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FARMj fikld and gardek.
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DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF
FARMERS AND DAIRYMEN.
H. REDWOOD & GO,
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Happy Homes and Prosperous Peo
ple Internal Improvement and
I Commercial Importance.
In Madison count v
.1 unction of the W.'X C. and E
T.j V. and G. railroads is one
ot the prettiest small towns m
the State. Eviroiied by a com
plete circle of mighty ; mount
ains, the level plateau upon
which, the town is built shows
up with splendid effect. The
I)opulatioh of the plaice numbers,
all told, about five ljundred per
sons. These people! are; active,
industrious, energetic and intel
ligent. ! They carry) onj all the
various branches, of industry,
and in almost every instance
are successful ana" ! well-to-do.
milling j stock raising, etc., are
the principal pursuits of the in
habitants of the place, i land the
capital involved is extensive, j
The mayor 'of the town, Hon.
Beverly W. Hillj islnow serving
his second term in
and is one of the
neht citizens of Madison county.
tie is active and; alive to the in
terest s of the pretty town , whose
municipal head he) is. A gen
tleman of sound business judg
ment, a shrewd financier and
a close and careful observer of
events, he has won the confi
dence and esteem' of his! friends
and the respect of iis enemies,
by reason of his ( Very superior
method of discharging the du-
ties thrust upon him by his peo
ple. Mr. Hill is also largely in
terested in the mercantile busi
ness, an extensive! planter, and
is reputed to be one of the
wealthiest men in the county.
He married a daughter of Col.
J. A. ilumbough, ? formerly of
Hot Springs, and h'as an exceed
ingly interesting fajnilj. Mayor
Hill resides in one of the hand
somest mansions 1 about the
place, and his home is noted for
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ine eiegant nospuaiityj always
accorded to his guests, j . j
' Located here also is ) the f a
: nious Mountain Park hotel, own
ed by the Southern Improvement
Company, of New York, and
managed by Mr. w . GL "Doolit-
Lie, laie oi xiicnneiq oprings m
Xl O -L J : miL 1 x 1 1
ine same oiaie. ine notei nas
, been completely refjurnished and
many, improvement's have been
added since Mr. D. assumed con
trol. The entire j building is
now being repainted a feature
that will add much5 toi the at
tractiveness of itb 3. celebrated
hostelry. The grounds surroun
. ding the hotel hav 3 also been
carefully laid out in drives,
walks, grass plat 4 and flower
beds, rockeries, ; etc. Tennis
courts, croquet lawns, baseball
" - grounds, and a,:rac course are
provided for those jwho delight
in such sports, while over at
"The Island," a beautiful sum
mer garden, with pavilions, rus.
tic seats, swings, ejc. , have been
laid out. A straight water
course, one milej in length
; skirts this garden on the South,
and here bathers and
teams can find all the pleasures
they wish in these pastimes.
uonnectea witin me notei is a
pool parlors, bowli
ig alley, etc.
The cuisine of the
hotel is firsts
class, and the service excellent.!
The sleeping rooms are all
splendidly furnished and equip
ped, and the rjajrljors, reading
rooms, receptibii I rooms, are
models of beauty- and comfort.
The entire hotel is surrounded
by broad verandahs, enclosed
by glass in whiter,! affording at
all times a delightful promenade.
The celebrated hot baths- are
liberally patronized by guests,
and in nearly i ev?ry instance
have resulted hi a perfect cure
of the malady for which they
were taken. Elegant marble
bath tubs are found in the main
hotel building, as well as at the
bath house, somgwjhat removed
from tlie main building. The
temperature of theke baths runs
all the way from 1 96 to. 104
Fahrenheit, and are delightful
in their effects. ! Cardinal Gib
bons, Mr. Geo. F. Scott j presi
dent of the R. and D. system
Dr. Lewis A. Sayre, the eminent
orthopedic physician, of New
York, Ma j. John D. Kelly, the
Garretts of Baltimore, and oth
er well known people North and
South, are" frequent visitors at
the Springs. jhe
for the bath, from!
derive much benefit.
The scenery about Hot Springs
is simply wohderiful. Round
Top Mountain, a lofty eminence;
Spring Creek Falls; and valley;
the drive to Paint j Rock; "The
Island"; "Lovers' Leap Mount-
3I0UXTAIX PARK HOTEL, HOT SPRINGS, X. C.
am"; the beautitul French
Broad, are all features worth a
journey of many hundreds of
miles to see. j
There are mariy elegant resi
dences at Hot Springs, notable
among which is f 'Loretta Hall,'
Col. Rumbough'b fine place; the
residence of Mayor Hill, and the
mansion occupied by Mrs.
The Episcopal,' Catholic, Meth
odist and Baptist churches are
handsome edifices, in charge of
learned and able divines who
administer regularly to the spir
itual needs of tlie inhabitants of
There are several general
merchandise stores at this place
and each house does a good bus
iness. The cash system pre
vails, and very few chattel
mortgages for supplies are given
by the farmers of Madison. j
Good boarding houses and
hotels, clever, hospitable and
generous! people, pleasant
homes and magnificent climate
and scenerv. make Hot Snriners
a place in whicrj one may wish
to live torever. i
Fun for tlie Fireside.
The Power of Example, j
Master Tommy was strutting
about, very proud of his j first!
pair of pants. I ,
"And now," remarked a mem
ber of the fami
y, "you're quite
'"Yes," added the vounsrster.
"and I can sw$ar just like pa
paJ" Judge, j
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; ! He Was Thoughtful.
"Can you furnish bail in the
sum of $200 ?" was asked a pris
oner in the police court the other
day. ' ! ' " '; .
"Yes, I suppose I could, but
"Who will go on your bond?"
"I was going! to say that the
President of the United States
would probably be only too glad
to, but I hate t6 bother him with
such a. trine. I'll
"Get some one else ?
jno, i ll sro
to l ail. lins is
busy day, andj I
don't want to disturb him."
! They Cry for Husbands.
A bieramist latelv captured in
Iowa owned uri to eleven differ
ent marriages !as calmlv as one
would light a cigar. He said
that a common good looking
man, who would carrv a lot of
bogus bank checks in his wallet
and talk: big cquld marry a new
wife once a month for twenty
years. All ol his wives married
nim on inree- or iour weeks' ac
It Was a Shock.
The other morning:, w
tien ! a
Chicago paper! made the state
ment that the (water supply of
that city was costing $1,000,000
per year, thousands of citizens
gave a start of surprise. jThey
knew they nevbr used any, and
the extravagant waste of others
stunned and amazed them.
He Takes it Easy. ! !
A French naturalist has given
a year or twoj of his valuable
time to the frog, and has learned
that the average frog, if undis
turbed, will not jump over ten
yards per day. Most of his
time will be spent in deep med
idation or prof bund calculation.
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Only a Difference of $100,000,000.
It will cost $100,000,000 to put
our sea coast in a state of de
fense asrainst I a foreisrn
while it wont post us ten
to mind our business and
out of a row with the rest of the
An Apt Quotation.
"Better late than never," said
Miss Beatrice Neverwon, aged
o0, as she became Mrs. Ketchum
j "Are you doing much garden
ing, Miss Struckoyle ?"
! "No ; not much. You see I
have not yet) got the proper
stockings for such work."
"Got what VI
"The proper stockings the
rubber garden hose 1 see adver
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iiseu in tne papers.
! Save Your Strength. j
Young mothers,; be as chary
of your strength as a miser of
his money. You will have
abundant use for all at your
command in the rearing of your
children. All used unneces
sarily is wasted, squandered.
You have a certain life supply,
and when that is exhausted you
must fail, though j that exhaus
tion may occur at 40 years of
age. j Like the moments, never
returning, the vital supply that
was intended for the whole life
cannot return when once wasted.
Let little feet run j up and down
stairs! to do littlej errands. It
will do the little! children no
harm to do that much and will
favor you very much. Do not
lift a whole tub or even a pail
of water if it in any way over
exerts you. A little planning,
a little time taken for a hard ef
fort, a little rest j taken when
you are weary will prove econo
my. Overwork is as disastrous
as the payment! of exorbitant
interest. ! ) -
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Mr. J. W. King, near Cro
wells, runs a two-horse farm
with f results more profitable
than come to. many who run
ten-horse farms, as the follow
ing will show : j
This year he has raised on a
two-horse crop twelve bags of
cotton, fifty barrels of corn,
five thousand pounds of fodder,
two thousand pounds of hay,
one hundred bushels of peanuts,
two hundred bushels of pota
toes, ten bushels of corn-field
peasj five thousand pounds of
oats, and will fatten one thou
sand pounds of meat, i H
The product of j this crop this
year will be worth $1,100. He
has not hired a day's labor dur
ing the year, and the entire out
lay to make the crop was 150.
He works himself with the help
of his boys, lives plentifully,
subscribes to four newspapers
and I pays in advance for them
all. Scotland Neck Democrat.
The Worm j Turned.
Mr. Bully Ragg Now, sir,
you have stated, under oath,
that ; this man had the appear
ance of a gentleman. Will you
be good enough to tell the jury
how a gentleman! looks, in your
estimation ? I
- Down-trodden witness Well,
er a gentleman looks er like
er '' . J.:f,
Mr. Bully Ragg I don't want
any of yoiir ers, sir ; and re
member that you are- on oath.
Can you see anybody in this
court room who looks like a
gentleman ? r
Witness (with sudden asper
ity) I can if you'll stand out of
the way. j You're not t ran spar
The hen is very methodical.
She lays out her work every
morning. Yonkers Statesman.
When the rooster gets a comb
he, reaches the top-knotch of his
ambition. Merchant Traveler.
The hen is a splendid example
of perseverance, but she is an
example you can't always set.
Terre Haute Express.
Compote of Peaches.
Cut the fruit in two, take out
the stones, and throw in boiling
water, for one minute, then put
in cold water, take out and peel;
put a pint of water in a sauce
pan and set over the fire ; when
boiling, put in the fruit, let cook
until soft, take up, lay in a deep
dish and pour over a syrup
made of a 'pound of sugar and a
pint of water.
A Heart's Trial.
She Ashburton O'Donohue,
it is in vain you plead. I never
kin be your'n. 1 1 am told you
have seven dollars and a half in
the savings bank, and my frens
will say I married yer fer yer
money. I am sorry yer wuzzent
poor, for then but no matter
depart and go leave me ! Life.
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Making love in an orchard is
something of an apple-paring.
Washington Capital. ,
Live, up to yOur engagements.
and Late Harvesting
of the Fruit Tested A Word About the
Desirability of Fall Plowing.
- Obviously the proper time for picking
apples must vary so much in different
latitudes and different seasons that no
fixed date can be given that will be ap
plicable; in all cases or with all varieties.
For the winter sorts it has commonly
been believed that the longer they would
hold on firmly, the
be advantageously delayed, and
that in such cases late gatherings would
keep better than earlier ones from the
same trees. r
For a practical test in this matter of
early and late picking upon the keeping
qualities of apples,! an experiment was
begun at the Ohio station, Sept. 26 of
last year, in which five well known
varieties! were chosen, of which 100 per
fect apples of each variety were selected
at each j of the four several j pickings,
which occurred Sept. 26, Oct. 6, Oct. 13
and Oct. 20, the latest date at which a
sufficient number of perfect specimens
could be obtained, j
I The selected varieties were j Baldwin,
Roxbury russet, Newtown pippin, Jona
than -and Ben Davis. The apples were
stored in crates in an ordinary cellar.
The weight of each' lot was taken at the
time of picking and at frequent intervals
during the experiment. Rotten speci
mens were removed at the same time.
The shrinkage in weight, due to loss of
water by evaporation, occurred mostly
before the expiration of two months. The
loss was greater in the early picked apples
than in the late. j
j A tabulated statement of the experi
ment at its close, 256 days from picking,
also for1 a shorter period, or 227 days
from the date of the picking, also of in
termediate pickings, makes it apparent
that the results with the varieties includ
ed in the experiment agree substantially
in the following particulars: 1. No dif
ference in keeping qualities between
early and late pickings was manifest at
the expiration of two months from the
date : of the picking. 2. Baldwin, Rox
bufy russet and Jonathan showed a dif
ference in favor of early picking before
the expiration of six months from the
date of picking. Newtown pippin and
Ben Davis did not! exhibit a difference
between early and late pickings until
after the expiration of six months. 3.
After the expiration of six months the
difference between j early and late pick
ings increased until the close: of the ex
periment. j -
The conclusion reached was that early
picking of apples improves their keeping
qualities,: but no difference is manifest
for nearly six months' after picking. If
kept for a longer period than six months
the early picked apples show a decided
gain over those picked late. The greater
part of the loss in weight,! caused by
drying, occurs within six! months after
picking. The early picked apples lose
slightly more in weight than those that
are picked late. j i . , !
v Daily Care of a! Horse's Feet.
! George A. Martin j in his book, "The
Family . jHorse," gives some advice on
the care of horses' ! feet. When a horse
returns to the stable from a drive, one of
the first duties is to clean and pick out
the feet land examihejthem to see if any
stones nave lodged above the shoe, or
sharp pointed object has penetrated the
sole, t The hind feet should never be al
lowed to stand in an acrid mass of filth
and droppings. Neglect in this particu
lar is a prolific source of thrush and
other diseases of the foot. The old and
almost universal practice of "stopping"
the fore: feet with cow dung, either alone
or mixed with clay, is a pernicious one.
The very books which recommend this
practice also cite it as one of the most
usual causes of thrush and canker. If
tlie sole; and frog are left as they should
be, without interference, ; there will be
less tendency to contraction of the feet.
If the fore feet become dry and feverish
from stabling upon a plank floor or trav
eling on hard roads, they may be soaked
in the foot bath. There are also "water
boots" and pads to! be used for soaking
the feet. "Hoof ointments" and nos
trums of all kinds are worse than useless
on feet which are properly shod and
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Covers for Grape Vines.
! American Cultivator gives expression
:o the following: Grape growing is in
;his country yet in! its infancy. We be
lieve the time will come when successful
grape growers will build over the trellises
a slight protection, if only four or five
feet in width, to shelter the grapes from
rains and heavy dews. Vines thus pro
tected from too much moisture would
not be liable to mildew or the grapes to
rot, or at least these diseases, now so pre
valent, could be kept off at much less ex
pense than; under the present system.
Under such! a cover grapes would ripen
One or two weeks earlier than if unpro
tected. The earliest, largest and best
bunches of grapes on a vine running be
side a house are found sheltered beneath
eaves and cornices. It will cost some
thing to try! this, but its advantage in a
wet, cold season (like the present will
pay large interest on the amount in
vested. The higher price for having the
grapes even a week earlier will be enough
in one or two years to pay the expense.
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; Draft Horses and Good Roadsters.
It is a fact that there is no! surplus of
draft horses. It is also true that there is
a great deficiency of good roadsters, and
we can see no other cause for the busi
ness not flourishing except that the horses
produced are not the class most desired.
There are of course a great many common
horses in use, but! they are not a ready
sale and the prices are not to be compared
with what is received for the best grade.
If the growers farm is well stocked with
good mares! weighing 1,100 pounds and
upwards, instead of 1,100 pounds down to
700, there would be a great difference in
Apple I for Winter
Question of Early
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attention given to the
better qualities in all
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men, : boys and chil
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wraps; all new styles.
Knox's celebrated hats
line of less
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for men, the best in
the! world for
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all times in all lines!
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f pe,w lot of designs just received. : Large lot
' ! .i in ..-
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WHOLESALE AND EETAIL DEALER IN
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We have in stock 7.000 rolls of Wall Pai.
which we will sell cheap to make room forc:
large stock just ordered for Fall and Spr-"
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Prices from $1.50 to $3.00. Excelle:
gold nibs. ;
THE BEST IN AMERICA,"
Said one who had used them
New sets of Scott. iDickens. Hump.
Thackery, and Elliot's works. - Very Io-
Our Holiday Books
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wouia ao well to make their selectioi
Just received, a new line of boys ;
locipectes and wagons. '
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