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The careless hired man, even if ob
tainable at boy's wages, is the most
expensive proposition that a man can
tiavc on his farm.
It is well to i , member that, as a rule,
weeds exli in t the fertility of the sol!
In just as large measure as do the
crops which may be grown thereon.
If the orchard is doing business—fill
ing baskets • ml barrels at harvest time
—it should lie fertilized just as should
the corn and oat Held or potato patch.
While a horse trailer may be honest,
there Is presumptive evidence that if
lie is consistently so lie cannot stay in
Ilie business any great length of time.
11l one district In the state of Wash
ington straw lias been used very ef
fectively on tin; highways in overcom
ing the ilillicuity encountered with mud
and dust.
Perhaps eaves properly adjusted on
the yard side of the big red barn will
prevent the place from becoming a
nasty mire during the rainy months of
the spring.
The granger who will sell filthy
cream to the creamery or addled eggs
to the groceryman has no kick coming
if he should (iml water and sand In the
sugar or worms in the prunes.
It Is a good idea to wage an effective
rat and mouse campaign up to the Ist
of May and then give the birds full
sway by shipping the old tabby anil
iier multicolored litter over into the
boxt township.
Much butter we eat and like because
it Is Juicy contains from 12 to 10 per
cent of plain water. If it contains a
larger per cent than this the govern
ment calls it adulterated and proceeds
against the manufacturers accordingly.
He is a very inconsistent school pa
tron who buys ten ilolllar roosters for
Ills Hock of poultry, a $200 sire for his
herd of cattle and yet who kicks on
paying $-10 a month for the services of
a competent teacher for the district
Any farmer is justified in setting his
dog on the lightning rod agent, the
average fruit tree peddler, the book
agent and (lie small boy from town
with the gun. It is a debatable ques
tion perhaps whose calves out of the
Lunch ought to be chewed the harder.
For the novice in the horticultural
business it Is well to remember that
It is more satisfactory all around as
well as more profitable lo set one or
two varieties of apple trees of recog
nized hardiness and merit us to quality
of fruit than to dabble in ten or fifteen
varieties, which are quite likely to bo
well described by saying that they are
good, bad and Indifferent.
Tt is fair to assume that the man or
woman who makes much of his or her
religious profession and yet whoso the
ories are not put into practice in the
home life and relations has but a
shoddy, veneor kind of religion after
ill. We once knew an old codger of
this type who was piety personified in
"the prayer meeting, but who was that
light and mean lliat he treated his own
in in a more ungracious manner than
Jie would the cur that licked his boots
sri the street. The good T.ord discounts
lieavily all such counterfeit stuff as
One western municipality that the
writer knows of has settled the tramp
problem In a very effective yet simple
manner. The aldermen of the town
have passed nil ordinance levying a
fine on any person who feeds a tramp.
Coupled Willi ibis, strict orders have
lteen given to the residents requesting
them to ring for a patrol wagon at
once when a tramp stops and asks for
food. It' he Is there on the arrival of
the patrol he is taken to police head
quarters, where he is given food and
clothing, if necessary, but where he is
made to work his board and lodging
out on a city wood or stone pile. So
well does this plan work that tramps
shun the towu as they would a pesti
In view of the stress which the fed
oral government and many states are
now laying on the matter of a preser
vation of the forests of the country.
Arbor day should take on an added
meaning with its interesting and pa
triotic observances. Not only should
the thought of the day be put into ac
tual practice by planting trees in the
school yards to furnish shade and
make them more attractive, but there
should be instilled into the hearts of
the pupils at . early date the impor
tant services which these trees render
ito man and the duty that rests upon
all of so protecting trees and forests
Already growing and setting new trees
that in future years the lumber and
fuel supply of the country shall not
utterly fail.
Iu the settlement of uelghbcrhood
OlTerences or disputes arbitration is a
much cheaper method than going to
law and at the same time makes possi
ble subsequent friendl.N relations,
which is a most important considera
Paint the picture as rosy as the rep
resentathes of the licet sugar factory
are able, the fact remains that the corn
farmer Is prone to look askance at the
proposition of descending from his rid
.ng cultivator and getting down on his
marrowbones to weed and thin sugar
beets which he is to sell for $."> per ton
Saloons make business—yes. more for
the saloon keeper, but less business and
more bad debts for the butcher, baker,
grocer, clothier, dry goods merchant
and newspaper man. They make more
business for the courts and jails and
fewer comforts and conveniences and
much less happiness for the town and
country home.
The difference in the value of seed
corn that will produce a yield of twen
ty-live bushels of corn per acre and
that which will yield fifty bushels
with no additional effort except that
Involved in husking is .$87.50. this on
the assumption that the twenty-live
extra bushels of corn are worth $12.50
and that one bushel of corn will
plant seven acres. This Is a very easy
conclusion to arrive at and one that
every farmer should figure out with a
lead pencil before he puts his corn Into
the ground this spring.
Every young woman who contem
plates presiding over a home of her
own should know how to cook well, to
do plain sewing and understand the
essential principles involved in an eco
nomical and intelligent management of
her household. If in addition to these
acquisitions she can play. sing, paint
or draw she is just so much the better
endowed. The average husband, whose
heart is so often most effectively ap
pealed to through his stomach, has dif
ficulty in reconciling a soggy mess of
biscuits or an inilia rubber pie crust
with a finely executed musical classic
from Wagner or an aesthetic homo
wrought panel of daisies or pansies.
In many states health laws Impose a
severe penalty for the selling of milk,
cream or butter from cows which are
known to be afllicted with tuberculosis.
In states where no such laws exist the
creamery manager and the individual
dairymen should exercise every possi
ble precaution with a view to locating
and weeding out animals that may be
sickly, and especially those that show
symptoms of being afllicted with this
disease. The use of the milk from such
animals is a source of danger not only
to the members of the family, but to
\ all who partake of it. Iu such cases a
; state law ought not to be required to
i make one follow a courso that would
1 seem to be dictated by good horse
j sense.
As a result of bettter mechanical han
dling and treatment with preservative
solutions previous to being laid, wood
blocks are now being used for pave
ment and with very satisfactory re
sults. The first wood blocks laid some
fifty years ago were left cylindrical
as cut nnd were not treated, the re
sult !>eing that the edges soon broke
or wore off and the blocks rotted.
Those laid recently, cut In rectangular
shape and given a preservative treat
ment, are giving the best of satisfac
tion, surpassing any paving material
but granite or sandstone In point of
durability. It costs laid per square
yard from $2.40 to $3.50 as compared
with $3.50 for sandstone, $3.20 for
granite, $2.30 for asphalt, $2.00 for
brick and 00 cents for macadam.
Blocks of Australian eucalyptus in use
on (he streest of London hasve lasted
for fifteen years.
In the vicinity where the writer lives
representatives of a foreign grocery
house canvassed for supplies, and a bill
of goods which one of their customers
bought, which was later put on exhibi
tion, contained several eye openers.
One of these was the fact that the un
suspecting buyer had paid OS cents per
pound for a cheap tea that was not
worth a cent more than SO. The same
order included thirty pounds of soda
at about the same price that It would
sell for at (he local grocery store, but
there was enough of it to last for four
or five years. The same bill of goods
which the peddler asked $41 for could
have liecn bought on tick at the local
grocery for $32, and for $27.50 If cash
had been paid, as It was to the peddler.
The experience which these buyers had
would seem to suggest the wisdom of
at least giving the home merchant an
opportunity to bid on a bill of goods
before It is given to the representative
of the foreign house.
In response to a query as to how to
treat seed potatoes to prevent develop
ment of the scab we will give briefly
the directions which have appeared in
these columns in previous seasons. Aft
er cutting the potatoes in the sized
pieces desired place them In a coarse
gunny sack and suspend them for two
hours In a solution made up at the rate
of half a pint of formalin solution to
fifteen gallons of water. After the seed
has soaked the desired length of time
the sack may be suspended above the
barrel on a couple of sticks and the so
lution allowed to drain back. This
treatment of the seed should be given
a short time before planting. Sulliclent
time should elapse, however, so that
the seed may dry. Potatoes treated In
the above manner and planted on what
Is known as clean ground—clover sod
breaking or land that has not raised
potatoes for a year or two—will pro
duce an absolutely scab free crop. The
solution is good for use as long as It
lasts if the barrel is covered between
In a pamphlet recently issued by the
lalr.v division of the department of
agriculture at Washington, entitled
"Twenty Dairy Suggestions. With Spe
elul Reference to Sanitation." the fol
lowing directions are given relative to
the proper cure of the dairy herd. They
nre much to the point and should be
posted up in every cow stable in the
land: (1) Have the herd examined at
least twice a year by a skilled veteri
narian. promptly removing any ani
mals suspected of being in bad health.
Never add an animal to the herd un
less certain it is free from disease, par
ticularly tuberculosis. (2> Never allow
u cow to be excited by fast driving,
abuse, loud talking or unnecessary dis
turbance. Do not expose her to cold or
storms more than necessary. i3> Clean
the entire body of the cow daily, while
hair in the region of the udder should
be kept short by clipping. (4) Do not
allow any strong flavored food like
garlic, cabbage or turnips to be eaten
except immediately after milking.
Changes in food should be made grad
ually. (5) Provide pure fresli water in
abundance, easy of access, but not too
cold. Under the head of milking and
handling of the milk the following sug
gestious nre made: (li Use no dry.
dusty food just previous to milking.
(2) The milker should wash his hands
before milking and also see that the
udder of the cow and surrounding
parts are wiped with a clean damp
cloth before he begins operations. (3)
In milking he should be quiet, quieky,
clean and thorough, commencing his
milking at the same hour every morn
ing ami evening an«l milking the cows
In the same order. (4) The milk should
lie carried to the milk room 11s fast as
It accumulates and strained through
cotton cloth and cooled at once to 50
degrees F. Warm milk should never
be mixed with that which lias already
been cooled.
The above query Is one that often
confronts young people as they start
housekeeping on their own account,
and they are often perplexed to know
which Is the wiser and more econom
ical course to pursue. While circum
stances to bo found In some portions
of larger cities may make the plan of
owning a home of one's own inadvisa
ble, it seems to be the consensus of
opinion that under average conditions
those who buy are at the end of a
term of years financially ahead of what
they would have been had they rented
a property of an equal value. Added to
the fact that In a period of twelve
years one would pay out In rent con
siderably more than the place rented
could be bought for at the beginning
of the period is the satisfaction of
having a home of one's own, a consid
eration that it Is not easy to measure
in dollars and cents. Moreover, where
young people buy a home of their own
and have to go in debt for It there is
constantly present an incentive to bo
economical and careful in one's expend
iture. Thus the putting of money
Into a home results in much the snmo
conditions that prevail when one is
carrying life insurance or putting
money into other forms of Investment.
I'ayincuts must be made at stated in
tervals, and economy is accordingly
practiced that those may be met.
Where one rents a portion of the sala
ry is devoted to tills purpose, but the
process goes on year after year with
nothing to show for the money one has
paid during the Interval lint a bunch
of receipts for rent which have no ne
gotiable value.
Wlille tobncco growers the country
over are pestered with Insect enemies
that work more or less damage to their
crops, the worst parasite which somo
of the growers in portions of Kentucky
have to put up with is a two ieggcil
microbe that wears a mask, carries a
revolver and makes a practice of set
ting the grower's tobacco storehouse
afire and perhaps killing (he owner. So
destructive have the attacks of these
Night Illders been during the past year
that many of the independent tobacco
growers of the state referred to have
had to vacate their plantations and
move to other states. The motive for
these vicious attacks on the independ
ents seems to lie traceable to their un
willingness to have the price at which
they shall sell their product dictated
by the Tobacco Growers' association,
through which as a result of a mutual
agreement the members have been
able to raise the price of tobacco from
0 to 18 cents a pound. The Independ
ents, not liking dictation as to the
management of their business and
many of them having Insufficient
means to enable them to hold their
product for a considerable period of
time, have sold or offered to sell at
lower prices than those set by the as
sociation, with the results as stated
Unless the business opening which
he can get is decidedly superior that
country lad is making a very question
able shift who swaps the independence
and healthful physical toil, though at
times strenuous and monotonous, and
the many pleasant accompaniments
and associations of country life for the
<ity job. with its meager supply of sun
shine and fresh air, rattling drays,
roaring street cars, rush and hurry,
dependence and treadmill existence.
Coupled with these drawbacks are
temptations and pitfalls of which the
country bred boy is almost entirely
free. In a majority of cases where the
move Is made a country birthright is
swapped for a worthless mess of urban
Making Good.
There Is n<> way of making Innllrtn
frie mis like "Making Good;" ami Doctor
Pierce's 111 *"1 ii-i 11 cs well exemplify this,
ami their friends, after more than two
decades of popularity. are numbered by
the hundreds of thousands. They have
"made good" and they have nut made
A good, honest, square-deal medicine of
known composition is Dr. Pierce'* Golden
Medical Discovery. It still enjoys an im
mense sale, while most of the prepara
tions that nave come into prominence in
the earlier period of its popularity have
"gone by the board " and are never more
heard of. There must lie some reason for
this long-time popularity and that is to
be found in Its superior merits. When
once given a fair trial for weak stomach,
or for liver and blood affections, Its supe
rior curative qualities are soon manifest;
hence it has survived and grown in pop
ular favor, while scores of less merltcrious
articles have suddenly flashed into favor
for a brief period and then been as soon
for a torpid liver with its attendant
Indigestion, dyspepsia, headache, per
haps dizziness, foul breath, nasty coated
tongue, with bitter taste, loss of appetite,
with distress after eating, nervousness
and debility, nothing Is so good as I)r.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. D's
an honest, square-deal medicine with all
Its ingredients printed 011 bottle-wrapper
—no secret, no hocus-pocus humbug,
therefore don't accept a substitute that
tho dealer may possibly make a little big
ger prolit. InsiM on your right to have
what you call for.
Don't buy Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescrip
tion expecting it to prove n "cure-all." It
Is only advised for woman's spccinl ail
ments. It makes weak women strong and
sick women well. Less advertised than
some preparations sold for like purposes,
Us sterling curative virtuos still maintain
Its position in tho front ranks, where it
Itood over two decades ago. As an In
vigorating tonic and strengthening nerv
fno it is unequaled. It won t satisfy those
who want "booze," for there Is not a drop
of alcohol In It.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets, the orti/l
nnl Little Liver Pills, although tho first
pill of their kind in the market, still lead,
and when once tried are ever afterwards
In favor. Easy to take as candy—one to
three a dose. Much imitated but never
Contractor who was convicted of
complicity in sfu.ooo.uoo Pennsylvania
cupitol frauil.
The Sun From a Balloon.
At the height of two miles the suit
shines with a tierce Intensity unknown
below, where the dust and the denser
air scatter the rays, which, thus dif
fused, lose their Intensity while illu
mining every nook and corner of our
houses. At heights exceeding live miles
this diffused light is mostly gone, and
the sun shines a glowing ball, sharply
outlined in a sky of which the blue is
so dark as to approach blackness. At
the outer limits of the atmosphere the
sun would appear a brilliant star of
massive size among other stars, and if
one stepped from its burning rays into
shadow he would enter Egyptian dark
ness. At tile height of a mile and a
half we found it necessary to shelter
our faces to prevent sunburn, although
the air around us was but little warm
er than that of the previous night, lie
ing about -}."> degrees. As the afternoon
wore on and the balloon began to cool
and sink we were obliged to throw out
much sand, casting it tftvay a scoopful
at a time, and just after sunset it was
even necessary to empty two or three
bags at once—lT. 11. Clayton in Atlan
Too Significant.
"These Spanish names In California
puzzle me. but some of tliem have very
Interesting meanings," commented a
guest of one of the hotels.
"Yes?" said the manager.
"They do. for a fact: they really do.
I am keeping track of a list iu my
notebook. Hut the funny thing was In
Santa Barbara. Listen to this: 'Indlo
Muerto street, meaning dead Indian.'
Ah, here it Is, the one I was after, a
street named 'Salsipuedes.' Well, this
street's the one that runs to the hospital
up on the sloping hillside above the
town. When they built the hospital,
they were at a loss for a name. Some
one suggested calling it after this
street. And they did. Then they hap
pened to look up the meaning of the
"And what does it mean?" asked the
" 'Salsipuedes' was originally a street
that wandered up and down through a
series of ravines, and It means 'Get
out if you can.' Good name for a Jail,
but not for a hospital."—San Francisco
How to Clean Tan Leather.
Ta 11 leather may be cleaned efTec«
tlvely with ether. Tan suede may be
cleaned with stale breadcrumbs. The
V'etHl should be one or two days old
ind should be rubbed oi the cuede.
Valued Same as Gold.
B. G. Stewart, a merchant of Cedar
View, Miss., says: "I tell my custo
mers when they buy a box of Dr.
King's New Life Pills they get the
worth of that much gold in weight, if
afflicted with constipation, malaria
or biliousness." Sold under guaran
tee at Evans Drug Co., and Postoffice
Pharmacy. 1
still use oM style material with
good effect. What we use is the
best for each job we handle. We
QsK l cnmv ho w to produce good work
I all d insure you the results of our
Good Printing
The man at the head of
hobby—it's Good Printing.
No -job leaves the ofiice that isn't at the top notch of per
fection —particularly Stationery. That's where he Tgets ir»
his artistic work —that makes you feel a certainjjgpride in
writing a letter on Herald Printery work.
Never any chance for a "kick."
408 .£ Wishkah St. Teleohone 3541
How to Avoid Disagreeable Odors
and Light the Range.
If there Is a constant smell of burn
lug when cooking is going on examine
the burners. They are probably tilled
with sediment from "boil overs." This
especially applies to the housewife
whose kitchen is more or loss dark,
for unless that is an unusually light
place it is difficult to soo sufficiently
well to keep the burners perfectly
clean, says Korgetuieuot.
For the woman whose troubles arise
from the odor of cooking the remedy
lies in having a small pipe between the
range and the chimney to carry off tlio
odorous gases. A large bowl of water
placed near will also help to prevent
odors of cooking penetrating the house.
The smell of gas when a rubber tube
is used—no leak being apparent—is
usually caused by the tube itself hav
ing become saturated with gas. New
tubing is the only remedy.
The lighting of the burners is a very
simple matter if properly understood.
Turn on the gas for six seconds before
applying the match. This permits the
air to escape from the pipe and makes
the burner show a clear biue flame
from the tirst. If a white flame ap
pears on first lighting, turn off the gas
immediately and try again. The dull,
roaring sound means the gas flame has
leaped back inside the supply pipe.
When having the gas range put in
be sure to see that the supply pipe is
large enough to allow sufficient gns to
enable all the burners to be used at
the same time. This is very neces
sary. It is annoying to discover you
can't boll two kettles when the oven is
in use. See also that the oven is large
and commodious and that there is
plenty of room on tlie top for boiling,
frying, etc. It is poor economy to use
a gas range that Is too small. On the
other hand, should your family be
small and largo joints things unknown
don't have a huge oven.
It is the oven, with its many burners,
which makes gas stove cooking expen
sive. For this reason think out your
meals carefully and bake as many
things as possible at the same time.
Custards, for instance, if small will
cook when the gas has been turned
out, and fruit, etc., may be stewed in
earthenware Jars while the Joint Is
Confusing English.
"I see one of our battleships reported
fast In the mud."
"I was just thinking that a ship fast
In the mud ought to be a record break
er on the open sea."—Plck-Me-Cp.
Money Makes Egotists.
Money is a sort and gives
the acquirer even more than the pos
sessor an Imagination of his own pow
er and tends to make him Idolize self.
—Cardinal Newman.
Conquering Temptation.
To conquer temptation you must live
It down alone, as you must die alone,
and no vicarious gift of strength can
take the place of a mac's own will.—
From "My Journal."
One pound of our
Poultry Food
equals five pounds'of green meats
It will keep the hens 'busy the
year around. Address 'or phone
Carstens Pkg. Co.
" Take the Trolley "
—at the—
Centlemen 50c
Ralston's Orchestra
"Take the Trolley "
Cigars, Whiskies and Wines
The Mu<>' Saloon
415 South F St. Phone 215
Humboldt Saloon
Finest Wineß, Liquors aud Cigars
313 South F Street,
Aberdeen, Wash.
Soft Drinks Hard Drinks
as LUNCH is?.
Best on the market, prepared io the mo*t
approved fashion.
312 South G St.
Cold Drinks Hot Drinks
Good •lean bed* 250 And o n o
Ucrckftnt'f Lunch Oold Luucli
Sandwiches Gemma Style
41 2 B. Heron St, Aberdeen

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