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back at the outBide. From the fourth till the eighteenth days the eggs should be coofed once a day The length of time of cod ing will depend on the time they have been in the incubator and the temperature of the room. A good rule is to keep them out till the large end of the egg feels cool when placed against the cheek, if you have good eggs and thn conditions durlne *»• hatch, there should be no trouble at hatch ing time, and it is best not to open the machine till the hatch is over ------ '* wUh * l>r*e hatch, I of thl e necessary to emove some! out nf I? " aDd Chic^ to &et ^em i out of the way. If tb% necessary, it should be done as t v\ >kly as pos s»ble, so as to allow little heat and moisture to escape ns possible. The size of the machine will de pend on the eggs available and the number of chicks wan to ’ it should not be larger than you i\ > flu with ten days eggs, in mot* >ases it should not be less than one hundred or greater than two hundred and fifty eggs. I r fruit, truck, vegetables. YOU SHOULD HAVE A SPRAY PUMP. How to Select One—Don't Be Afraid of Getting One Too Large —Spraying a Necessity. * _ > By Prof. L. A. Niven. rt n j-m WW —._ r|V oa^ncji oi success in all I spraying work is thoroughness. It very frequently happens that a person Inexperienced in spraying work will squirt a small amount of spray material on a tree or plant, and really believe that he has done good spraying. To get good results from spraying, it is necessary to cover all portions of the tree, fruit, and leaves This will require the throwing of the liquid from all sides of the trees, and if they are very high, It Is necessary to get on a scaffold on the wagon and throw the liquid down on the tree. The point that I wish to make Is that this work must be done thoroughly or no benefit of any account will be de rived therefrom. There is no work BB*that demands more thoroughness JB than spraying. ^►•sK^lsh to urge and insist that I■ every person who owns a few fruit ■ trees buy a spray pump. It will be M one of the very best Investments he W has ever mnde. The person who has r only a dozen or two fruit trees feels that he can’t afTord to pay $20 to $25 for a spray pump. The best so lution of such a problem Is to co operate with one or more of your neighbors and buy one together. Even If you haven’t more than one dozen trees, It will be a paying In vestment, ns the trees will produce very Inferior fruit, and die a pre mature death If they are not spray ed. It Is a poor business policy to fall to spray. It Is worse: it is a positive and sinful waste. A great many mistakes are made by the average person after deciding to purchase a spray pump, In the kind he selects. There are four common classes of spray pumps: (1) The bucket spray pump, or a small pump which may be fastened to an ordinary water bucket; (2) the knapsack spray pump, or one that Is fastened to your back by means of straps while the Bpraying Is being done; (3) the bnrrel spray pump, which can be fastened to an ordi nary vinegar or molasses barrel; (4) the power spray pumps, or the ones that are mounted on trucks or wag ons and the pumping done by power —generally a gasoline engine. The bucket and knapsack spray pumps are of very little real value for spraying trees of any size. They are all right for spraying a few veg etables, greenhouse plants, and small trees. They will also do very well for spraying n few grape vines. But don’t make the mistake of de pending on them to spray your trees. They haven’t enough power to throw the liquid with sufllclent force. De pending on them to spray the farm orchard has caused many people to give up In disgust. Spraying large trees with them 1b about like cutting a field of wheat with a pocket knife. ! The barrel spray pump Is what the average farmer needs. Of course, if the fruit is being grown on a com mercial Beale the power outfit is the most economical. In buying the barrel pump, just buy the pump and put in a good vinegar or molasses barrel. This will be much cheaper than buying the pump already mounted in a barrel. Any man handy with tools can easily mount It In a barrel. It Is poor economy to select the cheapest pump. Get one with all the working parts made of brass. If made of iron they are corroded rap idly by the spray material. Getting a pump with all the working parts made of brass will make it cost more at the beginning, but It will be the cheaper one In the end. The Century barrel sprayer man ufactured by the Demlng Co., of Sa lem, Ohio, is one of the best barrel spray pumps on the market, and this company advertises in The Progres sive Farmer. I am not trying to give this company any advertising, but I have used this pump of theirs and know it to be a most excellent one. Write for their catalog and for those of other advertisers In The Progressive Farmer and study the different kinds of pumpB. Another Important part of any Rhrnv nnmn la fhn ncrltatnp If the liquid is not kept thoroughly stirred, you are liable to Bpray with almost pure water a part of the time, and with too strong a solution of the In gredients used In making the spray | material the other part of the time. The work of the agitator is to keep the solution thoroughly stirred. See' to It that this part of the outfit Is strlcly first-class. The barrel spray pump is general ly placed In a one-horse wagon and hnuled around the trees. If you are spraying IrlBh potatoes, you can straddle two rows with the wagon. The man doing the pumping should keep up sufficient pressure to throw the liquid In a fine spray and with some force. An extension rod will be needed If trees of any size are to be sprayed, and can be purchased from any com pany selling the pumps. I would recommend the purchase of a pump with a double discharge In order that work may be done rap idly. This, of course, will necessi tate the purchase of two leads of hose, two nozzles, and two extension rods. Purchase one of these pumps right away, and give your fruit trees a thorough application of the lime-sul phur wash for the scale Insects and fungus disease spores. You must do this If you want good, clean fruit. Full directions for making these spray materials, when and how to apply them will be given on this page from time to time during this winter and next spring and summer. Let’s get busy, one and all, and make our fruit trees bring forth a rich har vest next year. Fair Warning. A ruralist in Missouri posted his lands—the notices reading as fol- j lows: “Notts—Trespaser will be perse cuted to the full exten of 2 mean nuingrel dogs which ain’t never ben overly sosuibul with strangers an* 1 dubbel barl shot gun which ain’t loaded with no sofy pillers dam if 1 ain’t tired of this helrasiu’ on my property.”—Motor-Age. I The Right Way to JRj Buy Soda Crackers m —and the simplest way. Ask for I them by name—and the goodness iSL will take care of itself. Buy it Uneeda I Biscuit I Then, no more broken, soggy, stale or jLjf exposed soda crackers. Uneeda Biscuit come I in individual packages that hold just enough fl lor each soda cracker occasion. Fresh when ^ you buy them. \Vhole when you open the $8 package. Crisp as you eat them. ■ A number of live cent packages ol fl Uneeda Biscuit is a wiser purchase than a IB quantity ol ordinary soda crackers in wooden tjjfe box or paper bag. Never sold in bulk. M NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY I el. Brove of Our Pecan Trees* •.Support You Whe ipirm Crops Fail "o ir . Y -i/*/ Pecan* are a an ana nrofitaMe crop.The demand L *he stipnlv. and I* Increasing rapidly. Good | .XT >ut* always command fancy prices. * PlMl Smm Cki Sitat Mary Pecu Trees NOW Put them wherever you have room. If land is In crops, plant and cultivate around the trees. When they hear, the returns will be treater than teinre. Our treea ate strong- best for the South. Ask Oatalaaua 7— describes best Citrus and Deciduous Fruits. Shrubs, etc. _•jjOJt^jSFjeHMCoiansiiT^ffleafialBlMsrTjPlorWi | Hay and Sweet Potatoes Bermuda ard otoar iman at $8.(10 to 112.61 par <on. any amount, come and buy. Ala > Pump kin Y «ra an 1 Bun -b Yam Sant P •tatoea at $l-u0 per ou ah el (eating tie.' Caah with oriar. N. V. MAXSON, R. F. D. No. 2, - West Point, Miss. Fruit Trees Tha yery beat of Sort hern-grown Treat that mono* can uuy. Alto Roaaa. Evergreens and He ige Plants W- ite for oricea and aara agent’s big pr «flt« an I »« jutt what you buv CORINTH NURHE tY. O W Strickland, Prop Counts Mishihsippi Frost Doesn't Bart OnrSatsamalrees | Our Satsumn Orange trees are famous for | their h rdiness—temperatuies as low as 18 de grees atK>ve zero dc not atfcct them In the least. Tiiis is ttecause we hud on Citrus tri/oiiatu stocks grown right here in tiie ** Irost belt" ot Florida, and use naturalized buds. ’our hwiue-rwiy home in the t'.ulf-coast country— ■ hould have at least ? **cw of our Satsuma Orangt u- i. The fr> it Is tender, Juic> tn t »wert, and is in season from O tober until January. Trees •reductive, usually bearing • iter second year New free atalogue contains full partic lars — prices on t-est Citrus, and Fruit Trees,Hoses,etc. SUMMIT NURSERIES t 1V MontWfln, Plorldn Write InOniaiAf Strawberry I Plants ed ^through I ^W cause they have proved most I profitable to Southern growers. ■ Our natural strawberry climate I ■jr and dormant season give my plants ■ unequalled vitality, energy and bearing I qualities. Testimonial from large Southern I ^ _ grower:" ne have been buying plante/rom you ■ for the past IS or 1) years and ■ m' have aheays/ound them pure dUU-jSZAr***. m M ami true to name, large ffi f amt let It rooted." Short \ I ■ plant crips this year— Oi'^H^StjSeSUc \ I mean big prices for fruit 'V ■ next season. Write now. } ■ ■ Special prices. Free catalog. Bjg'■ I T*»« Strawberry Plant Msn," tWHf n. 06 Main St., Anne, III. J When writing advertisers, please mention this paper.