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FRUIT, TRUCK, VEGETABLES.
HUY FRUIT TREES DIRECT FROM NURSERY. Messrs. Editors: As you advise your readers to economize along all lines, I beg permission to say a few words relative to buying fruit trees. Am sure if farmers would patronize agents less and purchase fruit trees direct from nurserymen they would save about one-half. A little incident that came under my observation a few months ago prompted me to write this article. An agent sold an old colored man two •mnll peach trees, one apple tree, all ordinary kind, and two ordinary rose hushes for $1.75 when 50 or 75 cents would have been a good price for the lot. The prospect of a 75 per cent com mission often makes the tongue of an agsnt run fast and smooth and thus many an unsuspecting farmer Is made to pay dearly for his short en tertainment. There Is nothing wrong In an agent's persuading a man to purchnse fruit trees or nursery stock of any kind, provided he does It in an honest, straightforward manner, but there is no reason why the farmer should pay two prices. There Is a remedy, and If npplied It will save the readers of The Progressive Farmer and Gazette thousands of dollars every year. I«et every farmer buy his nursery stock direct and save the middleman's tremendous profit. I suspect thnt any of our leading nur serymen would sell and deliver their stock at a price less than hnlf for which their agents sell the same. Cer tatnlv they would do It If the dprmnd were made. I notice that some ad vertise to sell direct to the purchaser. And, by the way, their prices speak for themselves. They bear me out fully in my statements above. Agents go through this country selling straw berry plants at one dollar per hun dred when the best strawberry plants grown in the South can be bought for $3 per thousand. The old say, "A dollar saved is a dollar made,” is as applicable here as elsewhere. It Is worth while to consider the best means for attaining the best ends. J. A. W. THOMPSON. WHY VETCHES WINTER-KILL. Several correspondents have com plained of the vetches freezing out, or winter-killing, and on their very limited experience have advised farmers to leave this excellent crop alone. This is another instance of the unreliability of a teacher who relies entirely on his own experience. No one man can have a sufficiently broad experience to make him a safe teacher if he ignores the experience of all others, and certainly no one has any right to advise farmers not to sow the vetches just because he tried them once and they failed. There are Just two reasons which will account for 95 per cent of the failures of the vetches by winter killing. The first and most common cause of this trouble is too late seed ing. If sown after the middle of October, and in some sections after the 1st of October, insufficient growth of roots will b»» made to pnahle them to stand heavy freezing, especially on poorly drained land. Late sowing is also likely to be a failure if the weather proves dry so that a good root is not obtained. The other cause of winter killing is the sowing of vetch on land not properly inocu lated. If not Inoculated, vigorous young plants are not likely to devel op, except on rich land, and In such case, winter-killing is more likely to occur. Sowed at the proper time, on In oculated and well-drained soil, the vetches—Hairy or Smooth Oregon —are a reasonably certain crop and suffer little from winter killing. Draining a soil may make It more moist when moisture Is needed most. —Professor Fletcher. The stumps must go, and the farm er who does not try to get rid of them will soon be a back number.— Dr. S. A. Knapp. A COMBINATION HULLER. The Victor Pea Huller thrashes Peas, Beans, Sorghum Seed, Kaffii Corn, Garden Seed, etc. Strong, easily operated and light in weight. Does nearly as much work as larger and heavier machines. Good cider mill, wheat tan and separator. Can be taken apart and set up again in five minutes. Catalogue free upon request. Address Dept 24 VICTOR PEA HULLER Cf#.. Rome, Ga. Write foiyS Ti.jn.it. —l Northern Grown 1 nOilirISL#3r strawberry Wan VfvSr Plants arteS *f the South be cause they have proved most _profitable to Southern growers. ffSaevg Our natural strawberry climate 'ffillMar and dormant season give my plants unequalled vitality, energy and besring ^TBB(i*^qualities. Testimonial from large Southern Ji grower: “ He hare been buyingplanlsfromyvu jror the^past H I T*>. Strawberry Plant Man, Glen Si. Mary Roses ’ _ :m,Bred jMsedifeht Glen Saint Mary Rosea are the ideal plants for your rose garden, because they an grown especially for Southern planting, by rose experts. Glen Saint M 'ty Roses have been usrd in planting hundreds of nve gardens throughout the South. They make rose culture easy and successful. We ofler Strong, Healthy Ftss—Over 100 Varieties—Grown in the Open Our s> stem develops healthy, vigorous plants, wiih plenty of roots They I'egfn growing at once—require no care nor "coddling.” Our ro es are grafted on strong roots. For particulars and prices of best Citrus and Deciduous Fruits, Ni ts, Roses, Trees. Shrubs, etc., see Catatofiua 7—sent free. Glen Saint MarrNwr***rl*aCo..Olen Snlnt Marv. Fla. , — - —wy.. HOME CANNERS REVIEW gHSfl >our Conner*. Cana. Labels and other valuable Information to every grower in the land. Cost* you ■ ntklnv Se. d today MOi FAN CAN ER ( OMPAk Y. Chattanooga. Teen.. Dept J. |b jn T f 1 r i ^ r1 k 1111 3pK1 No interest to pay—your money back in one year with 6£ interest if not entirely satisfied CYRUS L. ADLER, Manufacturer \ iUJ |I1BUU IB UlO full concert grand upright—him the wonderful “»i n r !ng tone,” which asts full and clear throughout a life* time. It come* in the most beautiful cane that art and skill can produce — your choice of < oak or mahogany I case — double-ve- f necred inside and out — hand-rubbed and polished to a eiirror surface. It aitheooncort grand soale — heavy, full mqtal pi a te — cop po r wound baas string s— every, thing that you iind In the highest grade piano with a much advertised I have made more than 68.000 organs In tho past five years and you will find them In all parts of Amer ica. 1 own the timber land where I get the lumber, the saw mills, and the largest exclusive organ factory In the world. At the St. Louis World’s Pair tho organs I made took tho highest prizes In § competition with the lead ing organs of the world. If 1 should tell you the names by which these organs are known you would recognize them at >once for they are house hold words. I am a man ufacturer and have not aold direct. 1 have been putting the dealers’names J on the organs 1 make and they are maklngbigprofits on my goods. Now! am going to sell direct to you, right from the factorylntothehomcs, without extra profits to lumber dealers, to saw xnllis.to any manufacturer or to jobbers,retailers aud agents. I will pay no commissions. Thus I cun suve you nyiM from $25 to $50 on the para) finestorgans—the kind rggcjM that took the highest mt'J medal awarded at the ■Bjffl World’s Fair at SU ^ In addition to tho low prices, I give you my per sonal guarantee,backed by my big factory, with tho fairest and squarest deal over offered. e mm mm mm Guaranteed for 50 Yean I give the broadest end longest guarantee of anvone. 1 will replace any part that la not just right, or wears out. or give vou a now organ any time within fifty years if the orgnn isn’t all I claim it to be. A dealer would not dare do this. Money Bach With 69!> Interest I don't ask any Interest on payments. When Jmake a deal the price and payments are shown n plain figures with no extrns. I will, how. ever, return your money and t/, interest on all you hu\e paid if at the end of one year the organ ia not exactly as represented. My Whole Proposition is Told Here If you want ths finest organ that can be had anywhere at any price near it, send me yoar name and address on a postal oard, stating you would like to get my book. Then select the organ you want and 1 will ship it to you. Keep it 30 days and either send it back to me at my expense, or keep It and pay for it as you can upon the plan explained in the book. I make l>ot h Parlor and Church organa. My book shows them all. “It would Hem that everyone would have one of Mr. Adler’s Famous Prize Winning Organs, now that they can get one upon •uch easy terms, and at such a low price as ha sells them for.” My Southern Concert-Grand Piano My Adler Southern Concert-Grand Upright Piano is better than pianos that sell for double the uioneyi I let you have your piano on exactly the same terms as an Adler Orgnn— 80 days free—all ths time you want—money back with 6 per cent Interest at the end of a year if the plauo is uot exactly aa represented. My 25-Year Piano Guaranty The longest guaranty given by any other maker OApianoa is if > eere—less than half m> guaranty. Nearly all the others guarantee for only 10 years. Remember my guaranty U for a quarter of a century. ._ The heavily constructed beck frame or my Adler Southern Concert-Grand Plano is built to withstand a constant strain of A) tons! 1 guarantee this! That's ons reason why my plauo—by actual test-stays In tune longer than pianos for which dealers charge gwtew use prtew. I guurautee this also. name, just mark on tne couponwnetner yon are imenmanramv ^ organ or piano offer—or both—and muil it to mo today—NOW I AN ADLER ORGAN OR PIANO FOR A CHRISTMAS GIFT—Order Now! You cannot give • finer Christmas present to your loved ones than an Adler Piano or Organ. Your order now means prompt delivery in plenty of time for a trial. CYRUS L ADLER, President Adler Mfg. Company P'———-I 5 Tear This Out —Mail It Today J I ..— ■ ■ - — * • II Z Make a cross in the square for organs—or pianos--or _ 0 both. Or write your name and address on a postal card ■ 1 or in a letter, stating which you want—piano or organ e e description. Don'tenclose any stamp. I pay all charges. I Write plainly. CYRUS L. ADLER. President, * J Chestnut Street, Louisville. Ky. | Jn1—* ~ □ deserlpt lon’crf'yoar pUnos! I ■ i ■ Name_— | ■ Address----——— -—— I | County___ State.-— .sena mm no monmy I don’t want a cent until you hare gwl one of uiy organa for a full month ami aro fully convinced that it la bet tor than any you have seen •oiling within *•-•& to »W of what I nk. Then If yon don't want to koop It. Bond it Bt niy •zponBo and 1 will return nil yon paid in freight. Long Tima to Pay > I will not harry you to nay for thaorgan. any hone«t reader ot thU iiBpcr emu get credit of DMk io* hn?# Uh w to n«gr and MU mm «f tk* .man