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Mr. -Jordan Thigpcn unhesitatingly pronounces
it the best manure he has ever used.
Mr. James R. Thigpen used 5 tons Pacific and
no ether kind, thinks it equal to Peruvian, if not
superior. I might go on and add dozens of other
names, but deem it altogether unnecessary.
(From the Mart/land Farmer.)
The Guano and Fertilizer Trade, lis character
and Importance. How it should be conducted.
Considering its extent and importance, we pre?
sume there is no trade less understood by those
interested as purchasers, than the trade in ferti?
lizers. Farmers generally do not give attention to
the composition of the fertilizers they boy, or con?
sider what constitutes their value. That they
should do so, is manifest upon the least reflection.
All articles of merchandise may be divided into
two general classes. The lirst class embraces al!
those articles of trade, the value of which can be
determined by observation and handling. As
all men are possessed alike of the faculty of
sight and the other senses, the ability of all to
iudge of the value of merchandise of this class is
varied only by experience or practice. All men,
for example, having experience, can judge of the
quality of grain, provisions, groceries, dry gooda,
etc., and are hence competent to protect them?
selves in their purchase of merchandise of this
The second class of merchandise referred to,
embraces all articles of trade and commerce in
which the value is hidden, and consequently, in
the nature* of things, cannot be judged of or de?
termined by the evidence of the senses. Their
value cannot be seen, tasted or felt, hence no man
can judge of their quality as in the case of mer?
chandise of the first class named.
Fertilizers, metallic ores, such as copper, lead,Sca.,
belong to this second class of articles of trade and
commerce, and their value can be determined only
by men whose especial education enables them to
discover the proportion of value by inspection. It
is a well known fact that one copper ore is worth
more money per ton than another, because it con?
tains a larger per cent, of copper, it is the quan?
tity of copper contained in the ore which consti?
tutes the actual value. Now that cannot be
determined by observation or handling, hence the
dealers iu copper ore, and other merchandise of
this class, must furnish the buyers with the evi?
dence of what amount of metal there is contained
in the article for which he is required to pay a
given price, and. that can only be done by inspec?
tion, and it is true that in the sale of all merchan?
dize of this class, except fertilizers, the buyer is
furnished with authentic reports of inspection, and
the consequence is the buyers of copper ore always
get what they pay for. But the dealers in fertili?
zers do not furnish inspection reports of what they
sell, and the consequence is, persons have no as?
surance of the value of what they buy, and not
unfrequently lose both money and crops, as many
Now, the elements or substances which consti?
tute the value of all fertilizers, are precisely the
same and what they are is well known, and how
much of them is contained in any fertilizer can
be easily ascertained with absolute certainty, so
that there is no reason under the sun why farmers
should not be furnished with the knowledge of
what they receive iu value, when they buy a fertili?
zer, the same as the buyer of copper or other ores.
It is a known fact, that animal matter, ammonia,
soluble phosphate and bone phosphate of lime, are
the only substances in Peruvian and other guano,
and fertilizers of whatever name, which gives them
their value, and one is better than another just
exactly in proportion as they contain more or less
of these things in proper proportion and condition.
This is a matter ot common sense; there is nothing
mysterious or complicated about it ; and all it
wants is a little attention and reflection, on the
part of farmers, to place them in a position in
which they cannot be deceived. We have been
and are surprised that intelligent farmers will
come to our cities and invest large sums of money
in fertilizers, without the least knowledge of what
they get as to value, except perhaps that they
had bought something of the same name before,
which turned out well. Whether it is worth the
price asked, they cannot tell. Whether they
could buy more of the substances for the same or
less money in an article of some other name, they
do not know. Is not this groping in the dark,
when light is highly important and easily had ?
Surely it is time for farmers to give attention to
In England, fertilisers are sold, as copper ore is
sold, under inspection.
Farmers can establish the same rule and custom
in this market, if they will refuse to buy from
dealers who do not furnish reliable inspection re?
ports of what tiley sell. These reports must be
authentic ; thu dealer must be able to exhibit to
his customers thu oHginal written report of the
chemist, ceiiifying that the samples were taken by
AtwweZA~frorn the bags or bbls. which are delivered
to customers. This is the only way in which this
business can be done for the protection, both of
consumers and the legitimate trade.
Surely the extent and importance of the trade
demand that the same protection should be ex- ?
tended to farmers that is given to the buyers of j
ores and other merchandise of the same general J
class. JOHX S. RKKSE.
Pacific Guano is sold by the following author?
ized agents in the southern states, from whom
supplies may be procured by dealers at local
Robt. Norfleet, Tarboro} K. C.
Wm. H. Oliver ?fc Co., Newberti, 2V. C.
Wm. D. Reynolds, Norfolk, Va.
Rogers, Jarratt & Rives, Petersburg, Va.
Wm. H. McRary & Co., Wilmington, iV. C.
J. N. Robson, * Charleston, S. C.
E. C. Wade & Co.. Savannah, Ga.
J. 0. Mathewson & Co., Augusta, Ga.
Asher Ayres, Macon, Ga.
J. H. Marshall & Co., Mobile, Ala.
Wm. H. Young, Columbus, Ga.
Claytou & Adair, 1 . ^
Dr. Wm. P. Harden, j Manta> Ga
E. Nye Hutchison & Co., Salisbury, X. C.
Hutchison, Burroughs J lt
J. R. & P. A. Dunn. Forrestviile, "
Allison & Addison, Richmond, Va.
A. Y. Stokes & Co., .? ??
Moore, Jones & Miller, lynchburg, M
Warren, Son & Co., Farmville, 11
Correspondence from Georgia and
Wc invite attention to the following correspond
ence. It is the disinterested testimony of farmers
and planters well known in their respective lo?
calities, some of whom are widely known. What
they say, therefore, of the action of Pacific Guano
is entitled to all the weight of evidence, as to facts,
as the result of personal experience. Certainly
no fact can bo more thoroughly attested by hu
man evidence, than that this Guano is the most
effective and economical fertilizer now within the
reach of consumers, and that it is hence, com
pared with Peruvian Guano, an object of the
greatest interest and importance to Southern farm
ers and planters.
Blackshcar, Prince Co., GB,, Nov. 38,1B06.
ilsssKs. ?. C. WADS & Co. Gents.:
I used tbe " Soluble PaelUc Guano" on cotton in the
following manner, viz : I ri ret run a furrow and applied
by distributing equally about 50 lbs. per acre-covered
by running a furrow on eacb side-then planted on
this ridge; after the cotton was thinned I run a furrow
on each Bide and applied from 50 tu 75 lbs. per acre. I
can safely say that tbe production was increased three
fold. The droughts the past season did not give as fair
a test of the "Soluble Pacific Guano"' as I desired, but
1 think it did better than the Peruvian would have done
with the same seasons.
I am so well satisfied with my experiment with thc
"Soluble Pacific Guano" i purchased from you, that I
expect to use it toa greater ex teni the next season, and
hope you wi ll be able to furnish me. You may prepare
yourself to furnish a largely increased demand in this
Blackshear, Prince Co., Ga., Nov. 10,1SGC.
MEBSKS. E.C. WADE <fc Co. Savannah, Ga.
i used tho "soluDie Pacific Guano" last season on
corn. * * * I housed an average of 10 bushels to the
acre, from land that would not, without manure, have
made more than 3 or 4. I bave no doubt but that I
would have made 20 bushels to the acre if the seasons
had been favorable.
I am so fully convinced of il*, great utility, that I
intend to use it next year more extensively. 1 think
lt will prove more profitable in raising cotton than
corn, Judging from the success of some of my neigh?
bors who have used it for this purpose.
E. J). LI EN DU Y.
Moblev Pond, Scriven Co., Gu., Dec. 2, lsGG.
Mxfisns. E. C. WADE & Cu. Savannah.
In reply toyour letter of the 30th ult, I take pleasure
In giving you my opinion of the "'Soluble Pacific
Guano." I used it and the pure Peruvian In equal
quati ti tie*, in the same field, and the result was about
the same. 1 applied both to corn and cotton, about 100
lbs. to the acre, and if the seasons had been favorable I
would have been highly gratified at thc yield, but no
manure was of use to the planters in my neighborhood
on account of the excessive drought. In my opinion
the Soluble Pacific Guano is an excellent manure, und
I intend to use it again.
Yours, very truly.
JAMES D. WADE.
Springfield, York District, S.C., December 13,180?.
\V. H. MeRary & Co., Wilmington, N. C.
Gentlemen : Yours of the -Uh instant, asking the re?
sult of my application of the Pacific Guano, ls received.
I applied tbe ton to eight acres of exhausted land, In
cotton, of a light porous soil, at the rate of 250 lbs. (I
barrel) to the acre. Notwithstanding lt endured the
most unprecedented drought since that of 1845,1 esti?
mate the Increased yield at 400 lbs. per acre.
A. B. SPRINGS.
Blackshcar, Ga., Nov. 10,18Cfi.
MESSBS. E. C. WADE & Co. Savannah, Ga.
1 have used the Soluble pacific Guano and find it a
very- good manure. I used it only on a small scale, and
the drought prevented it from having the effect that it
would have had. yet I am of opluion that lt will pay
well in this section. I used lc by running near the
corn with a plow, and dropping in the furrow about
two table-spoonsful to the hill of the Guano ; I am
sure that I gathered twice as much corn from tho por?
tion Guanoed than the portion hu vi rig none. I did not
use ll on cotton.
lam, you r's rcspectfu 11 v.
L. yr. PITTMAN.
MESBBS. E. C. WADE & Co. Savannah, Ga.
I used the soluble Pacific Guano I bought from you
on corn. After the corn was up six inches I applied
one spoonful to each hill, close to the stock, theu cov?
ered it with the plow. The protracted drought pre?
vented the full eflect of the Guano. Had I applied two
spoonsful to the hill, I would have made a very fine
crop. As it was, notwithstanding the drought. 1 made
good corn on land that would have made bal dly any?
thing without it. I could have told to the hill, the
darkest night, where the Guano had been put. I want
four times as much next year as I got last. I do not
intend to plant one hill without it. All should try it,
and I assure yon lt will prove its value.
Ai P. WADE.
Xewbcrgi Oct. ll, ison.
MB. J. ROBSON, Dear Slr :
1 should have written you sooner, but have been
waiting, expecting to see some of the parties who used
the Soluble Pacific Guano. I have only seen T. ii.
Chalmers. He states that it paid him; but owing to
the very dry summer did not do a? well as lt. would
undera more propitious season. All that 1 used paid
me at least fourfold.
JOHN K. LEAVKLL.
BlackBhcar, Ga., Nov. 35; 1S0O.
Missus. E. C. WADE & Co. Savannah, Ga.
1 eau recommend the Soluble Pacific Guano as a very
good manure, if applied right. I placed lt around the
corn or cotton at tho first plowing. I used lt on old
land that had been tended for ten years, without
Guano. It would not have made over W or-1 bushels per
acre; with the Guano it turned out ten or twelve
bushels, au increase of more than .'loo per cent, and a
No. 1 pen crop.
S. R. JENKINS
Savannah, Ga., Dec. ll, 1800.
MKSHKB. JOUN S. KKKSB & Co., Baltimore, Md. Gent-?;
Ouc of our moat experienced and successful plante? in Barn?
well District, S. C., who used the Soluble PaciQc Guano la."t bea?
tson, declines to let his name appear In print, but sent a friend to
tell us that he was well pleased with the Guano ; that ic paid well,
notwithstanding tho very unfavorable seasons, and that he will
use it next year. His brother, a large and well informed planter,
last year used the nure Peruvian, but none ol' the Soluble Paellle,
but has observed thc etfect of the Soluble Pacific on hts brothers'
and neighbors' cropB, told us to-day that he will use it next year
in preference to any other manure. All who used your Guano
last year are well satistled with it, and will use it again.
Yours, very truly,
E. C WADE &. CU.
Haleyondale.TiiTcn Co., Ga., Dec. 10, IStiC.
MESSRS. E. C. WADE & Co. Gents. :
I hike pleasure in giving you thc result of my experiment
iu your Pacific Soluble Guano, laet year. At thc first plow?
ing I applied one hundred pounds of thi? manare to au acre,
covering it immediately. Notwithstanding thc sis weeks
drought, thc yield WUB double, and with favorable seasons I
believe it would have trebled thc taine grouud without this
? D. h. NEWTON.
Canooeliec. Emanuel Co., Gu., Dee. 10, ISM.
MESS KS. E. C. WADE*Co. Gents.:
I used thu Soluble Pacific Guauo on corn, about 100 lbs. to
the acre: applied it by the sido of the stalk the sccoucl plow?
ing, and the yield was fully double what it wutild have becu
from the natural land. Tue seasons were very unfavorable
for any kind of manure, and if I had had good masons tho
yield would have been treble tho natural land. Thc Soluble
Pacific is a very good manure-all that is claimed for it, and
cheaper, in my opinion, than Peruvian.
G. W. COWARD.
Sumter, S. C., Nov. VJ, lSO?.
MK. J. N. HOBSON. Charleston; S. C,
1 promised to give you tho result of thc trial of the
"Soluble Pacific Guano" which I procured from you
lastspring. The season, as you know, was unfavora?
ble in the extreme, and yet, notwithstanding thedilii
culties which had lo be contended with from the long
drought with which we were visited, the experiment
satisfied those who have much, more practical knowl?
edge than I have.of planting, that the yield from lands
which had been manured with it was much larger than
lt would otherwise have been. The gentleman who
had charge of my place, who is a sklihul ?ind experi?
enced planter, informed me thal he was so well pleased
and satistled that he expects to use itmuch more large?
ly another year, as he feels convinced of its great value
os a fertilizer.
Yours, very truly,
T. I. MOSES
Report of Analysis of Average Sample of Pa?
cific Guano in Store, for JOHN S. REESE &
Af ?i VTTf?T ?,A?inr ATOrr I W **** Str'''1- Bnlltmnrt.
ANALYTICAL iiADOEAToni, j December 19, lSGG.
Moisture expelled at 93? IV..17.01 ppr cent
Organic matter.33.02 " "
Soluble phosphoric acid.7.62 " "
Equivalent to Bone Phosphate dissolved. .10.63.
Phosphoric acid.10.63 " "
As Bono Phosphate of Lime.22.11.
Magnesia. 1.60 "
Iron & Alumina.1.13 "
Sulphuric acid.?.8.58 "
Chlorine. 3ti "
The above analysis proves that Pacific Guano
is a very valuable fertilizer.
It contains, in the first place, a supply of organ?
ic matter, which, in the course of decomposition,
evolves a considerable quantity of ammonia, as I
well as the organic acids which act as solvents of
the mineral salts. There is therefore a continuous [
supply of both these important classes of agents J
during the entire cou se of decomposition, it is
well known that the tendency of ammonia is to [
promote a vigorous growth, especially of the
woody fibre and the structure materials of the
plant. We have, then, in this ingredient of the j
manure under examination, the means of promo- j
ting a rapid development of the plant at the com?
mencement of the season.
Such a development, however, if unsupported
by sufficient mineral matter, is apt tobring about
a loose, watery stalk, which is unable to resist the
early droughts of a Southern summer. Recent
experiments have shown this tendency on the part
of ammoniacal manures to increase the quantity
of water in stems and leaves. This difficulty is
remedied by the second notable constituent of this
Guano, the soluble phosphoric acid, existing in
the form of bi-phosphate of lime. Intimately
miDgled with the bi-phospbate is the sulphate of
the same base which supplies lime in a soluble
form and in abundant quantity to the growing
plant. Now phosphoric acid, whether in a free
state or in its soluble salts, has a decided influence
in forcing growth, while at the same time, it fur?
nishes inorganic nutriment. A combination of I
ammonia and soluble phosphate may therefore be
expected not only to hasten a more active growth, j
but also to give vigor and solidity to the stem,
and, to that extent, to protect the plant against
the effects of drought. The other soluble ele?
ments of vegetable food present in this fertilizer
still further invigorate the growing crop.
It is, however, the fate of all soluble manures
rapidly to exhaust themselves. The greater their
solubility, the shorter their action. .A manure,
then, which is intended for general use, should
have a reserve fund of less soluble constituents,
which can be drawn on during tho whole growing
season. This is found in the bone phosphate of
lime which is here present in sufficient quantity,
not only for the demands of tho crop, but also for !
a store of phosphoric acid to be accumulated in j
the soil for future use.
A soluble phosphate is speedily disposed of.
It is either appropriated by plants, decomposed
by the soil, or washed down into the subsoil by
rains. Its influence, therefore, can only be fully
exerted during the early stages of the develop- j
ment of the crop. A bone phosphate, if inti?
mately mingled with abundance of animal mat?
tel, is gradually brought into salution us long as
there are any organic compounds to decompose
into solvents ; and the more intimate tho admix?
ture, the more complete and thorough will be this
solution. A manure, therefore, which contains a
soluble phosphate only, will act for but a short
time at the beginning of thc growing season.
One containing nothing but bone phosphate and
organic matter will act too slowly for the demands1
of the plant. The needful amount of phosphoric
acid is furnished too grudgingly to the crop, and
while the soil is permanently improved, little or
immediate advantage is derived by the farmer.
Tho combination of tho two leaves nothing to be
desired as a medium of supplying this necessary
element of fertility.
A. SNOWDEN* PIGGOT, M. D.,
Analytical and Consulting Chemist.
BALTIMORE, Dec, 18CG.
1MB. J. N. ROBSON, Agent Soluble Pacific Guano,
Charleston, S. C. Dear Sir:
We arc gratified that you procured the servies
of Prof. Shepard to analyze the Pacifie Guano
consigned to you. Wo are conscious of the great
value of this Guano to Southern agriculture, and
now request you to havo tho Professor examine
and report on every cargo, as our object is to sell
thc Guano on thc basis of actual ascertained va'uc,
giving the public every possible assurance. The
markets are so crowded with fertilizers of every
name, that it is necessary for the public welfare
that a rigid system of inspection should be adopted.
Your ob'dt servants,
JOHN S. REESE & Co.
Medical College of South Carolina.
CHARLESTON, FEB. 22, 180G.
MR. J. N, ROBSON, Dear Sir:
The samples of Soluble Pacific Guano selected
by me yesterday, from the cargo at present in
your warehouse, I find to have the following com?
Xltrogenonsorffiiuh:minter^ With sonic Oluthie, j..,30.70per ?r.
Superphosphate of Lime, ) (
Sulphnte'of Lime nndtrnces I Solulile?.12.0. " "
ofSulphatgof Ammonia ) c
Earthy Bono Phosphate ol' lime, with'about 2 per ct. of
Carbonate ol' Lime, Insoluble. 2S " "
Moisture. ri?! " ..
Silica.2J? " "
The preparation of the Guano as explained in
the circular of Messrs. Reese vt Co. is a happy
idea, and I regard it as one of our best fertilizers.
Very respectfully yours,
CHAS. UPHAM SHEPARD,
Professor of Chemistry'
Correspondence from Virginia, North
Carolina and Maryland.
UH??. An S. Jt^tJ^S^^^'^^
The ten tons Soluble Pacific Guano I procured from
you in March last, was applied chiefly to cotton, with
results entirely satisfactory. The crop started well;
was vigorous in its early growth, and continued so un?
til maturity. The growth was larger and the plant did
not suttor from the. drought" as did tho crops of my
neighbors who used^Pe^uvTan Guano. It was bettei
and heavier bolled, and opened quite as early as anv
crop I saw where Peruvian Guano was used. I am
I satisfied my crop waa increased 200 per cent, by the use
I of the Guano. T used it on corn, pea nut? and 2?aw
j beans with equally satisfactory results.
A. L. LAND.
IMESSBB.JOHNS.REESE&CO. Gents.: f^^f T*'
I applied 200 lbs. Soluble Pacific Guano per acre to
cotton land this year, that I am satisfied would not
Px?Xe P?od^Qed 250 lbs. seed .cotton, without Gunno.
With the application of the Guano it produced 800 lbs.
per acre, which 1B an Increase of'over SOO per cent. I
therefore recommend it n.s the best fertilizer I have
__ . ," ' PETERSON DUNN.
Huntsville, near Rawley, N. C.
" .' , Howletts, Hanover Co., Va., Sept. 14,18GG.
MESSRS. ALLISON & ADDISON. Gents.:
Piease llnd enclosed payment for the purchase of
eight (8) tons of your P?clfic Guano, which I think
shows very conclusively that I have some fal th In your
manure. My experience in its use on tobacco this
season is satisfactory. Tobacco where the Pacific ls
used does not suffer lorrain as that upon which Peru?
vian was used. It. retains its green and luxuriant
growth until time for ripening, and is now ripening up
beautifully. ' I have it sown side by side with Peruvian,
the costs the same, and lt is tho opinion of all who
have seen it that the Pacific is the best.
9 * * ? . ni ? * ? $
I am, most respectfully yours,
C. JAS. TERRELL.
1 hereby certify that I planted this spring potatoes
on a lot of ground to which I applied the best stable
manure, at the rate of 25 two horse loads per acre. On
an adjoin i ng plot I applied Solublo Pacific G uano, at t h e
rate of 275 lbs. per acre. The producto* potatoes.(rom
the application of tho Guano was nearly double the
quantity obtained where the stable manure waa ap
8lied, thus showing tho manifest superiority or the
uano as well as Ka economy. I further state that I
sowed turnips on the whole lot after digging the pota?
toes, and a very marked dlfl'erence is' manifest, so
much so that the part to which the Gt io was applied
may bo seen at considerable distance.
Sept. 10.19?. THOS. TV. WILSOX.
r . " Gatesvllle, X. C., Sept. 18,1BG8.
MESSES. JOHN S. REESE <t Co. Baltimore.
I used your Soluble Pacific.Guano last fall, on mv
wheat, with highly satisfactory results. I used lt along?
side of Peruvian Guano ; I used the some measure or
bulk of one that I did of the other, and I am fully sat?
isfied the yield of wheat ls as good, if not?better, where
the Pacific was applied. I also made the same experi?
ment with oats last spring, and turned out equally as
good as with the wheat, and would recommend lt lo .
all who.aro in want of a reliable manure.
THOMAS TV. EGGLESTOX.
Matthews Blair, >"ov. 30,18*'.
MESSBS. E. C. WADE <fc Co. Gents.:
I used the two tons of Soluble Pacific Guano you
sent me last spring on my cotton crop, applying it at
the rate of 180 lbs. to tho acre, on old, worn land, with
a clay sub-soil. The yield has been about double thai
on the same quality of land without manure. M y crop
was made this year under very unfavorable circum?
stances. Succeeding a wet, cold, and consequently
backward spring, we had the severest drought during
the summer months I have ever known, during a
period of twenty years. Notwithstanding al Uhese dis?
advantages, it has paid a large profit,, und with good
seasonsandcareful cultivation, would pay much better.
For several years before th? war I applied Peruvian
Guano upon, most of tho land I planted In cotton, and
from my experiment this year with the Soluble Pacific
Guano, am satisfied that lc pays equal; v as well if not
better, at the samo cost per acre.
Very respectfully, yours, ?tc..
W. B. FLOWERS,
ForrestvUlc, Wake Co, X. C., Xor. 2,18C5.
MESSRS. J. lt <t P. A. DONN. Gents. :
We used the "Pacific Guano " purchased of you last
spring on cotton, putting from one hundred to one
hundred and fifty pounds to the acre. During tho dry
season, where lt was used side by side with stable man?
ure, the guanoed cotton remained green and luxuri?
ant, while the other fired and shed its leaves and
forms. We also used it side by side with the Peruvian
Guano, and prefer lt to that celebrated Fertilizer. We
can safely say that it is the bestand .cheapest manure
we have ever used, and cheerfully recommend it to the
Very respect fully,
W. D. JONES,
E. E. GILL.
P. H, MANGUM,
JAS. C. LEIGH.
W. D. DUXX. JB.
Wilmington, X. C.Dec.10, IS?.
MKSSI'.S. .Urns S. KKKSK ?fe Co. Gents. :
We write tu usk at what time wc may reasonably expect
thc cargo of 150 tons Soluble Pacific Guano. Wc ore having
[inquiries for lt from our customers who received their sup
Mies through us last spring. Mr. C. Graham, of Marlon C.
\ TX, S. C., writes us under date ol' Gth inst.. " that the ?Soluble
Pacific (r//rt??,.as far as they have used if. in hi* district, has
given general satisfaction: and from tho inquiries making
about Guano, thu Soluble Pacllic will bc very much in de?
Wc sold about 50 tons last spring in Alison anil Edge
comb counties", in this State, aud tho result Inis been satis?
factory to tho plautcrs who applied it ; so much BO, that
many of them will use it for their entire crops this Season,
being cheaper by $50 per tun than Peruvhui, and the yield
fully equal. Farmers lind it to their intcrost to buy tho
Pacific Guanu. This Guano beiug already prepared is an?
other inducement to planters to usc it in preference to Peru
yian Guano. Wo have dealt largely in Peruvian Gnauo for
12 years, and continuo to deal in it, nt the samo time wc feel
no hesitancy in recommending the Pacific Guano when our
opinion is consulted.
TV. II. McRAHY &, CO..
[Prom Richmond Enquirer & Sentinel.]
Pacific Guano-Highly Important to Planters.
Elsewhere we publish, a card from Messrs, A. Y.
Stokes & Co., presenting a letter from Hon. D. W.
Courts, (formerly State Treasurer of North Caro?
lina, and now one of the most intelligent and suc?
cessful planters in the country,) in regard to the
Pacific Guano. Mr. Courts' letter enters intothe
details of his experience with this Guano, and gi ves
the result of his trial of its merits by comparison
with other fertilizers. For information about these
particulars we refer thc reader to the letter, and
desire, in connection therewith, lo call attention to
thehighatandingof Mr. Courts, both as a man and
as a planter-circumstances which add so much to
the weight of his testimony, and render his experi?
ence, as therein given, of great value to other
Near Reesville, X. C. Sept. 17,1860.
MESSES. A. Y. STOKES & Co., Agents Pachte Guano, Richmond
In answer to your request, that I shall give you my
opinion of the value of Pacific Guano as ii fertilizer, I
make the following statement:
Of the ten tons purchased of you this Soring I used
about eight, principally on my tobacco crop, in order
t?test the comparative value of this and Peruvian
Guano, I supplied myself with a small quantity of
tho latter. 1 tried them side by side in equal quantl
! ties, both broadcast and in tho hill, applying about
! three hundred pounds to tho acre, when broadcasting,
i und from half to a table-spoonful to the hill when ap
! plied In that way. I have come to the conclusion that
I the Pacific Is.nearly if not quite equal to the Peruvian
I in forcing the growth of the crop, while I am very con
i jideni it ripens thc tobacco several days earlier than the
, Peruvian, a matter of very grtat moment In our climate.
I I applied from half to a table-spoonful of Pacific to the
hlllon a small portion of my corn crop with tine effect.
I have heretofore used most of the fertilizers that have
bee? thrown on the market, and now believe that the
same amount of-money invested in this fertilizer will pro?
duce better results to ihe tobacco planter than if invest?
ed in any fertilizer with which I am acquainted.
This reply has been delayed a few days that I might
be better satisfied of the efl'ect of this manure in has?
tening the maturity of my tobacco crop.
With great respect, yours,
D. W. COUETB.