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Slady fe.o$*bI* 4if
Ing at MeOregor, Iiia I
.ot of bild lIfebreits;&Ipt'5Ml *1)
teciatLion for the itews whicht fre
iently appear among- the notes ,v!nd
g for a wore adequate protection o1
to birdis that are such good friundseol
man and particularly of the farnel
ad gardener. Our friend points ou
hat It I.s thounemployed "fool will
the gun," young adul old, from th<
towns and vilinges rather thain rel
dents of the country that does the imiost
damage in destroying helpful bird lirfe
.and the polut Is one that in mos;t lu
stances will have- to be admitted
While professiug friendship for bird
life in general, she in comoillo li
other students draws the linet on, t!e
English sparrow as an all aronii)d nul.
sance, as it consumes comparatIvely
few insects, destroys the eggnc and
mests of other useful birds and. above
all, is a spreader of diseaseg in its ca
pacity as scaven r of the anim l ex
cremeut in pouhry an(1 barn yards.
'The point would seem to be very well
taken-one that should provkde still
further argument in favor of exturni
zatin'g the Iuglish sparrow, in whop
favor the only thing that can be said
is -that he. is a plucky chap and stays
with us through the winter months.
Our correspondent cites the fact that,
nesting as they, do in old straw piles
and sheds here, the children way find
their nests and easily destroy them,
* while she refers to an article in Bird
I.ore Il which the writer recommends
trapplug them in the co:nmon eagr
rat traps, in the "out of sight" trap.
and by smudging the birds with sul.
phur fumes while they are at roost
under . straw sheds in the winter
nouths. The birds will drop and can
be disposed of in a pall of water be
fore they come to. The best friends
of bird life recogl. the Eng!lsh spar.
row as 01ne of the worst toes they have
to contend with and will favor almost
any method by which it can be ex.
terminated. We are pleased to- pre
sent the above suggestions and would
be pleased to hear frmn say oth!t
reader who way have discovered ef
feetive means of disposing of the spar
MONOTONY BREAKS THEM DOWN.
-T1 V~T :V.. - ble which are
' !1,:%t of the in.
* 1:talo farmers'
v~ ft. k.u- r per cent than
-': a h * ec! - -of people-li
would seem to be worth while to in
quire Into some of the causea which
are responsible for this condition
While all farmers' wives who do their
share of the work have their time pret
ty fully occupied, It vould not seem to
be this so much as lack of change and
variety that Is responsible for the men.
tal depression referred to. Because- of
household responsibilities which the
good wife cannot well escape from she
leaves the house less seldom than her
husband, who goes to market with
grain or stock. On this account every
effort should be put forth to give hei
variety and change and relief fron1
her household cares as often as Is prac
ticable. Before the hair grows silver
on the tempies and the shoulders arc
stoopked with overwork the conalder
ate husband, eon and daughter will dec
all they can to relievo the mother of
the heavy burdens which she hais
borne so long and uncomp~lainingly,
Any relief of this kind while shie can
a1ppreciate it wIll be sweeter to her
than hot tears and lovely flowers on
-her cofidna lid. Make the lives of these
tIred mother-s as bright and happy as
may be, and but a poor retut'n wiUl b
made them for their unselfish and lov
lng ministry. _____
SOME POSSiIITIES OF ALFALFA
Professaor D. II. Otis of the College
-of Agriculture of the Universlty of
Wisconsin has just concluded a series
of exvperiments with alfalfa as a feed
for dairy cows, ie finds that young
cows not giving- milk can be l-.pt in1
good condition during the winter and
gain from 1.23 to 1.5 pounds per day
when fed nothing but alfalfa hay,
Speaking further of the value of alfal
fa as a ration, he states that, with art
:average yield of fout tons, alfalfa will
produce 880 pounds of digestible pro
tein per acre, to supply which In the
form of oil meal would requIre 1.2
tons, which at present prices would
-cost $52.00. A summary of the feed
lng trial, which were conducted show
ed that alfalf* could be made to take
the place of at Ileast one-half of the
grain usually fed to dairy cows. The
.cash returns from feeding alfalfa at
the different experiment stations range
from $10 to $20 per ton. Professo.
OtIs states in cldsing his report that,
with a yield of four tons per acre, ai
conservative estimate would indicate
that the Wisconsin dairy farmer would
be abie to igcrease his profits from GC4
to 75 per oent by the liberal yet judi,
cious use of aifalf* grown upon hi.
SHOUL.D BE MORE HEDGEROWS,
-it is a firm conviction of the writei
thAt there ought te b)e more hedgerow.
- (e1 western
na. -en o>-r to'.'. not only
v 'f h m turn live
sal a i. L .,.a go La ' n ttion dur
ing the summer season. Of all hi.
frietids in the animal kingdom outside
-of the farm Animals none render the
lRmueZ mme 'ranlesrvien than thz
0 Is not only doing them a kin
seek but helping himself in a Vei
definite fashion, it he so manag
things that they can have as mat
nesting places as possible.
A Lessen In GArammar.
In a certain mountainous region tI
teachers are appointed with little que
tion concerning their gramimatie
orthodoxy. Occasionally, however,
wave of school reform sweepi4.tbrong
the valleys, and undesired exaini
tions are thrust upon embarrassed pei
It was during one of these periods 4
intellectual discomfort that the folio%
Ing sentence was given: "The bli
flow over the bous." Accompanyli
It was the query, "Is 'few' a r'gul
or an Irregular verb?"
One teocher after another shook h
head hopelessly despite the sloi
thought Inspiring fashion in which tI
examiner repeated the perplexing fa
that "The - bird - flew - over - the
Finally a man rose In the rear, an
with the assurance of one who pa
his trust In logic and.a practical know
edge of natural history, he volunteere
k solution. Said be:
"If that bird which flew over tt
house was a wild goose, it went in
straight, regular line, so the verb
regular. But If It was a peckwoc
that few over the house, then it wei
in a crooked, zigzag line, and so tt
verb is irregular."
All but the grammar bound exari
iner were satisfied with this senaib
and rational explanation. - Youth
It is a frequent matter of lament
tion on the part of artists that one 4
,their number may spend genius av
time on a piece of work, only to fa
Sconspeuously In small detail.
There is a story that one Royal acad
miclan gave hand five fingers and
thumb and that another painted a Ii1
lobster bright red.
The clever Goodall had been engagi
In painting a number of laborers dra
ging a huge stone across the dese
when a man of science entering t
studio said to him: "I say, Goodall,
you want those fellows to pull th
stone you must double their numbe
It would require just twice as mqt
for the task."
But it Is not modern painters alo
who slip up on points of accurac
Even Albrecht Durer in a scene repr
senting Peter denying Christ palut
one of the Itoman soldiers In the act <
smoking. Turner put a rainbow b
side the sun. und in another pleture I
got fearfully tangled in the ship's rli
Fixing a Photografter.
Senator Stone of MItsourl once mai
*himself unpaiopubimr with a certain ph
Itographer. Thelv htter lndivid~ual a
yaredc' ait the 2sen~ator's room at ti
capitol and announc'ed that he w.'
thec:'e to take a picture. Stone expost
lated, buta uvan A few days lat<
the photographer again appeared ar
ptresented the pictures and also a b!
for $10. Rlememberin.x how hopele:
was his argument against having tl
picture tahzen, Senator Stone decided
would be still more useless for him
decline to pay for thenm. So lhe wrote
check. After the man's name was<
the check be wrote the word "Phot
When the, man presented the che<
at the senate disbursing ofice for pa;
ment, he was required to indiorse ti
check find write after h!s name, juo
as It was written on the taco of ti
check, the word "Photo-grafter."-S
A Limit to His Power.
A curious hiatorIcal anecdote is han
od cdown fromi the thme of .James
James, being in want of 120.000, a
plied to the corporation for a loan. TI
corporation refused. The king insa
ed. "Blut, sire, you cinunot compei us
said the lord mayor. "No," exclaii
ed James, "but I'll ruin you and ii
city forever. I'll remove my courts
law, my court itself and my parli
ment to Winchester or to Oxford at
make a desert of Westminstet', at
then think whint will become of you
"May it please your majesty," replik
the lord mayor, "you are at liberty
remov, yourself and your courts1
wherever you please; but, mire, thel
will always be one consolation to ti
merchants of Londou-your mnajesl
cannot take the Thames along wil
David Garrick on one occasion paUSs
Tyburn as a huge crowd wake asset)
blng to witness the execution of
criminaL. "Who Is he?" asked i
great actor of a friend who accomp
"I believe his name is Vowel," wi
"Ah," said Garrick, "I wonder whi<
of the vowels he is, for there are se
erali. At ali events it is certain that
is neither U nodr iP'-London..aturdi
H 0 0'OF HOMER.
Anifent idea of the Earth and its Ma
a gin of Water.
ly Let us conalder for one momet wh
the iden of the world was-not, Indee
at the earliest period of whikb v
have any knowledge,'but at the davi
of written history or of written blsto
among that Indo-Germanic poop
whose descendnuts hove overspread #
much of the eartb. The world of H
mer was a small. tlt surface. ki wbk
civilization wias hemined in by foreh
to races, who ngaln were surrounded h
a great ocean 'or river over which r
man had ever passed. The world <
a which [oiner had any definite notk
was Ureeve-a Greece which hard
extended as far as the Balkans on ti
north and which seargely Inclnied tt
Levant and the Islands in the Aeges
sea. No doubt he had some general a
quaintance with a world beyond the
narrow limits. IlIe knew, at any rat
some of the leading features of norti
ern Africa. lie bad beard, as was o61
natural, of Egypt. whose civiHatik
had mado such marked advancea ar
awas exerelaing so mucih Induuces. I-1
' had some knowklodge of the great riv(
on whose recurring ttlab lCgypt d1
pends for her prosperity. ie had eve
heard of the py gmile and of the tIthi
plans who dwielt hiher up its strear
Some reports had reached him (
southern Italy. Ibit It is hopeless
attempt to fit the geography of lomt
d to the actual facts. If a nian were I
search today for the preelse spot o
e which Captain I'muel ItullIver wa
a wrecked in the tirst of his fatous To
Is ages he would find that the .illiput i
d Swift was in, the heart of Australi
It and much ln/the'snim way. to quo
Me ir. Gladstone's language. "the key
tite great contrast between the outt
' geography (of Homer) and the facts
l4 nature Ilex in the bellef of Homer thi
's a great sea occupled the Ppace who
we know the heart of the Europec
continent to lie."
It is another Indiention of the sma
- ness of [lomer's world that the tc
)f years' war, of whieh he has iien 1
d the concluding episode, was not. i
1i even Ilerodotuas has described it, 01
of the opening chapters of the gre
e- struggle whleh has endured througho
a historic tines between east anl wei
Pe but a contest between men of (xmm
or-igIn. It IS 110t It mere poetkien
cd eoe whieh makes Greeks and it
V. mans address one another in the san
rt language. Yet the world of Ilonv
ke small as it se4imR to us, seeied hir
if to him. Compared with the migh
it oceans which men now traverse ti
r. Mediterranenn is but a little landlock<
ly sea. The Mediterranean of the "lhai
was only the Aegean. yet for- Iomer
te had terrors which the Atlantie ba n
y. for us.-Sir Spencer Walpole In Co
e.. temporary' Review.
Jack's Lucky Bag.
D- The annual Iublinittlon of the b1
ie gade of midshipmen at AnnapollA go
- by the name of "The Lucky Bag." evc
as that of the corps of endets at We
Point bears the military appellation 4
"The Ilowitzer." On honrd ship
le kept what Is called a lucky bmg. in,
o. this are put all sorts of artick's thm
II. are left around the decks or out
a their proper places by the men.
is the end of each month the lucky bag
ui- opened. and the men wvho have It
w different articles gather around it
ad the hope that they have been luel
tII enough to ha ve had their possessio
~s find their way into the lucky bag.
le the end of -the month the bag general
it is tilled with a great variety of artilj
to In it are jaekknives, pairs of shoc
a plugs of (chewing tobacco, sewing kil
an caps, photographs, witing materin
o. and so in through prac'ticnlly the e
tiro list of the sailor's poseseloois,
*k New Yor'k Tribune.
me Deplorable Levity.
it "We students can stand a good mali
me things." sai the college gIrl, "but til
t. last nimsonairy Was too much for
lie preached oni tile glories of the m
slonary enlling for women. lie told
we ought all of us to go and help 1'
'1- heathen. That was all right.
I "But thwn he worked uip to a gilo
p. lug finisha 'Notv. I appeal to you.
me college women, how muich better tha
t-. mere loarnin-g and mere books it is
"go forth into the worlt .and becot]
>. fishern of menl'
ue "That was too much. Of course s
.smiled. In fact, some of~uas pk0ker<
ar uudibly. T[hen the mIssionary cot
d .plained to 'proxy' that he coulidn't he
d noticing a deplorabie spirIt of levi
-" apparent among the students."-Phil
ad dolphin Ledger.
toWar on Electrie Light gens.
eBerlIn's poliee department has deta
memined to get rid ofthmosrue<
tri'i light signs and advertisemer
which to the artist make night hidec
In many of the principal streets a
open places of the German capital.
ad"During the day it is bad enougi
a- says the president of the' Berlin 2
aacademy. "to see otherwise handsoa
me buildings with huge roof signs ady,
a- tising cigarettes and dog cake and c
tain Infalliblo noetrums for stoma
ac nhe and nerves. But at night it is
tolerable to see In every direction tha
bh blinkiug. Insistent lights high in I
v-air at the end of every romantic a
it beautiful street vista tellIng their us
monotonous. maddenig tale of cho
late and biscuit..".
U HIS is the time of
- there is not much
r do 'not know dull
U prices are two things tha
Our goods are the very
n all, and our prices are as
can be legitimately sold
i OUR entire line is c<
d and we can, supply
Clothing, Shoes, H
Hardware, Furniture, B
n Ain fact anything you neei
at the right prices.
r OME to see us, ani
n with us, you will fi
ter goods for less j
Another car of Majesti(
t $5-50 per barrel.
Thanking our friends an
'I we hope to merit a conti
C Gaines & G(
a Thenwi Saf. ht:s been tried an~d fcund]
CY This Banik l.as Burglar Insuirance, Fl
Slose your nonely.
y Liberal b te ,ri-t allowed on Time I
8 you 12p sattifacorily,
H1. C. SH IR LEY. Cashier.
*O Atlanta, Ga., also
Over i 5,oo0 Grad
SIcecwves I!:.060 ~elientn every year for
lite. .\n averaye of tw o op~enlings for every itt
" 70 typewriting machin
. The sontieern atso 'ondt et the
i'pni bleh insatitution the railroads and teles
Main Line Wires 1
*ts Wrlie for cataloguie. Enter now. The Sol
ug in the South. A ddlresse,
ad A. C. BRISCOE, Pres., or
ly= Except the
Vear when trade is dullind
buying aad selling, but we
days. Our goods and our
t help to keep our trade up.
best that can-be bought at
low as these same good.
)mplete- no broken lots
your wants at all times, in
its, Dry Goods, Groceries,
uggies, Wagons, etc., etc.,
:1 can be procured here and'
i it you have never traded
id that we can sell you bet
ntoney than you have been
Flour, the best made, at
I customers for past favors.
nuance of the same.
Ed, S. C.
e Irwurance, Cadhier Bonded, so you can't
utI Bits. See H. C. Shirley and he wHil fix
Albany, Ga. Branch
uates in Positions
ik okkeei-ern, Stenographers. Telegraph Operator.
dent that attends the Southern..
CS the lerget eleetion oftypewriter. owned
L OF TELEGRAPHY
rajah comp'anIes are constantly calling for opera
un into This School.
athern is the Oildest and largest liusiness Cohieg$
WV. L. ARNOLD, Vice-Pres.