The Beaver Herald (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 31, No. 38, Ed. 1, Thursday, February 21, 1918 Page: 6 of 8

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Our Part in Feeding the Nation
(Special Information Service. V
Turning Under Red Clover
Suggestions for Ways of Saving
and Increasing Country's
Food Supply.
Easy Method of Avoiding Lost of Per-
ishable Farm Products Full Use
of Manure Important Keep.
Ing Down Hog Cholera.
To nvnlil delay loss or oilier trou-
bles In shipping packages In loss Hum
carload lots a few rules pertaining to
packing iiml placing shipping tm.;s
should ho rigidly adhered to. Thin
warning holds Rood with all nlilpnioittH
hut should ho ciiipliiiKlzcd strongly In
thu case of fnrin products which limy
ho classed as perishable. Seo tlmt
shipping Instructions hearing tlm
shippers iiml consignees' names iiml
addresses nr plnlnly written on tags
- lilcli nro securely tacked or tied on
each crnlo barrel or Individual puck-
ngo. Utiles for making shipments nro
posted nt each shipping station mid
should lie carefully Htuilled by nil
shippers. In milking shipments see
that IiIIIh of hiding express receipts
or other documents received from Hie
carrier company show all Information
provided for therein. It Ih iih much a
shipper's duty to neo Hint ho Rets a
proper receipt iih It Is for thu carrier
to nee that ho Rets It. An observance
of these suggestions will aid Rrontly
In InsurliiR proinpt carrhiRo to desti-
nation and deliveries after arrival. It
will help to prevent confusion with
other shipments of similar character
and appearance and have annoyances
In tho form of delays Incomplete de-
liveries and claims of spoilage loss
iitnd dauuiRc.
Top dressIiiR tho winter itraln crops
such as wheat anil rye and In tho
.South oats Is hlRhly mix limbic. Man-
ure thus applied protects tho crop
from winter Injury as well as uildliiR
to Its plant food. For host results on
winter Rrnln tho top drcssliiR must ho
liRht enough to aold all dmiRcr of
smotherliiR nor should enoiiRh inaniiro
ho applied to Induce an overgrowth of
straw and consequent IoiIrIiir of the
Rrnln In tho spring. Incidentally If
Ithii crass has heen sown with tho
brain a llRht top dressInR Is one of
alio host methods of InsurliiR n "eutch."
hrhls Source of Plant Food Should on
No Account Be Wasted.
The nntlon-wldo cnll Is for n Rreatcr
production of food. Onu means of nn-
nwcrliR this cnll Is to lucreaso the
fertility of our lands so that they will
Ijo capable of producliiR Rrniter yields.
To do this It Is necessary to return
to -the soil tho elements of plnnt food
which ure used by tho crops but now
.that these fertilisers hnvu becomo so
Hcnrco It Is possible at best to use only
u limited amount. Itarcly Is It profit-
nblo nt present prices to apply enoiiRh
commercial fertilizer to replace nil this
plant food that a crop removes. It Is
therefore hlRhly lniportnnt that all
the manure that Is produced on the
farm bo utilized. Hero la a valuable
source of plant food.
The farmer who feeds as much live
stock as possible may IIruto that ho Is
receiving n double remuneration for
his crops; first from tho sale of ani-
mals; and second from tho fertilizer
elements which lire left In tho manure
and which are applied to tho land to
Increase crop production. Practically
all the nttroRon phoDphorus and pot-
ash the three elements of plant food
In which we nro most concerned
jwhlch are In tho feeds nro recovered
in tho manure from livestock. Grow-
ing animals require homo of these hub-
stances In building up bono and mus-
cle as they Increase In welRht. The
dairy cow uses n proportion of them
In tho production of milk but a hard-
VgrUng horse or a mature fattening
8 Department of Agriculture.)
to Enrich the Soil.
nnlmnl voids 00 to 100 per cent of
Tho liquid portions of tho manure
contain about three-fourths of the ni-
trogen and nearly all of tho potash
voided by the animals. Therefore It
Is highly Important that as much of
tho liquid manure -bo Raved as pos-
sible. This Is usually accomplished ny
using a sulllclent amount of bedding
to absorb It hut some stock raisers
and clalrjmen have found It advisable
to build ilts or cisterns In which It Is
collected. .Spreading manure when .t
Is fresh Is generally most economical.
When this Is Impractical It should bo
stored so ns to prevent leaching under
cm or or In a concrete pit nnd kept
well packed. "I'lro-fanglng" or burn-
ing can be prevented by keeping It
Aside from tho fertilizing elements
contained In manure. It has benellclal
mechanical effects upon practically all
soils. When properly applied manure
Improves the physical condition of the
soil by Increasing Its water-holding
capacity aeration and tempernture.
While tho soluble portion of the mnn-
urc Is nt once available for'pbint use
other plant foods nro rclensed ns de-
composition continues for two or more
years. Ah manure" decomposes It as-
sists materially In rendering nvnllablo
for plant use other plnnt food alrendy
present In the soil but In unavailable
One menns.of Increasing our supply
of food Is to prevent losf from hog
cholera. Keep the hog house nnd lot
clean. This Is Important In prevent-
ing outbreaks. If any of tho bogs
show signs of sickness notify the
county agent or local veterinarian.
Steps taken In the early jjtagos of thu
disease can probably' prevent loss but
If ilelnjed many hogs may die. Prompt
action pajs.
The average farm Implement Is only
nbout half worn out by use alone. Tin
rest of. tho wear Is duo to rust and
decny. Tho greatest possible profit Is
made nut of machinery when It Is used
contlniiqiisly for prolHablo work until
It Is worn out.
Hog Cholera Situation.
from recent reports of Inspectors In
charge of bog-cholera control work In
tho various hog-rnlslng stntes It ti
noied that the disease with but a few
exceptions. Is being diminished and It.
now exists In sporadic form only. This
Is ory gratifying as In prolnus years
hcay losses liuvo always occurred
during thu Into summer nnd early fall
The control of hog cholern Is one ol
the most lniportnnt factors connected
with the raising of swine and In or-
der to build up tho depleted herds In
ill sections of tho country It Is tm
portuut to save every pig furrowed.
All farmers are therefore urged to co.
operato In the work carried on by thu
department of agriculture nnd strlv
to keep their premises free of cholern
and If the dtscaso Is In the neighbor-
hood report the outbreak to the proper
state officials nnd protect the herd by
tho use of antl-hog-cholern bcrjitn.
The manufacturer's success Is dim
largely to bis ability to buy raw mate-
rial at the lowest prices to null the
Mulshed products through nn efficient
distribution 8 stem nnd to take ml-
Mintage of more economic methodii of
production. Ho builds up n system to
ellinlnnto waste inefficiency nnd ex-
triivngance. livery farmer should do
tho same.
Protect Grain From Weevil.
Anticipating nn unusual prevalence
of tho more common grain weevils In
stored grains this winter tho llurenu
of Ihitouiology of tho United Stntes
Department of Agriculture Is exercis-
ing especial efforts to standardize
fumlgnnts for those pests and deter-
mine methods of nppllcallon on n largo
scale to preent their dnmngo ns much
as possible lteports to tho bureau
are to the effect that persons wjio nro
storing gialn may expect more weevils
thnn usual this winter.
The priiellces of fall nnd winter
plowing uro destructive to many In-
jurious Insects. Breaking tho ground
interferes with their preparation for
w Inter.
Nnvnl Lieutenant Donald Paget Just given command of n sub-
marine ii:ts 4t Washington nn old friend nnd distinguished though
somewhat eccentric scientist. Captain Mnsterman. Mnsterman has Just
returned from an exploring expedition bringing with him a member of
tho strange rncc the existence of whose species ho asserts menaces
tho human family. At tho club the "March Hares" Mnsterman ex-
plains his theory to Paget. The recital Is Interrupted by the nrrlvnl
of n lifelong enemy of Mnsterman lru MncBenrd and the former Is
seized with a. fatal paralytic stroke. From Masterman's body Paget
secures documents bearing upon the discovery nnd proceeds to tho
homo of the scientist. Paget proceeds to sea on his submarine the
FM and encounters n German cruiser. He sinks the enemy which had
dtroyed the Beotln on which Ida Kennedy bis fiancee was a pas-
senger. Tbo girl escapes In n small boat. He rescues her but finds
himself unnble to take the skiff to the submarine because of invisible
forces. Paget Ida MIdslitpmnn Da vies nnd Seaman Sum Clouts barely
escape death. Clouts plays tho mouthorgan.
CHAPTER VI Continued.
Donnld heard him leap Into tho tor-
pedo room below. A moment luter his
voice came up tho funnel. "I'm ready
for tho lady sir!" he called.
Donald raised Idu In his arms nnd
lowered her through tho tube.
"After you fclr" said Dnvlcs.
"I have assumed command Davlei"
Donnld replied.
"Very well sir" said tho middy qui-
etly nnd descended. Donald followed
him. As ho Jumped for tho floor of
tho torpedo room ho heard tho scrap-
ing sound of flippers on the floor above.
Hut tho creaking of tho conning tower
door hnd ceased.
"We'ro saved 1" cried Donald. "Dn-
vles they can't force tho conning
tower. Of courso not. That sound Is
ono or two of the beasts who hnvo
come down tho hatches. You closed
"No sir. There wasn't time."
"Then they tried to get through tho
conning tower nnd hadn't reason
enough to know that they could get
through the lunches!" cried Donald
"Their renson won't get them down
tho tube sir unless they've got bodies
as slim as ours" said Clouts. "And
they feel like llko barrels sir" ho
Overhead tho scraping continued
sometimes nppronchlng tho tubo nnd
then rece'dlng. Presently there cumo
the sound of a commotion. Donald
Inferred that tbo sea devils had found
tho one that ho had Injured nnd that
they were satiating their horrible can-
nibalistic Instincts. Ho heard a body
dragged this way and that and a
dreadful rending.
After n while tho swishing begnn
again and n faint tapping of flippers
agnlnst tho wnlls as If tho crenturea
wero endeavoring to exploro tho In-
terior of the ship. Occasionally n
faint phosphorescent luminosity was
visible nt the top of the tube. But tho
monsters mndo no nttempt to descend
into the torpedo room. An idea came
to Donnld.
"DnvlesI Listen to mel" ho sold.
"They don't know we'ro here."
"No sir. I was thinking "
"That they have no sense of smell."
"Yes sir."
"And little hearing. At least that
they distinguish sounds only as vibra-
tions." "Yes Blr. And of course their senso
of sight must bo extremely limited.
And so roughly that leaves them only
the uso of tasto nnd touch but prob-
ably developed fnr nbove our own."
"We'll beat them Davles."
"If that's true as they can't hear
much I think If I might sir I'll play
a bit on my mouth organ" said Clouts.
"Just a low humming sir."
"Illght Clouts" answered Donald.
Hut simultaneously with tho first
notes there came from above a singu-
lar sound. It seemed to be very far
away; It was n single mellow note tho
G of n violin nnd exquisitely true. It
might have been n distant warning
buoy anchored nmld tho tides.
"What's that Davles?" asked Don-
ald. "I don't know sir. Tho llghthpuse
stopped operating when the wnr broke
out and tho buoys wero taken up."
Once moro tho sound wns heard.
And suddenly Donnld knew that he had
heard It before tho same note though
Infinitely less powerful. It wns the
sound of tho linger on the bowl of
water within tho house In Baltimore.
Tho scraping In tho passngo ended
In n scurry nnd did not recur. All
through tbo night they crouched In
tho torpedo room wntchlng nnd sleep-
ing by turns nnd tbo sllenco was bro-
ken only by n passing word nnd tho oc-
casional tunefulness of Clouts' mouth
orgnn as ho played "Sally In Our Al-
Ira MacBeard.
Ira MacBeard was ono of those rare
men who are recognized by their con-
temporaries u oiaBter minds. To th
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman)
l public be was Unknown but among
the learned he was mentioned In the
Wame breath with Faraday Sir Isaac
Newton nnd Lavoisier. Halfleld of the
March Hares' club had onco honored
him by publicly comparing him with
James I.
He hnd discovered the secret of cold
light nnd hnd received n fortune from
ono of the largest e'ectrlcnl companies
for destroying his papers. This en-
roled him to free himself from the
poverty In which ho had lived.
He had bisected nn Ion upon a
blackboard; a thing considered theo-
retically Impossible.
Ho hnd solved the problem of utiliz-
ing solar energy nlthough ho had not
succeeded In making his process valu-
able commercially.
Unfortunntcly like many men of
genius MacBeard hnd ono disastrous
falling. He had trained himself Intel-
lectually at tho expense of his moral
faculties. Ho had never learned to
control Ids primal gutter-urchin pro-
pensities. He wns n thief.
Ho did not steal big things but little
ones and everyone knows that this is
more damning socially.
They called It kleptomania nnd let
him resign. But It wns not klepto-
mania; it was theft MacBeard's ca-
reer was finished. Tho only club thnt
would admit him to membership was
tho Inventors' and that only because
tho furious bickerings of Us members
bad compelled tho passage of n rule
that there should be no blackballing.
Anyono could Join the Inventors' club
but only inventors wanted to.
MacBeard embittered brooded over
his wrongs. They nssumed monstrous
proportions In his mind. He was al-
ready approaching fifty; he believed
that at death tbo soul perishes with
the body nnd tho thought of his gi-
gantic brain being obliterated filled
him with frenzy. Ho wanted to make
a lasting mark upon the world.
His first idea was to use his solar-
energy plnnt to produce simultaneous
eruptions of the volcanoes In Italy and
Iceland Japan nnd California upon an
unprecedented scale. A lava desert
should cover all tho tilled fields and
cities burying man a thousand feet
under Its surface and obliterating civi-
lization. Tho science and art of nineteen-
twentieths of tho world would disap-
pear. MacBeard not only bated the
world which had made htm an out-
cast but be despised it Intellectuality
ns beyond redemption. He wanted to
bestride its ruins as a superman a
However his scbemo had several
drawbacks. It was utterly beyond his
financial means. Ho could not fore-
see exactly tho results of It. There
were disturbing possibilities and ho
was not the man to act without mathe-
matical exactitude.
His vengeance must take other forms.
Ho wanted a less academic plan one
which reeked lets of the midnight
lamp. He wanted a more concrete
personal triumph. Ho wanted to lead
nn army to victory not to sit back
nnd wntch the working out of blind
forces that ho bad set In motion.
Besides destruction must be fol-
lowed by construction to satisfy his
scientific mind.
His second thought was to produce
a raco of men somewhare In the Ice-
bound wnstcs of Greenland that
should grow to maturity In a few
years ; n raco organized for war a pri-
mal blend of mnn nnd tiger. It had
been dono with the plants.
But ho was too old. He would be
seventy before this plan could bo car-
ried to perfection. And then it was
Improbnblo that tho details would
work out as he anticipated. His final
Idcn enmo through Mnsterman.
Mnsterman was one of tho many
men whom he had broken in his days
of power. But Mnsterman was of n
different caliber from tho rest. Mns-
terman hnd tried to come back and
had almost succeeded.
MacBeard at first contemptuous of
the old dreamer camo at last to watch
Mastennan uneasily. Be knew that
the old captain was crazed upon tho
subject of deep-sen life; but ho knew
too tho fncts that underlay his letters
to the newspapers.
He had sent a paper embodying this
subject to the mngazlne of the Inven
tors' dub. Unfortunately Halfleld
had won the balloi for tho editorship
thnt month. Masterman's scholarly
contribution had been consigned to tbo
wnste bnskct and the nrtlcles la the
magazine had been ns follows: "A
King In Mnsquerade" "King James I
as Universal Mnn" "Shakespenre nnd
the JIM cipher" "Bacon nnd the MIJ
Cipher" "What Civilization Owes to
James I."
When Masterman's proxy ballot won
the editorship during his nbsence tho
printers Instead of Inserting his 'latest
paper as he had requested used n
quantity of his old unpublished ma-
terial. Secretly MacBeard had known that
the carapace which Mastennan had
brought back from the North wns not
that of a stegosaurus. His nttncK upon
Mnsterman had been Inspired by envy
nnd hatred. He hnd examined tho
relic nnd admitted to himself that It
was that of an unknown deep-water
His respect for Masterman's abili-
ties Increased tenfold.
Ho had begun spying upon the cap-
tain. Up broke Into his house while
he was away und'read his papers with-
out however learning anything of use
to blm. Incidentally he stole a gold
presentation watch a Chinese vase of
the Ming dynasty nnd n pair of lapis-
lazuli earrings which had belonged to
Masterman's wife.
When MacBeard heard the first ra-
mors to the effect that Masterman's
ship had been wrecked nnd that all
on board had perished he planned to
fit out a secret expedition to go to tho
scene of the disaster and see what was
to be discovered. Then he had seen
the captain in the dining room of tbo
He had been thrown off his guard
by Masterman's unexpected return
had followed him nnd Donald to tho
door of the card room and had heard
tho greater pnrt of tho story. He had
been unable to restrain his eagerness
and had been detected spying.
Balked In his scheme to get posses-
sion of Masterman's letter he had fol-
lowed Donald to tho house in Balti-
more. There he had assaulted him
and taken the papers from blm. He
had had no Intention of killing Don-
nld whom he despised heartily. Once
tho secret In which ho now firmly be-
lieved was In his possession thero
would come no reckoning for the ns-
sault. He saw his way to Immediate
rulershlp over the world.
To do MacBeard Justice he had been
scared away not by fear of the mon-
ster but by the realization that Mas-
terman's terrific story was true. After
Donnld had left tho house MacBeard
crept back. lie discovered the mon-
ster upon tho floor where it hnd pre-
cipitated itself In its death ngony. It
had been disrupted by the Internal
pressure under n normal atmosphere.
He made a quick examination of It
sat down in the kitchen and spent tho
remainder of the night poring over
Masterman's papers. In these he
learned much that was essential to hfs
He read that tho creature In the
tnnk was a young one which had not
yet acquired tho power of reslstanco
to an ordinary atmosphere. Nature
wns still In process of modifying her
creation and as is always the case
tho young retained the Wuistlc dis-
abilities Just as the young of flatfish
swim like other fishes nnd have ono
eye on either side of the hend. Tho
modifications In tho physiological
structure come with maturity.
The adult monsters MncBcard
learned had already acquired the abil-
ity to exist for an indefinite period
upon the surface of the sen. WhllC
the young hnd gills these became mod-
ified Into a species of lung capable of
breathing both nbovo nnd under wa-
ter. This was a new adaptation of na-
ture. MacBeard hurried back to the
dead monster and found the lung al-
ready partly formed. That satisfied
him that Masterman was an accurate
The submarine sinks. Paget'
party take to the water In diving
suits. They make some amaz-
ing discoveries. '
Practice Economy.
Tho snno standard "Eat enough food
and no more" rigidly followed would
reduco greatly food bills In many
homes and at the samo time tend to
Improve tho physical condition of all
members of the household.
Soy Beans as Food.
Soy beans Introduced Into the Unit-
ed Stntes more than ono hundred years
ago primarily for use as a forage crop
nro In reality one of the most nutri-
tious of tho bean family when used as
human food according to specialists of
the department of agrlcslturg
Compounded of vegetable
drugs in a perfectly appointed
laboratory by skilled chemists
after the prescription of a suc-
cessful physician of wide ex-
perience and approved by the
experience of tens of thous-
ands in the lost forty-five
Peruna's Success
rests strictly on its merit as a
truly scientific treatment for
all diseases of catarrhal symp-
toms. It has come to be the
recognized standby of the
American home because it has
deserved to be and it stands
today as firm as the eternal
hills in tho confidence of an
enormous number.
What Helped Them May Help You
Get our free booklet "Health
and How to Havolt" of your drug-
gist or write direct to us.
The Perana Company
Columbus Ohio
ta no more necessary
than Smallpox. Amy
HUIU eaperlence Ml ccmonsuaiea
tier imJhinnleitntM.otAntltTPtoliJVKClaiUon.
BeTacclnittdNOW by your physician you no)
your family. It la more Yltal than bouse Insurance.
Ask your physician orucclst. or scad for liars
you had Typnolor" telling of Typbolo Vaccine
results from use ana danger from Typhoid Carriers.
Produtln Vacelatl and Struma under U. S. Llcenlt
Tha Cutter LaboraUry Birkiley Cal. Chleagt lit.
According to the Season.
We are again reminded that thin Ico
now Invites the Insect who likes to
rock the boat.
To half pint of water add 1 oz. Bay
Bum a fcinall box of liar bo Compound
and i oz. of gl) cerine. Any druggist can
put this up or Jou can mix it at home at
cry little cost. Full directions for mak-
ing and umj come in each box of llarbo
Compound. It will gradually darken
streaked failed gray hair and make it soft
and glossy. It will not color the scalp is not
sticky or greasy and doen not rub off. Adv.
Scots Are Tallest.
AmoiiB the nathes of Orent IJrltaln
the Scotch axeriiKe the tallest the-
Irish are next then come the Kng-
llsh and Welsh.
You will look ten years younger if too.
darken your ugly grizzly gray hairs by
using "La Creolo" Hair Dressing Adv.
Natural Presumption.
"What do you want to know son?"
"Are barks the kind of vessels they
hne dog watches on?"
To Drive Out Malaria
And Build Up The System
Take tho Old Standard GROVES
TASTELESS chill TONIC You know
what you are taking as tha formula is
printed on every label showing it is
Qujnine and Iron in a tasteless form. Ths
Quinine drives out malaria the Iron
builds up the system. 6o cents.
Conserving Conversation.
It Is better not to wnsio too much
time in wnr talk while thero are crops
yet to ho harvested.
Wlh to win tbo suffrage of your
own Inward approval wish to appear
beautiful to (Sod. Ilplctetus
Hitklaf Broniht Relief Until Dun's Wert Used.
Wonderful laiitrtmtnt Wis Effectti.
"I had such uwful cutting pains
In tho Miinll of my hack and hips I
often bad to cry out" says Mrs. Er-
nest Wlethoelter C50 Madison St.
St. Charles Mo. "Tho pain was
knlfe-llke nnd I couldn't turn In bed
in met i was almost
helpless. My feet and
nnkles swelled badly
my hands were puffed
up and thero wero
swellings under my
"I often got so
dizzy I had to sit
down to keep from
fulling nnd my health wns complete-
ly broken down. Tho kidney secre-
tions pained terribly In passage and
In spite of nil the mcdlclno I took
I kept getting worso uutil I was n
"By chnnco I rend about Doan's
Kidney Pills and bought some. After
I hnd used half n bos thero wns n
change and I continued to Improve :
tho pnlns aches nnd swellings left
nnd my health returned."
Btcorn to before me
WM. P. WOLTEU Xotaiy PuWc.
May 5 1017 Mrs. Wlethoelter said:
"I think us highly of Doan's ns ever.
Whenever I have used them they
hnvo benefited me."
Cat Doan'a t Any Storo 60c t Bo
Is rbkr to neglect. Talcs I: In hand and
safeguard your health by promptly taking

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