boston. Sold everywhere.—Adv. Statistics on Electricity. ' The electricity output of tjie various power plants of the United States re clamation service operated in 1914 was over 66,000,000 jrw.-hr. The total capacity of the 12 plants in operation was 27,134 kw„ and the first cost of the plants $2,542,000. Of the total output, 39 per cent was sold to cus tomers, 32 per cent was used for irri gation pumping, 17 per cent for con struction purposes, 4 per, cent for drainage, the remaining 8 per cent rep resenting losses. It was estimated that the power remaining undeveloped on all the different projects amounted to a total of 489,000 horsepower. Of this 360,000 horsepower consisted, of the estimated capacity on the Flathead liver, In Montana, the remainder be ing distributed through 21 other pow er sites. a sour a take and tie of BREAD WITHOUT SALT IS TASTELESS A medicine chest without Magic Ar nica Liniment is useless. Best of all liniments for sprains, swellings, bruises, rheumatism and neuralgia. Three sizes, 25c, 50c and $1.00. Adv. Any Direction Would Do. She had attained some success as an authoress and after her marriage de cided to write a novel. Some months later she complained to her husband : "My new novel goes but slowly, dear; but my publisher assures me it wôuld go into the thousands If we'd just get up some sort of a sensation—for In stance—get you to enter divorce pro ceedings !" The husband meditated thoughtfully a few moments. "Well," he said, "I can't afford that ; but—I'm willing to run away." the In the and Just can by on END STOMACH TROUBLE, GASES OR DYSPEPSIA "Pape's Dlapepsin" makes Sick, Sour, Gassy Stomachs surely feel fine in five minutes. If what you just ate Is souring on your .stomach or lies like a lump of lead, refusing to digest, or you belch gas and eructate sour, undigested food, or have a feeling of dizziness,, heartburn, fullness, nausea, bad taste in mouth and stomach-headache, you can get blessed relief in five minutes. Put an end to stomach trouble forever by getting a large fifty-eeut case of Pape's Diapepsin from any drug store. You realize In five minutes how need less it is to suffer ftom indigestion, dyspepsia br any* stomach disorder. It's the quickest, surest stomach doc tor In the world. It's wonderful.—Adv. Russia has 10,000 lepers, taken care \>f by 21 institutions. Standby for & Cold. « Those who object to liquid medi cine# can now prooure Peruna Tab* lets. France is importing Chinese labor for its munition factories. A torpid liver condition prevent» proper food assimilation. Tone up your liver »US Wright'» Indian Vegetable Pill». They act gently and aureiy. Adv. Unique Banking Plan. A unique hank, which is intended for tlie benefit of men addicted to drink and is expected to enuble many of them to save money, overcome their habits and turn themselves into good citizens, has been started by Judge Joseph Brady in Kansas City. The plan of Jndge Brady is to assess sentence against all drunkards brought before him and then to parole the man under condition that he go to work under the supervision of a parole offi cer. The man so paroled agrees that an official of the court shall collect his pay check every time it becomes due, pay his board bills or family living ex penses If be be a married man, and take charge of whatever money re mains after allowing the man a smnil sum for spending money. IF YOUR CHILD IS CROSS, FEVERISH, CONSTIPATED Look Mother! If tongue Is coated, cleanse little bowels with "Cali fornia Syrup of Flge." Mothers can rest ensy after giving "California Syrup of Figs," because In a few hours all the clogged-up wnste, sour bile and fermenting food gently moves out of the bowels, and you bava a well, playful child again. Sick children needn't be conxed to take this harmless "fruit laxative." Millions of mothers keep It handy be cause they know Its action on the stomach, liver and bowels Is prompt and sure. Ask your druggist for a 50-cent hot* tie of "California Syrup of Figs," which contains directions for babies, children of all ages and for grown-ups.—Adv. What About the Eggs? A country store In Delaware county, until the proprietor was made to sea the point, bore this sign designated to catch the eye of the farmer bound Muncleward with his produce: "If yon want to trade your eggs and butter for something good, come in here."—Indi anapolis News. WHAT IS LAX-FOS LAX-FOS is an improved Cascara (I tonic-laxative) Pleasant to take In LAX-FOS the Cascara is improved by the addition of certain harmless chem icals which increase the efficiency of the Cascara, making it better than ordinary Cascara. LAX-FOS is pleasant to take and does not gripe nor disturb stomach. Adapted to children as well as adults. Just try one bottle for constipation. 50 a COLORED people can have nice, long, straight hair by using Cxelento Quinine Pomade, which is a Hair Grower, not a Kinky Hair remover. You can see the results by using several times. Try a package. 1'rice 25c at all drug stores or by mall on receipt of stamps or coin. Agents wanted everywhere. Write for par ticulars. Exelento Medicine Co., At lanta, Ga. Tnrornnn MAKES PAIN VANISH No liniment so qnlckly warms, glows and penetrates the surface, bringing relief to brnlaes. cats, burns, sore mnsdtes, rheumatism, headache, Denralgla, etc. A valuable home - remedy. Sold In nearly all drag stores; 60c bottles, or sent prepaid on re ceipt of price. Get a bottle today. Try It. Gat a It's wonderful. A. B. KICH1ID« BEU. CO. Dept. Z, SbensSM. Texas Sold for 47 years. For Malaria.Chllla and Fever. Also a Fine General Strengthening Tonic, mo 'ôX,'m2Z£' m To Kill Rato and Mica ' ALWAYS USB STEARNS' ELECTRIC PASTE U. S. Government Buys It SOLD EVERYWHERE — ZSc snd SUM A toilet preparation of BOTH Helpsto eradicate f " - Baauty toGray or Fadod Hair. Aiwmtfi Sell "Good-llte" for Tords on IS dan Agents thal; new InvsnUon; no oompîûî Uon. GOOD-LIT« DBVICH CO., Terre HaatOSa. W. N. U., MEMPHIS, NO. 2^1817.