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Tuesday, March 7, 1905. PROGRESSIVE FARMER AND COTTON PLANT. THE MARKETS RALEIGH COTTON. I Raleigh, March 4. 1905. Price today price this date last year Receipt to date Receipts ume period last year. 11872 bales 13,068 bales CHARLOTTE PRODUCE. CHARLOTTE, N. C, March Chickens spring . I J " I liens per head ... J corn Oats feed.. Oats ..... i mmm uiaxa -- S Cotton Seed.. L nj 1 1 4 m itrvfltnl Hides -ary bh. Hides green, 25 and up Kips srreea, IS to 25...... Calf skins, 6 to 12. Calfskins, tinder 5..... sheep skins, full wool . LimO BJS1UB.... . Goat skuis 4, 190S. 20 20 25 30 83 6870 46 4M 6466 24 IL00 13 11 9 -70 .. 40 & & 70 T.00 S56) 15 25 BALTIMORE PROVISIONS. Baltimore, Md., March 4, 1905. Flour winter patents ....... 5. ko $5.75 Spring patents.- Wheat whaat Mnnthern Corn, Southern white ... Oats, ro. wmie Kutter. fancy Imitation .......... Butter, rancy creamery .. Butter, store packed..... Ktres fresh............. i 'hcpsp fl rm Sngar, coarse granulated 6.95 (3 6.20 $ 1.00 1.13 ... 60 5 4 87 8387 . 29 80 .. 83(3134 20 a 22 24 12 12 RICHMOND TOBACCO. Richmond, Va., March 4, 1905. Tne quotations are as follows : DARK FIRED TOBACCO SIW. Primings T.nro Short to medium leaf... Long leaf ... I 1.50 to 8.50 to 6.00 t 10 00 to f 8.50 6.00 9.00 130 DARK FIRED TOBACCO REORDERED. Lnea 4.50 to S 5.50 hum nn Short leaf. Medium leaf. ...... Itntr leaf. Wrappers and selections BRIGHT TOBACCO. Smokers Common Medium..... Fine Cutter Common Medium... l 1 D 6 Fancy ....-..-.. Fll'ers Common.. Medium .......... Good If 1 D 6 Wrappers Com mon Medium Good Fancy.. 6 00 to 7.00 to 8.00 to 10.00 to I 7 00 to 9.50 to 12 00 to 11.00 to 12.00 to 16.00 to 20.00 t o 7.00 to 9 00 to 10 50 to 12.00 to 14.00 to 18.00 to 27.00 to 85.00 to 40.00 to SUN-CURED TOBACCO. Primings ..f 1.50 to Lugs, common to good. Lugs, (rood to prime ..... snort lear.., Long lef Wrappers 4.00 to 6.00 to 7.50 to 10.00 to 12.50 to 7.50 8.00 12 00 14.00 V f 9.00 11.50 1100 13 00 15.00 20 00 22.50 8.00 10 00 11.51 14.00 18.00 25.00 85.00 40.00 4500 t 3.50 6.00 7.00 10.00 12.00 85.00 NORFOLK MARKET. (Corrected weekly by Triune Fruit and Produce Company.) Norfolk, Marbh 4, 1905.) Fresh country eggs per doz 24 to 25c Drensed poultry, drawn, per lb. 14 to 16c. 40 to ibe. $3.25 to 53.50 S3 00 to Si. 20 12.25 to S3.05 75 to S1.2S n.OO to $1.25 $1.85 to $1.60 6 to 1 Old hens (live) large and fat a. js. peas, per bag or 2 bu. Black peas, pr bag of 2 bo.. Appies, per no Rutabaga turnips, per bag . Turnips, per bbl Cabbage per bbl Dressed hogs, per lb. Lettuce, oer hamcer 8weet potatoes, per bbL, In de mand Spring chickens.. Turkeys (live) Turkeys (dressed) lacis, eacn Guineas, eah . H 50 to f 1.75 $1.75 to $2.25 Honey, In pound eases, In comb uams, smitBeld, per lb. xiams, v., per lb Hams, N. C, per lb. ceiery, pr dozen lettuce, per hamper. rvam, per ddi Splnath, per bbl. Irish potatoes, ner basr Seed Irish Potatoes for planting, per bbl s Oolons. per bushel. Country Batter, per lb.. 20 to 15 to 18 to 25 to 25 to 18 to 18 to 16 to 60 to 1.76 to 75 to 1.25 to 1.20 to 80 17 20 80 27 8o 23 20 - 20 90 2.00 1.60 1.75 1.40 8.00 2.25 to 1.50 12 to 26K Peanuts Fancy. TV Peanuts, strictly prime V-A Peanuts, machine picked-. 2 Peanuts, bunch S Spanish peanuts 87 Irish Potatoes, Va. 2d crod $2.25 to $3.00 Onions, per bag (2 bu. to bag) 2.60 to 2.65 Corn, white, per bushel Cora, mixed, per bushel Cracked Corn, per bushel "ay No. 1, Timothy, per ton lint. XT " . , i, Aiixa, per ton Mraw, Rye. per ton Fran, per ton Middling, per ton. J ottn eed Meal, per ton V.ats. per bushel Mixed Oats, per bushel 66 to 68 S3 to 66 55 to 57 .$14.00 to $16.00 13.00 to 14.00 9.25 to 12.00 21.00 to 22.00 2 00 to 23.00 29.00 88 to 42 S8 to 88 Thoughts for Fanners. The Aldrich Plan. For several years, Mr. Aldrich, of Barnwell, S. C, has been success fully raising corn and cotton on the same land. He plants his whole crop that way. He lays off rows four feet wide and plants two in cotton and two in corn. He makes a great abun dance of corn, with some to spare, after feeding horses, cattle, hogs and fowls liberally. Peas planted be tween the hills of corn or sown at laying-by time keep up the land and make three to six bushels of peas to the acre. He claims that he makes as much cotton to the acre as the average crop of all cotton in his neighborhood. Two Spartanburg farmers tried the plan last year and they are so well pleased that they will try it again. If the corn is planted early it will mature before the cotton has put on a full crop. Tf he plants the same field the next year he alternates the rows, planting cot ton where the corn was. Teach the Girls to Cook. A few days aro a club woman was speaking of a certain family. She said: "The girls know how to make dainty little dishes of various sorts, and then they serve them in a most attractive way." With the many breakfast foods and great variety of cakes, crackers and wafers for sale in the grocery stores, there is danger of cooking becoming one of the lost arts. Old-time Southern house keepers were noted for the excellent cooking of substantials and the dainty cakes, custards, wafers and a variety of desserts. Now they- send to. the baker's or grocer's for their mince pies, plum puddings, cakes and bread. Let the girls be taught to cook. It is quite an accomplishment, and will be helpful in their homes when they have forgotten to play the piano, or flinch, or euchre. Water on the Farm. Sorr.o of the older readers of The Progressive Farmer may remember a time when water for domestic pur poses had to be brought from the spring which was generally 200 to 300 yards from the house. Stock had to be carried to the nearest branch or creek to be watered. Both people and stock suffered for water at times. A well in the yard saves much labor and insures an abundant supply of water. If a farmer has several Jbead of stock to water it will pay him in one year to dig a well in his horse lot and get an old-fashioned trough that will-hold 50 to 75 erallons. That will save much time, If the farmer has two or three hundred acres, it may be inconvenient to carry plow animals some distance for water dur ing the long hot days. A well dug in a convenient place will save much time and give water to stock when needed. But better than wells, is a hydraulic ram, if a farmer .has a spring or clear branch near his house with fall enough to use one. The ram, piping and tank will cost only two or three bales of cotton, and water will be furnished to house, kitchen and horse lot. Any farmer who runs four or five plows could af ford that, and after using this water system awhile, he would never give it up. The well could be kept in good order for drinking 'water. CHAS. PETTY. Spartanburg Co., S. C. The Rice Situation in South Carolina. It seems to be generally accepted that there will be about 50 per cent reduction in our rice acreage this coming year, this state of affairs be ing brought about by the inability of the small planters to hold their own under present conditions. Only large planters will therefore continue to plant as formerly. In a few cases, truck is being plant ted as an experimental crop on the rice lands, but only in a small way. In the Georgetown section, no substitute for rice can be found, as the lands are low lying, and subject to inundations from freshets. Concerning market coiditions here, would say that there is n feel ing of more confidence among the dealers in' clean rice and more dis position to buy. Some round lots have been brought, and better prices rule, than in December, and the first part of January. H. G. Seeding, in Rice Journal. THOUSANDS HIVE KIDNEY TROUBLE AND NEVER SUSPECT IT. Cotton Farmers' Meeting in Lenoir. To the Farmers and Business Men of Lenoir County: - I will be glad if the farmers and business men of Lenoir County will , meet in Kinston Wednesday, March j 15th, at 11 o'clock a. m. I hope if J there is a township in the countv that has not yet organized, they will take steps at once to organize and hand in their reports to the County Asso ciation on the 15th. This is very important, and I hope this will be promptly attended to. The town ships should elect a chairman, secre tarv and treasurer. The object of this county meeting is a very important one. We want to elect officers for the ensuing year, and we have other matters to come before the Association, and I hope we can get the will of the peo ple in settling these affairs. The Hon. Jas. A. Brown, of Chad bourn, and Col. Jno, S. Cuninsrham, of Person County, the State Presi dent of the Farmers' and Business Men's Associaiton, have been invited, and are expected to be with us for the nurpose of addressing the people of the county on the cotton, tobacco and trucking situation. I most earnestly urcre that the farmers and business men all over the county come out on this occasion and let's see if we can't get closer to gether and give one whole day to our interests. , R. L. BLOW, Chairman. Farmers' and Business Men's Association of Lenoir Co., Grangers, N". C. An interesting letter to our read ers from Mrs. E. Austin of Nw York City. Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 9th, 1902. A little over a year ago I was taken with severe pains In my kidneys and bladder. They continued to give me trouble for over two months, and I suffered untold misery. I became weak, emaciated, and very much run down. I bad great difficulty In retain ing my urine, and was obliged to pass water very often night and day.. After I had used a sample bottle of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, which you so kindly sent me on my request, I experienced great relief. I Immediately bought of my druggist two large bottles and continued taking it regularly. I am pleaesd to say that Swamp-Root cured me entirely. I can now stand on my feet all day without having any bad symptoms whatever. You are at liberty to use this testimonial letter If yotu wish, tiratenuiy yours, JfetJ. (. 19 Nassau Street. The mild and prompt effect of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-"Ront, the great kid ney, liver and bladder remedy, is soon realized. It stands the highest for its wonderful cures of the most distressing cases. Recommended and taken by physicians, used in hospit als and endorsed by people of promi nence everywhere. To prove what Swamp-Root will do for you a sam ple bottle will be sent absolutely free, by mail, also a book telling all about Swamp-Root and its wonderful cures. Address Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bing hamton, N. Y., and be sure to men tion Teading this . generous offer in The Progressive Farmer. If you are already convinced that Swamp-Root is what you need, you can purchase the regular fifty-cent and one-dollar size bottles at the drug stores everywhere. Don't make any mistake, but remember the name, Swamp-Root. Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root, and the address, Birighamton, 'N. Y., on every bottle. When writing advertisers, pleas mention this nflnPT. vvvvvvvtvvvvvvvwvvvvwvvvvvvvvvvw 27 FOR Corn Growers 1st Prize .50 2d M 825 3d $15 4 th 810 Pesirne to introduce to the corn growers of the O south Tour WONDERFUL AND VARIETY OF OF IMPROVED SEED CORN, BATTLE'S PROLIFIC, which has made such magnificent yields wherever tried, we have decided to offer four prizes as stated, for the first best, second best, third best and fourth best developed and largest ears grown fromthis seed. Eacn contestant to send us fifty ears by November 15, 1905, and .the Judges will then decide among which four growers the $100 will be divided. The following well-known gentlemen have consented to act as judges in this contest : T. B. Parker, Secretary and Business Agent of the North Carolina Farmers' Alliance, Raleigh. Col. JuiiiAN S. Carr, owner of Occoneechee Farm, and President of First National Bank, Durham. DR.C.W. Burkett, Professor of Agriculture at A. AM. College, and Agricultural Editor of The Pro gressive Farmer, Raleigh. BATTLE'S RROLIFIO IS A MAGNIFICENT WHITE DENT CORN, and even If there were no prizes the Increased yield will richly repay you for giving it a trial. You have noth ing to lose, and a splendid opportunity to win a nice prize. Ten Cents may bring you 850, Order to-day and enter the contest. . Seed packet 10c.; pint 25c.; quart 45c; by mail post paid. For .further information and prices on larger quantities, write F. 43. BATTLE, Mgr. Southern Seed Co. 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