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Algona, Iowa
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MOINISB^ AL0ONA IOWA, WEDNESDAY APRIL 5, Enjoyed tttm««U Mulligan—An' did yez have a toime on your trip to Shekatrgy? O'Ronrkc—Yis." Oi WHS only ther. tvro days and got, into four foights. Klpllnp'fl Good Lurk. The first Story that Kipling- writes after his illness will bring a fabulous price. Jt will be sought as eagerly by progressive publishers as Hosteller's Stomach Bitters is bv nil who suffer from stomach ills of any nature. Ko matter whether it b* indigestion, constipation, biliousness or nervousness, the Bitters will cure it. It is an tin- equalled spring medicine. A telephone girl in Owensboro. Ky., was recently cowhided by an enraged patron, who charged her with hnving disclosed an . important conversation she had overheard over the wire. A GRAND LADY OF ILLINOIS. Mrs. Lucinda B. Chandler, of Chicago, is the Honorable President of the Illinois Woman's Press Association; Honorable President of the Society for the Promotion of Health; LUCINDA 3. CHANDLER, of Chicago, 111. founder of the Margareth Fuller So- ,ciety for the study of Economics and Governments, and also President of ;the Chicago Moral Educational So- iCiety. Mrs. Chandler is an ardent friend of Pe-ru-na, and In writing to Dr. Hartman on the subject she stated as follows: Chicago, Jan. 6, 1899. ; Dear Doctor—I suppose every one that is confined to their desk and not .getting the required amount of exercise, will sooner or later, suffer with catarrh of the stomach and indigestion. I know by experience that Pe- •ru-na is a most excellent remedy for .these complaints. It has relieved me, r and several of my friends have used .'It with the same satisfactory results. Yours very respectfully, . LUCINDA_B. CHANDLER. Comment, "Congressman Talkin»-toii says the question of expansion demands serious consideration.'' "Oh, well, he. always is on the fence." TO CUKW A COLD IN ONE DAI Take Luxutivo Uromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund tho money if it fails to cure. 2ac. The genuine has L. B. Q. on each tablet. Although everybody cries hail to the king, lie keeps right on reigning. WANTED—Cnse of l>uu lieulth Hint 1M P-A-N-S will not. licueflt. fend f> rents to Illpuns Chemical Co., New York,for 10 samples imd 1.000 testimonials. Gratitude is too often but a fervid expectation of favors to come. Mrs. Wlnalow's Sootltln|> Syrup. For children teething, softens the Ktima, reduces la- flftmmiitiou, allays ualn.curea wind colic. SJG a bottle. It sometimes happens that a divorce is the part of wisdom. . Do Your Feet A oho and Horn? Shake into your shoes, Allen's Poot- fiase, at powder for the feet. It makes tight or New Shoes feel Easy. Cures Corns,.; Baalons, Swollen, Hot and Sweff.Cng ?e^t. At all Druggists and Sh'oe g.jjres, 25c. Sample sent FREJ3. Address Allen S. Olmsted, LeRoy, N. Y. • People who desire mortuary fame will be interested in the disposition of a North Carolina editor, who publicly announces his eagerness to "givespace to obituaries of former subscribers at * , s i|||:thc rate of six laying hens a column." A Buffalo hotel has a library of 800 ilumes for the use of its guests. It |jvlso keeps files of the popular maga- H'zines and weeklies. pw A'.'l m > r «* ' ,fl An ostrich cannot kick backward. ;$Vhen the time lias come for the bird be despoiled of its feathers, its head inserted in a bag, and the phicker ,^. p .j.n<ls beliind his victim. A blow Hlffrom its foot has vigor enough to kill man. H ; A scientist says: "If the earth were lattened out the sea would be two |piilcs deep all over the world. 1 ' If ( ~' man is caught flattening out the Igarth, shoot him on the spot. A great aany of us.can't s\yiin. ARE YOU SORE. AND "From hard worlc or outdoor exercise ) ST, JACOBS OIL Will cure after a few applications, and make the muscles limber and strong. •fv^t^N^Mi jt"^Z^tV^^"'~'""'" n^^^^^^niM^T^^BTTj^'^^^^^^ *"""" KEEP you wy f , I D^'t ^fooled ««h,»«uS I ISr? b fc? r1 f Q M- If yo»w«n«t?di|l I.M)»( T U k««p you dry InfwhM*?I .fi^i^^^Clii terawr FAKM AND GAEBM* MATTERS OP INTEREST TO AGRICULTURISTS. 8om»Up-to-Dat« Bint* Abont Cultivation of the Soil and Yields Thereof—Horticulture, Viticulture and Floriculture. Plowing In Oaf*. 1 have tried the above method of covering them, says a contributor to Wallace's Farmer, but did not find it very satisfactory for several reasons, First—It is quite difficult at times, In early spring, when oats should be sown, to get the plow to scour among the heavy stalks that will be found upon the corn fields of a careful and painstaking farmer without plowing the oats under-too deeply for best results. Second—The seed will be thrown together somewhat in the furrows and la not scattered as evenly as it should be for best results. Third—If plowed only about three Inches deep, as I think it should be, the harrow will bring many of the stalks to the surface and partly defeat the plan. * * * I think it will be found that more lodged oats are caused by putting the seed in too well than by not putting it in well enough. It is quite an objection to have the seed thrown together in the furrows, for it has been my experience and observation that the more evenly oats are scattered the better the results. They should occupy the whole surface of the ground evenly, thus giving each plant its share of warmth, light and air. This is the chief objection, I think, to drilling oats. It crowds the plants too much together in the drills. I do not consider it impracticable to plow a stalk field deep enough and thorough enough to cover up all the litter and put the ground in good shape for a meadow, and plow the oats in at the same time. I would prefer to break, rake and burn the stalks, then cultivate the oats and grass sued in, going across the ridges and harrowing thoroughly afterward. If I used the plow at all would plow and then sow afterward and harrow down smooth and firm. An objection to plowing at all in my mind is that it leaves the ground too loose and unless the soil is rather heavy, it will dry out too much later In the season. But if the soil is dry enough, and the season permits, this can be avoided by plenty of harrowing or perhaps the use of the roller, and the whole plan will work better. On the contrary if it is rainy and the soil wet and sticky, and the stalks too tough for the rolling cutter to handle, causing the plow to choke, it will be found a very slow and tedious way to put in oats, and most likely be abandoned. Some ClieoseinaklitK Methods. The first thing which I observe in the manufacture of cheese is cleanliness, not only in the factory, but as well among the different cows and their keepers, writes W. L. Me Lain in American Cheesemaker. All the animal heat should pass from the morning milk before it is mixed with the evening's milk and then it i s transported without being Jarred or jostled very much. In the factory I receive no milk that is in cans which are not daily cleansed and steamed. It must be sweet and pure. Add enough coloring to give a rich color and then heat the milk slowly to 85 deg. and add diluted rennet. I dilute it to prevent curd before the rennet is thoroughly mixed. It takes about five minutes to. mix. I require from 25 to 35 minutes for a good curd. If ever I have a floating curd, I draw off the greater part of the whey and add some moderately warm water. This is to weaken the lactic acid and reduce the acid to the proper amount. Then heat as before, not heating above 95 deg. in cooking. In cooking the maker has the curd under his control, if he has not added too much rennet. Rennet does not aid in ripening cheese and I use as little as I can. It simply changes the milk into a gelatinous mass. When the whey is drawn off the curd should be soft and retain moisture, thus being under the complete control of the maker, and it must then cool slowly to 85 degs.; then add salt, but not too heavy. It should be in proportion to the amount of rennet. Then the curd is in its normal state to commence curing. It should be entirely free from all taints and odors. Should remain in the press from four to six hours, then be removed and dressed and placed in press again until next morning. The curing room should always be darkened and the same moderate temperature kept, with good ventilation, not allowing gases and foreign substances to enter the room. The cheese should be greased well and turned at six in the morning and again at six in the evening and again at six in the morning of each day. Ten to twelve days are required for my cheese to ure. Milk test—A room especially for that purpose, with milk, acids, and a temperature the same. I take a certain amount of acid of a certain known Strength to a certain amount of milk at the same temperature. No man can test correctly without knowing first how to test the strength of his acid us.ed in testing. 'In no -two rooms will e test be the same, as in making cheese, A person must be his own guide, and commander of the situation. In. no two days are the results of making cheese the same. Or in no :wo factories are the results the same. Wan, under different circumstances and conditions, must be master of the situation. The Chinese tael is a coin which has never existed. It is simply a unit for H«y Worm. A correspondent of the Homestead writes that while putting in hay from a stack the last loads were found fairly alive with a small worm about half an inch long and of dark color, which appeared to be quite lively. The hay was stacked on rail bottoms. He desires to know what they are, whether they will work in hay in the mow that has been put in directly from the swath and whether it is the same little customer in another dress that works in clover seed and is called the midge. The Homestead replies: If, as we are inclined to believe from the letter, the hay is clover hay, the worm is probably the clover hay worm, which was very prevalent in many parts of the West in the spring of 1893. The color of the worm is dark brown and the lower parts of stacks and mows are, in February and March, fairly alive with them. They also work on hay later in the season. They are the larvae of a purple moth that has a silken luster and two bright spots on the wings. It is not entirely settled whether the moth lays the eggs that produce the worm exclusively after the hay is put up, or whether eggs are not also laid while the clover is yet in the field. The clover hay worm works in mows as well as in stacked hay, and while hay so affected may be fed out to the cattle if fed early enough, the worms then being consumed along with the hay, if deferred until later the work of this larvae so fills the hay with webs that the cattle will refuse to touch it. From another part of our correspondent's letter we find that he is putting this hay into a new barn that he has just built. We would advise him not to do this, as he will be thereby preparing for a bigger crop than ever of the hay worm for the next year. Hay in stacks is generally worked on from the bottom up for about two feet, and the only way we know of combating the insect is to take off and feed all the good and burn that that is seriously affected. If it gets into the hay mow the best thing to do is to clean out the mow thoroughly and burn that part of the hay that seems to be affected, and then turn in the chickens. Prof. Webster, in Ohio, in 1891, however, found that the majority of the larvae can be killed by re-stacking the hay and dusting it with two pounds of powdered pyrethrum mixed with ten pounds of Hour, to each ton of hay. We would suggest to all our readers who have any considerable quantity of clover hay, either in the stack or In the mow, that now is the time to examine thoroughly, particularly the bottom of the mass, and see whether it is affected, if it is, and that part of the hay that is being worked upon can be got at, it should be destroyed during this month and next, as later on some moths will be developed early, ready to lay eggs for the following season." Knrly Vegetables. From Farmers' Review: Cauliflower should be in as general use as is cabbage. Its good qualities merit its general use. Would you be without cabbage from year to year?' Then why be without cauliflower? Do you grow and use salsify, the oyster plant? Try it. If you have^good success and are as fond of it as some are, you will not let a spring pass without planting it. If you like celery try to grow it. For raising early vegetables now is the time to begin work. Make a hot bed and have good-sized hardy plants ready for the open ground as soon as the weather will admit of their being put out. Place several loads of horse manure in a flat topped pile and give it a good wetting. After several days it will be steaming vigorously and should be forked over into a similar pile and wet again. After this process has been repeated two or three times, make the manure into a solid bed two feet deep, plape a frame on the bed and fill in with four inches of good soil well pulverized. Sow your seeds, cover lightly and keep the soil moist. Cover the frames during nights and cold days with glass sashes if you have them, but if not, use the best covering you have, such as old carpet or wagon sheet. With this little care you may have an early supply of vegetables. They grow better during early summer before it gets hot and dry, and tomatoes will continue to bear till frost if. irrigated, or if the drouth IB not severe. Winter Forcing of Itliuburh. When at W. W. Rawson's place, at Arlington, I made inquiries about forced rhubarb, writes a contributor to Rural New Yorker. Their plan is to put a glass'roof over the entire crop. This sounds more troublesome than Jt really is, The process is simply that of erecting a roughly-constructed house over the bed. A board wall is set up, about five feet high in the back, and another wall about four feet high in the front. Sashes, supported by scantlings, roof the space, and the ends are boarded up. This covering is put over the rhubarb in February, or the beginning of March, according to the season. No heat is given artificially, but the structure conserves the sun's rays, and the increased temperature soon causes the rhubarb to start. Beds treated in this way should not be under three years old, to get the best results, and it would not be wise to use the glass covering over the bed two seasons in succession. The plan is much less wasteful, as far as plant vitality is concerned, than the lifting of the roots. Bogus Land in Illinois.—One of the most troublesome features of Illinois agriculture is the so-called "bogus lands" or "alkali spots" scattered promiscuously over the central and northern portions of the state. They amount in the aggregate to thousands pf acres and are practically unproductive as farm lands. Fewer egge will bo gathered if the hews are crowded. Treatment of kronen Tree*, The Ohio Experiment Station sends out the following: A number of inquiries have come to the Ohio Experiment Station concerning the best method of treatment of fruit trees which have been injured by freezing. It may be said, in the beginning, that; a frozen branch is of no use to the! tree, and the best thing that can be) done is to remove all parts that are seriously affected. The questions' which naturally arise are "When should pruning be done and how much of the top shall be removed?" It is well to wait until it is possible to determine about how much injury has been done, as shown by the discolored wood and shriveled bark. Usually one warm spell is a sufficient length of time to wait, but it is possible to defer the work too long, as the frozen wood seems to have a deleterious effect upon the sound parts, if not removed before growth commences. During March, and in some cases even as late as April, the pruning should be done. The quantity of wood to be removed will be determined, in most cases, by the extent of the injury; but in the case of peach and some varieties of plum trees an important exception may be mentioned. These ought to be pruned more severely than merely to remove injured wood, except where they are killed to the snow line, and in such a case it is doubtful if they can bo saved at all. Peach trees which are from three to five years old and have never been pruned to any extent need special attention. In case the injury to such trees docs not extend beyond the twigs and small branches, the best thing that can be done Is to cut off all the branches to within one or three feet of the body of the tree. A tree flvfl years old, which has been allowed to grow at will, may have long, sleudei branches, six to ten feet in length, with most of the fruit-bearing wood near the extremities. Such a tre« needs topping, even if a crop has to be sacrificed in order to get. it into proper shape. To cut out half the top from such a tree will improve succeeding crops and prolong the life of the tree, This puts the pruning upon a different basis. It is to be done not merely to remove dead wood, but to get the trees into shape for future usefulness. With this object in view the trees ara to be so pruned that they can carry the. next crop of fruit, without breaking down. Of course it will be necessary to cut off limbs of considerable size, in many cases, and it will not be possible to avoid naked stubs. This can be remedied the next season, however, at which time surplus branches may be removed also. Incidentally, it should be stated that some cutting back is necessary each season, in order to keep the trees in proper form. This method of pruning peach trees has so many advantages, that the loss of this season's crop will really prove to be a blessing to those who take advantage of the present opportunity to get their trees into proper shape, in case of young trees which have been planted only one or two years, it may be found that the injury extends to the trunk, and possibly to near the ground. If there Is life above the bud the best thing to do is to cut the entire top away as far as there appears to be injury, and start a new top. If cut off early in the season, however, the stump is apt to become dry, as shown by cracking. To prevent this the end should be covered with wax, or some material that will prevent the escape of moisture. American and Japanese varieties of plums should be treated in the same manner as peach trees, and possibly sweet cherries also. Apple and pear trees will probably need no pruning of the kind mentioned. Itottled Milk In New Tork. The demand for bottled milk ia growing in New York, and to all except the cheap trade milk is supplied in this form, says Country Gentleman. The milk is bottled both in the city after it has been shipped In forty-quart cans, and in the country on the farm. The highest-class dairies have their milk bottled on the farm, but cheap imitators of them bottle it in the city. When bottled on the farm, one-third of the contents of the bottle usually shows cream, and as many customers judge their milk by the amount of apparent cream on the top, this method should prove the most satisfactory. It may cost a trifle more to ship a box of forty quart bottles to the city than a can of forty quarts; but in the end the milk is apt to be better and is less likely to be tampered with. One of the most successful dairy companies in the city seals the top of the milk bottle at the dairy, and advises its customers to refuse to take any with the seal broken. This is certainly an effective way of getting around the small retailer who frequently waters his milk. The standard price of milk has been 8 cents a quart here for many years; but there are plenty of stores which sell milk at 5 and 6 cents a quart. This is all can milk, and i» never sold for less than 7 or 8 cents in bottles. The Stave Silo.—At the annual meeting of the Illinois Dairymen's association, Professor Plumb of Indiana spoke on the silo. He had had an experience of 15 years, and was thoroughly,,, convinced of its value. Recently they had constructed a stave silo at the Indiana station with a capacity of 62 tons and costing $118.19. This meant that each ton capacity cost $1.88. He believed that in many places this silo could be built at a much leas cost. A top was not necessary as the little rain that gets in does po injury. The greatest pilgrimages to the holy, land are undertaken by the Rusel»n». It has been calculated that b 30,000 and 40,000 Russians vbjlt tine sY«ry y*«tr, STORYETTES. * _ The Chicago Journal reports this: "Miss Barker's Sunday school class in a West Side Baptist church is composed of boys fi. 7 and 8 years old. They are a bright set for the most part, and are her pride mid joy. Thanks to her patient, tnctful method of instruction, they take an interest in their lessons and are usually '.Tell prepared. The .school wns studying in the. Old Testament. Miss Unfitrr gathered herlittU) pupils about her on the Sunday in question, and started in with the' lesson. The class w;is unusually prompt in' its answers. " Mimtny. ' she said, turning to one of tho pupils, 'who .was it killed the PhilistmesV 'Samson.' said Jimmy; without hesitation. Hut Walter Smith's hnnd was raised in an indignant protest. " ' "i'was not,' he declared without waiting to bo ii.skcd nnnut it. 'Sampson wasn't there at all; it was Sehlc.y."' Dr. f!riiby. n physician of Paris, was famous for his HVorl to protect animals from cruelty. He went, beyond those who arc hnninne simplv us far as four-footed orenlures: h« was logical enough to include insects in his mercy. lie was, however. :i little nervous, and when one dn.y in his parlor a big blue fly bu/.zed uninterruptrdly on a window pane, the doctor's patience became a little worn, and he called to bin man servant: "Do me the. kindness," said the doe tor, "to open tho window and careful ly j: tit that fly outside.." "But sir," said the servant, who thought of tlie drenching; the room might get through an open casement, •'it is rn i iii n £ outside." The doctor still thought of the ily, and riot of his cushions! "Oh, i.s it?" ho exclaimed. "Then please put M-.t- little creature in the u'nitiug room, mid lot him .stay there until the weather i.s fair." At tho fan counter in one of the department stores there is a diplomatic •salesman, says the Chicago Record. The woman who was looking at tho stoc.U of fans was determined to purchase a. • large one. She had selected one which pleased her, but the salesman begged her to takeoneof tho smaller ones. "IJoally, this IB tho lntest thing," he said opening a very diminutive otic. "It's small, 1 know, but it is tho style." "Small'. 1 1 should say so," she remarked' "Why, 1 couldn't brush a fly a, wiry with that little thing.'' "Pardon mo for say ing so, madam,'' ho retorted, "but you will not have occasion to brush away any flies." •So she took the small sixc. I.Horary Not«n, The "Sail Case of tho Princess Esme,' in the April Harper's, is ji short story of peculiar interest, for tho reason that it is a narrative from real life — relating- tho tragic death of a Turkish princess, and illustrating- the conflict in modern Turkish harems between the ancient Mohammedan and the modern ideas of the liberty of women. Professor John Fiske iu the April Atlantic treats the ever engrossing question of the "Mystery of Evil" in a profound and thoughtful paper in which lie embodies the results of his own researches and the writing's of religious and philosophical authors, and draws a conclusion that cannot fail to interest all thinking- and reflecting people. The first chapter of a now serial bj Amelia 10. Itarr i.s the leading- feature o£ the April St. Nicholas. It is a story for girls written in Mrs. Harr's most attractive manner, and bearing- the pleasant and suggestive title, "Trinity Hells." The scene i.s laid in New YorK-, and whoa tho tale opens "a young- man named Napoleon Bonaparte is making the French behave themselves.'' Tho April 1'jadies' Home Journal introduces its readers to its favorite illustrators, who are shown, in a page of photographic reproductions, at work in their studios. The little group of artists includes those whose work i.s most popular with the Journals'sread ers, who will be pleased to bo brought face to face with their favorites. In the Iteview of Reviews for April Winthrop li. Marvin answers the as sertion Mint Americans are without, experience in tho control of Oriental races by citing American experience in Honolulu, u town "as polyglot as Manila." We control tho Hawaiians, he says, "not by force of arms, but by force of character." With their usual Harper and Brothers have secured the services of Julian llalpli, perhaps the greatest living- journalist, to make an extended tour of India with the object of preparing u series of letters describing the new and splendid slate of Lord and Lady Cur/on, the Viceroy of India and his wife. The letters are announced for early publication in Harper's Weekly, under the title ''An American (Sovereign," They will be fully illustrated by Charles I). Weldou. Admiral Sampson lias written for the April Century an illustrated article fully describing the work of '-The Atlantic Fleet in the Spanish War," and drawing its lessons. Tho more important features of this paper arc a plan setting forth the character of the blockade of Santiago Harbor; maps showing- the relative positions from day to day of Cervera, Schley and Sampson; and a series of bird's-eye plans of the engagement of July 8, showing the positions of the vessels at different stages of the tight. The most complete and thorough discussion of spring fashions that we have seen Is found in Harper's Uazar. It is, without doubt, the belst weekly fushiou journal iri'the 'Unite'd States. In its March issues it presents the important subject of spring ami summer fashions in nil their details, with illustrations of the gowns, wipes, and outing costumes which will "be the rape during- ISUfi. T.he 4pi-il mi inker of Hurper's Round Table will open with a s^opy by the welUknowu'Californitt writer, Charles V. J^iinmis, entitled "The Uun>hot Mine." , v* jJlusti-ftie bv 'A SENSIBLE LBTTEftj A Tfwtort Onadlan Battle* Writ** to fttt illlnot* Ft-lobd, In writing to Mr. f. Hawkyafd, ot ftockfofd, 111., Mr. G. Slmpklfts, ot Leduc, Alberta, Western Canada (and to which points especially low rates are- being quoted over all lines of railway), says: Dear Sir:—Rec'd your letter the 14th inst. We have had no snow till after Christmas and the cattle have been able to live out, ,atid are all In good condition. It is snowing now. That is what we want; have about 6 inches now. The old settlers say when We have lots of snow It means a good crop the coming season. It never drifts here. The weather is calm and bright. We do not have to dress any heavier than in Illinois, and the horses never shiver with' the cold when we take them from the warm stables, as they do in Illinois. It has not frozen in the stable this winter. The most of the stock runs out, but there is no need of it, for timber is plentiful and there is no expense to build good stables and houses. We have good log houses and they are very warm. Two men can put up a house 16x24 in two days. There are good rails for fences. We live ten miles from the coal district, the price being from GO cents up to $2.00. The land is a very rich, loamy soil, from (i inches to several feet in depth; the hiils have the deepest. It is a rolling country, and excellent for slock of all kinds. Sheep do well, and there are plenty of small lakes where the cattle can get good water. The cattle got out of grass last year, about the middle of April, and run at largo; unless in charge of a herdsman, we have to fence against them. Wheat goes from 35 to 00 bushels per acre, oats 80 to 90, very often over a hundred. As to potatoes, a neighbor planted 7 bushels and dug 226 bushels and no bugs. Roots of all kinds do well. There are lots of strawberries and lots of red raspberries, black and red currants, and gooseberries, where the fire has not burnt them. Cattle are scarce. I have been trying to buy some for 8 months and have got only three two-year-old, and paid $30 each. Hogs are scarce, but can be got. They sHl for 6 cents dressed, and cost more for stockers. Wheat 50 cents per bu., oats 25 cents, eggs 30 cents a dozen, butter 1C and 20 cents, poultry was 10 and 11 cents dressed. Sheep are scarce. If you come,- bring your farm tools, but bring no seeders; wo use- drills. Bring cows, but do not bring horses unless you are an experienced hand in shipping them, for so many of them arc hurt in shipping. There will be plenty of work for a binder. Two good horses will break, but three lighter are better. The horses you get here can work without grain, but are better with it. It will be hard to tell what prices horses will be, for the immigration will be very large the coming spring. They could be had last spring at one time. They claim the best time to break is June; but my experience Is to break in the spring and'work it. You can break till the middle of July. Tho greatest public nuisance known i» the person who seeks notoriety. Dropsy treated free by Dr. H. H. Ureeu's Sous, of Atlanta, Ga. The greatest dropsy speoinlitits iu the world. Head their advertisement in another column of this paper. Most people take time by the fetlock instead of the forelock. Are Ton Using Allen's Foot-Iiase? It is the only cure for Swollen, Smarting, Burning, Sweating Feet, Corns and Bunions. Ask for Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder to be shaken into the shoes. At all Druggists and Shoe Stores, 2f>c. Samples sent FREE. Address, Alleys. Olmsted, LeRoy, N. Y. There i.s no place like home, and •omc men are glad of it. Oh That Delicious Coffee! Costs but Jo per Ib. to grow. Salzer has the seed. German Coftne Berry, plcg. 15c; Java Coffee pkc. 15c. Salzer's New American Chicory loo. . Cut this out and send 15c (or any of above packages or send ZOc and get all 3 nkgs, and great Catalogue free to JOHN A. SALZER SEED CO.. La Crosse, Wis. [w.n.J It is said that Gen, Miles and Secretary Alger are second cousins. I>!illy l'!i|>er for SI a Year. The U«s Moliiox Dally NUWN. with all tile lions of lowit unit Mia world, toloKmiililu markets, a ulill- itroii's department, woman's piine, olij., Is sent to liny iKlilross for HI u j-our, 75 cents for K\x mouths, fit) rents for three months. 35 cents u montu. Address Til 10 NEWS, DCS Molnos, Iowa. Had luck in small quantities makes (rood fortune more palatable. (iovernor Roosevelt has always been a <rrout smoker, but recently has had to g-ive up this luxury for the time be- injf, owing- to some slight throat trouble. A tricky firm in Herndon, Pa., advertised to "send ten yards of silk on receipt ot $1.'' All who answered the advertisement received ten yards of silk thread. The explosion of the globe of an electric, lamp in a factory in New Brunswick, N. J., sent a piece of the "•lass into the eye of Mary Bord/.ik, destroying- its sight. In a suit for damages she recovered 5fti,000. A mountain of salt is one of the natural curiosities of San Domingo. The mountain is about five miles square at the base, and is estimated to contain about 90,000,000 tons of salt, In her "West African Studies," Miss Kingsley tells this story about the famous "driver" ants; "1 \ vas i na little village, and out of a hut came the owner and his family and all the household parasites pell mell, leaving the drivers in possession, but the mother and father of the family, when they recovered from this uiiwouted burst of activity, showed such a lively concern and such unmistakable sign's of anguish at having left something behind them in the hut, that I thought it must b« the baby. * *' * 'Inhim far corner iloor!' shrieked the distracted parents, and into this hut I uhurgei'l. Too true! There iu ii)e corner lay tho poor little thing, ft mere inert black muss, with liupdreds of cruel drivers already swu, upon it. To se ( iife it and give it to tl\e dis« traveled mother was, as the reporter would s»y, but 'the work of an in. ut.' She gave w cry of joy and it Instantly into a water > ,j, «,'«.,,., - ,, ^ •'

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