The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 14, 1911 Page: 6 of 16
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Frite for quotations.
110 Commerce Street, Fort Worth
Texas' Lsmat and Ciena est Bak-
ery. Largest sUpftrs of fraah
bread la the Sooth.
P. O. Urn Til Day*. B. DaKaa^ Tana.
The poultry family has two
very common enemies—damp-
If not satisfactory wa
will refund you your
money. Perfect fit guar-
Ft. Worth Artificial Limb Co.
Office nnd Factory.
1115-A HOUSTON ST,
Fort Worth, Texas.
D. E. TIEDGECOCK, Prop.
of Fort Worth.
With Its new. modern machinery
and new brick bu.'ldlng Is one
of the beat equipped laundries In
Texas. "Neatest, oleanest, pret-
tiest work" is our motto. Ship-
ping orders solicited tram Uf
part of the state.
H. B. GAMBLO,
Timber Planting in Texas.
John S. Kerr of Sherman is an
advocate of tree planting. His
opinion, briefly, is:
"One of the most important
and profitable crops for pur Texas
lands is the planting and main-
taining of timber belts. By prop-
er selection of the lands and prop-
er care of the selection of trees,
these timber belts make an aston-
ishingly quick growth and bring
early returns. Every prairie farm
in our state should have a timber
three to ten acres. First, it will
improve the appearance of the
place greatly; second, it will
prove valuable as a windbrake,
especially if placed on the north
and west sides of the buildings,
also a shelter for pigs, cattle and
"The posts, firewood, telephone
poles and other timber for the
farm will net substantial profits,
and when the crop has been cut,
most trees will sprout up quickly
and make a new crop in a shorter
time than the first crop, and so on,
renewing the crop indefinitely.
The growing of railroad ties, tele-
phone poles and posts is both
practicable and profitable. The
railroads are promoting and en-
couraging this line of work. G. E.
Chamberlain of the San Antonio
& Aransas Pass is gathering data
land preparing to make timber
plantings in Texas for his supply
of poles and posts.
"The best trees for these belts
are black locust, catalpa. speciosa,
mulberry, bald cypress, bois d'arc
and black walnut. In the more
southern sections the various eu-
calyptus trees are being grown,
but they are too susceptible to
cold to make it advisable to plant
them in other parts of the state.
The land must bo put in good
;condition and cultivated for two
years. One-year-old seedlings
-hould be used in planting, 12 to
18 inches high, roots and tops be-
ling cut back to half that length.
A number of farmers living
I northwest of Sherman who plant-1
; ;•<] peanuts this year, report that j
j their net profits will amount to
'850 per acre. They sold their pea-
| nuts to the Denison peanut fac-
| torv, A larger acreage will be put
ing completed, yielded one
An interesting feature of the
Texas State Fair was the award-
ing of the medal in the ten days'
butter-producing contest, the
award going to Lady Gilderine II,
a 9-year-old Jersey cow whose
performances rivaled almost that
of the famous Pauline of White
House fame. Lady Gilderine is
owned by the Springdale Jersey
farm at Denton. Onan's Orange
Dot, owned by the same farm,
was second in the contest, with
Selva Queen, a 2-year-old, owned
by Claude McMillan of Green-
ville, third. A cash price of $150
went to the winner. $100 to the
second and $50 to the third. Es-
pecial credit is due to the Green-
ville animal, as she was only a 2-
year-old and competed with ani-
mals of greater age.
tion in Dallas 011 Dec. 20. The big
feature of the meeting will be an
exhibit of samples of the corn and
'cotton raised by the men, women
and boys and girls who have com-
peted for the $10,000 in prizes of-
fered for the best yields of these
crops. The prizes are divided in-
to groups as follows: For the
best combined yield of corn and
cotton on ten acres of each, first
'prize, $2,500; second, $1,500;
third, $750; fourth. $500; fifth,
$250, and ten prizes of $too each
ifor th# ten next best results. For
the best combined yields from
two acres of corn and two acres
of cotton, first prize, $1,000; sec-
ond, $750; third, $500; foUrth,
$250, and ten prizes of $100 each
for the next ten best results. All
of these prizes will be paid in
gold. The average yield of the
fifty leading contestants is
40 37-100 bushels of corn and
1 5-12 bales of cotton per acre.
Some of the contestants have se-
cured a yield of over 100 bushels
of corn and of more than two
bales of cotton per acre.
The Brennard Ranch.
The Brennard ranch, including
15.000 acres and located in cor-
ners of Crane, Upton and Crock-
ett counties, is to be cut up into
forty and eighty-acre tracts, irri-
gated from shallow wells and col-
onized by northern farmers.
Fort Worth Boy Gets $45 Corn ,
K. Gregg, a 14-year-old^ boy
who lives in Arlington Heights,
was the winner of the second
prize for quality corn at the Dal-
las State Fair. The prize was
$45 in cash.
Young Gregg (submitted fif-
teen bushels of corn, which he
had grown on one acre, and it
was conceded to be among the
best grown in the state cTuring the
year. He did all the planting, cul-
tivating and gathering himself.
Gregg is a pupil in the sixth
grade of the Arlington Heights
school and is a member of the
Tarrant County Boys' Club. He
followed club directions in grow-
ing his corn.
Destinations of Exhibits.
With the closing of the State
Fair, the majority of the county
exhibitors shipped the displays to
the San Antonio International
Fair, some to the Waco Cotton
Palace and most of them to their
Much fall wheat is being sown
in Cooke county this year. One
farmer of Valley View, F. L. Mc-
t'ollum, has already planted 250
acres and expects to plant as
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"The Oreea Vegetable Klnra."
The Walter Hunt Co.
Incorporated—Capital paid In $30,000.00.
WWOIESAI.H! PnoniJCH AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
Fruits aad Vegetables Our Specialty.
DA I, LA 9, TEXAS.
Writ* for Weekly Price List
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duces indigestion by la*:k of exer- praises as model poultryman, and
cise and by dampness and expo
sure to drafts. It is easier to pre
vent the disease than it is to cure
it.—From November Farm Jour-
His Own Canning Factory.
J. \Y. Blaine, a farmer living
one mile west of Eufaula, Okla.,
who moved there from Iowa some
time ago, is conducting a home
canning factory on a small scale,
and the quality of his products
find for them a ready sale, lie
cans tomatoes, beans and pump-
next vear than was this.
Texas Grown Rubber.
The experiment which was
started a short while back with
the production of rubber plants
011 Brewster county land has been
proved entirely successful and the
j enterprise, which has been a suc-
commission- .cess from the first, bids fair to be-
Experiment Farm Fund.
The Hunt county
ers' court made an appropriation |come one of the leading industries
^ISTATmNWORK for RAILWAY
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and RKFtrwn tuition if situs
tion is not luwigiieil you,
For full particulars address
DALLAS TELEGRAPH COLLEGE,
of $600 which will be added to a
like sum from the federal gov-
ernment for the purpose of estab-
ing an experimental farm in Hunt
county. A practical farmer will
be appointed by the federal gov-
ernment who will have this farm
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CI Til nnd Coaslni
A chill brought on by the udder
coining in contact with the frosty
ground may ruin your best cow.
Shrinkage in milk, lumps in the
udder, staring coat, can all be
brought on by one night on the
frosty ground. All this means loss
of hard cash. It doesn't pay.
(>et the roots and other forage
for the swine stored \away for
It should be remembered that
a hog's coat of bail" is not heavy
tior of the kind to keep out ex-
treme cold. Consequently it feels
the changes in temperature most
As the end of the year ap-
proaches let us be up and doing
all the outdoor work that has
been put off. lest winter catch 11s
to town to join the store-box club
is a good deal like trading off the
best cow for a yellow dog. Don't
do it, brother, as long as you can
plow a straight furrow.
If you had to stack any hay out
this year look at the top before
winter sets in. They sometimess
settle badly, so that storms are
likely to injure the hay very much.
If this is the case with yours, top
them out again. Thick, fine grass
Big Cotton Yield.
W. H. McMaster of Clarksville
has produced eight and one-half
bales of cotton of the Lone Star
variety from four and two-fifths
acres, valued at 12 cents per
Mr. McMaster obtained the
seed from the government last
spring. The planting was done at
the usual time and the crop was
cultivated in the usual manner,
except that plowing was continu-
ed at frequent intervals until the
cotton began to open.
The variety matures early and
the heaviest yield is obtained from
the first picking. Beginning at the
time when the short staple cotton
growers began their first pickings,
Mr. McMaster gathered at first
picking from the four and two-
fifths acres seven full bales. The
second and last picking, now be-
of that part of the state and will
open up between six and seven
million acres of heretofore practi-
cally worthless land.
The yield of the plant runs from
one-half to a ton of shrub per acre
and is sold at $100 per ton. The
crude product is shipped to New
York where it is refined and then
used in the manufacture of auto- is the best for this purpose. Tread
mobile tires and electrical
ap- j it down well.
Rheumatism in hogs is caused
fbv improper feeding, which pro-
Raising poultry is one of those
things that require the every at-
tention to every little detail, so
thoroughly dependent on the one
is the other.
Fill a few barrels with road dust
this dry weather, for the bath
boxes next winter.
There is but one way to know
if the hens are paying—keep a
strict account of both the expense
The old speckled hen has al-
ways done her share in helping to
raise the mortgage, that is, when
she was given a fair show.
A hen over two years old is fit
only for the pot and to mother
chickens. She is past her profit-
able laying days.
A variety of food is one of the
secrets of egg production.
A filthy house is a disgrace. Put
dropping boards under the perch
and keep them clean.' Keep the
floor covered with clean, dry earth
It is dangerous and poor econ-
omy to feed the poultry with food
in any stage of decay. Better burn
or bury such things and not en-
courage disease germs.
One way to prevent disease
among the poultry is to take spe-
cial care with the drinking water.
Wash the dishes every time the
water is changed.
Remember, it is man's manage-
ment of the hens that largely reg-
ulates the egg production; in
other words, they can do their
best work only when given sen-
If you would command the
best prices, ft you woujld win
if you would do business in a
businesslike way, never be guilty,
of taking a soiled egg to market.
Give the hens free range of thq
fields for an hour or two each
evening, and let the boys takd
turns in keeping them from th«
garden. The exercise and green
food will 60 them a vast amount
Where eggs are kept in a dampj
place they mould, and this, even
when slight, deteriorates tha
flavor. Eggs kept in the light losa
quality rapidly. Eggs absorb bad
odors from vegetables, meats and
other surroundings almost as
quickly as warm milk. Eggs
should be placed, as soon as gath->
ered, in paper fillers. Packed in|
bran, oats, hay or other similar
material, they are likely to ab-
sorb bad odors or flavors. Pack*
ed in a heap with nothing to setv.
arate them, they are likely to ruK
against each other, making dark
rings or spots on the shells that
came a cut in the price.
Skimmed milk, '.uttermilk 011
sour milk is rn excellent ration for*
poultry and should be provided, if
Of first importance in the man«
cement of a Hock v.t hens is th^
dryness of the house in which
they are kept. A damp house is
almost sure to cause a diminu-
tion of egg supply, to say nothing
of the danger of disease.
Don't forget to throw greeil
*ood into the runs, especially it
he space is limited and the na-
tural growth close fed.
Now is the time to keep a clos*
watch for vermin. Whitewash is
cheap and eff> ctive. Put it on, and
don't be at aid of using too much.
Perhaps you have heard an un-
due commotion among hens at
roosting time. They are scrapping
for the i.ii^i'tr places, so build
them on a level, and never hava
o,t< place i above the other.
Every Farmer Should Write
Bulletin No. 10 of the Texas
Kxperiment Station deals with the
subject of commercial fertilizers,
and should be in the hands of
every farmer who uses or expects
to use fertilizers. Bulletin No. 112
on the same subject tells how to
mix fertilizers and gives other in-
formation concerning same. These
bulletins will be sent free on ap-
plication to the director of the ex-
periment station, College Station,
The Texas Industrial Congress
will hold its third annual conven
Tha old reliable household remedy that stand;
all tests. Nothing "Just as ftood" for wounds and
Crescent Chemical Co.
814 E. Fourth St., Fort Worth, Te*.
nid that cat or dog of fleas by giving It a bath
In Crescent Disinfectant Solution. Try It once.
Crescent Chemical Co.
311 K. Fourth St., Fort Worth, Tea.
jesse h. jones.
Chairman of Board.
.1. s. rice,
TOM M. TAYLOR,
n. e. meador,
C. M. M\l,ONE.
f. .1. IIEYKE,
Treasurer nnd Caahlrr
P. S. DURHAM,
ni kke nakeii,
WM. MA LONE,
Rent Estate Officer.
E. I,. « R * IX,
Asst. Real Eat. Officer.
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Houx, N. P. The Mexia Weekly Herald (Mexia, Tex.), Vol. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, December 14, 1911, newspaper, December 14, 1911; Mexia, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth302362/m1/6/: accessed June 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Gibbs Memorial Library.