Cleveland County Enterprise (Norman, Okla.), Vol. 25, No. 31, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 1, 1917 Page: 2 of 12
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THE NORMAN ENTERPRISE
Suggestions to Childless
Among the virtues of Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound is the
Ability to correct sterility in the
tases of many women. This fact is
well established as evidenced by the
following letter and hundreds of othen
we have published in these colums.
Poplar Blulf, Mo.—"I want other
women to know what a blessing Lydia
E. Pinkham a Vege-
table Compound na
been to me. We
had always wanted
a baby in our home
but I was in poor
health and not able
to do my work. My
mother and h u s -
band both urged me
to try Lydia E.Pink-
Compound. I did
so, my health im-
proved and I am now the mother of a
fine baby girl and do all my own house
work."-Mrs. Ali.ia B. Timmons, 216
Almond St.. Poplar Bluff, Mo.
In many other homes, once childless,
there are now children because of the
fact that Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound makes women normal,
healthy and strong
Write to the Lydia E. Pinkham Medi-
cine Co., Lynn, Mass.. for advice—it
will be confidential und helpful.
Old Age and Death
Tour liver is the Sanitary Depart-
neot of your body. When it foes
wrong your whole system becomes
poisoned and your vitality ia weakened.
The best remedy ia
Dr. Thacher's Liver
and Blood Syrup
▲ purely vegetable compound, laxative
and tonie in effect. It cleans out your
body, and puts enerry into your mind and
muscles. We recommend this remedy be-
cause we know from many years' experi-
ence thst it is effective.
Keep a bottle in your home. 60c and 91
at your dealer's.
THACHER MEDICINE CO.,
Sparks—This Is a world of change.
Sponger—Yes; and, by the way
have you Rot any with you?"
Is Work Too Hard?
Many kinds of work wear out the
kidneys, and kidney trouble makes
uny kind of work hard. It brings
morning lameness, backache, head
ache, nervousness, rheumatism and
urinary troubles. If your work is
confining, strains the buck, or ex-
poses you to extreme heat or cold
or damp, It's well to keep the kid-
neys active. Doan's Kidney Pills
a-re reliable nnd safe. Thousands
An Oklahoma Case
J H Hayes, Holden-
ville, Okla , says: "I
suffered front constant,
dull aches in my back
which were so severe I
was hardly able to #et
around. The kidney se
• retions were too fre-
quent and highly col
ored. Doan's Kidney
Pills completely cured
the backat he and regit-
hi ted the kidney act on
! sun glad to say that
the cot- has been per
Mianent." u ^
C>«t Doen't at Any Store, 50c • Be*
frQSTER-NilLBURN CO.. BUFFALO. N. Y.
GREATEST WASTE OF MONEYS
Proper Maintenance of Public Roads
Is More Important Than Building
—Lax Methods Used.
(I3y E H HOUSE. Colorado Agricultural
College, Fort Collins, Colo.)
The greatest waste of public
moneys that Is being committed today
Is In surfacing our country roads and
then apparently abandoning the same.
No county that engages In real road
building can afford to dismiss Its
workmen when the road has been con-
It rarely over happens that the Ini-
tial work on the road Is done wisely,
Yeast—Well, the New Year came In
Crlmsonbeak—Quietly? You ought
to have heard the salute I got from
my wife when I blew iu home New
ANY CORN LIFTS OUT,
DOESN'T HURT A BIT!
No foolishness! Lift your oornt j
and calluses off with fingers— J
It's like magic!
Sore corns, hard corns, soft corns or
any kind of a corn, can harmlessly be
lifted right out with the ftnger9 If you
apply upon the corn a few drops of
freezone, says a Cincinnati authority.
For little cost one can get a small
bottle of freezone at any drug store,
which will positively rid one's feet of
every corn or callus without pain.
This simple drug dries the moment
It is applied and does not even irri-
tate the surrounding sltln while ap-
plying it or afterwards.
This announcement will Interest
many of our readers. If your druggist
hasn't any freezone tell him to surely
get a small bottle for you from hi*
wholesale drug house.—adv.
Road in National Estes Park.
but there are a multitude of little
things that later must be added or
repaired In order that the road may
be in good condition, ltuts and chuck
holes are sure to form and these must
be Oiled or the road soon goes to
pieces. These things should be
planned for and done quickly If the
Improved road is to do the fullest
service, nnd tills Is the one thing that
it seems to me some of our county
commissioners are neglecting. They
become so Imbued with the idea of
building good roads thut they fall to
prepare for the maintenance of roads
NEGLECT SEEN ALONG ROADS
Many Farmers Fail to Clean Up Strip
of Land by Side of Road—Keep
It Seeded to Grass.
It is surprising how many folk linve
not gotten around to slicking up the
strip of land by the side of the road
thut belongs to them.
That is a part of their domain-
clear to the center of the highway,
and It is their right, as well as their
duty, to put it in the flnest shape pos-
It makes the furm look so much bet-
ter to clear out the old hedgerow and
seed It down to grass.
IMPROVED ROAD ADDS VALUE
Good Highways Are Wise Investment,
As They Bring Farmer Into Closer
Touch With World
WINTER CARE OF SHEEP OF IMPORTANCE
(By HOW A HI) HACKEDORN. Missouri
College of Agriculture.)
The winter care of the flock Is Just
as important as the careful cultiva-
tion of the corn crop. This is the
growing season of the lamb crop to be
harvested In the spring.
The condition or the umount of flesh
the ewes are carrying must guide the
feeder. Ewes in good condition need
not be fed grain until about a month
before lambing, when they should grad-
ually be accustomed to grain. Ewes
in thin or poor condition should re-
ceive from one-fourth to one-half
a pound of grain a day. Straight corn
The sheep should receive as much
clover or alfalfa hay as they will eat. j
The amount of hay eaten can be cut I
down by use of corn silage or corn !
stover. Two pounds of clean, sweet i
corn silage can be used to replace !
about one pound of hay. \Cell-cure<l
corn stover is also relished by the j
ewes. Ordinarily there is little dan- j
ger of the sheep eating too much of it
If hay Is fed once a day. The great- |
est danger of corn stover comes from !
making it the exclusive feed. Under
this condition, compaction with other i
attendant troubles will often result.
A complete report of the investlgn- i
FLOCK PROTECTED FROM PREDATORY ANIMALS.
Is not the best grain ration. The grain
feed should contain some of the blood
and muscle building material. A ra-
tion of six parts corn, three parts
wheat bran, one part linseed oil cake,
by weight, has been proved very satis-
factory at the Missouri agricultural ex-
periment station. A ration of equal
parts by weight of corn, oats and
bran is good.
tions with breeding ewes made by the
Missouri agricultural experiment sta-
tion is in Bulletin 120 which is free
for the asking.
Clean salt and water should be
kept before the Hock always, and the
sheep should alway have a dry, well-
bedded floor to lie on.
The sheep should all be able to eat
at the same time without crowding.
ERADICATION OF EAR TICKS BIG PEANUT YIELD IN TEXAS
Common Pest Among Horses and
Cattle in Southwest—Oil Will
Destroy the Parasites.
(By R. H. WILLIAMS. Animal Hus-
bandry, University of Arizona.)
Eur ticks are very common among
horses, cattle and even men In the
Southwest. Probably half of the cat-
tle and horses In the state are affected
with ear ticks. No doubt serious re-
sults often attend these parasites, as
they are most annoying. The eggs are
laid on the ear drum and are fas-
tened with a flue thread-like root.
When the eggs hatch the young will
become active and may even reach the
Almost any oil will kill the ticks if
It reaches them. Sweet oil or cotton-
seed oil will force the ticks to leave.
Sometimes they stay near and may re-
turn. It is reported that a 10 per cent
solution of curbollzed oil will kill the
ticks, keep the eggs from hatching and
not injure the animal. Such a prep-
aration should be kept in a bottle
where it could be used whenever the
animals were seen to twist their heads
on one side, drop their ears or show
other indications of ear ticks. One
can dig out the ticks with ills lingers
or a small spoon, and as many as a
score of ticks may be found in one
ear, some of them as large as peas.
Another good mixture for placing In
the ear to kill the insects is one ounce
of camphor, one ounce of phenol crys-
tals, six ounces of ol. racina. This
should he mixed thoroughly and a lit-
tle of It poured Into the affected ears.
342.000.000 Bushels Wheat in
1915; In 1916 Many Farm-
ers Paid for Their Land
Out of Their Crop.
That Western Canada Is indeed
"Mistress of Wheat" to tlie extent that
Its 1015 crop exceeded, acre for acre,
the production of any country on 'his
continent is a striking fact proved by
the following figures:
In 1915 the Dominion of Canada pro-
duced 876,000,000 bushels of wheat,
which represented an average yield of
20 bushels to the acre. The United
States produced 1,011,505,000 bushels,
yield of 17 bushels per acre. The only
serious competitors in wheat produc-
tion in South America were Argentine,
with 178,221,000 bushels, or less than
12 bushels per acre, and Chile, with
10,000,000 bushels or 115 bushels per
The three Western Canadian prairie
provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan
nnd Alberta produced between them
842,000,000 bushels out of the total Ca-
nadian .'170,000,000 bushels. It will be
seen, therefore, that, outside of the
United States, Western Canada pro-
duced considerably more than the com-
bined production of North and South
America. Canada is of course a new-
settled country, and the fact that the
crop of the Uuited States v as practi-
cally three times ns much is no dis-
couragement. The United States has
at present more than twelve times the
population of Canada in approximately
the same area.
To illustrate further the greater pro-
ductiveness of Western Canadian land,
we submit the following figures, show-
ing the 1915 yields per acre in the
three provinces of Western Canada
and in the states which in that year
produced the greatest quantity of
wheat. The figures are taken from the
U. S. department of agriculture's au-
nual report and from the figures of the
Dominion census bureau:
talncd at, on the average, from $20 to
$30 per acre, with Irrigated lands some-
| what higher. It is no exaggeration
whatever to say that a number of
Western Canadian farmers have paid
for their land entirely from the pro-
ceeds of last year's crop, and this in-
cludes men who lust year began for the
Crop of 21,000,000 Bushels Is Reported
—Virginia and Other States to Be
There may be a shortage in the
wheat crop and flour go soaring; eggs,
potatoes, butter aud meat may be
"out of sight" in price; sauerkraut
und baked beans may become—nay,
they now are a—luxury to be indulged
in only by those who are guilty of ex-
travagance. All these may be prob-
lems in the cost of living, but there is
one crop now being harvested which is
showing a tremendous increase, says
The peanut yield is exceeding all
records. Texas alone is expected to
yield 21,000,000 bushels. Consider, if
you can, how far 21,000,000 bushels of
peanuts will go toward satisfying the
hunger for this product of the soil,
und then reflect that Virginia and
other southern states are to be heard
Of course there is nothing to show
thut some unexplained and mysteri-
ous cause may not lead to an Inflation
of peanut prices In spite of the abun-
dance. In fact, watchful purchasers
have suspected for some time that
though the standard price of a nickel
n bag remains the same, there is a
shortage in the contents. They seem
to discover fewer peanuts than for-
merly In the paper receptacle.
Western Canada only...
Province of Manitoba....
Province of Saskatchewan
Province of Alberta
United States, all
Washington 25 1-5
Wisconsin 22 3-4
Ohio 20 2-5
The department of agriculture is nu
thorlty for the statement that road Ira- j
provement in Dallas county, Alnbama, LITTLE: POTATOES FOR SEED
has added $5 an acre to the value of j
lands within half a mile of the Ira-
Good roads are a wise investment.
They' bring tile farmer into closer
touch with the world. Increasing his
access to markets and his opportunity
for Joy of living, us well as adding
value to his farm.
POINTERS ON CATTLE TICKS
Loss in Weight Is Evident From Fact
That Few Ticky Animals Are
Fat—Bring Less Money.
Real Objection to Use of Small Tubers
Is That In Few Years Yields
Will Be Reduced.
RURAL ROADS AND BRIDGES
Increase in Annual Expenditures of
More Than 250 Per Cent In
Past Twelve Years.
During the past 12 years the annual
expenditures on the rural roads and
bridges in the United State* have In-
creased from about $80,000,000 to
about $282,000,000, or an Increase of
more than 250 per cent. During this
siime period the annual expenditures
from state funds for road and bridge
construction and maintenance have in-
creased from $2,550,000 to $53,492,000,
or almost 2,000 per cent.
Increase Farm Land Values.
An Increase in farm land values
varying from 25 to 194 per cent has
been produced by Improvement of
main market roads, according to
statistics collected by the federal of-
fice of public roads and rural en-
"ROUGHenRfiTS' IMe uuuluom i*c.ud£
W. N. U., Oklahoma City, No. 5-1917
Seamless Milk Pails.
Milk pails nnd cans should he
smooth, with all cracks and seanif
flushed with solder. Seamless palls
and cans have been placed ou th<
This Is a season of small potatoes,
and the question Is already being
usked, If these small potatoes are suit-
able for next season's seed.
The real objection to the use of small
seed Is not the size of the tuber, but
the continuous selection of small tu-
bers, which means that in a few sea-
sons thy small tubers thus selected
will come largely from hills producing
small tubers and so greatly reducing
If your crop consists largely of small
tubers this season, have no fenr In us-
ing them for seed. But do not make
it u practice to select small potatoes
one year following another.—Ciemson
BOLL WEEVIL IS ADVANCING
Pest Expected in Southwest Georgia
j- 1917—South Carolina's Turn
Expected in 1919.
When may heavy weevil damage be
expected in Georgia and South Caro-
lina? The answer Is that 1917 will
find the weevil severe In southwest
Georgia, there will probably be heavy
damage in south central Georgia in
19TH, and by 1919 all the southern half
o fthv state will be hard hit. South
Carolina's turn, roughly, may he ex-
pected tp come aisHit 1010 or 1920, with
Increasing damage for three or four
years, when n maximum will be
riMw-tipd Progressive Fanner.
Cattle ticky? Dip them.
Is blood in your cows and steers go-
ing into milk and meat or into ticks?
The loss In weight in southern cat-
tle is evident from the fact that few
ticky cattle are fat, practically all be-
ing In poor condition wlieu sold at the
A ticky steer brings from $5 to $10
less than a tick-free steer of the same
weight because of the quarantine re-
strictions and the difference In qual-
Seed ticks hatch out In the ground,
then climb up the nearest grass blade
or fence post and bunch near the top
until they get a chance to get on n cow
or steer. They begin drawing blood
at once and, although they are so small
at this stage they can scarcely be seen,
they nevertheless can give the animal
tick fever. Iu from 21 to 00 days this
small seed tick sucks enough blood to
liecome one-half inch In length.
GETTING PURE COTTON SEED
Best Results Obtained by Ginning Very
Early in the Season or After
Rush Is Over.
Cotton growers who wish to main-
tain the purity <>f their seed can ob-
tain best results either by ginning very
early in the season or after the rush
of the season Is over, when the gin-
ner can take greater care.
It Is practically Impossible to main-
tain the purity of seed without (he co-
operation of the ginner, and It Is un-
reasonable to ask him to delay his
regular ginning work aud keep other
j patrons waiting.
South Dakota 17 1-10
Texas 15 1-2
Virginia 13 4-5
Missouri 12 3-10
In 1916 the crop was not as heavy,
but the yields in many districts were
very large. So large, indeed, was the
acreage under cultivation In 1915 that
the resulting crop proved too large to
be all threshed the same fall. It over-
loaded railroads, and made marketing
slow. A less amount of fall plowing
was done than would have been done
In a less heavy year, because the aver-
age farmer was too busy with his
threshing. All these conditions neces-
sarily reacted upon the acreage
seeded In the spring of 1916. Add to
this that labor last year, owing to the
great number of Canadians who have
enlisted, was scarce nnd high-priced,
and one factor in the decreased yield—
smaller acreage under crop was evi-
Another factor Is that this year
Western Canada hus experienced, in
common with the entire North Ameri-
can continent, conditions that have
been less favorable to the production
of big crops. The conditions have re-
sulted in smaller yield per acre and
reduced grade of grain in certuin local-
The average yield of wheat in the
three western provinces is estimated
by the government at about 10 bushels
per acre, oats 43 bushels, and hurley
The financial value of their crops to
Western Canadian farmers has been
greater tills year than ever before.
Owing to the high prices of grain that
are prevailing, returns have been re-
ceived that are extremely profitable.
With wheat standing at the present
time at over $1.SH) per bushel ut the
Great Lakes, a wheat crop at present
figures would pay the farmer, even
JUST TOLD WHAT HE KNEW
Witness' Effort to Comply With Law.
yeiJs Demand on a Par With Diffi-
culty of Simplifying Laws.
Apropos of President Wilson's de-
sire to simplify laws und legal pro-
cesses, Senator Henry K. Hollis of
New Hampshire said In Concord:
"It is true, as the president points
out, that a.)I other countries of first
rani' have simplified their laws. We,
too, will come to it in time. But it is
a difficult proposition.
"It's n proposition that gets the kind
of reception everywhere that the law-
yer's demand got. This lawyer said to
" 'Now, my man, tell us only what
you know. Don't tell us what some
other person knows, or what you
heard, or what you think, or anything
of that kind. Tell us what you know
only. Only what you know.'
"The witness gave a solemn nod of
" 'I know,' he said, with emphasis
on every word, 'I know, sir, that Bill
Sloan suid that Jim Alden told him
that ho heerd Joe Schemm's wife tell
Joe Adams' daughter that her man
said Tom Bailey wasn't fur off when
the scrap took place, and he heerd say
they fit each other all 'round that bar-
room right considerable.'"
No sick headache, sour stomach,
biliousness or constipation
Get a 10-cent box now.
Turn the rascals out—the headache,
biliousness, indigestion, the sick, sour
stomach and foul gases—turn them
out to-night and keep them out with
Millions of men and women take a
Cascaret now and then and never
know the misery caused by a lazy
liver, clogged bowels or an upset stom-
Don't put in another day of distress.
Let Cascarets cleanse your stomach;
remove the sour fermenting food;
take the excess bile from your liver
and carry out all the constipated
waste matter and poison In the
bowels. Then you will feel great.
A Cascaret to-night stralghteas you
out by morning. They work .while
j you sleep. A 10-cent box from
' any drug store means a clear head,
sweet stomach and clean, healthy liver
and bowel action for months. Chll-
I dren love Cascarets because they
never gripe or sicken. Adv.
"Before we were married," sobbed
Angelina, "did you not always call me
your little drop of cream?"
"Well, you know," answered Har-
old, "cream turns sour if you keep It
long enough. I was a fool when I mar-
"And didn't you tell me you had
plenty of money behind you?" usked
'That was correct. I lived In front
of a bank," the wily Harold replied,
'And you never take me out uow,"
suid the wee wlfle.
"Not since you took me In," was
Harold's cold rejoinder. "I used to
enjoy single life, but now I'm that mis-
erable I don't know myself until I feel
In my empty pockets; then It's easy
to remember who I am."
Whenever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
ckill Tonic is equally valuable as a Gen-
eral Tonic because it contains the well
known tonic properties of QUININE and
IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives out
Malaria, Enriches the Blood and Builda
up the Whole System. SO cents.
Unmarried and Cross!
"Yes, my son."
"My schoolteacher Isn't married, is
"No. I believe not, my boy."
"What makes her so cross, then,
AVOID A DOCTOR'S BILL
on the first of the month by taking
supposing he had only the average of j now a bottle of Mansfield Cough Bal-
16 bushels per acre, over $30.00 per sain for that hacking, hollow cough.
acre. A large number nre receiving
$50.00 per acre—some have received
$75.00, and a few even more than that.
This price of course, is not all profit;
It represents the gross return, and the
cost of operation must be deducted,
but it does not, even at the highest fig-
ures, cost more than 05 cents to raise
u bushel of wheat in Western Canada,
so that the profit can lit; figured accord-
ingly. It must be emphasized that the
acre which produces a $30.00 crop costs
In the first case, probably less than
that. In the United States the same
class of land would cost in tunny dis-
tricts from $11*) to $200 per acre, and
even then a return of $30.00 would be
considered extremely satisfactory. In
Western Canada the best class of ag-
ricultural land, capable of producing
crops that in size compare with any
ountry in the world except, perhaps,
une Kuropeun countries, cun be ob-
Prlce 25c and 50c.—Adv.
Mrs. Guyly—I read of a hen yester-
day that was worth a fabulous amount
Jack Golitely—Well, what did she
do—marry a chorus man?—Judge.
l)r. Pierce's Favorite Prescription makes
weak women strong, sick women well, no
alcohol. Sold in tanlets or liquid.—Adv.
Survival of the Fittest.
Hart Schaffner—I sure hope
tailor gives me a lit.
Stein Block—■'Never mind. You'll
probably have one If he doesn't.—
He—-If you refuse me I will blow
out my. brains.
She—You flutter yourself 1—Puck.
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