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Says Black-Draught Cured Him of
His Troubles of 12 Years
Scottvllle, N. C Mr. James Dick
ion, an old resident of this place, and
Civil War Veteran, recently made the
following statement: "I am 67 years
old, and am an old soldier of the war
of '61. I had constipation for 12
years. The doctors said I would
never be any better, but now I can
tell them better. I had taken dollars
and dollars worth of blood tablets, but
they got so they didn't do me much
Then I got to taking your Black
Draught, and I had not taken one full
package until I found that It relieved
the constipation. I took two or three
packages, and It has cured me, and I
praise it to all of my friends."
Thousands of people In the past 70
years have found help for constipa
tion In the use of Thedford's Black
Draught. Many families keep Black
Draught In the house all the time, and
use It at the least sign of constipation,
Indigestion, biliousness, or other liver
Black-Draught is purely vegetable
reliable and without bad after-effects.
Good for young and old. Get a pack
age from your druggist today, and
take a dose tonight. You will feel bet
ter tomorrow. Price 25c a package.
Costs only one cent a dose. Adv.
"A wise man may change his mind."
"Yes," replied Senator Sorghum.
"But a man sometimes gets credit for
changing his mind when caution has
caused him to shift his line of talk."
Whenever You Need a General Tonic
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
chill Tonic is equally valuable as a Gen
eral Tonic because it contains the well
known tonic properties of QUININE and
IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives out
Malaria, Enriches the Blood and Builds
op the Whole System. 60 cents.
Didn't Like the Idea of Christmas.
There is a story in Woman's Home
Companion In which this passage oc
"'Fun!' snarled Grandfather Merri
vale, though the f.re danced frantically
and snapped its long fingers in his
face to distract Ills attention. Grand
father Merrlvale had a habit of sing
ing out one word from a speech and
dwelling on it, and coining out with it,
sooner or later, and worrying it In his
teeth. 'Fun! What's the sense in fun?
What's the use of fun? Here ve are
In a hard winter ; taxes are high, wood
Is high, coal is high, food is high. And
you talk about fun !' "
A soldier In a Scottish regiment tells
a good story about a German soldier
who threw a jam-tin Into the British
trenches one day. On examining it
they found the following message:
"Dear Jocks I have a wife in Fal
kirk; what would happen to me If I
came over tonight?"
The reply went promptly : "There
would be another widow in Falkirk to
New Fire Alarm Box.
Breaking the glass In a new fire
alarm box Intended for hotel or office
building rooms permits the alarm to
be sounded and frees a fire escape
rope and harness.
Roumanian oil wells have been de
fits the spirit of
the times per
fectly. It is
and is a pleasing,
free drink good
for both young
There's a Reason
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WINTER GARDEN ON EVERY SOUTHERN FARM
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.)
Every Southern garden should have
a supply of lettuce, spinach alid rad
ishes throughout the full and winter
nnd spring, as they can be easily
grown and form valuable additions to
the usual dry, winter diet. With more
Cf such food products in the diet, there
would be less use for spring tonics
and other medicines. In addition to
this, these food products are palatable
and serve to lower the cost of living.
These crops attain their best devel
opment on a sandy loam soil well sup
plied with humus or decayed vegetable
natter. All of them thrive best during
the late fall or early spring and will
not withstand the heat of summer. In
all sections of the lower South, lettuce,
spinach and radishes can be grown In
the open throughout the fall, winter
and spring. In the more northern of
the Southern states and in high alti
tudes these crops can be grown in fall
and spring In the open and during the
winter in hotbeds or cold frames.
To have lettuce and radishes
throughout the season, it is advisable
to make sowings of seeds every two
or three weeks. As soon as the crop
is removed, another crop should he
planted. The radish seed might be
sown between the rows of lettuce if
hand cultivation is to be given. The
radishes would be harvested before
the lettuce reached sufficient size to
crowd. By making two sowings of
spinach, one in the fall and another in
late winter or early spring, a contin
uous supply can be secured.
In growing this crop In the open or
In hotbeds and cold frames, the best
results can be secured by Rowing the
seed In a well-prepared bed and trans
planting the young plants. Sow the
seed thinly in drills 4 to G inches
apart and cover about one-half Inch
deep. For the best results, transplant
the young plants as soon as they form
the first true leaves. Set these plants
in a cold frame 2 inches apart each
way and at soon as they reach a height
of 1 to 2 Inches, take up the plants
with a trowel or spade and set to the
permanent bed. If planting In the
field, set the plants 8 to 10 inches
apart In rows 14 Inches apart. When
SOUND RADISHES OF UNIFORM SHAPE AND SIZE.
transplanting to frames, the plants
should be set 8 to 10 Inches apart
each way. Lettuce seed is sometimes
sown In rows In the field and the
plants thinned out to stand the proper
The soil for lettuce should be thor
oughly prepared as very little cultiva
tion can be given when the plants at
tain considerable size. While the
plants are small, the soil should be
cultivated to keep down weeds and
prevent a crust forming. In the
frames, a hoe or hand weeder can be
used, while In the open a wheel hoe
can be used to good advantage.
There are two general types of let
tuce, loose leaf and the heading types.
Of the loose-leaf types, the Grand Rap
Ids and Black Seeded Simpson are
among the best varieties, while the Big
Boston is the best variety for market
NEED MORE CHICKENS
Poultry Industry Called On to In
crease Meat Supply.
In Many Sections, Particularly In
South, Number of Fowls on Indl
' vidual Farms Should be Very
(From the United States Department o
The secretary of agriculture points
out the importance of Increasing poul
try on the farms In the following let
ter transmitted to the American Poul
try association through Mr. Harry M.
I hope that the coming meeting of
th American Poultry association,
which you will attend as a representa
tive of the department, will be high
ly successful and productive of good
results. I need not point out that an
adequate supply of foodstuffs is essen
tial to the effective prosecution of the
struggle in which we are engaged. We
must not only supply our own needs
but we must endeftvor to meet in part
the needs of the nations with which
we are co-operating. The poultry in
dustry can render very great service
to the nation In this emergency. The
production of poultry is one of the
best means of bringing about a quick
Increase in the meat supply of the
country. In many sections, particular
ly In the South, the number of fowls
on Individual farms can and should
be very largely Increased. If the Im
proved methods which have been
worked flut by the experts of the state
of the head type. For home use, the
Hanson of California Cream Butter
might be grown, as they are of better
quality than the Big Boston. The
markets of the East demand a hard
head lettuce of the Big Boston type,
but the markets of the Central use
more of the loose-leaf lettuce. Unless
growing for local market, however, it
Is best to grow the headed type, be
cause large quantities of the other kind
are grown under glass In the central
Spinnch can be grown in the open
in all sections along the coast from
Norfolk, Va., south nnd in practically
all sections of the lower tier of South
ern states. In the colder regions of
the South, this crop can be grown In
the open with a little protection or in
canvas-covered cold frames through
out the winter.
The soil should be made fairly rich.
Well-rotted manure is the best ferti
lizer, but if this is not available, apply
at the rate of 50 to 100 pounds of a
high-grade fertilizer per tenth acre.
Sow the manure or fertilizer broad
cast and thoroughly harrow into the
soil. Five ounces of seed will make
two plantings on rhe plot 20 feet
square In drills 10 to 12 inches apart.
Thin the plants out to stand three or
four inches apart. Frequent shallow
cultivation by hand or with a wheel
hoe should be given. When grown in
frames, the cultivating must be done
by hand. In most sections of the
South, however, spinach can be grown
in the open without any protection, as
a hard freeze causes very little In
jury. The variety of spinach most com
monly grown Is the Savoy. At Norfolk,
Va., the large truckers grow a strain
of this variety called the Norfolk Sa
Radishes should be grown rapidly
to insure good table qualities. The
soil should be fertile and contain
abundant moisture. Fresh stable ma
nure should not be used, however, as
is would produce excessive leaf growth.
Well-rotted manure Is the best fertili
zer and should be applied at rate of
about two tons per tenth acre. If no
manure Is available, apply at the rate
of 100 pounds per tenth acre of a good
grade complete fertilizer.
Sow the radish seed In rows 12
Inches apart In the field and cover one
half to one Inch deep, depending upon
the soil. On light, dry soil, cover one
Inch deep and on heavy moist soil, cov
er one-half Inch. When grown In hot
beds or cold frames the rows of radish
need not be more than four or five
inches apart, or just wide enough for
hand hoeing and weeding.
There are three types of radishes,
turnip-shaped, olive-shaped and long.
Of the turnip-shaped, the best varie
ties are the Scarlet Globe and Scarlet
Turnip. The best of the olive-shaped
are the French Breakfast and Early
Scarlet. The Charter Long Scarlet,
Long White Spanish and Icicle are the
best varieties of the long type.
agricultural colleges, the experiment
stations, nnd the department of ag
riculture, were generally adopted,
many of the problems confronting
poultrymen would be solved or mini
mized. The department is co-operating
with the industry In many direc
tions and stands ready, of course, to
render any assistance It can.
FIRE KILLS MANY PARASITES
Burning Out of Stubble Fields Is
Wasteful, But It Has Another Side
We feel that the burning out of
stubble in fields and pastures is waste
ful, but It has another side that calls
for consideration. Insects of many
kinds infest these fields and take a
share of our hard-earned farm pro
duce. The fire destroys myriads of
these insects or their eggs if it Is ap
plied at the right time, and If we use
the fire it Is up to us to study the hab
its of the most troublesome insects and
FILLING SILO TO CAPACITY
Silo Carefully Packed Will Hold MuiVi
More Than One Carelessly Filled
Use of sufficient labor to Insure thor
ough packing fills the silo to Its rated
capacity and at the same time prevents
spoilage of ensilage around air pock
ets. A silo carefully packed will hold
much more than one carelessly packed.
In a silo over 12 feet In diameter t
may be found profitable to keep two
men or two or three boys busy at the
Man and Lion Die In Battle.
Lion and man, lying alongside one
another both terribly mauled and both
quite dead, told a silent story of a
titanic struggle "somewhere in Afri
ca." The deceased was Trooper Nor
man Sinclair, a native of I'restonkirk,
and while on miliary duty his body
was found lying beside the king of
beasts which he had killed. A remark
able tribute to his memory has been
paid through the devotion of native
troops. There has now been placed
on ids remote grave an iron cross,
which weighed two hundredweight,
bearing his name, the date of his death
and the words, "Died for King and
Empire." For the last 300 miles the
cross was borne by carriers over a
practically unknown country.
HEAL ITCHING SKINS
With Cuticura Soap and Ointment
They Heal When Others Fall.
Nothing better, quicker, safer, sweet
er for skin troubles of young and old
that Itch, burn, crust, scale, torture
or disfigure. Once used always used
because these super-creamy emollients
tend to prevent little skin troubles be
coming serious, If used dally.
Free sample each by mail with Book.
Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept. L,
Boston. Sold everywhere. Adv.
Further Army Plans.
Ambulance and escort wagons for
an army of 2,0;i3,000 men will require
the expenditure of .$10,000,000, accord
ing to the recently published urgent
deficiency estimates. Tlds sum is ex
pected to cover the acquisition of Im,
000 escort wagons, G0.0O0 water waf
ans, 3,400 ambulance wagons, 10,000
medical carts and 5,000 small arms ein
munitlon wagons. These figures are
all additional to the increased esti
mates for motor transport. Army and
State of Ohio, City of Toledo, Lucas
Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he Is
senior partner of the firm of F. J. Cheney
& Co., doing business In the City of To
ledo, County and State aforesaid, and that
said firm will pay the sum of ONE HUN
DRED DOLLARS for any case of Catarrh
that cannot bo cured by the use of
HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE.
FRANK J. CHENEY.
Sworn to before me and subscribed In
my presence, this 6th day of December,
A. D. 1886.
(Seal) A. W. Gleason, Notary Public.
HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE is tak
en Internally and acts through the Blood
on the Mucous Surfaces of the System.
Druggists, 75c. Testimonials free.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio.
Bishop Colfelt of Troy said at a din
ner recently :
"The reason why some people get
no comfort out of their religion on
Sunday is that nobody else gets any
comfort out of it during the week."
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTOUIA, that famous old remedy
for infants and children, and see that it
Bears the sjlf ffTi - tJ
In Use for Over 30 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria
A multitude of smacks follow In the
wake of courtship.
The Quinine That Dses Not Effect Head
Became of lis lonlo and laxative effect. Laxative
Brouio Quinine can be taken by anyone without
causing nervousness or ringing in the bead. There
is only one "Bromo Quinine." O. W. GKOViS 8
signature la on box. 80c
Australia Is a heavy importer of
A single dose of Dr. Peery's "Dead Shot"
will expel Worms or Tapeworm. No second
dose or after purgative necessary. Tones
up the stomach and Bowels. Adv.
Wise men bump into a fool's game
now and then.
Dr. Tierce's Pellets are best for liver,
bowels and stomach. One little Pellet
for a laxative, three for a cathartic Ad.
A sure sign is one that reads, "No
m I III I I I - I I I III Mil II III lllll HI I III III III .11 IBM I I '
f 'B&ek&di ff Women 1
How this Woman Suffered
and Was Relieved.
Fort Fairfield, Maine. "For many
months I suffered from backache caused
by female troubles so I was unable to do
my house work. I took treatments for it
but received no help whatever. Then
some of my friends asked why I did not
try Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound. I did so and my backache soon
disappeared and I feli like a different
woman, and now have a healthy little
baby girl and do all my house work. I
will always praise Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound to women who suf
fer as I did." Mrs. Alton D. Oakes,
Fort Fairfield, Maine.
The Best Remedy is
Always Have PERUNA fe
1 I' f - 1
Mrs. L. A. Patterson, 1399 Kentucky EL.,
St, Memphis, Tennessee, writes: OF ' 112
"I have been a friend of Peruna CoilgllS : " -
for many years. I have used It off i i 11 V"" t
and on for catarrhal complaints and clIlCl vOl&S I" t J -found
it a very excellent remedy. ,1 flj v
I have a small family of children. Ill XliQ
Times are hard with, us, but I can fir w l
scarcely afford to do without Peru- rlOIlie KeCOlTlIlieilQ
na, especially during the season of f . . f . 11
the year when coughs and colds it tO UUf iieigilDOrS.
are prevalent. We always recom-
mend Peruna to our neighbors, for Those who object to liquid medl
the benefit it has been to us." cines can procure Prnn tui.,
"Birds of a feather flock together."
"That's so; a number of swallows
generally accompany a jolly lark."
Have you ever used MOTHER'S JOY
SALVE for Colds, Coughs, Croup and
Pneumonia, Asthma, and nead Ca
tarrh? If you haven't get it at once.
It will cure you. Adv.
Things you try to keep dark will
come to light sooner or later.
Anoint the eyellda with Roman Eye Bal
am at night, and In the morning observe
the refreshed and strengthened sensation n
your eyes. Adv.
Australia is buying California lum
ber. SELF DEFENSE
Defeat Backache and Kidney
Trouble With Anuric
Many people in this section have suffer
ed from rheumatism and kidney trouble
and have found that Anuric was the most
successful remedy to overcome these
painful and dangerous ailments.
The lucky people are those who have
suffered, but who are now well because
they heeded nature's warning signal In
time to correct their trouble with that
wonderful new discovery of Dr. Pierce's
called "An-u-ric" (double strength). You
should promptly heed these warnings,
some of which are dizzy spells, backache,
Irregularity of the urine or the painful
twinges of rheumatism, sciatica or lum
bago. To delay may make possible the
dangerous forms of kidney disease, such
as stone In the bladder. If you want
quick relief buy Anuric now (60c a pack
af?e)or send Dr. Pierce 10c for trial pkg.
This will prove that "Anuric" eliminates
uric acid as hot water melts sugar.
Bold lor 47 years. For Malaria, Chills and Fever. AIm
a Fine General Strengthening Tonic. 50c and $1.00 at all Droj Strs
Small Pill, Small
Genuine bear signature
EIAI I 1X DDADT U uua,,y Ned Iron in th Blood. Try
r ALLlli rEiUrLL carter's iron pills
In the Trenches.
"Hi, Bill! Here comes a gas wave!"
"Thank Heavens! This toothache'
almost killin' me." Cartoon's Magazine.
Ask foi and Get
The Original Cough
and Cold Remedy
STOPS THE WORST
COLD IN 24 HOURS
Best for oId, Covhs, Croons,
Sore Throat, Whooping Crnic
25c and 60c at all Druggists
WOMEN OF VIRGINIA
Basic City, Va. "I was in bad
shape with womanly trouble and wai
all run-down and confined to bed. Th
doctor was attending me three times
a day but I was getting worse. I heard
of 'Favorite Prescription' through ft
friend who had been benefited by It.
I could hardly raise my hand and
could not sit up In bed. I began tak
ing the 'Prescription' and the first bot
tie gave me strength. I kept It up
until six bottles -were used. I waa
then able to do all my work. I doubt
not that the use of it saved my life.
When I begin to run down now I take
a little and it always helps me and
builds me up at once." MRS. J. W.
PADGETT, Commerce St.
This herbal tonic for women Is mad
up in liquid or tablet form, and can b
obtained In any drug store. Contains
no alcohol or narcotic, and its ingredi
ents are printed on wrapper. Send Dr,
V. M. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y., 10 cents
for trial package tablets. Adv.
Carter's Little Liver Pills
Make you feel the joy of living. It is impossible
to be happy or feel good when you are
This old remedy will set you right over night
THE SANITARY METHODS APPLIID IN THS
MAKING OF THE BISCUITS MAKS
Iff feoar PmUt tus them, or if not (u f hoa.lt!.
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