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Brick Pared Yards With Shelter Glva
Muddy feed lots are au unprofitable
M well as disagreeable feature iu cat
tle feeding, especially when no pro
vision is made for shelter. In a sum-
BUICK PAVED FEED LOT.
mary of replies to a circular of inquiry
regarding the methods followed by
practical feeders iviinplled by II. W.
Mumford aud L. I. Hall of the Illinois
experiment station the question of
muddy feed lots was considered. Not
withstanding the fact that the disad
vatitMis of mud and dirt were recog
nized, only thirty-six of the 500 and
more cattle feeders who furnished In
formation on this point reported defi
nite provisions against such conditions.
Of these ten have the surf see of feed
lots paved or otherwise artificially cov
ered and t;:'teen use rock, gravel, cin
ders, bricks, planks, corticolis or saw
dust alone aud in combination in vari
ous parts of the lot for Instance, about
the feed troughs, water tanks, sheds
Ten of the correspondents state that
they have made the lots dry enough
for feeding purposes by n tile drain,
while two report that the yards have
been graded and the mini and manure
removed by means of dirt scrapers.
Several of those who use coal cinders
for filling the muddy portion of the
lot state that care must bo taken to
keep them covered with straw, corn
Rtalks or other bedding material In or
der to avoid Injury to the feet.
The first cut shows a brick paved
feed lot, with convenient shelter, wa
ter and feeding arrangements, design
ed to accommodate about fifty cattle,
which has given satisfaction. The
pavement Is 24 by 80 feet and Is made
of brick laid tint on six Inches of grav
el packed until solid. The curbing
consists of curbstones eighteen Inches
wide and three Inches thick set edge
wise. Teed bunks were placed In the
shed. The shelter consists of a building
20 by 2! feet, with two wings, both
20 by 30 feet. The upper floor of the
middle position Is used for storing dry
corn fodder, which can be convenient
ly cut and fed through an open shaft
to the feeding bunk below.
The second cut is a feed bunk, with
platforms for use In a muddy lot, which
is Inexpensive and has proved satis
factory. Platform of tlie sample de
scribed were 10 by C feet and wer
FEED BAXKU FOH MUDDY LOTS.
There arc throo advantages In tho floors.
The feeder nhvays haa a dry place to
walk when piilti.ig In focd; the cattle
are out of thi! mud and not In a strained
or cramped position while feeding; by
having the floors six feet wido all wast
ed feed and droppings fall upon the
Moor, and the hogs get all before It Is
lost In tuc mud.
made of two inch bridge plank cut six
feet long. The feed bunks were made
In the usual way, two feet six Inches
high, three feet wide and sixteen feet
Winter Protection For Orchard.
One of the most important points in
prepuring bearing apple trees for win
ter, iu uiy opinion, is to remove all
rubbish that may afford shelter for
mice or other vermin, says u writer lu
American Agriculturist. Be sure there
are uj declivities at the immediate
base of the tree. A Blight mounding is
good. At all events leave no hollows
that will hold water to freeze at times
of suddeu falls In temperature, thereby
greatly damaging trees. If mice or
rabbits are feared, protect with wire
netting. Cut with shears Into proper
sizes, roll around an old broomstick or
any round object to give It a circular
shape, the stick removed, and the wire
will spring around the truuk and hold
Itself in place. See that all drains are
in good order.
Kconomlo Ponltlnn of Farmers.
A matter of great Importance In Its
bearing upon the increased value of
farm lands Is the new economic Inde
pendence of farmers, fundamentally
growing out of their Improved finan
cial condition. Partners now occupy a
strong economic position, founded
upon the tendency of the consumption
of some Important products to In
crease faster tknn population does and
npon the tendency of the desires for
these products to Increase faster than
the production does, so that with re
spect to these products consumption Is
close upon the heels of production.
Deciduous trees may be pruned at
any time after freezing weather sets
In, when the sap will nil have run out
of the branches. Landscape garden
ers, as a rule, leave the pruning of
trees and shrubs until February. Care
should be taken to cover all large
wounds with gas trtr or linseed' oil
paint to prevent decay. Country Gen?
the modern strength creator
and body builder
I.Iany people right here In this vi
cinity are all run down and hardly
able to drag about don't know what
"Such people need VInol. our cod
liver preparation without oil, which
contains in a highly concentrated
form all of the mcdicnal and strcn.rth.
creating elements of cod liver oil ac
tually taken from fresh cods' livers,
but from which the useless oil is
eliminated and tonic Iron added."
We ask every man, woman and
child In this vicinity who Is run down,
tired and debilitated to try Vinol on
our offer to return money if it fail3.
Sold ly Sttndurd Drug: Co.
consider l'axtine Toilet Antiseptic a
necessity in the hygienic care of the
person and lor local treatment of
feminine ills. As a wash its cleansing,
germicidal, deodorizing and healing
qualities are extraordinary. For sale
at Drugeists. Sample free. Address
The R. l'axton Co., Boston, Mass.
THE HIGHER LAW.
Judge Ferguson Draws Attention There
to in Disrhargingthe Prisoner in the
lleilrlck-U hitaker Murder Case
in Kowan County.
Words of wisdom fell from the
lips of Judge Ferguson in Salisbury
the other day when a jury brought
in a verdict of not guilty in the case
of Ileclrick, who killed a man named
Witiker, for breaking up the sanctity
of hia home. Practically the de
fense depended on the "higher
law" and won. In discharging the
prisoner Judge Ferguson said:
'We have now reached another
mile-post in the progress of the
human family. This is the end of
a tragedy and of I won't say a
farce. This trial disclosed the evils
which surround the human f imilv.
and the danger of uolating any of
the Commandments. Those who
go the load the deceased travel d
may expect misery and an untimely
and a disreputable grave, or they
may be spared that to have then
cup of sorrow filled to the overflow
and drain the bitter diegs which
they force to the lips of other?.
The law against lynching was pro
mitigated at the first criminal trial
when the Almighty turned the guil
ty Cain loos", a wanderer and a vaga
bond, and proclaimed that whoso
ever harmed him should be avenged
sevenfold. The jury in this case
ty their verdict, have saved the de
fendant from punishment but have
not, in my mind, taken away his
guilt. They hae taken upon the
community a portion of that guilt
without lessening his. The doc
trine of a law that is higher than
the written law, which was pressed
in this case, is dangerous to society.
The seed which has been sown may
fall upon ground adapted to its
growth, and if one man, under the
idea of a moral right as he construes
it, may violate the law, so many
others. The thief may persuade
himself that he may ti ke property
to feed and clothe his family from
those who have plenty and perhaps
made by his labor. The mob iu
time ot financial depression, when
the wheels of industry are clogged,
may break into the storehouses to
take food aud fuel and clothing for
a suffering family or break iuto a
place where money is deposited and
take it to buy that which the neces
sides demand. Every man who h a
a home and property, who has
children he is educating for useful
citiz-nship, Bhould discountenance
the doctrine of the higher law.
When the substantial citizens justify
au act in violation of law, a country
must reap tho consequences."
This is a view rarely ever thought
of, but were it taken into full con
sideraMon it would not deter a jury
from acquitting a defendant inder
circumstances similar to that of
fledrick. This is one thing public
opinion will not tolerate and a jur)
id in one sense public opinion, yet,
as Judge Ferguson says, it is dan
gerous ground and the line of d'v
inarkable may be hard to draw.
Eaouph cases of this kind and
enough acquittals would chaos. Hut
what are you going to do about it?
I be "higher law is greater than
any other law, has always been o
and will coutime to be so, regard
less of whether it is right or wrong.
A theory looks like the most val
uable thing in the world till you try
l) du something useful with it.
AN OCEAN IN THE AIR.
Tke Queer Superatltlon That One
Prevailed In England.
The curious superstition tjat there Is
an ocean above the clouus Is illus
trated by the following strange story
by an old English writer: "One Sunday
tho people of a certain village were
coming out of church on a thick,
cloudy day when they saw the anchor
of a ship hooked to one of the tomb
stones, the cable, which was tightly
stretched, banging down from the air.
The people were astoulshed, and while
they were consulting about It suddenly
they saw the rope move ns though
some oue labored to pull up the an
chor. The anchor, however, still held
fast by the stone, aud a great noise
was heard lu the air like the shouting
of sailors. Presently a sailor was seen
sliding down the cable for the purpose
of uulixlng the anchor. When he had
Just loosened It the villagers seized
hold of him, and while in their hands
he quickly died, just as though he had
"About an hour later the sailors
above, hearing no more of their comrade-,
cut the cable and sailed away. In
memory of this extraordinary event
the people of the village made the
hinges of the church doors out of the
Iron of the anchor." It Is further stat
ed that these hinges "are still to be
seen there," a bit of evidence much
like Munchausen's rope wherewith he
once climbed to the noon. If you
doubted the story you were confronted
with the rope.
There is n not her ii'.ieer tale about
this aerial ocean. "A merchant of liris
tol," it Is said, "set s:iil with his cargo
for Ireland. Some t;t:u after, while his
family were hi supper, a knife sudden
ly fell ia tiii'.ni'.ii a window on the table-.
When the merchant returned and
saw the knife he declared It to be his
own and said that mi snrli a day, at
such an hour, w liile sailing in an un
known part of the si'i. lie dropped the
knife ovcrb ul. n:;! the day and the
hour were found t i : exactly the time
when it fell thro:-.:!! o window." All
of which was tf.i- e ! .ipiiritly believed
by many and re rarde I as incjutrovert
llile proof of the existence of a sea
above the sky. i;ie is at a loss to con
jecture how that "unknown part of the
sea" connected with the rest of It. A
physical geography showing this would
be no small curiosity.
The doctor can't always cure you;
sometimes it's your mean disposition.
The trouble about a good time Is
that people seldom agree on what It Is.
If a shiftless man In a country town
doesn't keep greyhounds he usually
plays a fiddle.
So many men fool away so much
valuable time doing things lu which
there is neither point nor profit.
It Is not recorded that any financial
genius ever got his start by purchas
ing diamonds on the installment plan.
When a man Is telling of a quarrel
he has had and says, "I said to the
other fellow," lie nearly always makes
what he says a good deal worse than
After a girl has married and left
home she sits up and takes notice ev
ery time her parents buy an expensive
dress for the daughter still at home.
The Deportment Store.
The organization of a great depart
ment store Is almost military In Its
discipline and Is one of tho best exam
ples of what organization can accom
plish. The proprietor is commander in
chief, nud under him are a number of
assistants who are what might be con
sidered district supervisors. Below
them are the heads of departments,
who are responsible to their district
chief or to some other head. The floor
walker, the man who is so much In
evidence because he spends his time
In the aisles, Is, In fact, a superintend
ent or foreman iu charge of a depart
ment or series of departments. Each
counter is under the general super
vision of what Is known as a head
salesman, but this head salesman Is
subject to the direction of the floor
walker. "Starting In Life," by N. C.
Pennant nnd KlnK.
Henry IV.. the Idol of the French
people, was also a king of phrase mak
ers. During one of his tours through
France he arrived at a small village
and ordered that the most Intelligent
villager be sent to converse with him
while he dined. When the rustic ap
peared the king ordered him to take a
seat opposite to him nt the table.
"What Is your name?" asked the mon
arch. "Sire, I am called Galllard," re
plied the peasant. "What Is the dif
ference," said the king, "between gall
lard" (I. e., a jolly fellow) "and pall
lard" (I. e., a rake)? "Sire," was the
reply, "there Is but a table between
l ife Marks Are Indelible.
We are not writing In the sand. The
tide does not wash It out. We are not
painting our pictures on the canvas
and with a brush so that we can erase
the error of yesterday or overlap It
with another color today. We are writ
ing our lives with a chisel on the mar
ble, and every time we strike a blow
we leave a mark that Is Indelible.
Lyman Abbott, D. D.
"Why did' Mrs. Fickler sue her hus
band for divorce?"
"I snppose he was the only man she
could sue If she really wished to get
one." Milwaukee Journal.
Stella Does she complain of being
misunderstood? Bella No; ber money
talks. New York Press.
NOTORIOUS CONVICTS ESCAPE, I
Carrutbers llrothers aud Tom Brown
Leave Kowan Convict Camp Brown
In September 1905, Jim Carruth
ers, Charles Carruthers, and Will
Carruthers were convicted in Rowan
Superior Court for -a violent secret
assault upon Walter Crump, one of
Salisbury's ulost prominent young
men, nearly costing young Crump
his life. He was fearfully cut ab )ut
the head aud face, his head being
almost, decapitated, and his life
hanged upon the slenderest tb.iead
for weeks. All three of ihe Car
ruthers were sentenced for two years
e.ich on the Kowan County chain
gang. They were all young and all
bad. The father, who lived iu
Charlotte, testified in the trial and
swearing falsely, was indicted aud
convicted for perjury. Jim was on
the gang only a few mouths until
he got away some ten days or more
. go. The otlm- two escaped a few
days ago while the gang was station
ed near Barber's Junction, together
with Tom Brown, a notosio'is young
criminal living in Salisbury, who
was tried, convicted, and sen ten ;ed
for ten years for house-breaking, at
the especial August t.'im of Ro v n
Co; r', last eir. Brown has been
on th. chain gang m uy tines, and,
no doubt, would Have been in the
ptnitentiary many years ago hud it
not been for Ue ii-lluenee of Lis
sister, vho took gieat interest it;
hint, aoil when he was in treulilc
always went to the officers bcjjgieg
for mercy . Tom was a siuewtt,
Miiatt fellow; he made his living by
stalling and in other devious wuys.
He permitted hts sister to die in tut
puoi-iiotiae less than a jear ago.
When he was convicted for house
bunking, the evidence was so strong
and clear against him that after the
trial some of the jury who convicted
him expressed surprise that he wa
not indicted for burglary, as lie
lichly defcerv-d hanging, 'i'om was
iu jul on the night of the lynching
iu Salisbury on July Gth, aud was
let out aud went with the crowd to
the lynching, then returned am;
was placed back in jail. It is not
getieially known that there is abund
ant evidence that he was one of the
men that tied one of the ropes to
hang one of the negroes on the
night of the lynching; and if he
had not been convicted and seuteuced
for ten years in the case for house,
breaking, he would have beiu
placed on trial and no doubt col-
victed in the lynching case.
Biown was c.ipturcd on the morn
ing of th? 2-if.li tilt, and returned to
TALKS OF ESCAPE.
To County Chairman T. M.
Kerns, Brown talked freely of his
escape. He does not involve th
guard on charge. After he and
the Cai rulbws left the gang, he
says, they obtained a change of
clothes at a farm house. Soon they
had the county's blood hounds upon
their trail and made time getting
out of the 'neighborhood. They
were not fast enough for the hounds
who outstripped the guards, and
when the dogs, came within sight,
the escaped convicts whistled to
them uitd coaxed them for mil'':
ihrcugh the woods. Brown says
thy drove them back and he sup
j)si 8 they returned to the camp.
The Cairuthers brothers are still
There is nothing makes a man
fed so cmeer as to mairy a wiiow
and always be stumbling on photo
gr ipbs of her first.
The Cause of Many
There is a disease prevailing in this
country most dangerous because so decep
tive. Many sudden
deaths are caused
by it heart dis
heart failure or
apoplexy arc often
npopiexy arc ouen
the result of kid
ney disease. If
kidney trouble is
liiM ed blood wili at
tack the vital organs, causing catarrh of
the bladder, or the Kidneys themselves
break down and waste away cell by cell.
Bladder troubles almost always result
from a derangement of the kidneys and
a cure is obtained quickest by a proper
treatment of the kidneys. If you are feel
ing badly you can make no mistake by
taking Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the
great kidney, liver and bladder remedy.
It corrects inability to hold urine and
scalding pain in passing it, and over
comes that unpleasant necessity of being
compelled to go often through the day,
and to get up many times during the
night. The mild and the extraordinary
effect of Swamp-Root is soon realized.
It stands the highest for its wonderful
cures of the most distressing cases.
Swamp-Root is pleasant to take and is
fold by all druggists in fifty-cent and
6ne-loilar size bottles. You may have a
sample bottle of this wonderful new dis
covery and Look that tells al about it,
. h sent free by mail. Address, Dr. Kil-
& Co., Binghamton, N. Y. When
mention reading this generous
i i this paper. Don't make any
U lit remember the name, Swamp
Or. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, and the
. Uiughamtoo, N. Y., on every
A MINISTER'S LET)
FIVE BIG FACTORIES.
" I have been trying to get tome firm here to put in a line
of your shoes, as we have a hard time getting a good ihoe
in this town. I believe if you will take the matter up, you
can arrange with Mtwti. Sc Co. to handle " Diamond
Brandt." I have no interest in the matter only that I want
to buy a good shoe once in a while. You will remember that
I handled your shoes when in business in Quanah, and know
what they are." REV. WALTER GRIFFITH,
Could the superiority of Diamond Brand shoes be
more convincingly shown ? You are just as anxious
for good shoes as Rev. Griffith and it is equally worth
your while to insist that your dealer supply them.
Ask your dealer for Diamond Brand Shoes
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HIGH POINT MACHINE WORK
High-class repairing in all lines. Manufacturers of Steam
Fngincs. 2aw Mills, Lathe Mills and Pumping- Machinery.
None but expert mechanics employed. We make a
specialty of repairing on heavy machinery and solicit cor
respondence. 1 1 i " 1
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