ALBERTA CROP YIELDS
At MacLeod. Alta., weather cond5
tlocs were excellent all through the
season. Ninety per cent, of the w heat
up to Oct. 1st graded No. 1, the only
No. 2 being fall wheat. The yield
ranged from 20 to 40 bushels per acre,
with an average of 28. Oats yielded
well, and barley about 60 bushels.
Inverary is a new district in Alber
ta. Here wheat graded No. 2 and
some of U went 50 bushels to the acre,
oats going about 75 bushels.
Lethbridge correspondent says: “In
the Monarch district the yield on sum
mer fallow is averaging thirty-live
bushels, a largo percentage No. 1
“All spring grains are yielding bet
ter than expected in the Milk river
district, south. A 300 acre held of
Marquis wheat gave 41^4 bushels.
“Experimental farm results on grain
sown on irrigated land place ‘Red Fife*
wheat in the banner position, with a
yield of 59.40 bushels per acre. Oats
yielded 132 bushels to the acre.
"John Turner of Lethbridge grew
barley that went 60 bushels to tha
"Red Fife averages in weight from
CO to 68 pounds, and at Rosthem the
Marquis wheat will run as high as 64
pounds to the bushel, while a sample
of Marquis wheat at Areola weighed
no less than 68 pounds to the bushel.
This variety is grading No. 1 hard ”
Calgary-. Alta., Oct. 8.—The prob
lem of handling Alberta’s big grain
crop is becoming a serious one, and
there is a congestion at many points
in southern Alberta. One thousand
cars could be ased immediately. The
C. P. R. prepared for a normal year,
while the yield of grain was every
where abnormal, with an increased
acreage of about 23 per cent.
Moose Jaw, Sask., returns shew
some remarkable yields.
Bassano. Alta., Sept. 25, ’ll.—indV
vidual record crops grown in Alberta
include 1,300 acre field of spring wheat
grown near llassano which wnvnt thir
ty-five bushels to the acre and weigh.
x ed Rirty-six pounds to the bushel.
Noble. Alta., Oct. 1, ’13 —All record?
for the largest shipment of grain by
one farmer will be broken this year
if the estimate of C. S. Noble of Noble.
Alberta, proves correct. Mr. Noble
has notified the Canadian Pacific Rail
way hero that he will fcutve 350,000
bushels of grain, chiefly barley and
oats, ready for shipment very short
>L. Anderson Smith, writing to a
friend tn the Old Country, located at
Killarn, Alberta, Says:
"Anyone taking up land will find Al
berta an ideal province. The soil is a
rich black loam, varying from 6 to 12
inches in depth. The land here in
this district is not wholly -open prairie.
At intervals, sometimes closely-, some
times widely scattered, there are
small plots of poplar and willows.
These generally grow- round some
small depression in the land, and the
snow drifts here in thr- winter and
melts in the spring filling these
sloughs (province "slews") with soft
water. ’Nearly all these -sloughs have
did buffalo tracks to them, for it was
from them that they always got their
water. The poplars are very- useful
‘frr building barns and hen-houses
Wild grosses are plentiful, while tame
grasses, such as timothy, brome and
western rye grass do remarkably well.
Mrs. Peck—John Henry. <did you
tu.iil that letter?
J. Henry- Yes. my dear, l--er—beld
It in my hand all the way to the mail
box. I din t even put it toi my pocket.
I remember distinctly, because—
Mrs. Peck—That will do, John
Henry. I gave you no letter to mall.
T1«H Will Interest Mathnn.
31"th*-p Ora.v'n Swwt Piiwd^n f<rr Children
relieve F> verbibnwts, Hfjuliirlie, Udil hiomnoh,
OCeethinjr I)iwiTii»rH, move and vcfjnlatA the
>1.-vein and destroy worm*. They break up
<:«>Id* In 21 hours. They are *<> plensant to take
rhlli’icn like them. Taed by mothers tor 24
yearn. All I»rii(nfUt«, 2*w Mam; lr J»na*. AA
*r‘-e< A. S. OluMMd, I.« Roy, N. Y. Adr.
Net* Pipe Cleaner.
Por cleaning pipes us06 lor cou
***\l ing liquid* th«re lias lieest Invented
*» machine dial iforces rrushrtd quartz
tiimugh thom, much as bobbles are
jOuRE YOU CONSTIPATED?
WrlRht’a Indie*/ Vnrrtable Pl5k bare
proved Obelr worth for 75 years. Tea4 them
Sourert.f n«»w. 8i*vJ It) Mmole to 271 JVarl
t., Vew York. AdT.
Mending Sttiff Pelt.
Hreakr in stiff t»d*. frequently <atay
be mAn«Jed by holding tindor them a
lighted match. tho b* at rauaing tli*»
shellac fr- Htiffeniug <to molt and non
Liquid ♦nun i« a we**. eolation. ArolC
It. Huy Red L’ro«« He.il Kiot, the blue rfe*r«
*11 blue. A dr.
Undoubtedly a Tip.
"Was rt a genuine tip Rawson gave
jwj on the stork mark/et?"
*.T guess ft * as: it mat'*? me lo*«
r^ Roman Rye fA'uin for eratldlns arn
Mtlon Jn eyre mm of eyre ot
One of Many.
Briggs Rogers riaimk to be an ag
noetic, doesn't he?
(Iriggs—Only ae to religion; as to
ererything else he knows if all
Putnam Fadeless Dyes do not Main
the bauds. Adv.
Crawford—What aie the duties of .<
Crabt-haw—When there’s an a del*1
dent h» must always find a reason to
Shew that nobody was to blarns.
A West Virginia Cauliflower field. A profitable crop when properly
SOME PROFITABLE TRUCK
CROPS FOR WEST VIRGINIA
Certain Crops Which Might Well Be Grown On Many Farms
of This State—Usually Pay Much Better Than the
Ordinary Farm Crops-Planting Directions
(A. L. Darj, College <->f Agriculture, West VirKinia Uyvrsity I
Tn these columns last rxuiPth atten
tion w«p culled to the fact that much
larger profits can b« obtained per
! a< re from truck crops than from the
I usual farm crops grown in West Vir
ginia. such as corn, wheat, oats, hay,
etc. While this is undoubtedly true
the writer would l*- the last one to
advise our farmers in general to stop
growing their usual crops and rush
Into the production of crops with
which they arc unfamiliar. He has.
no hesitancy, however, in advising,
| and in fact would urge every farmer in
West Virginia who <mn possibly do so
to plant at ieast one acre to some
truck crop m*xt spring. The choice as
to which particular crop he will grow
will depend upon the nature of his
soil and his locution with regard to
latitude, altitude, cunning factories,
shipping facilities, and markets. Me
can wet! afford to use the best piece
of land on his farm and if it is
manured heavily or fertilized with
500 lbs to the .acre of a 4-8-10 com
mercial fertilizer, a good stand of
plants necured and careful cultivation
given, the net returns with Jew ex
ception*? should not fall below ST.'i «n
acre and in many cases will exceed
$100 an uere.
The r.ruck crops best adapted to
West Virginia conditions include early
and late Irish potatoes, asparagus,
early and late cab huge, sweet pota
toes, ced«ry. onions, tomatoes (as an
early crop or as grown for the . an
neryi. egg plants, peppers, canta
loupes inti w’ater melons A'paragur
having been dh.cussed at some length
in a former article und the Irish pota
to in Bulletin 1-10 at the Kxperiment
Station, these crops will not be eon
sidered f.irrther in this article.
The remaining crops fall naturally
into two general classe . For the sue
i cessful production of the first ' last
j which would include ear 1> cabbage,
early totti8\oes. sweet potatoes, fgg
plants. peppers, cantaloupes, and
watermelons, a warm reason and a
rather ligtir sandy coil are desirable
since early maturity - of prime im
portance wrtji the cirops In rhir lass
and they tic* best on s hi.- t\pe of soil.
These favorable conditions are met In
many -ecflors of fhe southern part of
tfie state, particularly in to* Ohio
The second genera! < lass w hich
would Include late cabbage, celery,
melon* and tomatoes for the cannery
succeed best n a oroier climate in
i sofis of a somewhat heavier tyre and
more retentive of moisture -«han
i wav Id be best for thowe of the first
clast? Almost .any farm >r» this *.-ate
! has some land upon which one or
mon* of the vegetablef of ti?!s class
With tiie exception of onion-. < :uita
loupes and watermelons, all of the
above crops will yield more provable
returns if the plant- are started in
hot beds or cold Irames umi well
hardened of before b* lng transplanted
to the field Veil few glus* sash
would be needed for the hot tied hh In
aioat section* of tb* stat* the plants
could -be hardened «^ft it told frames
with muslin tou rs or <«»* the plants
grow | be left entirely ope; If desired,
plants may be bought at »rom Jl »»U to
$11.00 a thousand, hut better plants
oan tu most cases be grown a: home.
Hand transplanting machines cost
ing $4.no will facilitate setting jn the
held and machine planters costing
.about ftiO.OO do eicellen* and upid
work In setting piarvtt The growing
of plants in the tramn w'll be dis
cussed in a later article
Some Planting Directions.
The following details regarding each
•cirqp which Include, it Tie order given,
the time for sowing seed, the time for
transplanting to :h# held :he distance
at which to plant tie number of
plants required per »ch and the bent
varieties to plant, may prove helpful
to those who contemplate the growing
of some truck croj. the coming year
The writer will 1> pleased to hear
from anyone w ho is interested.
KAKLY ("A MRAG.K— January 1 to 15
As soon as ground is M 2J2*2 feet,
XTl2, half a pound, Karly Jers* * Wake
field, Charleston Wakefield. Copen
I.ATK CAHRAGK—Muv If. to June
1, June 20 to July ! . Xxli5- »;22A.
tl oz.. Danish Hall bend
KAKI.Y t'KI.KRY March Jo to
■ J lhe 1. H feet by G inches. 2hr>4b, ,mi.
pound. White Pi urn* Golden .-* jf
KARKY TOMATOJSK— February if.
to March 1, May 1 !t iti. ft.. 3k4o.
pound Karliana '’balk ■» Karh
Jewel, Beauty (Pink)
I.ATK TOMATOKS April 1 to 15.
June l, ft. SfifiG, pound,
Stoii*- Greater Uait.axrr* Royal Red
Kt5<; PLANTS March 1 *• to 15, May
2<t to Julie 1, I , 4X4*' pound,
• CANTALfH’PK May 1„ €xb rt .
1200 hills. 2 lbs, Netted Geo,
WATERMKLO.N May 1, sxs
6#0 hills. 4 lbs. Tote WaiKor- Kleck y
Sw net s
ONIONS A* sonn as ground j« fit.
In rows one foot apart Thin t*. I %
to 1 in< lies i,rd later to ft to 4 inches
apart in rows. Cultivate win * hand
wheel hoe-. to 6 los will plant an
acre. Red Wen the-efield Yellow Glob*
I)anv«-rs. Southport Y'eliow Globe
MIL NOT BE IDLE!
CONGRESS TO ACT ON SEVERAL
MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE
ALASKA RAILROAD BILL ONE
°ub!ic Health Service. Report on Lob- |
by Inquiry and Suspension of Free
Canal Tolls Among the Other
By GEORGE CLINTON
Washington.—Congress may not and '
irobably will not pass any very dras
dc antitrust legislation this winter,
but nevertheless both houses will find
plenty to do with measures which,
•'bile they are of less seeming import
ance than anti trust bills, are matters
j >f considerable moment to the general
public. Therefore, while congress
may not do any tremendously big
j'dings during the winter. It w ill man
J tge to keep busy.
When congress quit for the Christ
j uas recess the bouse had three itnpor
I taut matters of unfinished business ,
! m its calendar, the Alaska railroad
' bill, a joint resolution providing for
the appointment of a commission to
Investigate* and report a plan for nit
ional aid to vocational education, and
he District of Columbia appropriation
bill. The senate also had a special
>rder on the Aluska railroad bill and
t to it seems likely that this legislation
! is practically certain to pass before
1 warm weather sets in.
After the Alaska railroad bill it
teems likely that the Adamson hill to
rente a public health service with
more extended powers than those now
j odgod in tlu* public health and marine
hospital services will be taken up for
•enslderatlon and very likely passed.
Other matters which may receive, the |
■unction of congress before the final
adjournment of the session are the
. Hooher hill relative to restricting In
terstate commerce in goods made hv
. convicts, and the Burnett hill regulat
ing the Immigration of aliens into the
Await Report on Lobby.
The lobby investigation matter will
'oine before the house In a sharply
j pertinent w ay before very long The
, members now are awaiting a report
i ’Tom the judiciary committee on mat
• ♦•rs w hich may lend to action of some
'kind in the case of Representative
lames T. McDermott of Chicago and
■ fibers of the National Association of
Manufacturers in connection with the
tr.vesllgation of the charges which
were made when the Mulhall lobby
Inquiry was on.
It probably will he remembered that
Ir. the report of the lobby committee
, all the present members of congress
i whose names were mentioned by wlt
I nesses before the committee were
j h-ared of "lobbying blame'* with the
exception of Representative .McDer*
j matt. In ids case the testimony was
aid be fora the house without any rec
rrnmendatlon and It is taken for
granted apparently that the bouse will
; take some action looking either to
j the punishment or to the exoneration
; -tf this Illinois congressman whose
name was so frequently mentioned in
connection with lobbying activities.
in addition to bills already tin the
calendar, there are three other pieces
if legislation certain to come before
this congress which havt* not yet
reached the calendars of either house.
The first of these is the amendment
| to flie anti trust law, which the presi
i dent will recommend to congress in
| a speeiai message
r-anarna ^anai i oils Again.
The other measure* are the La Pol
lette seamen's hill, which has already
passed the senate, and upon which
I bearings have been held by the mer
*hnnt marine and fisheries committee
I rf th* troiise, ami the Adamson roso
>irtion. introduced in the house ju«t
j before the Christmas recess, provid
ing for the suspension for two year?
of that provision in th«* Panama canal
let which will Rive to American coast
wipe vessels free tolls. The senate
may add one more measure to this
list In the bill introduced by Senator
Williams on the flowing day of the
pre holiday session, providing for the
insurance of bank deposits
It Is expected that the Adamson
resolution will start again the fight
over the lolls question which stirred
congress up a year ago. President
Wilson thus far has made no an
nouncement of his leanings in tiiis
matter and It seems likely that he lias
purposely kept from saying anything
alxjiit the Issue involved because of
Ins desire to get the currency bill
out of the way before the other mnt
ter was touched upon.
As to Labor Legislation.
Labor legislation is both popular
and unpopular In the house of rep
| resentative* and the serial? For
, som* reason or other members and
senators think that If they vot< for
such legislation as the labor leaders
ask. they will be sure to ger the
! support of labor at the polls. In
• his respect therefore It rnny be said
that a chance to vote for labor legisla
1 tlon Is popular, but there ar.* times
I wh‘ »* representative* and senators are
so convinced the legislation asked Is
, f,°* eminently proper that they make
i up fheir minds to vote against If and
i by so doing they feel they may iose
1 votes, and therefore in this respect la
bor legislation at times may be naid
J to be unpopular.
In W ashington, officials in congress
I nnd out of It recognise, no matter to
, what party they belong, that progres
I *»v *jp j> 'fie order of the dav In |eg|s
latlon and thu progress iv ism and hu
munttarlanlsm frequently are lnsep
arable. It took congress a long while
to pu» an eight-hour a da> labor law*.
An government work done by the gov
ernment tuelf was put on an eight
hour basis a long time ago. but It was
only re<-»»ntly that the federal eight
hour law was made to apply to gov*
eminent work contracted for by pri
vate eon (orations
It is apparent that the present ad
ministration is fully In sympathy not
only with the eight hour movement,
but with the plea that eight hours
for work, eight hours for play and
eight hours for sleep constitute' the
proper living day for man. Secretary
Red held of tho department of com
merce probably would uot have ex
pressed himself so freely as he has
on the eight hour matter tf he were
not sure of the sympathy of his chief.
Mr. Redfiuld’a Position.
At a tinning of the American Asso
ciation for la^air legislation held re
cently Secretary Uedfleld said .
“I believe that when our factories
are mu so that the workmen go home
without being fatigued from overlong
hours, and not tilt then, will we be
able to compete successfully against
all comers in tho markets of the
world I could not afford to employ in
a factory wen who are half sick, who
come to work after having hud bad
breakfasts, who are partly poisoned.
They would be economically unprofit
able. And yet fatigue la part polton."
Improved conditions for labor, so
fur as the United States government
can bring them about without inter
fering with states rights, have been a
gradual growth. The Republicans
when they were in power did a good
deul for labor, and since the Demo
crats have iwnr Into power they have
shown a disposition, to continue the
work of the Republicans, and in some
cases to do a little better. Congress
men tuiy it. Is the natural growth of
favorable legislation fostered by’ the
spirit of progress) v Ism of the times.
The eight hour law which Is at pres
ent on the statute hooks and which
inrldds private contractors doing
work for (he government to make
tti»ir men work more than eight hours
u day, was passed by congress only
after years of con teat.
rujm service cmcieni.
A high typ» of (tfflclpncy is
claimed for flit* United Stair* postal
*ervloe by Uncle Sam's officials,
who are charfo>d with the duty of its ad
iuiuietr.it ion. It la said that the Mingle
exception of Ueljcium, "where the traf
lie conditions resemble those of Htat«
rather than those of a country," the
rlilted States standi* at the head of
all countries in operative efficiency.
This is naid on the authority of Rep
resentative I>e»is of Maryland, author
of the parvet punt act, who has been
digging into the subject.
It !h known that Uncle Sara's letter
rate of postage la enough to yield
3111-3 per rent profit, and the postal
efficiency of this country Ih attained In
Mplte of the high prices which must
bn paid for material, stamps, paper,
etc., and the tnm-h higher wageH which
are paid to American postal workmen
than in those who do the same work
oicauy iwur*jk in me ocrvicc.
Since the year 1886 nol only has
the number of pieces of mall, in dud
lug poth domestic and foreign matter,
increased gradually, but the number
of pieces bandied by each poet office
employe each year haH increased
This increase has been going on while
the average handling; individual bit*
of mail has gone down.
From 1M46 to 1912 “not only have
the units of service more than doubled
in size, but city and rurHl deliveries
have been added, thus virtually dou
bling tin quantity of the service Thus
even if the coat per piece of mail
naturally had remained stationary it
would be shown clearly that the cod
actually had none down."
The number of pieces mailed In
the year 18X6 including domestic and
foreign rnatfer was 3,474,000,00b, while
the number of employes was. 122,698
In that year the nnmber of mail pieces
handled bj each employe per annum
was 28.313. The cost for the averag*
! (trail, piece, reckoned In cents, was
1.44. Fight rears later. In 1894, the
1 •number of employe* had Increased to
j 183,916. and the* number of pieces of
mall hud jumped to 4,919,690,000 This
remitted in the number of mall pieces
, per employe per annum reaching the
figure of 26.746, and the cost per
average mail triece becoming. In cent!
Average Coat Haa Gone Oown.
Ten years later, in 1904. the ntim
her of pier*** handled by each employ*
during the year had Increased to 26,
366, and the average cost per each
1 mail piece bad gone down to 1.93. In
1912 th* average coat had gone down
to 1.34; the number of employes, u
trifle below that of 1910. stood at
290,701; the estimated number of mall
pieces handled osrer 17.500,000,000, and
the number of piece* handled by each
employe during the year reached high
water with the figure 60,504.
The eiplanation of this high drgre*
of efficiency is to bo found, according
to Mr. I>*wl«, fa the fact that the low
postal rates have stimulated business
and have rouscMpamitly almost auto
matIr ally forced complete utilization,
of the plant "Obvlonsly.” says Mr
I*ewls, "the amount of traffic will dr
pend on the rale." If a letter costs
hut two •■cuts, the public will write
many letter*: If It costs five certs, the
public will either have to find another
means of communication or else com
municate less. The low perfoi manor
represents unutilized time of employ* *
caused by rates which are too high
to assist the traffic. Officials of the
post office department say they fully
appreciate these facts and have devel
oped the efficiency policy of tlit de
partment to accord with them
IUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CARDS
WAYNE, W. VA.
practice in Wayne and adjoining
J. R. GIESKE
CEREDO. W. VA.
OFFICE AT HOA.1D BRICH.
J.C. GEIGER, M.D.
Practice Limited to
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat
Huntington, W. Ya.
SAMUEL J. WRIGHT,
CEREDO, W. VA..
Wall Paper, Stationery, School Supplies
Paints, Varnishes and Coal.
Guarantees his Work to
i tlo tu bis shop nml Ref a clean
| uml k nice hair rut nml you will looM
; ten yearn younger. Shop near corner
j of )M>" and Main Strent*. Cei etJo,.
T. T. McDougal
Fire and Life Insurance
CEREDO, W. VA.
Represents Strong and Reliable Fir*
j Companies and an old-line Life Com
pany that gives large dividends and
issues splendid policies.
We Will Send the
Cincinnati Daily Post
Both lor only
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tm annoyed with tha old kind arkca
irou can get a KMOktlfM Wick. No
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Bdabea a brighter light and a tiiiUUf
lamp. They u>( lime and ujonar
n. a plaoa «f ur«r tha wttfa
■* «*ataaa4 wa
will wall ;«I *4x Sat or two Ho i
Ko^liaatar round atnekoWM wlr,**.
Solar Llfht Co . D«pt A, SprtnffUM. 0.
I If you want fo make money quickiy
j with mnaM capital write for In form a
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tha Ideal loronvo
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J man tan huy ItaaveH him from worry,
perhaps from ruin and his family from
; Want The rat«s are not very hiah,
1 I will be pleased to alve them to any
ou<- who win come in anti talk the mat.
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(Cepyrigb*, iiwb by W K. C.)
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