JAMES H. ROGERS , JR.

MARMADUKE FARMER

TRANSCRIBED BY : TINA EASLEY

tina@grnco.net

http://www.usgennet.org/usa/ar/county/greene/

FROM THE DAILY SOLIPHONE

APRIL 21 , 1902

 

JAMES H. ROGERS , JR. LIVES AND OWNS A SPLENDID FARM ONE MILE SOUTH OF MARMADUKE . ON

THIS FARM HE HAS AN APPLE ORCHARD AND BY THE WAY , THE SOIL OF MR. ROGERS'

FARM IS JUST AS RICH AND PRODUCTIVE AS ANY DIRT TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE.

LAST FALL SOME LARGE , FINE

APPLES ON HIS TREES OBEYING THE LAWS OF GRAVITATION

QUIT THE TWIG UPON WHICH THEY HAD GROWN AND ATTACHED THEMSELVES

TO THE GROUND , HAVING ROLLED SOME TWENTY FEET FROM UNDER THE TREE.

MR. ROGERS BROKE THIS LAND IN THE FALL AND TURNED UNDER SEVERAL OF THESE

APPLES COVERING THEM.ONE IN A PLCE AND UNNOTICED , WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF

EARTH , WHERE THEY REMAINED PRESERVING THEMSELVES THROUGH THE LONG COLD WINTER.

THIS WEEK MR. ROGERS WAS PLOWING THE SAME LAND PREPARATORY TO PLANTING

HIS CROP ALL UNMINDFUL OF THE WHEREABOUTS OF THE FRUIT , WHEN HIS

PLOW TURNED OUT ONE OF THE SAME APPLES , JUST AS SOUND , MELLOW AND WELL PRESERVED AS IT WAS WHEN IT

FELL. ALL WINTER IT HAD BEEN BURIED

IN THE EARTH , AND TURNED UP ON THE 14TH OF APRIL EQUAL IN EVERY WAY TO ANY APPLE

HIBERNATED IN A THOUSAND DOLLAR APPLE HOUSE , MADE FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE .

THE APPLE IS ON EXHIBITION AT JONES & VOWELL'S STORE AND IS PROOF

THAT THERE IS NO COUNTRY IN ARKANSAS OR ELSEWHERE , WHICH CAN EXCEL

THIS FOR THE PRODUCTION AND PRESERVATION OF APPLES .

THE SOIL , THE ATMOSPHERE AND ALL THE PRIMARY ELEMENTS OF NATURE , ARE

PROPERLY BLENDED HERE TO BRING ABOUT THE BEST RESULTS.