- . .:
:.r t "
, - , - . . , - . . , t ... , . ... . .. -t . .. . .. t , "...... . .y . . . .!v - . ;
have real so Ion ia 'the Book ' of the
I Brave, - . ,
I hear the tramp of their feet
4 xn ittcqmet villag&sirgeJ;.
L I catch the ound of an echo cheerJ
Blown down the night wind, faintly
t 1 1 . 'l . ' . A '. . . -I ' . :" I J
j f.na iae aruma' unialtering beat ,
I have read so Ions in the-Bodlc of the
Their flags go streaming by,' i'
i Sharp comes the sentrjrs cry; ? i
, The shaded light of my study lamp !
r Seems a low glimmer from some still
' camP - . r
v . Where the sleeping soldiers lie.
K I havr read so .long in' the Book of the
Brave, v . , , .
'I march where the heroes are;
On my breast I feel a scar. '
t Lt,irn to 8aze on the rayless niht ;
i V a YL g,?m is clef fc hy a heacon-light
. And behold the bivouac star!
Lulu Whedon Mitchell, in the Century.
Madame the Countess
A Co 3d SLory Wit,h dMoral From
IP the Washington Pest,. ,
rtOJttJ HERE was a reception at
jf mmm it the hunting castle of the
O I " O Prince, 'the
il P Friedberg. : ,J
!SfOW ' In the grand saloon a
"bright lire cracked at, the bottom'of a
gyeat chiiiiney. and through the half
closed windows !the ' f
.varian forest entered like a caress. The
chase that day-had been a fatiguing
one, and in -the choice circle which
Slithered around His Highness, the
conversation became, familiar and
without constraint. It was in the
. midst of this that the valet swung
open the - doors, and announced the
Count and Countess of - Alleneck. and
all heads were turned with eyes full of
curiosity. Even the Prince, ordinarily
so blase; sat wondering -what might
conje. . . ,
It was-the first time that the Count
bf Alleneck had appeared socially for
. ipany yearsand many foolish and un
true stories had been circulated about
him: ; He had married, so it was said,
but far below him, and liveS, retired,
on his own estate and yielding only to
i the-for'mnl flpmnnrl nf Prinn ,n
y--- - - .V .-A.AAA,,rXI.VA I
come to present his wife to the inti-
mate circle of thg court. ' .
But what a difference betwepn them r I
vHe,was a man' of noble appearance, of'
fine face and noble -bearing, and she.
a' common woman, with short hair and I
. a peasant's face, wearing a black dress I
pehich fitted her badly i ariduwithout I
taster - The circle which, unpitiabrr
stared' at her. no stnn-tn -spo W1
rare grace of her eyes, nor the kindli
ness which covered all her features. It
only saw the birthmarkf written in un
deniable traits plebeian! :
She came forward with timidity
made a rustic courtesy", and said cor
aially, in a high voice: '
i ' "I thank VOU for thia honnr tijv
Prince. My husband has'alwavs said
: that we have a most, kindly. Prince
y for master. We have named our bov I
Louis -Ferdinand, out of respect to our I
Prince." .v i j
.As she spoke she looked furtivelv at
her husband. 'Had she said the wronc
thing that. the room was j?o sIIati? TTa
understood the ill-concealed , mockerv
of the combanv. and felt the roolnpss
of the Prince, who heard the words
without reply, and the big slash in the
,forehea4 reddened. 1
Turning to his wife affectionately,
he said: : . v
"Come,' Anna Marie, I wish to show
Fou the park and the hothouses. There
are some splendid specimens of cedars
and orchids there." '
No one detained them. They went
Dut in the moonlight
A silence of stupefaction followed
4heir: departure, and then a babel of
voices filled the room J 1 ;
The Prince, slowly, slightly, shrug
ging his shoulders, said:. "It is ridicu
lous." f ThisT was .the' signal, the rats
-Ing of a. latch which opened the door
. to the torrent of criticism. What a fine
opportunity. ; s
"She's no lady." "Poor Alleneck,"
laid another.- "Too bad that he seems
so satisfied." "Crafty woman, I won
aer.how; she inveigled him," said a J
, Major Xylander, the favorite, both of
the Prince afflid Alleneck, answered
General Van Orff jokingly.
! ; "She is not a woman of quality," the
I general had said.
"Beg pardon, to me she has many
qualities.'!." r v
"But she is low bornlw ;
"wjpHgasain; sne was oorn in a
little; Yiilage?4000 feet above the sea
"Oh,, but you are an incorrigible jok
er. What may her name be?" .
. "Anna Marie Schplastika Hosi,?' said
Otylander, with . as much importance.
"as if he was detailing the; complete
pedigree of a duchess.
"Now," said the Major, 'with the
permission of, the Prince, let me tell
.you a story. It reads lik a fairy tale.
but you maj well be, assured it is per
fectly true. It commences at Sedan
wiiere 43,O.X) dead , and - wounded
strewed the-hilltops of Illy and: Ho-
. The German ambulance t - found
- there that day a man stripped cf every
'tmng and , literally covered with
.wounds. On being taken to the mili-
tary hospital, it was week's before he
began to recover, but as his strength
-m- body increased, his intelligence
made no progress. He . remembered
nothing neither his name, nor his
country. In the hospital he was known
?y his number only two. Finally dis
charged froa Htsa, CstznZt, nfo
baptized Mm Silent I William," made
an arrangement for him tor go with ft
workman, a mason, . and to -work for
his living; 7 and' he went contentedly 'to
carry brick and cement, happy vi the
danghter of Salome would bring him
the meals -which ; she had herself pre
pared. ' s
V."She it was who took him under' her
protection, ' and finally refusing all
other (and many of them advantageous
offers of marriage), went one day to
the church with 'Silent William,' and
they were married:"
:'V William has need of me,' she said,
'more than the others.'
"The village , was indignant. . :
'"Some years' passed. - 'Silent Will
lam' carried.-day by day, his loads of
masonry and Salome did her full part
witn. hervigorous arms in earning the
bread for the family ' growing . ap
around them. And so it might' have
: 4 "But one wintry day., when the wind
and rain were impetuous, William's
work was to carry his load up a high
scaffolding. The other- men had' taken
refuge from the storm, but he kept
on. At this moment Salome, who had
comb with his dinner, terrified at an
unusual gust of wind, cried:
'"William! William! In the name of
heaven, descend quickly.'
. "He turned' to her as; he heard her
cry, and, mistaking his footing, slipped
and fell. , He - was quickly carried to
the hospital, and. .hovered, many days
between life and death. The whole
village, hearing, the, news, openly con
gratulated Salome on the approaching
decease of her husband.
for him and. for you
'One day when she arrived at the
hospital she found the bed empty. An
other room had been taken for. him.
They took him there"; that morning.
Was he dead ? Her heart leaped to
her throat. Coming " tot the door indi-,
cated, sshe knocked and was met by
an old man of noble appearance, who
said; briefly that his son was sleeping,
and received no one. Salome answered
ihumbly, she did not seek the son of
monsieur, out her iiuspana, wiiuam
Hosi. , . V
ne meu iomaKe ner srory snort.
but a voice came from the room. 'Let
her enter, father; she is the good wife
of the late William Hosi.'
"With a cry of savage jo the wo
man rushed to his side, threw herself
on her knees beside the bed ana cried
out between lauffhter.and tears. 'Mr
' r "
God, I thank Thee!' Then, raisihS her
eyes, she was confounded with the
change in , his countenance. The no-
hility of his face had returned to him,
nis energetic will, his brilliant eyes, im-
perious voice, the -joy of living, had
come back "again. Even her boy, Setf
herl, trying tp hide in the skirts of her
dress, sobbed out: 'Father is not fath
er now. He has changed.' When Si
lent William reflected on what had
passed, he could now remember the
attack on the hill, at Illy, but the
other life, as a mason, lay hidden un
der a shade, only the love , of Salome
and that last call for j pity which
brought about the fall from the lad
der remained and the doctors declared.
that this had in some sort re-estab
Wished the life which was. lost at Ser
"ne "ever knew what passed that
morning .between the-two, .but the first
J. "words of Salome, when she came,, to
understand all that had happened,
liwas: , ;
X 44 'And now you have no more need
of me, William, adieu.. And she got
up from her knees to go,
'Ah, well," -said. Iajor r Xylander,
with a careless air; "it is certain if the
Count of Alleneck had repudiated his
wife Salome, whom. I must call now
Anne Marie Hosi, his savior in those
years of distress, now that he - had
come to his own, the humiliation of
this evening would have been saved
him." ,- - !
The signal for supper was now giv
en, f 'jLne lacKeys opened tne ooors, ana
all prepared for. thei somewhat cere
monious entry into the grand saloon.1
When Maximilian d' Alleneck and his
wife reappeared, calm but very pale,
all eyes turned to them gain.
Then His Highness, the-Prince, step
ping forward to Anne Marie, . offered
her his arm, and said with a gracious
smile, so all could hear:
"Madame the Countess, will you do
me the honor?" :'
Wilei of the Taxidermiat.
These are busy days for the taxider
mist, and his' little tricks are the
amusement and amazement of the
amateur hunters A successful gunner
brought in a beaufif ully-marked. ; wood
duck' and wanted it mounted., '"Save
me theb6dy.' he remarked, after the
preliminaries were settled. . "Impos
sible," said the taxidermist. "See this
table. It bas arsenic on it, and I am
afraid some of the poison might ad
nere to me nesn; you are yoisouetu jl
am blamed. It would not be safe to
give you ; the body." That stereotype
reply usually results in the customer
yielding the point and the duck. The
latter is either eaten by the taxider
mist and his family, or he, passes it
along, to some friend with his compli
ments. . The experienced hunter lays
down the law: "See here; no fooling.
Skin, my duck on a piece of clean pa
per ind send me the body. D'ye hear!"
There is no further controversy. New
York Press. i . " ; j :'1 "
Considerate. -I '
He was the most awkward dancer
at the swellest ball of the swell water
ing place,- and: she the most graceful.:
After ther had literally bumped their
I way through a waltz she smilingly
remarked to a eroun of admirers that
she had .danced since she was a little
1 tot. p 'i .
r "Don't be discouraged," he answered
tin a kindly tone, "you'll get the knack
- 1 of it yet'' Detroit 'Free Press.
NORTH STATE NEWS
Occurrences of Interest " in
. Parts of the State.
Geneal Cotton Market. " ' " -
Galveston, steady i ........ : . . .. .: T.6
New Orleans, easy ................. 6
Mobile, firm - . . .... ........ i . . .... .6
Savannah, quiet ...6
.Charleston, quiet ... .... . . .6
Baltimore, nominal .... . . . .7.00
New York, quiet 6.85
Boston, quiet v. . . . . . , . :i. . . . . J .6.85'
Philadelphia, quiet ... . . . . . , . 7.T0
Charlotte Cotton Market. -
Middling . ... . . ... . . . . .... . . . . . . .7
Tinges 6 to 7
Stains ...... ............ 6S to 6 7-16
Tragedy in Raleigh.
Raleigh, Special.A little before
noon Thursday one of the most be
loved men in Raledghj James H. -Al-ford,
almost seventy years, old, was
shot - down and fatally injured in his
printing establishment by R. D. By
num, Va man of 35 years,; one of his
partners: in the job printing business.
Alford died Thursday night. The; oth
er ; partner s of . the firm , of Alford, By-
num & Christophers namely, Charles
D. Christophers, was present and wit
nessed , the shootings TJie front door
of the establishment is closed, and
the terrible affair occurred In the
printing room, which is separated
from the front office by a door.
Bynum is a har,d drinker, and has
been on a debauch for some days.
It is stated that he went into the place
and began .to curse Mr. Alford, and
then made a motion as if to pull a
pistol' from a hip pocket. At this Al
ford moved towards him, and then,
according to Alfords statement, By
num rapidly shot three times. The
pistol must haive been held very close
to the body. Powder burns show
where two bullets entered the right
breast, one bullet remaining in the
body and the other going upward and
smashing a shoulder blade. The oth
er1 bullet seems to have missed its
marls. The old nien fell between the
cases, Christophers failing to stop
Bynum from .leaving the place, evi
dently fearing that the drunken man
would shoot him also. It seems that
only ', one or two persons heard, the
noise of the shot, but did not locate
it Bynum walked put of the front
door and along East Hargett street.
His ; dishevelled appearance led one
or two persons who passed him to
ask him what was the matter. He re
plied in a drunken voice that he did
not know, or something to that effect,
and went on to the corner, turning
down South Blount street a few
blocks from the capitol building. The
first man who got into the inside of
the place was led to enter by the ap
pearance of Christophers, who in his
shirt sleeves and his shoulder cov-ei-ed
with blood, ran out the, front
door. The man who entered aided
Christophers and some others who
came in in removing Alford. tp the of
fice. ' :-U, .
North State News. "
The State has. granted charters to
the Tar Heel Company, Greensboro,
a social club of which Spencer Black
burn, A. E. Holton and other promi
nent Republicans are members. The
capital stock being $5,000. To the In
dependent African , Methpdist-Episco-pal.
denomination, head-quarters at
Winston-Salem, the purpose of which
is . to establish churches, missions,
schools,' etc., and push the work of
that denomination generally; to the
W. J. Revis Manufacturing Company,
of ! Wilmington, which will manufac
ture sash, doors, blinds, etc., capital
stock $25,000; to the Gray Manufac
turing Company, Gastonia, capital
stock $150,000, td manufacture fabrics
of cotton and other textile. Geo. A.
Gray. Joseph A. Separk, and C. J.
Husk are the stockholders.
..." State Superintendent of Schools Joy-
uer has issued a circular letter to the,
county superintendentscalling their
attention to thp unsafe condition of
the school houses in regard to their
liability to fire. He says many of the
new houses are fitted with terra potta
pipe, which.) causa twenty per cent
of the fires in the State, according, to
,the report of the insurance commit-
Tgedyat Thomasyille, Ga.
Thpmasvillp, Ga., Special. After kill
ing his mothter-in-law, Mrs. W. H.
Parrish, making' a desperate, attempt
to kill his 18-year-old wife and shoot
ing bfimself twice with a Winchester
rifle here, J. B. Barrow is lying in the
City IJospital in a precarious condi
tion closely guarded by officers. Barrow
is an engineer, on the Atlantic Coast
Line. He is 38 years old, and had been
married but two years. His wife was 20
years his junior. Domestic infelicity is
said to be the cause bf Uie tragedy. The
verdict of the coroner's jury does not
say whether murder was committeed or
a. ' - -
the killing was acciaentai.
1 Attempt to Wreck Train.
Richmonffe Va. Special. An
tempt wa3 made Sunday night to
wfeck a passenger train at the ore
pounding milL 12 miles west of Taze
well. A flshguard was laid on the
rails, and the forward t truck ' of the
ensine was thrown from .the track.
Fortunately it was running slowly. 1
While the damage was being repaired
investigation' showed ' : another fish
guard ' and a large rock pn the track
just .a&ead. 1 '
k - I t 1':'" . ;.
HAKES A GOCD REPORT
Corporation Commission ; Gives
4 Usual Statements -The
; Corporation Commission this
evening gave out its'.-., report - to Gov
ernor : Aycock, . for 'the " present 'year.:
The report says that during the year
there were 380,310- miles of main
line of railroad v in :- operation.
The gross -earnings were ?20,387,940;
operating expenses,' $12,848,929, net i
come from operations, $7,539011; net
increase, $1,065,173 over last year's
operations. The railroads employed
15,205 persons and 120 "persons were
killed in the movement of trains. Of
these two were passengers and 39
employes;'. 4,930,095" passengers were
transported; V 335 complaints were
made to the commission, nearly all
of which were disposed of. '
North Carolina is the only State' in
which . railways are required to per-,
mit first and second-class fares for
passengers, and the laws were so
amended as to require only, one fare
that could certainly be made lower
than the present first-class ; fare of
3 1-2 cents. The average rate per -passenger
mile on the leading roads in the
State was about 23 cents. The num
ber of .banks has increased from 155
to 192. Four banks were put in re
ceivers' hands. , ;
i EARNINGS AD EXPANSES.
The Corporation Commission's re?
port says; the earnings of railways dur
ing the year weie: Atlantic Coast
Line, $5,234,869; Seaboard Air Line,
$3,721,713; Southern Railway, $9,594,-
053; miscellaneous roads, $1,837,305.
Total, $20,387,940.. The capital stock
pf all the roads is $63,390,350. Taxes
paid were: Atlantic Coast Line, $219,
897; Seaboard - Air Line, $127,940;
Southern , : Railway, $278,446. Total,
$626,283, and by miscellaneous roads,
5i,49Z, making a total of all roads,
5677,775. The number of employes
fs Atlantic Coast Line, 4,909 ; Seaboard
Air Line, 2,207; Southern Railway,
B,038; miscellaneous roads, 3,051. Val
uation for taxation is as follows : At
Jantic Coast Line, $24,454,014; Sea
board Air Line, $12,500,000; Southern
Railway, $26,310,589; miscellaneous
roads, $6,216,370; telegraph, telephone,
ptreet railway and express companies,
J5,U61,U52; total, $74,542,026.
' " - '
The penitentiary directors Monday
evening filed their report with Gover
nor Aycock, showing a net surplus of.
$132,868. Included in this arc $60,00tt
in penitentiary debt bonds purchased
by the directors. Other assets, con
sisting mainly of cotton; are estimated
at the present market value, several
crops being left out of the estimate so
as. to offset any further slump in cot-,
ten. But j for the slump the surplus
would' have been $150,000, the direc
tors "state. They recommend that the
$50,000 ddbt bonds they hold be de
voted' to the establishment of a re
formatory for young, criminals. The
Governor approves this recommenda
tion. TBe prison and its various
branches are in good physical condi
tion and the past four years were un
marked by any epidemic, small or
great. The order -was good, generally
speaking, the convicts have behaved
exceptionally well, this being- due to
strict discipline and kind and consider
ate treatment. There are now hospi
tal wards-for white and negro con
sumptives. -Many improvements have
been made in the convict quarters at
the State , farm. The latter yielded
Creditors Want Receiver. ;
Greensboro, Special. In the United
States Court here Judge Boyd heard
a creditors. petition in involuntary
bankfdptcy filed by Walter Swink, of
Concord, and S. M. Swink, of Winston,
attorneys for the creditors of D. P.
Dayvault & Bro., Wholesale and re
tail merchants of Concord, CoPleemee
andi Gold Hill. The petition states
the assets of the firm to be $100,000;
liabilities. $150,000. Judge Boyd or
dered a subpoena to issue the parties
to appear here Jan. 17 to show cause
why they should not beclared bank
rupt. Pending a hearing, T. D. Mam
us, of Concord, was named as receiver,
fiillng a bond of $10,000. 7
Chadwick Couple Meet.
Cleveland, O., Special. Sheriff Bar
ry and Leroy S- Chadwick arrived here
Sunday from New York and were
driven at once to the county jail where
a bail bond-for $i0,000 was furnished
for Dr. Chad wick's appearance in the
Criminal Court next Tuesday, when
he will be given a preliminary hearing.
The bail bond was signed by Virgil P.
Kline, counsel for Dr. Chadwick, and
also y P. Dawley, counsel for Mrs.
Chadwick. These formalities being
completed, Dr. Chadwick1 was admitted
to the woman's department of the jail;
where he held a long1 conference with
his wife. i
Steamer Blown Up.
Hamilton, Bernmda, By Cable. The
steamer Galia, from Hamburg for Ha
vana, has arrived here with the sur-
Ivors of the crew of the Norwegian
bark Arpesia, Captain Jensen, from
New Y6rk, . Dec. 9, for Cette. The Ar
pesia was blown up at sea-by the ex
plosion of her cargo of naphtha, ,and
eleven of her crew was killed. Seven
pf the crew, who were saved, were
landed here Monday night.
c- Sent to Reformatory.
Roanoke, Va., Special. In the coun
ty Court at Tazewell " Court Hpnse,
Leander Cruey and Estill Burgissaged
respectively 18 and 15 years, were tried
on the charge of wrecking a Norfolk
& western passenger train on the
Ulinch valley di vision a .week ago by
piling rocks and 5 wood on the " track,
and .were sentenced to the State re
formatory, 'where they are to star un
til - they are 21 years of age. . No one
was .seriously hurt "by the derailment
j or tne train. . v
TOPICS OF INTEREST TO THE PLANTER, STOCKMAN AND TRUCK GROWER, r
Cheap Feed For Milk ami Butter. t
H. G. D.. of Jloiinoke, " writes:
'Please tell me the best feed for cows
to produce milk. Do you advise feed
ing' cottonseed meal, and in what quan
tity?.". Answer:, The very best food for" a
dairy cow Is good bluegrass. You can
produce milk more cheaply in this way
and with less, trouble than by any pther
means. Of - course, bluegrass is not
available all the year, and for the-winter
feeding of the cow some substi
tute for grass must be found. The
dairy cow gives her best results when
receiving a succulent ration. For this
reason silage is considered one of the
best winter feeds for cows.
Silage, as you know, may - be made
from corn, sorghum, cow peas, clover
or other farm crops. The greater part
of the silage used is made from Corn.
This is because of the large yields ob
tained, andT the economy with which
the crop can be produced. When the
corn is well eared and glazed, and some
of the lower leaves beginning to fire,
it is in condition to. be put in the silo.
The silo may be constructed : on the
same principle as a water tank. The
idea is to exclude the air and prevent
fermentation. The green corn? is cut
up fine and run into the silo and packed
down firmly, and .will then keep for
long periods, and can be fed to cows
as needed. , .
When silage can not be had, roots
are often used, but root crops can not
be produced as economically in the
South as silage, and the climate does
not favor' their. growth as much as it
idoes further North. It will pay you
to have a silo, if you are feeding a
considerable number of cows. A
If yovi are without a silo, the ques
tion resolves itself into some method
of feeding economically at the present
time. If yon can obtain an abundance
of corn stalks to be shredded or cut up,
this will furnish a fairly good rough
ness for your dairy animals, provided
you feed along with say twenty pounds
of fodder, ten pounds of good clover
hay besides some wheat bran and cot
tonseed meal. In order to make the
shredded stover more palatable, it may
be sprinkled with water and the meal
scattered over it and the whole mixed
-toffether with a fork. This will neces
sitate the animals eating up' mucn
'more of the shredded stover than they
otherwise might do?i and the produc
tion of cheap milk and butter depends
very largely in making the cows con
sume a . considerable quantity of dry
roughness, which always provides the
cheapest part of the ration. . If you
cannot obtain corn stalks, you can, of
course, feed your cows on mixed hay
and grain. This is often an expensive
ration. If with your mixed hay you
can secure some clover or cow . pea
hay, it will provide a better variety
for the cow.
As tothe concentrates, you may feed
wheat bran at the rate of six1 to eight
pounds per day for each thousand
pounds of live weight, and to this you
may add two to four pounds of 'cotton
seed meal. Cottonseed meal may be
fed with perfect safety in reasonable
quantity to dairy cows, and as it is So
rich in protein, an element which the
cow requires for the economical pro
duction of milk and butter, it furnishes
a cheap and excellent, supplementary
concentrate to wheat bran. , If wheat
bran costs you more than $25 a ton,
you can feed one-half, corn and cob
meal and onerhalf cottonseed meal. In
this case you would not feed oyer six
to eight pounds of the mixture per day
to a thousand-pound cow. If you find
it difficult to secure corn meal, you can
use one-third .wheat bran, one-third
middlings I and one-third cottonseed
meal to advantage.
The amount of grain that should be
fed to a cow will depend on ler milk
flow. If she is giving three to five
gallons a day, she should be fed liber
ally twelve to fifteen pounds per day.
One must use judgment in feeding a
cow, and no definite rules can be laid
down. Where the,' cow is giving a
small flow of milk, six to; eight pounds
of grain per day would i be sufficient.
Corn and other fattening" grains should
not be fed as the sole concentrates to
dairy cows. Andrew M. Soule.
Corn Stalks on LancI -
Now, if you will permit me a small
space, I will give some farm experi
ence. The crops are an gatnerea ana
stored away; the harvest was a bounti
ful one for we svho tried to help our
selves, and we; should all be thankful
to our LPrd the giver of all blessings,
for such favors. -.. Wheat and rye are
sowed, and now is the time to start
put for another crops I
If any of you intend to raise corn
pn land that was in corn last season, I
will tell you how I treat stalk land if
you wish to get rid of the stalks. Do
not burn them, as the manner of some
is, but take a good sized one.-horse turn
plow and rinvtwo furrows in centre. of
middle, turning the dirt each way to-
News of the Day.
The ministere des finances at Athens,
Greece, will receive proppsals fPr fur
nishing a yearly supply of cigarette pa
per to the Government nonopoly ad
ministration; - j x
Physicians live longer than other
professional men, their average lease of
life being over 60. Only T per cent die
of tuberculosis, which shows that they
guard carefully against infection. Over
40 per cent die of netrous biikdown
oi heart trouble. - t
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ward standing s talk (I mean second
furrow1 in bottom of first furrdw) as;
deep as one good mulecair pull well.
Thin cut stalks dowifwith fhoe or
scythe and. lay each row of stalks and
all weeds" and grass in this furrow.
Then turn on one 'furrow from -each
side with a large two-horse .plow.;
Then let, it stand until planting time,
while the high ridge stands'up and, a
small - bar between and . ttie furrows
open. - Tne:. cold, nard freezing wm?
reach deeper in the ground than . if
plowed level. ; - , .
At planting time, use a long,? straight
plow with two mules drawing it. Run
one furrow on each i!e of ridge where
stalks ? were buried,, but do not turn
them out. Then wlth"twa mules turn
out remainder of old ridge. Now take
cutaway harrow and , cut down the
ridge to thV desired height. Plant" on
or just beside of stalks and you will
make cornif you 'cultivate well.
Now as to the inoculating material
sent out by the Government last spring:
for cow peas', I received a package andl
used it on . black cow- peas on land
that was in rye. Turned stubble, har
rowed land sowed with drill, some
treated" and some untreated! and found
no improvement by inoculating, but
the dry weather caused i rather late
sowing. Now I sowed land in wheat ;
will notice the same plats i ot land tev
see if any benefit to wheat crop Ar not
Hope to hear from, some others who
used the inoculating material. R C.
Whitener. Burke County, N. C, in the
Progressive Farmer. "
A considerable per cent, of the best
arable land in the South s to-day. al
most entirely unproductive, li i let
those lands lying along rivers, creeks,
branches, that have been cleared of
their forest growth and have l)een cul
tivated, but for some reason have been
allowed tp grow up , in weeds and
bushes of one kind or another. Near
ly all of this land is rich and if put in
first-class shape wjbuld produce a bale
of cotton 6r fifty bnshels of corn. with
out any manuring; Most of this land,
all, is set in Bermuda grass, and. if
nothing else, but if it had possession
there would be a most magnificent
pasture or meadow capable 'of produc
ing $50 worth of beef, pork or,Tnutton
to every acre: of it. If used only as, a
meadow it would yield from two to
five tons of the best hay in the world.
It is a pity these lands are not put in
condition to do their . best - for they
would be the most profitable part of
the farm. It is true it would take a
lot of hard work to get them back ia
perfect shaped a lot of" mowing, grub
bing i and chopping that the average
farmer is not able it seems to bestow
upon it. It would pay well to clean
up all patches even along the, branches
and- creeks. Such as are not set in
Bermuda could be used for sugar cane.
if desired. .' There is so little good land
on the farm to-day the best should
certainly be reclaimed , with as little
delay as possible. Florida Agricul
turist. . '
. . The Market Fowl. , '
Mr. P. H. Jacobs, editor of The
Poultry News, crowds. a large amount
of sound common sense into a very
short article as follows:
The. market fowl is an insignificant.
object with those who advocate the:
standard, and they boldly proelaim
their destestation of any. - mongrel
grade, or breed that is not recognized
by what- they, term the "infallible
guide" to success with poultry- Our
standard friends -may. be sound
enough on the standard requirements,-
but we will say to -them; that when .
they begin to build up the breeds ac
cording to the standard by pulling out
the pillars that support the poultry
structure the falling ruins " will crush
them as well as those whom they
despise. Like Samson, they will die
with the Philistines, for the founda
tion of the standard breeds' is the mar- .
ket poultry. But for those who "keep
chickens" the fancy breeders would
have no markets for their prodnctions,
and admitting that they displace the
scyub altogether ' they must , create
newer kinds or find the markets all
supplied. The questipn as to the profit
ableness of a breed and its use as a
"thing of beauty" must be discussed i
in its plainest sense. To retain the
standard and keep up the purity cf the
breeds it must be demonstrated that
profit is sure to result,' and unless that
is done the labor will be but thrown
away. " VI . ;'.
The Best Pullet.' - S
If a pullet has been early and care
fully reared, its most prolific season h
its first winter. The secPnd year, as a '
Whole, is quite as profitable, however,
because the fowl eats less than when
growing, and the first half of Its first
year there, are few or no eggs, while
lading is maintained all through its
second yeax1. Prof essor Thomas Shaw.
- Current Events.
N". L. Penn, the last lineal descendant .
of William1 Penn, is dead at Hartford,
says the Boston Globe. He was once;
the leader in the most exclusive cir-; r
cles in Philadelphia. He fell In love ;
and married. When a few years later ;
his wife and hr baby died together the
world seemed to drop out from under .;
him and he lost all interest in it. His
body will -be sent to.PJjjladelphia for .
burial. Thus "ends the noble . Viva ot
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