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The average age at which women marry in civilized countries is 23 years. In hilly Thibet little donkeys are placed in a bag fastened to the moth er’s back when she makes a long trip. Moonshine nas been found to have a marked effect on stammering. Peo ple so afflicted stammer most at the full of the moon. Dogs are slaughtered for culinary purposes in considerable number in Munich. The friend of man comes to table dressed in various forms, and with divers sauces, without any at tempt to resort to incognito. Two hundred men at Bird Springs, Lincoln county, Nev., have notified the county clerk that they do not wish to cast their ballots at the coming elec tion. They say that they are too busy and desire that precinct lately created in that district be discontin ued. Johnny Barwic, a Canadian boy, who has been attending school at Pomona, Cal., refused, the other morn ing. to salute the American flag when it was raised on the school building and was expelled, the board of educa tion subsequently approving his expul sion. A man in San Francisco fell off an electric car in such a manner that he skidded along the rough street in a sitting posture for several yards. Had be been carryng a pocket flask or a pistol in his hip pocket he probably would have been badly hurt, but as he had a good, thick prayer book there, a pair of badly torn trousers and a few bruises formed the sum of his damages. Well Known. Grayce—There goes Miss Prettygirl. We call her "The Inevitable." Gladys—Why? "Because everybody bows to her."— Louisville Courier-Journal. j THE PILLS THAT | CURE RHEUMATISM Mrs. Henry Story, of No. S 532 Muskingdum Ave., Zanes ville, Ohio, says: “My husband suffered from rheumatism so I that he could hardly stand. His back hurt and he had such pain in his left arm that he could not rest night or day. The doctor did him no good and it was not until he tried Dr. Williams* Pink Pills that he was helped. Six boxes cured him completely and he has not had an ache or a pain since. We think the pills are the best medicine in the world.* Dr.Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale People cure rheumatism because they make new blood. It would be folly not to try a remedy with such a convincing record of cures. SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS. “ All Signs Fail in a Dry Time** THE SION OF THE FISH NEVER FAILS IN A WET TIME In ordering 1 Tower's Slicker*, a customer writes: “I know they will be all right if they have the ‘Fish* on them, 99 This confidence Is the out growth of sixty-nine years of careful manufacturing. A. J. TOWER CO. ThoSigofttsHA Boston, U. S. A. Tower Canadian Co* limited V Toronto, Canada '**BsB**^ Makers of Warranted Wet Weather Clothing SBT H|| PA AUKESISf” mm H m L IT lief and POSITIVE |P| I ■ % LT CUBES PILES. H m W H For free sample address ■ ■ |i|o ••A\AKE9IB,” Trib • m une building, Now York. nOHDOV relief. Removes all i* a 1111111 |\ I swelling in 8 to ao cure 30 to 60 days. Tris?treatment free ■ITInI Or. H.N. Grets’s Sons. Box D, Atlanta, Oa MRAW FURSiM From all sections of the country. Will pay highest cash prices. A. E. BIBJtHAFDT, Inter. Mttmul Far Msrchast, CINCINNATI, IN tolbarn something CCDTIII7CDC VALUABLE concerning lUII ILIuRs srs FARMER and PLANTER. NEXT YEAR’S CORN CROP. By Judicious Foresight the Yield of Next Year’s Cora Crop May Be Materially Increased. With no crop grown on the farm is taking time by the forelock more im portant than with the corn crop. We have time and again said that in all the experiments we have made we could never make it profitable to use a high grade complete commercial fertil izer on the corn crop. Of course, we can through the use of such a fertiliz er greatly increase the crop of corn. But if a test plot, without fertilizer, is planted for comparison it will usually be found that the increased crop has hardly paid for the fertilizer used. The best preparation- for the corn crop is a legume crop grown the previous sea son, either clover or cow peas. If these have been liberally dressed with acid phosphate and potash and a strong growth made, you will have the best possible place to prepare for the corn crop the following season. Either the peas or the clover will have left in the ground a large amount of nitrogen in the form of organic matter that will soon become available to the crop. It is the costly nitrogen in the complete fertilizer that makes its use on the corn crop a lottery, and if you can get the nitrogen more cheaply it will pay you to use the mineral elements phos phoric acid and potash liberally. The chief manurial needs of the corn crop are for nitrogen and potash, for the nitrogen forms the strong stalk and the potash is largely concerned in the formation of the starch that is such an important part of the corn grain, while a sufficient amount of phosphoric acid will assist in the transfer of starch in the plant. There is no crop grow T n on the farm where the home made manure from the stables, barn yard and hen house can be more profit ably applied and nowhere will it tend more towards the permanent improve ment of the soil and the production of the succeeding crops. Having a pea stuble, it will bo well to start in No vember and plow and subsoil the land, for the deepening of the soil can be better done while the subsoil is com paratively dry than in the spring. Therefore break the corn land as deep ly as the soil will admit in November and run either a regular subsoil plow or in its absence a bull tongue in the bottom of each furrow to loosen the subsoil. Then sow and harrow in a bushel or more of rye per acre as a winter cover to prevent the loss of ni trates during the winter, by having green growing plants to take it up. Now', whenever it is practicable to haul on the land during the winter, get out all the manure as fast as made and spread it broadcast on the rye. This will give you a denser grow’th of the rye and still more organic matter to supply nitrogen the next summer in its decay. Late in March plow' the rye and manure under together, and pre pare the land for corn. For a fertiliz er for the corn mix 1,900 pounds of acid phosphate and 200 pounds of muriate of potash and of this mixture use 400 pounds per acre in the furrow' under the corn and 200 pounds per acre broadcast. Then when the corn starts to grow it will have food right at hand, and when its roots spread far and wide it will still find food in abundance and the amount of organic (natter plowed under the pea roots or clover, and the manure and the rye will create conditions in the soil that will retain the moisture and prevent damage from drought. Then after the deep preparation and liberal fertiliza tion of the laud, do not go to work with big plows and turn the soil up be tween the rows and bank it to the com to dry out, but let the first work ing be done with the smoothing har row and weeder and let the cultivator run shallow and often, keeping the soil as level as possible to enable It to retain the moisture and supply it to the roots of the plants. The decaying organic matter will not only furnish all the nitrogen needed by the corn, but will, as we have said, keep the moisture to the roots and the corn will have an abundance to dissolve to the plant food and to keep it flourishing In the driest time. Then sow peas again between the rows at last work ing, and when the com is well glazed, cut it off at the ground and cure in shocks, mow the peas, if heavy, and prepare the land for winter wheat or oats with the disk alone. Then the manuring and fertilization will tell on the wheat crop and there will still be nitrogen enough so that the wheat will need only 300 pounds per acre of the same mixture of acid phosphate and potash. On the shock rows in the spring you can sow oats and then fol low all with peas for the cotton crop, If in the cotton country, or for tobac co In the tobacco section, mowing the peas for hay of course, as the great means for making more home manure. Or the peas may be mown r.nd the stubble again disked finely and sown again to wheat and that seeded to clover or followed by peas in prepara tion for another com crop. All of wkUfc means that through the liberal use of the mineral elements o 7 plant food, aided by the legume crops, we can rapidly increase the humus con tent in our soil, and be able to use the fertilizers with greater profit in a lib eral manner, because of the moisture retained in the soil to dissolve them. Now then, this fall is the time to be gin to prepare a big corn crop as the beginning of big crops of other kinds, and by using the fertilizers in this way they can be made of one of the most efficient means for the permanent improvement of our land.—W. F. Mas sey, in Farmers’ Home Journal. FOR THOROUGHBRED 3 V Plea of a Kentucky Farmer For the Substitution of Thoroughbred For Raxor-Back Sniue. Many farmers who raise fine horses, cattle and sheep, still have their farms stocked with scrubs or razor-back hogs, cherishing the idea that a razor back is the best forager and that it is more economical to raise them than any other variety* As to their being the best foragers, that is true, but the time when men could make money out of such stock has passed into history. Forty years ago this country was not so densely populated and there were vast forests of chestnut, oak and beech trees, besides enough mast of some kind *or other, to keep hogs in good condition the year round. But now things are quite different; there is nothing for hogs to eat except what is fed to them by iheir owners and many farseeing men in this and other countries have bred up several breeds of hogs to a high standard of perfec tion—hogs that will quickly respond to the care given them. A razor-back, if properly cared for, can be made to weigh 200 pounds at two years old, while any of the leading thorough breds will weigh from 250 to 300 pounds at eight to nine months old and the thoroughbred pork is worth from two to three cents more per pound. One would make no mistake in raising Poland Chinas, Berkshires, Chesters and various others. I prefer the Chesters, as the sows are very prolific breeders, often farrowing from eight to twelve pigs, and they make the best of mothers. The pigs will take on flesh rapidly, and the only objection that I have heard urged against them is that they have thin skin and light coats of hair, and will sunburn and get mangy. I find by experience that they only get in this condition when not properly fed and are allowed to get poor; so will all black hogs, or hogs of any color, but they do not show it as much as white hogs. There is no profit in keeping an animal in this condition; and it not only destroys the profits, but it ,is morally wrong to starve a dumb brute. To parody the lines of the poet: Sunburn and mange from poor condi tions rise; Feed well your hogs, there all the profit lies. In raising hogs I think it best to have all the sows farrgw about the same time; this may be .lone by keep* ing the boars away from the sows. Then two weeks previous to the time the sows are to be bred, the principal part of their food should be threshed oats Then turn the boar with them, and they will be likely to farrow near the same time. By this method you will have hogs of uniform size to put on the market, which will bring re munerative prices and, besides, save * vast amount of trouble in caring for pigs of different ages. Hogs can b© raised successfully on almost any farm, but some farms are b< ..ter adapted for the business owing to the abundant supply of fresh water and plenty of shade, which is essential for the de velopment of the hogs during the sum mer months. We strongly advocate the hog wallow. It has the same ef fect on the hog that grooming has on the horse. Not a stagnated pond, but a wallow beside a running stream is best. Hogs are not ex-scavengers, as some people seem to think, but are naturally a clean animal if allowed to be so. I prefer the colony plan in caring for brood sows—one-fourth of an acre sowed to clover with a stream of water running through each lot (if not natural, then artificial), and the farrowing pen built near the center of the lot. By using this method, the sows are not disturbed by each other, and better results are obtained. —A. N. Horn, in Epitomist HERE AND THERE. —Apple buyers say that when the fruit is wrapped in brown paper or in crumpled newspaper that it will withstand 15 degrees more of cold than it will without such protection. —The young farmer who has just graduated from a properly-conducted agricultural college will never be con tent to return to the farm and resume the old-time methods of cultivation. —With palm oil eliminated from the process of manufacturing, “oleo,” it it held, must now go to the market in it* natural state of white, and will be un able to stand with “real cow butter.” —lt is not necessary that one have broad acres to aeep bees, as they are freebooters. They gather nature'* sweets far and wide, traveling mile* if necessary; and what is more, they ar* usually welcome robber*. |[m iss Rose Peterson, Parkdale Tennis Club, Chicago, from ex perience advises all young girls who have pains and sickness peculiar to their sex, to use Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. f How many beautiful young girls develop iuco worn, listless and hopeless women, simply because sufficient attention has not been paid to their physical development. Ko woman is exempt from physical weakness and periodic pain, and young girls just budding into woman hood should be carefully guided physically as well as morally. If you know of any young lady who is sick, and needs motherly advice, ask her to write to Mrs. Pinkham at Lynn, Mass., who will give her advice free, from a source of knowledge which is un equalled In the country. Do not hesitate about stating details which one may not like to talk about, and which are essential for a full understanding of the case. Miss Hannah E. Mershon, Ceilings* jOmmL wood, N, J., says: iMM “I thought I would write and tell you that, by following your kind advice, I feel like jSMW anew person. I was always thin and delicate, faSSI IS? and 80 weak thafc 1 could hardly do anything. Vi/ jncnstruation was irregular. Hr “I tried a bottle of your Vegetable Com t SJk f pound and began to feel better right away. I con tinued its use, and am now well and strong, and menstruate regularly. I cannot say enough for >v what your medicine did for me.” r How firs. Pinkham Helped] Fannie Kumpe. u Dear Mrs. Pinkham: I feel it is my duty to" write and tell you of the benefit I have derived from your advice and tho use of Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound. The jiains in my back and womb have all left me, and my menstrual trouble is corrected. lam very thankful for the good advice you gave me, and I shall recommend your medicine to all who suffer from female weakness.”j Miss Fannie Kumpe, 1922 Chester St., Little Hock, Ark. (Dec. 16,1900.) Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound will cure any woman in the land who suffers from womb troubles, inflamma tion of the ovaries, kidney troubles, nervous excitability, nervous prostration, and all forms of woman’s special ill®. ApAAA FORFE ITU we cannot forthwith produce the original letter* and ilfnatoret oC 4L 11111 B above testimonials, which will prove their absolute genuineness. y*jUUU Ijdis E. Pinkham Med. Cos., Lyaa, W—>. y.i L , ■■■mi _ - 1 a Not only a feast, but actual nourishment. m If the baby’s stomach is not right, each meal only adds to the burden. Make sure that • mm your baby enjoys and profits by its food by I | j I j keeping its stomach in condition with , • Dr. McGee s baby ELIXIR s Regulates the stomach and bowels, cor reels sour stomach, cures diarrhoea and .Vf r summer complaint. The teething period is I r | fID >IT /\\T dangerous. Baby Elixir will take I a' y° ur baby through it in perfect I ; safety. 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