The Beaver Herald (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 28, No. 36, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 11, 1915 Page: 3 of 8
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THE BEAVER HERALD REAVER OKLAHOMA
(Conducted by the National Woman's
Christian Temperance Union.)
ALCOHOL AND THE MAN.
Why should tho solo anil manufac-
ture of alcoholic liquor bo prohibited
In our own country and In all tho
countries of tho world? Tho answer
says Dr. Carolyn Oelsol in her lecturo
on "Alcohol and tho Man Himself" Is
found In the brain and body of man.
Bho shows a chart containing tho pho-
tographs of two brain cells one from
tho brain of a normal man who had
worked all his llfo for the good of
humanity and bequeathed his body
after death to tho dissecting table;
tho other from tho brain of an alco-
holic a victim of tho liquor traffic
who had gono to Paris and dice In dis-
grace and whoso body was taken to
tho cllnlquo whero tho bodies of
criminals paupers and defectives aro
used for dissection. 'Tho picture of
tho two brain cells shows tho normal
with its multitude of flno fibers all
clastic for tho llfo vibrations llko a
beautiful plumo of feathers end tho
abnormal a mere skeleton of what It
onco was distorted stunted and thick-
ened all tho finest filaments gono
and what is left too stiff to feel excopt
dimly any call of tho living spirit.
Why doesn't a man stop drinking
when bo knows it is Injuring him?
This Is answered by a chart contain-
ing a picture of ono of the nervo cen-
ters of the brain. It too Is feathery
in general form and all Its fronds aro
in curving or bending lines as if wav-
ing or moving except ono. That Is a
short llttlo straight line coming direct
from tho nerve center In a lateral di-
rection. It Is tho inhibitory nerve
tho one that says "no." All the oth-
ers are nerves of action of Impulse;
this alono is tho curb tho check tho
brake Alcohol attacks this nerve
softens weakens and destroys It. In
the brain of an alcoholic it is absolute-
ly gono; how can tho man say "no?"
Tho will power which he had In his
normal stato Is poisoned nnd wound-
ed nnd it hardens until It dies. He is
utterly dependent on outside control
"THE BATTLE IS THE LORD'S."
"This war has given tho greatest
blow to the drink traffic tho world
has ever known. Whllo empires nro
tottering statesmen and people aro
beginning to rcallzo tho dangers of al-
cohol and nil nations are recommend-
ing total abstlnenca to their soldiers"
says Miss Agne3 E. Slack of England
honorary secretary of tho World's
W. C. T. U. As ono magazine writer
well puts it: "That some of the cruol
consequences of war should bo unex-
pectedly offset by a great social and
economic reform Is oao of tho Ironies
Tho stars in their courses are fight-
ing for tho destruction of tho liquor
PUT AWAY THE GINMILLS.
This is tho way tho "Llne-O'-Typo
or Two" column of the Chicago Trib-
une sizes up tho situation:
"If ono Is charitably disposed as
moat of us are ho had better koop
away from the poor parts of tho city
and medttato at long rango on the
misery of the submerged fraction.
Nothing more quickly dries tho springs
of sympathy than tho sight of a string
of glnmllls doing a thriving business.
Hero swarm the heads of families to
fling away their wages and we aro
asked to commiserate and support
their wretched progeny."
TAXPAYERS BEGINNING TO SEE.
Tho liquor traffic costs more each
year than our whole civil service our
army navy and congress; tho river
harbor and pension bills; all wo pay
for local govcrnmert; all national
state and county debts; and all tho
schools In the country. In fact this
government pays more for liquor than
for o.vory kind of government. Lillian
M. Mitchell president Kansas W. C.
MOST VALUABLE ASSET.
Tho most valuable asset of any stato
and nation is its people. The wisest
financiering Is that which will save tho
people from drunkenness poverty and
crima and all tho natural products
of tho liquor traffic. A state or nation
can mako no mlstako even from a
monetary standpoint In dissociating it-
self from such a business. Lillian M.
Tho liquor Journals would havo us
bellevo that West Virginia's "first
month's experience with tho new tem-
perance law has been a sad and dis-
heartening one" because they say tho
state Is full of "blind tigers" and
"liquor hides." Well so Is Illinois and
Ohio and New York and all the ot4ier
RAPS JOHN BARLEYCORN.
Notice has been posted at tho Jol fet
works of tho Illinois Steel companr
discouraging tho use of liquor. Any
employee using liquor while on duty
will be discharged and In making pro-
motions only thoso who do not drink
will receive consideration.
CIVILIAN ALSO COULD BENEFIT.
If tho soldier must givo up alcohol
because it Interferes with bis effi-
ciency why should not the civilian pro-
mote bis efficiency by giving It up?
William Jennings Bryau.
Novelized fromEutfene Walter's Dramaby the samcnaine
Mr. and Mri.
Reynolds move Into thslr
new bungalow WOO down
as rent I on Htaten Island. Dick Meade
nawspaper man cynic aoclallat takes din
ner ana spends ma nigni. 'ine
seem comfortable In their home
hint of loneliness. Dick warns tlob
against John Brand. Dob's old school-
mate now a member of "the system"
who Is expected to call. Itrand. Hudson
Cement company president offers Dob
140.000 to use his position as chemist with
th United Construction company to
cheat the specifications for cement work
on the Pecos River dam. Jane overhear-
ing asks Rob to accept. Ills refusal. In
the face of their poverty chills her.
Brand wiles Jane Into n conspiracy to
make Rob "earn" the J40.000. He takes
her for an nuto ride nnd they nre seen
by Dick She receives 1100 "conspirator's
money" by moll from Brand and In the
sudden chance from skimping economies
and unpaid bills to real ready money
loses all sense of true moral values. The
clandestine auto rides continue. Jure
tries In vain to Influence Bob to accept
Brand's offer. Dick noes to see Brand
with some vague Idea of making- him
ceass his rides with Jane Brand Insults
Dick who knocks him down. Mrs. Col-
lins becoming suspicious of Jane's new
"fine feathers." objects to further chap-
eroning of Brand and Jane. Dick ar-
rives unusually early on his regular
Wednesday visit. On the heels of Bob
who arrives unexpectedly come Mrs. Col-
lins nrrnyed for a ride nnd Brand with
his auto. The four actors are together
on a stage set for tragedy. Jane explains
CHAPTER XVI Continued.
Quite sadly and quietly ho turned to
her nB ho had before but It was a
graver question now. Ho realized that
and ho knew that his answer would
bo a momentous ono.
"Jane" ho said "if I havo failed
failed to give you what you wanted;
failed to givo you what you hoped for;
failed as a husband and a man I am
sorry. I am sorry but that Is all I
can say. If you want more; more than
money can buy and want to buy it
with the kind of money that Brand
offers you must look elsewhere. It
cannot como from mo. What you havo
said of yourself is largely true. But it
was all part of tho agreement I told
you you would havo to go through It.
All of It. Wo both know that."
"Yes" Bho answered "until the
chance camo for you to help yourself.
You know that you believed and that
I believed that some day tho chance
would come and when It came you
"But not that kind of a chance." he
said Boftly. "That was not what I
was expecting or looking for. I never
wanted to bo a thief Jane and I havo
told you I won't be ono now. I know
the temptation and though it grieves
mo to see you blinded to it it Is not
merely my opinion against yours that
makes mo'flrm. I am thinking of you
too. I know If I take thle money all
the love will be driven out of our
hearts and this home such as It Is
that wo have struggled for will be
"Hut we can And a better one."
"No Jane" he persisted firmly but
hopelessly. "It won't bo a better ono.
It won't bo home at all. That word
doesn't signify four walls and a root
no matter how much magnificence may
bo within them. Home Is here where
we have made It. Home Is In our
hearts and .If we destroy tho purity
of It and our respect for each other
home la nowhere. That doesn't mean
though that wo are doomed forever to
this particular spot. I will work on.
If a man Is capable and honest and
knows his duty and does It nothing
can stop him. It is only a llttlo wait."
Walt! That was the word she would
not brook. Tho lure of ready money
the luxury of it had trapped Jane
firmly in its meshes. The little taste
she had had was Just enough to mako
her crave it as a llttlo water drives
a thirst-famished man to a maddening
quest for more.
"Only a little wait. Only a llttlo
wait I" She drawled the words out In
a wearisome monotone and then ex-
claimed: "Why soon I'll be llko Mrs.
Collins with paint on my face and my
bands in gloves to hide the seams in
them and wanting some liquid balm
to drown the sordldness of it all. Now
If it were necessary Dob I'd be will-
ing to llvo llko Mrs. Collins dowdy and
dirty but It tsn't. You can't tako this
chance of escape from me. You can't
and you won't. That's final."
She turned and crossed quickly to
her room Reynolds stood as It dumb
stricken watching tho door through
which Bho had gono. In a moment she
came out dressed in coat and hat.
"You'ro going out?" her husband
Inquired in a surprised tone. "Why
Jane if you want anything at the store
let mo go for you." I
"I don't want anything at the store
Bob and I'm going farther than that.
I'm going to New York. But not to
Brand" she added. "Thero was no
more between Brand and mo than be-
tween you and your employ'or and I
guess my Job's about ended there as
the partnership is here."
"You moan you'ro leaving your hus-
band and your home? Why you must
bo mad Jane. I won't let you."
"By what right can you stop me?"
she Inquired' coolly.
"Jusi by the right of our love" be
answered stopping quickly to her side
and putting an arm about her. "I
can't let you go that way Jane. That's
my end ot the partnership."
She drew away from his embrace
not angrily but with determination.
"Bob" she said gently "I love you.
Xoa know 1 do. But I'm not going to
& B JLpty
bo weak enough to let you dominate
me and mako this fatal mlstako. When
partners can't agreo thoro Is but ono
solution and now our partnership Is
dissolved." She looked up at the
cuckoo clock that had told off so many
happy hours and ot late so many sad
and wearisomo hours in the llttlo bun-
galow. As she looked It began to
strike a dismal lonesome noto as it
tho cuckoo had lost Its mato and was
calling In a hopeless way from Ub llttlo
"Four o'clock" she said. "I'll bo-
ld me see whero will I bo? I don't
know New York very well. Yes I'll
he at tho Astor library at six. If you
como for mo then I'll know that I am
really a partner and everything will
bo all right. It you don't I'm going
Into business for myself; not a part-
nership Bob for I love you. 'But we'll
see if you let mo go alone which part
ner was right."
She stood looking at him beseech"-
lngly stifling back the tears that
clamored for release. But ho made no
answer and she swept them back.
Pride; foolish pride and will against
There was another witness to this
tragedy but it was not Dick. Ho had
slipped away. There was present that
silent cynical figure who laughs un-
heard and scoffs unseen when man
and woman stand stubbornly at tho
parting ot the wnys.
"Jane" said nor husband sadly "If
you feel you havo to go good-by; but
you are casting lovo and happiness out
of your llfo and tempting fato. Please
That was not what she wanted. She
wanted the pressure of a strong man's
arm and lips; tho compelling force
and maetery not ot reason but ot
love. A step or two the right word
and tho flood of tears would havo
swept Brand and his satanlc shadow
from the Reynolds' hearthstone for-
ever. But this step was left untaken;
the word unspoken.
Jane passed out alone.
Playing the Game.
Young Mrs. Reynolds lounges before
a log fire In the Reynolds' new homo.
A cheery fire that casts bright rays
about n scene ot comfort and case.
Something of the Joy of living seems
to havo como into the life of tho Rey-
nold.. Why not? For Bob has taken
a hand nnd Is playing in tho game.
Their bouse is In the fashionable north
shore suburb not far from the
Brands.' Less pretentious than their
benefactor's for Bob Is a pupil and
Brand a past masiur ot the system's
ways. But a year has passed and.
Judging from appearances young Rey-
nolds is doing very well. By the light
from a handsome electrolier he Is
perusing the market page of an eve-
"Bob dear" his wife reminded him
"you must dreBs. Tho Brands will bo
hero any minute In their car."
He had laid down tho paper and
looked at hor.
"Always their car" ho answered
petulantly. "What's the matter with
"Nothing dear but you know the
limousine Is better. The nlghte are
getting cold. .Besides if we sit in
their box why shouldn't we go over
"Sure why not? Brand's box
Brand'n car Brand's money. Why
Mrs. Reynolds lifted some folds ot
silk and lace and got up. Sho put a
bare soft arm around her husband's
neck and caressed his cheek.
"Why honey you're almost cross to
night. What 8 tne matter did you
have a bad day?"
"Oh not particularly but why can't
wo leave tho Brands out of It once In
a whllo? It's Brand this and Brand
that till It gets on my nerves."
"Well dear'' she replied "we'll have
a llttlo party all our own tomorrow
night but when we go to the opera
we can't l;scre tbctr box. You
wouldn't have me sit anywhere elso
with this on would you?"
She courtesled and paraded before
hlri to show the bird in all its glory.
"No" he agreod "you are well
worth looking at and I'm sure I don't
want to niae you. nut i wien i had a
box of my own. What aro they sing-
"Anothor of those gruesome trag-
edies. Don't thoy ever have anything
pleasant In opera? Somebody's al-
ways dying or stealing another man's
wife or trying to and It gets tiresome;
makos me feel like a drink to get
cheered up on and I think I'll have
He pressed a button.
"Frieda" ho ordered "bring some
brandy and ice."
It was the same but a transformed
Frieda. Flaxen braids aro curled and
crimped and the gingham apron is no
more. Dress black and tight fitting
with a low cut "V." Short enough to
show silk stockings and a pair of
pretty pumps. And no more the bIov
only shuffle or the "yessum" and
"yesslr." .She moves softly llko a hu-
man automaton and brings Bob's
liquor without a word.
"1 don't like to see you drink llko
that before Kolng out" said Jane.
"I'm not lecturing but It Booms to mo
that you'ro getting pretty liberal with
your brandies. Wouldn't afterwards
"NonBcnso" ho answered "Any man
who sits through an opera Is entitled
to a stimulant both afterwards and
"You don't mean that. Bob. You
ilko opera as much as 1 but you won't
"Do I?" ho said. "Well maybe. I
do. Sometlmos I havo a hard tlmo tell-
ing Just what I do like these days."
Ho poured out his liquor and stood
up holding tho glass aloft
"Jano" ho Bald ImpuUlvcly "I'll
givo yov a toast. Hero's to Dick!"
Sho Htartod at the namo nnd hor
look conveyed all the Burpriso Bho did
"Yos Dick" he repeated. "Don't
you over think of him?"
"Why yos I don't know Bob. What
mado you think ot him? We haven't
seen him for a year."
"I know It Jane. Not since that
night on tho Island. That's one ot tho
things wo didn't keep Dick's friend-
ship. I haven't Been htm In person
but I've seen him In my dreams; day
dreams and night."
"Well. I'm suro he could find us It
ho wanted to. He can't blnmo us If
he's broken off tho friendship."
"No ho can't blame ub" Reynolds
answered "and I don't bellevo "wo can
He sat down and poUrcd another
brandy. Just before ho had taken It
thoy heard Brand's car approaching.
Jane pulled at his sleeve.
"Now you see" sho Bald "thoy'ro
hero and you'ro not dressed. Hurry
won't you dear?"
Jane hurried to tho door hereoU.
Formalities wero not necessary with
tho Brands. In fact tho millionaire.
"You're Well Worth Looking At."
tor his part seemed ratbor Inclined to
"Hello" he said cordially as he fol-
lowed his wife Into the big reception
hall "whero'a Bob?"
"He's here" Jano answered. "I
couldn't get him started dressing but
he'll be right down."
Brand looked toward the tablo and
tho bottle In its sliver casing.
"Oh I see" he said. "A Uttla bracer
before the show eh? Bou's going too
strong to that stuff Jane. You'd bet
ter check blm a bit."
"I think so too" she agreed "but I
don't want to dictate. He seems so
nervous ot late and sometimes almost
"I know but that isn't any good for
the nerves or tho nervo either. Check
him up a bit. I tell you he's hurting
himself and Injuring his chances. I
hear he lost quite a lot In tho street
today. Oh nothing serious" he added
quickly as Jane looked up In alarm.
"But I don't like to see a man carry-
ing a handicap. Tho race is hard
enough as it Is. I llko a drop of wine
with my dinner or after the show but
I let It go at that. Bob's a bard work-
er and a hard player and It lie's going
to drink ho'U be a bard drinker. Ho
can't do anything by halves."
"Why don't you speak to him about
It 7" Jano asked.
"I did but ho cut mo oft as I knew
he would. Bob wants my tips on the
market but that's about all the advice
he requires from mo nowadays."
Mrs. Brand stood patiently by won-
dering if anyone was going tn tako any
notice of her Sho wished Bob would
hurry for sho had never found that his
propensity for brandy affected his gal-
lantry. To her way of thinking young
Reynolds was an Ideal huBband. Not
qulto so Imposing or Important as her
own perhaps but so attentive and
thoughtful. Bob usually made htmself
very agreeable to Mrs. Brand. Some-
times ho seemed extremely so. But
ot course that was only as it should
bo. It was his way with women and
It he seemed especially gracious to
the wife ot tho man who had done so
much for him it was only natural
Mrs. Brand surveying Jane's new
opera gown spoke In tones of appar-
"How beautiful you look tonight my
"Do you llko It?" Jane Inquired. "I'm
so glod bccauBo I had it mado over
four times and I'm ntmoet satisfied
Jano put her arm around her neigh-
bor's waist. Sho looked saucily at
"Your wife never lots me forget that
she Is flvo years my Junior" bIio said.
"But It's sweet ot her Juat tho same."
And with this strictly feminine para-
dox tho exchange- ot suavities ccneed.
They heard Bob's step on tho stairs.
Ho shook hands with both
"Awfully sorry to havo kopt you
waiting" ho said "but with two such
charming ladles I guess wo won't mind
entering a llttlo lato oh Brand?"
"They look good to mo" tho million-
aire agreed. "Let's go."
Mrs. Brand was tut Jano had snld
flvo years her Junior Just how this'
fact over camo to bo openly estab-
lished Is ono of those mysteries that
must go unsolved. Ot course the one
uevor referred to It and tho othor
novur forgot It. But It oxlsted and It
served as a sort ot balance wheel to
their respective attractions. For Jane
wnB of n typo to which a few yenrs
ono wny or'the other neither add nor
detract from beauty. It tho discrep-
ancy had been tho other way It might
havo bcon noticeable Mrs. Brand was
a blonde and a beautiful ono. She wbb
nearly ns tall as June and slightly
mora robust. Blue oyed and fair
Bklnned with cheeks that drew their
color from a perfect constitution not
from the embellishing touch of rougo.
No lady's maid In all Now York had
an easier task than Mrs. Brand's and
no modiste's art was better rewarded
than hers. In the clubs whero It was
common talk that Brand's patronizing
hand had raised Reynolds out of ob-
scurity this strl'ilng beauty ot the mil-
lionaire's wife sorved as n sort of anti
dote to gosBlp. At IcaBt men urgod.
It was a tOBS-up and If Reynolds lost
ho was a fool. From point of eyo Ihey
were a wonderful pair and In that re-
spect their husbands were not far be-
hind them. At tho opera or among
tho first ulghters thero wasn't a quar-
totto In tho city that attracted more
attention. Brand was fairly popular
In the clubs although ho Bpent but
little tlmo in them. Reynolds the now
comer was moro bo. Ho was n nat-
ural mlxor and whether he felt It or
not ho maintained a cordial attitude
toward new friends that made him
wolcome. Tlmo did not press on Bob
either. Ho had declined Brand's offer
to go Into the millionaire's firm and ho
drew his living from tho street. Brand
had mado good as a prognosttcator.
Money did make monoy. From the
time Bob burled his conscience and
hurried over to Now York after his
wlfo and went from her to Brand he
had had no cause to complain. Forty
thousand dollars was a good grub
stake and with Brand's assistance bs
had doubled it.
Only ono thing worried Roynolda.
His wife's mania for money was Insa-
tiable. "Jane" be had told her a tew weeks
ago "wo'vo got a fortune. Do you
realize It? Eighty thousand dollars.
Eighty thousand dollars and a fifteen
thousand dollar home. Let's quit and
go away. With the rent from this
place we'd havo an Incomo of seven or
eight thousand and we could run all
over tho world on that. You know
how wo used to hope and plan for the
day when wo could see something ot
other places. Not London and Paris
and Berlin but something really dif-
ferent. I'd like to go down Into Af-
rica and India after some of that big
game. Why I nover shot anything In
my life larger than a rabbit and I'd
rather kill a Hon than get all the
monoy in the subtrcasury. Come on
what do you say? You love the out-
door Ufa and we'll have the time of
But Jane demurred.
"Let's wait a llttlo while Bob. We've
only Just begun. Look what Brand's
got and ho Isn't hunting lions."
"No" ho said resignedly "ho Isn't
hunting them and he couldn't hit one
If ho did. You got mo Into Brand's
class to some extent but you'll never
mnko him my model of a man. I can
crosB his bridges but I've got some
of my own that make him stop and
look. Ho found that out at school."
He wasn't boasting. There was more
of sadness than arroganco In his tone
but Jane noticed It; ahe held her
peace. It was from that day that
the bottlo with the silver casing need-
ed much refilling In the Reynolds'
(TO BK CONTINUED.)
Not on the Menu.
Prospects ot a good meal were not
bright but the fly-blown eating-house
was tho only thing ot Its kind in the
neighborhood so Johnson had no
choice but to enter and try his luck.
Entering the dingy dining room he
seated himself at a tabtav covered by
a stained cloth. A depressed waiter
sauntered In eventually and nearly
fainted on beholding a customer.
"Have you any cold pie?" queried
Johnson. "Er-no sir!" "Any chick-
en?" "Er-no sir!" "Well I suppose
I can havo somo beef can't I?"
"Er-no sir!" "What on earth have
you got In the houso then?" "Er the
Child's Unconscious Humor.
k A tiny girl had always taken her
milk from a sllvor mug. Being al-
lowed to drink from a tumbler one day
sho thereafter demanded tho privilege
ot drinking everything from a "hand
glasB." Tho sainq little thinker on-
raptured with tho candles on a Chrlit-
mas tree explained to a comrade:
"You light them with a match and
you light thorn out this way" snap-
ping her thumb and forefinger ta
settlor to Imcersooaia tvacuffoc
ALFALFA ON DRY FARM
One of tho Best Drought Resist-
ing Plants Known.
Cause of Many Failures In Seml-Arld
Sections Is Shallow Plowing
Good Stand Obtained by Plant-
ing In Deep Seed Bed
tlly E. It. PARSONS.)
Years ngo alfalfa was considered
as a sort of watercrcBs that had to
bo Irrigated every fow days. Tho
fact Is however that It is ono ot tho
best drought resisting torago plants
known. It has been tho salvation ot
dry central Asia nnd also ot tho
South American desorts whom It sel-
dom rains. It Is considered so valu-
able In Peru and Chile nnd other coun-
tries adjoining that It Is often raised
In seed beds and planted out by hand
In valleys whero thero is nj rain but
somo damp soil on account of under-
flow from tho mountains.
Many plant nlfalfa In tho dry farm-
ing states and fall. Tho reason Is usu-
ally tho samo shallow plowing. Tho
art of obtaining a good stand of alfalfa
Ilea In planting It In a deep seed bed.
In a dry farm paper somo years ago I
romomber reading that n good wny to
plant alfalfa was to plow tho sod two
to thrco Inches roll It run a slanted
harrow over It nnd then put In tho
ecd. This was tho worst advice that
could bo possibly given to a dry fnrm-
or. Unfortunately many bellovod it
nnd lost their work and their seed.
Somo obtained a poor stand which
ovontually died out but a few who
wero farming over wot ground man-
aged to ralso a llttlo. Alfalfa planted
In shallow plowed land seldom
amounts to anything even It a stand
Is obtained which soldom happens
oxcopt In a very wot year.
Many will say "Don't plant alfalfa
on sod." This is all right as far as it
goes but whon these people talk sod
thoy moan the shallow breaking that
they are accustomed to.
In countries whero it blows alfalfa
should always bo planted en sod but
It should bo plowed ob dcoply as pos-
sible eight to ten inches at least and
well worked up on the surfaco.
Tho sod when plowed under deeply
holds tho moisture and the old roots
hold tho soil together and prevent it
Tho deeper tho seed bed for alfalfa
tho sooner It becomes established nnd
tho heavier the crops will bo as long
as tho field lasts.
Almost any soil will ralso alfalfa
it deep enough but It thero Is any
rock or hardpan near tho surface it
will not amount to much unless there
Is Bomo seepngo or permanent mois-
ture to help It out.
When planting alfalfa on land whlcn
haB been previously cropped or on
the now break It is bettor In cither
case to plow In tho fall as deeply as
posslblo and winter fallow tho land
for moisture as described In a late
Issue. Nevertheless If tho winter has
been wet and the field contains about
two feet or moro of moist earth from
tho surfaco down It will bo quite sato
to plant in tho spring provided the
field Is plowed as soon as tho frost
Is out of the ground and allowed to
settle until planting tlmo In May.
Land plowed either In the fall or
tho spring should be disked and har-
rowed alternately until both fine and
firm. Tho amount of seed to plant to
tho acre depends on local conditions.
If every seed comes up and pro-
duces a profitable plant four to flvo
pounds to tho aero would be plenty
but tho ordinary seed we buy seldom
germinates over SO per cent therefore
wo may as well double this amount
and plant 10 to 12 and if tho condi-
tions are unfavorable or tho seed
planted by hand and harrqwed In it
la much safer to plant 15 than 12.
CONSERVE MOISTURE IN SOIL
Dry Farms Should Be So Worked That
Large Quantity of Water Is In
Soil at Harvesting Time.
It Is always dangerous to permit the
soil of a dry farm to become very
dry especially below the first foot.
Dry farms should be so manipulated
that oven at the harvesting reason a
comparatively large quantity of water
remains in the soil to a dopth of eight
feet or more. The larger the quantity
of water In the soil In tho fall tho
more readily and quickly will the wa-
ter that falls on the land during the
resting period of fall winter arid early
spring sink Into the soil and move
away from tho top-noil. The top or
flrst foot will always contain tho larg
est percentage of water because it is
the chief receptacle of tho water that
falls as rain or snow but when tho
BubBoll Is properly moist the water
will moro completely leave the top-
Boll. Further crops planted on a soil
saturated with water to a depth ot
eight feet aro almost certain to ma-
ture and yield well.
Insure Pure Seed.
Tho only way for tho fanner to know
that ho Is getting pure seed is for him
to examine or have examined by some-
one who knows the seed ho proposes
to purchase. He should secure a sam
pie of the seed pour it on a sheet ot
white paper nnd with tho aid of a
magnifying glass and a pockot knife
separate out the weed seeds and the.
dirt and determine the percentage.
Indications of Success.
Is your manure piled up behind th
barn or out In the fields? One can
usually tell of a farmer's success by
finding out bow he handles his manure.
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