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WHAT GOOD PREPARATION, FERTILIZATION
AND CULTIVATION WILL DO ON POOR SOILS
Infertile Spots in Field Selected for Corn Crop Were Enriched With
Cleanings From Cow Stables and Poultry Houses
Seed Carefully Selected.
(Br H H. 8HEPARD )
Iirlleving that early preparation
counts for much In final results, I
tx'fran to prepare for this season's corn
-rop last winter. Having selected the
llrlils for the crop, Infertile spots In
ihese fields were enriched with denn
ing from the cow stables and poultry
Iong before the season opened, seed
corn, white, was purchased from the
mnn who took first premium on white
corn at the state fair. This seed corn
had been carefully selected by the
grower and was the most beautiful lot
3f white corn that one could hope to
I pel pc ted four of the most perfect
ears for planting about one-fifth of
an acre of a chosen spot of very fer
tile soil for special experiment and
for probable future Beed.
Two of the three fields which wcro
planted were rented land and hence
I lind no previous hand In making
tho soil. All I did was to fertilize the
poor places In each field with the
imall amount of vallable material on
the place, which consisted of a part
nf two old straw stacks and eight or
ten loads of refuse from an old barn
The third field, my own land, was
The Disk Cutter la Followed by the Harrow for Smoothing, and the Planter
Following the Harrow.
fertilized heavily with a variety ot
rich fertilisers of home making. No
commercial fertilizers were used on
iny of the fields.
About twenty acres were selected. A
part of the land was In wheat last
jpar, and this wheat stubble land
corked up best.
Thus, before the last was planted
the first was up and ready for the
drat cultivation, which was given in
the form of harrowing.
All of the planting was done with
Two Ears On One Stalk Yellow Dent.
a two-horse corn planter, making rows
of standard width apart, and set to
drop single grains eighteen inches
apart in the row, which I found re
Butted In too thick a stand since the
vitality of the seed was good and a
high percentage sprouted and grew.
No difference In the germination
and early growth of the white and
yellow corn could be seen. Both were
Rood and none had to be replanted,
although some of the farmers of the
i'Kion repluntod two and three times,
probably more cu account of trouble
noniH insects In the soil than from
poor quality of seed, still the latter
had something to do with it.
One of my corn fields was an oval
kill of gentle slope, but steep enough
o that In past years much of the
top soil had been worn and washed
away, leaving largo patches of only
yellow clay which will not wrow corn
f any other crop unless heavily
Thpbe thin, clayey places were given
a dressing of straw stack and stable
manure on top of the plowed ground,
nd the manure was harrowed and
disked Into the surface. At each cul
tivation of tho corn this surface
manure was further spread and
worked Into the soil.
The growing season turned out dry,
and it was found In cultivation that
these poor clayey spots that had re
ceived tho surface manuring worked
'H, retained more moisture than the
adjacent soil not so treated, that
Hie corn plants grew more vigorously
and with a greener color.
It is my belief through experience
beth from this season's work with
corn and from other season with corn
and other summer cultivated crops
lhat manure applied to the surface of
flowed ground and worked Into the
l(Me surface soil as the plants grow,
3es more good than to apply it to
'he boII to be turned under before the
cr,)P is planted.
()n the surface of the plowed
ground the frequent harrowtngs and
other cultivations spread It and break
11 up better than can possibly be ac
complished by any other meant.
If the scanon be dry this surface
manure acts as a mulch, retaining
much needed moisture, and If the sea
son be wet the richness Is developed
and immediately taken up by the
roots of the growing corn.
On another level field similar re
sults were obtained by applying old
wheat straw to the surface and har
rowing and cultivating It Into the soil.
During the driest period the soil
treated with this old straw was always
moist and tho corn was never checked
In Its growth.
In all cases of surface manuring the
physical nature of the soil was Im
proved, and tlie cultivator did more
effective work than In any other
All of my corn ground soil was
worked down well before planting ex
cept about an acre of wheat stubble
sod which I Intentionally planted after
only one light harrowing.
This soil was very loose and fine
but not at all compast and even.
There were no large clods and the
planter placed the seed In the soil
reasonably well but rather deep and
Although the season was dry and
the soil In long, loose nods, yet there
was sufficient moisture to sprout the
seed and it came up as well as in
other soil better worked down.
There were so many unfavorable
comments by good neighbor corn
growers on this experiment tbat I
feared that it would turn out badly.
It looked at first when the corn was
young like a piece of very poor fann
ing, but I had an idea in mind and
wanted to test It to my satisfaction.
The Idea waa as to whether a bet
ter corn crop can be grown by fully
mixing the soil before planting or
whether a part ot It can Just as well
be done after planting, while the corn
la growing. One year's experience on
one kind of soil, of course, will not
give conclusive proof.
The first thing I did to this poorly
planted acre of corn was to give It
foar single harrowlngs at Intervals of
a fow days apart while the corn waa
young. This was done to level and
compact the loose and very uneven
The corn came on and grew, but
did not make as much early gains as
did the corn In adjacent and better
By the last ot July the other corn
was about a foot taller than It, and
evidently thriving better In other
When the other corn was cultivated
for the last time I gave this place twe
thorough extra cultivations, and, Um
later rains helping, this corn is now
earing nicely and Is apparently as
good as the rest that was planted on
well prepared soil.
The final result will be known at
gathering time. I believe that with
Plat of Prize Corn Six Weeks Old.
The Boy Is Nine Years Old, and the
Rake He Is Holding to Show Com
parative Height of Corn, Is a Com
mon Steel Garden Rake.
corn, a cultivated crop, planting may
be made under certain conditions on
plowed ground with only one harrow
ing and good results follow It extra
cultivation can be given during the
Profitable Frog Farm.
At Stagg, Cul., a woman runs a
frog farm and sells, every year, from
30,000 to 35,000 frogs legs. She worka
hard and manages to make about
$2,000 a year. Another frog farm In
New Jersey is run by a woman.
AND THE .fefefe W . tlSyJPf
The Republican National Committee
Prosperity News Item.
WILSON PLAN WISE
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE THE
APOSTLE OF REFORM, NOT
HE SEES MONSTROUS ABUSES
Would Correct Them by Cutting Off
the Vicious Tariff Favors Which
Have Built Up Monopolies and
Gov. Wilson Is the apostle ot reform,
not of revolution.
Gov. Wilson believes that the con
stitution of the United States has been
misconstrued and perverted, not out
grown. Gov. Wilson Is the only candidate
before the people today who at once
realizes that reforms are necessary,
and who proposes rational and consti
tutional means for effecting these re
There are great, there are monstrous
abuses, even in this free land.
The government of the United
States has done many things that it
ought not to have done; and has left
undone many things which it should
have strained every nerve to do.
The government of the United
States has built up bloated fortunes,
and granted to favored manufacturers
the power to tax the people; and at
the same time, the government has
failed as every government always
falls to keep In proper subjection the
monopolies It has created.
What shall be done1 to get rid ot
President Taft Bays In substance
that nothing much need be done, and
that whatever Is done need not be
done In a hurry. Next century will
do quite as well as now.
Mr. Roosevelt says in substance
that everything must bo done, and
that the only way to do It Is to throw
the constitution in the scrap-heap; and
make him practical dictator of the
land,, with the trusts and monopolies
as his associates and counselors.
Gov. Wilson makes neither of these
Gov. Wilson says that the first
thing to be done In correcting abuses
Is to cut off the favors which nourish
those abuseB the vicious tariff favors
which have built up monopolies and
There Is nothing revolutionary
about that. But from the way every
trust in tho land is rallying to the sup
port of either Taft or Roosevelt, you
can see that the trust magnates think
Gov. Wilson's plan Is likelyVo be ef
Gov. Wilson says that competition
Is a better regulator of prices than
a dozen government bureaus. He pro
poses to restore competition by smash
ing the Illegal combinations which
have killed competition.
Again, here Is nothing revolutionary
but listen to the way the sugar trust,
and the steel trust, and the woolen
trust, and all the other trusts are
screaming against Wilson!
Gov, Wilson knows that the general
form of our government needs no
changing. The agencies of govern
ment need to bo changed In spirit.
They need to be taken out of the hands
of the interests and put in the hands
of the people.
Gov. Wilson offers himself as the
(ov. Wilson has proven In New Jer
sey that an earnest, cloar-headod man
There Is some cool air left In Kan
las yet. Mr. Harlan said in Topeka:
"The crook who steals your watch
hlle he sings 'Onward. Christian
loldler,' does not represent the Kan
ias Idea of progress. Roosevelt bat
les for the Lord at Armageddon, and
or the devil in Kansas and California.
ie preaches honesty and sincerity,
ind practices the methods of Fagin,
Jrlah Heep and Dill Sykes. He would
ob the Republicans of Kansas of a
bance to express their choice at the
How Taft Drought
at the head of a government can get
reforms without upsetting business or
Gov. Wilson Is the bearer of reforms
which niako revolution needless and
impossible. Elect Qov. Wilson.
TARIFF AND LIVING COST
Consumers Are Forced to Pay Fully
Two Thousand Million Dollars
Yearly to Trusts.
Hyron W. Holt, a recognized author
ity on economics, estimates that the
tariff-trust tax on the people of this
country amounts to $108 per family
These figures have never been suc
cessfully challenged. It they are cor
rect they mean that the consumers
ot the United States are forced by tha
tariff to pay fully two thousand mil
lion dollars per year to trusts.
In the debates in congress a some
what smaller figure la given. There
the total cost of the tariff Is fixed at
about two billions of dollars per year,
of which thn government gets a little
This leaves the tariff trust tax on
the people at the modest figure of
$1,700,000,000 per year!
This is almost twice the amount of
the Franco-Prussian war indemnity.
They extort from the people of the
United States every year a sum near
ly twice as great as that which was
levied on France by Germany at the
close of a bitter and successful war.
Every dollar added to the coffers of
the trusts Is paid by an Increase In
the cost of living.
The only way to abolish the trust
tax Is to give Governor Wilson and
the Democratic party a commission
to revise the tariff.
Governor Wilson has worked to se
cure the "social and Industrial jus
tice" which Theodora Roosevelt
merely talks about.
During Governor Wilson's adminis
tration In. New Jersey, the following
laws have been placed on the statute
books of that state:
A law providing for fire escapes
and amending the factory laws of
New Jersey to further protect the
A law providing for sanitation in
bake shops, and licensing tho same.
A law to protect the safety and
health of foundry workers.
A law Increasing tho number of fac
tory Inspectors for the better en
forcement of other factory laws.
A law prohibiting the employment
of children In mercantile establish
ments during Bchool hours, and pro
hibiting night work for children.
A law prohibiting the employment
of young boys as telephone and tele
graph messengers at night In large
cities. The minimum age for night
messengers in cities of the first class
is fixed at twenty-one years. In cities
of the second cIsbs at eighteen years.
An employer's liability a)l compen
A law regulating and licensing em
A law providing for an eight-hour
day on state, county and municipal
This Is only a partial record of the
achievements of the Woodrow Wil
son administration In New Jersey In
the line of sociological progress alone.
In less than two yenrs as governor,
Woodrow Wilson accomplished ten
times more actual reform than Theo
dore Roosevelt put into effect during
morn than seven years as president.
polls. He calls It progress. I call It
stealing. What do you call It?"
"Stealing!" shouted 6,000 Kansana,
according to tho press reports.
Posing as Providence.
The full page advertisements In the
magazines by tho Republican national
committee attribute the present pros
perity "to the careful nursing of
President Taft." And yet some ig
norant people here In the west had
been attributing it to the favorable
weather and the huge crops.
my E. O. SKI.I.KItfl. Hrertor of Kventna;
ivpnrtmrnt. The Moody lilble Institute,
LESSON FOR OCTOBER 20.
MISSION TO THE GENTILES.
T,ESSOM TK.XT Murk 7 .14-SO and Mat
GOLDKN TEXT-"Hlm that eometh to
m I will In no wlao cast out." Juris
Chronologically the incident of the
centurions eorvent prwedes that ol
the Syrophefciclnn woman, though we
will look at them in the order sug
gested. The one Incident occurs near
the border of Tyre and Sldon, prob
ably about May or June, A. D. 2s), and
the othur in Capernaum during the
summer of A. D. 28. noth are inci
dents in the life of Jesus that have
to do with his ministry as tho Hebrew
Messiah to those who were outside of
the pale of Judaism.
At the beginning of Mark's record
(t. 24) wo havo a wonderful sugges
tion as to the strain of Jesus, ministry
and the accompanying lesson that
true righteousness cannot bo hid, it
speaks for Itself.
There are four uses ot the word
"answered" In Matthew's record of
this Incident (Matt. 15:21 28) that are
suggestive. Lt us first, however, get
the setting. This woman was a Greek
a Gentile; by raco she was a Sy
rophcnlclan, that Is, a Canaanlte.
Thus she was a descendant of that
raco whom God, by the hand of Josh
ua, had driven out to make room for
the Hebrew nation, and as such Is
under the ban of God. See Eph. 2:12.
Yet this woman, reaches Jesus, her
trouble being that her daughter is
possessed by an unclean spirit. At
her approach she takes a lowly place
at Jesus' feet and requests , that be
heal the child. She calls him tho
"Son ot David," and "He answered
her not a word." Matt. 15:23. She
had no claim upon him as the Mes
siah. This was the wrong footing, for
Bhe was not a child of the kingdom.
It waa her need that drove her to
him. How she had heard of him Is
suggested In Mark 3:8 and 7:24, cf
Rom. 10:17. There are some ques
tlon that silence will not answer. A
wrong conclusion will be reached, as
In this case the disciples came to
wrong conclusion and desired to
"send her away." Contrast Jesus'
patience with the disciples' Impa
tience, "she crleth after us" and em
iPhaslze the danger of external judg
,ment There are many great moral
issues today that are demanding an
other answer than that of silence.
The Answer of Law.
Jesus then made a second answer,
the answer of law, Matthew 15:24, In
which he accepts her estimate of him
as the JewlBh Messiah. His work
was primarily to the Jews (John 1:11
12). Dut her need was great, and
identifying herself with the need ot
the child she "worshipped" Jepus.
He la more than the Messiah, he is a
Saviour. Not yet, however. Is Jesus
ready to grant her request. His third
answer (v. 25), the answer of mercy,
is literally that first the children
must be fed, and she replied, "Yea,
Lord; even the dogs under the table
eat of tho children's crumbs." For
this saying, viz., that she did not pro
test against the words he had spoken,
but accepted the proper estimate of
him as being the Jewish Messiah and
herself as outside of that covenant,
he made a fourth answer, the answei
to faith. He answered: "O, woman,
great la thy faith," t. 28, and grants
her carte blanc (v. 28), "be it unto
thee even as thou wilt." As outcasts,
we must cast ourselves "at his feet"
Let us now look at the account ol
the centurion's servanL Once more
Jesus is appealed to by one who la
outside the Hebrew covenant and on
behalf of a servant. In the other In
cident there was the Interruption ol
a Beemlng refusal and here the Inter
ruption of an Instantaneous granting
ot the request. Again we need to
read the parallel accounts given by
the other evangelists. Verse ten of
this section Is the key to this whole
story. What are some of the marks
of a "great faith?" First,, it is
.tested. The servant was "dear unto
the centurion," Luke 7:2. Second, it
is progressive "when he heard ol
Jesus." Luke 7:3. Third, it will bo
recognized by others, Luke 7:4.
The Great Faith.
Tho protest In v. 9, and the remark
able commendation of Jesus thereon,
is a solemn warning to all who are In
covenant relations with God and bis
Son whom he has sent, Jcbub had ther
a gllmpre of that great comlnp day
when all Gentiles would be gathered
unto him, v. 11 (cf. Rev. 7:9). The
enturlon received for his faith com
mendation, and healing for his servant
as well, v. 13.
Why should there bo such a differ
ence in the treatment of these twe
when we read of each that they had
great faith? Matthew 15:28 and 8:10.
The difference can be explained only
by the fact that tho Master Knew aK
tho facts about both and he adopted
such tactics for each ns wore best
suited to the case. This Impresses
us with the truth that personal work
cannot be done by any rule of thumb;
Indeed, the Master seems seldom tc
have used theame method twice. Ic
there then no common factor In these
two Incidents? The yielding of faith
always galea that which ia anusbX.
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U.? LSI PTi toL.V.K'-t
ALCOHOL-3 PER CENT
Ae? etablc Preparation for As
similalin ihr Food and Regula
ting rhf Stomachs and Bowm of
nfss and RcM Contains neither
Opium.Morphinc nor Mineral
Not Nahc otic
Aporffit Remedy forftvnMipa
lion . Sour Stomach. Diarrhoea
Worms .Convulsions ,Ferrislv
ness and LOSS OF SLEEP
Tm Simll Sijnjilur of
Twr Centauh Companv,
Exact Copy of Wrapper,
MORAL FOR THE MONEY-MAD
Hope of Becoming Millionaires About
on a Par With the Washer
I'rof. Warren M. Heldler of llethel,
Pa., in a recent address made the
striking assertion tbat the American
people, money-mad, taught their chil
dren how to earn a living, but not how
"There Is no viler, and there Is no
vainer ambition," said Professor Bold
ler to a reporter, "than that of the
American boy to become a millionaire.
What percentage of our boys do be
come millionaires? It would take a
good many decimals to work that out,
"The boys who sets his heart on a
million fares like tho washerwoman
who set her heart on a cross-eyed
" 'I hrar you married that cross-eyed
aeronaut last week?" said a friend.
"'Yes, I did." replied the washer
woman, as she rocked back and forth
over her tub. "Yes. I married him.
and I gave him $500 out of my buildlu'
UKHociation to start an airship fac
tory.' " 'That so?" Faid the friend. 'Where
Is he now?"
" 'I don't know,' said the washer
woman. 'I'm waltln' for him to come
back from his honeymoon.' "
HIS CAREER MAPPED OUT.
"I'm goln' to be a farmer like pop
when I grows up. Wot you goln' to
"Me? I'm goln' to bo a bunco man
an' take yer farm away from you."
"How's Willie getting on at that
free thought Sunday school you're
sending him to?"
"First rate, from "last accounts. He
asked his pretty lady teacher who it
was that first bit the apple in the
Garden of Eden. Willie says she
looked him straight la the eye and
said nobody knew; that they'd been
trying to figure It out for the last G.0O0
Take Ugliness Philosophically.
A man whose face is heavily pitted
through a case of smallpox In his In
fancy, haH been able to extract amuse
ment from his appearance. Once ho
guve mi explanation of It by say
ing that ho had fallen down a thot
Asked how he waa able to shave
hiniBolf, he answered:
"With a belt punch."
Palliating News. I
"Oh, d?ar, ofllcer, wub my poor bun- i
bi nd shot uhen you got him to tho j
"No, madam; only half shot."
llrft. WJiuIow'h Boothing Syrup for Chilflrt'o
tmbinir, tuflma the um, rrdurvs InDumma
tuto, allayi, pain, pure wiihS cullc. ? a buttle.
More firm and Bure the hand of
courage strikes when It obeys the
watchful eye ot caution. Thomson.
For Infants anrl Children.
The Kind You Havo
His Point of Vantage.
The mayor of a small town was try
ing a negro for abusing his wife. She
claimed he got drunk and tried to
beat her and she hit him.
The mayor turned to their little girl
"Girl, was your father under the
Influence of whisky when your mother
"No, sah! He was under the kitchen
table," sho very quickly replied.
Mack's National Monthly.
PIMPLES COVERED FACE
1613 Dayton St.. Chicago, 111. "My
face was very red and Irritated and
was covered with pimples. The pim
ples festered and came to a head.
They itched and burned and when I
scratched them became sore. I tried
soaps and they would not stop the
itching and burning of tho skin. Tbla
lasted for a month or more. At Inst I
tried Cutlcnra Ointment nnd Soap.
They took out tho burning and itching
of the skin, soothing it very much and
giving the relief thnt the others failed
to give me. I used the Cutlcura Soap
and Ointment about three weeks and
waa completely cured." (Signed) Mlsa
Clara MtKdIer, Mar. IS, 1912.
Cutlcura Snap and Ointment sold
throughout the world. Sample of each
free, with 32 p. Skin Hook. Address
poet-card "Cutlcura, Dept. L, Boston."
Good Time to Do It.
"Is your datiKhter going to practice
on tho piano this afternoon?"
"Yes, I think so."
"Well, then, I'd like to borrow your
lawn mower. I've got to cut tho grass
some time, anyway." Judge.
CURES BURNS AND CUTS.
Cola's fftrhnllaalv atop th mtn InpUntTy.
A Woman's Way.
"What sort of woman is she?"
"Why, she's tho sort of woman that
finds delight In reading all the stuff
that's printed about tho new babies of
the Idle rich."
LEWIS' Single Hinder fot.t more than
other fic riviirn. Mudu of extra quality
It Is easy for a girl to pretend to
love an old millionaire nnd fool him
Into thinking It is real.
Kidneys and Bladder
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