The Abilene Semi-Weekly Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 31, No. 12, Ed. 1 Tuesday, March 5, 1912 Page: 4 of 6
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Dally Hint frohi rnris.
It takes brnfitd'to farm.
dive the boy a square Unal
L)fo la never Btoriny'1 to the culm
Thing straight and you von't talk
Some lieoplo pass n lifetime of days
without living even one.
Bos corn clubs 'nrc Jjolng
Izcd all over the Btatc.
Even friends get tired of carrying
a man who will mnkc no effort to
The Cherokee county corn club
was organized Icist week with a lucm-
uorsblp of over 140.
Good btfiter tnlways brings; gbod
prices and tboro la no excuse for
producing nny other kind.
Every garden for the home should
liavo grapes and many ( market gar-
dens could he made more profitable
by growing this splendid fruit.
The plibllc schools should be made
more ofllclent in training the boyB
and girls of our homC3 how to be-
come good citizens. Are you doing
5'our part to improve tbo schools?
Spraying is needed most every year
In a small garden. Potato hugs pota-
to blight cantaloupe blight rust and
dozens of other things onust be com-
batlcd. Arm yourself and he ready
for youfc. foes.
Peanuts ought to be planted liber-
ally. They are good for man and ani-
mals. For the family circle roasted
peanut b are hard to beat. --The-vlncs
are good for hay and the roots gen-
erally leave nodules with nitrogen in
the soil to increase the yield.
to 30 BQuqarc tnlles. Dy moans of this
larger unit the petty jealousies and
narrow prejudices of tli cold snlnllcr
unit are brdkon down. All the chil-
dren 'of this larger Unit becomo ac-
quainted and thus enlarge their hor-
izon. Tho school itself becomes a
Bocial center whoro meetings for the
promotion of all sorts ol common In-
terests nro held and whoiof splendid
lecture courses aro frequently maintain.
The farmer who had only one sale-
al)lo product on his hunds sUqh as
cotton Is at the mercy of
combines and Is helpless vlicten
tho farmer who diversifies and raises
plenty1 of corn oats forage and other
products can live at Home wun me
knowledge that ho can feed his Ue
stock. Cotton of course. Is salable
at some price but it "Is not .i pro-
duct that can bo W or utilized on
the farm and this Is the reason why
the farmer should protect Its price as
far as possible by raising a divers-
ity of crops'.
The ''social center" moemcnt is
unquestionably a c:y Hue thing for
the Whole country. FVjiii Uic agita-
tion ouwjroinc on there should be
something grow up wihch will fill the
long felt want in this direction. To
brine about tho desired end will be
to oVoubc mere Interest in the school
and every time Interest is developed
for the school the school increases In
value arid usefulness. Once tne peo
ple are arolisqd tp the "social center"
idea they will take suillcicnt Interest
in the school -and school; grinds .to
improve them as they should bo. The
school grounds would become the
community park- and the children
n.mtl.l Kni. i... with n rilffnrnnt. JneJJ
Ing for things of beauty. The "social
center" movement sjiould .aiccced
Unless you Intend to raise poultry
for exhibition purposes there Is no
need of" buying laucy birds at high
prices' to start or improve a flock.
What Is called utility stock Is better
for practical purposes.
Tho better part of every occupation
is that which demands the vork of
the mind. Physical labor pays only
tho mind. Physical labor pays only
the price of mule labor. Mental labor
commands high prices because
neither mules nor machinery ciin do
it. But the mental labor sets the
mules and machinery to work.
The Sbifthwebt needs more silos.
How long will farmers continue to
waste 40 per cent of the corn plant?
Tho silo will bavo this loss and fur-
nish succulent feed for the animals
during severe winter weather. Build
a silo this spring and plant corn
enough to fill it. .
It will be well to bear in mind that
jquch of your success in farming will
bo due to plans wlbcly made and sys-
tematically followed. A fanner with-
out definite plans is )fko a boatman
without oars both must drift and
bo tossed about without means or
progress. Decide what you are go-
ing vto do liow you are going to do
it and then begin. ThlB Is the only
safe way to farm.
In other occupations when one fallB
be must quit. But the fanner cannot
quit. If crops fall he muBt farm next
year If prices are lojv he must farm
next year. If storms come ho must
farm uoxt year. But the farmer who
fails can clmuge IiIb methods. In
tlmo ho must change methods. When
failure after failure has come It js
well to make Hie change It would
ho wiser to make the change before
the failure. Beading and thinking
furmorH UO muke changes
AVhcm old methods haw brought
only failure it Is time to try the newer
methods. The young men from the
agricultural colleges nro nearly all
Doing "woll. There- must Cue- some-
thing to learn about fanning. It Is
K poor busIbeHB In which yhcro fa
never anything new.. If Ihdro were
nothing to loam utiout farming If
tljoro were nothing new then It
wodfd bo wise on tie part of every
forceful man to get Into something
else. But tho outerprUIng forceful
Uuh are cucctcdlug. The tiir Kfutl
are ot i
Due of the featest factors Su fuvur
of the consolidated school la that It
BlreB tJie neighborhood. InHtead
qf Uie oW district unit of four uquure
'ww It- gives the larger unit of ?
HONEY m TAR
For over three decsdea favorite
bmMiuOd trndictao forCOUGHS.
Every man woman and child in the
state of Texas who lies on a farm
and can supervise or cultivate a crop
should compete for oiic or moic of
the prizes offered this year 1 the
Texas Industrial Oongiess. Thcie an
1 12 of these prizes amounting to
?10000 and the crops are so arictl
as to Gffer an equally fair opportunity
to every one in the state. It manors
notv i what section ha may live. V
voiMlo not win ou in one .classt you
inn? In-another. There nrc"5absolute-
ly;. no charges or ccg connected ithj
tills contest tne only requirement it
a contestant bcltiB that he'give a little
additional time and attention to the
cultivation of his crop according to
directions and at the end of the seas-
on ho may not only receive a goodl
sum as a prize but he will aso have
his crop perhaps the lincst his land
has ever produced? The sole motive
of the Congress in offering these pric
es is to aid in developing the agricul-
tural possibilities of the state.
V. 1). Hunte pf the ted era I de-
partment of agrfeultijjip's "biiieau of
entomology reports 'to Wuslilnglon
that the light ravages of lotton boll
weevil in JIM t were due tp eliuuiUe
conditions and not to permanent ex-
termination. The recurrences of
tlfcsc influences .Mr. Hunter bays
may bo expected only at very infre-
quent intervals With the return of
reason favorable to it t)io boil wee
vil will undoubtedly regain all of
the lost territory and multiply to the
same extent as It has in thq past
It is not to be supposed from the &i
nation In 1911 that thory is any hope
for a permanent reduction On the
contrary It is necessary for the plaul
era to continue their fight against
the pest according to the plans rt
lulled 1(V the department of agricul-
ture. These plans in brief are earl
varieties wide hows and frequent
reckoned as a permanent post worse
some years than otuers nut always
with us or always threatening ub
I " ' rui ' $S
May SnveYou Money in Morr
Wayd Than Oue Try a Want Ad
NOTICE TO FAIUtERS Vo hnvo JuBt
InBtnllcd a now cotton cleaner in otir
Oiu. It Is the best cleaner that money
can buy Bring its 6ur dirty thrnshy
cotton ror ginning. Maxwell Girt Com-
pany Itotjt. W. Maxux'll Mgr. tf
Gin runs Suturday only.
4"On SALE Fresh Jersey milk cows.
will take other cattle in exchange
Phono S. W. 121 li. rA. Miller. 13-t:
FOR SALE Two stallions. See J. It.
Turner two miles northwest of Abi-
KOlt SALE Fresh Jersey Milch cows
Will take yMier cattle in exchange or
will sell for good notes L A. MUler
Phone Southwestern 121. 'i-.i-"
FOB SALE OK TBADE lTli aeies in
Bosque county 70 acres In cultivntiop.
some other Improvements. I'ri'C
$2000.00. Will taa $SU to 5i2i" in
good clear property as cash pavment
long lime on balance. Compere Bro
LQST 2 boxes of A.4 caliber cartridg
es loaued witn snoi. Aiitues-s u vi
Bunutm. Buffalo Gap. Finder itum
to Ed Hughes-Co. .'M-l
POOTO tOriHII.IIT lIi 1 HLCTUM.XI
excliue curiuionT ml asvf iobs ai.ua.u co.
Oid rose tarteta ecninc coat. tnni.iieJ
Uh tace and fur.
A.NOTHUKDAY l.N .UlIBhKL.
Heiuirler Solictors Second Satntilii
Spent in (ilj of.lViiidmllN a
Falrh O'euil llnj.
James E. Poole of the editorial
staff of the Chicago Live mock
World has returned from a trip "to
Europe and Is still of the opinion Unit
iii iiniiofi Hiiiics itiiiniol afford -to
admit free meats and gives- his rea-
sons as follows! AH the world went
into pork- growing In conBoquence. ol
the recent period of high prices uc
tho British murJiets Jiro surfeited.
At Liverpool American bacon Is bell
ing much below Chicago prices unu
la hard to move on that basin Tim
English market which Is the dump-
ing ground for the universe. Is being
more than overstocked. The bust
!Hii iia.on is selling ground P pence
per pound retail and It Is given pref
erence over Aumrieun pruum;i. .-!-wn
too Liverpool provision dealer
asserts tl'at If tho United States duty
did not exist he could Bind Irish
iiiinon to New York profllubly. North
' . .. .-... t... nlllul ii'iiflit
ilnicrica nan iwbw mo mi" -
Jn dressed beer and Is now threaten-
ed with similar uxporleneo with liog
lir.pduqts. Chicago pacuorH aro Bu-
or'allv ndnitlled to ho losing moimy
Ion bacon they are selling In the Eit-
gllsh market. Suilthfteiq llie greyi
UjHdou market Is .receiving iiiipro-
eijunte quantities QfJrcfeli pork (rqu
HullHUd uikJ every coUnoiitl j;ijro
ni!iin country Is contributing. Kn
Lt'alng Abilene -at ;! l" Ff(l.u ar
tcrnoou forMcrkcl J.fejl. in witii an
aged gentleman who soon began abk-
ing me about tho early iott!er& of Ab
ilene coming here himself he said
In 1N80 and she me his name as '
O. Cooppr. Ue wab a bhecpherdtT toi
F. I. Murray for a year or .so and
he enquired about Allen Williams J
J. Clinton Judge Daughertj W. S
O. ami 'Ilenrv Johnson. For the last
few years be has been in confederate
Home at Austin and was on his wa:
to Sweetwater to Mt a sou.
.Just 13 minutes after' leaving Abi-
lejie we it ached' Merkol and I leamee!
of the er sudden death of an old
gentleman by the name of MeCalcl.
at the homo of Mrs. Dowdy in South-
east Mcrkcl and as it was !?aid that
he was an old enploye of the Conti-
nental Oil Co.. of Abilene I went oir
to bee if I knew him but don't reincm
bor of ever sielng him. He was about
03 years of age and had ben afflic-
ted wlm drOpby for some time.
.Saturdaj a Windj Baj.
Xotwlthslunding tho general piecip-
Hation and rising temperature flagh
were floating over the Abilene I' S
Weather Bureau on Friday Saturda
wab most anything hut a- wet ant
warmer day J low ever me prospers
for rain Saturday morning were flat
tering but about 10 o'clock the cloud
dritfed away and our unwelcome oui
visijo'- the wind came sweeping In
from the west and until about .
o'clock had everything going His own
way. But lurniers were iiiuiu uuu
s . . ..
the Vdivido" in Nolan county &oi:
to Trubv on me near i-oik ui i-
BruQB in Jones county north antf
all were wearing optimistic snures
cner the splendid prosjiccta for goot
crops this year many of them report
ng the -best season in tne grour
they had had for seven. years.
Thjere was not half the number
people there last-Saturday as I
Saturday before but I did ery goi
work Tor Urn Semi-Weekly ItCporter.
hooking seven upw BUbb'-flbnrH at
W. T. Ayers it. V. . - '; . M
Cautlion. Mcrkol Tw!co-a-Wcok ite-
poller and Twlce-o-Week Fort Worth
Itecord and Man. 'W: W A- ''"'
mvi.i u v 1). ::. bamit. outnt-as.
.Ml.lka . -. --. - '
iibovof $!.n0: It. T. ijannon. sMornei
M..- l- IKiiKirtiir jilul JJUllllB iWHr
$1.50 J. M. Brown Merkel route G
Beporter and Dallas News six mnnllis
iihnvn. Sl.r.0: It. T. Canon Merkel
orilto .!. Semi-weekly Beporter six
monthH 5Q: W. 8. Allred Hawey.rt
2 Soint-Weekly Beporter nd map
$1.00: mid two old tlhio readorb.
MUch Morton and Will lllgglim plun
ked .down live full-grown eagles Mr
Morion three and Mr lllgglns two.
Unless uieknes. bud weather or
maybe IkjUi Intorfnro 1 will bo-wit h
Iho xys there again next Hutnrdaj
and this will bn my lust trip then
until Bpriug chickens get ripe. S. L
VOH SALE OK JiXGIrAXGE.
ion sai.i: ob tkmh:.
No. 1. 130 acic farm i mile& N'oi"
of Tye all good SO aeus in Cnllivn
lion good Improvements clean Jaiul
Price $20. 1-3 cash.
No. 2. i0 aerCs of bhinery lafi'l !'
Jones Coun'V f(0 in culmatiru t-
trade for cteii Iioiice hi ADiiene
No. I!. 010 acre fine r.irm 200 icrs
in cultivation ! room two siorj ho'ii'
in Baylor County to trade for Md-e
No. I. ISO acres of land in East
land county liu acres m cultivation;
all good clear of debt to trade f"
land in Re.man Co
No. 3. All Kind of farms n "I'ajlm
County to sll oi. our own ter"is
"No J. 1 nom hou..e iu Atii'nc w it'.i
f;!00 inc to trad? for a good car
So. 7.' Dp oU want to i'wn a
homo? if so I can sell you a moJcrn
cottage close In for $2000. Small cash
payment and bal'i-i" uke rent.
No V; if yoi have. g3t the mo'i.v
and wait to biur a nice home see mi
for bargiilas in Altu 'Vibta. and C l'i s;c
No. ' f hau4 a partywJlo has r
nice 5 loom rii. piis-ed at ?..'Mi cb'
to trade lor a farm ami assume sotm-
Both phones. Office on Ground Floor.
J. H. RUSSELL
TMr r tllFHf'' )wlrs are pukfl pvqr tlip
MH Miuunner Iu 'hcu fhlcjagu Jjtfg vdw
are malutalued lu tle fape oC Eur0
" ' "" .afi.Hyiia
I'lutih Arc Approicd.
Hon. Bohert J. Kleberg of Klngs-
llo. who was the Urt president of
the Tuxuh Industrial CoiiKiehs and
who has been actively identified with
it mcry blucq Its orgiinlzatlon hub
written to Co. Henry EnH upprov-
g. the irizu contest of Iho congrc.sb
"Hiice your iblt m KJngavlJlo and
ivr nuuiuno iu mc iiuuiuu ui m h n .
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and in consequence thereof the indiib-
trial probperlty'of Texas. I think it is
geneially conceded that only "Ihos-e
who are seeking an education are v-
pable or acquiring one. Much lime and
treasure ate wasted every year in ti -ing
to educate those who ido not due
for it. Again much time and money
aro spent in our agricultural eolleg. s
trying to educate fanners bj lettureo
and books; they may loam the theon
and sclouce in that way. but they uic
not yet able to do tho things on the
farm and get the best lcsultbi thb
can only lie taught and learned b do-
ing In tho fiqld what hns been taught
by lectnresand books.
By the prize method of education
tho paltry sum of ?lll.o0U makes thou-
sands of ourfnrntors outer the contest
for the prizes All these conu slants
aro. anxMoufi to leafn how to win the
prizes and they are all student
seeking an education fioni the time
they mitor tire contest. They mv not
only willing to listen to lectin es Oh
agriculture and to jeail all the bulle
tins' and books on tho subject but they
are willing to do what they neU-r did
before--work out these questions in
tho fields "doing things."
Oiir business men bee how llie bin -cess
of the' farmer opens the way for
greater success In biiHlnCss and they
think they am going to increase loutl
piodhction aniUlgrJitural udutatioii
by Btipplemeiitlng thiv prizes offen d
hv Ihu Industrial CnngrcbS.
I luilinws the offering of kuhstutirtaT
prfzeH tho most ecohomlcal and effec-
tive method f educating our agricul
tural classes and improving our Indiu-.-Irjul
prosperity uiul everybody should
aid In this work.
Applications to cpror the contest
fihould bo iiiiule befoio April I to the
headquarters of the congress at Dal-
las. s t
according fjKeleiiceyr(ithfiigs as
HOilat'd wl our eaift? hoiuelllie jmr It
us Buck1enrncifS'alve tijn' moih-
er or grunoVVther used tofuio our
burns liollu tmVIiIu. toros tvln nrup-
IIouh cuts bproVs or bnies P'orly
yea IB of cuies iiro"SJiauiH I'nrlv-
tiled for piles corus or (old horcb
Only 2.1 coqiH nl Mel tuon -U.ihH Uu
i W pHFtBI r
fort t0 git
bit and n
lake itioiiruVu mil u ef-1
Iks nifit.".l Vim I; (if troll ' f
Ue irBkctluf (on Ui-a V
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