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RAISE ALFALFA SEED
Either Too Much or Too Little Water Affects Yield. Sunlight Is Strong Factor and Isolated Plant Will Equal Several Crowded Together Row Should Be Thinned by Disk. A high development of the lndlvM ual alfalfa plant U necessary for high seed production, therefore plants should not only be seeded In somewhat wide rows, but even thinned, If neces sary, In the row. Either too much or too little water will affect the yield. In the first case a second growth will take place, and In the other there may not be enough moisture to mature a crop. The margin is a narrow one, and unfavorable moisture conditions account for many low yields. An 18 Inch rainfall properly distributed Is aboct right for a seed crop. Thirty Inches will prove too much, especially If much rain falls In the blooming sea son. High temperatures are necessary for setting of seed and Its develop ment, though occasionally the flowers are blasted by over-hot weather. Oc casional light frosts only retard seed development, but either continued light frosts or a killing one will spoil the chances of a seed crop. The ex clusion of Insects from plants tends to make them sterile, as the tripping of the fertilizing portions of the flowers does not take place. Rumblebeas, from their weight, and wild bees, by the Insertion of their bodies, accom plish tripping more perfectly than the tame bee, which draws the nectar with its proboscis. Ordinarily alfalfa' sets Its seed with the pollen from an other flower, but It is self-leu k If the flower be tripped. Lands where alfalfa easily finds moisture are sel dom good Beed producers, as they make a second growth from the stems of the first growth, which Is so rank as to He down. Sunlight is a strong facte r in seed production, and the Iso lated alfalfa plant will equal several plants crowded together, having a much better developed system of branches to carry the seed pods. Two, to three pounds of seed per acre is suf ficient for row seeding, and a further allowance should be made In the num ber of plants In an arid climate. When moist seasons came the plants will thrive below and above ground, the spread of the branches will fill a very large area, and when moisture is lack ing the rooots, with proper cultivation, have a 'much larger area from which toj draw moisture. The distance be tween rows may be from 18 inches up as high as four feet, at which distance the yleds at Chlco, Cal., were as good as at any other width. Probably a less distance will be better If tho plants be thinned In the rows by the disk or plowing, and the yield of hay, which Is not much lessened by row sowing over broadcasting, be finer when hay rather than seed is desired. The crop to leave for seed depends on what season of the year gives the best seed-maturing conditions; also In the arid country It will often be evi dent at the time of the first cutting that there Is not moisture enough In the ground to start and mature a sec ond crop either for hay or seed, and it r"uat then depend on the grower's "judgment whether to cut for hay and then cultivate the ground awaiting rain. If the ground is merely dry on top a good cultivation will restore things, but if digging shows It to be dry clear down rain must bo awaited, and If the alfalfa be allowed to stand for seed In such condition my exp.l ence Is that a second growth will al most always start when ralu comes, the seed be lost and two crops of al falfa occupy the ground at the same time. This Is less apt to occur when tho rain gets clear down Into the soil than If It were merely superficial, which affects the upper part of the plants and sprouts the buds at the ex pense of the main plant. Cover for Separator. A cloth cover for the separator will add to the cleanliness and the life of Ihe machine, also Improve the qual lty of the cream. Keep the separator covered when It Is not In use. Good Home Fruit. The currarff 1b a good home fruit, and needs but little care for good re sults. Perfection and Red Cross are good varieties. 8klmmilk for Shoata. Thrifty shoata at present prices will put a value of 30 to 40 cents per 100 pounds on sklmmllk when fed with grain. Separate Rooms Beet. Separate rooms tor layers and hatch ers are best always. No man can succeed by being sim ply a machine capable of performing so much labor. HUSBAND NAILED RUBBER ON GATES Wife so Weak and Nervous Could Not Stand Least Noise How Cured. Keep dairy cattle in a room or building hy' themselves. It U pre ferable to have no cellar below and M storage loft above. Munford, Ala.-" I was so weak and nervous while passing through tha Change of Life that I could hardly live. My husband had to nail rubber on all the gates for I could not stand It to have a gate slam. "I also haS back ache and a fullness in my stomach. I noticed that Lytlia . Pinkham's Vege table Compound was advertised for such cases and I sent and got a bottle. It did me bo much good that I kept on taking it and found it to be alt you claim. I recommend your Compound to all women afflicted aa X was." Mrs. F. P. Mullen dore, Mun ford, Alabama. An Honest Dependable Medicine is Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound. A Root and Herb medicine orig inated nearly forty years ago by Lydia E. Pinkham of Lynn, Mass., for con trolling female ills. Its wonderful success in this line has made it the safest and most dependable medicine of the age for women and no woman suffering from female ills does herself justice who waea not give it a trial If yon hare the slightest donht that Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegeta ble Compound will help you.write to Lydia K.PlnkhamMedicineCo. (confidential) Lynn,Mas.,f or ad vice. Your letter will be opened, rend and answered by a woman, and held in strict confidence. CONSTANTINE MAN OF ACTION PARKR'6 HAIR BALSAM A toilet fyrenaratlon of merit. Help to eradicate dandruff. PewReatnrifisr Color mnA Beauty to Gray or Faded Hair. son, ana ai.uu at irugrMta, ADDS TO THE LENGTH OF LIFE Nothing Better Than Pedestrian Ex erclee, Especially to Those Who Have Passed Beyond Youth. Borne of the most noted of the old men of New York, successful In busi ness, the professions and puMIc af fairs, have formed a walking club for the purpose of making their pursuit of still greater length of days and still better health as agreeable as it Is sensible. They Intend to take long walks together and, no doubt, to make their pedestrian experiences the sub ject of entertaining discussion and a store of memories held In common. This Is an example which might well be followed In every city of the United States. In the era of motor vehicles there is danger that walking will be Increasingly neglected, especially by men and women advanced In years, who often need It most. There Is a constant temptation to forget that rid ing in the open air, fine as it is in many ways, can never do for the body what walking does. AWFUL ECZEMA ON FACE Froeland, Md. "Baby's ectema started In little spots and would burst and run all over his face and wher ever the water would touch his face, It would make another sore. Pimples would break out and make his face sore and Inflamed, and he was very cross ond fretful. It was awful. He suffered tortures from It, and we had to tie mittens on his hands to keep him from scratching. A friend of mine told me of the Cutlcura Bohp and Oint ment and I went to a drug store and bought them. "When we would bathe his face with the Cutlcura Soap and apply the Cutl cura Ointment, he would be much bet ter. He would wake up In the nights snd cry with his face and we would put on some of the Cutlcura Ointment and then he would rest all night. They have cured him completely of the eczema." (Signed) Mrs. Harry Wright, Mar. 21, 1912. Cutlcura Soap and Ointment sold throughout the world. Sample of each free, with 32 -p. Skin Book. Address post-card "Cutlcura, Dept. L, Boston." Adv. Ragtime Mads Easy. One day my mother out her finger and she put a rag on It Then she went to church to practice on the pipe organ, and a little boy who was there said, "O, Mrs. H can play ragtime now." Exchange. New Grecian Monarch Has Proved Himself Worthy of the Crown He Has Inherited. Constant ne, the new king of Greece,' Is of Danish and Russian blood, his father having been a son of Christian IX. of .Denmark, and his mother being the eldest daughter of ('rand Duke Constantino, a brother of Alexander II. King Constantlne was born in Athens and brought up under an English governess and German and Greek tutors. Later on he' went to Berlin, where he received his educa tion as a soldier, being attached to the Second regiment of Prussian foot guards. In .1897 he took command of the Greek troops -In the war with Tur key, but his army was crushed In Thessaly. in April last he was ap pointed inspector general of the forces, and has since shown himself a soldier of merit. At the moment of his accession he was In Eplrus, con ducting the military onerirtlons for sweeping the Turks out of that province. Exquisite Agony. "It was, to say the least of It," a London letter remarks, "just a little bit awkward that the electric light went out the other evening at the town house of a presumably wealthy widow who had been doing a good deal of political entertaining. The guests, to the number of a dozen, had just finished their Boup when the un fortunate Incident occurred. The scramble to And a sufficient number of candles so that the dinner might proceed was attended with a great deal of difficulty and no little amuse ment. The butler, who Is described as being a bit new to his job, was im mediately told to telephone to the electric company, report the catastro phe and demand attention to the mat ter. It was a trying moment for tlf guests when he returned to the din ing room and announced in real Cock ney accent: 'Please, my lady, the gentleman what's on the telephone says they sent several warning letters unless the account was paid active steps would have to be taken.' " Over-Night Relief for Constipation A Small Dose on Retiring and You Are Well and Happy by Morning It Is only natural that the simplest of ailments should be the most gen eral, and so we have a whole nation suffering from constipation and Indi gestion, for they are closely allied. But common as constipation Is many peo ple do not seem to know they have It They will complain of headache, drowsiness or biliousness, all uncon scious of the cause of the trouble. You should have a full and free movement at least once a day. If you pass a day you are constipated, and the result will be that you will catch a cold easily or have a more serious ailment. To cure the constipation and forestall otlll graver trouble take a dose of Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin at night before retiring and by ' morn ing relief will come, wlthou disturb ance from sleep or any Inconvenience. Legions of people use It regularly In such emergencies, some of them form erly ohronic Invalids who have suf fered from constipation all their lives. Mr. A. B. Danner, 326 Riley St., Har rlsburg, Pa., says: . "Dr. Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin gave me almost Instant relief from stomach and bowel trou ble. I tiow eat anything I want, and sleep well." Many others will tell you that they have tried most things rec ommended for this purpose bflt have found Syrup Pepsin tho only one al ways reliable. A bottle can be obtain ed at any drug store for fifty cents or one dollar, tho latter size being bought e-e. , W Mr. A. B. Danner. by families already familiar with Its merits. Syrup Pepsin Is mild, pleasant-tasting, and non griping. Mothers give It to tiny Infants, and yet It Is effective In grown-ups. It Is for everyone who suffers from any form of stomach, liver or bowel trouble, constipation dyspepsia, biliousness, etc. Its action will so delight you that you will for ever avoid harsh cathartics, purga tives, pills and salts. If no member of your family has erver used Syrup Pepsin and you would like to make a personal trial of It be fore buying It In the regular way of a druggist, send your address a postal will do to Dr. W. B. Caldwell, 203 Washington St., Montlcello, 111., and a free sample bottle will be mailed you. Rival Punsters. "Can February March?" "No, but April May," was the reply. "Look here, old man, you're out of June." "Don't July about it" "It Is not often that one gets the better of your August personage." "Ha! now you think that you have me Noctober."- And then there was work for the coroner. Church on Historic Site. St. Alban's church, London, which occupies the site in Rrook street of the thieves' kitchen described in "Oli ver Twist," is to celebrate Its fiftieth year of existence on June 22. From the date of Its foundation It has had the faithful "Father" Stanton watch ing over Its destinies. Important to mothers Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for infants and children, and see that It Bears the Signature of In Use For Over 30 Years, Children Cry for Fletcher's Caatoria Keep 'Em Open. "Would you advise me to close my eyes when I sing?" "How can you dodge if your eyes are closed? An artist may paint his wife, but usually she paints herself. Corn Planting In hr Dimrmpr nmotisT tha horaa may be uear alao marrs wr foAlInt llatrnrr may take aomc of them corn planting may be late If your horaea have Distemper. SPOHN'S DISTEMPER CURE In yonr true Bafemiartl a cure aa well aa preventive fiOc and .QQ bottle 16-00 nnd 1 10.00 tfo-ten, delivered. Large la more than twice tun amallerHlie. Don't put It off. Jet It. Drugjrlata or semi to manufacture re. Spoha Medical Co. Chemists and Batlerlolotitts, Goabea. Ind.. U.S. 4. PUTNA Color more roods bnnter nu iner colors in.' any ferment Without ripping apart. Satisfied the Professor. The story Is told of a college pre feasor who was noted for his co centratlon of mind. The profess was returning homo one night fro a scientific meeting, Btill ponder! over the subject. He had reached room In safety when he heard a noi which seemed to come from under t bed. "Is some one there?" he aBke "No, professor," answered the Int dcr, who knew of the professor's culiarlties. "That's strange. 1 positive some one was under my be commented the learned man. Marriage a Battleship. Jack Speaking of ships, what of a ship Is courtship? Tom It's a transport, my boy. Psradoxlcal Drawback. "Do ycu Intend to make a tour the big desert?" "No; I haven't got the 'sand.' " Chineee Hair Bands. Chinese women are not only ahead of American and English women In the matter of suffrage, but there are many who Fay they have a more at tractive manner of arranging their hair than have Europeans or Ameri cans. At any rate, the Chinese hair band is being extensively worn. The colorings of these bands are very ef fective. Blondes generally choose a band with a background decorated with flowers and butterflies in natural colors, while the brunette favors a pale colored ground appropriately de signed. Every time a man gets hie monthly gas bill he's glad that he doesn't have to buy the stuff by the ton. FOLEY KIDNEY PILLS RICH IN CURATIVE QUAfclTlKS FOR BACKACHE. RHEUMATISM. KIDNEYS AN D BLADDER " fa THE BEST STOCK rWLA- SADDLES Sf Tm,Tw'v abl" PricM- write for free OV. UlUBtruted catalogue. VS X' A. H. HESS & SON HH When the Doctor Called. 2r JHTrtviaSi. H.uii... Tex, Orace was six years old and very 111. 1 The family doctor took her Hand to DAISY FLY KILLER K3f ErSE" m feel her pulse. In a moment Grace JPnBB9ffl i",enuTT said In a whisper, "It's no use to feel a wwBtlSCurlm chp' my wrist, doctor, the pain Is all up IflHH "."iiplit 'ri In my head." STTTTrTsrjrrTrriaTaaaTM W1 wl" " "r BEIaflaeEjL.' ."jsHSSa BJItJure .aythlng. Naturally a beauty doctor likes to wNBtSSSSSKF t"?Z?. demand a handsome fee. barold iomem. ibo DeSs.it at , Brooklyn, n t. SaPS IF (IE WERE A RELATIVE Observance of Colored Man Really Offered Some Good Ideas for Worthy Reflection. An official of one of tho departments at Washington says that while going to his luncheon one afternoon he saw a military funeral passing down Penn sylvania avenue. As the pageant passed the official was standing on the curb, hat in hand, and noting with intejest the reversed arms, the flag draped coffin, and tho riderless horse behind some one touched him on the elbow and said: "I hope you'll ex cuse me, boss, but would you min' tell in' me whether the dead soldier was anythln' to you?" "Why, no," answered the official, smiling In spite of himself, as he turned and beheld a solemn looking darky of perhaps sixty years of age. "Excuse me again, boss," continued the negro, "but you kinder looked that sorry I thought mebbe he was some thin' to you." "He was a brave soldier," answered the official. The darky said nothing for a mo ment. Finally, with a sigh, he added: "Wouldn't It be gran', boss, mournln' fer a man like that, a'posln' he was somethln' to you?"