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ROBERT DUNBAR and W. C. WALTERS POST CARDS 2 for 5cts.--Post Paid SEND USYOUR JACOBS NEWS DEPOT COMPANY, OPELOUSAS, LOUISIANAL E j MAIL ORDERS HOUS . DOSSMANN & ANDREPONT TELEPHONE No. 98. OPELOUSAS, LA. AUTOMOBILE TRANSFER. --- TO HIRE BY THE TRIP, HOUR OR DAY READY DAY and NIGhT COMPLETE Newspaper Plant IOR SALE BACKCOCK PRESS. ATTACHED FOLDER. ELECTRIC MOTOR. OLDS GASOLINE ENGINE. TYPE. CASES STONES. RULES. MAILING MACHINE. LEADS. EVERYTHING GOING TO MAKE A COMPLETE NEWSPAPER PLANT Engine, Type, Mailing Machine, etc., brand new--Some f the type not yet "laid." Press in perfect running order, and as good as new. A positive bargain for one who wants an up-to-date newspaper plant. Lately used by the ST. LANIY COMMONER. Apply to, YVES ANDREPONT. Business Manager St. Landry Clarion. HOW TO RAISE ONE HUNDRED Contributedby BUSHELSF COR ACRLouisiana Rural BUSHELS OF CORN ON AN ACRE o. iv o-ts. To raise one hundred bushel of corn per acre is not a diffical thing to do, if all of the feature of modern farming are carefully observed. If all of the "ifs" are overcome, and they can be, thi task is an easy one. The follow ing figures will give the farme an idea of what must be done tA accomplish the results. An acre of corn should have 3,556 hills, and each hill should contain al least three stalks, or 10,668 stalks on an acre. Each stalk should have one ear and an acre as many ears, namely 10,668 as there are stalks. The average ear of corn weighs twelve ounces. If, however, the ears weigh an average of 10 1-2 ounces each, which is below the average, there would be 112,014 ounces. One bushel of 70 lbs. contains 1,120 ounces. Divide the total number of ounces on an acre (112,014) by the number of ounces in a bushel (1110) and we hrve 100 bushels and a slight fraction. 1. In order tot alebmplish that result, the soil must be rich enough to grow three healthy stalks in a hill and mature at least three ears. 2. A sufficient amount of water must be stored in the deeper subsoils to prevent a retarding of growth in case of drouth and the seed bed must be deep and of good tilth 3. The seed must be pure-bred and not fertilized by pollen from barren stalks. 4. The cultivation should be to maintain a mulch to prevent the escape of moisture and remove weed.% 5. Great care should betaken not to disturb or prune roots in cul tivating. Fertility. The first thing to con sider is fertility. The plant must be supplied with an abun dance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potash in an available form, and the soil must be in a healthy physical condition. Corn requir es an abundance of nitrogen, and without it the crop will be defi cient. This valuable clement can be supplied by planting a legume, preferably clover, is a rotation, plowing the second crop under and planting corn the fol lowing spring. Clover or any of the legumes not only furnishes nitrogen, but the substance of the plant furnishes, when web rotted, organic material which is finally resolved into humus. Phosphorus can be supplied by the application of barnyard ma nure. If the land is very deft cient in that element, it may be necessary to make an application of raw rock phosphate in the form of a compost. If manure cannot be obtained to make a compost, the raw rock phosphate the ground is plowed. There is little use, however, of attempt ing to profitably raise corn and not apply manure to the land, for barnyard manure posesses so many fertilizing qualitiemsaat it should not be dispensed with. Manure not only furnishes plant food, but the organic matter it contains renders available other plant food elements. It mustal so be remembered that manure im absorb water and it also acts as ea regulator of the temperature of thesoil. Lime may be necessary. Old land is aptto be sour, a condi tion disastrous to many forms of soil bacteria, especially thosei that make available organic ni trogen, When soil is sour, fine ly ground lime-rock should be applied in amounts ranging from two hundred pounds to two tons per acre. The lime not only neutralizes the acidicy of the soil but it stimulates the soil, giving it new life and also renders pot ash available. The farmer must remember that if he ignores ro tation and the use of legumes, and follows corn with corn each year, that instead of increasing the production it will be a little less each year. He must also bear in mind the fact that plant food in the deeper subsoils be yond the reach of the plow can be made available only by plant ing legumes. When clover or alfalfa cannot be grown, cow peas, soy beans or vetch should take their place. Water. No crop is more exact ing in its requirements of water than is corn. Every pound of dry material in the crop requires at least three hundred pounds of water, which means from five to seven hundred tons for each acre. Capillary attraction is na ture's way of feeding water to the plant, hence it must be stor ed in the deeper subsoils and its escape prevented by- cultivation or the crop is almost certain to suffer at some stage of its growth. Water is stored by plowing deep, using a subsoil plow and by thorough tillage. It must also be remembered that the absorbing ability of the soil is increased just in proportion to the amount of humus it contains. If soils are soggy they are lifeless,- due to the lack of atmospheric oxygen. That condition is rem edied by placing drain tile, which not only carry off surplus water, but admit air to the soil. Seed Selection. Seed selection is no less important than the other features mentioned. In bred seed always produces a de ficient ear. If the farmer will take the trouble to count the number of barren stalks and sucker talks on an acre, he will find that from fif teen to twenty per cent of the stalks he has cultivated produc ed no ears. The power of here dity is so strong in corn that if the ears are fertilized from pol len of barren stalks, and that corn is planted, a large per cent of baraen stalks will result. Hence, the necessity of having a breeding plot where pure bred seed corn is raised and the pos sibility of barren stalks eliminat~ ed. Seed should be gathered while the corn is standing and before it freezes. Only ripe, well formed and well located ears should be selected and then stored in a seed house where rapid evaporation of moisture will take place and where there is no possible chance of re absorption of moisture or of freezing before the corn is thorougnly dry. If the farmer will eliminate barren and sucker stalks, he is certain to make a gain of from fifteen to twenty per cent. If he plants pure-bred corn, the per cent of imperfect ears is reduced to a minimun and the per cent of corn greatly in creased. Cultivation. The matter of cul tivation must not be overlooked. After the oorn is planted, in or der to see erapid germination and quick growth, the land should be rolled for the purpose of packing the dirt around the seed In sections of the country where the soil blows, the corru gated roller should be used. As soon as the corn breaks through the ground, or even before, the weeder or harrow should be us ed; first to prevent the escape of moisture and second to dstroy weeds before they have attained a growth suffcient to rob the corn of plant food and moisture. Thefirst cultivation can with safety be deep, but subsequent EXCURSION $6.50 Round Trip Fare to Galveston, via Last of the Season Go on any regular train August 23rd, returnd on regular train up to and including August 30th. See Local Agent for further particulara W. H. STAKELUN, J. H. R. PARSONS, <.r Lake Charles La. Neaw Orleane, La. Do It Now Screen Your Hom: Hotel, Soda Water S ConfeetioScmy Stores, Baker and Barber ,ho. c Day Your Sr or 6alatuized Serwen a a Saint -.indr Loumber .o.pany IJ . peousas. - . L.t-ana cultivations shbuld be made with a surface cultivator. After the corn is eight or ten inches high, the roots have extended so far fromhthe hill that deep cultiva tion disturbs and often prunes many, thereby materially lessen ing the number of feed and wat er gathering roots. The best and most practical surface cultivator to use is one equipped with small shovels known as sweeps,' They form a mulch, destroy weeds and do not prune the roots. The writer re gards this type of cultivator very superior to the gopher blade. It is safe to say that the aver age corn grower reduces his crop twenty-five per cent by deep cultivation. If, however, the seed bed is deep, the damage from cutting the roots is great ly lessened. NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION. ESTATE OF DUPaEVILTLE MBCHE. No. , Probate Docket, 16th Judicial Dis trict Court. Parish of St. Landry, La. Whreas, 8. Tilden Meche. of St. Landry Parish, ha applied by his petition to be annomnted adrinistrator of t he above entitled and numbed estate. 1ow. thererote, notice i hereby given to al partles Interested to show cause, any they canor have, within ten days from the nlut publication hereof why the lerer otfthe sai petitioner shoul& not be fg=d By order of said Court. Opelousas,nla., ----.a-. BHENBY LASTrAPmr Jr. aug 1i-St Clorh of &ort. Take U SME Lgu IM S I Clasiaegg Ms ( SITUATION WANTED a good all-round printer, C pressman, and make-up. 4 dress St. Landry Clarion. LA. R FURNISHED ROOMS--I have several rooms suitable for light house keeping or single lodFg for rent. Apply to 1 M. M. HAYS or C. .I HAYS. 403 Court St. Opelousas, 1, FOR SALE-Opelousas Muni" cal Ass'n., Ltd., Band Auditoo ri.tm and all Furniture and Fix tuers. Apply to Sidney Sandos or Lawrence Larcade. 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