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Rural and workman and "Ladies' Little Rock journal." (Little Rock, Ark.) 1884-1884, June 21, 1884, Image 8

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214 J E. Markham Street,
Little Rock, :::::: Arkansas.
W. A. Webber, President.
M. M. McGuire, - - - Vice-President.
C. H. Gregory, - - Second Vice-1 resident.
JohnKakr, - - Secretary and Treasurer.
,1. K. Bbantley.
JOHN KARR, - - - - .- , -
C. 11. Gregory, Associate and Horticultural Editor.
M. M. McGuire, A ssoci ate and Corresponding Editor.
1 Copy one year $2.00
5 Copies “ “ (each) 1-50
10 “ “ “ “ tone extra copy) 1.50
20 “ “ “ “ (two extra copies) 1.50
One inch, one time, $3.50; one month, $14.00; six
months, $42.00; one year, $60.00. Reading matter
35 cents per line.
discounts made from these rates to
regular advertisers,
The Rural and Workman is the only Jour
nal of its character that is published
WEST. It is circulated in the States
of Arkansas, Texas, Southern Missouri
and Kansas, Northern Louisiana and
the Indian Territory.
Little Rock, Aik, Juno 21, IKB4-.
The Rural and Workman will be fur
nished to all publishers, for clubbing with
their respective journals, at SI.OO per copy,
per annum, net.
The refreshing showers of the past few days
have dispelled all present fears of a drouth,
and our faiiner friends arc correspondingly
encouraged. What, with continuous, thorough
and judicious culture a few weeks more, a
good average crop is assured.
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The St. Louis, Iron Alt. & Southern Rail
way has, with the usual foresight that is so
characteristic of the management of this great
national thoroughfare, again replaced the
“fruit train,” between this city and St. Louis.
This will add thousands of dollars to the
pockets of the fruit growers of the region
bordering on the line of this road, greatly en
courage this great and growing interest, and
at the same time add hundreds of dollars to
the income of the company.
During the past week our farmer friends
have been highly favored in their work, and
“right good use” have they made of the op
portunity. At present writing the corn crop
is enjoying a little boom. Cotton is rapidly
recovering and bids fair to overcome the
drawbacks of the early part of the season.
Our markets arc fully supplied with peaches,
plums, green corn, cucumbers, cabbage, po
tatoes, &c., in quantity and quality sufficient
to satisfy the longings, desires and tastes of
the most fastidious.
An exchange assures its readers that per
simmons are an excellent substituce for a
“toddy” before breakfast. As the persimmon
season will soon he at hand, will some of our
editorial brethren make a practical test of the
and report results at an early day?
game is most certainly worth the powder
expended. If found to possess the utility
claimed, it places an old time appetizer within
the reach of the most impecunious. Blessings
like these seldom come in such humble guise.
Elsewhere in our advertising columns will
be found the notice of a new publication, by
Mrs. Elizabeth Karr, of North Bend, Ohio,
designated the American Horsewoman. This
is one of the most thoroughly original, prac
tical, interesting and instructive publications
of its character that has been issued for
a decade, at least. Every young lady, at
least, in the land, should possess a copy.
Mrs. Karr knows full well whereof she speaks,
and knowing that, she walks boldly into print,
and tells what she knows in a most interest
ing and instructive manner.
Dr. C. H. Gregory, of Altus, our practical
and wide-awake horticultural editor, dropped
in upon us yesterday for the first time in sev
eral weeks. What, with his large berry,
apple and peach crops, his “Eureka Evapor
ator” interests, he has been so over-run with
cares, responsibilities and hard work, that
he has neglected us somewhat of late. Under
solemn promise of “mending his ways” in
the future, in this particular, we have agreed
to receive him again into full fellowship in
the editorial fold. In the language of the
Widow Bedott, “we arc all poor erectors,”
and the milk of human kindness is liable to
How freely with us in matters like these,
more especially when a box of the most de
licious and toothsome of peaches arc in sight.
In the beginning of all things terrestial, it
was not considered good for man to be alone,
and accordingly the “first man” was consid
erately provided with an helpmeet. In our
journalistic advent, not unlike the father of
mankind, the Rural and Workman was
alone; and in due time it was kindly suggest
ed that our enterprise seemed to be a little
lonesome, more especially from a feminine
standpoint. We of course were not insensi
ble to the force of the suggestions. Just what
has been done in this matter will suggest it
self upon a careful perusal of this journal in
its enlarged form and greatly improved ap
pearance. The fact, we presume will be po
tent to all, that we too have been provided
with an helpmeet; in fact, several—all excel
lent and accomplished, thoroughly in earnest
in behalf of the Ladies’ Journal and Rural
and Workman, Let this suffice.
Elsewhere will he found an article, dipped,
bom the Macon, Ga., Telegraph, concerning
the organization of young farmer’s clubs,
this scheme, it strikes us, is replete with
good, sound suggestions, and is deserving of
serious consideration. We wish it were pos
sible lor every young farmer in the south
west to be enrolled at once in one of these
clubs instead oi a political organization dur
ing the coming summer and autumn. The
Rural and Workman desires to enroll as a
high private in some such organization, and
will agree to do yeoman service, meantime,
in championing such a movement. Who of
our young farmer friends will be the first to
set the ball in motion, and report to us? Let
us hear from you, bearing in mind, mean I 3
while, that the columns of the Rura? andH
Workman will be open to you, without money I
and without price. '■

The peach borer will soon be making ar. ■
rangements to commence his annual work upon I
the young trees, and it will be necessary («■
have an eye to his beginnings. A corres-H
pondent well up in such lore has handed us I
the following, which he assures us—and we ■
quite agree with him—is a most excellent and ■
efficient remedy. He says:
“The best method to kill the borers ini
young fruit trees is to use a strong wash of|
lye made from wood ashes. This method |b
will not only kill the borers at once, but will la
prevent further attacks for a season or two Itl
alter.” “
The lye may be applied to a portion ofthel®'
trunk of the tree at the same time. In ad- 1 e
dition, we would suggest that, before apply.ltl
ing the ]ye, it is a good plan to remove all of I ©
the surface earth from about the trunk of the |h
tree. By this means you can ascertain the|
exact location of the insect.
The Harrisburgh Express mentions Judge®
Willis, of that vicinity, as a erndidate for n
the next general ssembly. Also, that Judge s
W. is of opinion that our state taxes ought to f
be reduced to three mills; that he is in favoi t
of a new road law. So far, so good. All else!
being equal, it is highly probable that th< t
judge would make an excellent legislator J
The fact that he is sound upon the road andt
school questions is important and essential ’
Wo hope that every county convention will!
closely scrutinize its candidates upon these]
questions. We want live, practical, intelli-l
gent and sensible men in our next general as- 1
sembly. We arc rapidly advancing as al
people in material, social and educational]
prosperity, and should take no steps back- 1
We sincerely hope that this matter will re ca
ceive early attention at the hands of our chief wi
executives, present and prospective,and of thf pr
next general assembly. And that meantime th
the nominees for the senate and house b( po
seriously catechised upon this point. As w< hi
have heretofore remarked, it is a subject of wi
great importance to the agriculturslists o ffi
Arkansas, and no person offering himself fori
legislative position should be permitted to he
“dodge” this question. The establishment oflze
a state agricultural bureau, or something I
akin, it seems to us is an absolute necessity; I
without some such recognition and encourage- 1
ment, this all-important interest must suffer!
and languish as heretofore. The farmerscan I
demand this, and rightfully, too, and they I
should make themselves heard in the con- 1
vent ions and at the polls.
r I he following legend floats at the editorial
masthead of the DeWitt Sentry this week:
“Keep it before the people, that at the next
term of county court, appropriations will be
made to build bridges wherever needed.’
With such watchfulness on the part of th®
journals throughout the state, every

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