Af 4 A&s
VOL. I FOURTH SERIES.
SALISBURY. N C., THUKSDAY JULY 13, 1893.
Hie uaroMiia W atcMnan. -
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Castoria Is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infante
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Karcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by
Millions of Mothers. Castoria is the Children's Panacea
the Mother's Friend. .
"Cantorlalsso well adapted to children that
I pi-commend it as superior to any -prescription
known to me." II. A. Aacnsn, M. D.,
Ill So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
"Theuse-of 'Castoria' is so universal and
It inorits so well known that it eeeuu fi work
of supererogation to endorse it. Kiw are tlio
intelligent families who do not keep Cottoria
within odjy reach."
. Cajilos SLutTTX, D. D.,
Kew York City.
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CURES ALL SKIM
14 pm--nt It wllh fml wiltfitt)oa lot th ctNt of ktl
,Uii-.tic Uij-timfciism. .Scrofuious
twji, CianJ'iUr fisrllitift, Rhcutnmtltni, tlnUr, old
tAS DtMataJ, tciclJ!!, 4iliTUlC 1 tUilW CUlU4sA- i.i,!-
;ril ffc.n. Tt:er. 5.id He!. rt4 tr.
I' W f -rrCsTta.Tvy1-'..is?;?i'v r-r
I.t!.-i nrlkiic tviucn ara poltoved and irhca blood 1 In
an linimra enr'fitmn. dim lo mtaitrtiitl IrratruKHtlm. ar
bmuI mill hautitk I. t Jiaa wian,h-r t'lii i in W SLtnl 1 . . a. al.
cUaaiiaf prupwtia of P. P. PritJdy Aab, Poia Uaot
ana Pt 'Mitnn. - -
LIPPZAN EL03.. Piatrlctosa.
Erugglsts, Liprcian's Block, SWAT! 2 A3, Q JL
Wm. Pri-f UiHsvllli-. Mo., writes: 1 w. s af
pdiitei with Kdiillofi. ;mmI U;td I si Ihe U!-e ot in
arm -ahl one le fur nine years. I went to II.
orhnffsaml icoirl' ri rtifT'.Mvnt 0Hiors. Mit. found
wciire ntn l tried Itoiaule BUwl li;ilin. It made
wesouiidafld wen. I uui well know u here-
SAyANnAH.'GA., April 2fJ, 1S89.
Having used three bottles of P. P. P.
for iuiDure. blood and ireneral weaknpss:
and having derived great 'benelit!$- from
toe same, having gained 11 pounds in
weight in ftmr weeks. I take irryat uleas
ure in recomuieuding it to unfortunates
J'te Yours trulv,
JOHN , MORRIS.
Oflice of J. X. McElroyJiruggU. f
NOi Undn, Flu., April 20, 1S91.
Messrs. lippman Uro., Savannah, (Ja..
Dear SiiriI sold three bottles of P. P.
P., large size yesterday, and one bottle
The P. P. p. cured my wife of rheuma
tism winter before hist. It came hack on
her the past winter, and a half hoi tie,
fl.00ize, relieved her -agaiii.uiid fehejuie
sot bad a synipioju int e. (
I sold a bottle of P. 1. P, to a friend 01
' ln6 of his turkeys, a small one"
lowt kick ,n fid hin wife gave it a teaspoon
f. that raa in the evening, aud the lit-
fellow turned over like ihj was dead,
nt next morning was up hollering and
Well. Yours respectfully.
L J. N. McELROY.
lr Savannah, (Ja., 17, 1SH1.
Messrs. TJppman Rros., Savaiu.ah,Ga.:
lear Sirs I have su tiered from rh h
mtism for a long time. atuVdid not fiml
ure until I found 1. P. P.,which com
pletely cured me. Yurs lrulv.
ELIZA F. JONES
lf Orange St., Savannah
A Reliable lVrsou in Every Town
to take the Exclusive Agency
j of the
AUTHENTIC ORGAN flF THE FAIR.
I'tT 4 Dl t ' 1 in t .-y
Creat Opportunity to Make Jlonoy fer
41.- X' a. v '
inn i car.
One Chance in jt-Liinetiiiic.
Rnclow 15 jeenU in stamps for Sam
-le-eul,y illM, tliti ,aMlcuari
J. B. CAf.lPBF.LL, PRES.,
:v adSt., c:iion, ul
-' Mil ZLJ1 li I TTH:,
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Castoria cures Colic, Constipation,
Hour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation,
I d Us Worms, ives sleep, ead promotes dJ
Without injurious medication.
Tor several years I have recommended
your 'Caitoria,' and Khali always continuo U.
do fo as it has invariably produced bcnelicia
F-Dwnt F. pARnna, M. D.,
125th Street end 7th A. Iew York Citjr
Tax Cxxtauk CojiPAirr, 77 Murray Ktckkt, Nkv York Cm
IT IS A D TIT Y you owe yMirelf bI Tumm
fly to (ret the bent value for your nioaey.
EcouamiKe la your footwear by purchasing
VV. L. Dourlaa hhoea, which represent the
bent value for prices asked, as thousands
ottIke KO SUBSTITUTE.
W- L. DOUGLAS
" mr rfkB FOR
a a "tar- m ukii i bbiiii.ni
TKt BEST SHOE IX T.HE WOHLO FOR THE MONET.
A genuine sewed sheet that trill not rip, lma
calf, seaxnles. smooth Inside, flexible, more cm
lor! able, t-tvllsh and durable than any other shoe ever
sold at the f rice. Equals custom mide shoes costing
from $i to 5.
Si nml II and viewed, flnecnlf shoes. Ths
most tf lisli, easy and tiurable shoe ever rfd
at the price, 'lhcy euual lino iui ported shoes coiliug
from $a to $12.
(JQ SO Police Shoe, worn by farmers and all
vwi ethers who want a good heavy calf, threo
soled, extension eUt: e shoe, ca.y to wallc la, and will
keep the feet dry ci)l wiirm.
CO 50 Fine Calf, and 2.00 Work.
PtSs Incmeu's Shoes will give more wear for tbo
tuoney than any other make. They are made for ser
vice, Tbe increasing sales show that wcrkingnien
have found this out. -
Z?r2 ana Yonth' 81.75 School
liiuVO hocs are worn by tho boys every.
fc-i:ere. Themost servieeableshoessoldattbepriccs.
Cc2L3(P& i.O( and $1.75 Shoes fot
Mioses are made-of the best Donola or fine Calf, as
desired. Thev p re very stylish, comf ortablo anu dura
ble. ThefclOOsho equalscustoin niadeshoeseostin;
frorarVl.OO to $6.(iu. Toadies who wish to economize 1a
their loot wear are tSndintr this out.-
Caution. W. Ii Douglas' name and tbe price U
Stamped on the bottom of each shoe; look for it
when you buy. Bewareof deaJersattemptingtogub
etltute other makes for them. Such subfitltut ions are
fraudulent and subject to prosecutlou by law for ob-
taming money unoer taise pretences.
V . 1.. lirocktou, Mass. Sold by
HI. 8. BROWAT.
A liaus&hcld Remedy
BLOOD and skin
Botanic Blood Balm
I ee SCROFULA, ULCERS, SALT
U OUrS5 RHEUM. ECZEMA, eery
form of malignant SKIN ERUPTION, be
sides being efficacious in toning up the
system and restoring tbe constitution,
when Impaired from any cause. Its
almost supernatural healing properties
justify us in guaranteeing cure, if
directions are followed.
Bk af Viders.w
BLOOD BALM CO., Atlanta. Ga.
o o o o
BUOYANCY OF BODY Q
caxvnarer be realised Trhn tha bow-
els do not act as oat uro Intends thcyjosv
eloulU Instead, thrxo is headache, Vs1
welRht la tha stomach after eatlne,
O acidity end bclchlns up of wind, low
spirits loss of encrpry. unsociability W
, and forebol!ij'3 of ovU. An u-ulxappy
dcondiuon, but Q
Trill relievo It and plro health rtndJ
bappincss. They arc worth, tTltl.
G O O OQOQOO
Cures all Female Complaints and Monthly
irregularity, Leucorrhtea or Whites, Pain in
Back or Sides strengthens the feeble, builds
up the whole system. It has cured thousands
suid will cure you. Druggists have it. Send
stamp for book. -SB.
J. V. D2Q2Q00L2 A C0 Loularllla, 7.
IIHo -HBb ln
THE 5. AGRICULTURAL
OF INTEREST TO FARMERS.
Tely S, 1803.
What Is As Agricultural Experiment St,
It is an institution established to
benefit agricultural industry.
J low can It do this?
To bear the expense and to conduct
work which will be useful to enter
prising farmers. Many of these often
desire to investigate for themselves
but are prevented by expense and lack
of facilities. At an experiment station
are employed scientihe and practical
meji who, with every facility, devote
their time in investigating agricultural
What arethese subjects?
How can farming be made to pay?
How can we improve our worn soils' at
a minimum expense? How should cer
tain soils be fertilized to j-ield the best
Ilow can waste products be
and utilized? Can new plants
.be adrantag-eously gi-own? The value
of certain foods fa, eattle. The best
grasses for een tain soils. The dairy
industry. The value of ensilag-e. A
study of the diseases and insects af
fecting crops, and the best methods to
prevent their ravages. To determine
tha best varieties of grasses, fruits,
ana vecetaDies lor tne mg-iiest mar
kets. . These and a score of kindred
Ilotv lonfr will it take to reach these
Answers should not be expected in a
short time. In many eases several sea
sons of careful work will be necoHsary.
In the meantime the Station seeks to
disseminate valuable facts and truths
which will enable farmers to make and
Is the North Carolina Station at Ral
eigh doing all this?
Yes ; aud in addition, through the
Fertilizer Control, it protects farmers
from fraud in the sale of fertilizers.
In this way it has already saved them
millions of dollars, in answering cor
respondents, it is always readv to give
the best advice it can on agricultural
Does the Station print the result of
Yes. It issues frequent bulletins,
and reports. These are all free to
those who request them. Ity valuable
co-operation of the press of the State,
notes of the work of the Station are
printed in their columns from time to
How is the North Carolina Station at
Funds for its support are appropria
ted by the V.. S. Congress. Though it
is working for the farmers of Jvorth
Carolina, the state appropriates noth
ing to it. No one need, therefore, fear
that the cost to sustain it is burden
some. II. Ii. 11ATT1.K, .xpvriment Sta-
Publications of the r.xp-rlmeat Station.
The Experiment Station at Raleigh
publishes six classes of bulletins and
three of reports, as follows:
A. Regular Hulletins. Sent to all
names on the station list. Are for pop
ular reading, with scientific terms
avoided as far as possible. Subjects
are chosen to be of most interest and
value to farmers and others. Dl have
11. Technical Ruljetins. Relate only
to technical subjects and results of ex
periments, and only intended for sci
entific and technical exchanges. 0
have been issued.
C. State Weather Service l.ulletins.
The Meteorological Division of the sta
tion co-operates with Jhe I'. S. Weather
Bureau and issues these bulletins giv
ing monthly summaries from meteoro
logical observers scattered over the
State. 44 have leen issued.
D. Special Hulletins.. Issued when
special subjects demand. Among tliem
are included special bi-weekly fertilizer
analyses. 15 have been issued.
E. ' Weekly Weather Crop Hulletins.
Issued each week during the principal
crop season during the year, and con
tain compilation of reports from sev
eral hundred observers in U0 of the !Hl
counties of the state. Copies ure sent
to any one who desires, provided he
posts them in a conspicuous place after
reading. 132 have been issued.
F. Press Rulletins. Contain short
readingartieles for newspapVr columns
about the station and its work. 44 have
(J. Annual reports of the station.
These give outlines of work done, and
not details, during the year. 15 have
II. Annual Reports of the State
Weather Service. Contain summary of
work during the year, and valuable
meteorological facts are recorded. 6
have leen issued.
V. Riennial Reports of the Station.
Sent to the governor for transmission
i to the legislature every two years.
dive outline of work accomplished dur
ing this period. 7 have been issued.
rCBLICATIOXS ARK FKKK.
The bulletins and other publications
of the Experiment Station are free to
any one in North Carolina who requests
them. Write application to
Dn. II. H. Rattle. Director,
Raleigh. N. a
SOME KfTEKESTlNa Jtri.I.KTINS.
No. 70. The Weed Pests of the Farm,
and How to Exterminate Them. S3
' Mirps with 10 full-oaire cuts.
j Xo. 73. The Rest Agricultural Grasses,
A valuable compendium of 100 pages,
with 74 cuts, many of full pages. Seed
and seed adulteration is also treated.
Mixtures for sowing on different soils
I No. 77. Value of Pea Vine Manuring;
with full-page photographic cut show
ing increased erowth of wheat. 8 pp.
! No. 78. Some Injurious Insects. 32
: pages giving descriptions of injurious
insects, illustrated with 38 cuts. Rem
edies are suggested also,
j No. 79. Facts for Fanners. 24 pages
: devoted to explaining in a plain way
( the growth of plants and what they
need. Home-made manures are also
t treated, and the aetion and use of lime.
1 A very interesting bulletin;
! No80, Silos and Ensilage. " 18 pages
describing the construction of a silo
and what to put in it. with suggestions
lor siock rations, niusiraveu nnu i-
, x in A - j :.l , .,
If you want either of these bulletins,
write for it. f
tiapes of Fowls.
iGerald McCarthy. Kntomologlst Experiment
"Gapes" i a disease well known to
most growers ot poultry, and often des
troys whole broodR of youn.&r chicks.
The 'disease is ca used by a rerv slender,
thread-like, reddish tiematoid worm.
scientifically ,known as synffamtis tra
chcalis. Tbis worm is character i.etl by
thp permanent ttniojj of the paired
pexes, and cannot le parted without
rupturing the bodies. The female f
greatly exceeds the male in size.
The matured worms are found only
in the wind-pipe of fowls to which they
cling leech-like on the walls, sucking
the blood of the parts. The female of
each pair produces ",000 to 3,ooo egg
which remain within her body until
she dies. Thev are then loosed by the
decay of the parent body, and if they
remain within the wind-pipe of the
fowl the young1 worms emerge from the
shell in a few days, and in a few days
are mature couples and begin to repro
duce eggs. The hatching of the egg
occurs only when it is kept constantly
moist and at a temperature of about 68
degrees F. The sexes never pair ex
cept in the wind-pipe xyf n fowl. 1 f the
temperature is below GO degrees F. the
eggs will not hatch, but will retain
their vitality for a year or more, pro
Tided they are kept moist, hence con
tagious gapes is a wet land disease.
When the affected fowl gapes and
coughs for breath some of the worms
with their eggs are ejected into the
water troughs where the fowls fre-
qnently congregate, evidently trying
to allay the inflammation in the wind
pipe by drinking copiously. The
ejected worms or eggs are greedily
eaten by other fowls present, or the
wa'er containing them is drunk, thus
spreading the disease, and in large
flocks producing a veritable epidemic
j Rkmkiuks. The best remedy is pre
vention. Keep the fowls on dry per
meable soil. Feed generously, includ
ing chopped onions or garlic occasion
, ally. Wash out the water trough or
pan daily with boiling water. If gapes
is present umong the fowls, separate
the sick ones, add to each quart of
drinking water four fluid ounces of a
solution of salicylic acid, made by dis
solving 16 grains of the dry acid in four
fluid ounces of clear, boiled rain water.
The pen in which the sick fowls are
kept should be as dry as possible, and
the ground should be sprinkled twice
daily with vater, to each quart of which
add four fluid ounces of commercial
Where only a few fowls are affected
a bit of camphor about the size of a
grain of wheat may be forced down the
throat of each and will by its odor kill
the worms. One drop of turpentine
dropped into the throat has given good
results. Powdered asafoetida, 10 grains
per head, may Inj'fed in a mash of corn
meal. Chopped garlic or strong smell
ing onions will also be found beneficial.
Turpentine rubbed on the outside of
the throat will sometimes cause the
worms to let go their hold. The use of
a small feather or hair loop, dipped in
turpentine and thrust down the wind
pipe of the sick fowl is often effective.
, The worms may either be withdrawn or
else coughed out by the chick.
The Ovfurd Tornado of .15a v 3d. IH93.
(C. F. voullerrmann. Mf teorolo;
The tornado which occurred at fix
ford on -May .Id. ISUII. was the most se
vere storm of the kind which has oc
curred in North Carolina since 1 SS4.
On that account it was Investigated by
the tate Weather Service. Full reports
haveMeen received from Mr. Z. W.Lyon,
Dr. .f. E. Wychc, R. (). Uregory. and an
excellent map. reproduced below,
showing the path of. the tornado, from
Dr. .Ii. .M. Hays.
The storm struck Oxford at 3 rainutes
before " o'clock p. m. It was a local
whirl within the area- of a general
storm passing over ihe state fron south
to north, and occurred just at the mo
ment the "critical line" or trorgh of
low pressure passed Oxford. It is re
markable that there was an entire ab
sence of any close or murky feeling
such as is usually said to precede a tor
nado. The day was cool, the tempera
ture was alxjut 70 degrees ; a moderate
thunderstorm prevailed with brisk
south to southwest winds. The total
rainfall was about inches.
The path of the tornado was from
southwest to northeast through the
ejty. and its width about !i feet. The
buildings demolished or injured are in
dicated on the chart by the letters A
to N. Four houses were destroyed and
nine others injured. A fair estimate of
the damage to "property places the
amount at lij.iKK). Only one person (a
negro boy) was killed.
Several of the peculiar effects of tor
nado aetion were observed, as the
blowing out of the ends of buildings by
the expansion of the air within, the
whirling of hravv articles from the
south to the nor
th side of the storm,
etc. Quantities of shingles and timbers
were lifted up and scattered a oout. its
chief effect seems to have been i crush
ing action, and its force is indicated by
the destruction of IVurwelFs prize
house (ii), a three-story structure of
brick strongly built.
It was very dark at the time of the
storm, so that persons within a few
hundred feet of its track were not
aware of what was occurring. There
is no evidence that any one saw a funnel-shaped
Com ruerrlal Ilulb Cu 1 1 are In Xort h Carolina
(W. F. Masscy, Horticulturist, Experiment
The ease with winch flowering bulbs
of all sorts are grown in North Caro
lina satisfied me long ago that a profit
able industry could be built up nere in
,L;.jtni vw nnnnln who are not
"?' - - "
famtiiar with the flcmer tratte realize
the vast sums spent annuauy lor uuius
of Hyacinths, Tulips. Narcissus, Lilies
and the like. Hundreds of thousands of
dollars are annually sent abroad to
Eurdpefor these bulbs, all of which
can Xe as well, or better, grown in
Mr. C. L. Allen, a leading Jsew ork
florist, seeing the superior quality of
Lilv and Hvacinth bulbs-sent from
North Carolina, wrote an article in the
American Agriculturist a year or so
ago, urging the commercial culture of
rY.' . f Ktt The writer
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nni ua 111 iuiau
isswsnj yaiH of -ynwuie.Butj. wn
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I loJJJ llj I 1 rr
IJfl a BM 0 01 L22 2J 1pC narnrW-
r " c 1 r '-J-! . 5-.',tt'
oouoa o i0Dc3 An
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of this has since tried to second Mr
attracting attention tr th
capacity of the State in this respect,
and it is likely that ere long men of
experience and means will start tthis
business here. In the Eastern part of
the State the culture of Tuberose bulbs
has for years leen a matter of some
importance, and the markets of New
York and Ixmdon rre mainlv supplied
with North Carolina Tuberose bulbs.
Rut the tuberose lias lost its populari
ty with fashionable people and the de
mand for the bulbs has decreased.
Rut there are many other bulbs that
are used in increasing quantities an
nually that can be grown here as well
as Tuberoses. The best Lily soils in
the State are the black peaty lands of
the immediate coast. These are also '
tne best Hyacinth lands. Narcissus.
Roman Hyacinths, and Oladiolus are
better for the upland districts. The
Gladiolus particularly i more adap
ted to the upland soils. Mr. Allen
thinks that the Piedmont section is
best for all bulbs and 1 have no doubt
that good bulbs can be grown all over
the State. Hut an experience in hand
ling and cultivating these bulbs for
over thirty years makes me feel cer
tain that for Lilies and Dutch Hya
cinths, at least, the black soils of the
coast region are far superior to any
other in the State. Thev are in fact
the same character of soil as that of
Holland in a climate incomparably
superior to that of Holland. If this
culture is once started in North Caro
lina by men of experience there is no
doubt that a good and profitable in
dustry will be added to the State. At
tention is being attracted to the State
by articles written by Mr. Allen and
layself. and latelv a large Dutch grow
er of bulbs at llaarlem in Holland,
wrote to Mr. Allen for further informa
tion, saying that he is thinking of
transferring his business to this coun
try. Li speaking of soil needed, this
gentleman says of Hyacinths, "they
are planted in different grounds: one
year in a sandy one. another in a black
humus ground. Therefore it is of
great interest to choose a country
where different grounds are to bo
found. Also that the ground must be
situated so that it will not suffer from
drought, nor where the bulbs will be
drowned out." These conditions are
easily found in the coast country of
North Carolina. We are strongly in
hopes that this gentleman may be in
duced to come here and start this busi
ness, which has been the source of so
much wealth to Holland and for which
our soils and climate are far superior.
Since waiting the foregoing Mr. C. L.
Allen writes that a rear or so ago he
imported 100,000 Li'ly bulbs from
France, whiehenmc in such bad order
that they wore unfit to sell. He sent
them to the neighborhood of Southern
Fines and grew them thvre one season.
The restilt. he states, was astounding.
After one season's growth in North
Carolina they were better bulbs than
anv imported from Kui-ope. He adds,
'There is plenty of land in your State
selling for less than H0.X per acre
that is just as good for the production
of bulbs as the land in Holland that is
worth S:5.(kmj per acre. This is no idle
dream: having been frequently in
Holland to buy bulbs. 1 know their
methods perfectlj'. as well as the soil
and climate and know the bulbs can
be produced here at much less price
OiicMtioiiH and Kcplies.
The Station will be glad to receive
any question on agricultural topics
any one may desire to send. Address
all questions to the "N. C. Agricultural
Experiment Station. I'aleigh. N. ('.'
Replies will be written as early as pos
sible by the member of the Station
staff most competent to do so. and.
when of general interest, they will also
appear in these columns. The Station
expects, in this way, to enlarge its
sphere of usefulness and render great
assistance to practical farmors.
The Culture an l Ker: iMzin;; of I'otatoes.
I want sprc-iul 'rformation on tho culture and
fertili.i!!'.' of tne potsito. I do tot uave asiuiu h
filaMo lininurr us need: will hak-e to byy somo
coinui'Tidal fcr'.ili'.cr. What to lmy for eco:io
my r How much to usp for the reut '.-. proMt?
I have trood iot;iioes m;ul; ir.'ia Northern seed:
some from seed riiacd in the country: former
much Letter. WUl it pav U soil wh:U I hsivo
'und buy Northern seed? Hrvfl tried :m experi
ment with t ie difU-rcm en i- ot potatoes. 1 uin
hot satisfied yet. The iilt.i-'end seemed to pro
duce fourteen wvl;s where the lareeud. or vino
end frave only nine, but the little end did not ivo
as smooth and nice potato as the hir'e end. I used
a little piio.spUate. found u to pav lest where I
utit most. I used at the rale of to -100 pounds
to the aero. T. II. K.. Neho. N. ('.
(Answered by '. F. Masscy. Horticulturist
Exmriment Stu1 inn.
The luck of stable manure m od le no hln
rtr.iiKO to the f.Towiaf of :.'oo.l crops of potatoes.
In fact. I have lonx ao abandoned the use of
stable manure for this crop, as it seems to pro
mote the irrowth of si ab timers. The best pre
paration for a crop of Itish potatoes isacood
i lover sod or pea fallow plowed late in Fall so
as to tfet well decayed by plant hi;: time. Next
best a piece of newly cleared laud, t 'se a com
plete fertilizer analyzing a1 o.it 7 to s per cent
Fbosphork- Acid. I to S per cent Nitrogen wis
Ammonia i and not less than S per cent Potass.
If en a clover sod. less Ammonia will do. but wo
tind that the crop needs more Nitrogen South
than it does at the North. Cse this at the rata
of 60-1 to pounds per acre for tlrst-class re
sults. Our Newbern truckers rarely use less
than I On: pounds. Cut nwxi sized potateoa into
pood sized pieces and pl;:i;l as early as you can
work the ground in (.ood order ia February or
March for the early crop. The best se-d to us-;
v.e have found to be potatoes of the late Fall
crop .frown here. Ttiey will always do better
than any Northern seed, r.f sain- variety. You
Lave grown seed probably not of tbe late Fall
crop and had been Kept too lotur for:,-ood results.
If you would send into the Eastern truck sec
tion awl buy the oi ond crop seed you would lind
them better than Northern. In your elea.ed
mountain country it may not be practicable to
raise a second crop from your early ones, but if
you could cet some of the late Fall crop pota
trww fmm tho Eastern nart -.' the state in e;Tlv
Spring and keep them until July 1st or luto
June, and plant them, you could use n 1-etter
keeping crop for winter use. and lor planting the
tirape Yhif Lire. App e Trrs OyiaiC.
Enclosed find specimen of insects that infest
my ;:rae Vines more or less each year. They
do no serious damage. Would like to know
what thev are and how to d'-.stroy them.
What causes so many app.e trees to die in
the twi.-s about May 1st: S. A. A.. Pleasant
Lod-e. N. C.
d hv Ceroid McCarthy, llotanist Ex-
Ttfivimptll x I :l T ' ( m 1
The insects are Siohonophora riticola. the
.-no1 vine louse. Tnis is n' tko much dreaded
phylloxera, but a closely related species. ThU
n.-ect mav te readily destroyed by spraying
with the kerosene emulsion or tobacco decoo
tiou pn-pared accordiu.' to formula No. H and
p) bulletin Xo SI. -f till Station. The insect .
if let atone, will disappear of themselves short
ly, as they are pursued by numerous enemies
amonif their own kind.
Too dvuur of apple twlrs is probably caused
by the Fire Blk'ht. a bacterial di.seasc for which
tbere is no reniedv extent excision and burning,
which should l.e promptly attended to. Always
rut off tne diseased twiif at leitst fcix inches be
low the lowest discolored point. Uura thi part
Itlne Ktoiie for Corn.
Pieaso vrrile me if. In your opinion, it is best
to sou corn in bluo stone before piantiu lt.
J. P. iJ.. (itrnianton. N. C.
i Knswu-ed bv Gerald McCarthy. notan!st Ex
ncrinietit Station. i Seed com should not bo
soahed in l iue stone an the treatment will in
jtre t.:e snroutin,' power of the trim and so
cacse an uneven stand. The only puriose which
sach a treatment could Ki'rvo wo-ild le the
st rut t ion of tae spores of com sm:t. iL'stilapo
mayilis i Hut the spores of tuis fuutrv.ii are
more likely to be preseni in tlie soil, or manure
put on ii. than on tne trains of sound seed corn.
The lest prevent ive of com sm-at is rotation of
r-P. and the removal iid destruction by Ure
of all sinutt years u sovu m Uey auow upoa
the a r-J ia' pl.tid.i.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.-Latest U; a Gov't Report
The Confederate Reunion Postponed.
' New Orleans, Jv 3 -A1jr. (ien.
Moorman, by o,4er of Gen.Uordon lia
ivsHed a general or.ler NMtMiuiiiir until
Sfptemberluth and 10th the rr;iud Con
federate reunion at Hiriuiiigliam, Ala.,
which was to have taken place on th
lDth and 20th of .July.Th is step was in
response to an almost, unaniiiions re
quest on ncrount of Ihe financial Mtua
tion and the fact nf its beinj; harvest
time in some sectioi.s. This postpone
nient makes ii'cli -n in arranire
ment.s or dij.,siti ,s nln-H'ly muh:
Deir,nifes ;,p, i. t.- i vili serve un l
every former order for
,will remain in force.
Ten Thousand Miners Idle.
Hinijiiifik.tm, Aia., July 1. The
contract between len thousand miners
and the oj)eiHt..is in th:s district ex
pired I od.tv, and w rk is tempo! ariU
suspi-iidtil. No strike 3 ill he ordereu,
as an agrewmeut will be reached ly
vhicli the old scale of wages will con
tinne with but little if any alteration..:
A miners' district colifert-uce ii noty ttt
session at bneiner.
The Enquirer says tliat Henry Potts,
colored, ifced 17 yeais, atlefupled. lo
rape a 13-) ear old while ;ir. in Ci .-,
Civek towimliip uii tiit- ltSfii, hika ti,.
d4y belore, a w hue' boy b tne u. nie i
iillaius, 14 yeu: ol'i. raped a l'J-e.n
old wiiiie gii'i in aiioiiici oi ii.t-
coiiiitiy . ! h uere .pic.u ,t and ' 'il,c.
n ilonioe j in.
Cajit. iSuiiiti, ot Cliii'.Oii, ii.ioi i..s .it
D iiiioer.it t ti a i he n..s a 1 1 ''. i, n
that in t he summer months ditdaius su
perfluous clothing, and wears but a
single feather, tnat being a tail feather,
in audition io this attraction she is
fourteen years old, is blind and has oo
icotii. (stall lutte utinucral.
Mr. Hut Kiz.an, of Firest Hill,
hits a fow thai i.ai.e U;e take. We
learn that she has Jvetl a much as
ls; t ,i ...' . ! m;ii.
lo ( units, 4, Lit-i iun, at a single niiiK-
1 . - " , ? ,
iu '. During the liionta ot June she
-ave 150 gallons ot milk, or an average
to 5 gallons a 'i.iy, and trom ibis milk
41 ?, pounds of buticr was made. Where
is t ne cow that can beat that Concord
The World contains about 7,000,
The Allianoenien who are nowreceiv
i ig55 cents on tiieTlollar for money
! put into the fetatc busines agency,
j h.tve a practical illustration of the kind
j of ability that the Alliance can furnish
j nr running the finances of the United
! Static It. seems that the b gger fail
1 ure a man makes of his private busi-
ness the more certain he feels qualified
t manage the finance of a great gover
i menl.Mecfdfiilurq Times.
The plan of having : tate Banks is
eiii' more and more discussed and
with v. widening approval. The South
needs I hem. The old system fails to
! Hip'dy the South with ihe absolutely
necessary capital needed in business.
L-. the 0ongre-s repeal the 10 per cent
t ix, and then let the Legislature be
j called in extra session to pass such
needed and most stringent lawsjo pro
tect depositor a well as give the help
..... .11 ... b .iMii.lf. in the wav ofT
ljcr,,ru 1 - t - -j
bank 114 facilities, North Carolina
n ed more banks and a sounder, safer
banking system. Wibningtou Messen-
The Atlanta Journal say: At tha
confederate reunion at Birmingham,
Ala., next month an attractive feature
will be the "Tableau of the States,
,,, wnuli eicn .-' .uieiii t le is te
be reiue-en'ed. a the Bii ininghj inAge
Herald puts it, ny "H ,".,J lIIUI
uii'ii.irried viim: worn:!!!."' 'I heft Mow
ing have b en-elei t-l for the states
iiaTu-d: Virginia. Miss Lizzie Clarke,
i.f NewjM.rt News N"rrh Caiolina,
K' de (..'ell. "f Wilmii gton:
Kentucky, Miss Sara Siinrall, of Lex
11141011; jit.-sivM'l"' "N ' ' fe.wej'
of Meridi ni; Flori I Mi-s- Lizzie
Pasco, f Momir. lb . Trim.: M; MeU
tbr Jn ks4.ii. of N -bvilb-; Ar- nsas
M ss Lii e M i-e, of Van Uure The
,t t S Vet to ! repr led ;.) L UlSia
ail Alab-a.G or'a, TeX ' OUth
C.rolm. Ci n r.tl din-. , ...! 1 1rom
iVxus f ys lie will lofv ti.e pnltiest
woman l -in tbe S a'e; l,H.-t:i ( ers,
inS ,11th Candina. is now in corr.sponu
-n. - wit'.i the f-ir ieprrsentative for
rh t state ami General Moorman
rouwsses the Louisiana beauty.
The Community Shocked. .
"Last erening, just af'ier tea, while Mr.
Thomits ilariniaui, a prouiiuent aud higuiy
respected citizen, apparently ia the bel ii
health tad spirits, was reading aiiewtpar,
the sheet suddenly fell io tlte tiooi ; Uv
placed one hand over bis lieai t, gasped, and
sank back in his chair, ?vuicail uikxlu
scious. i'ne laiidlj were strickea with cou
terntitioa, and iinmodiaiely sutatnooed m
physician. Jtut it was too late. The ot4
gentleman was dead. Physicians gave heart
disease as the caue." Holbro-Ut HcmUL
Every day the papers contaiu tUtetueuU
iroilar to the above. Erea youth, it no de
fente against heart diseas, and the awtt.l
rapidity with which it is claiming victims
forces upon all a conviction of ita prevalence.
Header, if you have a ymptom of this
dread disease do not hesitate a moment in'
at te ruling to it. Delay i always dangerot-s,
and in heart diseae too often fatal. Some
symptoms of heart disease rr shortnfws of
breath, fluttering, or palpits'ioo, pattiTir
tenderness iiPIeft ide. shoulder, or arm, ir
regular puW, smotheririg, weak or hungry
spells, fainting stalls, drojmv, etc.
Charts Karen. York. Pa .wrltet: snftVird
from heart dieae tt yesw. Froqnentlr tnf
heart would Keem to jump into mi mouth, and mir
condition msde me vnr mlnvhol. iniTleisni
rare mt nn relief. I heenme much wonts tht
I wm not eipef-ted to lve, but w Imlueed s
last recort to nae pr. Mttr' New HesrtCnre. Ttt
eeond dsjr f feit s-restlv rhre1. and at the snl
nf ten day I fall like a king-. Mr gratitude lilvu ,
leep ib: exprewdon."
Joaej.h Rockwell, rjnlontwn. Fa., afr4
years, sari: "For four ers prwirais to bstria
nine ths unf I)r Mllss' New Heart Curs I
ffllcted with heart diteaa In a rarr Tere form.
Had tken all sv.lle1 rur. but With n hanaf ;
until I ned Dr. Miles' remedy, oue bottle of which
cured me " -
J. I. Bcthnrns. Hleh Point. Ia..make th ft
lowine statement : " I wa a wreck fr ra hart
di"e and Moro.eh trouble when I beiran naln
Ir. Mile' Xew Heart Cure and Nerve and Liver
Pill. A a reult of tlilr ne I a-m well."
lr. Mlle' New Heart Cure Is ao!d hr a'l druf
tli on a positive guiraHes, or et:t hr tW I)r.
Mllea Medical Co.. K'khuM l.id . o' receipt of
prfee, 1 per bttle. s x hoitie fur S,-. !xjTft pre
paid. It ia poitivdv fr.- f'.-mi nil ot.'area nr
rlntierona drnc. Ir. Mile' N.-rve ud I.;r
Pills, cent Ter lvx. )re lmv t Mailed
anywhere. Free book at dnif giau, oi by taalL .
Statesville, Jnly3 Collector Kop
Elias tfas recom missioned Mr. W.O.
Benton stamp clerk in the ofSce at this
place until a successor can be appointed.
In consequence of delays incident to
filing his bond, Mr. Benton will not
sell st-amps until Wednesday ,5th inst.
Mr. C. L. Hutchinson, of Mt. Holly.
father of Mr. A C Hutchinson, of thin
. . ... , ! 0
city, was stricken with paralysis Sun-
, j ,i u; nnAr,n
A aj Call VI. ui9 wuvssvivu W usi aue
One side was paralyzed entirely. He
was unable to speak up to yesterday.
Mr. Hutchinson left by private con
veyance Sunday afternoon for Mt
Holly, and was followed vesterday by
his wife and children. Charlotte Ob
server. Fayetteville Gazette: Bladen county
can with impunity now complain of
hard luck. A short time ago the court
house at Elizabethtown was destroyed
by fire, and to remedy the situation
the commissioners issued and sold
bonds with which to rebuild their utera
of justice," depositing the money in the
Bank of New Hanover a few days be
fore the collapse.
Statesville Landmark : There it
stamp clerk at Statesville, whose salary
was $900 under Mr. Cleveland's first
administration but the Republicans
gave Mr. J. B. Eaves, while he held the
office, about SI, 800 per year, and then
hired a clerk for $ 1,200 to do the
Got. Altgeld has pardoned the
Chicago Haymarket anarchists, FieW
en, Schwab, and Neebe. No previous
intimation was given of his inteniei
The Durham Sun says, there lives
on Flat river a widow, Mrs. Nancv
Wilkerson, whose husband died about
. : nw 11
IOUr years ago, uwiiik wmie ne
left a tract of land of about thirty.fir
acres. Mrs. . Wilkerson i tnore than
00 years of age, yet she has paid off
this indebtedness and paid over $200
for more land, all from the products
of the land. Who says farming canTt
be made to pay ?
Dan McKoy, colored, was led inte
town vesterday witn nis nanasuea ana
a 1 a - w a
unde' guard He entered the stables of
Mr. D. H. Stoker Saturday night and
stole 10 empty sacks and some tools. Ia.
default of $25 bond, he resides in the
Raleigh letter to Charlotte Observer
sjeaks of a terrible affair in Paralic
county. Recently, Mrs. Geo. Green
died and her hubpnd refused to let
any one see her body. Suspicion wm
aroused, an inquest followed, ihe bodv
was disinterred and bruises were fouoft
on the thioat, face head and bands and
it was seen that, after a crashing blow
on the back of the head, she bad beec
diaked to death, and a posse immedi
ately stai ted alter Green. Uu .le u
nval at hi house his Udy was Ui id.
He had blown liis brains out jl