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Miss M. Cartledge gives some helpful
advice to young girls. Her letter is but one
of thousands which prove that nothing is
so"! helpful to young girls who are just
arriving at the period of womanhood as
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
"Drak Mns. Pinkiiam: I cannot praise Lydia E. Pinkam'a
Vcprctivllo Compound too highly, for it Ls tho only niedicino 1 ever
tried which cured mo. I suffered much from my first menstrual period,
I felt so weak and dizzy at times I could not pursue my studies 'uith
the usual interest. Sly thoughts becamo sluggish, I had headaches,
i backaches and sinking spells, also pains in tho back and lower limbs.
illu lact. 1 was sick all over.
) 44 Mnally, after many other remedies had been tried, we were ad
vised to get Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and I am
pleased to say that after taking it only two weeks, a wonderful change
lor tho better took place, and in a short time I was in jierfect health. I
felt buoyant, full of life, and found all work a pastime. I am indeed
plad to tell my experience with Lydia E. Pinklmni's Vegetable
Compound, for it mado a different girl of me. Yours very truly,
Miss M. CAm-r.nnoK, S3 Whitehall St., Atlanta, fia."
At Rueli a time, tho grandest aid to nature is Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound. It prepares tho young system for
the necessary clmngvs, and is tho surest and most reliable cure
for woman's ills of every nature. Mrs. Plnkham invites all
young women who are ill to write her tor i'roo advice Addro&s,
Sirs. Pink ham, Lynn, 31c. ss.
nrs. Estes, of New York City, says:
" Dkar Mns. Pi.vcnAM : I writo to you bccaut I believe nll'younij plrls
-- onfht to know how much ffrnxl your mcclioino will do thorn. I did dress.
I makinff for years before I was married, and if it bnd not been for Lydia E.
( Plnkliam's Veetablo Compound, 1 do not believe 1 could have stood
. the Btrain. There is no other work tint is such ft strnin on the system. Oh,
" how ray back uanl t) noho frota tho bending over I I would feel as though
II would have to stream out from the puin, and tho tiittinjr still made me so
terribly tired and weak, and my head throbbed liko an engine. I never could
(at aitetvork, I was so worn out. Then I was irregular, and had such
rig-htf ulwr.mps every month they would simply doul lo me up with pain, and
jj. would have to irive up working and lio down. Itut Lydia E. Pink
Sahara's Vegctablo Coraround changed mo into a strong, well woman.
, , Vours very truly, Mia. Maktiia Kstcs, 5.3 Went lSSth St., N. Y. City."
' ) No other female medicine in the world has received such wide
spread and unqualified endorsement. No other medicine has such
n record of female troubles cured. Sold by druggists everywhere.
Refuse all substitutions. Kcmenber evorv woman is cordiallv In
vited to writo to Mrs. Pinlthant, i? there, is anything about her
flymptoms she does not understand. Mrs. Pinkham's address is
FORFEIT 1' oiinnnt forthwith nrrvlnco tlie original letten td ilaBiturel of
abut loaitiuuulaU, wkicU will
For Dainty Luncheons"
Tnere re inan drWtinu ways l.ihbv'g
am be icnctl Wi LuiMit.
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prat for our honk, " How t,i Make Good Th!nK to tut."
Lilil.y A. Ins nl Co WurlJ a. :it postpaid lor live ic sump
Llbby, McNgill & Ltbbyt Chicago, U. S. A.
There- Is ho satisfaction keener
.thbnbeino dry and comfortable
I hen out In Ihe hardest atornvij
HAOC IN MACK OR YtUOW
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BEGGS1 BLOOD PURIFIER
Ct'RCS catarrh vi the f tomach.
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LjUla L. 1'iuUUam lucd. Co., Lynn, Mai ft.
:tc i ntHne so Tempting and xtitfs-
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(Natural Flavor) Food Pmdllf tJ
Joke On General Miles.
general aihor was standing In tin
lohby of Ihe Arlington the other night
nnji nnppt'iipj to ovt-rlirar a rpmarh
made by a ttma!l, thin young man who
was (Handing near. 'During the
Spanish war," the young man nail said,
"1 l.utlr flv.. - ...
. ii, v .-i.iumii uiilt'lTS WIUHIUI
niij sniiiirico iront the army or
navy." -What's that!" asked (Irnoral
.Miles, turning upon him abruptly
you nay you look live Spanish ofli
cits wiinoui i no asstslanco of the
nrmy or navy!" "That's exactly what
1 said, sir, replied tho young man
"by myself and without any loss of
moon, u Happened at Iioston. Here
Is my card. I am Snmllsnilth, tho
photographer. Now, If you will allow
mo to posrf yon, Ceneral
but tho general had flen.
Mexican Minister's Promotion.
u ir tain Hint M'lior DeAspim.. tlie
Mexican Bmbnssador, Is to lie recalle-.!
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i "'; in jinn-, ii, in i. nner no
bat It Is tho purposo tif the DIa. guv
rnmeiit lo nppolnl lilm minister fu
reign nftftirs. He will nuecei il Seun
rnrivrnl tt In, lj n r ih.l 1.1 .. i r... ..i..
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IV '"inn. i in' inner tuiice is a lien-
in In Mi xlro, created to relii v
1 siilnit DIiij; in part of the onenm
m piinsii'iiii.es or bin office- mid (.
pri pare Hn wny for his retirement.
Mnrlncal Is cxpecleil to miccceil Di;i
as nrcsldent In due time.
mis no vho be'ii-i better than others
unl's wo nro better than our ol
Green Food for Poultry.
To be kept In a healthy condition
poultry must have a constant supply
of green food. In the winter this U
nut always done nor is It frequently
ilcne, and when the spring comes
there Is all the moro reason why
ureen food should be supplied. Oa
ilia farms where the fowls re given
tho run of tho fields in the spring and
early summer, there is no particular
i eed to provide for a supply of green
food, but on thousands of farms the
hens are kept shut up. especially dur
ing the season of garden planting and
tho early periods of growth of the
vegetables. As farmers are coming
more and more to growing fruits and
vegetables and raising flow-era this Is
necessary; for hens aud gardens do
not work well together.
Too often the hens are shut Into a
yard and are given no systematic at
tantion In this regard. The yard may
have had green grass In it at the time
I he fowls were put tn, but In a few
weeks not a green thing la to be
round there. This in Itself shows tho
great craving the fowls have for green
food. A little system In this matter
will supply the fowls with the things
I hey UtVre In the way of green food.
In the first place tho yard should be
divided Into two parts by a cross
fence. There will have to be two
places through which the fowls can
enter the house, so that the two yards
may be readily used. Then keep the
fowls in one of the yards while green
stuff is being grown in tho other.
Rape is one of the best things to
put into such a yard and it has the
advantage over eomo other things
that the ground will not have to be
prepared for It provided the grass
has been eaten" down to the roots
by the fowls. The rape seed Is quite
large in size and the sprouts readily
take hold of the ground. In a couple
of months a good crop should be grow
ing. It is best not to turn the fowls
in before the rape has become twelve
or more Inches high. Then they may
be turned In and will quickly convince
anyone that they have a fondness for
rape. Tlioy will strip off all the thin
parts of the leaves leaving only tho
mldvelns. This may take them a
month to do. But in the meanwhilo
the rape goes right on growing, and
when the hens are taken out of tho
yard, the plants grow again from tho
mldvelns. This produces a second
growth more quickly than the first,
In the same yard should also bo sown
lettuce, of which tho fowls are very
fond If they can pick it themselves.
Fowls never seem to care much about
green stuff if it is cut for them. Doubt
less this Is because thev find r hlaiin
of trass or tho like too difficult to eat.
When It Is growing on its own roots
they pick off Just the amount they
can swallow at a time, while if It Is
cut for them they cannot easily dt
Oats are sometimes sown for poul
try, but the writer has not generally
found that the fowls cared for the oat
plant. However, a,t the North Caro
Una experiment station we saw oats
growing in the poultry yards, and tho
superintendent of the poultry declared
that the fowls ate them readily. Of
any single green feed we are moro
pleased with rape than anything else,
which is both easily grown and read
ily eaten by the fowls.
We have raised poultry for years,
and have fed meat In various ways;
have tried many experiments; and
after all our work we really cannot
say that meat food is a valuable egg
producer, or that it increases the fer
tility of the eggs. Where fowls are
confined In pens, meat food is niore
necessary than where they have a
large range; and we think crushed
green bone is the best iorni or. meat
food. Where fowls have range they
do not suffer for moat food. Ture wa
ter in abundance, grain and green
food are needed to make poultry pay.
A vnrloty of grains and green or suc
culent foods are far more Important
Mrs. Nellie Bullock.
The Dry Cow.
In Home of our exchanges we notice
wlso advice on how long a cow should
go dry aud the benefits of a rest
period of six weeks to two months.
Now cows differ so enormously In
that regard that what may be a
good rest period for one cow would
not be needed by another. It is doubt
less truo that a cow should have from
one to two months rest from milk giv
ing. At the same time we know that
there are some cows of exceptional
vigor thnt cannot bo induced to go dry
at all. Tho writer has seen cows that
could not be dried up and that were
at the earae time large milkers and
gave milk that carried a very good
percentage of fat. It Is altogether
prohnblo that, as wo develop the milk
tlvinc tendency In our cows, we de
stroy tho tendency to go dry for a con
siderable period. If that Is true, and
It seems to bo, the tlmo will come
when the perpetual milker will ho tho
rulo among our best cows, whether we
deslro It or not. Wo would like to
hear from our renders their expert
onccs of tho dry seasons of tho best
cows they ever owned. These experi
ences should mnko Interesting reading.
Cow-pea liny as a feed for all hay
eating animals has not been fully ap
preciated. It is very much superior to
timothy and other hays mado from
tho true grasses, tho difference In
favor of first quality cow-pea hay not
Infrequently being double the feedihg
valito of tho ordinary grass hays
usually found on tho market. As
compared with alfalfa and Red clover
hays, cow-pea hay Is superior In com
position and nt least lu digestibility.
A tod of cow pea bay la cq'inl In feed
ing value to a ton of wheat bran, the
proportions nml quantities of digesti
ble food elements being practically
tho BMino In tho two feeds, yet on tho
lornl market cow-pea hay sells for
fioui twelve to fourteen dollars per
Ion rikI wheat bran from eighteen to
twenty dollars per ton. An equal
uuuntiv of the two feeds w 111 produce
practHallr the Fntno amount of milk,
energy, or trowth. C. I Newman
Sugar Eeet Experiments.
Tho results of experiments with
sugar beets by J. J. Vauaa and by H.
Claasstin have been summarized in
the Experiment Station RocorJ. In
Vanha's experiments beets were
grown 20. 25 and 20 era. apart In rows
S3. 4.) and 43 cm. dist.mt. The dis
tance allowed each plant ranged from
00 to 1.350 sq. cm. Tho smallest
vieltls were obtained from the 35 cm.
rows with the plants at intervals of
30 cm. Planting the boots 30 cm.
apart In rows 45 cm. distant gave
much the best yields.
Mr. Clpassen undertook to deter
mine the effect on the development of
the plant of removing or injuring the
leaves of sugar beets, while the plants
were still growing. In one row th
small inner leaves of the plant were
entirely cut away; In another row tho
larger outer leaves were removed;
while from all except the smallor In
ner leaves of the plants In a third
row, one-half of the leaf surface was
cut away; and in a fourth row the
leaves were mutilated In a manner
approximating Injuries due to hall.
The smaller inner leaves were ioon
replaced after their removal by a now
growth. The larger leaves were not
replaced, but the remaining ones
made a good vigorous growth so that
by the end of the season tho ground
was again well covered. The injured
leaves remained green and fresh and
the smaller inner leaves of these par
ticular plants were Induced to make
a better growth by this treatment. The
results showed that tho removal of
the leaves and injury to tho same had
practically no effect on the sugar con
tent, but that it reduced the weight
of the beets. Cutting away the Inner
loaves had the least effect. It is esti
mated from tho data obtained that the
removal of the entire leaves or parts
of the same whether by hall or other
wise, may cause a reduction of 30
per cent In the weight of the crop.
A Kansas reader asks for the for
mula of the Bordeaux mixture for po
tato scab. Bordeaux mixture is used
on potato vines for the blight or
downy mildew, but not for potato
scab. Potato scab appears on the sur
face of tbe potato. The best preven
tive Is to soak the seed for about two
hours In formaldehydo and refrain
from planting on infected lands.
From Weed's "Fungi and 'Fungi
cides" we quote: "Experiments at
tho North Dakota Station by Profes
sor Bolley, show that the disease may
bo prevented by soaking the seed in
a weak colutlon of corrosive subli
mate. Procure an ordinary barrel and
fit into the base a common wooden
faucet. Purchase of a druggist two
ounces of finely-pulverized corrosive
sublimate (Mercuric Bichloride).
Empty this all into two gallons of hot
water and allow it to stand over night
Dr until apparently all dissolved. Place
In the barrel thirteen gallons of water
and then pour in the two-gallon solu
tion. Allow this solution to stand in
the barrel four or flvo hours, during
which time it should be several times
thoroughly agitated, 'to insure equality
of solution before using. Select as
fair seed potatoes as possible, wash
off -all the old dirt, and Immerse as
many as possible, leaving them in the
solution for one hour and thirty min
utes. At the end of this tlmo turn off
tho solution into another vessel. The
same solution may thus ho U3ed a
number of times if wished. After dry
ing tho potatoes may be cut and
planted as usual, riant upon ground
that has not previously borno the dis
ease. Tho potatoes may be cut be
fore treatment If wished.
We believe tho formalin treatment
is the best, because formalin is less
dangerous than corrosive sublimate.
Seed Corn in the Ear.
Tho matter of selling seed corn In
the ear Is receiving a good deal of
attention nt tho present time. la an
Interview with J. C. vaughan, that
gentleman, who is one of our oldest
seedsmen, said that ho had no doubt
the practice had come to stay. Ho
himself had believed for twenty years
that the only way to sell seed corn
was in tho ear, and In 18S5 he tried
to establish the custom, but found
himself far in advance of his times.
The times have now caught up with
him in this matter. In the year men
tioned ho laid In a large stock of
corn in the ear and advertised It
largely. But ho could sell little of
this corn for the reason that corn
In the ear cost more to the consumer
than shelled corn. He tried sending
out sample ears at 5 cents each, but
few would buy even tho sample ears.
His prices for corn on the ear ran at
from $1.80 to $2.50 per bushol, whllo
his competitors wero selling shelled
corn at from $1.15 to $1.75 per bushel.
The prlco was a weightier matter at
that time than the quality of the corn,
as all farmers then bolioved that
"corn was corn." It is noticeable that
this year corn of seiectod varieties is
selling at as high as $3.00 per bushel
and the seedsmen aro unable to supply
Tho cnuse of the change In public
sentiment In this matter is tbo
amount of information our agrlcultur
al colleges aud agricultural papers
huve spread among the people. They
have shown the great value of select
ed seed corn, and have demonstrated
that tho difference In money value be
tween two bushels of corn may be
Sawdust as Mulch.
Sawdust makes a good mulch for
various kinds of fruits, especially for
st i n w herries. M:iny of our renders
doubtless II vo near saw mills where
snwdust can bo obtained nt n very low
eo.it. This will cave tho strawberries
from becoming dirty nnd will prevent
I bo loss of moist uro between tho rows.
It nh'o makes a good mulch for gnoi-e-berries
nnd currants, in tho case of
tree fruits It is also useful, but i.hould
not be permitted tn pailt 'oo closely
around tbo trees. Perhaps It is most
useful where It Is not turned under.
Some men are of the opinion ih.it plno
HnwdiiHt is ratheriinnnfiil to tlnj noil,
but It would bo difficult to demon
Locating an Orchard.
The orchard and fruit plantation
should be located on sloping land.
The soil will be dralued of surplus
water and will cot bake and become
as dry and hard in t.lme of drouth,
says O. M. Morris of Oklahoma. The
north and east slopes nro the best.
They are much cooler In summer and
are not subject to as great variations
of temperature in winter. The cfioct
of the afternoon sun is somewhat
weakened by the slope and the early
blooming trees are r.ot forced Into
blossom so early and mure frequently
escape the late frosts. The protec
tion from the wind is perhaps the
greatest benefit derived from such
slopes. The warm dry winds of July
and August do not strike the orchard
with their full force and thus a great
amount of moisture Is saved for the
use of the trees and fruit. This pro
tection from the wind Is also of great
value to young trees while they are
forming their root system and be
coming well established. The south
ern slopes are warmer and earlier In
the spring and for some purposes are
to be preferred, but usually the fruit
matures early enough and with ap
ples in particular the latest varieties
mature almost too early for winter
uso. A sandy loam soil with clay
subsoil Is best adapted to the use of
all kinds of fruits. The trees set on
heavy clay soil will produce a heavy
growth of foliage and wood but will
be slow to come into bearing, and
the fruit will not be as bright in color
as that grown on sandy soil. The
trees grown on a poor sandy soil will
usually make a poor growth and be
gin bearing young. These trees will
bo short-lived and weak. The poor,
thin, gray and black soils are poorly
adapted to trees. Tne trees set on
such land are almost sure to make
a very poor growth and bo shy bear
ers. Good upland is tho best for or
chard land. The bottom land will
grow better and stronger trees, but
they will seldom bo as productive.
This is especially truo of the peach,
plum and apricot. The late frosts are
more liable to destroy the crop whllo
the trees are in blossom on low land.
The lowland also maintains better
conditions for the plant diseases that
are sure to infest the orchards sooner
or later. If the land was formerly in
timber, It should be carefully exam
ined for evidences of root-rot before
Betting out fruit trees.
The Rocky Ford is now the best
known muskmelon in the country. It
was originally "Burpee's Netted Gem."
Under the warm skies of Colorado
and the stimulating Influences of wa
ter It developed Into a melon that is
probably without superior in the mar
kets of tho country. There may be
better ones grown for home use, but
If so, they have some characteristics
that keep them from coming general
ly Into the market. The Rocky Ford
melon of the past was probably better
than is the same melon to-day, for the
reason that at first the eastern seeds
men were able to produce all the
seed of this variety that could be
sold. But as the demand Increased,
the seedsmen began to gather seed
irom almost ail sources wnere canta
loupes were grown. Tho result was
that much of It was not pure, some
crossing having taken place with oth
er and Inferior varieties of melons.
This has caused some deterioration
in tne case of Rocky Fords, and a
good many melons have to be thrown
out as culls when being packed.
This is a well known variety of
American origin. Trees have made
only a moderate growth at this place.
Forms an open, spreading head,
Trunks average 16 inches In circum
ference at base; 15 inches at head,
Trees have shown attack of . both
black rot canker nnd blight. (One tree
much injured by blight.) First bloom
noted in 1893 j first full crop in 1895.
Trees have borne full crops in 1897,
1899 and 1901. Small crops in 1898
and 1900. On the whole a sure bearer
and quite productive. Fruit large,
yellow washed with bright red, qulto
showy. Flesh firm, crisp and rich.
Flavor quito acid though not very e
trlngent. While not as fine In quail, j
as Transceudant, Its size, beauty, ai. l
productivity commend this variety.
Report of Virginia Station.
Failure of Orchards.
Orchards fail for various reasons
but chiefly for lack of care. In some
of these cases the owners declare that
they liavo given their orchards the
best possible care; but the fact is
that the people In charge havo not
known what was good care. Some
times manure baa been put on when
tho ground was rich enough anyway.
In that way a growth has been stimu
lated that has resulted to the detri
ment of the trees. If a mnn wants a
good orchnrd he will havo to study
along Bovcral lines before ho will un
derstand tho various factors entering
Into tho care of an orchnrd of any
A bulletin of the Kansas Agrlcub
tural College says: Treatment should
begin as soon as the warbles aro no
ticed upon tho animals' backs. Most
of tho warbles or grubs can bo de
stroyed by putting turpentine, kero
souo, crude petroleum or mercurial
ointment in or on tho opening through
tho skin directly over the warble. If
tho opening is very small, It should
bo enlarged by using a Rmooth,
pointed Htick. A inni hlnlst's oil can
having a slender nozzle, furnishes nn
excellent method of applying tho med
tcino. By running the initio through
n chute they run lie treated quite tap
Idly. They should be examined In
about ten ila.vn, mid nny that escape
tho first, treatment should bo do
Htroyed by a second; or bettor,
Fnuei;-.ed out nnd rnMiod; or tiny
can bo crushed benealh tho skin by
pinching the lump, or killed by In.
Herting a pointed wire or Inrgo blunt
pointed needle. Il Is Important that
any grubs squ-e?,eil out or escaping
lintui nlly should ho dent roved or they
will transform Into nduit flits.
cn.id and Their CcneJ.
A genius v. ho iuwmcd a m-so'aino
for ivmovsiv; I'.e Hue lr...u i-usiu
promoting a enmruiy with capful
of fU.Hi..:iM t; ru.-h (h apparatus u
lh ) market U-turu liio end ut the bbad
season. Ho sa: "1 havo ronnW
! singled shad of fivo p.miul 3.i"0
bones and 1I7.. ei:t;s. 1 h:ie e:t!eU
500.000 oggs al a meal. I have e:U''
2.5H0 bones at a meal, for tn-iiea do not
hurt mo, but they are a iikmcii j to ihe
world at largo. My machine Is .8. in
ply a powerful magnet which U passed
slowly over tho fish from oud to end.
Tho small bones loa; r'Khl out , of
tho flesh In lmmUnls. You can uso
tho iuvetnion either beforo or aftor
cooking. 1 prefer it uttor. because
tho fish U sweeter if cocked with tho
An "Angry Tree."
There baa Just been discovered i
the far oast a species of the acacia
tree, which closes its leaves together
in colls each day at sunset and fi"-'3
its twigs to the sliapo of pigtails.
After tho tree has settled Itself thus
for a night's sleep, If touched the
whole thing will flutter as if agitated
or Impatient at being disturbed. The
oftener tho foliage is molested the
more violent becomes tho shaking of
the branches, and at length tho tree
emits a nauseating odor, which, If
Inhaled for a few moments, causos a
violent di.:-.y headache. It has been
named the "angry tree."
A Sure Protection. I
Barton. N. Dak.. May 9th Many
rases are being published of how dis
eases havo been cured and lives saved
by Dodd's Kidney Pills, but there is
a family In this plare who nso this
romedv as a protection ngalnst tne
coming on of diseases and with excel
Mr. W. A. Moffot says: "Wo have
no very serious lllnesi or complaint
for wo always use Dodd's Kidney Pills
Ihe very moment wo feel tho least
symptom of sickness and they noon
put us rlnht. If , we have a touch of
lame hack or think the kidneys are
not right, we take a few Dodd's Kid
ney Pills and tho symptoms are soon
"My brother had diabetes nnd the
doctor told him he could not llvo until
spring. I got mime Dodd's Kidney
Pills for him, and although that was
several years ago, ho has lived
through all the winters and springs
since and la Btill livlm;. Dodd's Kid
ney Pills aro a wonderful medicine."
The four biggest fools in tho world
are the fellow who thinks ho knows
women thoroughly and three other
fellows just like him.
A man loses all respect for a wlf
who thinks she can select his cigars.
AM, IT-TO-DATR HOtTRKKEErERB
tJso Hed Cross liiiU Hlno. It makes clothed
cluun aud swout an whuii new. Ail grocer.
Embarrassed Her Father.
Some ten or fifteen years ago, Ju
Han Hawthorne visited a jail in order
to write a magazine article on prison
lifo. On returning homo ho described
tho horrors ho had se-jn, nnd hU do
scrlptlon mado a deep Impression on
his daughter, Illldegardo, who was a
llttlo girl at that time. Mr. Hawthorne
and Hlldognrde, a week later, were In
a train together, which stopped at a
station near a gloomy building. A
man asked: "What place Is that?"
"The county Jail," another answered
Whereupon Hlldofsnlo embarrassed
her father and aroused tho suspicions
of tho other occupants of tho cur by
asking, in a loud, shrill voice:
that the Jail you were in, father?'
Port Arthur's Name.
Since tho war in the 't bed-jn a
good many newspaper readers I have
wondered how Port Arthur cniiko to
get its name. Tho first foreign ves
sel to enter that bnv wna a b itish
war vessel in charge of Lieutenant
Commnnder Arthur, who inoijestly
gave his own name to tho place. That
was about fifty years ago, and ns Port
Arthur It has been know n ever since.
Rich Man Turned Hermit.
Henry J. Ackermnn has Jiuen 1 1 v-
Inc In a dugout near Pueblo, Colo., for
six years. Formerly lie was a well-to.
do resident of Brooklyn. In 1S9S,
while cruising In ills yacht, he met
and fell in love with a young woman
She married another innn, whereupon
Ackermnn h ft his homo and took up
his nbodo In his present quarters,
whoro he has lived a hermit's life ever
To bo truthful and polite nt the
same time sometimes puts a rubber
attachment on your conscience.
A mnn does not havo to bo con
gealed to bo a clnm.
IN AN OLD TRUNK.
Baby Finds a Bottle of Carbolic Acid
and Drinks It.
While tho mother wns unpt iilng
an old trunk a little IS mouths' old
baby got bold of a bottle of embolic
acid while playing on the Ihwr and
his stomach wns so badly buried It
was feared he would lot llvo kir he
could not eat ordinary foods. Tho
mother says in telling of tho rise:
"It was all two tiootom could do to
save lit in as It burnt his throat and
stomach so bad that for two nontlis
after ho took tho poison nthlng
would lay on his stomach. Flmlly
took him into the country and tried
new inllk nnd thnt was no bettr for
him. His Grandma finally migtostcd
Grape Nuts nnd 1 nm thankful 1 dopt
cd the food for he corninonood o get
better right away and would nit cat
anything '!ki. Ho eonitrrnced o get
fleshy nnd his cheeks lii;o rod roses
and now be Is enllii-ly well.
"I took him to Mati.tnorns on i visit
nnd every place wo wot to say to
eat lie called for Cr.ipo-Nuiq md
woui'i nine in cii;iin now lie caino
to rtll fi r it cs It wu Ma trnli Tom
"liio names of the phy.ielimt who
Mti tnlc.l the Inl y nie Dr. Kny of
tli.i town iit',1 Dr. Co. (;.u0 i f.w.
lint, O., n my mm cui wlto to
trie or to them mi l learn what j.-npe-Nnli
food will i!o for rhlhlrm nnd
grown-upi too." N nun rv,n by
Pieium Co., P:ttlc Creek, MVI.
l oo't In each pki;. for the fimnns
Utilj bock, "Tho Koail to Wclvlllo."
rlfjTv wcruiuu'.;! Pain
ICllS I'l Oil
ease. I!aek:iel,e U
kidney pain a
wanting of kidney
ills. I'rinury trou
bles, too. come to
tell you the kidney.s
aro Kick. Constant
aches, dirty spells,
days of pain, nights
of unrest are dan
ger signals warn
ing you to dire tho
kidneys. I'se Doail'a
Kidney Pills, which have made thou
sands of permanent cures.
Frank 1). Overbaugli, cattle-buyer
and farmer, Catskill, N. V., says:
"Doctors told me ten years ago that
I had Pright's Disease, and said they
could do nothing to save me. My
back ached so I could not stand It ti
even drive about, and passages of tbo
kidney secretions were so frequent a.s
to annoy mo greatly. I was growing
worso all the time, but Donn's Kid
ney Pills cured me, and I have been
well ever since."
A FREK TRIAL of this great kidney
medicine which cured Mr. Overbaugh
will be mailed on application to any
part of the United States. Address
Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. For
sale by all dealers; price 50 cunts per
Tho limit of patienco is reached
through tho single sentence, "I told
AN ILLINOIS FARMER IN WEST
A recent issue of the Shplbyvllle,
Illinois, Democrat contains a long and
Interesting letter from Mr. Ellas Kost,
formerly a prosperous farmer of that
stato, who recently emigrated to West
ern Canada, taking up a claim for
himself nnd for each of his three sons.
From Mr. Kost's letter, which was
written Feb. 3, 1901, we publish tho
following, believing It will prove of
great Interest to those who have con
templated settling in the Canadian
"I had In August, 1902, Bocured a
claim for myself, and filed on three
quarter sections for my sons. My
claim Is one-half mile south of tho
Edmonton and Lake St. Anno trail.
"Coming so Into In tho season wo
had llttlo opportunity to break and to
prepare ground fr a first year's crop,
stUl we raised over 100 bushels of
very fine potatoes, nnd sowvjd a few
acres of barley, but the season was
too far advanced for tho barley. How
ever, wo secured good feed from it,
and on rented ground IS miles cast of
us, raised a fine crop of oats, so thnt
we will have plenty of food for horses.
We cut about 00 tons of bay ami Ibus
will havo an abundance. We have, all
told, about 210 acres of hay meadow,
which would yield the past year over
three tons to tho acre, and In an or
dinary season tho meadow would fur
nish 000 tons of hay. Tho grass is
very nutritious, and cattle on tho
ranges become very fat without be
ing fed a pound of grain.
"On tho upland tho grass grows
from eight to ten Inches tall. This Is
called range grass, and is suitable for
stock at any time, even in the winter
when the ground Is not covered too
deop with snow. Horses subsist on It
alone, at nil times, provided they are
native stock. The grass in tho hay
meadows here is called red-top, and
grows from five to six feet In length,
and when cut nt tho proper time
yields an abundant crop of nutritious
"Our cattle have not cost us a cent
since we camo on our homestead, nnly
the small outlay for salt nnd labor in
putting up hay and shelter. All cattlo
havo been doing well this winter, and
feeding up to the first of January was
unnecessary, ns there was good range
up to that tlmo.
"All tho suows up to that date wero
followed by winds from the north
west that melts it very rapidly, theso
winds are called Chinook winds, and
nre always warm. In ono night a
Chinook wind mny take away threo
or four inches of snow.
"Wo havo built on our claim a com
fortablo houso of hewn logs, 20x20
feet, one nnd one-half stories in
height, with a good cellar. During tho
latter part of Juno wo rafted logs
down tho Sturgeon to a sawmill, about
eight miles away, and thus secured
5.W00 feet of good lumber which was
needed for the house. Later In tho
season a shingle mill locnted six
miles away. To this we hauled logs
and had shingles cut for the roof.
"Wo liad an abundance of wild fruit
the past season, consisting of goose
berries, strawberries, raspborrles, eyo
berries, blueberries, cherries and sas
katoons. Tho Intter are a fine looking
berry, red, and quite pleasant to tho
taste, but not much to ho desired in
cookery. The strawberries aro tho
same ns those ttat grow wild in Illi
nois. Raspberries aro red in color,
large and equal to any of the tame
varieties, nnd so are the gooseberries.
Tho cranberries consist of the high
and trnlllng vnrletles. The Intter aro
niost sought and contiguous to tho
swamps. Tho ground Is literally cov
ered with them as with a red enrpet.
but tho best and most sought Is tho
blueberry, so called by the Indians.
This is the famous 'huckleberry'
(whortleberry) of the Illue Rldgo
Mountains In Pennsylvania, and can
not bo excelled for excellence by nny
fruit cultivated. It Is found hero both
on tho pralrlo and In tho timber in Im
"(lame Is very plentiful bo far an
prnlrlo chickens, pheasants, ducks of
all kinds, nnd geeso aro concerned.
We have taken nearly 500 chickens
nnd pheasants, also a great many
"An orcnflonnl deer Is seen, but nro
not plentiful, only ono having been
taken during tho sensou In this settle
ment. "Ki.-h nro very plentiful nt nil sea
rt!S of tho year. lish wnpons nnd
sb-ds nni tvuiins almost daily ntuir;
the trull with li.-ivy londs of tiidi, eVs
tincl for ft. Albert nnd Kdmo'nion.
From the ln'ter point they nro shipped
smith on the Ca!(;tiry and IMmontn
railmad to iilnts along tho line, nnC
iil'io lo Asslnlboia, on tho Canudlnu
for further information apply to
nny n-nhorb-.ed Caundlnn ftoveniment
Anent whoso address appears elao
where In this paper.
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