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, r, -i v. vstMCC Ü38M ... .. ., ..41 rmnn in 1 1 Vol. VIII Roy, Mora County, New Mexico, Saturday, September 23 1911- No. 35 PREVENTION OF SMUT CALL FOR REPUBLICAN STATE CONVENTION ROY DISTRICT FAIR SPAN CAM MUE Several of the farmers have called at this office for a copy of the Spanish-American of July 29th containing the article writ ten by Mr. R. S. Trumbull on "Prevention of Smut," and as the article is very long and for lacit of space, we will only give the formulas as he gives them. Of the several methods of treating wheat for smut, I will mention but two which I consider most applicable for the farmers on the mesa: I. Copper Sulphate and Lime treatment. " 2. Formalin treatment. Directions for applping copper sulphate and lime treatment: One pound of crystallized com mercial copper sulphate, also known as blue stone or blue vit riol, is dissolved in 25 gallons of water bv tying the copper sul phate crystals in a piece of coarse gunny sack and suspending them just below the surface of the water. A convenient arrange raent for treating the wheat is to use barrels or tanks having a bunghole at the bottom protected on the inside by a piece of wire screen so that the liquid can , be drawn off. Fill the barrels or tanks about two thirds full of grain. The wheat is soaked in the blue stone solution for about 12 hours and then for 5 minutes in lime water, which is made by soaking 1 pound of good stone lime and diluting to 10 gallons of water after it is slaked. The wheat should be stirred several times while in the blue stone so lution and should be agitated thoroughly-while being dipped in the lime water. If the wheat contains much smut, it should first be washed, tilling the barrel to the top with water. Stir well with hoe or paddle and skim off any smut balls which come to the top. These smut balls mus; be burned or buried as they contain the spores or germs of the smut fangus and are able to infect wheat again after it has been treated. The water is now drain ed off and the wheat is ready for treatment. Crytalized copper sulphate in 10 pound lots should cost you not to exceed 10 or 12 cents per pound, so that 50 gollons of solu tion can be made at cost o: about 25 cents. The copper sulphate treatment is often used without the lime water, but the germinating power of the seed is likely to be injured Directions for applying form alin treatment: Formalin is a trade name for a 40 percent solution of formalde hyde, and it is important to know the solution used is or ful strength and that the bottles con tain full weight. Une pound 6 Whereas, pursuant to the pro visions of the Enabling Act ; and the resolution admitting New Mexico into the sisterhood of states, the Governor of New Mexico has issued his proclama tion ordering an election to be held on Tuesday. November 7. 1911, for the purpose of electing the various congressional, state, legislative, judicial and county officers authorized by the consti tution heretofore adopted by the people of New Mexico. Now, therefore, pursuant to and in accordance with resolu tions adopted by the Republican central committee of New Mexico in convention assembled at Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Tuesday, September 5, 191 1, a call is hereby issued for the holding of the first Republican State Convention in the city of Las Vegas, New Mex ico, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of Thursday, the 28th day of September, A. D. 1911, for the purpose of nominating candidates for the various congressional and state offices created and author ized by law; and the Republican central committees of the various counties of the new state, except as otherwise by this committee ordered, are requested to issue call for the holding, upon such notice and date as they uiav deem expedient, county conventions for the purpose of electing dele gates to said State Convention, at which the basis of representation shall be 1 delegate for each 100, or fraction thereof of 50 or more, of the votes cast for the Republi can candidate for delegate to con gress at the election of 190b, and 1 delegate at large from each county now in existence; upon which basis the representation at said State Convention from the several counties of New Mexico shall be as follows: Bernalillo, 25 Chaves, 10 formalin should be dissolved in 50 gallons of water and then sprinkled over the seed of the wheat which is spread out on the floor or other smooth surface. The formalin solution is best ap plied with a sprinkling pot. The wheat must be shoveled over un til it is thoroughly wet with this solution. The grain should be left in a pile for two or three hours and then spread out thin to dry. One gallon of the solution will wet about one bushel of grain, so that sprinkling in this manner is much more economical .than immersing. The formalin gives off pungent fumes, and for this Colfax, 17 Curry, 5 Dona Ana, 18 Eddy, . 4 Grant, 10 Guadalupe, 11 Lincoln, 9 Luna, 3 McKinley, 5 Mora, 15 Otero, 7 Quay, 11 Rio Arriba, 16 Roosevelt, 7 Sandoval, 10 San Juan, 6 San Miguel, 30 Santa Fe, 17 Sierra, 5 Socorro, 17 Taos, 13 Torrance, 8 Union, 14 Valencia, . - 15 Total, ' H03 It is recommended that in event the same delegates are not elected delegates to the judicial and leg islative district conventions that the same basis be used in the el ection of such district delegates and that such conventions shall be called and held, after the state convention, at such time and place as may be agreed upon by the chairmen of the central com mittees of the several counties composing the respective dis tricts mentioned, or in default of agreement by said chairmen, by a majority of the delegates elect to such district convention. It is further recommended that the Republican county conven tions in and for the several coun ties, for the nomination of county officers, be held after the State Convention. H.O. BURSUM, Chairman. JOSE D. SENA, Secretary. reason it is probably the most ef fective treatment for wheat smut that can be applied in this man ner. Much less solution is re quired than in the copper sul phate treatment. Big Dance. There will be a big dance to night at I. O. O. P. Hall, to which everybody is invited. There will be no admission charged, and a collection only sufficient to pay for hall and music will be taken. Good music and good floor. Er erybody come. The premium list for the Rov District Fair.is off the press and is being rapidly distributed where it will do the most good. it is a neat 4x10 inch 8 page folder, and offers nearly $1,000 in special and regular premiums, besides containing advertise ments of the live business houses of Roy. Iu addition to this the Association has issued an attract ive poster in two :olors setting forth the main facts connected with the Fair, and the work of advertising the Roy District Fair has been most thorough and ef fective. The donations of special prizes for the occasion has been most generous. All the whole sale houses who do business in Roy have responded generously and their gifts are in the line of legitimate advertising. There is one notable exception to this rule, namely the International Harvester Co., who found them selves too poor and do business on too narrow a margin to come through with anything. Our readers will find this in line with what they have already learned of this particular aggregation, so further comment is unnecessary. Crops are looking tine now and the leading thought with every one in the district is that they must bring something to the Fair. The exhibit will undoubtedly be one of the best ever shown in the territory in a small town, and it is the biggest thing in its line that has ever been attempted here. President Boulware and Secre tary W. Fred Ogden are fulfilling all the expectations of the associ ation who chose1 them for the ar duous task of pulling this Fair through its initial stage, and they have loyal support all over the mesa. " . New Addition to the Good man Mercantile Co. The attraction is a magnificent Millinery display. Miss Lillian Greiner has arrived from the East, where she made an elabor ate and up-to-date selection of elegant millinery. Miss Greiner has charge of the millinery de partment. A cordial invitation is extended to you to visit our store and inspect our millinery, also a full line of fall goods of every description which are ar riving daily. Notice. Members ' of the Executive Committee of the Roy District Fair Association are notified to meet at the office of the secretary on Wednesday, Sept. 27th, at 2 p. m. The chairmen of all the other committees will please be present and submit reports. By order of the president. R. W. BOULWARE, Pres. W. FRED OGDEN, Secy.