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MULCH FOR THE STRAWBERRY
Protect9 Them From injury of Freez.
Ing and Thawing and Conserve&
Moisture Fruit Needs.
The average farmer doesn't grow
strawberries at-all and many of those
who do entirely neglect 'to mulch
them. The benefits of mulching are
threefold; to protect from the injury
of freezing and~thawing, to keep the
berries clean and free from grit and
. to conserve moisture that the fruit
often needs at. time of ripening. In
favorable seasons berries can be suc.
cessfully grown without mulcihng, but
for a term of years there is no care
that pays better. The work is best
done the first time the ground is
frozen hard and any kind of straw
that is perfectly free from grass or
weed seed is good material, says a
writer in the Ohio Farmer.
I have made two bad mistakes in
selecting material. Once when I used
wheat straw that had timothy seed in
It and again when I used clover hay.
I bad such a good stand of timothy
and clover that I couldn't fruit the
bed the second season, but had to
plow 4t and start a new one. While
the wbrk is considerably more there
is no niaterial quite so good for mulch
ing as leaves. This season *a strong
wind swept the leaves clean froni
the lawn and lodged them ft a great
bank against the garden fenee, right
close by the strawberry bed, -so that,
with large baskets, It was birt a few
min-tes' work to put them where they
would do the greatest good.
As soon as :all danger of frbezing is
y*er in thl spring I remove u part of
he *nf ,ah, diat is directly rover the
plants, tafa'ng off Just enough so that
' I can se an occasional green leaf
peeping up through, raking it between
the rows where dt Is left to act as a
mulch to conser-ve moisture :and make
a clean path on which to walk while
picking the fru3:t. The plants will
push up through a quite heavy mulch
and it is well to leave enough directly
over the plants tto thoroughly protect
the berries from grit; for .aside fromi
the extra work of freeing them from
the dirt it is well known that it is pos
sible to wash ont much of the delicate
flavor of the strawberry by~ repeated
TREATMENT OF CANE FRUITS
.6f Not Wanted Young Suckers and
Shoots Should Be Dug Up-Cut
* Out All the Dead Woad.
The young shoo'ts .and suckers from
the old canes, if not wanted, should
be dug up. Cut out all (dead wood,
leaving three thrifty stock in each
hill. If a new plantation is to be
made, dig upi carefnully with a ball of
- earth the strongest young shoots
growing in the rowe. Set these in
.clean, mellowv ground, mark the rows
five feet apart; set the plants three
feet apart in the row. For the family
garden set two feet apart in the row
and train to a wire trellis. This is de-.
cidedly the best method, as the bed
can be properly wvorked and more and
more and firmer fruit can be grown.
The Cuthbert is the leading r-ed rasp
berry. It is productive, hardy, with
large, healthy foliage. Goilden Queens
a Yellow variety',-seedling of the Cuthm
bert, is a productive and hardy va
riety. Bein~g of large size and of a:
beautiful color, I consider it one of the
bestfor family use as well as for mar
ket. Cumberland is the popular mar
ket black cap.
Clean out the grass and weeds in
the rows; spread one forkful of rot
ted manure around each hill; culti
vate the ground between the rows,
then throw a ligh~ furrow to the hills
on each side of e rows.
The dead wood of the currant hush
es s40ould. be cut close to the grouind,
fork out the grass and weeds, and give
* the same fertilizing and cultgre as for
raspberries. The work should lie
done in the fall and not left until
Newly Set Strawberry Beds.
Pick off all the blossoms from new
ly set strawberry beds; thus you send
all the plants' strength back into them
selves-into growth. It is unwise to
let plants fruit the first season.
The new strawberry plantation
should be made before any other out
door work is attentled .to. *The sue
* ~ cess' hinges largely upon early plant
* nug in 8 nn001 moist soan.
OIS A' CII EAI, Y REE
Leaf-Soot May be Prevented by Use
of. Bordeaux Mixtute-Mllidw
. Usually Found.on Sprouts,.,
Leaf-spot and 'nildew-the first
named diseape is caused by what is!
called "Shot-hole Fungus" and may be;
successfdlly prevented ?y, the use of,
bordeaux mixture, excpt that only
half the strength of the mixture may
be applied with safety to the foliage
of the cherry. The mildew is usually
found chiefly upon sprouts and young
Sound and'Rotted Cherries.
shoots. . If spraying is required for
mildew, two applications will probably
be very satisfactory*
Leaf-spot symptoms are everywhere
abundant and are really of very di
verse origin. In any example in which
the leaf tissues are locally invaded by
a parasitic fungus we may expect
evident effects. In the downy mildew
troubles there may be wet-rot symp
toms when the weather is moist, after
the leaves have become badly dis
eased they may appear to die very
suddenly because the gradual - inva
sion of the areas has been overlooked.
In many other leaf diseases no such
rapid multiplication or reproduction of
the parasite is possible and limited
dead patches or spots are the result.
These leaf troubles are commonly
very evident during rainy seasons and
are preventable by spraying the fol
iage of the diseased plants at repeat
ed intervals, thus keeping a supply
of the fungicide on the leaves to ar
rest renewed spore development.
Cherry rot, or brown-rot, affects all
stone fruits, including peach, apricots,
etc. It is by far the most serious
and baffling of cherry diseases to the
commercial cherry grower.
The decay of the fruit is caused by
this fungus. The conditions of the
season may favor -or retard the spread
and development of 'the disease. The
threads of the fungus survive in the
rotted fruits, which may hang on the
trees unless removed. Careful we
Leaf Attacked 'by Spot Fungus.
moval of all rotte'd ,fruit and spra'ying
for the fungus, as per' the dalendar,
may be relied upon to save a part of
th~e fruit, but judgment and attention
to the details of the work are always
required. It is to be under-stood, also,
that checking the curcullo is a sure
means of helping to check rot.
Fruit grower-s are mostly in the 'for
estry business. They tr-aln their trees
to produce wood and wonder why
crops are late in \appearing and dull
in color- when they come. They should
be in the fr-ult growing business, and
prunefo0 as to let in light and air, also
to induce early pi-rductivity. It is a~s
easy to gr-ow good fruIt as poor fire
Seeds of apples and pears should b
sownu early in good, rich soil.
There are several hundred serious
and injurious plant diseases.
It is said that apples are an anti
dote for liquor and tobacco.
Hellebore is the best poison to use
on gooseber-ry andl currant bushes.
fled raspberries thrive best in a
dleep, rich, yellow,' cool, moist, well
dlrainedl loam soil.
Wherever fruit or truck crops are
raised commercially spraying forms
part of the care of the crop just as
much as does tillage, pruning and fer
If rose bushes have been injured by
the frost, the tops should be cut off
at or below the point where the in
jury stopped, which is sometimes closo
to the ground.
Strawberries must not be uncov
('red too early. The mulch should stay
on late, so as to retard growth and
thus make the bloom come after the
late spring frosts.
Old apple, pear and cherry trees
should have the dead and all small
cross branches that interfere with the
free admittance of light and air to the
hody of tree cut out.
Those who used the lime-sulphur
spray last year were satisfied with
results, both for San Jose scale and
scab, and will use s'ame hereafter in
preference to bordeaux. .
The use of orchard stoves or smudge
pots for protection of fruits against
inte spring frost is only in the experi
mental state in th~e east, although a
regular practice in large orchards of
the far west.
Cured by Tydlk 1. Plnkham's
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nounce that I have been Oured of dys.
pepsia and female
troubles by your
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i both for fourteen
i" 1 Years and consulted
11 but failed'to get any
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Purifier I can say I
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for the good your medicine has dono
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Mrs. IIERMAN SIETH, Pound, Wis.
The success of Lydia F. Pinkhatm's
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used with perfect confidence by women
who suffer from displacements, inflam
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For thirty years Lydia E. Pinkham's
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suffering women owe it to themselves
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Proof Is abundant that it has cured
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If you want special advice write
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04 THE (IIIHON KOD)AK STORM,
24 . orzythSU.Jacksonv e, a.
Street Sayints Are Short Lived.
It some London slang has a short
life, the street sayings current for a
time pass away even more quickly.
Most of these, such as "Has your
mother sold her tnangle?" "Who shot
the dog?" and "How are you off for
soap?" survive only In the pages of
Some, however, have a long life.
"Does your mother know you're out?"
has been traced back to 1840 and may
possibly have been current before
then. Others are revived, with slight
alterations. Ten years ago rude little
boys would shout, "Where did you get
that hat?" when their grandfathers
would exclaim, "What! the same old
hat!" And the expression of dissent
emphasized nowadays by "Not in
these trousers!" tused to be conveyed
thirty years ago by the tag, "Not in
these boots!"-London Chronicle.
OF SKIN AND HAlIR
Cuticura Soap and Ointment do so
much for poor complexions, red,
rough hands, and dry, thin and fall
ing hair, and cost so little that it is
almost criminal not to use them.
Thik of the suffering entailed by
-neglected skin troubles-mental be
ca use of disfiguration-physical be
cause of pain. Think of the pleasure
of a clear skin, soft white hands and
good hair. These blessings are often
only a matter of a little thoughtful,
timely c-are, viz. :--.!arm baths with
Cuticura Soap,'assisted when neces
sary by 'gentle anointings with Cuti
cura Ointment. The' latest Cuticura
*book, ani invaluable guide to skin and
hair health, will be mailed free, on
application tn the Potter Drug &r
Chem. Corp., Boston, Mass.
Looking Out for Number One.
Sydney had been given some (d1s
carded millinery with which to amuse
herself. She trimmed a marvelous
looking lhat, and o arranged it that a
long redi ostrich plume httng straight
down from the front of the brim, over
her baby face.
"Come here, Sydney," said her
mother. "ILet me tack that feather
back, out of your eyes."
"Oh, no, mother! I want it that
way, so I can see it myself. 'Most
always only other people can see the
feathers in tmy hats."-Jutdge.
Backer-You got trimmed htad.
thought you said you were confident
of the resuilt.
Pugilist-I was. I knew I'd get
For COLDS and GRIP
flicks' cAru~n~gt Is the best remtedy--re
lieves the aching and fev-erishness-eures the
Cold and restores normal -ondiitions. It's
!iquid-effects immediately. 10c., 25c., and 50c.
=t drug stores.
Some men will do more for a cheap
cigar than they will do for a dollar.
Mvf. Wlnsw's Boothing Syrup for children
teething, soften, the gutms. red uces innalm ma.
lon, allays pain, Otures wind colic, 25ic a bottle.
Lots of people who have brains
don't know how to use them.
* Because of thos
HApN'? MUCH BRAIN.
He-That fellow has got mor
morcy than brains.
lle-Yes; I lent him a ten spo
WELCOMED BY MEN WRO
Particular men who smoke realiz<
how offensive to people of refinemen
is a strong tobacco breath, and hov
objectionable to themselves is tha
"dark brown tasto" in the moutl
Paxtine Toilet Antiseptic is wortl
its weight in gold for this purposi
alone. Just a little in a glass of wate
-rinse the mouth and brush the teeth
The mouth. is thoroughly deodorized
the breath becomes pure and swee
and a delightful sense of mouth clear
liness replaces tlart dark brown tc
Paxtine is far superior to liquid at
tiseptics and Peroxido for all toile
and hygienic uses and may be obtair
ed at any drug store 25 and 50c a bo
or sent postpaid upon receipt of pric
by The Paxton Toilet Co., nostor
Mass. Send for a free sample.
The Passing of the Wife.
We have known for some time th.
the wife would have to go. We has
held off as long as possible the ii
evitable moment, but it might ju
as well hoover with at once.
The wife was a very desirable a
ticle while she htsted. She mendc
the hose and did the housework whc
necessary and sat up patiently at
waited for hubby's return. A usefi
person certainly-one to love, to ho
or and obey.
Now the suffragette age is upon i
and the wife is rapidly becoming e
tinet, says Life.
In a feiy more years she will be a
hibited in museums.
Adieu, madam! We respect yoi
Like the Other Chicks.
Charles T. Rose, equally well knov
in Masonic work and banking cu-cl
of Cleveland, is a great chicken fa
cler, Rhode Island Reds being 11
favorite breed. Walking through h~
incubator house he dliscovered th
Helen, the three-year-old daughtc
hadl followed him.
"Come here, little chickabiddy," I
called to her. Andl when she rr
upl to him to be tossed up and dow~
she asked: "Papa, which was my I
The Tragic Difference.
William~ was lying on his bed, fa<
dlownward, sobbing desolately. Ii
mother- took him in her arms, t1
minute she her-ned all. It was
girl, and she had sent him a note.
"I huv yu the best But Henery gh'
me the most kandy.--Isabel."--Su
Garfield Tea will regulate the liver. gi
ing freedom from icik-headache andc bilio,
ati tacks. 1t over-comes( constipation.
There's nothing dlisappdinlts a wor>
an more than tiot to be diqappointe
when she expects to be.
The biggest work in the world is b<
ing done in the little red schoolhous<
The great success of Dr. Pierce'. O~
covery in curing weak stomachs, w
lungs, and obstinate and lingering e
the recognition of the fundamental
Medical Discovery'' supplies Natur
Ing, tissue-repairing, muscle-making
denied and concentrated form. Wi,
supplies the necessary strength to the
food, build up the body and thereby
obstinate coughs. The "cvr
digestive ad nutritive organs in soi
and enriches the blood, and nourisia
short establishes mound vigorous hea
If your dIealer offers i
It is probably better
But you are thinking of
there's nothing ''just a
Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medi
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Some men are anxious to get mone
because they think it will bnable ther
to get more.
Garfield Tea overcomes constipation.
The way of the transgressor
hard but smooth.
* ugly, grIzzly. gray hairs. Use "Lc
He Used Go0" ter
Rembrandt and:.Michae A
were playing checkerA ndr ' 8b ea4
Ing tree in the golden sunnight o e
The famous Italian looked up.
"Remmy," he said, "did you notice
the price somebody has just paid for
that 'Mill' of yours?"
"I heard about it."
"Well,^I'm glad.I had enough nEoney
when I painted that picture to buy a
good quality of canvas. It's your
And the game went on.-Cleveland
A Wily Judge.
At an assizes court, according to the
London Times, a juror claimed ex
emption from serving on the ground
that he was deaf. The judge held a
3 conversation with the clerk of ar
raigns on the subjedt, and then, turn
ing to the man, at whom he looked in
t tently, he asked in a whisper: "Are
you very deaf?" "Very," was the un
guarded reply. "So I perceive," was
the rejoinder of the judge, "but not
whisper deaf. You had better go into
the box. The witness shall speak
low."-Case and Comment.
"Did your nephew make a suitable
"Yes," replied thq man who habiti
ally thinks along erratic lines. "lie
has curly blond hair, and has never
done anything more herculean than
r to pick flitws on a guitar, and-well.
he married a female basefall player."
If your skin is marred by pimples and
liver marks, take Garfield Tea. It will
regulate the liver, cleanse the system and
purify the blood.
t Some men look upon laws as things
merely to be broken.
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r Promotes Digestiont,Cheerf'uI
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Is A man can lead any woman to talk.
but e can't always nlCe her say
what lie wants to hear.
mhe and e stCt eiat heprnd
'Anyway, there is nothing monoto
p. nous about the weather.
>fden Medieat Dis
asted bodies, weak
oughe, is based on
:ruth that "Golden .
o with body-build.
materials, in con
h this help Nature
stomach to digest
throw off lingering
ind health, purifies
es the nervYes--in
omnethina ''lust as jood,**
WOR HIM--It paym better.
the cure not the profit, ao
s jood'" for you. Say so,
cal Adviser, In Plain English; or, Med.
D illustrations, newly revised up-to-date
ec-cent stamps, to cover cost of mailing
~ess Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y..
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s also pamphlet telling you how to fn u
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Shake Into Your Shoes
1Alien's Poot-itae, the aiit1l~a* i
liower r 'fEate
"an amanchPtender nu
Four fort, and hildtant . takes the s ing
ut of cons and bunions. N.va 2b
DEetm coAfoE diT Avr Rof :''*
tigt o no shosfeel easy. It s a
certain relief for ingrowi lus nils, per,
*ojans lous and tired, achn
The Ki e over Bo av00oetentImnnial. I
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Snt aior uen atups.
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lor Infants and Children.
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