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L PASO HERALD
Saturday, March 5, 1910.
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While perfecting our reorganization we will offer such inducements in
Floor Coverings that should interest every housekeeper in El Paso, as well
as our border towns. Our full line of Rugs, Carpets, Linoleum, Shades,
Curtains and Draperies, will be Slaughtered For ne Week, Prices
are smashed all to pieces. Cash is what we need and the prices which will
prevail during this sale will be one-half of their value. Read some of the price smashing below.
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Come and Bring
Ruts and Art
$17.50 Tapestry Rugs, 9x11. . rf-j -I r
Sale price 1 $-1 1 tO
$27.50 Axminster Hugs, 9x12. & 1 I 7
Sale price PXfr0
$30.00 Axminstcr Rugs, 9x12.
$35.00 Extra Axminnster Rugs, 9x12.
$25.00 Velvet Rugs, 9x12. A"jyj ng
Sale price It'cO
$30.00 Wilton Rug3, 9x12. Ajq p? g?
Sale price P JL ? e a O
$37.50 Wilton Rugs, 9x12. 4Q T
Sale priced &td2o G &
$55-00 Royal Wilton Rugs, 9x12. 4Q) 7
Sale price tPfeScfiO
$15.00 Smyrna Rugs, 9x12.
$2.00 Velvet 27x54 Rugs, a 1 fC
$4.50 Axminster 36x63 Rugs, jf b3 2G
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$2.25 Jap Fibre 36x72 Rugs, J -g c g
9x10-6 Cottage Rugs, rf&e-j f
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$1.50 and $1.75 grade,
In Floral and' Persian designs, in full carpet
$1.35 Velvet Carpet, 7
the yard .
75e Grade Tapestry Carpet, full car
pet lengths, the yard . . . .
Ingrain, plain, floral colors ,75c grade.
Big lot of Axmi listers and Velvet Remnants,
1 1-2 and 1 3-4 yard pieces. Special bargains.
WITH BOLSTERS TO MATCH.
r.ki."d::. , $6.
$12.00 and $15.00 kind,
75c and $1.00 Each
Curtain Rods and Curtain Poles go at
We have them ready to hang in the best cloths.
50c kind go at
Dont fail to investigate our claims.
Large assortment of handsome "Lace Curtains,
worth from $4.00 to $5.00 the pair. 60 GC
Sale price, only fcaDS
Odd lot of very pretty new designs and pat
terns in Portieres, priced from $8.00 to $10.00
the pair. Sale price, J Qf
only UJ-Tfs wU
, DRAPERY GOODS.
Fish rTets Green and Arabina Eillet ISTet and
Printed Scrim, worth from 30c to 40c a
per yard. Sale price, per yard IOU
CHINA and CROCKERY sPRINGEn! S amtonio st. FURNITURE AND CARPETS
Makes Bacteria Grow Plants
To Give the Old Soil a Rest
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Prof. Earp-Thomas Bottles
Up Germs- and Bottles
of Jelly Bring
FROM THE AIR
Bacteriologist Breeds Them
by Millions In Labor-
atory at Bloom
field, 1ST. J.
Xew York, X. Y., March 5. And now
even the genial germs are getting in
on the uplift movement, and the erst
while "bashful bacteria, as a natural re
sult of higher education, has to quit
a life of pastoral ease and get busy.
In fact, germs are now working for
existence. The bacteria are on the job
to fight the beef trust by aiding in
vegetable growing, and, thanks to Prof
G. H. Earp Thomas, of New Zealand,
but at present living in Bloomfield,
N. J., germs are going to prove about
the best little thing in the "trust bust
ing" line ever.
Not only have the bacteria proved
themselves about to be self-supporting,
but he3r have also proved that thev
can support others not germs, but
The germ uplift started several years
ago, when Prof. Earp-Thomas decided
that they needed education, and he cap
tured a couple of colonies for his bac
teria university. AVhat these germs are
taught to do is to gather nitrogen from
the air and supply it to the plants
through ihe roots. This means a dou
ble, or perhaps a triple, crop.
Aided by his trained germs. Prof.
Earp-Thomas has proved that peas,
beans and ciher legumes, can grow just
as well in sawdust or coa! ashes as
they could in a choice garden spot, and
through his discoveries he has proved
that alfalfa could grow as well in an
apartment house, providing there was
enough room, as anywhere in the west.
The discovers of the nitrogen gath
ering bacteria was made by the profes
sor when he was a student in New Zea
land, and he found that the lack of
these germs was the cause of fields
being declared "old" and failing to
yield crops. Then he started out to
try1 and get the germs and stock a farm
on a small scale In fact, exceedingly
small, as a million or more of the little
workers could be placed on a finger
nail without being visible to the nnked
After he had secured his bacteria
pncl got rid of the other varieties cf
germs, the bacteriologist started in
looking for some substance in whicn
only the workers would breed. He
found this in a jelly. The government
here had tried to have ithe germs
transported on dried cottoa, but it was
not sucessful, as other germs would
breed in the substance while the nitro
workers were dormant.
The jelly perfected the actual work
of growing plants with the aid of the
germs and without soil, and when the
professor was able to grow beans, peas,
alfalfa and clover in glass bottles with
only the aid of his germs he was satis
fied. The method in which the germs are
educated is by teaching them tlint tney
must work for a living. When rthey are
in the soil they are sluggish, but when
they are raised in the laboratory in
Bloomfield they are unable to get soil
nitrates, so they have to take them
from the air.
They are not slow to learn and the
most sluggish bacteria colonies soon be
come industrious. The germs which
are being used by Prof. Earp-Thomas
in his work at present are all pedi
greed, and while the original cultures I
were taken from root nodules less than
six years ago, the germs in the lab
oratory are now up in the trillons, for
they multiply at the rate of 96 genera
tions a day.
As a result of the use of the bacteria
raised as workers it has been demon
strated that the uphf ted bacterid v ill
raise more than triple the crop of piiy
legume that has not been inoc.ilated
with them. The method of inoculation
Is simple; all that is done is to dilute
the jelly culture in water and then pour
it over the seeds and the graduate
germs get busj' before the seed is put
into the ground.
The work of Prof. Earp-Thomas has
been indorsed by the bacteriologists of
the department of agriculture and at
all the agricultural colleges where the
germs have been used.
,The germs have also -lone something
else which ought to make the residents
of Bloomfield proud. They have given
that suburb of Newark the greatest
birth rate in the United States.
GROWING THE QUINCE
By J. E. Mondell, New Mexico A. & LL College
The quince has been grown in various
localities throughout the United States
since the early days. Its cultivation is
on the increase and in some sections ue
find it planted on a commercial scale.
But owing to the fact that the quince,
including all the varieties, ir unfit for
eating uncooked has kept it from taking
much prominence among the commercial
The uses to which the quince may
be put are many, but its chief value
is as a preserving fruit. Where the
quince is more grown it is naturally
more used. In France and some of the
other European countries, large quanti
ties of the quince are used yearly for
making quince marmalade and wine. The
marmalade industrj, especially in
France, is quite an extensive one, and
the finished product finds quite a reaay
Almost all the cook books suggest
many ways to prepare the quince for
the table. One of the methods is to boil
the fruit until done and serve hot with
cream or butter; another to bake as an
apple. There are various ways to pre
serve and can the fruit, but it will no
be necessary to take them up here.
In habit of growth the quince is a
low dwarfy tree which admits close
planting in the orchard. Ten feet apart
each way- Is sufficient distance for most
varieties. Planting the trees at the
above distance win c-iv nbout 435 trees
per acre. To the man who has but a
small area about his grounds for fruit
the quince should find a place.
While the quince will grow on al
most any kind of soil, a medium heavy
clay loam, being easy of cultivation, is
the ideal soil for it. In such a soil
the quince readily responds to good cul
tivation, and If given good care it will
continue to produce good crops of fruit
for many years. In case the soil should'
be hard or deficient In plant food lib
eral application of manure will be very
helpful in making the soil a better one
and keeping the tree in a vigorous con
dition. In regard to how to plant 'the quince
and when, the same general rules used
in planting other orchard fruits hold
good for it.
The quince does not require a great
deal of pruning. About all the care that
will be necessary alon this line will
be to remove and cut but the surplus
shoots and dead branches. An occasional
shortening back of the longer branches
may be necessary to keep the tree in Its
natural form. The -time of the year to
do this pruning depends somewhat on
the locality. The best time probably
is just before the beginning of the grow
ing season. Any wounds made at that
time usually heal promptly.
The codling moth Is the worst insect
pest the quince has. The same remedies
r'.-commended to keep It out of the pear
will apply to the quince. A littfe care and
foresight practiced at ithe proper time
in keeping the fruit free of insects and
the tree healthy will more than pay for
the amount expended. Good clean fruit
of first quality whether for home con
sumption or for markec ought to be the
motto of every grower, for it costs no
more rto produce good fruit than bad.
Propagating the Tree.
The quince is propagated in many
ways. The methods most In use are by
bidding, grafting, cutting and from
seed. The method of propagating by
cuttings is the easiest. The cuttings
should be made from the fresh young
growth of the previous season and be
created as any other cutting. The fruit
catalogs offer -the quince either from
grafted or budded stock. The price
charged for the trees is about the same
as for the pear.
There are not many varieties of the
quince In cultivation. Among the best
we have the following:
Orange. This is one of the old stand
ard sort. . It is nearly round in form,
of a bright ye'llow color and of fine
Rea's. One of the best in cultivation;
of the largest size, of good quality and
comes into bearing early.
Champion. A late variety that is valu
able when the demand continues late,
but is not as valuable as the Rea or
' Bears Early.
The quince begins to bear early, usu-
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size ui ucca .inn iwnu iu piant depend !
taste of -"the grower. Twoyearold trees
seem to be preferred by most planters.
The fruit of the quince has a tender
skin and should be handled with care
when picking, or packing for market,
to prevent bruising which will cause
the fruit to discolor or decay. The
amouut of quinces grown in the Mesilla
vauey i cumiM""" "iaii. w nat 1st
grown finds a ready market and sells
at a good price, all depending on the'
quality. The price paid the past season
ranered from two to -three and n imif 1
cents per pound.
The quince Is so easily grown that the
care required in raising It is more than
amply repaid by the value of the fruit
produced. When the quince is properly
prepared for the table by the many
methods recommended It is a very de
"Sis Hopkins" "Will Eeidre
After This Season Has
Plenty of Money.
Turn on the weepy music, start the
sob machine and all weep together
Rose Melville is going to retire from
the stage. After the present season,
the immortal "Sis Hopkins" of Hooslar
dom will be but a memory.
Take it from Rose. She said so her
self, standing right there on the obser
vation end of the Sunset Limited last
night just before she left for San An
tonio to make 'the east Texans giggle,
and weep over her Sis.
"lie for the front of the house in a
green plush seat next season said Sis
Melville, or Rose Hopkins, whichever
it is. "I am going to sit back in the
audience and have the delicious pleas
ure of watching someone else worlc
hard to get a stingy little laugh out
of a new piece of business which was
thought to be a scream. I'm tired, hon
est I am, ain't I Ridy (this to the
Ridy of her company, who is her trav
eling companion). You know I don't
need the money well, not very bad,
and I am honestly tired to death not
of the play and the- people and the audi
ence, but just plain tired like a. Wa
bash valley farmer after a hard .day's
work in the bottom land plowing. 1
just want to do nothing but what I
want to do, and do it when I want to do
it. why, do you know I was so tired
after our trip acros the desert Thursday
and my work Thursday evening that I
had to stay in bed all morning and
did not get to go across the river and
'see the strange Mexican people.
"No feet first exit for me, like poor
old .Toeefferson said he wanted. I arc
jroing to quit while I cm enjov nyselt
"Am I ever going to get over being
a kid? Not till I am due for one of
Obedlah's epitaphs. It's too much fun
being a kid to ever grow up honest It
One of Miss Melville's company, and
such a loyal company as she has, la
authority for the financial statement
that It will take more than five ciphers
to write Rose Melville's Bradstreet
standing. She owns an office building
in South Bend, Ind., which Is valued
at $100,000, a hotel In Terre Haute, and
other real estate holdings in different
parts of her native state. S:- also
owns a big French six cylinder auto
mobile, which she carries with her on
all her trips over the country. It fills
one end of the scenery car, and when
the Sis Hopkins company is billed for
a week in the larger cities, her car la
unloaded, one of the members of her
appy family company cranks up and.
they all pile In for a spin over the
surrounding country. In the hot sum
mer season, when theaters are closed.
Miss Melville takes a party of her
friends and the big touring car, goes
abroad and motors through Europe
with the abandon of a, Posey touuty
farally going to town to see the circus
paarde in the old farm wagon.
"My paw says it ain't no use doin
nothin for nobody what never dona
nothin' for you but it is lots of fun
doin somethln for somebody what Is
a friend of yours-, and that is the way
I have such a good time all the time,"
Miss Melville laughed as the limited
pulled out for the east.'
FEDERAL BUIIDING NOTES.
Three applicants wrote the examina
tion for census enumerator at the fed
eral building this morning. The appli
cants will be asigned to positions in
caso of vacancies.
Postmaster J, A. Smith is at his ranch
near Anthony, N. M., today.
Fonr race horses were brought over
from the Juarez track today, being en
tered at the customs house.
Wylie Casteel, substitute mail car
rier, has been promoted to the position
of -clerk at the postoffice.
Gew Wong, a Celestial, was arraign
ed before United States commissioner
George B. Oliver this morning, and
gave an appearance bond, whenliis case
was set for March 14.
O. M. Lee, cattleman of Alamogordo,
with hi wife and two children, is a
guest at the hotel Angelus.
WANT ADS BY Tl51.EPUoxE.
The Herald has arranged to take
want ads by phone. fall Bell 115.
Auto 1115 up to 2 oclock daily. Your
ad will be received, inserted promptly
and collected for next day.
Nw and again you see two women pass
ing down the street who look like sisters.
You are astonished to learn that they are
mother and daughter, and you realize that
a woman at forty or forty-five ought to be
at her finest and fairest. Why isn't it so?
The general health of woman is so in-
timately associated with the local health
of the essentially feminine organs that
there can be no red cheeks and round
form where there is female weakness.
Women who have suffered from
this trouble have found prompt
relief and cure in the use of Dr.
Pierce's Favorite Prescription. It gives vigor and vitality to th
organs of womanhood. It clears the complexion, brightens th
eyes and reddens the cheeks.
No alcohol, or habit-forming drugs is contained in "Favorite Prescription.'
Any sick woman may consult Dr. Pierce by letter, free. Every letter is
held as sacredly confidential, and answered in a plain envelope. Address:
World's Dispensary Medical Association, Dr. R. V. Pierce, Pres., Buffalo, N.Y.