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BEGIN PLANS FOR THE VEGETABLE GARDEN -it Iff . 7 1 j 1 if 1 hi ;l J u Michigan Vsnlte Wax Beans. (By W. P. MARTIN.) The earliest corn I plant li tho Mai akoff tweet corn and a corn that was sent to me from Tort Cheater, N. T. I have tried the Goldon Ilantam and while of fine quality, we get too little of it tn afford the room for It It aeeme to do better In the North. I follow the MalakofT corn with Country Gentleman and Stonewell's Rvergreen, making new planting! at fast aa the previous one la up until August and then plant the last with the Port Chester corn. I sew Eclipse and Kgyptian beeti tn late February, planting the teed by hand aa I never found a drill that would aow beet seed properly. I drop the aeed two tn a place about four inches apart ao that the thinning la any. If the beets eacape frost till they produce their true leavea they will stand great deal of froat and the only time they are apt to get killed la Just aa they germinate, consequent ly I do take some risk in order to get I hem early. In the frames I get beeta aoon aft er the outdoor onea are planted. The framea are sown with alternate rows f beeta and early radishes six lnchea apart and the radishes come out early wo that the beeta have the 12 Inch rowa. My tomato seeds are sown ten weeks before it la aafe to aet them out. I sow In flats In the conserva tory and transplant as aoon aa large enough to handle Into other flats about two lnchea apart. Prom theae flats in March they go into a cold frame under glass sashes, and are gradually hardened off ao that they can be aet outside In April. I And that the earlier we get them out and they live the earlier the fruiting ia. If frost threatens after they are Mtarted In the open ground I bend each plant over and shovel soil over H and have carried them through a temperature of 20 In that way. I start iweet peppers In the same way I start the tomatoes. I formerly used the Ruby King, but am now us ing the Neapolitan. For hot pepper aauoe I plant a few Tobasco, but these I do not plant near the sweet peppers, for I found one season (hat the pol len from the Tobasco made the aweet IMtpnera hot. I train tomatoea to single atema, ty ing them to atakes sli feet tall and pinching out all aide shoota. In this way I plant them In three foot rows and two foet between the plants. You cannet keep a clean garden It the tomato plants are allowed to tumble on the ground, for after they have oc cupied the ground the grass and weeds will take possession', white on slakes we can keep the ground clean. The earliest tomato I have tried is the Adirondack strain of Earllana. Jionny Best comes aoon after, and for tbe main crop 1 use Success and Stone. In April I aow aeed of the Norfolk Queen onion very thickly to make seta. Theae are ripe In July and are cured and replanted in September for green onlona. We usually get them ready for use In late February. For the ripe crop of onlona I plant seta of the Yel low Potato onion In the fall and use some of the offsets as green onlona, but these are not good keepers and I sow aa early In the spring aa the soil can be worked aeed of the South port Yellow and White Globe In rowa 16 Inches apart Then In January I aow In a cold frame under glass seed of the Prize taker onion which ia the same aa the Spanish onions Imported under the name of Denla onion. These are trans planted to the open ground aa aoon as they are the site of a goosequllL Tboy make immense onlona and very mild onea. I have had them weigh over a pound each, but theae, too, are not good keepers and are used or dis posed of early on that account The New England varieties are the best keepers. They are pulled when the tops fall over and lie In tbe sun during the day, but they are stored before night In a hot loft for curing with the topa left on. When perfectly cured they art atored In a cold, dark place with the dry tops still on, as they lie more loosely In this way and do not sprout so readily as when the tops are cut off. In the cultivation of garden crops It always pays best to manure and fer tilize heavily and plant In close rows and work with band Implements. 01 course, In the large trucking opera tlona the crops like early potatoes, cabbagea and peaa are grown wide enough apart to use horses In the cul tlvation. I frequently have letters from peo ple saying that they have been manur ing their gardena for years till the soli Is so rich that potatoea make Immense tops and no tubers. Tbla la not be cause the soil is too rich, but because the plant food In It la one-aided. The annual application of stable mar nure only haa put an excess of nl trogen Into the soil and In order to make tubera on the potatoes there muat be an abundance of phosphoric acid and potash, for the presence ol potash In due amount la necessary to the formation of starch to points where growth la being made or it Is being stored In the tubera. Nitrogen promotes the vital activ ity of the plant and if It la balanced bv a due percentage of the mineral ' A Hamper of Pel Lima Beans matters It makea no difference bow large the potato tops grow. You will have big potatoea, too. In my garden I spread stable manure an nually, and after turning it under I add a dressing of a mixture of eight per cent phosphoric acid and ten per cent potash for my soil la sandy and needs potash. This mixture la ap plied broadcast at a rate of half a ton an acre, and I And that any crop grown thrives better with manure and the commercial mixture. While the MalakofT and Port Chea ter corns are the earliest aweet corns I plant, they cannot be planted as early aa tbe Norfolk Extra Early, which -is an early Dent Tbla I can plant In late March, and I have had It pass through two or more white frosts, but when there is a frost I alwaya make aure by turn ing, the hose on the plot and washing the frost off before the aun rises. This has never failed to protect the corn, and I have even aaved atring beana in April In this way, but la the caae of beana that are up when the frost threatens, 1 usually take the garden plow and throw furrows over them from each side. This la certain to protect them. LITTLE ALBERT'S VALENTINE By 8. B. KI8SR A little poor girl goes to echooL And she's tn my class there. Her father's dead ard so she can't Have pretty clo's to wear. And sometimes when the other gtrls Have parties, they are sure To not remember to Invite The little girl thats poor. Her mother has to worh. and they Live up above a store, Because, you Know, she hasn't got A father any more, And once when I was tellin' her What Santa brought to me She cried and said she wished some time She'd have a Christmas tree. Last weefc she caught the chicKen pox And has to stay tn bed, I had It once all over, too, And I was nearly dead And JlnKsl the bitter stuff you taiie, 'Cause nothing elsell cure It maKes me Kind of sorry for The little girl that's poor. I had a quarter In the banh. But It's not there today, 'Cause yesterday I sent a lot Of valentines away A nicKel one to Grace, and one To Blanche and Ruth and Dot, And one to some one that I guess The others all forgot I'd UKe to stand around somewhere And see the postman when He KnocKs above a store today And hands out something, then rd llKe to Kind of listen there. Tor I'd be pretty sure To hear some happy guessln' by A little girl that's poor. Copyright b a. K. Elesa. VALENTINES OF MAHV mill II YEARS - -I Mirth and-Good Humor the Happy Day which Is Called St Valentine, which the Young of both Sexea may read without Blushing, and those of Riper Years And much Pleasure and Enter tainment" Here follows a taste of the quality of this highly respectable compilation: Gallants of High and Low Degree Have Found Pleasure in the Inditing of Love Son nets. It waa at the battle of Arlncourt, In 1416, that Charlea, duke of Orleans, grandson of Charlea V of France, fath er of Louis XII and uncle of Francis I, was taken after a fierce charge In a vain attempt to retrieve the fortunes of the day "dragged wounded from among tbe dead" and for twenty-five years thereafter he remained a pris oner In the Tower of London, until ransomed for 300,000 crowns by Philip the Good of Burgundy. In order to re lieve the tedium of his long confine ment the captive duke composed about sixty poems, which, tradition asserts, were the drat valentinea ever penned. And the gentle duke has bad Innu merable Imitatora of high and low de gree and of varying standards, from Robert Herrlck, who sings: TO HIS VALENTINE ON ST. VALEN TINE'S DAT. Oft have I heard both youths and virgins say Birds choose their mates, and couple, too, this day. But by their flight I never can divine When I shall couple with my valentine, down to the anonymous but more of ten quoted lyrist who carols: The rose Is red, the violet blue. This mark (X) Is cross and so lire you. As time passed and the demand for "sentiments." tender and otherwise, but appropriate for February 14, In creased, there appears annually flocka oi )iUin p'jM and pamphlets designed to eta'; tbe pur chaser to express hla Inmost heart In polished verse. The title page of one of these little annuals reads: The True Lover's Own General Valentine Writer for the Preeent Year, Containing All the Very Newest Valentines, Ele gant and Original, with Appropriate An swers. Adapted for Ladles and Gentle men In Every Station of Lite. To Belles and Beaux who own young Cu- pld'e sway, Who hall with rapture this auaploloua day. Of Valentines you here a store will And, All tastes to suit or be they rough or kind. A most confident and self-assertive encyclopedia of valentines waa pub lished tn 1784 under the title of "The New English Valentine Writer, or the High Road to Love, for both Sexee, Containing a Compleat Set of Valen tinea Proper for Almoat Every Trade tn Town or Country, with Their An swer Likewise a Varlrty of Pleas ing Verses Calculated to Crown with SHOW SUPREMACY OF SOUL THE FARMER TO . If plow and eart Can please your heart. With mllktng-cows and swtna, Coma here to me AM you shall see I f plenty, Valentine. Good corn my fields In plenty yields, My barns are filled with stnre. Pine sheep In pens, And cocks and hem. Are clucking round my door. For puddings, beef. Provision chief. And, up the chimney, bacon; Sweet Valentine. It you'll be mine Tou'll never be mistaken. ANSWER OF - TO THE FARMER. Your plow and cart Have won my heart; Pray, who could better wish? With corn In store. Fowls at the door, And milk, a well-fllled dish. Let others' fate Be high and great, A farmer's wife be mine. I'll milk the cows. And mind the house. And feed the grunting swine. In summer's day I'll help make hay While hot the sun does shine. Then come to me And let's agree About It, Valentine. There! That's a complete paatoral and should surely be a prelude to a happy marriage. A somewhat later chap book entitled "Cupid's Delight; or. Instructions for Lovers," contalna tbla appeal from THE COACHMAN TO THE LAUNDRY MAID. Early this morning at the tub I saw you often stoop and scrub; The rising suds were seen to flow As white aa any driven enow; I emeck'd my whip and drove away. Yet gave a blesslnr to the day; The day which shone so very line And made my Sue my Valentine. Can It be necessary to add that th laundry maid's reply la altogether fav orable to the gallant coachman? Some of the satirical verses In "Hy men's Revenge Against Old Malda, Old Bachelors and Impertinent Coxcombs' are nearly aa scathing as those of the comic valentinea displayed In the win dow of the little stationery store "round the corner, while "The Beautlei of Hymen," on the other hand, con tains appeala aa moving aa any to b found imprinted with . the greatest elaborations of lace paper, tinsel, gild log and silk; yet never baa valentln writer, amateur or professional, sur passed the honest fervor of that an dent explosive couplet which runs: Pan Pen or Ink or Paper show My fixed and pure afTectlor? Nat Bright Spots in Dark Incidents of the Great Conflict Going on In Europe. Courage la the universal poasession of the German, the Englishman, the Frenchman, the Belgian, the Austrian, the Russian and the Japanese. The stories of Individual coolness and dar ing are ao many that they have al moat ceased to attract apeclal atten tion. Tbe other day, when the Brit ish dreadnaught Formidable went down In a storm, crushed like an egg shell by torpedoea or minea, Ita cap tain Loxley waa on the bridge as It aank; and his last words were: "Steady men; It's all right; keep cool; do not get In a panio; be British." Every officer waa at hla post; many of them bad lighted cigarettes. This stirring exhibition of the fact that the man does not die when his body falls lu the trenches or sinks In the ocenn can be matched in every navy and army. All Europe Is fighting for Invisible things. There never was such universal and commanding evi dence that the aoul of humanity la su preme and Invincible. From the Outlook. For Steadfast Peace. God puts within our reach the pow er of helpfulness, tbe ministry of pity; be Is t vet read to Increase his grace in our hearts, thut as we live and act among all the sorrows of the world may learn by slow degrees skill and mystery of consolation. "If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them." There Is no surer way of steadfast peace In this world than tbe active exercise of pity; no happier temper of mind and work than tbe lowly watching to Bee If we can lessen any misery that la about us; nor Is there any better way of growth In faith and love. Francis Paget. A girl's idea of a ringleader ia the first man to come along with a solitaire. I r A, lhad THIS VODJUR SfflESS Quickly Yielded To Lydia E. PinkhWs Vegetable Compound. rMtAn. N.J.-"I wantto thank TOO a thousand times for the wonderful Igood Lydla ti. rina- hams vegeiaoie Compound has done for me. I suffered Ivery much from a female trouble, i bearing; down . was Irregular id at times could lordly walk across e room. was abl to do my bouework or " attend to my baby I was soweak. Lydla E.PInkham'sVegeUble Compound did me a world of gooa, and now I am strong and healthy, can do my work and tend my baby. I advise all suffering women to take it and get well aa I did. "-Mrs. Fannm Cooper, R.F.D., Bridgeton, N.J. Lydla E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com. pound, made from native roots and herbs, contains no narcotic or harmful drugs, and to-day holds the record of being the moat successful remedy for female ills we know of, and thousands of voluntary testimonials on file in the PInkham laboratory at Lynn, Mass., seem to prove this fact For thirty years It has been the stand ard remedy for female Ilia, and has re stored the health of thousands of women who have been troubled with such ail ments as displacements, inflammation. Ulceration, tumors, irregularities, eta. If you want special dMo write to Lydla E. PInkham Med icine Co., (confidential) Lynn, Nass. Your letter will be opened, read and answered by a woman and held In strict confidence. W. N. U., DENVER, NO. 7-1918. HORSES FOR EUROPE Rimip It burins tboaeandii of horses (mm tbe tTnlted fltstee for the war. Tbe arm? agent refuse all hones (hat am nut in food oondltlvn and free from ooa taglouii and Infectious diseases. When tho buyers come run sousl be read? te JiiTI. Keep YOUH bum In salable condition, prevent and ears Distemper, 'Ink Mrs, apliooils, Catarrhal and Suipplns Sever S tulng toe largess neilus. Veterinary reuedjr SPOHN'S DISTEMPER COMPOUND. Absolutely-safe for all sees. One bottle cures a ease, Meant, and tithe bottle, Si and IIU tbe dusen. Write fur free booklet, "iXstetuper, Cannes and Cure." P0HN MEDICAL COMPANY, Chtmittsand Batterlelef lets, SOSHEN, INDIANS HIS PRESENTS ALL PAID FOR But Mr. Jones Waa Not Quite the Model Citizen the Statement 8eemad to Make Out. Referring to the promptness of some people In settling their accounts, Sena tor William Alden Smith of Michigan recalled a little Incident about a party named Jones. A few days before Chrlstmaa Mr. Jones waa talking with hla neighbor, Brown, when tbe subject of Inter changing presents entered Into the conversation. "Do you mean to say," declared Drown, In response to a statement made by Jonea, "that all of your Chrlstmaa presents are paid for?" "Why, yes," was tbe easy rejoinder of Jones. "I settled for tbe laat of them yesterday." "You are nothing short of a won der!" enviously returned Brown. "I haven't even begun to buy mine yet." "Neither have I," answered Jones, with a look of enlightenment. "I was referring to last Christmas." Pitts burgh Chronicle-Telegraph. , A First Offender. Each of two little Boston girls baa a black-and-tan terrier dog. It waa not long before the two dogs fought, and ft required the efforts of a man to sepa rate them. Each little girl was disposed to blame the other's little dog for start ing the trouble, and one of them said: "I don't care, your dog la a sneak ing little thing, anyhow!" "Well, so la your dog," was the reply. "And this time It snooked first, too!" A Bridal Tour. "I want to go abroad the worst way!" exclaimed the young thing. "Then you should marry. 1 know of no worse way." 8aylng which, the older thing smiled harshly. 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 In Use For Over SO Yaan. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria Success often comes to a man be cause he has forgotten that he might fall. Among the Elite. "Then they never have a family Jar?" "They ocaslonally have what might be termed a family jardiniere. As aria toe ratio people they only quarrel In S very refined way." 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