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POTATOES BARNS r - s-M GUY ELLIOTT MITCHELL. iowuiOJ lor the Caaoery. Raising tomatoes for the canneries has grown to be quite an Industry in a number of States. Maryland loads the list with alxiut two million oases per annum; Indiana, .with her million case, second; followed, in turn, by New Jersey, California, Delaware nnd Ohio. The canneries are permanent Institutions, the demand Is increasing, and there Is no reason why the grow ing of tomatoeH will not continue to be a profitable business with many. Growing tomatoes for a enruiery dif fers from raising them for the market. In the former case, first of all, a large yield Is sought. Early maturity is of less Importance since the grower con tracts to sell the whole crop Pt a fixed price. It Is said that good corn land Is rich enough for tomatoes, although medium clay loam is preferred by many. Splendid results follow fall or winter plowing. At any rate land should be plowed as early in the spring as pos sible. 1'low deep and follow with earth mulching, that is, maintain a thin layer of tine earth on the surface by shallow cultivation, which will be of great value in saving the moisture. The variety should be such as the canneries prefer. They will generally provide the plants at a nominal price to those who grow tomatr -s for them. In case it Is preferred to grow the plants near where they are to be set, they should be started In a cold frame or on the south side of a board fence in a rich warm soli.. The plants will Increase to proper size In four or Ave weeks, and should be set out In the field In rows about four feet apart, for ease of cultivation. Start the cultiva tion early, but be careful not to bark tli plants, as that will kill them. When they begin to branch do not cultivate closer than the ends of tt branches. Continue stirring the soil itter of fact; what are commonly re-1 first. It allows ample room for the yarded as the petals of the dogwood ure no part of the tloral structure at all, but merely four large white leaves, which, during the winter, served as protective wrappers to tne dower buds. The real Howe s are about the size of shoe-pegs, of greenish color and are bunched several together iu a small cluster in the midst of the four white leaves, and if observed at all by the average wild flower gatherers, are mistaken for stamens. A New Potato Culture. A queer tale In agriculture comes by way of Chicago. It is stated that a half-bushel of sawdust, a dash of chemical solution and fifteen potatoes careiuuy enveloped witn the sawdust will enable the average householder to grow a bushel of tulers on his house top or In his ce ar within slvtv ilwa This process has been discovered and elalmrated by AV. IX Darst, of Great Falls, Mont Moreover, the grower win nave no potato bugs to contend with, no turning over of the soil at certain intervals, and no contest with worms. ,'ie product of Mr Darst's Drocess is lermeu tne "vmciess potato' from the fact that, growu under these ap parently unnatural conditions, there is no surface vegetation, because of which, each potato burled In the saw dust is enabled to produce at least twelve normal-sized tubers. Recently at the Oakland Tlaza. Li the rear of the Oakland Hotel, Mr. Darst disclosed the methods of grow ing potatoes by his system. Operating on the theory that the presence of sur face vegetation was only a method of securing nourishment and In reality sapped the vitality of the tuler, .Mr. Darst experimented more than six years and found he could overcome this seemingly natural course on the part of the plant by supplying it arti ficially with its needs. By employing sawdust, peat, straw, or any other earth product that would permit of the circulation of air, moist ure and heat, and by applying solutions or various fertilizers, discovered that a single potato would multiply itself by attaching to Itself from twelve to sixteen other potatoes of approximately the same dimensions without throwing off any of Its energy above ground. Tacked in loosely arranged bins per mitting the fret; access of air and ar ranged In rows six inches above each malls and paasaxew ai s, and. secoud. it permits of the most economical Use ut lumber in building. The ientu Biiown is 84 leet, nut tnis feature is wholly dependent on tbe number 01 cows the uatryman wishes to handle. One of the weakest Joints In barn con struction is the siuau amount of win dow space usually allowed. This error is reclined by the Department in this plan by allowing approximately fc square feet for each cow. The bulletin or circular may be ob- nreStt,iniMrhLth, Itai-d by application to the Depart- "-i ft v-' .-sr,'Hwfi- blossoms in May frequently makes whole meadows rosy with brilliant color. Plucking one, we may think we are looking at a pike of gorgeous, flame-colored flowers, while the fact Is that the striking effect is produced entirely by numerous reddened leaves intermingled with the real flowers which are as plain as Cinder a sisters and practically hidden from sight Indeed, so fond Is Mother Nature of liefooling her unobservant devotees that she has caused one whole family of plants to be given over to Oils make believe habit of flowering. To it be long that favorite little preacher of the April wood Jack-ln-the-pulpit; the arrow arum that una res with the uieut of Agriculture. (Circular 10, ks. A. !.) .-".fot'! orr, Boiai Standard Oil keeps the way to bank ruptcy well greased for all rivala. Miss Helen Gould has so much mall that two secretaries are required to handle it. FRECKLES REMUVkU iaauu-8 watts tun 1W I, atranf tf IIIIIIlM, mm IIMI fmmr mmmn I mHmm4. mm nmmnj h mrm. Dry. " !." taCM, IS. ARK YOU ImuKbiomiui Arrhltcctaral. nrurt. atu,iHiiuuiiicun.iii:li ijui-jr-uei f..,KlJ il-B. Aim MUwa fctiL tMuria W AMLD : A HiLuUrai t IrcBien iwd BnkpturB o dlHcnuit nutuau. u kuuu ut J turn .o Biuouiiy, v uumtui and Wln m,Z k-vMUMmmmiiiuf cuuipru-ui luen. WudgujuiM i immcamn. t.mjur tiu interna. Ku; t-hlKT WAIST HOLPKK EXTRA OKU IK ART 1'uie buwi ew uik. """tivia Vara this nwly InrentiM BRKPCB LOAPINU KI N or BASK BALL ol Tr IT, constating of large Mill Cap, and flue Ham Hall bs st'Hint 34 Mlenlfd 'd pencilttat be ewli. It's tlead easy j bva we trust on. W rln f"r Vrncilg and cimilar showing (ion, Indian tiulta. Target and utlier iirniuluiua, TklrtMatk KtrMt LcaJ Parll t ., 330 W. 13th Street, New York. (T7 MANURE AtUCV WCUNCv I ' JTAu.4 0R1VEWAV MANURE ALLEV -. If Tt ' FLOOR PLAN rT0 ROOM ! ' Jl BOX STALL BOX STALL M' j J 1 . r I -"J CWIVEAVAV . ?! t ! iVrrrTPrn TEW. 1 WVZH I BULL PCS j I I 1 i&d- n TTrrr Handsome Cold Laid Watch WITH CHAIN AND CHARM U ITlL mm . , sa A WATCH YOU WILL BE PROUD TO CARRY I A rERFKtrr BK APTY. Soil. O0LD Laid Eaxrav or Mala Ola AmiMU MmaMt, turn Wla. nm wn. war. v raniHd rrc.-t lima, and i irln'Hlarly Tuliialw for Hmli.md Mrn, 1 11iH-k-11. ru. anil Hrnno wh. w l"ii'" . Maallivaiiprarannauf a ariMOaia Watck. iliiaramwl. fwiia. l i nttwl hr llm inatiiifaplurrra aud h ua. It will run Ironi no 10 m hotim wllh Oaa Wlailaa. ,r kIk.uI.I lnl tmnrlra lifwini. (ilvon alMolntrly to ly or iiirla or aiiyoniiavllmii V t vm. W trait roa. and lak hak all ood n.it iold. Scnil m four addri-aa. and w w OKPAltTMKNT Or' AUlUCUL.'l'UHl!:'S PLAN OF A DAIKV liAKN. pickerel weed the i d(iriHl iiixiiiaiH-orarv. Maa tlx- apfwaranc of a nolld Bol Watck. liiiaranlwlaf, yt-uta. inoretiif-nt, fully guaramtvit nna Willi ortnuary wt-ar end arli.'lcK)iiaid. When Hold, cml on ja.ri and m will noMiWrly M-nriynn our Solid ttold 11 WaU'h wllh cnaui and unarm, rre. jmiwiiht ir-wi 10 nioct rrom. hiiiphmht. o now. - TRUE BLUE CO., DEPARTMENT 8T, BOSTON, MAgg GROWN IN THE GOOD OLD-FASHIONED WAY. until the stalk has grown bo heavy as to fall upon the ground, then cease. For heavy yields It Is essential that strong land or heavy fertilization be used. While It is true that on many of the soils in the Middle States a re munerative crop may be produced with little fertilization. It Is also true thai on nearly all of these soils a liberal use of fertilizers will be profitable. The tomato plant Is a gross feeder, and especially requires an abundant supply of potash. Trof. Voorhees, of New Jersey, who Is authority on such subjects, estimates that ten tons of fruit, with the accompanying vines, would contain fifty -seven pounds of nitrogen, sixteen pounds of phosphoric acid, and ninety-four pounds of potash. On many of our clay lands phosphoric acid Is relatively low, and the applica tion of potash Is need? to prx .uce tbe most profitable crops. The nitrogen supply Is more variable, and can often be secured by turning 'under a legumi nous crop. On Eastern lands, which have been devoted to last year's toma toes, nitrate of soda can be used with a profit. In the Central States, manu facturers of fertilizers have not offered goods specially prepared for this vege table because of a lack of demand, due largely to the Ignorance of same, and from lack of knowledge of the require ments of the soil. But of late both tbe growers and the canners are asking for , advice regarding fertilizers to be used on tomatoes. A mixture that has been officially recommended contains: Nitrogen , 4 per oent Phosphoric acid... 7 per cent Potash 12 per cent using about f00 pounds of this mixture per acre. t Some experiments of early tomatoes seem to Indicate that sulphate of potash gives them a better quality. A properly made tobacco fertilizer Is also suited for this crop, and tbe potash in it la derived from sulphate. other, with an allowance of one cubic foot of sawdust to the seedling, Mr. Darst has demonstrated the rapidity of grdwth and the proportions that the potatoes may attain by showing that witnin sixty days fifteen potatoes will produce a bushel. In the character of his experiments and the success that J This seems a (Clean- Food Era li patterdock and muddy margins of shallow streams; the skunk cabbage, and that aristo crat of the greenhouse, the Immacu late calla lily. With all these the flowers are unrecognizable in them selves as such, except by the Initiated, being minute and crowded on a fleshy spike. Another gay deceiver Is the poin- setta of the hot-house. In this case It is a circlet of scarlet leaves which popular estimation rates as a flower, while the poor little real blossom clustered In the midst of these robbers of their good name live and die unap preciated. Relatives of the polnsetta are the wild spurges of our sandy nUn Tt, nn,A. thrtus. inconspicuous in themselves, are slm- attract attention to themselves have overstated the case against the meat packers. llarly provided with relatively showy appendages, deceiving aii but students. We do not sell meat but believe in fair play, and also in a complete knowledge. Model Dairy Farm. The Department of Agriculture has recently published a bulletin contain ing suggestions for constructing a model dairy barn. It has been the endeavor of the Department to plan j a barn embodying the best ideas In scientific and sanitary construction that are consistent with practicability and cheapness, and It is believed the result accomplished by the plan pub lished will help the dairyman to get tbe best products from his cows In the most economical manner. The plan Is designed for 24 cows, and allows ample room for calf pens and hnT Rtnllq for hull nml ffin'S' nln space for feed room, hay chute wash exactly what it is made of and the scores of visitors who pass through our works room and silo. In presenting the plan t & it la not intendedby the officials of the every day find the Pure Food Factories as clean and sweet as a maiden's fresh white ...... apron. Ihe lood is thoroughly cooked in these factories from the choicest white We are inclined to believe that some magazine writers in their anxiety to by the people, of exactly what they are eating. ue have always rinted on each and every pkg. of Grsip -Muis Food LEAVES WHICH POSE AS BLOSSOMS. has attended them Mr. Darst, It is stated, has the indorsement of Luther liurbank, the eminent horticulturist and botanist. From Chicago Record Herald. ' mm Counterfeit Blossoms. When the dogwood Is In bloom In the spring woods, he would be a very unolmervant traveler who did not know It; yet It Is questionable if one out of fifty of the multitude of people who come home from their country walks with their arms full of snowy branches' has ever noticed the real flowers of this beautiful tree. s a Department to insist that the arrange ment shown Is the only satisfactory one, but the Idea Is to present some Important features often overlooked by the builder and which are Thai to a well-planned structure. , The amount of space allowed for the various purposes named on tbe plan is thought to meet the require ments so far as the square feet of floor f space Is concerned. The ar rangement of the space pan be adapted to the needs of the particular location. The design calls for a width of 36 feet 4 Inches outside. 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