The Lexington Leader (Lexington, Okla.), Vol. 24, No. 3, Ed. 1 Friday, October 2, 1914 Page: 3 of 10
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LEXINGTON. OKLA.. LEADER
VALUE OF BUR CLOVER AS GRAZING CROP
GRAIN CR8P FOR 1914
THE WHEAT CROP ALONE WILL
BE WORTH UPWARDS OF
ONE HUNDRED MIL-
The yield of wheat In Western Cana-
da for 1914 Is now safely estimated at
135 million bushels. This is not as
largo as in 1913 but for various rea-
sons will net the farmer considerably
more money. Had it not been for
drought that struck some portions of
Southern Alberta and Southwestern
Saskatchewan, shortly after seeding,
there would have been a phenomenal
crop and with present prices there
would have been a year of un-
precedented prosperity. In a large
district of the country the crops are
clal rates given to the settlers on the
railways for both himself and hl ef-
The natural resources Qf the coun-
try aro bo vast that they cannot be
told in mere figures. Man can only
tell of what tiny portions have done.
He can only Bay "I am more prosper-
ous than 1 ever expected to be." Aud
yet if a farmer expects to succeed on
land that he has been forced to pay
$50 to |100 an acre for. be ought to
feel assured of attaining prosperity
when he finds the richest prairie soil
nt his disposal absolutely free. If he
has a little capital, let him invest it
all in live stock and farm implements
-he w ill find himself ten years ahead
of the game. Some day such a chance
will not be found anywhere on the
face of the globe. But now the same
opportunities await you as awaited the
pioneer and not one hundredth part
of tile difficulties he encountered and
overcame. Success in Canada is made
up of two things, natural resources
and human labor. Canada has the one
and you have the other.
Content to Remain In Scotland.
An extremely self-important middle-
class Londoner, visiting Scotland for
the first time In his life, volunteered
to a kindly but sharp old Highlander
that Tio Knglishman could ever find
Scot In nd anything but u place to leave
—and that rapidly.
"I'm nae bo sure o' that," returned
the old man. dryly. "I'll tak' ye to a
plate no' far frae Stirling, whaur
thett> thousand o' yer countrymen ha'
been content for five hundred year,
and they're nae thocht o' leavin' yet!"
hat Is the place?" bellowed the
"Bminockburn!" snapped the Scot,
waring his hand In the direction of
Street of Milledgeville, Ga.
CTrepared by the United States Depart-
ment of Agriculture.)
The chief value of bur clover in the
South lies in its use as a winter graz-
ing crop in permanent pastures. Bur
should be covered very lightly with a
When the clover is seeded in cotton
middles, where the land was heavily
fertilized for cotton, it will not be nec
clover and Bermuda grass make an ; esgaiy to make an additional applica-
Ideal combination for an all-the-year- ■ tion of fertilizer for the clover. On
round pasture. The clover comes up , sandy land that is deficient in phos-
ln the fall after the Bermuda has died ; phorus and potash, apply 200 pounds ot
down and furnishes grazing from De- per cent acid phosphate and 200
cember until May, when the clover re- pounds of kainit. Broadcast and work
seeds itself and dies. The clover adds jnt0 80ji with a cultivator or har-
nitrogen to the soil and improves the j rovv before seeding. On stiff red clay
growth of Bermuda without in any way , ]and apply 200 pounds of 16 per cent
Interfering with it. As bur clover is a j phosphate before seeding. When sow-
ing bur clover on land that is very de-
ficient in vegetable matter a light ap-
plication of stable manure will help to
get better inoculation and a more
healthy and vigorous growth of clover
The burs containing the seed fall to
the ground soon after the seed are ma
tured. To gather the seed the straw
i should be raked off and the burs swept
Caused a Coldness.
"I wish 1 had money enough to get
married," he remarked.
I She looked down and blushed. "And
—what—would—you—do?" she nsked,
lpokjiK; very hard at a little design on
| the carpet.
"I would spend it traveling," ho re-
plied And the thermometer fell 10
degrees Llpplticott's Magazine.
At Delicious aa it it made in Old Moxic«
The most successful
combination of the world'*
two best foods — meat and
beans. Made from the genuine
Mexican Chili Peppers, Mexican Chili
Beans and selected meats, according to
the native recipe, and it's good. Just the
thing when you want something nice and
spicy. Try this: Heat a can of Libby's
Chili Con Carne in boiling water (accord-
ing to directions on label) serve.OQ
squares of toast or with
rice or mushrooms.
Libby, McNeill & Libby
Insist on lobby's
L_; -w_._ 1
The Above Is a View of a Manitoba Farmer's Buildings. He Goes Largely
Into Mixed Farming.
winter legume requiring little sun-
shine, it grows readily in orchards and
wooded pastures. It is one of the best
soil improving crops that can be grown
In orchards, as it makes its growth in
winter and .early spring, when moisture
Is abundant, and does not use up the
moisture supply In the summer months
when needed by the trees
Bur clover does not appear to be j up into piles with a stiff broom. A
ell suited as a part of the systems of | yield of from seventy-five to one hun-
dred and fifty bushels of seed per acre,
in the bur, is not uncommon. A bushel
of seed in the bur weighs ten pounds.
As the seed of bur clover is expen
sive it is suggested that each farmer
sow a few acres in his cultivated fields
the first year as a seed patch from
which seed can be saved for seeding
the entire farm. No farmer can afford
to ba without bur clover In his perma
crop rotations commonly recommend
ed for southern farms. It does not
re-seed itself in time to prepare a good
Beed bed for cotton and early corn, and
the bur clover seed are too expensive
to replant the land each year Bur
clover may be used successfully In a
Bur Clover In Cotton Field in Georgia
two-year rotation of cotton and corn.
The clover can be sown in the cotton
middles in September and will mature
seed by the 15th to 25th of May. As j
soon as the clover is matured the land
should be thoroughly disked, harrowed
and broken and a good seed bed pre-
pared and planted to corn in rows five
to six feet wide.
A row of cowpeas can be planted
with a drill in the middles when the
corn is two feet high, and the peas will
be cultivated by the later cultivation
of corn. The next year, during the lat-
ter half of March, the clover should
be turned under and the land prepared
for cotton. The clover will be from
six to ten inches high and will add a
large amount of nitrogen and humus
to the land. Where bur clover is al-
lowed to mature seed once in two
years there will be enough seed left
in the soil the second year to get a
Where recleaned seed are used, arti- ;
ficial inoculation is necessary to get
a satisfactory growth of bur clover. It [
is much better to sow tile seed in the
bur, as there is usually enough bac-
teria on the burs to give satisfactory
Inoculation. Where seed are sown in
the bur in cultivated fields at least four
bushels per acre are necessary to se
cure a perfect stand. The time for
sowing on Bermuda sod and pastures
is from August 1 to September 1 in
the northern third of the cotton bell;
UTILIZE THE ROUGH FEEDS
Excellent Example Shown in Methods
Employed on Nine-Hundred-Acre
Farm In Missouri.
An excellent plan for utilizing
the rough feeds and also avoiding
competition in buying feeders is to
buy calves and yearlings and raise
them. These cattle can be roughed
through the first winter at a moder-
ate cost and run on pasture during the
summer. They can be fed out the fol-
lowing winter or carried through on
cheap feeds until next summer and
fattened on pasture.
A good example of the utiliza-
tion of rough feeds Is shown in the
methods used on a 900-acre farm in
northwestern Missouri. The owner is
primarily a com grower and hog rais-
er, usually raising front one hundred
and fifty to two hundred hogs annual-
ly, which are sold when they weigh
two to three hundred pounds each.
! This farmer considers it necessary to
fully up to the average. The por-
tions referred to had ample rainfall
and blessed with donditions that put
them into a more enviable condition
than the districts first referred to.
Fortunately in most places where lack
of precipitation prevented harvesting
a good crop this year, this is the
first of a number of years that it
has happened, and the farmers are
In a position to withstand a partial
failure. Throughout all of Manitoba,
Central Saskatchewan and the largest
portion of Alberta conditions are
good. The raising of cattle, sheep and
hogs Is now playing an important
part in the Buccesa of the West-
ern Canada Farmer. From these,
and the product' of the dairy and
the creaming, he is placing himself
In an excellent financial position. It
Is expected that during 1915 tiie acre-
age sown to grains of all kinds will be
largely in excess of all previous years.
In the districts that had not the crop
that others had, there is no disheart-
edness, but embracing the opportunity
to get their land ready in good time.
You want a cozy home, a free life,
and sufficient income. You want edu-
cation for your children, and «ome
pleasure for your wife. You want in-
dependence. Your burden has been
heavy, and your farm hasn't paid. You
work hard and are discouraged.
You require a change. There Is a
goal within Bight, where your chil-
dren will have advantages. You can
get a home In Western Canada and
freedom, where your ambitions can be
fulfilled. If the Prairie Provinces are
full of Successful Farmers, why should
you prove the exception? Haven't
you got brains, experience, courage?
Then prove what these are capable
of when put on trial. It is encourag-
s j Vy/iyj .
For Rifles, Revolvers and Pistols
Winchester cartridges in all
calibers from .22 to .50, shoot
where you aim when the trigger
is pulled. They are always
accurate, reliable and uniform.
Shoot them aod You'll Shoot Well.
Always Buy Winchester Mako>
THE RED w BRAND
Invents a New Chicken,
George White has produced by se-
lective breeding, the shortest-legged
chicken in existence after ten years
of effort, during which he crossed and
recrossed breeds. The result Is a
big white fowl that continually seems
to be sitting, the impresion being due
ing to know that there Is one country Bolt.,y to the shortne88 of ltB iegB. When
in the world where poverty is no bar- 1
rier to wealth!
Besides the grains spoken of, all
kinds of grasses do well in Western
Canada. At one ot the fairs held a
short time ago the writer saw no
less than eighty varieties of wild grass.
Of the cultivated grasses, Alfalfa gives
a splendid yield, and although not yet
and pursuing more definite methods generally grown, it will soon become
i it walks it waddles like a duck,
j The advantage, says White, is that
| the newly "invented" type of chicken
1 is not a roamer and not a scratcher.
j It cannot go very far and has not
enough of a reach to scratchi The re-
I suit is that it lives a quiet, peace-
j ful existence, never roostB on a neigh-
bor's fence, and is a busy layer.—
| Eaton (O.) Dispatch to the New York
Mr Rocklelgh—1 bought this pic-
ture in London. Do you think it's a
1 genuine Titian?
Expert—No, I rather think It Is a
repetition.—Boston Evening Tran-
vot r own hiucuist Wil l. TEI.I. vou
Try Mm 11, Hi'iiicd; f"r li"d. Weak, Wntvrj
Km. and <j nintlluU'd Hylldn No Huinrtlni:-
lubt Km- Comfort. Write for Book of tho hvo
by iniul fcreo. Murine Kyo lleuiody Co. CUk'ugo.
The Obedient "Help."
Hubby—What do we have for des-
Wifoy—Cottage pudding, I think. I
told her to have blanc mange.
How He Forgave McNab.
A Scotchman on his deathbed was
reminded by the attending minister
that the hour of death is an hour for
the banishing of all Ill-feeling—a tim«
for universal forgiveness.
He was a McGregor, and his feud
with the McNabs had been notable. So
the clergyman, with the family's per-
mission and assistance, summoned
the head of clan McNab to the dying
"I forgive ye, M'Nab," whispered the
expiring man, "wi' all my heart—but
may my curse rest on my son forever
if he ever does!"
Nothing to Fear.
Ethel—Oh, Jack, be careful tonight.
Papa's brought home a bulldog.
Jack—That's all right. The dog
used to belong to me and I got the
dealer to sell him to your father.—*
Boston Evening Transcript.
We may never wear a golden crown,
but thank heaven we have one already
on our tooth.
Few men sinoke for the sole purpose
of burning their money.
handle cattle to use the rough feeds j
and a considerable area of pasture |
land to the best advantage. Me usual- |
ly buys a carload of good Texas calves
each fall. The calves are run on pas-
ture for a few days and then turned
into the corn fields, where they graze
on stalks until the bad weather be-
gins. In winter they are fed on straw,
damaged hay, and soy-bean meal, and
;-.re given the run of a timbered pas-
ture for exercise and shelter. He
raises the soy beans and feeds each
calf a ration of two pounds of soy-
bean meal a day. It would probably
One of the Mortgage Lifters of Western Canada. Any Farmer Having a
Lot of Hogs Can Always Have Ready Money.
universal. At a recent contest of fields
sown not later than June, 1912, there
were prizes awarded in all districts in
Saskatchewan. The quality was ex-
of conserving the moisture, the farm
ers are now busily engaged in prepar-
ing larger areas for wheat, oats, barley
and flax, and in this way very much
will be added to the large (acreage
placed in crop in 1913. There are none
thtit take any comfort out of the war
In Europe because it will mean in-
creased prices for everything they ran
raise, but they propose taking advan-
tage of the opportunity that is afford
ed. Western Canada is the recognized
grain field of the world, and will b<-
bo for all time. Looking into the fu-
ture, thousands of Americans are now
contemplating joining the band ci
Western Canada grain growers and
they are wise in doing so, for they can
secure the best of land in good locali-
ties, convenient to market, at from$l.)
to $20 per acre If purchased from rail-
way or land companies, or they, can
still get homesteads within reasonable
distance of railways by making entry
for them. Tli# American settler is al-
ways welcome, and he will find in al-
most any district in which he can
cellent. In Alberta It will soon be-
come the popular feed. In Manitoba
the growing of alfalfa is quite success-
ful, and many farmers are now prepar-
ing land for It.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, on his re-
turn from a trip to Western Canada,
furnishes the following contribution:
Til dream again of fields of grain
that stretch from sky to Bky,
And the little prairie hamlets, where
the cars go roaring by,
Wooden hamlets as 1 saw them—noble
cities still to ba
To girdle stately Canada with gems
from sea to sea;
Mother of a mighty manhood, Land of
glamour and of hope,
From the eastward sea-swept Islands
.. to the sunny Western slope."
It is the inspiration that led Sir
Rmiln on wash dnv. Tlint'n when vou un
Red t l-o-s Itnll Blue. Clothes whiter than
buuw. All grocers. Adv.
Paper w as made from rags In Arabia
more than ten centuries ago, the art
being brought to Europe In the thir-
Pain In the Bide? Rub on and rub
in llanford's lialsam thoroughly. Adv.
Ijondon has a tireboat which throws
! a ton and a half of water each min-
For nail in the foot use Hanford'a
] The chronic Invalid is a blessing to
the doctor who needs the money.
Ci ol a burn with llanford's Balsam.
0' • asionally a
deed by mistake.
does a good |
One Way to Lengthen Life
Late in life, when the organs begin to
weaken, the hard-working kidneys often
tire out first.
Failing eyesight, stiff, achy joints,
rheumatic pains, lame back and distress-
ing urination are often due only to weak
Prevention Is the Iwfit cure and at. mid-
dle age any sign of kidney weakness should
have prompt attention.
Doan's Kidney Pills have made life
more comfortable for thousands of old
folks. It is the best recommended special
An Oklahoma Case
W. 8. Bledsoe,
chief of polioe.
8ay§: "Kidney dis-
ease In a anvere
form clung to me
for years. My back
ach d constantly
and I had to K*t
up nights to pass
the kidney secre-
tions. They were
filled with sedi-
ment After trying:
without relief. I
used Doan's Kid-
ney Pills and six
boxes completely cured me."
Get Doan't at Anr Store. 50c • Box
FOSTER-MILBURN CO.. BUFFALO. N. Y.
W. N. U., Oklahoma City, No. 40-1914,
Side View of Steer—Note Shortness of
Legs, Great Depth of Chest, Long
Rump and Large Thigh.
have been more profitable, however,
Conan Doyle to pen the above that
to locate, scores of American settlers, has led the many Americans that are
who are dtwg well, and few, if any now in Western Canada to make their,
ever prove a failure. There are spe-|home there.—Advertisement.
The Naughty One.
Inside and Outside I
from August 10 to September 10 in the | t0 Cut the soy beans for hay than to
central part of the cotton belt, and
from August 20 to October 1 in the
southern part. When planting on cul-
tivated fields the planting may be from
three to four weeks later than when
sown on turf. This is due to the fact
that time must be allowed for the
clover seed In the bur to work down
through the turf and come in contact
with the moist soil before they will
Where seeding on a Bermuda sod or
pasture, a light disking of the land
with a disk harrow, with the disks set
fto run nearly straight, will furnish
eome loose dirt to cover the seed, and
■will aid in securing a stand. A good
stand is often secured by sowing the
seed broadcast on Brt-muda sod, with-
out an/ preparation of the land and
-without covering the seed. When sow-
ling Beed on cultivated fields they
permit the beans to mature enough for
threshing and grinding, as most of the
"Old Doppelby tells me that he has
faith In his fellow man."
"That's true. Old Lioppelby's faith
In his fellow man's willingness to
leaves are lost by the latter method, callow any sort of thinly disguised
and soy bean leaves have as great « halt "counts for his town house, his
country house, his six automobiles and
feeding value as wheat bran.
After May 1 the grain is discon-
tinued and the cattle are turned on
blue-graBs pasture, where they remain
until fall, in the fall he has the op-
tion of selling them as feeders, fat-
tening them at once, or carrying them
over another year. The plan adopted
is determined by the available supply
of roughage and corn, the price of
these commodities, the quality and
condition of the animals themselves,
and the market outlook.—National De-
partment of Agriculture.
his private yacht."
One Suit Too Many.
"Did you ever try that tailor 1 rec-
ommended to you?"
"Yek. Too expensive. Got two
suits from him—one dress Buit, one
The telephone in a physician's offlce
rang madly, the other day, relates
Current Opinion, and the following
conversation took place:
"We want the doctor, quick!"
"Who's sick at your hoUBe?"
"Everybody except me. I'd been
naughty, so they wouldn't give me
any of the nice mushrooms papa
picked in the woods."
Befitting the Occasion.
"Where shall I put this pictur# of
"Make it an upper cut."
If yon would bo
healthy, strong and
happy. Bauis keep the skin
clean and in pood condition. But
what about the inside of the body?
You can no more aiford to neglect it
than the outside. It is just as import-
ant that the system be cleansed of the poisonous
impurities caused by weaknesa of the digestive organs
or by inactivity of the liver.
Golden Medical Discovery
(In Tablet or Liquid Form)
Cleanses the system—and more. It puts the liver in such m condition of
tie&llh that it purifies the blood—as it should. It help* the stomach
digest food so that it makes good blood—rich, ml blood to nourish and
strengthen all the organs.
You msy avail yourself of Its tonic, revivifying influence by getting ft
bottle or a box of tablets from your medicine dealer—or send 60c for ft
trial box. Address as below.
r n r* **Dr Pierce's Common Sens® Medical Adrt er"—a French cloth bound book ef
jYtlJj 1«« gaxe« «>n recent of M orve^ent sUuui* to cover mailing charaes. AddreM
Lime Before Seeding.
Lime sand in the Bprlng before seed-
ing to clover or alfalfa.
Because of those ugly, grizzly, gray halre. Uee 44LA CREOLE" HAIR DRESSING. PRICE, SI.OO, retail*
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