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A MAN lili
San jPranoisco, .Cel., #fune 20.-Of
the h andreas of?. hort^ouituristB in
Ameri who haye given year? of
study Ind labor to perfecting various
fruits and vegetables, v^ne has ??ach?
ed th oj prominence of Luther Bur
ba?k, I the Massachusetts lad, who
made fame in his native State, but
came finally to California to establish
his life work. That ho has succeed
ed is evidenced hy the faot that the
name of Burbank is known all over
the world as ? public benefactor.
Burbank is the edison bf the vege
table world an?; really deserves the
title of "Wizard," whioh is oftou
given. The term is extremely dis
tasteful to him since ho is in no sonso
a magioian and ho is sensitive as is
any other . scientist to bearing! a mis
nomer suggettive of the charlatan.
Burban!; succeeds by study and pains
taking care rather than by the "magic
wand,' ' but his SucoesB at times seems
so marvelous that, tho public naturally
falls into the habit of dubbing him
the "Wisard''-more as a tributo
than an unfair suggestion. Even
more, snob a title comes bandy to link
the names of Edison and Burbank
together. Either man is honored by
Burbank's home is at Santa Rosa,
tho county seat of Sonoma County,
fifty miles ; north of 'Frisco. About
Seven miles west, near'Sebastopol ho
owns thirty acres.; It is here that
days andgmonths have lengthened into
seventeen years, given over solely to
experimente. The first ten years was
given over to nursery work and the
art of money-making waa not leaking,
since he cleared $10,000 e year within
a few years of his start. He waa not
ting $16,000 a year when he retired and
turned bis famous nurseries into ex
perimental grounds. He had already
made fame and wealth, but, what was
more enduring, had mado others pros
perous through ibis ^ generosity. The
orohardist had found in Burbank the
true 'nurseryman whoso name behind
a plant or tree was equal to a Gove/n
All of this changed, however, when
Burbank, tiring of commercial lifo,
retired to his "study farm" to create
new fruits and vegetables. And it is
here that ono finds the msn at his
work as eager and determined to-day
as he was in bia youth! Wealth; he
hus and fame, too, bvt these doAnot
stay bia hand nor his work.a moment.
And little does he care for name. As
soon as he has . perfected a new flower
or fruit ha celia tbs? production out
right, usually unnamed^ .The buyer
often gives his own name to the plant,
blind to the fact of the value of Bur
bank's ?ame. The name of Burbank
to-day lives only in the potato, . plum,
lily and rose and yet there are hun
dreds pf varieties of every fruit, flow
er, nut, berry, tree and shrub, whioh
never had being until the hands of
Burbank called them forth. =
The Packer man who visited ?the
Burbank place but recently cannot
more fitly tell of his visit than to uso
the story of R. P. Toomey, conceded
to be the clearest conception and most
interesting description over published.
It was an interesting subjeot to han
dle, and needless to say Mr.. TUomey
does it justice, sc that the State has
econ fit to republish it in honor of this
The name and work of Luther Bur
bank aire far more generally honored
east of the Bookies and in foreign
countries than here in California.
He is the least known, personally, of
any of the great scientific laborers of
the age, since be possesses to an emi
nent degrcfc the modesty and gentle
humility of tho genuinely great soul
and intellect. Notoriety is ' offensive
to him; ostentation he despises; he is
void of vanity and social ambition;
He is the acme of oaurtosy and ami
ability toward al! the world, neighbor
and stranger alike, but being con et nt
ly occupied with thoughts and labor?
which no other human intelligence
or hand -nay fitly share, his life mus!
necessarily bo quite, solitary. A del
ver into mysteries requiring a vast
amount of,aloso study, time and atten
tion lo penetrate, ho must, perforce,
lead a life apart from the modern social
and business whirl.
Self-inviting visitors by thousand!
have sought to view tbe Burbank ex
persmental grounds at Santa Rosa ssc
Sebastopol, expecting and not ancora
monly demanding, admittance as if ti
publie property. But high fencei
and locked gates protect the', tract jai
Sebastopol, abd warning notices ari
popped about. At the home in Senti
Rosa a pleasant but firm h ou sek??pei
informs . tho curious visitor that i!
Mr. Burbank will, seo him at all s
five-minute interview, will cou $10
i also, that there in no admittance t<
the garden or hot houses at any price
In Mr. Burbank's annual, sometime
hjcnsial, h'tt?o catalogue, ho instruct
correspondents to write,their; q aerie
[Busy .Breeding Varie- !
on ? self-addressed postal card, form
ing their questions in such a way that
be may answer them by a monosyll
able-a "yes" Gr "no," the card to be
accompanied by $5* Now, all these
Severe restrictions and conditions ?ive
to Luther Burbank the isolation ne
cessary for the fulfilment of a- great
work for mankind.
The mystery that the world is most
anxious to solve Concerning the sin
gular work of Luther Bs rb a ak is, how
he does it. Ask him and he will tell you
in bia exquisite English and with his
winning, boyish sniile, sil about his
j methods of pollenizing, hybridising
and crossing; about selecting, grafting
and pruning, about fertilising, nursing
and transplanting; about each succ?s
Bivo yeer'o operations in the evolving
(or revolutionising of his plant prog
eny; about earth, air moisture' and
sunshine, and the chemistry of nature
generally. You discover that here
is a master of tho eeorets of nature, a
biologist who has. penetrated into a
sphere to whioh you can find in all
the libraries, extant no guide book?:
nor in all the universities a preceptor.
He bas gone far beyond all books]
and all professors of biological soienoe.
A few things that Mr. Burbank
does may hy made quite clear to tho
reader. For instance, how he con
duots the crossing of speoies by pol
(ionising. The day before ha intendt
using the pollen he gathers the anth
ers bearing it, dries them carefully
and then dusts the dry pollen upon
watch crystal. He has gathered asl
much aa a pint of pollen of one kind
at one time, and finds that pollen may
be kept for a week or longer without
losing its virtues. When the buds
ho wishcB .to fertilise with this pollen
are about to open, he takes a sharp
knife and skillfully outs away the
petals, sepals ahd anthers, leaving
'only ?he pistils. This is tb prevent
bees and other inseots from noticing
the bad and corning to it with un
desired pollen. Then with 'his finger
tip he takes up pollen off the crystal
and puts it upon the pistils of the
chosen bud; whioh speedily proceeds
to fructify. He always prefers to use
his banda in all such work, finding
them immeasurable better and more
satisfactory in every way than tools
or instruments.. . ?
The seede of the fructified buds are
very carefully gathered when ripe and
in due itoasoti are planted. Up spring
hundreds and thousands of hybrid
seedling*. Boise may resemble one
parent, ?4 cae the other, some' both,
some neither. He lo og ago convinced
himself by study and experiment that
speoies are not fixed, but that,, in
stead, they tend to vary. It has
tftkafynther scientists much longer to
Comprehend that -great'faot, but their
studies now are all along that line.
80 he looks for such seedlings as show
variation in the direction of improve
ment wad potnetiality.
To the eye of the ordinary observer,
and even of the experienced nursery
man or: horticulturist, those thousands
of tiny plants look alike. Not soto
the perception of their prescient grow
ee V With sure instinct ho seleots the
r^ro half-Score, perhaps, possessing
po. Abilities, and though the famous
experimenter has done this selecting
hundreds of times he never has made
a mistake. The few plants of worth
?re most carefully tended, while the
field is o?earcd of all others. At
seeding time pollonizing is again
euee tod as before, the seeds are plant
ed, the seedlings are culled from
again and again usually for years be
fore the orowo of 'victory at last ia
Ho understands and controls the
life forces and generation of plants,
and oreates new organisms, new gou
era, new forms of plant development.
I He is a revolutionizer alike of the
natural life manifestations of plants
and of nearly all the old established
theories' and teachings about the vege
table world. In his especial field he
is tho Edison* nature seemingly hav
ing gifted no one else in all creation
with a like intuition and special
faculties for his particular scientific
I might mention hundreds of plants
he has produced-all new special
which ere many years have pass?e
.will be cultivated iu ali ianda. Then
are apples, p^ara, plums, apricots]
prunes, grapes and other fruits; roses
lillies, gkdio?i, carnations, poppies,
myrtles, walnuts, almohns; chestnuts
berries, vegetables-co plant of ah)
use to us has been slighted by him
Ho is now working on coffee enc
sugar cane sent him by growers ol
Mexico, Arabia, Brazil, Japan anc
other lands. He is about to under
take bamboo growing, and is rapid);
ovolving many other', new things
Lately he perfected the beautifu
Shanta d pSH?pttvOmbiuin(
0? thc eotuso, tall Jnpaucse field dais}
?nd the combon Hule daisy of Few
England. The result ie a stately
beauty ef profuse Moora, 3 feet tall
and with a beautiful blosses? 2} inches
ia circumference. His very singular
Iceberg blackberry wac quite a start
li?g aohievement-blackberries white
as crystal? V
Lather Burbank orestes new fruits
and flowers that mankind may bs rich
er and happier.
Everybody knows the Burbank pota
to, which , has been raised i? such
quantities sinoe it was originated
twenty-seven ye?rs ago that this globe
of ours could have been compactly
coated with the product and enough
left for next year's seeding.
The Burbank potato was Luther
Burbank'a first oreatioc. He was
ody a youth then, living in his native
town of Lanoaoter, Mass., and work
ing in his uncle's shop of plough-mak
ing. His few leisure hours be spent
in horticultural experiments, and na
tho agriculturists of the time were
lamenting, the poor quality and bar
renness of the then known variety of
tho potato, young Burbank thought
he Would try hts luck at originating
a now species. He planted some early
Rose potatoes in his mother's garden.
J nat ose ascd ball appeared upon the
ripening stalks. But that tiny seed
vessel contained the potent germ he
Bought-;tho gorm that gave to the
world the peerless Burbank seedling.
Mr. Burbank believes that, as re
gards tho commercial value of tho Bur
bank potato compared to the value of
tho latter willi when generally distri -
buted and cultivated as the former
has been, far surpass in importance
the celebrated tuber. His newest
millionmek?r, the "Sugar" prune, isa
ease in point.'
Fer sixteen years he labored to per
fect it sod the result is a fruit that is
destined to revolutionize the prune
industry. The "Sugar" prune tree is
strong and its fibre is tough, so that
it-will support the prolific crop. The
fruit is almost as large as a goose egg,
heavy with sugar, tender-skinned and
delicie OB, and ripens a month earlier
than any other variety.
It would seem that Mr. Burbank's
fortune must be swelling to colossal,
proportions, when we learn/that he
has sold for $6,000 a few tender plants
to be transported aorosB the continent
at the purchaser's risk;'a single plum
tree for $2.000; a clump of raspberries ?
for $800; une now celia for $2,000 and
another for $1,500, aud so on. But
oonoerning the cost of production he
"My fruits and flowers are mote
than new, in the sense in which the
word is generally used; they are new
ore*? ion B produced by scientific com
j bination s of nature's forces, guided
by long, carefully conducted and very
expensive biologics! etudy. Let it
not bo supposed that they are found
lings or born without labor.
."Not;, knowing the facts, people
often jar^P to the oonolusion that ail
new varieties ere summarily produced
by crossing and withes little ceremony
asa wizard would appear to do it with
And this is the. man who is doing
for mankind to day what no other liv
ing soul is doing-it seems to be his
mieaion in life, and in years'to come
when some splendid variety of fruit
is tasted and pronounced perfect the
only pity is that the consumer will
know- little of its origin. Tho well
posted horticulturist, however, will
tell him Luther Burbank waa prob-,
ably the creator of the variety. A
visit to Santa Rosa will teaoh ono
how great, can one man become over
nature, not in thwarting her laws, but
by Knowing them with her, and creat
ing and improving alvy aye on what has
gone before.-Nev? York. Packer. '
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THE SEER THAT M?DE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS
Executors' Sale Beal Estate.
BY virtue of the last Will of O. H. P.
Fant, deceased, I will sell at Anderson
C. H., 8. C., ou Saleday In August next,
the "Mountain View Plantation" of Bald
deceased, containing 1593 acres, more or
lea*, comprising several Tracts, to be
sold as a whole, situate partly In Ander?
son and partly In Oconoo County, lying
on the Esat side of Sanoca River, adjoin
ing landa of Mrs. J. W. Strlbling, VV. A.
Simpson, Bf ra. Jana A? McCrary, end
Terms of Sale-One-third cash, balan?a
on 1st January next, interest after osa
tnriiyat 8 per cent annnallv.
- Possession given January 1,1004. Bent
of the present vear reserved. Purchaser
to pay extra for papers. -
H. B. PANT, Exeoutor.
THE STATE Gr SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OP ANDERSON.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Mrs. Sarah A. Hall and Mr*. M. T. Ker?, xl alu
tlfle, against Mro. Redcmsy Hall, Mis. Adaline
McConnell, E. Desitin Hall, Mis. Carolina Long,
Mro. Etta Jones, -William Johnson Hall, Mia.
Mollie Todd, Mn. EU? A. Hall, Dewitt Hall,
Mrs. Hettie Pruitt, Sloan Hall, Mrs. Corn Car
T enter, Mrs. Mamlo Bowen, Mre. Leila Kenne
dy, and Guy Hall, Jay Hall, and B?salo Hall,
infants over tho ag?> of iourtoen y oars, Defend
ants.-Summons for Relief. (Corni taint Serv
To the Defend anta n'??ro named .
YOU are hereby Bummoned ?ind required to an
swer the Complaint in this action, of which
S copy is herewith ss rv od upon y nu, and to Ber va ?
copy of your answer to tho said Complaint on. tho
subscribers at their office, at Anderson,' 0. C.,
within twenty days after tho service hereof, ex
clusive of the day of such service t and if you
fail to answer the Complaint within the time
aforesaid, the Plaintiff* in this action ?ill apply
to the Court for the relief demanded in the Com
Dated Anderson, S. C., July 17, A. D. 1008.
BONHAM a WATKINS,
. Plaintiffs' Attorneys,
[GILAt.] JBO. C. WATKIUS.O 0. e. P.
To the absent Defendant*. Mrs. Etta Jones. MTS.
Eliza A. Hall, Mrs.Cora C?*f enter, Mrs Mamie
Bowen, Mrs. Leila Kennedy, ?nd Guy Ut li, Jay
Hall and Bessie Hall, the ls?? three - .ung in
fants over the ace of fourteen ye* rs:
Tuko notice that the Sau moer and Complaint
in this action vere fl ed in the office of tao Clorb
of the Court of Common Fleas for Anderson
County, 8. C.. oe this July 17,180S, and the object
of the action Is to procure a partition and sale of
the premises described in the Complaint, and an
accounting (or the rents and profVa received by
the Defendant. Mrs. Redempsy Hall.
BONHAM a WATKINS, Flaln??V AU'je.
Anderson, 8. C., July 17,1SC3.
To the Infant Defendants. Gay Hall, Jay Hall and
Bevie Hall :
I ako notice that unless yon apply to the Court,
within twenty days after the service hereof on
you, exclusive of the day of service, for the ap
pointment of a Guardian or Guardinis ad lltcm
to represent you in this sctlon, the undersigned
will apply for tbs appolEtmont of such Guardian
or Guardians for you.
BONHAM <V WATKHS8, Plaintiffs' Att'ys.
_ Anderson, 8. C., July 17, ?OJ._8-b
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given by A. M. Du PRE,
July 22, J903. Head Master.
ALL persons having claim? against
tho Estate of Mrs. Alma Boozer, deceas
ed, are hereby notified to present the
same, duly attested, to tho undersigned
at 871 Ktnic ?trect, Charleston, 8. C., or to
Bonham <fc Watkins, Attorneys* at An
derson, S. C. ; and all persons Indebted
to said Estate will make payment to the
same p? rt !-<!?. . ? >
J. A. LIVINGSTON, Eaervator.
I July 22,1903 \ \. 6 SV
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