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MEADOWBROOK FARM By Withim Pitt Oatß and vetch sown together make a good quality of hay. Butter made from cream that is too old does not keep well. Commercial fertilizers must be ap plied most Intelligently and carefully. The kind man is kind to his beast, and kindness pays handsome divi dends. To make the cleaning of woodwork easier put a teaspoonful of kerosene In the water. It is the fertilizer that is well mixed with the soil that feeds the plants and brings results. Again let us remind you that the time to drag the roads into good con dition is in the spring. The finer the tilth the greater num ber of the soil grains, and hence the more surface and water holding ca pacity. First find out what your nearest market demands and then set your self to producing that in the cheapest and best way possible. Poultry success is won by starting the young birds right and keeping them moving right along the road that leads to maturity. Carrots are good for all farm ani mals and should be grown more ex tensively by the farmers as a relish or tonic for the stock in the winter time. Don’t stop using the harrow too soon. With corn and potatoes it should b 6 used in cultivation until the plants get so large as to be in jured by it. •> You may be tempted to crowd 18 hours’ work into 12 hours of time these busy, rushing days, but don’t do it. The end of the season will prove v u a loser if you do. Sufficient unto the day is the labor thereof. It’s the farmer who has the birds for an alarm clock, the fragrant breeze from off the meadows for an appetizer, and the fresh laid eggs and pitchers of foaming milk for break fast. The city chap isn’t in it with the farmer. Emmer, or spoltz as it is sometimes called, is a species of wheat which has been introduced in this country from Russia and proves an excellent grain for the semi-arid regions be cause of its drought and rust resist ing qualities. The weight of a gallon of milk is about 8.6 pounds. Cream differs much in weight, according to the per cent, of the fat present, but 20 per cent cream weighs about 8.46 pounds per gallon, and 50 per cent, cream weighs about 8.10 pounds per gallon. Skim milk may be conveyed from the dairy to the hog pens through iron or galvanized iron piping if aft?r the milk is run through the pipe is flush- with cold water, and once a week with warm water in which has been dissolved washing soda, two ounces to the gallon. Do you rotate? You do if you farm successfully, whether you are con scious of the fact or not. But give the matter thought. Study this great question with reference to the individ ual need of your own farm. Build up a system by which you will build up the farm. It can bo done, it is being done. Don’t be a back number. Here are three important rules for the housewife to remember in making her flower garden this season. First select the good and well known kinds that grow most easily, and leave the "novelties” alone. Second purchase the best seeds from reliable seed firms only. Third plant them in well prepared soli, at the proper depth, and at the right season. The estimate of the department of agriculture is that there were 64.00C,- 000 hogs in the United States. The high prices of last year have had a tendency to stimulate the production, and nearly all the breeding sows be ing kept in stock, this spring’s crop of pigs promises to bo unusually heavy. The demand for pork is con stantly growing, but the hog-raising business is practically limited to a dozon states. In fact, six states— lowa, Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska. In diana and Texas —hold about half the hogs In the whole country. There is room for more expansion in the cast and south, but. the west cun never raise a larger number on account of Um lack of feed. Time is money on the farm if any* where. Poultry manure is excellent for melons and other garden crops. Cheese may be kept from molding by wrapping in cloth wrung out in vinegar. The depth of plowing differs with the character of the soil and the crop to be raised. In , lowa, as in Wisconsin, stallion owners are required by law to regis ter their animals. A hive or two to the farm equip ment will save some of the sweets that now gn to waste in your fields and garden. My friend Thorsen says that if peo ple were as good as the animals this would be a better world. Fact, when you come to think about it. Feed the trees if you would have them feed you. Many a thriftless tree is hungry for some stable man ure and a little cultivation. The machinery, harness, etc., should have been thoroughly overhauled be fore this, but if you have neglected this important matter, do it now. Cement work which is somewhat dry can be made to unite perfectly with new laid cement by thoroughly wet ting the dry surface and roughening the surface with trowel or hammer. Don’t be haphazard about the selec tion of fruit trees for your place Do not let fancy run away with you. Be reasonable and select only such varieties as will do well on your land. Cut it out. The black knot on the plum and cherry tree. It is the only remedy and you must be careful to wipe off the saw or knife before using on other trees, as the disease is fre quently spread in this way. The farmer without a silo needs root crops to take the place of the succulent food of the silo during the winter, is the time to plan for raising enough carrots and beets to carry you through next winter. Missouri has a new bee law which provides for a state inspector of api aries to aid in the development and protection of the honey industry in the state. Has your state given such encouragement to this growing indus try? Farming is a work that never reaches its highest point of develop ment. It is wonderful as we think of what progress has been made in the last 30 years in agricultural science, but the discoveries made are as noth ing to those which are yet to be made. There is a sentiment among some bee-keepers that there should be a law compelling all bee-keepers who feed syrups to bees to color to a dark shade the syrup so fed, so that the honey may be told from field-made honey. When the faithful cow presents you with a calf let her know that you appreciate her motherhood, and are as proud of the calf as she is. She will appreciate the kind word and gentle pat at that time more than at any other and it will make her your fast friend. The United States department of agriculture is tp establish a horse breeding experiment farm at Way bridge, Vt., on land given for the purpose by Joseph Battell, the well known Vermont horseman. The gov ernment will start with nine mares and two stallions of the Morgan strain. Remember that it is only the amount of food in excess of that which is necessary to maintain animal heat and repair the waste of the animal tis sue can possibly be a source of profit. Hence the more a cow can be induced to eat above this amount within safe limits the larger the profits she should return in the total amount of food con sumed. One bad seed com ear In a bushel will cause a loss of one-tenth of an acre of crop, amounting to six bush els if 60 bushels to the acre are raised. On 100 acres this would mean-600 bushels. At 40 cents a bush el this would be worth $240. Three days ’work about this time of the year \yould prevent this loss. The only way you could make money fast er would be to rob a bank or hold up a train. Better make a seed testing box and find out the germinating strength of your seed corn, don’t you think? A New York producer of certified milk gives these requirements for the production of high grade milk: Clean stables that are easily kept clean, a healthy herd and careful, cleanly men. He says his cows aro always fed after milking. Just before the milking the cows are brushed, and floor, walls and air of the stable are sprayed. A man with warm water and towels then washes the sides anu udder of the cattle. A second man repeats the operation, nftef which the cows aro milked into cans covered with sterilized cheese cloth covers and the milk immediately removed from the stable to the cooling room, after which it is bottled. This man gets 12 cents a quart for his milk, thus being handsomely paid for hir extra cure and expense. AGE TOLD BY THE PULSE. From Birth to Death the Beats Have a Steady Decrease. How old are you? Ask your pulse. The human pulse has a wide range, even in perfectly healthy persons. The female pulse always beats fast er than the male, and from birth to death the pulse beats steadily de crease. It has been said by great authorities that the age and sex of n person could be ascertained by the rate of the pulse alone. Babies at birth have a pulse beat of 160 times a minute in case of a girl and 150 in the case of boys. At the age of four or five the pulse beats will have fall en respectively to 110 and 100. Maid ens’ and youths’ pulses average 95 and 90. Mature men and women av erage 80 and 75. Elderly men and women have an average of 60 and 50. An old woman’s pulse rarely, if ever, sinks below' 50, but among men a pulse beat below 50 is quite common. There are, however, great variations consistent with health. Napoleon’s pulse is said to have beaten only 14 times a minute. BLOOD GETS SOUR. Gives Advice and Tells of Bimple Home Mixture. At this time of year, says a well known authority, the Kidneys become weak, clogged and inactive, failing to filter out the poisons and acids, which sour the blood, causing not only facial and bodily eruptions, but the worst forms of Rheumatism, Nervous and Stomach troubles, Backache and pain ful, annoying Urinary alfiictions. It is worth anyone’s time now to get from some good prescription pharmacy the following ingredients: Fluid Ex tract Dandelion, one-half ounce; Com pound Kargon, one ounce; Compound Syrup Sarsaparilla, three ounces. Mix by shaking well in a bottle and take in teaspoonful doses after your meals and at bedtime. This simple home-made mixture wdll force the Kidneys to normal, healthy action, so they will filter and strain all uric acid and poisonous waste matter from the blood, and expel this in the urine, at the same time restoring the “full blood count” —that is, 95 per cent, red blood corpuscles—which is abso lutely indispensable to perfect health. City Man Is Worst Bore. It is a moot point which particular kind of “shop” is the dullest for an outsider to listen to. Many people vote for golf shop. There is certainly much to be said for this view. Unin telligible discussions about approach shots and slicings make an uniniti ated hearer yawn about as quickly as most things. The author of "Social Silhouettes,” however, votes for the conversation of the hardened city man. “There is, I think,” he says, “no kind of conversation known to man w'hich can for a moment com pete in point of dullness with the hab itual discourse of the genuine city man.” —London Globe. French Sailors Use Drugs. The extent to which the narcotic habit prevails in the French navy was illustrated a few days ago by the pro ceedings of a court-martial at Brest. Tne defendants were half a dozen seamen of ordinary rating, who were charged with a considerable number of robberies. All the men were vic tims of opium or the the ether habit, or both combined, and were in the habit of bemuddling themselves daily w’ith these drugs and the robberies had been committed to gratify their passion. Severe sentences were passed. Back to the Club. The honeymoon was on the ragged edge of the last chapter. “My dear,” said the ex-bachelor, “I believe I’ll teach you to play cards.” “That will be just too lovely for anything, darling,” rejoined the young wife. "What game will you teach me?” “Solitaire,” answered the heartless wretch, who promised to love, honor, and pay the groceryman. APPENDICITIS. Not at All Necessary to Operate in Many Cases. Automobiles and Appendicitis scare some people before they are hit. Appendicitis is often caused by too much starch in the bowels. Starch is hard to digest and clogs up the diges tive machinery—also tends to form cakes in the cecum. (That’s the blind pouch at entrance to the appendix.) A N. H. girl had appendicitis, but lived on milk for awhile —then Grape- Nuts and got well without an opera tion. She says: “Five years ago while at school, 1 suffered terribly with consti pation and indigestion.” (Too much starch, white bread, potatoes, etc., which she did not digest.) “Soon after I left school I had an at tack of appendicitis and for thirteen weeks lived on milk and water. When I recovered enough to eat solid 7ood there was nothing that would agree with ma, until a friend recommended Grape-Nuts. “When I began to eat Grape-Nuts I weighed 98 lbs., but I soon grew to 115 lbs. The distress after eating left me entirely and now I am like a new per son.” (A little Grape-Nuts dissolved in hot water or milk would have been much better for this case than milk alone, for the starchy part of the w'heat and barley is changed into a form of di gcstable sugar in making Grape-Nuts.) Name given by Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich. Read the little book, “The Road to Wellville,” in pkgs. "Tbera’s a Reason.” HOW CLASSIC WAS WRITTEN. Bret Harte's Great Poem Result of an Inspiration. The war correspondent, Frederic Villiers, has recorded a talk with Bret Harte apropos of the poem, "Dickens in Camp:” “We all felt his loss most keenly in the States,” said Harte: "On hearing of his death (I) sat down about three in the afternoon to write an editorial on the great au thor. I wrote one and then tore it up. Then another, after much pains, was written. This did not please me, so I tore it up. I wrote yet another and threw it into the waste paper basket; it would not do. It was get ting late, and I was now keeping the paper waiting for press. I was drum ming on my desk, absolutely without another thought in my head; I had run dry. Suddenly I mechanically began to write and the result was the thing you seem to like so much. Well, Mr. Villiers, you are not far out. K like It, too.” SKIN SORE EIGHT YEARS. Spent S3OO on Doctors and Remedies but Got No Relief —Cuticura Cures in a Week. “Upon the limbs and between the toes my skin was rough and sore, and also sore under the arms, and I had to stay at home several times because of this affection. Up to a week or so ago 1 had tried many other remedies and several doctors, and spent about three hundred dollars, without any success, but this is to-day the seventh day that I have been using the Cuticura Reme dies (costing a dollar and a half), which have cured me completely, so that I can again attend to my busi ness. I went to work again to-night. I had been suffering for eight years and have now been cured by the Cut icura Remedies within a week. Fritz Hirschlaff, 24 Columbus Ave., New York, N. Y., March 29 and April 6, 1906.” GONE FOREVER. Ten years ago a farmer put his ini tials on a dollar bill. The next day he went to the nearest town and spent it with a merchant. Before the year was out he got the dollar back. Four times in six years the dollar came back to him for produce and three times be heard of it in the pocket of liis neigh bors. The last time lie got it back four years ago. He sent it to a mail order house. He never lias seen that dollar since, and never will. That dollar bill will never pay any more school or road tax for him, will never build or brighten any of the homes of the com munity. He sent it entirely out of the circle of usefulness to himself and his neighbors. Patronize your local merchant who helps you to pay your taxes, support your schools and churches, and lends a helping hand in times of sickness and trouble. No Offense. First Stranger (on train)—Do you ever quarrel with your wife? Second Sti anger—Never. First Stranger—Have any trouble with the hired girl? Second Stranger—Not me. First Stranger—Don’t your children worry you at times? Second Stranger—No, Indeed. First Stranger—Say, I don’t like to call you a liar, but — Second Stranger—Oh, that’s all right. I’m a bachelor. Laundry work at home would be much more satisfactory if the right Starch were used. In order to get the desired stiffness, it is usually neces sary to use so much starch that the beauty and fineness of the fabric is hidden behind a paste of varying thickness, which not only destroys the appearance, but also affects the wear ing quality of the goods. This trouble can be entirely overcome by using De fiance Starch, as It can be applied much more thinly because of Its great er strength thai> other makes. Direct Evidence. "Well, Pat, when did you last Bee our old friend Smith?” "I saw him last month making the ascent of Mount Vesuvius with his young lady.” “And was he indulging In his old weakness —kissing?” "Well, I didn’t actually see him kissing, but sure enough that was his object, as he was trying to get at the mouth of the cratur.” Deafness Cannot Be Cured by local application*, a* itirjr cannot reach tbs dla cased portion of the car. Tbero la only <>ue way to cure deafneiß, and that Is by conatltutlounl remedies. Deafness Is caused by antlnflauiod condition of tbs mucous lining of the Kuntacblau Tube. Whcu this tube Is Inflamed you have a rumbling sound or Im perfect besrlug. and when it Is entirely closed, Deaf ness Is the remit,and unless the Inflammation cun be taken out and this tube restored to Ha normal condi tion, hearing will bo destroyed forever; nine cases out of ten are caused by Catarrh, which Is nothing but an Inflamed condition of the mucous surfaces. We will give Due Hundred Dollars for any case of Deafness (caused by catarrh) that cannot he cured by Hall’s Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free. K. J. CUKXEY A CO., Toledo, O. Sold by Druggists. 7.1 c. Take Hall's Family Fills fur constipation. An Animal-Lover’s Ambition. To be a genuine lover of animals, and to be able to effect an improve ment In the breed of those which ap peal most to one’s fancy, is to add a iresli and lasting source of enjoyment to 111#.—-Country Life. Important to Mothers. Examine carefullv every bottle of CASTORIA, n safe end aure remedy for infanta and children, and aee that It In UM For Over 30 Years. The Kind You Have always Bdugnt. It’s usually the man who has some thing to say who doesn’t say it. Mrs. Window's Soothing Syrup. For children teething, soften* the guras, reduces In flammation. allays pstn, cures wlad colic. 26c a bottle Some people are too conscientious preach what they practice. Old Sofas, Backs of Chairs, etc., can be dyed with PUTNAM FADELESS DYES, fust, bright, durable colors. Discovery of Alcohol. Alcohol was discovered in the thir teenth century. Pure! Pleasant! Potent,! Three inter esting facts about Garfield Ten, the Nat ural laxative. It is made of Herbs and is guaranteed under the Pure Food and Drug Law. Australians Will Go Back. Australia has arranged for the re patriation of 1,000 discouraged Aus tralians now ih South Africa. The extraordinary popularity of fine white goods this summer makes the choice of Starch a matter of great Im portance. Defiance Starch, being free from all injurious chemicals, is the only one which is safe to use on fine fabrics. Its great strength as a stiff ener makes half the usual quantity of Starch necessary, with the result of perfect finish, equal to that when the goods were new. Bishop Potter’s Answer. A young clergyman in a remote country district wrote last Easter time to Bishop Potter, saying that lie was about to take a wife, and ask ing if, to save some other clergy man a long and weary journey, he could not marry himself. The bishop's reply was marvelous ly concise. It said: “Could you bury yourself?” The Change of Life Sensible Advice to Women from Hrs. Henry Lee, firs. Fred Certia and firs. Pinkham. MRS HENRY LEE Owing' to modern methods of living not one woman in a thousand ap proaches this perfectly natural change without experiencing a train of very annoying and sometimes painful symptoms. This is the most critical period of her whole existence and every woman who neglects the care of her health at this time invites disease and pain. When her system is in a deranged condition or siie is predisposed to apoplexy or congestion of any organ, the .tendency is at this period likely to become active and with a host of nervous irritations make life a burden. At this time also cancers and tumors are more liable to form and begin their destructive work. Such warning symptoms as sense of suffocation, hot flushes, headaches, backaches, melancholia, dread of im pending evil, palpitation of the heart, irregularities, constipation and dizzi ness are promptly heeded by intel ligent women who are approaching the period of life when this great change may be expeeted. Mrs. Fred Certia, 1014 So. Lafayette Street, So. Bend, Ind., writes: Dear Mrs. Pinkham : “Lydia E. Pinkham’a Vegetable Com pound is the ideal medicine tor women who When a medicine has been successful in restoring to health, actually thousands of women, you cannot well say without trying it, “I do not believe it will help mo.” It is your duty to yourself and family to try Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound. J BAKING POWDER) M 25 ounces for 25 cents m The original 25 ounce M I KOI can. Others have copied m the can, but K C quality J EjssOn has never been equaled JAQUES MFG. CO. Chicago L. DOUGLAS/^i $3.00 AND $3.50 SHOES TlSf WORLD W. L. 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