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U has been decided to have F. J. !
Marshall judge the birds. Ini selecting the judge the commit- \ tee has tried to get one to please everyone. This isa hard propo- j sition. It has taken several! meetings. It is certain every-j one cannot win in a show, and j too often some one gets displcas-j cd with a judge for no cause;) and the next time we are called ‘ on to select one. that person uses his inlluence against that judge whenever the time comes around. This Association never had a judge but that the manage-; ment was pleased with his judg-l inir. s-' Wc want to make this lac • largest show in the South; and while we had s'*o chickens last year, we want 12«*o. Rcmenv bcr this is tin- State show, and here is where you meet the! cream :o quality o! birds in com petition. A score Card at this show showing you have won first or second is to be prized. Wc want the assistance and coope ration of every breeder in tb< j State. It you a»e not a member,! send J. W. Kskridge, the secre tary. a dollar and o;n. 'Tin As sociation has employed a num ber 1 judge, a man whose siorg ■** card is taken anywhere. The . Association guarantees that every premium will tie paid.’ Kvery man has * fair and equal show. WiU you be w ith us • l> ............ i i. ■ 'I* ♦ X 1 M V Hi ' S > ' ■ I •«* ' * • 'I l ’ day ;n January. -%«► -• •«» Drinking Vehsels eft'. 4 .. >. K’.r'fts, U t«l (c« uni, M * When we use tin- chipped dried beef tha' »otnes sn cans we cut out the top of the can with a can opener; and when emptier! use the can as a drink ing vessel for little chicks. Tin large si/C sardine < ati^ also make line drinking vesse-s for vhicks when the entire top is cut out. Tomato Diseases Such a number of questions lia c reach'd the (iazettc rela tive to tomato diseases that it stems growers are having more iroubb this year than usual, and ♦ nese 'arious questions will be1 answered in one general article to avoid repetition. < )nc class of questions speaks of the fruit; rotting. In one instance the pc-] tato bug is reported to be at work on the plant. Replying to this class of questions, it can be said that fruit rot, sometimes called black mold, is due to a fungus and this particular fun gus is frequently accompanied by others that hasten the decay. This disease usually begins at the blossom end. Smooth-fruit ed varieties are less subject to the disease. Tying the vines up to stakes cr trellises or us ing a straw mulch to keep the fruit off the ground is beneficial. The notato beetle and the flea beetle carry the fungus from plant to plant atul introduce it into the fruit, starting the dis ease often. Arsenates could be used with or without Bordeaux mixture to kill the insects when there is no danger of poisoning the fruit. In that case pyreth rum powder migh* be used to advantage against the bugs. It is taken for granted the use of the remedies is understood. It they arc not the nearest drug gist will give the desired infor mation. < hie of the ni<<st de structive diseases is theanthrac nose, another fungus disease which usually produces smalt sunken places, which continue to enlarge till the tomato ih rum* cd. Another class <»: <|ucst;ons sav the punts wither and die just as they come into bloom. In one case this has happened two years. The correct reply here is pr<>bablv that a o rtam ba • termrn is at work, which causes a sudden wilting »( the foliage, which ss followed by a yellow color that finally turns brown. 1 his diseasi is hard to control since it i Meets .ns<» potatoes, l'Kfs plants, petunias, and several kinds of weeds. Alter all other pret ant ion- have been taken against any fungus disease, spray uu; with H>rde.iux mix ture in any ol its usual strengths is often profitable. Tomatoes should not be ^rown year after year on the same ground or on ground that other plants allott ed by .1 disease common to to in a toes have been grown on. All obi vines should be burned. I'.ven stakes used to support the vines can profitably be disinfect ed with a mixture mad? of a fjiiart of crude carbolic acid and five gallons of water. No rotten tomatoes should be left on the ground, as the germs of disease will be spread in the land and will live there a lootf time. The rot beginning at the blos som end of tomatoes is claimed by some to be due to a sudden check in the growth of the plant after it has started oif with an excessive growth, f^n land that is naturally rich it is advised to use on’y fertilizers rich in pot ash and phosphoric acid, such as either bone meal, hull ashes, I acid phosphate, or kainit. 1 be m 11 r h arnmomated fertilizers fresh stable manure, cottonseed meal, or bat guano will cause too rapid a growth on very rich land, making the fruit both rot and crack open. tine asks whether the use of ! artesian water applied with a Whirling sprinkler makes his vines wither and die. All ar* , tcsian water is not alike. Wells within a few miles of each other may have different water, be | cause tapping different under ground water strata. This last ■ juestion comes from (iulfport, i.md if the water there is like the water at Slarkvilte. it has too touch of some salt to be applied to the leaves of plants without burning them, it still mignt oc used to advantage on the ground under the vegetables, being dis tributed bv small ditches tn tbe soil. Making a test by treating plants differently will quickly decide what is and wbat is not safe tu do. I he question is also put, whether sprinkling plants in the ; evening or early in the morning will injure plants. The best wav to water plants is to soak the ground well. A sprinkle now and then may do more harm than good, causing the ground to bake and dry out. The ground can be safely soaked at inv hour, night ordav. Many will dispute this. Shallow ditch cs will distribute the water, and should be tilled up with loose dry earth if convenient. Culti vate tbe ground after watering, . t * . A I • * uir ».m i t .iiumv uciarriCtl oil out of the ground by the , air. ** • ♦ • •» —~ — I Agents. We want a good agent for this | paper in every neighborhood in leach state. We want an agent to solicit advertising and sub scriptions anil also to collect. We want a permanent agent. Write us for particulars. Orchard Notes <*, T. Howerton, tluntown. Mins. If you ar’c nut going to have peaches for breakfast be sure to eat a few before breakfast. Heats taking a chew or a smoke to drive a wav the tired morning feeling. And as you have oot had many peaches in some time cat ail you want several times each day. For a succession of peaches, I would recommend Sneed. Alexander, Greensboro, Daw i Trmmnh (’airman Kn*. ter. Klbcrta. Lemon Cling. These put you through from June 1 to September 15. Later or earlier peaches are not very satisfactory with us. If you market your fruit it must reach the market in good condition. We put ours in four basket crates, and each peach must be placed in so it cannot move and yet so it* fellow peach will not press it too much. Make the package pretty. Better eat * a bushel of good ripe peaches than ooe |>ound of embalmed meat. The more fruit and fruit juice you eat and the less beg and hog juice the better for you ■ . I _ . a * auu iiiv wunu’ iui %uc uuuui «uu the medicine maker. Remember your fruit trees are now putting oo uext year's crop, and give them a chance. Plow the land each two weeks up to August brat, or sow to peas Julv first. The peach es pecially wants good cultivation. Cut back the tree at any time when it is getting so tall you can not easily reach the fruit. A low broad tree is what you want. After the peaches arc off this summer is .» good time to prune. Hut as you prune think of the next crop. We know of no remedy for blight in pears or apples as yet. A spray of strong salt water is recommended. Try it when afr tlnPP*:inl Cilt ia a great medicine and it may cure the pear blight for vou. $1 Bargain Three new subscriptions for one.year will be given to the Ga* jzettc for SI, or the paper will be ! sent three years to one address for SI if all the time is in ad vance. No one owing back sub scription can have three years for $1 till the arrearage is paid.