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MS * BAKING ■ POWDER R 33 SEE ranch better it fflH nukes the baking Hi SEE how much more cuii form in quality Hfl SEE hoyr pore—how good HP SEE how economical—and |''S SEE that yoa get Calnxaet At you* VB Grocof*a 1 POW^ BAKING y HIS EXPERIENCES. “Were you ‘‘No. But I’ve known heaps of men that were.” Only a Moose. “The modern woman Isn’t a bluff,” asserted Mrs. Gobbolink, looking up from her newspaper. “This suffrage movement has more In it thau mere ideas. The new woman Is brave and fearless. Here is a story of a woman up in Canada who killed a mouse. Il seems that she—” •‘lmpossible!” interjected Mr. Gob bolink. “There musft be some mis take —read it again.’’ Mrs. Gobbolink searched out the paragraph and then blushed vividly. “How stupid of me,’’ she stammered. “1 did make a mistake. It wasn’t a mouse she killed —nothing but ? moose.” Unfortunate Man. A tourist in the mountains of Ten nessee once had dinner with a queru lous old mountaineer who yarned about hard times for 15 minutes at a stretch. “Why, man,” said the tour ist, “you ought to be able to make lots of money shipping green corn to the northern market.” "Yes, I orter,” was the sullen reply. “You have rhe land,” I suppose, and can get the seed.” “Yes, I guess so.” “Then why don’t you go into the speculation?” “No use, stranger,” sadly replied the cracker; “the old woman is too lazy to do the plowin’ and plantln.’ ” The more a woman runs after a man the easier it is for her not to catch him. Easy Breakfast! A bowl of crisp Post T oasties and cream — the thing’s done! Appetizing Nourishing Convenient Ready to serve right out of the pacKage. “The Memory Lingers” POSTUM CEREAL CO.. Ltd.. Battle Creek, Mich. LIVE STOCK BULL NEEDS SOME EXERCISE Animal Should Not Be Allowed to Run With Cows or Heifers—Exercis ing Pole Is Excellent. After the bull is old enough for serv ice he should not be allowed to run with young heifers or cows, but should, in suitable weather, be exercised daily. An exercising pole with chain, bal anced by swivel Joint (a one and one half or two-inch wheel axle with box) upon the top of a stout post, which stands seven or eight feet above ground, la satisfactory. Make the pole a— H — t " 7 *j 1 Exercising Merry-Go-Round. as long as requisite strength and con venience will permit, that the bull may out a good-sized circle about the post, says the Country Gentleman. On the top of the small end of the pole fasten a sash pulley, and, at a point just for ward of the line of the post, a corre sponding pulley; also, at Intervals be tween the pulleys, put two or three sorew-eyes to guide the chain from pulley to pulley. Bore boles vertically through the pole for the ends of the chain to fall through. At the outer end of the chain attach a strong swivel snap hook, and at the other end hang a weight just heavy enough to take up the slack chain as the bull raises his head. The chain should be, when the weight is raised up against the pole, only long enough to permit the bull to )ie down comfortably. When the bull is old enough for service he should thereafter never be allowed to have his liberty; but daily exercise should not be omitted. The exercising pole might be placed under a roof or build ing, but In winter it should be under cover and in the shade in summer. PURE WATER FOR THE STOCK Receptacle Shown In Illustration Over comes One of Greatest Difficul ties of Farmer. One of the greatest difficulties that •onfronts the stock raiser during dry immer weather is that of keeping f il Water Trough for Stock. pure water for the stock. The Illus tration shows a method employed by an Illinois fa mer for several years, says tbe Homestead. Bury an old zinc tank or some other construction that will hold at least 50 gallons of water, hi this place a large size water barrel, bore some three or four holes in the bottom end of this just below the top of the oatside tank. In these holes place an iron tube as much as an inch in diameter and the enclosure tank will always be full of water and there is no waste. Market Hogs Early. How should we manage the hog marketing proposition? It is a simple proposition, but few farmers have backbone to carry It out. Wo would advise a farmer with thrifty sboats to purchase corn during the summer months, if it does seem high; and crowd his hogs on the market at the earliest possible moment. As to the exact date of profitable marketing we would suggest early September as •he most propitious season, the weath er being about the proper tempera ture to promote the fattening process. Simply begin to push the fattenors at once and about the time farmers be gin to hog down their corn or to feed H to their hogs in various ways you dispose of yours, avoiding the drop that Invariably fellows the fall ship ment of fat hogs. Hog Forage. Experiments at one of the state sta tions showed that red clover ranked among the first as hog forage, because •f the palatableness of the food throughout the season, and also be cause of Its adaptability to rotations. The average amount of pork produced per acre was 572.2 pounds. Corn fed to eix-cent hogs on clover was worth >8 cents per bushel. Teaching Foal to Eat. Teadfe the foal to eat early in life. Bran and whole oats are good, one to four of oats, or thereabouts. Give all H wltl eat. Including some hay. Wean •nly when It Is eating well. The first winter let It run loose, if possible, in a box, H this is not possible, then torn out every day. Watering Sheep. Sheets do not drink much water, but what little there is drunk must bo ab solutely clean, 6ome people assert that sheep do not drink water at all, but it may be be •aose they do not have a chance to get oleon water and must subsist on the tew on the grass. KEEP BROOD SOWS SrPARATE Should Be Krpt Away From Pork Mak er* and Most of Corn Removed From Their Ration. Breeding sows should be separated from the porkmekers and most of the corn removed from their ration. Fat ty tissues and padded Internal organs work disaster to the breeding sow, for as she fattens she becomes lazy and takes very little exercise. This tardy task Is costly to the breeder of swine, for instead of vigorous, active pigs, he will have uneven, puny squealers, that persist In crawling under the bedding and around the place where the moth er usually settles, and then he is done for. Exercise above all else is con ductive to strong litters, while the sow’s ration should be made up large ly of muscle and bone-growing feeds, such as oats, bran, skim milk, short cut clover or alfalfa. It is not the fat test nor the biggest pig at birth that makes the heaviest hog, but rather the one that has the ability to move about freely and fight for his special platter at the nurse table. HORSE FEED IS NOT WASTED Bag Invented by Massachusetts Man Supplies Oats Only as Fast as Ani mals Can Eat Them. Any person who has watched horses eating their noonday meals along the I streets cannot fail to have noticed how much of the feed was wasted when the animals tossed their heads to get at the oats in the bottom of the bags. A Massachusetts man has designed a feed bag which saves all this waste and In addition makes the horse eat slower, go that he gets all the ben efit of the food. The bag is made in two sections, one for the animal’s head and the other for the feed. An opening at the bottom allows Horse Feed Bag. the oats to flow into the compart ment in which the horse has his head, but only as fast as he eats them. He does not have to toss his head about and even If he does there is no waste as the compart ment containing the feed Is closed at the top. By eating slowly, too, he Is satisfied- with less feed than If he bolted It. When not in use the bag can be folded up and car ried In th® tool box under the seat. Shade for P!gs. Every pasture should be provided with shade for the pigs in very hot weather. The small shed is always a necessity, but this should be placed on very high ground, where the air can have a good sweep. The hog is pretty nearly all a bun dle of money, and he should not be neglected in any manner. Sheep in Cornfield. vVhen the pasture begins to wither and get short, turn the flock of sheep into the cornfield. They will eat noth ing but the weeds and the lower blades of corn, which makes the finest of browsing now, but which, if they are not utilized soon, dry up and are entirely lost Blinders on Horses. A horse with blinders on the public road is about as comfortable as a wo man wearing a poke bonnet walking through a field where a vicious bull is kept. Pigs in Grass. When pigs are six weeks old they may be turned Into grass and clover pasture if the weather is warm; if cold and the ground wet, keep them la dry, roomy pens. Best Paying Cow. The cow that is paying the best profit nine times out of ten Is the cow that milks the year around. Many of us could increase the number of hogs we carry and do It at a profit. At the first sign of trouble In a horse Immediate attention should be given to remedying it The housing of the horse should be looked after much more carefully than Is generally the case. Study over your situation carefully and figure "whether you cannot handle a few more hogs at a profit. Root crops are almost too expensive to use on any considerable scale In fattening sheep for market Many of us who give every care to our cows, sheep and other animals, give little care to our horses. Fall-born ram lambs maJre fine, strong fellows when they are year frigs and ready to go into service. According to a distinguished vet erinarian, It Is filth that causes most of the diseases of domestic animals. Practical breeders claim that ’be best sheep develop from fall-Bom luxnba that are dropped in September. AN EPOCH-MAKING ■ STORY OF A RATTLER Geeville Trumpet Blast of Free dom Scores a Beat. Esteemed Citizen Enters Subscription For Life in Appreciation of * Snake Story. BY ED MOTT. In a memorable issue of the Gee fllle Trumpet Blast of Freedom, when I was editor, there was printed among the “Wingings from Wild Gander” an item which, as I recall It, read some thing like this: ‘‘Our genial and efficient sheep and calf pelt buyer, Josiah Poindexter, was driving along tie Catfish Corners road the other day, when he saw a big rattlesnake coiled on a rock, evidently waiting for somebody to come along. Josiah was the first one to come, and thq snake reached out for his horse. It didn’t quite get there, and before It could make another reach Josiah got out an let it have the big end of a club Consequence is that there’s a five-foot, three-inch rattlesnake pelt hanging on Josiatfs barn door, and Josiah says it has shrunk three inches since he peeled it off of that incon siderate snake. Ninteen rattles and a button was what the varmint made music with.” I did not know then that three feet ten and a half inches and seven rat tles had always been the extreme limit to which anyone was permitted to indulge himself in telling about bagging a rattlesnake in that commu nity without straining the credulity of bis fellow-citizens and losing his j standing in society, or I would have “I’m Coin’ to Take Your Paper Per Life.” edited quite a lot of space out of that Josiah Poindexter rattler; but I would have lost a subscriber for life if I had. A few days after The Trumpet Blast for that week was out, a yellow-whis kered man, wearing a coonskin cap and carrying a groundhog trap, came Into the office. He sat down and “Howdy do? Be you the editor?” I told him I was. “Then,” said he, “I want you to send your paper to Orlando W. Skid fletcher, Wild’ Gander Ridge, care o’ the Widder Pipps, an’ you needn’t stop it when the year is out, neither. I’m goin’ to take your paper fer life. That piece In it about Josiah Poin dexter’s rattler last week is goin’ to be a boon to a hull lot o’ long-sufferin’ an’ self-sackerficin’ folks in that baili wick, I want to tell you, an’ is bound to make a lot of other ones there feel like goin’ off some’rs an’ kiverin’ their faces fer shame. Truth has been crushed to earth over that way now fer better’n a good long spell, but that piece in your paper about Josiah Poindexter’s snake skin has come along an’ bid her rise ag'in, an’ all you’ve got to do. Captain, is to keep your eye peeled an’ you’ll see her git up. Orlando W. Skidfletcher, Wild Gander Ridge, care o’ the Widder Pipps. That’ll ketch me, an’ I’m your’n fer life.” I thanked the man, took down his name and address, and said it would be two dollars. “Fer life?” said he. “Oh, no!” I replied. “For one year.” And I said I was glad to hear that the Trumpet Blast had been of service to him. “Service!” he exclaimed, making no move, though, toward producing the dollars, and plainly dropping that part of the transaction. “Say! I guess you don't know what it is to have a snake story on your mind an’ be forced to keep it there for three years an’ better, jest because yon didn’t have the means to escape from your feller-citizens if you rid yourself of it, do you*!” I assured Mr. Skidfletcher that I never had been a victim of mental thralldom such as that, and said that his two dollars was going to come in quite bandy just at that time, as I was thinking of putting in a power press, I told him, “and power presses cost con siderable.” said I. “An' you never knowed what it was to sackerfice yourself,” said Mr. Skid fletcher, waving the trifling matter of money aside, “and to acshly set down an’ lie because you didn’t dast tell the truth, did you?” I said I had never been face to face with such an extremity as yet. “Then you don’t know what It is to suffer!” declared my new subscriber for life. ‘‘An’ you can’t begin to ap preciate what that piece in the Trum pet Blast o’ Freedom Is bound to do fer me an’ a long-sufferin’ constit chency. No, sir! Why folks is corn in’ forrids now with recollections o’ sarplnts long dead an’ gone, an’ un burdenin’ their minds of ’em bold an’ fearless, an’ with tearful thanks, by cats! that relief ain’t bein’ got at the cost o’ personal standin’ in the dees tric’! Yes, sir! Cornin’ forrids by the ox load!” I said I was pleased to hear it, and that I had no doubt that others be sides himself would be calling at the Trumpet Blast office with two dollars , in their hands and ready to pass It over to me, Just as he was. “Why, say!” he exclaimed, still un moved by the financial aspect of the case, “if their consciences don’t turn an’ prick some folks now, then some folks’s consciences must have their prickers wore clean down to the gums! Fer instance, look at the time I killed them nine rattlers over back o’ the Snaggy Run medders. Jest look at that time! Now I knowed how some folks at Wild Gander looked on a feller if he told about killin’ a rat tler that was half an inch more than they thought it ought to be, or had a rattle or tw r o over the strict idee o’ how many rattles a snake killed by a truth-tellin’ feller-citizen ought to have, an’ so I acshly sot down an’ lied when I told about the killin’ o’ them nine snakes, ’cause I didn't dast tell the truth. I told the folks, modest like, that I had been over back o’ the Snaggy Run medders an’ happened to have the luck to kill five rattlers. The biggest one, I said, was a little over four-foot-three, an’ the rest of ’em, I said, ranged from three-foot-eleven-’n a-half to four-foot-one apiece, an’ that they divided up eighty-three rattles the lot. There I went an’ throwed off four snakes from the mess, shortened every sarpent from six inches to a foot, an’ almost divided the rattles by two, an’ never said a word about hav in’ killed the hull ding caboodle of ’em at one shot with a rifle; an’ yit, what did some folks do? They sniffed at me, an’ told me I better go an’ tell It some’rs where no rattlesnakes hadn’t never been born an’ brung up. “So with a sad an’ sore heart I turned my face away from the dees tric’, an’ went over to the Panther Holler tannery an’ asked fer a job o’ drivin’ mules. They asked me where I come from, an’ I told ’em. They asked me what my name was, an’ I told ’em. Then the tannery man edged away from me, an’ asked mo if I was the feller that had told about killin’ the whoppin’ big rattlers over back o’ Snaggy Run medders, an’ I told ’em I was. Then they said I’d have to excuse ’em, but they was a little p’tic’lar who they hired to drive mules! “So I lost that job, an’ I went over to my own uncle on my mother’s side, my uncle Hiram Whiffler, an’ asked him fer the job o’ countin’ saw logs at his mill. Uncle Hiram said he’d like to give me the job first rate, but he said he couldn’t hardly afford to hire another man to go over the logs an’ count ’em after me to see if there was as many logs as I said there was. “ ‘lf you want a job o’ this kind, Orlando,’ says Uncle Hiram, ‘you oughtn’t to kill your snakes so big nor so many,’ says he. “An’ so it has been goin’, Captain. But now see! There never was no rattlers over four foot long, eh! An’ seven rattles is the limit, eh? Well, let ’em look at that sarpent o’ Josiah Poinndexter’s, then, that the Trumpet Blast o’ Freedom has brung up to stare ’em in the face an’ shame ’em down! Let ’em look at that an’ cower! “Why, say, Captain! The Trumpet Blast o’ Freedom has give our baili- It &'>' Josiah Let it Have the Big End of a Stick. wick a shove ahead that she couldn’t ’a got by the buntin’ o’ seven thousand twenty-boss power batterin’ rams ag in her! Orlando Skidfletcher, Wild Gan der Ridge, care of the Widder Plpps, that’ll ketch me. An’ you needn’t both er with no little two dollars a year! Put me down fer life, by cats. An’ send her right along!” Mr. Skidfletcher threw his wood chuck trap over his shoulder, nodded additional approval of the Trumpet Blast and me, and went away. I was so pleased to know that the Trumpet Blast was such a power in the land that I put Mr. Skidfletcher down, al though what the Trumpet Blast par ticularly needed just then more thar approval was anew subscriber or twc accompanied by the cash in advance (Copyright, by W. G. Chapman.) WHO ELSE? *r^ Sister—l have become engaged to Frea. Brother —Whatever induced you to do that? Sister —Why Fred, of course! HANDS BURNED LIKE FIRE “I can truthfully say Cuticura Rem edies have cured me of four long years of eczema. About four years ago I noticed some little pimples coming on my little finger, and not giving it any attention, it soon became worse and spread all over my hands. If I would have them in water for a long time, they would burn like fire and large cracks would come. I could lay a pin in them. After using all the salves I could think of, I went to three different, doctors, but all did me no good. The only relief I got was scratching. “So after hearing so much about the wonderful Cuticura Remedies, I pur chased one complete set, and after using them three days my hands were much better. Today my hands are entirely well, one set being all I used.” (Signed) Miss Etta Narber, R. F. D. 2, Spring Lake, Mich., Sept. 26, 1910. Although Cuticura Soap and Oint ment are sold everywhere, a sample of each, with 32-page book, will be mailed free on application to “Cuti cura,” Dept. 2 L, Boston. His Idea. "An Ahkound is the best man of his kind, isn’t he, pop?” “I believe so, son.” “Then, pop, if I kill more flies than all the other fellows, I will beau Ahkound of Swat?” Important to Wlothere Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for infants and children, and see that it In Use For Over 30 Children Cry for Fletcher’s Castoria If a man owes a lot to his wife it’s because she Is a poor collector. TOMMY MURPHY, The great horseman who is winning most of the big races for fast trotters with that farm horse, “R. T. C.,” record 2:08(4 says: “SPOHN’S DISTEMPER CURE is the best remedy for all forms of Distemper and coughs I have ever known. I have used it a number of years.” All druggists or send to manufacturers. 50c and $1 a bottle. Spohn Medical Cos., Chem ists, Goshen, Tnd., IT. S. A. A wise youth never expresses his Icve for an heiress C. O. D. Stop the Pain. The hcrt of a burn or a cut stops when Cole’s Caibcdisalve Is applied. It heals quickly and prevents scars. 25c and 50c by druggists. For free sample write to J. W. Cole & Cos., Black River Falls, Wis. It’s one kind of tough luck to strike oil when boring for water. The Pure Food Law stopped the sale of hundreds of fraudulent medicines. They could not stand investigation. Hamlins Wizard Oil has stood the test of investi gation for nearly sixty years. Some men never reach the top be cause the elevator isn't running. Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup for Children teething, softens the gums, reduces inflamma tion, allays pain, cures wind colic, 25c a bottle. God is closer to us than any trou ble can be. Womans Power |l| Over Man Woman’s most glorious endowment is the power to awaken and hold the pure and honest love of a worthy man. When she loses it and still loves on, ao one in the wide world can know the heart agony mj \jMsr she endures. The woman who suffers from weak- felil. ness and derangement of her special womanly or- I ganisra soon loses the power to sway the heart of a man. Her general health suffers and she loses t ber good looks, her attractiveness, her amiability end her power and prestige as a women. Dr. R.V. Pierce, of Buffalo, N.Y., with the assistance of his staff of able physicians, has prescribed for and cured many thousands of women. He has devised a successful remedy for woman’s ail ments. It is known as Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. It is a positive specific for tha weaknesses and disorders peculiar to women. It purifies, regu lates, strengthens and heals. Medicine dealers sell it. No honest dealer will advise you to accept a substitute in order to make a little larger profit. IT MAKES WEAK WOMEN STRONG. 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The use of cement in building is becoming more and more common, due to its fireproofness, durability and economy. When building any thing from the back porch steps to an office building, concrete construction maybe safely adopted. Ths use c f Universal Portland (dement in the concrete will insure cement of the best quality possible to manufacture. Univer sal is handled everywhere by the best dealers, UNIVERSAL PORTLAND CEMENT CO. 72 W. ADAMS STREET. CHICAGO ANNUAL OUTPUT 10.00C.000 BARRELS ■ Finest in Quality. Largest £n Variety. iney meet every requirement for cleaning ami polishing shoos of all kinds and colors. fSlonly ladles shoe dressing that positively contains OIL. Blacks and Polishes iadles’ and children’s boots and shoes, shines without rubbing, 25c. “French Gloss,” 10c. DANDY combination for cleaning and polishing all kinds of russet or tan shoes, 25c. “Star” size, 10c. KMTK combination for foutUuncn who take pride in having their shoes look Al. Restores color and lustre to ail black shoes. Polish with a brush or cloth, 25 cents. “Baby EUto” size 10 cents. If your dealer docs not keep the kind you want, send us his address and the price lu stumps tot a full size package. WHITTEMORE BROS. & CO., 20-26 Albany Bt., Cambridge. Mas*. The Oldest and Largest Manufacturers of Shoe Polishes in the World. Make the Liver Do its Duty Nine times in ten when the liver ia : right the stomach and bowels are right CARTER’S LITTLE LIVER PILLS gentlybutfirmlvcom-fflPragMi—_ pel a lazy liver to p AnTFP’r do its duty. w#Ar\ I Liw stipation, and Distress After Eating. SMALL PILL. SMALL DOSE, SMALL PRIC& Genuine must bear Signature DR. HOOPER’S PARSLEY KIDNEY PILLS. Relieve and stimu late the kidneys. Price 50c per box, six boxes for $2.50, complete treatment. THE A. SPIEGEL CO.. MILWAUKEE, WIS. A fll C/SU °t groceries and hardware fof ri Ul.CMfl 0 I Uun sale; will consider a dwelling or small place near town. i. N. uouolah, Bchidf-rr.iiUnota W. N. 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