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FOR SALE-Italian queens bred from the best honey-gathering strains obtainable. Untested, 75 ets.; select, $1.00; tested, $1.25; select tested, $1.50. Nuclei without queen, one frame, $1.50; two frame, $2.00; three frame, $2.75. For queens and nuclei in quantity lots, and bees by the pound, write for prices and circulars. Virgin queens from my best breeders, 40 cts. each; three for $1.00. ROBT. B. SPICER, Wharton, N. J.
WANTS AND EXCHANGES
WANTED. To buy bees in Southern California. BEEKEEPER, Lock Box 16, Surrey, Cal. 39935.
WANTED. To exchange 190 acres and 30-room hotel for bees and supplies of honey.
ERNEST W. Fox, Clint, Texas.
WANTED. To exchange Root bee supplies, either for money or honey. Catalog.
E. W. PEIRCE, Zanesville, Ohio.
BUTTERCUPS.-We have some fine young stock for sale. For prices, write
RIVERVIEW POULTRY FARM, Union City, Mich. Ringlet barred Rocks, choice breeding cockerels for sale. Correspondence cheerfully answered. W. H. PORTER, Rt. 23, Sandy Lake, Pa. Runners, hundreds, light fawns, also dark penciled, white eggers; $1.00 and up. R. O. DICKSON, Box 28, La Harpe, Ill. Fawn and White Indian Runner duck eggs, $1.00 per 11; $7.00 per 100. Day-old ducklings, 25 cts. each. Mailing list free. KENT JENNINGS, Mt. Gilead, Ohio.
Nutmeg Italian queens, leather color, after June 1, $1.00. A. W. YATES, Hartford, Ct.
Well-bred bees and queens. Hives and supplies. J. H. M. CoOK, 70 Cortlandt St., New York. Improved golden-yellow Italian queens for 1912; beautiful, hustling, gentle workers. Send for price list to E. E. LAWRENCE, Doniphan, Mo.
QUEENS.-Improved red-clover Italians, bred for business; June 1 to Nov. 15, untested queens, 75 cts.; select, $1.00; tested, $1.25 each. Safe arrival and satisfaction guaranteed. H. C. CLEMONS, Boyd, Ky.
Quirin's famous improved Italian queens, nuclei, colonies, and bees by the pound, ready in May. Our stock is Northern-bred and hardy; five yards wintered on summer stands in 1908 and 1909 without a single loss. For prices, send for circular. QUIRIN-THE-QUEEN-BREEDER, Bellevue, O.
We now have a good supply of new seed, all of which so far has come to us with the hulls on. As we go to press we are arranging to put it through a clover-huller so that we can furnish the seed hulled, the form in which most people prefer it. Our prices on new seed will be as follows:
PRICE LIST OF SWEET-CLOVER SEED. Hulled white biennial (Melilotus alba), 1 lb., 22c.; 10 lbs., $2.00; 25 lbs., $4.75; 100 lbs., $18.00.
Unhulled white ditto, 1 lb., 17c.; 10 lbs., $1.50; 25 lbs., $3.50; 100 lbs., $13.00.
Hulled yellow biennial (Melilotus
1 lb., 26c.; 10 lbs., $2.40; 25 lbs., $5.75; 100 lbs., $22.00.
Unhulled yellow ditto, 1 lb., 21c.; 10 lbs., $1.90; 25 lbs., $4.50; 100 lbs., $17.00.
Hulled yellow annual (Melilotus Indica), 1 lb., 14c.; 10 lbs., $1.20; 25 lbs., $2.75; 100 lbs., $10.00.
Our seed has been tested for purity and germination by the U. S. Department of Agriculture testing station, and averages over 96 per cent for purity.
One of our breeders reports that he will be able to supply us about a hundred fine queens this week. These are raised from our choicest stock and we will waive the usual October price and fill orders for these at $1 each, $10 for twelve, $22.50 for twenty-five, while the present stock lasts. This will wind up our queen-rearing operations for this season, but offers an exceptionally good chance to get some fine stock to winter. No orders filled at these prices when these hundred queens are gone.
NEW POUND SCREW TOP JAR.
The factory which has been supplying our No. 25 jar for years has discontinued making them, so that, when present stocks are exhausted, we shall not continue furnishing the same jar except on special order from another factory which also makes them. We are arranging for another style half an inch taller and one-fourth inch smaller in diameter than the No. 25, a more desirable shape, with lacquered tin top and wax-paper liner. These, put up in reshipping-cans of two dozen each, will sell for 85 cts. a box; $4.80 for 6 boxes. Ten-gross lots, or 60 boxes, at 75 cts. per box. The same jar, packed a gross in a crate, will sell for 50 cts. a gross less. The glass is clear, and ought to have a large sale at these prices.
SECOND-HAND FOUNDATION MILLS.
We have to offer the following list of foundation machines which have been used, but are in fair condition. In many cases they will answer as well as a new machine where you have only a moderate output. Send for samples of any mill in the list which may interest you.
No. 0121, 24x10-inch heavy hex. brood mill. An old-style Dunham machine without cam adjustment; in rather poor condition. Price $8.00.
No. 0139, 22x6 hexagonal thin-super mill, in very good condition. Price $14.00.
No. 0140, 22x6 hexagonal thin-super mill, in very good condition. Price $14.00.
No. 0142, 22x6 hexagonal thin-super mill in fair shape. Price $10.00.
No. 0151, 22x6 hexagonal cell extra thin-auper mill, one bad cell, otherwise in good condition. Price $12.00.
No. 0152, 22 x6 hexagonal thin-super mill, extra good for regular-width super foundation. Price $12.00.
No. 0153, 22x6 hexagonal thin-super mill, in very good condition. Price $14.00.
No. 0154, 2x6 hexagonal thin-super mill, in very good condition. Price $14.00.
No. 0156, 22x6 extra thin-super mill, fair. Price $10.00.
No. 0157, 2x6 thin-super mill, in good condition. Price $12.00.
No. 0160, 21⁄2 x6 hexagonal thin-super mill in good condition. Price $12.00.
No. 0164, 221⁄2 x6 hexagonal thin-super mill in fair condition. Price $10.00.
No. 0165, 22x6 hexagonal extra-thin super mill in fair condition. Price $11.00.
No. 0166, 2x6 hexagonal thin-super mill in extra good condition. Price $14.00. No. 0167, 22x6 hexagonal extra-thin super mill in fair condition. Price $11.00.
No. 0168, 22x6 hexagonal thin-super mill in good condition. Price $12.00.
No. 0176, 22x6 extra thin-super mill in fair condition. Price $12.00.
No. 0180, 22x6 hexagonal thin-super mill, in fair condition. Price $10.00.
No. 0181, 22x10 hexagonal medium-brood mill, in very good condition. Price $18.00.
No. 0182, 22x12 round-cell medium-brood mill, in good condition. Price $20.00.
No. 0183, 22x6 hexagonal thin-super mill, very good condition. Price $14.00.
No. 0184, 22x10 hexagonal light-brood mill, in very good condition. Price $18.00.
No. 0185, 22x10 hexagonal medium-brood mill, in very good condition. Price $18.00.
No. 0187, 2x10 round-cell medium-brood mill, old-style frame, in good condition. Price $14.00.
A. I. ROOT
SEED CORN THAT IS NOT ONLY "HOMESICK" BUT HAS "HEART DISEASE" AS WELL. In Special Notices for October 1 I suggested that each farmer should grow his own seed corn, to avoid swindles such as our friend mentioned. He has just replied further as follows:
Mr. Root:-The corn was not only "homesick" but it had "heart disease." Tuscola, Ill., Oct. 5. JOHN HUNT.
Now I want to say just a word further. So far as possible do not depend on anybody for your seed corn. Grow it yourself if you are going to be up with the times and up to date; and not only that, but test every single ear, and make this test only a little while before plantingtime, so you will know you have done your part in furnishing seed that is all right in every respect. "Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap." The very cornerstone and groundwork of good corn is good seed; and we might say the same with every thing else that a farmer grows; and be particularly sure that your seed corn does not have "heart disease."
FLORIDA LAND SPECULATIONS, ETC. In our issue for June 1, page 356, A. W. Foreman criticised us severely for accepting advertisements from the Seaboard Airline Railway Co. On page 422, July 1, that company replies; but friend Foreman is not quite satisfied to have the matter dropped there. Below is, his protest,
I want right here to confess that my language was somewhat intemperate, and I beg your pardon for it, and promise not to do so any more. But I do not retract the general charge that the character of the advertisement is highly objectionable.
Let me illustrate. I at one time under special conditions, and with a special kind of wheat, produced on our farm near this city fifty bushels of No. 2 wheat per acre. Suppose I were a real-estate agent, and should advertise that Illinois soil produces fifty bushels of wheat per acre. That would not be a lie by direct statement, but it would be a base lie by implication, because the average yield of wheat in Illinois is only a fourth that.
Now you must know that I have in the above sketched the usual character of real-estate advertising, as practiced by a large per cent of realestate agents. I hope I have made myself plain, and that there can be no mistake about my meaning. Let me say in conclusion that I still have faith in the good intentions of GLEANINGS, and hope that this little scrap will be instrumental in a small degree, at least, in moral uplift.
White Hall, Ill., Sept. 25.
A. W. FOREMAN.
I can only add that I have looked over the Seaboard Airline advertisement once more, but can not agree that it should be rejected. It is well known that railways, especially those running to new localities, are anxious to have settlers move in; and,
although they may not say so, it is generally understood that their advertisements refer to the possibilities rather than to the general run of results obtained where settlers are urged to go.
CRITICISING HASTILY WITHOUT LOOKING INTO THE CAUSE.
Your experience with the crabbed porter reminds me of an experience of my own. I got on a Pennsylvania train between Cincinnati and Pittsburg to go to New York. As evening approached I noticed how crabbed and uncivil the porter was, and asked, in the slang of the day, "Jim, what's chawing you? Can't you speak civil?" He then told me that he had had nothing to eat that day. There was some sort of meeting in the East, and to meet this travel the company had been concentrating cars at Cincinnati, St. Louis, and other gateways, and he had been at Cincinnati until he ran out of money. As his car was "dead" on a storage track he got no tips. I "staked" him, "and after we passed an eating-station his disposition materially improved. Get at the "cause" and you can sometimes remove the "effect." A scolding or "cussing out" would not have made that porter pleasant.
Newport, Ark., Oct. 1. A. M. VAN AUKEN. The above incident brings to mind a little stanza that I learned over forty years ago. I was studying shorthand, and I worked so long in deciphering the words, written in shorthand, that it fixed itself in my memory.
Think gently of the erring;
You may not know the power
With which the dark temptation came
In some unguarded hour.
The Savings Deposit Bank (Medina, O.)
BANKING BY MAIL A SIGN OF MODERN PROGRESS.
In the old days, when there were no roads, no daily or even weekly mails, the greatest hindrance to progress was the inability to communicate readily with other parts of the world. The tradesman or manufacturer in one community, though his wares might be of ever so high a quality, could not dispose of them to any appreciable extent outside of his own village, town, or city.
As soon as transportation facilities became more efficient, commercial advancement was marked. Today the manufacturer of Maine sells his goods and delivers them with comparative ease to the merchant or consumer in the distant cities of California.
Just as the United States mails have brought together the producers and consumers in all lines of business, so the mails nowadays enable banks to serve not only people in their own communities but also depositors throughout the country.
Banking by mail is a prominent feature in the service rendered by the Savings Deposit Bank Company of Medina. That institution protects the funds of people in nearly every State of the Union.
These depositors who forward their funds to the bank by mail find that banking by mail is not only safe but also particularly convenient. When they forward their deposits through the mails the money is protected by the United States Government until it reaches the bank; and this plan makes it unnecessary for them to go personally to a bank to make their deposits, for they can simply enclose the money in the form of checks, drafts, or postoffice money orders in an envelope, and mail it, or they can send the currency in a registered letter. Mr. E. R. Root, of the A. I. Root Company, Vice-President of The Savings Deposit Bank Company of Medina, Ohio, which has been particularly successful in serving people throughout the United States by this banking-by-mail plan.
If I Bought a Car
By R. E. Olds, Designer
Here are some things I'd require if I bought a car. I've learned their need by building 60,000 cars. I could save, I judge, $200 per car by building Reo the Fifth without them. But you might lose three times that by the lack.
I would want economy of upkeep. That would mean big tires.
My cars have always been over-tired, according to usual standards. But on Oct. 1st I added 22 per cent to the tire size on Reo the Fifth. Now the tires are 34x4.
Tire makers say that 22 per cent will add 65 per cent to the average tire mile
To further save on tires and fuel I would want a light, strong car.
That means drop forgings, costing twice what castings cost. In Reo the Fifth I use 190.
And I add considerable cost to the body to save another 50 pounds.
I would look out for safety, above all else, in any car I bought.
In Reo the Fifth I use Chrome Nickel Steel, Vanadium Steel and Manganese Steel. Then each lot of steel is analyzed twice to make sure of the needed strength.
I insist on big margins of safety. Every driving part in Reo the Fifth is made sufficient for a 45-horsepower car.
In a car of my own, bought for many years' use, I would look for immense durability.
Roller bearings cost five times as much as the usual ball bearings. But they save many times their cost.
In Reo the Fifth I use 15 roller bearings-11 of them Timken, 4 Hyatt High Duty.
I use a machine for testing my springs, and I require them to stand 100,000 vibrations.
I test my gears in a crushing machine, to prove that each tooth will stand 75,000 pounds.
Each engine is tested 20 hours on blocks, and 28 hours in the chassis.
I spend about $10 extra for a centrifugal water-pump, over the cost of syphon.
The various parts of this car get a thousand inspections, so errors and weaknesses can't creep in. My 190 drop forgings do away with the hidden flaws often found in steel castings.
I limit my output to 50 cars daily, so the men are never rushed.
Such cars don't wear out.
I would never buy a car which skimped on comfort, for the pleasure of motoring depends on it.
For comfort in driving I doubly heat my carburetor. That saves the troubles with low-grade gasoline. I use a $75 magneto to save ignition troubles. In Reo the Fifth you can start on magneto.
I use a new type of center control, so all the gear shifting is done by moving a lever only three inches in each of four directions. You would not go without it for $100 after you try it out.
Both brakes are operated by foot pedals, so no levers are in the way of the driver. And the driver sits on the left hand side, close to the cars he passes.
For comfort in riding I use big springs -seven-leaf springs, two inches wide, with rear springs 46 inches long. They are Sheldon springs.
I give a long, wide car, with ample room. I give them deep cushions, built so they never sag.
I use genuine leather in upholstering and fill it with the best curled hair.
Then I want for my own use a beautiful car. So I build this car with an impressive body, and finish it with 17 coats. I use electric side lights, and build them flush with the dash.
I give to every detail that final touch which adds to one's pride in a car. I abominate petty economies.
Top and windshield not included in price
We equip this car with mohair top, side curtains and slip cover,
windshield, gas tank for headlights, speedometer and self-starter-all for $100 extra.
R. M. Owen & Co.
General Sales Agents for
Reo Motor Car Co., Lansing, Mich
Canadian Factory, St. Catharines, Ont.