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    Farm Department,
Conducted bv J. M. Meaty.
Spring or Fall Plowing
1 have lived on a Northwestern
farm my whole life, aud have
been actively engaged in farm
ing on lay own farm for more
than t went v-Hve years, aud have
found wry few seasons when any
farm crops did us well on spring
plowed land as i u fall plowed.
Corn if exception to this rule.
Some tell me that their corn gets
very weedy where the held is
plowed the fall before If it does,
it is because the soil is not prop
erly worked before the coru is
plauted. The fall-plowed field
has every advantage where the
soil is thoroughly worked before
By plow ing in fall rhe earth is
thrown up where the suu aud
air can work upon it, and the
freezing of our cold wiutar-> helps
to pulverize the lumps and fine
the soil If the following season
is dry the fall-plowed field will
withstand the drought very
much better. By having the
plowing all done in the autumn,
the farmer is enubled to put
much more labor on his fields in
working and lining the soil and
still get his crops in on time,
which iii^nis much in a good
year and everything in a poor or
dry season. There amy be sea
sous where the soil seems to run
tfhr >t li, i- u iiliui'oii in full
vw^wvuvt tiuvu u <u Hill,
and it is quite hard and flinty
and difficult to work up when
spring comes. In such cases it
should uot be allowed to get
hard and dry before itislooseued
011 the surface with the harrow,
and then by thoroughly disc
harrowing it later, it will be as
tiue and mellow as need be. In
such instances it may take a lit
tle more work than wtieu plowed
in spring, but the extra crop will
more than repay one for the
extra work.
Always remember that extra
labor put on laud by way of
cultivation is not labor thrown
away, but is time well spent, as
it always means the liberating
of plant food and consequently
larger crops.?Forest Henry.
"I was trouble with constipa
tion and stomach troubles, lost
flesh, my complexion was ruined;
Hoilister's Rocky Mountain leu
brought back my health ami
complexion." Alary Allen, St. j
Louis. 35 cents.
Hog Killing Times.
It won't be many moons before
out of the Rockies in the far
northwest old winter will begin
to shake out the icicles from his
snowy locks and lliug them out i
am >i.r. he sunny skies of the far
south!,, id. When that time
comes, and it cannot now be \ cry
i.ii ..ft, the learned prophets hav
ing I;-,. 1 -gci ncle Sam's weather
bureaus will issue their 3U-hour!
bulifi 1 us felling the people that
hign bai eter antral in Mon
tana wili ii*cipitatea cold wave
over rl.c .outh which will send
'h y dow n below freezing,
an-i lv people in the
fit i- - |. in after the eoal sup
ply and the water piping in the
1 { , - t .? .1 -' 1 ^ *
.. . i.? inr-prmluenr iariner,
whu hi!.- rettUv laid hi his win-- I
t>*r ;ij'j ? I wood, the news of!
the , ive will have quite a
diil' meaning. There are
tii.' ?: - ? < >(.J, thrifty lar
nit - I tl cotton helt who
In i ?rs n >w fattening in
i1 . . . '! ne advantage
ii.. old snap to have
? ? JUthemers usualh
.term a "cog-killing time." Am i
11n ' I r.i * t of dawn break
?ipi frus- v morning when
n i- ? ri iiu;. in the watei
ti" tie glimmer of log fires
will i !,. ating the rocks
. : ' ; the dying pigs
will le* heard in tiie land. There
will be iejstle ud stirriug in
mail' , rijral home while knives
are being whetted, water heated,
gambling sticks prepared and
pots and cuns cleaued. The week
of hog killing, drying up the lard,
Halting down the meat, grinding
aud stuffing thesausage,soaking
the Kit terh.igs. ind all the other ?
innumerable del ails in connection
with the work muke the annual i
hog-killing on a southern farm j \
one of the most important events :
in the year, lam always sorry ,
for the littl< boys and girls who <
live in towns and cities, und who 1
never were present at a hog
killing as we have it. A little boy 1
who has never enjoyed the luxury 1
cooking the "melt" on a hot ]
rock, or blowing up a bladder '
for a Christinas gun lias never 1
realised tile truuenjoyment of an J
unalloyed youthful pleasure. ;
And, as for that mutter, the ]
grown folks in town, while they
may have their western porter
house steaks and o.vsders from
Norfolk, yet there is no bill of
fare equal to one made up ol
broiled tenderloin pork, fried j
sausage, aparetibs. brains, hot
coffee and ??fatty" bread on a
cold frosty morning. I have
' dined at the beet hotels in the
country, but for a meal tit for
the gods, sit me down before the
above bill of fare when tired aud
hungry, ami 1 will tell you that
j life is north living, no matter
which way the cat jumps. I have
been there many a time in the
past, aud trust I may be spared
for many more similar experi
eu >es. So long as 1 farm 1 expect
to have each year a hog-killing |
In presenting iny plan for sav
ing meat that covers a period of
thirty years, observation aud
experience and during an aetuul
experience of the past twenty
years 1 have never lost a pound
of pork, 1 never slaughter hogs
unless my weather map indicates
fair weather, the wind is from the
west and ice has formed on water
in exposed places. 1 try to kill
and clean the porkers in the
forenoon and let them hang out
until late in the afternoon.
The animal is then split open
down the back, a little salt
sprinkled on the joints and the
whole laid out in the smoke
house until next morning.
By tlit* next day all the animal
heat in oat. the meat in thorough
ly eold and can be cut up aud
trimmed to much better advan
tage. The hams, shoulders,
jowls, middlings ond heads are j
then rubbed well into salt and |
packed away in the order named.
Each layer of meat is covered!
with salt aud the whole is then
covered securely against outside I
enemies. If the animal heat is
gotten out entirely before pack- '
ing down the meat will cure up
nicely and pure Hogs weighing '
from 200 to 300 pounds should
remain down in salt for three j
weeks aud larger animals ,four |
weeks. 11
The meat will absorb too much J
salt if allowed to remain a longer j,
period of time. The backbones i
and spareribs are lightly |
sprinkled with salt and kept in j
a separate box or barrel for im- (
mediate consumption.
I usually work the heads up 1
into souse, as they coutaiu but 1
little meat aud can only be cook- ,
ed to advantage in seasoning a t
dish of turnips or salad. 1 know <
of nothing better than a piece of |
cold back-bone, bread and a glass I
of good butter milk for supper. |!
It makes me dream cotton is 1
worth lo cents a pound whether j
1 get it or not. '
At the end of the third or
fourth week take up the meat, J'
knock off the salt and hang it up ? j
to be smoked for a few days. At- j
ter smoking take the meat down |
and sprinkle each piece lightly
with a little pulverized borax,
using one pound of the borax to j
each one thousand pounds of
meat. The meat can then be re- j
bung, laid out on shelves or the!
hams and shoulders wrapped in J
ptiper or sewed up iu bags, j
However, putting in paper or [
sewing iu bags is unnecessary as j
bugs and flies will not go about j
the borax.
It is just a common cold, people say,
there's no danger in that. Admitting their
statement, then there are uncommon colds, !
colds which are dangerous ; for many a
fatal sickness begins vrith a cold. If we
could tell the common cold from the un
common we could feel quite safe. But we
can't. The uncommon variety is rarely
recognized until it has fastened its hold on
the lungs, and there are symptoms of con
At the first symptoms the careful person
will heed the warning by taking a mild
laxative ; some vegetable pill that will not
disturb the system or cause griping. About
the best is "Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets."
If the cold starts with a cough, nnd it
persists then some local treatment for this
condition should be taken. A well known
alterative extract, which has been highly
recommended by thousands of users, is
Dr Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery.
This tonic compound is composed of an
extract of roots and herbs and has a sooth
ing effect upon the mucous membrane*
allays the irritation and at the same time
works in the proper and reasonable way,
at the seat of the trouble?the stagnated or
poisoned blood.
It contains no alcohol to shrivel up the
blood corpuscles, but makes pure rich red
Dr. Pierce's 1000-page illustrated book,
'The Common Sense Medical Adviser," is
sent free in paper covers on receipt of 21
one-cent stamps to pay cost of mailing only.
For 31 .stamps the cloth bound volume will
be sent. 1008 pages. It was formerly sold
for $1.50 per copy Address Dr. R. V.
Pierce, Buffalo, N. V.
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Just a little borax is all that
is needed, and when the meat is
to be cooked ha ve it washed good
in hot water. However, I have
never known any harmful effects
troin borax, although some of
the chemists claim it might be
harmful if used in too large'
quantities. It saves meat better
than anything 1 ever tried. The
important feature in saving nork
is to Ite sure the animal heat is
out before packing down and the;
liberal use of salt. 1 am exceed
iuglv fond of country cured hams,
but 1 have never yet been able
to cultivate an appetite for the
canvas hams sent us from the
1 am satisfied that our dry
cured country pork, as we cure
it in salt, is healthy, it is free
from the powerful acids often
employed by the western packers
and which some of our soldier
boys in Cuba during tne Spanish
American war termed the '?em
balming process." It is very
gratifying to know that pork
production is increasing in the
south. Every southern farmer
owes it as a duty to himself and
family to raise euough pork each
yeur to meet all the needs of his
family for that kind of meat.
We are taking advantage of our (
rpunnrcpw up r1o
We can raise meat as cheaply k
as the western farmer and save -a
the cost of transportation, pack- 1
ing, and a half dozen middlemen's j,
profits. We can also cure our :
meat better than the western j
packing houses and unquestion- '
ably it eats better. 1 always [
enjoy everything that comes on a
my table which 1 produce better <?
than anything I can buy. I know j
that what 1 raise is pure and it c
is eaten with a greater relish, t
Likewise ray appetite is always) a
s?ood at our institute dinners j *
because I know that everything.
on the table is home-raised. Get j
ready for hog killing.?Harvie j ^
Mothers Praise It.
Mothersevery? here praise One Minute fj
Dough Cure for the sufferings it lias re- j
lieved and the lives of their little ones it ,
has saved. A certain cure for coughs, j *
-roup und whooping cough A L. Spaf
iord, Postmaster, of Chester, Mich , says:
Our little girl was unconscious from
strangulation during a sudden and ter
rible attack of croup. One Minute Cough
Dure quickly relieved and cured ber and
[ cannot praise it too highly." One Min
:it.e Cough Cure relieves coughs, makes
rreathing easy, cuts out phlegm, draws
rut inflammation, and removes every
?anse of a cough and strain on lungs,
krld by Iiood Bros,, Benson Drug Co., g
ind J. K. Ledbetter.
Gladys?I refused Ferdy two .
reeks ago and he has beeu drink- 11
ng heavily ever since. F.
Ethel?Isn't it about time he
stopped celeoratiiig??Fuck. ?
Chamberlain's .Stomach and Liver
Tablets are becoming a favorite for
itomach troubles and constipation. For '
rale by A. H. Boyett Smithfield; Selma 8
Drug Co., J. W. Benson.
Make Your Food Medicine.
The garden is a great medicine
'heat. Me your own doctor and
ook to your own slight ailments
If you are wakeful, eat lettuce.
For affections of the skin an l ,
or yellow skin eat oniora
)niotn> are also good for colds,
roughs, scrofula.
For a torpid liver, eat freely of
For malaria and general break
lowu, eat cranberries.
If nervous and irritable, eat
plenty of celery.
For constipation, eat fruits
ripe a'.d healthy fruits. Fresh
ruits are good; so are fi ;s aud
lates. Raisins are beneficial.
When the body is in good c:in
lition keep it in good condition
jy denying the appetite what
las once injured the body. One
?an do everything for himself by
?ating the right thing and not
:oo much of it, and by leaving
llone the wrong thing and all of
t. He can do more than the
loctors can do for him when he
s fiat on his back in bed.?Pbila
leiphia Inquirer.
A Heavy Load.
To lift tlifct loud off of the stomach |
like Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. It digests:
vhat you eat. Hour stomach, bdchiug, ]
ras oa stomach and all disorders of the
itomaoh that are curable, are instantly
?elieved and permanently cured by the
tse of Kodol Dyspepsia Cure. 8. I'.
5tons, a druggist at 297 Main street,
i?w Britian, Conn savs: "Kodol Dys
tepsia Cure is giving such universal snt
siuction and is so surely becoming the \
tositive re'fef and subsequent cure for
his distressing ailment. 1 feel that 1 am
ilways sure to satisfy and gratify my
astomers by recommending it to them. |
write this to show how well the remedy !
s spoken of here." Kodol Dyspepsia
lure was discovered after years of scien
ific experiments and will possitivelv cure
,11 stomach troubles. Hold by Hood
iros., Beuson Drug Co., and J. K. Led
"Very well, sir," said Dr.
iuack after his quarrel with the
mdertaker; "I'll make you sor
y for this." j
"What are you going to do?" j
tsked the undertaker; "retire
mm practice?"?Fhiladel phia ]
'Taint no use to set down and j
whine, i
When no tish get tangled in ;
your liDe j
Bait your hook with a bumble i
bee, I
And keep on taking Rocky i
Mountain Tea.?A. H. Boy
tt, Selma Drug Co. 1
The total value of real estate ^
a North Carolina as shown by a j
eport made up is $220,80.'! 339. ,
'he last reports a year ago
howed a total value of $178,
cASTortr A.
iears the _yylhe Kind You Have Always Bought
ig?r ^4^557 |
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Spiers'* I !
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Our Large Stock of Dry Goods. vj ;
Novelties Notions, Jackets, I
Capes, Milinery, Shoes, Etc., !jj v
has been received We arc |9
now prepared to show our w V
friends the largest stock of the J]
best selected goods for Fall
and Winter Wear that we have
yet handled. A .V ,V
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Spiers' Bros. I
40 Ye ar^Nk
i (Sill ?e 1
? Has been curing Chills Ague, Dengue, LaCrlppe ?
? and Malarial Ills of all kinds. A 50c. bottle M
% will break your chills; and you can get ItM
% from your druggist, who will refund your M
money If the medicine does you noM
\ good. Why don't you try !t?^F
It Is unequaled as a General
;j Yours Truly 1
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r<$ We sell you CLOTHING that clothes you, if;
? 5 And FOOD that keeps you fed, tfj
5 i We sell you SHOES that keeps you shod,
?U And HATS that fit the head. -4;
("Satisfaction" is our CLOTHING line, ill
"Fresh Croceries" is the FOOD, j?
"Anvil and Arogan" brand the SHOES, 8$
And the HATS are Keystoue?good. jsf;
93 Our line is GENERAL MERCHANDISE, gg
S 5 Our stock is fresh clear through. if;
jf : Please note the number of packages. iw
$3 You see wrapped up in BLUE. ??
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i John S. Barnes & Co. *
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Thornton Music House.
Opposite Boyett's Dru* Store.
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Pianos, Organs
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Small Musical instruments.
It you wish to buy a PIANO
or ORGAN come to see us or
drop us a card.
Old Instruments Repaired.
GKO, E. THORNTON, Manager.
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(if My i'ma full stock of Drv (food* is now 'lorn- V(/
.1/ plete. I have a ii up-to-date line of Dress \il
H (foods both in Woolen and Cotton. Silks for \ll
waist and skirtss. ^
;/ ShoesI Shoes!: ?(/
^ I have a tine line of Ladies' Misses and
If Children's Shoes, all styles and sizes. W
Capes. Jackets and Cloaks.
I have a full stock of Capes, Jackets and
Cloaks, iti all styles, color and prices. Also a
full line of ready made Skirts and Waists.
Millinery Goods.
Hats of the newest shapes, styles and colors.
Hats ready to wear in up-to-date styles. Call
and see my line before you buy and I will
save you monev.
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I* Gents' Furnishing Goods.
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^ I have a full stock of clothing. Shoes, Hats,
? Caps, Underwear, Cuffs, Collars, Ties and
If Dress Shirts, which 1 cau sell low as the V#f
If lowest. \h
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J Yours for business, ^
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