The Beaver Herald. (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 45, Ed. 1, Thursday, April 21, 1910 Page: 2 of 8
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THE BEAVER HERALD
Maud O. Thomas Pub.
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Pick out that automobile yet?
The Sclno must have gone Insane.
All well-rrgulated comets have tnlls
Somebody greased the slide for tb
rice ot butter.
Aviators tuny be classified ns sky
riders ski riders nnd Joy riders.
In Boston It Is considered shocking
to see k comet with the naked eye.
While the went entlng slacks up we
tan see prosperity for the plo factor
A "cocoon" gown nt a "hookworm"
lance ought to occasion somo com-
ment. In time to come pcrhapc a horse will
be regarded as merely a gasollnclcsB
Going shopping for one's yearly sup-
ply of automobiles is a way of getting
i thrill which Is denied to many.
"Drome" for neroplano flying looks
Mil an agreeable well-mannered word.
Btlll why not Bay "soar" since that Is
what you dot
Milk producers think the man who
itands between them and the consu-
tiers gets too largo a rake-off for the
work hn docs.
Moreover the consumer objects to
saying tor wooden butter dishes at the
rate of 40 cenU a pound since they
ire not very good to eat.
Even if on account of the high com
if living you cannot afford many beef-
iteaka you might Inform yourself as
to the price of runabouts.
There is a hitch somewhere In the
Nlcaraguan revolution. This one
ihould have petered out long ago nnd
I new one should hnvo been Btartcd.
A wife sets up In her answer to her
Husband's suit for divorce thnt he
made her cut her hair for six years.
Why does she not nllcgo his Insanity?
Fame and fortune beyond the
Jreams of avarice await the genius
who can devise a steam radiator that
will always produco the right amount
The chargo Is made that the cold-
itorage men nro responsible for a rise
of 40 per cent in the prlco ot food
That still leaves unexplained tbo 20
Somo ot the royal family of Greece
lavo gonp to Russia for penco and
quiet wnich recalls Mr. Dooley's fa-
mous visit for the samo purposo to the
American hens according to Dr
Wiley nro being taught to lay smaller
eggs but moro of them. Thu individual
American appetite however is not
(rowing sinnlled to fit the eggs.
Alaskn has bad n blizzard with n
temperature 70 degrees below zero.
Fou will rccognizo that condition ol
tntenso cold by thinking ot tho night
rou had to get up to put out the cat
Pnulhnn In his high fllfut contests
has attracted 'nut mild Interest com-
pared with tho nerlnl feat of food-
tuffs; they aro nvlatlng higher nnd
higher nnd tho man that pnys the
troccry bill Is stnndlng open-mouthed
wondering when they will como down
Tnlk about prices a Pennsylvania
ben has just won a $12000 prize! A
treat to-do Is being mndu because
lomebody stole nn egg which to laid
In her coop nt the dhow and no won-
ler. Her eggs must rate nt nbout
1100 each. Is it surprising thnt com-
mon eggs are so high?
Qunll nro reported to bo starving
to death in southern Wisconsin bo-
tauso tho heavy snowfalls hnvo cut an
lupplies of food. If this bo tho case
tho farmers should rally to their res.
tue. Tho quail Is scmi-domcstic in Its
habits nnd ns tho stnto hns been giv-
ing the birds an opportunity to mult!
ply by forbidding nil hunting for them
he fnrmcrs should bo assisted by nil
porting clubs In extending help to the
lunll in these day of their adversity.
Thomas A. Kdison foresees a Utopia
100 years hence when no one will have
lo do any work because tho mnchlnos
iMIl attend to all that. As this will
te too Into to benefit cither thin gen-
eration or its grandchildren It mny bo
suggested that It Mr. Edison will hurry
up nnd perfect that cheap stornge bat-
tery ho has announced so often It
mny ndvnnce tho dny when people
now living can enjoy tho golden or
Now tho English sparrow Is to bo ex-
terminated. And. remembering the
success or tho movement cgalnst tho
mosquito the blithesome sparrow
chirps hopes and hops.
Tho difference between drudgery
and piny is nil in the point or view
Drudgery Is work that one doesn't
like und play Is work that one does
like. As fnr ns mueculnr effort Is con-
cerned baseball is fully ns strenuous
hs pitching liny Somo men enjoy
pitching hay more than they wouH
baseball und there you tiro.
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Mr. William A. ltnjford will answer
question and give nil vice KltKtt OF
COST on all subject ptrtalnlriff to the
subject of building (or the renders of
this paper. On account of hln wide expe-
rience as Kdltor Author and Manufac-
turer he Is without doubt tho highest
authority on alt these subjects. Address
all Inquiries to William A. Radford No.
194 Fifth Ave. Chicago 111. and only
enclose two-cent stamp for reply.
In the building of n town situated
In n rolling country tho level trncts
uro the first to be occupied usually.
Next como those which aro easily and
Inexpensively graded nnd finally the
sldo hill lots offering problems In
building thnt many people aro prono
to avoid. Tho situation on n hill-
side or gcntlo slope Is exceedingly at-
tractive. It offers first a fine out-
look. Tho houses overtop each other
llko the seats In a theater nnd each
commands not only n larger view but
moro of tho sunshine moro of tho
breeze and n cortaln nmount of add-
ed privacy which cannot bo secured
when all tho houses aro on the same
level. In fact the fundamental prin-
ciple In selecting the site for n home
la to find a rising plcco of ground
which will afford good drainage nnd
nlso ndd to the dignity of the house
to be plnccd on It. Tho early treat
ises on tho building of nn English
dwelling mnko tho nnrrow terrace
banked against foundation a vital
part of the design; nnd tho tendency
of tho ordlnnry present-day builders
to set tho house high nbovo the
ground Is duo not entirely to n desire
to nvold deep excnvntlon but comes
ns tho result of this old Idea of a
terraco and n llttlo formnl garden to
connect tho house with Its surround-
ings. Tho high hill therefore or n
pnrt of It In the form of a hillside
lot should offer no Insurmountable
difficulty to tho builder. Out follow-
ing out tho idea of tho terraco he
should strlvo for a design fitted to
tho larger elovntlon upon which tho
house Is to bo placed. In tho country
whero one usually lias n larger aren
from which to pick a site tho prob-
lem Is much simpler. Iloom must of
course bo allowed for tho stnblo or
garage. Huso of access must bo con-
sidered nnd nlso tho relation of tho
dwelling to other partB of tho prop-
Fir-it Floor Plan.
erty. Hut If It has been decided to
placo the house on thu sldo of a knoll
certain things must bo studied In or-
der to secure tho best results. Tho
shape of the knoll Itself should de-
termine thu contour of tho house.
Plnced on n hilltop where the ground
fallti away In all directions the lines
of tho house should conform to those
of tho site. Tho slopo of tho roof
should repeat that of tho hillside.
Hipped or hooded plorced by low
dormers and spreading out over tho
hilltop In long nnd pleasing lines
such n houso will add to tho beauty
of tho Inndscnpo and well repay tho
extra care given to tho design Slnco
Its site Is high Its windows and
porches will nfford n pleasing view
and unless the ground Is heavily
wooded uo tower or lookout will bo
needed. When desirable that n por-
tion of tho houso should be moro elo-
vatcd care should be taken to mako
tho tower wide und low. and the pitch
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of Its roof tho same as that of tnc
mass of the building.
The design hero shown Is n type of
house suitable for a hilltop or high
rise of ground. It Ib not difficult to
Imagine the delights of n summer eve-
ning on this wide expanse of porch
If this house were on nn elevation
high above tho surrounding dwellings.
Thu building is 36 feet wldo and CI
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Second Floor Plan.
feet In length. It linB a reception
hall 1G feet squnro and tho parlor Is
IS feet C Inches by 14 feet C Inches
In size. A delightful living room is
provided that Is 17 by 15 feet
The dining-room Is the samo size.
The kitchen Is 13 feet G Inches by 1G
feet 10 Inches.
Access Is had to the second floor
by n good sizo stairway leading from
tho reception hall. One of the fea-
tures of tho second floor is a sewing
room which every woman will appre-
ciate. This room Is 10 feet G Inches
squaro. Thcro Is ono bedroom 1G
feet G Inches by 15 feet; nnother 17
feet G Inches by 13 feet nnd n third
bedroom 13 by 15 feet. Tho serv-
ant's room Is 0 feet G Inches by 8
feet Tho bathroom Is 9 feet G Inches
by 7 feot G Inches. A noticeable fen-
turo nbout this house Is tho lnrgo
nmount of closet room offered. Thero
nro six closets nil of good slzo.
This house can bo built nt n mod-
erate cost nnd will afford much de-
light to tho owner If plnced on n rise
of ground on nccount of tho nbund-
anco of light offered by tho numerous
windows. A feature of modern con-
struction which Is based on sanitary
principles Is nn ubundnnco of sun-
light which Is deemed essentlnl to
happiness and good health. Home
builders nro coming moro nnd more
to appreciate theso essentials In con-
struction nnd It certainly 13 vital to
the welfnro of the race.
"Fnmo Is n curious Intangible
thlnjr" said the athletic young man
"You never know Just what form It
Is going to take. Let me Illustrate
"1 was one of n week-end party thnt
went up to Greenwood lako for the
skating over last Sunday. I had oc-
casion to stroll over to tho village Snt-
ur.lay night nnd sented nroun.1 the
stove In Mlnthorn's storo I found tho
ununl aggregation of loungers sug-
gesting the descendants of n prehis-
toric race. Thoy wero all very wlee
but there wan one Peleg Uyerson bv
name who teemed to he the great
wUcucre. Peleg wasn't thero In per-
son I discovered he was 89 years old
and was h-utcd with rheunintlbm
" 'Whnt did he ever do to give him
such distinction?' 1 nsked
"'Well' druwkd ono of the loung-
ers. '54 years ngo old Peleg cut his
nnmc on a turtle an' n couple o'
months ngo the turtle was found!'"
New York Times.
What Caused It.
"Wero you ever treated for the
drink habit my poor man?"
"Oh yes mn'am. I couldn't nfford
to bo buying om."
To Manufacture Radium.
Tho first company In tho world to
undortako the production of radium In
a commercial way Is building a labora
tory nt- London.
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MEETS AT SPOKANE
Board of Governors Fix on That
City for Next Congress.
Fifth Dry Farm Congress to Be He'd
on October 3 4 5 and 6 Teaching
of Agriculture In Schools
At a meeting of the board of gover-
nors of the Dry Farming congress held
at Spoknne Wash. October 3 4 5 and
i5 1910 wore tho dates selected for the
fifth Dry Farming Congress nnd Inter-
national Dry Farming exposition at
Spoknne. Prof. II. W. Thatcher agro
nomist of Washington Agricultural col-
lege Pullman. Wash. was made mem-
ber of tho executive committee and
board of governors vlco H. L. Moody
of Spokane resigned. D. T. Ham vice-
president of the Spoknne Chamber of
Commerce was elected chnlrmnn of
th Spokane board of control of the
fifth Dry Farming congress. Hy virtue
of this position Mr. Ham nlso Is a
membdr of tho board of governors.
John T. Hums secretary of tho con-
gress wns elected secretary of the
board of control.
The board of governors authorized
the secretary to visit Washington nnd
Mr. Hums left Denver to carry out the
Instructions of tho governors. The
secretary will study the organizations
of tho bureaus of the various depart-
ments of the federal government espe-
cially those of state and agriculture
with the view to developing a system
of bureaus for carrying out more ef-
fectively the work or the Dry Farming
congress. He will interview Secretary
Hallinger of the interior nnd Secretary
Wilson of the agricultural department
and Fred Denett commissioner of tho
general land office for the purpose of
making arrangements for regular In-
terchange of Information between
those ofllces and the Dry Farming con-
gres. Mr. Burns also will Interview the
senators and representatives from
western states and endeavor to enlist
their Interest In Increased appropria-
tions for experimental and demonstra-
tion fnrms especially In tho dry farm-
The board of governors decided that
a practical handbook of dry farming
should be prepared nnd published as
soon ns possible. In the preparation
of this book the secretary will securo
the collaboration of eminent masters
of tho various branches of agricul-
tural science so that each subject will
bo presented by an accepted authority
In that particular phase of husbandry.
The proposed book will be Illustrated
with maps drawings nnd half-tone re-
productions of photographs. It Is the
purpose of the governors to mnko this
book ns complete as a text book on dry
farming can be mado with the data
now obtainable. Work on tho prepara
tion of this volume will bo started at
once nnd It is expected that it will be
Issued early during tho coining sum-
mer. Recognizing tho Importance of nnd
urgent need1 for education along agri-
cultural lines In tho public schools the
hoard of governors nuthorlzed nn Im-
mediate campaign of publicity In be-
half of tho introduction of text books
on farming In tho public schools up to
nnd including tho tenth grade. In the
I campaign which will be carried on
until the purpose of tho Dry Farming
congress nas been ncmoveu nnu prac-
tical ngrlculture Is taught In every
school In the land emphasis will be
placed upon tho necessity of adapting
tho text hooks to the conditions In tho
various sections of the country. It will
bo recommended thnt those books
which nre used in the fnr eastern
states should cover general agricul-
ture wltn enough about dry farming to
give tho pupil a correct idea of this
phase of tho subject while the books
for tho western schools should give
more extended consideration to dry
farming as a subject of paramount
Interest In tho west
The meeting nt which this Important
action wns taken wns attended by
President Mondell Chairman Alfred
Atkinson of Montana Anders U. Mordt
of Oklahoma Goorgo Hnrcourt of Al-
berta H. W. Thatcher Washington; J.
H. Worst North Dakota; D. T. Ham
Spokane nnd Secretary Hums.
Dry Farming Requires Brains.
Dry fnrmlng Is scientific cultivation
of tho soil In tho fullest sense of tho
words it requires brnlny men who
will study nnd who will work their
land diligently. Tho man who goes
west to take up this class of agricul-
ture does not need to bo rich hut ho
must hnvo somo capital. Ho should
have from $1500 to $2000 In ordor
thii he may buy machinery some live
stock build tor himself n home nnd
have sulllclont capital with which to
support his family until his tlrst crop
Is hnrvested nnd marketed. In some
localities whero biennial cropping Is
necessary beenuso of the slight rain-
fall this means that ho must have
enough to live on for at least 18
months. The failures of tho west are
duo In nlmost every casu either to
luck of capital or laziness. The dili-
gent man with a fair amount of capi-
tal should not fall.
Feather pulling Is nnother abomina-
tion which Is often forced upon the
innocent fowls nore frequently start-
ing through tho idleness or rather en-
forced Inactivity of companions thnn
ns n positive vice. If thete is an
nhundnnce of scratching material pro
vlded thero will be letr lr.d.treont-
for any to sit aroMiid M' o vp ''..; in.
employed studying ir.l.cl tC.
CLOVER AND ALFALFA SHED
Promises Well In Several Sections
Where It Has Been Tried In
The growing of clover nnd nlfah'it
seed in tho northwest promises well
and In severnl sections where It hns
been tried tho yields of seed hnvo
been good nnd tho quality of the very
host snys Dakota Farmer. In mnny
of the eastern states whero clover la
grown extensively for hay and ns a
fertilizing crop It seeds very sparing-
ly nnd seed Is shipped in ench spring
from other sections. Where clover
seeds well It Is a highly profitable
crop as the price Is nearly always
high. The seeding Benson in the Da-
kotas Is usually conductive to good
filling nnd It is believed by many
that In time n large amount of seed
will be produced within our borders
for snlo In eastern states. Practically
all alfalfa seed Is produced in semi-
arid sections either with or without
Many nre coming to think that nl-
falfn seed grown without Irrigation Is
superior for seed especially whero it
is to be sown under natural conditions.
The nearer home that seed Is grown
tho better it usually Is. Plants be-
come acclimated to certain sections
as does stock and any grent change
of environment results In decreased
vigor and yields.
Appreciating as we do the Immense
value of the legumes to any system
of permanent ngrlculture every ef-
fort to grow them as forago and for
seed as well should be made.
ALFALFA GROWN ON DRY LAND
Many Advantages in Growing This
Crop on Soils Particularly Adapt-
ed to Its Culture.
The growing of nlfalfn on nrld land
has proved n decided success for at
least 20 years but some kinds of soil
nre not so well adapted to this great
forage plant as others. As a rule n
sandy loam is tho best but it will also
thrive well on our bench land and
foothills where there Is n clay sub-
soil. As n rule alfalfa will not do
well on heavy gumbo-clay soil without
irrigation. In growing nlfalfa ono
planting is good for a period of ten
years. In ordinary seasons and on
common land two tons of hay can bo
cut from an acre. All farmers know
how much it costs to put up liny. Tho
second crc will bring from three to
five bushels of seed to the acre which
sells as a rulo for $7 or 8 a bushel.
Then there is the chaff from which
tho seed Is threshed which Is also
worth something. The expenses of
harvesting nnd threshing the alfalfa
seed crop are hardly one-half that ot
a wheat crop. In growing wheat the
land hns to be plowed harrowed nnd
planted for- every crop nnd to be suc-
cessful tho land should 'bo cropped
I only every other year. Thirty to 35
bushels nn ncre Is n very good yield
for summer fallowed dry land. Tho
price of wheat averages about 75
cents a bushel for a period of five
years. It will be seen from these
figures thnt tho growing of alfalfa
Is tho most desirable crop for dry land
where It can bo grown successfully.
LIVE STOCK NOTES.
Clean dry bedding Is always nec-
essary In the hoghouse.
Hoth the sires and dnms should bo
selected from large litters.
Closo confinement of hogs Is permis-
sible only In tho last stages of finish-
ing for the market.
It Is a mistake If tho hog It not fed
In a clenn place free from both dust
It Is a mistake to fall to feed tho
pigs bone nnd muscle materials dur-
ing their growth.
You can breed the nubbins out of
the cc.n Just ns easy ns you enn breed
the scrub cows out of'the dnlry herd.
It is a mistake to feed nil sizes to-
gether whenever the smaller ones aro
nt n dlsndvantngc.
It Is a mistake to feed the brood
sow corn before furrowing. She should
hnvo cooling and lnxatlve foods.
That nice ewe Is Just as nice for
you to keep as she Is for the man
who likes the looks of her to buy. Un-
Icpb you are overstocked keep her;
and If you nre better sell some other
A straw shed makes good shelter
for hogs during cold weather pro-
vlded It Is built so that tho hogs can
dig Into tho straw for n bed without
i;o!ng through walls or arranged so
that plenty of dry bedding can bo
given them enslly.
Teach Dry Farming.
In the opinion of tho board of gov-
ernors of tho dry fnrmlng congress
tho campaign for education In agri-
culture In the schools of tho country
will not be complete unless It goto
farther than tho' preparatory schools.
Tho agricultural collegesr especially
those In tho western states will be
urged during the coming year to give
more attention to the practical study
of dry farming. Much Ib being done
at tho oxperlment nnd demonstration
fnrms of the western agricultural col-
leges toward the development of dry
land farming but this work can be
supplemented nnd mndo more ef-
fective by tho elucidation of dry fann-
ing methods In the classes nnd lee-
tures. Text-books covering essential-
dry fanning methods should form n
part of the course (of study In every
western agricultural collcgo.
Shrn Jt''" wnrlil"jq f"rra ' ir
b Mr!v dil'y fo-" ri-i !) 1-vi-y
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FOR THE QRIP.
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Teddy Sny what makes yer havo
a gun wld such n long barrel?
Jeddy 'Cause yer kin get closer to
A TRAIN LOAD OF TOBACCO.
Twenty-four Carloads Purchased for
Lewis' Single Binder Cigar
What Is probably the biggest lot of
all fancy grade tobacco held by any
factory In tho United States has Just
been purchased by Frank P. Lewis of
Peoria for tho manufacture of LowIb
Single Hinder Cigars. The lot will
make twenty-four carloads and Is se-
lected from what Is considered by ex-
perts to be the finest crop raised In
mnny years. The purchase of tobacco
is sufficient to Inst the factory moro
than two years. An extra prlco wns
pnld for the selection. Smokers of
Lewis' Single Binder Cignrs will appre-
ciate this tobacco.
Peoria Star January 1G 1000.
Traveling Man Got Even.
A traveling mnn called on the man-
ager of n large New York concern tho
other day and sent his card in by the
boy nt the outside gate. Tho boy
sauntered back lazily and told the
traveling man that the manager
wouldn't see him.
"Well you go and ask him for the
card I sent In" said the caller.
In n few minutes tho boy returned
from his second trip. "Say" remarked
the boy "tho boss told mo to tell you
that he tore up that card but he sent
a nickel to you to pay for It."
The traveling man was deeply In-
sulted but he decided to get back as
bebt ho could. Ho opened his card
enso and drew out another card hand-
ing It to the boy.
"Give this to your boss" ho said
"and tell him that I'll keep tho money.
My cards are two for five. Much
The manager rushed out of the gate
to find the traveling mnn but ho wns
too Into. Tho man had left
Not Willing to Commit Himself.
Tho teacher had called upon Fred-
die Brown to give nn Illustration ot
the proper manner In which to com-
pare the adjective "clean."
"Mother Is clean" said he falterlng-
ly "father Is cleaner " Here ho
"And" prompted the teacher.
"Frcddlo was still silent and very
"Haven't you some other relative?"
asked the teacher smiling.
"Oh. yes" replied Freddie "there's
auntle-hut I ain't sure about her!"
An Appreciated Distraction.
"So you think tho automobile haB
made life much pleasanter?"
"It has for me" answered tho com-
fortable citizen. "I drlvo n fast horse
and my son rides n bicycle. Tho nu-
tomobile has taken tho minds of tho
police off both of us."
Hear your own burdens first after
that help to carry those of other peo-
ple. George Washington.
CHANGE THE VIBRATION
It Makes for Health.
A man tried leaving off meat pota-
toes coffee nnd etc. and ndopted a
breakfast of fruit Grape-Nuts with
cream soma crisp toast and a cup ot
His health began to Improve nt onco
for the renson thnt a ment oater will
reach n place onco In a whllo whero
his system seems to becomo clogged
nnd tho machinery doesn't work
A change of this kind puts aside food
of low nutritivo value and lakes up
food and drink of tho highest value
already partly digested and capable
ot being quickly changed Into good
rich blood and strong tissue.
A most valuable feature ot Grape-
Nuts is tho natural phosphate of pot-
ash grown in the Trains from which It
Is mndc. This Is (ho element which
transforms albumen in the body Into
the soft gray substance which fills
brain nnd nerve centers.
A few days' uso of Grape-Nuts will
give one n degree of nervous strength
well worth the trial.
Look In pkgs for tho little book "Tho
Road to Wellvllle." "There's a Jlpason."
nver rend the above lettrrf A new
nnr nppriirt from time to time. Tliry
nre irenulne true und lull of nuiuaa
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