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PA8SINQ OF A SLANG WORD.
Once the 8ign "Rubber" Provoked a Laugh, but Not Now. "Curious how ready we Americana are to adopt slang words," said the man who had finished reading a Bos ton paper. "And we drop them quite as suddenly after they have penetrated Into remote sections of the country and seemingly bcome a part of our daily speech. "I was reminded of this while com ing through on the train from Boston this morning. For a number of years I have traveled back and forth at regu lar intervals between New York and Boston, and have become more or lees familiar with the country along the route. "At one point the train passes close by a large rubber manufacturing plant Abutting on the railroad is a long stretch of neatly-kept grounds, and in the center, in full view of passing trains, is erected a sign bearing the single word: Rubber. "A tew years ago every time we would pass that sign there would be a mild commotion in the car. Some would turn on their fellow passengers expansive grins, as though they had just accomplished a huge joke others would be convulsed with suppressed laughter, and once as we passed the place a man behind me pokecka long •bony finger into the small of my back and then chuckled gleefully: '1 was thinking of this aB we ap' proached that town this morning, and took pains to note what effect the sign would have. Most of the passengers were looking out of the windows, and, of course, all of these saw the sign. 'There was no indication, however, that it received more than a passing glance, and I doubt if any of the pas sengers thought of the vogue this word had several years ago. "Strange, isn't it? They all have their day and then oblivion. I am waiting as patiently as possible for the same fate to overtake the 'lemon joke." Trouble in the Jungle. "What's the row here?" demanded the elephant. The monkey has just given the gi raffe a shave and a haircut," explained the other animals. "The giraffe is in sifting on having bis neck shaved for nothing, and the monkey won't stand for it." DR. J. H. RINDLAUB, (Specialist), Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat, Fargo, N. D. "Buttons" Retorts. The stingy guest was very much irri tated. "So they call you 'Buttons,' eh?" he said, sarcastically. "Well, you have so much brass they should call you 'Brass Buttons.'" The bellboy held out his palm. "Why don't you tip me with a quar ter, boss," he said solemnly, "and then they would call me 'Silver Buttonft.'" ALL KINDS OF STOVE REPAIRS. Send name and number of your stove to American Stove Repair Works, St. Paul. A doctor says that whistling after eating aids digestion,- but those who have to whistle for their meals can dis pense With it. "GOLD SEA I." IS THE OXI.Y SF.AI. cm Overshoes and Oil Clothing that indi cates best made. If your dealer does not have goods bearing this brand apply to Goodyear Rubber Co.. St. Paul. Minn. It may look as though you regularly get the worst of it in everything, but you don't. Fate is too big to fool with any one individual. A pup looks to mild and innocent that we sometimes think it will turn out better than others of its kind but it always turns out a dog. (tin or OHIO. Crrr or TOLEDO, I LUCAS UOUTT. I fun J. CHENEY make* oath tbat ha la aanlor partaer ot the Arm ot F. J. CiuaBY Co., dulng buslaen ID tba City of Toledo. County and Btata atoreiald, and that laid firm will par the ram of ONE HUNDBED DOLLARS tor each and ever? cue ot Catarrh E that cannot be cored by them of HALLO ClTiBBH COBS* FRANK J. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and enbcrlled In my preaeuce, this tub day of Uocembor, A. I).. 18M. A. W. GLEAS02T, XOTABT POBLIO. Ball's Catarrh Cure ia taken internally and acta directly on the blood and mucoue aurtace* of the •jetem. Send for teetimuntala. free. F. J. CHEKEY CO., Toledo, O. Sold by alt DrugglaU. 75c. Take Uall'a Family PUln for eooitlpatlon. Some men stay away from church because when fishing isn't good tho weather is bad. HIDES. PELTS AND WOOL. To get full value, ship to the old reliable N. \V. Hide & Fur Co.. Minneapolis, Minn. Often the bitterest things in life bring out the sweetest and best in character. You can always spot the villain in a show, but it frequently takes more than four acts in real life. SICK HEADAGHE CARTERS PILLS. Positively cared by (hue Little Pills. They alBo relieve Dis tress from Dyspepsia, In digestion and Too Hearty Eating. A perfect rem edy for Dlzziases, Nan sea, Drowsiness, Bad Taste in the Mouth, Coat ed Tongue, Pain in the Side, TORPID LIVER. ITTLE IVER PILLS. They regulate the Bowels. Purely Vegetable, SMALL PILL. SHALL DOSE. SMALL PRICE. Genuine Must Bear Fac-Simile Signature CARTERS REFUSE SUBSTITUTES. PATENTS! .« i§p®§i® Return tbls with 60 one* cent stamps and 1 will m&>! you a Dollar of Wolcott'8 Fata der* wiTh-fulFdirections iorailce"sixty 25-cent bottles. Pain Faint stops pain Instantly removes Headache, roatbsche.Keuralffla. In one minute eools tester than ire burns will not blister. A spoonful taken four CONCERNING THE GROWING AND CURING OF HOPS Tli* Plant Can Be Raised In Most Parts of the United States. By W. W. Stocltberger, Bureau of Plant Industry. The hop plant can be grown general ly throughout the United States, but at present its commercial production Is practically restricted to areas situ ated in the states of Oregon, Califor nia, New York and Washington. Small quantities are raised in Wisconsin, Idaho, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Vermont, Kentucky and Oho. The selection of the best soil on which to grow the hop plant involves the consideration of several factors, depending on the peculiarities of the plant itself and the physical conditions of the region in which the land lies. In general, rich alluvial lands or deep sandy or gravelly loams are preferred for hop raising. The soil with a high percentage of sand is readily tillable. A Field of Hops Growing an Poles. while the cultivation of a stiff soil is difficult and expensive. Owing to vari ations in the rainfall, amount of sun shine, and force of the prevailing winds, land suitable for hop culture in one region would be entirely un suitable if located in another. Since the roots of the hop plant penetrate the earth for a distance of many feet, a well-drained subsoil is essential. Especial attention mu3t. be given to the depth, fertility, drainage, and fine ness of the soil. Heavy wet SOIIB are avoided and stilt clayey soils are in. general disfavor. The simplest method of growing hop vines is from root cuttingB, also called "roots" or "sets." In some lo calities roots that have been in the nursery for one year are called "sets." Thorough cultivation is important and should begin early and continue until the plants are well armed out. When the young vines are about two feet long training is begun. Usu ally the four runners most closely ap- Field of Hops, 8howlng Details of the Drop-Wire Trellis and Method of Picking. preaching in length the average of the field are selected from each hill and the remainder are cut off. In case of an uneven stand it may be well to cut off the whole field and wait for the second set of runners. However, vines which may be inferior at first some times develop a vigorous growth after they have reached a length of four or five feet As a general rule, in all light producing sections it is advisable to train the first runners in heavy pro ducing sections the second runners should be chosen. Two runners are usually trained to each string, ctffre being taken to twine them from left to right about the string. In the New York yards many farm ers train seven' vines up each pole, three for the long string and two each for the other string and the pole. By means of certain practical tests Grade the. Ewee.—If the breeding flock is large it will often be found advisable to separate the ewes into two lots. In the fall there are always some ewes which, due to various rea sons, are thinner than others. This might have been caused by one ewe raising two lambs where the other raised only one or by the fact that one ewe is a heavier milker than the other. In either case it is evident that some of the ewes require more grain feed to put them in breeding condition than the balance of the flock. If the breeder can arrange to divide the breeding ewes and give the thin ones a little extra care, it will put them all in the best shape at breeding time and the grain so fed will return Its value many times. Sheep Are Profitable.—There is practically no farm animal that re sponds more readily to good care or gives better returns for the feed than the sheep. A series of experiments recently concluded goes to show that under proper conditions a pound of mutton can be produced from less grain than can any other meat raised upon the farm. It only requires half the amount of grain to do this that it takes to produce a pound of beef and tie amount is even slightly less V' the degrees of ripeness and suitabil ity for picking the hop may be ^read ily determined. (1) The strobiles or cones, which are bright green in col or in the vegetative state, change gradually to a bright yellowish green as they approach ripeness. This is not always an exact test, as the color is somewhat dependent upon the soil and some other factors. Some hops have a greenish color when they are ripe. Sometimes in fields infested by the wild morning-glory a yellowing of the cones may occur, which is not due to ripening, but rather indicates an unhealthy condition in the plants themselves. (2) Immature hops are soft and pliable and have no resiliency or elasticity. As they ripen, however they become more and more elastic, and if slightly compressed between the fingers will, on being released, as sume at once their original condition. (3) When hops have a crisp feeling and give forth a rustling sound when crushed in the hand they are regarded as ripe. (4) The so-called seeds of the hop are in reality fruits, the seed be ing covered by a closely adhering perl carp, which, when the hop is ripe, takes on a dark purple color. At this time also the seeds fill out and be come hard. (5) The bracts at the point of the cone close as ripening progresses, and the cones themselves feel sticky or greasy. (6) Immature hops have little odor aside from the natural green or plant odor until they are near ripeness, when the charac teristic lupulin odor becomes very marked. (7) As the hops approach ma turity the upper foliage leaves change from light green to dark green, while those on the lower part of the plant turn yellowish and drop off. The most important and at the same time the most dlfllcult part of hop pra duction is proper drying. No other I factor affects the quality, appearance,! and market value as much as the manner in which the hops are handled during the curing process. In the drying process three factors I are of primary importance. These are (1) degree of temperature UBed ENCOURAGING FACTS THOSE CONTEMPLATING CHANGE OF RESIDENCE 8HOULD READ THEM. The other day the writer was in the Office of the Canadian Government at St. Paul, Minnesota On the windows of the building were signs to the effect that homesteads of 160 acres-were given free to actual settlers, and in the windows were displays of wheat, oats, barley, other grains and vege tables, which he was told were grown in Western Canada. This could be readily believed for in no other coun try on the Continent would it be pos sible to grow such splendid specimens. The world is now pretty well advised that in the growing of such cereals as have been named and vegetables as well the Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta have nc competitor. Fcr several years past specimens have been exhibited at State and County Fairs throughout the State, and these exhibits are lookec upon as one of the chief attractions. (2) length of time of drying (3) volume of air passing through the hops. Also, in drying at a very low temperature the humidity of the air is'an import ant factor. Only the first two of the factors mentioned have been general ly recognized, and the high temper atures used at present are the result of shortening the time of drying. It is possible to diminish the temperature materially without lengthening the time of drying by forcing through the hops a large volume of air at low temperature. than in the case of pork production, Where sheep can be handled properly they are certainly one of the best propositions that present themselves to the average farmer. 8heep on the Farm.—Every farm should have at least a small flock of sheep as scavengers. There are so many things that sheep will consume that they are considered necessary ad juncts to farming if the waste mate rials are to be utilized. A well-man aged flock will pay a large dividend on the capital Invested the first ,vear. Bar Chickens from Barn.—Keep the chickens out of the horse barn. The horses might keep the chickens warm, but it's pretty certain that the chick ens would make the barn lousy in recompense. Remember. Remember that in I keeping scrub animals the cost for barn room and for the entire equip ment for taking care of animals is the same as for pure-bred animals: Give Extra Feed.—That steer or I heifer you expect to slaughter next month will make nicer beef if given a little extra feed Just now, They have demonstrated what can be done in the climate of a country pos sessing a soil that will grow things. But that it was possible to grow vege tables such as were seen there seemed to create some doubt. But it was the case. And apples too. Not cl course tfc3 splendid fruit grown in countries more congenial to such cul ture, but they were in evidence. Throughout Indiana, the hoosier farm ers were forced to stop and think. When a similar exhibit was placed bo fore them during the past few weeks, many of iliem were forced to stop, end remark: "That is much ahead of any thing we can do. The quality of the grain wc have conceded, for has not so-and-so sont us samples grown on his own farm the like of which we had never seen before. But to think of the vegetables—and such vegetables. Why, we thought everything was frozen up there, and these turnips, cabbages, cauliflowers, beets, man golds, pumpkins, and squashes are away ahead of anything we ever saw grow." That is the story everywhere. Thousands of Western Canada home steaders, formerly United States citi zens, are growing just such grain, just such vegetables, which yield them a splendid profit with little outlay on the farms that they have secured from the Government of the Dominion of Can ada at the nominal cost of flO for ICO acres. If adjoining land is wanted it can be secured from the railway com panies or from private individuals at moderate prices and reasonable terms. By placing your name and address on a postal card and addressing it to the Canadian Government Agent, whose name appears elsewhere, a copy of "Last Best West" telling you all about it will be sent you free. The Automobile Face. "He has the worst case of automo bile face I ever saw." "Has he, really?" "You bet he has. Yesterday he wanted to borrow my new 60-horse power landaulette for a month's tour of New England." One Vacant. "There isn't a foot of standing room here," grumbled the passenger on the Market street car. "You're wrong," remarked a fellow sufferer, "my left foot is still unoccu pied." HIDES TASKED FOR ROI1ES, COATS etc. Oldest tanners in N. W. Send for prices Foster Kobe & Tunning Co., Minneapolis. The new day will not come from men who believe it is now coming. The slighted opportunity becomes no slight obstacle. SAVE 40 PER CENT OF YOUR FUEL. Write for price list and testimonials. Economy Fuel Saver Co., Minneapolis. The man who vents his spleen on an other gets most of it himself. •BTABLI8HED 1879. WOODWARD CO. Minneapolis GRAIN COMMISSION. DalaLh NATURE PROVIDES It FOR SICK WOMEN a more potent remedy in the roots and herbs of the field than was ever produced from drugs. In the good old-fashioned days of our grandmothers few drugs were used in medicines and Lydia Pinkham. of Lynn. Mass., in her study of roots and herbs and their power over disease discovered and gave to the women of the world a remedy for their peculiar ills more potent and efficacious than any combination of drugs. I IYDIA Lydia E. Pinkham'sVegetable Compound is an honest, tried and true remedy of unquestionable therapeutic value. During its record of more than thirty years, its lonj list of actual cures of those serious ills peculiar to women, entitles Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound to the respect and confidence of every fair minded person and every thinking woman. When women are troubled with irregnlar or painful functions, weakness, displacements, ulceration or inflammation, backache, flatulency, general debility, indigestion or nervous prostration, tliey should remember there is one tried and true remedy, Lydia, E. I'ink ham's Vegetable Compound. No other remedy in the country has such a record of curcs of female ills, and thousands of women residing in every part of the United States bear willing testimony, to the wonderful virtue of Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable compound and what it has done for them. Mrs. Pinkham invites all sick women to write her for advice. She has guided thousands to health. For twenty-five years she has been advising sick women free of charge. She is the daughter-in-law of Lydia E Pink bam and as her assistant for years before her decease advised under her immediate direction. Address, Lynn, Mass. Sensible Advice. "Oh, my!" exclaimed the excited woman, who had mislaid her husband, "I'm looking for a small man with one eye "Well, ma'am,'' suggested the floor walker, politely, "if he's a very small m::n maybe you'd better use both eyes." An Awful Jolt. "I-Iow do you like this little feather in my hat?" Very well. Algy," answered the young lady addressed. "But don't you think a tasty toque would be more suitable to your particular style?" STIFF, YES? WET AND DAMP CAUSE COLD IN THE JOINTS ST JACOBS OIL TAKES OUT THE PAIN AT ONCE.REMOVESTHE STIFF NESS. PREVENTS ITS RETURN. TOO. FINE FOR BRUISES, SPRAINS AND SORENESS. Price 25c and 50c. Revillin From, invite trappers, collectors and shippers to send all their raw furs to Revillon. Because we are the largest manufacturers in the world we can afford to pay highest prices for Pay Highest Prices for Raw Furs W. L. DOUGLAS $3.00 & $3.60 SHOES TME^IoRLD ftO»8HOE8 FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. AT ALL PRIOE8. $25,000 I ffgiyaiff 149?** 41 IS.flO mhomm THE RKA80XW. L. Douglas slioes are worn by more In all walks ot life than any other make, is because of their excellent style, easy-fitting, and superior wearing qualities. The selection of the leathers and other materials for each part of the shoe, and every detail of the making 1s looked after by the most coinpleteorgantzatlon of superintendents,foremenaml •killed shoemakers, who receive the highest wages paid in the ehoe industry, and whose workmanship cannot be excelled. If I could take you into my Inrge factories at Brockton.Mass., and show you how carefully W.I,. Douglas shoes are made, you -would then understand why they holif their shape, fit better, wear longer and are nf greater value than any other make. Mr *4.00 and *5.00 CAUTION! The genuine have W.X. Douglas TJo .Substitute. Ask your dealer for-W. L. Douglas shoes. E. PINKHAM Ths Other Way Around. "I suppose your son will adopt a profession." "Wei!," answered Farmer Conrtos sel, "that's the way Josh talks about it now. But I shouldn't be surprised if he'd see the son so of fiottin' out an' looking fcr a profession that'll adopt him." "GO I.D SE.VI," OVKHMIOF.S nre warmest, wear longest. If your denier does not have them, apply Goodyear Uubbcr Co.. St. Pant. Minn. One of the first things notices in a strange town is what l'utiny names the people have. im. all your raw skins. Write for our price list immediately end send us a trial shipment to our nearest Fur Ware house, 133-135 W. 25th St., New York 158 Wa bash Ave., Chicago 134 McGill St., Montreal, Can. and Edmonton, Al berta, Canada. Douglas name find uglas shoes. If he cannot supply you, send direct to factory. Shoes sent everywhere by mail. Catalog free. W-UDougUs, Brockton, for old people who suffer from rheumaHsm.sriff joints, gouf.lumbago neuralgia,sciatica and paralysis Slo&ris Liixinveivt qives quick relief. If penetrates through the nerves and tissues,relieves the inflammation and congestion,quickens the blood and gives a pleasant tingling sensation of_comfort Needs /£^very little rubbinq. TSVoaWNou COMFORT SHOES Thoui*nds of women thoroughly enjoy the genuine relief and com fort of Martha Washington Comfort Shoes. They lit like a glove and feel as easy as a stodung. No bother about buttons or lical they Jut slip on and oil at wilt, Elastic at the tides prevent* pinching or squeezing, and "give*" with every movement of the foot Absolut* comfort guaranteed. Your dealer will tueply you? I if not write to us. Look for I the name and Trade Mark on the sole* PRBBi Send the name of a dealer who does not handle Martha Washington Comfort Slioes.and we will send you free. Blartha ostpald, a beautiful picture of Washington,size IS..20. We also make the stylsth "Leading Lady Shoes." F. Mayer Boot & Shoe Company MILWAUKEE, VIS. "Solid Comfort" New and Liberal Homeeteed Regulations in WESTERN CANADA New Districts Now Opened for Settlement Some of the choicest lands hi the grain crow* in ft belts of Saskatche wan and Alberta have recently been opened for settlement under the Revised Homestead Regulations of Canada. Thousands of home steads of 160 acres each are now available. The new regulations make it possible*for entry to be made by prosy, the oppor tunity that many in the United States have been waiting for. Any member of a family may make entry for any other neutboc of the family, who may be entitled to make entry for himself or herself. Entry may now be made before the Agent or Sub Agent of the District by proxy, (on certain condi tions) by the father., other, son. daughter* brother or sister ofiutending homesteader. "Any even numbered section of Dominion! LandH to Manitoba or the Nortli-Went Province** excepting 8 and VS. not reserved, may be liome^ uteaied by any person the *o1e head r/ a family,, or male over 1* years of age. to the extent of one* quarter section, of IM acre*. more or less.1' The fee in each case will be $10.00. Churches* schools 2nd markets convenient. Healthy climate* splendid crops and good laws. Grain-growing and cattle raising principal industries. For further particulars as to rates, routes, belt time to go and where to locatQ, ipply to CBAS. FILLING. Clifford Block, Grand forks. North Dikofa* SHIP IIS YOUR GRAIN ULLITH—MILWAUKEE CEO. C. HARPER CO. Established 1882—Incorporated 1897. UKAfy COMMISSION Chamber of Commerce, Minneapolis. 110.000 Bond Deposited with .State of North Dakota. A WANTED In Vir ginia to buy. rent or work on shares. Good land e'nuau: FARMERS good water plenty of timber no ex tremes of heat or cold. Inquire of— J. H. McLAl'UHLIK, M»rrl»vUle. Va. OLD VIRaiNU LMDS I and warmth. At all dealers PRICE 25* 50* & $1.00 Dr.Earl S.Sloan, Boston Mass, We have bar culnsin lands rum «•••. an acre np. For farther information address tne BOUTHSIlJk ItKALTV CO., Inc., Petersburg Va. $30 AN HOUR Ha* Been Taken In With Our MERRY GO ROUNDS We Also manufacture Rattle Dazzle*. Strikers, etc. HlfiKHCIllfiMj-BPiLLMAN CO., General Amusement Outfitters. Dept. U. KOUTU ToMOWANiiA. N. Y. PARKER'S HAItt BALSAM iiwes tod beautifies the homuM a ioxurisnt growth. Vever Vails to Bestora Gray Hat* to Ita Youthful Colore Cuts seslp diMMes h*!r falliM* N N —NO 47— 1907 STAB 11 SHEID I 867 I 867 :M -»HIDES, FURS,WOOL) DLRE-PT'TO US A NO SAVE SMALL DEALERS' PROF ITS. Q. BERGMAJM & CO., ST^AUUMWN. FOP'MARKET IMMEDIATE PRICF.S O 1 1 CASH RM I I I A N