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"The Bank on Which you Can Always Bank" PROFESSIONAL CARDS DR. J. M. CHRISTY Disease ot Women and Children a Specialty BUTLER MISSOURI Office Phone 20 House Phone lO DR. J. T.HULL Dentist Entrance same that leads to Stew ard's Studio. North side square Butler, Missouri DR. H. M. CANNON DENTIST Butler, Missouri 'East Side of the Square Phone No. 312 T. C. BOULWARE Physician & Surgeon Office North Side Square, Butler, Mo. Diseases of women and chil dren a specialty. B.F.JETER, Attorney at Law Notary Public East Side Square Phone 186 BUTLER, MISSOURI ORS. CRABTREE & CRABTREE Office in Gench Block. 'Phone No. 301. Dm. J. W. CmABTBiz. lattMllfadtolM aa4 Sugary. Bad 194. Da K. K. CaABTBza.4 Qaaaral Praetie. Dlrawtl CaUdraa. BaatdaBoaTpheaa Ml. JA8. W. HELTOH, P. D. Surgery GMal Practice Mike specialty of Surgery end Female Disease All calls answer-proniUycnitownoreotuir Office Phone 3. Residence Phone 868 i H. E. MULKEY, Registered Veterinary sargeoa BUTLER, MISSOUBr Office at A. B. Gn ton' a Livery Bam. ivtf You Can Keep your hens healthy and by so doing set more eggs if you will use "CLEANO." A GALLON CAN WILL LAST A LONG TIME. What yea Bay we Stead ay . Pitrla Prcj an NORTH SIDE SQUARE. - me rt3 piece." COWPEAS. BnlleUa Mo. State Boarl of Acfionltnra. Sowing Cowpeas After Wheat Cowpeas may be sown after wheat or oats with good results where these crops can be gotten off the ground early. Thousands of acres of cow peas are sown after wheat in the "hot torn lands of Southeast Missouri, but in this region the land is sandy and can be quickly turned, while the sea sons are long. In Central Missouri it is usually necessary to either set the wheat off the ground or it may be threshed from the field early so as to allow the land to be plowed by the last of June, in order to let them in in sufficient time. This, therefore, re stricts the sowine of cowpeas- after wheat in North or Central Missouri to rather small areas; moreover, most farmers follow wheat with clover or timothy, which, of course, ' prevents the sowing of cowpeas. Cowpeas may also be sown after oats, especial ly where the oats are cut in the milk for hay, as this gets them off the ground in sufficient time. Where cowpeas follow either wheat or oats there is frequently trouble in getting the land broken on account of the land being hard and dry at that time. It is usually necessary, how ever, in most parts of Missouri to re break the land after these crops, al though, as has been already men tioned, in seasons of abundant rain fall, when the ground is soft at harvest time, it is sometimes possible to go in and prepare the ground by double disking. This is, however, limited to rather exceptional seasons. The variety of peas to use where sown as a late crop in this way, is usually one of the earlyVrts, like the New Era. Cowpeas for Green Manuring The use of cowpeas as a green manure crop for the building up of organic matter in the soil is one which is sure to become more common as our lands decrease in their organic matter content. The fact that it is a crop that can be thrown in after the ofher crops without very much ex pense, and which will mature in a short time, makes it especially valu able for this purpose. Care should be taken, however, in plowing in a crop of cowpeas in the fall to be fol. lowed by a crop like wheat, to plow them early enough to allow of consid erable decay before the wheat is sown. It is usally necessary also, to roll the land in order to give it sufficient com pactness, and if they can be chopped up some with a disc before plowing, this is advisable. In using cowpeas as a green manure or a pasture crop it has been found that on lands where clover fails to grow, this is one of the best methods of making clover growth possible. In fact, a couple of crops of cowpeas, either pastured off or plowed under, and then followed by a wheat crop in which clover is seeded, will go along ways towards insuring a clover stand. The time is coming, too, when a num ber of our farmers will undoubtedly turn to the use of cowpeas and clover to be plowed under, in order to main tain the supply of organic matter rather than to depend entirely upon the feeding of crops back for this pur pose. In other words, it is impossible for all farmers to handle large quanti ties of live stock, and we must make a wider use of legume crops of this kind to be plowed under if we are to continue to supply the world's de mand for grain and at the same time maintain the supply of organic matter. The cowpea offers exceptional oppor tunities, therefore, for the man who is to farm his land to the best advant age, and it behooves every Missouri farmer to so study the character of this plant as to be able to handle it efficiently in his farm practice. Varieties There are a great many varieties of cowpeas, differing greatly in their habits of growth. The earlier varie ties are as a rule more stocky and stand more erect than the later varie ties, which tend to vine. As a rule, varieties brought directly from the south to Missouri tend to vine more than our native varieties, due to the conditions of growth in regions far ther south. A variety grown in Louisiana, for instance, will vine considerably more when brought to Missouri than will the same variety where the seed is produced here. Varieties also vary strikingly in their seed production, the more stocky ones usually yielding more seed than the trailing sorts. From a practical standpoint there are, however, only four or five varieties which need be considered in Missouri because the seed of the other varieties is not com monly found on the market in this The moat common varieties crown in Missouri are the wTrippoorwffl, the New Era. the Clay, the Black, and the Black Eye. The Red Ripper and the Iron are grown to some extent but are not general over the State. As a matter of fact, the two varieties first named make up the bulk of the seed appearing on the Missouri market. The Whippoorwill cowpea is a medi um maturing, rather stock variety, which, however, on soils of fair fer tility vines considerably. The Whip poorwills are, therefore, good hay peas and are grown very widely over the State. The seed is rather large, making them somewhat diffi cult to thresh on account of cracking, but where pea trailers are used, they can be handled with success. This variety is adapted to all sections of Missouri, and for general purposes one will not eo far wrong in using it as a stanaara type, it proauces a good amount of seed on lands of medium fertilty. although on richer lands it tends to vine too much for profitable seed production. The New Era cowpea is several days earlier in maturity than the Whipporwil! and is usually a heavier seed producer. It is, therefore, par ticularly adapted to sowing as a catch crop, where it must be put in late, and is especially valuable for a hog pasture on account of the ' large amount of seed produced. The peas are small and rather hard so that they will handle wry much better in threshing than the larger type. The peas are a bluish gray in color when perfectly pure, although strains of New Era with a brownish seed occur frequently on the market It is very common, also, to find these two colors of peas in the same field. The peas are erect on average sou, but vine considerably on soils high in fertiliy. They have not, as a rule, a bunchy appearance like the Whipporwill, and make somewhat smaller stalks. They ire valuable for a hay crop where one wishes to put them in late. The Clay peas are later than the Whipporwill and tend to vine con siderably more under the same con ditions. Thev nroduce only a fair amount of seed except on thinner lands, and, are, therefore, adapted more particularly for green manur ingor for a hay crop. The seeds of this variety are of medium size and of a salmon yellow color. The Black cownea is a pea resem bling the Whipporwill in genera' character of growth, but produce more seed. The seed is of a jet black color and of medium to large size. They are used quite commonly in some sections as a general purpose pea. They are also good for planting with the corn in the row. The Blackeye cowpea is the variety commonly used for table purposes in the south. They will produce a good amount of seed and are of a medium stocky growth, well adapted for hay REK& Are far ahead of any line of remedies we have sold One for Each Ailment and the Formula of same The Rexall Drug Store WANTS YOUR PRESCRIPTIONS You always get the MOST of the BEST for the LEAST money and always secure prescriptions containing fresh pure drugs You select your physician with great care. Do you use the same caution in selecting the druggist to fill your physician's prescriptions? 0. U. Mess The Rexall Drug Store, Butler, Mo They are of is used to a the lowlands It has a pe- or for hog pasture, medium maturity. The Red Ripper pea considerable extent in of Southeast Missouri. culiar habit of resisting decay through' out the fall and winter in that section, and of coming up voluntarily in the spring. It is, therefore, used to quite a considerable extent where a man wishes a piece of land for pasture, or, frequently, where corn is followed with corn, since it comes up in the corn naturally and saves seeding. This use of peas in corn is very com mon in the lowland counties of the southeastern part of the State. The Iron pea is a medium to late maturing variety with medium vine, but which stands up well. The peas are bf an iron yellow color, somewhat darker than the Clay. There are one or two other varie ties that might be mentioned, such as the Groite, a cross between the Whippoorwill and the New Era, and partaking somewhat of the character of each. It is a good general pur pose pea and has become quite pop ular in some of the Atlantic states. It is not grown to any extent in Missou ri, but tests at the Experiment Station have shown it to be a very valuable variety for Missouri conditions. The Michigan Favorite, a pea that has been used quite extensively in the north, has also given good results at the Experiment Station and is worthy of trial, especially for North Missouri- Mixed peas are commonly quoted on the market as "mixed," and as these are cheaper man theure vari eties they are often most economical use for green manuring or even for hay. (To be Continued Next Week.) White lTjswa t Cock Egjs. White Ply mouth Hock eczs for at S cents each. lira. W. Z. &ar, EkhE3. Uo R. & Phone MoaPerutae !. 254 THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL Warrensburtf, Mo. Begins the Summer Quarter Tuesday, May 28th, and continues ten weeks. Classes organized in all subjects in which credits may be made for County or State Certificates. Also for review of common school subjects. Courses leading to the Diploma, the Regents' Certificate or the Rural School Certificate. Courses for graduate students. The Summer School meets the needs of students of ev ery class. The facilities the very best. Expenses low. Reduced rates on all railroads buy Pertle Springs excursion ticket. 1078 students attended last summer. Enrollment will be larger this summer. Write for special bulletin. Address 24-tf W. J. HAWKINS, President of Faculty. DU V ALL-PERGI VAL TRUST GO. CASH CAPITAL, $50,000. FARMERS BANK BUILDING, BUTLER, MO. Fflrm I fliMC We have monev to loan on real estate at a low rate 1(11 III LUQild of interest with privilege to pay at any time. Ihctranfo We have a complete set of Abstract Books and will fur HUOllQblo nish abstracts to any real estate in Bates county and examine and perfect titles to same. -v IniHKfniPnfc e 'oan your money fr Ju securing you IIIIOOIIIIGIIIO reasonable interest on good security. We pay interest on time deposits. W. F. DUVALL, President, Arthur Duvall, Treasurer. J. B. DUVALL, Vice-President, W. D. Yates, Title Examiner. One way Colonist Fares Butler, Mo., to San Francisco and south Pacific Coast points $26. 15. To Portland and North Pacific Coast points $27.00. Same rates applying to direct intermediate points. Through Standard and Colonist sleeping-cars leave Kansas City, Mo., at 6:30 p. m. for San Francisco daily via Missouri Pacific, Den ver Rio Grande "The Scenic Rail Road" and Western Pacific, through the famous Feather River Canyon. Descriptive time tables and pan oramic views furnished on application. Let me help you plan your trip and check your baggage through and make reservations for you in advance. R. T. C. Matthews, Assistant General Passenger Agent, Kansas City, Mo., will take pleasure in being of service to you. Write to him or to the undersigned ' Frank P. Prosser. Dist. Pass. Agt.. Joplin, Mo E. C. Vandervoort, Agt., Butler, Mo Low Colonist Rates WEST AND NORTHWEST. :?-: i,n in-'MartOi; 1 to April 15 "I; Through ScerJc Colorado via Uissouri Pacific Ry.