From N. C. Amateur.
Our youthful days lior swift they fly
utr happy year how soon .fM'f'L
,Iow sJou'biiglrt, joyiiu childhood's done,
Aud Hying time still hastes-us 0114 y
Passing, passute, ,
Time, that pales bright Beauty's bloom,
1 1 astming mortals to iheglooui e
Ut the dark and silent, toiMtUj . f,
Massing, passing, f ; v
Oh could we stay Timoiwrd flight!.
ur live again those years so tnigm,
llo what we were in days of yore ;
Ijood bye thou fast receding shore
Good bye, good bye.
No more we'll live those days again
When without a thought ot pain,
Roamed we over wood and plain ;
Good bye, good bye.
No cares disturbed our youthful plays,
We gave no thought to future days ;
iieard sweet staging minstrels calliug,
w dead leaves around us falling,
- - Falliug, falling.
Falling sighing to the grouud,
't elling thus to all around T
A story, with the monrnful sound,
. , 4. tie' Z t, n'n1 fl.at l n y .
w.n nr itnlnHm cease their beating ;
From bioeining flowers and singing birds,
On gentle breezes swelling.
On fleeting pleasures dwelling,
And to all mortals telling.
POULTRY AS A SOURCE OF
' . : 9 PROFIT. . .
While many enterprising farmers
seem to fully appreciate the important
value of breeding pure-bred cattle,
swine and sheep, they appear to ig-
nore the.fact that pure-bred poultry
is as much an improvement upon the I
(wh'uU ia tn .nftenJexample for imitation. Bear in mind I
founoT to comprise the farmer's poul-
try stock) as aayoD he choice breels
ofsheeoorcatrteare over the com-
mou or inferior stock. Mowbray ob
serves that in France "poultry forms
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an important part iu me uve stucs. ui 1
the farmer, and the poultry yard sup-
ply more animal food for the great
mass of the community than the butch
er's shops." Too little attention in
America by farmers is given to their
poultry. Yet for the amount invest-
ed, no live stock will return a better &c., unsheltered from the rain aud the
ner cent, in nrofit than noultrv if it islheat of tho suu. More raoner is lost in
properly cared for. Proper attention
need not be -construed into a great
. , , ,
amount of vexatious labor: the same
care and pride in seeing them thrive
as is usually devoted to your Jerseys,
Southdowus, and other pure-bred
stock, is all that is necessary. System,
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order, regularity in feeding, and clean-
Imess, are the open cesame to profit in
breeding any kind of stock. If far-
mere will only take into consideration
the immense numbers of flies, insects,
grubs, beetles, worms, larva?, &c.,
that the fowls destroy, they will read-
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ily discover Althegoeil they are." An
experience of twenty years breeding
pure-bred fowls, has showu me from
actual experiment that comnion 6r
mon-frr! atnftlr. thm amo o m
pure-breeds, and the same number f
cocks and hens kept iu yards of equal
IfA Ifl tinf VIA?! nn n r aammm. . t A
. ' . I f . oc4u"'
did; whilst tho chicks of the latter
were much superior in size to the com-
moa ones pf the&ame age. This fact
waa tested by setting e of the ora-
monand 6u re-breeds Wr h
mon and pure-breeds oinder one hen,
when the chicks of the latter grew
away from the former the difference
being noted in a week's time. This
season, from 7 Brown Leghorn hens
confined in a yartl 4 by 8 feet, with
an unlimited range two days each week,
from February 28 to July 1, the 7
hens laid 668 eggs, being an average
ofover five daily. And I may add
they are yet doing, about the same,
(July 23.) I hardly thint twice the
number of common hens could be fore
ed to do this, with an unlimited range
all the time. Had these Leghorns
had a range at will every day, I think
the average would have been at least
6 J per day. I could give numerous
illustrations that would show the
balance-sheet greatly- in-favor of the
A couple of years ago I sold to a
gentleman some Brahma and Hou-
- dan eggs; last year he crossed the
Brahmas and Houdans, which pro
duced a rapid-errowing chick, the
pullets laying at mix months. I am
informed by him that he has a reg
ular customer for all the eggs his
hens lay, who pays three cents more
than whatever the' market price hap
pens to be. because the eggs are so
"large and excellent."
This year I crossed a white Leg
horn cockv on a Dominique her.
the result being chicks with fine roso
combs, brilliant yellow legs, and spot-
Ip white ulumneer They mature
less white piumnge. j
ve 7 rapidv, and the pullets com-
meuced laying when five months old,
one. now desiring to incubate.
I The Hon. Mrs. Arbuthnot, of En-
whi . in Tour vears Was
Y ' ' .nn . lm ..i
aVardeci over 460 pnzes on her poul-
try at exhibition, one persona.. 7 .u
perintends tUtsmanagement of 40 dif-
front vfltds. from which over 1,000
wprp nnnuallv hatched. She
viv-" . J
- aiiwwHn fn hrl oiiHrv for Uj
oaj. . ' .
and lastly, was glad to take the trou-
ble to make it pay, and do not like
ray poultry-yanl less because it is not
a loss. It is imoossible to imagine
4'nn tn a ladv
any occupa .on more ...tl .to a l"J
hv.ng.n the country, than that of
poultry-reaniig. It sue nas auy su- grouI)d to 8tart R load. Of course they
perfluous affection to bestow, let it be uave wuen they are shod. But the un
on her chicken kind, and it will be shod horse starts with his flat foot, which
rnmo.1 mnt iVpr cent. Are vou a affords him a much larger and more hold-
- . HAaaMA w MniA mBTirii n nil 1
view, with delighted gaze,
dves. Are vou a utilitarian?
rejoice in such an increase of the ieo-
ple's food. Are you a philanthropist ?
be grateful that yours has been the
privilege to afford a possible pleasure
toHhe poor man, to whom so many
Nim imruvtxihfo.- Knoli wet often find
f..nd of poultry-no m,n judge, of
it, aud frequently successful in ex
hibition. A poor man's pleasure in
uintnrv is at lpast. as p-reat-as that!
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of his richer brother. Iet him. then
have the field where on to fight for
it. Encourage village poultry shows,
not only by your patronage but also
by you presence, a rasie xor such
may save many iroru aissipation
and much evil. No man can
poultr.v honors and haunt the
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Ahe above is certaiuiy a wortny
that if your poultry is not a source of
profit, it is not their fault. V. O.
Brown, tn American farmer.
HOW FARMERS LOSE MONEY.
Keeping no account of farm operation,
paying no attention to the maxim that
"a stitch in time saves nine," in regard
to sowing grain and planting seed at the
Leaving reapers, ploughs, cultivators,
this way annually than most persons
uLd be willing to believe
Permitting broken implements to be
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gcatteied over the farm until they are
irreparable. By repairing broken iiu-
plemeuts at the proper time many dol
l"irs may be sated a proof of the asser-
lion tbat tilu6 is n,oney-
Attending auction sales and purchas-
. . .
ing all kinds of trumperr, bjcause 111 the
wordg of tho veudor tho artlde- aro wy
Allowing fences to remain unrepaired
nutil strange cattle are found grazing in
mdow, graia fields, or browsing on
rk:-ii- " i 1 ' , .
Disbelieving the principle of rotation
of crops, before making a single experi-
Planting fruit trees without giving the
,tne half the attention required to make
Consume or dispose of tlic earlier plant
ings first the j will not keep as well
through the winter as the late planted,
We have tested tliatL point thoroughlv.
D's nfter 41,6 first li< .fro8t 8Ure not
come " them, rut
,nS away in dry sand is the safest moile
of ktttping theuu BuiId a cheaplloase of
of god size, and procure a supply .f sand
in the hot dry weather of summer, or else
drT ifc on 8,,eet iroQ over tue This
trouble onte take" e arrangement will
I ,uueuu,w ' anu " w u uot w muc,
ting corn stalks, piue leaves, bark, &c,
and building a shelter every year. Put
ting away in dry sand resembles nature's
method of preserving the potato. During
m-1 .1 a as,. I
uie ury aeason or tne topics (or winch the
pouue s a native,) the tuber remains in
the dry, parched earth, ready to grow
agaftwhen the rainy season begins. If
up iii uaoKs in me usual tuetuod, be
sure to pat on dirt freely ; mo. e potatoes
ar lost from insufficient covering than
front any oue cause. If the method was
adopted of preserving potatoes easily on
a large scale, as could be done iu a house
with dry. saud, they would soon become
the root crop of tho South, and furnish a
vast amount ofcheap. stock feed during
The slipping of horse, on the' asphalt
paYeuieut iu Loudon, baa given rise to
some discussion as to the proper form for
shoes, wltipan a writer in the Times
comes forward with the recoinineudation
that no horse shoes at all be used ! He
says he has coustantlj dispensed with
them since 1852, adding : 1
"1 have owned over two hundred ani
mals at one time, dedicated to all manner
of purposes, drauzhr. saddle aud nack
aud not one of them shod. Sm nJ
mi " i ..i . ,
will say that they worked over grass or
sand. They did not, bnt over the rough-
I est roads imaginable, in places excessive-
J ,u to . V"
and heavy." He gives his experience (n
BraziIf where pack hor8eg, without being
gl)wl travei joonieyg of over eight liun-
d red Wiles. Unshod horses are also used
fa Brazilian cities without slipping on the
pavement. Of course, says the writer, if
anonwer were to pull off his ho -ses sho
Jjd at once ride Z a long distance, he
Jer on ftU hU
feet. but were he to nge him gently for a
fbrtinirhr. and rradually let him feel his
feet, keeping the edges of the hoof sligot-
rounded off with a rasp to prevent the
roveiijn - np cf the hoof, for the first time
colthoud braSht naked to th.
grourid he woaltl asiwably sutiiris-
e1 Occasional paring will always be
needed, but the frog should not be cnt.
The writer thus anticipates an objection
which will occnr to mauy readers : "Some
to lmt dmtlght
horges haT0 to di. their toe. illto llie
surface, more holdias because it is
JfV. r .1 :
In small farms and thorough cultiva-
That the soil loves to eat
as well as
- - -
In going Ko the Itottom of things, aud
therefore, in deep ploughing and enough
of it. All the better if it.be a subsoil
In large crops which leave laud better
than they found it, making both the farm
and farmer rich at once :
That every farm should own a good
farmer : (
That the fertilizer of any soil is a spirit
of industry, enterprise and iutelligei c
without these, lime, gypsum aud guauo
will be of little use :
Iu good fences, good farm houses, good
orchards, aud children enough to gather
In a clean kitchen, a neat wife in it, a
cleau cupboard, a clean dairy, and clean
That to ask a man's advice it not btop
ing, but of much benefit :
That to keep a place, aud everything
in its place, saves mauy a step and is
pretty mie to lead to good tools aud to
keep them iu good order ;
That kindness to stock, like good shel
ter, is saving of fodder ;
That it is a good thing to ker p an eye on
experiments, and note all good aud
That it is a good rule to sell your grain
when it is ready ;
That it is a good thingto grow into fann
ing, not jump into it;
That all of farming is assumed up
the manure heap on the farm ;
In enriching the soil according to
MEDICAL USE OF SALT.
In an old medical work (pasted iu the
back) I fiud tlic followiug :
Medical use of Suit. In mauy cases of
disordered stomach a teaspoon ful of Bait
is a certain cure. Iu the violent internal
aching, termed colic, add a teaspoonful
of salt to a pint of cold water, drink it
and go to bed ; it is one of the speediest
remedies knowu. The same will revive
a person who seems almost dead from re
ceiving a very heavy fall, &c.
In an apoplectic tit no time should be
lost in pouring down salt water, if suffi
cient life remains to allow of swallowing; if
not, the head must be swougod with cold
water until tho sense returns, when salt
will completely restore the patient from
In a fit the feet should bo placed in
warm water with mustard added, aud the
legs briskly rubbed, all bandages remov-
from tho neck a,,d a co1 apartmeut
proenred if possible. In many cases of
bleedillg Rt the lanjpif . whe-B Jr reme-
dies fail, Dr. Rush found two teaspoonfuls
of salt completely stayed the blood,
In cases of bite from a mad-dog, wash
the part with strong brine for an hour,
theu bind on some salt with a rag.
In toothache warm salt and water
held to (he part, and reuewed two or
three times, will relieve in most cases.
If the gums be affected, wash he mouth
with brine. If the teeth be covered with
tartar, wash twice a day
with salt and
In swelled meek waah tl.n nrf.
brine, and drink it twice a dav. also, uu-
&ait win expel worms, if used in food
in a moderate degree, and aids diges
tion, but salt meat is injurious, if used
much." Reader, iu Evening Star.
STOP AT THE
SALISBURY, N. C.
O. S. BROWN, Prop'r,
(Late of the National Hotel, Raleigh.)
JAT HOME AGAIN.
Having leased this house for a term of yearn,
I would be pleased to have mv friends call and
see me. It will be kept as a FIRST-CLASS
HOTEL IN EVERY RESPECT. w"ao
Board: Two Dollars Per Day.
8OMNIBUS AT EVERY TRAIN.
,Le Sample lRoms for Commercial Trav
eiiers. IKI MK.
c 8 BROWN Jr. )
W. 6. SHELBL'RN.
Janoary, lat, 1878. 11. tf.
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DR. G. HcLAWI
'! 1 4 Celebrated American
7 SYjVIPTOMS OF WORWS;
fftlfl? COURtenance is pale anid leaden
colored,' with occasional flushes, or
a circwnsmbed spot on one.;or both
cheeks; the eyes become dull; the pu-
an azure semicircle runs
along the lower eye-lid : the nose is ir
ritated, swells, and sometimes bleeds ;
a swelling of the upper lip ; occasional
headache, with humming or throbbing
of the ears; an unusual secretion of
saliva; slimy or furred tongue; breath
very foul, particularly in the morning;
appetite variable, sometimes voracious,
with a gnawing sensation of the stom
ach, at others, entirely gone; fleeting
pains in the stomach; occasional
nausea and vomiting; violent pains
throughout .the.( abdomen ; bowels' ir
regular, at times costive ; stools slimy;
not unfrequently tinged with blood;
belly swollen and hard ; urine turbid;
respiration occasionally difficult, and
accompanied by hiccough; cough
sometimes dry and convulsive ; uneasy
and disturbed sleep, with grinding of
the teeth ; temper variable, but gener
ally irritable, &c.
Whenever the above symptoms
are found to exist,
DR. C. McLANE'S VERMIFUGE
will certainly effect a cure.
IT DOES NOT CONTAIN MERCURY
in any form ; it is an innocent prepara
tion, not capable of doing the slightest
injury to the most tender infant.
The genuine Dr. McLane's Ver
mifuge bears the -signatures of C. Mc
Lane and Fleming Bros, on the
are not recommended as a remedy " for all
the ills that flesh is heir to," but in affections
of the liver, and in all Hilious Complaints,
Dyspepsia and Sick Headache, or diseases of
that character, they stand without a rival.
AGUE AND FEVER.
No better cathartic can be used preparatory
to, or after taking Quinine.
As a simple purgative they are unequaled.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
The genuine are never sugar coated.
Each box has a red wax seal on the lid with
the impression Dr. McLane's Liver Pills.
Each wrapper bears the signatures of C
McLanb and Fleming Bros.
Insist upon having the genuine Dr. C. Mc
Lamk's Liver Pills, prepared by Fleming
Bros., of Pittsburgh, Pa., the market being
full of imitations of the name SIcLane,
spelled differently but same pronunciation.
i n i n, n run.
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Administrators, executors, commissioners,
call on us for printed sale notices. It is
their property at public auction without
quirements of the law on the subjt-ct every body knows are insufficient. Property is
often sacrificed from this cause when a dollar or two spent in advertising might have
saved it and made it bring its valoe. We furnjsh sale notices promptly and cheap.
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CARDS, Posters, all kinds,
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... 1 50
Mairalhetnred hj the
Swtom ?U Can Co., Suha, ST. 0.
It mmr hlb to wwn tuarrfeaMi
mr ran. wka tmtm m.
Prif. l.M mm kM m I
People are trotting tcquatntctl and tbuM who
aro not ought to Ix- w itli the wonderful ineriU of
that grrat AnxricM llenMrfjr. tha
FOE KAN AND BEAST.
This liniment very naturally originated In Amerl
. ea, whero Nature provide i:t lu-r laboratory such
&urprUii:s antidotes for tho r.ialadies of Ixrcitil
i'.rr :i. It. fa:::u has liecn vprcadlag tor C5 years
until tiovr i. c.icirclc t'.io habitable globe.
Tlio Xez'.cz:i ZZia:a:i3 Liuimcnt is a matchless
remedy f or r.'.l external ailments of man and beast
To stock owners r.i:il farmers it i3 invaluable.
A single bol'.lo often raves a human llfeorr
stors V.3 tirf illness of an excellent horse, ox
cow, or sljee ;i.
It c.:rc fool-rot, hoof-ail, hollow horn, rruh.
crow-worm, I'.ioulder-rot, manse, the bites and
stinjjj of olso:ioiu reptiles &:ul insects, and every
such drawback to stoclc breeding and bush Ufa.
It cares every external troubls of horses, such
as lameness, scratches, swlnny, sprains, founder,
wind jail, rins-bone, etc., etc
The Mexican ilustan; IiUnent Is the quickest
cure in the world for decidents occurring In the
family. In the absencs of a physician, snch as
burns, scalds, sprains, cuts, etc., end for rheuma
tism, and stiffness enjrendered by exposure. Par
tlcularly valuable to Miners.
It is the cheapest remedy In the world, for It
penetrates tho muscle to the bone, and a single
i implication is generally sufficient to cure.
Mexican Mustar.g Liniment is put np in three
wen of bottles, the larger ones being proporttoa-
: sly much the cheapest. Sold everywhere.
rn. t i1 i v i i r...
cash remittances, shall receive Iffsl.
BLANKS KEPT ON HAND.
SALISBURY, N. C.
sheriffs, constables, agents, &c, are advised to
certainly great injustice to owners to put up
first giving ample notice of the sale. The re
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. t f " 1 e 1 ' , "
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Salisbury, N. C, May 22d, 187J.
others 1 hae ever ween.
MKS. GEO. W. HARRISON.
TIME TABLE WESTERN N. C. RAILROAD.
In effect Thursday, October 17th. It7t.
6 30 A M
7 22 A. M
8 15 "
10 29 "
11 00 44
11 48 "
12 33 "
1 21 P. M
2 09 "
3 03 "
3 16 "
Old Fort 7 09 A. M.
Marion 8 00 "
Bridgewater..... v 8 52 "
Morganten....J..m.. 9 38 M
Icard.. 10 26
Hickory 11 07 "
Canova 11 40
Newton .7 11 55
Catawba 12 52 P.M.
Stateaville 1 48 "
Third Creek. 2 43 "
Salisbury I 3 40 "
riWmfhM a to M. n.r.,T.tTa
7 00 A.M.