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THE FAIItMOUNT NEWS Elixir of Life. The old alchemisti spent great deal of their efforts searching for Elixir of Life, which was to give the numklud fl X, FARM NEWS A 111 s V DEPARTMENT Y Why That Bad Back? I backache keeping you miserable? Are you "all played out," without strength or vigor for your work? Then find what is causing the trouble and correct it. Likely, it's your kidneys I You have probably been working too hard and neglecting rest and exercise. Your kidneys have slowed up and poisons have accumulated. That, then, is the cause of the backache, headaches, disueiness and bladder irregularities. Use Doan'M Kidney Pill. Doan'f have helped thousands and should help you. Ask your neighbor! An Indiana Case MARKETING ALFALFA PRESENTS SEVERAL DIFFICULT PROBLEMS BETTER ROADS : . ;:- ' :::: :.; ., ... eternal youth. Modern chemistry is I more practical because it tries to preserve the youth while we have it, or at least postpone the approach of old age, by shortening the period of . work, allowing more time for relaxation and making work all around easier. One of the most practical inventions In this direction Is Iteztor Cleaner, because It can bo used every day and In great many ways. Time needed for cleaning automobiles, woodwork, pianos, furniture, varnished floors, fixtures, etc., etc.. is cut to n mWiimum by the uso of this preparation and all hard tiring larhor eliminated. And that Is not all. This cleaner used together with llcxtor Polish lengthens the "life" of the varnish, preserves the finish ami thereby saves you money by removing the necessity of retlnlslting the surface. The sooner you begin using Reztor Cleaner and Iteztor Polish, the better you will be satisfied. After the finish Is removed or damaged by Indiscriminate cleaning, it would be too late for ltextor. Write for a free sample. Iteztor Manufacturing Co., 2U0 Ogde Ave., Chicago. Advertisement.' Better Retire. "I'm discouraged and tired of life," declared the head of the family. "Why so despondent?" asked his friend. "Statistics." "Statistics? What's that got to do with it?" "Yes; they say that fiN hours of work n day is enough to supply each member of the community with a living, provided the work be equally shared by all. "Well, I'm the only one in five In my family that labors. So, If statistics are true, to support the crowd I've got to work 25 hours a day." CATARRHAIDEAFNESS is g-roatly relieved bv constitutional treatment. HALL'S C ATA HUH MKDIC1NK in a constitutional remedy. Catarrhal Deafness Is eauHed by an Inflamed condition of the mucoua lining of the Kueta-chlan Tube. When this tube is inflamed you have a rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing, and when It la entirely closed, Deafness Is the result. Unless the inflammation can be reduced, your henrinc mav be destroyed forever. HA UK'S CATAKRIT MKD1CINK acta through the blood on the mucous surfncea of the sys tem, thus reducing the Inflammation and 1 assisting Nature in restoring normal conditions. Circulars free. All Druggists. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo. Ohio. Advertisement. So Considerate. Two golfers sliced their drives Into the rough and went In search of the balls. They searched for a long time without success, a dear old lady watching them with kindly and sympathetic eyes. At last, after the search had proceeded for halt an hour, she spoke to them. "I hope I'm not InterruptliiR you. gentlemen," sh said sweetly, "hut would It be cheating If I tohl you where they are?" Some medicine Is so mean that one can't even forget to take it. Frank S. Miller, farmer, SchnellviUe, Ind.. say a : "I had pains In my back, which were unbearable at times and made it hard for me to do my work. My kidneys were weak and the secretions were scanty in passage. I felt tlreci after tho least bit of exertion. I heard ot Doan'i Kidney Pills and got a box. They cured me." Get Doaa's at Any Store. 60c a Bos DOAN'S S?SV FOSTER-M1LBURN CO.. BUFFALO. N. Y. .vj p0.1 pun pu.uq joq .Cq prftipu lieq suq Uii.u u. .J-ijj.uMn u a'ihij -tu-M jno.f d.j Vs-. fluiqi-V'J-vv oso no.f puu no.f siisjnd .timijoj m jj JIJM.W Otp JO ,)4 I1 UI-I!S d.YJl puu H.fitptins ito mn,.i. A'tud i.uor iH.l.tlo.K quil p.)irj-ijj.ij q.mn a.tiq ipt .Oj'Ud a'uiuii o op Aq,vv ss.vtj:nq jo djj airj ! 'nonijadmoo 'uqiiuiIo-o) Velours Thil de Soie Silk Vf !v-1 um4 m cluraitag 4vm l tag " making thmm bt to tyum n4 tfrM Colon: Chorry. Jodo. PMcock. Harding. PnoaaoM. Purplo, Brown. Beavor, Navy. Black. A chance to dtaplajr your baowty to h urmoat, lor bright oalora arc not overly nottca-abaa. lor avaryona la doing It. Prtca SU0. oVoatro Jftodern. Supply C. t Xi-uMtt. Jvy itjr Guticura Soap Clears the Skin and Keeps it Clear Soap 25c, Ointment 25 and 50c, Talcum 25c Too Full for Utterance, Maybe. "When Parson C.oodlelgh tried to stnrt his llivver he choked the engine off three times In succession." "Iln ! Did he make any remarks appropriate to the occasion?" "Xo, he didn't, but ho didn't have exactly tho same kind of expression on his face he wears when he says, Lot us pray." Illrmingham Age-Hernld. Setting. Up Drill. Hp "Don't you think I ought to exercise my mind more?" She "Yes I Why not take it outside?" Cartoons Magazine. Providence, R. I.' I took Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound for a female trouble and backache. It began just after my baby was born, and I did the best I could about getting my work done, but I had awful bearing-down pains so I could not stand on my feet. I read in the papers about Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and the good it was doing other women, and F have got dandy results from it and will always recommend it. You can use these facts as a testimonial if you wish." Mrs. Herbert L. Cass en, 18 Meni Court, Providence, R. L Ohio woman for three years could hardly keep about and do her housework she was so ill. Made well by Lydia K. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound t Fayette, O. "For about three years I was very nervous and had backache, sideache, dragging-down pains, could not sleen at niirht- and had no aDDe- & mi 4 POULTRY FLOCKS FEEDS FOR PRODUCING EGGS Pouttryman Should Have Full Knowledge cf Frcper Feed and How to Prepare It. x trrerrel ly tbe I'nUoJ Stales LVr-art-mer.t of Agriculture.) Kveryot.e in the poultry business lipes i have Oirjrs throughout the year, but of course ihte is scarcely possible. It the business is pone into oil a commercial scale the largest profit should be obtained during the winter. If just two cjrps a week extra can be olv-tatned from every hen a gxvnl profit vrill be made, while if one egjr a week extra can be recorded tn the winter, this one csrs: will pay for all thv feed the hen eats, according to the experiences of the p-Miltry specialists In the United States Department of Agriculture. To obtain this jrrenter production net only should the fowls be young and of n pood laying breed, but the feeder should have a full knowledge of the proper feed and how to prep-are It. And this can be achieved only by study and care. Nutriment in the feed of laying hens serves a twofold purpeso: to repair waste and supply heat to the body ami provide the egg-making materials. As only the surplus over what Is needed for the body Is available for 1 y-'-1 'Jigxiams Purebred Fcultry, Properly Fed and Cared For, Is a Productive Investment. egg production, the proper feeds should be given In sufficient quanti-V ts to induce this production. In feeding poultry a valuable lesson may be learned from nature. In the jpriDg the production of eggs Is an easy matter. Fowls at liberty to roam find an abundance of preen and animal feed on their range, which, with grain, provides a perfect ration for laying hens. In addition to this they get plenty or exercise and fresli air. So i far as invisible, then, the feeder should try to make these winter conditions springlike. Two systems are used in feeding j iotws i!,o ury-niasn ana the moist-mash, although In the dry-mash system a light-moist mash often is fed. I'y i V'f "mash" poultry men moan a mixture of ground feed, either moist r dry. The greatest advantages to be derived from the dry-feed system ! are the saving of labor and the less- i ened danger of bowel trouble resulting from sloppy or soured mashes. In the dry-food system for laying hens, ps practiced successfully on a New York po'.titry farm, the grains fed are s follows. In the proportions Indicated. This mixture is scattered in the litter early in the morning, and again at about 11:30 A. tiu and this Induces abundant exercise. A hopper containing dry mash Is hung against the .wall. The mash Is made of these ingredients in the proportions Indicated by measure) : 8i9 pounds cracked 1 pounds wheat. corn. 133 pounds oats. 90 parts bran. 15 parts ground al to parts mtd31ing. falfa. t parts corn meal. 2 parts oyster shell. It) parts meal (aril- 1 part grit, mat) 1 part charcoal. The hopper containing this mash la kept before the fowls all of the time. Corn is the most popular of all the grain feeds for farm poultry, probably because of Its abundance and comparative cheapness, and because It Is rel-Mfied over all other grains. It should " be balanced with meat, bone, linseed meat, gluten meal, and such feeds as Are rich in protein, tor corn is deficient in this constituent. When corn Is fed to hens that have plenty of exercise, and a chance to get Insects and green feed, more satisfactory results are likely to be recorded than jhen fed to the sshne fowls closely txuifined. It may be fed quite liberally to your poultry during the winter in fcotd climates, but should be fed spar- uilj 111 cuiuiuri k Wheat usually Is considered the safest grain to feed alone, but Is too jTrw-. t-i ... w. f-J ... . . .1. A f . A -. i U M xv : :: SSt .9 i DEVICE TO MAINTAIN ROADS King Split-Log Drag Was the Inven. tion of a Missouri Man Its Construction Explained. The King split-log drag Is a good drag made of a spilt log, and originat ed by Mr. IX Ward King of Mnltland. Mo. Mr. King explains the construction as follows: "Take the two halves of a split log, ten or twelve Inches thick and seven to nine feet long. Set the halves flat sides to the front, fasten "0 Inches apart with strong stakes, the ends of which are wedged in two-Inch auger holes bored through the slabs. Tut a solid pint- I he King Split-Log Drag. form on the stakes for the driver to stand on. The hitch Is made of strong wire or chain, the long end fastened to stake over the top of the front slab, the short end put through a hole in center of the slab and near the end to prevent the back slab tilting forward. Face four or five feet of the ditch end of the front sluh with iron. An old wagon tire, worn share of road grader, or any piece of flat steel, will answer for this purpose." HARD-ROADS SAVE GASOLINE They Also Result In Much Less Wear and Tear on Tires, Springs and General Comfort. In tests recently made at Cleveland, O., a five-ton truck carrying a full load averaged 11.78 miles per gallon of gasoline over concrete road and but 0.78 miles per gallon over an earth road in average condition. The truck was tested over seven different kinds of highway. Ou the earth road the mileage per gallon of gasoliue was as above noted, 5.78. On fair gravel, 7,10 miles per gallon; on good gravel, 0.30 miles; on fair macadam, 0.48 miles; on fair brick, p.83 miles; on good brick, 11.44 miles, and on concrete, 11.78 miles per gallon of gasoline. . . According to the above figures, for a man who drives his auto 8,000 miles during the year and assuming that 4,-000 miles of the total will be over medium to poor roads, the balance over fair to good roads, the cost of gasoline would be $40 to $50 In excess of what It would be If all of the road was made of concrete. Besides Uie extra expense for fuel, there would be a big saving on tires, springs, general wear and tear and comfort. HAULING ON COUNTRY ROADS Yearly Average From 1915 to 1919 Amounted to 86,500,000 Tons Illinois in Lead. Eleven principal crops afforded 80,-600,000 tons for hauling on country roads in the yearly average of 1015 to 1010, or 27 tons per 100 acres harvested. Among the results -of computations made by the bureau of crop estimates, United States Department of Agriculture, Illinois is far in the lead of states in providing crop haulage, and its fraction of the United States total is one-tenth, or 8,855,000 tons. Iowa has 6,500,000 tons, and Kansas somewhat more than one-half of the Illinois tonnage hauled, with 4,862,000 tons. Following In order are Nebraska, Indiana, Ohio and Texas, with 4,050,000 tons la the last-named state. The difference between - high and uw costs of hauling due to poor or good condition of roads reaches a large figure In the hauling of this great tonnage, er a large fraction thereof. THE TRIALS OF fl HOUSEWIFE Hgv7 TIrcy Have Been Endured and How Overcome by Lydia E, Pinkham's Vegetable Compound Experience of a Providence Woman Family In an Alfalfa Field. tions seem willing to handle hay at a gross profit of Jl per ton if the chance of losses on account of rejections could be eliminated. The rejections are almost always based upon the claim that the hay is not up to grade, but occur almost eutlrely upon a declining market. With only the meager protection against this practice and resultant loss, furnished by Inspection services maintained by the trade or--ganir.atlons of the various markets, he Is compelled to raise his margin of gross profit to ?2 or $3 per ton. When the producer notes the wide difference between the price which he has received for his hay and the price quoted at the adjacent market, he feels that the shipper or dealer Is taking advantage of him and Is making too large a profit. The producer's desire to share in this supposedly large profit Is one of the principal causes of the co-operative wave that Is now ngttat!ng southwestern alfalfa growers. When this desire is stimulated by an enthusiastic, prospective manager it seems to be not a very difficult matter to form an organisation of producers to ship and market liny. Co-operative Marketing Association. Co-operative market associations can no doubt market their own hay as advantageously as the individual shipper, provided their manager is as well trained and possesses equal experience and business ability, but they are sure to meet the same marketing difficulties, and will have Just as many rejections and losses which must be deducted from the proceeds of their sales. Many of the Irrigated sections of the Southwest do not ship more than from 2,000 to 3.000 cars of hay ench year and this business Is in some instances divided between two or three shippers, who also conduct other businesses In connection, thus greatly reducing overhead expenses. Co-operative shipplug associations are being organised in several of these projects. The cure for the present marketing difficulties in the alfalfa sections of the Southwest would seem to be along the line of better standards and their impartial applications, say the marketing specialists. WHITE GRUB IS DISASTROUS Especially Injurious to Strawberries When Soils Have Previously Been in Grass. The white grub Is frequently quite disastrous to strawberry teds, espe daily when the plants are put out on soils that have previously been in some knd of a grass crop. The larvae may be very abundant In soils of this kind, and when the grass is turned under and the soil planted to strawberries there is not enough food to supply the remaining gjuhs, and the result Is that they feed upon the roots of the plants. Supply Fresh Water. See that the birds haw a constant supply of fresh water before them. STAR BOARDERS NOT WANTED If Milk Flow Is to Be Kept Up Cow Must Be Persistent Other, wise Discard Her. The cow that milks heavily for a short time or for four or five or six months and then drops off, perhaps entirely drying up, is never to be seriously considered when annual records are being computed. Naturally if one is to keep up the milk flow he must have a cow persistent tn her makeup. If she proves otherwise, it Is probable that she belongs to the class of star boarders that have no place on any dairy farm where busl ness methods ore practiced. Make" Profit With Eggs. A well-constructed and properly packed, case of eggs is a . money-saver because tfc Insures against loss. Dou't take a loss--take a profit. Sheep on Every Farm. Every farmer who has his land fenced could profitably keep a few A Healthy Looking Pork Prepared by the United States Department of Agriculture.) The irrfgnted areas of the southwestern United States can produce a high market grade of alfalfa hay, but there are several difficult problems that must be solved in order profitably to market the hay, say specialists of the bureau of markets and crop estimates. United States Department of Agriculture. Method of Baling. The first step which has a direct bearing upon the marketing of alfalfa Is baling. The rainfall In the Southwest Is exceedingly lght during the hay-making season, and for this reason much of the hay Is baled out of the windrow or cock. When hay is baled from the windrow In sufficiently green state to save all the leaves. It cannot be pressed tightly because of the danger of heating, and shippers therefore frequently experience considerable difficulty In loading cars with the minimum weight for which they pay charges. Hay which has been stacked and allowed to dry can be baled more compact, but in baling stack hay many of the leaves shatter because of the dryness. According to the application by many inspectors of the present grade rules, this hay Is of a lower grade than when the leaves cling to the stems, notwithstanding the fact that the leaves may be contained In the bale. Sources of Trouble. Bleached hay, together with weeds, causes considerable trouble In marketing alfalfa. It is well known that alfalfa hay bleaches quickly when exposed to bright sunlight, but there is a wide difference of opinion as to just the amount of nutrient that Is lost in bleaching. Commercial grade rules, however, are based In part upon this factor. Producers and shippers In thesei sections contend that too much weight Is given the color factor In the present commercial grades for alfalfa and not sufficient weight to its feeding value. From Investigations recently made by the bureau of markers and crop estimates. It appears that when the present grading rules are rigidly and technically applied, as Is frequently the case on declining markets. It Is Impossible under the most Ideal conditions to produce "choice" grade alfalfa. The presence of a weed, a blade of grass or of a bleached stem will prevent a bale from grading "choice, and It Is practically Impossible to obtain hay which is entirely clear of any of theso things. Considerable bay is bought and sold on this grade, h w-evter, but the use of It, and sometimes also of the grade No. 1 causes the shipper a heavy loss. The specialists believe that commercial grades for any kind of hay should be made so that the physical limitations in production and preparation will be properly recognised, and that such grade should be uniformly applied, and not Influenced whatever by the state of the market. Most shippers In the Irrigated sec DAIRY COWS LIKE VARIrTY Few Speckled Apples, Beets, Carrots and Other Worthless Foodstuffs Are Delicacies- A dairy cow appreciates variety In her ration almost as much as does a human being. Ilay, grain and silage are good and certainly should constitute the main part of the ration. But a few speckled apples, beets, carrots, small potatoes, and other worthless foodstuffs all are delicacies to the cow. The dairyman who thinks of his cows In this way, not only keeps them In flourishing condition, but is repaid Immediately by an Increase in milk yield. Make Study of Weeds. Watch out for bad weeds. Learn to Identify them and when you dlseove'f them start a rigorous offensive without delay. Cull Out Poor Fowls. Cull out the poor layers, weak or diseased birds and those that are "broken down." I 5 ' tite. At times I could hardly do my housework. I got medicine from the doctor but it did not help me. 1 saw Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound advertised in a newspaper and took it with good results, and am now able to do my housework. I recommend your medicine to my friends and you may publish my testimonial." Mrs. Chester A. Ball, R. 15, Fayette, Ohio. An Illinois woman relates her experience : Bloomington, 111. "I was never very strong and female trouble kept ma so weak I had no interest in my housework. 1 had such a backache I could not cook a meal or sweep a room without raging with pain. Rubbing my back with alcohol sometimes eased the pain for a few hours, but did not stop it. I heard of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, and six bottles of if have made me as strong and healthy as any woman ; and I give my thanks to it for my health." Mrs. J.A.McQxnTTY, 610 W. Walnut St., Bloomington, 111. The conditions described by Mrs. Cassen, Mrs. Ball, and Mrs. McQuitty will appeal to many women who struggle on with their daily tasks in just such con-ditions in fact, it is said that the tragedy in the lives of some women is almost beyond belief. Day in and day out they slave in their homes for their families and beside the daily routine of housework, often make clothes for them-selves and for their children, or work in their gardens, all the while suffering from those awful bearing-down pains, backache, headaches, nervousness, the blues, and troubles which sap the very foundation of life until there comes a time when nature gives out and an operation seems inevitable. If ucn women would only profit by the experience of these three women, and remember that Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is the natural restorative for such conditions it may save them years of suffering and unhappiness. There is hardly a neighborhood in any town or hamlet in the United States wherein some woman does not reside who has been restored to beaitn Dy wis famous medicine. Therefore ask your neighbor, and you will find m a many cases that at some time or other she, too, has been benefited by tingii, and will recommend it to you. For more than forty years this old-fashioned root and herb medicine hasbeen restoring suffering women to health and sirengw. aLydls. E. Pinkham's Prirate Text-Book upon "Ailments Peculiar to Women, will be sent to you free upon request. l wru to The XijdiA E. Pinkham ETedicine Co., Lynn, Massachusetts. T2ds book contains valuable information. sheep.