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or buy a quantity cf dried soporific
herbs, such as hops and catnin lea-es,
bav:berry and sweet fern, adding to
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as many sweet smelling. sleepy
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and either scatter the powder thick
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:hem securely to the inner sides of
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One of the richest gold finds in
Aurtralia was made by a boy who
picked up a stone to throw at a crow,
and noticed that there was goid in
When he reprted the fact to ihe
local gcvernmen-lt officer the wardcn
endeavored to notify the Governor
by telegraph. He was, however, too
excited to be rational.
"A boy picked u) a stone to throw
at a crow;' he wired. and the amazed
official, unable to guess what there
was of significance In the event, re
"Yes: and what happened to tho
e:*c-w'"--Romance of Mining.
SURE OF THAT.
Mother-How often have I told you
not to allow that young man to kiss
Mabel-I don't know, ma, but cer
tainly not as often as he has kissed
ides t Home
on the Farm
orses.Caltie. Hoes & Pbultry.
oDn, Boston, Mass.
Cotton sig-ht receipts during the
crop year eniding August 31 aggre
gated 11,321,835 bales, 2.319.636 less
than for like mouths ini 1904-5, but
1.266,878 greater than for 1903-4.
The net oveland movements during
the same period were 1.008,463 bales
in 1905-6. 1,128,138 in 1904-5 and
939.943 in 1903-4, while the exports
ofa like charac-ter totaled 6,732,203
bales during the current season,
.876,898 dur-ing the preceding one,
and 6,118,001 in 1903-4. Of the do
mnestie spinners' takings for the
months ending August 31,1906, 2,
34S.478 bales were shipped to North
ern mills and 2,374.225 to Southern
mills a total of 4,723,703 bales,
against 4.445.650 for corresponding
months in 1904-3 and 3.946.219 in
19034. Receipts of dlomestic cotton
at United States ports for the crop
vear- totaled S.029.544 bales. over two
million below like arrivals in 1904-5,
but almost a million greater than
those for 1903-4. Of the total 4.974,
1S2 bales were received at Gulf and
3055.362 at Atlantic 'ports.
If it mxakes you miserable to see
other 1-appy; you bad better take
your heart to the Lord andl get it
A Man of 70 After Finding Coffee
Hart Him. Stopped Short. -
When a man has lived to be 70
years old with a 40-year-old habit
grown to him like a knot on a tree,
cances are he'll stick to the habit
till he dies.
~ut occasionally the spirit of youth
and determination remains in some
p'en to the last day of their lives.
When such men do find any habit of
life has been doing them harm, they
surprise the Oslerites'by a degree of
will power' that is supposed to belon:g
to men under 40, only.
"I had been a user of coffee until
three years ago- a period of 40 years
-and am now 70," writes a N. Dak.
man. "I was extremely nervous and
debilitated, and saw plainly that I
must make a change. .
"I am thankful to say I had the
nerve to quit coffee at once and take
on Postum without any dawdling,
and experienced no ill etfects. On the
contrary, I commenced to gain, losing
may nervousness within two months,
also gaining strength and health'
--For a man of my age, I am very
well :: hearty. I sometimes meet
persons who have not made their
Postum right and don't like it. But.
I tell them to boil it long enough,
and call their attention to my looks
now, and before I used it. that seems
"-Now, when I have writing to do,
or long columns of figures to cast up,
I fool equal to it and can get through
my work without the fagged out feel
ing of old." Name given by the Pos
tum Co. Battle Creek, Mich. Read
the to~s ""Y> Real to Wellville,"
(A Picture by Bu1rne-Jones).
Pallid with to< IziUch lonqing.
Wh-.te with P- -n and prayer,
Goddess of --e ar.d beauty,
She sits in the ric'ure there
Sits with her dark eves seeking
Than tly: u dePi'-tns oi loving
Her mcasurcle-- .ays o 'J.
She ias loved -b' een lovea so often
in her lonZ, imirmortal years,
That khe tires of the worn-out rapturc.
Siekens of hows and ears
"That settles it," said Dick North
cote, watching ihe red billiard ball
hesitate and finally plunge into a
side pocket. "low s the time,
"Near ten, sir," tae marker an
swered, professionally impassive.
'By jove. I must move!" He
looked ioward his defeated opponent,
also struggling into his coat. "Are
you ging. Catmur?" lie asked, in
The man addressed as Catmur
smile:!. Not a particularly pleasant
smile IE one were o)servant, but ap
parently sincer2 enough for Dick
"No one else is likely to come in.
Desides. I am tired of billiards. A
walk will freshen me.'
"I'm going straiglit home," the
young clerk iep;lied.
"But that's A walk. The sea with
this wind will be worth watching.
lou live on the front, don't you?"
"Yes: the terrace facing the
The two men passed out of the bil
liard rooin of the Merton Arms
llotel, and into a passage. From a
room near them came the sound of
a strident piano and the painful ef
fort of a laan persuadel to sing. The
door op ened and an elderly man came
"Be that young Mr. Northcote?"
"\Vhat. do you want. Rodgers?"
the bank clerk demanded, rather
"You'n sleepin' up to bank 'ouse
to-night see- ingly. We'm care
takers while "Mr. Bird be way: ur's
tookt the maids with him on 'oliday.
Well, it's the annual of the Hoddfel
lows to-night. I'm a Hoddfellow, so
I'm 'ere. A-: the missus don't
Lnow ".e. BPt jus' tel" 'er you'm
come, and it'll be til right."
"Very well," the bank clerk an
swered vexedly. He looked quickly
at his companion. Ca;mur stood
waiting. It was not evident whether
he had heard. Northcote was afraid
he had not, but in iny case it- did
not rtter. If a stranger-he had
only met Catniur in the hotel a v.-eek
previously-the man was evidently
a gentleman of means. His conver
sation, cynical and well informed,
The two men walked together
down the main street to the long,
narrow strip ot green that lay be
tween terraces of houses and ,.he
promenade.. Beyond, the sand lay
hidden by thc night. .The wind,
blowing coldly. tumbled the waves in
ragged lines of creamy white.
Conversation had drifted uncon
sciously to Northete's hobby--the
collecting of moths.
"My dear fellow," Catmur said,
"I gr'an'. you butterflies-they have
the char-n of color. A\n artist r.ight
find delight in them. They are gor
geous, eastern sultans of flower har
ems, full of suggestion. It was no
idle U:n y that rendered them the
Greek symbols of the soul. But
moths-.. ociate them with the
inmpertinent odors last year's furs
shake out in the early autumn."
"You are something of an artist,
Catmu:. I could show you beauty
in a moth comparable to that in a
butterfly. Do you -know a spotted
Burnet? No, of course you don't.
There's color in moths and beauty
of marking. Now.T could show-"
He pulled up) suddenly. The hour
was later than it ought to have been,
and the bank house was still without
a tenant. Bird, the manager, was
away; the cashier lived with his
people in a v'illa in the town, 'n
had b~e'ged off the discomfort of in
habiting -omebody Clst's house, and
Nor'thcote had volunteered. He
,ought to put his night-clothes to
gether and be off. But here he was
outside his rooms, and it would look
inhospittble not to ask Catmur in for
Northcote looked upl: at the house.
The lights we're Out i. all the rooms
"Come in for a pe;:. I shall turn
you out almost at once. because I
have to sleep at the bank to-night.
You heard Rodgers speak a bout it
"A little indiscreet," Catmur said,
with a smile. "I confess a peg
sounds inviting-this southeaster is
nipping-but not if I'm inconven
"Not at all," Northcote answered.
lHe let himself in wa a latchkey, ani
turned up the lamp in the sitting
room. "I won't show you my ca'bi
net to--'iiht," hc continued, "but
here's a setc~ng-boa~rd with a few,
enloughl to con vince you.'' He lugged
out the board fr'om a cupboard. "It
you'. excuse me, I'll rush a few~
things irnto my bag. There's a sy
l'hon, a bottle, and g.asses on ti"
sideboard' mix a couple of pegs."
lHe dived Out of the room as he
spoke, after a scared look at the
clock: on the mantle-piece.
Catnmur, left to hirrself, took no
nloticOecf the setting-boara, bui.
ci ossed th< roon. and closed the dloor
softi:y. T'he- ne poured o~ut two
yegs c'f whisky in. two tumblers.
W\ith~ a quick dive into a waistcoat
soeket hie rrodIuceu a small vial. un
coi-ke" it, anul counted a fewv drcaps
into one of the tumblers. The other
wc fibc I up with soda 'water. Then
he turned to tl~e setting-board.
"You are right, Northcote," he
said, when the bank clerk burst into
thc room carrying a small nandbag.
"I am convinced. There is a soft
ress of color effects I had not no
ticedI. Oh, there's your peg. Shall
1 help you to soda? t did not know
how von 1ik, it nib'd." The sv'
No joys or sorrows r=cvt her,
Done with her nncient pride;
For her head she found too heavy
The :own she has east aside.
Gothed in her crarlet splendor.
Brizht with her glory of hair.
Sad that she is not mortal
Etcrniai!v -ad arid fair.
Longing for j.ws she knows not.
Athirst with a vain desire,
Tivre sie sits in the -picture.
Daughter of foam and fire.
-Louise Chandler Moulton.
phon hissed, and Northcote accepted
the tumblkr and drank.
"Rather a queer taste, eh? Corked
perhaps. I hope yours is all right!"
"Mine -s quite all right, thanks,"
Catmur assured him.
"Then tne lingering flavor of a
Mertoa Arms cigar has upset my
palate. I don't want to be r'tde, but
I shall have to turn you out. I-by
Jove, this room is hot: I suppose
coming in-the cold. Do you mind
" Northcote sat down hastily
upon the broken spring sofa and
gasped. His eyes stared at the lamp,
his face gre r white, he put out a-i ir
resolute hand, and pressed his fore
head. The windo--, Catmur, open
it," he managed to say.
"All right, old man," Catmur an
swered. He stood looking at the
bank clerk without moving. To
Northcote he appeared growing fur
ther and further away like a man in
a dissolving picture. He tried to
struggle to his feet, but only suc
ceeded in knocking over the hand
Then his head sank into his
breast. Catmur lifted him up on the
"Look here, Catmur," Northcote
said drowsily, "I must be going. I
must-the bank-" He trailed off
Catmur turned out the lamp and
let himself out of the front door,
closing it very quietly. He walked
briskly to the hotel, and presently
emerged from the side door carrying
a big bag that weighed him down
perceptibly on one side. The chorus
of "Widdecombe Fair," from the
lusty throats of the Hoddfellows, fol
lowed him into the dark night.
He rang the bell at the bank
house private door, and presently,
there was a sound of chains and
bolts. At that monent a policeman
passed and looked at him and he
gave him a civil "good night."
"Who'm you?" demanded Mrs.
Rodgers, an ample woman, with a
perceptible head cold and a certain
querulousness of tone.
"You are expecting me, I think,"
Catmur said, shifting the bag from
one hand to another.
"Oh, you'm young Mr. Northcote,
be you? You'm late. Come in.
Your room be ready."
Catmur stepped in, and waited
while the door was fastened up
again. "That bag be 'eavy?" Mrs.
Rodgers commented. preceding Am
.lumbering up the staircase. ",I never
seed a young fellow with one so
"This 'ere be your room, you'm in
Mr. and Mrs. Bird's." She .jumped
as he put down his handbag, it
sounded so heavy. "Gd lord, sir,"
she cried, "what a weight!" .
"Yes," he s.aid. "I've brought
some dumb-bells with me."
"That's a mercy," she answered.
"There is a mortal lot as ain't dumb
up there." She pointed to a few
electric bells above the bed. "They'm
connected with the strong room, so
'Yes, yes," Catmur said, a little
tostily. "I 'i- tired, Mrs. Rodgers."
With that, she made her laborious
way downstairs a~a in.
The sound of closed doors reas
sured him, and he smiled. The .job
promised to be an absurdly easy one.
He had the bank to himself, and withi
no chance of interference. At 5
o'clock a London mnil train stopped
at Preston-Super-Mare station. Noth
ing would be discovered until nine,
at the earliest. Pessibly the cashier
would nlot comec in until 'later than
Catmur opened his bag. It con
-.ecd stLeei tools. He selected a
wire cutter. In five minutes the eec
tric bells were as (dunm) as those he
pr'ofessed to be carrying.
There was a pair of felt slippers in
the bag. Catmur put these on.
There was also a dark lantern; he
tr'immed it and lit it. Then, taking
ujp his bag, he smiled again.
The diamonds were lodged here
a fortnight ago." he thought trium
phantly, -when the WVashcs wvent
away . J know they atre good, be
'ond the average value of those of a
meccassful brewecr. They were Lady
W~ashe's passport to society."
Very cautiously h" went, down
stairs. The bauk lookedl curiously
thostly with its empty stools. He
'eit his way carefully. "Ah: This
is the entrance to the strong room."
le p)ut diown his bag of tools. Pres
ently there wtas a curious sound of
zrating~ like the gunar:ing of a big
Abocut two o'clock Mr. Rodgers
u i d utside t:am ban ni~fotuse rmng
ing the be:U. A. constable coming
-tround the corner, advanced at the
arte tim:- as airs. lodgers set to
work to leisurely unubar the door.
"H-allo. Mr. Rodgers. -you're late
to-night:" said the constable.
'Sense me." Rodgers replied,
;'ith elaborate politeness, " 'scuse
The door opiened and Mrs. Rodg
:'s, swathed in shawls and red flan
:, and holding aloft :1 candlestick,
"A.\h my dear'!" se(d Rodgers.
''ri-,u' of muin'." lie waved to
wards the constable. ' As young
Mr.. Norn hcote comei in.'
"He camne in a long time ago,"
\lrs. Rodgers said. "It wur about
'i eve~ nearly that. I reckou."
"Mr'. Northicote:" exclaimed the
eous' .ble, "I sawv you let in a tall,
lark ma'n. carrying a aa;. That was
r >t Mr. Northcote.' 1 know him. 1
on't know the cashier-I though. it
ntight be him. I didn't see the man
early, hb he wvas tall er and thinner
han Mr'. Northcote, and'' Mr North
.orn i: very fair:'
"Youie not long here?" ask.4
"Only moved he-e as week. But
Mr. Ncr'acote was up to Bovey fish
ir - I the summer. I ha ~ better .ood
' onstable moved into the as
sage an'! waited while Mrs. Rodgers
closed the door. Rodgers sat down
on the mat.
"Lock him into a room and slip
out to the police station!'' whispered
"Like this.'' Mrs. Rodgers said in
digrantly. "I couldn't!"
61i, dress as (uikly as you
He watched her guide Rodgers in
to a room, and then turned toward
the door communicating with the
"i didn't get a good look at the
chap," he whispered to himself. "but
he was very like Oh, it can't
be' It's so . iany ears ago, and he
-I'm a fool to be thinking cf
At the door he paused. A curious
grating noise like the gnawing of a
big :at, whicl came from the bank
premises. paused also. - He opened
the door cautiously and edged in.
There was a mat on the other side of
the door, and he stood on that, mo
tionless. He thought he heard a
movement, a secretive, furtive move
ment, somewhere in the room.
There was no sound for two min
utes. The constable's big fingers
g oped silently over the wall. Sud
denl:y his fingers felt the cold touch
of metal. With a bold sweep, he
switched on all the lights.
'Move," came a low voice in a vin
dictive hiss, "and you are a dead
man! switch off those lights:"
The constable turned around quick
ly. Catmur stood beside the entranco
to the strong room with a revolver in
his hand. The door *as open. As
each caught sight-if the other, both
"Bob!' said Catniur.
"Jack!" gasped the constable.
"Thank God. 'tis you!" Catmur
said. "ifou can say I was gone. Two
minutes to get the sparklers-I'm
through with the door-and I can
slip -ut. You can report you found
the strong door open. Switch off the
"I can't," said the constable.
'"Don't Bob!" cried Catmur. "F'm
armed. I-you're my brother, but
I'm going to get out of this--by
Heaven, I am!"
He leveled his revolver.
"I have my duty to do," said the
"D'you hear? Switch off those
Catmur leaned forward, the re
volver nand raised.
"I won't!" The constable spoke
firmly and strode forward. There
was a loud crack. When the smoke
cleared away the constable was kneel
ing over the dead body of Catmur.
Ten minutes later he was still
kneeling there, when the sergeant
touched him on the shoulder.
"What's this?'' asked the sergeant.
'He shot himself. It was a ques
tion between shooting me or-or
that, ~.:e shot himself." He spoke
in a dazed way, still staring at the
prone body. "My poor mother!'' he,
A man breathes about twenty
times a minute or 1200 times an
Every square mile o the ocean is
believed to have a population of 120,
M. Deletrai , of Geneva, has com
bined certain materials. put togethe:'
in the. form of a -.nall solid cone.
which, when dissolved in petrol ot'
bezine, destroy the od-rs of burned
gases, and leave an rgreeable per
As ar illustration of the widening
of the realm of electrLical sciece ap
plied to the practical needs of civiii
ration, it is noted that the gia'nt tur
line steamship Mauritania. which the
Cunard company is building, will
have' two electric passenger eleva
tors, two for baggage and six smaller
electric elevators for mails and other
The hygienist has kindly discov
ered there are millions of microbes in
a handshake. What patience and ex
actitude he must possess: TEnt let
us he brave and go on exchanging
them. If it pleases scienc2e to count
microbes the lay world can do no
less than give sciecec permission to
proceed with the stunt. However,
recollect there are good microbes as
well! as bad ones.
Many geologists have held itat
liquid currents exist in tho ear'th;
and astronomers have been accus
tomned to assume that flnid cur. cnts
in the sun aescer'd almost to its cen-I
tre. P'rofessor See denies the possi-I
bility of curremts in the earth. an
declares that currents in the sun and
great planets must all be quite shal
low and cannot des 'end to any gre'at
depth, because the pressure and
rigidity arc too etreat.
Majior C. E. Dutton, in the Popu
lar Science MIonthly. a-lvocates the
theory that volcanic eruptions are
caused oy radio-activity occurring 2
a depth of one to three miles below
the surface of the earth. Observa
tions show, he says, that the seat of
volcanic activity is never so deep a'
four miles. lie supposes that :
about the depth mentioned. bencat
volcanic regions, radium is in proces
of formation fr'om uranium. or what-'
ever the element may be whose slo"
decay forms radium. The latter im
mediately begins to disintegrate a
a relatively rapid r'ate, and the het
thus produce.1 eventually melts
quantity of rock. The water con
tained in the rock theleupon becom"
explosive, and an eruption ensue
The lava having been discharged. th
volcano re' t:5 until the accumulatio
of heat from radio-action again iDeltt
TOPICS Of iNT EREST TO t PL AN7
Value of a Cow.
Tn undertaking to place an esti
mate on the value of a cow the exact
amount of milk and butter fat pro-,
duced should be determined.
Most people when estimating the
value of a cow will be largely in
fluenced by the statements made by
the owner of thie number of gallons
of milk she will produce. This in
formation is usually very misleading,
as most persons do not take into con
sideration the foam in milk, and
again, the party wishing to sell a
cow will sometimes exaggerate as to
her production as well.
The milk from a cow, as usually
measured, should not be given any
consideration, but to know the eract
amount of milk a cow gives it should
be weighed with an accurate scale;
foam adds nothing to the weight of
milk. When the milk from a cow is
weighed morning -and evening, then
her daily pr(ductiofn can be esti
mated, but it is better to know the
weight of milk produced for a num
ber of consecutive milkings and to
take an average of these for deter
mining her daily production.
After determining the amount of
milk produced per day in pounds and
ornces. then one should know the av
erage butter fat contained therein.
This can be determined by taking a
sample from each milking. and from
about five consecutive milkings, put
ting these samples together and de
termining the per cent. of butter fat
in this composite sample. This will
be an average per cent. of fat for the
time during which the samples were
taken. From. the average daily pro
duction of milk and the average per
cent. of fat the average amount of fat
produced daily can be ascertained.
As six pounds of butter fat thus de
termined will make about seven
pounds of butter, the value of the
milk for butter-making purposes can
be detcrminOd. As brtter fat is the
foundation of cream, the value of the
zilk put Into cream can be estimated.
While this method. does not give any
idea of the amount of milk and but
ter fat a cow will produce during her
milking period, jt does show how
much she is producing in butter or
cream for the time being.
No dairyman should be without
this record of each one of his cows at
any time. It will enable him to know
when a cow is not produhing an
amount which justifies her keep, and
she can then be replaced with a bet
ter cow. Where records are kept as
has been suggested at the end of the
milking period the amount of milk
and the amount of butter fat from
each cow can be estimated and her
value for that period pretty closely
determned.-Wm. D. Saunders,
Dairyman Virginia Agricultural Ex
periment Station, Bl!acksburg.
Thbe Berry Crop.
If you live near a city, nothing is
so profitable as a berry crop. If you
live away from a market, nothing is
nicer for your own table. We cannot
understand how our farmers can do
wihout strawberries and raspberries.
The blackberry also deserves consid
eration everywhere, except where
wild ones are plentIful and near at
hand. It is time to begin to prepare
for your patch of a row or two, or an
acre of two, according to your mieans.
You ladies who want some pin money
of your own, and have little children
to help, gather them. If you cannot
do this have a little berr~y patch. We
always think strawberries the best
fruit that grows, until raspberries
come in, and then we think they are
te best. Both are worthy a place in
every garden in our South. They al
ways help out a supper and round out
a dinner; and we never object to
them for breakfast. No one has ever
been able to reach the maximum
yield of our berry crop of either va
riety. Wonderful yields he.ve been
made. We saw a blackberry bush at
our neai neighbor's that yielded ten
quarts and brought him in tlke hand
some return of $1.00. Putting the
plants at four by six feet, this would
give us 1185 plants per acre, and a
revenue of $1185.00 per acre. No
one can say this is an impossibility,
since one bush has made the propor
tionate yield. This amount of straw
berries has been made. As to rasp
berries w*e are not so well informed,
but as they sell at double the price of
either of the other berries, we cannot
see wvhy a like return can not be ob
tained. There is a good livinig for
the small farmer who will take wife
anct children2 into co-partnership and
get down to business and learn how
to grow the many things our market
now demands. Don't let's talk cotton
until we know of nothing eise; but
lt :3give our garden crops due con
sider.ticu, and don't forget the berry.
The campaign on the liquor ques
ion at Suitork closed, and the election
viil be held.
The annual convention of the Unit
d Jrishi League of America opened in
Judge Alton B. Parker issued a
tatement declaring several charges
nade against him by William R.
Iearst as absolutely false.
The West Virginia Conference of
e Methodist Episcopal church is in
ession at Sistersville.
Mrs. Thomas C. Platt, the young
:e of the Senator, denies that di
ore preceedings are pending or even
The original of "Tom Sawyer'' in
ark Twain's stofies died in Cali
Fifty thousand dolars in gold was
ound hidden in a house at Hudson,
'ARM : IOTES.
ER., S1OCKMANANO TRUCK SS&WE&
with a greenish louse and the trees
are dying. We are bothered with
these insects every year and I want,
to know what they are and how to
destroy them. J. E. J., Hartselle,
Answer.-During the spring and
early summer, one often finds the
leaves and tender twigs of apple cov
ered with small green lice or aphides.
Tnese are tie Apple Aphis. They in
jure the trees by sucking the sap
through their tiny beaks. So far as
we know it, the life history of- these
insects :- : follows: The lice hatch
from eggs in spring as soon as the
leaf buds begin to expand, and in
crease with marvelous rapidity, so
that almost as fast as the leaves de
velop there are colonies of the plant
lice to occupy them. They continue
breeding on apple unlil July, when
they largely leave the trees, and mi
grate-we know not where, but prob
ably to some annual plant that is suc
culent in mid-summer. Here, appar
ently, they continue breeding until
autumn, when they return to apple,
and the winged females may be found
establisaing colonies of the wingless
egg-laying form upon the leaves. The
males are apparently developed on
the same plant that the winged fe
males are. The small, oval eggs are
now laid on the twigs and buds, and
te cyclh for the year is complete.
Remedies.-These lice have varl
ous natural enemies that destroy
them-especially the lady-bird bee
ties-but it is often necessary to
spray infested trees with kerosene
emulsion, or a strong tobacco decoc
ti'n to get rid of them. The latter
may be made by soaking refuse to
bacco stems in hot water, and then
draining thie liquid off.-The South
ern Fruit Grower.
About Nitrate of Soda.
As you are probably aware, nitrate
of soda supplies only one constituent
of plant-food to the soil and that one
is. nitrogen or ammonia. If it is per
sirtently used on the same land it
will, by stimulating increased growth,
cause the supply of phosphoric acid
and potash in the soil to'.be more
heavily drawn upon, than if only 11
small or moderate yields were pro
duced; hence It might be found such
circumstances that the. yields on a
soil thus treated would materially de
cline. It might be found, too, that
under such treatment, unless the
store of vegetable matter of the soil
were kept up, that the mechanical
condition of the soil would probably
become worse, especially if the soil
were fine grained, and would be no
ticed by the soil running together
and tending to work hard after each
rain. It is not believed, however, i
that nitrate of soda used properly,
and in reasonable quantities per acre
would injiure land. Neither do we
think It would be at all necessary to
materially increase the application
per year, unless the yield be much in
creased. To secure the best results -
from the use of nitrate of soda, It
will usually be necessary to use with
fertilizing materials containing phios
phoric acid and potash and in some
eases lime. The amount and propor
tion of these constituents will de
pend upon the crop to be grown and
the soil in which it is to be planted.
The normal plant-food supply of a
soil is being kept up when as much
is added to it in the fertilizer or fer
tilizing material as is removed by
the growing crop and by leaching.
C. B. Williams, North Carolina De
partme-nt of Agriculture, Ralelgh.
Mixed and Unmixed Fertilizers.
L'armers should now be planning -j
for their small grain crop. Will it j
be better to buy mixed or unmixed
fertilize:.a The syndicate controlling I
commercial fertilizers and the prices
will not sell by the car-Ioad to farm
ers. All has to be bought through
agents. If the farmers should com
bne in an effort to secure goods at
first hands, they could do it. The one
who wants a few sacks has to buy at
retail. Let the farmer buy fourteen
per cent. acid phosphate and muriate
r :potash of kainit, and do his own
mixing. On a good 'floor, or a hard
place in the lot, a hand with a shovel
can mix a ton thoroughly in two
2000 pounds of acid phosphate;
200 pounds of muriate of potash.
That will give 3 2.75--4.50. Tha
is a high grade.
If ammonia is desired, make
2000 pounds acid phosate;
200 pounds of muriate of potash;
1000 pounds cottenseed meal.
That would give a fertilizer an
alyzing 9-3-2%Y. That is first
class for wheat or oats, and will not
cos more thin $20 a ton. . -The
gents would charge about $24.
The Greenland whale often lives
Pointed Paragraphs. f
You cannot elect Heaven while you
Every girl makes at least one mis
take on her wedding day-and that
is when she thinks her girl acquaint
anees envy her.
Love enables a man to reach the
limit of either happiness or misery.
Trying to induce some people to
~be thankful is a thankless task.
A woman's face may be her for- -
tune, but a man's cheek often enables.
him to acquire a fortune.
The Ancient Man (after a suitable
season of cogitation)-Yer hens is
dead, Mr. Cittily.-Puck.
When all who are sent will go, then
all who are called will come.
Most men think it is all up with
them when they are down.
A pretty girl looks more so when
the right man tells her so.
The longer a man aims, the more
lkely he is to miss the target.