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ALFALFA OR LUCERNE
ImtH MrCarlhr. M. Sr II !
Alfalfa Medifngo Mitiva is one of
the dlileM ciiltivat I crops. It hns
been cultivated for ce nturit. Its
ativ hon:. i Mipi.-ril to be that of
tbe primitive Art an -lurk frcni which
11 the Kiiriipcnu nations are de
scended. Mr. tit ralil M. I arthv. M. S..
says tliat n! fa 1 fa is a very long-lived
perennial plant of t lie pu'e or
leguminous family. It roots very
deeply going from (I to 30 feet deep,
and as a conenieiu-e is practically
drought proof when once well estal
lished. It requires a rather dry soil,
rich in lime. The plant is tender um!
feeble when yoiir.g ami reiiiires u
mellow surface free from weeds witli
plenty of soluble plant foid at hand.
On worn !a::ds tliis crop usually f.ilU
to cuteh it ii I'-oo the soil has lieeil
gircu a gim.1 ilo.e of stable man '.ire
or bor.e tit. al jut preiioii- to sowing
the feed. I;cc -tartcd a sowing
lasts from in in in c.irs. The dry
vnllcy and mountain lands of the
lloeky nni' iitaiii- seem to be the
home of this pi ml in A nieriiM. It
also Mieeerds ci; on the Pacific
slope and ill tit:- Mississippi valley.
It does we!'. n the liyhter soils of the
Atlantic ciiast ii : il 1 1 1 f states, but
requires irrf.it care 'o get it started.
It is tisiiaVy sown broadcast in early
fa'l usiiiir about J.) pounds of seed
per acre. No nurse crop is desirable.
When well cared fur the yield of this
crop is enormous, exceeding any
other hay crop.
Id New Jersey lour cutting per
year are obtained; in the gulf region
eight cuttirgs nre the rule. The
yield i (:.i- and a half to two tons of
air dry hay per cutting, giving a total
yield for the year of ti to 10 tons per
One ton of this ha contains the
following amounts of plant food:
NltroRi n 4J.8 lbs.
I'tmsi'liorlc m il! lil.J lbs.
Potash J3.6 ll.
.Vs with nil other legumlnes the
nitrogen conies from the air. The
potash nu 1 pbospborie acid come
from the soil and to keep up the
yield un annual dressing of these
substances equivalent to that which
has been carried off in the hay must
be Riven. Taking the average yield
at six tons per acre we obtain:
Nltroiti n. ":.S lbs
Ph.i.s'tiortc ai,l. Sl.s It's.
I'ota.-h. i't.6 lbs
wnrth 131 .M
Total fertiiizir value ta.vi
To replace t he above amounts of
potash will require 40.1 pounds of
muriate of potash. To replace the
phosphoric acid requires 425 pounds
of superphosphate. Hut where the
growing season is long and the tem
perature favorable the yield may be
larger and the fertilizer must be In
creased proportionatrly. A good
normal fertilizer for alfalfa i t fol
lows: ' .!".
Muriate of potath 500 to 1.000 lb.
The I iiiiii.iiinllaa Mere Described Is
T'Aeld lu lllai. Kstera. bjr All Wfca
Hate lard II.
We hate tried se c ..' :.:i d of stools
and have .ren ail t ;u ojieration
iu ar!oii p;lrt of t'.h- country, but
lo'.hii.g Mii;s us mi we!l as the 'y
thown here, saj a Mi'hit;an farmer in
Iloard's l;ilr man. We made the first
ot.e (:. .11 coirnieiiccd dairy. 1 7.
Th" cu; shows hov :.j make it. Tl.e
board A sin uM 1m ali..i;; i.'- inches lot.j
ior n ta'! man and a'oout eight inches
wi.le. The :m 1 iu! j'i-ce.s, 1'. a..i!
ran :. e-!t und aj i-lcj to u'.t each
n.r.k' : V, :i.;u.'.- .(.1 as to
. ; .
1: .s n
..-;.i w .Cr.
1. s c.u .. Ut.e
' bracM it.
: . .- r. ki.'-ei The
J ?::'ei - ; jl.' y. ai d. :bua
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. :y ..': , : ti.;- 1
T 'l.e f.or :i'.i.' thus
' er.. W pref. r l.-avy - r.
' y r":,r tz . 3 f g .'ji'h.
A fa- .' st 'he t-otv f : a pr. 'ei-'ioa
r! rer :: ! :.:'
TIMELY DAIRY NOTES.
T)-, rot c!.ar?e the 'ed suddenly.
5ait 'hn'i'd alwsiv- :e aci-e-sib.
l.ad (jjrent da. tv literature aud
keep pi .'ul r.r i-'.V ileal.
lise the herd examined at leatt
twice a year by a fkiid veterinarian.
Do Lit ;lo cow faster than a
on:? rts'iie t!k while on tbe way
to piice of miiVing or feeding.
Nr allow the cows to be excited
by lard drirjrg, abue, loud talking
or unr.ecesiary diturbacce; do not
xpoMi them to cold or storms.
Feed libraPy, and use only fresh,
palatable fe-t stuffs; in 110 case
bouUJ lincoidposed or moldy material
OUrrre scd etforee tbe ' utnaott
caniiDes a boat tbe cattle, their at-te-cdasta,
tbe stable, tbe dairy axd aU
Promptly remove feotai tbe herd
any cnimal suspected of being la bad
keaith, and reject ber uilk. Xter
tvdd aa aaimal to tie berd. uatil cer
ain it is free from dlaeaae, cafcbU
tulrctUs-sls- Farmers Elw.
1 . ' 1
!. - - ! '
Feature after feature of the old
aouth is passing, and plantation Ufa
aa it win befo 1 hn
Ulale. ' '
wah will aooa be a
J- memory, at th
. current rate or change, it tnlgnt be
kupHed that so long aa cotton
niuins the ataple in Dixie one. feature
at least of antebellum - days the
dur'y cotton picker must survive.
J tut oven this tuueful and jovial, if
hard-driven, relic of the past, it ap
pears, must go. A cotton-picking HiU
vhinu has been put on the market,
after ten years of experimenting end
udjusting. and a contract hus just
bceu closed through which the new
machinery will be put in operation
in Mississippi on a large scale on a
Washington county pluntation next
fall. The inventor of the machine,
gays the Milwaukee Sentinel, admits
that it can be used only u the level
uplands, low valleys uud prair.it)
grounds, but success, which seems
reasonably assured, within these lini-
I itiitions, will revolutionize the cot
ton-picking industry in the south.
The inventor, it is needless to say,
is a Yankee. Thus one Yiwikee, Whit
ney, devised the cotton gin, which
helped fill the southern plantations
with uegroes by making their labor
enormously profitable; now another
Yankee comes forward with u con
trivance which bids fair to reverse
The London Lancet warns people not
to open their letters at the breakfast
(ierni la the
lame. iney are
pretty sure to be
laden with germ
the letters, of course and it isn't well
to mix these germs with the ordinary
articles of food. The flap of the en
velopes that have been moistened by
the human tongue, us well ns the
slumps that you stick with a lick, may
be bristling with contamination. The
envelope itself is quite likely to huve
pickci! up a lot of infection while on
the way, and if by chance it has'
dropped in the mud, it probably is
loaded to the rail with all sorts of
contagion from tetanus down to sep
ticaemia. 1 h is knocks out about all'
the romance that was left in letter
writing, complains the Cleveland l'laiu
lealcr. Think of it! The dear girl who
writes to her lover: "I Jhave pressed
a kiss n the page right here," must
understand thut she may be sending
him in p.' ::ion a half hundred germs
and almo.- ny number of bacilli. It's
quite too 1, ul of the Lancet. Instead
of Irving I i make life worth living
they seen: i."ermined to make it such
a treuiei. ' ; struggle against itsene
mils?, th:: ' . really doesn't seem worth
3ovtrnmeiit postal cards which are
enameled, bronzed or iu any way de---j"ionisi.
vn?""r-,i - their
If they wtr Ps-
. o-s.l ... ..:.BrilM K('ll
, ..4 ov.cai T., u c v -
after and become subject to ordinary
letter postage when they bear a writ
ten message, or to third-class post
age when they arc all in print. This
1 ruling is contained iu the latest edi- '
tion of the postal regulation. The 1
Iruling is thought to be the result of j
j the recent dix losures regarding the
, ease with which Mich cards are conn- 1
terfeili'd. Though the department
hail not discovered the maker of
these Imu'iis cards when this order'
vva- drawn, it lias been known for u
I -1 tii time ti nt Mich work was made
H.sii,:,. hecau.se persons were .er-
i ituj to enamel uncanceled cards'
and tin:-. ii,. them, though thev iiad
i iff ' ire
to enforce this
11 -iiri. j. : 1 d the
. r ."t;.ie.
. "!. on
of which ejr
1 xjilanat i'.n- nt e
K-Cilllit of its L'W.-
-: ' i : : auot iier that tLe
..; - in it 5 coat 'f arms.
i.s . 1. .aii..l the "J-.k..-:n
the great li'imiit-r of
1 w ithiu ;t limits, and ti.e
ate." because the curly ct
i tl.es,- a :i i 111:1 i - iu hllcll
tl.at lliry pruVed a M-rjoiM
Kell u Ciirefui rider plus-
1 1 r a piuiu w here gophers aluniud-1,1-
i:. daUL'cr.of being throwu by
hor-e accidentally stepping ia u,
- - trt-a when Kassala was handed over
Crematory companies would do to the Egyptian government. In 1808
well to note the statement of a them- he commanded at the capture and de
hit who hus determined, by painstuk- fense of Gedarcf; and in 1&8S became
ing analysis, that a humun body of assistant adjutant general at Wool
average size, contains three pounds w'L-n- Tw" J,ars aPn he went out
and 13 ounces of calcium. The cur-' Bfain to Soulh Africa- tl,i time
reut quotation of calcium is an 1 i-tant inspector general of th. lines
1 , . , ... , of communication,
uuce, which would give us each a
value, in the retort, of or one- Goals' Milk as Medlclar.
fourth of our weight in gold. A diet of goats' milk and daily ex-
ercise on the mountains of Arizona
The British press has revived tbe
am-ieut sneer about "diplomacy iu
shirt sleeves" as a descriptive of Amer-
ican official conduct In relation to for- j doubled in weight. Every day he
eigu affairs. Tbe flout has lost its drank a pint of goat's milk at break
sting, however, observes the Chicago ( fast, and the same quantity for sup
Cbronicle, in tbe unflotitable auprein- ' yr, with a half pint of the same bev
of Aiueric.su Industry in shirt ' rage every two hours during the flay,
sleeves. j "e abstained entirely from meat, but
r j ate plentifully of vegetables.
A leading Philadelphia society worn a a
lite "The nrr.men iskn inkV tin T'liilcL. I
delphia society know notbiag of swear
lag." This speaks well for the babits
t the men of PbtUdelphU when the
ti t uotae.
ATTORBEY GENERAL KNOX.
! Learsil TtttUlBar Makes Hla m
I - A
AU Praaeeatar af Allen
Caiman Traat. , .
1 1 " - ' ,;
Attorney (ieneral rhlliinder C.Knox
ho has won the distinction of start -
ingthe prosecution by the federal got- j
eminent of the grt-ut Chicago nacktra '
far their alleged tiolatiou' of tbe
"trist law, is "an Interesting man
.-tertonally, and u capable man pro
fessionally. Somewhat below the mid
dle stature, he is jet impressive and
possesses vital ami nervous energy in
a high degree, lie is culled an intel
lectual dynamo by the people who
know bow his mind works when it i
busy with some Intricate question !
ATTORNEY GKNKRAL KNOX.
(He Is DlrtctinKtiovernment Investlgatloa
in Href Trust.)
law. His talent- ere the aubject of
ciiiiiiu.ii talk i.ni the lawyer of
l'ittsburg before he came to the cap!
tul, and, although it comparatively
young man, he had earned the reputa
tion of one of the cleverest and quick
est legal minds in Pennsylvania. Mr.
Knox is a graduate of luion college,
of Alliance, 0. He went to l'ittsburg
soon after he finished his luw studies
iu ls7i aud was soon practicing iu part
nership with James 11. TScod. The firm
was very successful and ultimately
were appointed counnel for the Car
negie' eompany. His long study of
corporation law in nil Its phases en
dows Mr. Knox with peculiar fitness
for the very work he has now under
taken to do. His mnsterlr Dresenlu
tion of the Crent Northern Securities
case disclosed what that knowledge
and experience could do when roused
to action by sufficient motive. Mr.
Knox is happily married and hns a
family ns clever in its way as him
self. He is n member of half the
prominent men's club of Pennsylva
nia and likes to feel the motion of a
sulky drawn by a pair of fast trotter.
This is his principal recreation. 1
COL. CHARLES PARSONS,
"",," F riti war one
Take C-omraanJ o( Regalat
Trtopi la viitds, ;-V '
VolSir Charles Parsons 1 of the
has been appqnted colonel
so cuuimsiia ii, regular troops-
nominlon n r.n. A. TV... J,
general, as he will locally be called,
was born in 1853, and educated at
Ktigby and at the royal niilitarycad
emy. lie t-erved in the Uuika and Zulu
campaigns, and later in the Transvaal
war, where he w as present at Laing's
Nek and lngogo, and was severely
wounded. In the Kgyptinn campaign
his horse was shot at Telel-Kebir; and
in the Dongola campaign he had com-
- r ''
OOI.. CHAP.LKS PARSONS.
of All li sTuUr
(Appointed 1n the C remand
Traops i Caratl
Tnaiul f the Kpyptian artillery. In
1 '.ii he was appointed governor of the
lied Sea littoral, and was afterwards
employed on a special mission in K11-
cured Kobert VMlliams or consump
t ion. He had the disease in a bad form
when he went to Arizona, tVo years
mrit Saw he is a wvll man. and hmm
Dssiss fSHrl tf Ml. j
A shoe Arm ia Toledo, O., has traced
to the depredations of mice losses Vn
t 1 . . 1 t .
rrpnw.'ti idu umcr paper money,
which have amounted tot-) ,000 in four
year... ... .,
Old RorkKey I doubt, my dear,
whether this young minister Is able
to support you. -
Miss liwksey Why, pnp, his a!-
a ry is $7,100.
old nn We I t,n.,s- u m .I-,.
, hut doee he e-et it? V Y. Sun
"I prtaiune your wife makes
for you on grand sweet aong,"
the old friend.
"Mostly recitative," answered
Henry Peek, with just a tinge of sad
ness, "mostly recitative." IJaltiiiiore
Knew KU Man.
Oreen Why are you alwuys trying
to avoid Hrown? You certainly ilon't
owe him money? ,
White Xo hut I'm afraid he wnnts
to owe me' some. Chieng.i Daily
ot fio 1'lnln.
' Mrs. Hunter Weil. Xorah, are yuu
a good plain cook?
Applicant Oi'iu ns good n nnny
wan, mum; but Ofli hov yez know
there are some as don't eonsidher me
SO turriblc plain. n:nm. Jin';-.
And II liny (in.
If jour story 1 too k.vuzv
T telt to the mariiifs.
Just wrap It up anil si l:1 It
To ths monthly niah'-ixlnrs.
tO IT MUI L1) SK.KM.
Ethel I must confess that I like
to have a nice man around me. Chi-
' ago Daily Newt,
tlrnd It In llln .ewHer.
OeorgB Schn.uK a wt-ll-Miovcu Oer
man citizen of New Ljudon, Ohip. is
i cojgtaut reader i f tl.o "l)Hytou
Volkszeiluug." H- hiowa tlmt this
paper aiius toodvei tise only the bent
in ita columns, aud wLeu be bsw
Chamberlain's Tain lialm adv- rtised
h. ""in for lanie l in k, l.e did not
h itcte in Luv i ii ii lottlo of it fur i
hi9ifvbn for e'gbt we'ks Lad
.mrV.l n,!sl. IV a ..... 1 1 " I 1 -
auuereu wiiu ttieniosiieiTiuil' paius .
in 1 i r DacK ar.ct could et no tflief.
JI Ti! "After usins? tli Pin .
Balm for a few da: s my wife nti '
XUf0K nilng Ue 4DlirA content !
.aoel ruing ta entird contenfa
!oI the"bottIe the Ufj bearable pains
had entirely vaui.-hed and the could
again take up hei hounehold duties."
He is very thankful at d liopis Mat
all suffering likewise will hear of her
wonderful recovery. This valuable
liniment is for the Mibdlebutg Drug
Two '.New orkers were remarking
how jiersistcntly up to the times the
city was. "Kven,thee dirty scraps you
see flying around the streets," said
one, "are to-day's papers." "And tbe
last edition at t hat," replied the other.
The first Tagalog-Kngli.-li grammar
and JCiiglhsh-Tuguing iicti nary has
I just been completed, It is ti c work of
Dr. Stomple, of New York, w ho worked
tbe Tagalog grammar before our war
. with Spain.
I There never was a time which pre
sented more serious and important
'questions for the consideration of
the school commencement essayist
How ! A tiilil Trouble.
Now U the tiiue to pr;vMn vour-
S f-e und family with :i l ttle of
CU)atubMilain'H rolic, (Ji.oltr.i and
iDiarr'0, 11 Heuit-dy 1 is ilii.ost
Jcerttiu t lie iif b-d heforit the
!HU!11!UH' i over, muJ i f in Ol'll n-d now
( niiiy save 3011 a trip t town in the
ni it r in your busient siiuson. It
is everywhere n. Indited t lie the
i r"nf auccesnf tl iiieiiiciiic ill use f o
bowel complaint-, both for children
,und adults, .no fniudy call idiom to
Am without it. For sale !, tuo Mia-
dleburgh Diug Store.
Am Important Occasion. j
Uncle Ebony I's glad you's in, sah,
'cause I want to borrer youah cyclo
pedias, and a few dictionaries, and
ny other nice big books you con
Employer Goodness me! And
you've brought n wheelbarrow, I see.
What on earth do you want of them?
Uncle Ebony Very impo'tant occa
sion, sah, very impo'tant. Dinah and
me wants to hunt up a name fob the
baby, sah. N. V. Weekly.
Mssl sad Deliver. .
Mrs. Helpem This is lovely! JIow
did you manage to collect so much
mcney for tbe cause?
Mis Sharpone It was simple
enough. I threatened to get up a char
ity concert, and set all the girls prac
ticing for it. X. Y. Weekly.
ffO$ OkHOV CATrURTte.
f at I
CCC Nsver la bulk.
I af iaatsr trlu U kJ!
kills, not necessarily suddenly,
but SURELY. It preys upon the
intellectual powers more than
we realise. It consumes the
vitality faster than nature can
replenish it, and we cannot tell
just what moment a temporary
or complete aberration of the
mind will result. Headache and
pain should be promptly-' re
moved but properly. Many
pain cures are more harmful
than the pain. Beware. If
you would be safe, take
m?,;v Pain Pills.
"A a icsult of neuralgia I lost the
sight of my right eye, and the pain I
have suffered n incomprehensible, be
ing obliged to take opiates almost con
tinually. A friend gave me one of Dr.
Miles' Tain Pills and it promptly re
lieved me. 1 then purchased a bos and
now my trouble is gone. They have
also cured my daughter of nervous
headache, and I heartily recommend
them to others." W. J. CoRLEV. lire
Sold by Druggists. 25 Doses, 25c.
Dr. Milea Medical Co., Elkhart, Ind.
0r wbat dors a bad taste in your
mouth retnind you? It indicated
that your PtoniHch in in bad con
dition and will remind you that
there is nothing so good for such a
disorder as Chamberlain's Stomach
A Liver TabletH after having used
them one. They clean bo and invi
gorate the stomach and regulate the
bowelu, For cale at 2.") cents per
box by ths Middlebur? Drug Stoifi.
W. II. HI TLER, Proprietor
418 Market Si., Harrisburg Pa.,
(Opposite P. R. K. Ilepot Entrance)
s'alleil lor All Trln,
Rooms, 25 and 50c. (loud Meals, 25c
Quod accommodations. t
G. U OWENS-
AT Dill SKY A I-LAW
Oca SrafuMTT: Tvaosa. Pa.
Collections and Kuporta.
References. First National Bank. Near
Towni Keprnent4: BillWiod. Altooru. Uolll
'S Signature is on every box of tbe gennlne
axative Bromo-Quinine Tablets
ranedy area cold in sm ttay
Rsfr. Aln-iv-n lhtblx. Ladles, suit rtruirrlst flit
4 1114 IIKSTCK'M KKMMMH III Ked slid
(Uttld nieutille Imjiha. wslwl with bluu ribbon.
Take mi ulher. Kefus dangerous subatl
lu t loi tnd iuillalln. Buv nf ynur DruiiKist,
nr wnil 4r. In kIiiiiiii fur PsrtleulHr. Tratl
sonlals anil Keller lop l.adlea." In Irltrr,
by return Mall, lo.uoo Tetiinoiiinl HoW v
CHICHK8TER CHEMICAL CO.
SIOS MadUun SMiuare, I'll 1 LA VX,
Ms'allua tU aspew.
I INDIANAPOLIS, IND.
The Leading! Agricultural
Edited by the HOX. JOS.
Secretary of Agriculture of tbe Uuitod S Agisted
by an Able Corps of Editors.
THIS valuable journal, in addition to the logicrcatment alJ
agricultural subjecU will also discuss tlie grei88"9
thereby adding zest to its columns and giving the ff w 80mtn fo
think about aide from the every day humdrum of jittne duties.
m f it Tt m
The Uadlne County Paper and THE AflEfiCAN FARME.i
Both One Year for Ohj Dollar.
This unparalleled offer
and all old ones who pay up
in thirty days. Sample copies free. Address:
- IDEAL SPRAY WAGON.
It Has Bts la 8acerafat Osrat
iwr .riri.i ran Smra
insects anil runga diseases g.,
, become ao numerous their dentr.
. nou or irecu.ioii is ausoiuielv
tssury if a liiih irrnde fruit of
kind in to be produced. This VkS7
. .1 t 1.. 1 t
j uouc iiirfjciy uy spraying-, nnu q
1 practice is now generally regarded
essential by the more aucce,
fruit growersi. There ura many li
of spraying noebinery on the
I ket, from large power muctines du.
, to small hand or force pumps. f4
1 the small power, the knapsack up-,.
I ing machine is most satisfactory tk.
s.-oiiiiiierci-i grower neetis a Ij-
wagon and tuner material lor dvii
tne work on an extensive scale,
numerous illustrated spraying
chine catalogues can suit the watt,
of anyone as to machinery und equk
The spray wagon portrayed hfr
with is in use in one of the htfm
apple orchards of the country.
tank ia of 1 '4-inch pine, grooved itj
ORCHAKD 8PRAY1NQ OUTFIT.
put together with white lend to
water-tight. It Is 12 feet by l'Jbji
inches and holds 300 gallons, ic,
held together by six hnnl-voo:
bauds, 2x3it inches on top ami urnlr
bottom, which ure bolted together ti
long bolts running up the outsiile ti
any tank, rhu manhole in ton
large enough to admit a boy to en
the tank thoroughly. The so-calk:
driver's scut i.s used as a support fo
the pump, the driver stuntliug just it
renr and doing all the pumping u
well as driving the team.
Tlie platform is 6x7 feet, siUinirtf
by four standards 8 feet by 111) im-hn
of l'.-inch hard pine. The tint slior,
how the latforin is made. bris:
tired wagon should be used, uh plor
orchard fields can be traversed m
easily. Two leads of one-wialf-W
rubber hose, each S3 feet jfung u
supported on bamboo fishiil; puis
are used. By using a Y on elieb la.
two nozr.les.jjn ea.ch pipe wilW hula!
th work. An agitator mar wt vs
at work in the tank by meats 2,
, - i V , . 1 i.l I l'
procaes wneeis anu a cuam ansa.
;- spokes ortn rear woe'
forw'flrtt end of TR-rnir' sImjiW
a little lower thaxt the rear, that tM ft
pump may pump it more enrlj i-vj
( arm anu iiome.
When Poverty enters the portal
Love flies from ths window, the tlM
It Ixva were th right sort of mortal
Ha'd so out and bunt tor a Job.
The Toothful Feminine Idr.
"What kind of a society is ymi
asked her father.
"A secret society," she replic.
T.nt wbirt is its object?"
"Oh, just to have secrets frn t
other girls." Chicago l'ost.
"Why did you leave your ns
"It was to dull" renlied t f ni
"The master and mistress agiJ-j i
'fectlr. and never a thing can.1 p' i
Aba serrantj to e$J5p J-bOBq
To all ou!
Journal of tliNati. It
H. BRIGH, Astant
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