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WEATHER CROP BULLETIN THUS ADVOCA.TEL Of the Weather Service of the Kansas 8tate Board of Agriculture, in Co-Operation With the Uuited States Weather Bureau, Central Oilice, Rooms H and 46, Kuox Building, Jopeka-Bulletin For the Week Ending, May lk 18S2. rRECn'ITATIOJT. The rainfall la above the normal In all counties, the fall for the week being from two to four Inches, and, for so large a rainfall, Is remarkably uniform over the state. The heaviest, rain extends from the southeast part of Ford to the central portions of Stafford and King man, In which area It Is upwards of four inches. It is three inches and over In a large portion of the central counties. Snow fell on Monday to a depth of two inches in the northwestern counties, fol lowed by frost on Tuesday. TEMPBRATCKK AND SUNSHINE. There has been but very little sun shine this week in any portion of the state, while the temperature Is decidedly below the normal. RESULTS. In all parts of the state the ground is full of moisture, and the streams are full of water. In the southwest, west and south of Barton, where the want of rain was being felt, the timely rains of this week are proving very beneficial, and the ground which has become more or lees cracked through the extended in sufficiency , is now full of moisture, while cloudy weather prevents Its being baked. The wheat is in splendid condition In all counties except the north-central, where the very wet and cloudy weather of the past several weeks is proving too much for it, and It is turning yellow at the roots in spots; It is heading in the southern counties, especially In Bar ber, Harper and Sumner. Corn is being cultivated in the southern counties; it is ready for cultivation in the central when the ground will permit; it is not all planted yet in the northern owing to the extended wet spell. Grass and pas tures are now in good condition in the central and southern counties, but very backward yet in the northern. The blooming apple trees in all parts of the state promise an abundant crop of that fruit, but the peach treeB still indicate a shortage in their special line. The fnost .Tuesday mcrning has ap parently effected but little damage. The rains have done some damage by washing out hill-side fields and overflowing bot toms. REMARKS. Barber Weather conditions about per fect for everything; corn nearly all planted; wheat and other grains growing rapidly; strawberries turning red and will be in market in a few days. Cloud Oats 'are making a very good growth; yellow developing In some of the wheat fields; listed corn Injured by cold and wet. Comanche Abundant rains of past week have again started the sod break ing, and the acreage of wheat the coming season will be largely increased; Mon day very cold, yet no damage. Greeley Farmers feel that this thorough soaking of the ground Insures a heavy crop of straw at least, and are not uneasy about a good crop of wheat Kearney Crops of all kinds are In an excellent condition. Lane Wheat growing beyond all pre cedent; heavy rains, the heaviest for one week since I have been here; too cold for gardens. Morton A fine rain the first of the week; wheat and rye splendid. Nemaha Apple trees full of bloom; small fruits scarce; cold, wet. Ottawa Wheat turnlngyellow at roots; alfalfa growing finely. PfflVA I ' BAKING POWDER iL- is free from lime, alum, and all extraneous or detrimental substances, and ABSOLUTELY PURE. It is in every way superior to every similar preparation. Witness: The United States Government tests (Chemical . Division, Agricultural Department) show Royal Baking Powder a cream of tartar powder superior to all others in leavening strength. Sec Bulle tin 13, Ac. Dep., p. 599. The Royal Baking Powder fulfils all require ments which the public can make of a baking powder. For purity and care in preparation it equals any in the market, and our test shows that it has greater leavening power than any other of which we have any knowledge. W. B. Rising. Prof. Chemistry, University of California, and State Analyst. I find the Royal Baking Powder superior to all the others in every respect. It is purest and strongest. Walter S. Haines, M. D. Prof. Chemistry, Rush Medical College, Consulting Chemist,Chicago Board of Health, etc. I have found the constituents of Royal Baking Powder to be of a high degree of purity, free from adulteration or admixture of deleterious sub stances. J. W. Mallet, Ph. D., F. R. S. Prof, of Chemistry, University of Virginia. I find the Royal Baking Powder far superior to the others. It is pure, contains none but whole some ingredients, is of 23 per cent, greater strength. F. X. Valade, M. D. Public Analyst, Dominion of Canada. The Royal Baking Powder is perfectly healthful, and free from every deleterious substance ; purest in quality and highest in strength of any baking powder of which I have knowledge. Wm. McMurtrie, E. M., Ph. D. Late Chief Chemist, Agricultural Department. From actual analysis made by me, I pronounce the Royal Baking Powder to be the strongest and purest baking powder before the public. W. T. Wenzell. Prof. Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, University of California, State Board of Horticulture, etc. The Royal "Baking Powder is absolutely pure. It is undoubtedly the purest and most reliable baking powder offered to the public. Henry A. Mott, Ph. D. Late Chemist for U. S. Government. Sheridan Weather very beneficial to small grains. Thomas Ryeoats and fall and spring wheat growing finely; very little corn planted yet, too wet and cold. T. B. Jennings, Weather Bureau, Assistant Director. EASTERN METHODS 07 SAVING. To the Editor of Thk Advocate. Allow me to ask your readers to examine the following figures showing the success of co-operation in making loans and sav ing money in New England. The advant ages of this mutual association I can now offer to all Interested persons everywhere, but especially In Kansas and Nebraska. Our company haa just made a $10,000 loan la Topeka, and unlike most com panies has won the praise of every one who has examined it. The Granite State Provident associa tion is a co-operative savings association, chartered by special acts of the legisla ture of the state of New Hampshire. Its aim is to help all wishing to save money regularly to get the full Interest their money earns, and also on a purely mu tual plan to loan money to those of Its members who may desire to borrow money on .real estate security. Loans are made on a purely mutual plan, under which each borrower shares In the profits. The association has done a large business in all the following states dur ing the last four years: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky. Its charter compels it to do business solely on the mutual plan but permits it to borrow money on Its mortgages at a low rate in New England to loan out again at a higher rate and thus make large profits for its members. In this way the association has made for its members, during the four years It has been doing business, $73,900.47 net profit on $145,223.16 paid in by monthly pay ments on shares and $113,154 27 fully paid stock (which last amount has al ready received eight per cent per an num.) This surplus is equal to 23 per cent per annum on the amount paid in on shares and 8 per cent per annum ad ditional on fully paid stock. This profit may seem exorbitant but It Is just about what the western mortgage companies have been doing and keeping the profits, while this association divides all profit among share holders. To show what profit has actually been earned, we add the following table, showing how much can be saved by tak ing shares in this association. Each shareholder after six months can apply for a loan equal In amount to the matur ing value of his shares. Three dollars a month, or $3G a year, in about eight years ($288) will amount to $600. Five dollars a month, or $60 a year, In about eight years ($480) will amount to $1,000. Ten dollars a month, or $120 a year, In about eight years ($000) will amount to $2,000 Fifteen dollars a month, or $180 a year, In about eight years ($1,440) will amount to $3,000. Twenty dollars a month, or $240 a year, In about eight years ($1,920) will amount to $4,000. A mortgage can be paid off quicker In this way than any other, and money saved ill grow as it grows in Wall street, the little sums together making a mighty power. The holder of shares in the association can be surer of getting his loan renewed, when it falls due, with the association, than in any other way, while the shares themselve at maturity will pay of! the loan. In no other way can anybody pay off aj debt with less than halt the nvney. The bank commissioners of several of the New England states have examined the securities held by the association, and approved the plans. I am pleased to add that Dr. McLallli), and other friends of the farmers, have consented to investigate these statement. Genuine co operation, under state regu lation, has proved very successful In conservative New England, and will greatly help all desiring to save money In Kansas. I shall be pleased to send applications and give further Information to all addressing me at Knox Building, Topeks, Kan. In writing, please men tion this paper. ueobgb m. Stearns. Mr. Stearns li well known as an old resident of Kansas, having been for years one of the professors la Washburn College, In Topeka. The association, of which he is one of the dirro tors, certainly makes a strong showing, And Us plans are such as commend themselves to bank ing men. We are now Investigating the com pany. If the association 1 dolog what we think It Is, it will be of Immense benefit to our people. Editok Publisher' Paragraphs. Specialjittention is called to the ad vertisement of the Northwestern Supply company, which appears in our columns. A. A. Brown, the president of this com pany, Is an Alliance man In good stand ing, and was formerly state purchasing agent of the Indiana Farmers' Alliance, lie Is highly regarded by those who know him as a trustworthy business man and the enterprise in which he Is engaged is deserving the support of the people. From what Is said to be the largest herd of pure bred Galloway cattle in the world, Mr. M. R. Piatt, of Kansas City, Mo., the proprietor, has selected sixty head of choice young bulls and heifers, all registered, which he will offer for sale, singly, to the highest bidder, Thurs day, June 2, 1892. The sale will occur at Mr. Piatt's stablee, 1C01 9 Genesee street, near Stock Yards Exchange, and will be gin at 1 o'clock. The catalogue is now ready and ' will be sent on application. See ad. in another column.