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THE BEAVER HERALD. BEAVER, OKLAHOMA
GHOSTS IN FLANDERS
SURELY OLD 80LDIER8 REVI8IT
SCENEB OF BATTLES.
Five Centuries Ago Engllih Warriors
Fought Over tho Territory That
Is Now the Scene of Euro
I think that old ghosts must be astir
In Flanders, now that an Kngllsh army
Is encamped the'ro again, with Edward,
prince of Wales, on tho headquarters
staff. Out of tho mists of time there
must surely como some of thoso Eng
lish gentlemen and men-at-arms who
more than five centuries ago came
with another prlnco jot Wales, called
Edward, to fight against heavy odds,
In and about all those towns In Bel
glum and Franco which, again, have
become familiar in our mouths as
household words St. Omer, Ypres,
Arras, Solssons, Helms, St. Quentln,
Gravelines, Dunkirk, Calais and Abbe
ville, Llllo and Armentlercs.
Perhaps "Eye-Wltness" knowB the
names of those silent ghosts, though
ho has not yet wrltton about them In
his dispatches, owing to tho severity
of tho consor. lie knows, I am sure,
that among thoso who watched tho
destruction of Cloth Hall wero Sir
John Chandos "the flower of knight
hood" and Lord Thomas Percy, Sir
Godfrey de Harcourt and Lord Itegln
nld Cobham, Lord Thomas Holland
and Lord Delawarr, Lord Robert Ne
vlllo, Lord Thomas Clifford, Lord
Bourchler, Lord Latimer, Sir Walter
Manny '.'sans pour et sans reproche"
and many other knights and squires,
"whom," as old Frolssart said, "I can
not now name."
The ancestors of British officers who
are now fighting In Flanders rode un
der their banners over tho flat marsh
lands, they banqueted In many of tho
grand halls which now He in ruins un
der tho German caglo, they stormed
ht the gates of many towns which aro
now filled with British soldiers, their
lances glittered down many of tho
roads where the winter sun now glints
upon tho lances of French dragoons;
and with tho chivalry of medieval
knighthood they did many acts of
courtesy and valor and heroic adven
turo upon tho same ground where tho
men under Sir John French have up
held tho old traditions of their breed
with no less courage. Also, according
to jtho way of war they, ravaged the
countrysldo through which they
passed, burned farmsteads and peas
ants' cots, swept It clean of all food,
looted Its treasures, and laid It waste,
so that there was desolation and fam
lno where tho English army had
It was Lord Hcpiry Spencer, bishop
of Norwich, who undertook the siego
of Ypres In the days when English
arrows sung with a shriller noto than
tho modern shell.
"Day after day," writes Frolssart,
"the assault continued, but the place
still held out. At last the English, find
ing that they could not take the town
by storm, and that they had expended
all their artillery, resolved to have a
quantity of faggots collected with
which to fill up the ditches, so that
they mlght advance and fight hand-to-hand
with tho garrison, undermine
the walls, and, by throwing them
down, effect an entrance"
Every road -and dyko round Ypres
was moistened with English blood In
those old days, and now, fighting side
by side instead of againBt the Fronch
and the Flemings, English blood drips
down to the time soil, which is mixed
with tho dust of herolo bones, of Eng
lish arrowheads, of steel breastplates
and richly chased casque, and of all
the panoply of medieval knighthood,
now dissolved Into the chemistry of
the earth's graveyards.
If ghostly warriors keep the watches
of tho night, Sir Charles Chandos, Sir
Walter Manny, Lord James Audley,
Lord Reginald Cobham, and a thou
sand other knights of old renown, Ba
luto the men who challenge death for
England. The Black Prince raises his
visor and kissra tho sword hilt to Ed
ward, prince of "Wales, who is walking
the samo fields of famo and blood.
The Spaniard In Mexico.
When Cortez landed at Vera Cruz
and in honor of the day being "Good
Friday," gavo tho place the sacred
name, ho set tho stylo of Mexico for
tho land to bo called after saints and
sacred things rather than people. Tho
glory of tho spirit of Crusader ap
pealed more to him than perpetuating
his own namo as the cognomen of
country. Following In the wako of
this warlike Spaniard came troops of
friars, somo of them pious and truly
noblo, while others wero no more hu
man than the averago typo of men of
thot day and generation. A Cathollo
priest, Hidalgo, occupies a prominent
place In tho calendar of the country's
liberators; whilo dreams and visions
actuated others to explore the country
and set up the cross.
Blnk'c Good Ldck.
BInks Isn't it about time our
daughter began to think about getting
married? She Is getting on and sho'll
be an old maid the first thing she
Mrs. Blnks Yes, but she's mo all
over again. I was tho somo wsy un
til my mother warned mo that if I
was to marry at ell I had no time to
Blnks TJm er I suppose bo.
Mrs. Blnks Yes, Indeed. I made
up my mind to tako tho first Btlck
that offered, and that very' evening
PLANT SPUDS ON DRY LAND
Method Is About Same as With Corn
Have Seed In Rows Three Feet,
Six Inches Apart.
Tho method of planting Is usually
about tho same as that for corn. Tho
whole seed Is placed about twenty
Inches opart in tho row and tho rows
threo fcCt six inches apart. They are
covered to a depth of from two and
one-half to four Inchos The rows are
harrowed crosswise after planting and
this harrowing or tickling ts kept up
for ten days or so, or until tho plants
are too large, then tho cultivator Is
used tho remainder of the season. The
purpose of this harrowing and cultiva
tion Is to prevent the evaporation of
moisture and to destroy the weeds.
Some farmers advocate the cultivating
every ton days, or as often as tho con
dition of tho soil permits. In our dry
land region the surfaco of the soil
should never become crusted.
Potatoes handled In this way nearly
always produce a favorable crop. How.
ever, thero may bo a fow factors that
will Interfero with tho production of a
good crop. In nearly all parts of tho
West tho potato beetle causes a great
deal of damago. No ono need experi
ence much difficulty with this bug If
n rigid process of spraying Is followed
Tho vines nro sprayed with n solution
of parls green, in tho proportion of one
pound to twenty gallons of water. This
will treat a largo area of the potitoes
In tho application of this solunon ye
should never place It upon yio i'imj
when thero Is danger of rain lui 1C
should be applied early In tho corning
of somo bright, clear day. Two or
three crops of potatoes can bo raised
upon the same land In succession If
caro Is used In tho method of soil
preparation and In seed selection
HUMUS HELPS DRY FARMING
Increased Power of Soil to Hold Water
Without Becoming Water-Logged
1. Humus is decaying vegetable mat
ter In the soil.
2. It ts the storehouse of nitrogen,
most expenslvo and tho most neces
sary Qf all plant foods.
3. It contains the food upon which
the soil organisms live, whose func
tion Is to convert organic nitrogen
Into nitrates in order to bo available
for tho uso of plants. It also mate
rially assists in decomposing the min
eral constituents of the soil, such as
potash and phosphoric ncld, mak
ing them available for tho use of
4. It increases the power of tho soil
to hold water without becoming water
logged, 5. If makes clay soil moro open and
friable. It also serves to compact
randy soil and Increases Its drought
C. It prevents washing to a great ex
tent, thereby diminishing the loss of
fertility by that cause.
7. Soil filled with humus more read
ily admits the air so necessary to alt
useful plant growth.
8. Thero appears to bo a distinct
relationship between tho amount of
humus In the Boll and tho amount of
available nitrogen therein. It has also
bpen observed that as humus disap
pears from the soil there Is a distinct
reduction of tho ability of that soil
to grow crops. Henco In practice In
order to obtain the best crops we have
to resort to barnyard manure and the
turning under of vegetable matter
rather than tho use of concentrated
EXCELLENT DRY FARM CROP
Success Is Attained by Deep Plowing.
Thin Planting and, Everlastingly
Working the Soil
Potatoes make a good dry farm crop
in tho right place, but unless, you are
In a potato belt thero is nothing doing,
and the only way to find out Is to ask
tho neighbors or test It out by plant
ing a fow.
Tho best seed Is large fine potatoes
Occasionally small potatoes may be
used but In buying them It Is impossi
ble to tell how many generations of
small potatoes aro at tho back of
It would do no harm to plant small
potatoes from a good crop of large
ones, but tho continued selection" of
Email sizes for two or three genera
tions would tend to reduce the aver
age size throughout tho crop.
The potato crop Is made by deep
plowing, thin planting and everlasting
ly working the soil until tho tubers
have made their growth.
An aero of potatoes In growing has
to move out of place from five to ten
tons of earth to make room for the
tubers and tho more friable the soil
the easier tho work, rhe less material
converted Into energy, and tho larger
Sod land deeply plowed and prop
erly worked In also good for potatoes
They should bo planted in rows
three feet apart and about two feet
apuit in the row, ono oyo to oach
hill One eye may send up two or
threo sprouts; this is our chance to
adapt tho plants to conditions. If tho
weather Is dry pinch off nil but ono1,
but if the outlook is wfct, two may bt
Attention to Sudan Grass.
Experiment stations aro turnlmi
the'lr attention to sudan grass In
many instances and tho results aro
usually niost satisfactory.
Attention to Orchard.
The orchard should receive a pail
of the farmer's attention during thi
TWO LONG YEARS
Mrs. Aselin Wait Restored to
Health by Lydia E. Pink
Minneapolis, Minn. "After my Ilttlo
one was born I was sick with pnlns In
my sides which tho
doctors said woro
caused by inflamma
tion. 1 suffered a
otva rlnnl avavw
month and grew very
unn. i was unaer ino
doctor's care for two
loner vears without
any benefit. Finally
alter repeated sug
ce9tIons tn trv Itwn
rnf T.iMIn P PlnV-
ham'gVegetnblo Compound. After tak
ing the third bottle of tho Comjiound I
was able to do my housework and today
I om strong and healthy ogoln. I will
answer lotters if nnyono wishes to know
about my case." Mrs. Joseph Aseun,
COS Fourth Avenue, Minneapolis, Minn.
Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Com
pound, made from native roots and
herbs, contains no narcotic or harmful
HrJjs, and today holds tLo record of
being the most successful remedy wo
know for woman's ills. If you need such
a medicine why don't you try it?
If yon bavo tho slightest doubt
that Lydia E. Plnlclmm's Vegeta
ble Compound will help youywrito
(confidential) Lynn.JIass., for ad
vice. Your letter will bo opened,
read and answered by a woman,
and bold in strict confidence.
Preferred to Laugh.
A little boy was sitting on ono of tho
benches of Central park, watching
some of the people rldo the donkeys.
An exceedingly tat woman hired a
donkey and was about to mount when
eho caw the small boy and said to
"Little boy, don't you want mo to
hire a donkey for you?"
"No, thank you. I'd rather sit hero
and laugh." May Young' j Magazine.
KANSAS CITY MAN
GETS NEW LIFE
Walter J. Surtala Recovers After Long
Suffering and Tells How
He Old It.
Walter J. Surtala of 241 S. Mill St.,
Kansas City Kan., suffered for a lonr;
time from stomach troubles. Ho suf
fered a great deal of pain and dis
comfort with his ailment and he wns
worn down and exhausted.
One day ho tried a dose of Mayr's
Wonderful Jtemedy. That first dose
proved to him what the remedy would
do and he continued the treatments.
"I must say that it is ono of the
best remedies I have ever taken. It
does not only euro and relieve pains
but it puts new life in a person and
makes him feel like a newborn child.
"If I had taken It when I first be
came 111, I would have been a well
man long ago."
Mayr's Wonderful Remedy gives per
manent results for stomach, liver and
Intestinal ailments. Eat as much and
whatever you like. No more distress
after eating, pressure of gas in the
stomach and around the heart. Get one
bottle of your druggist now and try It
on an absolute guarantee if not satis
factory money will be returned. Adv.
Hotel Patron Whnt'B that extra
charge of 5 for?
Clerks For tips you forgot to glvo
BABY LOVES HIS BATH
With Cutlcura Soap Because So Sooth
ing When His 8kln Is Hot
These fraernnt snnnrrrpnmw ,mnl.
Hents are a comfort to children. The
Soap to cleanse and purify, the Oint
ment to Bootho and heal rashes, itch
ings, chaflngs, etc. Nothing moro ef
fective. May be used from tho hour
of birth, with absolute confidence.
Sample each free by mall with Dook.
Address postcard, Cutlcura, Dept. ZIY,
Boston. Sold everywhere. Adv.
"Mill life Is hard, isn't it?"
"Well, In its nature it is a life of
It Is Good for Man.
To heal cuts, Bores, burns, lameness
and qthor external ailments quickly
uso I Ian ford's Dalsam. It Is a valu
able household remedy and should al
ways be kept In overy home. Adv.
After a man has been married two
weeks he can readily understand why
lovo is blind.
If your horse is kicked, or cut by
barbed wire, apply Hanford's Ilalsam.
Our actions uoldom tally with our
Sooaust of Urn
NO IRE INSOMNIA
Jaxman Had Got Rid of That
, Kind of Trouble.
But, Even Thon, Circumstances Weri
Such That He Was Not 8atlts
Disconsolate Drldegroom hao
a Tale of Woe.
After their six o'clock dinner Hlgby,
the host, and Jaxman, who was down
for tho week end, went to tho billiard
room. At eight Hlgby was yawning
bohlnd his band, By nino bo was walk
ing In his sleep.
"Ugadl" said Jaxman dryly, as ho
put his cuo In tho rack, "you became
doinestVated in a hurry, didn't .you?"
"I don't know what Is tho matter
with me tonight," apologized Hlgby,
trying to suppress another yawn.
'"You havo been kept up boyond your
usunl bedtime," declared Jaxman.
"When there's no company, I'll wager
you curl up on tho hearth rug and go
to fdeep as soon ao you've had your
Hlgby grinned sheepishly. Dozing
behind his paper in n chair was not
very different from that.
"I can remember tho period," mused
Jaxman, "when you complained bo
causo daylight always broko up tho
ravels beforo you got sleopy."
"Tho sting of a hilarious night," re
flected Hlgby, "lies In tho tall end of
It You can get by with lots of things
In the dark. But when daylight comes,
you can no longer fool yourself about
how rotten ynu feel."
"Hear, hear!" Jeered Jaxman. "And
you've been married just threo months.
If 1 thought that matrimony would
have such a soporific effect on me, I'd
shut my eyes, hold my nose and take
a dose of It. Nothing elso seems to
help this confounded insomnia of
"Marriage is the best little sleeping
powder on tho market," chuckled Hlg
by, "and it's easy and pleasant to take.
You must remember, howovor, that It
doesn't como with a money-baok-lf-lt-fals-to-curo
Just then pretty Mrs. Hlgby came
In, and tho utter peaco and content
ment vlslulo in the sleepy eyes of her
husband Irritated Jaxman so (hat he
wont to his room presently. At two
o'clock Jaxman sat up In bed with a
smothered exclamation that should
never bo used In a Sunday paper.
"There are 8,707,540,385 sheep in tho
world," ho bitterly announced. "1'vo
counted them jumping over a fenco,
I've listened to water dripping until
the earth must be Inundated. I've lain
on my stomach, stood on my head and
hung by my toes from "tho footboard
and still I can't sleep." A heavy bass
snoro floated over tho transom.
"And thore's old HIg sleeping like
like a married man. Egad I" muttered
Jaxman, "I wonder It thero Is anything
In that? Thero must bo. Ashley.
Beckwith, Potter and the rest all bo
gan to act that way as soon as thoy
got Into double harness. By Javel
I'll try it. I'd better bo a married man
than a dead ono."
Jaxman soon discovered that falling
In love was easier than falling off tho
water wagon. Whenever he seemed to
have stopped tumbling, natty led him
to an elevated spot and nxvo him a
look that mado him dlv.y hvaded. If
that failed, sho kicked his feet from
under him. She had long been sorry
for tho poor, lonely bachelor and was
glad of the chance to help him.
"Where shall we spend our honey
moon, love?" asked Jaxman, when all
elso bad been decided.
"Palm Beach," replied Betty prompt
ly. "Oh, not there, dear," he protested.
"I was thinking of a bungalow in some
quiet place, where I could have you
all to myself."
"I want you all to myself, too,"
cooed Betty, stopping his mouth with
her soft cheek. "But wouldn't It bo a
pity to let all my handsome clothes
mildew In a bungalow in some quiet
Two months after the wedding Jax
man, wearing a hunted expression and
considerably less than his normal
avoirdupois, arrived at Hlgby's. "Hide
me, Hlgby," he begged. "If anyone
calls me on the phone. Bay that I am
"Didn't the matrimonial Insomnia
euro work?" aBked Hlgby, Bhocked at
his friend's worn appearance.
"Within two weeks I would fall
asleep In my chair beforo eight
o'clock," answered Jaxman.
"Betty wouldn't lot mo sleep,"
tho disconsolate bridegroom. "Bho
had mado her debut only a month be
fore we wero married, and sho wanted
to do society. I've been to a dinner,
dance, theater party or something of
the kind every night elnco the wed
ding." The poor fellow's head dropped for
ward, his eyes closed, and bis words
came thickly. "Even if the medicine
cures you may be sorry you
At last be slept Judge.
Bill They say the Russians aro
Jill Well, I always did consider it
now using caviar for ammunition.
ugly, ftrluly, gray halm. Uaa "LA
Cruel, Suspicious Cdltorl
"Hero is a poem that I dashed off
in an idle moment."
"What's it abouty
"A description, of tho Joy of getting
out in the country and bearing the
"Well, you can't land It hero. You're
probably Interested In cough medlclno
and hot-water bags, and nro trying to
put over somo press stuff to boom a
"That Infnnt of yours kept mo
nwako half tho night," said the irrl
"Well, congratulate you," replied
tho weary father. "That comes near
er being a kind word than anything
I havo heard today. Nobody olso
owns up to getting half a night's
Somo men never miss tho wntor
whllo tho beer holds out.
If you would rcmnln a favorlto nov
cr nsk n favor.
ALCOHOL-3 PEn CENT
AVetfetabtc Preparation forAs
slmilatlng the Food ond Retfula
ling the Stomachs and Bowels of
ness and Rest.Contalns neither
Opium.Morphlne nor Mineral
not Nauc otic.
'a ti r-j'
M wyKi. vmwm
Ancrfecl Remedv forConjtloa
lion . Sour Stomach.Diarrhoea,
ness ond Loss OF SLEEP.
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Spohn' Cure will remore the worroi, Improve the appetite, and
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"What got me In bad," said tho cap
tured burglar, "wa the confound
ed pet dog of your wife's. It began
to bark as soon as I put ay foot on
"Too bad," replied Mr. Meekton.
"Evidently the dog ml'took you for
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Over 100,000 packagee of Allen'a Poot-Zaae, the
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Always proud to show white clothes.
Red Cross Hal Blue does make them
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Man subsists upon other animals
Including other men.
For bad burns Hanford's Ilalsam ts
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Wall paper originated In China In
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