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Had Granted Coaling Station
American Envoy Discovers Document,
Photographs It, and Hurries to
Washington With Copy.
M exico City, ‘ April 10.— President
T aft gave President Diaz o f Mexico
six days to abrogate a treaty he is
said to have made with Japan.
The hidden treaty was discovered by
Ambassador Henry Lane Wilson, who
photographed it, returned the original,
and proceeded post haste to Washing
ton to inform the State department.
The treaty is said to have contained
clauses that gave Japan coaling sta
tion privileges and other big conces
sions on the coast o f Mexico, including
the right to use Magdalena Bay for
T a ft’s order mobilizing troops at
the border followed promptly.
These are startling disclosures made
here by an apparently authentic source
today and which, as recited in narra
tive form, are given as the cause o f
the hurry order that rushed 20,000
troops to the border.
reported to have existed between Mex
ico and Japan are said to have prevail
ed prior to March 1.
Ambassador Wilson, o f the United
States, so the story goes, had occa
sion many months ago to feel that
strong antipathy o f Mexicans o f all
classes was shown toward the United
States. In the celebration in honor of
the foundation o f the republic, when
many Japanese o f high rank came as
special ambassadors from their country
to the Mexican capital, the ambassa
dor noticed that there had been priv
ate audiences ' etween Diaz and a few
o f his more influential ministers and
the Japanese delegates.
To Ambassador Wilson it was re
ported that for 18 months every ship
o f the Toyo Risen Kaisha, whose port
is San Francisco, were carrying from
20 to 150 Japanese, passage paid, be
sides cargoes o f agricultural machin
ery, household goods and general
stores. A t San Francisco these Jap
anese were transshipped to steamers
o f the Pacific Mail line plying be
tween San Francisco and Mexican
In February Ambassador Wilson
was busy cultivating every source o f
information in the higher circles of
the Mexican government. Very near
the end o f the month, from a certain
source in the government, Mr. Wilson,
it is said, obtained for a few hours
the orignal o f a secret treaty between
Japan and Mexco.
He kept it long
enough to have photographs made o f
it. Then it was returned to its place
in the innermost archives o f the Mex-
can state department.
The document, the report here in
dicates, was in the shape o f several
clauses which were to be a part o f a
formal agreement on the part o f the
Mexican governent to allow the Jap
anese commercial line o f steamships
to have its own coaling station at a
point on the Pacific coast and to grant
certain other colonization rights in
states along the Western coast.
The secret clauses o f the treaty,
those said to have been photographed,
by Mr. Wilson, the report continues,
gave Japan a lease o f a coaling sta
tion and maneuver pivileges in Mag
dalena bay, with the alternative o f a
coaling station at one other o f a few
scattered ports down the Mexican
Clauses also set forth Japan and
M exico's mutual interests in the Pa
cific, and while not stipulating an
offensive and defensive alliance, gave
in a diplomatic way Japan’s keen in
terest in the protection o f Mexico
The treaty had
been ratified, not by the Mexican sen
ate, but by Diaz and his cabinet.
The day after he obtained the pho
tograph o f this treaty, Mr. Wilson
left for Washington.
Rebels Will Not Stop War.
El Pasco, Tex.— Asked as to what
effect the defeat o f General Stanley
W illiam s’ rebels would have on the in
surrection, the insurrecto junta here
authorized the follow ing statement:
“ The insurrectos in Southern Mex
ico have no connection with the Ma-
derists in other parts o f the Mexican
The defeat o f W illiam s’
band by Colonel Mayot’s federáis will
have absolutely no effect on the plans
o f the insurrectos in other states
where Francisco I. Madero, Jr., is rec
ognized as leader.”
Filipino Laborers Released.
Honolulu — The territorial Supreme
court released on a w rit o f habeas
'corpus 15 Filipino laborers who were
taken from the steamer Korea before
her departure for San Francisco. In
its decision the court severely censur
ed the action o f the prosecution, rep
resented by the planters’ attorneys,
in preventing F. B. Craig, counsel for
the Alaska Packers, from seeing the
Filipinos and in confining them in jail
when no charge* had been preferred.
2 0 0 Persons Die in Fire.
Bombay, British India — Two hun
dred men,| women and children were
burned to death in a fire which de
stroyed a thatched structure in which
they had gathered for a festival. Five
hundred persons were in the building.
There was only one exit and a panic
Caissons Around Battleship
BRIEF REPORT OF THE DAILY
WORK OF NATION’S LAWMAKERS FA R M m ORCHARD
Havana, April 11.— In the driving
o f the last few interlocking steel piles
Washington, April 14.— The Can
o f the 20 caissons forming the inclos adian reciprocity bill introduced in the
ing wall o f the huge basin or coffer house yesterday was reported favor
dam surrounding the wreck o f the bat ably to the house today by the new
tleship Maine, the first stage in the ways and means committee.
work o f removing the shattered re committee also passed favorably on
the warship has been the free list tariff measure, but will
brought to a successful conclusion.
not report until tomorrow.
The work was accomplished with
The Canadian reciprocity treaty bill
rapidity, and its progress was un was taken up first by the committee,
marked by a single mishap or hitch and, after a brief discussion, McCall,
until the introduction o f the final pile, its sponsor in the 61st congress, moved
which failed to interlock properly that it be approved.
This was done
with those on either side.
This gave rise to a rumor that the
The free list bill, however, was not
stability o f the caisson was endanger unanimously approved, the vote on it
ed, but examination showed the trou in the committee having been a strictly
ble resulted from the piles being party vote, the Democrats favoring it
slightly deformed by an accidental and the Republicans being solidly
blow from the iron bucket o f a dredge against it. The Republican members,
The extraction with Sereno Payne as spokesman, de
and replacing o f three piles served to clared that the proposed bill was hasty
repair the damage.
The second stage and ill-advised, that the measure had
o f the work, that o f filling the cais not been referred to the tariff board
sons, as fast as completed, with the and that Chairman Underwood and his
mud, clay and rock dredged from the Democratic colleagues on the commit
harbor bottom, has been going on for tee had not sufficient data to show
some time, and, now that ths ring is what effect the changes would have.
completed, is being pushed forward
When the house met, Underwood
with the utmost rapidity. The steam submitted the report o f the commit
dredge Norman Davis, lent to the gov tee.
The reciprocity bill will be
ernment by the Huston-Trumbo Dredg called up tomorrow for discussion.
ing company, and the United States
Opposition to the reciprocity bill
army dredge Barnard are dumping from the same Republicans who op
hundreds o f tons o f material into the posed it in the last session developed
Dalzell, o f Pennsylvania,
It is expected that the filling o f the asked the privilege o f filing a minor
caissons will be completed by the end ity report.
o f April, and after that the most in
The clause in the bill providing that
teresting stage o f the work— that o f the president continue negotiations
pumping out the great basin and leav with Canada to insure further recip
ing the hull o f the battleship in pre rocal relations will not in any way
cisely the condition she was on the jeopardize the bill itself, in the opin
morning after her destruction 13 years ion o f political leaders o f both parties.
ago— will begin.
Underwood, o f the ways and means
As a guaranty o f the security o f the committee, McCall and President Taft
retaining wall around the basin, it is himself, conferred as to the added
probable that riprap will be dumped clause before it was proposed to incor
around the exterior o f the ellipse o f porate it in the Underwood bill. Sec
caissons before the pumping begins.
retary Knox was also consulted.
The wreck itself w ill have to be
It is reported on good authority that
carefully watched as the water level the ways and means committee will
falls, there being some danger that, as offer a bill putting all woolen import
the support o f the water and the mud ations on the free list.
in which it rests is withdrawn, the
Senator Cummins today gave notice
hull may careen, just as ships have o f a motion amending the senate rules
been known to do in drydock when in so as to require amendments to tariff
bills to be germane to the schedule
As soon as the wreck is fully ex affected. A rule o f similar import has
posed, the work o f exploration in been adopted by the house.
search o f human bodies w ill take pre
It is practically certain
Washington, Apri 14.—The house o f
that when this stage o f the work is
reached, a United States man-of-war representatives, by a vote o f 296 to
will be ordered to Havanna and will 16, late today passed the Rucker reso
lie close to the wreck to receive the lution proposing
bodies as fast as they are , recovered, amendment for the direct election o f
and transport them to their final rest
United States senators.
A fter that will come an
This is the first o f the Democratic
exhausting scrutiny o f the shattered
programme measures passed by the
wreck by experts, who, in the opinion
house. It went through without mod
o f engineer officers, will be able to
ification and with a speed that brought
determine beyond all question precise
protests from the Republicans.
ly the character o f agency by which
The resolution, as the house ap
the destruction o f the Maine was e f
proved it, is in the form in which the
Borah resolution was reported out o f
Probably many months will elapse
the senate judiciary committee in the
before the final stage o f the work—■
closing days o f the last congress. Re
the extraction and disposition o f the
publican opposition to the Rucker re
wreck. It is known that the forward
solution in the house was based on the
part o f the ship, about one-third o f
fact that it did not contain the changes
her length, is practically detached
afterwards made in the fight in the
from the rest, and it is so shattered
senate, which assured to congress con
it will have to be extracted piecemeal.
tinued control over elections in the
When the after part has been strip
ped, so far as possible, o f all heavy
A fter six hours o f debate, in which
weights, including the two turrets,
many demands were made for this
weighing with their pairs o f ten-inch
change in the resolution, all but 15
guns about 200 tons each, it will be
Republicans voted for the resolution.
possible to build a bulkhead across the
The majority o f them had stated dur
shattered end and float the hulk out of
ing the debate that they would support
the basin, to be sunk in all probability
the resolution because convinced the
hundreds o f fathoms deep in the
public wanted such a constitutional
straits o f Florida.
amendment submitted to the country
Finally will come the extraction o f
as quickly as possible.
the thousands o f steel piles composing
Those who opposed the resolution on
the 20 caissons and the dredging o f
the final vote w ere:
the material with which they were
Republicans — Cannon, Mann, Illi
filled. This may not be completed be
nois; Danforth, Malby, New Y ork;
fore the end o f the year.
Dodds, Fordney, McMorran, Michigan;
Harris, Lawrence, McCall, Wilder,
Sandhogs Unearth Relic.
Massachuesstes; Hinds, Maine,; Sul-
Portland— As the sinking o f the loway, New
first caisson o f the Broadway bridge Rhode Island.
continues, “ sandhogs” o f the Union
Democrats— McDermott, Illinois.
Bridge & Construction company are
Ex-Speaker Cannon, Mann, the Re
wagering that in medieval times there publican leader, and others o f the Re
was a sawmill on the waterfront, for publicans who voted against the meas
in their excavating operations there ure, declared that its form was such as
have been unearthed quantities o f to threaten the Federal government
slabwood that appears as if it had with the loss o f control over senatorial
been whip-sawed out o f logs instead elections in the states, given to safe
o f being cut by modern steam saws. guard the integrity o f these elections.
Besides, it is found at a great dis They insisted, as did other Republi
tance below the river bed, where the cans who ultimatey voted for the reso
material is hardened more than silt.
lution, that the direct election amend
ment should be offered without any
Fort Astor to Be Built.
language that might be dangerous to
Astoria, Or.— The Centennial com the future congressional supervision of
mittee has selected Wednesday, April senatorial elections.
12, the the 100th anniversary o f the
The Republican insurgents, led by
naming of Astoria, as the date on Lenroot and Cooper, o f Wisconsin,
which to break ground in the city forced a record on the final ’ passage o f
park for the construction o f a repro the resolution.
The house voted
duction o f old Fort Astor.
A special overwhelmingly in favor o f the meas
program o f exercises has been ar ure, when Speaker Clark called for
ranged for the occasion and the mayor the viva voce vote, but the insurgents
has been requested to declare a half demanded a roll call in order to put
holiday. The contract for building the house on record.
the fort has been awardel for $2,800.
Tariff Board Cannot Help.
Few Filipinos Go North.
Washinton, April 14.— Revision of
San Francisco— Most o f the Filipino the wool schedule o f the Payne-Aldrich
laborers who arrived here from Haw tariff law, accomplished as forming
aii on the steamer Korea and who part o f the program for the Demo
brought their contracts to work in the cratic house o f representatives, will
Alaska canneries have decided to re have to be undertaken without the
main in this state, hoping to secure assistance o f the tariff board. It was
employment in the interior.
A few announced today after the first full
o f them, however, left for the north meeting o f the house committee on
on the Continental and Oriental o f the ways and means that the tariff hoard
Alaska Packers’ fleet.
is not yet in a position to furnish in
formation on the wool schedule.
Rebels Besiege Canton.
Kenyon to Wait Awhile.
London— A special dispatch to the
Daily Express from Hongkong says
Washington— W. S. Kenyon, Attor
that a serious uprising is reported to ney General Wickersham's assistant,
have occurred at Canton. It is said and senator elect from Iowa, will not
the Tartar general commanding the qualify as a senator until the import
troops has been murdered and that ant anti-trust prosecutions, which he
other troops have been hurried to the ii now conducting, can be arranged
city, which is in a state o f siege.
without injury to the work.
Washington, April 12.— Farmers
are to be won over by the Democrats
to reciprocity with Canada and inci
dentally to the Democratic party by
the placing of a number o f articles
which they consume on the free list.
The first two measures to be offered
in the house this session were intro
duced today by Chairman Underwood,
o f the ways and means committee.
They are the Canadian reciprocity bill
and the free list bill. The former bill
is identical with that passed at the
last session except for a clause author
izing the president to continue nego
tiations for reciprocity on Canadian
articles not covered by the pending
agreement. The free list bill com
prises about 100 articles.
When the Canadian reciprocity bill
is called up Friday by Underwood
there will be no effort to limit debate
unless the minority demands an un
It is the opinion o f
majority leaders that the minority
should conclude whatever arguments
there will be against the bill within
Probably not more than four days’
debate will be given and it will be
passed by a large majority in the
house and be sent to the senate within
No amendments will be
offered from the Democratic side.
The free list bill, to be called up a f
ter the passage o f the reciprocity bill,
is also a caucus measure and cannot
be amendmed by the party in charge.
Under the new rule no general tariff
amendments can be offered by the
minority because each amendment
must be germane to some particuar
item in the bill. Considerable debate
is expected, but the Democratic lead
ers expect both measures will he
ready for the senate within two
The articles designated for the free
list would make a difference as com
pared with the present duties and rev
enue o f less than $1,500,000. They
Plows, harrows, headers, harvest
ers, reapers, agricultural drills and
planters, mowers, horse rakes, culti
threshing machines, cotton
gins, farm wagons, farm carts and all
cluding repair parts.
Bagging for cotton, gunny cloth and
fabrics suitable for baling cotton;
burlap and bags for sacking agricul
tural products, hoop band iron or
steel for baling cotton; wire for ba
ing hay, straw or other agricultuid!
products, grain leather, buff, split,
rough or sole leather, bend or belting,
leather, boots and shoes, harness, sad
dles and saddlery.
Barbed wire fence, wire rods, wire
strands or wire rope, wire woven or
manufactured for wire fencing.
Meats o f all kinds, fresh, salted,
ickled, dried, smoked, dressed or un-
r&sbd prepared or preserved in any
lard, lard compounds and lard substi
tutes; sausage, buckwheat flour, corn
meal, wheat and rye flour, bran, mid
dlings and other offals o f grain, oat
meal and rolled oats and all prepared
cereal foods; biscuits, bread, wafers
and similar articles not sweetened;
timber hewn, sided or squared; round
timber used for spars or building
wharves; shingles, laths, fence posts,
sawed boards, planks, deals and other
lumber, rough or dressed,
ebony, mahogany, rosewood and all
other cabinet woods.
Sewing machines and salt complete
the free list.
Washington, April 11.— It required
more than two hours in the house of
representatives to e’ c< its new com
mittees. It was the first time in its
history that committees had been elec
Ex-Speaker Cannon taunted the
Democrats with having approved as
the Republican representatives on the
various commitees practically the
same men whom he, as speaker, had
put on these committees in the last
house. The Republicans charged the
Democrats with gross unfairness in
cutting down the minority member
ship on the most important commit
Underwood, the Democratic leader,
replied that the Democrats had based
the proportionate representation in
committees strictly upon the Demo
cratic majority in the house itself.
“ This is moreover,” he said, “ the
first time a minority leader had been
permitted to name his committees and
has had them adopted by the majority
without dotting an ‘ i’ or crossing a
‘ t’ . ”
This statement was cheered
loudly by the Democrats.
Treaty Work Progresses.
Washington—James Bryce, British
ambassador, Secretary o f State Knox
and Chandler Anderson, counsellor o f
the State department, held another
long conference in regard to the pro
posed arbitration treaty.
being made in the negotiation o f the
convention, and the administration is
still confident that the document will
be completed in ample time for sub
mission to the present session, for rat
Washington— Northwestern insur
gents, with the exception o f French,
of Idaho, did not fare well in commit
tee assignments and none but French
is pleased with the committees given
him. Lafferty, who made a strong
fight to get on public lands, was
placed on irrgation and on mileage.
While irrigation is a fairly good com
mittee for Western members, mileage
has only perfunctory duties to per
Notes and Instructions from Agricultural Colleges and Experiment Stations
o f Oregon and Washington, Specially"Suitable to Pacific Coast Conditions
SEEDTIME AND HARVEST.
H. V . Scudder, A gron om ist, O regon 'A gricu ltu ral
Using alfalfa as an illustration o f
what is even more common in the
grasses and similar seed, it appears
perfectly evident, that both in purity
and viability, the bulk o f the seed now
being sown by farmers in the North
west is decidedly inferior, and with
absolute certainty this prophesies the
The grass seed samples tested show
even greater need o f minute examina
tion before purchase o f seed. So far
this year only two samples o f Red Top
have been received that were up to
standard in purity. Two-thirds o f all
the Orchard Grass samples examined
were below the standard o f purity that
it is possible to obtain.
sample o f Kentucky blue grass exam
ined contained 61 per cent o f pure
seed, while the standard o f purity for
this species is 80 per cent. The stand
ard o f germination for Red clover is
95 per cent, yet the average germina
tion o f the samples so far examined
by the laboratory this year is 73 per
cent. To illustrate how dangerous it
may be to sow seed containing a small
percentage o f impurities, the exact
analysis o f a sample o f what was sold
for a mixture o f timothy and alsike is
given as follow s:
Timothy, 66 per cent; alsike clover,
14 per cent, other cultivated grass
seeds, 5 per cent; trash, 9 per cent;
foreign seeds, 6 per cent
Although the amount o f foreign
seeds is only 6 per cent, and may pos
sibly be considered o f no consequence,
yet a list o f the weed seed contained
in this 6 per cent o f foreign seeds fol
Plantain, Cinquefoil, Black-seeded
plantain, mouse-ear chickweed, sorrel,
pepper grass, evening primrose, witch
grass, shepherd’s purse, small crab
grass, night-flowering catchfly, sedge,
slender spike rush, lamb’s quarters,
amaranth, brown-eyed Susan, woolly
panicum, crab grass. May weed, dod
der, syperus, small-seeded false flax,
hedge mustard, nerved manna grass,
green foxtail, white vervain, curled
dock, sporobolus sp.,
catchfly, yellow wood sorrel, sinuate
leaved evening primrose, Canada this
tle, horsemint, lyespus
Total weeds seeds per pound o f sam
Although the farmer received only
eighty-five cents’ worth o f good seed
for every dollar he paid out, yet, when
the weed seeds he has sown on his
farm are considered, it is not hard to
realize how enormously unprofitable
his seeding will prove at harvest time.
It is this seeding o f the land to worth
less plants and noxious weedB that is
causing the farmers o f the Northwest
the loss of thousands o f dollars an
nually from the inferior crop produced
and the labor wasted.
Nor can the
dishonesty o f the seedsmen in the
Northwest be considered the cause o f
this enormous annual waste.
seedsmen o f this region are, for the
most part, trying to do their best, but
if the farmer accepts and pays for in
ferior seed as readily as for the best,
little encouragement is given to the
honest seedsman to search out seed o f
high quality and refuse to sell any
Only by insisting upon pure, viable
seed will the farmer Becure, and final
ly force the seedsman to carry nothing
Farmer and seedsman alike
have at their immediate service, free
o f all cost, the co-operative seed test
ing laboratory at Corvallis, which has
but the one purpose, that o f aiding
both dealer and grower in securing and
sowing high-quality seed.
Hence, my friend, look well to your
seeding, so that in the golden harvest
time your present expectations may
not be discounted. Begin at the be
Use naught but seed o f
quality, pure and o f high vitality, and
as logically as effect follows cause, so
certainly will come to you at harvest
the opportunity to reap in profit that
which you have sown with precaution.
With such wonderful weather for
the earliest plowing and seeding as
only Oregon can offer— every sower
o f seeds is already looking forward
with the highest expectations to a
most prosperous harvest.
But just a moment, friend!
remember well the scriptural warning
“ Whatsoever a man soweth, that
shall he also reap.” No prohecy ever
uttered, perhaps, has received so uni
versal acceptance from humanity in
all the ages as this, possibly because
it is founded upon a most primal lit
From remote times man has been
first o f all a sower o f seed and every
recurring harvest in its dearth or in
its plenitude has driven home the un-
alterable truth o f this maxim. Yet
the farmer o f today, who o f all men
should give most heed to the literal
accuracy o f this text and its direct ap
plication to his industry— seems often
more heedless o f this first step toward
a bountiful harvest than were his fore
bears ages ago.
For failure because o f carelessness
in the quality o f the seed used, there
seems little excuse nowadays.
“ scientific agriculture” has done
aught it has first o f all increased the
farmer’ s opportunity to secure crops
o f the highest quality, and repeatedly
it has emphasized the need o f so doing.
Everywhere the state experiment
stations and the federal agricultural
authorities have eagerly extended the
helping hand to aid the farmer in pro
curing good seed, and year after year
has the wisdom o f these efforts been
The farmer o f Oregon seems less
progressive in this matter than those
o f any other section o f the country.
Out o f all o f the samples o f seed re
ceived and tested at the cooperative
seed testing laboratory at Corvallis
last year only twenty per cent were
sent in by Oregon farmers.
Y et the
need for most careful examination o f
seeds before purchase or sowing is
constantly being demonstrated by the
results o f the work done in this seed
testing laboratory. This need is evi
dent especially in the grasses, clovers
For example, in the
tests o f alfalfa seed alone since Jan
uary 1st o f this year forty-tw o per
cent o f all samples examined by the
seed experts contained dodder, and in
sixty-one per cent o f this infected
qlfalfa, the dodder was the most dan
gerous species known to agriculture.
One sample o f alfalfa seed examined
and reported only last week contained
15.1 per cent dodder.
Yet 1 per cent
o f dodder is sufficient to destroy the
alfalfa crop. A lfalfa seed having 1
per cent o f dodder would contain about
4,000 dodder seeds in every pound o f
alfalfa and seeded at the rate o f 16
pounds o f alfalfa per acre 400 dodder
seeds would be sown on every square
rod o f the seed bed ; enough under or
dinary conditions to so thoroughly in
fest the crop with the parasite as to
destroy the alfalfa in a single season.
A lfalfa is one o f the most important
crops in the state and in the North
west. Dodder is a parasitic weed,
the seed o f which when sown with the
alfalfa germinates in the ground. A f
ter germination the slender tendrils o f
the dodder vine reaches out, fasten
upon and coil about the alfalfa stalk.
The soil roots, o f the dodder then die
and the pest thereafter obtains its
sustenance directly from the grownig
tissues o f the alfalfa plant, sapping it
o f life in a few weeks. Having des
troyed the alfalfa plant the dodder
vine blossoms and seeds most prolift-
cally, the seed scattering upon the
ground, quickly germinating and at
tacking new alfalfa plants, thus rap
idly spreading and ultimately destroy
ing the crop, there being practically
Tale of a Bird.
no remedy where the dodder once gets
A little four-year-old boy living In a
The only means o f preventing in country town disturbed and took
fection from this dangerous pest, the some eggs from under a sitting hen
seed o f which so closely resembles al belonging to a neighbor. The neigh
falfa seed as not to be easily detected bor complained to the boy’s mother,
except by experts, and which cannot who later called her boy to her and
be separated from the alfalfa seed by began to reprove him, when he broke
any cleaning device now known— is by In with the question: "Who told you?”
the refusal o f the buyer to purchase or
The mother said: "A little bird told
sow alfalfa seed containing even a me. Now, tell me, how many eggs did
minute precentage o f dodder seed. you take?"
Free o f charge, the seed expert at the
The little boy, stammering, said:
cooperative seed testing laboratory at "Well! Well! Why didn’t the bird
Corvallis will examine and immediate tell you the whole of It?”
ly report upon any sample o f alfalfa
NOTES OF THE SHEEPFOLD.
or other seed sent in by any farmer or
seedman in Oregon or the Northwest.
The greatest profit Is realized b>
If free use were made o f this labora
tory there is little question that dod doing things right.
der in the alfalfa fields o f the north I Sheep are nature’s dependable aid»
west, and in the seed harvested there ! In restoring and Increasing soil fer»
from, would be on the decrease in ! tlllty.
stead o f increase as it is now.
Sheep will thrive pelther with we»
Nor is it in dangerous impurities feet or with damp, soggy fleeces.
that inferior seed is constantly being
The lamb that cashes In the most
discovered. Using alfalfa as a fur i money for Its owner la not a product
ther illustration, germination tests o f of poverty.
all the samples received at the labora J Circumvent the large feed bills by
tory since January 1st o f this year producing better roughage and grain
showed the follow ing:
on your own farms.
20 p**r rent o f sam ple« germ inated 90-100 per cent
To allow feeders to eat all the corn
they can stow away after reaching
the farm la disastrous.
A little flock well tended on the
Yet good alfalfa reed should ger small farm well tilled will rarely dis
minate ninety-flve per cent or over. appoint the good shepherd.
That good seed can be secured, how
ever, is shown by the fact that 20 per
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