Newspaper Page Text
PLANTING THE CORK,
It Should Dob o the Com-
dltlona Are Fmrorable for a
All reasonable care should be taken
to plant the corn as soon as the condi
tions are favorable for a quick germina
tion of the seed. There is no advantage
m punning wueii ine sou is com nun
wet. Corn Is nntuarrly a tropical
plant and will not thrive when the soil
is wet and cold.
Dut often th early-planted corn
makes the best growth and gives the
best yield. It is, therefore, nn item to
lake ad vantage of every opportunity for
plowing. With the ground well plowed
with the disc and smoothing harrow it
may be rapidly put into good condi
tion to receive the seed, which, with a
pood check rower, may be rapidly
planted. It is always best to have the
soil well prepared before planting. It
is better to delay the planting and pre
pare the soil in a fine tilth, than plant
with the soil wet, rough or cloddy.
Having the soil In good tilth when
the seed is planted, not only makes a
(Uicker and better germination of the
seed, but n more vigorous start of the
I hints to grow.
Planted early with plenty of moisture
In the soil the need should be covered
shallower than if planted luter, after
the soil is warmer and drier. Kather
more corn cun be grown to the acre if
planted in drills with the stalks stand
ing 10 or 12 inches apart in the row,
than in hills with two or three stalks
nnd the hills three and a half or four
feet npnrt. Hut it takes more work to
keep corn planted in drills clean than
in hills especially foul land. The cpies-
tion of which is best is one of whether
the increased yield will pay for the in
creased cost of cultivating, nnd this thi-
farmer can best determine for himself.
It is important in making a good corn
crop to have good seed and to plant
under the most favorable conditions, in
order to get a pc oil even stand.
As between using plenty of seed and
being, perhaps, obliged to thin, nnd
using fewer kernels to the hill and hav
ing to replant more or less, the first
plan Is much the best, for under ordi
nary conditions the replanted corn
yields very little groin. St. Louis He
public. FACTS FOR FARMERS.
Weil seasoned wood of apple trees
makes good handles for tools.
Sprinkle cayenne pepper around
where rats frequent, and they will
Hare the collar fit the horse and do
not draw the hnmes too tight at the
It is easier to "keep up" with your
work than to "catch up" when once you
have fallen behind.
, The man who does not love a good
horse should hire out to work on a
good railroad or in a mine.
It is far easier to keep land in a good
state of cultivation than to restore soil
that has been allowed to "run down."
The farm horse does not need blind
ers. Blinders add so much more to the
cost of harness. I)o away with them.
Don't let nny of us wait until the
spring work begins before we get ready
for it. Have tools, implements, etc., in
It is best to prevent disease In your
home if possible, and it is cheaper to
prevent disease among your animals
than to cure it.
The steer or other animal that is
trnmping two mouthfuls under foot
while eating one is fertilizing the
ground, but is doing it in an expensive
Feed the corn to fattening hogs and
not to colts and pigs. Feed oats to
colts, and pigs should have a variety
of whatever is convenient and cheap.
SAVING LIQUID MANURE.
now an Ohio Farmer Sivn Consid
erable Fertility from the Barn
yard All the Time.
Here is my plan of annually saving
considerable fertility from the barn
yard, which before went down the wa
ter run marked B in the cut. In heavy
rains the water would follow C and bo
lost. The question was how to save It
HOW TO SAVE LIQUID MANURE.
and take it over to D. We plowed a
deep furrow from water run B, and
made a heavy bank of earth at F. Now
when it rains all the water of the barn
yard goes to D, also all that comes down
the run B. The field Is In the pasture,
and it will bo of great benefit to it.
The ditch E can be lengthened at any
timehen the land is fertile enough at
D. Ira Graber, in Agricultural Epito
niist. Deep I'lunlng Is Troll table.
Land that is plowed deep endures
the droughts better than shallow
plowed land, as there is a greater ab
sorption of moisture. In other words,
the deeper the soil is plowed the greater
its capacity for holding water. To pre
vent loss of this moisture the top soil
should be cultivated so as to simply
loosen it, which prevents evaporation
and at the same time keeps the weeds
down. The water in. the soil escapes
at the surface, and this should be pre
vented by a mulch of loose dirt over
the surface, yrMch is effected by cultivation.
!i oryz3 i
j A Destructive IVml Which Will First
Noticed In the t'nlted States j
Twent) -One Trara Asa.
We illustrate tumbling mustard,!
known scientifically as Sisymbrium Al
tissitnnni. This is one of the plants
that have already obtained too great
j a foothold in this country for us to j
I hope to exterminate it. Tumbling mus-
tard is called so from the fact that w hen
It is ripe it breaks off and is blown!
along the ground by the wind. TM
rounded shape of the plant makes this
characteristic of great value, as to the
propagation and dissemination of the i
plant, as it is said to travel even faster!
T C ZsV
TUMBLINd MI STAIID.
than the RuMlBB thistle. The plhn
was introduced into this country from
Europe previous to 1STS, as It was first
noticed in that year in. Philadelphia,
It Is probable that it had been growing
in out-of-the-way places for some yean.
before !elng noticed. Since that time
it ha spread over much of the coun
try between the two oceans. It bears
numerous seeds, the seed pods contain
ing freouentlv 100 Heeds each. As tht
plants are very numerous on each plant,
the number of seeds a single plant mny
bear is almost beyond calculation.
Prof. Jnmes Fletcher, of Canada, by
careful calculation cams to the conclu
sion that one plant with which he came
in contact contained not less than 1,
500.000 seeds. The pods are round nnd
long and stand out almost at right an
gles to the stem on which they are
' The means of eradication is to plow
under or cut down with a sharp hoe
before the seeds have ripened enough
to grow. This must be early, for seeds
will sprout and grow while yet very
Immature. The plant is easily killed
when cut off at the roots, while its
weds are yet unformed. A man can
eradicate a large area of It in a single
dny. Being an annual, it will not grow
ugniu from the root. Farmers' Review.
GOOD FARM CROPS
Ther Are Those Which Save the Fer
tility of the Soli and Frodnce
No crop in this lection of the country
takes the precedence of corn, writes a
Nebraska contributor to Wallace's
Fanner. It is so abundant nnd so use
ful. I do not know of any other crop
that can be used for so many purposes.
It makes good human food and admits
of being prepared in so many ways. I
don't know of any other crop that will
supply the wants of our domestic uni
mals so completely as the corn crop.
The entire plant fed to cattle or sheep
makes an admirable fattening ration,
supplying both grain and rough feed
of the highest quality. Do not fail to
have a good corn crop. Then concen
trate it as much ns possible into the
most marketable products, butter or
meat, before It leaves the farm. Next
to corn, if not equal to It, Is sorghum,
drilled in with the ordinary grain drill
at the rate of three peeks to one bushel
of seed to the acre. No one will believe
the amount of good feed for any kind
of stouk this will produco until they
try It for themselves.. Then comes
peas and oats sown together. I differ
from many in the amount of seed to be
sown In this combination. I think
mostly too many oats nre sown for the
peas. I prefer one nnd one-half to two
bsshels of peas to not more than three
pecks of oats per ncre. Do not let the
ueas become too ripe before cutting.
My crop of peas and oats seeded in the
above proportions yielded last season
over four tons per acre.
In plowing clay lands nearly all the
advantages of under-draining can be
obtained by back-furrowing into nar
row beds, and by leaving a strip two
or three feet wide between the beds
unplowed. It practically does away
with the trouble of gullying by heavy
rains, ns there are two channels instead
of one to carry off the water. No per
ceptible difference in growth for yield
or crop can be seen in the dead furrows
after being put in with modern Im
proved implements, nnd there is a sav
ing of four furrows in plowing each
land or bed two in the middle of the
bed nnd two at the dead furrow. The
great advantage of back-furrowing over
level culture when plowing is done
in the fall is that very of ten crops can
be sown several weeks earlier, making
a fine crop and a good catch of grass,
when later sowing would fail. Prairie
Salt sprinkled on n cloth is excellent
for scouring out stationary wash bowls
and other chamber vessels, making
them bright and clean.
NO LCWGER ISOLATED.
WIrr-Fenoe Telephone 9j (cm Pt
Id 0rriitl:n hy I'mureail vo
Wcnlrrn It it n c h m n .
The stockmen of Southwestern Kan
sas and north western Texas and Okla
homa arc keeping pace with modern
Improvement! a;:J are no longer to be
iMblated from the rest of the world.
A few months ago the ranchmen of
Be ward county, Kan., met t; propose a
plan of connecting their ranches by
telephone facilities, utilising thebarb
wire fences instead of setting poles and
stringing wires. It hud been demon
strated that a fence wire worked per
fectly for a telephone connect ion. The
scheme was favored by the Stockmen,
and a local company was formed, with
headquarters at Liberal, that being the
nearest telegraph point.
Lines have since been constructed
nnd are in operation, extending from
Liberal over the whole of Seward, Stev
ens and Morton counties, Kan., and
have reached out Into Heaver county,
(). T.i and Hansford county , Tex. Many
of the ranches in this ideal grazing
country are situated miles from rail
road and telegraph facilities. Some of
t lac owners nre compelled to travel 50
miles to reach shipping points. Thus
will be quickly teen the great ad
vantage to be derived from this enter
prising move. It not only affords then
un opportunity to transact business
among themselves, but they have ar
ranged to get market quotations doily
from the telegraph station. This in
formation is invaluable to the cattle
In addition to the lines now in opera
tion further extensions are to be made.
The success of the wire-fence tele
phone first established between Liberal
and Brown ranch on Sharp creek, a dis
tance of ten miles, demonstrated the
vuluc of the I re a, and another line will
lie started to Heaver, 0, T., and one to
These extensions, will require but lit
tle outlay of money, nothing but the
labor required where fences can lie
used. When this cannot lie done the
surveys follow the streams where the
timlier is used for poles. This energetic
move has awakened a lively interest at
the markets. Wichita, which has be
come n largo stock market In recent
years by reason of its packing indus
tries, is making an effort to have a
branch of the line reach that place.
This would put the ranchmen in talk
ing distance with commission firms, to
whom they sell stock.
The plan Is one of untold advantage
to stock owners, and will lie pushed
tint 1 1 the complete benefits havo been
With Its Aid One Man of Ordinary
Ability Caa Drees a Large
This hog scalding swing almost ex
plains itself. The two crotehed posts,
k n, nre nine feet long, set firmly in the
ground about six feet ayart. The cross
piece b must be plenty strong to sup-
HOG SCALDING MADR KABT.
port lever c. A rtrjie d, will be of great
assistance. Hook, e, is to slip under
gambrel. After hog is scalded on one
end, swing round to table, f, take hook
out of gambrel and stick through low
er jawandsculdtheothercnd. Parrel, g,
should be kept two-thirds full of water;
the one-inch pipe, h, is eight feet long,
bent In middle, or two pieces fonr feet
long connected by a six-inch piece with
elbows which enter the barrel between
the hoops, as shown. Of course the
fire boils the water. By my swing 1
dressed a 300-pound hog alone. L. L.
Glover, In Fnrm nnd Home.
PROFIT IN SHEEP.
It Exceeds by Far the Income Realised
from Any Other Kind of
i A shepherd can make from 25 per
cent, to 50 per cent, on his investment
in mutton sheep, according to his skill.
A good breeding ewe can produce
enough wool to pay for keeping her.
A ewe can be kept in thrifty condition,
being fed such coarse fodders as straw,
(Haiti hay and corn fodder, with one
half pound of grain dally when, she re
quires it, at a cost of one cent per day,
during the period of most expensive
feeding. To pay for her keep she needs
to produce no more than ten pounds of
good wool, and that a mutton ewe can
do. In addition to the wool the re
turns from a ewe will be at least one
lamb the average of the mutton breeds
is nearer one and one-half. From tile
fasts derived from our experimental
work it is safe to say that, charging
foods at market prices, mutton can be
put on the market on foot for at least
three cewts per pound. Such mutton as
can be furnished at that cost should
weigh 150 pounds. Ilero is a profit of
ll.50 from a sheep under the most mod
erate circumstances. I have known
ewes of mutton breeding to produce
each year a clear profit of ten to fifteen
dollars. Farmer's Tribune.
The clay orf the big, heavy-feeding
sheep seems to havo pnsscil, not to re
tain, and the demand for younger
mnttons Is a steadily growing one.
It la Surprisingly l.ar.tr as t onipnred
with That Cat on the Gotka
Klver In s lrii.
The writer, on first visiting tit: her
yards in northern Europe, could not
get rid of the Imprt tab : that the round
timber was all culls or waste, stiys En
gineering Magostne, A raft of logs in
the Qotha river in Sweden was thought
to consist of telegrai !i i oles. It hap
pened to be a cc lection of Binall tim
ber even for there, and visit to the
Pacific Coast .f North America, soon
after, s.;i II further emphasised the enor
mous difft rence in the tlwl . r resourci
of the two rountrii . Boon after ar
riving in San I'm. Isco there .was en
countered in the sir et a s piared beam
of fir mure than !i feet in length, be
ing hauled to n factory In course of
erection. Following this beam to lis
I destination u woolen factory then be
ing built -it was n matter of astonish
ment to find all the longitudinal beams,
: or "stringers," of the same length.
This astonishment waa increased when
the contractor snid: "We never bother
about dimensions, and jusl order what
we want." A section eight feet in di
ameter, cm from a redwood tree, com
pleted a new Impression of American
Then Tnua Smiled.
Old ("rusty You ask for my daugh
ter? Why, young man, Bt your present
salary you could not even dress her.
Suitor Oh, yes, sir! I could keep
her in gloves.
Old ( rusty Gloves! Do you mean
to Insinuate thut my daughter would
only wear gloves?
Suitor Pardon ine, sir; I only asked
for her hand. Brooklyn Life.
W lim,iiiu t'Otlfth,
I had n little buy who wan nearly
dead from an attack "f wboopitiK
cough. My neighbor recommended
Chamberlain's Couub Remedy, 1
did not think thai nny medicine
would In lp biui, but lifter giving
him a lew doses of ilnil remedy I
noticed an improvement, nud one
bottle cured biui entiiely, It in the
best cough medicine I ever bud in
the bouse, J, L. MooM, bouth Bur
gettatown, l'u. For sale by all Drug
gists. i, m ;
Why She I II. I It.
"Why Is it," they asked, "that you
let your husband have his own way
"Because," she replied, "I like to have
1 some one to blame when things go
wrong." Chicago l'ost.
Stlamiileralood Ana In.
Mr. Hanks Don't you think my wife
paints very nicely?
Miss Milburn Charming! It mokes
her look so much younger, I think.
N. Y. World.
after you have concluded that you
ought not to drink coffee. It in not
a medicine but doctors order it be
cause it is healthful, invigorating
and appetising, it is made from pure
grains and has that rich seal brown
color and taates like the finest grade
of coffee and costs about an much,
Children like it and thrive on it. be
cause it in the genuine food drink
containing nothing but nourishment.
Ask your irroeer for Grain O, the
new food drink. 1" and "5c.
Young Hardhead I don't see why I
am not invited to parties oftener. I wn
sure I always behave like a gentleman.
Young Light head That's the
trouble. You ore so very gentlemanly
that the girls think you stupid. N. X,
A Kew Departure.
Margie's futher was accustomed to
wear a tall silk hat. One afternoon,
however, he ennic home with a soft felt
one on. "Oh, mammal" cried -Margie,
as she turned from the window, "here
comes papa with a soft-shelled hat on."
Doest'ollee Agree With You T
If not, drink Grnin-0 made from
pure grains. A lady writes : "The
first time I make Gruin-O I did not
like it but after using it for one week
nothing would induce me to go back
to coffee." U nourishes nnd feeds
the system. The children can drink
it freely with great benefit. It is the
strengthening substance of pure
grams. Get a package today from
your grocer, follow the directions in
making it and you will hive a delici
ous and healthful table beverage for
old and young. 15c. and 25c.
An Estreat Case.
Mrs. Hendricks See here, Dinah, I
gave you four flannel undershirts in the
wash this week and you have only
brought back three. How is that?
Dinah Deed, I dunno, ma'am, 'less'n
dey shrinked. Flannen does shrink
somethin' awful, ma'am. Brooklyn
Many old soldiers now feel the ef
fects of the bard service they en
dured during the war. Mr. Geo. S.
Anderson of RogBville, York'county,
Penn., who saw the hardest kind of
service at the front, is now frequent
ly troubled with rheumatism. "I had
a Revere attack lately," he ears, "and
frocured a bottle of Chamberlain's
'u in Balm. It did so much good
that I would like to know what you
would charge me for one dozen bot
tles." Mr. Anderson wanted it both
for his own use and to supply it to
his friends and neighbors, as every
family should have a bottle of it in
their home, not only for rheuma
tism, but lame back, sprains, swell
ings, cuts, bruises and burns, for
which it is unequalled. For sale by
rick too often.
women are compelled
wrien tpcy are unable to attend to, social or
business duties. Their appearance plainly Vin
dicates their condition and they are reluctant'
to be seen, even by their friends. Read what
a business woman says to such sufferers;
Mrs. c. vv. Mansfield, f" Farrar ntroet, Petralt, Mloh.. sayti
A complication of tsinals allinsBls kpt me awake nights nnd
wore tne ouu i- . irimi rwu'ffroia msdlotne and bops wum niip
liln away from nie, A yuuntiludy in my employ (SVS mo u liox of
lr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pals People, 1 took them ud was kMo
loroM ui nutit for iiio iirm u:uu in months, I bought mors sod they
cured mo us they also cumi isversl other people to ray knowledge, I
think Unit If vim nlumld ii.k anv of the dre;e;M f litnlt, who srn
the best buyers "f ir. Williams' Pink Pills they would say the
rmmii woman. Theo plllsosrtainly utiiM up tho usrvous system and
many a young worasn owes her life to them,
MAsa business woman I sm pleased toreoommend them nattily did
ni'im fur ma than nny physician ud 1 run ri v,- tir. Williams' Pink
Pills for Pulo l'uople crcillt for my geiieral gooi! health bxlay,"
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People are for
Sale by all drupists, or will be sent .postpaid,
on receipt of price, 5o cents per bor, sin boxes,
$2.5o, by the Dr. Williams Medicine Company,
Schenectady, H.Y. Our new book, Plain talks B
to Women, sent free to any address on request. I
aBBBaaccga'rih an g u ::.r: a; . . .-.-j mteiw.:us39K. ..a
SNYUEW S OLD, AND KELlABI.
I nsu ra rice A 'e 1 cy .
SELIHSGRGVE, SNYDER C0TOTY. FA,
3 i ixi c r vV . feii.Ti -y de i-, jo.
Sm rr to the lute William II. Snytfcr.
The Pai-Excelln c of lettable Ii Bin unci' is rtpn-M-nted it: the follow
ng list nf Ktuuilaiil Companies, fn m which io make a selection. None
Better the World over.
HANK, LUOATIOS. AR8KTH
PIKE Royal, Liverpool, Eng. (including foreign assets) $8,000,000.08
Hartford, of Hartford, Conn., (oldest American Co.) 8,64C,73C.1H
$, PhoBnix, Hoi'l ford. Conn. 3,588,058.01
Continental, New York, ;,7.r)4.!ios 72
German American, New York, 6,1140,096.81
LIFE Mutual Life Iiih. Co. New York, t'204,688,983,00
ACCIDENT Employers' Liability Assurance Corporation)
Accident Ins. Co. Subscribed Capital of $8,760,000.08
Fire, Life and Accideot risks accepted at the lnws! possible rale, jus
tified by a strict regard t mutual safety. All jusl claims promptly and
satisfactorily adjusted, Information in reiui ion in nil classt s ''i Insur
ance promptly furnished ELMER W. SNYDER, Agt.,
TelepboD" No. 182, Office on Corner Water ,v piue S:s, Holinsgrove, Pt
Nearly Fiflj-Eilt Years I !
ripened by the experiences of over luilf a century.
It has lived on itKiuoritf, and on the cordial support of progressive
It is the "New York Weekly Tribune." acknowledged the countr
over as the leading Natiouol Family Newspaper,
Recognizing its value to those. wLo desire nil the news of the State
and Nation, the publisher of THE POST, (your own favorite home pa
per), has eulered into an alliance with "The New York Weekly Tribune"
which enables him to furnish both papers at the trifling sum of $1.38
Every farmer aud every villages owes to himself, to hi i family, and
to the community in which he lives a cordial support of his local news
paper' as it words constantly and untiringly for Ins interests in every
wao brings to his home all the news and happenings of his neighbor
hood, the doings of his friends, the condition and prospects for different
crops, tho prices in home markets, and, in faet, is a weekly visitor whioh
should bo found in every wide-awake, progressive fomily.
Just think of it ! Both these papers for only .l.l!" a year.
Send all subscriptions to "THE POST," Middleburg, Pa.
M. L. MILLER,
I keen constantly on band and man
ufacture to order all kinds of
Marble and Gani e
Old Stones Cleaned and Repaired.
LOW PRCE I LOW PRICES
I have one of the best Marble Cut
ters in tho state and consequently
turu out good work.
(ayuoiup anu see my woraaprices.
Thankful for past favors I most re
spectfully ask a eontlnuance of same,
Mi L. MILLER
Business men often
express tne ooimon tha.t
thr? id hup thinrt whirh
7.7 ' K
vfiii prevent women from
completely fillind - man's
world they can't be vde
i pended upon because i they ,
It is true that many jl
to look forward to. times
Ad p. y w 'tl
It's iiloii' life, but devotion io
the true interests and prosperity '
the Americou People lis won for it
new friends us 'tho tears rolled bj
aud the original members of its fam
ily passed to their reward, and tli'-st
admirers are loyol and steadfast to
day, with faith in its teachings, and
confidence in the ihformation which
it brings to their homes and tire
sides, Asa natural consequence it u
jovs in itH old sge all the vitality nnd
visor of its youth, strengthened and
SEL I N SGROV E. PA.
All prntr.sl'iii:il Imsnii-ss cut rusted to r.iy '.ir
win receive prompt snd careful s Mention.
AVuil tnoons sssored' Vets, Mnrii you gr
ir. fr.-o. PoiXT CO , 381 Ouk lllk., BCftM,
HENCH & DROMGOLD'S
SAWMILL AND ENGIN
. ,...f, i..,. ..,,,, in I'ri. ilnn Vrrit .:
4 ; Ik-liar k. llaili mniliiiioti'mrrlnKfH HMMi
S nny other In Ihe uiurkrt. Frlrtlan I luii-h htrA.
cauBltiR all llif Iwl nearinx lo nlaii'l JWj SJJ
Inn: rcHI iivlnu in powrr nnd w"r- ;
liiKiif ami iincMi lre. Alwi Hprlaf HiP
ultlTaiora, rn Plnntera, hhellrra, o
UHCU OttOMtiOLO, Mfrs., era,
V j Ul V W