The Bartlett Tribune (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 8, Ed. 1, Friday, June 17, 1904 Page: 2 of 9
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M. F- Caies Editor tf Pi'op.
Sntored as eocond clasa mail matter at tb
Local notices fl 1-8 cts. per lino for oacb
rurtion. jUl advortisomonts continued tin
ordorel out unless otliorwieo sDocificd.
Terms One Dollar a Year-
Tho Tribuiio la just "sawing
wood" and staying in its own
wood pile. too. "That's all.
Now that tne Hitt vico-preti-
tidntal boom has boon asphyxiat-
-ed, President Roosovoltjwill have
ito "hit" upon some other victim.
, Look around J and note tho
steady advancement that Bart-
lett is making. Th9 town is on
ih.o move, and the "knocker" is
Jiaard no more.
A study of bitting ayeragos
itt the vice-prosidental league
tends to show that Mr. Hitt strucK
out just when ho was expecting
to make a home run.
That Missouri man who claims
&o have written 42,833 words on
a. postal card evidently had no
consideration for the eye sight of
.tue villiage post-mistress.
The Czar is said to be impa -
tfenfc over the progress of the war.
We believe that he should hold
on to his patience as he has
About lost everything eNe.
JTt i.q TOi'ir uuirlnnt l-hur tVu Tit
-- ?vfiaois "Weather Bureau man is
&T- .Orafa in mnHnr n afnntnr. nno.
Iiction of storm until the Rennh-
J i lfn.n nnnvnnUnn nt: Rniitirf! ulrl
, While Russia may have the.nu-
' anei'ical strength ;to overcome
Jfapan, it seems very much to us
if2L8 though she is having a groat
i c-deal of difficulty in getting her
numerical strength in position.
Who will be the next Flotorial
rejirasenative from the district
composed of Burnet and William-
son counties.? Round Rock
From what the Tribune can
J.earn, C. C. Pearson, of Burnet,
will be re-elected.
An eastern newspaper says an
exchange, offered a prize for the
best answer to the conundrum,
"Why is a newspaper like a wo-
man?" The prize was won by a
lady from Oklahoma, who sent in
tlie following answer : "Because
very man should have one of
$ " i his own and not run after his
' ' To haye gates constantly swung
''Af' tout across the sidewalks is a nui-
J ( a&ace, especially at night. Why
.!.. 'ihev are worse than a wheel bar-
i iviur n-n rnMr?nr rVinin fn itin nran
-t Tliere being no stjck running at
v i 'iftarge there is little or no necessity
V$.i-kM i-wnl-nn DawOa M.ltr. ...Ill Vim. a
, g-atea should at least turn them
f" iaward, then they would not in-
t!iv -convenience the people or ob-
. struct the highway, and the, pub-
'.' iiio would not oare whether they
-ra loff nnon np Tint.. Turn fVin
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i ti flfates inwara.
The first bale of cotton of the
season of 1004-05 has already
,, , faaen ginned and shipped and Ave
, , jare not yet in the middle of June.
' t "The country in which this cotton
f-was grown will soon have rail-
r'j3V- road connection with tho outside
irorld and will be shipping fruits
n ,nd vegetables to market as much
'aavance or otner seotions or
country as it does cotton.
e is a great future for the
wnsvillo country. San An-
TW'OtEXAS GRASSES A1" TOP
Of the1 List of Valuable Hay and For-
An interesting articlo is contri-
buted to tho Southern Agricultur-
ist, ty Prof. John AVT Hook, of the
South Carolina Experiment Station,
no writes :
Very few uho have not had spe-
cial occasion to investigate the, sub-
ject have nn adequate conception
or tne variety ot grnsres, legumes
and forage plants adapted to the
cotton States. ,
Cotton, tho principal money crop
of the country, has so completely
usurped attention that few realize
the wonderful adaptation of these
States to the rearing and mainten-
ance of stock. A bare mention of
the varieties of grasses, legumes
and coarse forage plants available
to the Southern agriculturist will
be sufficient to convince even tho
rnost skeptical that wo have the
best stock region in the United
Bermuda grass (cynodon dncty-
lon) introduced from tho warmer
regions of tho globe, and long re-
garded as a pest by the cotton
planter, is now" recognized as tho
most valuable turf grass known, af
fording pasturage of the most nu-
tritious character from tho first of
Jlay to tho first of November, (in
Texas from April to December) and
capable of sustaining more cattle
per acre thaA the famous Kentucky
blue grass. On this uibject Prof.
W. J. Spillman, the agrostologist of
the TJnitdd States Department of
Agriculture, says: "One acre of
good Bermuda grass sod will sustain
more cattle for six moiuhs (In Cen-
tral Texas, nine months) of tho
year than the best two acres of bluo
grass in Kentucky." This grass is
stolonifcrous, propagating by both
underground and overground stems.
It is perennial rooted, and though
the surface grown is killed by tho
first severe frost of fall, it renews
the growth at the first return of
the warmth of spring and continues
in growth until the return o'f frost
in the fall, affording six months
of uninterr pted pasturage. B":ng
a child of the South it delights in
the direct rays of the sun and en-
dures drouth witli wonde-fully ie-
sisting power. Besides it s superior-
ity as a pasture grass it is credited
with some of the largest yields of
hay on record. Dr. Moody" harvest
ed in one season, from the Oconee
Biver bottoms in Georgia, at ihreo
mowings, 13,000 pounds of well
cured hay. Avsod once estnbrJipd
is permanont and the more it is
pastured the more, eompret the sod
becomes. A distinguished Georgian,
in an address before the State Ag-
ricultural Society, speaking of a
sol on his farm, said : "Why, lr.
President, I have a Bermuda sod
through which twelve bull elephants
could not pull a thumb lancet."
Formerly it was dreaded by cotton
planters equally with tho famous
Coco or nut grass, but since the
writer demonstrated that it can be
destroyed by shading it throughout
one season with a dense growth of
pea vines, those who most feared it
ten years ago are now planting large
areas for pasturage and hay.
It produces no seed in this coun-
try and hence is usually propagat-
ed by planting pieces of the sod.
Seed can bo secured from import-
ers, but owing to .the fact that
young plants arc easily shaded out
by the taller growth renders it dif-
ficult to secure a stand from tho
This grass is not profitable even
in the middle States because the
growing season is too ? ort.
Texas blue grass (P-m Orachni-
fera) is another stolonifcrous grass
of great value in the Southern
States. It, too, has to he trans-
planted because its seed cannot bo
relied upon to germinare. When
we consider tho fact, however, that
one planting gives a sod of indefin-
ite duration, we can wpU afford to
incur the expense of planting these
valuable plnnts. Tlio "-wo supple-
ment each other perfectly, the Ber-
muda sod should be planted in
checks two feet each way in early
spring and the Texas blue grass seta
single plants one foot each way
in October. Tho latter propagates
by underground stems pnly. In
two'syears each will form a corn-
compact sod and, each spreads more
rapidly under the hoof of cattle
than without being pastured.
Nnilhor liorsea or mul. sIiocd nor
hog?1, .-shouhpNuo alioVch ort "fief-i
murta tlic flftfciUnW,tn-lj tlipy
ing naiurui grasses anil wecus tnus
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Won't Kill Weevils.
Th9 Dallas News Correspon-
dent writes from Round Rock as
Your correspondent was cut in
tho cotton field Wednesday look-
ing after tho boll weevils, and
found plenty of them, vin fact,
moro than wt had at this timo of
tho soason last year' Tho plant
is not as well advanced as last
season. Haying seen so much
in tho papers about Paris green
killing the weevils, your corres-
pondent gave it a trial, and got
unsatisfactory results.) He
brought one-half dozen weevils
home with him' having found
some green stalks of cotton
growing in tho gin yard. He
sprinkled it with a solution of
Paris green, then put the wee-
vils in a glass jar and turned it
over tho cotton. Tho weevils
were left on tho cotton for about
six hours when they were found
all seemingly unharmed by the
Paris green. Several witnessed
Some months ago union miners
at or near Cripple Creek, Colo.,
went on a strike. Since then the
mine owners have been bringing
in and employing non-union men.
Intense passion has been aroused
among the miners, their families
and friends. Last week as the
non-union minors were collected
on tho depot platform preparatory
to entering the cars to go to their
homes a hundred pounds or more
of dynamite was exploded under
the ola'tform upon which the mi-
ners stood, blowing about twenty
ot them to atoms and wounding
others more or less severely. It
is not generally believed that the
union men engago in these horri-
ble acts, but that perhaps mem-
bers of their dependent families
and indiscreet friends and sym-
pathizers are the actors. As la-
bor has as much right to combine
as capital, and as neither one can
prosper at the destructive expense
of the other, it does seem that the
country ought to bo ablo to sup-
ply wisdom and justice enough to
devise a plan of reconciliation to
these organizations that are as
necessary to each other as the
blades of a pair of scissors, and
as useless when separated as a
single blade thereof.
The street railway company,
in Houston, and the employees
are having quite a controversy.
It is clearly a battle between or-
ganized labor and organized cap-
ital. In tho present instance it
seems the officers of tho company
drew tho line against members of
union labor organizatiqns and
union labor retaliated by going
on a strike. In short one bundle
of sticks attempted to scatter an-
other bundle and tho attacked
bundle resists With all its might
They will knook some bark off
one another, but neither will de-
stroy tho other. Both organiza-
tions are good and useful within
legitimate bounds. They had
better appeal to the blind goddess
and learn the right instead of
making a silly appeal to might.
Editor Bok does not seem to
approve of women having pockats
in their stockings. It is moro
than probable that ho is afraid
that the womeu will fall into tho
male habit of standing around
on the corners with their hands
in their pookets.
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Cates, R. F. The Bartlett Tribune (Bartlett, Tex.), Vol. 19, No. 8, Ed. 1, Friday, June 17, 1904, newspaper, June 17, 1904; Bartlett, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth49282/m1/2/: accessed May 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bartlett Activities Center and the Historical Society of Bartlett.