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PROGRESSIVE FARMER AND COTTON PIAOT.
Tuc 11 Jay, September 5, 1905. i lctmip and its " white and contemporaries, formed from r;n,1iiiL's of other rocks subject 'i m .-normous pressure, and lastly. i ..vprites and sulphur rocks oft honey-combed, the result oi sDOiitincs of steam and hot ...I ..t tVom the earth's bowels all J ',nml in wonderful profusion. fii'low the canyon where the river rnr more peacefully, ail tnese ior- ..it;,,ns are represented m the huge of eohhle-s tones and smaller j.milVrs over which the water plays. Thr i'i'liMo-s tones were themselves ?ri -t l rocks, detached by wind wateri frost and sun from their moun tain lase and rolled and ground by rJvpr force until all their sharp cor- ners have been worn and polished away. A Giant Fire Cracker. Watching" the Government enpri- imv cutting a road along1 the side of the canyon for the transporta tion of supplies to build the dam CiUMio barrels of cement alone will l o needed I observed the explosion of a big charge of dynamite, which burst with a roar echoing up and down the canyon with deafening rev( rb rations. Immediately an ob long granite rock of some 150 tons weight was torn from its base and hurled down into the river a hundred feet below. Shatters of rock flew in ail directions and a great splash of water rose like a geyser out of the Mack depths of the canyon into the sunlight in a majestic water spray. Yet this hure block of granite was but a baby addition to the family of boulders which had been detached by the more giant forces of nature and thrown into the river-bed. A few hours before I had crawled directly under this rock in my canyon "explo ration." Returning I was fain to accept the assistance of one of the road-builders in getting across this place, looking down the while into the river boiling below among the rocks. ''If you slip, you can. get out a quarter of a mile down stream," re marked one of the dynamiters cheer fully, a? I passed "my camera over and was inching across this slippery six feet, clinging to the canyon side. The engineering credit for this ereat project with its great dam, its enormous spillways, its mountain road-building and its miles of canals and huge tunnels bored through the polid rock, is due to Jeremiah Ahem, a Government district engineer who, almost cut off from the outside world, has takon up his residence for several years in this wild canyon, once a fast nf of tho Shoshone Indians. National Irrigation. "V hat does all this great irrigation work of the Government throughout the West signify? Simply that the nation has wisely decided to use the money derived from the sale of West ern public lands to make its desert soil of value and furnish many home wnMing opportunities. It means that many men wll find employment ln tno construction of dams and canals in every Western community, and that, finally, as the works are eonirkted, one by one, new farm homes wiH be established, adding to the nation's wealth and balancing population now inclined city ward. r a thousand years longer this V 1 ,lam site would likely stand le before private capital would de itV'f U s.niaPnificent full capac tjf' !n difficulties in the way of en-moors are many and un aKi" ; thc Gvernment will mee fn ii'taek's :md overcome them and f'r ( tnrn over to a thousand farm tinV t. 1VniYian Incas, the Egyp- r T?( r thG JBri.tish "i inoia, an enduring monu ment for all time to the wisdom of the present generation of Americans. uui JiljiilOTT MITCHELL. How the Postmaster Helped. The postmaster of Dayton, O., sent out the following to the patrons of the rural route: A few practical suggestions to our friends and patrons of the rural routes : 1. You will be doing the carriers a favor and the service a benefit by stamping your mail; thus avoiding unenecessary delay. 2. If you have no stamps, wrap the exact amount in paper and pin the same to your letter. 3. Before placing your mail box in position consult your carrier, who will gladly assist you in selecting the best location. 4. Mail boxes ought to have five feet of clear space from bottom of box to the ground, excepting where they have a top lid, in which case four and one-half feet will do. All boxes having a top lid should be set so that the lid will stay up when raised. Avoid having nails or bolts on the inside of your mail boxes. Face them toward the road, and have them extend two-thirds over the post. Boxes with top lids should be attach ed to face of post. 5. When addressing a letter do not write the name above the middle of the envelope. Under the name write the number of the route to which ad dressed, and follow the same with the city and State. Karnes are often blurred by placing them too near the top of the letter, as it is in that part of the envelope that the impression of the potsmark is placed. 0. Always place the stamp on the upper right hand corner. Whenever the route number is not known to the sender, it would be a great help to the postal clerks and carrier to men tion the particular road on which the person lives to whom the letter is ad dressed, thus making the name of the road take the place of streets. 7. Mail boxes are for the use of mail matter only. POSTMASTER. Wood's Seeds. SEEDS INOCULATED WITH NITROGEN BACTERIA CULTURES Ready For Sowing. The Most Valuable Agricultural Development of The Age. We are prepared to furnish in oculated seeds of Crimson Clover, Alfalfa or Lucerne, Hairy or Winter Vetches, Red and Mammoth Clover, White and Alsike Clover, and other leguminous crops. Seeds inoculated with the proper bacteria under the direction of an experienced agricultural chemist. Write for special Seed Inocula tion Circular, giving full informa tion about this most valuable dis covery. Mailed on request. T.W. Wood & Sons, Seedsmen, RICHMOND, - VIRGINIA. Wood's Descriptive Fall Catalogue Issued ln August, tells about all Farm and Garden Seeds for Fall Plant ing. Mailed free on request. The Perfection Churn Saves a woman's back, makes butter easier and quicker than any other Churn, and after churning you have buttermilk with no water ln it. Write for circular and prices. t ' Perfection Churn Co., Greensboro, W. C. - ALL crops should be well supplied with a fertilizer rich in Potash. The benefit will be seen in the grain and also in the crops to follow. "Plant-Food" and "Potash in Agriculture" are two books full of interest to every progressive farmer; we will mail them to you free of all cost. Address, QEEMAN EAI.Z WORKS New York 93 Nassau Street, or Atlanta, Ga. 23 J So. Broad Street 7 "PLANET JR." FARM AND GARDEN TOOLS Seed Drills and Wheel Hoes combined. Single Wheel Hoes, Double Wheel Hoes, Cultivators, Horse Hoes, Sulky Cultivators. "Planet Jr." No. 8 Horse Hoe & Cultivator here illustrated. Is the most complete of it9 kind ever Offered to the farmer. It is stronger in design and construction. The amount of work and variety of uses to which it may be adapted will only be appre ciated and realized after using one for a season. DESCRIPTION Frame Extra Ion and hleh hard to bend and slow to clog. 2nnK Hollow steel andclampingboth sides of frame, strengthening each. Depth Regulated by wheel and runner, instantly adjusted by lever. expansion Byleverfrom 9 to 25 inches. Side Hoes Arefortaking from and putting to the crop. Set at all angles and are reversible. Can be removed and small steels put on. Planet Jr." Catalogue Postage free to anyone, also our own illus trated catalogue. Trade discount to dealers on all Planet Jr. goods. FULL LINE FARM TOOLS AND SUPPLIES Norfolk Farm Supply Co. 4 JTL WHOLESALE AND RETAIL Address Care Dept. No. 3. 41-51 Union St., Norfolk, Va. iSEED FOR PALL SOWING ! I ORDER BEFORE PRICES ADVANCE- xvye, ou cents per uusiiei. xtecieaiieu dwu vsttin, nou xvubl rruoi, '7 vm. per ousnei. Va. Winter, Gray, Choice, 56 cts. per bushel. Hairy or Winter Vetch, 8 cts. per pound. Alfalfa seed, Extra Choice, 88.50 per bushel. Red Clover, per bushel, Prime 17.75, Choice, $8.00. Burr Clover, per lb., Clean Seed, 23 cts.; Seed ln Burr, 17 cts. Crimson clover, Prime, $4.75, Choice, $5.00 per bushel. Can furnish Inoculated seeds of all varieties of CLOVER, VETCHES and ALFALFA at 60 per lb. extra; ln lots of 50 lbs. 4c per lb. extra; ln lots of 100 lbs. or more, 3c per pound extra Grass Sood: Timothy, Prime, 1.65 per bushel. Choice, $1.70 per bushel. Orchard Grass, Prime, $1.65 per bushel, Choice, $1.75 per bushel. Red Top or Herds Grass, Fancy -Clean Seed, per lb. 7c. Wheats: Purple Straw, per bushel, (1.20; Red May, (1.20; Fultz, 11.20; Harvest King, fl.30; Bearded Fulcaster, $1.20; Red Wonder, $1 30. Sacks for Clover, Alfalfa and Vetch 18c each, extra. Prices subject to change without notloe. The above seeds will be shipped from Richmond, Va. Address TP. 13. FFKIEFe, S. Q, RALEIGH, N. O. v i y TH6 BIqqs Treatment.. Under this treatment the patient is cured by na tural agencies. No medicines are used. The Biggs Treatment embraces everything that is curative nothlng'that Impairs or destroys vitality. Hundreds of sick people have been restored to health by this method. Many of them had been pronounced "incurable," but, nevertheless, they are now well. If you are Interested ln the cure of llsease, write me for free literature watch explain my method. I will also send numerous testimo nials from well-known people whom I have cured Do not postpone the matter you may forget It Write to-day. ANDREW C. BIGGS Cm Washington St., Greensboro, - - - N. C.