y TATOt. Editor.
WILL SELL ONLY FOR CASH OR ITS EQUIVALENT
In order to do this successfully we realize that we must
sell at great reduction, so you will find us at same old
place at surprisingly low prices during this year. This
is neeeessary to our b.nuess and we must stay bv it.
( ash or barter and good prices will be our motto
J. C. ROBERTSON i
BiANTED— H RIDER AGENT""”?
u u fc, it KfcQlJlliliD until you receive and approve of your bicycle We shio
FACTORY PRICES 6 furmsh „ the sh l st rade Cycles it is possible to make
f nl , °V e i ma . U profit above actual factory cost. You save $lO
middlemen s profits by buying direct cf us and have the manufacturer's guar.
t^i”£ y ° U f-, blCycle ' NOT BUY a bicycle ora pair of tires from anyone
at any price until you rev.eiTa our catalogues and learn our unheard of factory
Prices and remarkable special offers to rider agents.
YOU WILL BE ASTON I SHED wb S n you Feceiv ? our beautiful catalogue and
, , study our superb models at the wonderfully
low trices we can make you this year. We sell the highest grade bicycles for less money
iity* v r> i y^ °tif!" \ * a i!^>e We are satisfied with Jii.oo profit above factory cost.
MILXLL.L BLALLItS, you can sell our bicycles under your own name plate at
ur prices. Orders filled the day received.
D HAND ISIC YOLKS. _ We do not regularly handle second hand bicycle?, but
: a number on taken in trade by our Chicago retail stores. These we clear out
rices ranging from S3 to or SIO. Descriptive bargain lists mailed free
MASTER-BRAKES single wheels, imported roller chains and pedals, parts, repairs and
uUMdlOt OflHflW| equipment of all kinds at half the usual retail Prices * V
*AU HEDGETHORN PDHCTH RE-PROOF *1 il
X SELF-HEALING TIRES TO #|E
W&3W The regular retail price of these tires is aKSEI
SS.SO Per pair, but to introduce we will -fg
Ai ma sample pair tors4.Bo(cash ivithorclers4.ss).
10 MORE TROUBLE FROM PICTURES fffTPfei
NAII.S, Tacks or will not let the j
DESCRIPTION: Made in all sizes. I‘i lively y- I
tidin^.veryduiableand linedinsidewith IV-y
a special quality of rubber, which never becomes
non ms and which closes up small punctures without allow- 9 §1
mg the air to escape. We have hundreds of letters from satis- g f| 55X^25™”.*$
fi 1 customers stating that their tireshaveonly been pumped Of a^d o P a i S o rim striofi
up nee or twice in a whole season. They weigh no more than Jjj t rev ’ t rim cuttin- P TUi
m. -rdinary tire, the puncture resisting qualities being given Ig r o other
tv. several layers of thin, specially prepared fabric on the lk7 sOFT s'r
tread. The regular price of these tires is $8.50 per pair, but for ]¥ °
advotisingperpos swe arv" making a.special factory price to “ *
the rider of only $4.80 per pair. AT ordetfi shipped same day letter is received. We ship C. O. TO on
approval. You do not pey a cent until you have examined and found them strictly as represented.
We will allow a cash discount of 5 per cent (thereby making the price 54.55 per pair) if you
send FULL CASH WITH OitUlilt and eiftlose this advertisement. We will also send one
nickel plated brass hand pump. Tires to lie returned at OCJK expense if for any reason they are
not satisfactory on examination. We are perfectly reliable and money sent to us is as safe as in a
bank. If you order a pair of these tires, you will find that they will ride easier, run faster,
wear better, last longer and look finer than any tire vou have ever used or seen at any price. We
know that you will be so well pleased that when you vvant a bicycle you will give us your order.
We want you to send us a trial order at once, hence this remarkable tire offer.
mmm Tiff*gm j P ri) "TPr don’t buy any kind at any price until you send for a pair of
Sr eUv Iw&fcC# S Hedgethorn Puncture-Proof tires on approval and trial at
the special introductory price quoted above, or write for our big Tire and Sundry Catalogue which
describes and quotes all makes and kinds of tires at about half the usual prices.
nra tbMftV 11/4 IT" but write us a postal today. DO NOT THINK OF BUYING a bicycle
aLO iriSj & trlr/S# 5 or a pair of tires from anyone until you know the new and w
offers we are making. It only costs a postal to learn everything. Write it NOW.
J. L. MEAD CYCLE COMPANY, CHICAGO, ILL
13 SPf._Aj OPTIMISM.
r.;rpo3s and Origin of the National
Prcspet ity Association
Tlic National I'rosp 'i i y iMsnHalion
of St. I.oais w roooinly iinn*;is*vi
ii~ lliomborsihj iii till* SO! 11l aii.l west
by nine di. ; lout I mis i: toss assn.-inti mis.
was organized an a.ldmss <ff
i’> I-' Voakum, rhairninn of tin* uxooii
tivo board of the U<v U Island Frisco
railroads, tin* oilier ni dit bofo/o the St.
Louis Traffic club. 11 is "let us alone”
was taken u;> by the busi
ness organizations and a "give us a
rest and sunshine” planned
under the National Prosperity associa
r l lie purpose of the organization Is
to inaugurate a national movement for
the restoration of confidence and a gen
eral revival of commercial and indus
trial activity. The platform adopted
unanimously by the leaders of the
m vemeut is to keep the dinner pail
fail, to keep tin* pay ear going, to keep
the factory busy, to keep the work
men employed and to keep the present
The idea spread like wildfire througb
<>::t tlie country, and to aid in the dis
•• initiation of the cheer the executive
••ommittee had printed 1.000,000 copies
of tln* platform. These, with letters,
'• ere sent to every business, labor and
civic organization in the United States,
in addition, tin* officers sent telegrams
In the bodies asking their co-operation
and requesting them to adopt the plat
form and join the movement. More
than u hundred different boards of
trade, commercial bodies and business
men’s associations outside have in
formally accepted the plan, and many
have officially pledged their support.
‘lt should be understood,” said Wil
liam F. Lewellyn Saunders, secretary
of the St. Louis Business Men’s league,
“that no organization or corporation
will be put to any expense. The cost
of spreading the campaign throughout
the United States will be borne by St.
That the campaign guarantees spe
cially beneficial results is demonstrat
ed by the betterment of financial, com
mercial and industrial conditions since
the association announced its plans.
New York, Chicago and other influen
tial centers report that investors are
again putting their money into 3tocks
and securities and that prices are ris
ing. They report also a perceptible
increase in business and, merchandise
or \. s. The association's labors are
jv-cor, plishing material results already,
and pessimism is being superseded by
p.v r.orui ed optimism.
A .1 J)avidson of the Frisco ad
sfro-sod the following notice:
To Frisco Employees:
To n rrect extent the welfare of the
Frisco js in your hands. The manage
ment i as anxious as you to keep the
dir.r,er,p:in full, the pay car going, all on
full time, to re-employ those who have
been jet out temporarily. Business men
report a decided improvement in the com
mercial conditions in April.
/ n agree that a large proportion of the
depr. ?;s’.an was due to talk. Therefore
if all the Frisco employees get into the
sunshine with thousands of other work
ingmen who have joined the National
Prosperity association and throw away
their blue glasses it will be only a mat
ter of days before “full day for all” con
ditions will, be resumed. The National
Prosperity association will convert it into
sunshine to lighten the dark places.
FAMILY GUM IN PERIL.
Child Who Had It For the Day Reck
lessly Took It to School.
A little gir! in the Fairview school in
Bloomfield. N. .7., was recently detected
chewing gum by her teacher, who com
pelled her to take it from her mouth
and place it on a desk.
When the noon recess arrived all tlie
pupils left but the child in question,
and she began to cry.
“What is the trouble?” inquired the
“1 want the gum,” replied the little
one. “It belongs to my mother.”
It seems that the gum was a family
affair, and the child had simply bor
rowed it for the day. The teacher per
mitted her to take it home.
GLORIES AND GLOOMS.
New Slang, Descriptive cf Young Wo
i men, Originates at Yale.
The students of Yale university have
invented some new slang descriptive of
important conditions which affect the
lives of young men. Here are some
! additions to the Yale vernacular:
“A glory”—a young woman of un
! usual attractiveness.
“A gloom”—a young woman of far
less than average attractiveness; vide
“A ball of fire”—a young woman
i whose beauty and charm aie iiiesist
ible' an ideal guest for college paities;
| vide’ “peach,” “pippin,” “corker,” etc.
I—- ~ "
THE BASE COUNTf TIMES
TRENTON, GA. FRIDY MAY 15
' OF CORN
A Disease Which Cost Illi
nois Nearly Five percent
Cf a Crop,
i Thu so-called' 1 -dry rot” of cer
(*orn, which hoe long been recog
-11 i z e<l, owes its name to the man
; ner in winch the ear is affected in
| the fluid. In genera’, the husks
tend to turn prematurely ve'lmv ,<
sooM, and the ear becomes parii
;,l o \ holly shriveled and much
do used in wught. Sometimes
the ears remain upright with the
husks clo ely adherii g to them
In ot er cases the shanks are
weakened and the affected ears
hang limp from their atfachmen*,
or the diseased condition may no!
be detected until the husk is ie
1 heße diseases, appearing m
more or severity year after
year, have become of sufficient
economic importance during the
past lour or five years to cause
general concern among farmers.
In 1900, the year in vrhioh iben
was the greatest amount of dry rot
so far as any records have been
| made, the loss was 4 5 per cent of
the entire crop in Illinois
Ihe most common of these dry
| rot diseases and the one tv-h'ch
during the past two seasons has
j c used about 90 per cent, of'the
damage, is due to a fungus known
as Diplodia in ay dis Sac<*. The in
fected cars shrivel up more or less
darken in color, and become light
in weight. The kernels are als
shriveled, very brittle and loosely
attached to the cob. The fungus
penetrates all portions of the ear,
kernels, cob and husks, ami pro
duces many dark brown, two
celled spores which serve to pro
pagate the fungus.
There are several other forms ol
dry rot which are less important
hut cause considerable damage
which seems to lie on the increase.
These are also dim to fungi and be
long, for the most part, to the
genus Fusarium —members of
which cause serious damage to
quite a number of our important
cultivated plants. Tim effects of
these different species of Fu-aiiun
on the corn are characteristic and
quite easily distinguished from
each other. The ear may be
affected in localized patches which
are covered with a rather compact
massof white mold- ike growth,
when only the inner husks adheie
to if, or the entire ear may be
affected in the same way. Anoth
er firm shows very much like the
Hi plod ia disease, ex ej t that the
fungus has dark pin to red color.
In this case infection usually takes
place in the tip of the ear. Anoth
er form may be recognized by the
broken, crumbly ends of scat ered
kernels. With this there is little
external growth of the fungus, but
when present it is white, some
times tinged with pink. The
crumbly contents ot the kernel con
tain many mostly one and two
celled spores. *
In the case of the Diplodia dis
ease, and quite probably in that of
the other forms, the fungus per
petuates itself over winter in the
old diseased ears and old stalks.
It is not usually difficult to find
throughout the summer in old corn
fields, where the disease has pre
viously prevailed, many pieces of
old corn stalks which are infected
with the Diplodia fungus. Stalks
known to be two years old have
been found still propducing spores.
During moist periods, spores ooze
from these stalks in abundance
and are blown sii gly or in masse*
long distances, as has been fr -
Official Organ of Dadl Cot; ty.
REFORMING THE OMON
'I he mania for reform is reach
ing Mifli a pitch in this country
that it \v< uhl not surprise us to
learn that the legislatures wore
passing laws to compel thistles to
produce (igs. For, not content
with legislating away from man
many of the pleasant ves will
"hieh he loycs to source himself
into a profitable contrition, such
is whiskey-drinking, the reformers
ure now attacking nature lieiself.
lire onion is to lie reformed.
Some ambitious disciple of Lmher
Burbank, so we are told, is at work
n the invention of a seem less
mion. Hut will an onion taste as
-weet by any other smell? In re
'll ty it is not reform which the
onion needs, but r<c ignition. It
has never r* ceived its just dues in
the way of praise, th nigh such
weakling plants as the lily and the
ose have been sung for centuries
Many so- called reforms arise
j Tom an unreasoning prejudice
either than from the considered
j mil controlled desire to bein fit t'e
human race, which they pretend
as their origin, and this one in
particular springs from an empty
i eff ctation scaree worthy to be
; ranked as a prejudice. We ate
i convinced-that the onion las done
more for humanity in a liberal
way thm any oilier edible, i nless,
indeed, we except the divine man
na, which kept the Hebrews alive
during their wanderings and thus
prevented the Decalogue. Noth
ing happens by accident, and it
3an have been nothing else than
the wisely generous use of onions
and garlic, persisted in for cen
turies by all her people, which
raised Italy to pre-eminence in an
artistic way, just as sagacious de
votion to beer and limherger
cheese created German philosophy
—D’Annunzio is an onion that
has spoiled a li.tle, and Nietzsche
was merely a man who had had
dreams because of too much
cheese. Ksthetes who can’t stand
the smell of onions, or the whiff of
actuality, are the most pitiable
creatures!—those who would eli
minate that pungent!y delicious
aroma from the world are making
unconcious confession of a sort of
rose-water incompetence to deal
with the strong and highly-season
ed fact of life. —Uncle Remus’s
quently demonstrated by experi
Tee fungus does not, according
to present knowledge, grow upon
any other host, and. upon devel
oping corn only on the ears. Not
so much is known of the other
fungi here concerned, but since 90
per cent, of the rot is due to Di
plodia, less attention need be given
(o them. Diseased ears are fruit
fu‘l sources of subsequent infection
and should *be removed as prompt
ly as possible.* This can be read
ily done at the time of husking, if
not before. Keep them in a sepa
rate receptacle and burn them as
soon as practicable. In addition
to this, in fields where any con
siderable amount of disease has
been found, the stalks should also
have attention, whatever crop is to
follow. Something may be gain
ed by carefully plowing them un
der and leaving them well covered
but burning may be required even
if this is otherwise bad procedure,
such a field should not be replant
ed to corn for at least two years.
If the fiist suggestion is always
followed and the ot tiers are put
into practice whenever necessity
demands it, these, serious losses
may be practically prevented. —
From circular issued trom Illinois
Experiment Station by T. J. Bur
-111, Chief in Botany, and J. T.
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Infants and Children—Experience against Experiment#
What is CASTOR IA
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