THE DANBURY REPORTER
" KILL THE WEEDS
Tkey Coat the Farmera of the United
States $100,000,000 a Year; and
It la Largely Because We Neglect
Them-Cut Before or While in
Bloom and Keep Paatures, Ter
races, Roadsides, Etc, Clean as
Well aa the Cultivated Fields.
I The Southern farmer has nev
er given much attention to weeds
except as they occur among his
| growing crops. Weeds in corn
ft or cotton are recognized as evils
to be fought, but weeds else
where are given no consideration.
■ As a plain business proposition
I weeds are entitled to serious
B thought and effort on the part of
the Southern farmer. By this
■ we mean the weeds which grow
outside the cultivated areas of
■ corn and cotton.
■ A weed has been defined as a
plant out of place, and while this
definition may be faulty, it is
I perhaps the best short statement
I yet devised. A plant where it is
I not wanted, is a weed, although
I it may be a useful or beautiful
I plant when in its proper place.
I ' At this season of the year
■ weeds are growing everywhere,
■ except in corn and cotton fields.
I No effort has been made to fight
I weeds as a farm pest with the
I view of lessening the injury that
will be done by them in the fu-
I ture, or for decreasing the cost
I of keeping them in subjection in
■ the cultivated fields. At present
I the cost of keeping down the
■ growth of weeds is an important
■ iteinpf expense in making our
I crops and the injury done by
m weeds both in and out of the
I cultivated fields is large.
» WHVNWBEDH ARE WITH US.
W\ There are many reasons why
I weeds are worse in the South
ft than elsewhere in America. Our
1 fields are small and the cultivat
ed patches are surrounded by
areas left to the growing of
weeds exclusively. Ditches and
terraces are numerous and little
' is done to prevent the maturing
of seed on them. Fields are not
fenced and consequently not
pastured by sheep or other anim
als that would tend to keep the
, weeds in subjection. Our warm
and heavy rainfall en
courage the growth of weeds
everywhere and especially in the
large areas that are not utilized
for cultivation or pasturage. The
area, therefore, devoted to weed
growing is so large that to con
trol the weeds on the uncultivat
\ ed places seems a hopeless task -
involving too much labor and ex
pense to be given any practical
thought or consideration.
But we are paying too large a
I tax to this weed nuisance. Like
the coat of bad roads, it is a tax
that brings no benefits to any
one, but is perpetual and levied
>on all those who cultivate land.
It ia simply proposi
tion that we can not afford to
longer completely neglect to
make some intelligent effort to
lessen the weed nuisance. Not
only dp our weeds materially les
sen the yield of our crops, but the
coal of fighting them is a tre
meaditous expense. The hoe is 1
the most expensive implement
uae4 In the cultivation of our 1
crops and our greater use of the '
hoe, than elsewhere, is partially
due to the greater prevalence of '
Weeds, This use of the hoe, be—'
cau |e of weeds, is largely re
sponsible far oar increased cost
KIEP TUB PABtftnUES CLEAN. '
We wish qpee more to protest i
against the 'growth of weeds in i
tiw pastures, not only because
rob the pasture plants of J
tfee pfcnt foods and moisture 1
whieh the soil contains and
•mo#Mf out awl pntfifcttlielmd
* being completely occupied by
' pasture plants, but also because
these so-called pastures are in
I many instances little better than
J weed seed-producing areas to be
t foul the remainder of the farm,
i The weeds allowed to grow along
. the roadsides, on the ditch banks,
3 on the terraces or hillside ditches,
along the fences, in the pastures
and on the vacant areas around
j the cultivated fields are ripening
j seeds to plague us next season
( and to add to the cost of making
i future crops. Another loss which
is sustained on account of weeds
is the depreciation of the price of
( hays because of the weeds they
( contain, when put on the market.
, It is rare that Southern hay is
( found free from weeds, and this
r accounts for its failure success
, fully to compete with the hays
of other sections.
In many sections the growth
i of weeds everywhere, as is seen
( throughout the South, would be
. regarded as a disgrace to the
| owners of the land; and a sense
of pride, as well as of economy,
I causes them to be kept in sub
■ THE KINDS OF WEEDS AND HOW !
THEY ARE PROPAGATED.
It must be kept in mind that
: weeds, like other plants may be
1 divided into three general classes:
Annual plants which mature I
seed each year and entirely new j
• plants come from these seeds
Biennial plants which require
two years to mature seeds, the
first year's growth being usually
given to the storing up of ma
terials for the maturing of seeds
the second year.
Perennial weeds continue to
grow from year to year and are
spread by seeds, which may
be produced annually, and
, by underground stems, such as
Bermuda and Johnson grass.
It must be remembered that
weeds are more largely scattered
and maintained, or reproduced,
by seeds than in any other way,
and if the' most possible is to be
done to prevent the spread and
growth of weeds, they must be
prevented from making seeds.
It is of little value except for the
improvement of appearances, to j
cut weeds after the seeds are!
formed. They should be cut not
later than when in bloom if the ;
formation of seeds is to be pre-!
Nature has made ample pro
vision for the spreading or scat
tering of weed seeds and it may
.give a more definite idea of the
reasons for preventing the seed
ing of plants to prevent their
spread, and also explain how :
weeds are sometimes introduced
against the wishes of the farmer
and without his knowledge, to
state the different methods of i
seed distribution: i
1. Seed are scattered by the
winds. Many seeds have wing- i
ed or expanded portions by i
which they are carried by the
winds, and others have downy 1
or light appendages (like the 1
thistle) which enable the wind to
carry them long distances.
2. Seeds are carried and ,
spread by currents of water.
. Seeds are largely carried by :
animals, especially by birds and '
others that move about over
large areas. Not-only does this ]
occur by seeds and fruits being
eaten and passed out undigested, i
but many seeds have hooks, or i
barbs, or webs, by which they 1
become attached to animals for
purposes of distribution.
4. By the explosive propert- i
ies of fruits and seeds, weeds are i
frequently spread, at least short I
distances. An example of this 1
is the twisting of the pods of
6. Man is a great distributor 1
of weed seeds, through trans- t
DANBURY, N. C., JULY 12, 1911.
; BILL ADAMS IS DEAD
' SO SAYS MADISON HERALD
Foiniliar Figure In Stokes Passes
' —News From Rockingham.
From tin l MmliHon llcrulil.
It is with regret that The
' Herald learns that Rev. A. R.
Berkeley, who has been pastor
of the Episcopal Church at May
odan since September, 1904, has
accepted a call to become Vicar
of the Chapel of the Holy Com
; munion in Philadelphia, Pa.
Since coming to Mayodan Mr.
Berkeley has done a great work
and it is with sincere regret in
deed that our people learn that
he and Mrs. Berkeley are to
leave. Mr. Berkeley's new
field is a fine one and full of op
portunities to do good.
Rev. Mr. Wilcox, who .has
been associated with Mr. Ber
keley at Mayodan, with charge
of Trinity Church at Mt. Airy,
will enter the Theological Sem
inary near Alexandria, Va., to
complete his course for priest's
orders. The field worked by
these two will be divided, the
resident minister at Mayodan
having charge also of Madison,
, Stoneville and Knowlhurst, and
another at Mt. Airy with charge
i at Walnut Cove, Germanton and
! Elkin. Mr. Berkeley is already
lin communication with two
i young clergymen who have
signified their willingness to
; come on these charges.
News has reached Madison of
! the death in Stokes county of
! Bill Adams, a white man who
who was a frequent visitor to
Madison. He was found dead
sitting up against a tree with
his banjo laying by his side.
He was a half-witted fellow and
wherever he went carried his
old banjo, and there is some
thing pathetic in the fact that
it was found by his side in the
hour of his passing.
Quite a severe wind and hail
storm passed over the section of
country between Settle's Bridge
and PleasantvilleTuesday after
noon. Considerable damage was
clone to the growing crops by the
j hail, and many trees uprooted
: and several barns unroofed by the
Greensboro had a fire July 3rd
1 which destroyed the Guilford
Lumber Co. plant together with
a large quantity of lumber, en
tailing a loss of $70,000. After
the fire, while returning home
Mr P. B. White was run down
by an automobile and seriously
injured. His thigh was broken
and internal injuries are feared.
Mr. R. B. Price, the well
known warehouseman of Stone
ville, left Tuesday night for Kin
gstree, S. C., where he will con
duct a warehouse for the next
few months. He was accompan
ied by Mr. F. L. McCollum, of
near Madison. Only 60 per cent
of a crop will be raised Jn
this section this year we
For summer diarrhoea in chil
dren always give Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy and castor oil, and a
speedy cure is certain. For sale
by all druggists.
porting seeds of cultivated plants,
contaminated with weed seeds,
for planting. This is now the
most frequent cause of the in
troduction of new weeds.
6. It is estimated that weeds
cause a loss of $100,000,000 an
nually in the United States, and
it is a notorious fact that the
South bears too large a part of
this loss. Business sense should
cause us to make a greater effort
to reduce that loss by preventing
the weeds on our farms making
MEADOWS S. S. CONVENRION
Program of the Occasion -Dinner
to Be Served In Picnic Style.
The Meadows Township Sun
day School Convention meets
with the Friendship church and
Sunday School on Saturday, July
22, 1911, at 10:00 P. M.
10:00—Song by Convention —
10:05—Convention Called to
i Order by President and Song by
Convention -' 'Will There be Any
Stars in My Crown."
10:10—Devotional Exercises —
by Rev. C. B. Austin.
10:25—Song—"Blest Be the
10:35—Reports From Sunday
10:50 Program of Sunday
11:15—Address-by Rev. J. 14.
Subject Why Parents and
Children Should Attend Sunday
11:50—Song by Convention
"Stand Up for Jesus."
11:15 Announcements and
Recess for Dinner.
1:00 P. M. Song by Conven
tion-"Truest Friend of All."
I:os—Prayer by R. J. Petree.
THE PROPERTY = HOLDER AND
There are two classes of people who would certain
ly be foolish to oppose the building of good roads,
1. The property-holder.
2. The non-property-holder.
The non-property-holder would reap tremenduous
benefits at no expense to himself. He owns no prop
erty on which a tax could be levied, while the State
constitution would not allow his poll raised. If this
man should vote against the only means of making
his country wealthy and prosperous, vote against a
plan by which at no expense to himself, he becomes
a large beneficiary, under what human category
would you class him but that of "Phool?"
On the other hand, on what ground could theprop
" erty-holder be against good roads? The farmer could
not, because the good road makes his farm worth
five to ten times as much as formerly; brings the
markets closer to his doors; saves the wear and tear
of his stock and vehicles; opens new opportunities
in the way of money crops, such as produce, truck
raising, etc.; makes his family happier and more
contented on the farm ; brings new industries, new
people, new money within his reach, and benefits
him in a thousand ways.
Is there any person or class of persons who would
not be benefited by building good roads ?
Let not any man, set or men, cligue, faction, or
party stand in the way of Stokes county's progress.
1:15 Program Sunday
2:00 Address by Re tC. B.
Subject—The 5 M's.
2:4o—Convention of Programs
from Sunday Schools.
Appointment of Committees.
Song-"God Be With You."
Benediction -by C. B. Austin.
Each Sunday School is expect
ed with program and speaker.
By order of committee.
J. B. GREEN, Pres.
G. T. BAKER, Sec'y.
A cordial invitation is extend
ed to all to come and bring a
well filled basket, for dinner
will be served in picnic style.
Come and let's have the best
convention in its history.
G. T. BARKER,
For the Friendship Sunday
A I'EEP INTO INS POCKET.
would show the box of Bucklen's
Arnic Salve that E. S. Loper, a
carpenter, of Marilla, N. Y. al
ways carries." I have never had
a cut, wound, bruise, or sore it
would not soon heal," he writes.
Greatest healer of burns, boils,
scalds, chapped hands and lips,
fever-sores skin eruptions,
eczema, corns, and piles. 25c at
Ice Cream Supper—Jesse George
Very Low—Other Items.
Westfield, July 10.—The |>eo
ple are busy at work in this
An ice cream supper was
given at Mr. J. E. Hutchens'
store on Westfield Route 1. A
large crowd was out, and they
all seemed to have a nice time.
Several people from Westfield
attended the foot washing at
Piney Grove last Sunday.
Mr. Jesse George, of Winston,
is very low with fever, we are
sorry to note.
Several young people visited
at Jim Tilley's last Saturday
night. Among those present
were Messrs John Martin, Ar
thur and Edgar George, Pleas
Tilley, Roy McDaniel, Auto
Tucker, Dixie Smith. All seemed
to have a good time.
Think the wedding bolls will
soon ring on Brown Mt., as Mr.
John Martin calls over to see
our clerk right often.
Mrs J. D. Gearge visited at
Mr. Bill Martin's Sunday after
Never leave home on a journey
without a bottle of Chamber
lain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy. It is almost cer
tain to be needed and cannot be
obtained when on board the cars,
or steamships. For sale by all