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Every successful farmer Unds that
k must assert bis mastery lu no un
certain way over the weeds, these
rebels of the vegetable world, or they
will work bavoc In bis little domain
ad eventually bis undoing.
The buttle withhem must be fought
maeeaslugly, for they are constantly on
the watch to take advantage of every
pportunity, remarks a writer in Amer
ican Cultivator. "We'll fight it out
right here if it takes all summer!"
may well be the threat of the farmer
to the weed crop.
iThe great diffleulty is that a great
i many give up the fitfbt with the weeds
I altogether too soon. Their first attacks
I are fierce ond spirited enough, bat
I they soon grow indifferent and aban
don them altogether. Now, the fact
.ia that weeds are of a great many dif
ferent varieties, which seem to be de
signed to germinate at different sea
sons, one species following on the
baels of another, occupying the ground
vaa Boon as their predecessors have
ripened their seed. The result Is that
(weeding, vigorous at first, but soon
abandoned, leaves the way open and
' Unobstructed for the later varieties to
, flourish unhampered, and so they are
never conquered or reduced, but their
i reign Is more firmly established from
I year to year. "
On Uncultivated Fields.
Then, again, many who wield the hoo
t rigorously are altogether too careless
J In their dealing with the weeds outside
: of the cultivated fields, allowing them
'L to flourish unrestrained about the nia
i sure heap nil summer and scatter their
J seeds broadcast upon it, to be advuu-
tageously planted when it is drawn
out and strewn upon the fields In the
Peach Growing la Popular In Many
New England Sections.
Despite the drawbacks often alleged
ki peach growln-j the crop Is a popular
one in many New England sections,
notably Massachusetts nnd Connecti
cut nud Now Hampshire in a lesser
degree. The soil best adapted to the
crop 13 o:u woil drained, rich and
rather sandy. Cravelly loams are de
sirable. Those who have listened to
addresses of J. II. Halo. New Eng
land's peach authority, know the im
portance he- places on good air ami
water drainage, lie often says lu ad
, dressing Xo-,v England audiences, "Got
i up on llio hi:!.i and you will have the
l best place in the world to grow
V- penchc:;." i'ota.di and phosphoric acid
are the most Important fertilisers for
I the poach, nitrogen taking rather a
, minor place. If lojiuiiihiiun cover
crops are grj'.va in the orchard these
v MAttlS HOS3 PEACHES.
'I -will pracllcallysupply nil the nitrogen
necessary on ordinary soil. This fruit
Is of the Mamie ltDSs variety, as shown
Jn the cut f mii -Now England Home
stead. It va.i grawn ou the farm of
. A. I?. Howard of Massachusetts. Mr.
Howard yrows excellent peaches and
Is n strong advocate of wood ashes for
fertilizer in 'iue management of or
chards. Tho Ca'-fcago Crop.
A considerable portion of the cab
bass crop I t handled i:i bulk. When
forwarded by carload or shipload the
heads are cut from tho stalks with a
heavy knife cr light hatchet nnd ail the
outer leaves left on. When prepared
for market they arc d:va.;ed v.p by re
moving the outer unbleached leaves.
Cabbages are often shi;pcd la venti
lated or chit barrels. Tight barrel
keep ther.i teo warm nnd may cause
rotting. F.y far tho lie't carrier for
chipping cnbl.r.iw Is the barrel fI::o
crate. This carries the heads securely,
paekj In well cu board train or boat
and shows the quality of the Btu'Jf
wh3ii arriving In market. Tho heads
should be packed in the crates care
fully by band, no that tho carriers will
not bo slack when received by the
wholesalers. W. X. Hutt.
H.?y In Mew Cnc'""d
Hay b the groat underlying irop lu
New England. New Hampshire alone
tai3C3 G.OOO.OOO tons. To produce a
profitable crop tho essentials are deep
plowing nnd th.irough tillage, says a
writer in A'.v.cia.'in Cultivator. Plow
In the s::3ir.:or and seed la tho sum
mer. Wcadn r.ro killed by winter frost,
while t!i? p.r3 survives. Plow land
every Cft'.i y .::?. . Apply five tons of
manure to the acre.
Ti-.s C:rn Cui'.ivatsr. '
If tho corn u!'.!vafcr undergoes as
much i:u;):- i in Ce ne:;t few
year.i n it has in the past. It will c.i
most be a white shirt job to p'iw corn.
Tho dustier- feat are should be u-xt
, . given cUetiuoa l;; makers. iTavnivr
In Iowa Homer tend.
The Six Basket Carrier la Uaed For
High Grade Fruit.
Peaches were formerly shipped In
what waa generally known as the Dela
ware basket. Now the best peaches gj
to market in the six basket carriers.
This Is a neat slat carrier somewhat
like a berry crate containing sis veneer
baskets, holding about a half peck each.
This paekagj carries tho teudcrest
peaches to market in good condition,
ORTINO TABLE FOR FACKINQ TEACHES.
and as they look well on arrival they
usually sell for the top price. This
package 13 to be recommended for ship
ping all first class fruit. It Is too ex
pensive a package to be used for any
but the tirst grade of fruit. Trobably
do better fruit package for fine fruit
has ever been introduced than the six
basket carrU.r. It can bp used for
plums or grapes or any high class fruit
and always carries It in good condi
tion and shows it off to best advantage
The sorting table here pictured Is
of great assistance In packing peaches.
It is tr-oparatod into shallow compart
ments that ill hold ubout two bushels
of fruit. Th side at which the packer
stands has a narrow sheif on which the
vcaoor trays are placed while being
filled. In the bottom of each compart
ment Is a canvas 1. 2, 3 which is
ta; ked to th: upper edge opposite tho
sorter. This keeps the fruit from
bruising nnd facilitates the worker's
movements in drawing tho fruit toward
tho trays. Iu the veneer trays or bat-
handy rif :;n:a basset.
Lets each fruit U fiiied into place. I'n
le.: tho grade It extra large it holds
tv. layers. The table, as will bo seen,
l:i c.r.:.;lrr.cte.l in sections which alter
nate :-n that fruit may be dumped on
the l.'i.le rriiii either side a:::! the trays
cirri '.1 o:r la-.ndiiy when li !:!.
'ii;,' sec: .ail cut ih ivs a bandy pick-i:-T
b.i.'Uet for pen ;es. As will bo
.';en It i:i ii!;:ie tYjin an ordinary
IX'ia'.i-a.iV! ba.sk't. The atvap goes over
'io ;di')ii! Icr cf the pkkcr and leaves
both hand five tor ?, ttlu'ring Uie fruit.
V.'han li.l '.l t!io basket is cosily dumped
li,, r ail l iking tho snap. .Maryland
In the Sugar Colt.
A Louisiana planter writing to Home
and I 'arm nays: Of all crops, I think
sugar cane l;j tho hardest work nud
most open.-iivo, but sugar cane can
Ftaud moro hardship, such us drought
and rainy seasons, than tho majority
of oirr crops.
For there Is no rest for tho sugar
fanner. IIo plants his cane In early
spring, very often In January, ond
ouco planted it needs constant atten
tion until July; then It is "laid by."
Eut don't think for a moment farmers
are foot loo.se until harvesting time,
fur they are poor people to pntronixo
tho western feed man; consequently
every man who produces sugar cano
has a third of Ids land every yea In
corn, and v. hen 1:1s corn is laid by bo
sows cowpeas. It Is tho main feed
down here, an 1 when the season Is
favorable we iv.ake enough to la.it un
til fp'rlng. Then we uae given feed,
such as sorghu:n and drill corn.
Severe (V.v-v.Tg'.iM are very ununu.il in
Florid i. the rainfall of the state being
l:i the neighborhood cf llfty inches, j
pretty we'd distributed throughout the j
year, (hough the biggest proportion of
j it falls during the rainy season (from
July to fopt.'uibor). our winters and
ppringi being dry r.nd open, with just
enough rainfall to grow the f.nest win
:. trir and f-prlag truck and fruit crops In
(bo world, say -, a writer from Hernan
do comity. I'l.i., In Home and Farm.
In ordinary reasjtis we can have
strawberrien from Christmas to May,
peachoi froai April to October, water
melons from May to C'hr!tmas, canta
loupes from April to June, KeUcy
plums from July to October, pears
from August to October and citrus
frnitfl of :;ou:o variety (lie year around,
berides wild berries of various kinds,
of which 1 consider (he blueberry (lie
finest berry (hut grows, and it grows
hero in great abundance.
Cr;'ieli Cpsrrow Useful.
In rog.'.ril to tha Kugli. h i pnrrov.- as
being d.'r-trtictivo to loeiuts a Medora
(ill.) letter ia;.:i (hat thirteen year lo
an ts have appeared in largo, lr.uubors
l:i JIacoupin cos: In tho woodlands,
r.nd fears art; exprciced that they uiny
damaga crois. 'i'Ua diaeovery has
been uiada. howevo:-. that (!: lh?gllsh
r.parrov.-. co-.uicu'.ned as one of the
farmer':; v.orrt euo'.uic", it an nvo-.ved
cnoaay of the lo. ust. a.'t'.i'i '.t which It
li v.agiug war aval ia Uiiiiu'T them by
tiio thousands. Country- Gentleman.
It Waa Written by Rouget da Liale In
One Brief Hour.
On April 2.". 1702. Rouget de Lisle,
the military engineer, who had assum
ed the aristocratic prefix to become an
olllcer, was u guest at a banquet given
by Baron Dietrich, first mayor of
Patriotic excitement was at Its
freight "Marchous!" "Aux armes, clto
yeusl" were pbvascs on every lip. But
as the champagne went round the la
dles grew weary and pleaded for an
other topic. Patriotic songs? A hymn
for the army of the Khlne? Something
better thau the jingling "Ca Ira!" The
host first suggested a public competi
tion and a prize. Then he turned to
r.ongct de Lisle ond asked him to
"compose n noble song for the French
Itouget de Lisle tried to excuse blm
self. Again the champagne passed
round, and just as the party broke up
a fellow officer about to quit Strassburg
Dext day begged De Lisle for a copy of
Lis forthcoming song.
"I make the promise on behalf of
your comrade." Dietrich replied.
Roiv;et de Lisle reached his lodging
clote by, but not to sleep. His violin
lay on the table. Taking It up, he
struck u few chords. Soon a melody
f eemed to grow under his Angers. Xo
sooner bad he put down the notes than
l:o dashed off the words.
Thns having In a brief hour secured
for himself an undying name he threw
Muisclf upon hi bed nnd slumbered
houvlly. Header Ma gaztne.
Caused More Often by Habit Than by
Defective Vocal Organs.
"Stammering N often more the re
sult of habit than from Miy defect of
the vocal organs," savs tin authority.
"It is gonerully. If not always,' caused
by a spasm of the larynx, resulting
from nervous contraction of the or
pans, thus refusing to permit n proper
f.ow of the air current producing tone.
Topic rarely or never stammer when
tinging, fer then the attention Is di'
vlde.l 1 ict ween words and music, the
nervousness Is momentarily forgotten
nnd the pas iage of the n1r current
through the larynx Is continuous nnd
'"'lainuierlng very often is the re
suit of imitation, sometime intention
a'., :-oi,!oiiiuc iinc :nscious, and the af
i li'.i.m is much more general than
might be supposed. In one compara
tively smail section of the city there
pro thirty-five stammerers, nnd every
one of t hein is able to demonstrate to
l.ii own satisfaction not only that ho
does not stammer very badly, but that
!-::ue oilier person he knows stammers
a great deal worse than himself.
E-ory stammerer Is intensely sensitive
about his inlinulty, rarely forgives and
never doe forget any allusion to it
which in hi.i mind savors of. ridicule."
C't. Louis (ilolio-l'emocrat.
Comedy In a Dac! Street.
Abov.t hi n' lo.k ouo morning two
men met and began threatening nnd
calling each other names. One finally
called the niher n liar, and the two
r.icn were about to grapple when a
woman opened tho door and said,
"Gentlemen, are you about to tight?"
"We are!" they answered together.
Then have the kindness to wait n
moment," the continued. "My hus
band has been tick for weeks and is
now Ju.-t able to sit up. He Is very
downhearted this morning, nnd 11
jou'il only wait till I can draw blm
up to the window I know he'll be very
grateful to both of you."
She disappeared Into tho house, and
after o:is l.iok Into each other's fad
tho men smiled, shook hands and de
parted together. London Telegraph.
An Up Stroke.
S.imetimcs lightning strikes up In
stead of down. If we are to believe a
story told many yenrs ago of a party
r.f men standing on tli2 porch of a
church far tip on tho side of n lofty
mountain in Styrlu. They were look
ing down Into the valley below, where
a great electrical storm was raging,
and. with the sun shining upon them
nt their altitude, were enrapt by the
strange sensation. Suddenly a boll
came up from the valley and killed sev
en of the party. Circle.
Going and Coming.
"What's that noise?" asked the vis
itor in the apartment house.
"Probably some one lu the dentist's
rooms on tho I'.oor below getting a
tooth out," said bis host.
"But it seems to come from the flooi
"Ah! Then It's probably tho Popleys'
baby getting n tooth in." Philadelphia
Tho. Trcmp'a Excuse.
Beuevolcut Man (who has given a
tramp some work) You're working
slowly, my man. Trauip I'm trying to
spin it out. Who knows when I shall
got any more? Meggendorfer Blatter.
The Soft Answor.
"Father, do all angels bavo wings?"
"No, my son, your mother has none.1.
And then she said sweetly that he
uiigbt go to the club If be wouldn't
stay late. Atlanta Constitution.
"Did be nsk her father for her hand
"No. He needed ?10. and he didn't
want to iu;k for too much at once."
Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Ha Had Hopes.
Yo'ing la ly (owner uif great eslatosl
As far as (he eye can reach, all the
land hehau.'s- to nie. A driver (re- '-ct-fully-!
h. .r- : mi are ;- -u i:-';:litoil.
Mrs. Malinda Akers, of Basham, Va writes:
"I had what doctors call 'prolapse,' and couldn't
stand straight. I had pain in my back and
shoulders, and was very irregular and profuse.
Doctors said an operation was needed, but I
couldn't bear the thought of the knife. After tak
ing three bottles of Wine of Cardui, I could walk
around. Can now do my housework and am in
Cardui is a pure, vegetable, medicinal essence,
especially adapted to cure women's diseases. It
relieves excessive periodical pains, regulates
irregularities, and is a
safe, pleasant and re
liable remedy for all
sick women. In suc
cessful use for over 70
years. Try it.
At Every Drug Store
A PUGET SOUND NAME.
Pnyallnp and the Experience of th
Mam Reauoualble For It.
'flie name Puyalluji 1h of Indian ori
gin, as old as the memory of the white
man. In "Pioneer Reminiscences of
Puget Round" the author, Mr. Meeker,
lays that be accents the odium of In
'lictin.s that niiine on suffering genera
tions by plattlr.K a few blocks of land
ni to village lot. nnd recording them
under the r.rw.p Puyallup. He men
tions incidentally that ho has suffered
The first time I went east after the
town was named r.nd said to n friend
In New York that our town was nam
ed Puvnllun be seemed startled.
"rayallup." said I.
"That's a jawbreaker," came the re
sponse. "How do you spell It?"
"P-u-y-a-l-l-u-p," I said.
"Let me sec. bow did you say you
Pouting out my lips like n veritable
niu-.isu u.l ci,.i,n:..m .-VCI.V I.-U..I
nnd syllable s i as to briiiR out tho
Peuw for Puy nud the strong ciuidia-
sis on the u! and cr i"khi! my lips to-
getber to cut o.T the hip. I finally drill
ed my friend . tint be could pro
liouncp the word, yet fell short of the
cles-.inco of the sclent i
trade in I.eu :
Kticst lo H d.,
issel the Atlantic
factors of the ho;
ci:d was bidden m a
;., ; to Introduce me t)
the assembled lu iiicrchai-.ts, when I
saw a If.'iiMed look overshadow tho
face of my friend who was to intro
duce me 1 knew what was troubling
him. and my sympathy went out to
' Let me introduce to you my Ameri
can friend fiom"-be bean bul.'.'.y and
then hesitated "my friend from Amer
ica," he continued, and then turned to
me with an imploring look and blurted
"I say, Mr. Meeker, 1 cawn't remem
ber that name. What Is it?"
P,ut wbeu letters began to come to
me addressed "Peuiope," "Polly-up,"
"Full-all-up," "Pewl-a-Ioop" and final
ly "Pay-all up," then my cup of sorrow .
was full. I am sure. However, tuai
there will never be but one Puyailup.
When abusing a man in fun don't go
Advice Is like medicine a little goes
a Ions 'ay.
The ,'ood things of life grow slow,
but It U different with bills and scan
dal. Time tiles so fast as a man grows
older that it Feenis to him be has bis
Sunday clothes ou ull the time.
People do tilings lu broad daylight
to mukt themselves ridiculous and then
blame ; paper for mmtloiiir.tf it.
Yon hear "He was one of the beat
men that ever lived" oftcuer than "Me
Is one of the bent men Unit ever lived."
Why Is it. that people who say dis
agreeable things to one's face are call
ed honest and people who say pleasant
things are culled tiattnvrs? Atchison
Hon In (lie Snow.
It seems almost Impossible that thero
should lie u plant that flowers naturally
outdoors iu tle depth of winter. But
It Is a fact. The Christmas rose an
swers this description. From the end
of (Molior until February Its white
llowers (about three Inches across) may
be gathered at almost auy time, and
even when Uie ground is covered with
snow the Christmas row Is producing
Its Rowers. Wo don't often nro tlieni
In December uud January because we
never think of brnhluK off tho snow
to look at the plant that is grov.iiu;
underneath. The flowers are of a duz
zliug whifness when young, but be
come faintly tinged with pink after
about a week. Country Life In Amer
ica. Built Th-
Wrtfe.ut a toitir dncrlblag all
your symptoms, and will sand yo
Free Advice, In plala staled tnnlaw.
Address: Ladle' Advisory DepartSMal,
in $1.00 Bottles.
riy vlrt'irc of -m nriN-r nf s'llc prnntnt hv Hie
iiTMir ( . i-.ii-i ki '.ii'i.lulph Ciiuiity mi tin- I'l-tlt-'li
"(A. it. Knnp' !"t. nl. V. AhiKt.ihi Mowr
Kl nl: I slinll .fli hi !k- ijiiint II.ii f !. r in
A-hi'hnn i.t n i.'i- k V. on n.tli i;iv u
ifinifLT r.iuv. tin- I, i iiwnn; i;, :, i-iirc to
a Iriet o liiml in Lili riv 'I'uhii.
('"inily. on Hi" writer, nf 1 1 1 . 1 v env
ilic Inn. I- m I hnnris V.i k. Willhini
liilian. K. W. Junes Ull'l nllllMS.
. it-. 1
II H HlWS'
Hi Tiiiiin i; 'nt-1 lu- -.ntiif nlii ivl o:il;, lliirrou '-"
oM line ii t t r iniiiii,' smith :i cl:ii ti tunl '.'."i
links: tliciicc Knst hi oi.ai'.is tn :i liluck )vk:
I'Momli iMi'iinuis to ii Moil.': tlii-n -' West
In i'iisiiis tu n Mum- tlii-iH i' -sunt :i v i.ImIiis an I
'h links ton ii i-i mil;- th in-" W 1 I"; clniins iiirl
! link- I.
ii lihn-k jack:
Norili IS clniins
'st n ehuii's- ft ii Mom-,
mill .Vi liiiki to a ill. irk
inns to :tn n-li, t'lrii'-c
Inks In n w a l n it. tlii'iici:
licks to I'll" lr - I u 1 1 1 ' i u .
I Met tw-.-11'y-six m-re.s,
1 Ut It.
i"i'i') I lie
I wli.-ti vol
, .,.,.,.( ,.,
j .. ,s y ,. .
! The Bk
lest! ' I
Silence! Absoluts cilcneal li wss tho uilcntcst moment oinca
the morning start first sng to;cihcr.
When tho returns cr.-.o i i it v;53 known th;t only ono mm, a
negro in Darkest Africa, hollered, and onj woman in Oilikosh,
Wis., who was so exeiizd that ch? just eon'.cin't help it, lei out a
faint hysterical shriek.
Everybody else had kept t'.xxrA in orc!cr to he.'.r tho Dig Holler
that all the others were eoing to r.-.ake.
But nobody made the boiler because they all waited for tho
oUr fellows to do it all except tho African, who bad no curiosity,
and tho Osl-.kosh lady, who had hysterics.
And the Man in tho Mcon jest laughed!
It was enough to make a cinici cplutier, for it revealed a very
amusing trait in human nature.
Yen will flr.d l.-i!3
this rommunliv v.im ii-fcse to )r.i: i:i tbe IV.'j;
lloll.-r bocnus they v.a.U t-. re; the fn'.l Iw-n-clit
of the holier v..-c- the other po-r:i' ri.ilirt
It. Soiiiethm-s by ra.tl.bv: a ;'.';: H-vI't n'l
at once we mi::!!! r; -t :i taet.iry I x-r.i. I
here, but wh.'ii f."li rie-i f.-i.-.ul ir.:i:'vl. o.'.cli
.-iiitln:; lor r.ll tl'.e nl c.er.-. to C.y ii -llirir,
nnd im!v niio f. ci I- ii!-r.;, t'to lv.n lc"'.;;n': t.r
a l.u'tory r!-i.
If it takes a Dig Holler
lend a 11:03.
This is not just a fin-.:
oucl.t o fit you thinking.
i!9th to SOth St-..
Ju-t Ku-t r 5i h
A To r-iu:iiri
si Woman's Ho
1 iiicck from
"'itli St. Subway,
L'.lili ciosm town
i :irs p in the
Over tour hun
: Ai.s lately
Rates SI. 00 pi-r Day and Up
Restaurant for Ladles and Gen
tlemen lonvprnput to Shopping :id
Caters espvMlly to Women trav
eling or visiting New York alone
Send f..r Ho klet
16th St. and Irving Place, N. Y.
One Block K.iM. of Broadway
Homelike Hotel in Quiet Location
European Plan $1.00 up
American Plan $3.00 up
A. W. EAGER
STOP AT THE
and cn Suit
Opposite Camden Station.
Main Depot B. & O. R. R.
Rates $1.0) Per Day
SEND VO'X HOOKLET
.-. c '.r.:r. Cv
c!.'.l:l cn c ;:.-.;
ji-ci r.: !o.;c! ca
a M.-n in
t!.o M c oil m in ht
caend c.rd hr.cw thai hs Hr.d
Cvoryhot'y sr. id it was a
Fir.a Ic'cr. Cvcryhcc'y screed
to li slier vw'.h a lr i 3 H. For
a tr.o.iih in Ecivr.r.sj evsry
boc'y pr-cticcd I0113 exer
cises, ro ns t3 C'.:!iivat3
tho Circ1-' lis'iir pe"ib!e.
Cverybot'y wr.o euro thab tho
Mien t".:.i ciu!c.':i-i be!;! bet
be-..- i':a V::ii Vo!i.ir.o o"
Tho Eventful Night ar
rivet!, Tho Moan f.lan waa
locking drwn through a
elocc'lccs c!:y. Cvcrybct'y on
csrth tlriw in two
l-jnc'als cf nir and cot rejdy
for t!-,3 Cig Holler. Tho
Wi-!-.';y Moment c:n;a at
f t n-on'.o rlslit be
!.: ..r nry .j.'unj.
v. r.r.i wo war
very fclisw must C
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