A. Q. TAYLOR, New Grocer.
Successor to F. B Outhouse.
I have recently purchased the Grocery Business of Mr. F. B. Outhouse, and by carrying a fresh clean, up-to-date assort
ment of such goods as the good people of Jackson want, and by doing business in a diligent, upright and busi
nesslike way, I expect to merit a large share of your trade
% Mr. L. H. Weaver is with me and will he glad to see <L
rhis old friends. He is well experienced in the Grocery
Business. Come to see us and give us a chance. P
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A Q,_ TATLOR, GROCER.
Plant Wood’s |
FOR SUPERIOR VEGE.
TABLES & FLOWERS.
Twenty-eight years experience
—our own seed farms, trial
grounds—and largo warehouse
capacity givo us an equipment
that is unsurpassed anywhere
for supplying the best seeds
obtainable. Our trade in seeds
I botli l'or the *
1 Garden arid Farm 1
is one of the largest in this country.
We aro headquarters for
Grass and Glover Seeds, Seed
Oats, Seed Potatoes, Cow
Peas, Soja Beans and
other Farm Seeds.
Wood's Descriptive Catalog
Hives fuller and more complete lnfor
uuitlou about both Garden and Farm
Seeds than any other similar publica
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free on request. Write for it.
RICHMOND, • VA.
An<M< MftfcrfiMl Instinct.
“I have a young retriever, gentle,
.well bred, handsome,” says a corre
spondent of an English paper, “ller
kindly disposition has won her much
and she is loved by the
(family cat, the green Amazon par
rot and the village children. A few
jdays ago some poor little superflu
ous Aberdeen puppies had to bo
.drowned. Rut when the man went
jto get the little bodies to give them
m decent burial two had mysterious-
Sy vanished from the pail in which
bey had found a watery grave. For
ja long time we searched in vain,
januch puzzled at the unaccountable
disappearance, until a servant vol
junteered the information that ‘Mag
gie had two little dogs in her bed.’
?And here we found them, two little
jcorpses, licked clean and dry and
gently laid side by side on the straw,
©he had fished them out of the pail,
teamed them there and apparently
jaone all 6he could to revive them.
IShe has never had any puppies of
tier own, so this seems a curious in
stance .of maternal instinct.”
FERTILIZING THE CROP.
The primary object In using fertilizer
Is to produce a larger yield of the crop
that Is to be Immediately grown, or Is
already growing, on the land to which
the fertilizer is to be applied. Asa rule,
ft contains from ten to sixteen per cent,
of more or less promptly available plant
food. In other words, a commercial fer
tilizer contains In every hundred pounds
weight from 10 to 16 pounds of available
phosphoric acid, either alone, or that
amount of phosphoric acid and potash
combined, or of these two and nitrogen
combined, making in the latter case, what
is called a “complete” fertilizer. Now,
this 10 to 16 pounds In each 100 pounds
of the fertilizer Is supposed to be, and
should be. practically soluble and avail
able at once, or within a week or two,
for the use of the crop, says Virginia-
Carollna Fertilizer Almanac.
The remaining portion of the fertilizer,
or tHe 64 to 90 pounds in each 100 pounds,
is a mixture of insoluble phosphate and
sulphate of lime, some sand, water, or
ganic matter and other things that are
necessarily incident to the manufacture,
and cannot be economically removed.
They are of very little immediate value
to either the crop or the soil.
So when we apply a high-grade fertil
izer to the soil the object is to supply
the plants with soluble plant food and
Increase the yield of the cotton, grain,
grass, or whatever the crop may be.
Incidentally, however, this fertilizer does
help the land, because It induces a larger
grow th of stalk, roots and foliage of the
plants—or those parts that will be re
turned to, and become part of the soil.
A dose of this fertilizer, for Instance,
not only increases the yield of seed cot
ton, but also the size of the stalks,
the foliage, hulls and other parts that
go immediately back and form a part of
the soil in the shape of humus (decayed
vegetable matter). But the principal way
to improve the soil itself, is to add vege
table matter to it in the form of stable
manure, renovating crops, rotation of
crops, etc., in a more direct manner.
It would seem manifest, then, if we
wish to Increase the yield of corn, cotton,
wheat, oats, grass, etc., that the fertilizer
should contain the three “elements” of
plant food in the proportions that are
best suited to the particular crop. This
is particularly true if the purpose is to
use liberal amounts of fertilizer per acre,
in such ease the deficient supply, in the
natural soil, of any one or more of the
throe “valuable" elements (phosphoric
acid, nitrogen and potash) need not be
According to carefully conducted field
experiments, conducted at many of the
experiment stations, it has been found
that cotton requires a fertilizer that con
tains about one part each of nitrogen and
potash and S 1-3 parts of available phos
phoric acid. This demand would be met
by a fertilizer containing 10 per cent,
available phosphoric acid, 3 per cent,
nitrogen and 3 per cent, of potash; or,
as ordinarily expressed, a 10—3—3 fertilizer.
One analyzing 9—2.70 —1.70; or 8—2.40—2.40;
cr 7—2.10—2.10, etc., would answer just as
'Unfair Distribution of Cost.
A special dispatch from Kirkwood,
Mo., to the Chicago Tribune states
that the municipal electric light plant
of that city has proved a failure. The
generating plant will be shut down,
and electricity will be purchased from
a private company at one-third of what
ft has cost the city to make It. The
.ctii_jslLL*eU m _lts_ oMtewfinL .at a
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well, provided these lower grades be ap
plied In heavier quantities.
So It has been found that corn, sugar
cane, sorghum, grasses and other crops
belonging to the grass family respond
best to a fertilizer that shall contain 10
parts of phosphoric acid, 5 parts of nitro
gen and 2 parts of potash— or a 10—6—2
fertilizer. The following formulas are
in precisely the same proportions, only
they are of lower grade', and would give
practically the same results only when a
correspondingly larger application shall
be made per acre—viz., or
8 —4.00—1.60; or 7—3.50—1.40, and so on. Of
course, these lower grades can be sold
at lower prices than the high grades;
but, as a rule, the farmer will find it
more economical to buy the high grades,
both on account of their cheaper price
per “unit” and also the saving of freight
the latter being precisely the same, per
ton. for both high and lov grades.
APPLYING FERTILIZER WHEN
While it is certainly true, In our ex
perience, that the greater part of the fer
tilizer should be applied about two weeks
before the crop is to be planted, well
mixed in the soil of the bedding furrow
and bedded on, there are circumstances
that would justify a farmer in making
one or more intercultural applications,
including one at the actual date of plant
ing. The following are such circumstan
(1) When a farmer has not been able
to secure the whole amount of his fer
tilizers before planting time.
(2) When he concludes, after his crop
has been planted and is growing, that
he did not buy and apply as much as he
should have done before planting.
(3) When the yellowish green color and
want of vigor in the appearance of the
plants indicate that more nitrogen is
needed by the crop.
We believe it may be safely accepted
as a general rule that a small portion
of Virginia-Carolina Fertilizer should.be
.applied with, or near the seed, at the
time of planting. The effect of this small
application is to supply the young plants
with available food during the first stage
of their growth, inducing prompt and
vigorous development. For this purpose
40 to 50 pounds per acre may be applied
of the same fertilizer that had been bed
ded on two weeks before planting.
A second application of high-grade fer
tilizers may be made at the second or
third plowing of cotton, or at six or eight
Inches height of the plants up to IS Inch
es. or the middle to last of May, and the
middle to last of June.
The intercultural applications may be
made in the siding furrow, or the fer
tilizer may be strewn along in the middies
ahead of the plow or cultivator. There
is no need to fear that the plants will
not get the benefit of a high-grade fer
tilizer if put anyhere, on or between the
rows. June 26th is the latest date at
which the writer has ever applied fer-
Mlizer in this way to either corn or cot
ton. although there is little reason to
doubt that even later applications would
benefit the crop; but probably not enough
to pay the cost of the fertilizer.
pflce hlglf enough to* enable It to light
the streets without cost to the tax
payers. This is typical of municipal
ownership inequity—to force the users
of electricity to pay for all the street
lighting, although they are not bene
fited any more than the citizens .who
gas or oil.
Failure of Municipal Bakeries.
The failure of the municipal bak
eries at Catania. Italy, Is reported by
Mr. Churchill, the British consul at
Palermo. There was a $30,000 deficit
in the balance sheet, and the request
governing a loan of SBO,OOO was re
fused by a royal commission. Jn con
sequence the institution has been
closed. United States Consular Re
similating ttieFood andßeg da
ting the Stomachs and Bowels of
ness and Rest. Contains neither
Opium,Morphine nor Mineral.
Not Narc otic.
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Ron, Sour Stomach,Diarrhoea.
Worms .Convulsions .Feverish
iu.ds and Loss of Sleep.
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