Democratic watchman. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1855-1940, November 04, 1892, Image 4

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Terms 2.00 A Year, in Advance
Bellefonte, Pa., Nov. 4, 1892.
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Democratic National Ticket.
State Democratic Ticket.
JNO. C. BULLITT, Philadelphia.
DAVID T. WATSON, Allegheny,
1G. Thompson, Clem’t R. Wainwright
ns. ys ’ Charles H. Lafferty, ?
W. Redwood Wright, George R. Guss,
John O. James, Cornelius W. Bull,
William Nolan James Duffy,
Charles D. Breck, S, W. Trimmer,
Wm. G. Yuengling, Samuel S. Leiby,
Azur Lathrop T. C. Hipple, :
Thomas Chal fant, Ww. D. Himmelreich,
P. H. Strubinger, H. B. Pies
Joseph D. Orr, Charles A. Fagan,
A. Payton John D. Braden
Ano Mellon © Michael Liebel,
Thomas McDowell, Jamet K. Polk Hall,
Democratic County Ticke
Subject to the decision of the District
For Associate Judge—C- A. EN
; JNO. T. McCOR)
For Legislature— }aas. SCHOFIELD,
For Prothontary—W. F. SMITH,
For District Attorney—W. J. SINGER, Esq.
For County Surveyor—HORACE B. HERRING,
Democratic County Committee of Cen-
tre County for 1892.
J. C. Meyer.
. S. Garmam.
Geo. R. Meek.
James Coldren.
.Abe Weber.
. H. Carr.
‘Samuel Weiser, Jr
ames A. Lukens.
. W. Buckingham.
rank W. Hess.
. B. Wilcox,
.E. M. Griest.
B. K. Henderson.
Bellefonte N. W...
“ S. W.
8. Philipsburg...
Unionville Bor.
hilip Confer.
Buss | : HE Leyman.
“ W.P James W, Lucas.
Burns: Williams Siisple.
WE i. p. _N. Krumrine.
Curtin......... 'N. J. McCloskey.
Ferguson E. "Daniel Dreibelbis.
" Ww. Frank Bowersox,
J.C, Rossman.
David Sower.
..William R. From.
“John J. Orndorf.
. A. Weaver.
David J. Gates,
James W. Swabb.
..H. M. Confer.
John T. Merryman.
Aaron Fahr.
J. H. McAuley.
vom sesssssensenes Ww. H. Williams.
For Quay and Against a Fence Law.
When the campaign for county rep-
resentatives first opened up, we charged
directly that the Republican candidates
for Legislature were pledged to vote for
Quay, and that both were opposed to
any legislation that would secure the
people of the county a fence law. We
made these charges the first week after
Mr. Hamivron and Mr. Dare were
nominated, in order that they could
deny them if incorrect, and that the
people of the county might know ex-
actly where they stood on these two
important questions.
The convention that nominated them
pledged them to vote for Quay and
they could not get out of that if they
wanted to.
On the fence question they could at
least have denied the charge we made,
if untrue, but they knew it was just as
the Warcuman stated, and neither of
them, nor their papers, have dared to
gay a word on the question, that could
be construed into a willingness to rep:
resent the people of the county in this
matter, as they desire.
There is no denying that eight out of
every ten tax-payers of the county
favor a fence law, This fact is so appar-
ent that even the few who are opposed
to fencingadmit it.
It is the duty of men elected as Rep-
resentatives to do that which a majority
of their constituents desire, but neither
Hamirtoy nor Dare will make any
promise of the kind, for the reason
they are both personally opposed to a
ence law.
Dave is opposed to it, as a lawyer,
because without any law on the mat
ter of fencing, a condition we are now
in, there will be interminable trouble
among neighbors and endless litigation
in court about tresspassing. He hopes
to get his share of lawyers fees out of
the troubles that will arise, and for this
geason is opposed to any law on the
Hayton is a life long, and we be-
lieve an honest opponent of fences.
his opposition to fencing comes from a
firm belief, on his part, that it is a use-
less expense to farmers, and that the
county would be better off without fen-
ces than with them. He has always
advocated this side of the question, and
his prejudices and convictions are so
strong oun this subject, that he could
not represent the wishes of the people
if he wanted to-
The trouble with bim is that he
does not want to. He believes he is
right on this subject and that those
who differ with him are wrong. He
hos absolutely refused to make any
promise to secure a fence law, linking
out of it by professing to favor a local
option law on the subject—a law that
he knows, has already been declared
unconstitutional, and consequently
could not be enacted or enforced—thus
attempting to deceive the people into
voting for him in order that he may be
elected to misrepresent them.
It is not probable thatthe people of
the county will be fooled on this sub-
ject. It isa matter of vital importance
to them. And inasmuch as DALE and
HasiLron are opposed to what the
masses of the voters desire, no man
who wishes to see a fence law placed
upon our statue books, can vote for
either of them. ’
Vote For Yourselves Once.
Farmers, is it not about time that
you were voting for yourseives once?
For a great many years many of you
have been voting to protect other inter-
ests, and while men engaged in manu-
facturing and the other enterprises
have grown wealthy, and can give thou-
sands of dollars yearly to buy votes to
continue protection, you have made
scarcely énough to pay your taxes and
school your children.
You may call it “calamity cry” or
what you please, but to-day there is
not one of you, who reads, this article,
who can sell his farm for what it
would have brought fifteen years ago.
With all your labor and the help of
your families, with the skimping and
saving that you have done, you have
not made as much money in ten years
as one of these protected manufactur
ers gives to the Republican corruption
tion fund every campaign.
You have been voting for them and
their interests. Your sons have been
doing the same; and herein a single
instance is how it eftects you: during
the year you buy one or two suits of
clothes. You can’t get along with less.
If you want to dress as good as some of
your neighbors, one of these must be
an all wool suit, and will cost not less
than $30.00. Your boys want, and de-
serve, tolook as well as other boys, and
must have the same kind of a suit. Do
you know what your part of the tariff
ison such clothes? If the cloth is
‘valued at over 40 cents per pound you
pay 44 cents per pound and 50 per cent
of the value. You can easily figure
the extra amount you pay on a suit.
The cloth on an average will weigh
five pounds and cost, say, $2.00 a yard.
It takes 6} yards to make a suit. 44
cents a pound will be $2.20 and 50 per
cent ad valorem on 6§ yards at $2.00
per yard will be $6.75. Add the $2.20
and you have $8.95 tariff on one suit,
On cheaper suits the tariff is higher in
proportion. This amount you pay on
every suit you buy of the quality named.
If the cloth is imported the $8.95 goes
to the government, If it is made at
home, it goes to some manufacturer
whom you do not know and who cares
nothing for you. So that in either
event by voting for protection, you
simply vote money outof your own
pockets into the treasury of the United
States that does not need it, or into the
pocket of some manufacturer who
neither knows nor cares for you.
It is possibly none of our business,
but for the life of us we can’t see what
right you have to vote away the mon-
ey that should go to purchasing com-
forts and conveniences for your own
family, simply to benefit richer men
than vou are, and people who don’t
care a bob-ee for you.
Had you not better try to vote for
your own interests once? And when
some devoted protectionist tells you,
that a vote for CLEVELAND and a low
tariff will hurt the manufacturer, just
tell him that if the manufacturer has
to rob you to keeplfrom getting hurt,
that hereafter he will have to take just
what he gets—that you propose taking
care of- yourself and family first, and
of the manufacturer's interests after-
Vote Early.
We will do him the credit to say that
This County Not for Quay.
There is nota Democrat in the coun-
‘ty worthy the name of Democrat, who
would not be ashamed to see Centre
county represented in the next legisla-
ture by a wan who would cast his vote
for M. S. Quay for United States Sena-
tor. And yet that is just what Repub-
licans are hoping to accomplish.
They would willingly give us two
thousand majority for the balance of
the ticket, if we were fools enough to
trade both or one of our candidates for
the Legislature, for it.
But it won't be done. Centre county
is not for Quay aad consequently neith-
er Hayirtox nor DaLe stand a ghost
of a chance of election.
On Monday last, chairman REEDER
of the Republican State Committee,
gent out his instructions to the party
workers all over the state, to bend
every effort to elect members of the
Legislature. One of these letters is be-
fore us as we write. It appeals to Re-
publican, to save the United States
Senatorship, by making extraordinary
efforts to elect their members to the
House. It shows that heis frightened.
That he anticipates trouble in securing
a Quay majority. That what the
WarcaMaN has intimated about the
chances of Democratic success in the
State is true. That there 1s a chance
for Democrats to elect a United States
Senator, and possibly capture the elec:
toral vote, by getting out the full Dem-
ocratic force and polling it for the
straight ticket.
Centre county Democrats can take
no chance of losing a victory like this,
by staying at home or trading off part
of their ticket. We ought to be good
for 1000 Democratic majority. We
will have that full figure if the vote is
all polled, and every man on the tick-
et should have it.
Centre county is not for QUAY and
no man who is a Democrat will vote
for a candidate of a party, whose chief
object in this state is, to continue him
as United States Senator.
Democrats, show your abhorrence of
him and his infamously corrupt meth-
ods to defeat your party, by voting sol
idly against those who endorse his do-
ings, and are trying to re-elect him to
the position he has disgraced.
To vote the full Democeratictick-
et place a cross mark in the
square to the right of the word
Democratic, thus:
wherever the word Democratie
appears on the Official ballot.
Nothing could be simpler.
A Republican Law.
A correspondent at Blanchard, writes
to ask if it is true, that the bill repeal-
ing our fence law and making every
poor man’s COW a tresspasser, that gets
upon another person's property, was
signed by Governor PATTISON. Not by
any means. The bill he refers to be-
came a law on the 4th day of April
1889, almost two years before Govern-
or ParTison assumed the duties of the
office. It was signed by Governor
Braver, and will be found over his
signature on page 27 of the pamphlet
laws for 1889. It is a full fledged Re-
publican measure—the House the Sen-
ate and the Governor that enacted the
law, all being Republican. If people
down the Bald Eagle and elsewhere in
the county, think thatit is right, all
they have to do is to vote on Tuesday
next for Hamirron and Dane. Neith-
er of these men will do anything to re-
peal the unjust and obnoxious measure,
and the man who wants the owner of
any kind of stock in this county, left at
the mercy of the railroad companies,
and the speculators in wild lands,
should turn in for these two candidates.
They are pledged against any change
that will benefit the poor man or farm.
Take No ‘Chances.
Every Democrat who delays voting
until evening ruus the risk under the
new system, of losing his vote. A
crowd at the polls at six o'clock, means
that the booths will be occupied and
those coming last will be unable to get
in to vote. Take no chance of being
lett, Democrats, but go out early and do
your good work.
—Every Democrat wants to share in
the glories of the overwhelming victory
which will come to us next Tuesaay.
Vote your ticket straight, then no
pricking of conscience will annoy you
when the exultant cheer of Democracy
is heard throughout the land.
Its The Same Here.
Democrats, take no chances on los- |
ing your vote by waiting until evening. |
Under the new system voting will be
| slow. Tt there are any number of votes |
to be polled in the evening some one
! will be left, Don’t be that fellow. Go
| out and vote in the morning. It takes
| no longer then than it does later in the
' day.
What the Republican party has
done for the farmer istold in the fol-
lowing extracts from an article on the
depeciation of farm lands in Lancaster
county. As it is down there, so it is
here in Centre, and in every other
county of the State. When the farmer
has read and reflected over the facts
given, he will probably conclude that
some kind of a change is necessary.
We need only add that the time to
make a change in the policy that has
brought about this frightful deprecia-
tion in farm land, is next Tuesday, and
the way to do it is by voting out of of
fice the party whose admiristration of
aftairs has brought it about: Here is
the Lancaster situation :
“In every instance I found the same
state of affairs, the market sluggish,
gales difficult except to those who for
some special reason desire the acquisi-
tion of agricultural lands, and forced
sales in quite a number of cases beat-
ing down prices far below minimum
calculations. Inone large real estate
establishment the proprietor has had
printed a big poster, offering for sale a
score or more of some of the finest
{arms in Lancaster county. All are
rovided with the best improvements
and all are offered at prices which, a
decade since, would have been consid-
ered great bargains. Although these
posters have been distributed broad-
cast throughout Lancaster county and
adjoining districts, although many of
the properties have been advertised in
the local prints and in Philadelphia
and New York newspapers, and al-
though the business is in the hanéds-at
one of the most judicious and energet-
ic agencies in this section of the State,
not @ single purchaser has appeared
during the four or five months that
they have been offered for sale. In
the window of another well-known
agency is advertised for sale a fine
farm, whose owner is Judge Livingston,
but the bidders fail to come. Along:
side of itis advertised Sherift Sides’
farm, which would probably go for sev-
eral thousand dollars less than he paid
for it ; still no purchaser seems willing
to make the investment.
Down in the lower end of the coun-
ty the depreciation and demoralization
of farm values seem to be especially
severe. John Shultz has a good little
farm in Providence township which
cost him $85 an acre; he offered it for
gale at $60, but could not get that bid,
and it is not unlikely it could be bought
for $50. The estate of B. Frank Scott
comprising sixty-two acees of good to-
bacco land, near Drumore Centre, was
offered at public sale. The best bid
received for it was $50 an acre, or &
total of $3,100, yet it contains a fine
brick house and good barn that did
not cost a dollar under $1.000.
Here are a few more specimen bricks
I picked up by the wayside in my tour
of investigation :
The “John Sener” farm, one of the
finest in the county, near Willow street,
now owned by W. D. Sprecher. It
used to carry a $50.000 mortgage. Sold
some years ago for $36.000; couldn’t
be sold to-day for the latter figure.
The famous “John Russel” farm,
the model farm of the “lower end” of
Lancaster county, which used to be
counted worth $100 an acre, and the
improvements upon which cost its
owner $50 per acre, sold some time
ago for $45 per acre.
The Bellbank farm in Colerain town-
ship, on the Octoraro, one of the most
beautiful in the county, has been for
sale for years. It will not bring the
price of the improvements.
" The William Spencer farms in the
valley near Christiana, which are not
over two and a half miles from the
Pennsylvania Railroad, valued eight
years ago at $70 per acre, sold recent-
ly for about $45, which would not pay
for buildings, fences, etc.
The farm of the late Dr. J. M. Deav-
er, in Drumore township, four miles
from Quarryville, on the line of the
Lancaster and Quarryville branch of
the Reading Railroad, sold only a day
or two since for $75 per acre. It is a
small farm of about sixty-five acres,
the most highly improved in its neigh-
borhood. Here are estimated values
of improvements : House, $2,000; barn,
$1,000; tobacco shed, $500; fences and
other improvements, $500; total, $4.-
000. From which it readily appears
that the value of the land alone, ac
cording to the price paid, was reckoned
at about $6 an acre.
My attention was also called to the
depression in mill properties dependent
upon farm values. These were some
figures shown me:
Stauffer mill, at Quarryyille, cost
$14,000, eold tor $6,000.
Shultz mill property, at Carmago,
cost $10,000 sold for $4,500.
Smith mill, at New Providence, cost
$15,000, sold for $8,500.
Shultz mill, at Martinsville, cost
$8,000, sold for $4,000.
I am sure that these figures are not
isolated, but are representative of a
prevalent condition directly chargeable
to the burdens imposed by the monop-
oly tariff so sorely borne by the farmer
and so acutely emphasized by the Me-
Kinley tax.
A ———————————
A Good Candidate.
The Philipsburg Ledger is not a Dem
ocratic paper by a long shot. Its edi-
to, Mr. Harry WiLLiams has been a
candidate upon the Republican county
ticket, and its surroundings, leanings
and inclinations are all toward the Re-
publican party, and yet it can be fair
and honest. Here is what it says of
the Democratic candidates for legisla-
ture :
Mr. James Schofield, of Bellefonte,
Democratic candidate for legislature,
visited Philipsburg on Friday looking
after his chances for a majority in this
locality. We have known Mr. Scho-
field personally for something like
twenty years, and lived in the same
town with him for several years and
we never knew anything against him.
He is a mighty keen, quick-witted
Irishman, and as far as we know, a
square, honorable man. He is perfect
ly competent to fill the office he seeks,
and there is no reason under the sun
why he should not poll the full Demo-
cratic vote of Centre county. He ought
to get a good vote in Phili sburg, for
his wife is a Philipsburg lady, the eld-
est daughter of the late Samuel Fleck,
Esq. We should be very glad to hear
of Mr. Schofield’s election.
Deserting the Sinking Ship.
Influential Republicans Who Have Openly De-
clared for Cleveland.
If there is any one doubtful as to the
way the political current is running, a
perusal jof the following may enable
him to correctly understand. Itis a
pointer to the halting and doubtful: A
column of encouragement to those who
want to see a change, and is a sure fin-
ger-board to Democratic success.
ADELBERT ANDRUS, Sinclairville, Chau-
tauqua County, a farmer, always Republican
until this year.
HENRY C. C. ATWOOD, New York, for
eight years Consul-General at San Domingo.
JAMES H. BAKE, Secretary of State, Ohio,
and later Secretary of State and Railroad
Commissioner, Minnesota ; Brigader General
during the war and Commissioner of Pensions
during Grant.
D. P. BALDWIN, Attorney-General of In-
diana in 1880.
W. BARTOL, President of the Philadel.
phia Bourse.
Dr. JOHN D. BRIGGS, Williamson, Wayne
County, N. Y.
BISHOP JOHN M. BROWN, of the African
M. E. Church.
1RA D. BROWN, Republican member of As.
sembly in 1872.
JACOB DOISON COX, Secretary of the In
terior under Grant.
THOMAS J. CRAWFORD and W. T. Roberts
acting Chairman of the Advisory Committee
and former Vice-President respectively of the
Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel
GEORGE 8. COE, President of the American
Exchange Bank, New York. .
HARRISON CLARK, ex-Commander of the
G. A. R.
JOHN; B. CLARK, Professor of Political
Economy ; EDWARD B. CROW Professor
of Latin ; EDWARD DIXINSON, Treasurer ;
Geology ; WILLIAM C. ESTY, Professor of
Mathematics; HENRY A. FRINK, English
Literature ; EDWIN A. GROSVEN OR, Pro,
fessor of Languages ; EDWARD P. HARRIS,
Junior Professor of Chemistry ; ANSON D.
MORSE, Professor of Political Economy ; H.
HUMPHREY NEILL, Professor of English ;
GEORGE D. ODS, Professor of Mathematics ;
FREDERICK B. PECK, Professsor of Natur-
alScience ; J. R. S. STERRET, Professor of
Greek ; DAVID P. TODD, Professer of As-
tronomy ; CHARLES A. TUTTLE, Professor
of Political Economy; JOHN M. TYLER, Pro-
fessor of Biology ; EPHRAIM L. WOOD—Pro-
fessors of Amherst College who havesigned an
appeal urging their fellow-citizens to give Mr.
Cleveland hearty support.
JUDGE DAY, for many years Republican
member of the Supreme Court of Iowa, has
written a strong letter favoring the election of
Cleveland and made one speech.
DR. C. DOANE, of Union, N. Y., life-long
Republican. Has probably made more Re-
publican speeches than any other man in the
and KLINE, of Lehigh University, who can no
longer endure the tariff creed of the Republi-
can party.
Rev. H. C. DICKINSON, of Wallingford,
who resigned from his pastorate rather than
refrain from publicly announcing his change
of political heart and the reason for it.
HAMILTON G. EWART, former. Republi-
can Congressman, North Carolina. t
SAMUEL P. FOX, wellknown lawyer of
Dunkirk, N. Y.
DANIEL W. FRENCH, of Amesbury, Mass.,
State President of the Patriotic Order Sons of
W. DUDLEY FOULKE, Chairman of the
committee of Investigation of the National
Civil Service Reform League.
WALTER Q. GRESHAM, Postmaster-Gen.
eral and Secretary of ihe Treasury under
JAMES GRESHAM, Republican nominea
for Congress, Second District Brooklyn 1890.
WILLIAM GREEN, of Gloversville, District
Attorney of Fulton County.
B. GLOECKNER, a well-known furniture
dealer, Albany, N, Y.
JOHN A. GREW, of Pennsylvania, a cam-
paign orator for Harrison, 1888.
JUDGE HARE, who had been nominated by
the party as an Elector-at-Large in Oregon.
COLUMBUS B. BABROD, once Republican
candidate for Congress, Indiana.
CHARLES HARRAH, President of the Mid.
vale Steel Works, Pennsylvania. A large con:
tributor to the Quay-Wanamaker fund in
J. H. HERRICK, of New York, ex-President
of the Edison General Electric Company.
A. FOSTER HIGGINS, New York, of Hig-
gins, Cox. & Barrett, attorneys for the United
St:.tes Lloyds.
D. MORGAN HILDRETH, Republican nom-
inee for Congress, Twelfth District, New
York, 1888, and Republican Assemblyman
from the Twenty-first District, 1860.
FRANK A, HOBART, lifelong Republican
and long member Republican State Com-
mittee. :
EDWARD HOLBROO, manager of the Gor-
ham Silver Manufacturing Company. .
FREDERICK B. HOUSE, Republican mem-
ber of Assembly from Ninth District, New
York, in 1883 and 1884.
H. LE BARIE JAYNE, of Philadelphia, law-
yer, member of the Union League and former
member of the Republican City Committee.
General under Hayes.
ALBERT R. DEEDS, Professor of Chemistry
in Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken,
N. J.
lawyer, ‘Dedham,
Ex-G. A. R. Department Commander LOUD,
of Brooklyn, N. Y.
THEODORE LYMAN, elected to Congress
by Republicans in Massachusetts.
WAYN MACVEAGH, Attorney-General un-
der Garfield.
HUGH McCULLOCH, Secretary of the
Treasury, under Lincoln and Arthur.
Dr. VICTOR MRAVLAG, well-known physi.
cian of Elizabeth, N. J.
R. T. McDONALD, of, Fort Wayne, Tnd., a
shouter for Blaine at Minzeapolis.
HENRY A. MEYER, Republican nominee
for Mayor, Brooklyn, 1890.
Ex-State Attorney JAMES M. MUNROE and
Ex-Judge W. H. DOWNS, of Arundel County»
Maryland, two prominent and lifelong Repub-
Prof. E. L. McLOUGHLIN snd Prof.
GEORGE B. ADAMS. lifelong Republicans
and members of tne taculty of Yale College.
ROBEBT McADAM, dairyman and cheese.
dealer, Rome, N. Y., long a most ardent Re-
Prof. HOYT NICHOL, editor o the Journal
of Social Economics, of New York.
JOSEPH A. NUNEZ, a member of the G. A.
R, New York, and a speaker for Harrison
four years ago.
STEPHEN P. NASH, lawyer and well known
asan authority on constitutional law, New
JAMES K. O'CONNOR, of Utica, Republican
member of Assembly from Oneida County in
THOMAS M. OSBORNE, of Auburn, manu.
facturer of agricultural implements.
R.R. ODDELL, United States Commission-
er under Harrison and long Republican leader
in St. Paul.
HENRY L. PIERCE, former Republican
Congressman of Massachusetts.
CHARLES S. FRIZER, President Reading
Stove Works, Reading, Pa.
D. E. REBER, of New York, a Republican
campaigner since 1872.
JUDGE JOHN F. RAE, of Minnesota, ex-
Commander of the G. A. R.
MARTIN G. REYNOLDS, manufacturer in
Brooklyn, hitherto always a Republican.
of the Brooklyn Lumber Company, well
known as a campaign worker.
JOHN H.LEAMAN, formerly a Republican
Alderman in this city.
HENRY A. STEHER, of Utica, Republican
member of Assembly, 1885.
CARL SCHURZ, Secretary of the Interior
under Hayes.
SPENCER TRASK, head of the large bank.
ing-house of Spencer Trask &. Co., New York
Rev. DR. BENJAMIN B. TYLER, pastor of
the Church of the Disciples, of New York
City, who has always been a staunch Republi-
can but does not believe in MeKinleyism.
FRANCIS A. WALKER, of Boston, some
time Commissioner of Internal Revenue and
Superintendent of the Census.
JUDGE WATSON, Brooklyn, N. Y., Justice
ofthe Polica Court, never yet voted other
than a Republican ticket.
Col. WILLIAMSON, ex-Attorney-General of
Indiana, and heretofore active as a Republican
speaker, is now stumping Indiana for Cleve-
G.G. WILLIAMS, President of the Chem,
ical Bank of New York and Chairman of the
Clearing-House. The Philadelphia Record
states that both Mr. WILLIAMS and Mr. COE
have decided to vote for Cleveland.
CHAULES A. WITHEY, a leading lawyer of
Dr. YORK, Republican candidate for Gover-
nor of North Carolina, withdrew from the
ticket and declares for Cleveland.
a a aia.
Hox. P. Gray MEeg—Dear Sir :—Since you
published my letter to you in which I stated
that I have discovered a remedy that would
destroy Canada Thistles I have received let-
ters from different farmers of your county and
many have consulted me personally about the
preparation, showing conclusively that the
farmers are very anxious to get something
that will destroy the weeds.
In answer to all I will say that I firmly be-
lieve that it will destroy them permanently
by a single application ,
1 applied it to a patch on my land a year ago
and not a single one grew that year.
A half teaspoonful of the preparation in five
days after application destroyed the root six
inches below the surface of the ground al
though no rain fell in thistime to wash ig
In all perennial plants the germ that gene-
rates or causes the growth the next year is lo-
cated at the surface of the earth or farther
down. I believe that the germ in the thistle is
located in the root, just al the surface of the
ground, or near there, for the reason that on
some of the weeds I did not apply more than
fifteen or twenty drops.: This certainly did neg
penetrate the root very deep yet the plant did
not grow this year.
Every tarmer knows that the germ of the
timothy, which generates the stalk the next
year, is located in a small bulbat the surface of
the ground and if this bulb is bruised by the
mower being set to low or by the hoofs of cattle
or the close grazing of sheep it will not produce
itself the next year and the root will die.
The remedy should be applied when the
ground is in sod and the ground should not be
cultivated for a year at least after the appli.
cation is made. This is cbvious for every farmer
knows the more the ground is cultivated the
more numerous the plants and the more vig _
orous the growth.
The root of the weed is perpendicular |
sometimes taking a zig zag course penetrating
the ground quite deep and at from three to six
inches from the surface horizontal roots
spring from the perpendicular root.
When these are turned to the surface by the-
plow each one of these fibrous roots are cap-
able of generating an infant plant and where
you had one weed you will have many, but
they are not capable to generate a growth
when not near the surface so that when the
main root is killed a certain distance below
the surface all these roots if not disturbed by
cultivation will die and decay.
The advantages of this preparation are :
1st. It is very cheap
2nd. It is easily applied
3rd. It is a fertilizer
4th It will destroy and discolor the weed so
that you need not miss any when applying it
One farmer writes: you must show us beyond
a doubt that it will do what you say it will or
we will not invest. If you will show us that it
will destroy them effectually we will want it
and we will be willing to pay liberal for the
use of it.
1 will give you a few testimonials.
1 have seen the preparation applied to the
weed. The effect on it, which is very sudden,
is certainly surprising. I believe it will do
what is claimed, for it destroys it perma-
pently JonN LIGGETT
Justice of Peace. Beech Creek Pa.
1 know the ingredients used in the prepara-
tion and have seen it applied to a number of
Canada Thistles. Its action is certainly mar
velous on the weed and and will certainly
destroy the top and also the root, as far as the
material penetrates it which will be to a
depth corresponding to the amount of the prep-
aration used. Gro. WILLIAMS JR.
Druggist. Beech Creek Pa.
I have used the Canada Thistle Annihilator
on the weeds on my farm and from its destroy-
ing action on the stem and root I believe it
will destroy them permanently. 1 applied a
half teaspoonful of the preparation to a single
thistle and found in a short time by digging it
out that it had dey ioved the root six inches
under the surface of the ground.
Beech Creek Pa.
To those who are writing for some of the
preparation for trial I will state that I will not
sell any of it now but, next summer expect to
have it in the hands of every farmer who has
Canada Thistles. Very Respectfully
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