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WHEAT .A HARD DRINKER
Every pound of wheat requires an
average of 4T0 500 pounds, of water
to carry It from planting to maturity.
Early plowing and frequent working
of the seedbed helps to retain soil
moisture. A light harrowing or disk
ing early In the spring cultivates the
wheat and forms a soil mulch that pre
vents the escape of winter rains so
needed by the wheat when filling and
ripening. Experiment stations have
found that wheat, well supplied with
available plant food or growing on
rich soils, can produce a bigger crop
with less moisture than It can on a
poor, soil or on one not well supplied
with available plant food. Wheat on
rich soils continues to grow even If the
supply of moisture is scanty. Sup
plying available plant food to wheat
enables It to produce larger yields on
the same amount of water. This Is
especially Important when the ralu
fall Is below normal.
Organic matter holds water like a
sponge and releases It to the wheat for
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It's Cleaning Time
Clocks and Watches
Take them to
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Jeweler and Optometrist
A LWAYS In the market
for your Beans, "Wheat,
live. Potatoes etc.
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Formerly Purdy's Elevator. &
Phone 164 - - Belding, Michigan
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WITH HUGE SHIPMENTS.
The original order that the approv
al of a regimental or higher command
er was necessary before packages
might be sent to members of the ex
peditionary forces has been modified
so officers with the rank of major
and higher may 'approve shipments.
The approval of a company command
er is' not sufficient. "
The question of the shipment ' of
parcels to France first carae to the at
tention of the war department when
the commanding general of the expe
ditionary forces cabled that conges
tion of such articles had reached such
a point that French railroads were
unablo to handle the loadr A board
appointed by the secretary of war
and the postmaster general examined
5,000 sacks of parcelpost mail, and
found that the articles being sent not
only, in the main, were absolutely un
necessary, but undesirable. The in
vestigation showed that the amount
of such mail had reached a total of
500,000 pounds a week, and was stead
Relatives and friends, according to
a recent statement by the war de
partment, will find they often can do
a greater service to soldiers by send
ing them money for the purchase of
articles in France than by forwarding
the articles. Tobacco is now being
supplied as part of the army rations,
and merchandise of nearly all kinds
may now be purchased m France
through the huge general store es
tablished by the Quartermaster corps
at lower prices than charged by retail
We hear so much about various
brands of Pro-Germanismi these days
that some times we get just a little
bit d'sinterested when some new al
leged piece of Pro-Germanism news
is floated. This matter may be
traced back to a carefully laid plan
of German spies and agents in this
country, who realize the fact that
new ideas and new inventions catch
almost instant favor with the people
of th s nation. It is a fact that we
are apt to go wild over some man
who has recently, been discovered to
be possessed of greater ability alone:
certain lines than his fellows. We
read an advertisement of what a cer
tain food will do for us and immed
iately try it and whether or not the
food is of any value or not, it usually
enjoys a short lived popularity which
is astounding. It is the same way
with new ideas and new matters com
ing up in everyday life throughout
the United States.
The present time is. however, one
when every loyal citizen must double
his guard to see that the ideas which
are put up to him are all American
and that they do not come from Pro-
German sources., Many a person
has within the past two years "join
ed" some society which had for its
aims and obiects the highest ideals,
only to be discovered later on that
the membership of the society stood
for everything Pro-German and in
sidiously against this country.
ror the above reasons every Amer
ican citizen whose patriotism is of
the right kind wfll terrain from
taking up with any of the new fan
cied orders or societies formed for
some purpose or omer, unless mey
absolutely know the reason of the so
ciety. Sign no paper, petition, pray
er or any other document handed you
by anyone unless you know thorough
ly the motives of the movement and
then, of course, they must be pat
riotic through and through.
A number of Pro-German schemes
have been floating around recently,
within this and other states, which,
while not directly attacking the gov
ernment or being openly for the en
emy, had as their aim and object, the
dividing of the mind and attention of
the people of this nation, , thereby
keeping their minds off from the
measures necessary for the winning
of the war, through the fact that the
so-called society and its aims should
come first, the war, government and
other vitally necessary matters sec
ond. . . , : ; .
Remember, that in union there is
strength, that there is the strongest
kind of. union among the enemies of
this nation -and that with discord
among our own people, their victory
is more likely than if the people of
the United States are united on one
common cause the winning of the
Some People We Know, and We Will
Profit Hy Hearing About Them.
This is purely local event.
It took placo in Belding.
Not in some faraway place.
You are asked to investigate it.
Asked to believe a citizen's word;
To confirm a citizen's statement.
Any article u... s enuorseu at
Is more worthy of confidence
Than one you know nothing about,
Endorsed by unknown 'iconic.
W. L. Covert, 934 S. " Bridge St,
Belding, says: "A few years ago I
was bothered a lot with my kidneys.
Mv baok was weak and lame and
ached constantly. I had heard about
Doan's Kidney Pills, so I got r. box at
Connell's drug store They soon
helped me and before long I was cur
ed' Price GOc at all dealers. Don't
simply ask or a kidney remedy get
Doan Kidney Pills the came that
Mr. Covert had. Foster-Milburn
Co., Mfgrs.. Buffalo, N. Y. Adr.
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THE FIRST GERMAN INVASION
Way back In Revolutionary days came the first German Invasion of
America. The Hessians were purely mercenary soldiers, and had no love for
the cause for which they were fighting. Their career as fighting men ended
lUddeDly on a certain Christmas eve when Washington crossed the Delaware.
As soldiers the were not a very great success, but the damage which
they did to America did not end with their capture at Trenton. Unknowingly
they Introduced Into this country the Hessian fly, which was destined to become
our greatest wheat pest.
According to tradition, this fly, or rather the larvae of the fly, was brought
to this country In the straw which the Hessian soldiers used for bedding for
both man and animal. It found congenial conditions in America, multiplied
enormously, .and now infests practically all wheat producing regions. The
annual loss due to its ravages must be far up in the millions, tind there Is no
present prospect of eradication. ,
. The Fly Lives Over Winter in the New Seeding of Wheat
The fly Itself is very small scarcely a quarter, of an Inch in length, and as
for looks well, it looks like a fly. Eggs for the spring brood are laid early in
the neason. The small grub goes down to the base of the plant and lives on the
plant tissues, and later on goes Into a cocoon or chrysalis form. Emerging
from this it lays eggs again on the fall-sown wheat, Just as soon as the wheat
gets above the surface of the ground. It I this second brood that Is so
destructive, and which forms the "flaxseed" form seen on Infested wheat.
Seed Wheat Late.
The time of emergence of this second brood of egg-laying flies Is fixed by
nature. If the farmer can only foretell this, and delay deeding the fly will
go off looking for other pastures, and may even die without having found oppor
tunity for laying its eggs.
But the Weather Is Against Late Seeding.
Right here Is where late seeding to control the fly Is against the best farm
practice. Winter may set In early and destroy the young plants.
Unless the wheat has made a good growth before the ground freezes
np, Its chance of surviving the winter is slim. We must delay seeding or the
fly gets the v.heat. We mist have good growth or winter gets It. What Is to
Experience and actual experiment has shown that by using fertilizer
wisely and. carefully not only can late-sown wheat be made to catch up to
early sown and thus the Hessian fly be outwitted and the weather man fooled
all at one operation ; hut at the same time the crop can be greatly increased.
This adds to farm profits so that It may be that the Hessian fly is a blessing
la disguise at least to those farmers who through its ravages are enabled to
teach themselves Mtho better way."
LATE-SOWN FERTILIZED WHEAT "CATCHES UP" WITH THAT
- DID- PROVIDES '
OFFICERS TO GET ONE-HALF
PAY DEPRIVED OF SOLDIERS
HOME PRIVILEGES WHILE
DRAWING PENSION. ,
Congressman Joseph W. Fordney
has received a letter from commis
sioner C. M. Saltzaber of the bureau
of pensions outlining and detailing
the several pension increases granted
by the amendment to the Sherwood
pension law of May 11, 1912, enacted
June 10, this year.
By the amendment material in
creases are granted to the veterans of
the civil war in accordance with the
period of thoiir sifrVl-xv Soldiers
and sailors who have been receiving
pensions under some other law than
that of 1912 will have to file appli
iations in order to rece.ve the benefits
of the new law, but for the others
the increase goes into effect automat
ically. Belding veterans, of whom there
are quite a number, will probably all
benefit by the terms of the amend
ment. They are waf ned to expect
some delay in the effectiveness of the
act, however, because there are 268,-'
000 pensioners on the list and the
bureau will have its hands full for
several weeks bring.ng them all un
der the new. schedule.
The letter to Mr. Fordney follows:
"The act of June 10, 1918, amend
ing the Sherwood pension law of
May 11, 1912, provides the rate of $30
per month for soldiers and sailors of
any age who served 90 days and less
than six months during the civil war
and were- honorably discharged and
who are now receiving a lower rate.
Those who are 72 years of age or
over and who servea six months are
entitled to receive $32 per mopth;
those who served pne year, $35 per
month; one and one-half years, $38
per month', and two years or over
$40 per" month. These increases will
be granted automatically and without
appliction of any kind to the pension
bureau, to all soldiers and sailors now
pensioned under the act of May II,
1912, and who have attained the re
quired age and served the necessary
length, of time.
"Soldiers and sailors who served
during the civil war and are pension
ed at lower rates under some other
law, but who are entitled to pension
under the act of May 11, 1912 will be
required to file an application under
that act in order to receive the bene
fits of the new law. .
"The pension bureau will make
these allowances with all the dispatch
possible under existing conditionsA
special force for the adjustment of
cases within the provisions of the new
law has been organized, which will
handle these cases exclusively. It
should be borne in mind by those con
cerned that there are now nearly
268,000 pensioners under the act of
May 1, 1912 and all are urged to ex
ercise patience and consideration.
Whije every effort will be made to
hasten this jwork there will be no
avoidable interference with the pro
gress of claims now on file or here
after filed under other laws. A spec
ial effort w.ll be made not to interfere
with the adjudication of widows''
claims. , , ' . , ,
"It will be wholly impracticable to
make any payments at the increased
rate on July 4, 1918; but it'is hoped
that payments due, August 4, 1918,
may be made at t!.e rate provided by
the new law. It will not be neces
sary to write the bureau about these
.ncreases. t Letters of inquiry will
simply delay the work of making al
"No attorneys' fee will be "allowed
or paid for services in securing in
crease of penso n under the act of
June 10, 1918."
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Norton returned
home Sunday evening after a week's
visit with relatives at Rockford,
Stanton and Greenville.
Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Condon and
Mrs. Emma Lee visited with Glenn
Lee and family Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clair Norton and Mr.
and Mrs. Roy Taylor attended a pic
nic at Saranac last Saturday.
Joseph Tower of Belding is spend
ing a i'v days with his brother, Ben
jamin. - Tuesday the two brothers
enjoyed a fishing trip at Muskrat
lake. Mr, and Mrs. Peter Kohn and
Mr.' and Mrs. Earl Norton went with
them to help carry the fish home.
Mrs. Glenn Lee and children spent
Tuesday with friends in Belding.
Newton Douglas is remodeling his
B, F. Tower spent Friday at the
home of Caddie White.
G rattan Grange.
Grattan grange will have its next
meeting Thursday evening, July 11.
A volley ball also an indoor baseball
and club has been purchased by the
Grange, so come early as we plan to
play ball until dark. We will open
the program by community singing of
Eatnotic songs, after which there will
e a call for volunteers to give im
promptu speeches on any subject that
most interests you.
Graft that doesn't come out in the
washing may show up in the ironing.
And Invigorates Old People
Any doctor will tell you thst the
ingredients of Vinol as printed below
, contain the elements needed to im
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and restore strength to old people,
T Cod Liver and Beef Peptone, Iron
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Those who have puny, ailing or
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Besides the good it docs children
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Try it. If you are not entirely sat
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IL J. ConnelL Druggist, Belding, Mich
The plant at the left was seeded threo weeks earlier than that at the right,
but fertilizer enabled the latter to catch op.
Make Your Silverware
Gleam Like New
GIVE your silverware a Borax bath and cee
how the lustre and newness return. To
hot, soapy water add 20 Mule Team' Borax
and allow the silver to soak. Wipe dry and
then rub with a. soft cloth. -
Early Seeding, ' - . Late Seeding,
Fertilized. Unfertilized. i
In sections where the Hessian fly Is not to bo feared, early seeding with I
fertilizer Is the best combination. The plant at the left was seeded threo weeks j
earlier than the one at the right ; but the time of seeding was exactly the same
as that of the plant on the left above. Fertilizer made the difference.
(Drawings from photographs. Plants grown In the open, transplanted to
pots for photographing. Taken from Ilulletln 117, Delaware agricultural ex
ORLEANS METHODIST CIRCUIT
R. V .BirdsalL Pastor.
The Orleans Epworth League will
be led next Sunday evening by Miss
. We had a beautiful rain Sunday but
our crowds were small on account of
jt We had a notion that our people
wanted rain so badly that if it should
rain on Sunday they would gladly get
wet in order to go to GodY house to
praise Him for the shower. We were
The piano social at Dildine church
Friday evening was very successful.
Over $15 was raised. A short pro
gram was rendered.
A good crowd attended the social
given in the basement of Orleans
church kst week Tuesday evening.
The sum of $15.70 was raised to buy
screens for the church.
MULE TEAM DCIUUC
cleans all table and kitchenwere just as easily.
Hnra-r cuta the rrrease. makes
the water soft, and allows
the soap-to work. Puts a
woodenul lustre on glass
ware. Endowed by all health
authorities. Used wherever
hycienic cleanliness must be
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household uses lor 20
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