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Stable Manure Supplies Many Plant
Food Elements and Addi Humus to
the Soil Calcium Should be Ap
plied Howard Kldridge, I'm ten III'-, S'cw
York, writes us follows ' I him h far
mer living In Krle cnutil). New York
The Mill raises (if) uood crops In
vet tliliiK excepting wheat and oats.
The average jleld of this grain for the
I)a8l few years has been flfit" or
twenty bushels lo ilm iipii', as com
pared to rlfty bushel lo uiiiictcu few
years ago. Mow run this land tic Im
proved?" TIip principal ilii it t 1 (! elements
no tillmgeu phosphoru. ittiHcttttn,
and enlrlum. Thes, at" necessiiry for
tbo. production of Hops If miy oni'
of these elements Is di'llrlciil. It will
menu Unit tin (nip pioilurilon will Iip
lessened. Continuous crnpplnu with
out rotnllnn. combined with pour nil
tlviitlon, Is bound to tisiili In de
Tlif nlttoupii liin in i pl"hlshcil by
growing li'Kiiininoiis i rnp, surb n
clOVeHS, (OWpl'US. KH lil'illlH. VlllllPS.
otc Also, by iippljlnc stable immure,
or plowing iitnlpr n Ipsuiii" us ii green
manuring imp li doing this ou
not only supply nitrogen to om Mill,
but yon linpinvc lis phslinl condition
by midline ppinbi- matter.
Very few olls iriiii- poUssluui
This Is espcrlnll) ni or snhdv Mills.
aUlimiyli ir tin -nil . not In good
phMical (onilltloii. i In- potassium nin
not bo mailable, but If you mpi l Hie
Vegetable nuili"i Hln r in lb" form of
green tiinnnri' m stable ui.iiiiir'. H will
tend to lufik" iIm poiiirliim available.
It may In1 nre, in siippl phos
lilinriis In ill" lm in of :i ronmnrclnl
fertilizer, ulllrll tllll In' dull'' l-v llslltE
llnrly t;ritnil iilifri1uit' mcl,. piovld
Ing tlip foil i In Hip proper tlivslcnl
COnilltldll. Till' I'llOHplllll" km I. will
cost joii only nboiit Imlf ns much iiml
contains pni'il'iillj tun us much
lihosplioii! ns nrlil phosphate. TIip
best m(i J of handling lock phosplutl"
Is to spread It In ti stMlili'S Willi Hi"
K ddlli or to scatter It on tln iminnr"
pile. Tli" ili'i-nltm of Hip stable
liiniaiip will t ml io p-mlir th" plios
The othet mltiolptc t' lniiit, which
It miprlall n,i iiri.ini if nu hiiii
to nrow I' vniiiliinii ciops such ns
rlovrr ninl alfalfa. Ir iiililutii This
Dili' b supplied I', lb" nw or I1iipI
Xtoiind lltnostutii nek The noil of
milium Is shown t,. t i,. ,...rmc nf
horse oup! tiiiil'h. 'jii'M' r t -.uin. .
to - glow
Tlii'ic Is .iiiotln'r way of dctrrmlnlut:
tlip midliy of Mi. nil in ilii. iiip; or
cnlrlntii l.v ill- use of lit iiitif paper
ll Ir It inn. he pnrehiisi ,1 lit iiiiv drug
store l";ir" Hip nui'il mil nroiiml Mo
litmus psip'ir for u n or tllipxn nilniite.i. '
If tli(' iiln (iniier I liiriieil ton pltil.tsb
ot teiMlhli -oloi it '. ill InillenlP tbiit
yoin soil teiinlres IIiiip I'lnely Rrounrt
llmpstniii' limy lie npplleil nllbenilP
of fr mi one to e;lil tons to Hid ner"
dcpenillni; upon how bndly oui oll
lU'eiln t'nUiiiin, I'M' Hie usual iu r' .
tlnu lilies from one lo loin tons
The other fiiilnis whlib enter Into
crop pmilucllcii nn Hie seleeii'ia of
Rood seed nml Hie pri'pai'lnp of the
noil It is possible tlml the seed ihat
yotl are tlMliK hut) heroine ouieblit
run out ninl needs to be ronlnreii by
pure seed. Combine with this tM
preparntlon of n good seed bed which
In very Iniportunt In onlei in nht:tiu a
atlKfactory yield of sum 1 1 vimti
Yours very truly.
I II C SRIIVICH lll'IICxr.
Reply to John MeQeary, Canehlll,
Thii you tell me when to cut alfalfa
ao ns not to Injure the succeeding
crop"' When la the beet lime to har
teat red clover for hay?"
The usual practice Is to cut alfalfa
when about ono-tcnth of the plants
tre In bloom, and If cut at this
Mae there will not be ao much dan
ger of Injuring the next crop as If per
mitted to stand longer. From the
Mandpotni or feeding value It will
not depreciate to any extent until the
field It practically In full bloom.
Tied clover ihould be harveited whoa
the plants are In bloom. If cat be
fore this time It wilt be dlfflcult to
rure because ot the amount of moist -nre
clover contains when green, wit!
oc -the other band, If permitted (a
a'nf'd too ton, the Imves wlllhrrak
ott when online, nlsu tin stems will
lietfilne more lib) oils mil imir-'e, thut
flrcrr.'islnc the fiml.t of the hay.
If iih miichltn tim lionble. or Is
not np to ilnie, you i nn li.tullv nfionl
to sloie II nml My ii, "uel iiloliu" with
It niiother .voir. ImestlEiite the new
m.'ichlues mliertlFPil. nml ou will he
'urprlseil nt the linpioenienls
See thiit sheds lire In uood sbniif
to iSoterl the stoel, llnil nre In the
pastnte The llrsl sloinis do stock
more ihiniiiKe ihmi luti-r ones because
they nre hoi iiecusloiii'il lo Ihem.
Farm Implements are Needed In the
in.V (l II. Alfotd I II C S"Mlte
The 1 1 1 1 1 1 J 1 1 1 1 1 ir the limes Is fur lm
proemeiit ntonn ewrv line; for build.
IhK belter ronds. better homes, c hurele
es mid sihool houses. We desire bet-
. ter eiiilpuieut mi our farms mid In
our hotiies The tiuchci mid tnltils
tern inut blive r'Aelislte edurntlons
tilld hem e deiimild belter salnrles.
' Telephoned, i lira I ilelh cries of mall, II
brinies, etc, lite becoiulliu liei ssltles.
H Is the deslie of ever? mrenl in ed
llC'lte Ihe elilldren III nlleie or ccetl
Appnrentl tin- kej to nvrler.ltur.it
Improvement In the south I mole
power iinil labor-sax lot: farm linple-
mt'titH on the farm. Tin- nvcr.it,e f-ir'n
' worker lolls with u small mule or
Inns" mid his iiiint annual income Is
nlmnt JllVO'i In Iowa th uwtt.ee
farm wother uses nenrh f ur Iiikc
liorses and prodiid'- $(.11.11 iinnunlly
exrluslxe or stock. IiivcxIIkiiIom shov.'
a much siikiIIi i use of ihiwi on Hh
sotitliern fa l-i i ii than In other Mictions
of the eoiiuiry, and. con eipiently, less
use of Inline snvlliu fat in Impli Ini uls
,nnd n enrrespiiiullimly !! .ittilna
eupaclly of Hie fnrtni
The power most eeni" llrt nnd then
the Inbnr ali,s Itiitib-i'ii '.rr'
fanner In tin- -.imllt nt' -'.dly mlse
Hie nrcisKiiv liorve.. i. em )ietl"r
afford to liiiyiMia Itore ttmr. ton'
ii'tnpl t fnrm K Uli one i rtwo unmll
tmib" IJv the ii. irn-T ii,-im
nnd lalm!' sin lm; iiiip ,. nis ile
'vK"s of one, eiiil soiiii ilni" .ii hum.
ctin Im mmI ceil ill - w iM nmn n
for ai: "tra mi'nial Hi.-m w-r en r)
funnel limilil raise l,l- own bur".
A Bond j. in ,if males will iln pi'-H
noil. Hi:, n vcwiel small int'l". ncIi
n in- larai'l used. i.n,l the ei.'ls
raised will b" n liaudMiiii ' i,i'Ii
furnish the addliloual mh.i- i . i
'n liainll" '.irei'i fane In litm T
lone. ini,l lim faiia.'iM Ii.m rutty
prnxed llini vutn nn-r nn.l v Inter pus
tines mid well cured ba x'limM in1
he main rollanee rn f I. i'l.e feed
ItlK of I orsei mill mull- oil pullc I e(e-u
fodder and corn Is mi epen-ie nml
out of diil- that the iirm l.- -iniuld
be iibaild'ined I saw oexrnteeu flue
mnlen llial nele raised on tiond paKeie
and pea vl'i" ha Tin- iiii.I. . o! oh
lalueil Hu ll II vim; entire!.- :i (,i.' i n t
flom Maxli I until lircem.M'i- ! Tin
liastnies wen nut hruvl p-tl( be- in
llelds or wi"i. and In Inn. lm ita-t--of
lei hli soil, w.'ll sel In III rn.nda
i!ias Ii M'i ili a. white anil burr clo
r I'li'liH id P"ii vine Iiiiv ,us kept
hi laii!- rin I - lor -til a, i r, i' , i,
her imllt 'latch I
lll.ii pi a d labor makes It Impera
tive thai . iiue and bolter 'arm iiniite
ineiiN b 'ised On eer faim theie
oubl Ik- ni lensl n 1 1 i' I illik
plow in n 1 1 cue tuililm ,i'ii' in- iUk
hanow i tciIiiii hi a ' 'lanow
eombiliiiHoii phiuler. slnu'eio.x i i;:t.
amr niain drill mower nil r.i'te.or
n blnilei and a bay piess The abov
mi -hhi iHlnl. nml H ihe iv 'iiin of ili,'
farniei will allow many n:lni eon
tleni labor sat Ins luipleuienis, suili
ns a two lew planter, tlueshei. uasn
lllie enulne. feed Klilldi'l. feed culler.
manure spreiider. eieam Hepa'iiitornnd
mi auto waKon rould In added
Youie ir 1 1 ill),
i ii c KUivin-: m iti:ii.
GRASSES FOR WET LANDS
It. MeWhlnnle. of llemulelRh, AI
ru wiilet ni fiilinws. "I hive n
fiat of uboni U)u airen or bo. About
half uf l.at ) coxeri'd with water In
the rtpiluv. rtlilcli dili out n In mt ihe
middle of .Ma) mi II al one can work
the. laud l bad thntir-ht tlu-t I could
,row bay on II If I could uei the mavs
ninl led fan you tell me ihe bent
kind ol hay ami the best way tp xet
tills hind sun led In prnss?"
If this land tan be drained, the best
thins to do is lo drain II elthei by
iiHlns open ditches oi tile otherwle
It Is a rather dlfllruli proposition n
The water slandliiR on the soil will
1:111 out most of the tunic grasses,
t'anadlun blue oras nnd Kentucky
blue sruss are Rrown lo some extent
In parts of Canada for pasture pin
poses.. Very few ol the tame Brasses
trill do so well on soils thai are wet.
The wild wrasses, as a Mile, rov ery
well on wet land The (rrassrs that
do liest on wet laud ntc red top fowl
neadow grass, combined wltl lslke
lovei Timothy lil dn fall!; well
nd ma) be started li simply snwtnp
the seed without any uttlvatlnu We
I ave hud no experience, however, with
these arasses In your section, and this
Is only a MiKKestlon on our pari
The amount of seed lo be sown de
pends on the kind of seed used, If
the rpd'top, re-rleaned seed Is used,
two or three pounds per arre will he
ufticlent while if the ordlnar) seed
I' mown, twelve to fifteen pounds
(( aMkv rlover seed per acie should
Ir mixed with tblii.
October the Best Month for Planting
Oats In the South Compares Well
In Profit with Corn
Illy 0. II. Alford of I II ( Service
Trotn Ottober I to November if,,
aceordlnR to latitude. Is the best llmu
lo sow oats In the cotton belt. The
area In oats should be fully as large u.i
flint In com (Ireat uthuslsstii now
prevails In reiinrd to corn, but let us
not forset that as a feed fot slock
nnd insh crop, oats M one of the
best props that can be i-rown Ii, the
The chief crops mi own nil IhroiiKtl
'the collon belt are (ottoti nil corn.
'As mi nvernse. for ti period fiom
l!iM to I'iO'i, iheie was planted fiom
ten to fifteen acr of coin fot unit
lucre of oats In tin- v.vrlnils cotton belt
states. Dnrlnp ibe same m the
lliveraue Valin ol lilt ojil cio per
ncre was Mn.fii wlilb- the av.iimn
i value per im oi coin was 111.02.
risuilnp tie coi of kiovviiii: im oat
crop hiid ii com i top we find that the
rial 'rop Ibe mole piolltiihb-
I There me several Imporlani n a-nns
why we should soiv uillllotis of acre
' of oats In il cfillon belt. It would
i educe wi'-diiii'i mid lcncbliii! to the
mlnimuui. h i nl-li mazlnp. ndd in the
deplorably ilellclcnt supplv o hnmus,
nnd add to the nlwnya sbori -npply of
Of course. Mure me beinr winter
cover flop" ihmi oals. llutr clover
nml iiliuson ilovei mid the vtchos,
ami In some cnsci some of lb" other
Winter leletils lire belter. We do not
Halm that cuts alum- or that oats and
Imlry i tch lomblncd should be crown
for the sob pnri me of supplj Iiir ii
cover crop. Ilowevir. In view or the
fM that outs will urow on poor land,
tionrli pn pin fii. nnd Hint Ii rusts lit
tle to seed (ill liete. It l a liliod Win-
er rover crop.
Twoniiil nni -half acres were plnnd d
In oats nt the r crlmr ni siailon nt
IlBioii Itotiae. I a., for rrnxltti; evperl
m"iit on Si i ii-iiIi-i ot, odobrr
... seven . i., .ml !ili,.i pit,. v(elBlllUR
In lotnl 2i: pound-- were put on thin
Pint ! Hi i i'lt, no feed bin tho
ttrei-n out dnrln- ihi- vilntir lly
Fit.iiiiir : tie- i. witched -i total
ni ; pniii:-. Tbiie wns im mi rnt.'(
talii ' ' : ouiid- pi r plfc pi r d.iy for
l'" da. I' oin Di tuber '.'fi to lanuary
I. foltx-fl-, bead of sheep welc pn,
tired ni Mil . .tin" Held nf Hilii
it:iiil.,'i i ii' .we. mid tune lainim
'x f" piisluri'il i oiillliuoiudy theieiitter
niilll rebiiimy IT, al vblrh date Hie
lanib, nveiaued sixty elelit days old
and M'l;;linl r. pounds each Al
low Ins s ii-nli per pouiul tallied by
ihe lamb'. e have a return of SUktO
per acre, plus the pasluriiKe of sheep
not lonsldered In the cMtltunli
The lost of humus from the soil
rciitls In derieuslnc Its power io
stole up mid prnperl.i Kiippli crops
with walet Soils with a liberal
amount of humus are capable of more
efTeiluall) wiihstandlnu droiiKht than
similar soils with less humus. Tho
oni crop tills Ibe soil full nf roois. nnd
'he lnlilil" alui adds much humus to
Th" oal -.ii.hi Is a very valuable
feed. i'iecirill for vouiiK animals.
bpcause of Hie moderately hlish con
lent of I'liii.'ln and the larKe amount
of usli oi mineral mailer. Pound for
pound, n.n ar- mil as valuable fur
feedliiK maiiiie animals as com, four
Pounds of oru belli!: "iiial le about
live pounds nf oats
In niiempiiun io build up worn out
(niton land" we uiiisi depend very
lamely itpon ihe lemimlnotis crops.
N'ow the oal nop Is harvcHtid early
enoiiish to penult ibe urowini', ol it
emnuluous c op The li'lIllllllniHIl
crop ma) i. i-lounl umlei or It mix
be lined a- l'-'d. nnd the uiaiiure n
imiii'il in ib" laud If we are colni!
to build I'll urn tolls nnd raise pond
slock we iiiii 'i mow oat crops and fol
low wiib 1"fcump crops.
Oats will pi ove nboiit the best pajliiK
small ninl' nop thai can be grown
over irnct! nil) Ihe entire cotton belt.
The sanii oil that will produce one
bale of (iiiiuii or fully bushels of corn
per acre nil) piodui'e sht bushels of
oalH per icre. At an average prbo
thai has pn vailed for onts iIuiIiib ibn
past live years the sixty bushels will
sell for from $?, to $10 and Ihe straw
when bnled will often pay for i-rowinc
After uslui; Ilii disk lianow to cut
the coin finlks ot cotton stalks, plow
the land deep. Ili-n disk and double
disk and li.inow and cross hnnow
untll every Inch nf the soil tin been
stirred and broken fine as possible.
A mixture of ,100 pounds of sixteen
per cent acid phosphate, 100 pounds
of cotton seed meal, nnd 200 pounds
of potash, followed In March with a
top dressing of fifty to seventy-five
pounds of nitrate of soda per acre, Is
cood fertlllisor for oats on average soil.
The best varieties for fall sowiim In
the south nre of the red rustproof
typo, The original red rustproof,
Ihe Appier and the Bancroft, are so
nearly alike that no one ran tell them
apart If sown side by side The Hurt
oat Is for spring sowing.
There are three methods commonly
practiced In planting oats sowing
broadcast, open furrow, and drilling.
Drilling of the seed Is fo bo preferred,
since considerably less aeed may be
used If drilled by machine: the seeds
are covered nt u uniform depth come
up, grow, and ripen uniformly: the
umatl ridges made by tin drill afford
a Might degree of protection irom
rold; and the yield from drilled oats
Is usually greater than from broad
cast oats. The seed saved, and the
larger crops that usually result from
drilled oaU will soon pay for n good
drill on th farm,
BALE THE HAY
n.. r u ai. a . . , c i n .... I
By C H. Alford. I H C Service Bureau,'
Atlanta, Ca. ,
Haled bav is nir'1 mure valuable ,-n
n feed Ibitu loose bnv. even when Ihet
loos, 'i.i ,i well housed.
l.i.i.ii fi rnrtlc'i a meat iUantlty
ot dust Mid orten Hives the farm mi
tniil ,i M'Vcru roimh while baled bay
Haled bay takes up about onc-lifth ns
much loom a h loose bay and for this
reason the entire clop of babd liny
can usliall) he stored ur.de' cover
while loose hay must bp exposed lo
the weather In stocks and ricks.
Haling hreuks up coarse hay so that
the stock will eat It more readily nnd
there Is no waste In feeding baled
Haled hay Is always rend) for the
market. It Is convenient and satis,
fiiclory to handle In every way. It
rati be bnnli'd by team or shipped by
ml I road.
.Much of the tops and sides of stacks
Is spoiled by the Weather.
Loose hay becomes dusty nnd
must). IkilltiR hay keeps out the dust
nnd preserve!! the ha v.
Haled hay retains much of th-
sweet bav odor that stoek relish.
Thete's a freshness nnd nppollrlnr
quality and feed vnble In baled liny
Hint is never to lie round In loose
We -liould bale our bn) whether we
feed It on our own raruis or sell II Of
course, the market demand Is for baled
hay -and lor baled hay only nnd Tor
ibis rcn im balliiu U the only wnv to
be sure of lilix 111;' II Inaiket for
The giow Ins of hay and especially
teRumluoiis hay ns row-pen, sov bean,
neaiuii ami Irsprdexa will rnpidlv In-
reuse the feiilllt) of our soils, mnke
Hie valslni; of wind live stock nrolll
able ntul add wiy intuit lo Ibn Income
on Ibe farms
We can buy u onr boise pulbpow-er
ii.i) pirn or we can iniv ! motor hay
priss. Tor Ihe small f tuner who
'ale his own bay. Hie on" horse pu.
power liny prcs will pmve wty -atin.
fartnrv mid frriuntnlr.il Willi It he
an bale lis buy nt th' time me: I eon
xetilenl nnd with n sn.nll nmeniii of
I In Knr the fiillner who Blows lariie
rpiiiniitleH or hay or for Hie ramie
h" 'nice bnv for his nclj'bl ors the
two horse pull piiw. r i.r II e i otor !,ay
press Is nccesunry.
Of coui'-". mi man ran tell the exact
caiiacln ft -,in liav pies" as ibis ile-
pellll. te . 'l-l -lll'l" Xl"t'l upon
Hie I l,l i-ii.l ytjiMiv ol Pin belim
aled. '" ' 'II ,,f Ibe oiiernliu-4. mid
the si- i i
del Me '
bin-" i i '
gltte n' i et
clue le inn
We si. i -thai
ili" leant llo'i vet- tin
i i.i'l'leti. a ' v two
- I a pi-c4 w III bale
f " 'ay. it l l press
t I'liise power eimlnn
'ii f; le'is uel day n
'l ' ' I p. .le ' . n.
i i"i d.iv n
Ii' i! In.rse pnv. r en
I" 1 1 ''Use
a bin ni
I' lie l!ltel
rot con-, en-
Ic'lire. Then-should be n on-nlerabb)
- ,--T Vd.
distance between the sweep and the
feeding table Until or these piiluls
sbouhl be limited at the extreme end
of the press so that the baling chant
bir may be sel well Into the Intel lor
of the shed or bam ami ample rront
bp had for Ihe rcvoluilou of tho sweep
lo bo made outside Ibe shed or limn.
Another ndvimtuge of the nirniiKetneiit
of such u press Is thai the bale cham
ber may be set between two stacks
and fed from both stucks without re
setting the press, The close nrranne
ment of feeding table and sween will
not allow sufficient space for Hie
(woep to describe the clirle necessary
fo operate Ihe press.
The reach bed should be er.v nar
row und should nol he more than four
or live Inches high to unable the
horses to walk over It without Ihe
least trouble. When opnrallng messes
that have a liUh step-over, the hones
will generallv slow down, hesitate.
and ofter stumble at this point which
I annoying In tho man, wearing on
the horses, nnd llaekens Hie -meed of
The power roustiuctlon of the nresa
flionld be such Hint when the horses
reach the Htepover, Hiey nro pulling
pr.intlcnlly no loud, On stroke .should
be completed before Ihey rrurh thii
Step over 'ind llie ioad of the next
Hmkn should not begin until the low-
iinrrow stopover bus been passed.
The bale chamber should be very
ow so that It Is an easy matter to of caring for the onions. The pres
each ncio..r ami til- the bale This euro -if linn- Is also
, avea much lime und trouble as, In ty t
Ing the bale. It Is accessary to g
around the bale chamber to the op
posltc side. The pros should be con,
..cVluclpally of steel mid hlb
crdo Iron and should be slioim uni'
The two-horse pull-power press nnd
tile motor haling press should have a
self-feed attachment as It Inrienses
the- capacity of the press nml nt the
same lime reduces the work nf fecib
Ing tho press
The buy press Is a tiwiiey pinker
nnd n money saver and should be
used on every farm.
SORGHUM AND JOHNSON GRASS
Mr II II Humphrey, Arllimtnn.
Arizona, wilics: "Wlinl properly doei
sorghum lake fiom lite ground lt.il
oilier grains need' I notice ihcl
wheat and hurley srown thin sprlni
on n plot or ground that had sntcliutt
on It tail summer was very poor
while on mi adjoining plot of iwr.ctl)
tbo same kind of soil the crop wm
vcr.v sooil. making nearly Iwbe p
much grain io tin- acie fun yoi 10 ,)!Utlrulnr harm In her having .
udvise me what I tin; In .' method ol ;j,j'B parly, Is there? Hut t know I
klllim ,li iniMjii unisv."' ,un)i f,,p ij(0 n perfect Idiot dressed
U have heeti unable to Dud as I tt,c tttr girl's enrlv Victorian coa
analysis of Mirghutn which shows Hit, .i,;,, Adelaide has picked out for
amount of Hie ilHTctcnt plain fnoc
clenietitH that this crop takes from Hit
oil. Smijliiini fodder Is rather low Ir
.....i ..r .1... ii'.. i ,l
' ' ., , , III.. -T IlUt t 1111 L J Ull J ,
.. ... - . u- oie wiuu ux.
u, '"'"''"V "' K,,,,W"1 " oaY a,":
wheal on a dot that produced sor
.... . . ...
n In t. las ).-,. "1 he decrease In jlelc
. ay no h,v e I., en due to anS parllcu
l:i I' il r: in on the In tu food element!
rntucd by tin
sorghum, but mlnlil..
have been the restill of a kick ol
mobiuie. Soighutu Is ii hiavy feed
lug 'ilani ."tnl reiiulres ronnldeiabli '
moist,,,,., hen,,- I, ,a have lake,
tntlib nuil.ii in i- fretn the soil thai
tln te was not a sutllcleni amount at
coitip.il'cil v I'll rillier iliidii to pn d ic
u good crop of wheal or oats.
We do not believe Hull you
have any trouble In luillim your .on,,
Iirotein nun uicu m crude imcr ns ront ; T10 nft,.rnooii of the parly Ade
iwie.l wlib corn fodder This wou c ,a,,lo nf,cr lyIllB ,c 8,rnr.g of a
lead us lo believe that ...rgbuui nol . auant ,mJo BUnl,onnct under the ma
081 1 vy " ""'"S"" f'-JT a '""'"! tor's hoard, drew nway nml surveyed
,n1"!' . ' , 1 l,e ";' ' -"P" : him from the top of the minbonuct tr
vhl.h soiUmm .onlnlns vailcs fnir,ho of hls wh0 MorKlnpeil nu.1
wo lo twenty per , e.it of Ihe Juice, ot b,ac,. ,picred foct. .
I Kim one nml o half to twelve per .,T.,i ,,., ,nrtii.. n,
I." ..... . . ki vcir -...fin,-. n..-ji..e.7.
Wl ii li e mi I y id III lei', I'Vef.,,,, , , , , ,
,, ' .. ., .... 'Ill Just tnko ijiv tnngnxlnt nnd read
Ihoe. l ilnie io tea vino in thrj
,111,1 I'l'" I'll II bind. I' lll.l) lie ll-M'
vety laillt i ii'loill. for nilllm: sic'
gbuiii 'ulfo in I lo lu.ii.e. Where tlies.
cr"ii.- grnv mi isuallv high ami heuvvj
son," or lb" machines nia nut bnmlli
lli"i: an ea"ilv as ihey do ion, becau.', i
Ihey me bull, for nun and nut tot
heavy sorphuin crops. The height oi
gtalu that i.iu be cut wlih the ordi
nary grain binder vmles some win
Hie binder This innihllie will baud
grain ,oi'.ldi!rabl) hluher than llir
iinlliiuiy iiiii of mains.
The most surcessful method of kill
ing .InhiiMiu gras" is to plow eatly In
the fall and lo lianow lbs l.uul thor
oughly, using n spilug loolh Inn in w II
i-'i-.lhlc. or a peg tooth If Ihe spilui!
tooth Is no, available This will le.it
ont a huge ni, nib"' of the unit slulks
which should be leinoved fiom Hit'
field A heavy seeding of stnnll
ginlii or tnllb't should now di
sown which will keep dun n the .Inbu
son grin dining Hu kii lull and eni)
spring This ciop shiuiid be ml fr
bay, nnd tin land should ne.xi be pl nvivl
ntul liai'-iiwid as b.'loie. I, b well tu
keep I III - land under thorough colli
vntioti during Ihe siiiiiiup'' nuiutbs,
net periiilltlug an of tin- .lobiis.iu
gns in grow to any exleni. H' fall
lite Hi-1 t will be flee fiom Ihe .ln!inu
grass Th" main objection lo Ibis M
the bi of one .Will' clop, bul II ba
been found lo be the moil s.ith fac
tory way nf killing out lhl, mass
f'lo-e iianiilm- and considerable
tramping N vcr iuluilous lo .IiiIiumiii
ciiiss. and will piailliallv kill II mil
In Htue A ihoi'iiugh drainage of ibe
laud, cuinblued with the above, will
be of ninl. 1 1. ll usslstalire In ciadlcut
In'-' Ii I ii-nii mm s.
SALT AS A FERTILIZER
n II. Mund-iy. London. Ontario.
wiiies us follows: Can you plcn-c
tell nie ir dlily sail from a tannery
spread thlnl.v on cl.i.v loam would he
of any benefit ns a feiHIIzcr" What
Is a uood I'etilllzor lor onions?"
You will llnd that salt Is not muib
good as a fertilizer We have known
ef expel lieenls In fact, I, I t- been
exi erlntcnicd with conshli r bly In
which it did lint allVcl the ) (eld lo
any material extent ll ninv have a
little effect on Ihe physical cunditliui
or the soil under some conditions, bul,
gene, ally spenkltu., whatever this
effcrl ma be, ll Is nol worth the
(rouble of applying the sull
The lout principal plant food
elements nre uIiiokpu, phosphor
us, potassium and calcium. Tin,
first lb ice named are the most Im
pound -Salt ffoei nut m 1 1 1 1 1 1 any of
these plant food eleuielllr Salt Ii
made up nf bjdioneu und chlorine.
The best fertilizer for onions de
pends upon the conditions of the soil,
and ns ve are not familiar with your
soil, we cannot give you inks defi
nite!). Ceuerally speaking, onions re
sjulre very fertile land In order to give
best reluins, This crop seems to
demand an unusual hinount of avail
able potasulum, and for this reason It
la sometimes advisable to apply n
potassium fertilizer. Sulphate of pot
mi, has been found to give better
returns than potash tn other forms.
Stable muuuro Is very good for onlona,
but should be applied In the fall. One
objection In using stable manure la
thai ll carries a great many weed
seeds, and thus mnv Increasn I hi. Iilu.r
growing good onion crops.
COULD NOT SAY
NO TO ADELAIDE
Major Atkinson, according to fell
wife's testimony, doesn't know hoW,
to aay no to Adelaide, his niece. ThlJ
assertion Is borne out by the fact thac
when Adelaide asked him to appear
In Juvenlte costume at what ah
cried a "kid parly," which sho wa
to five at hla tumtner home, he con
sented with an outward smile and aai
"I wish," he said to hla wife In pri
vate, "that Adelaide hadn't IntUbHi
upon ray taking part In this rldlojr
loue nffalr of hers. In fact, I door
tea why she wanta to give such ay
"Why do you aid nnd abet her?" dt
mandcd hla wife. "When I tuggest
ed that sho think of something newar,
and more dignified, you immedlntelr
said, 'Lot her have nny kind of partr
"Well, one doesn't like to be nlwaya
ntorferltiir w lib her tilensurcs. There
me." Ho glanced Into tho mliror und
liglieil ns he stroked his graying Van-
J v '-' -...
1 .,,. j.-ii.v .,....,,
-xcrii-rlalliitflr funny slsbt I ever bo-
Hold," slio declared Tin so glad I
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iw lull i'iuiiii I'm n in t.i.ii. ,,. m
, , -f, , ccn ,..
j you.n t!l0 ,U r Uw ,.vlltnB...
"I ffllt,il,n.n 1'.,, Ivltnl vnw .1 nnll A
,,.,, '-.,.. um itln ,.,inP.
vomewbal v.ry. "You don't think
I'm too complete, do yon?"
.,r"- "T'"-' ,
lininl of her nnrle. half of which wan
nrally lncisi-,1 In n whli" lere mitt.
"Hill with that cli.ir In vour moutti
you're u sight to lniio!l."
ltt-..l, t lll.L. ,.
" " """"
and smoke on tbo lawn until tho
' festivities besln."
A little later, us Mrs. Atkinson and
j Adelaide vvero putting the finishing
' louchos on their ;wn costumes, thoy
saw n striking looking couple ullght
I from n motor rnr and approach tb
i major, who rose with IiIh accustomed
rnurtllnrs and greeted them.
"Uood gracious, Adelaide! Your
uncle nppenrH to be absolutely uncon
scious of his absurd uttlre," exclaim
ed Mrs. Atkinson. "He Is taktac
thosn people around the garden as
iineoiirernpilly ns If ho wero dressed
In n business suit. They must think
He Is crazy! Here, I'll slip on n long
-oal over my short skirt nnd run out
The ninjor welcomed his vvlfo with
-t smile. "I'm glad you Joined us, my
dear, for I wish you to meet Profes
sor nnd Mrs. I.ee of the university,
who have heard Muttering reports ot
our garden ami have come way ont
from the eliy to see our rare rosea.
We are honored, I'm Hiiro."
"I think." said .Mrs. Alklu'sou to th
visitors, ntler acknowledging the In
troduction, "thai jou tiro seeing some
thing else nullo as rare us oar
lines," She laughed and looked at
"Ily .love. I'd foi gotten this fool
rig," exclaimed the major, with soma
temper. "1 wonder what ou can
havo thouxhl of me."
"Well." laughed I'lofossor I.ee. "Ida
friends who told us nboiit your rosea
Hald that Mime of your neighbors con
sidered you rather eccentric to d
vole ho much of your time to flow-era.
When we Introduced ourselves t
llioiiBlit you were perhaps n trllln un
usual In your dress,"
"rnusual! 1 1 should think hi."
rkilmeil the major. Then, turuliiK
severely to his wife, he said: "I
can't see, my dear, why you ever wr
milled AdelHile to go up snrh an
Idiotic parly 1 fear von glvv that
girl her head too much." II. glnnrod
down nt his ro.iltime niraln "This t
really preposterous Is that you call
ing Adelaide? Yes wr'!' be there at
onrr You see. Mrs. I.e the party la
bcgliinlnv ami I've promised my nlec
to be In tin grand march You'll join
us, won't miii"" Chicago Pally Newa.
Pet Funny Sterlet.
Authors are not above having a pet
story to be told over and over agals
on occasion and off, too,
Kmcrson Hough, who In his novel
deals with extremely serious topic,
has a keen sense of humor and never
tires of telling about a guide he one
had on a fishing trip In the Adlroa
dacks. This guide had also been em
ployed by Orover Cleveland and Dr.
Henry van Dyke or Princeton univer
sity. Shortly after the birth of Presi
dent Cleveland's little daughter th
chief executive went on a fishing
trip and wns delighted to learn that
his guide had also become a father.
"How much 'did your baby weigh at
birth?" asked Mr. Cleveland.
"Twenty-two pounds, air," answered
"Twtnty-two pound!" eiclalroed
the president, In amazement; "why,
my baby weighed but seven."
Welsh Language Dying Out.
The decadence of the Welsh lan
guage It evidenced by the statement
that about 85 per cant, of the people
of Wales know tome English, whlla
nearly 60 per cent apeak no otnat