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NiturJny, (Jet. s. loot
FOR OUR RURAL READERS
A FEW ITEMS THAT WILL INTtRUST
PEOPLE ON TME FARM
Grratcit Trade Year in History This
Year's Walnut Crop Notice to Hop
Growers -Good Blood Pays—Etc
Tho "Mj;K«*ht pumpkin y«t" In re
ported at WilluwH. It weighed uimty
A Sacramento man picked a cluitCl
of grapct tint weighed seven and a
In th*i> Santa Maria country t :<•
grain groweri are building sheds, cov
<ring their grain with tarpaulins!
straw in fact anything to protect it
from the f.ill ralim. for tin* labor trou-
bles have prevented any phlpmcnl of
beans and have materially lessened
those of grain.
Anthrax is prevalent among some
of the cattle ranges near San Jose
on one ranch alone eight animals
having dlej of the terrlbW? dlse.-i«e. In
addition to these, a n.an. a brother of
tho owner of the ranch, died under
conditions that look very much like
anthrax, for in skinning one o the
animals that had died he became- In
ocluated with the disease, which
proved fatal. Every percautlon is be
ing taken to prevent the spread of
Better Culture. Better Profits
A. H. \VieBC. a representative of one
of th»» largest beet seed houses in Ger
many, while In Mt. Clemens. Mich..
recently expressed himself as follows
to the Monitor of that town:
"You an» at the beginning of beet
grow in k in this country, although In
sugar making the best of your mills
aro equaled nowhere. In growing
boots you have a lot to learn. For In
stance, you got eight to fourtetn tons
from an acre. .»'e in Germany get
an average of eighteen tons. You jret
twelve to fourteen p< r cent. We get
an average of eighteen to twenty per
cent. There Is an Immense difference
between ten tons and twelve p?r cent,
and eighteen tons and eighteen per
cent. Th« better the culture th*» bet
ter the profits. — 1.. A. Herald.
Greatest Trade Year in History
Tho monthly summary or commerce
and flnnnc*- Issued by th« i Bureau of
Statistics of the United States Treas
ury Department, gives details of Im
ports and exports for th<« fiscal year
ended June ao. 1001. showing that thia
last fiscal year ranks commercially as
tho greatest epoch in th<» history of
the I'nitrd States. The exports «>f the
principal agricultural products, main
ly breads tuffs, provisions and eott >n.
show an Increase over lant year of
$HM.E03.15.1, and over 1SO1» of $149,442."
LM7. The excess of exports over im
ports, or balance of trad*' in mr
favor, was $GOr».OS2.MI. being $120.
r).)o.(M»0 sivator than for lD'io. and the
fourth year In succession showing a
like balance of more thnn half a bil
lion dollars, and there i* a fair pros
pect for continued increase.
ThU Year'i Walnut Crop
Various roprts agree substantially!
in estimating this year's walnut crop
at M 0 carloads, an increase of nearly
seventy-live ?arloads over last y« ar. j
And yet a normal crop would bo at j
least 900 carloads, for there can be!
no doubt that one-third of the crop:
ttlll l>r» destroyed thin year by tho
generally prevalent black blight. At ;
the present i'--~ it appears that this
*i i lons loss is likely to continue In
definitely. I'rof. Pierce, the govern- j
ment pathologist, presumably tho
moit reliable and capable expert In
tho country a< to this walnut dleease,
expresses apprehension that it may
lie yearn before It cv» b» control led.*!
!.. A. Herald,
Keep Them Out
The horticultural i>ro*rosn of South
orn California him been hampertui
more by tho Introduction of itiHtri
pt»»t* tlian by all other forms of ad
vemltjr combined, Four dry yrani dl«l
not rnunf tiio liii'H to wrtv«r. Imt rather
ftt lnnil.ilr»*l fhe or h.nrdlKln fo provide
for tii" present wf'.* of their Und And
j inxuf" nn Increase of water luppiien
\ for thf* future. Thin n» lil»»v« mer»t add'
' v,\ id the capital Invested Is considered
t!i«' moat profitable InveMni^nt that
could bovo been n*.aite. Money un«*<i in
'h-liMii;: iti ■-• i> ■••< lit not In ? >. «
nattiro of an Investment* but i*
clearly chargeable to tho f»xpfn«o nr
! count and aioinMt the profit* of frull
growing. Alexander Craw, who U
i now on of!l« ;il work In Southern Cnl
; fornln. brought with him a vial con*
mining the phylloxera, which h** »on
slderi the most imtMioun of Insect
f'M-H. and one of the •?,- • difficult to
I Control. The I meet he han In alcohol
. in ho minute that It i.s not perceptible
j under a Hn.all ml* roHC(*i»e without
close rcrutlny. ThiH HiKnifW tliat the
phylloxera may !»«• Intro lurid Into thf
vineyards of Southern California
through Importations, wore Inspec
tion of every vino nnrf cutting made
under microscope, and quarantine
rni«l«» n.om rlifi'l at «*very pfilnt.
The vln«yard Interests of thlH hoc
tlon are advancing at n rapid rate.
targe plantations of new vines have
been planted during the last two
years. The condition of these new
vineyards in very flno and another
season will place th*» plants In a bear
ing condition. Fluures obtained from
a leading wlnemaker places tho aver
age price of wine grapes at $16.f>0 per
ton. Th«? yield of grapes Is "fair" in
tho best sections, but "no considerable
aroa Is blessed with a heavy crop." to
qir.te the judgment of a large grower
at Sierra Mad re. It Is hoped the vine
Krowers will remain steadfast In
their detern.lnatlon to prevent the
Introduction of the phylloxera by the
maintenance of strict quarantine and
the support of all proper legislation
to that end.— L. A. Times.
Good Blood Pays
A ranches near Kscondido last week
sild live Rock cockerels at $3 each,
tho purchaser stating, after he had
paid for them, that he would have
given $*> each if seller had asked that
This ranch farmer n.akes no great
pretensions to being a fancier. In
deed, none at all. though ho some
times exhibits and wins with his
stock. The Idea is this: He will keep
fowls, and he says while he Is feed
ing and while it costs nothing to mate
properly he- might just as well feed
good stock and mate them to keep
them good, and so stand a fair change
of disposing of surplus birds at prices
far above those paid for mongrels and
scrubs. His head is horizontally cor
rect. His money says so.
But there is another side to this
pure-blood business besides the money
?ide. Of course the question of profit
comes first with all breeders, except
fanciers, and when that Is reasonably
assured there is another one not to be
reckonod by dollars and dimes. It
Is that of pleasure — the artistic, the
esthctl: side of the business. Say
what one may and do how one- will,
one always has a place in the corner
of one's eye for articles of virtu.
Tilings of beauty are constant joys.
The civilized world worship? at the
-%!* rino of beauty and nobility. Often
it irf very costly, but It h::s to be done.
In view, therefore, of the better
profit, the more pleasure and satis
faction, what folly for a man who
cultivates fowls to harbor any other
than the best ho can afford f> buy.
Here again Is another feature— what
one can afford. In face of the fact
that one may toon come into posses
sion of a llock at a nominal cost
there would seem to be no excuse for
one not to havo something like the
best. KgRS are cheap at $3 per set
ting. IMrds are cheap at $.*> ea>;h.
Why not feed good blood?— California
Notice to Hop Growers
\v. c. l«ovdal, secretary of the
Statb Hop Growers' Association, has
Issued jv circular warning ranchers
•hat the crop Is short this year. The
brewing business of the United States
has Increased so that 200,000 bales are
required annually In this country. Yet
hops go begging ;»• I<> cents. Hop
growers are advised to hold for 15
cents a pound.
Cultivation vs. Plowing
At what may be considered tho last
Irrigation the question of whether to
blow or cultivate in anticipation of
winter will arise. Some there are.
and they are getting fewer tnery year.
who do not think plowing advisable,
but the great majority favor plowing.
ft I* better to bo don* before winter
rr/.h#»r than nfter. Fteffnr If JdoflG
both l#'fore and nffrr. If donr any In
N >»rn!»e.r RoniQ time theffl In no n*f\
f/f hirrowln-? or .irnwthlnj?. The
rougher it nn br. laid up for the
weather to act on, the futt'-r. It
will be mellow rnougfi tir»''re iprln?.
lid nil the wfptln gfiw »hat will U
twn-n plowing!. There h no rmH to
do 0 thing to the land cx'rpt In an
ticipation of n dry pprlng It may be
proper to furrow rut for Irriga
tion. If uprlng rnlna im« plenty and
lite no harm in done, while
tho knowledge that the furrows
are tiure will h.-iv* any anxiety. Ir
rigation Rhould always \n> provided
for nnd a dry tlrne antl Ipitofl.— Cali
Ttbbets a County Charge
Tho following dipping from the
Riverside Press of September 'i Is full
Of Had »uggPHt!venrAfl, an well iiH rr
plete with reproach for the stat* of
California; that "gencTouH state." an
Ha horiH are co fond of railing It:
"Yesterday Luther C. Tlbbets wa«
t.ik.-n t-, th«« County Hospital, when*
h<- will probably n-maln for the rest
of bin days. While ho will ho well
cared for at that InHtitutlon. and will.
because of hU optimistic nature. b*»
reasonably happy aa long as he llvrs.
the fact that thin old man has been
compelled to go to the county pocr
hotise Is a sad commentary on the re
ward which is received In thU world
for good deedg well done.
"There I.? some dispute as to who
.«hould have the credit for giving to
Riverside the navel orange tree,
which has been the open sesame to
the great wealth of the valley, but It
is generally considered that Mr. Tlb
bets should have the praise and credit
r ,r that great gift. In early days. Mr.
Tibbets was the of many acres
in the valley, lying In the section
which is now known as the Tibbets
tract. What an irony of fate for him
to be compelled to cro?s those broad
acres yesterday on his way to the
poorhouse! Uke many men. Mr. Tib
bets was Improvident. He loved a
lawsuit, and as long as he had a dol
lar he was seen in the courts, fighting
a real or imaginary wrong. He had
a code of laws which were- all his own
and which might exist in a perfect
state, and In upholding his views lost
tho fortune which was once "his.
"Several n.onths ago Mr. Tibbets
was taken in charge by Mrs. Ruth
Archer, who was a clo?e friend of
Mrs. Tibbets during her life, and who
proposed to use the little she had in
caring for her own and Mr. Tlbbpfs
declining years. Unfortunately, Mrs.
Archer was stricken with paralysis a
few days a?o. and both have been
taken to the hospital, where they will
receive all care possible by the ciunty
authorities. A fund, headed by the
two banks of the city, was staitel
some months ago for Mr. Tibtiets. 1 ut
the residents of the valley did no: re
spond, and the amount only reached
the sum of $150. This was placed in
the hands of Supervisor Craven to
disburse, and he has exhausted it in
necessaries which have bten pur
chased for the beneficiary.
"The question of taking care of the
two original navel troes. which were
received and planted by Mr. Tibbets
many years ago. has been agitated by
the rity. and a move has been male
in that direction. A considerable sum
of money will bo spent to accorupls'i
this, in order that visitors to the
city may. in the near future, gaze
upon the pnrenta of th° creat navel
orange industry. Meanwhile, the man
who was directly responsible for the
l>i-« • of that great industry, wears
out the few remaining months of hU
llf«- a charge on th county, to wHh
he In* plven the fruits ■ • • • '"Vs
labor."— Now York Frultman's (luide.
ANOTHER WONDER OF SCIENCE.
Biology has Proved that Dandruff is
Science is doing wonders these duys
in medicine as well as* in mechanics,
Slnco Adam delved, tho human race
hns been troubled with dandruff, for
which no hair preparation has hereto
fore proved a successful cure until
Nowbro's lierpiclde was put on the
market. It is a scientific preparation
that kills the germ that makes dand
ruff or Hcurf by digging Into tho scalp
to got at tho root of the hair, where
it saps the vitality; causing itching
tcalp, falling hair, and finally baldness.
Without dandruff hair must grow lux
uriantly. Herplclde at all druggists.
It is the only destroyer of dantlruff.
Caused by a Germ.
Ta!«» Nature's reffltd>i OarflnM
Ten! fn<**p<»n9lve and Effective, IS
pint* or Hi> does for 2>. It h rom
pmed of medicinal HERDS, not min
eral Poisons. It niTf* ronntlpntlon
and tick headache, kidney and liver
dM'asfM. flood for nil.
Tommy: Mom. glmmo another bla
Mamma (sternly:) If
Tommy. If the romp'ny don't want
to hog Vm nil —Philadelphia Preaa.
llown in iii«" i»uiii|i«
P.i.l, n-Ifh * h»"»vr. «n*r.ij» fe#lln«r— th*
Mu*»' Th" llv«-r n*-««l« nukk attention. Tnk<»
f'<i*<nrr>t« faivly fathartlr atonr*! All druf-
K-."'. V*., V* , fa-.
I am Rure IMho'h Cure for Connump
tion saved my life three years ago.—
Mrj». THO3. ROBUINS. Maplo Street,
Norwich. N. V., Feb. 17. 1900.
fOU KNOW WHAT TOU AHK TAKI.VO
Wh»n you t«k« Orortft Tftstol«M Chill Tonic
fc*raij«* th* formutA la plainly printed on e»«ry
brrtth ihowln* that It U limply Iron *nd Q«t
alo« la » ta«t»!«i* form. No cur*. No nmy. £0c
"In Russia woman i=» mar 'g eo'ial."
'Well, gracious, goodnovi, Harriet!
Isn't tho rnltt-1 Statr* good enough for
you? Hr?ro woman h man's superior."
— Chicago Recod-Heral'l.
It. llko truth, only asks a hearing.
Wizard Oil cure pain.
Brooklyn, N. V.. Sept. 30th.—Infor
mation has been received regarding
the wonderful curative powers of the
Garfleld Headache Powders; people
everywhere are using them and writ-
Ing the manufacturers of the good re
Clara: I was surprised to see so
much paint on your face last night. I
never saw anything like it in my life.
Maude: Well, if you can't afford to
buy a mirror I'll lend you one — Chi
Stops the Cough
•ad Works off the Cold.
Laxative Bromo-Qulalne Tablet* cure a cold
Mrs. Growells: I do wish you would
give up smoking, John.
Growells: I'll do nothing of the kind.
I intend to smoke as long as I live.
Mrs Growells: Yes. and after that
you'll begin to blaze.— Chicago News.
For pimples, sallow complexion, im
pure blood and poor digestion, use
Adams' Sarsaparilla Pills. They im
prove complexion and cure constipa
tion. 10 cents. 25 cents. Druggists.
STATE OF OHIO. CITY OF TOLEDO. *
LUCAS COUNTY. ■— V^ 5 -
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he
is the senior partner of the firm of
F. J. CHENEY & CO.. doing business
in the city of Toledo, County and
State aforesaid, and that said firm will
pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED
DOLLARS for each and every case of
Catarrh that cannot be cured toy the
use of HALLS CATARRH CU"RE.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed
in my presence, this 6th day of De
cember. A. D. ISS6.
[seal] A. W. GLEASON,
Hall's Catarrh Cure Is taken intern
ally and acts directly on the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system. Send
for testimonials, free.
P. J. CHENEY & CO.. Toledo. O.
Sold by Druggrists, 75c.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
TO CUBE A COLD IN O>K DAY
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Alt
druKKlst* refund the rr.on.-y if It falU to cure.
K. W. Grove's signature Is on each box. S3o.
Ciiles: Old Skinner Is awfully ab-
Bent-mlnded, Isn't he?
Miles: Really. I never noticed it.
Giles: Well, he is just the same. Why
he actually fell into the rive- one day
last week ami forgot to drown. — Chi
Adams' Sarsaparilla Pills cure sick
headaches, constipation, bllllousness.
dyspepsia, purify the blood, 10 cents.
25 cents. Druggists.
riTO P»rman«'ntlr Curvd. No nt* or n«r*ou«n.;ii
rI I O after llnl.Ujr 1 - ii»»«»f l>r. Kliii/iOn^t Nerv«
ItMtorvr. S*n.« FK X X *J.OO irUl Urtily »a«l tw»».
U«. D*. lLU.Kuxs,Lta.. *Jl Arch Su. PtiiUdolptiU. I' *•
The II«st I'rcsorlptluu or Mal»r!».
Chills and fever U » bottl* of Drove's ta«t«
!«•»« Chill Tonic. It t» «tnip!y Irun and Qulnlns
In a twt*le»* form. No cure—no pay. Price 60C
ifj CUHtS WHtHiTAII Uslt AILS. .TiM
L 3 Uvat CougU Bjrup. Tutctf Good. U»O g|
fvi In tlmß. &*>Ul br^"fK*** 1 *- JyL