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THE PRO GRElSIVE FARMER
Tuesday, September 20, 1904.
There is nothing that gives a pass
erby a poorer opinion of a farm than
a roadside front encumbered with a
weed and scrub nursery. On many a
farm which is otherwise comparative
ly clean, the roadside is allowed to
furnish weed seeds enough annually
to keep up the supply of brow sweat-
' ings for the next season. Even
where there is some effort to keep
the roadside clean it is common to
let the whole growth remain until
fall, when the weed seeds are ripe and
then have a cleaning up which accom
plishes, little good. In traveling
through Northern Indiana we were
struck with the beautiful sod on each
side of the railroad line and inside of
the railroad fences. The grass and
weeds were carefully mowed more
than) once during the season and
there was, late in the fall, a sod of
emerald green which made a strong
contrast with the brown and closely
" grazed fields on the farms along
side. It takes little work, if done
at the right time, to keep the road
side in front of one's farm neat and
.showing only a clean sod instead of
bushes and weeds.' The front of thou
sands of farms in all parts of the
country shows a growth of bushes
that hide the fields beyond and ive
a neglected apncarance to the whole
place. Now is the time to get at
these things. Grub the whole front
carefully, and determine that f next
season the growth shall be kentr down.
As , the young sprouts appear in
spring, it will take but a little while
with the scythe to clip them off, and
a regular clipping with the scythe
xilLilo -tnvrc towards banishing the
bushes than any grubbing that is
done but once a year. Where the no
fence law is in operation it is easy
to keep the roadside clean with the
mowing machine, and every farmer
who takes any pride in the appear
ance of his place will see to this.
There is a money value in neatness,
for if two places side by side are
offered for sale, one neat and clean
and the other bordered with bushes
and weeds, the clean farm will brine
more money per acre by reason of Its
appearance. Then if we add to this
some beauty in the planting of the
front and the approach to the house
with a well-kept drive and a beautiful
lawn, we will be adding dollars to the
salable value of the farm at a small
cost. Practical Farmer.
Beware of Far-away Investments.
With the experience of the last five
years with fake mining companies
and oil schemes, it seems strange that
any of our readers would be taken in
by some of the new Cuban companies,
whose stock is now being floated ; but
our information indicates that this
is the case. Thousands and thou
sands of dollars have been sent out
of the State of Iowa to be invested
in mining schemes in the West and
oil schemes in the South, and we ven
ture to say that for every thousand
dollars thus invested not fifty cents
has been returned to the investor.
A gentleman who is in a position to
know remarked to us last fall that as
near as he could estimate over half
a million dollars had besn invested
by Des Moines people in Western
mines, or, rather, in Western mining
companies which owned a prospect
for mines, and that with one excep
tion the investors had failed to real
ize anything. In this exception the
investor made some money, but on re
investing it on another proposition
of the same sort lost it.' We are
not in a position to know whether
this statement is correct, but we believe-
it to be.
In every county in the State there
are one or more farmers who have
invested all the way from twenty to
a thousaud dollars or more in mining
companies. When oil was found in
Texas a lot of wildcat companies
were organized and the stock floated
through the daily, and, we regret to
say, some cases through the agri
cultural press, and the sorry experi
ence of those who invested in West
ern mines did not seem lo deter
them from throwing good money af
ter bad by going into some of the
Texas oil companies.
Now we have the Cuban and Philip
pine companies. Many people have
a hazy idea that there are immense
fortunes to be made in these new
possessions, and when a smooth agent
comes along and explains how the
company which he represents has se
cured for a song options on immense
ly valuable tracts of fand and is rais
ing money to enable it to take ad
vantage of these options, ihc tempta
tion for some is too strong to be re
sisted. If our readers aro wise, they
will absolutely refuse to invest a
nickel in any, proposition this
kind. The chances that they will
win are not one in a thousand. It
is the same old game in a new guise.
On most farms there are plenty
of places where surplus capital can
be invested to advantage, and where
the money invested will not only pro
duce good interest but add to the
value of the entire farm. For ex
ample, tile drains, where needed:
woven wire fences, making the farm
hog-tight; water system in the
house; a new kitchen range; and a
washing machine; better building,
etc., etc. Put your surplus money
where you can find it, and where
you and yours will get the benefit of
it. Wallace's Farmer.
Seven white men were convicted in
Danville, Va., of being members of
a mob that attempted to lynch a ne
gro at Danville several weeks ago.
They were sentenced to pay a fine of
$50 each and to serve one day in jail
They were placed in jail with the
same negro they attempted to lynch.
Horse Owners! Use
v.Th.e Baft. Kest niilSTER ever used. Take
the place of all Hnaments for mild or severe action
I-JP-n Banch" or Blemishes from Horses
??iVU1SUPBRSRUES ALL CAUTKBT
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PrtI?Ui kVo1k ll war2"?ie t0 ,ve satisfaction
b7niV.6i?er ttle' .old drogKlsts. or sent
P,"1' !?pfff 8 PW. with full directions for
THB L A WRKKCR' WILLIAMS CO.. Cleveland. O.
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B REE DE RSV DIR E C TO RY
COLLIE DOGS AND BERKSHIRE PIGS. ;
None better -85.00 to 825.00, according
to quality and pedigree. Brown Leghorn
and Atlanta Pullets and Cockerels at $15 per
dozen. PHIL S. WADE fc CO.,
.Cornelia, Ga. d
50 Choice Berkshire Pigs
From registered stock. . Can give pairs no
akin ; price from $10 to $20 per pair. Ready
for shipment August 15th.
HICKORY MILLING, CO.,
Hickory, N. C.
Herefords and Shropshires Next Two Weeks,
For the next two weeks I will offer the fol
lowing stock at prices that the Southern
farmers cannot afford to let pass. One reg
istered Bull Calf, nine months old, good
enough to head any herd In the South, for
J100. Three-fourth blood Calves, extra qual
ity, from five to ten months old, 25 each.
Two yearling Shropshire Rams, will weigh
about 200 each, for 20 each. Lambs all sold.
No cut On above prices. If you want any of
the above stock, write at once. This ad. will
only appear once more.
W. E. SHIPLEY, Valle Cruces. N. C.
J, Dm Whltaker, Frop.
CLAY MOUNT FARM,
Two mlle& North of Raleigh, N. C.
Breeder pubs bred
ENGLISH BERKSHIRE HOGS AND
Won every premium entered for the N. C.
State Fairs of 1901 1902 and 1903 on hoes.
CHESTER WHITES REGISTERED HERD:
FIRST PREMIUM STOCK.
Largest and most prolific Hog on record.
Breeding stock, 400 to 700 lbs., service males
and extra choice pigs for sale; Give -my
time to this breed exclusively. Strictly first
choice stock shipped only.
P. M. FUNKHOU8ER, Winchester, Va.
References: Farmers & Merchants Na
tional Bank. Winchester, Va.
Gottaoe Valley Stock Farm.
FINE STOCK FOR .SALE.
We offer the following very fine stock at
very low prices, quality considered : Pair of
well-built 1,200 pounds Bay Id ares, six years
old : a splendid farm team and very good
Several fine family Milch Cows, fresh,
young and gentle ; and one fine Bnll Calf,
out or Shorthorn cow, by registered Angus
Seven-eighths and fifteen-sixteenths grade
Angus Bull and Helffer Calves. These calves
look like thoroughbred Angus, and will
please the moBt fastidious.
Fine Back Lambs, out of Shropshire ewes,
by a registered Dorset Buck at 6 00 each.
Thoroughbred Laced Wyandotte 'Cockr ells
and Pulletts at $1.00 each.
N W. M. W ATKINS & SONS,
Sax P. O., Charlotte County, Va.
fl few Fine Po-
land China Figs
now ready for delivery. Prices rlgStt. Ad
dress . T. B. PARKER, Ralelgh;N. C.
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w 5 a 9 J3 W TSS
d Jerseys and Berkshlrcs.
Thirty Daughters by Blltmores Tor
ment, No. 60761, from four to sixteen
months old, that will be bred to Sul
tan of Blltmore, No. 66,800 ; also sev
eral nice bull calves from good dams:
one bull sixteen months old, ready for
service, from May Vena, No. 176.748.
Private test : 18 lbs. and 15 ounces in
seven days when this calf was six
months old, and she was two months
In calf. Record for herd for 1903: 402
pounds of butter, Including ten heif
ers with first calf. Write for what you
want ; or better, come and see.
ftm L. OHUrORD,
Nkwton, N. C.
IP II (B S
Essex and Poland China.
A fine lot of them. The Poland Chinas five
and six monts old; the Essex eight to twelve
weeks old. Also a choice lot of South and
Hampshlredown Sheep. Prices reasonable.
Your orders solicited. L. G. JONES,
Tobaccovllle, N. C.
Breeders of . .
Best Strains of
Box 5, GREENSBORO. N- C.
SUNNY HOME HERD.
Baron Rose boy, 57666 by the famous sire
Oay Blaokblrd, (who sold at auctlonwben
nine years old at Sl,025) at head of the -herd.
Forty-seven registered females in
herd sired by some of the most famous
bulls in America.
We have sold recently five bulls to head
registered herds. This speaks for the in
dividual quality and breeding of our
First-class young stock of both sexes for
sale at all times at reasonable prices.
Write Am Lm French,
R. F. D. No. 2, Byrdville, Va.
Depot Fitzgerald, N. C, 24 miles from Dan
ville, Va., on D. & W. Railway.
Cuts of Live Stock.
The Progressive Farmer has on hand a
number of cuts of the prominent breeds
of live stock and poultry which we can
furnish breeders for use in this Directory
free of charge. Write at once for our ad
vertising rates. 1
BILTMORE, W. O.
Headquarters In the United States for
A. J. C. C. Jorsoys, Both Imported and Homebred. Beep milkers
of the best type, constitution and breeding. Over three hundred to select
from, In four herds.
Large English Berkshires. More size and finish than you can find any
where else. Both homebred, imported, and the combination of the two
Standard Poultry. The Great Utility Breeds a Hpeclalty. Barred and
White Plymoth Kocks, White and Golden Wyandottesr White and Brown
Leghorns, Bronzeand White Holland Turkeys, Pekln Docks and Toulouse
Geese. Note. We have had more orders than we could fill for eggs, and
can now only book orders for fall birds, for show or breeding.
Before Ordering Anything In Our Line, at least allow us to give you a
price and guaranteed description. Bv so doing you will get the benefit
of the experience of an expert in each department, and some of t he blood
lines which have been tested and won over all competitors in the most
prominent snows ox me continent.