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THE SUN, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1916.
1916 Catalogue Ready 1(0 Pages, Illustrated. FKoo Nv York, Barclay Cor. Church St. Chteaso, Randolph fir,, near Dearborn. Dahlias Ctjolcrit named varieties, lint lo I" found In America. Tba best and lor up to tl.SO each. 10 n selrellen), 81.00. It higher priced (my etlectten), tl.OO. Thcec xhn ant very large bulbs vnd tl.JO. ill lo good xninii, piump li 'eyes." send for Catalog. MIW. It. A. TATK. Old Port, N. C. mm Mil I P' I I i . . - ............ , Maloner Fruit Treea and Ornament ti far Garden, Ian and Orchard, grown In the larrtm nnreenre In New York guaranteed firt rial' Sold direct to you at wholesale I price- Will Increase the Titftie and beauty t of jour nl.ictr reud for Mi free cat aloe I illustrated In colors today. Get better av ill for miuli le thnn from aginl t MU)NK IIKUH. WKI.L.H I II . It: Main M. 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' In your urtlen, 1'rlcc, lnflj (pUntf hr mull, 35c. three fcr It, with full am. il.ncitnii, FITZGERALD'S NURSERY, Stephenvillc, Texas. end Dt.O for thtcitalce rJjy, Hitrtty utock fure to v nt on liHtf nurfr?" rent,t pii lon t Xmy M nu,v rtutl write tndrt l MHKHIKH KochrUr. N. Y. YOURS FOR 1 11 THE ASKING. wi - I I, I." 1 "on tht prob- Ik.' i ivnii, ai your now er add vsatabla Lnr. hethr on ure an i fur or profi'lniiul I oi, an a i,t 0f Bj tn, I'anjjnl ami .pcu.itj farm j.nd vanl n icl ih w-I! m puultrv ippilc mil h rHtl)- anlat uu in your Sprli.p pmntlr.u aifr tH't'ty hi to'jr rot' ii ' ntt:t. W, E. MARSHALL I COMPANY Hill Ur.t 5Srd Klreel NKV (IKK lawam.ftialaiiLLLWriailTH nctd l-s riHim. Iir.ir fiuliKrr. an I pnxJii e r.iif frui Vnij fan '-row tTiiit-M in u.ii i rrc The Van Dusen Nurseries " I. llihjl, I'liip. lto ra, lielie.a.N.V DAHLIAS IW, .1, (OlssVltli. the Wonderful eill-M.au er ilahllit, liraullMI tumblnatloil at lotiir-, I., mi. i,hi rm, I'rofune nlounipr. One liulli .1(1 rU. SPECIAL NEW YORK SUN OFFER : I Hull,, fur m.uii If ami enile Ihla 'I "ltd Kl or -n lliat mi -aw Ilia dr. In th, n, , H,ln, order Now. alio. I.. TI I.I.MAN'. Ilalilla .prilaliat, "r.lrrl.,, (ln.,e I.liand, Hut S-ll, ;ir.r.i, tviMtow imixkh ami plant ''. I'rfteriteii hnttnin (Ivva roota prr ' r-tii. i tc uml plenty nf wuter. Ma, la 'ir.K KHiVBnlinl Irun. enameled itrcan, u .1 ink and epnll wall. Kanlly Ht ii a d In till r porch. Ideal for window ' iPup, Plunu thrive In tlieae boiea. arloue .iiVH lenaiha 12 lo Inctiea. . KIIIMK CO., BO IV. U'way, N. V. f MiiitiwVJ4r r nllV m tm. .&.T. ( f IM .t' I sttillflklllf Flower and Vegetable Seed Bargains COLLECTION A. ,... t 'O ill. paatpaU. '.Util Kwist Alyuum ... f.lant llraucblns omi, Mammoth Perfection m.-V"'.'!. Branching i ;r'r'''). Ulant African. . Zinnia. Ureal riowartoc. .04 .10 :iS .0 .10 13 lltt Annual, for Heading and Cut Flow, "v ' i la, poalnald. ."ur, uuis.n of tho Market,.,. 10 Perennial Flowers. 12 genu Arnnltum Mnnkahood. Anullearla roTnmhliu -.mi,, .IIIIUII r.r.n! "n. nardy. Iii T aray. iwraopaia, ueipoiniam uantspur, uuntnu uaeaen ran, l'lflt!U Fouove. Oaiilardla. Hnlfrhaaek rii.iliTiy VaiMIn rjetlUailt colon William. Kegular price K) cu r"JI"l'nf Flowera, 0 Yav- ilulkaacllon .19 uiani ram I ant Branching Asian and Parks of ourtkmous Klof l tar ail for M eta. Mart Annual' Climb-' a SPECIAL BARGAIN OFFER oinpll. Uahliaa. UttM, Koaas, nui arary ordar Ami tWs mi. il WEEBER & DON, PREPARATION TREE (Continued from feat Sunday.) B' OROEAL'X Mixture la made of a solution of coppen sulphate, four pounds; quicklime, four pounds, and water to make tlfty Rations. Prepare the copper sul phate by suspending it In a gunny sack Just below tho surface of several gallons of water In a clean barrel. When tho sulphate Is dissolved, which require three or four hours, remove the sack pending It In a gunny Rack Just below the surface of several gallons ot water In a clean barrel. When tho sulphate Is dissolved, which requires three or four hours, remove the sack and Mir Into the tmrrel enough addi tional water to make exactly tweny five gallons of the copper solution Prepare the lime by slaking It slowly and thoroughly In u clean barrel, strain, anil add enough additional water to make exactly twenty-live gallons of lime milk. Stir thoroughly. Pour tho two Ingredients together Into another barrel, or better directly Into the spray tank. If It will hold fifty gallons. It Is highly Important to Btlr tho mixture very thoroughly and to strain both Ingredients before they are combined, as otherwise clog ging of the spray nozzles might re sult. Use a copper or bronze wire strainer of eighteen meshes to the Inch. IX) not put copper sulphate or tlordoHUx mixturo Into tin or Iron ves- I sels: use wood or copper contulneis. Mix the Bordeaux as needed and ap ply at once. It Is never so good after It has settled. Kveryone who uses Bordcuux mix ture frequently und In quantity will find It convenient to keep concen-1 trated stock solutions on hand, ns tnese keep Indefinitely if the watei which. e-aporates is replaced. nulld an elevated platform to hold the barreis. Kuxpend tlfty pounds of copper sulphate to dissolve In a fifty gallon barrel of water. Slake fifty pounds of lime In another barrel. Add water to make fifty gallons of lime milk. When Bordeaux mixture Is needed stir both stock barrels and take Irom each ns many gallons as the formula calls for In pounds. Dilute the copper sulphate In one barrel an6 the llmo milk In another, each with half the water, and let the two run together Into the strainer of the spray Lank. Ier. Borers, scale, coddling moth, curcu llo. aphis, &c, attack pear as well as apple trees and the control Is the same. Where diluted commercial lime-sul-phur Is used for summer spraying of pears It Is advisable to use t part to 50 parts of water. Pear slug attacks pars, apples, plums and cherries. 'eletonlr.lng the leaves by enttng the green out of them. It Is a small, slimy, black worm about half an Inch long. Spraying ' with arsenate of lead, SH pounds to I (0 gallons of water, will kill the larvae. 1 Pir nsvlln n amnll wlnht lnM ! one-tenth of nn Inch long, lives over ' water In the crevices of the bark. It reiateu to tne p.aiu lice, lays ens ( In the spring, and the young appear early in the season. The young are very small, flat and yellowish, suck i Ing the Juice from the leaves and fruit, ' They secrete a honey dew In which a black mould grows, giving a sooty appearance, a good Indication of the presence of psylla. Spraying the trees pwnen uormant wltn umc-suipnur, l part to 8 parts water. Just before the leaves appear will destroy the eggs. Mlfclble oil sprays used when ' the tree Is dormant will also be bene- I fioial Pear Leaf Blister Mile. A minute mite causing reddish blis ters nn the leaves, later turning blnck, often causing the foliage to drop. I.lme-sulphur, 1 part to 8 partM water. i applied while the tree Is dormant will control this Insect. This Is the same as for scale. Just before the leaf buds 'open. In Mtrlous attacks spray again In the autumn us soon as tho leaves drop. The pear Is subject to the same dis eases as the apple and the name reme dies aie used. rlrr Blluht. t.(f a ViH ifhl tiltiA HtfunL-o nfhar fruit. trees, but Is more severe In Its attacks, I. lu u ltiterl',1 illwnrtue ' ciuoln-' "dark brown or IditckNU i smooth cankers, which hold the die- ease over winter. During moist , weather In the .spring a' sticky, whitish -. f ,h .nntr.r . T.V.I.. -..V.o.o.. 1 Mlla.l villi . "" "f ........ " hiacieriu uii.I Inserts liar lt'.na uixin II . " ' . carry tile bacteria lo different part. of i the tree nn.l to other trees. The In- , fected leaves and twigs mm bronn. ' The bllLrht is usually on old trees, and If the dlsose Is watched carefully and nl It n.e.l nnt hervnie a.erlntia. Remove u'.l fruiting spurs on trunk or lower part of main brunches Cut out all dead IlmbH and cankers, cutting well back to live wood, seveuil Inches below the canker. Wash tools after each cut with corrosive sublimate and also all wounds one part to 1.000 parts of water. This can be made by dis solving one tablet of corrosive subll- I mate in a pint of water. This Is a deadly poison and should ! carefully I labelled poison. Taint large wounds. Burn nil diseased wood. Inspect the tr?es every two or three days In the growing season and do not let the b'.lgllt get started. Hrotrn Hot. This disease attacks cherries, plums, peaches and other stono fruits. Small a.niAnia FlnMt Allied. . .05 CeloaUa, reathara Coaeomb , , Camoa, lrgs Ilalaarn ..,.,., ....... Cavkspur, Tall Doubts Branching , , , Uarlfold. African Double Ignoneits... Annual Toppies.... Imperta sweat Sultan., Hwmt Paas. Bttra Ohoie Zlaalaa, Olant Fkawerlrag .lo .10 .04 :S1 .04 .04 .10 .04 .10 .14 for 50c.. postpaid. nataafiaaula naatarhury Bella. joT all rilara, I.Mltl war as4S'aatl brown spots on the fruit enlarge until they rot entire fruit. Mo?t serious In hot, wet weather, sometimes affecting leaves, twins nnd blossoms. The dis ease usually enters the fruit through Injuries madu by Insects such as the curcullo. Spraying to control curcullo usually is alt that Is required. When fruit hangs in clusters It If more subject to brown rot, beginning lo decay where the fruits touch. Peaches should be thinned so that the fruit will not touch and this Increases the size of the fruit. Destroy all rotted fruit and dried up mummies. Spray with self-boiled lime sulphur, 8-8-50 with two pounds of arsenate of leud to fifty gallons of the solution Just as the calyces or shucks ar falling from the fruit. Two or threo weeks later spray ngaln. bate varieties should have u third UU1ICH-I lie,, nlmn. m , k. . . . - , .w, Huum ,i iiiuiiui uviuir llli; kl 11, k ripens, omitting the arsenate of lead. Vrmvti Leaf Curl. Thi disease causes light gteen, yel- ,in inn ur rt-uiiiKii, wnnKieii, swollen leaves which drop early und It also at- I tacks young twigs. Spray with com-1 lucrum niiio Kuipnur, one part to ill teen parts of water, or Bordeaux mix ture. 4-5-50 strength, applied Just be fore the leaf buds begin to swell In the spring. Hpraylng for scale, In the I spring before the leaf buds swell, with ' ,lmc sulphur will also control peach leaf curl. r. . .iinn. Never spray peach trees with Bor-( deaux or commercial lime sulphur when the folinge Is on the trees?. Slf-I tolled lime sulphur, a mixture of lime i,nu" sulphur, heated by the sinking ' miir, win nui injure me luuage of the peach. Arsenate of lend Is the only Insecticide which should be used I on the peach. If used alone, three or four pounds of good, fresh Btone lime should be slaked and added to even' fifty gallons, to counteract the ten dency arsenate of lead has on the tender foliage. Peaches. Peaches should be sprayed first dur ing the dormant season, Just before the leaf buds swell In the early spring. Use commercial lime sulphur 1 part to $ parts of water. This controls scalo and peach leaf curl. The second spraying should be given i when the calyces or shields have dropped from the growing fruit: use elf-bolled lime sulphur, 8-g-So, and arsenate of lead, 2 pounds to SO rat- Ions of water. This controls brown rot, peach scab, curcullo. meshes to the Inch. Agitate constantly The third spraying should be given while spraylns. two or threo weeks ufter the second Bordeaux mixture In the various spray, using the same mIMure. formulas of Bordeaux mixture, such The fourth spray should be given Jus 3450. the first figure Indicates one month before the fruit ripens, three pounds of copper sulphate or using "elf-bolled lime sulphur, 8-8-00, Milestone; the second figure. 4. Indl for brown rot. Icates four pounds of fresh limestone, . (and the third figure, CO, Indicates fifty II lieu Knot on rioa. gallons of water. A black huollen .spot several Inches Bordeaux mixture can be purchased n length, Cut out and burn all nf- 'In condensed form In tins. ferted Dana In the nitlnmn muVlnir . tlo cut , .ilat four incher back of tho knot. ( laerry. Give the first spray before the leaf bud bwell, using commercial lime sul phur, I part to 8 parts water The second spray should be given as soon as the culyx or shucks are off of the growing fruit. Use com- mercial lime sulphur, I part to 40 parts water, or Bordeaux mixture 3-4-50 strength, adding 2 pounds of arsenate of lead to fiO gallons. , , On sweet cherries the foliage Is more lenuer man on tne sour -arteties. to for sweet cherries use self-bolled I UlinH unictent lime, test the solution, lime sulphur. S-S-30, for the becond To do thjj, aiBaolve one ounce of yel nnd third sprnys. )ow prU!(l)ate of potash in a pint of Let the third spray be two or three water ,nd label It plainly "Poison," and weeks later; same material as "scond!,, ft jrop oftliLs solution to the Bor- l.'rapra. The grape Is subject to the attack I of various Insects and diseases, but If thoroughly cultivated and well fer tilized, keeping the vines In vigorous condition, they will resUt these at tacks. Karly in the spring remove all mummied fruit from the vines und clean up generally about the plants. , " i un,: .iMn. ,uaiiiuii,n, k:viia:r -arUoiiHtc Is uspU for late, crupe Hpray- ,n,' UH U iioS not "tain the fmlt. "rapes shou 1 have the Hrst spray-, " ",r " "'" ' " KHUOl. OUriKHlUX v,. u, I'n.ic, iime-auipnur i teeiea oy a lime in or 3 pounds of umcnate ,Btrument called the Beaume hydrom- 3-4-a, Willi ,, , '. ' "v " V" ".""" . rilre the kteCin.l sprny Just before . "' ''"J ,, ,rT T , . ral,en' ".rtb..h.?.rui Uo ks later. , ' " " ' W(eKS ailtr IIIC lOUrill Spraj , USing Bordeaux mixture, 3-4-50, alone. In wet seasons later applications may be necesuary. using ammonlcal copper carbonate, so hj not to stoln the fruit. Raspberries. Raspberries shdtild be sprayed with Bordeaux mixture, 3-I-D0. when the now canes ure 0 to 8 inches high. In the early spring, with a second spray ing two weeks later for anthracnouo, circular or ovul spots, purplish turn ing to gray, causing dwarfing of canes nnd drying up of fruit. When disease uppears cut out and burn diseased parts after picking, Gypsy moth, tussock moth, brown- tall moth and cankerworm, spray with arsenate of lead when caterpillars first appear. For elm leaf beetle, spray the under sides of the leaves as soon as they have developed. Arsenate of lend Is the best poison for chewing insects. Good grades ap plied In correct amounts will not In jure the foliage. It Is sold In the form of a paste containing about 60 per cent, water. Keep the surface of Promote Good Health tod Happineu They Succeed Where Other Fail JOT Tbe beat and biggest Blackberry. flBltJA a. mm A A Tajfjt Mauaa ' AND USE SPRAYING the paste covered with an Inch or two of water, so It will not dry out. Arsenate of lead can be procured In the' form of a dry powder, but In this case only one-half the quantity will be required, as the formulas given are based on the use of paste. Contact Insecticides used on suck ing Insects must hit the Insects to kill them, hence It Is necessary to apply them liberully, being careful to wet both the under and upper surfaces of the foliage. Whale oil or fish oil soap Is pre pared by cutting up the soap and dis solving In hot water, then adding cold water until desired strength Is reached. One pound to five or six gallons of water Is about the right proportion. Kerosene emulsion Is made by cut ting up and dissolving one-half pound nf tinl min li In ftnu mitlf.n tt WdlAI. . . i, . ,., i..m I. . buil Mirr li iruamuic, umuiuk ik n stove. Itemove to a safe distance , from lire nnd add two ga'lotiM of kero sene oil while the ttoap water Is still hot. Pump the liquid Iwck Into the i pull with the spray pump until It be-, comes u creamy mass. This formi the sttick solution. To make n 10 per rpnt emulsion add seventeen unions of witter to three gallons of stock emulslian, tOVa gallons of water to 3 gallons of water makes a 15 per cent. emulsion, gallons of water to 3 gal solution makes h 20 per ions stock cent, emulsion, Ttiharco extract can be made b!' i steeping one pound of tobacco stems In two gallons of water. The commer- ila) brsI)d. of totMcco extract are cheap, convenient and effective, Commercial lime-sulphur Is used at the strength of 1 Dart to S parts of! water on dormant trees for sale. When diluted I part to 10 pan of! water 11 It used to coniro xungoua diseases. Commercial lime-xulDhur 1 cheaper to use than the home mixed product. except where large quantities are used. Helf-liolllng :ime-sulphur can be used on peach and plum trees, as it will not burn the foliage. Frtsh irtone lime 8 pounds Flower of sulphur S pounds Water 50 gallons Put lime In a bafre'. add a small quantity of water to start the soaking. .6ike the Rulphur Into a paste by add ing water. Add the sulphur paste slowlv to the slaking lime, which .i,n!H h rt entered with water, be- Ing careful not to use so much water, as to stop the slaKlng. sur constantly until the lime Is h11 suked. As Mon a. the time Is all slaked add water to make JO gallons, stva'ti Into the j snruv'.n tank, using a sieve of 20 If made at home dissolve one pound of copper sulphate In each gallon ofjond crab, andromediiis. Japan quince water. Hold In a sack at tne top oi the water and It will dissolve quickly. - This gives one pound to the gallon. Use fresh limestone and dissolve , one pound In each gallon of water, giving one pound to the gallon. To make fifty gallons a i on i strength take three gallons of the cop- pcr aolutlon ond pour Into th sprav ( tai, Add about thirty gallons of . water. Then add four gallons of the Btock nolutlon of lime and stir I thorouiihlv. Add sufficient water to make fifty gallons. I To make sure that the mixture con-1 ileaux mixture. If it turns brown I cut cloe to the trunk. To prevent In more lime Is needed In the mixture. If jury to the tree, first saw through It does not turn brown the mixture la large branches from below, six or riEdt. i eight Inches away from the trunk: Do not use Bordeaux mixture that! then saw from the top s, few Inches has stood over night. Use fresh j neiror the trunk until the limb falls, mlxtuto every day. I Then mnke a new cut c!ore to the Ammonlral copper caibonate Is ' trunk. This will prevent splitting and made by using five ounces of copper carbonate, three pints of ammonia and Dilute the ny aona in gallons of amrnunia Vkikll kwcilkj P w&tr. Make the copper carbonate mto u paste and lU lt to the diluted ammonia, stirring until dissolved. Use soon alter mamng. eier lor ueiermining me uemrea cun- centratlon. Every user of this spray . wiouiu nave one or inese insmiments. H Is simply a hollow glass tube with a weight In tho bottom and a graduated scale of degrees mailed on the side. The hydrometer Is plaeed In the solu tion and the degree at the water level is read. The price Is about one dollar. Thirty-two degrees Is the standard, while 24 would he too weak for proper results, tower than 30 degrees Is nut I suitable to use In the proportions here stated, Solution at 30 should be used at the rate of one gallon to seven and a quarter gallons of water for scale and one gallon to thirty-six and a quarter of water for summer spraying of apples. So man who hnrbnrs Insects In his apple trees has any moral right tu apples. Thero Is short supply of both flower SURE CURE FOR SAN JOSE SCALE CHEAPEST ANtl BEST Jtrvia Rpraylna Compound haa no mporlor. Duy from tha manufacturer! dire I ami Mate money. A gallon of Jarvla Spraying Compound 1 makes 16 salloni of spray. Compound ready lo 1 mil with water. Hold In bhl. lota IM gallons), 30 renti per gal lon. Kefrrencm J. II. Hate, tha "Peach King." or ProfJarrU of I ha Connecticut Agricultural 1 College, They will (ell you there l nothing Utter. The .1. T. Roberlien Co., Dept. 8. Maanktater, Cans. VAN FLEET HYBRIDS -Th beat Straw. all about tbsm sod dascribes trlth give tetnicUoai for Diantlng asd away, II Is frts. and vegetable seeds owing to the cut ting off of German shipments. Both the French and Hrltlsh Governments have stopped the exportation of many farm und garden seeds and wise gardeners will do woll to get seed orders In early. It Is also advisable tu place orders early for plants and nursery stock. Kertllliers should be ordered wlthuut delay, nn the prices are advancing almost every day. The case Is the same with Insecticides, Look over the catalogues with a view to new introductions to the gar den. Much pleasure comes from ex tending ucqualntunre among the va rieties In the vegrtuble gurden, with the nnnuuls, perennials, flowering bulbs. In the flower gurden and new .fruits, shrubs and trees. The true gar il.tt. lrivee lu nnl'iip unf lafl.id In ImVn ,i. ... .1.. .1. .......... ..r.-. I mu khihi'ii t-aiiuii iiii- n.mic- ,h-ui n year. Plants run be pruned nnd trained In uluiusl uti desired from. Fruit trees sueli as apples, pears, peaches. plums and apricots can be trained to cover walls, fene; or the sides of building. Shrubs that naturally grow In u bushy form can b trained in tree like form, but for genernl use ; shrubs should be kept In pleasing I ! IMPKOPCft pro pea bushy forms with well rounded lines, preserving the natural habit. Th ff.ult with nmolmii. nennln nf i -i,,v,u i rtt.. r .1.. ti,. ri hu tt.iih t, 1 tender consideration for the plant. Th ' upper branches nre the strongest j growers and bv euttinc awav onlv a little of the top. new growth Is forced , at tne top. maKing tne ousti top heavy. As long as a number of buds are allowed to remain on the base of any branch there Is no danger of prun- 1 Ing too Keverely, s vigorous branches will start out near the base. In pruning shrubs it should be re membered that there are two classes. One produce the flowers from buds formed the previous season. Another class from buds on the new wood of the present season's growth. I, lines, syrlnglos, welgella. calycan thus, golden bell, honeysuckles, deut 7.1as. dogwoods, privets, viburnums. i rhododendrons, kalmats, azaleas, dph r.eoa nnd the floerltu currant, neafh Hnd hytirantcea otkaa are some or the most generally used shrubs that Mower on the laM season's wood and iM pruning any of these nt this season the flowering buds will be cut away, Altheas, roses, eunoymus or burn- irig bush, hj perinum or Rt. John's o.ort, hydrangeas panlculati and Krandlflora, amorpha or false Indigo, genesta or broom bush, colutea or bladder senna and roblna or hairy locust all flower on the present season's growth and In most cases they will flower more freely If severely cut back. Climbers need no pruning except when they become thin and If pruned freoly will quickly fill up the blank paces. In pruning be careful to make the possibly tearing away part of the tree. In pruning small limbs and shrubs make the cut Just above the bud. T.ettucr, cabbage, beet and onion can be sown In flats, boxes or not-s for early plant. About all vegetables may be sown now by forcing under ooo ooooaBeaoeo 100 Real Dutch filadioli Bulbs for $2 The flrat pick nf the beat Holland (lrgwer. Ktery bulh lull lie. full of life, and truu to Its name. I guaran tee ihcm. Here a a chance to gel a Clarden full of high rlaM liulln tin ery low fut ure. Compare the price with the often. ion rolt . ., , 10 rath of the 10 (iladloll Varietlna lrlnw for 12. Not inlted all to gether, but each variety packed by Itaelf, AIo aold aeparately liy the 100 ur IIXH)' 100 1.000 America, fineat pluU. large flower Sl.oO tVi 4. erhtte hlaahlnl with carmine . 1.74 Baron Unlet, beautiful nclil.lue, . . . 7.00 Krrmhlejeiiaia. brilliant vermilion, acarlet... . I. SO Halle), bright Salmon Pluk . . 00 Mra. Francla, King. flamingo acarlet. large.. 3.00 Pink neauty. peach blow pink, early . . Prlniapa, rich, crtmkon. Karlot, large and brll- llant . . 100 Annie Wgrnan. Iwautl- fill. Mn. jellow '.'.OO Kami, rich magenta rl. large . .... .W. P My catalogue I Thequantl i . . , ... I 1 tlea are lint tin idluuirraiiiaL- i,. , ..rr inl limited. To Dabllaa andl ' negonlM will Im wnt alao. 1 arc ii re jour order aendl with remit tame le-de. XoBsjosjaooBoesnoBwsjsjsjm POTASH Sib)ct lo market ehainyea, we will par Koonji rer ton NKW YORK for OKRMAK MtmiATE Or rOTAHH of etandard quality, honing I1 to HK actual potiah (euual lo lino per unit of iotaah, tier ton), We will nay SPOT CASH, or gtre you COM. PT-rTTX FEnTH.lZRR.4. In eiohange. charging only It on to l.ro per unit for the potaah the potaah derived from sulphate end carbo nate, which Ii romklcird a auperlor form for n-lriill Ural nnrnnMa we nave nienty or i-im afui jor ournrrUMI VEHTH.IZUn TRADE, hm we want I till MlirtlATE lor a purpoae where no other form win oo, N. J, rjCJITIIJZKR A CHEMICAL CO., OaTlesi M MaU Ht. and It Wstor HI, New Yawk CUy. Warfcai Crutsa (Jenry City). N. J. Par. l4 BrealVwa"' OF MIXTURES glass, either In the hothouse or cold frame. Kliuhurli roots can be forced In the cellar liy planting In boxes and keep ing dark. As soon as the snow Is off the ground, or even liefore, turn a bnrrel over rhubarb plant In the gar den and force the growth. Asparagus can be forced In boxes In a cellar or under the benches In a greenhouse. The best seeds cost the most but usually will be found the cheapest In the end. Forcing frames are useful and hurry the tteason forward wonderfully. Many of the annuals and perennials , I.. ..u can m mimi uinv lur full) iiiuiiin, niuii as pan.ites, KuglLMh daisies, verbena und sweet pens, but where tliwe Is no greeiirmuse or conservatory It v.'lll be b"t to wait until the last of February or the tlrst nf March before planting anything except pnnsli-s and daisies. Hweet eas lire also somewhat dltllcult to handle In a wlndiw garden If sown early In February. .Sweet alysHiim can be stin ted now In window gardens, . Olovlnla. clnnernrlu. primula ar.d cyclnmen should be started now for next year's con.crvatory. also begonias and Jerusalem cherry. FEBRUARY. MARCH AND APRIL PRIZES. If ou hav.o b'-en successful in grow ing (lower", vegetables, small fruits, fruit or ornamental trees tell your experience briefly, addressing the let ter to the Gardening Department, Tub 8cn, New York. Mall the letter uny time during February for the Feb ruary prize, or duping March for the March prize, or during April for the April prize. The best letter received eoch month Titll he awarded ll." wotnh of seeds, plants or trees, selected nt retail prices from the catalogue of any dealer ad- vertlslng In Tiik Srs The second best letter received each mont1' w111 be awarded $10, the third T-i0- he forth an1 fl,th eac.h. '5 'n the same goous to De selected in inc same manner. rt1oajs HeeelTeel. Vin'.nnts Nurseries, V)ncnnra, Ini Harly nut tr for northern planting. P.rana. P-reian or Kma-lNti walnut', ch-si-nun. hlckorit-i. nalnuta, c ior t Stlllnmn. -tr!jr. It. I Dihllai Leading naw varlrtlca and the olJ etafidaMa. ivtcr IlerHlernon A Cn , and .ti Cort landt atret. New Vnrlt. Ilverythlna for tha rrJn. Ueauttfully lllu-.lmte, n col or. W. Atlea Burpee A Co , Philadelphia, Pa. Annual tor 1111 In clor Andraa- B. Vanderhek, Pateraon. N. J, Run, slaillolt. dahllaa am) inUi. Allen I Wood, Uochwter. N. Y. Fruit and ornamental treea, everireenj. email frulta. Ac. . II, II. Bertfr A Ov. "6 Warren atrtat, Ve York t'lowrr and vffetahla rd", SlV?U fVVJiolaU Nuraerle. Uamvl'l. N Y Ttutt und ornamental tref. r Ktnt Hro , IMnniil. N Y Fruit aifid onwmeital Ireen. ate. II..--v A. llunyard rvvrnpan.v. do V, eat Twnty-lrhth ntret New York Flower and vecetAhle ee-l. planta Inlib., Ac STRAWBERRY PLANTS Aa Veriellea Par Hale, tllrtutlinar the falPtiear' Ing rlllllK ur Mll.Mr.llr, t . ine arrrai eariy berry JOK JOHNSON, the great, late heir)-. alao Aaparagua roola. Vegetable plant. Kap. berrr and IJewberry planta. Seed Corn. Ilurse- rmulin, vow eaa. r.aa ,iei..unia. Deacrlptlre Catalogue free. I. kl.IFrOBD HALL. Kbodeidale, Md. Kaula t, Carders Outfit Complete For 25c and little favor Sent Toat Paid by PARCIU. POST. onn-ciiistf. Caa Plast , JO npan 40 vitltsiTiSM. I w',h lo M.ly Introdurt my Narthern rifon ratbla Ht. giiarantsl. aral loraalia a nwat rrn-kltle otter Wnt lor fk.ll eaiticLlaia T. I. WHO, llciSMfnl, Vl. Hardy Northern Budded Pecan and Ertfliih Walnut Trees Bear young, thin ahell, large alta. aplendld iiuallty. Special Nut Catalogue onrequwf VINCENNES NURSERIES Vlncennea, Ind. 11 i inr,' I enrr nal.t i.rleiifed reputable Aar-nta for el Ing nut tir-lam,.l Nurry lrodncti. Our blue ptlntr. uor .lealgni aim! epocltloitiona IurtiM!itl rree or ctmrgr are h grnt a.lkHii tage for our Kileamen, IluHlni Uatub- lielird I Mi. M, H.lf AKMAN Nl'RSKKY COMPANY. INT.. lindarapa Archllecla. Grnwera Horilculturl'ta Iniportere I1KNEVA, N V. 1't'IIK ror.VTnV I10NI;t 10 1b bucket, ei.iv, i. in, jo cinta. ue tvereu imr, ceN pot, KlJifacllon KUHnar.lerd, l- j, ci isi i j .ii , i i i.ii a. win; i;i,enburg, I'a f raukaarrarl'lsnl I-"'1 per ldlKl O.it.i - j r f ,4,ti,.j. ,t,nn in. i.iii.imiirr, i r.. la. 11.11.1,, lloi , aaiiN.aiie, ..an. SEEDS 20 I'ackMn Hixh lirAtln I'lowcr tviN lliilhis. I'lnf TritA I0e Nurr, 1'rniHqultt, tt $ 1 FRUIT and Flower Collection (T w 1,1,0 aawawaMaraaaamaaawaai Sllrpa. 1 nil 1!J .puva. .1 field grown nnw, hjdran gea, A auperlor peach treea, all for $1.00 liy npreaa. HK.ND OKIIKKH Now Lake Shore Nurseries Co. GIRARD, PA, $J Fruit Tree; 1 inemmi nier, ono rni i rrTiriM fa. "no SB ewauaau a a V U ... .. , ,. applo trees; I Mimmer, 1 fall peartrrfii; A early medium anil Uli neaeh tree. Large flrt unallly trees b'eipreii for II nltli order. Order now LakeShore Nurseries, Glrard, Pa KEITH'S $1 Offer I a A lto-ftsi aeaaaer ef Kritk'l Mintlac a ' ifocial saaker mtt le aaitlewi. 2nd A Mf ceaulalng oa-to-datc deilfM nB lIIWIUNCALOWIao4COTTAGE3. rA A 6 awih'l nlaacrlxiM la tae anil knoara Z . V int" J'L'tl'r 'er a aw MUen Kalth'f Magaaaae, tN a year, 30c eay. AU. TH ASOVI. IPICIAL tl 00. KKITH'S MS McKalfM Bid., POULTRY The Hen that tsyt It me atn mat Pain dlirli..nnlthat Inline, carina VM. OflKlSTtSD. DR. HCSS aV K raaaV fin DR. HESS 4 CLARK, Aaklani, Ohio CARE WILL PREVENT ADVENT OF DISEASE TIip Poultry Uaisor Who Takes Proper Proraiitions Will Not Kc Troublpd. CLKAXMXES8 ESSKXTIAL I Hy If, !,. GOODWIN. Without :i Rood fouiidutlon no man would espeet to build nnj thing of pte.n. value. The health nnd Mtremrth of a flock of icniltry depend largely upon lti lounuiiiioii. in hreedlnB or eelKtlnu the kfntf rr,tn, t.h1H .n iMtlltl ,m n 11,1, the preateHt eare sliuuld lie tnlien to! sUirt your utraln from a line of anee. ton tvhlcli have iV-en physically perfect nnd free from lllneen. of nny kind. I.IVte briedn l!l,e, and with ftronu uneentorn tlwre in no dltllotiliy In ralJnir a flock of MroiiK .ouiik b-d. Kllth breeda dlK- easie, and tho reatert care to avoid filth 1r nwessary even from the time the hen Ik cot or the incubator l Marled. If one a buying his foundation stock. whether yotiiiR Wrds or old onew. It If nie to lie pretty eure there nre no BernM of dlwae lurking near nnd preat care should be tiaed In ninklns your ee- leetlon. If alt Irs clean nbout the place , tt'hete the blrde volt nre Inoklni? at nre kupt he rhanceh are that It Ik a Kod j place to buy ; but If there .!,. l-rin of J filth eerstvhere It l better to be rau- tloun. for where there le tilth there Is pretty cure to lie dlcease. IJIiiMse germ do not often pcnetiate the oviduct nnd a fresh laid egir la usu ally free from them, though genns may , be acquired under a hen. In a short time. r.fffin nibbed with a dampened cloth dipped In alcohol will be absolutely flee from Kernis, and If then placed itt n clean Incubator or In u clean nest under a hen that la free frots lice ami mlten will hatrli chicks that are free from. dWeasn of any kind, for Inherited dls Mtis are rare and can b. absolutely avoided by never unlmc for breeding pur- po.ves heiin that have ever shown slim of ilckneH. In the first days of the chicks' life. even If they have beep hatched u- der the jwrfect conditions Just described, there are two icrent dangers that they ulll be oveifed and that they will In come chilled either of which is llkeh to srove disastrous Although overf.d Ing Is not .is dangerous as hilling either l likely to lead iUl '1(1' to h'te ilurrhoea, nnd the two cond.t.ont con blned are likely tu result fatul'y ti the entire flock, or at least the gT.ai.T pit' or It nut this does r.ot make It hcre- sary to keep the little birds too warm or to starve them. tnce is a h:ipp medium both as to feeding .ri prote t- Ing Hum from cold, which is pot dun- cult to rea.h If one u."s Judgment and care, A little fo,.d often, nmoved befoie it can become Mth or sour, ta.iter o ur mged th it they ennuot g.'! Into it and eoatter it about, getting it on them- sehes or the Utter; coarse sand or line grit for the digestive organs, a uniform tfmperature of "0 degrees of tli.Ti- about, and the little fellows hale all they need to make them thrive and grow. It Is nut the purpose of this article to deal with tl; feeding of poitltty, but It may be said that proper ft-edlng Is of the utnvMt importance. This means that the birds should at all tlmc have balanced latlon stilt-ii to, their ,Re and condition. With jiuing chl.'kens in particular It is necessary that they have ver.Whhg they tired und nothing mote. for they will often eut all they can get whether they need It or not It is quite Important that all food, either aulm.il or vegetable, which has soured or b" come pull id be k-it uway from them, fltul indeed from hens at all ages -or .ilkastious lesiills are quite likely to follow PRAISE WHITE EGG AMERICAN. .Near Ornanlmtlon Holds Meeting at shine), V, Y , The tlrsl annual meeting and mnner of the National White ling American i 'tub wan held lust week nt Sidney, N, V, In conjunction with the t'n.idllla Valley l'oultrv nnd l'et Stock Asporta tion Show The dinner was civcti In honor of W. Mhert Augell, Jr., of Uike- wond, N. "ilginator of the new lined of poultiy known as, the White ICgg Anierlcin. Speeches were made by .Mr Augell, A. M lame. c. II. Horden. M. I'arkei', Ur riemlng. A. H.ilnl nnd A M. Shutts "lied Comb" Webb acted a toasunasli'i' The While Hag Ani" an is a breed raleed especially 'o meet ll'e requ're menta of nn exacting market It com lilnew all the cnanii'terlstics of the Medlterr.itiean l,iss of fowl, with won derful laying ability This fowl l clnsMOd ns un Amen, an varle'y. It 's pure wliite and about the i-'ze of a Ithivix Island I'cil or a Wyandotte, has a long, wedce shaped body, yellow skin, rich ,eIlov i.gs, bright led .omb nnd pointed tail. RED PILE GAME BANTAMS 1 u n i n.1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 m i gsr-t n 1 1 1 1 lspti i m i i i i m t m h i i ..--ww :.MiMV.wf V Vl, VI fff ) "V DIRECTORY TO GET FERTILE EGGS H Yourheniind mile blrda aboiiM be in tbe pink of condition, then roll get hcalthr, fertile ettgs for batching. It wHi pay you to nlve them a count of DR. HESS POULTRY PAN A CE A lllhl now. Pan a-ta.a It not a (llmuUiit, but conuln. Nut ooilra and Quaiila, the beat tonlri known tu ci ncf . II pro. diicn aptwllta, promot.. epilation, mjkt, hrm U. Pan-a ie i aho contltDt Iron for thd hlotw. Intirail .ilahii,.. (h. J...... irir ha lurLlnv In tli ...tm it ... . hB.i,k saultrr tlook. iH ll.a . iui I Ibl.. ci n ib. iu.ll! SoWtif mo,tllr,lcla,ipoiillrrlndind.lorf. INSTANT LOUSE KILLER kill! Ilea aa poultry, gprlnklt II In Iba dual bath ver othf r rik and tha benawtlldolharrat. OrARihTTtD. I lb. tan.zv.; l-lb. can. 10c. For the right answer to the important question m. U D...hM a wuiiij Regulator Ouaumntaed or Money Baak Mild by seeal, feed and poultry supply dralera everywhere. MAK11 lin.NH l.AV That's what we aay I'ONKHY'H l'Ol'I.TKY TONIC will do, and that's rxnctly what we mean. (lt a pall at your draJer's and If II doesn't make Hlddy liy, got your money back. No filler -Just pure tonic. Nothing tn It to hurt our hens DON'T t-OKt: CHICKENS, rioup Is a contagious dlp-sk-e, but It cup l.e success fully overcome with OONKEY'S HOUI ltai.MHDY, Put It In the drinking water for both sick and nrll birds. A (rood preventive, too. Mold and guaranteed by yourdeulrr. list u package. POUI.Tltr PAPIIU, II-UI page periodi cal, up to due, tells all you want to know about care and management nf poultry, for pleasure or pront fnur mnnih for 10 cents. I'nultrv A.lkorate, tlept 2. .Syracuse. N. T. MTI'ATIONH WANTKD M A L K. POSITION wanted by mnrrled man la build and manage large commercial duiat or duck and chicken plant combined, gen ttemaii's estnte nr itnck f.iriu, understHnda agriculture In all Its branrhrs, does not uts tobacco er llrpior exrellent references. ltOHKHT lli:H.M.W orchnr.l Park. N. Y. The INFORMATION BUREAU OF THE NEW YORK SUNDAY SUN THIS bureau acts as "Cen tral" lo connect buyer and seller. It tella you how, nben and where to buy stock, aup- Kile, baby chicks, eggs for atchlng, 4c. Timely news or (he poultry world, special articles of Inter est, Ac, will be found In The Sunday Sun. Helpful bints by an expert poultrytnan about breeda adapted lo your wants ana ways of securing best results. Personal replies to every In QUlry. Nochnrge to elthvr parly for this serrice. Address POULTRY INFORMATION BURF-Af New York Sun, V GAME BANTAMS ARE OF LITTLE REAL USE Tlip.t .Make Kxrolli'iil l'tl. Ilowovcr, ;i ml Don't Kut .Miifli. , Alu 'mm the Ii.'kIihIiMi: i f poulnv culture there have been faiu.it ri who sought to establish hreed" of hnntams modelled on the shjpr. nnd type of the laivr or standard varieties of fowl.". The game fowl at one tune ilie meet popular fowl In Knglaml, heme It i natural that bantams of this fowl he among the tit t-t originated. Slty ears ago the k,uii baniam ., short legged, loose feathered, tarried h big spread tall and lor.g drooping wings , Mhlch patalleled the standard games rf , that tune About Is.VJ ihe ilrst garre bantau.s of good uuulitv were leporled, and by Im7 considerable progress was ( shown, until now we hae even bet ter quality in the bantams than in the larger games They have been brought to a h uli n.ile of development in Kng Innd, ami iiiiiny of the best specimens have been Unpolled b meilcan breed lers MTU" Imported stock has been most , successfully haiidlcil, and there Is a spe ' clalty club, the American (iamo and 'lime llantam "luh. devoting its atten tion to the development and exienslon of ! the breeding of game bantams, I They arc cxcluslxely a fancier's fowl, for the eggs nnd can asses are not sal able on account of their small ize. They reiiuire but Utile space and small expense for feid, however, and make excellent pets for the boy or girl The lied I'lle game bantam Is one of the handsomest variety of the breed, The color of the mule Is while, except ing tho hcii.l, neck, back, top of wings and secondary lllght feathers, which aie red. The"" female Is white, excepting the , breast, which is salmon red, and the i neck, where every feather ts edged with I lemon color The legs, fpet and heak I of both are yellow. POULTRY W.Wmlil'imVSi raeaV