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SALISBURY, N. C. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1889.
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Tills p-v ier nevsr paries. A marvr lor pur.t
trenail), and wiioiesoniciicih. More economiciil
llianilicrdinafvkintls, and cannot bo sold In
:nmpplillon with the mnltiUuTi of low lest. licn
weight . alum or phosphate powrters. Sold onlv rn
cans. Uoyai: Hakinc Puwdek Co..10 M all st. X
For sale liy Binqrliara & Co., Young & Dos
tian,anI S". P.' ilutyliy.
Ahnost r rr luxlv wants a -Spring Tonic.'
IIcri'Ts a simple tcstintuiiial. wliicli .-lu.w. how
11. I. I. is ivar;ieil. It v.ill knock yonrmala
ri: vut ;in l restore your appetite :
Spbnlid fjr a Sriiig" Tonic.
A km sots'. Ca.,. .In nc SO. 188.
I sit?yi:ifl with malarial blood poison more or
less all tltc time, and iv only medicine thai
done me any -.o-l is . ,'. . It is undoubted
ly the best Mood nicdicinejiiadc. nnl for this
malarial country shmild be used by every one
in the spring ot tlje year, and is good in sum
mer, fall and winter as a tonic and blood purifier.
QWzr Bsttcr : Satisfaction.
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H:tvffftVtiilil'ii,.'l "AV'i init rat ov on i rioase send me one 1kx IMood lalm Catarrh
iifH'lf Jo'i''1 I 'av'i'. ilorM, all Snuff by return niailvii"iiic of my customers
i'irotj i ferir; t?la i " against tin o.stAto J is taking li. fl. 11. for ctarr"- and wants abo
'klwIIVllvi'' !'i,'r'y ''ti1''"'' to ire-'j of the jjnuff. ;'..;. . gives better satisfaction
,,s. .,; ?!' .. . ith.. Tii,:l.i-i.rii(.il mv nr than anv I ever sold. I have sold 10 dozen in
the past 10 week.s.Mind it gives goc4-s --'sfac-ion.
If I don't remit all right for snuff write me.
Yours. V. II. Bn.vxoo.v.
It Removed tli3 Pimples.
Ko;m Mot NTAix. Tenn.. March 2J, 1887.
A bulv friend of mine ha for several years
iieea troubled with bump and pimples on her
face and ncc. f.r which she used various cos
luetics in order to remove rheni and beautify
aad improve her " complexion: but tliese local
apiiln ations were only temporary and left her
skin hl i worse condition.
I recommend an internal irepr.ration
luiwn as liotanic Blood ITalm which I have
been using and selling about two years: she
used three bottles and nearly all pimples have
disappeared, her skin is .eoft and smooth, and
her general health much improved. She ex
presses herself much gratified, and can recom
mend it to all who arc thus affected.
.Mns. S. M. Wilson
A BOOK C F WONDERS, FREE.
All w'.io ledra f i'l Inform i. ton about the cause
j an 1 en re o;' I'.loi I JMtsms scrofula and Scrofulous
i S wllinus. Ulwrs. Sores, Kheuraatlsni. Kidney
-i I'ompl tlnis. er it irrh. e'e . can secure by inn 11, free.
lllled w!Mi I lio most wonflernu anusianung prooi
pv ii i".ji-eiciiovvn.- Addcss,
4o:iv Di.o-jp iJai-m im. Atlanta. ia
NORTH CR3LINA ) Ix ;iik Si rriRioR
ROWAN CO'JNfT ) Corm.
Reuben J. H .dines, John S. Hendoiscn
and Kiiza A. Holmes, riaintitls,-
Holmes V. Iveicl, Nanev .1. Thayer aval
her husband J. II. Thayer, Vv . A. Reid, L.
! V. Reid. Minnie llid-.is, R.Jones Reid,
Jesse Skeen, rnseilla rloyil, Jesse C
I Smith, F.HzibetU I. lVaree and her hus
i baud Ji.hn lVaree, Nannie C Sexton and
ber husband John 'J'. Sexton, Miry M.
i Skeen. John C. Skeen, Charity L. Skeen,
i Marv Re-in and her husban l -Moses L.
' liean, Defendants.
Special Procecdhui to sell land for
j To Holmes W. Reid, non -resident:
You are hereby required to appear be
fore me at my otIiee,tn the town of Salis
bury, on Friday, the 20th day ot Septem
ber,' 188;), and answer or demur to the
complaint of the plaintiffs.
"August Cth, 1S89.
CTk Superior Court of Rowan Co.
n tratir in all pan. by
i lo at sure riiiiiiiu
f.U macinr ear niachinr J
F . .. mm rati
iim-bi. w trill aeou I rrr to on
rtwn innrh kra!itr.i.w xrrf
rat aawme-marhinv nilv ia
world, with all :Sr atta. him-ni.
u-ili-alao aend 1 rre a . on -l. 10
oi'our coaily ad raluai.1- an
plra In mam w aak thai jo
lv w hat wr trnd. In tho who
: ra I. at rour bonir. and atlr Sft
TfHinthallU bwn.r . iir on a
pnln. Thia rntnii ma. Mum-
k whic hare run out : i ! fuiirnii
in oat it olHorWi. who tna
rlimrnia. and now lur
ifrer. to ranttal mn irKI. I lain.
M mhw n la world. All i.
ft Brai.arftnnarat.maai wr-
lricf inwIiKtionj '1 BM '"" lo oa at onrr can r.
nirs fVce tha beat apninc-tna.-hiiir in she world, and ln
finrt i.nsofn'ort'.aof liirh art fvn bovn too-tbrin Antric
TaiKAlO.. Box 740. Ansuaui, Maine.
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SEEKING HOWE PATRONAGE
k STRONG COMPANY,
Prompt, Eeliable, Liberal !.
XT Aleuts in all cities niii toi ns in the South.
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f - ALLIK IIC WIT, Asexkt. BaHttay, K. C. -
Lone Ab, cr on Halloween.
We lisive been li.efeniti; around the
camp fire to sin old Scotchman spin
nm yarns alu nt Halloween. He lx
lievt'd fully that it was possible on that
night for man or maid to see their fu
ture husband or wife, or hold commun
ion with the dead.
There was a gravevj.rd near the
camp where we were seated, and in spite
of the chafing of the soldier boys I
resolved logo there and try the spell.
As I entered the gloomy city of the
dead a chill ran through me. It was
so cold and still.
Near me was the gravestone of the
bride of a year. I must go round this
nine times with closed eyes if I woul
see my darling's spirit.
I did so with solemn steps and beat
ing heart. Then I opened my eyes.
A slender figure was before me. Its
hair, curling and very fair, fell to its
waist. It stared at me with splendid,
velvet-black eyes. I saw on its breast
a small golden cross. It was a face I
never could forget, but it was not the
face of my lot love. I approached it
sjowly. It put out. its hands, warding
"In the name of Heaven, don't touch
me!"' it cried. -
Then my foot slipped to the (all, wet
grass. I fell, struggled to my feet and
looked about me and saw nothing. Nor
did careful search reveal any living
creature near me. I went 'bs.ck to
the rest bewildered. They questioned
me. I owned ! had seen a woman.
Hut no one desi.ed to test the truth
of All-Holloween stories that night.
A few hours after this we had forgot
ten everything but that we were sol
diers. I do not intend to write about the
fight. Any one who has lived long
enough knows too much, of that al
ready. 1 Had no fear of death. A great sor
row had deprived me of that; but it
seemed fcr,-a 1 i;g tin. e as the;t gh I
bore a charmed life. It was in the
last battle of Virginia that I was
w unded and left, for dead upon the
field. I suppose I was unconscious
for a long while. Then I hud
strange dreams, curious visions
all the phantasies of fever and starva
Out of them I came for a few mo
ments to see bending over me the fig
ure of my Halloween invsti ry.
. The slender. figure suid black dress
were the same1, and the long hair and
golden cross that swung from her neelr
bv a ribbon touched my breast as she
bent low. Above all, I knew the
splendid eyes and the expression of
the pink young mouth and round chin,
lint this was a living woman, no
"'Give him a little more brandy,'
Pete' I heard her say : "a few drops.
There, it helps him again.'
A black InuuL hovered over my lips.
I tasted the liquor.
"Can you cany him on Pete?" the
"I kin," said Pete. ubut it goes ngin
me. He's a Yank; I'm Souf."
"You're a Christian, too, aren't you.
Pete?" askel the girl.
k,I hopes so, Miss Kitty," replied the
Then. remember you must forgive
your enemies," s :id the girl. "Carry
I was nursed very carefully afier this
by this same Pete and slowly came to
realize m' surroundings.
I was in an Id Southern mansion,
battered out of all recognition. Car
pets were gone, worn out as horse
blankets long Ud'ore; windows were
shattered. There was a bullet hole in
the head of the bedstead I lay upn.
Pete told me the story of the house.
There were two gentlemen, father and
son, under its roof when the war com
menced, but both had fallen. The
mother was also dead.
'"And all de no 'count nipgers run
away," said Pete. ''Sterns 1 was de
only one dat had sense enough to do
what I had oughter. I staved to pro
tect Miss Katy. She's all' dat's left.
My wife and me stayed. All de rest
As soon as I could I paid my re
spects to the young lady. I thanked
her ardently as, indeed, I had reason
for her liospitality. She answered
me very coldly, but. apologized for hav
ing de tended on Pete for medical ad
vice. "'To tell any one that yon were Inre
would not h.ie Iven safe at Hrjt," she
said. ''Now it is different."
She turned aside. I saw tint she
struggled with tears. This war meant
two different things to us, and her
father and brother had died in vain;
but all that, could have been said
to me would not h ive altered two
I was in love with her, and it was
her wraith that I had sen on that AU
Hallowetn before the b.tttle.
I left her with a pain in my heart
and I could not forget her. A year
passed two. One day I leturned to
the spot with a purpose in my mind.
It was autumn iigain it happened to
be All-Halloween, and I feared it was
too late to jwiy an unexpected call. I
wandered about until I came to the old
graveyard and entered i. I made mv
way to that tomWone, a Unit which I
had cas t my f pel I o Ion g Ief ore. 1 1 n o
lunger I V ;:hi. another lay I cs.de
it; and on the stone; were the added
"In death they are re-united."
I sat down upon the stone that bor
dered the plot, rested my head lietween
my hands upon the chin and thought.
Assuredly, if my old love looked upon
me from Heaven she could net have
been angry with me. What 1 sought
was salve for a bruised heart and bro
ken life. Then I heard a little cry
si.dh.olid up. Katy Earle stood
tl ere. I uttered her name. She utter
ed mine, and then it grew easy to say
what I had to say. Her answer was a
"We should le mimics but Fate
has destined us for each other. I re
lincjuish the struggle," and I toek her
to niy hart.
As we walked homeward she aid
'If Fate's hand were not so plainly
in this I could never marry one who
had been a Northern soldier, but years,
ago. before' you came : near the spot.
J I saw you. It was All-Halloween.
Some Scottish friends were with us,
and had urged me to try a trick by
which I could see my future sweet
heart. They dared me to come to the
church yard so I came. I repeated
the spell and turned about three time's,
and 1 saw you. You wore your uni
form. "The moment I saw you afterward,
when yon were wounded, I knew you.
Else" and lift eyes flashed brightly
on my own "else I would Hot inarrv
you; but I cannot fight fate, and I--1
And so I knew the truth. It was
Katy I had seen, and no wraith, and
1 treasure the seciet within my soul.
Even sifter all these yes is 1 " prefer
that my sweet Southern wife should
cherish the superstition ihat gave her
Save all the bones from the t ib'e,
put them in an old sheet-iron pan kept
for the purpose, and brown them
slightly. Tuen pound them on a rock
with a hand-ax. or if you can aff ird it,
buy a bone crusher.
t3one dust should not be mixed with
t!ie chicken feed. It is stimulating
and is liable to cause enlargement of
theJiver in hens that are not Iav;ug.
Put it where the hens cm get it," ami
those that want it and need it, can
then eat just what they care for and
Have a scratching place, and do not
throw the chicken grain down on the
cleane-t, hardest pie'ee of ground you
can find, but among leaves or in straw,
and make the hens scratch. Prepare
the scratching ground in a place that
is sheltered from the wind and let it
be a permanent affair.
There is no profit in keeping mon
grels in your p mltry yard wIkmi p;i re
bloods can be had at comparatively so
small an expense'. Uniform chickens
are not only prettier and thus more sat
isfactory to care for, but they may be
fed to a better advantage than can a
flock which is made up of large and
Don't cheat yourself with the belief
that once a month is often enough to
clean out a chicken-house. It should
be cleaned every day, or at the farthest
every three days. You might as well
leave the droppings under the roosts as
to throw them just outside the door.
Take them to a field, or under a shed,
and mix with an an equal qu intity of
Don't feed corn to a laying hen in
summer; you might as well give her
poison. She will not only get too fat
to lay but t.io greasy to eat. At this
time of the 'e.ir, a hen that can get an
occasional bug will lay well without a
single bite of solid grain, provided she
be ell supplied with bran lind shorts
mixed up with milk, twice a day, and
all the bones she cares to ant. lamina
Fast Walking Farm Horses.
I have lately seen a number of arti
cles on this subject, but these general
ly make no discrimination as to pace.
None of those recommended less
speed than four miles an hour, while
other recommended five or six miles
per hour. I have had considerable ex
perience with the walking pace of
horses during my long life, but I do
not recollect one as attaining six miles,
and rarely one over four miles per hour
in plowing. These paces recommended
are'jdesirable for wagon work, harrow
ing; and perhaps some others. Any
thing over four miles for the l itter I
have found does not 1 iv sol so true in
line as a slower pace, and not flat over
when desired, while in stubble it
throws the turned up' soil from the
side of the furrow.
In general plowing I recommend
a pace not faster than three and a half
miles per hour, and that is about as
tst as plowmen care to work over the
usually rough and unevcMi surface of
th field. At four miles jer heur th y
generally cobi plain that it is to fatigu
ing to contVue steadily along the
whole day, aid they want to rest
thense!v4s an team a short time about
every half htf ir, and if quite hot eve y
quarter of mn hour. So I do not see
that there is much gain, obtaining
aptce in general plowing of over
thr?tf and a half miles per hour, and in
so ne ground I prefer not over thrje.
m"e.s.- Xationa I Stock man.
Jackson's Rugged Nature.
HIS BATTLE FOR LIFE A$D PATIENT SUF
FERING TILL THE LAST.
Ardrew Jackson was blessed with a
rugged constitution, or he must have
succumbed many years before the dis
case that preyed on him for thirty-one
years. He suffered from a wound re
ceived in 1810, whi h often produced
hemorrhages and chionicdarrhea. The
medical treatment in vogue by the best
phy sicians of the time prescribed bleeel
mg for the hemorrhage and calomel
for impaired digestion a course that
is now lookeel on as homicidal. Yet
he stood the ravages of the disease, the
loss of blood, and corrosions of penson
for a third of a century.
During the last two years of his life
dropsical symptoms developed, one lung
was gone and the other diseased He
chewed tobacco incessantly, though it
aggra v. ted indigestion and gave him
the most agonizing pain in the head.
He sat motionless and silent for long
days, absorbed in stoical endurance of
pain, and no suffering ever drew a
groan f ronf his lips. Many t h'leren of
the family connection plaved abcut the
Hermitage and he would not have
their noisy sport stopped. Once a
little nephew ran against him in his
play. The sick -man fell back, white
as death, breathless with agony.
When he could speak he drew the boy
to him and said, with pitying tender
ness: "Oh, my dear boy, you don't know
how much pain vou huve given v nir
He was anxious about what posteri
ty would think of him, and his own
doctor told him he would be condemn
ed for proscribing people for their
opinions. He answered with his old
"Calhoun and the Nullifiers should
not have been proscribed; I would have
had them hung, sir, as high s Ha
inan, and posterity would have pro
nounced it the Us"t ait of my life.
He was pestered bv offij - eel e sand
: hero worshippers to the day of his
(leain. ,iui:e a, JS4o, he called his
family about him and said good-by to
each'one. "My dear children," he said,
lo not. grieve for me. I have suffered
much bodily pain but my sufferings are
nothing to the blessed Savior's." He
spoke clearly for fully half an hour,
and concluded with:" kMy dear chil
dren and friends and servants, I hope
and trust, to meet von alt in heaven,
both black and white." The last
phrase he repeated with tenderest so
licitud. "both black and white."
At half past. 5 his son took his hand
and whispered in his ear: "Father, how
do you feel? Do you know me?"
"Yes, I know you. I would know
you all if I could see. Bring my sj)ec
tacles." When they were put on:
"Where is my daughter and Marian?
God will take care of you for me. I
am God's. 1 belong to him. I go but
ahort time before you, and I want to
meet vou all, white and black, in
Every one about the bed and i lie
black servants on the piazz i burst into
tears and sobbed. He h df raised him
self and spoke again:
"What is the matter with mv dear
children? Oh, don't cry. He good
children, and we will all meet in heav
en." These were his last words. A half
hour later he breathe'd his last in the
arms of Major Lewis, who laid the
body down and closed the eyes. The
expression of pain fell like a inastfrom
the serene face, and the natural look of
the old warrior returned in death.
Pennsylvania Democrats. .
The Democratic Sts-te convention in
session at Harrisburg, Pa., September
4th nominated E
liigeler for State
The. platform adopted, applauds the
action of President Cleveland and the
Democratic representatives in Congress
looking to tariff tax reform, and reaf
firms the declaration of principle's by
the Democracy of the Union at St.
Louis, in 1S8S, especially that demand
ing a revision and reduction of tariff
taxes for the relief at once of American
labor, American indu'stiies, and Amer
can tax payers, by the repeal of such
tariff taxes as now invite and protect'
monopoly, agreed that lessens pro
duction, lessens employment of labor,
decreases wages and increases cost to
consumers and by the admission of
raw material free of duty in all cases
where it will enlarge one product, mul
tiply our markets and increase the de
mand for labor, regards trusts in what
ever form organized as the result of
the existing m moooly t u iff taxes as
enable them to control domestic pro
duction and favors a liberal system of
ensions to such veterans of the late
war as have loeen honorary discharged,
and w ho from wounds or other physi
cal infirmities, have been rendered un
fit for manual or other labor.
Clark Sstract cf Flax Ccnfh Cure
It is sure cure for "Whooping Ooni.
It s?"v the vhwip. and permit" the hi!d
to iiiirh it bteatli. Ii ienti.cl liari!e.-P.
O od for mi eiiifli ot rliildlnmd r obi
nre. Ii heal the brum hi and lunjrs. mul
ptip the ronli. For Winter or Ir-n-
hial C auli ihi strupis the bet i v.nl.s-covi-red.
Old one .ze. lare Uitt'e.
PrVe $1.00. at Jno II. Eiu.iss irn fr-.
Clarke'i Flx Jvap iHttkn the Hkin
smooth, soil and while. Price 5 rriiis.
Pine Fit re Eagging.
THE MILLS AT CR0XLY RLVNIa DAY
AND NIGHT TO SUPPLY THE HEMAXI).
The Anne Manufacturing Company
nave ruentlv -old their patents and
fibre pi .n t at CronW to the American
Pine Fibre C mptiiy of this city, and
the new romp anv have gone to work
in earnest. The dem amis for the pine
fibre bagging are so great that the
company will iut in new machinery
at their mills at Cronly, so as to large
ly increase the output. Orders have
been received from every cotton State
in the. Union, and the mills are run
ning day and night to fill them, The
already have enough orders ahead to
keep them baisy till the first of April.
The Macoii Telegraph ha a Jong ar
ticle on the excellence of the pine fibre
bagging, f.nd says that fifty rolls of it
were brought there recently for ti e
Messrs. Willingham leading mer
chants of Macon.
The Telegraph says: Its just the
thing the people have been wanting,
and they are wild over it, " The ware
housemen, too, are delighted with it,
and believe in its great adaptability to
the wants of this section. Said Mr.
Colder Willing am, w ho is one of the
most experienced and capable wa rc
housemeu in Georgia."
"I consider it equal to jute in every
respect, and believe that it will take the
place of jute. It is as durable as it is
acceptable, it is cheaper, and it utilizes
our pine forests. I am for it, and can
sell it as easy as jute.
"What about the weights?" asked the
I will show yon," said he. A truck
man plied the hoiks to a roll and jerked
it on the scale's.
"YoiKsee there is a roll containing the
same number of yards as a roll of jute
fifty yards. It weighs 102 pounds. A
roll of Dixie jute will weigh 88 pounds,
and yet they sell for the same money laid
down in Macon !if cents per yard,
"The farmer gets in there, doc he
"Well, should say. On a bale of cot
ton at 10 cents, the jute bagging will
bring 80 cents and the pine straw $1.02.
That's the difference on every bale."
"Of course the exchange accepts it ?"
" We sent, it to them last year. The
truth is, if it was not for the color you
could not tell them apart. U is the best
counterfeit you ever saw.''
A roll of pine straw is exactly like a
roll of jute, only 'he former is of a deep
red, brick dust eolor.and is heavier. The
texture is exactly the same, and except
in tlwj particulars mentioned cannot be
distinguished from jute.
Col. 11. E. Wiliingham said it was equal
in every respect to jute. There was no
choice between the two. lie believes it is
the thing for the farmers, and they will
Two or three fanners standing around
were delighted with it and announced
their intention of using it.
Several of the warehouses wanted to
buy some of the bagging hut the Messrs.
Wiliingham would not let it go. They
The bagging was made in North Caro
lina. It is probable that a factory will I.e
built in Macon at an early da-.
Pine fibre bagging is now being
shipoi l to every cort m gowing State,
in th-i.se snvtll lr.r.s, and from every
point comes approval.
Riohes in an Old Sloopof-War.
The purchaser of the old sloonof-
war Antietam. lying at the league!
Island avy i ant. lias discovered that
he has a much richer prize than he at
first suspected, although rival bidders
from all pirts of the United States
forced him to pa- the Government
$37,000 at a public sale before he could
get possession of the hulk.
The Antietam was builton the days
work svsteni common in the Navv De-
'p u t meiit years ago at the old navv
j y.r I piers, rrow the property of the
Pennsylvania K nlroad Company, and
when th.f yard was ah uidoned the An
tietam was towed to the back channel
at L 'ague Island, where she had. been
r.itting for fourteen years with her
lower hold full of water. No one
re illy knew what t lit? re w.is i i her al
though the records of the Navy De
pigment gave a slight clue of what
iiad been 'owed in her hold since her
arrival at the island.
When the order cam.' for the aban
donment of the old yard, fourteen years
ago, many huge anchors w eighing many
tons, ingots of brass, tins and other
metals, and fathoms of chains, which
cost the Government thousands of
dollars, were hurriedly gathered up
and thrown into the hold of the An
tietam, where they have lain unditurl
enl until taken oot by the recent pur
Although it is not accurately known
how much metal has leen taken out
of her hulk, the navy yard officials
say that for three weeks wagon after
wagon has been carrying away loads
of material from her, which have leen
sold in this city at high prices, realiz
ing not less than 5 ),000. It is pro
posed to cut a ditch to the back chan
nel and an attempt will Le made to tow
th ; vessel out into deep water, siud
to Cow Hav, Long Island, when
she will lie burned, and the copper
lit her hull saved,. J inladtijtiia lir
0dia ai EnU -
Kansis will pro luce au enormomT
crop orneanuts this f.dJ.
The average cod; of constructing a
m:le of railway it about $3 ),0tXC
An Akron pluni'ier found sixteen
dead rats in a house which, the owner
said, snielt ot sever gas." , v
The lieehsa biw nf t c
. . ..... ,,, tj-,ir-( lorouik
anv liersmi hiivitf.r .I-;..!- ...;i.:a.
I "".'r wil-IHMIt pur-
chasing something to eat at 4 he same
A pair of screens wroairht in iU fin
est gtdd lacriuer bv J amines. wnrUn..
have been sold to 'a merchant of Shan-
hai for m.tKK).
S. Shillito, of Chambersburir. P.. has
a two-p mud three ounce tomato which
nearly staggnrd tin sewn foot sjnlk it
Egg shells were once used in medr
cal prescriptions. When c lcineel it a
tow red heat til e sheljs afford-a very 1
pujje form of carbonate of lime.
A projected caiial across the upper
part of Italy, conuectingfrom the
Adriatic to the Meeliterranean, would -take
six vears to build and cost 12-V
T wo you n g 1 ad ies i n York, Ph., while
playing "ring," ran their heads togeth
er so violently that they knocked each
other unconscious for several-minutes.
A watermelon farm at Adams' Park,'
Ga., which consists of 800 acres and
produce 400 car loads of melons, is said
to be the largest watermelon patch iu
Excellent putty is uvule of eighty
parts of Spanish whiting and twenty
parts of boiled oil; make it into a thiii
paste. If not for immediate use, raw
oil should ho used in place of boiled.
Considerable excitement prevails at
Albaim, Wis., over the hading of'
pearls in clam shells in the Sugar '
river. Some have been-sold as high as
75, and $100-have been refused for
others, . ' " -
The mistake of people who find In
dian tea unpalatable is that of using
the same ejuantity for a brew as they
w;ould of Ciin?se, whereas half the
quantity is sometimes more than suffi
cient. A company of ten ladies and gentle
men met accidentally in a house in
West Chester, Pa., a weidi ago, mid
there were two Josephs, two Annies,
two Marys, two Nellies, and two
About a doivn jKrsons are. now con-,
stantlv atrwork among the once hid
den arvlriewes ot the Vatican-, cmplov"d
by the Gmnan, Austrian, French and
English governments in studying the
histories of 'their respective countries.
"Kucent Australian jiapers announce
the finding of a nugget of gold weigh
ing 3 ounces, and valued at X'UJtW).
It was found near Wedderbnrn, Victo
ria, by a young Australian named!
Costa Clovitch, w ho had only- recent I v
arrived iu the colony:
Since the introduction of nuslles
ships some sort of a gymnasiutu has
been .recognized : :r necessity for pro
viding the seamen with the projier
amount ofjDXercise. formerly .found in
the work-aloft. Eich war ship will
now have the nmlet. arrangements.
The electric street cars of (yam bi ido-e.
Mass., have been furnished with Unlaw,
It isn't a snow idow. but its efhcaev
- , ,
was shown when a newshnv. who had
fallen on the track ahead of a car, was
shoveled to one side speedily and withi
out anv broken boneV.
- - an ax .
The Buffalo King.
Probably no man has a wider repu
tation in the West than " Buffalo
Lines. He has spent the last twentv
years in the study of the American
bison. He started with a small herd
of buffalo ealve's which he gathered bv
degrees, and by care and close att ie
tiou to their habits he suou bad tliM
pleasure of seeing l$is experiment i
success. Mis herd grew rapidly, and
he has now one hundred full blood
buff does and a lare herd of half bloods,
He said: "My herd of full bloods is-
constantly men as:jig, and I believe
they are growing larger than those ii.
the wild stat'-, but they are nut to
hardv. The hybrids are very hardv.
and produce more meat than the conm
m .i c ittle, but so.ne people cja- m tlu.t
it is tough and dry. I do not find it
t " 1 ... . a
so. in mv new ranch at Ugden 1 ex
pect to increase my herd to thousands.. -
and then I Will begin to realize on
them by selling calves and killing the
Ueves just as ordiuaryruttle raisers d ,
Ihe profits will be -much greater than
from domestic cattle, for thejiide will .
be a rarity, and will bring flvj or six
times as much iu the mirket as tho-e
of ordinary beeves. The hides of tl.o
half breeds are tougher, and take tho
ch iracteri-tics of the buff do hides.
have the ciil v tame herd in the world
that cm be called a herd. There.. ire
s.-veral show., that claim lh..t honor,
but t'.iey simply h.tVe a few scrawny
spej'.inens that I would cull lroni ijiy
herd. Mn.e a.v lary and fine brutes,
some weighing a hih u. jioutuls,
and are perice. f.e from that di'jetied
apie.ir.nje that is noted in tlij cirvu,
Minn il' -CViAvija Imt!dt y