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Thc temperature of the room In which com ls stored should be about
75 or 80 degrees. Rapid drying removes the possibility of molding and con
sequent loss of vitality.
Select!?:? seed corn from the stalk
tn the field is the only way I know of
lo have seed that possesses the charac
teristics we desire represented in the
seed ear. It is possible to select from
the wagon at husking time as large
und perfect ears as from the field,
but it ls clear that if we are to under
stand the type and character of the
Stalk and lest and early or later ma
turity we must study the ear and the
stalk before '.he ear is removed from
the parent pl : nt
For a num!;?r of years I have prac
ticed the various ways of selecting
and storing seed corn, from the wagons
-.' ^noting time u:h?n nnlnndinc at tVia
.t^1 Wffro?*the stalk when husking and
tjS&X the Held loon after the corn is
inatured and tho most thoroughly rip
ened ears have dry husks.
Early seed selection from the field
ls the ideal time for us to take ad
vannge of the great law of like pro
ducing like so far as it holds good.
By carefully studying the whole plant
lt is possible to select ears that em
body the most desirable features we
wish tc breed in our corn. It is not
only inportant that we have good
ears of ui.iform size, form and color
and so on, but we want a vigorous
Btalk for them to grow on. We want
to know whether it is short or long be
tween joints, whether the ear ls locat
ed too high or too low, and whether
it is vigorous or spindling and* has a
good leaf development. In other words,
it is of paramount importance that the
ear have plenty of feed, light and
range upon which to draw for its sup
ply of plant food. When we find a
stalk that under average conditions
bears an ear of exceptional quality
above the average in the field we snap
it and carry lt to the corn house and
hang it up to dry so thoroughly that
the first hard freeze will not injure its
Practical experiments as well as the
*?oHnr?'?-r- -*-?* nt ?ho hoai- -
growers shows that an ear taken from
the stalk as soon as it is glazed or
even before it shows as great vigor
after planting as do ears that are left
on the stalk until the entire crop is
fit to husk. Such experiments and
testimony seem to justify us in taking
advantage of the early maturing ears
and those that are less mature, if they
possess many of the more desirable
characteristics. Some authorities
seem to favor marking the desirable
ears and leaving them on the stalk.
Which is right I am not able to affirm,
although I have never noted any ill
effects from selecting my seed corn
from the field early in the season.
PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS THAT MAY HELP
Fine Barns and Out-Buildings of . Farmer la New Jersey.
(By M. COVERDELL.)
When the pasture begins to wither
?nd get short, turn the flock of sheep
into the cornfield. They will eat noth
ing but weeds and the lower blades of
.corn, which makes the finest of brow
sing now, but which if they are not
utilized soon, dry up and are entirely
By mowing the meadow Just after
the bloom falls, the hay will retain
jnore of its rich, grass flavor than if
it is allowed to Btand till thoroughly
ripened. Early cut hay also is easier
of digestion and not BO liable to cause
digestive derangements among live
?tock as is the late eut product.
We find it a small but profitable in
vestment to feed the dairy cows some
?lean gram feeds and manufactured
feed-Btuffs, such as oil-meal, bran,
shorts, etc., along with their luxuriant
pasturage. Even a little bright rough
age ls an excellent addition. These
rations tend to enrich the milk-flow,
keep the animals In better flesh and
aave considerable pasturage.
Pasture that ls allowed to grow un
to be too luxuriant becomes tough and
unpalatable. Where it is overpastured,
the stock pull some of the grass up by
the roots and what pasturage they do
.(et has very little strength In lt Grass
.from two to four Inches high makes
ideal aad profltaWe gratias.
Begin laying plans at once to get rid
of the dairy cows that are not mrs
breeders or good milkers. Don't breed
them another single time, but let go
of them as quickly as possible, and fill
up their places with profitable mem
Life on the farm moves In circle,
but ^ith progressive people the cir
cles are constantly widening.
If half the stories started by spec
ulators about crop failures were true,
the world would have starved to death
100 years ago.
It takss a strong man to admit his
errors-only the weak try to conceal
Sunshine and sanitation go hand In
Bees are good for clover and clover
?fl (rood for bees.
its cost the Missouri farmers CO
cen is an acre, or $25,000.000. last
Well drained dirt floors are mut
the best to use In the stables for .??
(Conducted by thc National Woman'?
Christian Temperance Union.)
ABOLISH LIQUOR TRAFFIC.
(From an Address by Clinton M. How
Suppose tho news came tomorrow
that we had established wireless com
munication with the planet Mars; that
they had heard of our shoes, cotton
and woolen goodB, furniture and other
articles of manufacture, and had sent
us an order, accompanied with the
cash coined into American money, for
'wo billion dollars' worth of farm prod
I-is and manufactured articles, to be
sui; ; ? ovpr the new Tailless trunk
' ' soc. io hr? in operation. A stand
in,, o. ' *r t, h:? .ii'nlicated the first of
every ..'a. : . -v 1.. ;.tory! We would
not have thv. f; : *nries or labor to pro
duce them; we HU..! ::ot havo the ma
chinery to make them; we wc-..i uot
have sufficient raw material to manu
facture them. Such an oruer would
put every factory on double time, and
every man on extra pay. But how
much better would it be If we placed
such an order for ourselves, have the
work, get the wages, and keep the
goods to enjoy in our own homes!
Let us abolish the liquor tramo and
such an order can be placed every
year with the merchants of the United
Six cents out of every dollar spent
in the saloon goes to the man that
makes what is sold over the har.
Twenty-eight cents of the dollar goes
to the producer of the raw materials.
Spent for the home in twenty other
ways and twenty-three cents out of
every dollar (instead of six) would go
to labor, and fifty cents of avery dollar
(instead of twenty-three) would go for
raw material. Forty cents more of
every dollar now spent for rum would
go back to the pocket of the working
man and the producer.
Two billion dollars more business
for the merchants; five hundred mill
ion dollars more to the producers;
four hundred million dollars more
paid in wages to labor, and one million
more men than is now required to
make the goods would be the economlo
reward year by year for national total
"MARCHING RIGHT ALONG."
The annual report of the correspond
ing secretary of the National Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, Mrs.
Frances P. Parks, shows that the past
year has been one of prodigious activi
ty among the state organizations.
The pasage of the K?-^ r ' . L-.",
removing the shield t ; ? -. ? 9r?U* ?
tlon from the interact* trail**
Ii?ior, infused nev ? irv o ?..??-.
of many who ?c* ..... siy i: L .ai
enforcement o?-..->..' V?. .
hopeless task. L.;: ?- ?... J.,?38
new unions were c.?? r id 39?
Loyal Temperance Legions (children's
societies). Twenty-six states made a
gain over ail losBes in membership.
One organizer crossed the Atlantic
and established unions and Loyal
Temperance Legions in London. A
territorial union and local unions were
organized in Alaska and local unions
in tho Yukon territory. For the com
ing year, Mrs. Parks says, the W. C.
T. U. cannot do better than to better
do the things it has been doing for
four decades, namely: PuBh scientific
temperance instruction in schools (the
boys and girls of today are the citi
zens of tomorrow) ; spread the truth
about prohibition by publishing and
distributing literature, through the
press, and by personal work; oppose
efforts for the restoration of the Bale
of liquor in the United States army
and in any placo from which lt has
been banished; guard and protect the
prohibition territory acquired and
steadfastly seek to add to It; urge
as a prohibition measure-the ballot
"Forward to greater things, ls the
eager note of the white-ribbonera
ALCOHOL ANO TUBERCULOSIS,
We can only mention the vast im
portance which alcohol plays as a fac
tor In producing tuberculosis. Alco
hol in any form, mild or strong, is a
protoplasmic poison, and its immedi
ate effect upon the body ls to lessen
its natural resistive powers and to re
duce vitality. Thus alcoholism fa
vors the Invasion of infectious disor
ders generally, and none more than tu
Not infrequently the uso of alcohol
ic beverages is associated with insuf
ficient food; for money which should
be spent in the provision of nourish
ing food is wasted on drink, and the
poor victim suffers a double affliction.
His body is poisoned by the alcohol,
and the natural sense of hunger
which he ought to possess ls dead
ened, and he is in a state of Berni
starvation, which renders him readily
Eusceptible to the germs of consump
tlon. Insufficient feeding must be re
garded as an important predisposing
cause, and the same is largely true
of insufficient clothing.-A. B. Olsen,
M. D.. D. P. H.. in Life and Health.
FACTS TO REMEMBER.
Employers in all branches of busi
ness are putting up the bars against
the man who frequents the saloons.
Every young man should bear in mind
that every time he ls seen entering or
coming out of a saloon he la reducing
his chances to secure a good position
with a responsible business Arm
When business men want young men
?o ?ll positions of trust and responsl
blllly they don't go to the saloon c?
. ; mbllns room to find them: nelth<?
".111 they accept the Dalocnkeepc
South Entering New Era of Agricul
tural Production, Declares
H. G. Hastings.
Atlanta, Ga.-(Special.)-That the
Boys' Corn Club movement means a
great deal more to the South than
the average citizen has ever dreamed,
is the concludion presented in an in- j
teresting interview by H. G. Hastings ;
of Atlanta, chairman of the agricul- !
tural committee of the Atlanta Cham
ber of Commerce and manager of the
Georgia State Corn Show, which is
presented annually in the state capi
"We are facing," says Mr. Hastings,
"an era of agricultural production such
as the world has naver before wit
nessed. Every year since the first
corn club was organized, the move
ment has seen moro than remarkable
growth. One year's record has be
come insignificant when that of the
next year doubled it; and by that, I
mean that many more boys have gone
into the work and nave vastly in
creased results not only by their own
efforts, but brough inspiration to fa
thers, brothers and neighbors until
millions of dollars have already been
added to corn production in the Soutn.
"And yet this is but a forecast of
what is to come. There are now be
ing organized as an outgrowth or the
corn club work, Three and Four-Crop
Clubs. The boys will plant oats and
cowpeas on their former cora acre,
thus diversifying their crops and re-'
newing the soil, while a new acre will
be taken for corn cultivation. In some
sections cotton has been added to the
list, on n third acre, and the four
Crop Club boys have already gone to
"Another outgrowth of the corn club
ls the Pig Club. Southern boys have
learned the truth of the story of the
unsuccessful farmer who sent to a
more prosperous neighbor to buy a
shoat. The neighbor sold him the
shoat, but with it presented him a
sack of c^ra. 'You have got the
shoat under your arm/ he told the
farmer, 'but I want you to rememher
that the hri f? 'n the sack."
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