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GRAIN CROP FOR 1914 THE WHEAT CROP ALONE WILL BE WORTH UPWARDS OF ONE HUNDRED MIL LION DOLLARS. The yield of wheat In Western Cana da for 1914 is now safely estimated at 135 million bushels. This is not as large as in 1913 but for various rea sons will net the farmer considerably more money. Had it not been foi drought that struck some portions of Southern Alberta and Southwestern Saskatchewan, shortly after seeding, there would have been a phenomenal crop and with present prices there would have been a year of un precedented prosperity. In a large district of the country the crops are The Above Is a View of a Manitoba Farmer’s Buildings. He Goes Largely Into Mixed Farming. fully up to the average. The por tions referred to had ample rainfall and blessed with conditions that put them into a more enviable condition than the districts first referred to. Fortunately in most places where lack of precipitation prevented harvesting a good crop this year, this is the first of a number of years that it has happened, and the farmers are in a position 10 withstand a partial failure. Throughout all of Manitoba, Central Saskatchewan and the largest portion of Alberta conditions are good. The raising of cattle, sheep and hogs is now i laying an important part in the success of the West ern Canada Farmer. From these, and the product of the dairy and the creaming, he is placing himself in sn excellent financial position. It Is expected that during 1915 the acre age sown to grains of all kinds will be largely in excess of all previous years. In the districts that had not the crop that o.hers had, there is no disheart edness, but embracing the opportunity to get their land ready in good time, and pursuing more definite methods One of the Mortgage Lifters of Western Canada. Any Farmer Having a Lot of Hogs Can Always Have Ready Money. of conserving the moisture, the farm ers are now busily engaged in prepar ing larger areas for wheat, oats, barley and flax, and in this way very much will be added to the large acreage placed in crop in 1913. There are none that take any comfort out of the war In Europe because it will mean in creased prices for everything they can raise, but they propose taking advan tage of the opportunity that is afford ed. Western Canada is the recognized grain field of the world, and will be so for all time. Looking into the fu ture, thousands of Americans are now contemplating joining the band of Western Canada grain growers and they are wise in doing so, for they can secure the best of land in good locali ties, convenient to market, at from sls to S2O per acre if purchased from rail way or land companies, or they can still get homesteads within reasonable distance of railways by making entry for them. The American settler is al ways welcome, and he will find in al most any district in which he cares to locate, scores of American settlers, who are doing well, and few, if any. ever prove a failure. There are spe- An Immense Help. The beautiful duchess of Marlbor ough, at a tea at Marble house in New port. praised the toilets of a Baltimore girl. “She dresses exquisitely." said the duchess, who, dressing exquisitely her self, is an admirable Judge. “Her hats, her shoes, her coiffure —it's all ex quisite. “And 1 like to see her take such pains with her appearance,” the duch n BB added. “It is wise. For a girl can’t help her looks, but her looks can help her." Served Potent Stuff. "Grayce Yalsingham of the Variety gave a coming-out party last night af ter the show in honor of her daughter, ktiown on the stage as Dotty Googles.” “Was the affair a success?” ”1 presume so. A great many wito went were unable to come out without assistance.” Important to mothers Examiue carefully every bottla of CASTORIA. a safe and sure remedy for Infanta and children, and see that it Signature of In Use For Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher’s Caatoria Not a Believer. “Do you believe In love at first sight?” “No. But I know it happens, If that’s what you want to know.” s I>r. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets regulate and invigorate stomach, liver and bowels. Sugar-coated, tiny granules, easy to take. Do not gripe. Adv. There is today in storage in the United States 263.756.070 gallons of whisky, an increase of nearly 50 per cent in ten years. voir otv>* imrocivr win. teu vor Trr Murine Kyc R. uW> tor Red. Weak. Watery BtVk ami tiranulaird Hyplidc: Ku SnMlitwt— ;ua Bye OnatPit. Write for Book of ifce Kyr by mail Free. Murine Bye Reaiedr Cw.. *.!iica*v. Most married men realize the differ ence between home ties and bargain counter ties. clal rates given to the settlers on the railways for both hin ielf and his ef fects. The natural resources of the coun try are so vast that they cannot be told in mere figures. Man can only tell of what tiny portions have done. He can only say “I am more prosper ous than I ever expected to be.” And yet if a farmer expects to succeed on land that he has been forced to pay SSO to SIOO an acre for, he ought to feel assured of attaining prosperity when he finds the richest prairie soil at his disposal absolutely free. If he has a little capital, let him invest it all in live stock and farm implements —he will find himself ten years ahead of the game. Some day such a chance will not be found anywhere cn the face of the globe. Cut now the same opportunities await you as awaited the pioneer and not one hundredth part of the difficulties he encountered and overcame. Success in Canada is made up of two things, natural resources and human labor. Canada has the one and you have the other. You want a cozy home, a free life, and sufficient income. You want edu cation for your children, and some pleasure for your wife. You want in dependence. Your burden has been heavy, and your farm hasn’t paid. You work hard and are discouraged. You require a change. There is a goal within sight, where your chil dren will have advantages. You can get a home in Western Canada and freedom, where your ambitions can be fulfilled, if the Prairie Provinces are full of Successful Farmers, why should you prove the exception? Haven’t you got brains, experience, courage? Then prove what these are capable of when put on trial. It is encourag ing to know that there is one country in the world where poverty is no bar rier to wealth! Besides the grains spoken of, all kinds of grasses do well in Western Canada. At one ;>? the fairs held a short time ago the writer saw no less than eighty varieties of wild grass. Of the cultivated grasses. Alfalfa gives a splendid yield, and although not yet generally grown, it will soon become universal. At a recent contest of fields sown not later than June, 1912, there were prizes awarded in all districts In Saskatchewan. The quality was ex cellent. In Alberta it will soon be come the popular feed. In Manitoba the growing of alfalfa Ib quite success ful, and many farmers are now prepar ing land for it. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, on his re turn from a trip to Western Canada, furnishes the following contribution: “I’ll dream again of fields of grain that stretch from sky to sky, And the little prairie hamlets, where the cars go roaring by, Wooden hamlets as 1 saw them—noble cities still to be To girdle stately Canada with gems from sea to sea; Mother of a mighty manhac-* Land of glamour and of hope. From the eastward sea-swept .stands to the sunny Western slope.” It is the inspiration that led Sir !Conan Doyle to pen the above that has led the many Americans that are now in Western Canada to make their j home there. —Advertisement. Evidently Knew Him. At a recent public meeting of retir ing councilors in a certain ward in a country town, one of the speakers was boasting that he could bring an argu ment to a 'p int" as quick as any ctb S er man. On hearing this, one of the audience who was acquainted with the speaker shouted out: “Aye. man. and ye can bring a quart tae a pint a guiii- bit quicker."—London I Tit-Bits. Quite a Problem. “Summer has its inconveniences.' "I don't get you.” "1 was just thinking of the vestless man who tried to carry a lead pencil a fountain pen, his watch an (This ci gars in the top pocket of his coat.” — Detroit Free Press. Not Wanted. “That captive we took last week.” said the trusty lieutenant, says she pos-i-tive-ly cannot drink condensed ; milk in her coffee.’’ “Turn her loose!” roared the brig and chief. “She's no captive. She's j a summer boarder.” A Quick Sale. “I'm selling a patented floor mop, , madam." said the agent. “The lady J next door said she couldn't associate you with auy 6crt of a mop but a mop of purchased hair, but—ahem! —of course —” “The cat! Give me two.” Different Sorts. “The farmer and the comic opera director training a choiv.s are ec gaged in similar labors." ' How do you make that out?" “Aren't they both raising chick j ens?" Moreover A!*o. “Did the new play get across*" “Did it get a cross? Well, it got the j double cross.” Rouchetoucauio said that there are ino pleasant marriages. But he had j not tried them aIL ' ——i Laura Jean Libbeu’s Talks on Heart Topics - * iCopynsat, 19M. Vy th* McClure N< wipe per Synrirmle 1 WHEN A WIFE BECOMES UNLOVE LY IN HIS EYES. Say! what 13 life?—to be a man: To fall in love, to woo, to wed; With *ething brain to scheme and plan: To sue for fame, wKh tongue 6r ptn: To gain, or lose, the prize;—and then. To the young all things arc fair. Hope Is rosy. No cloud looms u;j in the horizon, MBMBggy threatening to darken the future. [HpPjKyjkYoung peo.ile Wjf. g “eet; they are I.* '•> fascinated with eacll other ' J&-* shortlived ro mance ends in Young couples gp,, very much in Jove II are not a l )t to , look too closely f , into the sordid, matter -of - fact .• \ n_ problems of life. The quiet young clerk and his pretty, trusting young bride begin housekeeping economical ly, and are content with their lot and each other. The girl is young, and, working for the man she loves is a delight to her. Her young husband earns, barely enough to pay expenses; but neither see in that fact a reason for anxiety. The pretty wedding dresses may last a second season or a third and with careful turning and menciing, a little longer. But when they are worn past all repair and there is not the wherewith to buy new- ones, save and skimp from the living expenses as she may, the young wife dreads to accompany her husband out for a walk of an 'waning. He gradually gets into the habit of taking his promenades alone. She has their frugal dinner, hot and ap petizing, ready when he returns. The husband w-ho has passed so many maidens by in their fluttering white dresses beribboned curls and floating Hashes looks at the wife who greets his view with a frown instead of a smile. He sees a hot-faced, tired, creature, in faded jacket and skirt, a oegrmed gingham work apron tied about her ample waist. It does not improve her temper to hear of the nice looking girls who would have flirted with him had he encouraged them. She retorts bitterly: “I could look as well as they if I had married a men who earned enough to buy me clothes like theirs!” “I could have saved if I hadn't been foolish enough to marry!” he declares, jumping up from the table, making out of the room, slamming the door after him. It is little wonder that such wives, forced into the treadmill of work, work, and no play, soon lose their hold upon life’s peace. With them it is up in the morning, no mat ter how- sleepy or tired, ill or well; prepare the breakfast, confusion reign ing if it is a moment late. Husband Irate, cursing married life and house keeping in general; always ending in the wish that he had never wedded. The wife retaliates just as bitterly. All day long she gives herself up to a woman's solace and refuge—bitter tears and lamentations. War is re newed and waged day after day. SwoTen, tear-stained eyes and face grow irksome to him; so do the old rash ioned, tattered, begrimed work clothes. The wife has never a mo ment tor personal adornment, nor the heart to fix up even if she had the time. One thought has fixed itself in her mind—her husband does not love her. His daily sneers and angry words tell her that. Their lives are like thousands of thoir class. Hus bands and wives drift apart. Whose fault is it? Oh. husbands! You whose wives havo begun to look commonplace in youi eyes, pause and think. You have made her so! Life is hard ard dreary enough, even if encouraged by your smiles and appreciation. If it is so she cannot go out with you, stay at home, share her lot. Never give her cause to think she has become un lovely in your eyes. SPYING UPON A HUSBAND. Honor we cannot, must not lose; Honor, that spark of the celestial fire That, above nature makes mankind aspire Ennobles the rude passions of our frame With thirst of glory and desire for fame: The richest treasure of a generous breast. That gives the stamp and standard to the rest. When the first suspicion regarding a husband enters a wife’s mind, the dov? of peace has taken flight from her 'breast. Love has received a se rious jolt. To say that the general run of women will laugh off a suspicion is untrue. Nine-tenths of them wHI not only look it eagerly in the fact 1 , but coddle it and give wav to the longing to know if their fears are well grounu ed. This is the beginning of the up heaval which has wrecked many a home. No wife should accept the gos sip that comes to her concernitg the mail whose honor she holds dear. Busybodies are always (coking about to see whose reputation they can tear to pieces. If one of these women sees a married man t&lk.ng or walking with a pretty girl the second time, and she happens to know hfs wife, she considers it her duty to call upon her and in the course of conver sation drop a few words to let her knew what is going on After her visitor has departed, the wife studies long and earnestly over the terrible tale she has heard —that her husband has "ru i affair” cn his hands. She has a young and ieauti ful girl for a rival. II! she were to have cohSdei.ce in Writes to Her Friends. Mrs. Catherine Brwshkovsky. known as “Baboushka.” or grandmother to the Russians, has been ordered to some point on the Arctic Circle after having been imprisoned at Irkutsk for try .ng to escape. She is seventy years old and was sentenced to life of a convict because of her anarchistic ac tivity. Several years ago she spoke at the Yi'ednesday club in St. Louis wh.le miking a lecture tour <if the United States. She writes: “I lo not dread the coming Journey. Inc long her husband, and seize tne first op portunity to have a heart-to-heart talk with him, in nine times out of ten her fears could be vanquished like mist before the 6un. Such wives, on the contrary, make the fatal mistake of spying upon their husbands to find out ftfi themselves just bow far matters have gone. By the merest coinci dence, the husband may happen to alight from the same car at his busi ness corner with the young wife or daughter of the lawyer who has of fices across the hall from him. Of course, he is in duty bound to be polite, help'ng her off the car and burdening himself with her bundles, blissfully unconscious of the pair of jealous eyes peering at him from a nearby hallway. The wife sees, and her lively imagination suppli-s proof as strong as Holy Writ. When liubov arrives home, there is a dramatic re ception in store for him. For the firs time he beholds the wife whom he thought an angel in a jealous rage. The quarrel may be patched up for the tium being but, ever after, if a beau tiful woman whom he knows bows to him on street or car, he is uncomfort able, involuntarily looking about him to see if he is not being spied upoD from around the corner. Jealousy is a disease which should be doctored at the outset —not allowed to grow and spread. IS IT EASIER FOR MEN OR WOMEN TO FORGET? I want you my darling, my darling, With its yearning my very heart aches; The sin that divides ub weighs harder I bow ’neath the load that it make*. Old sorrows rise up to beset me. Old doubts make my spirit their own. Oh, come through the darkness and save me. For I am alone. How often have we heard the words: "Love is of man's life a thing apart: ’tis woman’s whole existence.’ While sentiment is supposed to appeal more subtly to the fair sex than to man, the notion love is the pivot of a woman's existence is very much strained. Once in awhile, a woman can be found vho broods so constant ly over a lost love that nursing it be comes second nature to her. In short, she makes a pet of it. as it were. She makes no effort to forget. Men are generally built on different lines. It is a mistake to think they cannot love as deeply, fondly, intense ly, as womankind. If anything hap pens to thwart his hopes the average man has no time to sit down and fold his hands. His struggle for daily bread forces him to be a hustler; to put his every thought, all of his energy into his occupation. When he goes to his home, after his day's work in office, factory or shop, the loneliness is so oppressive that he hurries out to the street, mingling with the throng. He is sure to meet at least one friend who is as forlorn as himself. They fraternize at once, form a silent co partnership, intuitively the object of which is to make each other forget: be so companionable, the one to the other, that the discouragement which ever hovers over loneliness shall be banished They walk around, see the sights, and become interested in dif ferent pursuits. There is no time for brooding or sighing for what mignt have been. Such men get ♦ r their lodgings at s ’ate hour and so fa tigued that tired nature see asserts herself, giving balmy sleep. If a man should give himself up tc sighing, moaning, thinking of a lost love, he would be weaker than a worn- In his efforts to forget. A man forms an ideal, early in life, of the kind of woman he will love, and passes by scores of girls, beautiful, fascinating, attractive, who do not fill the realiza tion of his love-dream. Where there is one woman to be found who is equally level-headed, in this regard there are others who cling blindly to the imagination that the first man w ho crosses their path and appears inter ested in them is the ‘right one.’ In reality he was intended for some other woman. They grieve over their loss, refusing to be comforted. If women would but reason this out, they wouldn’t waste their lives in unnec essary repinings. It is just as easy for them to forget in time as it is for a man, if they would only face the situation sensibly. Little Nation In Itself. One portion of Ireland already en joys complete home rule. The inhabi tants of Innishmurry, an island off the coast of Sligo, have for many years de fied collectors of both rates and taxes. There is no direct communication with the island, and In a report made to the British local government board in 1911 it was stated that the rate collector could find no boatmen bold enough to take him across. Some years previ ously two rate collectors who tried to land In Innishmurry were driven off with stones. The population, which consists of about 14 families, is said to be a happy community. One of the islanders acts as ruler and settles any disputes that arise, hut these arc rare Every summer a priest visits Innish murry to conduct marriages, and dur ing the rest of the year the islanders hold a service among themselves every Sunday. Paganini’s Violin in Danger. Paganini's violin, a superb Guarnepi us, was bequeathed by him to his na tive town of Genoa with instructions that it was to be “preserved perpetu ally.” lr. 1907 fears were entertained that a wood worm was wreaking dam age to the instrument, and a special commission of experts was appointed by the municipality of Genoa to ex amine and report on its condition. The commission decided that the wood worm was non-existent. Tbe presence of the worm is r.ow fully established, and the Genoese ere greatly excited lest this memento of one of Genoa’s most illustrious sens should be ruined It is stated by experts that the worm will not make inroads in a violin which is regularly played, as it is expelled by thb constant vibration A Genuine Hero. Muggins—That little shrimp doesn't look like a hero, does he? Buggins—Great Scott! no. What has he ever done? Muggins—He's been married six times. er fear the cold winds of the Lena r | Ter - she hopes to renew her cor respondence with friends n all parts of *hs world, and says, as one depart Ing to another world, “Good-by till s new place.” More Census Paddiny. “What did Wigglesworth do when he heard he was the father of trip lets?" "He started right off to telegraph to Director Duran demanding a re count." PLAN FOR CONSTRUCTING CONCRETE SILO Lrij iff: gSßEiaiJppSEMfc.. Well-Constructed Silos. (Prepared by the t’nited States Depart ment of Agriculture) A well-constructed home-made silo will last indefinitely, and there is no danger of its blowing down, rotting out or being attacked by vermin, says Farmers’ Bulletin 589 cl the United States department of agriculture. The cost of the home-made silo de pends bo much on the size of the silo and on the local price of materials that no defini’a amount can be as signed which would be applicable to all conditions. Recently collected data on the cost of home-made silos show an average cost of concrete silos to be $2.58 per ton capacity. The stave silos cost $1.63 and the modified Wis consin $1.61 per ton capacity. Silos of small diameters cost more per ton ca pacity than silos of large diameters. There are some features which are essential to the construction of all silos and without which silage will not be kept in perfect condition. 1. The walls should be air-tight. Since ihe keeping of silage depends upon tht exclusion of air it is impera tive that the walls of the silo be built in sufh a way as to keep out the air. The lumber should be well matched, and that containing large knots should be rejected. In concrete silos a wash on the inside with cement or with raw coal tar thinned with gasoline is ef fective in making the wp.iis impervious to air. Care should be taken that the doors fit closely into their frames. 2. The wall should be smooth and plumb so that the silage will not ad here to them in settling and thus cause air spaces in the outer edge of the silage. Furthermore, the walls should be capable of standing consid erable lateral strain without cracking or bulging. This is one reason why rectangular silos are unsuccessful. 3. The silo mus, be deep enough so that the pressure fi ra ah ye ’vjM thor oughly pack the silage and force out the air. The greater the pressure tne less air in the silo and the less will be the loss of nutrition materials by fer mentation. 4. The only forn. of silo to be recom mended id one which is round. This form is the cheapest, capacity consid- Small-Sized Silo. ored, and the "alls are more rigid than those of the rectangular or octag onal forms. This results in more per fect preservation of the silage. The silo should be placed outside rather than inside the barn. Asa silo oriinarily does not need the protec tion of a barn, it is not economical to use barn space for this purpose. An exception to this rule may be made in the case of the round barn. A silo in the middle of a round barn serves to support the supersfucture as well ae to place the silage in a position for convenient feeding. A silo so placed, however, is liable to be very incon venient to flit The most popular loca tion is not more than a f< w from the 1 barn and opening into a separate feeding room. The a- of the barn can then be closed ..nd the silage odors kept '’ut of the stable at milking time. The silo should not be built in the ground so deeply as to make it neces sary to lift the silage more than five feet in getting it out from the bottom. In other words, the bottom should not be more than five feet below the low est. door. The Size and Capacity of the Silo. The of the silo will depend upon the amount of eilage to he fed daily. The silage should be rr.moved from the top at the rate of 1 % to 3 inches per day, depending upon cli matic conditions. The warmer the weather the more silage must be re moved from the surface daily In order to prevent spoiling. For the winter feeding season it is safer to figure upon removing two inches daily rather than smaller amount. A common error in building is to make the diam eter too large for the size of the herd. Gain From Use of Manure. The net return realized from a ton of yard manunder general farm ing condi ions depends upon the soil, method of cultivation and crops grown. The Ohio experiment station has ob tained ur< increase amounting to $4 60 per ton rrem manure used at the rate of eight tori per acre in a five year rotation of corn, oats, wheat, clover and timothy. Foot tons being supplied to corn and four tons <'• wlijeat, this return be lug tie averag The weight of a cubic foot of silage varies according to the pressure to which it is subjected, but in a silo 30 feet deep it will average about forty pounds. So, by knowing the amount of silage to be fed daily, it is possible to estimate what the diameter of the silo should be to permit the removal of a certain number of inches in depth each day. The following table will prove of interest to those contemplating build ing silos: Relation of size of herd to diameter of silo for winter feeding, on basin of 40 pounds of silage per cubic loot _ Number of animals that ® 5 r may be fed allowing— ? s |* g s ss a a ' ® 8* = . £- rff cr er tr t? s* }■< k <* a * s cr 3:„iv ts v : * J 5 ® i| :i.Sv sr m a • • —(t n it <t (i : o : 3 x p p p si ■ a Cm a a. u 10 614 13 17 26 33 11 654 16 21 31 42 12 7E-4 19 25 37 6> 13 865 22 29 44 64 14 1,026 25 34 51 fit 15 1,178 29 39 69 78 16 1,340 33 44 67 89 17 1.613 38 60 76 101 18 1.696 42 66 85 113 20 2,094 52 70 104 I3f INFLUENCES TOUCHING SOIL Thorough Pulverization of Soil Follo"*- ing Drought Tends to Increase Yields—Frost Is Factor. Rig crops usually follow a year rf drought, in the main due to the tho - ough pulverization of soil from that agency. Frost is another factor that gives big crops whenever it enters th*> ground deeply, and either of these agencies will till the soil deeper any tools can reach. There is yet another agency which should never be neglected, deeproo’ ing plants, which, beside their mechan ical and acid action on the soil, bring to the surface again fertility tha’ has leached or that which is out of reach of the shallower rooted plants, or those with less subsoil penetration. M’hea( or cats will attack the subsoil to a limbed extent. Alfalfa and swee> clover will work with us and for u al> the time. While we work the top soil free of weeds, and retain the soil mulch which will enable the alfalfa to sur vive, the plant roots are doing an infinitely greater work below, beside* adding bacteria, bringing a soil to life that nas lain practically dead, except at the very top, for all the ages i;ha' have gone. CORN FOR FILLING THE SIILC Grains Should Be Well Dented anr Glazed, and Few of Lower Leaves Turned Brown. Corn is ready to harvest for filling the silo about the same time it is ready for harvesting the fodder; the grains should be well dented and glazed, and a few of the lower leaves turned brown. If the corn is cut too green the silage will be sour, and the j feeding value decreased, while, on the other hand, if the corn is too ripe it | will not pack well in the silo, a large amount of water will he necessary to iimure its keeping quality, ana there is danger of dry hot. which lowers the feeding value. Sorghum should be harvested for the silo while the seeds are in the dough stage. Like corn, if it is left in the field until it has become too dry, I the silage will contain a larger amount ! of indigestible material, and will not j make a good quality of silage. The time of harvesting the crops for filling the silo —that is, the stage in which the crops should be harvested —must be given great considerj.tion if a good quality of silage is to be ob tained. Pea vines, soy beans, and other hay crops should te harvested for the silo at the same time as for making hay —that ‘.3, when in full bloom and few of the heads are ripe. The corn harvester is becoming very popular for harvesting corn for fi ling the silo, and the work Is carried on much faster than when the hand method is used, of cutting; however, if the amount of corn or other crops used is not great enough to justify the expense of a harvester hand cutting may be practiced. In determining the size of cutter, engine, and other machinery to he purchased the amount of work to be done should be taken considera tion. The cutter should be large enough to carry on the work as fast as the entire force of men en: ployed cam get the crop to the cutter, and. on the other hand, the cutter should not be too large for the engine that is to drive it. The larger cutters having the self feeding device afford the greatest ca pacity, and save a hirge amount of labor which is required in the opera tion of the smaller machines for the third five-year I*riod. the av erage return from the yard manure used in all tests in which rotation is practiced has been $2 97 per :ot for the whole time. Excellent fo Swine. Wood ashes, charcoal, ground rime s".one or cinders be accessible to the swine at all tunes. Alfalfa Excels. Xo forage crop excels alfalfa as a pork producer. Broad is the Way. The major met Uncle Jim coming home from the county fair. Uncle Jim s mode of progress was such as to command attention. He tacked from one side of the road to the other until brought up short by hitting tho fence; and each tack netted him about five feet homeward. Tho major reined up. “Jim, you blacl. rascal, you’re drunk again ” comment' and the major. “It’s a long way home—yov’ll never cet there in tfli' :lx ” “Yar. suh," answered Jim thickly, anchoring to a pest, “it ain't dat dis heah road’s so long, suh —but ef dey jes sin' made it so broad, sah!’’ Proving the Claim. “Mrs. Bluff can make her husband do anything.” “What makes you think so?" “Why, her friend Mrs. Barker lost her trunk In Germany and Mrs. Bluff has just sent her husband down town to cable the kaiser a full description." —Cleveland Plain Dealer. Butter made from Pasteurized cream will keep almost indefinitely if proper ly packed and stored. IMaWe your hens lay this winter. Four and five eggs a week a hen ~ .' a ' rr 1 L-JM thousands of owners are making that record anj reaping the -frseSj \i . rich reward of high winter prices. They feed Mil \,//A Straffs POLLTRY / aI I 23 REGULATOR ——A /h B the year round. If you are not using Pratts for your 1 j *l * f *a sml hens, better start now —makes them lay right up to 1 1 XflH H the limit all the time. a /■ysl.jJJ ■ In 25c packages up fo $2.50 ptils, at 40.000 Dealers \ \ fijL j*’ 1 " tlmWB B Prette Roup kemedy protects against colds and other HU. Me \ \ 'i! *'} ■I n<J —at dealer*. Satisfaction or money back— that u the 1 ■H guaranty on everything irttb the Pratt label. WINCHESTER siw^'. Emm Y. f ;/■ w iy' v PEOPLE DID SOME THINKING Of Course Thi*. Is a Fable But It I* Possible That Such a Thing iVlay happen. A certain .people were much given to deploring war. War, they kept In sisting, was poor business. Their king heard them, but he didn't take them seriously Tne very first chance he got he picked a quar rtl with a neighboring power, and that done he lifted up his voice in the old way. "The fatherland is in danger!" he cried. "The honor of the nation is assailed! My children, be patriots!” But they couldn't see him. “Not on your life!" they made answer. “You can fool all the people some of the time and sbrae of the people all of the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time!" Whereupon the king made haste to patch up his quarrel and was very careful forever after not to pick an other. Th'b fable teaches that we have still some distance to go before universal peace can be anything but a joke.— New York Evening Post. ECZEMA ON CHILD’S BODY 570 High St.. Oshkosh, Wis. —"When about two months old my nephew had sores break out on different parts of his body. The trouble first began as * ra6h which Itched so at night some one always held his hands, even while sleeping, as at the least scratching It would run together and form scabs. His night-clothes had to have mitten 6 on them or the scabs would be raw' and bleeding by morning. His cloth ing or the least friction Irritated the trouble. His face a.nd scalp were cov ered. They called it eczema. “\Ye tried different treatments but none cured him. At three years old we commenced the use of Cuticura Soap and Ointment. It took nearly a year to effect a complete cure ant he never had anything like it 6nice.“ (Signed) Mrs. F. Scofield, Mar. 21, 1914, Cuticura Soap and Ointment, sold throughout the world. Sample of each free,with 32-p. Skin Rook Address post card “Cuticura, Dep*. L, Boston."— Adv. Parrot's Comment. A little while ago Jones managed to get a good record of his parrot’s cries on a cylinder. By way of experiment be set it going while Poll was in the room. “Pretty Poll! Scratch a Poll! Give me a bit of sugar, uncle!" whirled the machine. The parrot looked scared. “1 want some sugar, some sugar!” came from the gramophone. “Great Scott!” screeched Polly, as she looked down the trumpet. “Whar a beak for sweet stuff!” —London Ideas. Safely Over It. 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Always Buy Wlnchesrter Make* THE RED W BRAND Durable Snow. It was 'n the smoker of the limited, and the Yankee was talking of Joe Knowles, the Boston artist, who took to the woods without food or clothing and lived there for some weeks, by way of proving that nature Is an adequate provider. The man from the Soo was skeptical. “We't," said he “maybe he might do that in Maine, but out here where we have weather lie never could have done it Why, n an. I’ve seen good sledding out here In Augus*!” The Pine Tree man never blinked, but replied: 'Nothing wonderful about that! Why, up Farmington, Me., way, where Joe and I come from, they nev er think of using the snow until it's two years old!” Expertly Sneaking. “Is that your daughter stngln'T” asked Dugan, the number. “It is,” replied Mr. Dolan. “The teacher says her register is some think wonderful." ’ Register, is It! I sounds more like a safety valve!” Youthful Distinction. “Oh, yeß, we are so pleased with him! Just think! 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Berkeley, Cal., er CSlease, IIP yryffClklXCa To Intrvlnr-e our new hour* reme vf S_. i e | 73 and,... ftir Itlx-UDiHiMo. Nervnua, Heart. Kidney arid J,o ur trouble* Semi fordev rle- Uve circular*. BoWmTo uu Ka*t r<l. CHICAGO over ioo I•f'fHTVTiliniV TEARS OLD MKr J W. N. U., MILWAUKEE, NO. 40-1914.