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o PEOGRESSIVE FABMEB AND COTTON PLANT. Tuesday, ay 2, 1905. . -1 1 . . - i GENUINE PERUVIAN GUANO Manipulated In no way. A fine natural bird manure Never Has Been Equalled Never Will Be Equalled. SHIPMENTS FROM WILMINGTON, N- O NORFOLK, VA. Oliver Smith Co., importers, WILMINGTON, N. C, Nitrate of Soda, Muriate of Potash. GROUND PHOSPHATE LIME Good for Corn, Peanuts, Pota toes, Truck and all other crops. Analysis : 80 to 85 Per Cent. Carbonate of Lime. Results can be seen for years when once used. .:::::: 0 Ror Ton. Address, B. F. KEITH, Wilmington, N. C. Save all ike Grain Belle City Small Threshers are so low priced the farmer can own one and thresh iy kind of grain when it is ready, at less cost than to stack it. Light enough to take anywhere ; strong enough to do any work. Compact, durable, guar anteed. Big Illustrated catalog fr. Send for iC Belle City Mf. Co. RACUE JCSCTI05, WIS, Box 109 A4s I Dflallocli gKsa Flat Tooth lipweeder s Kills weeds, stirs top soil, makes dust mulch, " preserves moisture. Great benefit to all crops. Manufactured under special license. Seeder Attachment insures uniform sowing and right covering of all grasses. Sows 2 to 18 quarts per acre. Ask for book of field scenes showing weeder at work. Keystone Cultivator Attachment for Sulky, Riding, Walking or Two Row Cultivators. Runs on the row, where shovels cannot reach. Uncov ers corn, stirs soil, kills weeds. Great cul tivator feature. Write for descriptive circulars. Keystone Farm Machine Co., 1563 N. Beiver St, York, Pa. When writing advertisers, men tion this paper. IN EDGECOMBE COUNTY. State Lecturer Cates Describes a Trip Made in .the Interest of the Farmers1 Alliance To Wayne County Next. Messrs. Editors: On the 10th in stant your correspondent was met in Rocky Mount, Edgecombe County, by Hon. E. Daughtridge and car ried out to his splendid home about two 'miles east of Rocky Mount. Here we spent the night, and the next morning Mr. Daughtridge turn ed over to us the old gray horse, "King George," arid a rubber-tired buggy and we started out to talk and work in the interest of our be loved Order, the Farmers' Alliance. We found the farmers extremely busy planting corn and cotton. And here we will say that as a rule we hardly think these farmers are cut ting their cotton crop as much as most of the other cotton counties. We would judge the cut here to be about 15 per cent. We visited the following Sub Alli ances: Whitaker, Battleboro, Leg gets, Lawrence and Fork Creek. Fairly good crowds attended all these places and much interest was shown in the work. In fact, there was a general revival among the old mem bers, and some sixty odd new mem bers were added to the county roll, and it is a notable fact that Edge combe .County Farmers' Alliance numbers in her Councils great num bers of her biggest and brainest men. On Thursday, the 13th instant, the County Alliance met at the beautiful home of Dr. R. H. Speight, the guests of the Whitaker Sub Alliance. About 12 o'clock, noon, the Alliance was called to order by the president, Dr. Speight, in his own unassuming, modest way; and when the roll was called every Sub in the county was there save one, and this was on ac count of high-water. After an hour or more was spent in the tranaction of business pertaining to the farm ers' interest, the Alliance adjourned for dinner. Well, Mr. Editor, I wish ou could have been there. There was less than five thousand fed and more than twelve baskets of frag ments left. After dinner was over, there was a general mixing-up of the people; all seemed to enjoy the hour. The State Lecturer was called upon and responded in his own pe culiar way to encourage the thorough organization of the farmers, and tried to show how uplifting and pe culiar fitting occasions like this are to the farmers, etc. The Alliance adjourned to meet at the residence of Hon. L. E. Daught rid ' on the second Thursday in July as the guest of the Juvenile Sub Alliance, and I predict a great crowd there that day. We visited the homes of J. C. Marks, James M. Johnston, B. F. Shelton, Frank Savage, Brit Howell, M. C. Daniel, and many others, whose names we have forgotten for the time being, all of whom have our sin cerest love and gratitude, and we will ever remember the hospitality of these people. The gentleness of the ladies, and the gallantry of her men, ares omething fine. On Friday, the 21st instant, Bro. B. F. Shelton, of Fork Creek Sub, hitched his best horse to one of Bab cock's best buggies and bronght us over to the historic old town of Tar boro. Brother Shelton is one of the most progressive men. in Edgecombe County. He is simply getting rich farming, and the secret of it is. he raises all his supplies corn. - hay. Deei, pork, horses m fact, he'lives at heme. Saturday morning, April 22nd, we took the train at Rocky Mount and went to Goldsboro. We found a rmm- ber of old friends in town, and after talking the matter over, decided to two and then go back to Wayne and finish up the work there. So lookout for Cates in Wayne in a ween or j,wu, and be ready. We spent the night in w ayne with our good inena, uuuu S. Davis. Brother Davis is a suc oaVifr raises strawberries, UCSOIIU ivlAVw , - . - .aUao-A VAPts and is mak- ing money independent of low-priceu cotton. Then Sunday we took din ner with home folks, John Mitchell, and then boarded the train at itose and made for the Quaker Hill Farm. We arrived safe, and found Easter Sunday about over, but to-day our people all over this country are keep ing Easter as sacred as Christmas. The cotton mills are standing still and the operatives are enjoying the day to the tullest. ine sun is snm Jn rr hriirbt. and tho little roses are beginning to peep out and we are happy m our little country Home. "H. M CATES. Alamance Co., N. C. County Alliance Meetings. I. - Mecklenburg. Messrs. Editors: The regular quarterly meeting of Mecklenburg County Farmers' Alliance was held at Derita Thursday April, 13th. Ow ing to the very, busy season, the at tendance was not as large as would have been expected at a more leisure time. However, a goodly number were present, and all were enthusi astic over the prospect for a good strong organization in the near fu ture. Derita Sub received us with open arms, and would not allow us to depart until we promised to meet with them again at our next quar terly meeting, which will be on Fri day, July 28th. W. F. SAMPLE, Sec. Mecklenburg Co., N. C. II. Chatham. Messrs. Editors : The Chatham County Alliance was held with Love's Creek Sub on Thursday, April 13th. The meeting was well attended by delegates from the various Sub-Alliance who reported a steady growth of the Alliance throughout the coun ty. Interest in the organization of the farmers is steadily growing in Chatham, and we are looking for ward to a great Alliance revival in our midst. We had the pleasure of having Bro. J. H. Currie, of Cumberland County, to address us on the prin ciples and benefits of organization and the upbuilding of the agricultu ral interests of the State. His speech was strong and forceful and will do a great deal of good. Our people were very much pleased and benefited by the address of Brother Currie, and hope to have him with us again. The day was spent profitably and will insure to the benefit of the Alliance in Chatham. However, we were saddened at not having with us our former beloved president, R. E. Webster, who has passed away from earth since our last county meting. Bros. B. W. Bobbin, J. A. Walters, T. J. Dark, W. B. Dorsett and Henry Buckner were appointed a .committee to draft suitable resolutions of respect for our deceased brother. Bro. H. M. Harper, another valu able member, has gone to his re ward and a committee, consisting of Bros. R. C. Siler, R. H. Dixon and L. Moon, were appointed to draft suitable resolutions in regard to his death. Bro. N. A. Jones was elected pres ident to fill the unexpired term of Brother . Webster. The next regular quarterly meet ing will be held .at Hickory Moun tain Baptist church on the second Thursday in July. We are all look ing forward to that occasion with pleasure, there will be a picnic and public speaking, and everv farffi and his family are invited to com' out and enjoy the. occasion with J ' We have invited Bro. II, (jat ; to be with us and speak for us !! that time, and hope he will be abl to come. e J. T. JOHN SOX, ty Alliance. 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