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How About That Manure Spreader?
It seems incredible, but there are still a number of farmers who continue to spread manure by the old fork method—or are letting it rot in the barnyard, which means less farm profits. The manure spreader has come to be a farm necessity. The farm can only be made to pay by keeping the soil in the highest state of fertility. That means making the most of the manure, the best of all fertilizers, and the only one that is produced on the farm. All agree that manure can be made to go farther and produce better results by spreading with a machine than when it is spread by hand. The popular estimate is that the spreader doubles the value of the manure. If this be true, or approximately true, it will be easy to arrive at the conclusion that a spreader will pay for itself in increased crops and soil benefits in one or two years. The old way of handling manure was wasteful in the extreme.
First, it was allowed to wash away and ferment in the barnyard. Then, at a convenient season, it was hauled out and thrown in piles in the field, and the same wasting process was continued. Finally, it was spread by throwing it in forkfuls and in hard lumps over the ground, leaving it in a condition in which the ground could not get the benefit of even the fertilizing contents still remaining. With a view to preventing this great waste, the International Harvester Company of America is offering to the farmers of the country, through their local dealers everywhere, three most excellent machines. These are the Corn King, the Cloverleaf and the Kemp 20th Century spreaders. The manure is pulverized and spread evenly, so that it Is immediately available for plant life. The first shower that comes along after the spreading washes the whole into the soil. There is no waste. And with such a machine always at hand the farmer is induced to spread the manure at the right time, while it is fresh, thus getting all the value for his land. Write direct to the International Harvester Company of America for catalogues, booklets and complete information.
The Went Coant Stock Food Co. is erecting a new mill and warehouse along the
railway track, corner Alhambra and Griffin Aye., Los Angeles, which will have a floor space of over 14,000 feet. This improvement will greatly enlarge the capacity of the plant, and with new machinery installed, the company will be well equipped to handle Its rapidly growing business. The principal output is West Coast Chick Feed and Egg-More, which have during the past two years made wonderful sales. Mr. T. S. Tompkins is at the head of the company, and the progress it has made is largely due to his business hustle, as well as to the merit of the goods. May the company have to double its capacity again in another two years.