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SAXISBURY, N C, THURSDAY JUNE 22, 1893.
T FOURTH SERIES.
ria is 1r Sanuel atelier's prSscription for Infants
. chii,ircn. It contains neither Oriuni, 3Iorphino nor
otlicr Narcotic substance. It
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing
n is '"Iclsant. . Its -uarantco
MilHnS f Mothers. Castorla
It he Mother's Friend.
.O-toriaissn well adapted tocfcCdreotbao
13:j. it as lerior to any prsicription
111 ik Oxford St., Brooklyn, X. Y.
V,rp,i.( f Castori.". irtsW universal and
-j.,,, well known th:lrit acs-fus a work
l't fxni:;.-.-. ho do not k..-i OaUori.
" . T T
:;cw York C5ty.
'tlWtll4tiUl Rival itlfKtiou- for tba cail of !l
Lsk fi'uiiii.ir Swr)i;tr. Rhiirnai!iiii. Maliri. old
-r : ' - '!
IbMiKhx v-t -n. ro p. i..ii ami wb'X Wim ii la
(sefey mpfujs of P.,i. P., i ri-kly A-i, Pci Itjvt
-2' Liprnia'j'i- ricvlr, 2 AT A2S A3. Clm
""'H Pit 'p. !.i:fvdie. Mo., wvlies: I ,v.t.- uf-
;t W sclil :!. .,r,:l Jj.i.i i .-,1 !htt!fi- of, nn
ftni.'. (,: 'or nine years. I wont to If.
'5?Minil-.iit, tried ttivTerent ooricr-,- i.ut found
iMMin trie.i.n..,tiU,ie-i!.:o I li .in,. It made
''''i:.J .lijil we; i . l .un uil 'i.huwn licre-
SA V A Vn M t"; v to il ,; 1 !V
.irafmjfusfil three' Initios' of 1. V. V.
-'nmitiire Mood and uenc-ral weakatss.
t Bavin- derived "re at beneiiu l'tom
'H:jtfKvhuvii.g gfuiu-d" 11 pounds in
H'd in foil r .weeks, i take uriat pleas
!u reeuuimendiui: it lo unf'yi'tun.ites
w- Yours trul
- JOHN .MORRIS.
-OHioe of J.N. McKlroy.Di-uggist. i
Oiiau.Ut, 1-ta.. April 20, lSM.-j
r. Kinn-.itan Hi us. , Savant ith, (.la..
irs -i sol. I three Udtks of 1. P.
'kge si,, yeslrda , arid one bottle
ie to-day.-. ;
ia',l. 1'. 1. cured my, wife of rhe'ima
' i liter before last.' "It ea:i:eb:iek on
fnitu past winter, ami . a halt to;;U',
') Size. r.t'iitvi'd li r m'si n .ami slw lti.
, - - i
l syni:()i;i since.
uuie oi r. r. 1 . to a menu ot
l", ORfe of hi " Mirkevs. a' small- one
"Ssiik'sn,! hi-.- ,.. .r. u .,TT....
it 1 e eve-uing, ana the Ut-
V''O'T taiue,! over li-ke lie wu dead.
'l iiir-i i-i c i ,,...t i'i: 1 K-
- ' J. N.McELROY.
S.lVMtiPa'ii -(', 1 IvCl
r '-' P pni i n i E rtis. , Sa v n n r, a Li ,f i a . :
L;-ar h:tyo sulVered froAv rin-u-
p'Vioi- afluii- time, and did not" :ind
rf'til i:i,u,id P. V. I,whieh eo.n-
Yours trtth .
' V. V l 1 1 i
ELIZA F. .KiNES .
1G Oranoe St., avanuali.
-"..iut.t: ifiMin ui jjverv i -own
liUe tne JLxchtsiye Agency
. "L I 111.
World's Columbian Expo-
Mentis on q&n ofthe fasr-
tin V....J V ;
i i i ear.
.0ne Chance in a L'imeliisie.
ncent, in, stamps for Suin-r'e?ny-and
CURiS ALL 5WN
.,n,i..ri P. I'. i-. m CMeI.i:ii :i'..v3i
J ? ED M SJW E 00k
; 153 A3A3 ST., CHICAGO, ILL
is a harmless substitute
Syrups, and Castor Oil.
ij thirty years' use by
Is the Children's Panacea
Crwtorlajrorwi Colic, Constipation,
S.-,ur Etomaeh, Diarrhoea, Quotation,
IJi'J.i Worms, rweJ lee ed promotes dl
Without injurious medication.
"For -several yars I havq recommendoc
your 'Catftoria,' and rhail always co::li::ua te
do .so as it has invarUn'. prvdueed beneucLi.
results." ' '
Edwh; I". r-.r-r.n, M. P.,
lith Stwt and Ttii v--., i;ew York City
The Centaur Compaxf, 77 1'cs.rat toi-trr, Xirw Yors Crr?
IT IS A DV'STvon ovre ymirfelf ani fam
ily t srt liiR bet4r.va.luo for your Money. -K-0i!Oiii
co in your footwear by rurcas;8r
v I. Ilcn'rlnu Mhiun. wilirh rmrFKCDt (30
bent value for price asked, as thousands
W. L, 'DOUGLAS
THE BEST SHOE IN THE WORLD FOR THE MOKE.
A 2'nnine sewed euoe, rnar nor np, nca
eaU', ieainl-ss, sinooth irij;J aexible, more com-
cold at the fiiCC. iiUaii C'OulolU luudd SlluCSCCiiyaK
lt nuii Hand-seTred, fJnee&if hoe. The
most stvUsh, easy aud d urablo shoes ever sold
fcttbaprico. 5 :hey equal fluo imported shoes costing
i rem 3 t.o $1
Ci'a 50 lNulien Shoe, worn by f armers andsil
3?Ja other who want a heavy calr, ttiroa
tuietl. ext' nstnn e'.? sli, eaey t jwalll ixi, and will
Ut-v ti.e feet dry n j.I '.v.-.r.-n. -
i" 30 FineC'f.S-.rioa l '2.00 Work-ineineD-
Sjws will trivi- :mre wrfor t'ao
MoLiiy than any other mnke. 1 her uromailoforfer
The incrca';iug bales chow "that vorkiugmeu
have found thi-fit.
t&ries !- Ywntiin' 91.75 School
uUjfS Shoes are worn by th? boys evtry
Mitre. The :no&t sorviceableshoessold at the prices.
E-'J0"l5O and Si. 75 Shoes fof
Misses STeraaA- 'f the best Doiyrola or flneCalf, n&
ttosired. They & re very 8ty lish, comfortable und dira
ble. Tae$:.l)fsao'3eo,ualscuBtom luade shoes eofting
from TUO to 6S.!;. Ladies who v. );ih to ccoaoaiiao la
theiriootweuraiv Ending thisont.
4'uuriuu. V',L. tJouyias' name and tbe price 1
ptamd on the bottom of eaeh flhoe; lxik for it
when you buy. llewaroof (la'ei-satttfrnptiiKtosub-Ptiture
ether makei forfhem. Such Bulistltntionsava
frr.uduieutacd subject to prc3euittoa Ly law for ob
taining morey unler false pretences.
Y . li. DO I GL. A!s ilrccktoa AI&bu. Sold bj
m. s. BRowry..
A Hausshold Peemsdy j
y FO ALL
Bctanlo Blood Mm
a ..-c SCROFULA, UtCERS, SALT
. vUrSS RHEUM. ECZEMA, every
form of malinnant SKIN ERUPTION, be
sides being efficacious in toning up the A
system and restoring the constitution,
when itnoa:rtd from any Cause. Its Y
almost supernatural healing properties
justify us la guaranteeing a cure, if
directions are followed.
Bowk r i ndera."
A BLOOD BALM CO., Atlanta, 6a.
Q O " O
ssiallost Pill in tlrs Wcrld!.
Why do sroti onlTer J
fft from lyspcpsla aud Sick-IIeadaeho,
eTiny.!SJyf Pills o
enabieyo-a toeat aud digest your food,
prevent -liciidacbo cv.il impart aa
Q enjoyment of 5ifo to vrUicU you liave"4
bccnastrar.sor. Peso staatl. I'ri-.v, J
3 ecuts. l'.Lco, iifmk 1'tace, ss, ,
000 QQO QOO
TA T?V i
Cures aUFemala Complaints and M.aCthly
irregularity, Leucorrboea or "Whites, Pain in
Back or Sides, -strengthens the feeble, builda
up the whole system. It has cured thousands
imd -will cure you. Druggists havo it. Send
ptamp fc r Ikiok.
' 2DU. J. 1. DtOat'OCLZ CO.. LoolsTlUe, K.
THE EXPERIMENT STATION
Of North Carolina at Raloigfa. Im
portant to Fai-mora.
JrxE 8, 1803.
This institution was organized by
legislative enactment- in 1877, and has
for sixteen years been laboring for the
best interests of the agriculture ol
JThe station has issned- during1 these
years a million and more copies of bul
letins, all bearing1 upon improvement
of the state's agriculture. Ry dissemi
nating this information, and through
the Fertilizer Control, the station has
saved millions of dollars to the farm
ers of North Carolina.
The fund for the support of th
station is derived from the general gov
ernment, and no appropriation is re
ceived -by it from the state.
The 1 station desires and "needs the
active co-operation of all people of the
state, forwithout this co-operation it
can do but little effectual and perma
In order to extend its usesulnesfi. the
station will present to the readers ol
this, paper, once each month, three
columns of matter of peculiar interest
to farmers. '
The general subjects embraced in
this agricultural matter will be
2. Descriptive notes of Station bulle
3. Summaries of results of investiga
tions at the Station.
4. Letters of inquiry and replies to same
5. Special agricultural articles of gen
Letters of inquiry from any person
upon any agricultural subject will be
encouraged. Replies to same will tx
made at .once by the member of th.
Station staff most competent to do so
in whose special field the question lies.
All questions must invariably be ad
dressed to 4 The N. C. Agricultural
kxporiment Station, Raleigh, N. t.
Questions and replies of general interest-will
be also printed in tliese col
umns for the beneht of ail readers.
Tha bulletins of the Experiment
Station are supplied free to those resi
dents of the Mate who request them.
subjects of immediate interest and
value, and are written in plain lan.
guaga for popular reading. Techni
cal bulletins are issued also, and con-
tain result of scientific and technical
investigations. A list of bulletins al
ready issued ' which can now be sup
plied will be printed in these Experi
ment Station columns for July.
urganitation oi me r..xper:neni station, i
As at present constituted, the staff of the Sta
II- B. Battle, Tn. D., Director and Stato
F. E. Emeky. It. S.. Agriculturist.
Gekalo MoCauihv, 11. Sc.. ISotanist and En
W. F. Massev.'C. K.. Horticulturist.
C. F. von Hehhvanv. Meteorologist.
B. W. Kilgoke M. S.. Ahsislant Chemist.
F. B. Cakpenteu li. S.. Assistani Chemist.
It. E. Nouls M Sc.. Assistant Chemist.
ALEXANDER Klioi'Es Assistant Iior:ii ulturist.
1scoe XrN Assistant Meteorologist.
A. F. Bowkx. Sevreiary. I
The Experiment Station has two gen-
eral parts, as follows: i
A. The Fertilizer Control Station. j
B. The Agricultural Experiment Sta-
In order jto facilitate its work, th
Station ha been classified into
1. Executive Division.
Meteorological 1 livisi.on.
Division of Publication.
Visitors are cordially welcomed at
any time, and the work carefully ex
plained to them. The headquarters of
the Station are In the Agricultural
Building, immediately north of the
CaDitol buildmp in Kal trh. In the
north winrr are located the offices, tho
chemical laboratories and store-rooms.
On the basement lioor is the document
room, where are kept the publications
of the Station, and Where the mailing
of these publications takes place. On
the third tloor is situated the mycolog--ical
laboratory, botanical and, entomo
logical work-rooms : also the meteo
rological division of the Station, or-g-anized
as the State Weather Service,
co-aperatin; with the United States
Weather liureau. On the roof of the
building are located the various instru
ments for recording meteorological ob-fc-rvations,
tog-ether with a thirty-five
foot flag-stalf for displaying flags for
disseminatinp; the weather-forecasts.
The Experiment Farm is located
about one mile and- a half west of the
city, and adjoins the grounds of the
State Agricultural Society. It is in
close proximity to the irrounds of the
North Carolina College of Agriculture
and Mechanic Arts', and the students
have access to the experiments, and
study their progress and their results.
On the farm are loeated' the experi
mental dairy, silos and barn, in which
are the cattle under test for produc
tion of beef, milk and other purposes.
Field-crop tests are also conducted, as
far as is possible, upon the land of tho
farm. Here, also, is the field and plant
house worlf. of the horticultural divi
sion. The Experiment Farm is con
nected by telephone with the city orli
ces. The Hillsboro street line of elec
tric cars of -the city stops in easy walk
ins? distance of the farm.
Silage Corn a ad Sll o.
F. E EMERY, AGKICULTl lUST, EXPERI
riant your corn just as you would to
make a crop of grain. Cut it up and
put in the silo when the kernels ara
well glazed, that is, while the stalks
and most of the leaves are still green,
and the kernels are beginning to har
den. You can count 40 to 50 pounds
per day for a mature animal, cow or
mule, which would be 0,000 pounds per
animal from Nov. 1st to May 1st. Four
animals would eat 36.0(g) pounds.
There will necessarily be tibme waste,
and you-may want to feed .another cow,
so we will raise this" amount to 25 tons.
At 25 pounds per cubic foot, this will
require -',000 cubic feet. Ten feet
snuare and 20 feet hisrh will be a good
form. Terhaps you can get out the
timber needed for the walls and roof,
and need to buv only tho boards,
: sheathing, nails, doors and hinges, and
a window for the gable" opposite the
' If you have a sidehill convenient to
your stable, you can put your silo in
U it so as to fill from above to co-xl
advantage. Make a firm base with a -good
foundation. I would use soma
cement to make a tight bottom (in a
dry place well rammed clay will do as
well) and lay the sills, which may bo
of 2in. x loin, plank doubled and spiked
together in fresh cement.
A bill of lumber sufficient to build
such a silo would be as follows :
Sills. 8 pieces, l'Jft. x 2in. x lOio,
Sstuds, 24 20- " 2" "
4 " 20" " 4'' " 8 "
Tlatcs. 4 " 12- " 1" " 0 "
Kafters.U" ltr " 2-' " 4 "
.180 sq. ft.
6W - "
Common boards 12ft. long Inside eovcf . 1
Matched pine. " " 1100 "
lioof of common boards. 1 Hi. long, 250" "
Outside cover of wall, couimoa
toiirds. 12ift. lonfe'.
Outside cover for water-table to
1000 " "
Total, 4,4GH " "
The door hinges and nails with hasps,
together with two barrels of cement
and two of lime, for foundation and
Hoor, will be all the additional expense
Station bulletin No. 80 treats of silos.
It is sent upoiapplication.
Injects Tteneliciai to Truck ha Othdr
(GERALD M'CARTHY, ENTOMOLOGIST, EXPKR3
Insects are not altogether useless or noxious.
Tlie value oi the silk worm and honey bee are
known to all. insect play a mobt Lmoortant
part in the fertilization of the ovules oi many
species of plants- There is a large class of rsi-
Eacious and carnivorous insects which ars in an
idirect way. extremely useful to all growers of
plants, because they hunt out and destroy the
etiflts, larva or mature forms of noxious in
stcto. Ctxts show exact size except where lines in
dicate natural length.
' Fltr. 14. Dragon Fly..
While wasrinu- a relentless warfare upon th
insects which prey upon our crops, wo should
spare, encouraire and protect our insect allies.
These latter as one miht ima-.'ine from their
predacious I a!its. are eenerallv largo and fero-
cious-lookinK. wi,;i powerful jaws for sei'.inff
una tearuiL,' tneir prey. In spravinj with lnsec-
tieide? no discrimination can be made between
friendly and injurious insects, but as the friendly
insacis are carnivorous aud do not oat the foll-
uix. they are novhurt by Paris tureen or London
niirt)le. Taev are. however, killed bv the kero-
sene emulsion and all Insecticides waich liiu by
touch. Many farmers who have to resort to
hand-pick imr to save their crops, tindiiu? these
ferocious looking, carnivorous insects more or
less abundant upon the plants, conclude that
these must be the parent forms of the lite or
worms which do the damage. These, then, are
carefully pic'.red off and destroyed, in the belief
that in this way the increase of the noxious in
tiec ts may be prevented. This Is a very unwiso
rroeeodina. These lerocious-looklnir. predaci
ous itj'cts are ainonif the farmer s trf-st friends.
Wliepi they nre p-escnt .in considenible num
ters the-iurtlu r increase. if not the reduction.
of the noxious insects is assured, with no cost
to the farmer.
Fi?. 27. Oren Ground-Beetle.
Amtvaff predacious insects none are more ben
eficial tifan the " hidy-l.ups." (Coccinellal seve-
I rai sp'eios. These are the natural enemies of
plant-lice. The lurva of the lady-bug resembles
a miniature alligator, and its appetite for plant
lice is siJfcply umazimr. The lady-buys vary in
color and si.o. but they are all small, and the
usual colors are red or p'.ni; spotted with blade,
black spoiled with red, and yellow siotud with
Fi. IS. Thiclt-Thighed J?oldier-Buer.
The roxioi s cn-iimber beetle may be known
from the trv e ladv busr by its belnsr striped in
stead of spotted. Lady bus with v.s are never
rr.e S'luasn-ecn j iuu"""". .-
punctata, l-iir. io ai.-u.M.-iiuii. u
insect to crops, resembles a lady
o & ": "LS tint It is larger and lias ion;?
fec-!ors.'' which lady bus have
not. The IMat rotii a is greenish-
(Firf. 9) velVow. with t!ack spots.
squaHh-borvr: Then- is anot her l
1 related to the t rue lady bups (Coc-
cinellaand Hipprflr.ni.u whicli: feeds upon m
cumber and si iuasnpianis. , ,
' , This is Epilachna borealls,
5 fbown in FlK- '-a. it is oi a
reddish-vello.v color, witn sev
en Mack" spots on each wiM
cover. It is much larger than
the true !adv imy. Among our
Uiont common and useful allies
are the folio win;;: .
The 9 spot
ted lady bui,
is brick-red, with 9 black
.spots- Very common in this
9J lRdv bup. ( Hip-
ta. Fijx. 24. This
Uetle is pink,
Lady b J and
t with black ?pots.
iFi" -M ) ladv r-u-. Ilippodamia convenrena,
lo-Spottod Fi. 25.1 This is ,-.ranre;red. with
Iadv-bug. 1.: small black spots. Also rutner
The Green Ground-beetle. (Calosoma sent
tor ti-'. 27.) is one of our most con.ir.oti e.exanl
:md useful insects. It is of a shinmrf trecn col
or, without BpoL or stripes.
y Flir. 10 ho-r-( the
' f Vir-ihiiaTir-He.-tle
4. riJ, J (Tetracha Viramica)
x3for,'mr' preen color, with
brown lotf- ef the ex-
... -t ize s'non.
tife'. 11 shows tho
E'oneated ii round
eloii-ratus. It is of a
shiria-f black color,
with dark-blue edge.
Fi 12 shows the
Banded Soldier Bux.
The' line at thc eti
iuoz exact ua
KU'. 10. -The Virginia
, s i
The Fiery Ground
Beetle, (Calosoma cal
lidum. Fig. td) U one
of our larjrest, most
beautiful, f e r o t i oua
cad rapacious insects.
It feeds chietty upon
cut-worms, but d e
Btroys vast numtra
of cotton and boll
worms. This beetle
Fir. 25. Convfrvent
L.auy-bur. b. ur
via. b. pupa. c.
i3 soininjr, greenlsa
biftck, with go idea
It U most uselal la ttelurva state.
Tig. 28. The Fiery Oround-Bcetl
This Is one of our
most elegant lnseots.
The ccloi-M are uUu:k
wnne aaa yellow, it
lives chiefly on trees.
feeding upon worms
ana bugs it finds
Fiii. 13 shows Thiclt
t Acauiuoccuauia ie
Is very common in
the South. It is of a
black-brownc o 1 o r,
to red. It is of tne
exact sizn sown.
Fljr. 11. I.on? Crouni
Ucotlo. I'k,'. li s .trs tho
Dritou-Fly, or "De-
Tlx. 12. nanded Roldler-Rup.
il'S Darning-Needle." (Mhellula trimaculata.i
It is our swiftest flvinsr insect. In tne l-irva
e!al it feeds upon mosquitoes: iu tlw adult
Btatn it teeds upon many insects. It never
harms ln:man beings or animals. It should not
Tic. 23 The Murfcy
Fij'S. 2s and 20 show
the Murky i;rn:nd-Hi-e-the.
( llarpiilcs calijj-iuo-ius
i and its iarva. The
beetle is of a blackisu
color, of the exact aii
Fi?. 20 T,arva of
Murky Ground Beetl'i.
Question and Keplir.
Address ail questions to the "N. C. Agricultu
ral Ex-riment Station. Raleigh. N. (;." Ques
tions may be sent in by any one and the sub
jects may embrace any agricultural topic. lie
plies will be written an early as possible by tho
member of the Station staff most competent to
tin so. nad. when of general interest, they will
also appear in these columns. The Station ex
M'cts, in this way. to enlarge its sphere of use
tulncss and render treat assistance to practical
Wleky I.aerel, or l.ainbklll,
I ser.d a box of leaves to learn if they contain
any joiso!i. 1 have lost two tine horses, sup
j osed to ha"vc be'n poisoned. E- F- A., Laurel,
Answered by ('erald McCarthy, Botanist Ex
The leaves sent sre those of Kalmia .nnjiustl
folia, popularly called Vlcky Laurel and Lamb
kin. This plant is considered poisonous to
siv-ep. but hasncver been known to kill horses
or other auimuisT Vet it misfit do so when tnu
animals coive them-wdves upon the leaves, a
thev are liable to do when turned out too early,
before 1 he trass starts in the spring, and when
then; is not'tiby.' e.lse for them to eat. This
scrub sr.ouid be carefully eradicated from pas
I send you a small bottle of vincrar which has
worms in it. Fleas.; lot m i know u the.se are
alwavj r-resent in vinegar, or if they are un
wholesome?. J. S. 1.. ("rec k. N. ('.
(Answered by Uerald McCarthy, Botanist Ex
pcriment Station, i
The .-ample of vinegar contains "vinegar eels"
n'ibrones ac-ti. Their presence is caused by
too much exposure of vineyar to tin- air. and"
pro!i'b!y by bau or unsinim-i nanuirn oi me
fruit from which the. vinegar was, made. Heat
the vinegar until it is s. -alJin' hot a!-out lGt
di-vrees. F. at which temperature keep it for
half an hour, then strain thru'i cotton s: ei-ir.t-'.
barrel and buinr it tuhtly. Do not toil the
vir.eur. as that will Injure the (jvality. Aftet
being treated as indicated the vinegar will l o
perfectly wnolesome, though not quite so strong
as niihi be.
ill liner of "Watermelon and Cantaloupes,
Is it good practice to have watermelon and
cantaloupe patches along side of cacti other!1
Will either corrupt the other? K- B- C. Char
lotte, N. C.
(Answered by YV. F. Massey. Horticulturist of
It was formerly supposed that all cucusbita
ceous plants would mix if planted close to each
mhcr lmt investigations of late years show that
there is really very little crossing, even o.' those
near akin. The muskmelon and the water
melon will not cross at all, and you may plant
Uem together freely.
When to Plant lilaek-cye' Peas. Cultiva
tlon of Sage.
I have just picked from a nve acre field truck
peas and am desirous to know when, or how
soon I mav plant black-eye peas. The farmers
here say wait until the dark nights in June.
What has the moon to do with it'r 1 am think
ing about planting an acre or so In Sage, that
In if there is any market for it. What is tne
best variety to piant. ami when is the best tune,
etc? What does it usually sell for. E. t. t..,
Coleraine. N. C. .
(Answered by W. F. tlassey. Horticulturist
Experiment Station. (
Plant the peas at oneo. now that the ground
is warm " There are still a great many people
who study the moon more than the condition oi
their soil. If tho land and season is all right,
and the proper cultivation given the cop. it
v ill be good. Sun and rain have -far more to do
with it than the moon. Broad leaf sae is the
kind to urow. It is ncr rather lr.te to begin,
aze st-ed should te sown eariy m Apri. In a rich
U'd. and the plants transplanted to a piece of
land from which an early truck crop has beeu
cut The plants set in rows 2vt feet apart and 1
inches in the row, will, if laud- is pood, nearly
cover the ground by September, and as all the
growth is young and tender it can be cut. off a X
the u round and cured in the auade. If properly
cured it will seil better m any of the northern
cities. Baltimore especially.
Kest Varietur of Early Corn an.f-TaruIp.
- Answered bv W. Maasey, Horticulturist
The best corn you can plant for eaply shipping
is Adams Extra Early. There is a variety of
t-Ntrrown bv the market gardener in Patap
s':o Neck, near Baltimore. Md.. known there aa
the 'eck corn, which is larger, earner and bet
ter suited to our climate than the northern Ad
ams Vou can et it. I thimi. from J. C. Bol
ciam & Son. Baltimore. F.ir a crop of early
turnips use the Extra Early Milan. It grows
almost as nuickly as a radish and is much ear
lier tlian the ordinary tlat iUU ;axaiu.
Iwant to Piatt for market. North, corn toj
purlv roast-eart. aud also a crop of early .ur
uirs Will yw not please write me as soon as
vou can what variety of corn will pay bM to
Plant for early market, and what variety oi tur-
is planted this season of thc year wid do
, j r. V.. Tarboro. N. C.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
A Fearful Crime. i
Parlcrsl)ui, Y Vn., June 1-L
Mrs. IMiilliris Kerch, wife of a well to-
lo fj.nner nar IMcasant Hill, this
county, murderwl four of lier t liildren
yesterday and then committed suicid.
Mr. :iihl Mrs. Kerch had i:ht
children, the oldest of whom, Mollie,
was seventeen ypjirs old. For some
time Mrs. Kerch had been melancholy
and frequently said that she was afraid
she would die and leave her children.
She seemed to be in good health, how-
ever, except that she sometimes com
plained if u trouble in her side.
After dinner Mrs. Kerck (juietly said
to Mollie, as she was at work in the
laundry : "I have given Johnnie and
Freddie poison and we will all jump
into the well." Mollie rememoend
that a botlleof strychnine was in the
house and she ran to the place where it
had been kept. It was gone, nt;d
when she returned to where her moth
er was she saw her throw her ten
months old baby into the well. Jje
foj'e she could be prevented the crazd
woman thiew the three-year old child
after the infant, and was in the act of
seizing a boy eiht or nine years old,
)iit Mollie rescued the child.
A desj)erate struggle then bean
between mother and daughter, but .the
woman broke loose and jumped into
the well, which had eight feet tf
water in it.
Freddie, who had been given poison,
was found lying dead on the tloor of
the house and Johnnie did a few
iii!nutes later. Mr. Kerch was absent
from home at the time of the tragedy.
In toe Old Dominion.
Virginia Democrats iiiombers of
Congress and such like view with
equatiimit y the statement that. Hie
ri'-publiciins of their State will unite
with the Populists in an endeavor' to
elect :i governor. It will not work.
they say. Virginia U regarded hy
them as safely Democratic as any
State in the Union. While the nu
merical difference between tli,e Demo
crats and Republicans is not so deep
as a church door, there are not enough
Populists to cover the margin. They
. i , i- cii iii rv.:
are a unit in me oeiiei mat me r usam-i-ts
will nomin.de Mr. Mann Page
for the chief executive office and also
a unit in the belief that he will be
Imdly beaten. Mr. Cleveland carried
the Stale about .50,000 plurality last
fall and ibey are not -tfraid of any
such overwhelming change of popu
lar sentiment as Mr. Page's success
would indicate, more particularly its
the Democrats ot Virginia are pretty
certain to nominate a thoroughly
good man, whether his name be 0
Ferrall or Tyler. There is no fear
that the Deniocr-tts will not be per
fectly united, as it will be one ofthe
most important elections held in Vir
ginia in many years. Not only are a
governor and a -lieutenant governor
and an attorney central to be elected,
lr.it a legislature is to be chosen which
will elect five judges of the court of
appeals, which is the supreme court of
the State (they hold for twelve years),
eighteen circuit judges, und two State
Senators, one to till the unexpired term
of the late Senator li irbour and the
other to serve the full term beginning
March 4, 1895. In addition to these
higher officers the legislature will el-tt
what are known as the "basement
officers the secretary, the treasurer,
two auditor.-, the railroad commission
ers, the commissioner of agriculture,
the superintendent of public instruc
tion, o;c. There will be merry times
in the "Mother of Presidents," and
the Democrats are not l ail alarm- d.
Lhey prtdict that the full vote will ie
orought out, mid t'ig.t tie total will
!e a surprise.
Prof. II. Df Manjualid, the ;.
tuiir who lias visited oi.r town several
rimes tuning pianos and cleaning or
gans, is in j i:l at ;tiesvilb, eiiar. . d
viih stealing a silver waich He stoit-
he watch from a rcouj mate an
pawned it for wlsi.wy
Latm U. S. Gov't R
The Bijlyille Banner.
There is no diconntTng the fleorgi
watermelon. It comes utility near
paying the freight.
The opinion of ' the ' average man
who happens U lie lynch eii in liillviU
U that rope'cohiM high. " " ""t '
We start on our aunual Wtnre tour
npxfc week. What w don't kow
about lecturin' our faniily dtes.
This istheglonous nioKlh of June.
The wrUl is dressed in spteGr and'
w are living on credit till CLritniH.
We would rather be a Jtilj - ivalrh
man in a Geori-i watermelou jtck
than to dwell iu the tenti of the
wicked at Washington forever.
There has been itiiiirer lynched iu
Iliinok This shows that the section
are rapidly coming together. We are
all one people, with- one flag and one
country. God bless our homes.
Sfx large watenuelonu arrired in
Billville yeKterdaj. They were met
by the brass band, but when the boji
gjt through with them they had to
)lppMeu the band and were unabla t,
While in Chicago recently, attend
ing the World Fair, we were pre,
seuted with a box of collar.-.; Jint they
will not le of much service to u uib
til we can find the man who stole our--hirt.
Women of the South.
The Rev. Dr. Storr-, in an anniver-
s try address before a Massachusetts an,
dilute, said that a returned prisoner
told him once that while at the South
he could endure the taunts of iho int-n,
but never before had he reaJiz-d how
terrible was the stinging hate of
women, and he had come back with
one additional mercy for which to
thank God, namely, that the. devil was
not a woman. That soldier was not
alone in his experience.
The women of the South furnished
what may be called the nerve-force of
one war. From the very beginning
they made it disgraceful for any niau
of fighting ge to stay at home- with,
out sufficient cause, and though it
might rack their heirt stnri-s thev
sent their fathers, husbands, brothers,
and lovers to the field. Their earliest
organizations were soldiers' sewing
societies and it was wonderful to ob
serve hov soon they learnfd to cut and
stitch, and knit, and and roll baud
gages for the boys in camp. Yet not
all of the ladies of the South at the
beginning of the war were adepts m
f'asuioning men's attire, and some
time curious results followed. Stock
ings wouldn't match, and I he buttons
would be sewed on the wrong mxlt oj
a man's shirt. Jn one instance my
respected side partner, who was then
a youig"girl,-turued over to the m.u
ron president of her society in Ch..i
leston a pair of trousers with one le'.
Why, who in the world did you nuke
that thing for ?" was asked bv the old
lady. "Oh, that's for a oife-.tggeu
soldier, of course," gasped- the yoir .
lady, in her coufes.-iou. '"That'- .
right, Mi.-K Georgia; very thoughtful,
very thoughtful, but," looking ?t
them fjuizzically through her sret u.
cles, "Miss Georgia, you've got em
buttoned up behind."
Concord, 3u,r 13 Lf.-t Sniiday
Mrs. Jerry R 'gi.M2, ul Xo. 5 township,
attended service at Miguel! churcii.
After preaching she went to the huust
of her son-in-iaw,-?Mr. Cline, in ap
parently goid health, but suddenly
she was taken dangerously hick. A
(hrctor was sent for but she died -before
the docttsr arrived, sbev-,i6 a verv
estimable lady and her death is gre.oiy
Charlotte (Jbsf rcer : Mr. Cii.w ls
J V. Uranch, ihe punier, wl;oe njihior
I iune in swallow mg a large dose oP
ii.tthorn last winter, theiviiv latisiiig
i -!i iclii!c oi. the v , li.Sjt.pf , ainl vhcu-:e
i to was .veial t lines d- paired re-
:a 1 1
liraucu 15 sii.t uu.ii ie t ) waiuw.
I j.ni taU- nothing but li:uit., usnl ti i
J aly ti.iougb a lube in nis s.ouii.ctt.
an tuU- iKdbiiig but li:iui4., a:il"tt:ese