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NE of the most Important grain
crops grown In this country Is
wheat It Is second in value
and acreage only to corn. Not
withstanding the great Importance of
the wheat crop but little attention has
been paid to Improved methods of cul
ture. Wheat Is largely looked upon as
an extensive crop. Most farms In the
wheat belt are large. This Is especial
ly true of the spring wheat belt in
northwestern United States and south
ern Canada. It is no uncommon sight
there to see a section or more In one
field. Wheat follows wheat year after
year. Little live stock. Is fccpt. and no
manure is applied to Clio land. Under
thU treatment the seemingly exhnust-
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FIO. IX HiKVESTEH AT WOIiK.
supply of fertility Is beeom!n:
An Instantaneous Cure.
During the cattle plague of 1!C6 in
England a farmer who had.lost a num
ber of his cows grew so depressed that
he fully persuaded himself he had al
fo contracted the disease. The medi
cal man whom he consulted tried In
vain to laugh him out of his fears,
but subsequently, being fond of a
Joke, pretended to agree with the pa
tient's views, and solemnly told him
If he would attend to his instructions
he would be cured. He then gave
the farmer a prescription, which he
directed should be taken to a neigh
boring druggist, but when the latter
opened the envelope and read the con
tents he was as much startled as the
farmer. For the prescription was as
follows: "This man has the cattle
jdague. Take him Into the backyard
and shoot him, according to act of
parliament." Needless to say, the
cure was instantaneous.
Investing In Nature.
A man must Invest himself near at
hp.rd, and in common things, and be
content with a steady and moderate
return, if he would know the blessed
ness of a cheerful heart and the sweet
ness of a walk over the round earth.
This Is a lesson the American haB yet
to learn capability of amusement on
a low key. He expects rapid and ex
traordinary returns. He would make
the very elemental laws pay usury.
He has nothing to Invest In a walk;
It is too Blow, too cheap. We crave
the astonishing, the exciting, the far
away, and do not know the highways
of the gods when we see them always
a sign of the decay of faith and sim
plicity of man. John Burroughs.
As there is a worldly happiness
which God perceives to be no more
than disguised misery; as there are
worldly honors which In his estima
tion are reproach, so there is a world'
ly wisdom which in his sight Is fool
ishr.es8. Of this worldly wisdom the
characters are given in the Scriptures,
and placed in contrast with those of
the wisdom which is from above. The
one is the wisdom of the crafty, the
other that of the upright; the one
terminates In selfishness, the other in
charity; the one is full of strife and
bitter cnvylngs, the other of mercy
and of good fruits. ttlalr.
"Pigeon milk is a myth." said
milkman, "but there actually Is a bean
milk. It Is drunk, put In tea and cof
fee and even frozen for ice cream
The Japs are its Inventors. This milk
(a tnnile of the Sola bean. Tfce bean
is first soaked, then boiled In water,
After the liquid turns white sugar and
phosphate of potash are added, nnd
the liolllnc la kept up till a substance
of the thickness nf nrolusses Is oh- j
lalnod. ' Nobody could tell this bean i
milk from condensed milk, and when !
water la :ulilU It can't We told from
the fresh. The Japaueso poor use
uothlng else." , L j
worn out. The humus especially bus
been used rapidly, with uo source of
renewal. Usually It does not take
more tlinn n uecnuo or continuous
wheat growing to reduce the yield one
half. Conditions In the winter wheat
belt are not so bad. but there is much
room for Improvement there also. Not
only Is continuous wheat growing bard
ou the soil, but It does not distribute
the work evenly throughout the year.
In the spring there is a rush to get the
seed In. Iu the fall there Is a still
greater rush to get the crop harvested
and thrashed. The' rest of the year
there Is little to do. What the wheat
farmer needs is diversification more
live stock, more crops and rotation.
The wheat belt aud the coru belt
should be mixed up more. Many fann
ers In the corn belt raise wheat as one
of the leading small grain crops. Many
others would find It profitable to do so
Classes of Wheat.
Wheat Is divided Into two general
classes winter and spring. Winter
wheat Is sown In the fall, makes a con
siderable growth and comes up and
heads out the next season. Spring
wheat Is sowu In the spring In much
the same manner as oats. In Minne
sota, the Dakotas and other states of
the same latitude or farther north
spring wheat is the only kind that can
be grown successfully slnre the se
vere winters nre fatal to the fall sown
varieties. In the northwest, however,
the warm winds from the Pacific so
moderate the climate that winter
wheat can be grown successfully. Far
ther eouth. in the winter wheat belt.
the bulk of the wheat Is sown In the fall
There are many objections to winter
wheat. It does not make as high n
quality of tlour owing to the smaller
gluten content. It Is the gluten that
gives the gummy consistence to bread
dough that causes it to rise when
mixed with yeast. Winter wheat occa-
Fionnlly winter kills, resulting In a
loss of the seed and the work of seed
ing. The most serious objection In the
corn belt Is that It does not work in
well after corn, which Is the accus
tomed place for small grain In the ro
tatlon. These objections are nverbal
nnced. however, by Its greater yield
Ing nblllty. The start which It gets
in the fall enables It to come up much
more vigorously in the spring and give
about twice as many bushels per ncre
os can be obtained ' from the spring
Wheat Is further subdivided Into
hard nnd soft varieties. The soft
wheat makes n Dour that Is unsulted
to breadmaklng because of its lack of
gluten. It is used extensively In mak
Ing crackers. The amount of soft
wheat grown for market is comparn
A new variety or wneat knowu as
macaroni has been introduced into the
western states within the last few
years. It Is very high in gluten and
Is much used In the manufacture of
macaroni. It does not make a very
high quality of bread owing to Its yel
lowlsh color. The chief advantage of
mncnronl wheat Is that It can be
grown In regions where the rainfall is
too scanty, for the standard varieties.
Will Wheat Run Out?
There Is n widespread Impression
that wheat will ruu out If .grown in
the siime locality for a. number of
years. iExperlments nt n number of
stations show that this la not so. The
real cause for wheat running out is
continuous culture on the Name land,
with little attention paid to seed selec
tlon. Another fact that experiments
have brought out Is that the standard
varieties are superior to most of the
new ones. livery year s?i Vnien make
claims of wonderful yields obtained
from new varieties, net only of wheat
but of other crops as well. In most
rases these claims are em rely un
founded. Before Introducing a no
j ,-aricty it will pay to wrl-e to your ex
pcriment station for Information re
' zardlng it Eveu if they recommend
j it the safest plan Is to try only a few
seres at first until you see whether or
rot it is adapted to your particular lo
cality. Where winter wheat can b? grown It
will pay to raise it In spite of Its dis
advantages. It can be worked Into the
rotation by sowing It after oats In a
rotation of corn, oats, wheat, clover.
The clover seed may be scattered on
the ground among the wheat plants
early in the spring. Another method
of using winter wheat in the rotation
Is to cut the coru early for silage or
fodder and sow the wheat on the corn
stubble ground. The trouble with this
method Is that It is usually so late
before the corn cau be got off the
ground that the wheat does not get
enough of a start to enable It to with
stand nu extra severe winter. There
Is on advantage In having wheat fol
low corn or some other cultivated crop
In that the weeds will bother mucli
less. The work of Feeding Is also less
since the ground does not need to be
Preparing the Ground.
Wheat, like oats, needs a linn seed
bed. Corn ground which has been run
over twice wit n n ukk is an uieai seen
bed. It is fine and mellow on top and
firm beneath. There Is nothift: to pre
vent the capillary moisture from ris
ing rapidly to the loose top layer,
where it Is held just where the'roots
need 'It. When wheat follows some
other small grain the ground Is so hard
that, except in the case of very loose
soils, the disk will have little effect on
it. Such ground must be plowed.
Plowing for wheat does not need to bo
very deep. Many farmers practice
burning the stubble before plowing,
since In this way many Insects and
weeds are destroyed, and the capil
lary connection Is restored quicker.
Some humus Is lost In this way, but
the advantages gained In many enses
make It more profitable to obtain the
needed humus In some other way.
The soli should be well disked aud
harrowed alter plowing to make a
fine, compact seed bed. With wheat,
as with oats, considerably better yields
are obtained by the use of a drill. In
loose r dry soils the press drill Is a
big advantage. The wheels that fol
low pad; the soil over the seed. This
brings Hie soil into closer contact with
the wheat grains, and they will ab
sorb moisture faster and begin to grow
sooner. This quickness of starting Is
of much Importance In fall sown
wheat near the northern limit of the
winter wheat belt, since there every
thing depends on the wheat making a
good grow th before the ground freezes.
Karliness of seeding Is Important for
the same reason. If you cannot got
your winter wheat In early and by
earlv Is meant the first half of Sep
tember It Is better to wait until
spring and sow a spring variety.
The ground for spring wheat should
be prepared In much the same manner
os for oats. The rate of seeding where
drill is used should be five or t?ls
IocI;s to the acre, with either spring
or wjnter varieties. When sown broad
cast about n peck more will be need
ed. If there Is much smut present the
seed should be treated os outlined for
oat smut In article No. 4. The seed
should be fanned and graded and test
ed for germination. ,
Rotation In Wheat Farming.
In the great spring wheat regions
the Introduction of a crop of clover
every two or tnree years win material
ly Increase the yield. The growing of
clover will mean some live stock to
eat It. and the manure thus obtained
will still further Increase the wheat
yields. The Introduction of some of
the other grain and forage crops will
equalize the demands upon the soil
aud add to the profits obtained from
fr.i L':s cf ''K:rcsene."
"Ken icae" re-ras t have been first
c.vd l:i l':i!t.'d States patent No.
12il2 Yanh 27. is"), granted to
Abrah.vu ( sner cf Williamsburg, N.
Y.. and iis.r.ol to the North Ameri
can Kirosone il.is Light Company. In
the preamble to his specification Clea
ner sta:'s that he has 'invented and
:seoverod a new and useful manu
facture or composition of matter, be
ing a new lhpild hydrocarbon which I
denominate .kerosene.'" "Coal oil"
was the term In general use before
"kerosene" was invented.
Easy Enough to Reform.
Stop grumbling. Get up two hours
earlier In th morning and do some
thing out of your regular profession.
Mind your own business and with all
your niteht let other people's alone.
Live within your means. Give away
or sell your dog. Oo to bed early.
Talk less of your own peculiar gifts
and virtues and more of those of your
friends and neighbors. He cheerful.
Fulfill your promises. Pay your debts.
He yourself all you would see In
others. He a good man and stop
grumbling. Sheffield (la.) Press.
Judged by Their Trousers.
A study of the trouser legs, as seen
In tho I'.botographs of our most noted
men, bring the smile of contempt from
even the most disinterested; and one
wondeis if anything could be uglier
than the concertina folds of the clum
sy elephantine outlines that are there
to be seen. Breeches, knickers and
kilts are all far more artistic and
healthy. London Tailor and Cutter.
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F. G. FRICKE & CO.
Examination fever In a terribly
acute form has been developed by a
learned doctor of Cambridge univer
sity. It Is nearly fifty years since he
matriculated, and he has degrees In
three faculties, but he still accumu
lates first classes In the special (or
pass) II.- A. degree examinations In
various subjects; last month he added
the ninth specimen to his collection.
London University Correspondent.
"Blue Hen's Chickens."
Copt. Caldwell, who commanded a
Delaware regiment In the revi.lutlon,
was notorious for his love of cock
fishtiim. He (hilled his men admir
ably, and they were known In the
army as "Caldwell's game cocks." Tho
gallant cantaln held a peculiar theory
that lio cock was really game unless
It came from a blue hen, and this led
to the substitution of "Blue Hen's
Chickens" as a nickname for his regi
ment. After the revolutionary war the
nickname was applied indiscriminate
ly to all Delawareans.
The First National Bank
of Plattsmouth, Nebraska.
SAFE, SOUND AND CONSERVATIVE
George E. Dovey, President.
Frank E. Schlater, Vice Pres.
Horatio N. Dovey, Cashier.-
Carl G. Fricke, Ass't. Cashier.
Fid. X WHEAT WCLI, STACKED.
the farm. Experiments at the Minne
sota station showed an increase of 50
per cent, or seven bushels to the acre,
In wheat following cultivated crops
over wheat grown continuously.
Dairying fits In very well w ith wheat
fanning, especially In localities so far
north that corn cannot be successfully
grown as a grnlu crop. In such districts
the flint varieties can be raised for
silage and fodder. The wheat follow
ing this corn will be freer from rust,
scab nnd weeds nnd will yield much
more. Tho cows will yield a good
profit for all the, feed they consume,
and the work will be more evenly dis
tributed throughout the year.
When wheat Is grown to be sold to
the flour mills the price will depend
directly upon the. quality. To get the
best quality wheat should not be cut
until It Is fully ripe. It should not be
allowed to stand too long nfter it Is
rlx or It will shell out badly. Wheat
should be well shocked and capped.
If tiot well capped the bran will be
come stained and cracked. Injuring
the appearance and lowering the price.
Stacking Is more advisable than shock
thrashing since It means better qual
ity and more fall plowing.
So much depends on the quality oi
the grain and the quality Is so depend
cut on cultivation nnd harvesting that
It behooves him who Is after satisfac
tory results to make a close-study of
the situation. It does not pay to culti
vate wheat Intelligently and harvest I
It in a manner that makes nil previous!
?nre and labor of little avail.
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