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The sun had cross'd from hill to hill,
[ts path we call'd a day:
We saw each other race to "ace,
Then each one went his way.
Descending darkness supervered.
We term'd its substance night.
'And in its folds, save but in thougbt,
Each vision pass'd frou sight.
THE BOND BE
She was forty.
She looked at herself with Cr
eyes in the large mirror before
It was a daring thing, perhaps,
wear white chiffon velvet. But the
color in her face was still as pure as
the color in a pale pink rose, and
the yellow hair was still a crowni of
gold to the small, shapely head. And
-after some moments of close scrutiny
she was quite satisfied that she
looke'l her best.
For twenty years she had ranked
among the notably beautiful wemen
in London. Her face had hardened
a trifle in that time, the exquisite
profile nad lost the softness of girl- I
hood and had become a little raore
finely chiseled. Yet her youth seemed
She gav- a last glance at herself,
and was about to turn away from
the mirror when a sudden thought
struck her. She took from a small,
well-worn jewel case a glittering star
o. diamonds and emeralds, of no
great value, perhaps, yet pretty and
distinctive in its design. With a
little laugh that was half a sigh, she
placed it in the meshes of the lace
which lay like a cobweb in its fine
ness upon her breast.
She drew in a tremulous breath; a
new spark!^ came into her eyes: dim
pIes showed in the rounded cheeks.
It was twenty years since she had
last seen him, and the.- were to meet
again that night. Would he be
changed? She wondered. She had
heard men say that he was altered
and hard. He had become rich, had
left .poverty far behind, and held a
foremost nlace among modern finan
ciers. Yes, such a career would mean
a hardening process.
A few moments later she was
greeting her hostess, who stood, an
imperial figure, at the top of the
She saw- h'm at once, and kiew
that her face had crimsoned and that
her words had become mere sound,
chatter without sense. '
He had altered. Yes; the dark
hair was gray, and the face was aged
by more than twenty years. He had
been little more than a lad in iose
past days, as passionate and as dar
ing as Romeo, a boy who had loved
* ~ with the strength of a man. Merely1
to see him, to know that it was he,
this one man she had ever loved, '
mcved her like an unexpected strain i
of perfect music.
Presently her hand was in Edward ~
Vernon's, and they were greeting C
each other in conventional voices that r
disguised whatever memories were
disturbed by this meeting again with
the gulf of twenty years yawning
"How little time has changed t
you!" he said to her gently.
"I has changed von a great deal!" 0
-she answered, with a smile that con- h
cealed a pang. His voice was deeper,
but it was cold as well. His eyes C
were steely, the mouth was locked
in firm lines.
"Will you lunch with me?" shes
I1 shall be charmed!" he replied.1
~ May I expect von the day after
to-morrow, then, at 2?" ,a
LI shall be 'very pleased!'
His eyes rested on the ornament
she wore at her breast.
"You recognize it?" she asked.
"It-it was the wedding present you
'"Of course: I wrote to you at thes
time, offering you my congratula
tions. T hope you received the let
- - ,"Oh, yes. And I had also one other s
letter from you-the only two you y
ever wrote-a :etter of condolence 1:
upon my husband's deatn."
'You have got over it, I trust?" 5
She looked up quickly, suspecting f
satire. But his face was quite Im- i
passive, his tone quite casual. 1
-Yes, ' she replied. "My-my hus- a
band and I were- -excellent friends. r
We shared a number of tastes in com- c
mocn. that is all:" c
T1hey were once more interrupted, I
and a streamn of people pairted them.
.Lady Arningtonl turned '-way with an c
.a~urd feeling of disappointment.
H-owever alive in her thie old :ender t
eeiing might be, in him it was dead. 3
:She would have taken up) the melody t
at the point where it was broken off.
But to him it was stale-like the
song of yesterday
A drift of conversation reaachedi
her from two old dowagers.
-I suppose he will marry her-?"t
one of them remarked. But the cther;
- answered th~t she did not think Ed
ward Vernon a marrying man.
"Besides," she added, "wt o was
the girl? From where did she come?
Why- was she living at a hotel, with
out society, in solitude? Briliantly
handsome she might be; but it3
seemed doubtful that so wise and
sober a man as Vernon would marry
a girl so young, wno suggested a,
beautiful rebei, a child of nature."
Lady Ar-nington turned toward
"Is Mr. Vernon engaged'?" she in
qui red, lightly.
--I can't say. Lady Arnington," re
plied gossip~ No. 2. "Bu there is a
he Sa';:y v:hom to' id ;.i
with him a great .ial None of us
know anything about her. She isn't
in society- But I seem to iecvll't
some on:: ielling m3 that: she is Ver
non's ward I daresay he wi marry
her in the end."
-'Then he'll have to loo!: sharp
about it!" responded her companion.
"I saw the girl with Wyndham Man
ners in the park yesteirday. Andi it
means something serious, 1 should
judge, when a man as blase as Man
ners sits by a girl's side in the teeth
And yet along the sun's bright trail
We read another's need:
And answer'd it throu-h brotherhood,
In loving wori and 2eed.
And when the evening hills of life
With gold and crimson burn.
That day in memory proves the best
Wh'-h holds some kindly turn.
Mench Chambers, in the R'am's Horn.
of a biting east win-I and looks as if
he liked it!"
"But what righ* has Wyndham
Manners to mako love to any girl?"
interposed Lady Arnington, coldly.
"A man whose life is.one infamous
record of disreputable episodes! Be
sides, he is not yet free; the decree
between himself and his *ife has not
yeZ baen made absolute."
The next days seemed long to Lady
Arnington. She wondered if he would
be punctual. But as 1 o'clock struck
a telegram was brought .o her.
"Pray accept apologies. Unable to
She read the penciled lines with an
unutterably desolate feeling. But it
passed in a moment, and she smiled.
"He is a man of affairs." she said.
"I must remember that."
She lunched alone, and soon after
ward went for a drive in Hyde Park,
where the first person she met was
Edward Vernon. He, too, was driv
ing, and by his side was a brilliantly
beautiful girl, whose expression was
a mixture of delight and discontent.
She met him that same night at a
musicale. He came up to her at once
and apologized for his absence that
"It was my ward who kept me
away," he said, as though he had of
fered the most natural explanation in
the world, and one that she would
instantly understand. "She is a most
exigent young woman, and holds me
is a perfect slave. She insisted upon
my taking her ot; and, as the poor
girl has so little pleasure, I am
bliged to indulge her. It is not my
ish for her to go into society. I like
ier to retain her own individuality."
Lady Arnington tightened her lips
itIh indignation. How coolly he of
ered his reason for failing her! She
ooked quickly round. They were in
t deserted part of the room. She
>aced her hand on his arm and
ooked into his eyes.
"Do you love this girl?" she asked,
luickly. She saw his face change,
he hard lines melt. He seeme4d. al
ost a boy again-more like the old
"Yes," he answered, simply, with a
ronderful note of tenderness in his
'oice. "She is the only being I have
a the world to love!"
Lady Arnington felt her heart
ighten as if a steel band were clos
ag round it. "And so would you,"
e added, "if you knew her. She is
a willful and yet so lovable, impetu
us and yet bewitching in her sudden
epentances. I should so much like
ou to be her friend."
Lady Arnington's lips trembled.
"You will e.xcuse me," she said.
Lowly, "but I fear that I am not in
trested in girlr."
The man gazed at her with an
dd, regre'aul expression. "How you
ave changed!" he said, simply.
"When it comes to speak of
aange," she said, ""ook at home
Two days later, in a Bond street
op, she saw this girl with 'Wynd
am Manners. Her face wore a sub
ted look of quiet raptu:re whicb
ady Arnington could read as a book.
;was plain that she loved this man,
.she probably regarded Edward
ernon more in the light of a father.
Lady Arnington s heart rejoiced.
That if her love should go unsatis
ed? His -vovld also. Presently he
dould suffcer -yhat she w-as suffering
ow. When next Lady Arnington.
oke to Vernon she mentioned hay
Sseen his wara, and in whose comn
"she is beyond my control"' he
aid. "I have tried to do my best for
er; but it is a mother's love she
Lks, a woman's care she wants.
"I forbade her to know this man
'hen I first discovered that he had
iced his acquaintance .spon her at a
otel. I am going down to the Mid
inds-to Birmingham-on business
hich I cannoZ put off. But when I
e'.urn in a few days, I shall take her
ut of London. She has a chaperon
ompanion, but her influence evident
E counts for ncthing."
Again the bitter feeling of jealousy
ame back to Lady Arnington.
Two mornings later she was at Vic
oria station. She had decided that
he would leave London, and go on
ie continent before Edward Vernon
Filled with dreary thoughts, she
'aguely observed a man's form be
ore her at the booking office. It
was not until she heard him ask for
wo tickets to Paris that she recog
iized Wynidham Manners.
.s she turned away from the sta
ion she wondered who would be
Vyndham Manners' companion. He
tad apparently given up- his pursuit
if Vernon's ward, or
She caught her breath sharply.
-er intuition told her that she had
tt upon the truth. Edward Vernon
ms away, and Wyndham Manners
mas inducing the girl to ebope with
She tried toi dismiss the idea. Then
feeling of momentar'y triumph came
.0 her. That girl awar, Edward
ould be free-perhaps to turn to
ier! She would postporLe indefinite
y her visit to the continent.
And then a suddent wave of revul
sion at her own selfish calculations
swept over her. She had heard
NVyudham Manners inquire about the
tight train. There vwas yet time to
save this girl from utter ruin-if she
ook action at once.
She wondered at which Birming
tam hotel Vernon was staying, and
lecided to wire to the six principal
nes, warning. Edward that she
eared his ward was in peril. An
our later she got a reply:
"Am starting for London at once."
would be here at S. That would be
She stayed quietly at homc that
night. Somehow she knew that he
would come to her. And about 9.".0
o'clock he called. The areworn face
looked sad and dispiritcl. yet there
was relief upon it. Cecile Arnington
went forward to greet him.
"Were you in time?" she asked.
"Were r.v suspicions right?"
"I don't know how you guessed
it!" he said. "But I found the girl
almost at the point of departure.
Thank heaven, I was able to prevent
that. I stripped the villain who had
stolen her fancy of his heroic guise.
and made her shudder at the devil
she had wrongly worshiped as a god.
And now," he added. looking at her
with the old tenderness in his eyes,
"I want you in the future to help me
guard this difficult charge!"
She glanced up at him wit'.
"1!' she exclaimed. "What can I
do?-except"-her voice faltered a
little-"except urge you to be patient
with her still as until now you have
been. She will come back to you in
heart and soul,if you but give her
time: the straying fancy will come
home to rest, content in your love r-t
last. In days to come, when she is
safely your wife, she will look with
horror upon the past folly from
which you have saved her!"
He looked at Cecile with amaze
"My wifd! I never dreamed that
you Imagined I cared for her in that
way," he answered, sl-wly. "To me
she is no more than a child, the
daughter of a man who was my best
friend. - I love his daughter as I
loved him, but not in any other .ay,
not in the one way that a man loves a
The color had stolen warmly into
Cecil Arnington's face.
There was silence between them,
which was broken by the man.
"Cecile," he said. "don't you know
that a man can be faithful to a
woman through nmny long years?
To-night a great understanding
seems to have come to 'me. When I
first returned I thoug'it you merely
a worldling, with a heart dead to all
old feeling. And instead of that a
sudden insight has revealed to me
that the old ideal still exists in you
-my own ideal. But you have worn
your mask well, you have smiled
bravely, there have been jesting
words upon your lips, and you hid
from me the love that was in your
heart. But now I know, I know!"
He held her to him, and looked
deep into her eyes. She answered his
look with a radiant smile. In that
moment it seemed to them both that
time must have slipped back and
placed them once more in their self
created Eden, abloom with fadeless
It was the woman who broke the
"Take me to her to-morrow," she
hispered. "For the future we will
hare the responsibility of this child;
nd she shall be no longer a barrier
arting our lives, but a bond between
Professor Fiel'd, of Harvard,. cooked
dinner of squid, snails and sand
lose that converted sixty biologists
to support of those sea products as
Oxford street, from the Marble
rch to Tottenham Court Road,. Lon
don, is to be lighted by means of
eighty-one "flame" arc lamps, at an
estimated cost of Z2500.
An acting model of the human
eart, with every detail, has been
ade by a French physician. The
blood can be seen coursing to and
from it through artificial arter'ies-.
It has long been known that smok
ers are not lHable to certain diseases.
t is now held that this is due to, the
presence in the tobacco of formalde
hyde, one of the strongest of disin
A report from Antwerp states that
never before has the demand been so
great from the United States, at any
one time,, for cement as at the pres
ent time. One vessel recently took
6100 tons of cement from Antwerp
o San Francisco.
Poisoning fronm gas inhalation is
now added to the recognized dangers
of ballooning. The hydrogen-itself
non poisonous-is often contamina
ted with arsenic, selenium and anti
ony, and fourteen cases of ill ef
fects have been reported to the
French Academy of Medicine. In one
of the two forms of poisoning death
results in two or three days.
In re-enforced concrete the cement
s simply an envelope for a skeleton
f metal in the formt of girders, :,ds
r meshwork. This constrnection has
ee mainly conf'en to engineering
works. especially bridges, where the
architectural problems are of the
simplest. However, the material is
said to be capable of artistic treat
ment, while affording superior pro
tection to structural metal against
'idation and against distortion by
A London physician has taken his
ife in his hand and declared in fav
or of what he calls the "silence cure"
for nervous women. The doctor is
specialist of renown with a high
eutation among society dames. He
insists that all that is needed by an
exhausted leader of the social swim
is to pass an hour or so every day
in absolute silence. This will not
only soothe nerves, but will cause
the lines of worry to leave the face
nd will impart an expression of
peacefulness and beauty. "If nervous|
women," he says, "can be persuaded
to hold their tongues and permit the
brain to rest we shall have fewer
breakdowns and neuralgia and nerv
New Jersey has decided to substi
tute aieen~ctionl for hanging.
ANSEL TlE WINNE
Dispensary People Beaten
LYON FOR ATTORNEY GENER)
In South Carolina's Second Dem
cratic Primary, Dispensary Forc
Lose Each of Thrae Contest f
Stat, O)ffices and Two Out of Fo
Senatorial Contest-Ansel Defez
Manning for Governor; Lyon Il
feats Ragsdale for Attorney Ge
eral and Sullivan Defeats Whartc
for Eairoad Commissioner.
Columbia. S. C., Special.-Eigh
per cent of the second primary vol
at midnight, shows the dispensa
forees to have lost each of the thr
contests for State offices and two o
of the 'four senatorial sontests. T
majorities of the anti-dispensa
candidateS for Governor and Atto
ney (eneral have been steadily i
creasing all night. as has the majo
ity of Sullivan over Wharton f
railroad commissioner contest. ]
Wharton vi*s aligned with the di
pensary people. though his defeat
more in the nature of ai auti-ra
road feeling. conviction beni
that Mr. Whorton has bcen too so
with the railroads since he has be<
on the board.
The final tabulation with all cou
ties heard from. morst of them mo
than half completed. sl.ow these ge
eral results: For Governor. M.
Ansel of Greenvilie. local option. .3
178; Richard . Manning, of Sumte
State dispensary. 27,904; for Ato
ney General. J. Frasier Lyon. of A
beville. and anti-dispensary and ant
graft. 39,40.3; James W. Ragsdale, c
Florence, State dispensary. 26,31:
for railroad commissioner. J. I
Wharton, of Laurens. 2S,605; J. -
Sulivan, of Anderson, 35,3S25.
Report of Crop to August 25th.
Washington. Special.-The erap ro
porting board of the Department <
Agriculture finds the average cond
tion of cotton August 25th was 77.
compared with 32.9 July 25th; -72
August 25th, 1905; S4.1 August 25t
1904; and the ten-year average <
73.2 By States the report is as fo
lows: Virginia, 71; North Carolin:
71; South Carolina. 71; Georgia, 72
Florida, 70; Alabama, 76; Mississif
pi, 82; Louisiana, 76; Texas, 78; Arl
ansas, 84; Tennessee, SS; Missoui
94; Oklahoma, SS; Indian Territor;
403,209 Bales Ginned..
The Bulletin issued by the Ce'nst
Bureau places the cotton ginned
September 1 at 4(13,209 bales, co'un
ing round bales as half bales, con
pared with 476,635 bales last year.
Report by States.
By States, Alabama. 2.505: Ari
ansas,. 443; Florida, 1898: Georgi:
24,556- Indian Teritory. 9: Louisian:
3,902;~ Mississippi. 9,547: North Can
lina. 41: Oklahoma. 3.060; Sout
Carolina.. 3.144: Tennessee.. 3: Tem~
324.458. Six thousand four. hundre
and ninety-two gine'erie:. are in o;
ration agairnst S.629 last~ year.
Gen.. Burton to Retire.
eorge H.. Paton. inspeemZ~ gen~ert
will be place-d on the retired list:
is own request on Sept. 3G.' lHe wi.
e succeeded by Col. Ernes A. Gia:
ington.. the senior colonel o.f t he ir
pector corps and who is. ? memnoe
f the general staff of the amry. Co
nel Garlington, who is to iv inspeell
r genera-l, is a: native of South t'arc
ina and was apointed to ta militar
aademy from Georgie.
Rietinig in San Francisco.
San Francisco. SpeciaL-As a
aftermath to the reen strike on tH
Unitedl Railroads, a riot broke or
when the street car company starw.
o march about 20(0 strike-brpal.:"
rom the ear barns at Tu.rk and Fil
more streets to the Ferry buildim~
any shots were fired by the arme
guards escorting the men aind ha'lf
ozen persons are reportcA wounder
The strike-breakers are &nredi
the Ferry building by the police. an
12 men have beeni arrested. A lara
mob is in front of the Ferry built
ig waiting for thc police to b.r.n
u t rhe prisoners.
Prominent Georgian Shot.
Maeon. Ga.. Speciai-Lee E\
Eiks. until recentiy a poie
stock. man in this city. was shot :in
killed at or near Brcioksville. Fimidl:
le was a conductor n a train the
runs be tween Brooksvil e and Nun
son. F'!a. Later pa.rticularl .or th:
tragedy~i at Bro(oksville. snate th
~ee Iliiks n:ucd .T. M1. Hi.zinsbofbe
stIitem:- of Brookei.;'.r:r. Con*gh:
a car as the~ train W:'s lingi il
st.aton'. Boith: mnen were kiled.
Not a Bona Fide Cencern.
W\1aihington. Speia!. - Sec.retr
Boaparte directed that n awar .1
ade to the lowes idderl(I for :'n:
ih'ing steami boiiers fo the a
poe hons alS No1 ik (.
(harlston. S. (C.. on th' arona I4
suTicCint uarantee tha it wa
a hona~i fide cont;'rnt. Te comrI
will go tote nxt lowerCO t hhh.
New Building Falls.
New Tork. Special.-One man wi
killed and five seriously injured h
the collapse of a new bilding at Mit
eola.. L. L. Another man is reporte
buried in the ruins and is probab]
dead. The buildings was to be
garage and was being built for Rol
ert Graves. The men buried ini
CHFRISTIM ENEAlO NUIES
in SEPTEMBER TWENTY-THIRD
A Strong Will: How to Get It, and
Use It for Temperance. 1 Pet.
L 4: 1-11.
There is only one sound armor
against temptation, and that is the
o- mind of Christ.
No one can "live to the will of
es God" without knowing that will,
Dr meditating on it, applying it to every
corner of his life.
We must work the will either of
ts God .or of "the Gentiles,"-the world;
e- which shall we choose
1-We are forming our will now for
all eternity,-and an entrance upon
the uternal ages is close "at band."
Our "won'ts" are as important an
as our "wills" in forming our char
. A book has been written on "The
I Wills' of Christ." It is matter
worth looking into.
e isagreeable duties are best worth
it doing just because they are disagree
able, and so have will-strengthening
' If you would cultivate a strong will,
r- begin every day by something hard
for you to do, such as early rising, a
r cold bath, vigorous, exercise, sub-.
r. When a man "makes his wili." he
. does it with a view to death; but the
s will of his character he forms for
- eternal life.
A will in the wrong way is like a
t train on the wrong track,-the more
n force. the more danger.
The hopeless trees are not the
gnarly. crooked ones, but the weak
lings: the hopeless men are not the
vigorous bad ones, but those with
weak wills-good or bad.
The test of a locomotive is not the
y whistle but the load and the speed;
r,. the test of a will is not the blustet
r- but the deed.
EMPOHTH LEAGUE LESSONS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Interpreting God's Word to the World
-2 Cor. 3. 3.
f Showing the likeness of God. Lev.
.- 19. 2: Matt. 5. 48.
3 Finding our. pattern in Christ. 1
1Pet. 2. 21; 1 John 2. 6.
With convincing consistency. 1 Pet.
2. 11, 12.
Love the touchstone of discipleship.
1 John 3. 10-17.
Submission to lawful autbority a
virtue. 1,Pet. 2. 13-15.
- Having his character we also share
his triumph. Rev. 3. 11.
Synthesis. "Ye are our epistle,"'
said Paul to the Corinthians; the
."epistle of Christ written on your
hearts by the Spirit of the Iving
Gcd." What clearer evidence of the
divine commission do I need than
this These Corinztfians, instigated
by enemies of the great apostle, had
begun to speak slightingly of him,
and to Question his apostolic commis
sion. "Christ foirmed within," so that
his presence may be seen and .under
stood as you read and understand
this wiriting-that is the way to inter
pret the Word of God to men. Lack
ing this, men will get to arguing,
cavilling, hairsplitting. The measurts
of the transformation contemplated~
-was given away back in the early
stages of rev-elation, for God said
through Moses to the TI'aelites, "Ye
shall be holy." which jesus quoted
iE- his Sermorn on the Mount, saying,
"Be ye perfect. cven as your Father
in h-eaven is pyerfect." Wesieys caught
up the straiir of holy exhortation and
said, at the same time guarding the
precious doctr'ine b~y a warning:
" I want you to be all love. This
-is. the perfection I believe and teach.
And this nerfection is consistent with
a thousand ne-rvous disorders, which
that high-strained perfection is not.
Indeed, my judlgment is that (in this
- case particularty) to overdo is to ir
- do: and that to set perfection too
high (so high- as no marr we ever
heard or read of attained) is the most
effectual (beca-use unsuspected) way
of- driving it ont of the wodld."'
'Find your example in Christ.
says Peter. "who did no. sin, neithe
was guile found in his mouth." "Yes."
adds .John. "he thlat saith lhe abidieth
fra him ought also to walk even as he
walke.". "Even so." rejoins Sinm,
- -ou niust behave yourselves and alb
.stin from evil, being honest, and
clen. so that w~hereas they speak
evil against you as evildoers. they'
may. by your good works. whichr they
hall beholcd. glor'ify God."' Ard
again John- speaks up-. being now thie
diect moittiipiece' of the Lord, and
encourages us with the hope of gliory
wh Christ. saying. "To him that
overconeth wiill I grant to sit with
me in ray throcne."
Worth the Money.
One of" the credit men from the
t Suti herec aaiending the convention
.1being hell at t~he Be~vedere. tells of
. an inv"i'y i. expriecel than a broth
er merc'hant had while en ircute to
- Itis city. says the Baltimoure Sunday
Htersid. The cr'y, without real
~ames and told. from an imprsonal
anpit is as fto-ws: They were
Inot acquainte'd hut becamn" so in the
amoking-room. a.; is cursta>mariy.
..,.- name is Smith.' saiH one. "and
i amt in the noat:an hu.-aSm
"My unmefl is .lenes."' said the eth
er, "and I :au in the clothing bust'
Then itey smc!-:ed in si~cnce. Mr.
Smi -cut:-'-ing Mr. .Joines pretty
Finan-- M.r. JTones aske t whether his
ni w ,equinftance was trying to tyii
No . sa Mr. Smith. "but I knCW
,vha t you arce thiking aabout."
"Are yon a minrd readc'?"' asked
..Nu .eplied th'et lCth:-. "bhut I bet
$ I kniow what you arec thinking."
The~ bet was madie and Mr. Smith
--ou are going to~ Baltimore to 'buy
a g stock of clothing, have it ship'
pod to your' piacec of business, get a
good insurance and then have a big
-y3r. JTones tocok out his purse and
ahanded Mr. Smith S2, 'saying:
"Nothing of the kinid was in my
mind, but a suggestion of that kind
is wrth $2."
ARM -: OTES
'R, STOCKMAN AND TRUCK G% FER.
2. Let them be cultivated fast un
til the vines get to be too numerous
across the rows.
Have the land well plowed and
harrowed before bedding up. Plant
in ridges, not too high and put in
sets eleven inches apart. Do not
wait for a seascn lo-g, but take the
plant in the hand and dig a hole in
the ridge, deep enough to take in the
set up to the leaves and pull the
dirt onto it and with the fist pack
the earth on the root, making a cup
to hold a pint of water. This mode
is much better than to plant in wet,
soft ground. If it is quite wet, when
set is put in, it will bake and you
will have to wait for rain to culti
vate. They should be worked lightly
with a hoe, and 1111 up the water
boxes before the water boxes. get dry.
When the plants have been set,
pour in a pint of water, and as soon
as the water disappears fill the boxes
Never scrape the ridges or hills
with the hoe. Always hill up.
Any land that will produce a fair
crop of wheat will grow a fair crop
of sweet potatoes.
The grabbled potatoes eat very
nied. But do not take potatoes from.
the square that is to be put up to
keep until spring.
Sort the roots out in the field and
place on a hand barrow with the
hands only. Undertake to k one
that are cut or bruised. Handle
carefully and lay them ere they
are to pass the winter easy. And
always keep the temperature at sixty
two degrees Fahrenheit as nearly as
possible.-C. L. Harris, Wake Coun
ty, N. C.
What One Woman Did.
Writing to the Asheville Gazette
News, Miss Helen Morris Lewis cites
a remarkable instance of successful
truck farming by an Asheville lady.
"I wibh to relate some points about
the accomplishments of a woman en
gaged in the same industry (truck
farming) for the past year.
"In this case less than a half acre
of land was the area planted, and on
a portion of this area the following
fruit bearing products: Cherries,
plums, raspberries, strawberries,
grapes and gooseberries. From all
f these considerable fruit was har
vested, except the plums that were
killed by frost. The land was plowed
and smoothed by a man in,the early
spring; the rest of the *orfwas done
entirely by one woman, except the
digging of potatoes. She 'devoted
perhaps not more -.han an eighth of
a day to this work, as she had a large
and flourishing fiower garden to at
end besides a greenhouse, numerous
ouse plants and many household and
"Now on -thiis land: the following
regetables were produced in abun
ance: Spinach, English peas, let
uce, radishes, potatoes, onions,
eaets, carrots, artichokes, crook-neck
quash, patty pan squash, wax beans,
tring beans, lima beans, okra, t'ama
oes, cauliflower, cabbage, corn,: pep
ers, cantaloupe, pumpkin and celery,
yesides every variety of herbs. These
regetables have provided amply for
he year's use of a family,. and fur
:ished five varieties each day for two
onths to supply a boarding house
:able. Sufficient has .een Iaid by for.
seed for the coming year, and a
:ouple of bushels of corn and a peck
f sunfower seeds and several stacks
>f fodder are still for sale."
Eating the Cake and Having It.
A great many farmers use cotton-4
seed meal as a fertilizer, applying it -
o the soil in its raw state. We used
:o hear a proverb that "You .cannot
at your cake and have it too."
F'arm and Ranch takes up the old
>roverb and proves that it is possible
.0 eat the cake and still have it, and
n better shape for use. The editor
iuotes from reports of various experi
nent gtations which show that cotton
seed meal may be fed to stock and if
:he fertilizer is carefully saved and
.ised on the soil, the crops will be
Eully equal to those on soil which had
:he same quantity of raw cottonseed
neat applied in the usual way. Of
ourse, the stock has had some ben
ift from the meal, therefore you have
iten your cake and still had the use
>f t. This is important if true, and
:he matter should be thoroughly test
d in this State.
Two-Horse Plowing Better.
In sowing peas on stubble land last
reason we tried to plow a piece of
and with a two-horse plow, but after
powing a strip across the field, con
:Iuded to wait until it rained. When
the rain did come we got into a hurry
and plowed in all the field with one
tiorse plows, and the result was the
deep-plowed strip had a richer color
all the season and the pea grew about I
one foot taller than the one-horse
pio'. in.-J. C. Stribling.
Reflections of a Batchelor.
A man couldn't make much money
olleting the rewards of virtue.
The devil wasi awful smart to pick
>ut a business where he couldn 't fail.
A college education costs enough
:o support a boy if he didn't have it.
A man can exercise some centrol
>ver children if they are somebody
A eirl gets much more offended if
'on call hugging squeezing.
No matter how much a wodlow once
~nw, she is willing to learn it all ov
A kiss in time may prevernt umne.
The phonograph isni't to blame if
t has a bad record.
Much of the queerness affected by
uanity is cultivated.
With some men life is buit a big
pr th leading to the cemetery.
Sarasm is a weapon that should
be drawn only in self-defense.
Hard facts do not always make an
imression on a soft-headed man.
SOUTHERN : f
TOPICS OF INT EREST TO THE PL ANT 4
The Old Way or the New.
We write and speak a great deal
about ihe old and the new way of
farming. But very often we do not
have very clear ideas about the differ-,
ence. We wish now to talk to our
reader: awhile about this difference.
The line is in 'many things very plain,
but in many it is still 'ather mixed.
What do we mean by the old way
of farming? We mean the way our
fathers have farmed and taught us to
farm. Some of the chief characteris-,
tics of this old way may be giyen.
First of all we mention shallow
plowing. We used (,ne-horse plows
tio breaK the land and usually plowed
about an average of three inches,
often less. Again we plowed straight
up and down the hills. These two
things helped to ' reate washes and
gullies and barren hillsides. Again
we plowed when the soil was wet.
And by doing this tor years we cre
ated- a compact layer of clay from
three to eight inches thick which we
call brd-pan. This hard-pan; pre
vents the %aler from sinking into the
earth, and thus causes washing as
well as other damage. It prevents
the roots of the plants from going
down into the soil and getting water
and food. It locks up the plant food.
That is, it makes it insoluble. It cuts
off the water supply from below in
hot, dry --eather, and thus greatly
damages the crops.
Besides creating this hard-pan thiq
plowing when wet destroys the fertil- I
ity of the three inches which were
plowed. It makes it into mortar,
which, when dried, becomes sun-dried
brickbats. Countless millions of
these are all over the fields to-day.
Another old way was to burn up
all the rotting vegetable matter on
the farm. This was and is a fearful
mistake. This vegetable matter
would create humus and greatly in
crease the productive power of the
- Another old way was to plant too
much cotton and buy supplies. This
is working backwards. Another was
to turn our farms over to renters,
tenants or "helpers" and give no at
tention to caring for the soil.
Another was to wait for the stumps
to rot out, and continue to cultivate
stones for all our lives.
Anothei was and is to depend too
much upon commercial fertilizers.
The result of this old way has been
to destroy the fertility of the soil,
make gullies and bald hillsides and
work bard and living p6or.
What we call the new way.begins
in breaking the ground from twelve
to fifteen inches, thus making the soil
very deep, for when we have broken
through the hard-pan we strike the
porous st-'ata. -When this is done all
the earth needed is at the command
of the root crops. They can and do
go down from four to seven feet seek
ng and finding food and water.
Again we do all the plowing when
the earth is dry. This prevents the
packing and prevents the formation
of sun-dried brickbats. This pulver
izes the soil and thus makes the plant
food soluble and available.
Reaction follows the plow and the
soil is as deep as we plow. This
greatly~ increases the productive
power of the farm.
We terrace the fields anid plow on
a. level. There are many benefits
hat followed from this. This, to
ether with the deep breaking,. holds
practically all the rain water in win
ter and yields it up in summer to the
growing plants in hot and dry times.
-We remove il. stumps and stones,
thus making it possible to use all
kinds of improved farm machinery..
We- plint first of all an abundant
spply of all that we consume upon
he farm. We find it cheaper to raise
orn and wheat and beef and pork
han to ''uy them.I
We raise the cattle, save the ma
ure and make the farm rich, s(' thati
* e are not dependent upon bought i:
We give much time and space to1
rowing and saving grass instead oft
ll of our time and labor to killing1
WVe live at home, diversify our
ro ps,. beautify our farms,. pay as we
go, make cotton largely or entiraly
as a surplus crop.
We make farm life profitable,
pleasant, enjoyable, and our ehildren
grow up delighted with the country
ome and stay there.
Thus, briefly stated. are some of
the striking features of the new way.
Which will you follow ?-Southern
Cultivating Sweet Potat(oes.
There are many things to be con
and keeping of sweet potatoes.
1. The slips should he ready to
set as early as the~ trost is out of'
the grounds: say by thet 1.5th or 20th
o April. The swee. 7DoZsto requires~
abomU six :non:.hs to :''ke- and ma
ture so i:. will kee; v: -.
Pointed Paragraphs. I
There might be less sin in the world
f sonme preachers were as anxious;
o kill Satan as they arc to preach
his funeral sermon.
Habit is stronger than either judg-!
inent or passion.
Fools brag where wise men only ad
Probably mcore intellectual women
vould marry if they were asked.
Occasionally we encounter a wise
an~ 'who causes us to admiire a fool.
Everv time a man v:ets it in the
ek he realizes howv little he amounts
Don't make yourself common. The
vorld only sits up anh takes notice
f the uncommon.
About all the pleasure the pessi
mst dets out of life he steals-and
:hen hie aets as if he was afraid of
being eaaght at it.-Chicago Daily
Faith flounshes in solitude-Beau