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BIRD ENEMY OF POTATO BUG.
The Red-Breasted Grosbeak Found to
Feed Liberally on the Insect.
Thu red-breasted Grosbeak Is cred
ited by William Dutchcr, president ot
the National association ot Audubon
societies, with being nn arch enemy
of Hie potato beetle, which In some lo
calities Is more commonly, known as
tho "potato bug." As evidence of the
good work that tho rcd-brcasted Gros
beak docs among tho potato beetles
'.ho following statement, credited to
Real, of the department of agriculture,
A few years ago I made some Inter
esting observations In a small field of
potatoes near my house. No remedi
al measures were applied to tho crop,
but both beetles and birds were given
a fair Held and no favors. At first
tto Insects increased In numbers In
PAItt OF KCD-mtEASTED UROS
11ICAK. spite of tho dally visits of the birds,
but when tho young of the latter were
hatched, the numbers of the beetle
began to diminish rapidly, and when
tio young birds wero Hedged and
vlere brought by their parents and
placed In a row upon the fence around
Hie Held, tho Insects rapidly disap
peared, and when I examined the Held
a week later I could not find a single
beetle, either young or adult.
About this time the birds began to
prey upon some peas In my garden,
and I shot ono of them and examined
the contents of Its stomach. It con
sisted of ono large green caterpillar
(Sphlngidac), several potato beetles,
and a few fragments of peas. My
conclusion was that tho few peas
taken had been well paid for. How
ever I hung an old coat on a pole near
tho pea vines, and tho blids camo
near them no more. All ot the abovo
observations wero made In tho stato
of Iowa, which was ono of tho first
st.ates to suffer from the attacks of
tho beetles on their eastward march.
Since then this habit of tho Gros
beak has been confirmed by thousands
of observers In all parts of tho coun
try whore the potato bcetlo and tho
bird are found. As this Insect Is
eaten by but few species cf birds It
is especially deslrablo that this one,
that eats It so freely, should bo pro
served and its Increase bo encouraged
In every possible manner. Forty
years ago this bird was rare in New
England In fact, was entirely nn
known In many places, but It Is now
fairly abundant there, and It may be
that it has been attracted to that
section of tho country by tho pres
ence of the potato-beetles, which fur
nish so largo a portion of its food. I
believe it is possible to prevent Its
depredations upon peas (the only
harm that I havo over heard It ac
cused of) and Its value- as an Insect-
destroyer forbids Its wanton destruc
Vessels Quickly Unloaded.
It Is rjot Impossible now to unload
lako vessels at tho rnto of 1,000 tons
an hour, and it Is easy to load them
The Grass Crop.
I keep about one-half of my farming
land In grass. All of my upland is In
that crop. On tho bottom land I grow
my corn. The kinds of grass I grow
Include clover, timothy, bluo grass
and red top. Of my grass about ono
third Is mado Into hay and tho other
two-thirds goes into pasture. The
grass crop hero Is more neglected
than tho other farm crops. Alfalfa Is
receiving a good deal of attention and
Is about tho only thing that has been
recently Introduced. 1 think our grass
lands could bo Improved by using on
them more bono meal, manure and
lime, especially on our high lands.
Nationalities In Mexico.
In Mexico the number of foreign
ers Is steadily increasing, but they
are quickly absorbed by the process
of marrying Mexican wives and rear
ing families In which are merged the
types of many races The-foreigner
Is lost In his business and social af
filiations, and especially In the chil
dren he rears, who are patriotic Mex
leans, regardless of the nationality
brought by the father to the already
What is Castoria.
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Letters from Prominent Physicians
addressed to Chas. 11. Fletcher.
Dr. P. Gerald Blattner, of Buffalo, N. Y., says: "Your Castoria la good
lor children, and I frequently, prescribe It, always obtaining the desired
Dr. Gustavo A. Eifiengraebcr, ot St Paul, Minn.,- says: "I have used
your Castoria repeatedly In my practice with good results, and can recom
mend It as an excellent, mild and harmless remedy for children."
Dr. E. J. Dennis, of St. Louis, Mo says: "I have used and prescribed
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and find It to be an excellent remedy for children."
Dr. S. A. Dtfchanan, of Philadelphia, Ta., says: "I have used your Cas
toria In tho caso of my own baby and find It pleasant to take, and have
obtained excellent results from Its use."
Dr. J. E. Simpson, ot Chicago, 111., says: "I havo used your Castoria In
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on tho market."
Dr. It E. Esklldson, of Omaha, Neb., cays: "I find your Castoria to ho a
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Dr. L. It Robinson, of Kansas City, Mo., says: "Your Castoria certainly,
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years, and the many attempts to imitate it, sufficient recommendation?
What can a physician add? Leave It to the mothers."
Dr. Edwin P. Pardee, of New York City, says: "For soveral years I have
recommended your Castoria and shall always conttnuo to do so, as it haa
Invariably produced beneficial results."
Dr. N. B. Sizer, ot Brooklyn, N. Y., says: "I object to what are called
patent medicines, whero maker alone knows what Ingredients are put la
them, but I know, the formula of your Castoria and advlso its use."
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Read the following analysis made by the state chemist who analyzed three bottles of Oxidine sent to him by the
Secretary of the State Pharmaceutical Association (The Texas Retail Druggists Association):
Foustoh Laboratories Houston Laboratories
Chemical and Biological
Aaalrill aad Valaatlti ( Oattaa Im4 and Klca Frataeti a Ipiclaltr.
Watari, loll,. 011a. Orti, ttc, Carafallr Iiaalaat aad KaporMl
Upan. Eaporta Mads on Ecoaoale Qaoloiy.
P. S. TILSON, Director, Analytical and Conaultlni Cbemiat
II 1-1 KAM ITIIET
nocilOK, Talta, Juno IT, IK.
Mr. B. IJ. Walker, Strrrtary Ttxat Slatt rhanmunilleal Auoclatln,
OonzalfM, Trxa. . , .....
Dun But Herewith I bc to hand jou certificate ot anatiH ot Ilia
Oildlnejrouutitnltt"laOw tfajiUnre. .
1 truit tlila will l' dulr rnvlvnl and found ntlralj aatlafactory. I
hara kept you vraltlntt for a little, white, but I auprwlate tuerraponllbllltjr
WDIrn you naTe ktii . w yimi-n ufiuu ,ri . .h-v. . hw.v
tny time to bo certain and accurate atMint my
It I can aerrti you In tha future pleane k1
to remain, f oura ieq
OXIDINE, THE CHILL, CURE THAT CURES CHILLS
rlneniB. Tnankluff you. I beir
eT Oe tlMrUiti VUVfUiBhe
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Aaalyilf aad Valuation ef Cotton Seed aad Klce Prodoct, a Specialty,
Wateri, lella, Olli, Orel, Ste., Oarerally Iiamlaad aad Beporlad
Upea. Seporta Made on SceDorale Geology.
P. S. TILSON, Director, Analytical and Conaulting Chamlat
111M MAIN IIKEEI
CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS
Of Three Bottles of Oxidine Submitted by R. H. Walker, of CloniaJes,
Texas, Secretary ol Ihe State Pharmaceutical
IlnrsTOX, TKXA,June 71, 1908.
I find thl Oildlne to contain ahiolutoly no nolionoua or Injurloua
druireorctiemloaleand not a tree of Areenlo. I'oilrliie, Jlonililne, lluclne
orbtryclmluei nor, In fact, anything tliat would produco a bariuful eltect
Lots of people would be glad to get
rid ot their experience for less than
they paid for it
Mr. Wlnelow" Soothing Byron.
For children tecthlnr, aof tcna the i-urui, reducei to
lammallnn, allaja pain, carea wind collu. iUc a buttle.
Playa wero suppresaed by the
Puritans la 1633.
As a rule, a divorced woman acts ai
though sho had been born that way.
Lewis' Sinnle Binder cipar richest, rnost
rmtUfying mnnke on tliu market. Your
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The fellow with money to bum may
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With a smooth irou and Deflancti
Starch, you can launder your shirt
waist just as well at homo as the
steam laundry can; it will havo the
proper stiffness and finish, there will
be less wear and tear ot tho goods,
and It will be a po3ltlvo pleasure to
use a Starch that does not stick to the
To Our, qr Money Refunded by Your Merchant. So. Why Not Try IT 7 Prloe, BOo, Retail.