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A HCMARKAM.C MAN.
Kstfock. of 44 Walaee 8U J
N.J., is a remarkable mi
at the age of ft.
For 4' yean he was.
a victim at hUBwy
troeblea aaa doctors
said he woald
be cured. 1
says Mr. KoOock,
-was lame aad weak.
ama emy eaerOoa aeat a sharp
twiacs tbroaak me. I had ta get ap
aereral tiiaea eack aJsht aaa the Ida-
aecretloas coatalaed a heavy eedl-
Keceatly I begaa asias Ooaa's
KUacy, PfUa. witk lae xeaaKa. They
have aivea warn eatlre relief
SoM 1 aU dealers, it ceato a box.
Vtaetor-Milaara Co. Batala. N. T.
A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE.
SchoolBwater Do you wish your
eon to learn the dead languages?
Mr. Koffin Certainly, as I shall re
quire him to asist in my- business as
DEEP CRACKS PROM ECZEMA
Ceuld Lay Slate-Penci! in One Hands
in Dreadful Stats - Permanent
Curs in Cuticura.
I had eczema on my hands for
about seven years and during that
time I had used several so-called rem
edies, together with physicians' and
druggists' prescriptions. The disease
was so bad on my hands that I could
lay a slate-pencil ia one of the cracks
aad a rale placed across the hand
would not touch the pencil. I kept
using remedy after remedy, and while
some gave partial relief, none relieved
as mush as did the first box of Cuti
cura Ointment I made a purchase of
Cuticura Soap and Ointment and my
hands were perfectly cured after two
boxes of Cuticura Ointment and, one
cake of Cuticura Soap were used. W.
H. Dean. Newark. DeL. Mar. 28. 1907."
GLAD TO HAVE HIM GO.
Toil-Gate Keeper Thought He Had
Visit from His Satanic Majesty.
. This is" not the only age in which
motor cars have created excitement
aad disturbance. In 1802 such appari
tions were few and far between; at
present they are. too freaseat to at
tract attention. Mr. Joseph Hattoa, in
"Old Lamps aad New." tells of the
fright caused by one of TrevitbJck's
steaat locomotives, made to rua on
aarailed Toads ia the early part of the
Now and then oae of these extraor
dinary vehicles would be encountered,
snorting and pufing oa the highway.
The countrymen regarded them as the
evil oae in disguise.
Oae of the cars, coming to a toll
gate, stopped for the gate to be
opened. .The toll-man came hurrying
out He flung the gate open with
trembling hands, and teeth which
The driver asked him how much toll
there was to. pay. '
. "O. nothing, dear Mr. Satan, noth
ing! r hastily assured the man. "Go
oa as fast as you like; there's nothing
to pay.' Youth's Companion.
OrifiH ef the Elevator.
The elevator originated ia Central
Europe. The earliest awntkra of the
elevator is made ia a letter of Na
poleon L addressed to his wife. Arch
duchess Maria Louise. He writes to
her that whea in Schoenbrunn, then
the'saamer residence of the Austrian
emperor, near Vieana, he used the
''chaise volute" (lying chair) la that
castle which had been constructed for
RmjPrees Maria Theresa. It consisted
of 'a saudl. a.aare,room, sumptuously
furaished with hangings of -red silk
aad suspended by strong ropes with
counter weights, so that It could be
palled ap or let down with great ease
la a abaft built for the purpose
HAPPY OLD AGC
Mast Likely to Fetlew Proper Eating.
.As old age advances, we require less
food to. replace waste, and food that
will not overtax the digestive organs,
while aapplyiag true nourishment
Seen aa ideal food is found in Grape
Nuts. BMde ef whole wheat aad barley
by teag baking aad acttoa of diastase
ia the barley which changes the starch
The phosphates also, placed up un
der the braa-coat of the wheat, are in
cluded Ja Grape-Nuts, but left oat of
white leer. They are necessary to
the building of braia and aerve cells.
"I have used Grape-Nats." writes aa
Iowa aua. "for 8 years aad feel as good
aad am stronger thaa I was ten years
age. I ant over 74 years old. and at
tend to wtj bnrtaean every day.
"Among way customers I meet a "un
every amy who is 92 years old aad at
tributes bis good health to the use of
Orape-Nats aad Postum which he has
eel far the last 5 years. He mixes
Orape-Nats with Postum and says they
gb tee together.
"Par many years before I begaa to
eat Graps-Nats. I could not any that
I eajoyed Ufa or knew what it was to
be able to say 1am welt I suffered
greatly wlthaeastipatioa. aew my hab
its'are as regular, as ever la my life.
I make-extra efert I
ea Grape-Nuts food and tt just
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Clean out the aest boxes often.
Hogs like variety as well as other
Teach the calves to driak from the
pail from the start
Careless, shiftless methods
yet produced profitable pork.
Oil .meal is worth about two-fifths
more than bran as feed for cows.
Loosen up the mulch on the straw
berry vines, If it has become packed
Variety of feed Is essential to vigor
ous growth in sheep or other farm
animal, for that matter.
Know exactly what it is that you
want of the hired man and then be
sure that he gets your idea.
As a rule, make it to the boy's inter
est tq stay on the- farm and he vill
stick. Of course there are exceptions.
A fourth of an acre of good land
planted with a variety of. small fruits
will keep a large family supplied
throughout the season.
The dirty stable, the dirty cow and
the dirty milker is a triple combina
tion of filth which is sure to tell on
the quality of the milk.
Does your soil need any special fer
tilizer? Be sure the commercial fer
tilizer you contemplate buying con
tains elements which your soil lacks.
The most profitable gains with pigs
is made when allowed a good run of
clover or peas. The habit of shovel
ing corn out to-pigs is too prevalent
in the corn belt.
Don't letthe low prices of hogs dis
courage you. There will come the
swing in the circuit and again they
will bring better prices. You cannot
keep a good thing down.
Of course you have not forgotten
that you promised yourself a garden
for this year. Have a good generous
variety of the vegetables you like.
My, how good they will taste when
the time comes.
It does seem as though it was im
possible to get time to drag that road
when the other work is pressing so
herd at this season of the year, but
if you will only take the time, before
the summer is over you will feci that
As a rule farm tenantry works ill to
the country school. The renter cares
little or nothing about local improve
ments and the land owner takes ad
vantage of the town school and to les
sen taxes is disposed to have the
country school run as cheaply as pos
sible. Be careful and not lay out more
work for the spring than you can suc
cessfully do. This does not mean that
you should cut "but the garden which
your wife has been asking you for
these many years. Stick to your prom
ise aad give her a good one. You will
enjoy it as much as she will when the
time of harvest comes,
When a boy labors on the farm all
through his minority and comes to
manhood's estate and feels that he has
nothing that he can really call his own
it is no wonder that he has. a yearning
to get out into the world and shift for
himself where he has the chance to
work for himself and has the chance
to know how money of his very own
Care has to be exercised with the
mare ia hot weather while a colt is
suckling her. because overheating her
often gives a colt the scours. By hav
ing the colt come In the fall the mare
suckles him while she is doing no
work, and she can 'give him a much
better start than when he Is born in
Farmers interested in forestry
and who is there who should not be
interested in tree growing win watch
with interest the results of the series
of scientific reseeding experiments
which the government has planned on
several of the national forest ranges
this spring and summer to determine
under what conditions and ia what
manner those portions of the range
which have been seriously damaged
by overgrazing may be restored to
their former productiveaess.
Seed frauds still continue, and it is
not always the farmer who gets
caught W. G. Fitz-Gerald tells in
Technical World of a rascal who was
found to have made a small fortune by
chopping up palmleaf fans aad selling
the stuff! at a dollar a packefcontain
iag a pinch or two of the precious
dust which was said to be the seed
of a rare exotic flower. He adver
tised widely and numbered profession
al florists among his victims. True,
he disclaimed responsibility for the
germinating .power of nis "seed," but
this is a eemmea warning even oa
toe wares, of reputable, seedsmen, so
that the bayerapbutodl watched aaa
watered with. pathetic seal until at
leataaaagry lady mid the swindler
by the heels. U to a sarnie, to bay
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Little plg3 should1 not 'have cera
ineaL -" ,.
The thoroughly halter-broke coltv-ia,
more than half "broke. ' " ,,
A saarbathfor the early spring
calves is about the proper thing.
Hogs are by nature grazing animals
For this reason provide pasturage for
Fruit trees mean added value to the
farm. Set out a few this spring. Not
too late yet
Treat the cow kindly and keep bee
clean and she will give yoa more milk
aad of a better quality.
Put in just enough pop core for your
owa use next, winter when you are
gathered about the fireside.
Clean off the cows and doa't forget
the tail. If covered with dirt a slight
swish will send lots of dirt into the
The man who has won failure by
his shiftlessness is not so much in
need of sympathy as. he Is of a course
in the school of privation.
Don't be so wise in your own ways
that you cannot learn from your neigh
bors, or find a helpful thought or hint
in Meadowbrook Farm Notes.
Being ready is half, the battle. More
than half the failures on the farm are
due to the fact that we'are not ready
to do work when it ought to be done.
Remember with the return of spring
weather that the keeping quality of
milk depends more on cleanly meth
ods of handling than upon weather
Dip the sheep this spring after
shearing, even though you do not no
tice any ticks. Remember about the
ounce of precaution being better than
a pound of cure.
From two to three hogs can be fat
tened if allowed to follow a bunch of
steers, with the use of a very little
extra corn. Most corn-belt feeders
count two pigs ier steer.
Labor-saving machinery for the
farm is all right, but 'the owner of
the small farm must remember that
unless the expensive machine can be
kept busy it is hardly profitable for
his farm alone.
When paris green is put up in small
packages the weight of-the package
is often included with the green. Thus
a pound package may contain only
about 15 ounces of green. For this
reason, if one uses large quantities of
poison, it is cheaper to buy it in bulk.
The arm ration for horses consists
of 15 to 20 pounds of hay dally, with
10 to 12 pounds of good oats. When
doing extra heavy service a larger
amount of grain is allowed. Atthls
rate a ton of hay will feed a horse
about 90 days, allowing for ten per
Soil that because of its nature and
location can be used for but little
else than pasturage land can be. im
proved by the sowing of blue grass
and red clover seed. Even if the land
is scattered among rocks and stumps
it can be improved by dragging a har
row over the thin spots and scattering
on chemical fertilizers and seeds of
mixed grasses. The permanent pas
ture is the most neglected part of our
farms. It is worthy of attention and
It has been demonstrated by the ex
periment stations and by practical
tests of innumerable farmers that crop
rotation not only pays in better crops
but that where properly carried out
actually increases the productivity of
the soil from year to year. Have you
given this matter any thought? Have
you considered that with this coming
season you ought to begin some sort
of crop rotation and prove to your own
self by practical test that the system
The wonderful advancement which
has been made in farming methods in
the last 50 years encourages a poetic
dreamer to indulge -in a vision of what
yet another 100 years will bring forth,
and he breaks out into song as fol
lows: Oh, it's ho! for the days of the dear old
farm, when we plowed with gasoline.
And the cows were fed in the dewy morn
through the butter and cheese ma
chine; When we lit the meadows and pasture
lots with glaring electric light;
And used the wireless telegraph for call
ing the cows at night;
When the gardens grew on a grand old
plan, and pumpkins and grapes and
Were gathered by rollicking, frolicking
girls from the limbs of the self-same
How we lily-fingered fanner boys loved
to spend the day in sleep.
By the murmuring motor that ran the
mill that sheared the complacent
How we loved to loaf by the alcohol stills
that stood in the billowy corn.
Till called to the farm hands' ten-course
meal by the notes of a Gabriel's
Ah! then was the chance for the true
romance! Ah! then there was genu
And unruffled joy for the trouble-free
boy who lived on the dear old farm!
It is an interesting experiment
which Buffalo Jones, the sheep man
of Arizona,. has tried in crossing Per
sian sheep with Merinos and Cots
wolds. The cross with the Meriao
-produces probably the best sheep for
wool as the Persian wool is coarse and
not so dense as it might be and taking
it all in all. this animal which has
been named the Persiarino, is of great
promise. The exact grade that will be
best has not yet been determined, but
the one-half, five-eighth and seven
eighth Persians are aU right The
weight of the sheep is nearly doubled,
the meat is unlike mutton ana has
none of the sheep on wool taste about
it The flesh is as white as chicken's
breast, and the flavor Is more like that
of the reiadeer. which is the best
meat produced.. All grades of these
hybrids are fertile. The cross with
Cotswola aad coarse wool sheep
makes the fleece of the offspriag
rather light ia weight but the else of
tike wool aaa Us rapid growth yield
two dips annually. This crass has
beea named the Persiaeot
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' NED FOUND THE COWS.
Western Ranch Boy's Adventure with
It was a warm' atorniag in June
whea Ned Wilson's father approached
him and said: "Ned, you know those
cows I bought of Farmer Buckley?
Well, they wandered away mat night
and I wish you could go aad find
them.' Do you think you could?"
"Why. yes. father. Why aotr
"All right then; get Lightning and
go along the river. That's where I
think they went"
"Yes, sir," was the quick reply.
Soon Ned was at the barn where
his pony was kept ' He unfastened
the strap, jumped into the saddle
and was soon hidden from view by
some bushes that grew by the river.
Ned Uved with his father on a
large cattle ranch in Texas. The
night before they had lost three
cows, which Mr. Wilson felt sure
went down by the river that was a
few miles from his house.
Lightning was a swift runner and
Ned was soon down by the river. As
he came toward it he saw footprints
in the sand near the water's edge.
"Those footprints don't look like
cows'. I wonder what they can be?"
he thought. He dismounted and, ex-
Ned Drove the Cows Home.
amining the prints, discovered that
there was a man's among them.
Just then the constable, on horse
back, came around a curve in the
road. On seeing Ned he left his
saddle and asked: "Have you seen
anyone with some cattle around
"No," answered Ned. "I am look
ing for some cows we lost"
"Well, there has been a man going
around taking cattle from different
farms," said the constable. "How did
yours get lost?"
Ned told him he thought they had
strayed, and they decided to hunt
together. On riding half a mile far
ther, they saw something stir in the
"There are some cows now," said
the constable, as ..he dismounted.
Ned sprang to the ground and they
went in among the bushes where they
saw Ned's three cows and also a hut
not far away.
"Let us go up to the hut," said
The suggestion was accepted and
both went up to the hut, only to find
"Looks like some fisherman's hut"
said Ned, after looking around it
"Guess you are right there, boy,"
answered the constable. "But I think
the cattle thief has been here and
has probably gotten frightened and
has left the premises. I was in hopes
I could 'round' him up."
Ned. too, was disappointed in not
having an exciting adventure, but he
felt grateful for finding his cows safe
and unharmed. He drove them out
to the road and home, leaving the
constable at the crossroads. When
Ned arrived home he turned the cows
over to one of the ranchmen while he
went in and got his dinner. His fa
ther was so pleased at getting the cows
back that he gave N.ed a holiday the
next day. Carl H. Schulte. in Detroit
AN INTERESTING EXPERIMENT.
This with Your
The sketch reproduced here illus
trates an interesting experiment
which can be tried with any bicycle.
The cycle is placed on the ground
with the pedals in ther position shown,
with a cord attached' to the lower
pedal. If the cord is pulled from the
rear of the cycle, one would naturally
expect to see the machine go for
ward L e., away from the hand.
The reverse action happens, how
ever; the cycle moves backwards and
the pedal forwards, in the opposite di
rection to which it is being pulled.
The explanation is that the whole ma
chine is being pulled backwards and
the rear wheel drives the pedals, in
stead of being driven by them, as in
During the course of a geography
lesson recently the teacher asked the
"Who can tell me what useful ar
ticle we get from the whale?"
"Whalebone," promptly replied a
"Right. Now. who knows what
we get from the seal?"
"Sealing-wax!" shouted a
giri. Harper's Magazine.
The Disobliging Sear.
There once was -a awn who said. "Oh,
Pleats, good Mr. Bear, let me so:
Doa't you think that your caar";
ear waked at the man.
calaaly responded: "Why no!"
CMAM&ED HIS IflNDL
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Nobody loves me; I doa't care;
I guess I'll go away.
I'll pack this satchel full of things
Because I'm goto to stay.
I'll have to take my Sunday suit, . "
But, oh, dear! I don't know
The way to pack a satchel right
Or where things ought to go.
My stomach aches a Uttle. too,
Or maybe it's my heart;
The supper things look awful good
I kind o' hate to start.
It's pretty dark and cold outside,
An' mamma looks so sad.
I b'lieve I'll go an' tell her that
I'm sorry I was bad.
Marie Louise Ward, in Detroit Free
HE FOUND A FRIEND.
Kindness, of a Country Lad Marks
Turn in His" Fortune.
A thinly clad young man was walk
ing along a city street one winter
morning, eating peanuts from a five
cent sack in his coat pocket, in lieu
of a breakfast, when he saw a number
of boys trying to attract the attention
of a flock of hungry pigeons in the
street by tossing cracker crumbs at
them. He stopped and joined in the
fun by shelling some of his peanuts,
breaking the kernels into small pieces
and throwing them on the pavement
near the birds.
Recognizing a new benefactor, they
flocked round him, eagerly picking
up his offerings, but keeping an eye
on him meanwhile, prepared for in
stant flight in the event of his becom
ing too familiar. Long experience
had taught them to be suspicious of
Stooping down and holding a tempt
ing morsel between his fingers, he
called the birds gently.
At first they shrank back, but pres
ently an old bird, having first inspect
ed him critically with one eye and
then with the other, stepped forward
gingerly, plucked the titbit from his
fingers, and darted away. Not find
ing the experience so very terrible
the old bird soon came back, and
was rewarded with another choice bit
of peanut. The other pigeons speedily
followed the example.
"That's more than they'd do for any
of us," said one of the boys.
The young man gave the pigeons
about half his stock of peanuts, and
then straightened up.
"That's all I can spare you this
time," he said, starting away.
A middle-aged man who had been
watching the performance with con
siderable interest tapped him on the
"Young man." he said, "are you
looking for work?"
"Am I?" was the response. "I've
been tramping over this town for a
week, hunting a job."
"What can you do?"
"I'm a sort of jack of all trades. I
can- carpenter a little, run an engine,
repair bicycles and "
"Can you take care of horses?"
"Can I?" said the young man, his
face lighting up. "I was raised on a
"Well, came along with me. I need
a coachman, and I'm not afraid to
trust my thoroughbreds with you. I'll
take the recommendation the birds
have just given you. Will you work
for me for $30 a month and board
till you find something better?"
Would he? Well! '
The young man is now his middle
aged employer's trusted man of all
work, with a wage to correspond, and
the pigeons have never had occasion
to retract their recommendation.
IMPROVISED PLATE SUPPORT.
Three Forks and a Napkin Ring Do
The soup tureen is burning hot;
the question is to improvise, on the
spur of the moment a support there
is no time to lose. Take your ffork
and those of two
of your neighbors, v
and run them
through a napkin
ring, placing' the
handles 'on the
table in such a
manner that the
prongs form an equilateral triangle,
as indicated in the cut. . On these
points place a plate it will be quite
secure and on this the servant can
set down the hot tureen in perfect
Our plate support will be none the
less symmetrical for having been
made in an instant, the forks thus
grouped having a certain artistic re
semblance to the Delphic tripod.
"in my school days," said a story
teller who was trying to illustrate the
absurdity and futility of unfounded
tears, "we used to have a lecturer
every Friday afternoon. One day the
lecturer was a geologist, and chose
Niagara falls for his topic.
"He told us about the geological
formation of the falls, described the
different periods to be traced in the
gorge, and then went on to say that
the- falls were slowly wearing back
toward Buffalo, and that in the course
of some 200.000 years they would have
wore back to Erie, Pa., aad that town
would be left high and dry.
Suddenly oae of the girls In
class began to sob convulsively.
"What is the matter?' asked the
teacher, in alarm.
"'Oh,' walled the girl, 'my sister
Uves ia Erie.'"
Be Plaosa to National Capitol.
Rtehmoaa. Va. The Virgmla legis
lature has just appropriated flt.Mb
for-the purpose of making a replica of
the'Hoadoun statue - of - WasMagtoa,
now ia the rotunda of the' state ca
itol. to tails city, to be. presented,
albag with a statue of-Gen. Robert E.
Lee, to the national statuary hall, to
the capitol of the United States, at
WMhiaatoa. Both statues are
to occapy space ia the akhe reserved
for Virginia. The work Is to be either
a replica or a modified copy, bat the
state does not obHgate Itself to take
the risk of haviag a cast msde of the
Houdoun Statue of Washington.
Ho'udoun statue. If such a step shall
be found to jeopardize the beauty or
safety of the precious bit of marbl
a modified copy of the work will be
made. Experts will be requested to
make a careful examination of the fig
ure and make a report on what is best
to be done.
The Houdoun statue is said to he
the finest piece of art work in the
United States. It is supposed to rep
resent the exact lineaments and fea
tures of the greatest of all Virginians
and Americans. It is said by experts
to be a better likeness of Gen. Wash
ington than any photograph. The
statue is one of the principal attrac;
tions of Richmond. The statue stands
alone, surrounded by an iron bains
trade. Every care Is taken to pre
serve it intact from the ravages of
time. It could not possibly he re
placed should any accident happen
Only once has it been taken from
its place in all the years that it has
stood there. Two years ago certain
at tists. working under bond, were em
powered to take the statue down and
clean it. This was the first time that
the Father of His Country had had
his face washed In an hundred years.
The statue was then cleaned and ren
ovated and replaced intact. It will
now stand for another hundred
WILL SOME DAY RULE MEXICO.
Ramon Corral Natural Heir to Presi
dency of Republic
New York. Ramon Corral is the
natural Heir to the presidency of the
Mexican republic. President Diaz,
though nominally elected president by
a free people, is in fact a dictator and
could name any successor when he de
cides to retire to private lire. Corral,
who stands in his favor, is the vice
president of the republic and. barring
accidents, will succeed him some day.
Constructing the Mecca Railroad.
The Mecca railroad is being con
structed rapidly, solidly and method
ically. Foreigners are employed in
positions of leadership and manage
ment By imperial orders it is now
proposed to complete the line from
Medina to Mecca, a distance of 280
miles, before the . next pilgrimage
e., in about a year), also to cou- .
fctruct a railroad from Mecca to Mount
Arafat, a distance of 11 miles. Mount
Arafat and the religious ceremonies
annually conducted there, during each
pilgrimage, possess such an impor
tance in the eyes of the pilgrims that
they all endeavor to reach that moun
tain of sacrifice, last year the nnm
ber of Mecca pilgrims was officially
estimated at 280,000. Consular Re
ports. Cleveland in 1814.
Incredible as it seems, Cleveland,
the present metropolis of the state
and one of the great cities ef the
country, was not incorporated as a
village until 1814. and had then a pop
ulation of not more than 00 people.
though Its location made it prominent
la a small way. The entire commerce
of Lake Erie up to 1812 was carried
on by six small schooners. Ohio Mag
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OATS YIELDED SB BUSHELS TO
The followiag letter written the Da-
ITmlgrsrtoa speaks tor Itosst It
the story of the Agents of the Gov
ernment that on the free hemesieada
offered by the Government it to pos
sible to become comfortably well as?
la a few years:
leak, 23rd Not, 1MT. '
It hi with pleasure that I reply to
your request Some years agm I took
ap a homestead far myself aaa alao
oae far my bob. The half secttom
which we owa Is situate beti
Rouleau aad Drlakwater,
the Moose Jaw creek, ia a low level
aaa heavy land. We pat ia 7S acres of
wheat to stubble, which weat M
la to the acre, aad 30 acres ef
mer fallow, which weat 2S bushels to
the acre. All the wheat we harvested
this year is No. 1 hard. That means
the best wheat that can be raised oa
theearth. Wedidnot sell any wheat yet
as we Intend to keep oae part far
our owa seed, and sell the other part
to people who want first-class seed,
for there is no doubt if yoa sow good
wheat you will harvest good wheat
We also threshed .vtt bushels of
flrst-class oats oat of Iff acres. 8t
seres has been fall plowing which
yielded 90 bushels per acre, aad 8S
seres stubble, which went 39 bashela
to the , acre. These oats are
the best kind that can ha
raised. We have shipped three car
loads of them, and got 53 cents per
bushel clear. All our grata was cut
In the last week of the month of
August before any frost could toach
Notwithstanding the fact that wo
lave had a late spring, aad that the
a-eather conditions this yer were
very adverse and unfavorable, we will
make more money out of oar crap
this year than last
For myself I feel compelled to say
that Western Canada crops cannot bo
checked, even by unusual conditions.
I am. dear sir.
(Signed) A. Ksiteabiunaer.
Just mere shadows ef their former
One Woman's Wrongs.
Mrs. Smallpurse (who found oaly a
few dimes in her husband's pockets
that morning) I am just sick of this
plodding along year after year. Why'
don't you do something to make
Mr. Smallpurse I can't make any
more than a living at my business, no
matter how hard I work.
Mrs. Smallpurse Then do some
thing else. Invent something. Any
American can invent.
Mr. Smallpurse (some months after)
My dear. I've hit it. and I've got a
patent. My fortune is made.
Mrs. Smallpurse (delighted) Isn't
that grand! What did you invent?
Mr. Smallpurse I have invented a
barbed-wire safety pocket for hus
bands. New York Weekly.
Strenuous Method of Saving Life.
Two officers who were hunting
wolves on the Dry mountain in cen
tral Servia lost their way in a fog.
After wandering for 14 hours one of
them lay down in the snow and speed
ily became unconscious. His comrade
bound him with cords, placed him
in a sitting position aaa then rolled
him down the mountain. He glided
down the slope at terrific speed and
reached the bottom safely, being found
an hour later in aa exhausted condi
tion by a peasant. He is bow in the
hospital being treated for the lacera
tions he received in bumping over tbo
rocks during his descent. His com
panion is unhurt.
Giving It the Acid Test
The clairvoyant was swaying back
and forth under the severe strain of
her mental connection with the realm
"Now." she chanted, "call upon any
soul yon wiU and I will make it speak
to yoa yes, even visible to you." For
she was up to date in the bis. -
"Bring me," asked the masculine
skeptic. "Brevity, the soul of Wit"
Right here the seance ended. Cin
Wisdom will enable you to overcome
the most difficult problems and fre-
auently fate Itself; therefore gather
wisdom wherever you may find it: let
the past teach thee lessoas for the
Lrwis' Single Binder straight 5c cigar.
Made of extra quality tobacco. Tiour
dealer or Lewi Factory. Peoria. III.
He surely is in want of another's
patience who has aone of bis own.
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Many a man gets left by stickii
to the right
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