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·· ;17T~ ~L-L~L ·Z Yar. " 'pp~h~e~lr~-'r-~~~~~hj yi '·I~IS~-'"'~Q',~*~·'· ::·.~s;3 ~c~ r. '' :r ··· !~i:~:;36Pb~a~~:~XPi~c~.VBSII~·rX~I~I~LS ~*"C~q~pi~Ti~Fr~ c~ ~( :o ··:::· ':~ss~~ ~Y,:2v e 1~~, f~~~"~j~g· ~o' :31 ~q\~:~;gL( i::i: :': "~ iP '· ~~:: P r` I·~·p .td ~3i.:S i ~,**~ ·=~' X ts ·r ~c=~ P y$ I·a. :g ~I·~ L : ·u:. ~··z ~i· :~lqi~( ~ck~p~· , t a ,, :r ·h ~ i.i~66~~ i- 2.s~j ~.·.· ~ (·16~·~ ;·;~. 1· ..; ~2,~; .~·· "~'" * ii r· .i : J·~ .·· ~ ps X :k ·;i 4· ··· ·· -···~-· ( ·,i?4R~F~ SI \T ':, saw when going STh: E:!glanI in the ,a;l:!:, ,: s of September was h:l vest in full swing. Th-,, were fortunate who w,.r. ~ble to take advan tage 1 tihe Lri,: !:mpss of sunshine :mn dry w,'eath:'r to house their crops. It is c i.larctiri: ic of the very dry season that to stalks have less srtln'h than ls al. and are, there fore iasily beaten down by the wind and rain. with little power of recov ery left them. So long did they lie, in fact. that in many cases the weeds grew up throuihr the orn and pro duced a mat ,,d tangie which no mechanical riapr could deal with. In conseqluence,. therefore, the coun try was scourtd for harvesters, casual labortrs. men, village women, and even children were hastily engaged so that it has been common to see bands of shearers at work exactly as they might have been seen 60 years ago. Many were hoping that Septenim ber would bring some settled weath er, and occasionaliy it has appeared as th(,,ugh blue skies and wind were to predomninate, but the hope proved illusory. ('loud.s q'ic'kly drifted across the sky and torrents of rain fell upon the "kindly fruits of the earth." }harvest therefore, proved a tedious, difficult and costly business, and, un tunate. the financial outlook is dark ened at the same time. Before the corn was practically ripe it looked better than we had reason to expect, as the wet had produced an enormous growth of straw. If by any chance tnere had come a good period of sun shine it is possible that the ears would have filled well; but from the reports of those who have threshed a portion of their in-gathering it seems to be practically certain that the harvest will be light in grain. With the proof of this comes the in telligence of a serious drop in prices. Of course something of the kind had been expected and was discounted be forehand. During the late spring and early summer, when exceptionally high prices prevailed for wheat, the English farmer was only a looker-on at the game, and to some extent per haps a sufferer. Yet the situation is not without its consoling features. The price is still good for September, and shows what to the grower must be a gratifying increase of price real ized since last year. The movement that began with the century is, there fore, being carried steadily on. It is described in the agricultural statistics for 1908. Since the beginning of the century the price of wheat has shown a distinct tendency to a higher level than that which characterized the closing years of the last century. Farmers will be well advised not to send their wheat to market at pres ent, as prices are almost invariably at their lowest in September, and there is every reason for thinking that they will increase considerably. The long-talked-of effect which the extended use of motor cars Is pro ducing has now become perfectly visible. In the volume of statistics for 1908 there is a new table which sheds an interesting light upon this side of the problem. This is a list of the contract prices of hay and straw at Colney Hatch and Hanwell asylums in the years from 1893 to 190S: 1893 and 1894 were times of great scarcity, and accordingly we find extraordinarily high prices rul ing. But in 1895 prices were resum ing their normal. Last year and the year before we find that prices had fallen very considerably. It is the same with straw. In a year like the present, when straw Is extremely abundant, this becomes a very serious consideration, and there would seem to be no getting out of the fact that in future years the value of fodder will continue to diminish. One sees the law working obviously enough in practice. especially in the neighbor hood of London. There used to be men who made their livelihood by purchasing hay and other foodstuffs for the purpose of converting them into fodder for the bus and tramway horses of London. To a large extent these latter have ceased to exist, and their place has been taken by motors, which consume no corn, and thus tend to the impoverishment of the farmer. Another complaint frequently made about the motor is that it is causing a serious diminution in the supply of manure that used to be ebtained from towns. Railway companies car ried on the whole at very reasonable rates manure from stables and streets in town to the agricultural districts. The motor has already effected a great change in that respect and is continuing to do so. It gives back to the land nothing in the shape of manure, and thuls indirectly tends tc make cultivation a little more ex. pensive than it used to be. In spitt of all this. there is no reason to be lieve that agriculture is entering on a period of dellpre'ssion. ()n the (on trary, it is emerging steadily from the duillness that has characterized it for more than a quarter of a century. The present disappointminnt arises only from the extravagant hopes raised in the early part of the year. The general record is one of steady im provement; but whet her prices go up or down in a climate such as ours, an occasional bad season will always have to be reckoned with. The pres ent year, taking it altogether, has been unfavorable to the cultivation of the soil. Yet it will be noticed that there are very few farms to let, and that land usually brings a satisfactory price in the market. For this we have to thank mainly that great crowd of wheat consumers which has arisen in the east and created a demand that the supply does no more than satisfy at present and that is continually growing. The sale of the farmer's produce, too, can be effected in a less expensive manner, thanks to the mul tiplications of auction marts, while the telegraph and telephone enable hini to ascertain what demand there is before he delivers his goods for sale, so that much of the uncertainty that formerly prevailed is eliminated. Further, there is continuously going on an increase in the number of con sumers and an improvement in the standard of living, two influences which in combination tend towards the yielding of a greater return by food products. CHARLES H. COX. TRAVELING SPEED OF BIRDS Their Flight Now Known to Be Much Slower Than Has Been Gen erally Supposed. A writer on birds says: "If you consult the usually accepted authori ties on the speed of birds in their flight you are likely to be misled by an exaggeration of from 100 to 300 per cent. This is because figures have been given on hearsay, appear ance and very superficial observation. But recently American, English and French observers have been compar ing notes, and are practically agreed, after most careful calculation, on the speed of the best-known birds. They started with the carrier pigeon and have made him a base of comparison. He has heretofore been credited with 110 miles an hour, but it is now agreed that he is entitled to 50. A long distance, carefully conducted test of 592 miles, from the Shetland islands to London, showed that he most rapid pigeons made 37 miles an hour. On shorter distances none made more than 50 miles. Because frigate birds have been seen far from land, and have been supposed not to fly by night or to rest on the wa ter, they have been credited with a speed of from 150 to 200 miles an hour. If they did fly at that speed they would have to overcome an at mospheric pressure of from 112 to 130 pounds to the square foot of fly ing surface. There is no certainty that they fly more rapidly than a pas senger pigeon or that they do not fly at night or do not sleep on the wa ter. The swallow that is indeed a rapid flyer, has been credited with 1s0 miles an hour, but he must be cut down to 65 miles, and the martin is five miles behind him, though au thorities have placed him ten ahead." One Reason. "Look at that team of horses trot ting along so sedately. Why can't men and women get along as nicely in double harness?" "Well, the men won't wear blind ers. Must rubber at the other girls." -Kansas City Journal. ANOTHER IMPORTANT VICTORY FOR THE CARTER MEDICINE COMPANY IN THE UNITED STATES COURT. 'ho t'nittd St;at.s Circr;it Court for thl' Sout il'rnll Ilistrit uof New York sitiing in Nw York 3Ciy--has just ;aI ;:trded to the (':lrto'r . dicin oli 'olo n ;lly ;I td' cr e a hih o:lin sut1ains ii:t' 4:l,:41Y's 4'\ 4tf lv-i, li.uhit to lsto u ith red i,.tk:g. i liv'1 r pills. 1;y h11t t.rins of the d reer,,,, it is, ant l,! n b ht'hl' ililngs: I" ii 441a h l \ 4 , I iin l, nt' and t.),l iri ,l' I 2h'at i, t I ' )' of red (.,)I ,", t1 Il " l: it r h ii it 1 ''1s 1' pill s.ai d I1 )11 1 ll. 'Il t t l ' , f l i i' s l . i laint: ,Ii t ,is hs h:\ine th ,.n n . liro e l y t i p1!ritr adto it 1wa1 t se:i t Nit.y ' llyI . ie :11'' 11 s0 1 1' li, '' Id:js niy l 1 .:1 ,lll iirtillto! mintl 14 1:d, , -hs hlls 1 o the monticuia p ill'r11' and forh :l thel i h-}' htitu"l whi' h Th;rl tl in. NoX" (4'11t li i' tl in I,' ' the < : s ;llsol. --\ .t ti' ilia 4 V ll' ' I'i ! li.il'Ti I , 1h1" '1 lh'iev 1e I c11' had :the leasure of IIll,,t il Y!, I h w ie.' :". i t i , l 1 1 In 1.) consider it a pleasure, itr I (' ii not t S lihe. "I bthaieve I once had the pleasure of lllet'!ilg yollr' wife. wasl not she." ECZEMA COVERED HIM. Itching Torture Was Beyond Words Slept Only from Sheer Exhaustion -Relieved in 24 Hours and Cured by Cuticura in a Month. "I am seventy-seven years old, and some years ago I was taken with ec zema from head to foot. I was sick for six months and what I suffered tongue could not tell. I could not t sleep day or night because of that I dreadful itching; when I did sleep it 7was from sheer exhaustion. I was one mass of irritation; it was even in my scalp. The doctor's medicine i seemed to make me worse and I was t almost out of my mind. I got a Sset of the Cuticura Soap, Ointment and SResolvent. I used them persistently 3 for twenty-four hours. That night I Sslept like an infant, the first solid Snight's sleep I had had for six months. In a month I was cured. W. Harrison Smith, Mt. Kisco, N. Y., Feb. 3, 1908." Potter Drug & Chem. Corp., Solo Prop&, Boston. Mistake Somewhere. A story comes from a Kentucky town that is worth repeating. There lives there a woman who says that she has immediate communion with the Almighty, and now and then de livers to those of common clay a mes Ssage that she has received from on high. The fact that these messages sometimes take on a very materialis tic hue does not alter their effective ness, in her opinion. One day she went into the office of a well known attorney and approached him solemnly as one about to reveal an awe-inspiring secret. "The Lord sent me to you for $25," she announced. The attorney looked up and smiled. "That must be a mistake," he re r plied, blandly, "because the Lord knows I have not got it." Celestial communication was there. upon broken off. How's This? We offef One Hundred Dollars Reward for any eae of Catarrh that cannot be cured by HallI , Catarrh Cure. F. 3. CHENEY & CO., Toledo. O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheny for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly hon orable in all business transactions and flnancIally able to carry out any oblIgations made by hi firm. WALDINO, KINNAN & MARVIN, Wholesale Druggists Toledo. O. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken Internally, acting directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces of the Sgystem. Testimonials sent tree. Price 75 cents pr bottle. Sold by all Druggists. 'Take Hall's Family Pills for constIpatIo. Short and Ugly. "Professor, what is the latest word of science as to there being Inhabit ants on Mars?" asked the reporter. "Rot!" answered the eminent astron omer on the other side of the contro versy. If a giddy woman could hear what is said about her giddiness behind her back it would knock some of the gid diness out of her. Give children pennies if they buy dl 1 gestible WRIGLEY'S SPEARMINT. It Is much better for them. He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns the golden thread that ties their hearts together. DON'T NEGLEICT THAT COUGH lt ce.rinly racks your system and may run into something serious. Allens Lung Balsam will check it quickly and permanently. For sale at all druggists. The right kind of experience Is worth all it costs. Because of those ugly, grizzly, gray haire. Use "LA CREOLE" HAIR RESTORER. PRICE, $1.00, retail. DOCTOR'S PRESCRIPTION. Quickly Cures Rheumatic Pains, Also Splendid System Builder. G) to any good tproscription drug. gi.r and m t the' ftIlttlia ll anld mix The Remnarkabte Trmming. th,,ldtl: 1! h"' I, . ,t h ,.nt i hay' t 'so in I trt' n inrs h.i vill n r,, thvm lfroi l his 11(" l t 'e F c Ih :;r'i 'th S I'n i ) ho; in- d 'tilt' P'I i ' it " Jl's CI N nrtcnd. .denl ,! u n-,i o' thalf pinyt r.t-.(II re v I, tk, II't ', i a a;ti,' Sr tI ll, I it,'1 \\l','i t' t(' ,l ll ti tlii v InAlt i t t!f' r11 l,'t- , i iii" 1 ilt ' 11 ! , h l -h tn ti tl - t lit'u l -t ,i"s j a it 'V 'iI\-. ,L "l h., t the Remarkable Trmm a. in the lat ithe !' ; oh l If another gred l t tli ented by us, givt's to the Starch a sitr.ng I it ille i:(lt tlt ss ne:ve1 ' api - pll Itched y ot 11111c 1,,!n,".' }1l ta t ('tred a ht'mber 0l small ah i ts 1 i,:g t hi1' - rg l.re oilns, an ',d exclaie, : 'Oh.' ,invlai'ia, the aluits hav e bringed their littl ite iie '' with ihem to-day!"' sh mporketant to Mothers. - Exmg inest carfuly l evr bt, ttle of CASTORIA, a saf'e and sure renit'dyo t tilttS o f tIll' pl r s'e lt daiy. In the lat injurious ahndmicals are omitted. while the adhditi ot another in'gredient, in vented chiltsi'n, as t sei that it Sl'gh and llOtllos never a prachIn se For oher Years. The Kind You Have Always BloughL Brought Their Relation. All pertinent facts must be consid ered when you are todealing withe thel great a problem of prosperity. Wouldn the large, eonles, and exclaimed: "Oh. lyou put the plunts or miavenus sign beforeged their thtle item that the ounty jail has ay" CASTORIA, a safe and surremeretmdy for grears fallin off n patrage?-De troit Free Pofress. Take a hint, do your own mixing. Bough Foron ats, ben all posideron, one box ll All pertinent facts must be consid. read r when you areto dealittle cakes that thgreat problem of prosperity. Woudie i you put the plushouse. eware of iminutatis ons, substi tute its emand catch-pen couny ready-for-use hasde Vices. Jusgreat thallin of it! One peage ?-nDe every 37 in England is a pauper!" so. I mFret more. than peoeple in Take a hint, do your own mixing. Rough London lats, being all soand there wasnt a paupead or in the 50 to 100 little cakes thatt" Many Childre rats and icklye. It's then, unsed by Mother Gray, a nurse in Children's Home, New York, cure Sum mer Compisaine. Feverishness, Headaches Stomach Troubles, Teething Disorders and Dtestroy Worms, At all Druggists', 25. Sample mafled FREE. Address Allen S. Olmsteld, Le Roy, N. Y. Finis. Wmgg-Scrtbbler s stories all have such sad endi ngs. i ap e Wagg-Yes, they generally find their wapy into the wastebasket.-Philadel phia Record. Fotr Colds awnd Gripp-Capudin. or The best remedy for Graip and Colds is Hicks' Capudine. Relieves the aching and like unto the live tree and the tele ondme only carries those of others. You can't stop smoking without an substitute. Don't accept a substitute Smfor W RIGL EY'S SPEARMINT. It= as a rule we have exhausted our sup ply of inectives on them when they were alive.ri to rie a a Strong Wiands and Sand Storms. cause granulation of the eyelids. PEfITSnd i EYE SALVE soothes ant quickly relieves. All druggIstscor Howard Bros., BuffaloN. Y. Some peoples cast-off happiness, like their cast-off clothes, would make some oth'er puoile very happy. Here's something good that bad lit The spirits fail to moeteialize at a orate stomach, liver and bowels. hugar-coate, tiny' granules, easy to take. lo not gripe. Often the milk of human kindness Wtesp g of the can. l t ý'.' abl,, (',< omp nd do.'es cur. f, ml- i:', f"l|,m w mnnII iI' 11ni e',vd. lil x 'K. ti t'r .,, S.' ,, I 11' 1. 1 , :v 1. t '' . I t fr 1 b ...:? ('h, n of I if,. ,. NI S o h I " 1, I .1 :. . L .ti . \ ' - il, . '. r ' I nt , , : S, i ..2 . I'. 1r4. .. 111 . . , L i., N :tl h t r"n. t>' t ., . Int, 1 s , i4. , Il.=% M rs. A. i I .. 1 I;..· ,, r.N. Im . 1r. art. S t 1,. ' t. , i ' ,\ ". I! 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'inkhiam's Vegetable Compound is a reliable and ho1ist(1 t Imedicine, an11 that the statements made in our advertisements regarding its merit are the truth and nothing but the truth. / ForI Rheumatic Pains As we get older the blood becomes sluggish, the mus cles and joints stiffen and aches and pains take hold easier. Sloan's Liniment quickens the blood, limbers up the muscles and joints and stops any pain or ache with astonishing promptness. Proof that it is Best for Rheumatism. Mrs. DANIEL H. DIEr., of Mann's Choice. R.F.D., No. i, Pa., writes: " Please send me a bottle of Sloan's Liniment for rheumatism and stiff joints. It is the best remedy I ever knew for I can't do without it." Also for Stiff Joints. Mr. MILTON WHEELER, 2100 Morris Ave., Birmingham, Ala., writes: "I am glad to say that Sloan's Liniment has done me more good for stiff joints than anything I have ever tried." Sloan's Liniment is the qickest and best remedy for Rheuma tism, Sciatica, Toothache, Sprains, Bruises and Insect Stings. Price 25c., 50c., and $1.00 at All Dealers. Send for Sloan's Free Book on Horses. Address DR. EARL S. SLOAN, BOSTON, MASS. McCANE'S DETECTIVE AGENCY Houston, Texas. operates the largest force of -mpetent detectives in the South, they render written opinions in cases not handled by them. Reasonable rates. W. N. U. HOLSTON, NO. 46-1909.