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A A vtnnna Q 1') (nnttAa OO nna as Vims in , fit tlotll f1 AaIaM W paKun v s am lUbMWi! Ait tiO(,'i Divniii iu uavuiai wuivta rarleties of Fruit, with concise description and season of ripen ing of each: 64 half-tone views of Nurseries. Orchards. Packing Houses, etc. . n . . . a . I I J . i 1 J n.L.i. iri.L.l ." . . . 4 I 6 oena OUCU. ior dook ipost-paia; nnu Kcdiio 1 ICaei permming return ui I r book by mail within 60 days and we refund the 500. Or, nail us within 1 rear, rRebato Ticket with $12 order for nursery stock and we will credit $1.00 In part ninnent on tout order and yon kgep TBI book free. WE PAY THE FREIGHT. Ttt . w fi weekly and want more home and traveling salesmen. Outfit iV 0 1 fly VaSIl mi-SUrk Bro'i, LOUISIANA, Ms., Alliotlc.lowi. Fayettrvlllc. Ark, r .... linn lO "Seeds that Grow" are thai Beat Seeds tfeat can 1m drown. W do the tenting, You run no rikl If you rirdea either for pleasure or profit you houlil utiulv "The Lcadln American Bead Catalog." A postal card will bring you a copy by return mail. W. ATLBB BURPEE A CO.. Seed drawers, Philadelphia, Ptnna. BURPEE The Composition of Northeast Missouri Soils The Agricultural Experiment Station at Columbia is engaged in making a soil survey of the state outlining the various soil j a : u l li vuvuiivnt wa- animation of each. A feature of this work also is the carrying out the field -experiments with fertilizers and other soil treat ments on the more important soil types of the state. Sever al experimental fields have been established in Northeast Missouri at the following, loca tions: Monroe City, Bowling Green, Vandalia. Hurdland, Higb Hill and Unionville. The analyses of soils both from tbese fields and from samples taken in other counties, 6how that the prairie land of tbis re gion lacks approximately one bait the nitrogen, two-thirds of the phosphorus that a very fer tile soil should contain, while its potassium supply is ample. For the white oak timber land ot tbis region the same deficien cies except in a more marked degree. Such land lacks some thing over one-half its nitrogen as a rule, and about three fourths its phosphorous .while the potassium is usually suffici ent. As tbese three elements are the ones wbich are common ly lacking in soils, can readi ly be seen that in order to make tbis land productive attention must be given to the building up of the elements nitrogen and phosphorus. The experiments which have been conducted on tbese experi mental fields corroborate very sunstantially the results of these analyses. They show for instance, that the addition of nitrogen in any form is always accompanied by an increased crop production while practi cally the same is true of the el ement phosphorous. In a practical way the meth ods of building up and maintain ing the nitrogen supply is first, the adoption of a crop rotation which shall prevent the rapid burning out of the humus and nitrogen; second, the growing of leguminous crops such as clover and cowpeas, wbich crops bave the power of adding nitrogen to the soil from tbe air, through tbe means of tbe bacteria wbicb exist on their roots; third, by the' feeding back on to tbe land as much of tbe farm crops grown as possi ble. Tbe phosphorous supply is built up first, by tbe feeding back of crops on tbe land as mentioned for nitrogen, and second, by the addition of some form of a commercial phosphate such as steamed bone meal, su perphosphate of the ground rock phosphate. On very many of tbe thin lands of Northeast Missouri the aadltioa of these phosphates will pay rather large financial returns. . Tbe analyses as well as tbe experiments indicate that the oil especially on the flat wet areas of the prairie is inclined to lack line, consequently, tbe use of line as a corrective of sourness on tbis soil may be sometime used to an advantage. Tbe results of tbe experi ments with corn, wheal, oats and clover on these experiment al tieldsTare now available and they will be taken up from time to time through the kindness ot tbe local papers. M. P. Miller. Agricultural Experiment Sta tion, Columbia, Mo. EASTER EGGS ARE A HEATHEN CUSTOM Like the Christmas Tree They Came From Our Anglo-Saxon Forefathers. In our observance of Easter few stop to consider that tbe quaint old custom of egg-giving is a survival ot Saxon times. We find many scories of eggs, bares and rabbits in Germany associated with tbe joys of childhood on Easter day; and in France tbe Easter eggs are made of manifold and costly de vices. In Ireland and Scotland tbe children are taught to break eggs in tbe form of a cross. Queerest of all, colored eggs are offered at high mass in Russia. With all these preced. ents behind us it is no wonder that we have a gala time at Washington, and that "on Easter day democracy rules supreme on the sloping White House lawn. From early morning un til six at night the children ioll ggs and, though no one knows who started tbe custom, tbe American child does his share in inaugurating another spring, and showing, in a material way the joy with which the ancient festival of Easter fills mankind. The New Idea. Card of Thanks Tbe following appeared in a North Missouri paper: "Mr. Editor: I desire to thank tbe friends and neighbors most heartily in tbis manner for their co-operation during the illness and death ot my late husband, who escaped me by tbe hand of death on last Friday, while eat ing breakfast. To my friends and all who contributed so will ingly towards making the last moments and the funeral of my husband a success, I desire to remember most kindly, hoping these lines will find them enjoy ing tbe same blessing. I have also a good milk cow and a roan gelding horse, eight years old, which I will sell cheap God moves in a mysterious way, bis wonders to perform, fie plants bis foot steps on tbe sea and rides upon the storm. Also a black and white sboat cheap." 0. W. West, of Joanna, form erly of this city, has been over-the-line fishing for votes Aug. 4.- He wants to be tbe Assessor of the Little Kingdom- Miss Rebeckah Wood has been visiting her friend. Miss Julia ' Stoddard. Miss Julia accompanied ber friend home. Cincinnati, for a return visit W. C. T. U. C0LUA1N. fit IF YOU WANT TO RAISE BIS HIGH PRICED MULES BREED AT STODDART'Sa Through the courtesy of the Democrat tbis space is reserv ed for the W. C. T. U. It is edited by Ella L. Shearman. District Press Superintendent of the W. C. T. U., who is re sponsible for all statements which appear in tbis column. Our Watchwords: Organize, Educate, Agitate. OCR PRINCIPLES. Total abstinence, Prohibition of the liquor traffic, One stand ard of morals for men and wom en. The education of public sentiment for right. National Convention 1908, Denver, Colo., Oct. 16-21. RED LETTER DAY. June 9 Flower Mission Day; Birthday of Jennie Casseday. According to press dispatches tbe entire Delaware, Maryland and Virginia peninsula is "dry." The last "wet" section, Wor cester county, Maryland, went dry March 21st in a special lo cal option election by a majori ty of 2.059. Tbe drys carried every district. There are now thirteen dry counties on tbe peninsula nine in Maryland, two in Delaware and two in Virginia. Some of the new songs are: "Tbe Nation's Go ing Dry" and "Victory Bells Tbe great temperance move that is sweeping over tbe land and gathers force as the days go by has reached Montana. Tbe newspapers are becom ing thoroughly alive, and ask ing for belp to push tbe cause. Institutes and medal contests are being held and field work being done by National Organizers. THE WHOLE STATE ALIVE TO RISING SENTIMENT. At Denison, Texas, in a med al contest a little daughter of a saloon keeper won a silver medal and won ber father from bis business. On tbe evening of tbe contest tbe father and a number of gamblers lined up on a seat to witness tbe work of the little folks, and the father was so wrought upon that he declared he would quit tbe bus iness and he did. We are expecting Tennessee to be the next to join the ranks of Prohibition states. A friend writes that the fight for local option is on in New Jersey and tbe people are in earnest and aroused all over tbe'state as never before. Where local option has bad a fair trial (and it has in many places) the business men bave been convert ed. Dry territory Is the best to do business in. Tbe wonderful growth of the local option move ment is because men are finding out that a dollar over tbe bar does not come over their coun ter. Tbe man who drinks up bis wages is a poor customer for any legitimate business. A man can spend his money tor bread and butter, meat, vegetables and clothing and help every re taller in town or have it go to the non-resident brewer and distiller. If saloons belp busi ness and trade and people, why, in advertising a city, do they not advertise their saloon? DEWEY is a coal black all-purpose horse; 16 bands higb. Dewey's dam was a stand ard bred mare; be was sired by Black Rose who took 2nd premium at the World's Fair in Chicago, 1893, Tbis horse is an extra good breeder, but don"t take our word. Call and let us show you some of this horse's colts. FONSICA, Jr., style is a very fine jack, 15i hands high, fine ears, bony head, long range neck and aud action, and his mules body, large foot, fine always top tbe market. Fonsica. Jr.'s dam was Silver Bell, a jennet we own, and he was sired by Crutcber & Delaney's great jennet jack, Fonsica, etc. Full pedigree on application. Every mule dealer knows tbis jack. Ask them about bim. MIDNIGHT is a very fine jack, is 15 hands high. He Is a coal black with mealy points, extra good bone, long range neck and body, large foot, fine style and action. His dam -Blackellr-a-jeont-weowawasired-by-KdwardLjong mier's Blossom 2nd; considered in bis day one of tbe best jacks in the state. Midnight was sired by Buckman Bros., Morecastle be by Crutcher & Delaney's great jennet jack, Fonsica. Full pedigree on application. Tbis jack is as good a jack as Fonsica, Jr. This is as good a reccomeod as we can give him. TERMS Dewy, Fonsica, Jr., and Midnight will make the season of 1908 at Elmwood Farm 3 miles south of Monroe City and 3 miles east of Indian Creek, and will be permit ed to serve mares at $8.00 to insure living colt. Parting with mare or removing her from neighborhood forteits in surance and season money becomes due and payable at once. Care taken to prevent accidents but no responsibil ity should any occur. Colt in all cases to stand good for season money. No business on Sunday. CREOLE, our Aberdeen-Angus bull, will be permitted to serve cows at $ 1.00 each. He is an extra breeder. Mr. Farmer, we want to impress on you that all of our stock is extra sure. We keep no other kind. We handle Dr. Rea's veterinary remedies. Ask us for tree samples and "Treatise on the Horse." We will al90 insure your live stock against death in any form. JAsk us for rates and full particulars. We will take pleasure in showing our stock whether ynu breed or not. We are at home all the time. Come any time. R. F. D. No. 3. F. & M. Phone 21-D. E. H. Stoddart. Missouri the Banner State-' Tbe following article is furn ished tbe Journal by Mrs. E. B. Fisher, press commiitee ot the Woman's club and is quite in teresting: It is very gratifying to learn that Missouri is tbe banner state, :n tbe number of towns applying for the traveling art gallery of be general federa tion. Mrs. J. E Furgeson, of St. Louis, state chairman of the art committee, has been making very delightful addresses on tbe paintings In tbe gallery, in some of tbe towns where they bave been exhibited. Mr. Sbiml, Japanese, will visit Missouri with a collection of old Japa nese color-prints, and some em broideries, temple hangings etc. A number of club towns are ar ranging to have this exhibition and tbe state library commis sion has put in circulation six fine books on Japanese art wbicb will be sent to tbe towns where the exhibit will be held. Tbis cannot fail to be of great educational value. vert inedible fats of this coun try into the finest Holland cheese and English creamery butter. Washington, D. C, April 3. New regulations governing meat inspection went into effect yes terday. Tbe department of ag riculture has received several complaints regarding the clause which requires all inedible grease, tallow and other fats must be denatured and render ed unavailable for food purposes before shipment is made. One complaint alleges that tbe Eu ropean dealers will refuse to re ceive grease and other fats that bave been denatured and that this new regulation will discour age foreign trade in these prod ucts. It is said chemists ot Europe bave ' been able to con- Mrs. Fred Minor, who resides near Rensselaer was stricken with paralysis yesterday morn ing and ber condition although greatly improved today is con sidered quite serious. Her en tire left side was effected and tor over twelve bours Mrs. Min or was unconscious. She re gained conscious tbis morning and attending physicians be lieve that she will recover. Mrs. Minor is well known in Hannibal and has many friends here. Courier-Post. L a t e r. Mrs. Minor died Sunday. Mrs. M. P. Nolen and Miss Elizabeth Geotze were called to Liberty, Thursday by the seri ous illness their of friend. Bates Fields, a theological student in William Jewell College. Cecil Forsytbe, one of tbe best young men ever raised in Monroe, came in from Kansas City to spend several days with bis father and sisters. He has severed his connection with tbe Kansas City Journal to accept a similar position with the Headlight at Pittsburg. Kan., and gone there to assume his duties. Mrs. M. C. Hendricks returned Friday from Linn, Wash., where she has been visiting her daugh ters since last October. Mrs. John Shaw, of Pierre, S. D.. has been visiting her uncle, John L. Evans. Victor Reid and wife, of Shel blna. came over Sunday to visit the bomefolks.