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A gueut who went to pay his bill not lang since at a fashionable Florida hotel, was given a statement which showed irm indebted to the house to the extent of $124. As he had been there only four days, and had had few extras, he thought it a little steep, but he never flinched. Ope; ing up a fat roll, he extended a huge Lunc'.i of hills to the cashier, with the rema.-k: "Guess again. I've got more money than that."—Washington Post, ■ TEr fashion writers agree that small cheeks will be in style for men's wear this While this may do for the men, spring no woman will be satisfied with anything less than big cheeks for her gown.—Wash ington Post. ?nlzer'» Home Builder Corn. So named because 50 acres produced bo heavily, that its proceeds built a lovely, home. See Salzer's catalog. Yielded in Jnd. 157 bu., Ohio IGO bu., Tenn. 198 bu., and ir> Mich. 220 bu. per acre. You can beat this record in 1905. ïmw& 9MÊ what do you tiiixk of tiiesf: yields? 120 bu. Beardless Barley per acre. 310 bu. Salzer's New National Oats 80 bu. Salzer Speltz and Macaroni 1.000 ba. Pedigree Potatoes per acre. 14 tons of rich Billion Dollar Grass Hay. 60.000 lbs. Victoria Rape for sheep—per A. 160.000 lbs. Teosinte, the fodder wonder. 64.000 ?bs. Salzer's Superior Fodder Corn — rich, juicy fodder, per A. Now such yields you can have in 1905, if you voll plant my seeds. OUST SEND THIS NOTICE AND IOC in stamps to John A. Salzer Seed Co., La Cross'*. Wis., and receive their great cata log and lots of farm seed samples. [K. L.] per A. Wheat. Tha' scratching sound emanating from Indiana is not all made by the hens; the poets are making some of it.—Chicago Chloride. Effects of Prosperity. Iu the six years of the country's greatest prosperity, from 1897 to 1903, aver ige prices of breadstuffs advanced 65 per cent., meats 23.1 per cent., dairy and garden products 50.1 per cent, and clothing 24.1. All these were products cf the farmer and stockman who prof.ted more than any other class of the community by these advances. The miner benefited 42.1 per cent, by tha! advance in the average price of mebsJs. The only decrease in the average prices of commodities in that period was in railway freight rates, which decreased from .798 per ton-mile in '897 to .763 in 1903, a loss of 4.4 per cent. The report of the Interstate Commerce Commission shows that the average increase in the pay of rail road employes in that period was a tril'e above 8.5 per cent. A Comparison. " Tou say you did not seek the office?" "Yes, sir. The office sought me." "I understand. You are like one of theue men who claim credit because they set a trap for game instead of going out and shooting it."—Washington Star. ÛFERATI0N AVOIDED EXPERIENCE OF MISS MERKLEY Bhc. Was Told That an Operation Was Inevitable. How She Escaped It Wlier. a physician tells a womaD suf fering with ovarian or womb trouble that an operation is necessary, the very thought of the knife and the operating table strikes terror to her heart, and our hospitals are full of women coming for ovarian or womb operations. r me. 4 mj V; V_v jc?*' c J Jlrf/jfJWerkley There are cases where an operation is the only resource, but when one con siders the great number of cases of ovarian and womb trouble cured by Lydia E. Pinkham's Vcgetable Com pound after physicians have advised operations, no woman should submit to one without first trying the Vegetable Compound and writing Mrs. Pinkham, Lynn, Mass., for advice, which is free. Miss Margret Merkley of 275 Third Street, Milwaukee, Wis., writes: Dear Mrs. Pinkham:— " Loss of strength, extreme nervousness shooting purins through the pelvic organs, bearing down pains and cramps compelled me to seek medical advice. The doctor, after making an examination, said I had ovarian trouble and ulceration and advised an opera tion. To this I strongly objected and decided to try Lydia E. Pinkliam's Vegetable Com pound. The ulceration quickly healed, all the bad symptoms disappeared and I am oai*e more strong, vigorous and well. Ovarian and womb troubles are stead ily on the increase among women. If the monthly periods are very painful, or too frequent and excessive—if you have pain or swelling low down in the left side, bearing down pains, leueor rhoea, don't neglect yourself : try Lydia E. Pinkham 's Vegetable Compound. troubled with in, pwtfter t. ^ their sex, used as a douche is marvelously <*uc cessful. Thoroughly cleanses, kills disease germs, stops discharges, heals inflammation and i-v-âl soreness, cures lencorrhœa and nasal catarrh. Paxtine is in powder form to be dissolved in'pom TOILET AND WOMEN'S SPECIAL USES olc ' t h 01 ' TB*^FA*To»co«pa»» lll 8 TîST"N. P |UR*, I 4» )L » « » ■it FOR WOMEN FARMER AND PLANTER. COTTON GROWING. Some of the RequlNites For a Good Crop anti Some of the Rale» to Be Observed. The first requisite is choice of soil, and experience has shown that the hard, tight or sun-cracked soils of Texas when well drained stand in the first best classes, and the most dan , „ , _ . . gérons the soft, sandy, flat, piney , , , , , , woods and low sandy creek, bottom soil—the more density the timber sur The second land shall bp and 3 " conditioned roundings the more so. requisite is that the thoroughly broken for planting in the winter time. The next and special requirement is that the land must be naturally fertile enough to make a bale of cotton to the acre under non-weevil conditions or must be made so by the application of sufficient full standard commercial cotton fertilizer which on our common run of cropped out cotton soils means about 200 pounds to the acre and con taining at least 3 per cent, potash and 10 per cent, phosphoric acid, and on very thin and poor soils an additional amount of cotton seed meal of about 500 to 150 pounds to the acre must be added to the above to bring the soil to the requisite fertility. In place of the meal well rotted cotton seed in sufficient quantity will answer. The next requirement of great importance is the kind of seed to use. Experience here shows that King's improved and Russell's big boll prolific in the order named answers satisfactorily. Plant as early as possible, bearing in mind that cotton is a hot weather plant. Usually around April 1 is early enough. After cotton is up same must be cultivated continuously till it opens. Shallow cultivation with sweeps set flat as possible is best. If on account of rainy weather it becomes necessary to resort to turning plows to turn un der weeds and grass, as soon as dead pull down sides of rows with side har rows and resume fiat cultivation as be fore. When cotton is about ready to chop out. those favoring poison should now give it the first application of Paris green and repeat every eight days till about middle of July, by which time, if you have followed the suggestions herein, you should have a reasonable crop of bolls secure. If you are against the poison, after you have chopped out your cotton, you should hand-pick the weevils cut of the buds of your bottom plants every few days, until the squares begin to fall, which you should then pick and burn all fall en and flared squares by hand every few days until their fall becomes so great it will be a matter of further im possibility. Thereafter rely on thor ough and continuous cultivation. This may sound like too much work, but it is really only about half what those fellows who have jumped from their little farms to the sawmills have to un dergo. If you think I put too much stress on the matter, ask those fellows and find out- You will find the weevils in the buds of the young plant by the time it begins forming leaves and they live in those buds by seeding there til the square forms, when they also then viciously attack the blooms and young bolls as they appear, however, feed in the buds of the cot ten the season through, which anyone may verify by watching closely and it is reasonable then the fewer buds the plants the more weevils can be killed by the application of dry poison. Hence while the cotton is young is the best time to apply the poison for the greatest results. Another thing the ibernating wee\il conies into the cot ton fields continuously over a period of about two months, and therefore only a few, comparitively, can be caught by one hand picking, or by one application of poison and the necessity of repeating same again and again. Again, the weather conditions do not un They. on at. times permit of applications of poison, but the weevil is coming all the time and the work of destruction must go on, hence the necessity of combining the methods and giving the weevils a hot time eontinucu sly till you secure a reasonable crop of bolls, In planting the crop it must be well distanced apart, both as to row and The plant must have the benefit drill. of all sunshine and all possible care. The rule to observe is this: Know- j ing the size cotton weed your land grows, put your rows such a distance apart and your plants such a distance apart in the drill that when grown the sunshine will reach to the ground. Bear in mind it is not what we would like to do so much as it is the results can be had under present conditions. On these considerations we have to part with a good many of the approved practices of our daddies. The conclu- j sien of the whole matter is this: It takes the proper kind of well-drained soils, fertilization and the practice of the best cultural methods known to grow cotton, that cotton with us must under these conditions, he grown as a surplus crop until a much wider spread ' of the boll weevil forever puts it out ! of the power of the south to grow in any one season a crop greater than the , world's requirements, and that time is probably some years off yet; that Tex- j as contains outside the districts of ! heavy rainfall immense areas of land j which for peculiar reasons will al- j ways enable her to hold the monopoly j of the cotton growing business in spite | of the boll wee\'il; that the time will come again when it will be profitable '5 ' n '°" c "'" n even u " der tie meth CGS oll t' i ned here on a larger scale. In the meantime we should continue to __ , , . grow our own nog and hominy and practice such economy as will enable us to live within our income, what Gver they may be - until the time comes in. our favor, but when it does come. lci us be ready to tote advantage of It at its full and not be two years be« hind the excitement.— S. E. Barnes, in Texas Stockman. AGRICULTURE IN SCHOOL. A Constantly-Growing- Demand fot Agricultural Instruction la the Schools. Th „ re is a general demand among spsakerä and wrlters on agricuUura , subjects (or the adoption of some . tem of instruction in our country , , , ... schools that shall include not only the , , , . „ , . elements, but the practice of rarming. _.. . , Thls 1S not only a sensible move, but * s aîreac *y in practice in many parts of Europe with great success ' aa elaborate system of instruction by traveling professors has sprung up in some countries, based upon the actual sesults so far, as well as the possibili ties of more careful and extended in struction. While there is much need of something of this kind among the masses of school children in this coun try, it must be confessed that the prob lem is a difficult one. The European country boy or girl is reared with the idea of remaining on the farm, and will readily take to the study of tilling the soil, but the American youth, in country as well as city, is not attached to any particular calling or idea. A ! comparatively small number of boys in this country know the occupation of their fathers, for which the fathers are as much to blame as anyone, on ac count of their habitual grumbling about their business and declaring that they would never advise anyone to adopt it. Furthermore, the school systems in the L T nited States are wide ly different from those of Europe, where a plot of ground adjoining every schoolhouse is devoted to agricultural experiments in which the children participate, while in this country no such provision is made. America yet lacks the stability necessary to suc cess in farming schools, because of the lack of the necessity of producing food at small cost. The conditions are not so unfavorable as they used to be, when the poor farmer, owing to the firm demand for his crops could still make money even by his slip-shod methods. However, it is time to be j studying the problems, as all of our ! farm children can not be educated in I our state agricultural schools. With j the growth of population the competi ; tion in agriculture as in all other pur suits increase correspondingly, and if we are not to have in this country a iar.ded aristocracy, the farm children must all be educated so as t<> be able to at least in a measure compete in ! the skillful cultivation of the soil with I those who have received instructions ; in the agricultural colleges. As our ; population increase the land mu#t be i divided into small holdings under a system of scientific intensive cultiva tion. and no time should be lost in pre paring the coming generation of farm | ers for the changes that must event ually be adopted.—Agricultural Epit I cmist. a j ! ' j j I ! j The farmer should endeavor to keep ; himself posted on public matters, , pceially those that effect his i : Success On flic Farm. Success on the farm depends on something more than the mere per formance of manual labor. The farm er must study to direct this labor in view of certain ends to produce the ' best results. In other words, labor ; must be coupled with well-directed I thought, if the best interests are to : be subserved. The farmer should not ! confine himself and family to the dull routine of daily labor without any i form of amusement or recreation. You know' "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy." es interests. Newspapers are cheap, and there need be no excuse for delinquencies in this matter.—Epitomist. HERE AND THERE. —Bad roads are the best possible argument in favor of good roads. —It is stated by experts that it is ■ impossible for creameries to make as good butter as that produced from i properly conducted private dairies. —There is as great difference in crops as there is in men, and what is j | most nee ^ ec ^ * s to improve the men. Then will come advancement in agri culture. j coun ^ ry ^ or a P eriot i of five years aggregated the vast sum of 2, 200,000,000 bushels, and is worth $1, j 000,000,000. it: takes brains to farm well. We know ""here the lower level is, but there i3 no u PP er limit, and the room for ad vancement is as broad as the uni verse - ' —Dairy cows have the ability to ! make pretty good milk when drinking pretty bad water. They would drink , more water and make more and better milk if they had better water to drink, j Try it. ! —A writer Suggests that when dairy j men get down to real, earnest work j that they will have summer silos, as j well as winter silos, and that when | the pastures fail, they will be able to feed ensilage, and thus be comiara tiveiy independent. —Farmers should raise more and better horse?. Good horses are in increased demand in all the large cities and towns, and the demand all the time is for better quality. —Corn is king. It is Uncle Sam's biggest crop. The average yearly crop —Any kind of a man can farm, but —Many a cow is found fault with because the butter does not come, when probably the cream is not prop erly ripened, or the temperature is not right. When enough cream has been gathered for a churning, it should be exposed to a fairly warm temperature and stirred occasionally, until it reaches a proper stage of ripeness* What Is Castoria ^ASTOBIA is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Paregoric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine other Narcotic substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the Stomach. and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. The children's Panacea—Tha Mother's Friend. The Kind You Have Always Bought, and which has been in use for over 30 years, has home the signature of Chas. H. Fletcher, and has been made under his personal supervision since its infancy. Allow no one to deceive you in this. All Counterfeits, Imitations and * Just-as-good " are but Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of Infants and Children—Experience against Experiment. Letters from Prominent Physicians addressed to Chas. H. Fletcher. nor iiSffnaaigiiii children Crl5m^n^i tDer ' of N - y * 8a Y s : "Tour Castoria Is good foe enuaren ana I frequently prescribe it, always obtaining the desired results." Castorîâ i Elsengraeb ? r ' St - r>aul . Minn., says; "I have used yonr exeeiipr^ m . y P rac tlce with good results, and can recommend It as an excellent, mild and harmless remedy for children.'' Den ?j s iI of St. Louis, Mo., says : 'T have used and prescribed your tu» san,tartu . m and outside practice for a number of years and lind It to De an excellent remedy for children." T tllJiJlQ}' I IlillMdtlIllilinilIMltlillltilliliiÏÏllliiiilitltiiifiiîifiilHlillfilIlliiiiïl-illlHifiiMli ... ^ r * S. A. Buchanan, of Philadelphia. Pa., says ; "I have used your Castoria In tne case or my own baby and llnd it pleasant to take, and have obtained excellent results from Its use." ÀVfcgetable Prcparalioofor As similating IheFoodandRegula ting ihe Stomachs and Bowels of Dr. J. E. Simpson, of Chicago, 111., says ; "I have used your Castoria In easel of colic In children and have found It the best medicine of Its kind on the market." Infants fjl hi ldren Dr. R. E. Esklldson, of Omaha, Neb., 6ays : 'T find your Castoria to be & standard family remedy. It is the best thing for infants and children I have eves known and I recommend it." Dr. L. R. Robinson, of Kansas City, Mo., says ; "Your Castoria certainly hai merit. Is not Its age. its continued use by mothers through all these years, and tha many attempts to Imitate It, sufficient recommendation? What can a physician add? Leave it to the mothers." 'j Promotes Digestion,Cheerful ness andRcst.Contains neither Opium,Morphine nor Mineral. NotNarcotic. M Dr. Albert J. Weston, of Cleveland, O., says: **I have used your Castoria Itt my practice for the past eighteen years with the utmost success." Dr. Edwin F. Pardee, of New York City, says : "For several years I havfl recommended your Castoria and Bhall always continue to do so, as it has invariably produced beneficial results." Dr. N. B. Sizer, of Brooklyn, N. Y., says : "I object to what are called patent medicines, where maker alone knows what Ingredients are put io them, but I know tbs formula of your Castoria and advise its use." j! IZcttpc of Old BrSAMlÆLFITCnEIl Pùmpkm Seeei ~ AL\. Senna * Rochelle Sails - Anise Seed c /htfermini - DijCarbanaieSoda *• Herrn Seed - GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS ey Bears the Signature of . Aperfect Remedy forConslipa lion, Sour Slcmach.Diarrhoca Worms .Convulsions .Feverish ness andLoss of Sleep. Facsimile Signature of NEW YORK. :;:;É The Kind You Have Always Bought In Use For Over 30 Years. EXACT COPY OF WRAPPER. , TNE CENTAUR COUFANY, TT MURRAY ST, NEW YORK CITV. Ask for a ^ QUALITY IS OUR MOTTO! § MERCANTILE 4 lOcts BEST BECAUSE boahds - fence painting, CI-OCKS, FREE DEAXS.etc., but for FINE QUALITY HA YANA TOBACCO, EQUAL TO IMPORTED CIGARS. Sold direct to the retailer by F. R. RICE M. C. CO., Manufacturers, • ST. LOUIS, 305" and "Agents" 5c Cigars Are leaders of the World. | it Nothing emphasizes the fact that there Nothing emphasizes the fact that there is no accounting for taste more than the way some people admire themselves.— Puck. Most of Your Neighbors ! will take advantage of the offer made by ! the Vernal Remedy Company, of Le Roy, ' N. Y.„ to send free a trial bottle of Ver- ; nal Palmettona (Palmetto Berry Wine), I the household remedy that is attracting the attention of physicians and the pub- j he at large, for the reason that it is the 1 best specific known for the quick and permanent cure of all diseases of the stomach, liver, bowels and urinary organs, i Only one dose a da y. Sold by druggists. : No rova1 f "TV- f , , 1 No royal family has ever yet found an umbrella that was a perfect protection in a reign of terror.—Boston Globe. A Guaranteed Cure for Piles. Itching, Blind, Bleeding or Protruding Piles. Your druegist will refund money if Pazo Ointment fails to cure in 6 to 14 days. 50c. Ambition and content V-ent travel in double harness.— N. Y. Times. seldom r WAT£gP&OOP\ OILED CLOTHING RECEIVED THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE AWARD GRAND AT THE ST. LOUIS WORLD'S PAIR. Send us the names of dealer* in your town who do not -sell our goods. &nd we will .send you * collection of pictures, in colors. Of famous towers of the world, sra A. J. TOWER CO, ESTABLISHED 1Ô36. BOSTON. KEWYSMl. CHICAOO. Tower Canadian co„ lwus. Toronto cam 10,000 Plants for 16c. ' More gardens and farms are planted to - Salzer's Seeds than any other la f America. There is reason for this. * 7» Wo own over 5,000 acres for the pro* *1 dnetion of our warranted seeds, .hin order to induce you to try them, ws rot make you the following un pro •W cedented offer : For IS Cents Pomipmk! tlOOO Early. Heiilnm and Late Cmbbafse, l |200O Fias Jniey Turnips, 1 8000 111 sacking Celery, , "" lUeh .Nutty Lettuce, l lOOO Splendid Onions, 1 3000 Its re Luscious Ha dishes, i 1003 Glariousiy Brilliant Flowers. ' Above seven packages contain suffi cient seed to grow 10.000 plants, fur nishing bushels of brilliant flowers and lots and lotaof choice i vegetables, together with our great I catalog .telling all about Flowers, 1 Boses, Small Fruits, etc., all for , 18c in stamps and this notice. S, Big 110-page catalog alone, to. JOHN A. SALZER SEED CO* nil K Li La Crosse* Wis. o («i SICK HEADACHE ^ LftO They a^O reheve Dls ^Simmic 1 tress from Dyspepsia, In 1TTLE digestion and Too Hearty gjj9 | %jf fif Eating. A perfect rem H w h Is edy for Dizziness, Nausea, M|| Dill § Drowsiness, Bad Taste j||| g® * la the Mouth. Coated Tonen« Pain In the sidn P™§ÜL__ Sn t , * t>„ , TORPID LIVER. They re ^ u ^ e ® owc ^' ^ ure ^ Vegetable. SHALL PILL, SMALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE. Positively cured by these Little Pills. Genuine Must Bear Wittle Fac-Simile Signature fe g —[refuse substitutes. CARTERS I < ;> , f I : lb V' * » /j I $ I I V 'Jr - >v - i 7 KILLS PAIN KILLS GERMS ■■ *1 OR EARL 5 SLOAN. 615 ALBANY ST.. BOSTON , MASS. A. N. K.-F 2067 X LTi _ _.CORES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS. Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use in t ime. Sold b 7 druggists. HMMgE lO III > m I 'A ■: V. IB Union Made TV. L. Douglas makes and sells more Men's 83.50 shoes than au y other manufacturer in the world. SIO.OOÔ REWARD to any on. who cu dl.proT. tills gt.tun.iit. $3.50 SHOES For Men. W. L. Douglas 83.50 shoes are the greatest sellers in the world because of their excellent style, easy fitting -and superior wearing qualities. They are Just as good as those that cost from 85.00 to 87.00. Tlie only difference is the price. AV. L. Douglas 83.50 shoes cost more to make, hold their shape better, wear loncer, and are of treater value than any other S3.5U shoe on the market to-day. AV. L. Donehis euar unices their value by stanipint; his nnme and price oa the bottom of each shoe. Look for It. Take no substitute. IV. L. Douglas S3./ÎO shoes are sold through liisown retail stores in theprin cipal cities, and by shoo dealers every where. No matter where you live, AV. !.. Douglas shoes are within your rcaclu EQUAL $ 5.00 SHOES . u I hare team W. L. Dovglas $3.W shoes for years, and consider them equal to any $3.00 'hoe now on the market. They have gicen entire satisfaction." — ii'ai. IT, Anderson , Jitai £ slate Agent, Kansas City, i/o. Boys wear \V. L. Douglas S2.S0 and $2.00 shoes because they fit better, hold their shape and wear longer than ether makes. W. L. Douglas uses Corona Coltskin in his f3.50 shoes. Corona Cult is conceded to ce the finest patent leather produced. Fast Color Eyelets will not wear Brzssy. W. L. Doupla3 lias the lsre»*st Eho<» mail order business In the world. No troul le to «et a at by mail. S6 cents ertra prepays deli v If you desire iurther information, unit for Illustrated Catalogue of /Spring /Stylet. W. L. DOUGLAS. cry. Brocklsn, Mass. MA; rfSf; IV" Garden Truck can be raised profitably only in soil containing plenty of Potash, vegetables require a fertilizer con taining at least io per cent, actcal All Potash Without Potash no fertilizer is com plete, and failure will follow its use. Every farmer should have ou r val uabtv books rn fertilization—they are not adv^rtijinB matter booming nny special fertilizer, but books of authoritative information that moans prsflU to the farmers. Bent free for tM ** GERMAN KALI WORKS New York—0# Nassau Street, or .Atlanta, GaSouth Broad Street. large aakiSi