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How many American women in
lonely homes to-day long1 for this
blessing to come into their lives , and
to be able to utter these words , but
because of some organic derange
ment this happiness is denied them.
Every woman interested in this
subject should know that prepara
tion for healthy maternity is
accomplished by the use of
Mrs. Maggie Calmer , of West
Union , S. C.writes to Mrs. Pinkham :
"I was greatly run-down in health
from a weakness peculiar to my sex ,
when Lydia E. Pinkhiim' s Vegetable
Compound was recommended to me. It
not only restored nc to perfect health ,
Taut to my delight I am a mother. "
Mrs. Josephine Hallof , Bardstown ,
Ky. , writes :
" I was a very great sufferer from
female troubles , and my physician failed
to help me. Lydia- . Pinkham's Vege
table Compound not only restored mete
to perfect health , but I am now a proud
FACTS F < D8 SICK WOMEN.
For thirty years Lydia E. Pink-
ham's Vegetable Compound , made
from roots and herbs , has been the
standard remedy for female ills ,
and has positively cured thousands of
women who have been troubled'with ,
displacements , inflammation , ulceration -
tion , fibroid tmiihrs , irregularities ,
periodic pains , bar-kache , that bear
ing-down feeling , llatuleney , indiges
tion , dizziness orix-ryous prostration.
"Why don't you try it ?
Mrs. Pinkham invites all side
" \vomen to write her for advice.
She lias guidftxl thousands to
health. Address , Lynn , Mass.
Save Tfee Package lops
and Soap Wrappers from
Products and Exchange them Free
For Yai&sMs Premlens
\ 40 page i'lustralaJ Free cisk > En of l.OOO artless.
Addresc PACIFIC COAST BOBAX CO. . CHICAGO. ILL
Local Aaenls Wanted. Wcke lor Moner Mafciea Plan
NEW LAW obtained
JOHN W. MORRIS.
Washington , D. 0. ,
l. i rine Illustrated Souvenir 1'ostal Cards
all Iiy null prepaid for only 3tip. Just what
cvor\li > il\ is buying. Si-nd I' . O. stamps.
.Al-o lariro iroc oatitk'iiuo of sheet juusic
\vlit-re \ < m can l > m rhf.ip. Address L. C.
DKAX , South Oinaln. Neb. <
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\ Woman's AVit.
/ ' An emperor of Germany besieged a
city which belonged to one of his re
bellious noblemen. After the siege had
lasted for a long time the euopwor de
termined to take it by storm and to de
stroy all it contained Uy fire and sword.
He did not , however , wish to injure
the defenseless women ; therefore , he
sent a proclamation into the town , sayIng -
Ing that all the women might leave
the place unhurt and carry with them
whatever they held most precious. Tbe
nobleman's wife instantly decided to
take her husband , and the other women
followed her example. They soon is
sued from the city gate in a lees pro
cession , each one with her husband on
her shoulders. The emperor was so
much struck with the nobla conduct of
the women that he spared all ; even the
city itself was loft untouched.
That a word may convey vastly dif
ferent meanings when differently useu
is amusingly illustrated by a story
from the Brooklyn Life.
"Have ye heard me daughter Mona
sing lafelyV" asked Mr. Dugan.
"Both lately and earlj * , " said Mr.
nogan. " 'Tis the fine iusthrumental
music she do make. "
"Ye ignoramus ! Sure , singing ain't
instrumental music ! " indignantly re
plied Mr. Dugan.
"Keegan told me it was insthrumen-
tal in causing bim to move two blocks
away from yer house. "
The sum of $ . " .7. > 0 was paid in London
the oilier day for an orchid on Odonto-
( glossum Crispium Pittoiiuiu.
PRICKS AT HIGH MAF.K.
Level for 1007 T\venty-17ine Par
Cent Above Average for Years.
It will be of intiTc.sjt to tli'.sevlio
were busy hist year in kecpiui : the wolf
from the do < , r to know that Hirurcs < .n
wholesale prices of ± 18 representative
articles reached tbe apex of
tistica are for the eighteen years be
tween 1800 and 1007.
The annual report on this subject of
the Commerce ami Labor Departments
shows that the average for the year
1007 was .1.8 per ceit higher than for
1000 ; 44.4 per cent higher than for
1807 , the year of lowest price- ? during
the eighteen-year period , and -0.5 per
cent higher than the average for the
ten years from 3S90 to 1800. Prices
reached their highest point during the
eighteen-year period in October. 1007.
the average for that mouth being 1.2
per cent higher Uian the average for
the year 1007 , and ! 2.S per cent higher
than the average for December , 100.1 ,
the mouth of highest prices in that
When the commodities divided
into nine groups every group shows an
Increase in price in x ] 907 as compared
with 1900. For farm products taken
as a whole this increase v is greatest.
nameJy , 10.9 per cent ; for food , -1.0 per
cent ; for clothes and clothing. H.O per
cent ; for fuel and lighting. J.t per
ceit ; for metals and implements. G.I pel-
cent ; for lumber and building materi
als , 4,9 per cent ; for drugs and chem
icals. S.o per cent ; for house furnish
ing goods , O.S per cent , an-1 for the mis
cellaneous uroup. . " > per ceit.
The effect of the money stringent y in
the latter part of the last year is re-
llecled in the decrease recorded in all
commodities during November and De
cember. the average price showing a
decrease of 3.5 per cent below October.
Of the 258 articles for which wholesale -
sale prices were recorded 172 showed
nn increase in the average prices for
1007 as compared with lOJfC ; thirty-five
showed no change and fifty-one showed
Hydrophobia is in reality so rare and
so terrifying that its symptoms ami treat
ment are little understood. As a. matter
of fact , the commonly accepted expivsj
sion of madness in a dog ; is often mislead-
ing. The real mad dog does not slum water - ,
tor , as it is said. On the contrary , mad
dojrs often rush to the water and drink
eagerly , if they are able to swallow.
The mad dog does not froth at the
mouth. It does not ran amuck , snapping
at in its .
everything path. j
What , then , are the indications of the
mad ( los ? To these familiar with a siven
Oog the surest symptom and tihe one which '
would excite closest attention is a dis
tinct and unaccountable change in the
clog's disposition a stajd clog becoming
excitable and a frisky one dull. That condition -
dition does not necessarily mean rabies '
but it w suspicious , and if. in addition. | 1
the dog 'has ' trouble in swallowing as .
though it seemed to have a bone in its |
throat beware ! That dog should be in-1 |
stantly tied up. because if it he rabies it'
takes but a day or two for ferocious instincts - ,
stincts to develop. | '
The unmistakable evidence , however , of '
a dog with rabies is the sticky , whitish '
saliva which1 covers the teeth and sliow < j
on the drawn lips. The eyes glare and | ,
are red ; the dog has paroxysms of run
ning fury , during which it barks hoarsely ,
which alternate with periods of temporory
exhaustion. Caspar Whitney , in Outing
Doctors IHscu.ss Industrialism.
The effects of the present-day tendency i
of women , to eater into economic compe
tition with men came up for nn airing be
fore the Chicago meeting of the American
Academy of Medicine. Several of the [
male physicians deplored the fact that
"too many women uusexed themselves by
forsaking home lifo for work in shops ,
stores and factories , " and one said that
the lack of servants and housewives was
disrupting society. A woman doctor ,
Helen C. Putnam of Providence , came out
squarely for woman suffrage , holding that
every woman had the right to develop her
best faculties , to seek education and to
enter a business field where she might se
lect a father for her children on terms o
social and intellectual equality. Dr. IJur-
rell of Boston , the new president of the
association , took strong ground in favor
of educating the public as to general hy
giene and sanitation , saying this was the
duty of the medical profession. The
House of Delegates of the association
recommended the croalion of a commis
sion to watch and oppose legislation
A Heavywolslit Ticket.
In spite of the act that Secretary Taft
has oftea laughingly dadared that "no
real gentleman weighs moro than 800
pounds , * hU solid bulk combined with the
compact frsumo of his running mate , James
S. Sherman , makes tha henvit'st ticket
ever put forward by any national party.
The two men together tip th scales at
something not far short of T > OO ponnds.
Tlie record before this waa held by tha
Democrats on the strength of the avoirdu
pois of Grover Cleveland. When nomi
nated in 1892 Mr. Cleveland weighed
about 275 pounds , hjit tha small figure
of Adlai E. Stevenson kept the total
around 425 pounds.
Jones' noomerimj : ; Flle i.
Charles 0. Jonre made a remarkable
trial flight in his airship Boomerang ,
starting at nammondsport , X. Y. lie
sailed first to WaUcins. twenty-sis
miles , and then on to within six miles
of Bath , where he ran into a tree and
ripped his gas bag. The novel features
in the Jones ship are the use of a second
gas bag trailing behind to replace the sup
ply of the main bag. which is 93 feet long
and cigar-shaped , and a system of oallast
moving that employs a little sand car
moving on tracks.
Don't borrow too nruchv It is more
satisfaction both to yourself and your
neighbors to have tools of your own.
The animal that lias a full , bricht
eye is apt to be healthy. And a moist
nose is another indication of health.
If the farmer pays too much atten
tion to the glibtongued'agent he Is
liable to buy moro machinery than will
have standing room on his farm.
A young lady of New York has
bought a farm on Long Island and i ?
planning to raise humming birds for
the market. She says they make good
pets and are easy to raise.
Give the cows that are rather thin in
flesh a little better care than the rest.
Don't neglect the other cows ; just bear
on a little harder with the ones that
are not doing well. That's all.
A number of prominent farmers ii
Douglas County , S. D. , have organized
a Farmers' Telephone Company and
uill build lines in that part of the
State. The company is capitalized at
Always give the hired man a chance
to attend the institute meetings and see
i ! I that he goes. lie will be pretty sure
to hear something that will make him
. a better farmer and that will be to
. your advantage as well as to his.
The average farmer , constituted as
most of them are , will have better suc-
1 cess if he devotes his energies to the
j raising of either a strictly beef or
dairy breed of cattle rather than to
what is generally understood as a dual
It Is better to dilute liquid manure
with water , for the reason that the wa
ter partially prevents loss of ammonia
and also because urine is too strong
for ordinary plants. An excellent mode
of treating urine , or liquid manures of
any kind , is to add twice its bulk of
water , then add a pound of kainit lo
four gallons of the mixture.
If the slugs start to work on the
currant and gooseberry bushes , they
may be dusted with powdered white
hellebore , or the same may be applied
as a spray , made by mixing one ounce
of the chemical In two gallons of wa
ter. Paris green is also effective and
may be applied in the form of dust ,
using one pound of the poison to twenty -
ty pounds of Hour. If the dust spray
is used , it is best to apply it when the
dew is on the leaves.
To prepare onion seed for planting ,
pour it into a small vessel containing
luke-warm water. Do not reverse it
and pour water over the seed. Let
stand ten or twelve hours in a warm
place. It will do no harm if the seed
bursts open. The seed can be dried by
sprinkling fine ashes over them , and
will then be ready to sow. If the
ground is properly prepared , the onion
will have no trouble in getting ahead
of the weeds and grass.
While European and Asiatic coun
tries have forms of animal and bird
life to bo found nowhere else , the
American continent seems to possess
an exclusive monopoly of humming
birds. Of the four hundred odd vari
eties nearly all are to be found in the
tropical regions. Only eighteen cross
the borders of the United States from
Mexico , and all but one or two vari
eties spend their summers in the south
ern states. While this tiny bird does
secure some honey from flowers , Its
food consists chiefly of small insects
which are found In tlio vicinity of flow
er beds , many of which are injurious to
the flowers. Thus in the case of this
smallest representative of bird life it
seems to have been created not only as
a thing of beauty , but for the perform
ance of a helpful mission.
Big Carriage Horses.
As foreign conditions have their ef
fect on the horse industry in this coun
try , the views of a writer in a London
paper are of some interest here. This
correspondent claims that the wealthy
Jobmasters of London are unable to
let or hlro anything but big carriage
horses , and In the absence of home
breds they by them in America or on
the continent of Europe. The number
they now require could be expressed
In thousands and the checks they send
would amount to something more lika
millions. Ho thinks breeders need have
no doubt about future markets for any
stylish , full sized carriage horses they
may be enabled to put upon the Lon
don market In advocating the produc
tion of such full sized carriage horses
as now appear In tbe parks and fash-
lonablo streets of London he does not
disparage tn | fashionable hackney
which adorns the elegant victoria , but
wants the larger type to be bred In
How to Secure and Itctnln Zt
The importance of getting moisture
into the soil and keeping a sufficient
amount in store there for all demand of
crops is conceded by all farmers , and
jet there are wide differences of opin
ion among tn m : is ro tne ties :
to re.tfh that result. Grass. rnl clover
und alf.ili'a njots are Ircquently im > n-
.tioned as channels to conduct iir > isturo
down into the soil. It is true they may
have the force to push themselves down
into the subsoil to a greater distance
than most other vegetation.but in order
to determine their utility in this respect
their conductive ability must be ascer
tained. It Is evident that the roots
must be very small while forcing their
way into the hard soil , but notwith
standing their threadlike size , they do
not easily penetrate it , and if they suc
ceed in their search for moisture they
increase in size in spite of tluir com
It is evident that in the course ot
growth through very compact material
the roots will have inado no channel
for water nor for anything but themselves
selves , and when the surface soil is
plowed they die , and when decay has
reduced their size they leave a channel
for water , but the holes they leave are
very small and are quickly closed by
a dashing rain and the sediment thus
created , and thus the channels produced
by the decayed roots are stopped and
sealed before much water has found its
way into the hard undersoil. Still it
is true a little water has thereby gone
deeper into the ground than before and
a little is better than none ; but it is
evident that the above method is not
effective and a better way must be
Starting with the self-evident propo
sition that water easily finds its way
down In loose soil , it follows that a way
of making the soil loose further down
than it is commonly plowed , so that a
largo supply of water can be taken in
as fust as a heavy downpour can fur
nish it is the proper method and can
be done with the right kind of sub
soil plow. It has a great advantage
over grasses , alfalfa or clover , is a
better rooter than all of them combined ,
and furnishes immensely better chan
nels tluin they do for water storage.
It has been shown by experience , how
ever , that it requires good judgment to
properly use the subsoil plow , and an
other most important point is to get the
right kind of a plow. But when this is
done and the work accomplished you
may property feel a degree of inde
pendence never before enjoyed.
The Foreisrn Market for Grain.
The influence of European agriculture
on the welface of American farmers is
strikingly illustrated in a bulletin re
cently issued by the Department of Ag
riculture on the cereal production of
Europe , by a special European agent of
the bureau of statistics , giving complete
ofiicial statistics , as far as they have
been published , of the acreage , produrv
tion and average yield of the various
grains in each country of Europe fur
the last twenty-five years.
It appears that wheat and corn are
the two grains that Europe imports
largely from abroad. European produc
tion of rye , Imrley and oats is practic
ally suflicient for national require
ments. The growing dependence of for
eign countries for much of its grain
supply Is illustrated by the fact that
during the last twenty years Europe
has increased its average purchase of
wheat more than 100,000,000 bushels ,
or about SO per cent , and has doubled
its annual purchases of corn. It is
only in Northwestern Europe that the
dependence on foreign agriculture is
increasing. The wheat production of
those countries has remained practical
ly unchanged during the last twenty
ycars , while their requirements have
been steadily increasing , so that they
now require from foreign sources 190-
000,000 bushels a year more than they
did twenty years ago. It appears that
the average yield per acre Is the high
est In those countries where wheat cul
ture Is least generally practiced , and
where the acreage under that gi'ain
shows the smallest Increase. The ex
tension of the wheat area , on the con
trary , is the most marked where the
yield is lowest.
A high average yield , such as is ob
tained in Northwestern Europe about
twice as high as the best average yield
recorded in this country presupposes
the use of valuable land , justifying a
large outlay in labor and fertilizers , as
well as an abundant supply of good ,
but cheap , labor. These conditions of
intensive culture , however , are much
more favomWe to the growth of corps
other than grain , which give the great
est profit when raised on a large scale
on now and comparatively cheap land.
It appears that the average crop in
Germany Is worth about $ -10 , and from
an acre of sugar beets $00 , while \\hoat
yields onJy $29 and rye $21 per acre.
In France the value of hops reaches
$153 , tobacco $93 and sugar beets $47 ,
against only $21 per acre for wheat.
In the Netherlands the gross return
per acre of wheat , $20 , is far over
shadowed by returns from tobacco ,
$213 ; potatoes , $74 ; sugar beets , $52.
Wheat bread is increasing in use much
faster titan rye bread. For all Europe
the annual percaplta consumption of
rye twenty years ago was a trifle un
der S bushels , and it is now only
a trifle more than that amount Dur
ing the same twenty years the wheat
consumption increased from 4 to more
than 4 % bushels a year for each in
habitant Only Russia , Germany , the
Netherlands and Scandanavia now uss
rye more largely than wheat
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Itooulc ? Mnzzle.
They were like fairy helmets little
wire helmets no bigger than a walnut.
"They are rooster muzzles , * ' said the
city fanner , as he led the way past the
pea beds on the window sills-the potato
tate field on the back porch , and the
flourishing musJi-oom crop under the
"Rooster muzzles ! "
"Even so. Muzzles not to prevent
roosters from biting for even the
ganiest fowl has never been known to
snap but to prevent them from crow
ing. See here. "
They had reached the tiny chicken
run. The city farmer caught a rooster
and gently slipped a muzzle over its
fierce head. "Now , " said he , "it can't
crow. It can't wake the neighbors
with its crows at daybreak. Hence ,
thanks to this muzzle , it is at last
possible to keep chickens in the most
crowded city quarters. Harrison Weir
invented the rooster muzzle. A rooster ,
to crow , you see , stands erect , flap ?
his wings , throws back his head , and
opens his beak wide. If he can't open
his beak no crow can come from his
little red throat" Chicago Inter
The determined suffrage leader bit off
her words in verbal spikes.
"You Insignificant men , " she hissed ,
"don't know how much we brave wom
en have on our heads. "
And the great big loafer who Ind
sneaked in to warm his hands stretched
himself and responded :
"Yes , we do , lady. De last new hat I
piped looked like de main circus tent
and de animal tent combined. "
Keeps the breath , teeth , mouth and body
antiseptically clean and free from un
healthy germ-life and disagreeable odors ,
which water , soap and tooth preparations
alone cannct do. A
germicide ! , disin
fecting and deodor
izing toilet requisite ( b f f t f
of exceptional ex
cellence and econ
for inflamed eyes ,
throat and nasal and
uterine catarrh. At
drug and toilet
stores , 50 cents , or
by mail postpaid.
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