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THE CITIZEN, FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 1912.
SHERLEY GETS A
CLASSIC PLEA FOR SEEDS
Kentucky Lawyer Uncorks Hit Elo
quence In Letter to Representative.
A "seed letter classic" Is tlio wny
neprcsentntlvo Swngar Slierley of
Kentucky speaks of n communication
received by him from James It. Ed
wards, an attorney of Louisville, plain
tively and poetically appealing for
flower and vegetable seeds for his Bar
dens in tlio Hluo Grass state.
The letter says:
Dear Swngcnr 1 am writing to divert
your views for n moment from lofty
heights of national politics nnd Interrupt
your endeavors In limitless fields of con
structive statesmanship to call your atten
tion to two spots on Cardinal hill In tho
land that counts you Its favorite son tho
ono which supplies tho table with all tho
splendid veKctablcs that ripen under
Dixie's sun, nnd of n. size that has al
ready spread tho owner's fame nbroad
nnd ot a quality to delight the palate of
nn epleuro and causo old Lucullus himself
to Pee the onyx paving stones of paradise
nnd vault the pearly gates of heaven to
enjoy their excellence; the other, where In
profound confusion all tho variesated col
ors of the rainbow commingle In a wealth
of luxuriant beauty, whero the fragrance
of tho violet and tho tuberose, tho lily
of tho valley nnd tho sweet pea, tho hya
cinth nnd tho lllnc. l'ie dt's nnd the four
o'clock melt nnd n n :1 -md give their
comblnrd sweetness to fie v. irids from the
four corners or the earth with (' lavish
nonchalance of the millionaire spendthrift
drunk with the wines of south-in Frmee
a splendid. Inspiring soul quaff, produc
ing a restful dreamless sleep where na
ture dips her brush In sunshlno und
moistens It with rain and spreads upon
earth's canvas every shade of delicate
coloring from tho pinkish shen of the
lustrous pearl to tho deepest red of tb
But as words without faith pro os
pounding brass and tinkling cymbals, so
lire garden spots without seeds as d?ertp
Jn tho wilderness. As yo sow si shall ye
reap. One cannot gather figs of n thorn
trco nor grapes from thistles. As the hart
panteth for tho water brook so panteth
my soul for seeds seeds of royal lineage,
chemically pure, microscopically Inspected
nnd germ, free.
Mr. Sherley sent the seeds. lie or
dered n larse consignment.
Radcliffo Girls May Have to Let Their
Hair Hang Down Their Backs.
The girls of Itadcllffe college, Cam
bridge, Mass., are up In arms over new
regulations In regard to the costumes
to be worn nt the commencement ex
ercises In .Tttue. Seven new rules were
posted by Dean Mary Coo as follows:
Itule l.-StlfT white waists, with long
sleeves, high liuen collars, white bow
Utile 2. White linen skirt, three
Inches from the ground and no buttons
Rule 3. The gown is to be one inch
above the bottom of the skirt.
Rule 4. White belts, with no buck
les. Itule Ti. Plain blnck oxfords and
Itule !. No barrottes and no combs.
Itule ".No jewelry of any kind to
Formal protest was made against the
mandate putting the ban on the combs
and barrottes. The young women de
clare It Impossible to wear the hair
done up without the aid of barrettes.
nnd consequently they will have to do
tho next best thing wear the hair In
braids or In curls and allow them to
hang down In the old fashioned way.
POTASH DEPOSITS FOUND.
Valuable Discovery In Mohave Desert
of Southern California.
A valuable discovery of soluble pot
ash salts has been made In the Mo
have desert, southern California, by
field representatives of the bureau of
soils and the geological survey. The
potash was found In a partially dried
up lake. The government experts who
found It declare that there are Indica
tions of millions of tons of potash,
Director Smith of the geological sur
vey nnd Chief Whitney of the bureau
of Bolls received word of the discovery
and immediately telegraphed for do
tails. Tho government bureaus for
some time had sought throughout the
country for potash, feeling certain a
supply would be found. At present the
United States and other nations are al
most entirely dependent upon Germany
for it. Disagreement between the
German "potash trust" and American
buyers became tho subject for diplo
matic exchanges which occupied sev
eral years and at one time threatened
PANAMA GARRISON CUT DCW:.
War Department Asks For Money to
Erect Pormanent Quarters.
The war department has decided to
cut down the garrison on the Panama
sunai zone and has abandoned the Idea
of houMnytho soldiers In temporary
'luurters J'TIils became known when
Secretary of War Stlmson asked con
gress to appropriate $'1,!587,C00 for th
erection of a permanent camp opposite
Culobra sulliclently largo to accommo
date three regiments of Infnutry.
twelve companies of coast artillery,
one battalion of field artillery and a
squadron of cavalry.
Tho original plans called for four
regiments of Infantry, ono regiment of
cavalry, one regiment of Held artillery
nnd twelve companies of coast artil
lery. Fairbanks on Smithionian Board.
Former Vice President Fairbanks
1ms been made a member of the board
of regents of the Smithsonian Institu
tion by the senate.
Japanese Coal Supply.
It Is estimated by tho Japanese that
their coal supplies In the Fushnn col
umnnnt n Bftrt(W(Wl
HENS' LUNCH COUNTER.
Outdoor Feed Hopper Found Very Suc
cessful by New York Experts.
The ncconip;.nylng Illustration shows
a capacious outdoor hopper which has
been found very successful by the New
York agricultural experiment station
nt Ithaca. It has the advantage of
holding a largo supply of whole and
ground grains meat scrap, shell and
grit sufficient for fowls nt range for
Ono side of the top of this double
hopper Is hinged to open for Oiling,
Photo by New York College of Agricul
ture OUTDOOR FEED HOlTER FOR roUMmr.
Tho top Is covered with roofing paper
and has wide overhanging eaves and
closed ends to protect the feed trough
from rain. The sides gradually ap
proach until they are four inches apart
at the bottom, which Is one and one
half Inches above the bottom of the
feed trough. The feed trough is four
teen inches wide, with a four inch re
taining board on each side. At every
four Inches or closer, on the body of
the hopper directly over the feed
trough, six Inch lengths of common
fence wire are driven through holes In
the side of the hopper nnd into the top
edge of the feed trough. These wires
serve to prevent the birds from lllrtlng
the seed out.
The hopper may be made ns long and
deep as desired. The dimensions rec
ommended are live feet long, three feet
high and thirty-two inches wide. Tho
steeper the sides the less will be the
danger of clogging. By placing the
wires not more than two and one-half
Inches apart, or by putting a small cap
on tho top edge of the feed trough pro
jecting half nn inch into the trough.
the possibilities of wasting are less
ened, A hopper of this size will hold
about 170 pounds of mixed grain, 13."
pounds of mixed ground feed, -ir
pounds of grit and 35 pounds of beef
scrap. It should cost for labor and
material about .$0.
Care of the Brood Sow.
Success in pork production is large
ly affected by tho attention given to
the health and comfort of the brood
sow. She should always be housed
In a warm, comfortable place. Prefer
ably this will be a cot well supplied
with straw and having a door which
swings both ways, always closing
when the sow passes In or out. This
cot may be located at some distance
from the feeding place, so that she will
get the necessary exercise in running
to and fro. Her food should consist
largely of bulky foods, such as milk,
roots and clover bay, which will keep
her In good condition without fatten
ing. As farrowing time approaches
tho bulk should bo cut down, less wa
ter should bo given, and more protein
and oily feeds should be fed, so as to
keep the sow in a laxative condition.
Watch Your Drain Tile Outlets.
A thing for every farm owner to re
member should bo to look after bis tile
drain outlets in cold weather, that they
may not get clogged by muskrats, rab
bits or other rodents, nor by sods slip
ping over the tiles, thus waterlogging
the soil during the wet season. Farm
Keep the Best.
Do not make the mistake of giving
the purchaser the pick of your flock.
Keep the best cow, the best horse, the
best of everything. So shall you be
prqud of your stock and proud of your
& REASONS FOR STAYING ON
Z THE FARM. Z
It is the safest real estate In- S.
It is the best place to avoid
doctor bills. '?
There Is no place like It for X
bringing up a family. "P
It affords tho greutcst opportu-
ulty to cultlvnto the bump of op- ;g
It is the foundation of all na- JJJ
It produces the eatables and 'Z
wearables for the nation's peo
It offers the best chance to live r
in peace with God and man, than
which nothing better can be de- t
It is easier to leave the farm
than it is to get back to it after 4
you aro onco In the city working ;
as carpenter, bricklayer, carman, .j
bookkeeper or clerk to meet your x
financial obligations, -
It gives a man room to build J
his own home. In town another $
Is Ukoly to build the home for
you and in tho end own it. 4
Farm and Fireside. 1
GET DOWN TO FERTILITY.
Ns Reason For Disuse of Plant Feed.
Plow Your Land Deeply.
In a recent Issue of Farm nnd Fire
side n contributor writes a very inter
esting article on soil fertility in which
ho shows the different qualities that
soil must have nnd how, when the soil
becomes depleted, some sort of replen
ishment of the lost qualities must bo
provided. Following Is nn extract from
"One of the ways we have of increas
ing our crop yield Is to plow deeper.
That is like running the hand a little
deeper Into the pocket, it is true, nnd
It docs not take tho place of adding to
our soli nitrogen, potash and phos
phoric ncld, but It does enable us to
make available soil fertility that la
really ours and to the benefits of which
wo aro fairly entitled.
"Hut will this deeper soil really give
us bettor crops? That homely creature
tho woodchuck may answer that ques
tion for us, wherever he has his home.
See what he does by bis system of
deeper digging. The rankest grass on
the whole farm Is right around the
woodchuck hole. Whnt has he done?
He has brought up some of the fertil
ity that has all these years been locked
up waiting for tis to make It available.
Tho rains have moistened this soil, the
sunshine hiw wnnncd It, and splendid
grass Is the nwtilt.
"So this I a pica for deeper cultiva
tion. I know It will take a little harder
vork on the part of our horses to bring
this rich earih up. And If we had to
hold the plow as we used to our arms
would surely ache before night, but
tho beautiful riding plows of today,
which hold themselves, have lessoned
tho work of turning over the soli. Wo
may as well have tho extra depth of
soil to grow better crops as to let It Ho
there Idle in the dark. On many farms
there are layers of what have been
called 'hard pan' a little wny below
the surface. These form tables which
hold tho moisture and prevent It from
finding Its way deeper Into the earth.
They nlso in some degree form a bar
rier to the progress of plant roots
downward. Other lands do not present
this barrier, but wherever the soil Is
thus pneked down it needs breaking up.
"Drainage will do very much to help
about this, and a little raising of the
clevis, so that tho plowshare will diva
deeper, will certainly enable our crops
to get hold of nnd make available the
locked up reserve fertility."
Save and apply a few more
tons of barnyard manure to your
soli and increase the yield. Ma
nure is the best Insurance against
drought. It makes tho soil re
tain more moisture nnd furnish
es plant food which hastens ma
turity. FENCE YOU CAN SHIFT.
Useful In Inclosing Temporarily Rich
Bit of Pasture.
Rather than cut a rich piece of fod
der to tie gathered and moved away
to the sheep, hogs
or other stock. It
Is often more
pasture it off, a
small piece at a
time. The lack of
a suitable fence
this. A portable
fence may bo
built according to
the plan shown
in the drawings
herewith. It re
quires but a few
panels of this to incloso sufficient Hold
for a day's cropping, when it can bo
shifted to new ground for the next
day. If sheep with lambs aro to be
folded In this way an extra board will
be needed at the bottom of each panel.
PANEL OF 1'OHTAIILH FKNCB.
These panels may bo built twelve ot
fourteen feet In length nnd must be i
thoroughly braced to keep the fence
firm from eudwlse motion. Cross- j
pieces at the bottom of the upright j
should be long enough to keep the i
fence firm sldowise. The upright lined j
for the portable base should be 'J ,
by 4 inches, with iron hooks dri on j
or screwed in at proper intervals to I
receive tho end boards of the pane!. I
American Agriculturist. I
Orchard and Garden Notes.
If air slaked lime be in earth in
which plants aro potted It will keep
Most growers using flats sow one nnd
u half to two Inches apart. The seed
need not bo covered with more than
one-fourth of an Inch of soil. Water
thoroughly Immediately after sowing,
and do not apply more water than Is
absolutely necessary. Overwaterlng,
high temperatures and lack of ventila
tion aro responsible for spindling
Mats of somo kind must bo used at
night for tho protection of the plants in
hotbeds and cold frames. Those should
bo removed as soon as posslblo In the
morning when the sun U shining and
roplaced on the frames not later than 4
o'clock in tho afternoon. Boom air
should be admitted to the frames every
day if tho woather will permit Na
tional Stockman and Farmer.
The Amiable Man.
I've never found that Rpeech profane has
won a friend for me.
Tve never found It paid mo much to
And, while I know a. lot of words of sheer
I'vo never found they've helped me In a
nd so It Is no mortal lives who's ever
heard mo swoar,
Not even such a llttlo word as "My!"
When things go wrong and seem to bo
completely past repair
I simply bang my foetnan on the eyo.
I'vo never found it paid to meet my trou
bles with a frown.
It doesn't pay to corrugate one's face,
Frowns only serve to drag a fellow's trou
bled spirit down
And fill his mind with notions mean and
And hence it Is my pallid brow of wrinkles
all Is free.
Nor gives an outward sign of inward
Vhen some ono comes along by day or
night to pester me
I simply smllo and kick him down the
I don't believe It ever pays to loso one's
Tho little slings and arrows of this life.
I don't believe an angry ahout or loud and
Will ever ease a fellow of his strife.
"Tls better far to go your way with fresh
and happy mien,
As though you dwelled beneath a flag of
And when the hosts of troublo shall ap
pear upon the scene
Take oft your coat and thrash 'em like
Hie Chance of Salvation. I
The famous baseball player evangel-
1st, Hilly Sunday, tells this amusing j
story of the attempt which was made i
to convert a hard fisted old mountain- 1
eer In Kentucky
"Jim, In addition to being in need
of regeneration of every kind, was
hard headed and stubborn, and he re
sisted all the missionary work that
was done In his behalf. At last a lead
ing citizen of the little town made a
desperate attempt to save the sinner's
" 'Jim,' ho nsked sadly, 'do you mean
to tell mo you ain't teched by the
story of the Lord that died to save
" 'Humph!' commented Jim In dls
gust. 'Do you mean to tell me the
Lord died to save mo when he aln'
never Beed mo or knowed me?'
" 'Jim,' responded the neighbor hot
ly, 'It wuz a darned sight easier for
tho Lord to die for you because he
never seed you than If he knowed you
as well as we alls do.' " Populo'
BALD HEADS NOT WANTED.
Baldness It Too Generally Considered
a Sign of Advanced Age.
A bald-headed person does not have
an equal chance with one blessed with
a healthy head ot hair, because bald
ness Is too generally accepted as an
Indication of age. Many large corpora
tions have established an ago limit, and
refuse to take men over 35 years of
age as new employees.
Probably 65 of bald-headed people
may regain a good head of healthy hair
if they will follow our advice and ac
cept our offer. We have a remedy that
we positively guarantee to grow hair
on any head, unless the roots of the
hair are entirely dead, their follicles
closed, and the scalp has become glazed
und shiny. We want people to try this
remedy at our risk, with tho distinct
understanding that unless it docs ex
actly whnt we claim it will, and gives
satisfaction In every respect, we shall
make no charge for the remedy used
during the trial.
We know exactly what we are talk
ing about, and with this offer back of
our statements no oue should scoff,
doubt our word, or hesitate to put our
remedy to nn actual test.
We want every oue who Is suffering
from any scalp or hair trouble, dan
druff, falling hair, or baldness to try
our Itcxall "03" nalr Tonic. We want
them to use it regularly say until
three bottles have been used and it
It does not eradicate dandruff, cleanse
nnd refresh the scalp, tighten the halt
ji Its roots, and grow new hair, we
will return every cent paid us for the
remedy for the mere asking. There
Is no formality expected, and we exact
no obligation from tho user whatever.
We make this offer with a full under
standing thnt our business success
entirely depends upon the sort of treat
ment we nccord our customers, nnd we
would not dare mako the abovo of
fer unless we were positively certain
that wo could substantiate it in every
particular. Remember, you can obtain
rtexall Ilemedles In this community
only ut our store Tho Rexall Store
A. M. IiEINE.
f Dr. Whitehall's
For 15 yean a ta4fd Raa!y for
all forms of lUiema&aiism, lnattro,
romt, eore mvsdet, stiff or twouira
(olatt. It quickly relieve & wrere
pain I redoes tWa 1vnt, asd eliaUaatoi
the poieon from tka tyetem, AO ecoti
a box at druggists,
VMto fur m flm trial Bex
Dr. Whitehall Mcf-lntlne Co.
IB B. Lafay4to t (nUi Boad, ImS.
J. E. HALEY
Ilavo mo and savo money. Wl
attend sales anywhere- In State,
Address WAYMART. PA.( R. D.3
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ncss and ResLContalns neiiim
NOT Si ARC OTIC.
Aperfect Remedy for Corafipa-i
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ncss ondLOSS OF SLEEP.
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