The Maramec News (Maramec, Okla.), Vol. 2, No. 6, Ed. 1 Thursday, April 10, 1913 Page: 5 of 8
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EXCELLENT AS HOTBED
Essential Details Given for Mak-
ing Cheap Greenhouse.
Modern Contrivance la All Right far
Sort Experienced Gardener, but
tor Beginner It la a “Oelualon
and a Baa re."
SU rear* ago. when I atnrtad to'
mine garden stuff on about two acres
I bought 10 old hotbed aaab for |1
•ach; got aeveo cheatnut poeta, aome
second-hand lumber, one roll of build-
ing paper, 20 feet of alx-lnch newer
Pipe, and aome 2x2 for a ridge and
raftera. says a writer In the Rural
New Yorker. I now aet up the poeta
la twoe 10* feet apart and 16 feet
from oorner te corner long way, uatng
the one poat la eenter of south end
and poet four feet from ground to top.
I nailed boards on three sides, double,
with paper between, nailed a alx-lnch
board on top for rafters to raat on.
fitted on rafter and ridge and laid on
the sash. In south end triangle I
fitted In sash bars to receive glass,
butted In. not lapped, boarded up north
end and arranged a door here. I set
up chimney at southeast end by dig-
ging a hole three feet deep, filling with
ooncrete and setting a sewer pipe on
end here, then at the right height I
placed a T so aa to receive flue from
under bench through hole cut In wall
somewhat larger than pipe and well
cemented around to guard against fire.
I dug a pit 4x4 feet In northeast cor-
ner of bouae, Just deep enough to ac-
commodate good alse potatoes, and
connected with pipe flue running un-
der bench. This flue must be well ce-
mented at Joints and have a raise of
at least one foot from stove to chim-
ney, supported on bricks or stone here
and there. In this little house 1 ar-
ranged board benches leaving a walk
- Cheap Greenhouse.
of two feet In center high enough ao
plant boxes came within eight to ten
Inches of lower end of sash. This
small house cost me but a few dollars
In actual cash and compared to a hot-
bed. It Just beats It “all hollow." You
will succeed much better than with
hotbed If you are a beginner. Thla ar-
ticle la only meant for the beginner.
Hotbeds are all right In the hands of
experienced gardeners, in the hands
of a novice they are a "delusion and a
Water Stored Ir. Soli.
Actual experiments show that the
actual field water capacity of arid
soils varies from 14 per cent, for a
very aandy loam to 18 per cent for
a clay loam, with an average of about
16 per ceht. The greatest water ca-
pacity would be even more. At this
rate every 12 Inches in depth of soil
can bold from 2 26 to 2.66 Inches of
water, or an average of 2.45 tnchea.
At thla rate It Is possible to store ap-
proximately 28 Inches of water In the
upper 10 feet of soil. This Is from
one and one-half to two times the an-
nual rainfall over the better dry farm-
ing sections. Therefore, It should be
and la possible to store one or two
years' rainfall in. the eoll by using
proper tillage methods.
Be Gentle With Heifers.
Always be gentle with the heifers.
They are apt to be a little nervous at
the start and require some patience
on your part. Try giving them some-
thing to eat while milking. It will wake
their attention from the milker.
Feed for Cattle!
A great many farmers cut all their
straw last year and fed It with
"black straps," about one cupful of
molasses mixed with water to five
head of cattle—Just enough to nicely
dampen the feed. This Is considered
very satisfactory, as It Induces the
cattle to eat the food up well.
Live Stock Important.
Buy some live atock. It will be
growing while you sleep. It will also
be Increasing In value and Increasing
your crops In value at the same time.
Oats and wheat on the hoof are worth
considerably more than oats in the
sheaf or In the bag
Regularity In 8heep Feeding.
If more sheep were kept by farmers
, right along. Instead of having them
when feedstuffs are high In price and
sheep vice versa, more money could
Raising Dairy Calves.
A very god way to raise dairy
calves Is to feed them whole milk
from two to four weeks, depending up-
on the physical condition of the call
PROFITS OF DAIRY FARMING
la Production of Milk Very Little s«
Fortuity of Farm la Taken Away —
One of the good thlags about dairy
Canning la tha fact that the product
In tha ahape of butter or choooo takes
away from the farm eo little of Ita net
ural and Inherent fertility, aaya tbe
Rural Homo. The feeding of the for
ago and grain to tha cattto adds to
tha worth and value of tho farm every
year rather than decreasing it, ao that
In the dairy region the observer will
find Improved farma, better buildings
and every Indication of a prosperous
Tha farm that now carries ten to
twenty-dve cows by the present Im-
proved methods of soiling and of feed-
ing silage, and the facilities for caring
for the cettle by means of Improved
stabling, enables tha dairyman to pro-
duce at leas coat, and Increase tbe
value of hla farm thereby to a greater
extent than has prevailed heretofore.
Thus It will seem that there are two
good reasons for Increasing Invest-
ments In dairying.
First, tha great and growing de-
mand for high-grade dairy products,
which proves that tha bualneaa cannot
Second, the Improved condition of
the farm which results from dairying.
And we may mention also a third,
which la tbe Improved condition of
tbe dairyman or fayner and hla fam-
ily, where dairying la the feature of
their agriculture. They are studying
methods and living forces In connec-
tion with the rearing and care of tbe
animals, whereas, when raising grain,
they are coming In contact with the
dead. Inert matter and the tendency la
to a lower plane rather than higher.
The boys and girls of the farm who
are brought In contact with growing
and mature animals are better for it
It begeta kindliness, regard for tha
comfort and health of the animals,
which leads toward a higher plane of
YARD GATE THAT WON'T SAG
Posts Are Bet Well In Ground and Se-
curely Braced—Old Wagon Tire
Here Is a gate that does not sag.
The gate posts are AA set well In tbe
ground and are wall braced, says a
writer In the Farmers’ Mall and
Breexe. The gate Is bung on a pair
of bolta bent at right angles and put
through the poat at top and bottom.
At the bottom a piece of straplron,
doubled over, leaving an eye. com-
Gate Won’t Sag.
pletea the hinge. C. la a wagon tire
straightened out and serves both aa
hinge and brace. The upper end la
looked over the bolt B. D la the gate
latch and E a cleat to hold It In
8alt for Cowi.
It has been found that a cow giving
milk requires one ounce of salt dally
In addition to the salt requirements of
her body. Bear this In mind, and
also remember that a little salt given
dally Is far better than overfeeding
with salt one# each week.
(Bt ft O BBLLEKS. Director of Bvee-
OUpurtmeat The Moody BlbU In-
stitute of Chtrago.)
LESSON FOR APRIL 13
JACOB AT BETHEL.
LKMON TEXT -Utn M M-XX
OOLDBN TEXT I am with thee, sad
will ksvp thoa wbltkaraoevar thou goaat."
Esau. Ilka tha foolish virgins, to
cam* wise after hla opportunity had
passed. Though there was a partial
subsequent reformation (22:8-8) It
was not real repentance. Jacob waa
obliged to flea from hla brother's an-
ger. In order to gat him off in safety
Rahakah prompted Iaaac to send
Jacob to her brother Laban, ostensibly
to aaek a wife (27.46), but In reality
"for a few day a.” that ha might es-
cape Esau’s wrath
Couch of Stones.
L Tha Refuge, vv. 10, 11. Every
wrong act entails retribution. Leav-
ing tha luxurious home In Beersheba.
Jacob want towards Haran, which
name signifies "a parched plaoe." Out
yonder in the desert at a certain place,
not any particular one, this refugee
tarried during the long cold hours of
tha night, (lathering a few atones as
B rude couch, Jacob slept. Thera are
three things to consider about him
that night: (1) Ha was lonely, which
gave him time to meditate upon hla
life and hla actlona; (2) he waa In a
great fear (27:43), which of course
quickened hla thoughts .as to the ulti-
mata outcome of these experiences,
and (I) he waa certainly weary. What
a picture, a weary, troubled, sinful
fugitive whose experience had brought
him to a time and Into surroundings
wherein he was compelled to think on
If only men would think and not
atlfle conscience more of them would
throw themselves upon the mercy of
a loving fatbar.
II. The Rsvelatlon, w. 12-16. Jacob
waa not in reality alone. Both Qod
and hla angels were there In that lone-
ly desert place. Pa. 24:7-138:7. It
was not an accident that caused Jacob
to dream that night. Undoubtedly this
dream came from God. Dreams were
frequently used of God as a means of
,‘evelation, a method that Is not need-
ful now that we have the holy spirit,
John 78:13. Yertly all heaven was at
Jacob’s right hand.
There are three distinguishing fea-
tures about thla revelation: (1) The
Ladder. Thla might have been sug-
gested to Jacob by tbe nature of the
mountainous country over which he
had been or waa passing. A ladder la
a means whereby we attain unto the
higher things; (2) The Angela They
were first ascending, then descending;
suggesting. In his extremity, Jacob’s
ascending prayer and God’s descend-
ing answer thereto. In this the hour
of Jacob’s deepest trial God stood at
the top of the ladder ready to reveal
himself and to succor: see 36:3. There
la In point of fact a close and a real
connection between earth and heaven,
only a veil Intervenes. Jesus la our
means of communication between a
holy Qod and sinful men. John 14:6,
Heb. 10:18. 20; (3) God. Jehovah In-
troduced himself In a most gracious
and comforting manner. He It wai
(v. 13) that had protected and guided
Jacob’s father and grandfather.
Rama should be purchased from
old-establlahed flocks which have
earned a good reputation. Good
breeding tracing back for many gen-
erations la to be found In such a
flock. Such rams are very likely to
prove themselves to be reliable and
Selecting Proper Fertilizers.
Thousands of dollars are wasted In
commefctal fertilizers every year, not
because the fertiliser Is not all right,
but because we do not know whether
the kind we use Is the kind our land
needs. It Is a great study, and one
that we must make for ourselves.
Make some simple experiment this
year. Put In a strip with fertilizer
you have been In the habit of using,
and Just beside It another without 1L
This will be worth a great deal more
to you than the opinion of some In-
Best Incubator Egga.
Many breeders claim that as a rule
It will be found that eggs from hens
In confinement will not hatch aa well,
when placed In Incubators, as eggs
from stock having free range.
Birds Eat Worma.
One Insect eating bird like the
chickadee haa been known to eat
6,000 canker worma In a single day.
These are the birda to make welcome
la the orchard.
III. The Reeult, vv. J6-22. Jacob
awakened and the ladder waa re-
moved, but the revelation remained.
The presence, the keeping power, the
guidance and the ultimately finished
work In Jacob’s life remained after
the dream had passed. 8o much was
he Impressed with this that he ex-
claims: "Surely the Lord is In this
place." Jacob’s fear (v. 17) Is the be-
ginning of wisdom, Pa. 111:10, see
also 32:28. The words “gate of
heaven,” v. 17, signifies the gate to a
populous city; in like manner we
have the promise of an encamping
host ever about ua, Ptf. 34:7, 2; Kings
6:18,17. Jacob went a step further,
he arose, signifying action. It la not
enough to have a vision. Godly fear
Is always accompanied by action. Tak-
ing of the thing at hand, a stone,
Jacob erected a memorial, and pour-
ing oil (consecration) upon It, he
called the name of that place Beth-el,
the house of God. In like manner
God would have ua to take of the
common things of our every-day life
and erect a ly>ly memorial out of
them to the honor and glory of his
name. ’Twas not alone the place of
Vision, but also of prayer, and true
prayer Involves work.
This lesson Is a wonderful revela-
tion of the love, grace and patience of
God watching over and dealing with
one of hie erring children. Jacob had
forfeited his home by hla folly. Note
hla surpriseful expression, "Surely the
Lord was In this place and I knew It
SIMPLE VISITING GOWN
ATTRACTIVE MODEL SURE TO BE
A GENERAL FAVORITE.
Men Meny Feints Which Will Make It
Popular—Little Ceet of Alice Blue
Adds to Artistic Effect at
Any of the new colors shown In
spring fabrics will look wall made up
like this attractive model fur a simple
visiting gown. The skirt la made asp-
erate. bat worn with a waist of lace,
veiled with colored chiffon to mateh
the gown. It has a panel front and
back with a crescent decoration fin-
ished with covered buttons
The little coat abowa a collar and
cuff* of brocaded aa'tn of tha wawaa
color aa the gown, which In thla ln-
staaoe la Alice blue. The rose and
melon a hades and tha very attractive
olive greens and light brown of the
seaaon will develop equally well, made
on the earns lines.
Such a gown la very useful for by
the addition of the right accessories
(aa white gloves, a corsage bouquet
and picture hat) It becomes quite
dressy enough for any aort of day
function. Worn with a small hat and
street gloves It adapts Itself to every-
Light weight clothes In the new
crips finish, or aupple smooth faced
cloths are properly chosen for thlr
Cold cream should never be allowed
to remain on the skin over night, says
a beauty expert. It does no good and
lota of injury. Wash the face with It
before retiring by rubbing It gently In
with a flannel or soft towel, and then
as carefully remove every trace of It
with a perfectly clean one, keeping up
a gentle massage until there la no oll-
tness on the akin at all.
Thla mode of treatment will be
found a certain aid, and there will be
no damaging results afterward. So
many people decry the use of soap on
the face, which 1b all a gross mistake,
providing a good, reliable quality la
used. Soap, with hot water, effectually
cleans the porea, but, of course. It
must be thoroughly washed off and a
brisk rubbing given to the skin to pro-
Nat Bows for Hair.
Wide or narrow bows of net placed
at the aide or directly In the back ara
much used for evening coiffures. Of-
ten these are employed to fasten •
wide band of gold passementerie
worn like a filet or turban encircling
the entire head, and tied low in the
back by butterfly bows made of six-
Inch-wlde black tulle or black velvet
ribbon. Wide bows of black velvet
ribbon are also worn as theater caps,
says Vogue. The bow, which Is large
enough to cover hair tbe head. Is laid
flat upon the hair a little to one aido
of the front, and from the knot orna-
mented by a buckle of Jet shoots out
a very stiff, black aigrette.
If the shoulder seams are always
turned toward tbe front when sewing
them—that Is, if they are not to be
pressed open—It will prevent the back
from having the puckered look caused
by the tight edge of the seams, tbe
edge being narrower than the back.—
JABOT KEEPS ITS POPULARITY
New Styles Prettier Than Ever Be-
fore. and Are Sure to Be Very
A visit to the counters where dainty
neck fixings are sold reveals that
Jabots and collars are lovller than
ever. FYUla are no longer worn on
the coaT, they have been supplanted*
by the Jabot and rabat collar.
A pretty Jabot can be made of tulle
or Brussels net cut in a strip twelve
Inches long by seven Inches wide. On
this embroider a dainty design with
mercerized cotton. This can be more
successfully executed if a pleee of stiff
paper Is basted under the tulle Whip-
stitch an edging of Valenciennes lace
to the edge of the strip and baste the
pleats in place. Finally press with a
heated Iron and bind tbe top with a
bias strip of lawn.
If you do not embroider well, charm-
ing collars can be made of fine aliover
embroideries. Many of the loveliest
designs are colored to represent the
old colonial needlework. Select a pat-
tern which fits well and arrange the
atrip of embroidery around the edge.
Carefully miter the corners, so that
the design matches perfectly There
Is great satisfaction In making one s
own collars, for they usually fit well
and are of designs and materials to
suit the personal taste.
It la an easy task to fashion a rabat
collar of handkerchief linen bordered
with Irish lace. Cut the collar and
rabat from tbe linen, using a good pat-
tern. Turn In a narrow hem and slip-
atltch It neatly In place. To tbe outer
edge of the collar and rabat whip-,
stitch an edging of Irish lace an Inch
and a half or two inches In width.
Other collars are fashioned of black
moire silk with a rabat of pleated
cream-colored shadow lace
WEE GIRL'S SMART BONNET
Garlands of Tiny Flowers In Bright Col-
ors Pretty Trimmings for Chil-
A rosette made from stiff cords cov-
ered with bright red silk, marked In
the middle by a flat bottom covered
with pale blue. Is tbe only trimming
on a child's hat of pla\p white straw.
A little bonnet of soft white straw
turns up from the face with a narrow
brim faced with bright orange, and on
the top of the crown Is posed a little
bow of orange ribbon. Narrow ribbon
edged with a line of parti-colored
straw buttons decorates the crown of
a third hat and garlands of tiny
worsted flowers In bright colors a
fourth. Another Is content with a
bouquet composed of one big rose and
two green leaves embroidered In the
same primitive stitch.
Very smart la a child's hat with a
large round crown and narrow brim
that broadena suddenly In front and
turns sharply up against the crown
that Is covered with soft silk striped
In gay Bulgarian colors. The edge
is adorned with little stuffed balls
formed by bits of the silk pulled and
tied Into plaoe.
IN LIGHT BLUE MATERIAL
Ac spring gown of light blue mat-
lasse with waist draped in tbe latest
eton effect. Tbe skirt is heavily
draped and open at the front to al-
low freedom In walking.
Sometimes a woman is so hard up
for something to boast of she will
brag on a husband who wants her to
go into politics.
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