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Tuesday, September 20, 1901.
THE PROGRESSIVE FARMER
The Peanut Industry.
One of the resources of the South
yet in the infant stage of develop
ment is the peanut industry. The
area devoted to peanut culture is
small compared to the vast number
of acres that are available. The nut
will grow, say authorities, in various
kinds of soil if fairly fertilized. But
the best varieties are raised in the
sandy loam found so largely in Vir
ginia, the Carolinas, Alabama, Ten
nessee, Southern Georgia and North
ern .Florida. At present scarcely
more than 1 per cent of the available
surface is under cultivation. As
many as one hundred bushels have
been raised from a single acre in
North Carolina. The average though,
is probably much lower than fifty
bushels per acre.
The peanut plant is exceedingly
valuable, every part being capable
of utilization with the possible ex-
ception of the root. The "hay" is
valuable for horses, and mules espe
cially. It is said to be aomowhat
too coarse for horses, but mules
thrive on it.
The following from The Trades
man is interesting as showing the
value of this crop:
"As already intimated, the nut is
adapted to such a variety of purposes
that its value in its original form is
small compared with some of the oth
,er products which can be obtained
from it. The average American
crop in recent years has been 'nearly
4,000,000 bushels, representing a to
tal value of $10,000,000 annually. In
addition to the nuts which are eaten,
a large quantity are bought by Eu
ropean manufacturers, who extract
the kernels by machinery and press
oil from them. The oil is quite simi
lar in quality to cotton-seed oil, as
well as olive oil. It is sweet, palata
ble and clear, making it available for
table use, for lighting as well as lu
brication. Much of it is sold in Eu
rope to be used in machine shops, al--so
as one of the compounds in manu
facturing fine soaps. The fact that
it will sell for $1 a gallon abroad
shows its value. The cake left after
extracting the oil is made into bis
cuits,"' which are recommended as food
for invalids on account of the nutri
tion " which they 'contain. In fact,
peanut cake is one of the manufac
tures of Germany and sells for $33
a ton, in. its raw state, being fed
to sheep and cattle in addition to
being baked and used as human food.
'As yet, little or nothing has been
done in America to manufacture the
cake and oil, although some experi
mental compounds have been made
in a small wav; such as peanut but
ter, which constitutes an article of
diet. It is the meat of the kernel
formed into a paste by mixing with
the peanut oil and is spread on bread
and other food as a substitute for
the ordinary butter.
"The demand for the peanutTs in
dicated by the fact that Europe alone
requires about 500,000,000 pounds
yearly and that the fields in Africa
and India lone send 400,000,000
pounds to this market. Yet nearly
all of this quantity is gTound into
cake and oil for various purposes,
very few of the peanuts being sold
to be roasted and eaten rs in Ameri
ca. The quality of the nuts." raised
in the South shows they are equal in
valuable properties to the Asian or
African nuts, the variety in Tennes
see and Georgia containing as much
oil to the pound, and oil of as good
a qualify, while it is believed that
they can be grown at a much lower
price. As yet, the total crop of the
United States is less than 90,000,000
pounds." Kinston Free Press.
Censorship of Advertisments.
Information is given out in Wash
ington that the Postoffice Depart
ment will begin in the near future a
censorship of advertisements. ( The
method adopted will be as follows:
Postmasters will be instructed to for
ward to the department without de
lay any advertisement which is even
suggestively obscene or indecent.
The department will then pass on the
advertisement and notify the Asso
ciation of American Publishers, and
throusrh it the newspapers, that the
advertisement can not appear after
a given date, and that any newspaper
disregarding the Postoffice Depart
ment's injunction -wil be held up in
the postoffice where it is mailed, and
that each paper will be dealt with in
dividually. We are very glad to learn that a
movement of this kind is on foot.
While the dailv papers are the worst
offenders, there are advertisements
in the weeklies and even in the agri
cultural papers, which are so destruc
tive to public morals, and especially
to the morals of the young, that they
ought not to be permitted to enter
into any farm home. Every farmer
has the right to guard the sacred
precincts of his home not only from
the intrusion of the improper per
son, but from the intrusion of im
The work of the department will
be very greatly helped if subscribers
would take the matter in their own
hands and notify every-offending pn
per to discontinue his paper at once,
giving a good and sufficient reason
by cutting out and returning the of
This movement could be carried
still farther, and with great benefit
to the public, forbidding the inser
tion of all kinds of lottery and "get-rich-quick"
tition between newspapers has now
become so great and the price of
subscriptions so unreasonably low,
that many publishers accept about
everything that is offered, thus build
ing up their business at the expense-
of morals and decency, and pandering
to the "get-rich-quick" spirit, which
is, one of the worst evils that afflict
modern society. Let the good work
go on. Des Moines (Iowa) Farmer.
The University of North Carolina
starts the new session under very
flattering conditions. The total num
ber of students registered to date is
about five hundred and twenty-five.
It is believed that tle attendance will
reach seven Jiundred within the next
few weeks. At this time last year
the registration was about' four hun
dred and twenty.
"Joe, what's the best thing on your farm? "
"The De Laval Cream Separator, Uncle, without a doubt. It
saves time, makes the dairy work easier for all of us and brings
in $io more for each cow's product every year than I ever made
before I bought it. Why, it paid for itself the very first year."
That's what I hear everywhere, Joe, and I just ordered a
De Laval machine myself yesterday." '
" I congratulate you, Uncle, you're on the right track now, I'm
sure it will prove the best investment you ever made. . Most of my
neighbors lay their dairy success to the De Laval. It certainly is a
SEND FOR CATALOGUE AND NAME OF NEAREST LOCAL AGENT. '
THE DE LAVAL SEPARATOR CO.
Randolph & Canal Sts.
1213 Filbert Street
9 & I I Dmjmm ' ST.
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