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I Want Some ® CARTRIDGES Test after test after test of am munition has proved the value cftheU.S. non-mercuric primer. [ No mercury in the primer means no harmful, corrosive fouling of ■ the barrel, no destroying action on the brass cartridge case, no varying time of ignition. The U. S. primer is a strictly chem ical compound that acts with perfect uniformity. Where fulminate of mercury is used, ground glass is also used. Ground glass is difficult to mix with mercury and its effect is not only to wear down the rifling, but also to cool the primer flame by absorbing about 16$ of the heat World’s Championship Rifle ■ Teams habitually use U S. I Cartridges. I Send a postal for Fret Historical Booklet, "America* Marksmanship ’* lift!TEo STATES CARTRIDGE COMPANY j Mohrs ./ THE BLACK SHELLS I Oept. 29 Lowell, Mass. FOK BAl.br—Upll'payinff Hour land Fwd • tore, in this town; 2-atory brick building, cellar, outbuildings, etc.; butter and eggs a specialty. W. J. ZIEBELL. Westfield. Wla fl U TCIITC Watoßß.(lolrmaa t Wßah> rD § n3 1 ington, D.C. Hook* free. Uigh m n m l went relerenot*. iiest rfamlta. I nnlf? I anrf V < Antral Wisconsin. SOIL producing LUUn> LdltUi bumper crops; yery cheap. Wild ana improved. Write right now. Baaar,Boi SOD, Kinpotu W. N. U, MILWAUKEE, NO. 34-1914. GOOD JOKE ON DOCTOR WILEY Darky Coachman Probably Did Not Mean to Be Sarcastic But the Re mark Seemed Personal. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, our foremost pure food expert, tells of a trip he made to a place in Carolina to make a propagandist speech. It goes some thing like this: "I checked my bag at the station, and engaged an old darky hackman to drive me to the hall. He seemed very much worried over by lack of baggage. “ ‘Most every g.ut what comes here's got something to sell,’ he said. ‘Maybe youse got something to sell. boss ?’ “ ‘Oh, yes,’ I told him, ‘lve got some thing tc sell.’ For a moment he seemed satisfied. But his curiosity got the better of him, and he broke out with another question: “ ‘What might dat something be you got to sell, boss?” he asked. “I thought it over for a while, and decided that I should have to give some kind of an answer, so I said, ‘I sell wit and wisdom.’ "The old negro scratched his head and cogitated. ‘‘‘Well, boss,' he said finally, ‘you is de first man I ever toted what didn’t carry no samples.’ ” —National Food Magazine. The Cook. Little Lillian’B parents were well to do, and kept several servants. She was allowed to go for a visit to a friend's house whose family did their own housework. When Lillian returned home, she was telling her mother about the good time the had. “But, mother, dear,” confided the child, solemnly, “they do one thing that is very dreadful! I hate to tell you about it, for it is really kind of cruel, and I’m afraid you won't let me go there again.” "Why, Lillian,” urged the mother, in some alarm, “you must tell me, dear.” “Well, mother,' replied the child, in a shocked whisper, "they use their own grandmother for a cook!”—Har pers Magazine. Tne Young Idea. Johnny was putting some questions to his father on the subject of astron omy, in the course of which he asked if the moon was inhabited. "Oh, yes," said the parent; “there .ire people living in the moon.” "Are there many?” queried the youngster. “Yes, lots," was the reply; “far more than in this world.” "Why, then," said the youth, “aren’t they crowded a good deal at half moon?” X DISAPPEARED Coffee Ails Vanish Before Postum. It seems almost too good to be true, the way headache, nervousness, insomnia, and many other obscure troubles vanish when coffee is dis missed and Postum used as the regu lar table*beverage. The reason is cleur. Coffee con tains a poisonous a mg—caffeine — which causes the trouble, but Postum contains only the food elements in choice hard wheat with a little mo lasses. A Fhila. man grew enthusiastic and wrote as follows: "Until IS months ago 1 used coffee regularly every day ands iffered from headache, bitter taste in my mouth, and indigestion; was gloomy and irri table, had variable or absent appetite, loss of flesh, depressed in spirits, etc. *T attribute these things to coffee, because since I quit it and have drank Postum I feel better than I had for 20 years, am less susceptible to cold, have gained 20 lbs. and the symptoms have disappeared—vanished before Postum.” "Name given by Postum Cos.. Battle Creek, Mich. Read “The Road to Wellville.” in pkgs. Postum comes in two forms: Regular Postum —must be well boiled. 13c and 23c packages. Instant Postum —is a soluble pow der. A teaspoonful dissolves quickly in a cap of hot water and, with cream and sugar, makes a delicious bever age instantly. 30c and 30c tins. The cost per cup of both kinds Is about the same. “There's a Reason" for Postum. —sold by Grocers. WITH THE AFTERNOON TEA Appetizing Drinks to Serve When the Weather la Something More Than Just Warm. In hot weather not all guests at af i teraoon teas care for warm tea. For such the punch known as Hongkong cooler Is easily prepared. Pour one quart of boiling water over I three tablespoonfuls of Ceylon tea; let it steep five minutes and then cooL While it is cooling add four table* : spoonfuls of sugar and three slices of lemoL', two cloves ,ad a tablespoon ful of Maraschino cherries. When ready to serve fill tall f lasses half full j of shaved ice and add a dash of rum and a cherry to each glass. Place a spray of mint on top of each glass. Cafe frappe is a very acceptable tea i dainty and is not difficult to make. Pour one quart of boiling water over eight tablespoonfuls of ground coffee, let it stand ten minutes, then strain and add three-quarters of a cupful of Bugar, half a pint of warm milk and half pint of cream, and then partly ; freeze the mixture. Serve with whipped cream in tall glasses with a I cherry on top of each. Fanchonettes are made llwc the old fashioned custard pie, only they are the size of tarts. Prepare tbs, crust In little patty tins and fill w lib a cus tard made of four yolks of eggs, two j ounces of butter, two tablespoonfuls of sugar, two beaten whites of eggs, three dessertspoonfuls of flour and three-quarters of a pint of milk. BlentT smoothly and bring to boiling point in a granite saucepan, then fill the tarts and bake in a medium oven. 1 When done, whip the other two whites of eggs with two tableepoonfuls of sugar for a meringue, and let it lightly brown in the oven. When cold serve I on a doily garnished with strips of angelica. AROUND THE HOUSE To scale fish quickly dip them in boiling water. If you have a chimney that does not draw well, open the windows in the room for ten minutes before the fire is lighted, and see if that will not help i the draft Gold lace on embroidery can be : cleaned by brushing It clean of dust and then rubbing powdered alum well ’ into it. Leave this on for several i hours, and when you brush it off the tarnish will be gone. To make the windows bright and shining, add a small quantity of bluing to the water whet' fou are washing them. Sheets of tinfoil placed under doil ies upon which glasses, pitchers or vases of water are set will prevent the dampness from soaking through and Btaining polished tables. Warm a lemon before squeezing It and you wiH obtain nearly double the quantity of Juice. In washing delicate laces never use starch, but if a slight stiffening Is de sired two lumps of sugar in a basin of warm w-ater will give all that is needed. Salad ala Dlable. Take the meat of one large, fresh boiled lobster and dice it; drain and dry 12 raw oysters; cut in half one fresh cucumber, remove the seeds, theE slice it thin, mix and put in a bowl tc marinate one hour in a dressing made as follows: Four tablespoonfuls olive oil, two of horseradish vinegar, salt cayenne pepper; teaspoonful of Wor cestershire sauce and one sliced shal lot, two cloves and six drops lemon Juice. Drain very carefully when ready, mix with mayonnaise and add a quarter cupful of finely chopped cel ery. Serve in crisp lettuce leaves gar nished with olives. Pineapple Cocktail. An economical cocktail is made ol pineapple hulls. Cut the pineapple in slices and place the outside and all portions of the pineapple that are not good enough for the table in a porce lain kettle. Boil 20 minutes. Strain and cooL Add to this the juice of a lemon and some of the juice from the fresh pineapple. Pour this over some fresh pineapple in glasses. Do not make it too sweet. Serve with either a strawberry ,• a maraschino cherry floating on top. French Cabbage. Select a white head, and after boil ing, chop fine, and after it has drained quite dry, stir in melted butter, pep per and salt to taste, and four table spoonfuls of cream. Heat through and add two well-beaten eggs and turn the whole into a buttered frying pan, stir until very hot and let it brown under neath. Put a hot dish over the pan and reverse so that the brown under side w ill be on top when served In the dish. Softening Hard-Boiled Eggs. Eggs that have been boiled too long ean be softened by lifting the sauce pan off the fire and quickly placing it under the cold water faucet, allowing the cold water to run into it The sudden shock in changing from hot to cold water has the effect of soft ening the egg. Use Meat Scraps. What to do with small scraps cn beef and fowl Is a common household question. The fragments may be col lected and made into timbales, hash or shepherd's pie for lunch, with boiled rice or sweet potatoes as an accom panlment Dressing for Flank Steak. Flank steak has better flavor 11 spread with a highly seasoned bread dressing, rolled tightly, braised with vegetables and a small quantity of liquor, then cooked in a casserole. Serve when tender, with tomato sauce About Scrubbing Brushes. When through using the scrubbing brush, put It to dry with the bristles downward. This saves the brush, as It prevents the water from soaking Into the wood and rotting the bristles. Chinese Salad. Equal parts of cold macaroni cut Into small bits, minced ham. lobster and cold boiled carrots, chopped. Mix well and add some good mayonnaise dressing, with a few capers. To Stone Raisins. Place the raisins on a tin plate ir a hot oven. When they are heated through they can be split open and the stones easily removed. Ink That Emits Its Own Light. A printer’s Ink that can be read In the dark without other illumination than that contained in the ink itself Is being manufactured in Germany. The preparation has a phosphorescent quality that the Inventor claims will j retain Its illuminating power for ten to twelve years.—Exchange. Laura Jean Libbeu 's Talks on Heart Topics I 'Cop7Tikt, 1914, 'jy Jm McQme Ncwsper Syndiimle) WORKING GIRLS WHO MYSTERI OUSLY DISAPPEAR. “Trust no prayer or promise. Words are grains ol sand. To keep your heart unbroken, Hold It In your hand.” The startling announcement was re cently made in a paper that nearly a thousand w-orking girls annually iis- I v. fi appear in :lie j|ppßßjgiiyifli* United States, i WjP* They drop *ud - denly out of sight | as though the : day of their j youth, when life i vi&i was y° un g v ith !V’ *" **&?* &? them and their " Mm! * hearts were sup posedly filled with the glow of hope? In making a long find careful search of the matter, it i has been discovered that It is rarely I the girl with home ties who becomes losL Nearly always it is the young I woman who is practically al.ne in ; the world. Many people jump to the conclusion at once that there is a man in tne case. This is often the truth. Rttvming from v;ork she runs across an old beau to whom she was nearly engaged. A glance of the eye, j a clasp of the hand, and the old flame Is relighted. Anew romance begins. On the impulse of the moment, he Bays “Let’s get married! But it must be now or never! I’m on my way to catch a boat to go where anew posi tion awaits me. We’ll have barely time enough to tie the knot.” She has scarcely more than the .suit Bhe has on her back. Why hesitate? The dull season is coming on where she works, and she knows that in all probability she will bo laid off to seek anew position. She realizes what this struggle would be. She places her little hand confidingly in her lover’s, they hasten to be made one. As the night slowly falls, they are traveling away from the great city which is to know her never again. There are other girls who grow discouraged with their work and lack of appreciation. An angry word may have passed between a girl and some co-worker, who makes it so hard that Bhe secretly determines to gp away— anywhere. Sue buys a penny paper, looks over the want column and reads: “WANTED —A refined young lady to .read daily and make herself useful to elderly widow going abroad.” She secures the position, and accom panies the woman. Almost every line of advertisement lures someone of them to their betterment. Not half a dozen of them out of a thousand can be said to go wrong—follow the prim rose path. When the life a girl has led is distasteful, her one earnest wi6h is to forget it. This she accom plishes by closing and locking the door of the past No one cares, bo there’s no one to write to, or to tell of the changes she has made for the better. Those whom she knew were Hcarcely more than acquaintances. Why should she bother letting them know what has become of her? Girls who have relatives and friends have seme tc- counsel with. They could not drop out of sight. If they did, they know they would leave behind them broken hearts of those whom they loved and who loved them. It Is always safest and best to say fare well to one’s friends to set all doubts at rest. HAD FATE BEEN KIND. Forever, Fortune, wilt thou prove An unrelenting foe to love; And when we meet a mutual heart Come in between and bid us part. It’s an old, trite but true, saying that there are few women in the world who have not indulged in need less grieving over some ne’er-do-well, fickle man. In their lonely moments, they worry over what might have been. They wonder if he ever gives a thought to the sweetheart of other days, and would live over the tender, l>eautiful past again, if it were pos sible. She remembers every spoken word of love, all the sentiment that was in his letters and her happiness in his presence In those other days. She ponders over the trifle which parted them. The thought flashes across her mind —is it too late for fate to be kind to her? Is there a way of bridging over the past and becom ing reconciled with each other? She has never been able to become in terested in any other man. Each and every one has suffered in comparison with him. The man whose memory is still in her heart had a nature which attuned itself to hers. He was sym- I>ethetic, generous, courteous as a carpet knight of old. He studied her every wish, and was never wanting in his efforts to add to her comfort. Jealousy, which has parted 60 many lovers, caused their estrangement Both of them were proud and neither would make the first advance toward reconciliation. She who flirts desper ately to forget finds that she has pur cued the wrong course to win a bet ter lover. The right kind of a marriageable man does not want the girl for a sweetheart who has no difficulty In telng “on with anew kr*e before she is off with the. old ” Thus she,ls left tasteless at last, alone and heart hun gry. What a pity it is that women will waste their lives in grieving over that which was really a blessing in dis guise to them. If women could look in upon the homes of the men whom they coulc'n’t Aviator and His Feet “If one did not know better,” ic 2narked an obserr&i t man, 'lie would lie inclined to believe an aviator is skin to a centipede. Not long ago 1 was telling a friend that a certain airman had dropped 45 feet *Ye?’ he asked. ‘And bow many had hr leftr" Little Alick*s Sore Point Little Alick was in the train the other day, and in the seat opposite to him was an old pensioner whose i WAUT aU pilot get, they would rejoice exceedingly that they missed the object upon whom they once set their heart. The woman whom the ne’er-do-well does marry no doubt wishes from the depths of her heart that his first sweetheart had married him instead of it being her unhappy fate. She often wonders, as she sits watching for him to come home in the wee sma' hours what the other woman would have done were she in her place, under just such disheartening circum stances; what she would have said to him had ne come heme to her at any old time, expecting his dinner tc be hot and the table to be loaded with food, though he contributed little ct nothing to its purchase. Would the first sweetheart, after she had wedded h:.m, have taken in sewing to make both ends meet, that the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker might be paid, aye and tL landlord, too —that they \*)jldn’t have to move every month? Would she have stood for his sneers and abuses if she re fused him money for cigars when she could scarcely eke out sufficient money to buy baby needed flanne’s? She thinks how kind fate was to the other girl ween she missed him. Everyone should consider that what ever happens must be ior the best. CORRECTING WRONG IMPRES SIONS. Known mischiefs have their cure; But doubts 4iave none. And better is despair than fruitless hope MI -’d with a killing fear. No matter how fair the average girl may be, she is never quite satisfied with herself. If her cheeks are pale as the petals of a white lily, she sighs because they do not bloom like a rose. When a crowd of young girls get together, one whispers to the other a solution of the problem. Surely a little rouge wouldn’t hurt, or a bit of powder dabbed on a dainty nose and then has.ily brushed off again. They long to look beautiful like their elder sisters. These little amateurs make sad caricatures of their pretty faces. With powder an inch thick, cheek and lip tinted vermilion red and eyes made up they sally forth to be ad mired of all observers. They are nice girls, modest, too, even though they chatter like magpies as they stroll along and giggle and laugh as only merry, light-hearted, very young girls do. Then they are shocked to the very depths of their sensitive souls to see the young men whom they pass on the street ogling them, and hear impertinent remarks addressed to them, and comments which bring real flushings to their cheeks as well as tears to their eyes. If these girls could see themselves as others see them they might real ize they had brought these misfor tunes upon themselves by appearing to be a very different class of girls from what they really were. Rude young men will always jeer and act familiarly toward a girl wbo gets herself up to challenge his at tention, as he infers. The same young men would raise a row if their own sisters got themselves up conspicu ously to go on a street parade. Girls can look Just as pretty, dress as' natty, and be quite as chic without even a vestige of make-up on their faces. In after years, when their charms are fading, they may need it to coax •back a semblance of youth and beauty; but never until then. The girl who talks slangy, thinking it is quite smart, soon after she is intro duced to a man is more than apt to give him an idea that she is one of the sporty kind, while she is not. Not that girls have to talk and ar_ by a rule; for from it. If they’re sweet, natural and joy ous, that is all a man is looking for in his search for a sweetheart. The modest girl makes a mistake in copy ing the mannerism of her companion who thinks it cute to De swagger and have a doll-like face. It must be said, in behalf of the girls that when their mistake is point ed out to them, they see their folly and hasten to correct it, that they may not create wrong impressions. Every girl should regard the propri eties and not be tempted to look ridiculous in public. Chinese Army Pay. Pure silver, broken into small, ir regular pieces, forms the pay of the Chinese soldier. Payment is an ex traordinary process. The whole of the night preceding is occupied in weigh ing out for each man his required quantity of silver, which is a very tedious business, aad only successfully accomplished by infinite care, for here a piece the size of a pin's head has to be chipped off, and there a piece of similar minute proportions added. Each man's silver bits are carefully wrapped in paper, with his name en dorsed upon it, and the various par cels are distributed upon parade. A private receives thr ,-e and a half taels a month, and, having got his silver parcel, loses no time in exchanging the pieces at the nearest tradesman’s shop, where for each tael he receives 1,000 small coins, called cash. Making Use of Smoke. A novel method of getting rid of black smoke and at the same time turning It to practical use is now being adopted in some Belgian factories. The smoke is driven by fans into a porous receptacle over which flows a stream of petroleum or similar liquid. The smoke is thus caught and turned into a gas that gives great heat, and can be used for running gas enginea Laughs at “Neurasthenia.’’ Each day sees 6ome cherished illu sion knocked on the head. Among the latest to be remorselessly brained b 1 the rough hand of the scientific in vestigator is the notion that the coun try is healthier than the city. A mod em, a very modem, novelist repre sents a London physician as scoffing at what he termed the “neurasthen'a Joke.” Willing Demonstrator. Rosemary—"l wonder Low it feels to be back of a funny little mustache like yours.” Thornton—“l can’t tell you very well, but I will cheerfully show you how it feels to be in front of it”—Judge. breast was covered with medals. Alicl' gazed at him and the medals long and earnestly, and at last said to his mother: Mamma, why does that man wear his money on his coat? Won’t they let him have pockets T’ When Y©y Can Tell Them. “Success brings out a man’s friends.' "Yes, but if you want to know your real friends count the few who support you when yon don’t seem to have a chance to win."—Detroi* ! Free Press. DOMESTIC BREEDS OF SHEEP IN AMERICA Three Representative Shropshire Ewes. ' _ ;■ '• . ' jig. Three Representative Ramboufllets (French Merinos.) * u’rerared by the Jnited States Depart ment of Agriculture.) All the domest.c sheep in America have originated from importations, most of which hive been made from European counr'es since the begin ning of the nlr/fteeuth century. The fine wools are found upon the western ranges and to a lesser extent through the Ohio flne-voOl region. They are undergoing some changes to improve the carcass and increase the length of wool; some foreign blood is being used to do it; nevertheless these sec tions may still be regarded as being fine wool in character. In Tennessee, Virginia and Ken tucky, the spring lamb region of Amer ica, Southdown rams are very popu lar. Through the central farming sec tions of the country the medium-wool breeds have taken possession, the long wools largely being in locations more favorable to them in the North and Northwest, notably Canada, Utah, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. It is not always possible to say that there is one best breed for any sec tion. There may be two or three that would do equally as well, but it is undeniable that some breeds are far more suitable than others for a given location. All the breeds have their good qualities and most of them, if properly handled, will give good re sults ir> some section of America. The problem is to get the ones best adapt ed to particular conditions. Some breeds have a larger number of high class individuals than others, but a truly successful breeder can improve any of them. At a rule, Lut one breed should be selected. Where there is more than one breed upon a farm it is a difficult matter to keep the gates all closed at the proper time and prevent crossing. If several farms art Available more breeds can be handled, but the diffi culties in management are much In creased. The most successful sheep breeders in America handle but one breed. The fact that there are more breeds than in any other class of farm animals may in itself make the selec tion of one breed rather difficult. Some of the deciding factors should be climatic conditions, feeds available, altitude, the particular line of the in dustry to be followed, and popularity of the breed in the section in which the farmer is located. The effect of climate is strikingly illustrated in the evolution of the sheep industry of the extreme North west. The Willamette Valley in Ore gon, now no famous for its long wools, was once partly occupied by fine wool sheep. The large amount of rain fall, which comes in a long-continued drizzle, caused the hay and weed seeds that became lodged In the wool to grow and become green upon the sheep’s back. The Merino breeds were decidedly out of place there. After a time the Lincoln and other long wool breeds were introduced and the in dustry assumed a different aspect. Their long locks act as a thatch, car rying the water off, and these breeds thrive as they do in few places ex cept their native counties in England. The kind of feed produced is of im portance. The large breeds have been veloped upon land that has produced abundantly. They are capable of tak ing care of a larger amount of feed, such as the moist fertile lowlands pro duce, while the smaller breeds succeed better upon the less abundant fare of drier-and less fertile pastures. There is evidently some connection between the general high quality of the smaller breeds and the scanty, more nutritious feeds that they receive under natural conditions. If they are removed to the lowlands they lose much'of their characteristic and quality. The effect of altitude upon a breed is also apparent, but how much of this effect is due to the amounts and kinds of feed it is difficult to determine. Cer tain it is that the mountain breeds are smaller, more active, more hardy, and better able to care for themselves than th*>ir lowland neighbors. The importance of hardiness in the mountain breeds was shown during the last century along the Scottish border. The Cheviot had for a num ber cf years been displacing the black faced Highland breed because of its finer quality of wool and somewhat better carcass. A number of severe winters worked havoc among the flocks of the former breed by caus ing a very heavy lamb loss, and the Highland breed, because of Its hardi ness, came back into Ks own. Whether the breeder expects to spe cialize upon some particular line of sheep farming should likewise be in strumental in making a decision. If winter lambs are to be produced a breed must be secured that will breed at the right season of the year, and not all will do this. The Dorset, Me rino and Tunis have given the best satisfaction thus far. The popularity of a breed will often j have its effect in influencing one's de cision. Some breeds have been de- J veloped under conditions that are ; more general, or else they have a wider range of adaptability than oth ers. The popularity of ovsral breeds DO NOT USE CHEAP STALLION Because Scrub Animal Is Near and Fee Is Small Is Poor Excuse- Study Type of A cheap stallion should never be used for breeding the farm mare, sim ply because he is near at hand or his service fee is less than that of a good horse. It will pay to drive ten or even twenty miles If a good stallion cannot be reached nearer than that, rather than raise an inferior coit. In this country is due to this fact. No better illustrations of these can be mentioned than the Merinos and Shropehires that are found from Maine to California. Some of the minor breeds need men who will place them before the public, as there can be no doubt as to the effect of a wide-awake breed association in advancing a breed. It is well before making a selection to consider carefully the most popu lar breed in your community. There is usually some good reason for its being popular, but occasionally be cause of a fashion a breed will enjoy a “boom'' that it does not . ightly de serve. In some states at the present time there are colonies of breeders handling certain breeds, and buyers are attracted there because there are excellent opportunities for selection in the neighborhood. There are also ad vantages connected with buying ftock near home. The keen competition of fered by • some of the classes in the show ring has been a lure that has caused some men to take up a cer tain breed. Others have been con tent to win more often in the smaller classes where the winnings are easier. Some breeds are regarded as need ing more care than ethers; at any rate they become more unsightly if denied this attention. However, no flock will thrive upon mismanagement. Good appearance is always desirable, and sometimes it is of prime impor tance. The u e of sheep for keeping the lawns of parks and country places in trim has been in effect in this ooun tr: for years and here attractiveness is indispensable. The Southdown has proved very popular for this purpose. SWEET CLOVER GAINS FAVOR Increasing Attention Being Given Crop at Forage Plant—Used Success fully as Ensilage. 'Prepared by the United States Depart ment of Agriculture.) For the past two yerrs increasing attention has been given to sweet clover as a forage plant. County agri cultural agents in several states last year gave the crop some attention In an experimental way. Those in Kan sas and South Dakota were particu larly active, and the results were so satisfactory that the area seeded this year has been enormously increased. A report from Allen county, Kansas, states that more than 2,000 acres were seeded in that county this year. Last year a farmer in Clinton county, lowa, conducted an excursion to a farm on which is grown annually 60 to 100 acres of sweet clover for hay and pas ture on land worth more than SIOO per acre. On June 9 and 10 this year two Illinois county agents Joined in an excursion to a 300-acre sweet clover farm in Ogle county, Illinois. One county sent 21 automobiles with 109 farmers representing 25 townships. A total of 45 automobiles made up the train. Among the interesting tilings done on the farm visited is the pas turing of 60 head of cattle on 40 acres of sw'eet clover. The clover is also used successfully as ensilage. Indications of Good Layers. Here are some other indications which will enable the selection of the best laying hens without the une of trap nests. Those which are of? the roost earliest in the morning anc dig ging in the litter for their breakfast, and the last ones to go to roost at night, are the ones you can be sure are your very best layers, or, In other words, are your money makers. These are the ones you should select for your breeding pens. A lively, alert, and singing fowl clearly shows by her appearance that sbe is the kind to keep for profit. TcJte Care of Your Sheep. Th' re is an old adage which if kept in raind and acted on by every feeder not only with his sheep, but with all his live stock, he would do much better than the average feeder; and that ad age is s.mply this: ‘‘An animal well summered is half wintered, and an animal well wintered is half sum mered,” which means that the year through you should keep your animals In nice smooth plump condition. Why Timothy la Favored. Timothy is a palatable hay and this is one of the chief reasons why it is standard in most markets. In addi tion to this a horse can be fed a large quantity of It and will suffer no 111 ef fect* when given a hard drive immedi ately after haring eaten the hay. Pah atatllity depends largely on the time the hay Is cut and on the methed of curing. Produce Succulent Food. Generally speaking It is more eco nomical to product; succulent feed in the form of roots for a small number of cows than to produce It In the form of s.lage, though email silos are now manufactured and used to some ex tent. Fanners should also study the tyj'S of sire used. A stallion should be chosen to meet the demands of the man;. That is, a long, ran gey tiare should be bred to the Percheron type of etUlion rather than the Cljdes dale type. A close-built mare might bo Better bred to the Clydesdale- type of stallion. Derr and for Dairy Products. D*iiry cattle are increasing, but the demand for dairy products far ex- j ceeds production. ENTIRELY A PRIVATE AFFAIR Group of Surveyors Really Had No Right to “Peek” at Couple Far Out c>n the Lake. Far out on Lake Elrie. neailv a mile from Edgewater park beach, there was a speck of black on the water. Nearer shore there were ether and larger specks Close in the specks be came boats, containing fishermen and other people. There must have been a hundred, all told. On the hill that borders the park beach a party of city engineers were at w ork. Resting for a moment, an engineer looked out over the lake. He saw the furthest tiny speck. "I wonder what that boat is doing way out there." he mused. And he re maiked to the others about h*m. So they brought one of these things surveyors iook threugh to ascertain distance and straighten a line. They trained it on the speck, and. taking turns at looking, they saw as plainly as if the boat rested only a few hun dred feet away. A man wearing a white shirt and a girl wearing a white waist were in that boat. They sat together on the I center seat. An arm of each embraced the other. A stir. The girl used her other arm to reach Into the mans pocket. She extracted a cigarette, lighted it, and then blew smeite in the man’s face. "Oh, let’s quit and be gentlemen,” said the surveyors. "They wouldn't enjoy it at all if they knew somebody 1 was looking.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer. Chinese Forest Reserves. The Chinese national conservation j bureau is considering reforestation at the headwaters of the Yellow river. The government report shows that this will ameliorate the torrents and j cause a more regular flow from the now denuded uplands. It is acknowl edged, however, that this reforesta tion may not have an appreciable ef fect within the lifetime of the present generation.—Popular Mechanics. Heard at the Beach. “Why are the breakers like book keepers?” “Give It up. Why?” “Because they pour over figures.” What is Castoria C ASTORIA is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance. Its age ; .s its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. For more than thirty years it has been in constant use for the relief of Constipation, Flatulency, Wind Colic, all Teething Troubles and Diarrhoea, It regulates the Stomach and Bowels, assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural sleep. The Children’s Panacea—The Mother’s Friend. The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been in for over 30 years, has borne t he signature of Chas. H. Fletcher, and has been made under his personal supervision since its infancy. Allow no one * j deceive you in this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and “ Just-as-good ” are out Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of Infants and Children—Experience against Experiment. Sy* , // Gcnuiiie always bears the signature of Old Fable Revised. The grasshopper knocked humbly at ■ :he oi the ant's prosperous-look- I !ng home. “What do you want?” said the ant, in a thin, hard voice. “A little food, and shelter from the i ;old winds,” replied the grasshopper. ‘I car. feel the icy hand of winter dutching at my throat.” “And, may I ask,” said the u lsym oathetic ant, “how comes it that ycu lave wasted the summer?” "The sun shone bright. Everything svas gay and I did naught but dance from morn till night.” “Why didn’t you tell me that be fore?” said the ant, smiling her sweet est smile. “Come right in and make yourself at home. Ive been too busy to learn the new dances, and, if you'll teach rne, you can name your own price.”—Puck. ERUPTION OVER CHILD'S BODY Route No. 3, Box 67, Little Falls, Mind. —“Our little boy was taken sick with a fever and after the fever he broke out with a sore eruption all over his body. We ccuid get nothing to help him. The sores were large and red and bleeding. They started with blisters as if he were burned and when they broke they would bleed and they itched so that he could not sleep for some time. We had him ell tied up with bandages and then we had to soak them off every day. “We bought a cake of Cuticura Soap and a box of Cuticura Ointment which soon gave him relief. Now he is as well as can be for in three weeks he was all healed by the Cuticura Soap and Ointment.” (Signed) George Wolters. Jan. 29, 1914. \ Cuticura Soap and Ointment sold throughout the world. Sample of each free,with 32-p. Skin Book. Address post card “Cuticura. Dept. L, Boston.”—Adv. Proper Handicap. A well-known comedian who is not ed. among other things, for his ability to stow away highballs without out ward evidences of the same was stand ing before a New Y’ork bar stirring the ice in his glass. Another actor, who cannot take many drinks without showing the ef fect 8, drifted in. “Hello, Hank,” he hailed. “How about you and I taking a drink or so together?” "Charley,” said the other, “I'll spot you five.” —Saturday Evening Post Possibly Both. If amateur golf players are to be considered as jeopardizing their status because they write newspaper articles describing their game, golf literature will suffer a serious eclipse—or Bhould ; it be called a reform?—New York World. Rechauffe. "Waiter, this pudding Is quite cold.” "Impossible, sir! This is the fifth | time it has been warmed since morn ing.” WIN CHESTER w ße|>eater w Smokeless Shells. If you want a good low-priced Smokeless powder “load,” Winchester Factory Loaded “Repeater" Shells will surely suit yo u. They are loaded with the standard brands of powder and shot, good wadding and with that same care and precision which have made the Win chester “ Leader ” the mAt popular and satisfactory high-grade shell upon the market. 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One day, as he was pegging along on his bicycle down a narrow country road, lie came across a man holding a ram by the horns. “Hello!” cried Robinson. “Can I j help?” “I should be much obliged,” replied the other, “If you’d hold this ram just while I get that gate over there open.” “Certainly,” replied Robinson; and, dismounting, be boiily seized the ram by the horns. “Thanks, awfi.Ty!” replied the stranger, now on the further side of the gate. “Th. brute attacked me me a L ’u.zv. 3:. nour ago, and I've been struggling with him ever since. So long, old chap! Hope you’ll be as lucky as I was!” Polo for Women. Englishwomen were ever splendid horsewomen, so one wonders wny it has been left to American women to be first in the field with polo for women. Many a hard match has been played in the United States during the last twelve monthH by mixed teams, sometimes consisting of three men captained by one womar, and by women’s teams. As one thinks of the wonderful pluck of our women here who ride to hounds, their dash and enthusiasm, it naturally occurs to one that they are born for poio if ever women were.—London Daily Mall. Proves Artie Was Hot. Corroborating the report of sound ings in the Arctic sea made by the Karluk expedition that revealed the presence of coral Is a recent note In science that the fossil flora of that icy climatic show the presence of abundant and luxuriant ferns and palmlike plants produced by the trop ical conditions of late paleozoic and middle cerio/.olc geologic time. F. H. Knowlton of the United States geo logical survey has published a descrip tion of such plants found about Cape Lisburne, 100 miles north of the arctic circle on the western coast of Alaska. Passing the Time. Spokane wants to change from western to mountain time in order t-o gain an hour in the evening. Why go to all this trouble when, by getting up earlier in the morning, the Spo kanltes can gain all they want and have an interesting hour in the gar den? —Tacoma News. YOI'R OWN DBrGOIHT WII.I. TIUTOO Try Morin* Bye hxuiedy for tt*d, Wt.**, Wat*rr KfM and (iranolawd K,*llds, No Smarting— lost K,s Contort. Writ* tor Book of u* Kjro bj niiwi Krre. Mirrine Hr* Hen.odr <jo., t botagu It is always better to live so that your neighbors will not feel like con gratulating your widew.