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fTHH ? w mmmwm THE KENTUCKY FAB1ER AND BREEDER of and Dovoted to tho and Breeders of Kentucky A "Weekly Journal Representative i. Interests of the Farmers 135 East Main Street. Lexington, Ky., by THE KENTUCKY PUBLISHING COMPANY Published nt The Herald Building, (Incorporated). Officers. P. P. JOHNSTON. Lexington, Ky. President. T. C. McDOWELL, Lexington, Ky. Vice President. LEXINGTON CITY NATIONAL BANK, Treasurer. DESHA BRECKINRIDGE, Lexington, Ky. Secretary. Subscription Rates. '$2.00 Directors, John B. Castleman, Louisville, Ky. Shelby T. Harbison, Lexington, Ky. Henry L. Martin, Midway, Ky. Jacob S. Estill, Lexington, Ky, Hector F. Hillenmeyer, Lexington, Ky. C. C. Patterson, Lexington, Ky. L. G. Cox, Lexington, Ky. Jouett Shouse, Lexington, Ky. J. N. Camden, Jr., Versailles, Ky. per year In ndvance. Guaranteed paid in advance circulation over 12,000. All books open to any advertiser. atwfrtisiNG RATES 10 cents tho agato line per Insertion. Discounts for time and space, advertiser to use either, but not both. Space Discounts. "Tme Dscounts. agate line BOO Lines 9 cents the agate line 9 cents the to mp? 8 cents the agate line 1,000 Lines .. S cents the agate line kf 2,000 Lines 7 cents the agate line 1 cents the agate line mes 52 Address all communications to The Kentucky Farmer and Breeder. matter February 3, 1904, Fntered as second-clas- s of Congress of March 1J, 1879. at the postofflce Ky, under tho Act THURSDAY, VOL. 1. SEPTEMBER 15, at Lexington, 1004. No. 31 from tho first that I could1 not maintain the three families and make profit over the conventional line of ' bread In our news columns this week is and meat, so I projected an orchard published a sketch of. the turf career of mixed fruits, planted a complete berry patch with thorn bushes and of the two August Belinonts, father promi- have a full vegetable garden. These and son, who have been such men work faithfully, not so much for nent factors In the racing and breed- money as for maintenance of their for foring industries of America large families, and these, over my ty years. And much as those in- lines, I can support. You would be the elder Belmont, owed dustries astonished how well and how cheaply they are scarce less indebted to his I can seed this numerous progeny son. Indeed, had it not been for with what I can raise on less than five the high plane to which the pres- acres oi my farm. ent Hon August Belmont raised racing There is my little block ot grape aster it had fallen into sickening disrepute, it is probable that the sport in vines, just now loaded to the guards America, primarily a sport of gentle-men- with Concord and Worden. The would have come to l)e domina- grapes will keep the mouths of these ted by a ring of corrupt gamblers voracious urchins red as pokeberry whose rule would have proved fatal for a month and that will save meat and bread. But don't you see the kale to its existence. was much said during the life and turnip greens just in the third There and since the death of the late Will- leas. During the winter I will scatter iam C. Whitney as to the cent which the stable cleanings through these crop! the turf owed him. That debt was rows and by spring what a very real and very large; we would Then I will sell at a small profit the not detract one iota from the credit shoulders and jowls to my tenants, will be the greens galore. due him. But it should not be for- and here gotten that Mr. Whitney's Interest in Over there is my bean patch. Well, racing did not begin until Mr. Bel- you know I am an old soldier and remont's reforms had been accomplish- member the value of beans. I havo the snap and lima, and ed. And we venture the assertion bunch kinds in that had it not been for those reforms not one Kentuckian In forty knows and had it not been for the influence that the little bunch butter bean is which Mr. Bejmont used to interest much better than its big trailing brother. It is richer. Valuables aro Mr. Whitney in tho sport, the Navy would not have put up in small parcels. Do you see of the gone into racing and the turf today that little patch of Japan sojas. The would not have enjoyed the example plants and pods are hairy as a dog. expert in of his true sportsmanship, his prince- Pros. Scovell is the best food ly generosity, his splendid enterprise. the Ohio valleyand doesn't have to look All honor and all gratitude to Mr twice at a good thing, and on his greater4gay I am eating them and feel like a WJSfi&iftSSfc in clover. Tho little Japs TionortrandQYjjn' fgnajorfgrautija.e' to tallow-feRusthe able chairman of.'the Jockey Club eat sojas and whip big raised-pea- s, for successful work upon which the sians. There is where I here are my melons. I will have roots, very lUiof.jaQipg,.flepe,nKds,., J ,,,-potatoes and cabbage toneed the cows Mr. Bslmont will go upon the turf again next year, aster a season of this spring. The cellars and barn lost practical retirement, with a splendid will be chuck full of things good to of his own breed- eat and the cheeks of these little sons lot of is no man interested in of Leas and Ham will not need ing. There 1 to show their the history and the perpetuity of rac- "plumpers" on April ing in America who will not wish for fullness, and they won't be fed on him the most splendid and the most "boughten" things, either. In the crib was last year's crop of abundant success success not for the only, but ever increasing in just corn, in the garner all the wheat. The year and deserved proportion as time old gentleman is not rich, but when children "hung the crane," the fullness goes on. of the hooks was not wanting. I havo no idea what his earnings or what his A GOOD FARMER. savings. Thegfarm is a model of neatNot a thousand miles from Lexing- ness, the crop is good and everything ton lives an old gentleman, well passed is spick and span. The tenants are sour score years, whose farm is always happy and everything moves without a delightful Mecca to the writer. His friction. Let us moralize. Here is a early life was cramped and he had man cramped by one thing or another passed his fiftieth year when he ceas- until the passing of his meridian, dised to be a tenant and becamo an own- charging in the meantime the full duty er of a rather poor Fayette farm of a of parent and of citizen. Then by little more, than one hundred acres. It rare judgment he accumulates a full is always a study of profit to come in competency for his own closing years, contact with a successful man right mantaining at the same time tjvo large among his own belongings, to work and perhaps improvident families, out of him unconsciously the secret from resources equally available to of his prosperity and" to consider how eevry farmer. Blessing, he is blessed. much of his policy can be wisely ap- He has lived simply, but the clear eye propriated. Much of his early earn- and steady gait of his eighty-sou- r ings had been devoted to the educa- years speak well for that living. Chiltion of his children. By virtue of that dren of two bloods in honor .bear his endowment he had given to the de- name and his own are proud of their fense of his country, to the propaga- heritage. The moral of his life to me, tion of the gospel of peace and good a farmer, is this: I have provided well, will among men, and the furtherance but oought little. of various industrial and useful purAID INSTZAD OF INJURE. suits, and through his children was blessed. In his old age he was alone, Tlie constantly recurring reports yet a teacher and a benefactor which are sent from Lexington to continuing effort. through The farm is a model," not a weed on foreign papers that there is friction in the lawn, not a sagging gate or loos- the Board of Directors of the Kentucky ened wire, nor a broken pane. The Trotting Horse Breeders' Association fields are clean, the stock sleek, aiftl are apt to do that association harm everywhere the evidences or plenty. and thereby injure Lexington. Is these Now how do you.manage so nicely, reports were accurate some Justificawas the inquiry. Well, you see while tion for their publication might ,be even then it would be and can't work much, urged I am eighty-fivI can think and manage for others. unwise to publish them. As it is there There is Sam, who does my general havo been during the past six months farm work. He has seven children a number of reports published which and is a thoroughly good man, and had little or no foundation, in fact, but Dolly is all wool and a yard wide. which Would lead rival associations, as They have the cabin and I pay $16 per well as trotting horse men, to believe month. Jim Jones raises the tobacco. that' tho Kentucky association was rent asunder with discord. Srnatot He has a Jacob's ladder of children a regular stair steps, in fact. Jim Is Bailey's resignation was used as a all right, for I have studied tho curl peg upon which to hang the story; in his grain and know how to shove Major Johnston's resignation as a peg the plane to work off his chips. Sam upon which to hang another neither The Kentucky Trotting and Jim came to me when I started, accurateand they will be with me to the end. Horse Breeders Association is in some They were both married, both good respects the most valuable institution men, but both wanting in the faculty in Lexington; it is in competent hands to manage for themselves. I am prac- and is under the control of men who tically a vegetarian. I understood have never made a failure of any enter WHAT THE TURF OWES MR. BELMONT. t, three-year-ol- d d ' e KENTUCKY FARMER, AND BREEDER. prise to which they gave ttielr attenIts President is an atle, accomplished gentleman and horseman; its stockholders are men whoi are sully alive to the importance of the enterprise in which they have their money invested and in which not only they but the people of Central Kentucky and the horsemen of America are vitally interested. Major Johnston's retirement is a distinct loss to the association, as was Senator Bailey's. He is universally recognized as the peer of any gentleman in America and is the leading authority upon the trotting turf. He has done as much, or more, to make the Kentucky Trotting Horse Breeders' Association a success as any man alive, and it is to be regretted that he feels it necessary to resign. But he has earned a rest and in the news columns his reasons for resigning are given, given as is every statement from him frankly and clearly. Can not, is it sot best for all Lexington people to unite in boosting Lexington enterprises instead of knocking them? tion. RESPONSIBILITY FOR DEFECTIVE SEED. yard, the stable, or the field that does cities Park solidly in barrels and not now find a ready sale and, as a place in cold stoiage. Do this just general thing, does not bear a good when you gather, leelingassuidjhat profit. they will keep perfectly. A good, healthy youngster will dispose of half SEED CORN MUST a barrel per month, and you can BE ACCLIMATED. withdraw at suitable intervals, calculating by the formuia. Now is all these The farmer must learn that while do not take up the surplus, grind just all seed are seed, yet the soil and cli- as for cider. Perry is too rich and heavy mate where they aro grown havo for a beverage, and is you happen to much to do with determining whether have a stool of tarragon, pluck a quart they will be suitable for his purposes. of leaves, put into this perry, treat Much of tho failure to produce well as cider, and in two years you will and much of the abuse of the seedmen have a smooth, lemon-yellovinegar, may bo assigned to the ignorance of strong enough to raise a disturbance tho farmer on this score. Even the and sine enough to present to your best quality and purest seed may friends with the assuranco that it is provo to bo a complete failure because worth more per gallon than a barrel the soil and climate where it is plant- of the "pure crab" vinegar made at ed are not favorable ,to its proper the breweries. growth. That there aro abuses in connection with tho seed trade can not A. B C . ASHLAND, KY I hao quite a vineyard, from which be denied. But the real correction of the evils must come from the farmers has been gathered a uDerb crop of fruit. now give? themselves, says the Farmers' Advo- What cultKation snnll I Your question is in cate. For instance, in regard to corn: The farmer must know that he can't its suture influence. Do not cultivate move it far north, or to higher eleva- at all just now. Is your vineyard is tions in the same latitude and expect well set, shading the ground, you are chick-weeit to mature in the shorter season. He sure to have a perfect stand of and lammium, coupled with should know, further, that corn, by reason of the variations that grow cheat, is you use barn manure. These out of its method of pollination, adapts three plants all grow vigorously in itself to the different localities in tho shade during all open weather in which it is planted and therefore can the winter and under the snow. bo acclimated so that a variety of Ground well covered with these will corn can be produced that in two or not lreeze too much. A grape root three years adapts itself to any coun- will endure frost, but is not frozen try that can grow cprn at all at a much it has more vigor. Now II you profit. Is he will keep this in mind can cover your ground, evading the and plant most of his crop from seed frost, your vines will push with much that has already been acclimated and more strength than is devitalized by buy from dealers only tho varieties the deeper freezing of naked ground. that mature with tho degrees of heat Tho presence of these plants will be which his latitude furnishes, he can very helpful next spring in drying tho buy safely and to advantage. He soil and improving its texture by de should get firmly fixed in his mind cay. the type of corn adapted to his localiNEWARK, O. ty, whether it be red, yellow or white, GAR, state in your next issue best Please and stick to that. month to set out young trees oak, maple, wide-reachin- g d The suit recently brought in Fayette county upon an alleged breach of warranty of cantalope seed will be watched with much interest, and it is to be hoped that there will be no technical defect to prevent a determination of tho question involved. We know nothing of the facts and can have no opinion until the proper tri bunal has passed on them, whether there is a just claim for difmage or not. In advance of a decision by the court, it can only feel regret that, on the one aand, labor and profit have been lost and, on the other, that reputable business men have become involved in a disagreeable controversy. But the question that has been raised is of great interest m an agricultural community and a determinaFOLLOW A GOOD EXAMPLE. tion of it in a proper case by the courts will have the effect of reaching The Kentucky Farmer and Breeder much farther than the question whethhas urged the breeders of Kentucky er in this particular case the plaintiffs and the business men of Lexington to are entitled to recover from the desubscribe promptjy and liberally to a fendants. As a rule in such cases, the tund for a spring race meeting, to be amount involved is too small to justify held at the Kentucky Association race tho loss of time and, expense necessary course next year. In doing this, we to prosecute tho controversy, for havo had no concern exdept that a which reason this particular phase of meeting be given of such kind as will the. law of warranty is not often be- reflect credit on Lexington, that it be fore the courts. Yet the responsibility successful from a. financial standpoint for the loss when seed sail to germi- so that a spring' meeting may connate, or the seed having germinated, tinue an annual ?b'nt, andjthat our when the product is not what is ex- people show th"l9pippreciation of Cappected as to variety or is not successtain Brown's expffiditures here by conful as to quality, is one that enters tributing liberallgfo this cause. into every purchase of seed, and the We havo prevjpusly recorded subprinciples involved should be clearly scriptions which various breeders stated so that both the seller and pur- to announce. We pub- qhaser may know boUi their rights and authorized us by Mr. ..herewitfj; SBK t. their duties. Theft; 7fl!urchaSei .'mUl naker of Captain lfaCSamUela learn to exercise the proper" discrimi iwon's'iniferi n this section, and nation. iuelecJ,ingSedavJth refetenceW Ttjp&fseel'yi US', both .author- tu uie uujtjuis aim puipusus 101 wmcii We again urge izimr Subscrintfd' they are to be used, and adaptibility misinos? menund upon those to his soil and climate. The seller ijpbn our yet contributed, must learn, in selecting his stock, to bre&lers who ha not to announce the exercise his judgment upon the source that the" authorize us subscriptions at once. of tho seed he purcases and upon the amount of tholr The letters salldw: trustworthiness of those from whom Louisjferok, Aug. 27, 1901. he buys. When this knowledge has Mr. Max SaWiiBji&n, Lexington, Ky. been acquired on both sides, and an Dear Majtjiga that you are reexact statement is made at the time ceiving donatiSjWrtsi: at least of purchase, of the percentage of purfor tho Lexington ity and germinability of tho package, Jockey, QlUb. As wo now in a small no question can arise except upon the way claim cjtizonShip in Lexington, we score of good faith. helping the cause take pleasure along i 'By enoffising horewith our FARMING IS A PROFESSION. check' for $$jf 5Jhich we hope you The industry of tilling the soil and wljl accept Jnffftp spirit in which it marketing its products demands every s s;on't, yeffcainly wish you and day greater intelligence, training and Cant. B,r$wn np'fflt success in your no reason why this skill. Its processes and needs have been too much neglected and too lit- movqm1n. "Mfuhf not be a big thing tle understood in the past, and too lit- for Lexlgfifnif a commercial way. tle has been done to reduce them to a Wjth, bypfWs,. believe me, "'ftgmrs truly. science. Because the farmer has folICHARD BAKROW. lowed a pursuit which, it was believed, required no expert knowledge or diff"v3 icult special preparation, he has not The Kenlfu'cKFarmcr and Breeder, LoxIpgtqnjHCy. been given that position to which he DcarSifWWitn 'reference to dona is entitled and should demand for himself by reason of the importance tion forugyTracfe meeting at Qapt. and real dignity of his labor. We do Brown's; 'Kj ifcUy Association course, not mean i any flattery, says would say ai,wfrpommend the spirit to !(i urge subscriptions Glenn's, GrajH, we mean what in whiclk 0. Will gladly subscribe we say when wo assert that tho time this causal o ivww t is coming, and it is pretty nearly here, VSrrtruly, when tho farmer is to too rightRilIy , HART BROS. regarded as the great man of the Reed Hotel, Sept. 13, 1904. country. The law, teaching, preaching, any of the learned professions are all right and will continue to flourish, because they will be needed, but the profession of farming is a calling that M ANSWERS TO is day by day becoming more and H more important. When we speak of farming as a profession we do not HI HI Hfl HI BH Hi EN Hi Hi Hi HI mean the methods that pre- ORCHARD, LAWN AND GARDEN. vail to a 'large extent among those (Depaitment Conducted for The Kentucky who claim to be farmers; we mean Fanner and Breeder soy H. F. Hillenmeyer.) those men who make it a study and who try to make farming pay, just as KY A. B., ALEXANDRIA, other professions are studied by those I have a booming crop of Keilfer peals, who adopt them as a means of live- and how shall jMtlllzo them? I do not lihood. The lazy lawyer, the indolent care to market. doctor, the careless merchant, or the" The crop 4s jajge everywhere, and inattentive in any profession is sure the first spppimofis aro just beginning to make a failure. So it, is with tho to ripen. Gattf$r . these, spread in farnfer. It Is only the one who warm rooplKcaxdf With blanket and in studies his business wlio succeeds. We a voek "you Ifl. have nice, mellow verily believe that the farmer who pears, not'oripnfhut truly excellent. weekly. from this time forward studies his soil Repeat th In three and the, crops he plants, who looks weeks gather all. To ripen quickly, aster the cultivation of his crops as store in warm room, and in a cold one he should, the one who plows and they will ripen scatteringly until Nohoes at the right time is the man vember. Kelffer is best of all to prewho is to be the lord of creation. There serve and can, and provide a two is not a single thing that can be pro- years' supply, searing failure next duced from the soil, from the barn year. You are quite near 'two large i $ "'''J r bt INQUIRIES slip-sho- d THURSDAY, beecli and buckeye. All are perfectly hardy. Set out any time aster October 15. It is apt to be dry then, and ram the soil "tight as wax," is so. Take out all subsidiary branches, wrap tho stem and mulch thoroughly. Is tho roots are in unfrozen soil the wounds will heal all winter, will form spongioles and be in position to support vigorous growth at once wien spring opens. As be tween fall and spring planting, all per- more iectiy naray trees maiie one-nagrowth set in the fall, and the percentage of loss is greatly diminished. n fg 1 & IS 1 LETTERS FROM 1 OITR READERS H H IS B EfH H H H SOME DANGER IN RAPE. To the Editor of The Kentucky aiu lireecier; Farmer Sir: Sheep can never be pastured on rape safely while it is damp, either frpm rain or dew. In order that the sheep can not go onto the rape early in the morning, it is essential that the gate each evening. Is the flock comes to the barn at night it can be arranged by having a small yard to keep them until aster the dew is off, and then allow them to go back to pasture. I always keep ray sheep near the building at night and in this way I am able to keep them off the rape until the sun has well dried the forage. It is never safe to allow sheep on the rape aster a rain. There is even more danger aster rain than dew. When the flock is first started on rape it is apt to produce scouring. I have sound that is the flock is thoroughly salted before turning onto the rape it will materially assist in checking tho effects of the rape. It may be that plenty of salt has been kept constantly beforo tho flock; oven in such instances it is advisable to salt again out in tho field. Sheep will quite frequently partake of salt out in the pasture while they will not touch it at the barn. It is an excellent p'an just beforo allowing the flock onto the rape to give them all the clover hay they will clean up. This helps to sill tho stomach 'before commencing on the rape pasture. It is my custom to seed a grain ration each morning beforo tho flock goes to pasture and I think this also has a tendency to assist in counter-actinthe scours. There is more danger from pasturing rape during a wet season than a dry one. Not only on account of the condition of the plant irom the standpoint of pasture, but the effects of same when taken into the stomach. Rape grown during a wet season is much more succulent and has a tendency to cause bloat quicker than when grown during a dry season. Rape should never be pastured aster onco t6uched with frost. As the sea-soapproaches the dangers lrom rapo pasturing inci eases, and therefore more precaution is necessary to guard against loss. g n LEO C. - Indiana SOME GOOD CATCH CROPS. To the Editor of The Kentucky Farmer and Breeder: Sir. Of the crops which I sowed ahead of the cultivator at the last cul- tivation of corn and potatoes to get a growth to turn under in the spring and to protect the land from winter washing, rye and dwarf essex rape Rye was were most satisfactory. sown one year when the potatoes were taken out in September, and a heavy sod. it made to tiirn under for gats, in April Another year rye was sown on corn stubble aster the corn was cut, at the rate of one and bushels per acre, and it made a tair cover crop, which I know prevented washing, though tho ground was harrowed only twice beforo drilling in the seed. Dwarf rape I have always sown at the rate of ten pounds ot seed per acre just before cultivating tho corn the last time in July and have had a good growth till lato in the fall, which wou'd havo made excellent pasture, but a cover crop was desired, so it was lest till spring and turned under for oats to enrich and make humus in tho soil. I shou'd judge its value as a fertilizer is about $G per acre, and the seed costs only seven cents a pound. Some of the rapo was green all winter, and one-quart- persons seeing the1 growth it had made in the standing corn were surprised, while the growth of cowpeas in the same field was not encouraging. Crimson clover is a good catch crop, is one can secure a stand, and it lives through the winter. Rape is the best crop for me, considering the cost of seed and its fertilizing value, and rye is very good, especially when it is to be turned under for potatoes or one wishes to pasture it in the fall. J. NEWTON GLOVER. Pennsylvania: COMMENDATION. APPRECIATED The Kentucky Farmer and Breeder, Lexington, Ky. Dear Sirs: Your last Issue lies before mo, and from its appearance and contents, allow mo to congratulate you upon the probabilities ahead for you. I know personally many of your officers; was a stockholder in the old Kentucky Racing Association, established in '2G. I saw Longfellow's first form; subserace in his quently his encounter with and defeat of Harry Bassett at Long Branch; was for years an habitual attendant upon its meetings, and feel a pride in the high plane of action it has ever pursued. Missouri, peopled largely by Kentuckians, is rapidly developing interests especially congenial-t- o those hailing from "Boone's earlier home" the breeding and developing of thoroughbreds, the chief. Your splendid roads are a causo of envy to those desirous, in these days of general interest in good roads, of bettering their transportation facilities. This is a great State, and Kansas City, on its western frontier, has a brilliant municipal suture. Now people and claiming over 225,000 ranking near the top In, us annual development, no one doubts its speedy assumption of a fifth or, sixth position as to bank clearings,, population, commerce, etc. Thpso of yDu who have, for a period, sought profit and a home west of the Mississippi, never for one minute, as the shadows lengthen, have forgotten your lovely Western slope, where rest the remains of hundreds endeared to them by ties of birth and association, never, never to be weak-oneon this earth. I may, in that connection, bo heard from later. Would it were (is in the flesh) sooner. Should any of you come to Kansas Very truly, City, advise me. d d H. G. Box 98. SNDS PAPER TO AFRICA. ATLANTIC CITY, N. J., Sept. 3. Kentucky Farmer and Breeder, Lexington, Ky. Gentlemen Please find enclosed $3.04 (postal money order), for which mail your paper for a year to Mr. Charles G. Evelyn, Port Elizabeth, Cape Colony, South Africa. Two dollars is for a year's subscription and $1.04 for postage (two cents weekly weeks). Is this is not for fifty-twsufficient postage, p'ease let me know by return mail and V will remit differ ence immediately1-- Respectfully, o CARLOS ABRAMS. P. SEPTEMBER 90. 15, Feathers SOURCE REVENUE ERS. CONSIDERABLE TO POULTRY RAIS- - OF-- Few people realize what a soure ot income feathers arc to the farmers of Fayette county. On Monday there was a small advertisement put in the classified columns of The Herald, advertising lor 10,000 to 15,000 pounds of old or new feathers. In a conversation with Mr. Gordon, the man who put in tho advertisement, he said that he buys every year in Fayette from 15,000 to 30,000 pounds of feathers, ranging in price from 18 to 45 cents a pound, and he is only one of a number who aro in the market for them. He said that it was estimated that six geese produce a pound of feathers every six weeks and that ducks produce about the same amount, ducks and geese being the only; domestic fowls raised from which the feathers are picked before the birds are killed. These leathers bring much the highest prices. Tho present market prico for prime white goose feathers is 45 cents a pound; grey goose feathers 42 cents; old goose feathers bring from 30 to 40 cents a pound and duck feathers, mixed colors 25 to 35 cents; chicken feathers from 4 to 5 cents a pound. .Both duck and goose feathers are picked every six or seven weeks. Mr. Gordon stated that in his judgment thero was one man in Lexington now who had on hand $25,000 to $35,000 wortli of feathers purchased during the past year or fifteen months. The price of feathers, so he said, Is now from G to 9 cents lower than it was this time last year. WOOD STREETS MAY NOT BE CONSTRUCTED TIL AFTER THE TROTS. UN- - It now looks probable that the court house square will not be repaved with creosote wooden blocks until the middle of October. The Blocks have been Indianapolis, shopped from but unless they arrive immediately the work will be delayed. It is the desire of the Home Construction Company, which has the contract, not to interfere with traffic or have the streets torn s up during the trots. The trots commence October 4 and, last until October 14. It will require seven days for he concrete to harden before the blocks arc laid, and the streets will not be torn up until they arrive, and is their arrival should be delayed several days the entire work will be postponed. , Mr. Ellis, manager of tho comj is about to close a deal witJr'an.In- FACTORY VACATED BY TOBACCO COMPANY SOLD, AND WILL BE USED AS FRUIT HOUSE. The Blue Grass Tobacco Company has sold to the American Hemp Company its old factory on West Vine street near Broadway. The price paid was $9,000. Mr. W. J. Loughridge is President of both companies. The Blue. Grass Tobacco Company, which formely occupied the building, has moved into its new factory in Loudon. The building is being overhauled and Friday for a term of fivQ years to W,. K. Bayless, who was formerly connected with his father, T. C. Bayless in the Bayless Fruit Company. Mr. W. K. Bayless will open a wholesale fruit establishment and will begin operations as soon as the repairs to the building are completed. was leased RURAL ROUTE EXTENSION O. Box 549. SPECIAL AGENT RISING WILL SUBMIT REPORT RECOMMENDING COUNTY DELIVERY. ENTIRE Richwood, 0 Sept. 12, 1904. EVERY ROAD WILL BE SERVThe Kentucky Farmer and Breeder, ED. Lexington, Ky. find one dollar Dear Sirs: Enclosed to be applied to my subscription as That, Fayette county will be placed per your latest ad, for which send me on the list of the entire county rural I did not re free delivery system seems assured. Dicture of McChesney. ceive numbers 25, 2G and 27 of your Col. H. C. Rising, special free rural paper. Could you send me those delivery agent, who has been here hack numbers, for I like it better for some time past making an examithan any paper I have seen since I nation into the needs and requirewas a small boy, in 1874, '75 and '7G, ments of the rural route system, with when I saved the old Turf, Field and a view of establishing the entire county system, has finished his invesFarm until I learned to read. Wishing you success in every way, tigations and returned to Washington. "Vours respectfully, I am, i Ho has mapped out a plan which BENT SINKEY. in will give every pike and tho county free rural mail service, so Mea: will be sound equal to any that every house in the county will food for inducing hens to lay, but meat get mail delivered to the door. It is should not bo fed to excess. Tho re- understood that he will recommend fuse from factories known as chan- the establishment of such a system, dlers' scraps, comes in pressed cakes. and it is confidently predicted that hjs It is excellent when fed moderately .recommendation will be favorably act about a pound a day to twenty hens. ed on by the postal authorities. Is fed in larger amount, to the exThis will necessitate the putting on clusion of other food, it will cause the hens to become overfat, as it cdntains of sour more carriers. Civil service ex quite an amount of carbonaceous ma- aminations will be held to sill tho terial that escapes the heavy pressure posts, and a civil service register, or required to extract the grease. It eligible list, will be established to sill should be used only as an assistant vacancies. with the regular supply of grain. LIKES - diana concern which has facilities for laying seven hundred square yards of concrete a day, which would greatly facilitate the work. THE PAPER. d

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