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The Tulsa Star, Friday, May g, 1913.
u O BACK YARD FARMER Interesting Pointers on Garden ing for the City Man or Suburbanite. WHAT TO PLANT AND WHEN Advice by an Expert on Agricultural Matters Window Doxea and Hang ing Baiketa Eradicating Weedi Beautifying the Yard. By PROF. JOHN WILLARD BOLTE. A comparatively email number of tho pcoplo la our largo cltlos havo tho ground avnllablo for a vcgetablo gardea. A much larger number liavo Bomo llttlo plot that will ralao flow era, but tho Hat dweller has nothing of tho kind. This dooa not indicate that flat dwellors may not have flowers lu summer, howovor, as they can always havo thorn In window boxes and fre quently in porch boxes and hanging baskets. Flowers of many kinds and hues will grow to, fullest perfection In boxes of varloua kinds and all they need Is sunshine and a llttlo caroful attention. Thoy constltuto tho chief Joy of tho summer season and no ono should bo without them from May until frost tlmo. Almost any sort of a box will do so long as It Is deep enough for tho roots to grow In, and strong enough to hold tho earth. Fill It with rich greenhouse or gar den earth, having mlxod In a quantity of well-rotted manure Somo lino wood ashes will assist tho blossoms wonderfully, but coal ashes aro a detriment. Havo tho earth fine and mellow and plant tho flowers as soon otter filling tho box as possible. Tho quickest and most satisfactory way to .stock theso boxes Is to buy potted plants from tho florist and transplant them. Thoy aro moro sturdy than plants grown from seed In tho boxes and they bloom much earllor. Tho cost Is prohibitive In many cases, howovor, and almost any annual flowers will grow from seed In such boxes. Whero tho amount of sunshine Is limited It Is almost neces sary to put In plants Instead of weeds. Geraniums aro probably tho most satisfactory flowering plants for tho formal window box, and they aro Tory widely used. Follago plants aro excellent and withstand tho hot after noon sun hotter than flowering plants. Ferns do well In shaded locations. Small plants of English Ivy, Wan daring Jow and many of tho smaller vines aro useful for draping effects and wo havo seen somo of tho larger growing anunal vines, such as Wild Cucumber, Scarlet Itunner Deans and Morning Olory'usod In window boxes with cxcollent results, tho long, grace ful vines, either climbing In tho usual way or trailing down over tho sldo of tho box. Hanging baskots, cither fern balls, moss baskets, or boxes, can bo huqg in any sheltered location, and thoy nro very satisfactory. Wo recommend tho uso of self-watering banging bas kets, as tho ordinary hanging device is Inconvonlent to handlo and It must bo watered constantly. Ilemember that success with boxes domands lots of water every day, three times as much as you would give tho same plants in a bed. Weeds. Weeds bavo been aptly defined as plants out of their proper place. Thus, Kentucky blue grass Is a treaBuro In tho lawn and a weed In tho adjacent corn Hold. Wo aro all moro or less familiar with what wo generally oil weeds dandelion, puslcy, quack grass, thistles, burdock, pigweed, mullein, milkweed, and many others, because theso plants aro always out of placo, as far as tho ordinary back yard farm er is concerned. They aro easily controlled in tho flower bods, becauso theso beds aro usually small in slzo, the soil is looso and the weeds pull out easily, and if you wait long enough your wlfo will probably got disgusted and pull them hcrsolf. In tho vegetablo garden, It Is an en tirely different proposition, however, Hero tho weeds start about two laps head of tho earliest vegetables, hav ing planted thomsalvos tl.y year be foio In preparation for a Hying stnrt. Tho soil is firm and they anchor themselves for tho season in a very determined manner. If wo assail them early, botoro they are anchored, we can w In out, but they never give up tho battlo and success is tho result 'of constant labor. U'b really remarkablo, too, how u man grows weaker as tho gardening season progresses. Tho sun gets hotter, tho hoo duller, the weeds more doflant, tho soil hard er, the mosquitoes start business earlier and stay later, and it is only the thought of previous labor Invested that saves most gardens about tbo Fourth of July. Under such discouraging conditions It bahooves us to study tho habits of our garden weeds and attack them In tho tnOBt'cffcctlvo mnnnnr. after plowing and pulverizing tho. Kiuunu, jnam mo early crops and let tho weeds got a good start on tho rest of tho patch. Cut every ono off below tho ground with a sharp hoe, just bo foro planting later crops.- As soon ns thoy Btart ngaln cut they off again. Those that grow from perennial root slock, llko tho dandelion, Bhould bo pulled up. When tho vegetables come up, keep tho earth between tho rows hood nt all times, going over tho garden nfter each ruin to break up tho earth's crust nnd hold tho moisture in tho ground. Never let tho weeds got tho stnrt on ou nnd It will not take half as much work to handlo jour garden this year. Why Bhould wo keep tho weeds out of tho garden T Principally becauso they steal water from tho vegetables, nnd wnter Is tho ory liro blood of plants. Secondly, tho weeds are all cry hearty fecdorH nnd every ono In your garden Is using up a considerable proportion of tho available plant food. Ilemember that hoelug Is good for both tho garden nnd jou, the moro hoeing tho hotter, and a wheel hoo or hand cultivator Is about tho best tool that over was made, especially In July. Essentials of Beautiful Yard. Every homo should be surrounded by n beautiful and nrtlstlo ynrd. Al most all of us nppreclato this fact, nnd It will not bear argument, but thcro Is considerable divergence of opinion ns to what can bo douo to mako tho yard beautiful. In order to assist our readers to se curo tho most gratifying results possi ble, wo will try to outllno tho essen tial features to bo bomo lu mind when planning landscnpo gardening nt homo. Tho ono most Important feature In planting operations Is harmony. This Is tho koynoto of all beautiful scenes. It does not mean that wo may not employ contrasting colors and forms, but that theso features glvo a pleas ing general effect. If your houso Is of any particular architectural stylo, let tho shape of jour walks, roadway, flower beds, shrubs and trees bo of such a charac ter as to carry out the lines and spirit of tho houso as far as possible. Tho formal houso should bo surrounded by natural tlungs of geometrical patterns squaro corners, formal shaped shrubs, straight walks, etc, ittthcr than the graceful forms. Tho bunga low nnd tho less imposing nnd rigid typo of building must bo treated lu a decidedly different manner, as Its lines are moro on tho graceful and beautiful order, and tho lines of tho surrounding grounds should carry out tho samo Idea. Curved lines, cen of a rathor Indefinite character, may bo used to advantage. Flowing shapes Id tho trees nnd shrubs, profuse vines, beds and banks of wild flowers and related subjects should bo adhered to largely. Do not attempt to mix these two distinct styles of landscape art. Noth ing can bo moro unattractlvo than a formal square houso set In a woodland, unless it bo a graceful, unprottntlous country home lu the midst of an Ital ian garden. The houso, while it is not really a part of tho yard. Is still tho most Im portant feature of tho wholo eceno, from tho Btandpolnt of tho person on tho outside. This Is why wo placo bucIi special emphasis on the appear ance and stylo of tho building. Wo take for granted that tho Impor tance of tho lawn Is thoroughly under stood. The arrangement of tho build ings, walks, roads, and plantings will determine Ita shnpe and extent, but It Is highly essential that tho ground bo covered by n smooth, velvety turf, whore not othorwlso taken up for somo specific purpose City front yards arc usually so small that all wo can hopo to do with thorn la to keep them covered with a good lawn. Suburbnn front yards are much moro ample and are covered by tho general principles set down for cty back yards. Tho first caro Is to Join tho houso to to the ground In a natural and artistic mnnncr. Tho color of tho house hns a good deal to do with this, and tho rest can bo accomplished by a Judicious uso of (lower beds, vines or shrubs near tho houso. In planting for tho small yard, do not put beds or shrubs In the middle of any stietch of lnwn. Keep them cither along the walk and roadway, or around the oulor edges of tho lot Ily UBlng taller and mure distinctly color ed and formal plants close to tho house and smaller and lesa prominent vari eties farther away wo can secure an appearance of distance In tho view from tho house, and this Is a very Im portant feature in tho effect of any landscape picture. For tho emnll city back yard tho house must bo Ignored to a consider ublo extent and tho planting Is largely n question of tho gardener's Individual taste. Much moro effective results will bo secured evou on tho smallest lot, if tho few simple rules hero given are carefully borne In mind POULTRY " ""r":"T-i CURE FOR BROODINESS Two Methods Given for Breaking Up Setting Hens. Strenuous Measures Must Be Adapted to Dissuade Fowl From Her Pur pose Leghorns Are Most Popular for Eggs. Ily 1'ltOl'. JOHN WII.I.A1U) IlOI.Ti:) Contrary to general impression, broudlnesa lu lions Is not a fever and we hau no evldonco to Bhow that It Is contagious. Tho ailment. If wo may term It thus, appears without warn ing. TI10 fowl may havo bci'ii lajlng steadily and nctlng In 11 perfectly nor mal fashion, when suddenly she be comes Imbued with a great distnBtu for actho pursuits. Sho bctrajs n ery crabbed disposition, rushing nt her erstwhllu friends and pecking them lcloU8ly whencter they nH proach her. Her plumngo sticks out at right angles, making her appear about twlco ns largo as usual. With head drawn deep Into her hacklo feathers ,aud wings nnd body tnklug up as much space as possible, sho mounts guard oer her chosen neat and defies all comers. Tho hen becomes broody becnuso nature prompts her with a sudden dc stro for a brood of chicks. Sho prob ably does not know why Bho does It, ns bIio will take to potatoes or door knobs as kindly as to eggs, but sho Excellent Egg Type. setB when tho tlmo comes Just the same, nnd bIio will keep on setting until jou break her up or let her hatch out n brood of chicks. This pertinacity would not bo so Important If It were not for tho fact that sho quits laying and stays quit. Sho has decided upon u vacation and Bho refuses to work during this porlod. Tho loss of a couplo of mouths of a hcu's time Is not to ba thought of at any porlod, and especially during tho spring, which Is thu natural tlmo for Betting nnd heaviest egg produc tion ns well. If wo dp not wish to set tho hen on eggs wo will havo to ndopt strenuous menus to dlssuado her from her pur pose and start her to laying again. There nro a number of successful wnyB of doing thlB, and conditions will Indicate the most favorable. Tho main thing Is to net promptly and bo thor ough. Remove the broody hens from tho nests each night, ns they nro most easily detected then. They stick to thu nest Instead of going to roost. Dust them thoroughly with Insect pow der nnd confino them In an open slat crnto or cage In a cool, light location. Keop water before them and glvo nothing to eat except n llttlo wholo wheat and greon stuff onco a day. This will not hurt tho hen and about thrco days of this "water euro" will con Unco hor of tho error of her ways. Another good way Is to havo a sop rato pen with absolutely bnro floor and walls, and no possible placo to nest, and place nil of tho broody hens In It, In the company of two or thrco vigorous mule birds. This schomo Is frequently used on largo poultry farms Tho heavier breeds aro especially addicted to broodlness, tho Asiatics being tho worst offenders nnd the Plj mouth Itocks and U. I. Heds lead ing In tho American class. Leghorns nnd Mlnorcas nnd Hnmburgs set so rarely that they cannot bo depended on to ralso their young For tlilH rea son tho Leghorns aro tho most popu lar breed for largo egg farms, as thoy wasta no tlmo setting nnd tho young are easily ratsod artificially. COULDN'T SIT COULDNT STAND But Now Rides Horseback, Walks Two Miles Without Tiring, and Has Red, Rosy Cheeks. Tullahoma, Tonn "I nm ever ready to prnlso Cnrdul, tho woman's tonic," write3 Mrs. Mnry Carroll, of this place, "as It has ilono wonders for mo. I suffered bo from womanly trouble, I could not Btnnd on my feet long enough at a tlmo to do nil) thing, and I could not even Bit down, I waB In such mlsciy, Thu pains lu my head wero terrible. After taking only two botttcs of Car dill, tho woman's tonic, I felt much ro-llou-d. I havo now taken ilvo bottles, nnd foel llko 111 old self agnln I can go where I please, rldo horse luck, and cen walk as much ns two miles, with out feeling tired, nnd I don't han thewo terrible pains In my head any moro. I look joutig ngnln, nnd havo red, rosy checks, llko I had In my girlhood daja. lloforo tnklng Cnrdul, my standing weight wns only 110 pounds. Now I weigh 137 pounds. I want j on to uso this letter In any wny jou sco lit, nB It may bo tho means of helping other suffering wo men." Do you Buffer from womanly trou bio? Wouldn't jou llko to feel ns Mrs. Carroll does? It's worth trjlng for. Tako Cnrdul, the woman's tonic. . ?, n.Tj''r"' ".' Chattanooirs Medicine CV. udirs Advisory I)cpt , (.hntUnuoKi.'Irnn , for bttcijl Intmtnnt an yourc.mcmiilM tnjjcliook. Homo lrrat merit for Women," sent in pUia wrapper. Adv. Ignorance Disgusted Witness. Assistant District Attorney Clark wns conducting a case In the criminal court. A lnrge, rough shouldered negro was lu thu witness chair. "An' then," said thu witness, "we nil went down In tho alley, an' idiot a fow crap." "Ah," Bald Mr. Clark, swinging his eyeglass Imprcnslvcly. "Now, sir, I want you to nddress the Jury nnd tell them Just how jou deal craps.' "Wass that?" asked tho witness, roll lng his eyes. "Address the Jury, sir," thundered Mr. Clark, "and tell them Just how jou deal craps." "Lcmmo outen lienh," said the witness, uneas ily. "Firs' thing I know this gemman gwlno nsk mo how to drink u sand wlch." Helping the Little Fellow. Tho United Shoo Machinery Com pany Is tho only real obstacle to tho formation of a shoo trust Wo help tho small manufacturer to start In business nnd keep going. Ho could not afford to buy nnd care for his ma chines, but ho can afford to lease them on tho terms wo glvo him based on tho number of rIiocs ho makes an ner.igo of less than 2 2-3 cents a pair and let us keep them up to dato. That Is a fair nrrnngoment. Somo of tho big fellows don't llko our system, becauso they think wo ought to give them special rates. Hut tho llttlo fol lows Btnnd with us hecniiHo they know wo treat all manufacturers aliko no matter how many machines thoy uso. If It wero not for our methods of doing busliieBB thcro would bo no small fac tories nny whero nnd no prosperous factories In small towns. The United Shoo Machinery Co., Huston, Mass. Adv. Dent on Getting Money. ' What excuse did tho m rested cash ier glu for being crooked?" "Hu il.ilmed he wat lu straitened circum stances " v( Av w A CLERGYMAN'S TESTIMONY. Tho rtov. Edmund Heslop of Wig ton, Pa , suffered from Dropsy for a J ear. His limbs and feet wero swol len and puffed. Ho had heart flutter ing, was dizzy nnd exhausted at tho least exer tion. Hands and foot wcru cold and ho had bucIi a dragging sensa tion across tho loins that It was dllllcult to move. Aftnp Helm. r. Itov. E. Heslop. hoxeg of D0)dg Kidney Pills tho swelling disappear ed nnd he felt ItlinRolf ngnln. Ho Bays ho has bcon bcnclltod ami blessed by tho uso of Dodds Kidney Pills. Sev eral months later ho wroto: I have not changed my faith lu jour remedy slnco tho nbovu statement was author ized. Correspond with Itov, E. Hes lop about this wonderful remedy, Dodds Kldnoy Pills, GOc. per box nt your dealer or Dodds Medlclno Co , lluffnlo, N. Y. Write for Household Hints, also muslo of National Anthem (English and German words) and re cipes for dainty dishes. All 3 sent free. Adv. Food Screen. I needed a placo that could bo thor oughly screened from flics to keep my left-overs. My husband with a key holo paw urndo two half circles, four teen Inches by six Inches, out of a pliio box; then nailed these ends with threo pieces of quarter round, twenty-seven inches long, bought ten cents' worth of wlro screen, tacked it over this frame, nnd scrowed a little handlo on top. Thrco or four dlshos nt ono tlmo can bo put ih.dor this bcreen. Exchange, LIVER ALL "RIGHT and Bowels Regular Don't tako Calomol, Salts, Oils or harsh cathartics when you ;an go to any real drug storo In town and get a box of Buro, :afo, blissful HOT SPIUNOS LIVER BUTTONS for only 25 cents. Thoy novor fall. Ono tonight means satisfaction In tho morning. They are tho product of tho greatest medical minds at tjie world's gieat Sanitarium and are now offered to jou ns a perfect remedy for constipation, torpid liver, sick head ache, coated tonguo nnd dizziness. Free Sample from Hot Springs Chemical Co., Hot Springs, Ark. It la All Handled. "Tell jour mother not to forgot when Bho needs bread that we handle It." "Mamma wants bread that Is not haiidhd," . Figure.. - It Out"- How can you expect m to possess good health if you are careless with RWiyour Stomach, Liver and Bowels. These organs are the "con- trolling power" and must be guarded against weakness. To this end you really should try a bottle of -HOSTETTER'S-M Stomach Bitters CANADA'S OFFERING TO THE SETTLER THE AMERICAN RUSH TO WESTERN CANADA IS INCREASINI Fre Ilomeateadi In the new J)lttrtcta of Manitoba, Haikatcbe wan and Albert there are tbouaands of Ire Homesteads left, whlrh loth man niailntf entry In S rar time will be worth from ttu to be per aero. These lands are Well ad a Died tu flfsJn win ami rattle raisins;. KXflLLUT RilLWlT FiClUTlU n ininr rasee the rail! In i .-i t -.. r v Lnm imta pern udiii in aa Tint of settlement, and In a abort time there will not be a settler who nerd be more than tenor twelve miles f runt a line of rallnaj, lUlltray Kates are regulated by Uurernnitnt Uutn tuusloii. Hoclat Conditions Th-American Settler Is at borne In Western Canada, ltelsnuta atrannnrln a strange land, bar ing nrarlr a million of bla own people already settled there. 11 mm ursiro i anuw wuf ineooo- iiiim ui inn in nauian remer is mniirroue wriui ana souu ior uruturu, ratusi etc., tu Q. A. COOK. 12$ W. lis SHEET, VMUl CUT, Ml Canadian CJuTfmmentAgenta, or aau reav niipvriiiifltiiiieut. ui llliliilKrkUluUt OltKWttaCaeaee. HmTTJHLLw n I M Su lawfiS" 1 iff Hi " ..! i JeYJV& B mm SPECIAL TO WOMEN Do you realize tho fact that thousands ot women aro now using zUze A Soluble Antiieptic Powder ns n remedy for mucous mombrauo af fections, such ns Boro throat, nasal or pelvic catarrh. Inflammation or ulcera tion, cnuscd by fumnlo Ills? Women who hnvo been cured say "It is worth its weight In Bold." DIbsoIvb in water nnd apply locally. For ten years the I.ydla R I'lukham Medlclno Co. has recommended I'axtlne in their prlvata correspondence with women. 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