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Thorwald Gregersen lost one of bis very best horses a few days ago. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Knndsen and baby visited at the Peter Hoegh home Wednesday. Oicar Nelsen is preparing to build anew dwelling house on his lot od Washington street. Emeil Wiges, who was very low With pneumonia a few days ago is re ported to be improving. The Ladies Aid Society of the Lu theran Church here held a bazaar at the College chapel recently and touk in some ninety dollars. 5 •*k 1 vjT Jim Buck accompanied by Pete Pe terson returned *o Exira last week. Buck will make his home the rest of the winter with his brother, Nick. Murlan Larsen, the second oldest •on of Chris Larsen and wife, who is quite sick with pneumonia, is under the care of a trained nurse from Om aha. George Hoegh has recently pur chased a four-hole Sandwich corn •heller, and an eight horse gasoline engine and will be ready to shell corn for the farmers in a day or two. Some of the members of the Svend Larsen and Lars Larsen families north of towu were in Audubon the fare p.»rt of last week and acted as witnesses in court in the Mrs. Carl Andersen case. Cured in His Own Home Town Council Bluffs, Iowa. Patrick Dana han, 411 N. 8th St. tells the way for his fellow townsmen to be cured of kidney and bladder ailments as he himself was cured. "'For about a year I suffered from kidney trouble and at last rheuma tism set in. I heard of Foley Kidney Pills and began taking them and after a short time the pains all left my back, my rheumatism got better, and I feel I am entirely cured nf my kidney trouble and that I shall have no more rheuma tism For sale by all druggists. Four Hundred Candle Power. No Smoke. No Odor. No Chimneys to Clean. A Grand Convenience for the Office Dest. Absolutely Safe & Always Dependable A1 it1 1 .'-•s" 1 KIMBALLTON Sigurd Lykke and wife went to Nysted, Nebr. Friday. Olav Petersen from V. C. spent Xmas day at tbe Mads H. Madeen home Gudrun Overeraard from Audubon is visiting wnn ner sister, Mrs. Tb. G. Muller. Olav Jorgensen is home from Ring sted, Ion a to spend the holidays with his parents. Martin Fredriksen and wife are the proud parents of a baby boy born to them Friday. Lucia Petersen is home from Chi cago spending her Xmas vacation with her parents. Helue Jacobsen and Anton Faaborg from Nysted, Nebr. are spending the holidays at the John Faaborg home. Carlo Jorgensen, Johanneaiui An ders Bjorn and Carrie Jorgensen are home from G. V. C. tor Xmas vaca tion. In spite of the snow a large crowd attended the Christmas tree held in the Gymnasium hall at Kimballton, Tuesday. A meeting will be held in the basement oi the Emanuel church, Kimballton, Friday at 2 o'clock p. m. Every member of the congrega tion is requested to be present as new church officers will be elected. Geese are not scarce in the city oi Kimballton—a dead one was found on the street Xmaa morning, nicely cleaned and ready to stick in the roaster. If not called for before New Years Eve, it—the goose— will be consumed by the lucky finder. Make This Christmas last all winter by buying an American Portable Desk and Reading Lamp. The Kone ideal gift for all the family. Sugar Cured Hams and Bacon Lard in any Quantity. A specialty of Cold Cooked Meats for a Quick Meal. Oysters and Celery in Season. We Sell Ice. We Buy Hides. City Meat Market H. T. KROEGER, Proprietor, Exira, la. Th. G. Muller Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S A S O I A Costs less than one-half cent an hour. Better in Every Way than Gas or Electricity. Cheaper to Operator Than Kerocene. Indispensib for the Family The nearest approach to Real Delight ever attained in Artificial Lighting. For sale by P. K. JENSEN ESS Circle. The Farm Shop as a Money Saver Br «/. B, Crabb, Iowa Agricultural CtlUgt, The blacksmith and carpenter shop should find a place on every up-to date American farm. The outlay for shop tools need not be large. For $75 one can get tools to equip both a blacksmith and a workshop, and have every kind of tool needed. For a much less amount he can get tools that he can get along with to do most work, but he will be somewhat handi capped when he comes to work on some of the finer jobs. The amount :of investment may look large to some, but it will fade into insignificance when you fan your fire into action. 'If you will do all of your work, keep a good account of all work done, al lowing prices the same as you would pay the smith, you will soon discover |the profit In it. Any one with a small amount of mechanical ability can soon become 'proficient enough to do any ordinary work, and he may with practice soon be able to do any kind of work, as iwell as or even better than most smiths do it. He thus not only saves tho price of the work, but also his time. Many small breaks in busy times could be repaired while one would be hitching up to go to the professional's shop. Also large breaks would require no more time to fix than it would require the regular smith to do the work after one got ithere with it. So it can be seen that lf one possesses only moderate abil ity, he can save time that it would itake to go and coma, and that alone in many cases is no small item. Much idle time may also be utilized in fix ing things laid away for such occa sions. A little personal experience might serve to show the advantage and money saving of the shop on the farm. (During all of our farming we have always maintained some sort of a :shop on the farm. On icy mornings at 8 o'clock Neighbor Brown led forth his team to the shop two miles away to have them rough shod. Across the way, as stated, we had a shop of our own. At the same time our own team was led into our own shop to rough them. Now I am not a blacksmith by trade nor do I pretend to be an expert, but have kept at it until I have surprised myself at the amount of ability one may acquire with a little practice. One can soon learn to weld and set a tire, sharpen the plows, make chains and hooks and gate fasteners and all such work, and also fit and nail a horseshoe. At 10 [o'clock I had the team rough shod, 'but Brown had not yet returned. Twelve o'clock came and he was still away. In the afternoon, on an er rand, I passed through the town and there was Brown, just in the shop with his team. On a morning like this, several had gotten in ahead of him and he had to spend his time there waiting and also pay the smith for doing the work, when he got it. Now consider the cost to each of us to get our teams shod. Brown spent six hours of his time, that he should have spent in looking after other busi ness. His time as manager was eas ily worth 30 ctents an hour. This makes his own time worth $1.80 be sides he had to pay the smith $2.50 Practical Suggestions on Caring for Show Corn From the Iowa Agriculturist, Iowa State College The corn intended for show should be stored in a place where there is fresh air and no sun. The sun in the day time will bleach the corn, and the change of atmosphere at night may A High Class Ear of Sliver King. color the germ. Avoid hanging in the eaves of a barn, or an attic, or any place where the temperature Is very intense at any time, as the life of the corn will be lost. Do not hang in a to shoe the team. This makes a total cost of $4.30. Now I had to first pur chase the shoes, which were 80 cents also nails and coal, 10 cents. Figur ing my time the same as Brown's, we have 60 cents. This makes a total cost of $1.50. The same kind of a job lost Brown $4.30, so we see thai I saved $2.80 in two hours, or $1.40 per hour. If one would save only $1.40 each month he would be realiz ing over 22 per cent, on an investment of $75. In another instance, while cutting wheat we ran into a blind stump and bent the draft rod. It was 4 o'clock in the evening and the rod was bent in such a manner that it could not be straightened without heating it. We removed it, took it to the farm shop to straighten it, and in one-half hour the binder was in motion again. We lost only one-hali hour, but if we had been compelled to go to the town shop, the remainder of the evening would have been lost. With two men following the binder at $2 per day each, the loss for them and his own time would have been $1.40, besides the very slight charge with the town smith would have re quired. As it was we lost but one-half hour in the field, which in actual cash value amounted to 35 cents. The farm shop at this time saved us $1.05 In one-half hour besides the annoyance of having the machine stand idle at a time when it is so necessary that it should be In motion. Perhaps some will say that these are overdrawn examples and that things of this kind will happen only once in a while. We all know they do happen, and with some they hap pen several times in a year. In order to prove our point to those who wish to be extremely conservative, we will consider the matter from another point, without taking into considera tion the valuable time lost. We will allow the farmer 30 cents per hour for the time he will put in. In shoe ing a horse the time will be 30 cents, the shoes will cost him 40 cents and fuel and nails less than 10 cents, a total cost of not to exceed 80 cents, or a saving of 20 cents over the far away blacksmith's price. In resetting a pair of shoes the farmer's time of one-half hour is worth 16 cents and jthe nails 5 cents ,a total cost of 10 I cents, while the regular smith's price [is 60 cents. Thus we have a saving here of 40 cents. For fitting new shoes and resetting old ones this makes a saving of 30 per cent. In the work such as sharpening culti vator shovels, sharpening harrow teeth and all kinds of small repairs ithe saving is considerably more than 30 per cent. But In order to be en tirely conservative, we will assume that the saving on all smith work Is but 30 per cent. If we will take $25 as an average amount spent by the farmer each year for blacksmith work we will have a saving of $7.50 for each farmer, or 10 per cent, return on the total investment of $75. This Is without taking into conisderation the return from the carpenter tools which are, as stated,«!ncluded in the cost of $75. If we consider the car penter tools as one-third of the In vestment and allow the same per cent, of saving, we will have 15 per cent, return on the total investment of $75. This may not look large to some, but it points to a few silver dollars rolling down hill, away from the farmer. If he considers these dollars as good to him as to the other fellow, he had better make the grab, for they are easily rescued when one once gets the habit. double corn crib, as too much dirt ac cumulates around the butt of the ear. In the large seed houses that are be ing built, there are rooms especially fitted for the hanging of show corn. Show corn should never be hung by strings, or laid across wires, or laid in boxes of any sort. The cheap est way, but probably a slower way, is to use the five or six husks, tie them together, and hang over a wire, each ear separately, letting the tip hang downward. The wires should be one foot apart, and the ears about eight or ten inches apart. At present more practical methods have been de vised for hanging seed corn. There are on the market various forms of hooks which can be inserted into the butt of the ear, and the corn then very conveniently suspended from wires. This method is very popular with corn breeders. In this way the corn is protected, and there are no string marks, or wire marks, or any indications of how the corn was cared for from the field to the judge. Any evidence of loose kernels or flat kernels might tend to indicate immaturity, which in show corn must be avoided. In order to maintain the color a newspaper wrapped around each ear separately, and extending over the tip about two inches, is the most satisfactory way that this can be done. This not only holds the color of the corn, but also the vitality, and the germ Is kept brighter, as the change of weather is not as direct as if it were not wrapped. The taking out of storage should be done very carefully, as consider able corn is lost for show purposes by hard treatment. The corn when taken from the wires should not have the huslt byoicen out if the variety has a very round full butt, but thev should be trimmed out with a knife. Never take the corn off the wires un til you are ready to ship to the place of show. Making Sure. He (earnestly)—Are you sure, ab solutely sure, that you will love me till death us do part? She (solemnly)—I am sure, abso lutely sure, that I shall love you till death do us part. By the way, is your life Insured?—New York Weekly. Economical Feed for Work Horses •With a winter of-high priced feeds ahead, the owner of work horses will find it profitable to give a little more thought than usual to grain rations for his animals. He may substitute some of the concentrated feeds for oats to good advantage, both as to keeping his horses in prime condition and as to economy in feeding. Extensive experiments conducted by the Iowa agricultural experiment sta tion indicate that much. For a consid erable period the station work horses were fed on a variety of rations, one consisting solely of corn and oats, an other of corn, oats and oil meal, a third of corn, oats and cottonseed meal, and a fourth in which gluten was substituted for the meals. The feeds were proportioned approximately as follows by weight: Corn, 14 oats, 2.5 meal, 1. The results of the experiment were explained in bulletin No. 109 of the experiment station as follows: 1. The health, spirit and endurance of work horses were the same when fed corn with a moderate amount of oil meal, or gluten feed, or cottonseed meal, as when fed a corn and oats ra tion supplying a similar nutritive ra tion. 2. The ration of corn and oil meal A Fine Trick in Chicken Dressing There isn't choicer meat in the chicken than in the drumstick, but that portion of the fowl is objection able to many because of its tendons, which persist in getting into the teeth. There is a way to remove them easily in dressing a chicken described in bul letin No. 125 of the Iowa agricultural experiment station by W. A. Lippin cott, poultryman, and this is it: Insert a knife close to the shank bone below the hock joint of the leg and pass it all the way up and down between that joint and the foot. Into the cut thus made, slip a hook as shown in the figure above. A bent nail will do. The beginner will find it easier to remove them one at a time instead of all together as shown. They are easily distinguished and separated. When the hook or nail is slipped back of the tendons, give a steady pull and they will come out readily as shown in the picture below. This leaves the drumstick much more tender and palat able and fully as desirable as the other parts. Dangerous Story A Yale undergraduate has been hav ing a fairly lively time of it during his summer vacation, and when the allow ance has not been keeping schedule time. He was invited out to dinner with his mother, and he was seen to get a bit nervous when she began one of her favorite stories. This concerned the burning of their home, on which occasion the son's watch, left gn a bureau, was I'CTUid ticking in the ruins after the house had been destoryed. At the conclusion of the story the college boy jumped up abruptly and left the room with his handkerchief over his face as if suddenly seized with nose bleed. He did not return for several minutes, by which time the conversation had drifted. After dinner the "undergrad's" chum asked the significance of the move. "I'll tell you, but nobody else," said he. "When mother told that story 1 was afraid she was going to ask me to show the watch."—Chicago Evening Post. & /v, C., maintained the weight, flesh and ap pearance of the horses fully as well and with less expense than the one of similar nutritive value composed of corn and oats. 3. With corn at 50 cents a bushel, oats at 40 cents, and oil meal at $32 per ton, the average saving In the daily expense of feed for each work day amounted to 1.6 cents by the use of oil meal in the place of oats. 4. A brief trial of 91 days with gluten feed indicated that while It was capable of giving good results the ration containing it was not as pal atable as the oil meal ration, and cost a trifle more per pound when gluten feed was worth $28 a ton. 5. Cottonseed meal gave somewhat better results on the whole than oil meal. The ration containing it was fully as palatable and as efficient in maintaining the health and weight ol the horses, it was less laxative, and a little cheaper with cottonseed meal at $30 a ton. 6. With corn at 50 cents a bushel' and oats at 40 cents, oil meal had a value of fully $60 a ton for feeding to work horses, with cottonseed meal worth a trifle more still. At the usual prices of these feeds their use resulted in a substantial lowering of the cost of maintaining the horses. HOG WISDOM select ions, deep-bouieu brood sows, Keep away from the small, chuffy, pretty type. Don't feed too much corn. This doesn't mean to starve the sows, but it does mean to give them some bone and muscle making feed along with their corn. One of the best and cheapest sup plemental feeds for corn is clover or alfalfa hay chopped fine and soaked. Sows eat such feed with great relish. The essential points in a farrowing house are dryness, light, and plenty of ventilation without draughts. Give the pigs a side table where they can eat by themselves as soon as they get old enough. The cheapest pork is made on green feed. At the Iowa Experiment sta tion an acre of clover pasture made 400 pounds of pork during the sum mer. A patch of weeds waist high may make a good gymnasium for the pigs, but it isn't a hog pasture. The pigs cannot make the fastest gains when they are lousy. Dipping or spraying with coal tar dip will kill the lice. THE BUMBLE BEE HOLDS HIS JOB The bumble bee is still the best pollinator of red clover regardless of efforts made to substitute a machine in its place. Extensive experiments carried on at the Iowa Experiment station the past summer failed to prove that any kind of mechanical pollination will equal the work of the bee. Eight sets of brushes, each set having a different fiber, were used at different times in the day and with varying amounts of pressure. Hand manipulation, such as squeezing or thumping the clover heads was used. A large horse machine with a brush six feet wide was also used. The re sults of the hor«e machine have not been tabulated but all indications point to the bee is a winner against it and against the o*'^er devices. In no experiment has an isolated or me chanically stimulated head yielded as much seed as one left to tho action of the bees. Climatic Variation. There is plenty of evidence going to show that the "climate of North Amer ica was much warmer than it Is now." The remains of the now extinct mam moth, for instance, which are found all over the continent, and especially in the northern part thereof, prove that a tropical jslimate .p-fsvailefi here at reCEfrt date, geologically speak ing. There are, of course, other evi dences, but the conclusion to be drawn from the mammoth is enough to con vince us that where the temperate, (or colder) climate now is there once prevailed a hot climate, such as the now extinct monsters luxuriated in for centuries. Raising Foodstuffs. "I know a city man who is making a fortune raising cucumbers on a. town lot." "How does he do it?" 1£ "He buys them from the producers for 10 cents a dozen and raises them to 6 cents apiece."