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Eva*lMto9M0aM«ath Conns BchooL Learn to be •n expert. 1 teach with tools not books. Do the work yourself, that's the secret of the SWEENEY SYSTEM 6to0 Mfoelcs—£ftrn "V i?y'-•vv.^-s T~ COMMENDS LEADER STAND Editor Nonpartisan Leader: Permit me to express my interest in your paper, for which I subscribed some time ago. I think I can dee in its character something of a reason why the League succeeds while so many of our city governments which are lib eral in tendency fail. Our liberal movements here fall into the hands of radicals, who by the violence of their utterances repel, the voters whose support they need. Your edi torial commending the American Le gion while condemning the wrong headed policy of some of its units was an example of fair-mindedness which will win support. Chicago, 111. H. F. S. WILD BIRDS INCREASE A gratifying increase in wild game birds is reported by the bureau of biological survey, due in a large part to the effects of the migratory bird treaty act. 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We regret that in a previous letter from Mr. Loran on the subject of tree planting his name was misspelled by the printer. E Now I wish to urge upon the at tention of many Dakota fatmers some thing to which many will say: "Oh, we know all about that already." Well, we may all know about it, but there area good many of us who don't do it. The sum of the wisdom I am proposing is merely this: Plant trees, plant some every year. It is all very well to put out some trees at the start, but it is not very well to then let 10 years go by without putting out more. A tree in the right place gives the greatest returns on the cost of any thing done on any farm in Dakota. But I have been farming long enough on the prairies to know how difficult it is in the rush of spring work to get around to tree-planting at that time. And'that is the reason for my writing at all on the subject. If necessai-y, stop the seeder for two or three hours and plant trees. You will never miss the time, and will soon have trees to bless you—you and your wife, your man servant, your maid servant, your ox, your ass and everything that is yours. PLANT BOTH FAST AND SLOW GROWING KINDS "Plant Trees" Is Their Advice Successful Farmers of North Dakota and Montana Give Their Experiences DITOR Nonpartisan Lead er: I am delighted to see that the Nonpartisan Leader is giving some space to plain farming matters. Of course it' can not be expected, and no one wants it, that you should cover the whole range of farming practice, as regular farm journals are supposed to do. But there are separate topics of impor tance that many of your readers will be glad to see from time to time. Some will say that it takes trees so long to grow on the prairies. But they are all the more loved for that very reason, and besides they are, like chil dren, a pleasure while growing. Plant trees. Get the habit—there's none better. At Cloverlea farm I began planting trees the second spring, over 30 years ago, and we are still.at it, with more satisfaction than we find with any other work taking like amount of time. What kind of trees In the grounds about the house plant every kind that will grow there, and some that are in doubt. Plant no straight rows about the grounds save .on road lines, and even there, plant clumps of trees along to break the straight line ap pearance. Have some box elders scattered about with plenty of space. The box elder is, I think, the most comforting tree we have. And neglect not to have a few cottonwoods. Never mind the cotton. The cottonwood is a fine thing if given enough space and pruned heavily (literally topped) to make it spread and give a pleasing variety in appearance. For general purposes the common white willow is, I think, the best tree we have in North Dakota. It shows the first bit of green in the spring and holds its leaves till the last in the fall. Moreover, when cut it gives one good crop of wefod after another. Fifteen years ago we cut 500 poles from the willow grove for the roof of a straw shed (the big posts from the cottonwoods) and now those same wil lows will give us 500 other posts. "What a long time to wait," someone will say. Never mind, it didn't cost anything waiting and we now have the wood. Ten years ago we planted a grove of 2,000 or 3,000 willow trees in a low place that never gave us a grain crop. And now we have before us, right on the farm, all the growing fenceposts that the entire farm will ever need. The farm has 22 miles of fences—and never another fencepost to buy! De spise not the willow fencepost. In our experience it will last about 10 years in the Red River valley. Por^ encouragement I must mention one more thing in my experience. We used always to bring in each spring for the summer supply of firewood a carload of oak or two carloads of jack pine. During the past 16 years we have not bought a stick of firewood, and we burn it without stint, includ ing a pleasant open fire every cool evening and a roaring one in the fire place, piled high with logs, as the colder weather comes on. "He who plants' a tree plants a hope," and any man with hope in his heart will do better work than with out it. DATUS C. SMITH. Cloverlea Farm, Traill county, N. D. LORAN'S ADVICE Editor Nonpartisan Leader: In a recent issue you printed my letter about planting trees out here on dry farming land in Montana and as I am getting too many letters asking me how to plant them and what kind to plant I wish you would print this let ter which will answer all questions. When I plant trees I prepare my ground one year before planting. Plow the ground in the spring quite deep, say eight to ten inches, and keep it clean all summer by disking or drag ging it. Be sure and let nothing grow on it that summer and if possible drag it after every rain until fall, say Oc tober 1. Then give it a good plowing. I plow mine with a disk plow about 14 to 18 inches deep, then leave it rough over winter to catch snow. Then in spring make your ground as fine as possible by disking it and dragging, then you are ready for planting. I find it best to plant them four feet one way and eight feet the other way, and as to the kind of trees I must say that most all slow-growing trees Will stand the drouth better than the fast growing trees, so would say white ash, box elder and Siberian pea tree (Cara gana). Then if you like the fast growing, short-lived trees take Nor way poplar or California poplar. Rus sian olives do well, so do Buffalo berry trees. But a man must remember the word "cultivate" and do it often. Keep them clean, hoe them if necessary as long as they are small and don't let stock on them. So many ask me where to get the trees. I got some from seed houses, but the most and best trees from lie Northern Great Plains field station, Mandan, N. D. Baker, Mont. C. B. LORAN. HOW TO MAKE COW DRINK Editor Nonpartisan- Leader: For a week my cow would not drink water. I changed her food and did every thing I could to coax her to drink, but without success. Finally I went to an aged farmer nearby and he told me to rub salt on her back and sides, this would cause her to lick herself, and at the same time she got the salt which would make her thirsty. The plan worked, and I have had no trou ble since. F. G. B. Heathsville, Va. Mention the Leader When Writing Advertisers PAGE THIRTEEN Mention the Leader When Writing Advertisers ADVERTISEMENTS Big 3%-Ft. Telescope GIVEN! This is a real telescope and not a worthless toy. It is^ made by one of the largest manu facturers in Europe. Equipped with solar eye piece. When closed, as shown in picture, the telescope is 11* inches long and has a circum ference of 5% inches. 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