Newspaper Page Text
the apple orchard.
Tillage, Fertilization, Pruning and Spraying Chief Factors in Its Care. The Cornell station has carried on *n orchard survey in Wayne county, N. Y., to become acquainted with the fcnea of orchards, treatment, age, dis eases and such other information as would give a good idea of the requisi tes for successful apple culture. The tilled orchards gave a better average yield than those in sod. It was found that humus is needed more than mere plant food. Spraying was profitable. The yield was greater when the were 2 to 2 1 / £ rods apart than where closer. Good drainage showed its ef fect in increased vigor of tree and de crease in diseases. A part of the conclusions follow: “Tillage, fertilization, pruning and spraying arc the chief factors that en ter into good care of an orchard. One or moro of these may sometimes be omitted or poorly done without any serious results. To some extent till age may replace fertilizer, or vice versa. A thrifty orchard may resist the attacks of disease But the most successful apple-grower is the man who keeps a proper balance be tween all four agencies and does not expect good care in one respect to make up for neglect in other ways. ....But these factors are not all. The Successful man must study; he must learn something of the life processes ®f the apple tree; he must know the most serious Insect and fungous dis eases, and why certain treatment is effective in combating them; he must know something of the drainage, humus and other soil problems No set of rules cover all these points. The apple-grower must go into the orchard and get acquainted with his trees Nor is success in orcharding wholly dependent on a large crop. There is a business side to the ques tion. Does it pay to grow cheap ap ples to be evaporated or to be sold at the lowest market price, or would it pay better to grow a first-class article that costs more and then commands the highest price?... .The grower of good apples should establish a busi ness reputation that will bring buy ers to him and make a competition for his produce Keep an account with other important crops. See which crops really pay.” PUNCTURES IN SOFT FRUITS Found That Bees Are Net the Great Enemies of the Grape, Peach and Plum. It has long been believed that the bee is the great destroyer of grapes, peaches and plums by puncturing them and starting them to rotting. Many a time bees have been seen drinking the sap exuding from such punctures. It has taken a long time to exonerate the bee from this charge. It is now found that most of the in jury is done by crickets and June bugs. Prof. Garman of the Kentucky station took up this matter and set a watch to find which insects were punc turing the grapes, peaches and plums* He found two varieties of tree crick ets working vigorously at night cutting boles in the fruits named. He ex presses the belief that these crickets are the chief culprits in puncturing thin-skinned fruit. One variety of June-bug was also found engaged in the same business. Many of our hor ticulturists and boe men will be grati fied to learn of this new evidence in behalf of the bee. BUDDING NUT TREES. Ordinary Method Is Not Satisfactory —Ring Bud Has Proved the Most Successful. The ordinary style of budding fruit trees, which is the shield bud, ie not . satisfactory for • working nut trees, sj; T In these the ring C S'! hud has proved the best for nut trees of various kinds, \ This consists of cutting a ring .jf above and below ' I the bud and re t_J moving a circular band of the bark, from one-quarter to one-half inch wide,- with a bud. A cor responding piece of bark on the stock to be budded is removed and the ring bud put in its place. It is then tied with common raffia or twine and left until it sets, when the bands should be cut. Budding, says Farm and Home, should be performed as late in ♦he growing season as possible before* the bark sets. The Cow Owner. It has been frequently said that wo need an improved dairyman more than we need an improved dairy cow. This emphasizes a great truth. The cow owner is the most important factor in the successful dairy. If this man wishes to produce clean products he must himself set the example in his dress and appearance. The farmer that had a sign stuck up in his dairy which read “cleanliness is my hobby” struck the foundation principle of successful dairying. DEATH SEEMED NEAR. How a Chicago Woman Found Help When Hope Was Fast Fading Away. Mrs. E. T. Gould, 914 W. Lake Street, Chicago, 111,, says: “ Doan's Kidney Pills are all that saved me from death of Bright's Disease, that I know. 1 fhad eye trouble, backache, catches when lying abed or when bending over, was languid and often dizzy > and had sick head t aches and boaring down pains. The kidney secretions were too copious and frequent, and very bad in ap pearance. It was in 1903 that Doan's Kidney Pills helped me so quickly and cui'od me of those troubles and I’ve been well ever since.” Foster-Milburn Cos., Buffalo, N. Y. For sale by all druggists. Price, 5C cents per box. BEST BY TEST “I have triad! all kinds of waterproof clothing and have never found anything at any price to compare with your Fish Brand for protection from all kinds of weather.” (The name arfl .IrtreM nf theTrrifer of thf* unsolicited letter may be had upo;t application) Htehest Award World’s Fair, 1904. 11 - ■ ■■■ r ■ AJ. TOWER CO. T* sß S>an cf the F.sh Boston, U. S. A. TOWER CANADIAN CO.. LIMITED Toronto. Canada Makers of Warranted Wet Weather Clothing 381 ToT.TtARN SOMETHING I7CDC VALUABLE concerning al-Sl i I!LI|bE|IO Address GERMAN ILA 1.1 WORKS. 03 Nassau SLre.l, N. Y.. or bo’/LU Broad Street. Atlanta, U*. INGENUITY EXTRAORDINARY Boat Adrift Is Recovered in a Man ner That Was Truly Re markable. “Yes.” eaid the narrator of the story, ac cording to the Chicago Tribune, “we got into the boat and rowed out to the island, eight miles away, and then we climbed up the hill to get the view. Along about noon we went back to the beach and to our consternation discovered that the boat had become loose from its moorings and had drifted across the bay to the other aide.” “Wasn't that "awful!” exclaimed the girl with the sympathetic eyes. “Yes. There we were, eight miles from the mainland, with no means of communicating with our friends.” “Terrible!” said the girl with the dronstitch waist. .Vliat were we to do?” “What, indeed?” echoed the girl with the (iuffy psyche knot, “Eight-miles from the mainland, the day drawing to a close, no food, no shel ter, and no way of petting word to our friends. How were we to get that boat over the yawning waste of water that separated us from shelter and com fort?” “But you are here now, so vou must aave got the boat at last.” said the girl with the calm, self-controlled expression. “Well, after sizing up the situation, we eat down and talked it over.” Six Doctors Failed. South Bend, Ind., Sept. 25th (Special). —After suffering from Kidney Disease for three years; after taking treatment from fix different doctors without getting relief Mr, J, O. Laudeman, of this place, found not only relief, but a speedy and complete cure in Dodd’s Kidney Pills. Speaking of his cure, Mr. Laudeman says: “Yes, I suffered from Kidney Trouble for three years, and tried six doctors to no rood. Then I took just two boxes of Dodd’s Kidney Pills, and they not only cured my kidneys, but pave me better health in peneral. Of course I recom mended Dodd’s Kidney Pills to others, and I know a number now who are using them with pood results.” Mr. Laudeman’s case is not an excep tion. Thousands give similar experi encet- For there never yet was a case of Kicinev Trouble from Backache to Bright’s disease that Dodd’s Kidney Pills could not cure. They are the only rem edy that ever cured Bright’s Disease. One doctrine which is common to all •atirists of society is that the age they write in is the worst of all known ages, the lowest point of degeneration yet reachea. —N. Y. Times. SALT RHEUM ON HANDS. Suffered Agony and Had to Wear Bandages All the Time—An other Cure by Cuticura. Another cure by Cuticura is told of by Mrs. Caroline Cable, of Waupaca, Wia., in the following grateful letter; “My husband suffered agony with salt rheum on his hands, and I had to keep them bandaged all the time. We tried every thing we could get, but nothing helped him until he used Cuticura. One set of Cuticura Soap, Ointment and Pills cured him entirely, and his hands have been as smooth as possible eyer since. I do hope this letter will be the means of helping some other sufferer.” After all that has been said and dona, the cold truth of the matter seem* to be that a combination of water wagon and brewery truck won’t work.—N. Y. l>*bune. Plantation Chill Cure is Guaranteed To Cu re,o r Money Refunded bY Your Merchant,so V/Hy Noi TfV It? Price soc. - | BANKS AND BANKING. There are In England 15,000 post of fice savings banks. The Bank of The Netherlands now holds $4,120,000 more gold than it held e year ago. The Bank of Spain’s gold holdings have Increased only $035,000 over a year ago, but silver holdings are $9,885,000 larger. The average note circulation of the Imperial Bank of Germany in 1904 was $322,137,000; highest, $339,496,500 on December 31; lowest, $284,479,000 on February 23. The Bank of France has carried on stock exchange dealings for its cus tomers since 1895. The volume of such business has increased from $19,- 689,000 In 1895 to $78,443,000 in 1904. The rate of Increase in the British banking deposits is unsatisfactory, ac cording to the London Economist — a fact which that journal explains by the general extravagance developed by recent prosperity. German capitalists are to open anew bank In Sofia. Bulgaria, on October 1. The project Is regarded with disfavor by Austrian Interests, who charge Ger many with “following up a system of economical appropriation in the east. * In savings bank deposits this coun try leads the world. Our deposits amounted at the beginning of this year to $3,000,176,011. That sum outran German savings by $786,000,000, and the German ‘savings outran anything in Europe by $1,300,000. But in the amount of savings per inhabitant Great Britain stands at $22.82, Ger many at $39.98, and the United Slates at $37.38. JEST AND JOCULARITY. Druggist—“ Did Mrs. Jones get the medicine I ordered yesterday?’’ Assist ant—“l b’leeve so, sir. I saw the blinds down this morning.” Doctor (to Mrs. Perkins, whose hus band is ill) —“Has he bad any lucid in tervals?” Mrs. Perkins (with dignity) —“E’s 'ad nothing except what you or dered, doctor.” She (thinking to take his mind off) — “How restless the waves are, dad. They always seem to be clamoring for some thing.” Dad—“ Well, they won’t get it if 1 can help it,” “Try to look a little pleasanter,” salU the photographer to Mr. Tyte-Phist. “Remember, I am making these pictures at half the usual rates. There, that will do nicely.” “Why do you call her the Tegular out and-out summer girl?’ ” “Becauseshe’s positively the limit. I’ve known her to walk 20 blocks in the blazing sun just to get an ice cream soda to cool herself off.” “Now,” said the clerk, “this Is a very good bath sponge,” “Oh!” exclaimed the customer, “that won’t do. It’s too large.” “Large? Why, it’s rather small for a bath sponge.” “Perhaps, but I live in a flat.” Spartacus—" They say that tendencies suppressed In parents will crop out In children.” Smarticus —“So I have heard. On that hypothesis the remark able intelligence of your children is per fectly understandable.” For Infants and Children y tv Years # Tbs Kind You Hava Always Bought THE CENTAUR COMPANY, TT MURRAY STREET, NEW YORK CITY. “De man wif a clean conscience/' said Uncle Eben, “feels mighty comfortable, bnt he doesn' do near de braggin’ of de man wif no conscience at 311/’ —Washington Star. • There Is Money in taking subscriptions to the Four- Track News, the great illustrated monthly magazine of travel and education. A Quick seller. Very liberal terms. Large profits. Ageuts wanted everywhere. Write George H. Daniels. Publisher. 7 East 42nd Street, New York, for full particulars. Many a man who thinks he is frank is considered impudent by others. - Piso’sCure cannot be too highly spoken of as a cough cure.—J. W. O’Brien, 322 Third Ave., N., Minneapolis, Minn.. Jan. 6, 1900. Perhaps donkeys never weep, but w® have heard of muleteers. LOOKING FOR A NAME. And She Wanted a “Sweetly Pretty” One for Her New Baby Boy. The scene is a drug store, in a busy part of Broadway. When the action opens a pretty woman ia demurely turn ing over the leaves of the city directory, relates the New York Tribune. Enter an irascible old man, who wants to find the address of a fellow who owes him money. He stands and waits impatiently, filling in the time by cough ing suggestively. A business man in a hurry follows. He wants to know where John Brown lives. It is in the next street, but he has forgotten the number. He fails in line. Then a man who seeks some city offi cial, but knows nothing of his office, ex cept that it closes within a few minute*, joins the ranks of the waiters. Half a dozen others who wish to con sult the directory gather around. Sliil the woman placidly turns leaf after leaf over, without evident intention to decide whether the name she seeks is Brown, Jones or Walker. When there are fully half a score fum ing, impatient people in line, enter a news paper reporter. His mission will posi tively admit of no delay, so he politely of fers to assist the woman, suggesting that his experiences may tend to save time and lessen her labor. When he asks her what she seeks, with a sweet smile of thankful appreciation, she says: “Oh! Thank you. You are very kind. I am trying to find a really sweetly, pretty name for my new boy baby!” - ♦ Hard Record to Beat. Friend —Do you think that automobiles will eventually take the Ipace of the rail roads? Auto Enthusiast (gloomily)—I hardly think so. The railroad killed 15,000 peo ple last year in this country alone. —Chi- cago Tribune. Jumping at a Conclusion. “Another one of those lobbyists ap proached me to-day with an insulting proposition,” said Congressman Graphter. “Oh! John,” exclaimed his wife, “then you can afford to buy me that sealskin sacque now, can’t you?”—Philadelphia Ledger. Advice. The Bride —He offered to toss up a cent to decide whether 1 should have my way or he should have his. O course, that t seems fair — Mamed Friend —Nonsense! Don’t you make any concessions whatever. —Cleve- land Leader. He Was Stingy. Harduppe—Closefist likes nothing better than to have some fellow ask him for a loan, I Borrower —Is that so? “Yes: it cives him so much pleasure to refuse.” —Philadelphia Record. The Erie Railroad has arranged for the immediate expenditure of $225,uu0 for ihe installation oi the most modern and ef ficient railway signal that lias yet been put on tin; market. It is known as the Hall Electric Semaphore Normal Clear System, and is operated by stationary stor age batteries. Pfie line between Bergen, N. J., and Middletown, a distance of 08 miles, is to be equipped at once. For the first 32 miles, the signals will be mu two-thirds oi a mile apart; for the rest of the distance, about one and one-third miles apart. it will require live power plants lor charging the batteries, which will be located at Rutherford Junction, Ridgewood Junction, Sutfern, Oxford and Middletown. The line to be protected has two and four tracks at* different places, and is the most congested part of the Erie System. Hitherto a manual block, which is a tower with signals operated by a towerman, has been used as a block pro tection, but it has been deemed best to install an automatic system for further protection, and to accelerate the move ment of trains. The new system will be extended over the entire line in the future. The pretty girl, you will notice, take* *n optimistic view of the modern man's chivaliy.—N. O. Picayune. PEACE AND COMFORT Those Who Smoko tIM FINE QUALITY HAVANA TOBACCO. Try Them. “385” and “Agents” 5c Cigars Are Leaders of tbe World. IwAfrJSK!^ft , c .?(- fIL price. 25 c. m m ■ Bft ifl IiHBAS 9" AHTHamPIRt a iiti rmnitir \(s i? is guaranteed to cure ANlruMlrlNr M GRIP, bad cold, headache ahd neuralgia. “MAS NO EQI(£L FOR > H^fifl l IE EY cnuStS ~ r JF. W. Dienter, M. />., Manufacturer. Springfield, Mm* PAINFULPERIODS AMERICAN WOMEN FIND RELIEF The Case of Miss Irene Crosby Is On# of Thousarxls of Cures Made by Lydlft B. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. How many women realize that men* Btruation is the balance wheel of ft woman’s life, and while no woman is entirely free from periodical suffering, it is not the plan of nature that women should suffer so severely. Thousands of American women, how ever, have found relief from all monthly suffering by taking Lydia E. Pinkham’a Vegetable Compound, as it is the most thorough female regulator known to medical science. It cures the condition which causes so much discomfort and robs menstruation of its terrors. Miss Irene Crosby, of 313 Charlton Street East Savannah, 11a., writes: “ Lydia E. Pink bum's Vegeta bib Compound Is a true friend to woman. It bas been of great benefit to mo, curing mo cf irregular and painful menstruation when everything else bad failed, and I gladly recommend it to other suffering women.” Women who are troubled with pain ful or irregular menstruation, back ache, bloating (or flatulence), leucor rhoea, falling, inflammation or ulcera tion of the uterus, ovarian troubles, that “ bearing-down ” feeling, dizzi ness, faintness, indigestion, nervous prostration or the blues, should taka immediate action to ward off the seri ous consequences, and be restored to perfect health and strength by taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound, and then write to Mrs. Pink ham, Lynn, Mass., for further free ad vice. Thousands have been cured by so doing. sMTeMbhe = —jFojltivelv cured by f*ASnn these Little Filb.| yAris L They a - sorelieTe E tress from Dyspepsia, In £ j digestion and Too Hearty • Eating. A perfect rem b Ift edy for Dizziness, Nausea* ■S. I Drowsiness, Bad Taste * in tho Mouth, Coated Tongue, Pain In the side* 1 TORPID LIVER. They regulate the Bowels. Purely Vegetable. SMALL PILL SMALL DOSE. SMALL FRIGE PADTCD*! Genuine Must Bear WiTTLE Fac-Simile Signature | pols. (refuse substitutes. PRINTERS WANTED Non-union Job Compositors to work la Chicago. Wages $19.50 per week of 54 hours. Permanent positions for first-clas, reliable men. Strike on. Address, statlnft age, experience and full particulars, POOLE BROTHERS Railway Printers CHICAGO dosnposltors Wanted $19.50 Per Week CATALOG IE, JOB AND STOVE MEN Non-union. For permanent positions In largest joM printing otticeinthe United States. Strikeon; sp.en* did opportunity. Open shop. Only sober, competent men with references and looking for steady posi tions wanted. Wn te or call. R. R. DONNELLEY & SONS CO., CHICASO AaMMMNSgnraiagiJfc CURES WHERE ALL ELSE FAILS. P3 hpß Beat t ough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use LcJ in time. Sold by druggists. |*l A. N.K.-F 2093