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FIELDS IN WESTERN
YIELDS OF WHEAT AS HIGH AS
54 BUSHELS PER ACRE.
Now that we have entcd upon the
making of a new year, it is natural
to look back over the past one, for
the purpose of ascertaining what hafi
been done. The business man and
the farmer have takea stock, and
both, if they are keen In business de
tail and interest, know exactly their
financial position. The farmer ol
Western Canada is generally a busi
ness man, and ia his stock-taking h
will have found that he has had a
successful year. On looking over a
number of reports sent from various
quarters, the writer finds that in spita
of the visitation of drouth in a small
portion of Alberta, Saskatchewan and
Manitoba, many farmers are able to
report splendid crops. And these re
ports come from different sections,
covering an area of about 25,000
square miles. AsK for instance, at
Laird, Saskatchewan, the crop returns
showed that J. B. Peters had 12.80Q
bushels from 220 acres, or nearly 40
bushels to- the acre. In tho Blaina
Lake district the fields ranged from
15 to 50 bushels per acre, Ben Crewa
having 1,150 bushels from 24 acres;
Edmond Trotter 1,200 bushels off 30
acres, while fields of 30 bushels were
common. On poorly cultivated fields
bat 15 bushels were reported.
In Foam Lake (Sask.) district 100
bushels of oats to the aero were se
cured by Angus Robertson, D. McRae
and C. H. Hart, while the average
was 85. In wheat 30 bushels to th
acre were quite common on the newer
land, but off 15 acres of land culti
vated for the past three years Gcorgo
E. Wood secured 495 bushels. Mr.
James Traynor, near Regina (Sask.)
is still on the shady side of thirty.
He had 50,000 bushels of grain last
year, half of which was wheat. Its
market value was 25,000. He saya
ho Is well satisfied.
Arthur Somers of Strathclair
threshed 100 acres, averaging 25 bush
els to the acre. Thomas Foreman, of
Milestone, threshed 11,000 bushels of'
wheat, and 3,000 bushels of flax off
600 acres of land. W. Weatherstonc,
of Strathclair, threshed 5,000 busheli
of oats from '96 acres. John Gon
rilla, of Gillies, about twenty-five miles
west of Rosthern, Sask., had ISO bush
sis from 3 acres of wheat. Mr. Gon
eilla's general average of crop was
over 40 bushels to the acre. Ben
Cruise, a neighbor, averaged 45 bush
els to the acre from 23 acres. W. A.
Rose, of the Walderhelm district,
threshed 6,000 bushels of wheat from
240 acres, an average of 25 bushels,
100 acres was on summer fallow and
averaged 33 bushels. He had also an
average of 60 bushels of oats to the
acre on a 50-acre field. Wm. Lehman,
who has a farm close to Rosthern,
had an average of 27 bushels to the
acre pn 60 acres of summer fallow.
Mr. MIdsky, of Rapid City (Man.)
threshed 1,000 bushels of oats from
The yield of the different varieties
af wheat per acre at the Experimental
Farm, Brandon, was: Red Fife, 28
bushels; White Fife, 34 bushels; Pres
ton, 32 bushels; early Red Fife, 27
The crops at the C. P. R. demonstra
tion farms at Strathmore (Alberta)
proved up to expectations, the Swedish
variety oats yielding 110 bushels to
ihe acre. At the farm two rowed bar
ley went 48 bushels to tho acre.
Yields of from 50 bushels to 100 bush
els of oats to the acre were quite
common in the Sturgeon River Settle
ment near Edmonton (Alberta). But
last year was uncommonly good and
the hundred mark was passed. Wm.
Craig had a yield of oats from a meas
ured plot, which gave 107 bushels and
20 lbs. per acre.
Albert Teskey. of Olds (Alberta)
threshed a 100-acre field which yielded
101 bushels of oats per acre, and Jo
seph McCartney had a large field
equally good. At Cupar (Sask.) oats
threshed SO bushels to the acre. On
the Traqualrs farm at Cupar, a five
acre plot of Marquis wheat yielded 54
bushels to the acre, while Laurence
Barknel had 37 bushels of Red Fife to
the acre. At Wordsworth, Reeder
Bros.' wheat averaged 33 & bushels to
the acre, and W. McMillan's 32. Wil
liam Kraut of Alix (Alberta) threshed
1,042 bushels of winter wheat off 19
acres, or about 53 bushels to the acre.
John Laycroft of Dinton, near High
River. Alberta, had over 1,100 bush
els of spring wheat from 50 acres.
E. F. Knipe, near Lloydminster,
Saskatchewan, had 800 bushels of
wheat from 20 acres. W. Metcalf had
over 31 bushels to the acre, while S.
Henderson, who was hailed badly,
had an average return of 82 bushels of
wheat to the acre.
McWhirter Bros, and John McBaln,
of Redvers, Saskatchewan, had 25
bushels of wheat to the acre. Johq
Kennedy, east of the Horse Mills
district near Edmonton, from 40
acres of spring wheat got 1,767 bush
els, or 44 bushels to the acre.
J. E. Vanderburgh, near Dayslow,
Alberta, threshed four thousand bush
els of wheat from 120 acres. Mr.
D'Arcy, near there, threshed ten thou
sand and fifty-eight bushels (machine
measure) of wheat from five hundred
acres, and out of this only sixty acre;
was hew land.
At Fleming, Sask.. A Winter's
wheat averaged 39 bushels to the acre
and several others report heavy
yields. Mr. Winter's crop was not on
summer fallow, but on a piece of land
broken in 1SS2 and said to be the first
broken in the Fleming district.
The agent of the Canadian govern
ment will be pleased to give informa
tion regarding the various districts in
Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta,
where free homesteads of 160 acres
Ball What is silence.
Hall The college yell of the school
of experience. Harper's Bazar.
Bo not be discouraged, if suiTering fronj
Piles. Trask's Ointment brings relief ir
most cases and cures many. Ask youi
druggist, convince yourself.
Men are known by the good they dc
lather than the goods they have.
and the Two
Whew, but my seven gee gees had
tet me In for a lot of trouble. My
late uncle had willed me seven
horses, and they had been delivered
to me secretly by bis old trainer,
Murf Hlgginbottom, at Jersey City.
When I returned to town to meet
Clara J. and Tacks at the restaurant
who should butt in but my old friend.
Dike Lawrence. Dike was half seas
over and had demanded an apology
for my failing to recognize him in
Tacks laughed half tho way home,
but Clara J. kept handing me the
verbal Ice pitcher.
"What's the matter, Peaches? sure
ly you're not angry because the old
original jag builder butted in! Dike
doesn't mean any harm, believe me;
and, besides, I couldn't help it I
didn't see him first," I explained.
"Oh! Mr. Lawrence didn't worry
me," she answered; "I felt sorry for
him. that's all."
"Then why don't you haul In the
cold wave flag?" I Insisted.
"Yes, but you went to Jersey City
alone, and I've been begging you for
six months to go over there with me
and call on Aunt Debbie Williams,
Clara J. complained.
"Is that all that's worrying you?"
I answered. 'You see, I had to go
over there on business stock busi
ness and that's no Idle dream! Tho
first time I get hold of an evening that
I really hate I'll take it over to Aunt
Deb's and kill IL We'll do a society
call that will make her and the parrot
sit up and notice us. Come on, now,
Peaches, let's tear up tho divorce
papers and be good friends again!"
Clara J. smiled and then I knew
the storm was over.
Bright and early next morning
lTncle Peter was down on our porch
throwing tho hooks into me about my
recent Wall street deal. By failing
to take advice I had lost a wad of
"How much are you ahead, John?"
ae asked, delightedly.
Of course I couldn't afford to let
aim know that I had sawdust In the
"oco so I yawned and said. "Oh!
ibout 8.000!" In a bored sort of way.
"Fine," chuckled the old gentle
man; "now you take my advice and
rtay out of the market for a week or
"Sure as you live." I answered,
jarnestly. "Make it three weeks
I'll give the street a chance to re
:over from tho jolt I gave It It
ioesn't seem right to go down and
rank the yellowbacks away from
those busy boys in the Bond district.
50 I'll let up on them for a while, eh,
The old man took my josh as a bit
af on-the-level reading matter and
said, "Leave it to me. I'll tell you
when to get in again and when to
get out After that stormy drop In
Westerns yesterday the market Is
bound to bo unsteady. Walk slow,
John and watch me."
I promised to be very careful and
went in the house to figure out just
how I stood in the matter of ready
cash. After a hard dig I found that
over and above home comforts I could
roll up just eleven hundred dollars,
enough to keep Murf and the seven
orphan skates out of the poorhouse
for a few. days, at any rate.
After breakfast I sat down In my
dope den to map out a plan of cam
paign and presently Clara J. came in
and said, "John, how much more
money will you have to make In Wall
"The Man's Name 3 Murf Hlgginbot
tom!" She Said, Quietly, Looking
Me Straight in the Eye.
street before you can buy that auto
mobile you promised me?"
'"Did I threaten to get one of those
kerosene carts for you?" I answered.
"I'm getting so absent minded. Well,
just as soon as the new styles are
ready I'll get a devil wagon for you.
Peaches, that will burn up the barn
everytime It goes out"
Clara J. didn't know exactly wheth
er 4 was kidding her or not so she
laughed and dipped her oars.
An hour later she was back again
just when I had my pipe burning fine
and my horses had won me ?S9,000.
I hated to wake up.
"John," she said, "I've been talk
ing for some little time with a peculiar-looking
stranger who came to see
"Yes," I said; "what's the answer?"
"From what ho says I am led to
believe that you' are deceiving me."
she came back at me, coldly and
"Deceiving you!" I repeated.
"About horse racing." she added,
with falling barometer and Increasing
cloudiness, winds shifting to north
east, probably enow.
"The man's name is Murf Higgin
bottom!" she said, quietly, looking
me straight In the eye.
"Murf Hlgginbottom!" I echoed
slowly, while I got a good grip and
pulled myself together.
"Yes, Murf Hlgginbottom!" she
"Dear old Murf," I murmured; "so
he did get out to see Rafter all. Bloss
his kind heart, how does ho look?"
"I presume he looks as he usually
does; you ought to know," she an
"All the way from Kentucky to see
me," I went on as though thinking
aloud. "He was my Uncle Owen's
best friend Uncle Owen Henry, of
Lexington, Kentucky ."'
Clara J. watched mo narrowly.
"Poor Uncle Owen Is dead!" I said,
with a sob.
"Uncle Owen Is dead!" Clara J.
said in astonishment.
"Yes, dear, but don't cry; I'll bear
the blow alone," I cut in.
"I had no thought of crying, I
assure you," she answered. "Why
I never even heard of this Uncle Owen
"Neither did I! that 13, I mean I
never heard of him dying until he was
dead! a very sad case. Tho news
only reached me yesterday, but I kept
it from you and I boro up and was
cheerful just for your sake, Peaches."
She didn't know just how to size
"And now Murf is here," I started
again. "Murf was my Uncle Owen'B
care for years. I wonder if Murf is
Murf Sat on Uncle
still afflicted. Did Murf say that he
was on here with a string of horses?"
"He did." she said, stonily.
"Poor old Murf! A string of seven
horses for me?"
"A string of seven horses for you,
"Too btd; I was so In hopes Murf
was better. Did he say that Uncle
Owen considered me big Casino on
the Eastern tracks?"
"His very words," Clara J. said.
"Isn't it pitiful to think Murf is no
better," I went on; "but he's per
"Harmless!" she repeated.
"Perfectly so." I answered. "He's
been that way for years. When quite
a young man a thoroughbred horse
belonging to my Uncle Owen kicked
Murf on the head and ever since that
day the poor fellow is always arriving
in tho East with a string of seven
horses for the big Casino on the East
ern tracks. He's what we call 'colt
crazy' in medical circles. As soon as
I meet him hell tell mo the horses are
well, see if he doesn't"
Clara J. began to walk slowly up
to the straight goods counter and I
felt that a catastrophe had been
"Let's go and seo Murf!" I sug
gested, "but let me handle him. So
long as I don't deny what be says
about horses you'll find him the quiet
boy with the gentle gaze; and if he
does insist that I'm a horse owner,
give him the belief smile and pass it
On the veranda Murf and Uncle
Peter were conversing earnestly, but
directly we appeared Murf arose and
said, "Yo' colts are doing fuss class,
suh; but I reckon yo' all best come
dewn and look them o-ah, suh!
We are qua'ted only about three
miles away from here, sur!"
"Didn't I call the turn?" I whis
pered to Clara J. "Put Uncle Peter
wise to Murf's condition and tell him
not to make any breaks."
Uncle Peter scowled fiercely at me
and joined Clara J., while I shook
Murf's hand and lied how s'ad I was
to see him.
"This here old man is yo' uncle,
suh?" Murf inquired.
"My wife's uncle." I replied.
"That's some bettah. suh; being
no blood relation, it won't hu't yo'
pride so much when I tell yo' all that
he has lightning bugs in his hayloft"
Murf said, earnestly.
"What has the old gentleman done
to you, Murf?" I inquired.
"Done, suh!" sniffed Murf, con
temptuously; "when I info'med him.
suh. tht I had brought seven hosscs
on from Kalntucky for yo' all he be
gan to froth at the mouth, suh! And
when I told him that yo Uncle Owen
went ovah the final and full co'se be
lieving that yo' all was big Casino on
the Eastern tracks, sub, that old
truck hoss laughed in my face. suh.
I permit some few people to use their
laugh on me. pussonally, but I allow
no one, suh, to laugh at yo' Unci
Owen's beliefs, now that is too ever
lasting late to change them, suh!"
"Good old Murf. yon mustn't mind
Uncle Peter; he's sun-tounched," I
Bald, tapping my forehead signifi
cantly. "Oh!" said Murf; "locoed?"
"Plum, on the horse question." I
answered; "but otherwise as harm
less as a kitten. He was kicked on
the forehead some years ago by a
roadster, and now even the mention
of a horse puts ' him up In the air.
Talk automobiles to him, Murf. and
be on the safe side."
"I reckon yo all best excuse me
from any automobile talk," said Murf,
earnestly. "I nevah hope to see the
day, sub, when one of them foolish
wagons can rise high enough in my
esteem to be talked about. I'm a
hossman, and from Kaintucky.suh!"
At that moment, Clara J., Aunt
Martha, Uncle Peter and Tacks ap
peared, and it was evident from theli
actions that a family council' in re
gard to Murfs supposed mental con-
Idltion had just adjourned pending
Tho two ladles remained at a safe
distance and whispered together sym
pathetically from time to time, while
Tacks armed himself with a rock and
prepared for the worst.
But the hit of the show was Uncle
Peter. He danced around Murf with
a broad grin on his face and bowed
Murf sidled up to me. "Did yo
all say he's harmless?" he whispered,
"Perfectly so!" I answered; "hu
mor him, though."
Uncle Peter called me aside. "Sure
he's harmless?" he asked, eagerly.
"Perfectly so," I told him; "but
The two eyed each other and began
to grin foolishly. It was my cue to
crack a rib, but I had to keep a
straight face or lose the fight
Presently Uncle Peter and Murf
were strolling around the lawn to
gether, the former laying himself out
trying to be pleasant while the latter
kept watching his companion out of
the corner of his eye.
I joined Clara J. and Aunt Martha
to tell them that the visitor was as
docile as a pet Iamb, when suddenly
an awful yell caused us to turn quick
ly, and we beheld Uncle Peter down
on the lawn kicking furiously, while
Murf sat on his chest and swatted him
in the ribs.
In a moment I had pulled them
apart and Murf exclaimed, "When
the gentleman Info'med me, suh, that
he nsed to be a brokah In Wall street
I fo'got for the moment that he is off
his dip, sur, and I plugged him one
for yo' Uncle Owen's sake, suh, ac
cording to certain promises made to
myself, suh! 111 be glad to see yo' all
at ouah training quatahs tomorrow,
suh!" and with this Murf politely
doffed his hat to the alarmed ladles
and strode off majestically down the
"I beg pardon. Uncle Peter." I
said, "but on the level, I forgot to tell
you not to mention Wall street to
poor old Murf."
"Confound you and poor old
Murf!" spluttered my surprised and
bewildered relative, feeling the dis
turbed portions of his anatomy care
fully for breakages. "The man Is a
lunatic. Harmless, Indeed! It's my
belief he ought to be in an asylum.
Oh! my chest! my chest! I believe
it's crushed In!"
Aunt Martha, In tears, ran hither
and back in wild alarm. "Oh.
Peter!" she cried; "you must put on
a mustard plaster at once. Tacks,
dear, run and get the mustard! Come
In the house. Peter, and lie down.
Ob. John, don't let that horrid man
come here again!" and with this they
all rushed in to spring the first aid to
the injured gag on Uncle Peter.
I knew the old gentleman was more
frightened than hurt, so I sat down on
tho wheelbarrow and treated myself
to a hearty laugh.
Present a wild war whoop Issued
from the Interior of the house and
Uncle Peter came running out. claw
ing at his manly bosom.
"Take it off! take it off!" he yelled;
"it Isn't mustard. Mustard only
burns; this 13 biting clean through to
jmy backbone! Take It off!" and with
this he threw the offending plaster
out on the lawn and rushed off up
stairs like one pursued by dogs.
I picked up the cause of the riot
and looked It over as Tacks drew nigh.
"You said the other day that Undo
Feter was bughouse, so when Aunt
Martha wanted to make the nrostard
plasted I gave heV the can of insect
powder." he said, softly.
Isn't that boy the limit?
(Copyright by G. VT. Dillingham Co.)
Needed Something to Do.
One of his friends once asked Mr.
Darwin's gardener about his master's
health and how he had been lately.
"Oh!" he said, "my poor master has
been very sadly. I often wish he had
something to do. He moons about In
the garden, and I have seen him stand
doing nothing before a flower for ten
minutes at a time. If he only had
something to do I really believe he
would be better."
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Kill all infected fowls.
Geese demand early mating.
The Tamworths are en Ideal bacon
There Is no room for boarders in the
A bull in service may be fed silage
in limited amounts.
Cowpox is a contagious disease and
its origin is an uncertainty.
The food for the pig should be as
lean as for any other farm animal.
There is hardly any expense in
raising squabs as compared to chick
ens. Egg production depends upon three
things, the bird, the house and the
You cannot expect success in the
poultry line and have a dozen mixed
The first thing to do In the line of
active garden work is tho spading of
Roots of all kinds can be fed cook
ed or raw, but they should be chop
ped up fine,
Hens need a very liberal supply of
water in order to make eggs and di
gest their food.
Fowls do little. If any, injury to
either bloom or fruit if trees are
In a poultry yard.
The blackberry Is an important
fruit and every farm home should
grow an ample supply.
See to it that all nest boxes and
laying places are perfectly clean that
eggs cannot become soiled.
Good seed, like a well bred animal.
Is very essential, but that alone will
not produce a crop of corn.
Farm names may be said to stand
for superiority rather than for slov
enliness; for science, not sloth.
Every soiled egg should be cleaned
as soon as gathered, so as to prevent
the shell from absorbing the stain.
To a certain extent, it Is a matter
of personal taste whether corn should
be planted In rows or hills for the silo.
Success in pork production !s large
ly affected by the attention given to
the health and comfort of tho brood
One ton of average fresh manure
contains 10 pounds of nitrogen; one
ton of clover hay, 40 pounds of ni
trogen. The term "ripe cream" means a
cream that has sufficient lactic acid
from which tho best quality of butter
can be made.
Perhaps no calling In life brings
man in close contact with such a
class of men as does the breeding of
Not only is toe hog tho most fas
tidious as regards his living quarters,
but he is also one of the most profit
able sources of a revenue on a farm.
Beauty has various forms. What
may be beauty to one is not to an
other, but one will go far to find a
person who will say "no Jersey for
The storage of squash requires a
fairly well constructed wooden build
ing, and a temperature above 45 de
grees, the squash being stored on
Dairy cows of excellence can only
be assured by breeding sires and
dams possessing tho milking quali
ties essential to the production of
heavy, persistent milkers.
Set common hens on goose epg3 at
the same tlmo you do your goose, and
then let tho mother goose care for
all the youngsters, being careful to
give them a warm, dry place at night
It Is better to warm the water on
the cook stove in the morning than
to leave It cold, for the hen will con
sume the heat of her body In warm
ing up cold water after she drinks it
Almost all of the swine that are
kept fed and provided for are those
brood sows which are fed and so car
ried through the winter. The feeders
will have been sold about the holi
days. The draft horse trade has grown to
astonishing proportions all over the
country. Indicative of the fact that our
expanding agriculture has realized
keenly the need of an Increase In num
ber and weight of its'draft stock.
Tho great value of systematically
recording the return given by each
cow in a herd is admitted by all ex
perts, and without this simple me
thod of testing the individual value
cf each cow it seems to be impossible
to avoid losing money on certain anf
zals which it Is unprofitible to keep
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Good trees are needed.
Progress In agriculture la rapid,
Let the foals carry all the hair they
Blanket the horse even If the weath
er Is mild.
The man who sticks to hogs will
win out in the end.
There Is too little care used In the
selection of brood sows.
Silage cannot be handled as care
fully as ordinary roughage.
Twenty to thirty hens Is as many as
should be kept in one house.
The freshest egg3 are those laid for
the first time by the youngest pullets.
The amount of clover seed required'
varies much with locality, soil and cli
mate. Great care should be exercised in
the selection of cows for the winter
The hog is the only farm animal
that wears his summer clothes all
Twice per day is often enough to
feed larger hogs, but pigs should be
fed at noon.
The dairy cow must be contented
She cannot be so unless she is hu
Cement floors for dairy barns are
easily kept clean and when properly
made are very durable. .,
A hog is an artificial animal and you
cau make of him whatever you like
by breeding and feeding.
When drones appear in early sum
mer, it is a pretty good sign that the
bees are preparing to swarm.
Hen manure is a strong fertilizer
and requires to be added In smaller
quantities than other manures.
The first squashes should be large
enough to pick in six to seven weeks
from the time they are set out
It takes about three pounds of dry
matter per day for a sheep whether of
hay or of a combination of hay and
Poultrymen must remember that
chickens' require a mixed diet of grain,
animal food and green or succulent
To know how to winter cattle well
and cheaply is one of the fine points
of the beef producing and cattle feed
Buttermilk is one of the best
known feeds for pigs, used in moder
ation and properly mixed with grain
or other feedstuffs.
Be particular always about the hay
fed to foals, and never let them get
hungry enough so they will stuff
themselves full of forage.
A very good ration can be made by
letting each animal have twelve to
fifteen pounds of hay daily and all the
corn stover she will consume.
Among the most copious and per
sistent milkers will be found those
that are loosely built from last rib
to hips, and roomy In the flank.
There is a difference of opinion
among bee-keepers whether it is bet
ter to use absorbent or non-absorbent
material as a covering for bees.
For an asparagus bed It is Impor
tant to choose rich, warm, well-drained
soil, preferably with a southern ex
posure, so that growth will begin early.
It Is safe to feed a cow silage at all
times and there Is no time during her
period of gestation when It Is neces
sary to withhold silage from her ra
tion. Much of the future of hog produc
tion depends upon how largely and
wisely we use the pure breeds, choos
ing the types and quality that the mar
Every gardener ought to provide
himself at the beginning of the sea
son with an outfit of tools, consisting
of hoe, an iron rake, a transplanting
trowel and a weeding hook.
The fat hogs require just enough
to keep them comfortable, while the
brood sows need much more. Their
beds must be kept dry to avoid rheu
matism at time of farrowing and
Gypsum is used for sweetening the
cow stable and fixing the ammonia .a
the liquid manure but it contains only
a small percentage of lime and cannot
be recommended to take the place of
A pretty good jag of manure will col
lect around almost any farm every
night in winter, and if It is hauled out
and spread on tho fields the following
morning, there will be a great saving
In time, labor and fertilizing elements.
If cultivated and cared for as they
should be. blackberries will not need
the wire support until the second year
and then it may be three feet high
and the tops cut off six inches above
the wire the same as raspberries.
Breeders of live stock have only be
gun to realize tho Importance of pure
bred stock, highly developed types, the
principles of breeding, the feeding of
balanced rations, the sanitary care of
and proper environment for live stock.
Some of the most successful farms
In this country are conducted by city
men. In" nearly all cases, however,
these men. in their early experience
on the farm, suffered the severest kind
of hardship; but by persistent effort,
and especially by close application to
a study of the principles Involved in
farming, they finally acquired the
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OPINION NOT ALWAYS FINAL'
Pretty Safe to Say That DcctorV
Diagnosis Was "Away Off
in This Cass.
The pretty daughter of a physlclam
Is engaged to a college student of
whom hex father does not altogether
approve. His daughter Is too young
to think of marriage, the doctor as
sorts; the college student is too
young to think of it likewise. It is
out of the question.
She explained all this to her lovor
the other night
"Father says," she summed It up;
"father says, dear, that I will have to
give you up."
The young man sighed. "Then it's
all over?" he murmured, with gloomy
interrogation. And the girl laughed
"Well." she said. "well, you you
know that when tho doctor gives yon
up that's just the time for you to take
more hope. Isn't it sometimes that
way?" Reboboth Sunday Herald.
PAINFUL FINGER NAILS CURED
"I have suffered from the same trou
blo (painful finger nails) at different
periods of my life. The first time of
Its occurrence, perhaps twenty-five
years ago. after trying home remedies
without getting helped, I asked my
doctor to prescribe for me, but it was
not for a year or more that my nails
and fingers were well. The inflamma
tion and suppuration began at the
base of tho finger nail. Sometimes It
was so painful that I had to use a
poultice to induce suppuration. After
the pus was discharged the swelling
would go down until the next period
of inflammation, possibly not mors
than a week or two afterwards. These
frequent inflammations resulted in the
loss of the nail. I had sometimes as
many as three fingers in this state at
"Perhaps ten years later I began
again to suffer from the same trouble.
Again I tried various remedies, among
them a prescription from a doctor of
a friend of mine, who had suffered
from a like trouble. This seemed to
help somewhat for a time, but it was
not a permanent cure; next tried a
prescription from my own doctor, but
this was so Irritating to the sensitive,
diseased skin that I could not use it
I began to use Cuticura Soap and
Ointment I had used the Cuticura
Ointment previously on my children's
scalps with good effect I did not use
the Soap exclusively, but I rubbed the
Cuticura Ointment into the base of
the nail every night thoroughly, and
as often beside as I could. I had not
used it but a few weeks before my
nails were better, and In a short time
they were apparently well. Thers
was no more suppuration, nor Inflam
mation, the nails grew out clean
again. One box of Cuticura Ointment
was all that I used in effecting a
cure." (Signed) Mrs. I. J. Horton,
Katonah. N. Y.. Apr. 13, 1910. Oa
Sept 21. Mrs. Horton wrote: "I havs
had no further return of the trouble
with my finger nails."
Had an Eye to tne Future.
"I would probably take many gener
atlons of adversity, to train Americana
into the farseelng thrlftiness of my
people." once observed an American
of Scotch birth. "I remember a case
of a Scotch woman who bad been
promised a new bonnet by a lady. Be
fore she undertook the purchase the
lady called and asked the good wo
man: " 'Would you rather have a felt or a
straw bonnet. Mrs. Carmlchael?'
" 'Weel,' responded Mrs. Carmlchael
thoughtfully. 'I think I'll tak a strae
ane. It'll maybe a mouthfu' to the coo
when I'm done wi it'" Llpplncott'a
The Lord's Advertisement.
Willie had been to see his old
nurse, and she had shown him her
treasures. Including some very strik
ingly colored scripture texts which
graced her walls.
A few days afterward his aunt gave
him a dime to spend at a bazaar.
Seeing that he seemed unable to find
what he wanted, she asked him what
he was looking for.
"I am looking for one of the Lord's
advertisements, like Mary has in her
room." said Willie.
Tne Selfish View.
"Do you want cheaper postage?"
"I don't know," replied the men who
considers only his own Interests. "I
don't write many letters myself, and
I dont see why I should be eager to
make it easier for the men who send
Most concerts are all right .If there
are no cats in them.
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