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THE COLFAX CHRONICLE
Absorbed the GRANT PARISH DEMOCRAT May 1, 1909
8 Democratic journal, devoted to Local and 6eneral News, Literature, Science, Agriculture, 6tc.
VOL. XXXVI COLFAX, GRANT PARISH, LA., SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 1912 NUMBER
The Planting of Late Corn.
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Inquiries about planting late
corn are coming to the experi
ment station in almost every
mail, therefore some general
statements regarding late corn
planting would seem opportune.
My observations and experiments
in planting corn in May, June
and early July have now extend
ed over a period of eighteen
years, and some of the best crops
of corn, as well as some of the
most complete failures that I
have observed, have been made
from planting the corn in late
June or early July. The latest
crop of corn that has been plant
ed on the experiment station, so
far as I know, was planted at
Baton Rouge on July 8, 1903.
This crop would have been dam
aged by frost, had the frost come
earlier, but we had a late frost
and the corn matured and met
every requirement for feeding
purposes, making nearly fifty
bushels to the acre, which was
considerably in excess of the
yield of any early corn that I
know of in this neighborhood.
On the other hand, we have had
some crops of late corn that were
so badly damaged by the ear
worm that the yield was not more
than half that secured from early
planting. However, on a gener
al average, corn planted from
" June 20 to July 4 will make a
good crop more than half of the
time, and will always pay for the
labor and other expense idvolved,
provided one will plant Mexican
June, Laguna, or Yellow Creole.
In case these varieties cannot be
secured, the - Hastings Prolific
will probably be one of the best
varieties that can be secured.
In the section now inundated
there is danger of grass worms
following the recession of the wa
ters, and they sometimes com
pletely destroy the crop. These
insects are ordinarily kept in
subjection* by their natural ene
mies, chief of which are the
ground beetles, which feed upon
both the larval and the adult
stages of grass worms. These
beetles are destroyed in overflow
ed and after the recession
of the waters regain possession
of the territory slowly. The
adult of the grass worm is a little
moth that lays its eggs on the
young blades of grass or corn,
where they hatch in about three
days and grow rapidly, reaching
maturity in about ten days. The
chrysalis stage lasts for eight or
nine days, so that the entire life
cycle is passed in about three
weeks, and with this rapid re
production they soon take com
plete possession of the territory
where their enemies have been
The habit of the grass worm is
such that it drops from its place
of support whever it is disturb
ed, and it is the custom of some
farmers to attach a device to the
plow that will drag the corn in
advance of the plow, causing the
caterpillars to drop off and be
covered. They can also be poi
soned by using Paris green mix
ed with five or six times its
weight of air slacked lime and
dusted on the corn either with a
blow gun, or in the ordinary way
of shaking it from a porous bag
as cotton planters ordinarily poi
son cotton against the cotton
In case the root worm begins
to damage the young corn, the
best method of fighting it is to
throw some of the dirt from the
roots of the corn and expose it to
sunshine for a short time, and
then lap back the dirt with the
It is well to plant about twice
as much seed Der acre as under
ordinary conditions, that is, using
a bushel of seed to about three
acres, and not thin out until the
corn is fifteen to eighteen inches
high. After it reaches that stage
the corn root worm cannot do
very much injury to the crop.
Late planted corn should be
cultivated thoroughly and fre
quently while it is young, because
it grows very much more rapidly
than early corn.
If one desires to plant cow peas
in late corn, it is well to use an
early maturing variety, and the
New Era cow pea is probably the
best variety for the ordinary type
of soil for this purpose.
Should the planting be delayed
beyond the dates given above, it
would still be worth while to
raise a crop, since the corn can
be cut just before frost and dried
in shocks, and in that way pro
duce a large quantity of feed in
addition to the ear corn secured.
Convicts Dash for Liberty.
Baton Rouge, La., June 2.
Three convicts were killed, three
escaped, and two were recaptured
at midnight last night in one of
the most carefully planned and
daring wholesale escapes attempted
in the history of the State peni
tentiary. Just who escaped or
who are at the bottom of the river
is not known, but among the es
capes or among the remains be
neath the waters of the Mississip
pi is that of J. B. Morgan, of New
Orleans, head of the notorious
showcase robbing gang.
The official report to the Board
of Control says that one wad
known to have been killed, and
perhaps two wounded and killed.
Whether the two wounded made
their escapes, the. officials are not
positive, but the belief is that they
sank and did not make their escape.
The wholesale attempt for liber
ty was made from the quarter boat
of the Board of Control, and all of
the prisoners making the attempt
A negro escaped from here.
The escape occurred on the Mis
sissippi river, just below the Ya
zoo & Mississppi Valley depot,
where a lot of willows protect the
bank, and invited the opportunity
Oil Bubbles From River; Fortune Going
Monroe, La., June 2.-Oil is
bubbling up from the bottom of
Ouachita river at this place and
fortunes seem going to waste.
The oil can be seen by any one
standing on the traffic bridge on
the Monroe side, floating down the
stream on the surface of the water.
Much of it accumulates near the
bank and covers the surface of the
water like scum.
Evidence of oil in the river here
has been noti,;ed for several years,
I but never before has the oil been
observed in such quantities.
The proprietors of a ilamese newr
paper have distributed handbills con
taining the following notice: "The
news of English we tenll the latest.
Writ in perfectly style and most ear
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hear of and tell it. Do a mighty
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r Curran and the Irish Chief Justice.
Lord Norbury held his post as Irish
chief justice, in defiance of hints that
he should resign, until he was 87.
? When he was 86 it was suggested to
him very strongly by the Lord Lieu
tenant that he ought to go, but the
negotiations were broken off by Nor
) bury challenging the envoy to fight.
His rambling and irrelevant com
ments often annoyed counsel. Once
when he was maundering on he was
interrupted by a sound which he oply
partially heard but which was really
the braying of a donkey. "What
noise was that?" he asked. "Merely
an echo of the court, m'ud," replied
Another judge called Fletcher, a
very surly person, said to counsel,
"Sir, Ill not sit here to be baited like
a bear tied to the stake." "No. not
tied, 'm'lud," was the suave interrup.
j Not the Only Favored One.
Young Jamle's people were poor and
not always solvent, wherefore the lad,
) while still very young, knew the mean
m ing of debt. One day when Jamie had
been sent to ask a patient tradesman
for more supplies he was hurt and
ashamed to see the • man hesitate.
"You needn't be afraid of sending the
things because we owe you a little
money," exclaimed the child, with in
dignation. "We owe plenty of people
more than we owe you!"
Use of Cement Saved Bridges.
At Hamburg there are two bridges
the masonry of which was threatening
1 to fall in ruins, being traversed by
innumerable cracks of varying sise.
A remarkable process has just been
made use of to rejuvenate these
r bridges. A number of holes were
bored throughout the structure so as
to give access to the interior and
cement was injected by pumps under
pressure Reports on the present con
dition of the two bridges are favor
It was on a Newton-Brighton sur
face car. The conductor was calling
b out the names of the streets. Sud
denly be called in a clear, loud voice,
"Eleanor, Eleanor!" Imagine the
passengers' surprise when a small,
pretty young lady looked up from a
book and said, "Well, what Is it?"
There is a difference of opinion as to
whether the joke was on the young
lady or the conductor'--Boston Jour
Bas-Reliefs of the Stone Age.
f Some large bas-reliefs dating from
the Stone Age have just been dis
covered at Lanosel, in the French prov
ince of Dordogne. They are sculp
tured on the rock of a shallow grot
to, and tolely represent animals. It is
thought that the primltive sculptors
probably refrained from introducing
the human figure in art by a tabu
similar to the present Mohametan
tabu on such representation. The
animals shown in the reliefs are rein
deer, oxen. bl~pns, and a huge horse
of prehistoric 4dimensions.
Picked Up 'Ancient-Scotch Coin.
A unique, .ancient coin dated 1677,
was picked up recently by Mr. Geprge
Jackson, ot Johnshaven, Klncardin
shire, Scotland, while he was working a
In his garden. On the one side is the
crosped sword and sceptae with the
crown,'and on the other a Scotch
thistle, with the date over the top.
"HIb. Rex" can be distinctly read.
The small copper coin, just the sise
of a present-da sixpence, is in ex
I cellent preservation.
In Rooks county, Kan, thirty yars
ago a man was charged with murder.
SThe evidence was all in, the atto
neys had made their pleas, and thb
Jury was out deliberating. The man
gave the sheriff the slipeand has never
Sbeen seen to this day. Five minutes
after his escape the Jury returned a
Sverdict of not guilty.-KwRsas City
Right to Keep Pigs In London.
The freedom of the city of Londou
Scarries with it, nominally, at any
rate, the right to keep pigs n the
Sparish of St. James, Picadilly. But
even were any one dispesed to avail
himself of this liberty, and if the san
Itary authorities failed to cbject, land
- in that part of London 1s somewhat
too costly for profitable pig farming.
The man who compla'ma that the
Swiorld iat giving him b b ue worald
Sprobably be pained if it did
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