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LE LlFiE FARM NEWS WOH OF DEPARTMENT A Dangerous Period Through Which Every Woman Must Pass Practical Suggestions Given by the Women Whose ' Letters Follow r i Afton, Tenn. "I want other suffering women to know what Lydia E. ham's Vegetable Compound has done for me. During the SUITABLE CARE WILL LENGTHEN LIFE OF ALL LEATHER PRODUCTS FARM POULTRY IMPROVED ROADS v. i it " nil l f ii ilk " -lilf y -. . -y : WSW ft i IM This harness has been, used for 34 years. It has been kept clean and oiled frequently with neat's-foot oil. As a result it shows no signs of deterioration and should last 20 years longer. Proper selection and care did it. to carry women safely through the Change of Life. She says: "It is with pleasure that I write to jtou thanking you for what 'your wonderful medicine has done for me. I was passing through the Change of Life and had a displacement and weakness so that I could not stand on my feet and other annoying symptoms. A friend told me about Lydia E. Pink-ham's Vegetable Compound and the first bottle helped me, so I got more. It cured me and I am now doing my housework. Your medicine is certainly woman's friend and youmay use this testimonial as you choose." Mrs. Mary Lister, 608 Frank Street, Adrian, Mich. It is said that middle age is the most trying period in a woman's life, and owing to modern methods of living not one woman in a thousand passes through this perfectly natural change without experiencing very annoying symptoms. Those smothering spells, the dreadful hot flashes that send the blood rushing to the head until it seems as though it would burst, and the faint feeling that follows, as if the heart were going to stop, those sinking or dizzy spells are all symptoms of a nervous condition, and indicate the need for a special medicine. Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is a root and herb medicine especially adapted to act upon the feminine system. It acts in such a manner as to build up the weakened nervous system and enables a woman to pass this trying period with the least possible annoying symptoms. Women everywhere should remember that moot of the commoner ailments of women are not the surgical ones thy are not caused by serious displacements or growths, although the symptoms may be the same, and that is why so many apparently serious ailments readily yield to Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, as it acts as a natural restorative and often prevents serious troubles. Iiydia E. Pinkham's Private Text-liook upon "Ailments liar to Women" will be sent to you free upon request. "Write to The Lydia E. Pinkliam Medicine Co., Lynn, Massachusetts. This book contains valuable information. Figure It Out. i Literary Invention. ARRANGEMENT OF DUCK FARM Should Be Located on Light, Sandy Soil, With Convenient Facilities for Watering. rrep.irei by the United States Iepart-rr.ent of Agriculture.) Duck farms are usually located on light, sandy soil, preferably on sloping land, where the .droppings will .leach freely into the soil, so that the lan J keeps sweet and clean. The farm s-hould have good shipping facilities to aid both in shipping products and in buy ins supplies. The arrangement of the buildings should be planned to economize labor and allow for future increase of the equipment. The incubator cellar should be convenient to the brooder house, the broodt-r house to the growing bouse ' nv " J Youg Green Ducks. Ready for Market. and i!iS. and thoe buildings to the killing house. The pens in the houses, th" outside yr.rds. anl the arrangement of the building should be planned so that the ducks may be easily driven from houe to house as desired. The feed room or house1 should h- centrally located. Convenient watering arrangement-are essential where large numbers of ducks are kept, as they respiire a large amount of drinking water, say poultry specialists of the United States Department of Agriculture. While ducks may be kept successfully under very intensive conditions. Ibis advisable t allow considerable yard space. Double yards, which may be rotated and planted to quick-growing crops, such as oats, wheat and rye. are go.". for intensive duck farms. It is advisable to have a pond or stream for the breeding ducks as they usually give better fertility under these conditions. altheugh on some successful duk farms the ducks are always kept on dry land. The young preen ducks on some farms which have 'sTr,onl are EOt allowed to go into the water excert to bathe and clean their feathers just before marketing. Other growers, however, allow the green ducks free access to ponds or streams until they are marketed. CHEAP COOP FOR BACK YARD Inexpensive House Will Prove Entirely Satisfactory Where'Small Flock Is Kept. 1 !; 1 ft I Change of Life I was in bed for eight months and had two' good doctors treating me but they did me no good. A friend advised me to take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound, which laid, and in a short time I felt better. I had all kinds of bad spells, but they all left me. Now when I feel weak and nervous I take the Vegetable Compound and it always does me good. I wish all women would try it during the Change of Life for I know it will do them good. If you think itwill induce some one to try the Vegetable Compound you may publish this letter Mrs. A. Keller, Afton, Tenn. Sirs. Mary Lister of Adrian, 31 ieh..adds lier testimony to the value of Lydia E. Pinkliam's Vegetable Compound "Yes. sir," fisrure I've tr t said tlie author, t In one bosf seller "I of all history." "What's the plot iniiiired tin- pub- li-dtor. doubtfully. "N'i'vit mind the plot," said the author. "You know everybody skims and jumps about in a book. Well, I've just picked out the places they jump to, and i mt "em all in the lirst two chapters." With a cry of joy the publisher embraced the author and threw him out the window delightedly. A Celebrity Arrives. "Croat excitement in the local room." "What's happened?" "A beautiful woman has Just shot a married man who wasn't married to her. The city editor has issued orders to get all her photographs available, from her habyhood to the one taken yesterday, anil two men have been sent to arrange for exclusive publication of her diary. lie has also called up a fr-iend who is in the motion-picture business who is on the lookout for new stars." Itirmingham Age-Herald. Ups and Downs. Two men, strangers to each other, sat side by side in a suburban train. Finally, one turned to the other and became confidential. "I." he said impressively, "am a starter of elevators in a city skyscraper. Wheii I signal thorn to go up,-they go up. And your line is ?" ''I,'" said the other, "am a A undertaker. When I signal them to go down, they go down." The American Legion Weekly. To insure glistening-white table linens, use Ited Cross Ball Blue in your laundry. It never disappoints. At all good grocers, He. Advertisement. Chop Suey Romance. "You admit writing these letters to this young lady of the chorus?" "Yes," said the millionaire defendant in a breach-of-promise suit. "Ah! And these hieroglyphics at the bottom of each letter are klss marks, no doubt?" "No," said the millionaire, with a grim" smile, "what you see is merely Chinese for 'Yours sincerely.' " Birmingham Age-Herald. Shave With Cutlcura Soap And double your razor efficiency as well as promote skin purity, dkln comfort and skin health. No mug, no slimy soap, no germs, no waste, no irritation even when shaved twice daily. One soap for all uses shaving, bathing and shampooing. Advertisement f ' Of Course. '.'This story says: 'The hero drank In her beauty.' "' "Through his eyeglasses. I suppose." Boston Transcript. Peace, like good wines, jmproves with age. Apparently. . Knicker What is truth? "r Booker Something which should be heard, but not said. ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN 1920 Cost Was About Twice as Much as in 1917 on Account of Distinct Shortage of Labor. (Prepared by ti e U. S. Department of Agriculture.) Kvery kind of road cost about twice as much to build in isrjo as it did in 1917, according to the chief of the bureau of public roads. Tinted States Department of Agriculture, and highway construction suffered more tlian any other class of work through railroad congestion, strikes, labor 1 roubles and material shortages. After the war there was a trreat public demand for improved roads. Many roads had been seriously damaged by war traffic, and it appeared that the return of men from iuUi:iry serviee would provide an abundance of labor. The army of laborers which was expected to apply for the work did not. however, materialize. On the contrary, there was a distinct shortage saws? Well Kept Roadside Where Weeds Are Controlled by Frequent Mowing. of labor, and wages reached the highest levels attained in the history of the country. In 1917. competent labor could be secure 1 for from 81.ro to per day. but the corresponding wages in lJrjO were from S3 to 5 for a shorter day's work. In proportion to this demand there was also a pronounced scarcity of construction materials. Sand, gravel, stone, and cement, and materials commonly used in road work increased in price between 1917 and 1920 from 50 to 100 per cent. Naturally, these increases in cost were reflected in the prices paid to contractors for road work. Gravel roads Increased from $4,535 to S7.250 per mile; concrete from $21,165 to upward of $40,000 per mile, and brick roads from $33,000 to $55,000 per mile. As funds available for road construction are largely limited by statute, or by the returns from taxation, a majority of the states this year have deliberately withheld work, the plans for which had been completed, until they could obtain a greater return for their expenditure. SCOTS USED FIRST MACADAM Resident of Ayrshire Made His First Experiments About 1814 Roads Now Common. Macadam roads are so common in America that national pride may well lead us to look upon them as a domestic product. But John MacAdam was a Scot, resident in Ayrshire, where he made his first experiments about 1S14, according to the Xew York Sun. Five years later the first public roads were laid with the pavement and a grateful parliament awarded the inventor a grant of $50,000. In 1827, after the new pavement had been thoroughly tested. MacAdam was made surveyor general of all metropolitan roads in and about Loudon and the use of his method became general throughout the United Kingdom, i HARDING LAUDS GOOD ROADS President in First Message to Con-gress Deplores Money Wasted in Improved Highways. In no uncertain terms, President 4 Harding expressed his opinion of. the automobile, motor transport and good roads In his first message to congress. He said: "The motorcar has become an Indispensable instrument in our political, social and Industrial life. . . . I know of nothing more shocking than the millions of public funds wasted in improved highways wasted because there is too policy of maintenance! Highways must be patrolled and constantly repaired." At a dull knife Rinse In clean, tepid water, and allow the harness to stand in a warm place until it is no longer wet but still damp. Then oil it and leave It in a warm place for 24 hours before being used. Harness should be oiled or greased while still damp; otherwise, it may take up so much grease that it will pull out of shape or take up sand and grit, which will injure it, as well as spoil its r.ppea ranee. Harness should never look or feel greasy. Xeat"s-foot or castor oil or a mixture of these with wool grease is good for driving harness. For heavy harness use a mixture of any or all of these with wool grease to make a paste, having about the consistency of butter. Apply the grease lightly to driving harness and liberally to work harness. Hub the oil or grease, warm to the hand, thoroughly Into the leather while it is still damp from washing. After the harness has hung in a warm room overnight, remove with a clean dry cloth the excess of oil which the leather is unable to take up. Keep Belts Clean. In selecting a belt for driving machinery, make sure that it is wide and heavy enough for the load it is to carry. Ordinarily the competent belt maker's advice as to the proper belt for a given installation should be followed. If the belt Is not suited to the work it gives trouble continually, causing shutdown of machinery that will soon t?ost more in loss of time and wages than many goed belts. It should always be sufficiently flexible to cling closely to the smallest pulley over which it passes. A belt will not give satisfactory results if it slips, does not run true, is not properly laced. Is run too loose or too tight, is subjected to rapid changes from light to heavy loads, is alternately wet and dry, is run on pulleys that are not true or are too small for the weight and thickness of the belt, or is neglected and allowed to deteriorate for lack of grease. The belt should be wiped off every night to prevent dust, dirt, or oiUfrora working into it. When the belt needs oiling clean it well, especially on the pulley side, by washing with warm water and a good neutral soap. Wash rapidly and do not permit belt to become wet, as it will then stretch and slip. Apply the dressing lightly and evenly by rubbing It in with cotton waste or a piece of felt, and allow It to soak in the belt overnight. Among the best belt' dressings are mixtures of cod and neat's-foot oils with tallow and wool grease, free from mineral acid. tures. But, with ranges running Into thousands of acres, with vast herds grazing, there is only one remedy and that is to put into practice a system of deferred and rotatkn grazing Such a system will necessitate the division of the range into separate pastures, keeping the cattle off of one pasture each year until the seeds of the native grasses are mature, at which time cattle may be turned to graze. In this manner the growth of grass is utilized and the grass reeds are trampled into the soil, which is necessary to germination. By rys-tematlc rotation each pasture may be allowed to reseed once In each three to five years, as desired. Where ranges are heavily stocked in the beginning of such a system. It may be necessary to transfer a part of the herd to other ranges, but the ultimate result will be an increase In the carrying capacity of the range, as has been shown In various experiences In the Southwest. Overstocking should be avoided In every instance. Save all early-hatched, well-grown pullets. tPrepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) It is poor business to neglect the care of leather. Every pair of shoes, every machine belt, piece of harness, or other leather product en the farm that is allowed to go to waste or net made to yield its full service must be needlessly replaced, thus adding unnecessary expense to the farm, say specialists of the United States Department of Agriculture. On many farms a set of harness lasts less than ten years. Where eight or ten horses are kept this means one new set of harness every year. The department has received many reports, especially from Southern states, showing that harness lasts only from two to five years. But good harness, properly cared for, will last 20 years or more. In every neighborhood there are cases where farmers are cutting their harness bills in half by giving the leather a cleaning and oiling occasionally. Fifty million pairs of shces could be saved annually if the American people kept their footwear in repair, the specialists say. As a nation we buy some 3i000,0f0 pairs of shoes a year, but if each Individual cared for his shoes properly the needs could be supplied by 2oO.OX0XV pairs. The lasting of a single shoe a year by each person in the United States would cost the country at least S23Q,-000.000 annually at present prices of shoes. Any leather improperly used and neglected will deteriorate rapidly. Belts for driving machinery, for example, often become impaired. If not useless, within a few years even on straight drives, but when they are kept clean and oiled they will last from ten to thirty years. Selecting and Caring for Harness. Harness that is too light or of poor quality cannot give years of service. In selecting harness, it is ivore economical to get a set that is too heavy than one which Is too light for the work required. Make sure especially that the reins, brex-ching. holdback straps, tugs or traces, bellyi.ands. and yoke straps are strong. runaway team cannot be controlleel with weak reins, nor will weak tugs and straps stand heavy work. No portion of the harness should show cracks on the grain side when the leather Is sharply bent. Harness should be washed and oiled when it becomes dirty or extremely dry. For washing, use tepid water, a neutral soap, such as castile or white toilet soap, and a sponge or fairly stiff brush. Hardened grease Is very conveniently removed by scraping with HELPING OUT SHORT PASTURE IN SUMMER Stock Raisers Face Inconvenience and Stock Loss. There Is Only One Remedy Where Vast Herds Are Kept and That It to Practice System of Deferred and Rotation Grazing. (Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) 'Stock raisers, especially in the Southwest, often, at this season of the year, face much inconvenience and probable loss of cattle through the shortage of pastures. In other sections, where smaller herds and areas are involved, the summerpasture situation can be met in various ways, say specialists of the United States Department of Agriculture. Among the ways are the sowing of catch crops for summer forage or temporary pas Vomer Lady Do yon know where Ji.hn Smith lives? rolkeiiiau Yes; the third house on the left-hand side of the street in the next block. Younir Lady lint whirh is the left-hand-side of the street in the next block? I'm a stranper in the city. America's champion cow has improved her own record, and the best part of it is. she can't blow her own horn. There are statesmen who. in looking for mistakes in an adversary's policies, make "we view with alarm" sound like "we note with great pleasured Wouldn't It be poetic justice to send more of our wooden ships out where those mysterious pirates could seize them? Americans have captured the world's polo trophy from Europe, but they haven't captured any interest on the war loans. Still the discovery that the Philippines' government is bankrupt should not be counted so much against it. There are lots of others iu the same boat. Anyway, the women who nse removable eyebrows do not spend the best years of their lives coloring meerschaum pipes. mm Will reduce Inflamed, Strained, Swollen Tendons, Ligaments, or Muscle?. Stops the lameness and pain from a Splint, Side Bone or Bone Spavin. No blister, no hair gone and horse can be used. $2.50 bottle at druggists or delivered. Describe rour case for special Instructions end interesting; horse Book 2 A free. W. F. Y 01! NC lac. 310 Tempi St, Springfield, Mus. SO Years Old Was Sick Now Feels Yound After Takind Ealonic for Sour Stomach "I had sour stomach ever since I had the grip and it bothered me badly Have taken Eatonic only a week and am much better. Am 80 years old," says Mrs. John HI1L Eatonic quickly relieves sour stomach, indigestion, heartburn, bloating and distress after eating because it takes up and carries out. the excess acidity and gases which cause most stomach ailments. If you have "tried everything" and still suffer, do not give up hope. Eatonic has brought relief to tens of thousands like you. A big box costs but a trifle with your druggist's guarantee. W. N. U., Indianapolis, No. 33-1921. I II MSG It is not necessary t spend much money for housing if you are going to keep a small flock of hens in your '"- back yard. Indeed, it Is unwise, say poultry specialists of the United States Department of Agriculture. One or two piano cises or a large packing box may often be made into an acceptable honts. Rut whatever yo-.i build should oe made dry and free from drafts, and have gooj ventilation. The United States Department Of Agriculture has numerous bulletins friving directions f.r this kind of construction, and any of these are available for the asking, or for a very few cents where a charge is necessary. A canl to the division of publications i f United States Department of ture, Washington, D. C, will get you what yen neeo:. INFERTILE EGGS KEEP BEST Are Preferred for All Purposes Except Hatching snd Carr Be Kept for Loiger Period. Ordinarily all eggs will be Infertile after the male has been separated from the flock for two or three weeks. Infertile eggs, will keep much longer than eggs that are fertile, and are best for all purposes except hatching.