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and Water Plant to Shut Down Sunday il • . On account of making a change in the switch board at the plant, made necessary by the installation of new water pumping equipment just put in by the city, the electric light, power and water plant will be shut down from 8 until 10 o’clock on SUNDAY morning, November 25. j Patrons are requested to draw an ample supply of water before 8 o’clock to last them until after 10 o’clock Sunday morning. Ark. Light & Power Co. 1 * • 0—v—0-0-O-0-O-0-0 I I o ARKANSAS NOTES o I 0—0-O-O-0-0-0-0 Bruce Biown, aged 16, of Walnut Ridge, volunteered to raise $1,000 for the Y. M. C. A. war fund. At last reports lie had raised $1,200 and was still going strong. *** M. L. Swihart has raised 3,600 bushels of sweet potatoes on 20 acres of ground near Leachville. The potatoes are now selling at $1 per bushel. *** The Chickasha Lumber Co. of Cincinnati has purchased 4,800 acres of timber land in the neighborhood of Gillett, and will at once begin the erection of saw mills to cut the timber. • •• • Walter Young, a fireman on the Prescott & Northwestern railroad is piloting a locomotive which belongs to the Ozan-G ray sonia Lumber Co., to the Mexican border, where it will be transferred to a company operat ing a railroad in Mexico. **** Alex Posey, postmaster at Dog j wood, Grant county, has resigned, | and as no one seems to desire the job the postoffice there probably will be discontinued. ♦ *** Tom Henderson of Osceola has erected a rat proof corn crib. The crib is protected inside with 16 mesh galvanized iron wire. Mr. Henderson says ‘ he would give a dollar to see the look of pained surprise that comes over the face of the first rat' that tries to gnaw ' through the wire.” **** Mrs. J. E. Judkins, mother of Mrs. ! S. P. Goodwin of Pangburn, is knit ting sox for the Red Cross and is using the same needles she used in 1861 in knitting sox for the confed erate soldiers. Land in Arkansas is patriotic. The other day an ear of corn having red, white and blue grains was dis covered in Poinsett county and now one with grains similarly colored has been brought to Green Forest in _ ,» 4 Carroll county, **** President Tabor of Siloam College has tendered his resignation as head of that institution on account of ill health. The resignation was accept ed and Dean Hamilton has been put in charge of the college. * * * * Miss Hazel Thurmand, age 7, of Marvell, won first prize recently in a children’s national needlework con test. * * * + Green Forest has had a raid by grasshoppers. It is supposed they were brought in from Kansas by a wind. * * * * Rice growers in the vicinity of Stuttgart have suffered serious loss es from the depredations of wild ducks, which have flocked to the fields where rice is in the shock., Large numbers of hunters were In' the fields during the daytime, but did not diminish the supply of ducks to a noticeable degree and in spite of the game laws whieh prohibit the killing of wild fowl at night, many men slew ducks at night in order to protect the grain. One rice grower estimates his loss from the depre dations of ducks at several thousand dollars. I BUILD NOW I The war may end this year, or next year, or the next. But whenever it ends, there will be a big advance in building operations. You will make a great mistake if you wait to do that building until after the | war, for prices are very apt to be much higher then on account of the increased | demand. Buy Your Lumber and Materials Now We carry a complete stock of Flooring, Ceiling, Siding, Finishing Lumber, Win dows, Doors, Etc., in fact, any and every piece of building material you need. Don’t put off your building. Costs of all lines are constantly mounting higher and higher, and we must face the certainty that the old low prices are gone | never to return. We specialize in Prompt Service and the best material in the market. Can | *ave you money on that next bill. Home Lumber Co. _ “Headquarters for Home Builders” "" ' .. " " / HAVE MORE SHEEP During 1916 the United States Raised Only 35 Per Cent of Wool She Used. By J. H. McLeod, Senior Livestock Specialist, Extension Division, Uni versity of Arkansas. Arkansas should have more sheep. The need of raising more sheep is ap parent from the fact that in 1916 the United States raised only 35 per cent of the wool she used There has been a very large increase in the demand for' mutton to feed the millions of men who are now on the European front, and while the demand has been for more Sheep, the number of sheep has decreased in the United States, due to the opening up of Government 1 land in the West Ufr settlement and ttie losses in sheep upon the ranges through disease. Although there have not been many sheep raised in this state, we know | that Arkansas has a number of ad ! vantages for sheep production. We have a very mild climate and for this leasoncan produce grass almost the year Through. We also have a large acreage of high, well drained cheap land in North Arkansas which fur nish1 s favorable conditions for the keeping of large* flocks of sheep at a comparatively low cost. Arkansas men who have gone into the pheep business and followed it in an intelli gent' manner find that they are a very profitable investment. First : Thev nick- :in n pi-eat dost of waste about the farm that other farm animals cannot utilize. Second: They clean up the Js and cause grasses o grow where weed patches were before. Third: Sheep furnish quick returns. Ewes can be bred in the fall and their lambs marketed eight or ten months thereafter. Fourth: Profits are large—it is usually considered that the wool will pay for the keep of the ewes and the lambs come as clear profit. Fifth: Sheep are good soil builders, sheep manure being the richest ma nure produced by any farm animal. Sixth: They require little expen sive feed. Seventh: Money from sheep comes In in the spring at a time of the year j when ft w other products are being put upon the market. While the prospects for sheep grow ing look very good, the Extension Di vision does not want to encourage anyone to take up this line of livestock industry unless they have had pre vious experience or have an honest desire to study and learn the nature and the requirements of sheep. With out a love for sheep and a knowledge of the industry, little success can be expected. One of the main essentials in grow ing this class of animals is good pas ture. Permanent pasture should be established with orchard grass or Bermuda grass as a basis. In the northern section of the state orchard grass is bette? adapted to the soil and climate. In the central and southern portion, Bermuda thrives best. With Bermu da grass can also he mixed lespedeza which makes its rankest growth dur ing the hot summer months, bur clov er which thrives during the winter and white clover which begins its growth early in the spring. Besides a permanent pasture a temporary pas ture should also be provided. Size of Flocks: It is the opinion of the most competed authorities that sheep can be handled in the most eco nomical way with not less than fifty or sixty ewes as a unit. The advan tage coming from this large number is that it does not cost much mors to fence, shelter and care for fifty or sixtv pwas than it tvmilri m ima.ll number, and for this reason when tha large numbers are handled tha coat per ewe is much leys than whan only a few are carried in tha flock. Whlia it is true that experienced men can handle most advantageously sheep in the number suggested, with the be ginner it is no doubt best for him ta start with eight or ten ewes and gradually increase his flock. Kind of Sheep: It is not well for the beginner to start with pure breds, but be should begin with good grades. Perhaps the best place to secure these grades is from the Stock Yards Muv kets through some reliable commis sion Arm. The majority of the ewes upon the markets come from tha western ranges and ars for fhe moat part of the Merino breed. These ewes, however, can be bred up quickly by using rams of the breed preferred. The iambs from Merino ewes and mut ton rams make a rapid growth and sell well when placed on the market. When giving an order for this stock [t is well to write the commission man the breed of sheep which you pra fer and caution him not to buy ewes that are too old. Quite a number of Lhe stock coming from the Western ranges are old ewes that have broken, mouths and cannot for this reason jraze to the best advantage. Those who have purchased sheep tnd care to have information upon :he care of them can secure this in formation by writing the Extension Division of the University of ▲rkao iaa. I 0 -0-o-0—0- —O-0 1 I | o FARM NOTES o |) I 0-0-O-0-o-o——O-0 (Progressive Farmer) "If I go into a man’s, house and find a bookcase with $50 worth of well selected books,” said a well known southerner the other day, “it does more to raise that man in my estimation than if he had spent j five thousand dollars in merely build I ing a big house without evidence of ! taste and intellectual culture.” The thought is worth remembering. Along 1 with plans for paints, lights and i water works this year, the Progres ! sive Farmer is anxious to see every farmer put a little crop money into i good hooks. * * * * Cotton growers all over the south - should be interested in a statement ! by Mr. F. W, Dabbs about the orga j nitration of a tri-county cotton selling association with headquarters in Sumpter, S. C., the object being, as Mr. Dabbs says, ‘to stop the sella I bale-at-a-lime system and have coin | petit ive buying in 50 to 100 bale lots.” It is also interesting to see i that every farmer in Sumpter county ! will list his surplu- corn and hay , with tiie Sumpter Chamber of Com ! merce, which will in turn furnish such lists to prospective buyers with I a view to bringing local buyers in | touch witti local producers, ilere is i an activity which chambers of com merce all over the south might well | undertake. ■* * * * One of the greatest needs of the | south is to develop community pride j and patriotism. Paul coming to Je rusalem was proud to boast that he ' was “a c itizen of no mean city,’’ and Fevery man should try to make his neighborhood such that it will have some distinction among the neighbor hoods of the country. It should he noted for some agricultural or edu cational achievement, for some wor thy characteristic of its people, for patriotic men who have lived here and served it. liv honoring your neighborhood heroes and by develop ing an interest in local historv. a great deal can bo done to quicken interest in the community. We hope these suggestions will not be forgot ten by our readers. * * * * A lordly tree with wide spreading branches, heavy with green foliage, is always a goodly sight. The trouble is that usually a tree that grows to great proportions is not also useful as a food producer. A notable ex ception is the pecan. Few trees are more large and beautiful, and yet the pecan is tremendously valuable. Along with our orders for fruit trees and grape vines this fall, let's not forget a liberal order of pecans. * * * * “The absence of milk cows on so many farms is appalling," said Mr. George A. Cole, formerly president of the Arkansas Farmers' Union and now indemonstration work, when in our office last week. “When 1 go on a farm the first thing I wish to find out is not how much corn or cotton the farmer is raising, but how he is nuturing and raising his chil dren, and I don't see how anybody can feed children properly without milk and butter.” Surely no Pro gressive Farmer subscriber would try to get along without a cow, but if you know anybody who does, by all means urge him and help him to get one with this year’s crop money. * * * * Labor is scarce and will probably! be much scarcer next spring. This being true, labor saving implements and machinery of all kinds should be available for use on every farm. If a farmer is unable to pay for sulky and disk plows, disk harrows, grain drills, threshers and fertilizer and lime sowers, he can co-operate with | his neighbors in the purchase of such implements. Many farmers can I purchase such implements and do J the necessary farm work for their I neighbors at a reasonable price, • * # * There are many ways of saving corn by substituting other feeds, as there are many better uses to which we can put part or our corn. It has high human food value and may be substituted for a larger part of wheat flour than is now done. The bread of the south is largely hot biscuit. A mixture of three parts wheat and one part of finely ground corn meal, or corn flour, makes a biscuit which cannot easily be told from the all wheat flour biscuit. Our allies in the war need all the wheat which can be saved in this way. REALISTIC Two old British sailors were talk ing over their shore experiences.1 One had been to a cathedral and had heard some very fine music and was descanting particularly on an anthem which gave him much pleas ure. His shipmate listened for a while, and then said: “I say, Bill, what's a hanthem?’’ **Wliat!'’ replied Bill. "Do you mean to say that you don’t know what a hanthem is?" “Not me." "Well, then, I’ll tell yer. If I was to tell yer, "Ere, Bill, give me that anspike.’ that wouldn’t be a han hem. But was I to say. Bill, Bill, five, give, give me, give me that. Mil. give me, give me that hand, tandspike. handspike, hand, hand 'Plke, spike, spike, spike. Ah-men, ih-men! Bill, give me that hand spike, spike, ah men ’ Why. that sou Id be a hantham."—Exchange. -o CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE A couple of Texas negroes were liscussing the war and what might >e expected of thmn when the se ective draft went Into effect. "I sho* hopes dey puts me In de j 1 nfantrv,” said one. Wha’ fo’? Why, you fool nigger,! le calvary Is de on’y place to be. i >ey don’t get near so much fightin*,” . "Maybe so," admitted the other. Maybe so. But did you evah stop o figgah dey has to retreat some lines?” ‘‘Sho! What about it?” “Well, when it comes to retreatin’ , aim to retreat an’ I don’t aim to be ‘ iothehed with no hoss.” 11 ' " ■■ m..r" — --•■■■—. THE CLOTHES WE CLEAN, PRESS AND REPAIR REPRESENT PAINSTAKING EFFORT Not a suit, skirt or ? overcoat leaves this place without our knowing that it is O. K. Our work must he so well done that it will please the critic. THAT'S WORK WELL DONE. MAY WE DO IT FOR YOU? CLIFFORDS Phone 212 -.. .. --Z ————. ■ ■■■— | . -jp SHHH5HSH55*S5H5HS*55H™HS DARKEN GRAY HAIR, < LOOK YOUNG, PRETTY Sage Tea and Sulphur Darken* So Naturally that No body can tell, * TTair that loses its color and lustre, when it fades, turns gray, dull and life* less, is caused by a lack of sulphur in the hair. Our grandmother made up • Ynixture of Sage Tea and Sulphur to keep her locks dark and beautiful, ani thousands of women and men who value that even color, that beautiful dark shade of hair which is so attractive, use only this old-time recipe. Nowadays we get this famous mixture improved by the addition of other ingredi* cuts by askjng at any drug store for a 50* cent bottle of “Wyeth’s Sage and Sul* phur Compound,” which darkens the iiair so naturally, so evenly, that noted? can possibly tell it has been applied. You just dampen a sponge or soft brush with it and draw tbit through your hair, tak* ing one small strand at a time. By morn* ing the gray hair disappear); but what delights the ladies with Wyeth’s Sage and Sulphur Compound, is that, hesides bt^u* tifullv darkening the hair after a few applications, it also brings back the gloss and lustre and gives it an appearance of abundance. Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur CoiuDound is a delightful toilet requisite to iWPJtI color and a youthful appearance to the hair. Tt is not intended for the cure, mitigation or prevention of disease. ACCORDING TO HOYLE A man came In from the mountains to a little country store and pur chased a jug of whiskey. He da* t ided to leave it at the grocery. For identification he took a deck of cards from his pocket, selected the seven of hearts', wrote his name upon it, and tied it to he handle of the Jug. Then he ambled forth. He returned in about three hours *nd found the Jug missing. ‘Say, Bill," he cried in great ex citement to the proprietor of the the store, do you know what be anie of that jug of mine?" “Sure; Jim Joiner came along with he Jack of hearts an’ took it.” -o OVERSTOCKED Jane: "So Madge broke off her mgagement to that Sunday edition iditor. What was the trouble?" Marie: "She sent him some lova etters, and he returned them with i rejection slip stating that while ie was always glad to see such things, and they undoubtedly pos sessed merit, he was greatly over stocked with other contributions of i similar nature." FILLER LUMBER COMPANY under prompt servtoa.