BIG HOG RANCH.
Montana Farmer Will Fatten Hi*
Porkers on "Alfalfa Tea."
Dr. W. X. Suddeth baa decided to
4stabllsh a hog raising farm on bis
fhrge ranch In the Musselshell valley,
fa Yellowstone county, Mont., and lie
Irlll grow and fatten hogs on "alfalfa
lea," a brew which he has foe^n ex
i The doctor returned to Billings,
Slont., recently from Omaha, where
e disposed of nearly 400 head of cat
!e for record breaking prices and
rought with him L. T. Rankin of
Iprlngfleld, 111., who will have charge
the hog ranch in the Musselshell,
tyhlle In Omaha they purchased a
hundred brood ROWS for the ranch,
the doctor expects to go to Oma
the near future and purchase
more brood BOWS, It being the aim
the doctor and his ussoctates to
false and fatten in the neighborhood
5,000 hogs each year.
"•V The swine are to be fed on "alfalfa
fsa," as the doctor calls it This tea is
with which the doctor has
en experimenting. It is made by
grinding alfalfa, barley, winter wheat
2nd cereals together and then cooking
ttiem. The alfalfn stalks, the doctor
•ays, contain more protein than many
gjralna, and by cooking fhem this food
bMance will be secured and fed to
hogs in the slop. He says that
Experiments which have been con
Uncted with this alfalfa grain diet
it to be a wonderful food on
hlch to grow and fatten hogs.
I MOOSE HORN OF PLENTY.
flying Bull's Struggles Reveal Vain
Gold to Hia Captors.
Oscar T. Nelson, formerly of Belling
Jam, Wash., recently wrote to relatives
Spokane, Wash., from Fairbanks,
Alaska, that by killing a bull moose
Bear Fairbanks creek he and his part
ners, Washburn and Johnson, pros
pectors, have come into a fortune by
the discovery of a vein of gold uncov
#wd by the long horn of the moose in
The animal was shot from a blind at
distance of 150 yards, the first bul
jfet striking a vital spot. While quar
tering the moose Nelson discovered
that the rock which had been exposed
from under a layer of moss torn l«vso
the animal bore gold In large quan
The hunters made a closer Investiga
tion and immediately staked out sev
eral claims, on which they filed at
alrbanks. A rush of miners from
followed the discovery,
'rt Nelson adds that the animal is be
lieved to be the famous Anaconda
•boose which was frequently seen by
•liners operating along the creek. The
^read of antlers Is a little more that
Seven feet, and the carcass weighed
FINE WHITE STRAWBERRY.
Be Qrown In Depth Winter,
8ays Its Creator.
A A white strawberry which will
||0row throughout the year and Is su
perior to the common red strawberry,
•t Which survives but a few months, is
the latest plant creation of Hugo
llllenthal, landscape gardener and
horticulturist, of Berkeley, Cal., who
jll the chief organizer of juvenile hor
^Hcultural societies in the bay cities.
According to Llllenthal, the new beri
-sUf is capable of propagation In the
depth of winter and is of perfect form
«*id flavor and much more delectable
than the red strawberry of the mar
He declared that the berry may be
planted in close rows, which inter
feres not at all with its productive
ness. A small patch of the new straw
$ berry, he said, will keep a small fun
supplied throughout the year.
^Kallftidt Will Transport Free Car to
8pread Medical Education.
Acting on the suggestion of Past As
distant Surgeon Colby Rucker of the
Marine hospital service, the California
State board of health has in prepara
tion a railway car laboratory to Illus
trate methods of preventing disease,
.•ays a San Francisco dispatch. Dr
Sucker's idea is to Install an exhibit
Allowing how fevers, tuberculosis and
•%fce other diseases may be prevented.
JB? The Southern Pacific company has
^provided a car, and both the Southern
Pacific and the Santa Fe Railroad com
panles will transport the car and its
ffttianagan free over their ilms te
Still More Up to Date Traveling.
Parlor cars on many railroads have
%|png been equipped with electric curN
iron heaters and other devices for
the comfort and convenience of wom
en who travel, and at last mere man
It to get something in the way of
personal attention. This new "kink*
li an electrical device for creasing*
trousers and pressing other garments,
snd it is being installed on some of
the fast trains Besides having hia
aboes shined with he sleeps, the fas*
tMlous traveling man will in the near
future find the wrinkles pressed out
0f his outer garments when he
la, the morning.
N e w a n s
A foreign journal tells of a plant
Galled Parkid blglobosa, recently dla
fOTered in Africa, which produces at
Droit containing 20 per cent reductn.
Sugar, which puts it In the -first rank,,
''of sugar producing plants. By a Jap^
mm florist there has been discovered
ssarreloua rose. The color is a deli*
csts pink when the plant is In th«
bat becomes crimson JClMMtt
""f *-r 5
ft i i ««'V"
Cemmon Initial Longitude Would Be S
Peru is publishing the excellent map
results of her official surveys, and
henceforth her cartographic products
will bring her Into closer touch with
most of the mapping of the world, be
cause she has now adopted the Green
wich meridian. It will be a conven
ience to hor own citizens, because they
will be able to see more easily the geo
graphical relations between thetr own
territory and that of other nations.
They will observe, for example, that
the meridian of 7." degrees west of
Greenwich, which divides thefr repub
lie into two nearly equal areas east and
west of it, is the same meridian that
passes through Camden, N. J., just a
little east of Philadelphia, says th«"
New York Sun. The erroneous idea Is
widely prevalent that Peru lies far
west of the Atlantic coastal plain or
the United States, though, in fact, Peru
is directly south of it.
Local pride the world over has led to
much geographical and navigational in
convenience and confusion. When the
United States coast survey made the
first chart of New York city In 1844
it referred to the city hall in New York
as the initial meridian. It encourages
profanity among ship masters whe
they need to use some foreign charts to
find that those of France refer to Par
is, those of Spain to San Fernando and
those of Portugal to Lisbon, a city that
Is more than 0 degrees west of Green
wich. The International geographical
congress in August last found It neces
sary to request all the nations that are
co-operating in the production of a
map of the world on a uniform scale
to refer all longitudes to Greenwich. A
common initial longitude would be a
universal convenience, and the pros
pect is that all nations will ultimately
adopt Greenwich, as most of them
have already done.
There are other variations in chart
making which might better be made
uniform. Many of the great nations
use the meter unit to indicate sound
lngs and heights, while Great Britain
and the United States use fathoms and
feet. There Is no agreement as to the
use of symbols expressing various
kinds of Information. This Is particu
larly Inconvenient for navigators who
find It to have the charts of
several nations In their chart rooms.
ROOSEVELT'S 98 MILE RIDE.
President Rode Seventeen Hours to
Refute Criticisms of Officers' Testa.
In the interests of showing that his
endurance tests for army officers have
not been excessively hard. President
Roosevelt recently rode ninety-eight
miles on horseback and was none the
worse for it the next day apparently.
When he dismounted at night at the
White House door, more than seven
teen hours after having departed
therefrom, be explained, according to
a Washington dispatch, that he want
ed to "prove to the critics who have
found fault with the recent order re
quiring all army and navy officers to
take a physical test that if a president
who is not In training can ride ninety
miles plus in one day without being
laid up In bed thereby it should not be
too much to ask the men who are
supposed to be in the best of physical
training all the time to ride ninety
miles in three days."
Mounting his jumper Roswell in
front of the White House door at 8:30
o'clock in the morning, he dismounted
at the same place at 8:40 o'clock at
night. The journey was to Warren
ton, Va.. and back. "And Virginia
roads in the winter time," said the
president, "are not usually In the best
On the return trip the last thirty
miles of the journey were made in
sleet and rain, while the last fifteen
miles were in almost pitch darkness.
When he dismounted his coat and hat
were frozen stiff with sleet and Ice.
In less than an hour after returning
to the White House the president bad
changed his ice coated clothing for
evening dresfs and appeared in the din
ing room, ready for as hearty a meal
as he has eaten for a long time. If
any of the critics of his "army riding
order" had dropped in about that time
they would have been Badly disap
pointed, for the president did not show
In the least by his walk that he had
been sitting for nearly seventeen hours
In a hard saddle.
Grief Stricken Italy.
[Offered in sympathy to It&llant ta AM
ON MAKING OP MAPS. BRITISH WORKERS'DEMANDS
O lovely, stricken land
Of the fierce titan's home.
That wakes and throws the brand
To make of thousand lives his
Thy dwellings, mart and shrill*
A Sepulture awaits.
Bitter as Is the brine
Or ash far blown upon Messina's
But land of every heart—
Of every dreaming soul
That homes to thee and ait—
Madonna-land, we in thy soi'lUWS
»eek a part.
Who hath more right to share
(Of all the peopied earth)
V- The sorrows thou must bear?
So many sons of thine have hers
their home and hearth!
Divided by the sea.
Afar they stand and
Their loves are slain tn thee,
Lapped In burnt sepulture or sunk
en in the deep!
Thy queen but yesterday
Thy little children sought.
Who hurt and ino.iniiiK lay,
And au she bent to them the
of "Mother" taught!
'SO would my own fair land
Unto thine orphaned oiMS
In guise of parent stand.
Oh, call her "Mother!" ft Mi
Italy's absent sunsJ
—edlth M. Thomas fit Mew Terk
Measures Advocated by Labor Party,
Now in Convention.
Portsmouth, Eng., Jan. 27.—The
ninth annual meeting of the Labor
party of Great Britain, which assem
bled here today, will disofiss matters
of importance to the working peopl"
of this country and to those in other
lands who are interested in measures
looking to their advancement. The,
Labor party has thirty-one represen
tatives in parliament and it was
largely due to their efforts that the
old ago pension law, which went into
effect Jan. 1, was enacted.
Among the proposals to be dis
cussed at the meeting^or convention,
as it would be called in the United
States, is one fixing the old age pen
sion limit at fiftv-flvo years and grant
ing pensions to physically incapaci
tated workers at the age of thirty.
To provide the necessary funds it is
proposed that an income tax of 2
shillings in the pound be levied on In
comes of £20,000, 3 shillings on In
comes of £30,000 and corresponding
rates up to £200,000, beyond which
ail incomes shall bo confiscated to the
James R. MacDonald, member of
parliament for Leicester, the secre
tary of the Labor party, will submit
resolutions including demands for th!
special taxation of state conferred
monopolies, increased estate and
legacy duties and a substantial be
ginning of the taxation of land val
ues. Other resolutions will demand
Ptate insurance for -workmen, the
maintenance of school children, a
universal seven-hour day, the nation
alization of land, railways, mines and
hospitals, a minimum universal wage
of 30 shillings a w?ek and a universal
adult franchise fcr males and females.
Germ Proof, Warshfpt.
Sterilization is to be used on United
States ships of war on an elaborate
scale. This Is a measure deckled on
by the naval medical officers at Wash
ington, with a view to promoting the
sanitary conditions in the service.
There will be placed on board every
ship a large tank, fitted with an ap
paratus which will enable the ster
ilizing of large articles of use. such as
mnttresses, rugs, hangings, upholster
ed furniture, as well as clothing. The
system has already been adopted on
the Illinois, and the reports received
from her convinced the authorities that
the methods Mhouiil be extended.
Making Tramps Work.
A state farm for tramps is proposed
by Joseph C. Baldwin. Jr., of the New
York state board of charities, and he
intends to place the matter before the
legislature. Ills plan is to have tramps
.letalned for a long period and made to
work, rendering the institution self
supporting. I', aid win believes tramps
will eventually leave tlie state rather
fhaii work. The basic idea is sound,
whatever is to U said for the state
farm detail of the p'an. says the Kos
lon Advertiser. The only way to meet
the tramp evil in by making the tramp
work even If he detained but twelve
Uours. It is tt problem in Mnssachu-
"ill A BAD WAV
Many a Madison Reader Will
Feel Grateful for This
Wbea y*»nr back gives out
B» •otues lame, weak or aching
When urinary troubles set in,
Your kidneys are "in a bad way
Dnnu's Kidney Pills will cure you.
Here's evidence to prove it:
Mrs. D. H. Richardson, UarfieM
i street, Dell Rapids. S. D., says: "i
have great confidence in Doan's Kidn«v
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medicines failed. I suffered from a
steady aclie across the small of ins
i back' and bad nervous spe'ls and head
aches. I doctored faithfully bnt stead
ily grew worse and when I finally
read of Doan's Kidney Pi lis, I proenn-d
a box. My health improved wonl»
fully and I deem it a pleasure to re
commend this sterling remedy."
1 For sale ty all dealers. Price
cents. Foster-Milbnrn Co., Buffalo,
New York, sole agents for the United
Remember the name-Doaa'a—'and
take no other.
Mrs. McRaney's Experience
Mrs. M. McRsney, Prentiss, Mips.,
writes: "I wan onfined to my ed for
three months with kidney and bladder
trou! le and was treated by t^so physic
inns but failed to get relief. No human
tongn« can tell bow I suffered, and i
had given up hope of ever getting well
nn'ii I began taking Foley's Kidney
en.edy. After taking two bottles I felt
like a new person, and feel it my duty to
tell suffering women what Foley's Kid
ney Remedy did for me." fit. Ander
There are fake medicines advertised but they are not
fakes because they are advertised. A good thing is worth
advertising we all want to know about it. The more a
bad thing is advertised, the worse for it in the end.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is no fake
vet it is advertised it advertises itself and those who
nave used it are its best advertisers, and that free of cost.
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has
proved its merit by more than thirty years general use.
This simple, old-fashioned remedy, made from roots and
herbs, has become the standard medicine for ailments pecu
liar to women, its fame is world-wide.
Read this plain, honest statement of what the medicine
did for one woman her own words if you doubt, write
and ask her.
Chester, Ark. *1 nsed to think hail no nsc for pntrnt
medicincs and would not road tlie advertisements. I think now
if I had I would have taken Lydia K. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound and saved myself years of suffering. I bad suffered
from female troubles for twenty years, and when Change of
Life came I grew worse. I got so nervous I could not sleep
nights and could hardly get around I suffered agonies.
Lydia K. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound was recom
mended and it helped me so much that I continued its use,and
I am so well that I feel like a different person. 3Iv advice to
all suffering women is to try Lydia K. Piiikham's*Vegetable
Compound."—Mrs. Ella Wood.
The makers of Lydia
For 30 years Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound has been the standard remedy for
female ills. No siek woman does justice to
herself who will not try this famous medicine.
Made exclusively from roots and herbs, and
has thousands of cures to its credit.
the slightest trouble appears which
1^^ you do not understand, write to Mrs.
Pinkham at Lynn, Mass*
fret and always helpful.
'ti a»d beatj 2.
Tlie choicest spices that skill can
st'cct from the finest Nature
produces—ideal in strength and
fauldess in quality—
These come to you with their
unexcelled fondness, U-ttAp
proach S i.l
Sealed immediately after grind
ing—no air, no moisture, no for
eign odors, no impurity whatso
ever can touch them. TONE'S
have no superior for fine seasoning.
two kuuU spices—Tt N K'S and
As well ask Are all doctors quacks or Are all law
yers shysters We all know there are ignorant quacks
does that prevent anyone calling in his good, old family
physician in case of need and trusting him There are
shysters, but there are also honorable lawyers to whom we
confidently trust our lives and fortunes.
TONE BROS., Des Moines, Iowa
Pinkharb's Vegetable Com
pound have thousands of such letters they tell the truth,
else they could not have been obtained for love or money.
This medicine is no plausible stranger— it has stood* the
test of years.
ivscabitsaed i»s O I N K
New business written
Paid policy holders
Total phid to policy holders
Insurance in force
L. K. Thompson, Pres.
W. J. Grrham, Vice
Poea. and Actuary.
George E. Towle, Treas.
Robert E. Efterly, Sec.
.John T. Baxter, Council.
Henry W. Cook, Medical
F. M. Stickney, Cashier.
H. F. White, Auditor.
Edgar F- Eshbaugh, Agency Director
F. Ball, District Manager
F- Stoltzman and S. G. Westaby Solicitor*
iiae olu fa-Jiluiitd way ._.f .i -iii^ a
weak stomach or stimulating the Heart
or Kitlnoye is all wron#- Dr. Shoopfirnt
pointed out thiei orr r. Ttiis i* why hi*.
prescriptMn—D-. Sboop'H Restorative
is dire ted entirely to the cause of these
ailments—the weiik inside or eootrol
LINTF nerres. It isn't HO difficult, ea)S
I)r. Shoop, to strength u a w. aK Stoin
aoh. Heart or Kidneys, if on* goes at it
correctly. Eaoh inside organ has its
controlling or inside nerve v\ hm tlu se
nerves fail, then these organs mustsuro
ly filter. These vital trutlis are leading
druggists everywhere to ^i^pense and
recommend Da. Shoop's Kestorativ.^
Test it a few dajs, and see! Improve
ment will surely and promptly follow
sold by Chris Schutz.
Preventics, the new aady Cold Cure
Tablets are said by druggists to have
four special specific advantages over all
other remedies for a coh. Firrt—They
contain no Quinine, nothing harnh or
sickening. Second— hey give almo-t
instant rlief. Third- pleasant the
taste, like csady. Fourth- A large boy
£8 Preventics—at 25o. Also tine for
feverish children.,jSlold bv Chri* K-hn»z
IS THE BASIS OF
and the demand ior Lake County farms is increasing. If you
are in search of a
Home tn a Good Clirrlate
where you can raise Wheat, Oats Barley Corp Potatoes and in
fact everything adapted to this latiturf^ and wheie
you can successfully carry on
irying •& Stock
and where your family will have the advantages ot
GOOD SOCIETY GOOD SCHOOLS
GOOD CHURCH FACILITIES
Then come and see me, and I will show w$at you want
II you are renting land now, paying $3 to $5 annual
asntal, I will show yuu iust as good iand and s«Jl
it to you at what you wil pay out in rental
where you are in three ye^rs, and
wJ.1 give you easy terms ot payment
If you want a good location in Madison I have such for vou.
A iar^e number of substantial buildings have been built
in Madison the past season and the cifr is steadily
growing in population.
Chas. B. Kennedy^
If:ADIS0N, SOUTH DAKOTA.
Northwestern National Life Insurance Company,
$5,2"0.000 Insurance gain written
1,"00,000 Gain in assets
700,000 Gain in Surplus
January 1, 1909.
The Northwestern Life issues all the latest and most improved forms of policies, and in any ammounts
desired. It invests its income for the upbuilding of the territory in which it operates, and hae loaned to
the farmers of Minnesota, Iowa, North &ud South Dakota over $3,500,000-
KaMe up P'arty
bundle of articles which only re
cuira cio^ninp or dyeing to make
tVm give fur.her service. Your
friends and neighbors would be
glad tc join you. Every home con
tains a pair of gloves, lace cur
tains or draperies, a jacket, a
w.vl3t, an overcoat, or something
wliich it would be economy to
have cloansd. -If the order is $3
or more, wo pay return charges
O -.r Prict*
FOR VVKSTKRN PEOPLE
£. A. Chamberlain, Pres. Security Bank.
I®. W. Decker, V. Pres. Northwestern Bank.
F. Jaffruy, Pres. First National Bank.
A. Crane, V. Pres. Northwestern National Baukj
B. F. Nelson, Nelsou-Tuthili Lumber Co.
K. Thompson, Pres. and
George E. Towle, Treas.
W. J. Gi'iilui.ui, Actuary.
Jnt 'l. tnt'vr'-.ulion booklt) 'rr».
WtanZan, Pile Remedy
Sioux. Falls, S. D.
Madison, S D.
Madison, S. D.
Luuyh.-i tiiut uru li^iit, or distressing
tickling coughs, get quick and certaio
field from Dr. Hhoops Cnu„h Remedy.
)n tbis account druggists everywhere
are favoriug^Dr. Shoop's Cough Rem
edy. And it is entirely free from Opium
Chlorofooni or any other stupefying
drug. Ihe tender l- aves of a harmless
lung healing mountainous shrub give to
Dr. Sh'op's Cough Remedy its curxtive
properties. Those leaves have the pow
er to cure the most distressing cough,
anil to soothe and to heal the most sen
sitive bronchial membrane. Mother's
should, for safet) 's sake alone, always
demaiid D*. Seoop's. It can with per
fect freedom be given to even ths
youngest buhes. Test it once yourself
and see! Sold by Chris Schutz.
A Personal Appeal
If we could talk to you peraorally
aliout the great mint of Foley's Honey
•ILHI Tar, for coughs, colds and lung
trouble,\ou ever Ci.uld be i duceH tf
experiment with unknown reparation*
tlatmav contain noine harmful drug*.
Foley's Honey and Tar costs you no mors
•m i oas a record of *rty }Mrn »f cure*.
J. 1J. Anderson-
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