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FRUIT, TRUCK, VLOLfA^b.
HOW SOME TRUCKEllS ARE CO Ol’ERATIMi. Messrs. Editors: It is only of late years that the farmers of the coun try are organizing on practical, ef fective, business lines. Leaving the general features of the question, and referring more to local matters; we uee that the farmers of the Eastern Shore of Virginia—Accomac and Northampton counties—have been or ganized ou a strictly business basis, a very satisfactory basis, and also a very protllable basis, for sev eral years, during which time co-op eration alone has saved them hun dreds of thousands of dollars. The truckers of the Norfolk sec tion have also beeu organized for iweral years with splendid results. Considered from Individual or com munity standpoint the two organi sations named have been very, very successful indeed. A still more recent organization Is that of the "Currituck Produce Exchange Company." of Currituck County. N. C. This company was or ganized and incorporated in March, and has 150 members, with W. H. Gallup, of Jnrvlsburg, N. C., Secre tary und Treasurer. This is strictly a local organiza tion. covering a territory of about 60 square miles of wonderfully produc tive soli, when properly handled., The principal market crops are Irish and sweet potatoes. A great variety of other crops are grown for local or homo consumption. The greatest need of the territory covered by this new organization is an improvement in transportation facilities. By hold ing their organization steady, and not attempting to do it all at once, by strengthening their lines with all the m*w recruits obtainable, by arranging it so that the membership fees or expenses w ill not be a burden, by reading and studying the ag ricultural papers carefully, by doing considerable talking, much reading and more thinking, and then acting as a unit in securing the tirst. few Objects desired, the new organization' will gain prestige, not only with its own members, but also with outsid ers. l his will give the company weight and intluence with the trans portation people and aid materially in securing desired concessions. A. JEFFERS. GRAPEVINES IN THE RACK YARD. Messrs. Editors: Of late years much interest is being manifested in the improvement of the back yard. Cleanliness, of course, comes tirst, and that is a matter of daily atten tion. Plants for the back yard ought to be of economic value. Hedge plants, without thorns, along the fence line, or bordering the walk, serve a good purpose daily. The pot, sweet and medicinal herbs, such as parsley, thyme, sage, uud rosemary do well, and are con venient in back yards. Hose bushes and rose vines are thorny and therefore not well suit ed to the part of the premises used for hanging and sunning household linen. Plant your roses elsewhere. Grapevines need a good foothold. They climb freely. It is not the ap proved method of cultivating grapes, but for bhade over the kitchen win dow or porch, a vigorous Concord, Delaware, or Catawba grape answers the dual purpose of giving shade and producing fruit. Plant on the eastern side and train the vine around to the window or porch. The root in a sunny place, the vine will staud a western or northern expos ure. Scupperuong vines are excellent for covering arbors. An arbor of rough construction, extending from the back door, say toward the gar den. with just a single Scuppernoug grape vine, will be green all summer and full of grapes in September. <«4a«« fo# A--»r Wjt«l». Mad* fc> *•♦*«»'• K^m^H « - tkr* WHHM« U«fntivT* J,',BW#’ • v •-< • • |s«M >«» l-* ii«****»» «r« !*■» b |^4 a* t'4i m.au/i j 4» ihvM»f ttp ui L 1 l|j£j SUITS S95VHUTS S2.“ ggjfl _J~| __ unl'lollui Mil I THE RROOREtE TAILORING CO. I Cowpea Thresher A Koger Pea and Bean Thresher Thrcsiiea and clean* cowpca* and *oy Dean* from mown vines as perfectly h» nnv up to-dHte wheat thresher <loc» )t* work. l<ess than 2* of bioken peas; leave* viue» in fine condition for baling. En doiNtd by 1‘rof Massey, Govern ment Hxj>crt*, State Experiment Stations Made in two sues. Just what Southern farmers have want ctl for 20 years. Free Catalogue on request. ROGER PEA i BE»N THRESHER COMPANY HORKhTOWN. UMN A Dixie Pea Huller male* bi» profit, out oi Cow I'rsa. I lulls sml deans wilh out bunting the peas increases their value 10c per biulirl. Many have given enliie sslit faclmo lor over 10 yean. II lusttaled raising free upon letjueal. V lile today Dept 24 SANDF.RS MFC. CO. Rome. Co. Telephone the Markets ^ l The long distance lines of the Cumberland Telephone & Telegraph Company. In.or l«rra ed. connect you with all Important cities and towns In the United Stales. Save time ana money. CUMBERLAND TELEPHONE fc TELEGRAPH COMPANY. (Incorporated) OUUlt'liiUUo U IS UVV.^i'Oiu ; »/*«**v » Muscadine vine near so as to fer tilize the bloom of the Scuppernong m order that it may bear. Grape vines feed on bone greedily. Kvery bone from the kitchen can be utilized by burying at the root of the vine. Sweepings from the yard make a rich mulch. Waste water from the kitchen is no longer waste water when applied to the grape vines. Soapy, washing-powder dish water is loo valuable to throw away. Applied to both roots and foliage it is highly benetlclal. Grape vines subjected to this prim itive mode of treatment should be ilrst cut away to iwu uruutuea, uaw ed, and then two collateral branches allowed to each of the main branches. A. M. LATHAM. We planted three rows of garden peas November 1. 1909. and got a mess April 13. 1910. That is some thing new for the old farmers about here.— L. C. Hines, Jr., Salis bury, .v c. ro.ck phosphate Without grade finely ground Tenn me* Phonphute Kook. Guaranteed 28 to 30 p< r cent ptumphorio acid. Sold direct to con lunwn at lowest prices. Prompt ship men a. :::!!! ::::::: Southern Lime & Phosphate Co. B1KM1NGHAM, ALABAMA. A COMBINATION HULLER. The Victor Pen Huller thrashes Peas, Beans. Sorghum Seed. Kaffir Corn, Garden Seed. etc. Strong, easily operated and light in weight. Does neatly an much work as larger and heavier machines. Good cider mill, w heat Ian and separator. Can be laken apart and set up again ill five minutes. Cutal^',”e free upon reqviest. Address Depi 24 VICTOR PKA HULl£R CCn R<mm» Ga« SOW PANSIES NOW FOR SPRING R LOOMS. (Continued from page 707.) rounding surface. Avoid fresh ma nure, using new soil mixed with a rich compost. The very best is de cayed turf from a sandy loam. Rake line and level. Soak the bed with boiling water so as to kill all insects, worms, and weeds, allow the surface to dry, and rake over fine. Sow the seeds on the surface any time during this month. Cover them with sand to a depth of % inch, and dust over the surface of the sand 4 ounces of powdered sulphur to every 7 2 square feet, or % ounce for the 3x3 ft. space. The sulphur will prevent mildew during the five or six days of dark covering, and will prevent the seedlings from damping off. Press lightly, and give the sur face a light watering of cold water. Cover the bed, making it totally dark and water-proof, and do not water again until the seeds come up. In five or six days, or as soon as the plants commence to break through the soil, remove the dark covering. Then cover the bed with two thicknesses of black cotton mos quito netting, using poultry netting for support. This is done to make the bed insect proof, and to furnish shade; and. in case of heavy rain or hail, will protect the tender seed •ings. Water daily through the net ting, but do not remove it until the seedlings are large enough to trans plant—that is, from five to six weeks after sowing or as soon as they have made two perfect leaves. Transplant to rich soil, using well decayed ma nure. Put the plants 4x4 inches for commercial purposes, for garden growth 6x6 inches and for exhibition blooms 8x8 inches. Pansies are perfectly hardy, and can be wintered in frames covered with cotton cloth on a poultry net ting for support.—Garden Magazine. The bath room should be consid ered as essential as the bed room. Good Positions Assured. ^ We want YOU to know the efficiency of our School. Ask for a long list of corporations. Arms, banks, Govenors, etc., who have employed from one to a dozen of our graduates. We hfeve mors bankers, business men and railroad officials on our lists of graduates than any other College in the South. The best and most complete courses In Book keeping, Shorthand, Telegraphy, Civil Service. Railroading, Public Accounting, etc Be Sure to Get Our Catalogue. FALL’S BUSINESS COLLEGE ALEXANDER FALL. President Nashville, ... Tennessee PEARS FOR PRESERVES at 80 cts per bu. (Freight prepaid.) Order now. N. V. MtXSON, R. F. D. No 2. WEST POINT. MISS. ! W le&ckTreesThai Will Bear ffonv f^^^eryrcveivWho lfivow How to GrowDii 1^ JjB JJ J Buying peach trees, or any kind of 'rees, Is mighty Im N 1 Jl r Important. because if you get j»oor trees at first, it takes years 1A v jj IJ n jJ to start over again—four or five years, at least. There’s no 'a. \V Iff/ ^sk *n ^rees fmm Fruitland Nurseries; we protect you at every step. \ij]| The Double Test We Give Every New Peach M4 ^’e have Mg test orchards, where we plant new varieties and watch them, see how they grow and h-'w they l-ear—at what season and whether profusely/ m or sparingly. If they make good, iou get a chance to buy them. WL II 1 We have Mg commercial orchard* producing many car’oads of fruit each w W I year: here we learn the special requirements of the large orchardist. a I l Write ToOny lor our 54th Annual Catalogue R\1 1—■nhist'idng and fully describing our fruit trees — Apples, Pears, Persimmons, I n C,fjM Plums. Nu*s. etc., and a great variety of ornamental trees, vines, roses, 1 Of 1/fHn **'ni*1* an<* plants. We wfl! send a copy free, to persons expecting to purchase. Address. I 1 W,\I **• BERCKMINS CO.. Inc , Fruitland Nurseries. Drawer 1070-E, Augusta, Ga. I r^ A.Grove of Our Pecan Trees R Support YouWhei ftFarm Crops Fail t/S > i, r Ji f ■ 0 r/Pecans are a sure ana profitable crop.The demand -xceeds the supply, and Is increasing rapidly. Good y.-y^fP' |i J.:. nuts always command fancy prices. ^LLw. Plant Some Glen Saint Mary Pecan Trees NOW Put them w herever vou have room. 1 f land is in croj>s, plant and cultivate around the trees. When they bear, the returns will be ** greater than t^efore. Our trees are strong- I'est for the South. Ask Catalogue 7— describes I'est Citrus and Deciduous Fruits, Shrubs, etc. ttjnt Mary Nurseries Cotnnnnv.lllen Nnlnt Mnrv. Florida_ __ ?™ ■ Syrup Cans Should be Clean, Sanitary, Tight. No second-hand, im perfectly cleansed packages should be used. Bright, uni form packages help to sell your Syrup. Tin cans are more easily filled, more readily handled, safer to ship, and more satisfactory to the consumer than any other form of container. Is your Syrup packed in American Cans ? If so you find a ready market for it. Made in all sizes and a variety of styles. Catalogue on application. American Can Company New Orleans Atlanta Dallas unMC PAMMPDQ DPUIPW S'.Ssssi %r«'5S. tlUmt UANNLKo ncvitn aS”nS^Uk'‘‘"“^TEkttb»N^«TotV:NV"t^^.,T.L“"D,<5‘j.‘““