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A PRECARIOUS COHDITTON.
I117 Wemen Safer Daily Miseries aae
. Dea't Emw the Ksane.
Women who are languid, suffer back
ache and dizzy spells, should read care
fully the experience of
Mrs. Laura Sullivan,
Bluff and Third Sis.,
Marquette. Mich., who
says: "I hod back
ache and bearing
down pain, and at
times my limbs would
swell to twice natural
size. 1 could hardly
get, up or down stairs,
and often could not get my shoes on.
Beginning to use Doan's Kidney Pills I
got relief before I had used half a. box,
but continued taking them until cured.
The bloating subsided and 1 was well
Sold by all dealers. 50 cents a box
Fo&ter-Milburn Co., Buffalo. N. Y.
Remedy for Sleeplessness.
There are few remedies for sleep
lessness like a warm bath taken at
bedtime and a glass of hot milk slow
ly sipped before lying down. If these
fall there is serious trouble, which the
family doctor ought to care for.
SKIN ERUPTIONS 35 YEARS.
Suffered Severely With Eczema All
Over Body A Thousand Thanks
to Cuticura Remedies.
"For over thirty-five years I was a
6evere sufferer from eczema. The
eruption was not confined to any one
place. It was all over my body, limbs,
and even on my head. I am sixty
years old and an old soldier, and have
been examined by the Government
Board over fifteen times, and they
said there was no cure for me. I have
taken all kinds of medicine and have
spent large sums of money for ioc
tors. without avail. A short time ago
I decided to try the Cuticura Reme
dies, and after using two cakes of
Cuticura Soap, two boxes of Cuticura
Ointment, and two bottles of Cuti
cura Resolvent, two treatments in all,
I am now well and completely cured.
A thousand thanks to Cuticura. I
cannot speak too highly of the Cuti
cura Remedies. John T. Roach. Rich
mondale, Ross Co., Ohio. July 17,
Fishes With Double Sight.
Fishes have been discovered at
Guatemala with two pairs of eyes.
One pair does duty above the water,
the other below, the fish thus being
able to see in two elements at once.
We offer One Hundred Iinllara Upward for any
caw of Caurrb that canuut be cured by Hall
T. J. CHESET CO.. Toledo. O.
We. the undersigned, bare known F. J. Cheney
for the lm; 15 year, aud believe him perfectly li. n
rable In all Lulnea transaction and financially
hie u carry out any otilljtl.iu made by tiUOna.
Waluinm. Kinasi & MaKiin,
Wbulewle l)rucl:. Toledo. O.
Ball's Catarrh Care 1 taken Internally, acting
Slreclljr ui.n the blood and mucouft aurfaccs of the
yatem. letl:iion!ataent free l'rlce li ceata per
feOMIe. Sold liv all IirugcUis.
Take UaU'a Family Till furcnottlpattox
The "Ideal" Woman.
A famous actress gives the follow
ing as her notion of an ideal woman:
"An ideally beautiful woman would be
a 'healthy-minded, mirthful creature
with the sport ivencss of Rosalind. A
dash of the hoyden, yet womanly; one
with the reserve force and spirit ot
' sacrifice of Imogen, a woman equipped
by nature for the cares as well as the
joys of life, and, above all, one who
could grow old gracefully."
Men say they cannot stand paint,
powder, make-up or cosmetics of any
kind, yet they expect their womenkind
to have an ever-youthful complexion
and never to look fagged and worn
out. They relegate to women all the
petty cares of a household, and often
leave the wife in the morning in a
complete chaos of domestic afflictions,
with the sage and stoic advice, "Not
to worry." London Woman.
The conversation had turned npon
old-fashioned music. Smithson Jones,
who was not musical, was suddenly
startled by the lady at his side. "Mr.
Smithson Jones, did you ever attempt
to play the lyre?" "The liar? Why.
bless my soul, madam, not that I
know of; I mean, unless, of course.
positively compelled to do so." Com-,1
True friendship cannot be among
many. For since our faculties are of
a finite energy 'tis impossible our
love can be very intense when divid
ed among many. No. the rays must
be contracted to make them burn.
A WOMAN DOCTOR
Was Quick to See That Coffee Poison
Was Doing the Mischieef.
A lady tells of a bad case of coffee
poisoning and tells it in a way so sim
ple and straightforward that literary
skill could not improve it.
"I had neuralgic headaches for
12 years,"' she says, "and have suffered
untold agony. When I first began to
have them I weighed 140 pounds, but
they brought me down to 110. I
went to many doctors and they gave
me only temporary relief. So I suf
fered on, till one day in 1904. a weman
doctor told me to drink Postum Food
Coffee. She said I looked like I was
"So I began to drink Postum and
I gained 15 pounds in the first few
weeks and am still gaining, but not
so fast as at first. My headache began
to leave me after I had used Postum
about two weeks long enough I ex
pect to get the coffee poison out of my
"Now that a few months have
passed since I began to use Postum
Food Coffee, I can gladly say that I
never know what a neuralgic headache
to like any more, and It was noth
ing but Postum that cured me. Be
fore I used Postum I never went out
alone; I would get bewildered and
would mot know which way to turn.
Now I go alone and my head is as
dear as belL By brain and nerves
are stronger than they have been for
yearn." Name given by Postum On
Battle Creek, Mieh.
There's a reason. Read the little
book. "The Road to WeUvlUe." "!
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"It's Diamond Cut Diamond New!"
Dick brushes the dust from his
clothes. Beyond a few slight 'bruises
be has not suffered to any extent from
the rough treatment to which he has
just been subjected. Something like
a snake is under his foot he puts his
hand down and discovers the lariat
which his abscond! ag enemy forgot
to take with him in his flight, and
which Dick now proceeds to wind
around his body undetneath his sack
coat at least it will be positive evi
dence as to the truth of his story.
He walks on, one hand touching a
trusty revolver carried now in the
pocket of his loose coat, through
which he would not hesitate to fire if
necessary. Thus Dick is prepared for
all comers; he does not know how
many similar traps Lopez may have
He soon reaches the Iturbe and
passes in. One of the first persons he
sees is Colonel Bob, and the latter
looks as him in a quizzical way. as
though wondering where Dick could
have been all the time. Dick raises
his coat and allows the astonished
eyes of the sheriff of Secora County
to rest upon the coils of rope around
"A new" life preserver?" gasps Bob.
"Well," returns his comrade, smil
ing grimly, "that depends a great deal
on circumstances it came very near
taking my life. You see the cut noose
that was what saved me."
Of course Bob eagerly demands the
story, and drawing him to one side,
Dick gives it in his usual terse way.
During the recital Bob nods his head
now and then as though it is only
what he has been expecting all the
"If we have this trouble here, what
will it be when we go- to the mine?"
he says, finally.
."We will go prepared with a wel
armed escort of at least ten faithful
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fellows, perhaps twice as many. It Is
here in this wicked city I imagine we
have the most to fear. Who can tell
what a plotting Mexican hidalgo may
not descend to when he desires to ac
complish the object of his life. Have
you seen Miss Pauline?"
"Not since she returned from her
drive, but I met the charming Dora,
who informed me that they had quite
an adventure on the Paseo de la Re-
"Indeed! what was that?" frown
ing. "Their horse ran away, and only for
the fact that the wonderful New York
girl is a horsewoman, they must have
met with an accident."
"Bless me! the animal looked meek
enough when I saw them pass by."
Bob bends his head closer.
"There's where the mystery comes
in. They halted at a halfway .house,
a restaurant, and partook of some ice
cream, hiring a servant to hold the
animal's head meanwhile. The ani
mal's whole nature seemed changed
when they drove off, end he soon be
came furious. Miss Pauline stood up
and used the whip, and held the lines
tight in, until the little beast was thor
oughly subdued. Then an obliging
; stranger came up to hold the crea
'ture, and he found that a cactus net
itle had been fastened to the animal's
(tail in such a manner that it produced
"The deuce you say; that was no
accident," bursts cit Dick Denver
.bringing his fist down on the window
ledge where they sit.
"In my mind it was a most con
temptible and diabolical plot, the ob
ject of which was murder, and if I
could discover the man who planned
it I'd have his life In :he twinkling .of
an eye. That's the way we do things
jn New Merico. you bet. and that's the
way Bob Harlan means to deal out
justice to the dvilR who could
scheme against the lives of two lovely
The man says this in a quiet voice;
he Is not excited at all. so far as out
side appearances eo but within his
heart passion is raeing Never mind.
Colonel Bob, perhans the day of
reckoning will come; it may be sooner
than you dream."
"One thing is certain, old friend.
When dealing with such rascals as
these, mercy is thrown away. We
must shoot with a purpose after this,"
remarks Dick deliberately.
"Those are my sentiments; I am
with you. old man; and the fellow that
gets fa line .with my gun when it's
aimed is going to be hurt."
"1 must get in condition for supper.
I suppose the ladies are waiting for
"Is the parlor. Dick."
"Boat mention my adventure; ft
would only needlessly worry Miss
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"Keep it as a memento of the little
scrape. Who knows "but that it may
come in useful yet."
"I hope the noose, when it is made
afresh, will fit around the bull-dog
neck of the old senor."
"Ah! Lopez yon would be delight
ed to see, the reptile swinging from
the limb of an oak? Well. I should
weep but few tears." laughing.
"He deserves the fate of a dog
any man does who plots to injure a
woman; and, mark my words, he will
meet it yet. How long do you wait?"
"Give me fifteen minutes being
dragged along the dusty stones is' not
conducive to cleanliness, I'm bound to
declare. I believe the skin is knocked
from my knuckles in one or two
places that will need a little atten
tion." "Good. I'll step outside where I can
hear the music from the band playing
in the Alameda."
Thus they separate.
The two Americans have just pass
ed out of sight when a figure merges
from a deep window that is set in the
thick stone wall near by. At a glance
one recognizes a padre, but hut broad
brimmed hat becoming displaced,
gives a glimpse of a face we have cer
tainly seen before.
It is Senor Lopez himself, who. In
deep disguise, lingers around the Ho
tel Iturbe, hoping to pick up certain
information by means of which he
may further his plans, which fate
seems to take the keenest pleasure
What, he has just overheard seems
to enrage the Mexican hidalgo to such
a point that it even interferes with
his breathing. He has become flushed
in the face, and half shakes his fist
after the retreating form of his ene
mies. "A rope around my neck 'the old
reptile swinging from the limb of an
oak the fate of a dog yes, I will re
member, you gringo bounds it is you
who will meet that doom. Carramba!
Think you I have dreamed and plan
ned for years and traveled half over
the globe in search of that New York
girl who will not be cowed, to be beat
en by such jackals? Carajo! a dozen
Iives such as yours wculd not swerve
me from the set purpose of my life.
You have chosen; you stand up before
Manuel Lopez as his foes; you shall
With which revengeful remark he
slinks away, this bogus padre who
wears holy garments and breeds
hatred, malice, ay, murder, in his
Bob finds a seat outside, where he
can watch the people pass and hear
the dreamy notes of music. It stirs
him at times to deels of valor, and
again lulls him to rest Just at pres
ent he feels the latter sense steal over
The City of Mexico generally
awakens at night from the sleep that
comes upon her during the heated
portion of the day, as is the case in
all warm, sub-tropical countries. From,
kfour in the afternoon until midnight,
gayety abounds first the drive, the
promenade, then after supper music
throbs upon the air in scores of quar
ters. Just at this time seme unusual sea
son of festivity, perhaps a religious
holiday, of which they have many, is
being fitly ended. Crowds pass the
Iturbe, gayly dressed crowds that
seem full of laughter and good nature.
The Mexican people are fond of
amusement they abominate work. A
bull fight will draw tens of thousands
to witness it, althoigh it is not so
oopular of late years, since other
forms of pleasure, such as the circus
and theater, give them a chance to
shout and laugh without the brutal
features that are a necessary adjunct
to the battle with an enraged bull.
While Bob stands and takes it all
in. he hears his name called in a
voice that always electrifies him. and
turning, sees. Dora, smiling, just at
"Dear me, how deaf you are becom
ing! I called three times; perhaps it
was some "pretty girl that engaged
your attention. You men are such
born arrant flirts no one knows how
we poor creatures are neglected, once
we have promised," she pouts, but of
course it is all put on, and Bob takes
They repair to 'a neighboring res
taurant and have a very fair dinner
for Mexico. One does not expect the
delicacies of Paris or New York in
this part of the world, and he cer
tainly will never find them.
"We are going out this evening." an
nounces Miss Pauline, during a pause
in the lively conversation that has
been doing on. ' -
"Indeed!" is the only remark Dick
makes, although his face expresses
surprise, for he, wonders whether this
independent girl would venture to at
tend a theater or a circus without the
company of the gentlemen.
"We have received an invitation at
least I aavt and Dora of coarse ac
companies me ta visit atiaftXfMsB't
who has ahome here. I met her in
Washington; she was the wife of a
member of the Mexican embassy."
"Why this particular night?" he
Miss Pauline looks a trifle confused.
"A little business. Besides, she is a
fine musician, and will entertain us.
I wish I could have you go, but It
would be hardly right for me to brlag
Dick realizes this; he has nothing
else to do but grin and bear it. At
the same time he has an uneasy feel
ing in connection with this visit of
Miss Westerly to one of these Mexi
can homes; knowing how peculiar are
the circumstances surrounding her.
he fears there may be more about it
than shows on the surface.
A gentleman by nature, he says no
more upon the subject, but Pauline is
accustomed to reading faces, and she
sees upon his countenance the doubt
that worries his mind.
When the meal is finished, and
they are walking back to the hotel,
she speaks with the frankness that
has always characterized her, and
which has charmed all her friends.
"You are hardly pleased with the
prospect of our visiting the Senora
"Pardon me. Miss Pauline: I have
no business to advance my likes and
dislikes with reference to your move
ments. You are at perfect liberty to
do as you please. What worried me
was the fear that the hand of Senor
Lopez might show back of it all."
She gives a merry laugh at this.
"I assure you the senora is a
genuine person, and I thought a good
bit of her in Washington."
"Nevertheless, you do not know a
great deal about her; there is always
a faint possibility that she may have
some connection with the Lopez
family, perhaps an interest in the
mine. But do not mind these gloomy
thoughts of mine; perhaps they spring
from the gloomy prospect of spending
an evening without your society."
"You imagine you will miss me?"
"I know it. We have been so much
together of late that the thought of
being separated I will say no more
now. Miss Westerly, but depend upon
it, I mean to accept an early oppor
tunity to free my mind of the burden
that rests upon it a burden of which
you alone can relieve me."
The others wait for them; they have
reached the entrance to the Hotel
Iturbe. Pauline has only time to bend
her proud head, her hat mercifully
hiding her blushes, and murmur:
"I will try and give you the oppor
tunity, roor man, some time to-morrow,"
which words cause Dick's heart
to beat wildly and the blood to surge
through his veins in great waves.
(To be continued.)
WOULD TAKE IT OUT IN TRADE.
Story of an Honest Lawyer and Un
A young American lawyer was con
sulting in the jail with his unfortunate
client, charged with stealing a stove.
"No, no," he said soothingly, "I
know, of course, you didn't really steal
the stove. If I thought for a minute
that you were guilty 1 wouldn't defend
you. The cynics may say what they
like, but there are some conscientious
men among us lawyers. Yes, of
course, the real difficulty lies in prov
ing that you didn't steal the stove,
but I'll manage it now that you have
assured me of your innocence. Leave
it all to me, and d&p't say a word.
You can hand over $10 now and pay
"Ten dollars, boss?" repeated the
accused man, in a hoarse voice. "Wy
don't yer make it $10,000? I c'd pay
ye jest es easy. I ain't got no money."
"No money?" The lawyer looked
"Naw. ner know w'ere I kin git
The young lawyer seemed plunged
in gloom. Suddenly he brightened.
"Well," he said, more cheerfully, "1
like to help honest meu in trouble. I'll
tell vou what I'll do. I'll get you out
of this 'scrape and we'll call It square
if you'll send the stove around to my
office. I need one." Tit-Bits.
Was Good English Sentence.
"At Oxford," said a Rhodes student,
"when I happened to use one day the
sentence. 'He favors his mother,'
meaning 'He resembles his mother,' a
smile went round the room.
" 'What an odd Americanism, every
one said. And I felt sheepish. I felt
that I had made use of a piece of pro
vincial and incorrect English.
"But in the Bodleian the next day
I looked the matter up and I found
that this use of the word 'favor' in the
sense of 'resemblance' or 'appearance'
is an ancient and good use. The cat
tle in Pharaoh's dream are called
'well favored' and 'ill favored' and in
the 'Spectator' I found Addison say
ing. 'The porter owned that the gen
tleman favored his master.'
"Those Oxonians thought that the
"orrect use of 'favor Hmited its mean
ing to 'a kindness,' 'a particular gener
osity.' It, seems that they were wrong
while I was right. The English have
lost a good use of the word 'favor
that we Americans still retain."
"Sufficient to the Day," Etc
Jenkinson Yes, I'm going to be mar
ried on Friday. Why do you think
Peckham Of course.
Jenkinson Well, then, what Is the
lucky day to be married on?
Peckham It hasn't been invented
She Expected It.
"Why did you tell her that she was
the first girl you had ever kissed?"
"Because she asked me."
"But you lied to her and she knows
"I know it, but she would have been
angry if I hadn't." Houston PosL
Harps in Egyptian Tenths.
Harps have been discovered In
Egyptian tombs, the strings of which,
in several instances, were;ratact, and
gave forth distinct sounds, after an
estimated silence of 3,000 years.
Famine Relief in India.
. India, at last advice, had 323.000
persons on its famine relief rolL
Incubators on 'he Farm.
Ta the use of Incubators, I find that
th most convenient size for farmers
and small breeders is the one holding
from 60 to 75 eggs. One of the rea
sons for this Is that fresher eggs may
be used. Then, too, the chicks do not
crowd so in the brooder. It is also
more convenient to put a small num
ber of chicks with hens, as sitting
hens are very scarce in this vicinity,
in early spring. I never have trouble
in controlling the temperature, as my
incubator is in the storm house. I
have lost chicks by reason of having
the temperature too high in the incu
bator. One time the temperature In
my machine was at 105 degrees dur
ing the last five days of incubation.
This was too high, and the moisture
was not abundant enoueh for such a
hlsh 'temnerature. The result was
that the chicks just pipped but did not
get out of the shells. The percentage
of hatches depends to a considerable
extent on the breed from which the
eggs come. When-1 use thin-shelled
eggs, such as those from the Leg
horns, I get on an average 93 per cent.
With eggs from the other breeds my
hatches run from 65 to 75 per cent
My greatest loss of chicks comes after
hatching. I have never succeeded
with a brooder. As to the quantity
of oil used, I find that with the ma
chine that uses 50 eggs it requires
three gallons and with the 200-egg
machine, five gallons for a hatch. I
generally fill my Incubators five or
six times during, the season. We try
to avoid late hatches. We can't raise
late-hatched chicks very well in this
climate, as the red bugs or chlggers
kill the chicks. Lee R. Herrington,
McLennan Co., Texas.
When the chicks are 36 hours old
I bring them into the brooder house,
on the floor of which is sifted fine
limestone dirt, which I get at the rock
crushers at the rate of a two-horse
load for 25 cents. I let them pick at
this at will till they are 48 hours old.
Then they get cracked corn, oats and
wheat broken fine, and also a little
water. This I give them several times
a day till they are 14 days old. Each
time I feed only what they will eat up
clean. I clean away the gravel or
dirt every evening and put in new
gravel for the next day, and in the
morning and during, the day I feed in
this fresh gravel. They are always
busy scratching after the little grain.
One should be sure to buy only the
When they are fourteen days old
they are free to come Into the main
scratching pen, where they get alfalfa
leaves in addition to the same kind of
feed fed before, which is however
given in a coarser form. I keep a
sharp lookout for lice on the chicks,
and as soon as one louse is found, the
whole bunch of chicks have to go
through a dusting machine. I keep
the roosting house and scratching
shed as clean as possible, using fre
quently a solution of crude carbolic
acid. If the chicks begin to sneeze I
take them to the hospital and give
them a dose of hydrogen peroxide,
one part to two of water, applying it
in the nostrils. That will cure the
trouble in two days. I have thus
cured the worst cases of roup in a
few days. I never feed mash or any
of the numerous new kinds of feeds
we hear about. A. Jenson, Jackson
Co., Mo., in Farmers' Review.
Controlling Mites and Lice.
I have in years past had my share
of troubles with lice and mites, but
experience has taught me that only
by proper methods used at the proper
time can they be held in check. Keep
fighting them is the way I have always
found an efficient remedy. Twice a
year I thoroughly renovate my homes,
nest boxes and all, give everything a
thorough coat of good whitewash, in
which I place a little coal oil and car
bolic acid. I do this early in the spring
before the birds get ready to incu
bate, hence I am not troubled with
the mites on the birds during the
hatching season. At all times of the
year I take pains to keep my bouses
clean. Dropping boards are cleaned
thoroughly every week, and a good
lice paint used on them about every
two weeks. If there are any lice and
mites around I see no signs of them
when this method is used. It is b
letting them get a good start on you
that makes them hard to control. They
will soon own the place unless you
begin right and keep it up. R. T.
Megibben, Sullivan Co.. Indiana.
Every farmer is familiar with what
to called "crop-bound" in fowls. The
crop becomes packed with food that
has ceased to pass into the gizzard of
the bird. If the contents of the crop
consist of grain only, the fowl should
be kept from food for some' days. In
addition, the crop should be manipu
lated with the hands. This will tend
to loosen the grain and start its pass
age into the gizzard.
Sometimes the condition is caused
by feeding cut hay. dried alfalfa or
clover, which have packed at the point
where the food should pass out of
the crop. One poultry raiser, in cases
of this kind, pours sweet oil down the
throat of the bird, and this loosens
up the mass. In bad cases he opens
the crop by cutting and removes the
collected food, afterward sewing up
the crop. He says that this does not
appear to cause the bird much pain.
After this is dona the bird should be
fed only milk or other light food for
Keep Away Lice.
If you have an incubator put In" it
only eggs that are free from
lice. When the chicks come,
pat them hi a brooder that is free
from lice. When the birds grow large
enough to be put into a pen by them
selves, have that pea perfectly free
from lice. In that way the flock will
be kept free from lice aad mites, aad
trouble will be saved.
Location of Barn and Care of Yard,
la the production of clean milk, no
one thing is of more importance than
keeping the cows out of the mad.
Many yards into which dairy cows are
turned each day for their drink aad
exercise are knee-deep with mud and
manure during' the winter and spring
If not nearly the entire year. In sum
mer when the cows are oa pasture,
they would keep comparatively clean
were they not obliged to wade through
a filthy yard in going to the stable.
In locating a dairy barn care should
be taken to have a gentle slope frorr
the barn in at least one direction, af
fording good natural drainage for botr
barn and yard. If the barn is al
ready built and poorly located, drain
age and grading will do much to rem
edy the evil. In most cases it would
take but a small amount of labor with
plow and scraper, when the ground is
in suitable condition to handle, to
give the surface of the yard a slope
from the barn sufficient to carry off
the surface water. Even if dirt has
to be hauled hi from outside the yard
to accomplish this. It will not be ex
pensive. Tile drainage alone under
a yard is not sufficient, as the tramp
ing of the cattle soon puddles the sur
face, preventing the water from pass
Ing down to the tile.
After the grading is done, the yard
should be covered with gravel or cin
ders. By putting th6 coarser in-the
bottom and the finer on top, a good
hard yard can be obtained and at a
comparatively small expense where
material of this kind is available. If
this cannot all be done in one year
it is of the utmost importance that a
beginning be made by grading and
graveling a portion of the yard next
the barn, so that the cows may have
some place on which to get out of
the mud and filth. By grading a part
of the yard each year and applying a
thick coat of gravel or cinders to the
graded part, the entire yard will, hi a
few years, be in good condition. When
gravel does not contain enough clay
to pack hard, a small amount of clay
should be mixed with the top layer.
It will then form a firm surface.
A portion of the yard should be
bedded, thus affording the cows a
place to lie in the open air on pleas
ant days. If straw is scarce, the clean
est of the soiled bedding from the
stable will answer this purpose. When
the straw and manure on this bedded
portion of the yard become too deep
and soft, it should be hauled into the
field and the bedding commenced
again on the solid yard.
It is advisable to haul the manure
directly to the field from the barn,
but if this is not feasible, it should
be removed at least 100 feet from the
barn. In no case should it be allowed
to accumulate against or near the
dairy barn, and no swine pen should
be nearer than 200 feet on account of
the odors being readily absorbed by
the milk. W. J. Fraser.
University of Illinois.
Co-Operation in Creameries.
Fortunately farmers are learning to
co-operate. as is shown by the thou
sands of co-operative creamer
ies that have been started in
the west and northwest. But
we need something more than
the co-operation of farmers in
single creameries; we need the co-operation
of the creameries themselves,
which will divide up the territory in
such a way that as little work as pos
sible will be required to gather the
milk from any one section. Where
creameries are numerous we believe
it would be a grod plan to have county
organization of creameries, through
which arrangements could be made
for the gathering of the milk and the
selling of the finished product. In
stead of a single man being sent from
each creamery to negotiate for the
sale of creamery products, one man
could represent a number of cream
eries in the same locality.
Keeping the Horns Off.
For the past fifteen years we have
had no mature animals on
the place with horns. We
maintain our herd of cows
very largely by raising heifer calves
and with these we make it a univer
sal practice to prevent the growth of
horns with caustic potash. This k
done usually before the calf is three
weeks old and I do not recall now thai
we have had a single failure. If a;
any time mature cows are bougbt-into
the herd, we remove the horns at the
first convenient opportunity. We have
an Ayrshire cow that is dehorned and
an Ayrshire heifer that will be de
horned soon. The practice of dehorn
ing is very general among the dairy
men of this state. H. H. Whig, Pro
fessor ot Animal Husbandry, Cornel;
Keeping Up the Herd.
Our most successful dairymen
seem to find that they get
best results from the raising
of heifers to replace the older ani
mals in their herds. That is, by the
use of pure bred sires of some of the
recognized dairy breeds, on grade
cows. We have very few herds of
pure bred dairy cows kept mainly for
milk, cream and butter production.
Such herds are kept principally7 for
the sale of breeding stock. la my
opinion the improvement of dairy
herds, udder our conditions, can best
be effected by the use of pure bred
sires, with careful selection based oa
the showing of the scales and the
Babcock test F. I Kent, Dairy In
structor, Oregon Agricultural College
More Sheep Wanted.
Sheep are doubly valuable
for man. as they produce
both wool "and meat. In some
countries they also are the milk pro
ducers. Wool clothing Is much more
healthful than cotton, ss it protects
the body from the chsnges.of tempera
ture 'which many times prove fatal
Wool does not burn rapidly, while
cotton to very inflammable. Many s
person that has been burned to death
when their clothing has takes Are,
would have been saved if then cloth
Peculiarity of the Zambesi.
Daring tae.taiay season at Victorie
falls in the Zambesi river in Afrks
the smallest quantity of water of the
year Is passing.- And when the fall
rare hi flood the country around these
is dry as a bone. This sheaomeaos
Is caused by the great length of the
Zambesi river. By the time -the floof
waters of the upper river get down
to the falls, the rainy season has eaeV
ed la the latter region.
Aid to Absent-Minded.
A Vienna society has been formca'
to aid persons with short memories.
A card is issued upoa which the. par
chaser writes the date of an engage
ment and posts it to the society's of
fice. By the first post on the day
of his engagement the card is received
by the patron, who to thus reminded
of his engagement.
FOR NERVOUS PEOPLE
A Michigan Mother Preserve te Her
Family by Dr. Williams
When the blood is impoverished the
nerves starve and neuralgia or something
more serious swiftly follows. Nervous
people are generally pule people. By
supplying through the blood those vital
elements that the nerves need, Dr. Wil
liams' Pink Pills for Pale People have
performed those remarkable cures that
make it impossible for any nervous suf
ferer to neglect tbein.
A recent case i that of Mrs. Peter
Morrissette; of No. 315 Eleventh street,
Alpena, Mich., who writes as follows:
"My trouble started with childbirth.
After one of my children was born I had
a kind of paralysis. I was very weak
aud usy mouth was a little crooked. I
was always tired aud was so uervoas
that I could not bear to hear a dog bark
or n bell ring eveu the little bird in its
cage would auuoy me. My heart flut
tered a great deal and I had dizzy spells.
I was not able to be left aloue.
"My doctor gave me different kinds of
medicine, changing it several times.
When it was evident that he could bos
help me he said he did not understand
my case. This was three years ago and
I was very much discouraged, when my
brother, who had taken Dr. Williams
Pink Pills, recommended them to me. I
tried them and noticed a change ,for the
better when I was taking the second box.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills cured me and I
have been well ever since. I now do all
my own housework, sewing and wash
ing for ssven of us."
Dr. Williams' Pink PiUs hr.ve also
cured diseases caused by impure or im
poverished blood such as rheumatism,
anamiiaand after-effects of the grip.
All drnggists sell Dr. Williams' Pink
Pills or the remedy will be mailed, post
paid, on receipt of price, 50 cents per
box, six boxes for $2.50. by the Dr. Wil
liams Medicine Co., Schenectady, N. T.
Sometimes Inspired by the Girl.
"Most marriages," says the Cynical
Bachelor, "are prompted by the fear
that some other fellow may get the
girL" Philadelphia Record.
That We Heed.
Something that, will insure a natural ac
tion of the liver, kidneys, atomacb aad
bowelr. cure constipation and sick head
ache, something that will purify the ,lood,
cleanse the ytem and bring grod health.
Gartieid 'lea, the mid herb laxative, doe
Not What He Meant.
A bashful young couple, who were
evidently very much in love, entered
a crowded street car in Boston the
other day. "Do you supjSose we can
squeeze in here?" he asked, looking
doubtfully at her blushing face. "Don't
you think, dear, we had better wait
until we get home?" was the embar
Lewis' Single Binder cigar richest, i
satisfying smoke on the market. Your
dealer or Lewis' Factory, Peoria, BL
Snuff and Influenza.
"It would be very interesting," says
a writer In the London Lancet, "to
know how often persons suffering
from any trouble of the upper air pas
sages use snuff. Since snuff has al
most gone out of use, influenza, ca
tarrh, and other' troubles seem to
Greediness of Herons.
A trapped heron, weighing scarcely
four pounds, was found to have swal
lowed two trout, one weighing two
pounds and the other a pound and a
half. Another heron, which was only
four months old, had put away three
small trout total weight two pounds
and a quarter at a single meal.
Insomnia Easy to Banish.
It is said that keeping the air
sages open so that the breath is drawn
into both nostils equally, together
with practicing deep breathing, which
puts and keeps In commission the
whole area of the lungs, will, as a
rule, banish insomnia.
Chinese, Newsoaper Specials.
Two Chinese newspapers, published
.n Shanghai, seat special correspoa
Jents to witness the recent -army ma
neuvers in north China. It was the
first appearance of the Chinese special
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