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THE NATIONAL BRNK OF AUGUSTA
L. C. HATKE, Pres*.. F. G. FORD, Cashier.
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Undivided Profits f V * A VjVVV.
Facilities of our mairnlfic-<mt New Vault
containing 410 >afe:y-Lock Bosea. Differ
ent Slzea are offered to our patrons and
the public at $3.i0 to $10.00.per anuuux.
THOS. J ADAMS PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD. S. C.. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 29. 1902
VOL LX VII NO. 5
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mas Goods of ei
Goods, Fine Wat
ware. No matter
it. Everything tl
Fine Engraving ai
Cali early or writi
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g 702 BROAD STRKI
New York Cl'y.-Smart blouse waists
are much in demand to wear with
jacket suits and the very necessary
separate skirts that have come to
A FA>'CY ELOUSE.
stay. The simple style illustrated e:
emplifies the fact that tucking is m
Indispensable to the realization of
fashionable waist. Ivory white pea
de soie of good quality is here charn
.ij^Tjcomb^ crochet lac
'over'corn colored satin, and triinmei
with shaped bands of the silk pipet
with black panne velvet and stitchec
on each edge, tassel ornaments finish
ing the pointed ends. Velvet belt closed
.with fancy clasp. The lining is fitted
.with single oust darts centre back,
under-arm and shoulder seams and
closes in front under the plastron that j
is included in the right shoulder seam
and hooks over on the left. The blouse
proper has single pleats laid at the end
of each shoulder seam and is cut away
at the neck and fronts to disclose the
A SMART ET
plastron and yoke of lace. The sleeves
in bishop style are arranged on fitted
linings which are faced at the lower
edges to form cuffs, shaped straps
being added to match the waist trim
ming. Shapely epaulettes of the lace
give length to the shoulders, but these
may be omitted if not desired.
To cut this waist in the medium size
three and three-quarter yards of mate
rial twenty-one inches wide, two and
three-quarters yards twenty-seven
inches wide or two and five-eighth
yards thirty-two inches wide or one
and seven-eighth yards forty-four
inches wide will be required, with one
and one-eighth yards of lace and four
and a half yards of piping to trim as
Woman's Eton Blouse Jacket.
In spite of the tendency toward long
and three-quarter coats the smart
blouse Eton has renewed its hold on
the popular fancy and is more in de
mand than ever for suits hs well as
for separate wraps. The added basque
gives a more seasonable effect, but
none of its smartness is lost when that
portion is omitted. As represented in
the large drawing by May Manton it
forms part ol' a zibeline, costume iii
rich dark red and the lapels are faced
with fancy velvet In black and white,
the edges being simply tailored with
double TOWS of machine stitching. The
garment is simply fitted with wide un
der-arm gores and shoulder seams.
The fronts lap in double breasted style
when closed, but may gracefully be
worn open as illustrated. The neck is
finished with a double collar that rolls
over at the seam. The basque por
tions fit smoothly over the hips, meet
ing closely at the back and flaring
slifcatiy apart at the front. It is
ts Present. ?
complete stock of Christ- .
cry description; Fancy 5
ches, Jewelry, Silver-?
what yon want we haye J
ic bast and guaranteed. .
[5 ns your wants.
I GERT & CO., j
CT, AUGUSTA, GA. ?
seamed to the lower edge and the belt
conceals the joining. The coat sleeves
flare stylishly over the,"hands and the
garment is warmly interlined and
lined with white satin. Velvet, cordu
roy, kersey, broadcloth, cheviot and
all heavy wool suiting will develop sat
isfactorily by the mode.
To cut this jacket in the medium size
four yards of material twenty-one
inches wide, three and three-quarter
yards twenty-seven inches wide, two
yards forty-four inches wide or one
and three-quarter yards fifty-four
inches wide will bc required, with five
eighth yards of facing eighteen inches
wide to make as illustrated.
Handsome Velveteen Costumes.
Louis coaw of velvet and separate
waists of velvet will be much worn;
also shirt waists of velveteen in dark
shades are relieved of their plainness
by a vest of bright color or white ma
terial, giving a sharp outline to the
- vi uiacK Deaver trimmed
with soft loops of red Liberty satin
ribbon and black tips. The fronts are
stylishly loose in box style and join to
the backs by under arm seams that
with thc centre back curves becoming
ly to the figure, wide revers roll back
above the closing and the neck is
finished with a turn-over collar that
closes invisibly in centre. The sleeves
are in regulation coat style finished at
the wrist with rounded cuffs. The
capes lit smoothly over the shoulders,
and may bf? included in the neck seam
or finished separately and hooked on
under thc collar. Coats in this style
may be made from any suitable wool
fabric, velvet, corduroy or cheviot, all
To cut this coat for a girl of eight
years five yards of material twenty
one inches wide, four and a quarter
COAT FOR A QIRIi.
yards twenty-seven inches wide, two
and three-quarter yards forty-four
inches wide or two and a half yards
fifty-two inches wide will be require^ r
IF MEN NEVER CARED WHJ
If men never cared whnt the world might
We could lld all our schemes adieu,
And life would be only n holiday,
With never a goal In view;
You could cease from coveting honor?,
Could give up my dreams and content
at ease while the days went slipping nway,
If men never cared what the world might
% A PRESENT FRI
Young Gildmore Goldrock told me
this strange story, and I will give the
story in Goldrock's own words, as he
gave it to us in the sraokeroom of the
j Anglo-American club:
"It happened last year,"* said Gold
. rock, as he hoisted his feet on to the
mantelpiece and addressed his words
to the clock.
"I was crossing to Liverpool and
happened to strike up an acquaintance
with the young Pole who shared my
stateroom. He was a pleasant young
fellow, and in the course of a day or
? two we became great friends. He told
me that his name was Ladislas Nado
koff, and that he had been studying
medicine at Philadelphia. He further
more confided that he was on his way
to London to visit a friend of his
"In return I told bim how I was go
ing to England to spend a few months
with my married sister, the Countess
of Darnford, with whom my wife was
already staying, having crossed before
me, since I had been detained a few
weeks in New York on business.
"Nadokoff then told me he, too, had
a si.;ter, who was married to a Rus
sian nobleman who was a sort of sher
iff ii his own eountry, and commander
of a posse of Cossacks. So, on the
strength of our aristocratic connec
tions, our confidences grew so that we
used to talk quite freely of political
"Nadokoff's politics were a bit mixed
At the time I thought this was be
cause he was quite young, and had
not learned that political views should
be used as a means to a profitable end.
"But his politics had been acquired
in some other place than America, the
land of the free. He hinted of old
scores, dating back hundreds of years,
which were to be wiped out by young
er and more vigorous generations. Not
far safer subjects than Russian poli
tics; for somehow I mistrusted this
elderly gentleman, who spoke English
like a German, drank his tea with a
lemon, and while he gave himself out
a's a commercial traveler, walked as
though he were waiting for the clink
of the spurs at his heels and the rat
tle of his sword at his side.
"He was registered on the passen
ger list as Mr. William Smith, which
was strange, considering that his hand
kerchief was embroidered with the in
itials 'J. KV It takes a Russian to
spell Smith with a K.
"As we approached Queenstown, Na
dokoff, who had been looking ill and
worried throughout the voyage, seemed
to grow more ill at ease.
"At bedtime, the night before we
reached Queenstown, he did not turn
up in the stateroom. I waited till long
after 'lights out,' then I grew anxious
about him, and passed the word for
the steward, who went to look for him.
"He had disappeared.
"The ship was searched high and
low by the watch, who were warned
by the captain to hold their tongues
about the matter, but no trace of him
could be found.
" ' 'E's just been and gone and
Blipped overboard,' said our stateroom
steward; 'they do sometimes, you
"Strange to say, as we were hunting
round the decks Mr. Smith, who, 1
knew, had retired to his stateroom an
hour or more before, joined us in our
"Still stranger, as I was returning to
my berth, I saw Mr. Smith disappear
ing down the passage, although his
berth was situated on the other side
of the ship.
"When I looked over at Nadokoff's
empty berth I noticed that his port
manteau had been moved since I had
leu thc cabin. When I came to open
my own portmanteau I found it locked.
Then I remembered that earlier in the
evening, as Nadokoff was going along
to the stateroom from the smoking
cuddy on deck. liad given him my
key, and asked i .rn to get me a few
cigars, which were stored away in the
pocket of my flannel jacket.
"He had evidently jumped overboar?
with my key, but I was too troubled
about him to worry about that, be
sides which I knew that my wife had
a duplicate key on her bunch.
"At Liverpool a half crown to the
customs officer passed my portmanteau
an right, and I did not open it till I
reached my brother-in-law's house in
Park lane, where my wife was stay
ing. My wife had Ibo key on her ring,
and stood by as I unlocked thc bag.
'"You dear old boy,' she cried, as
tho bag opened and showed a large
jewel case, which lay on the top of my
cjothes. 'You have been wasting your
money again on me at Tiffany's, I
know. It's too wicked of you.'
"I felt a bit uncomfortable, for the
fact was I had been too busy in New
York to remember my usual visit to
Tiffany's, besides which I had never
set eyes on the jewel ease before.
" 'I'm afraid it is not for you. dear,'
said I, as I opened the case. My wife
gasped as the lid flew up. and showed
a bracelet formrd of a heart-shaped
mass of opals framed in a most won
derful setting cf diamonds.
'"Oh! how lovely,' she sighed; 'but
\T THE WORLD MIGHT SAY.
If men never cared what the world mlgbV:
No man would bo moved to try
To burry ahead on tho upward way,
And as laggards we'd Ino and die;
No songs would bo written and never a; j
Would be raised by the crowds for ai.
boro to hear,
And, useless, ere long, we should meanly.^.
Ob, it's well that men care What the World
I THE PRINCE. <a
anyway, I hate opals; they are un-|
lucky. But who is it for, dear?' she jj
"I told her I did not know. Then rJBj
saw tucked in under the bracelet al/
small note, i opened it.
" 'Dear friend,' it ran, 'I can bea.r;4?
my life no longer, so tonight I sha.,i
jump overboard. My last request
am sure you will faithfully execute.
Take this bracelet to the Countess Za
linska, and tell her it ls a parting giff
from her old lover, Prince Ladislas
Nadokoff. She lives in Park lane, quite
close to your sister's house. Farewell,
dear friend; may we meet in a kinder
and less troubled world. Thine,
"My wife had lifted the bracelet,
and, as women will, for Its better In
spection, was about to clasp it on her
" 'Don't, dear,' said I hastily. I did
not reason why, but somehow I dis
liked the idea of her wearing it.
"She put it back In the case obedi
ently, but laughed at me for a super
stitious old hubby. ' ..
"Then I showed her the letter, and
told her the story of my friend on the
boat. Then she cried a little, and of
fered to deliver it to the Countess Za
finska, an offer which I gladly accept
ed, tor I was beginning to look for-'
ward to my commission with some
"I hate scenes. My wife likes them,
so the .iext morning after breakfast
she made a careful toilet and prepared |
to visit the countess.
"I gave her the bracelet and my
blessing, and told her to break the
news gently to thc countess, who might
still be fond of her old lover, and how
to dodge the count, if such a person
existed, and to bluff the game through
on the pretense of calling for a sub
scription for a home for lost dogs.
"MT wife had not left the house many g
seemed to mc that he knew Jeannette,
and that he came as near winking at
her as a policeman could.
" 'Mr. William Smith, I believe,' said
" 'Forgive me-Mr. Goldrick,' said
my visitor, politely, "but William
Smith is merely my nom de guerre. I
am Johann Katchachieff, of the Rus
sian imperial police.'
"'Oh, lori' I murmured, under my
breath, 'What have I been doing?
Pleased to meet you, Mr. Katchachieff,'
I replied, politely. 'What do you want
" 'You remember a young man who
shared your stateroom on the Umbria?'
" 'Just a bit.'
" 'He jumped overboard the night be
fore that vessel reached Queenstown,'
" 'That's so,' I assented.
" 'What I require to know is: What
became of a certain bracelet in his pos
" 'Then you- won't find out from
me!' I replied, rather shortly, for I
did not feel like giving away poor
Ladislas' love affairs to a 'trap,' ?nd a
nussian 'trap' at that.
" 'Look here,' said he, furiously, 'if J
you do not tell me at once, I have an
order for your arrest from the chief
commissioner of the English police.' ,
"I beckoned to the policeman who '
was standing at thc door with Jean- J
" 'Come here, constable, and see fair
play,' said I.
" 'The bracelet,' said I 'was placed
in my portmanteau by Mr. Nadokoff ?
before he jumped overboard, with a
note, in which he asked me to deliver 1
it to a lady who lives close by here. 4
My wife has just gone out for that
"'Heavens!' cried the Russian, j
'where does she live? That bracelet is
a bomb, and was sent by a secret so- ?
ciety in New York as a means to the
assassination of the Countess Zalinska,
who is the wife of the chief of police. 1
Directly the clasp is snapped-' 1
"I didn't wait to think. I just '.
streaked to the door, pushing the po- 1
liceman in front of me. '
" 'Run,' I yelled.
"We tumbled down the hall steps, j
and lighted up Park lane to the admi- (
ration of the surrounding citizens.
"It did not take us long to reach the ,
countess' house. j
"The policeman was first, the Rus- ,
sian second, while I was a close third, j
"The door was opened, and we j
plunged in and toro up stairs. ' : .
" 'Where's the countess?' gasped the : ?
Russian. , ' :
"A frightened servant jerked a ftnm '?
ger toward a door. M \
"Wc tumbled into the room. ff
"In the countess* hands . was th?
bracelet. f '
"She was in thc act of clasping it ahj
her wrist when the Russian pounceB
upon it, snatched it from her, and flunP
it out of the window.
"There was a fcatful report, fol
lowed by a cia ter o? falling glass be
"Thc countess had fainted. i
"Katchachieff seemed to know all
about it. He told me how Ladislas
had belonged to a Nihilist club in New '
York, and how he had been commis
sioned to deliver the bracelet to the
"He had opened his sealed lettov of
instructions the night hefore we
reached Liverpool, and not till then
had Le become aware of the identity
bi his victim,
.; "I d? not blame him for jumping
overboard, but I have never quite been
able to appreciate the honor he did me
when he intrusted me with the infer-"
aal gift."-Penny Pictorial Magazine.
THE WIDOW AND THE DONKEY.
iho Wai Stire Tlirtt Uti Contained lite
Soul of lief Husband
It was not much of a compliment td
the memory of the departed, but love
ls-^proverbially blind, and affection
sometimes displays itself after a
strange fashion, as the following
3tory, which is going the rounds of
Paris, tends once more to Illustrate.
Some little time ago a wealthy citi
zen, dwelling in the neighborhood of
%e Madeline, went over to the ma
K>rity, deeply mourned by his wid
>w, who- was herself beginning to be
ilricken in years. One fine day the
^jrr lady brightened up. Every
iorning a rag-picker passed her door
.vith a litle cart drawn by a donkey,
md she took it into her head that
!>er husband's manes had fouiid a
.efnge in the body of the animal.
5roin"-that moment the donkey had
io reason to complain of want of at
;ention, at least on her part. Daily
it the self same hour, and whether
ie weather was fine or rainy, the
worthy dame awaited the appearance
)f the cart, stuffed a quantity of good
;hings down the animal's throat and j
lt intervals gave handsome presents
including clothes which she had her
>elf embroidered to keep it warm to
he astonished but gratified rag-pick
One day the man made his appear
ance alone and in answer to anxious j
nquiries informed the horrified wid- j
rw that the donkey, in which, as she |
bndly imagined her husband's spirit !
iwelt, was very ill, and that, in fact, j
ts life could only be saved by a
:ourse of treatment for which he !
:ould not possibly pay. Fifty francs
were promptly handed to the delight- I
fd rag-picker, with the request that
I veterinary surgeon should be im
nediately summoned, and, when she ?
.ailed a few hours afterward to see !
low the animal Iwas getting on, she
bund that it was being carefully
latched by a well-dressed individual, !
vho assured her that he would guar
tntee an eventual cure, but that all ?
his would entail an outlay of .500 !
The poor lady hurried off to her ?
lome in a cab. and returned in no '
i in o wit-Vi --
en, who became grave digger in 1871 |
liter a mill accident.
A friend of Pasteur's in Paris says
:hat the man who was to revolution
ze chemi'stry stood 14th in a list of '
12 boys in the high school of- Dijon
ind was marked "weak" in chemistry.
The average height of a man taken j
:hrough the civilized world generally
nay be assumed a's something above
i feet 6 inches. The average of Anier
can-born whites, according to army
.ecords, is 5 feet 7.07 inches. There
ire "pigmy" races in Africa and Asia, :
mt there are "giants" also.
A prisoner in charge of a policeman
iumped from an express train near
?rewct England, recently, and the po
iceman jumped after him. Neither
ivas seriously hurt. The prisoner ran,
jvith the policeman after him, and was
.'aught by the heel as he tried to
dimb the railroad embankment.
In musketry training at Aldershot, :
England, experiments are being made
ivith a new style of targets. By means
it an electrical device heads are made
:o appear and disappear at regular j
ntervals along the sky line of a range
)f hills, representing an enemy taking
lim and firing. These constitute tar j
jets upon which the rifle shots prac?
A tale of geese and death is told by j
Nature Notes: "Mr. Francis Slanier
>f Peplow Hall, near Market Drayton, 1
ivas a millionaire and a well-known ?
philanthropist. He had some favorite ?
American and Japanese geese, which |
ie fed with his own hands, and which |
svere kept on a pool near the Hall. He !
lied the other day, and strange to re- ;
late, during the last hours of his ill- ;
less, these birds, numbering over a
100, flew around his bedroom window, !
Deating their wings against the glass, I
intering a wierd. screeching noise. In :
ilmost thc last moments of the
squire's life the whole flock of birds
il'sappearcd. and not one of tiiem has
been seen since."
In Atlanta, a small town in Illinois,
lives Frank dawson, a fiddler, whose
:hief bid for fame lies in the fact that I
be is without hands. Several years
igo he was caught in a blizzard and
both hands were so badly frozen that
rhey were amputated at the wrist. Be
ing somewhat of a mechanical genius,
tie evolved a contrivance out of heavy
wire which enabled him to wield the
bow. Tho matter of fingering was ?
moro difficult, but by hard practice
he trained the stump of his left hand
to make the necessary shifts from one
string to another and from position
to position. With the fiddle held in
place by his chin ind knees and with j
the help of his fingerless arms, Claw- j
Bon manages to play the obi-time airs
with nearly, as much success as for?
Tit* Mnflnrn Y?MIHI.
"What did your son say when you
reproved him for annoying the neigh
"He said that thc rebuke was a just
rme," said thc melancholy man, "but
that the disregard of grammar with
which it was administered was greatly
to be deplored. "-Washington Star.
COST H. O. ARMOUR SI OOO.
A l?et Made with a Kepnrtcr Which Watt
Some years ago a despatch was re
ceived by a New York editor from
the editor of a Chicago newspaper
which had not a reputation for spot
lessness, but which frequently pub
lished some startling truths. The des
patch gave the outlines of a reported
Wall Street scheme in which the Ar
mours were deeply concerned, and it
asked the cooperation of the New
York editor in ascertaining the facts.
A reporter was assigned to this work
and ho called upon thc late H. O. Ar
mour, who was in charge of the Ar
mour interests in this city.
Vv'hen the reporter's errand was
slated Mr. Armour was furious. He
denounced the story of the . receipt
of such a despatch from Chicago as
a lie, and the reporter's errand ai
part of some malicious stock-jobber's
scheme to affect the Armour proper
tics. Tba reporter replied that when
he said that such a despatch had been
received at his office, he meant ex
actly what his words indicated; and
he requested Mr. Armour again to
tell him something about the story
the despatch contained, or to say
whether that story was false.
But Mr. Armour wouldn't do it. He
only inveighed against the reporter's
chief and repeated that that gentle
man had not received any such tele
"I'll bet you $1000," Mr. Armour ex
claimed, "that your editor cannot
show me such a despatch, and you
tell him so!"
"Mr. Armour," was the reply, "I
do not carry $1000 or a check book,
but if you will hold that bet open 15
minutes I will go out into the street
and rome back here and take it up
with cash. It will only be necessary
for me to see one of my nearby
Mr. Armour mellowed somewhat af
ter looking intently at the reporter
for a moment. Then he said:
"Your word for it. The bet is
The reporter went back to the
square of the printing houses and
recited his experience. He also made
a strong request to be permitted to
teach Mr. Armour a lesson, as he
put it, not by printing anything about
his experience, but by showing him
the telegram and forcing him to pay
the bet. The request was granted,
and when Mr. Armour saw the des
patch he turned and wrote a check
for $1000 forthwith and handed it to
the reporter. Then he said that the
r1oc-T>n ?-'- ?. . - rgfo ;h?
vited to address the convention. Mrs.
Griffin, whoso husband is an American,
formed the first American women's
club in London. The club has become
very popular, has attracted widespread
attention in England and has had the
effect of es,, \blishing a better under
standing between English and Ameri
Mrs. Griffin told about the formation
of the club and its work. She stated
that there was some prejudice in Eng
land against the American clubwoman,
and that she, herself, shared that prej
udice to some degree.
"The American clubwoman is so ter
ribly busy that I often wonder, and
so do other people wonder, if she finds
any time at all to spend at home,"
said Mrs. Giiu?n. "I heard a story
once which aptly illustrates this fault
in the American clubwoman: Three
little boys were together and their
childish talk finally drifted to the ques
tion of where they were born. One lit
tle boy said:
" T kno- " where I was born. I was
born at 3t Washington street and I
know where the house is, too.'
"And one of the other little boys
" 'And I know where I was born, too.
It was at 50 Pennsylvania avenue, and
I can take you right to the house.'
"The third little boy hesitated and
then finally said:
" T don't know where I was born,
but I know when I was born. I know
there wasn't anybody home at the
time but me and grandma, 'cause
mother was at the club.' "-Buffalo
Unela Sani'i? Forage.
Over 1000 different species of grass
es worth cultivation for forage grow
in the United States besides 100 other
plants useful for thc same purpose.
These and other facts of interest to
farmers and land owners form part
of a report on the work of the division
of agrostology of thc department of
agriculture since iti organization in
1S95, just submitted to Secretary Wil
son by Prof. P. Lom?on Scribner, the
government agrostologist. The report
says that of the unoccupied public
lands, about 365.400,ii(io acres are now
regarded as fit only for grazing pur
poses, and in addition there are 124,
300,000 acres of forest land, thc great
er portion of which is also used for
From Field work already done, the
department ha's been enabled to rec
ommend to l'armer'.; and stockmen
throughout the country thc forage
crops adapted to their conditions and
special requirements, and to carry on
experimenta with introduced forage
plants likely to prove valuable in any
particular region. Because they are
naiivc. says thc report, many grasses
have boen too often not only neglect
ed, but abased, and in some cases par
N??i II I'nrnlng Crime.
Gladys-Wer:; you alarmed when ho
Gladys-And did you scream?
Ethel-Ol', no! lt was a still
Tho Queen of Roumania is a suc
rfissful lecturer, as learned as elo
THANKSGIVING DAY and the
cranberry are one and insep
arable in the United States.
During the year the cranberrj
has as steady a market as the cabbage,
but in the month of November the de
mand for it is phenomenal, a little
less than one-half the year's crop be
A YOUTHFUL 'WORKER XH THE FIELD.
lng disposed of in the thirty days. This
year the total yield is estimated at
1,000,000 bushels, and over 400,000
bushels will be needed for Thanksgiv
The cranberry grower is a ?hnrer
In the general prosperity of the times,
his vines yielding him nearly twice the
crop of last year. From Cape Cod,
.-,. .:.0.~.mj II, grew wild, as,
in fact, it does to-day in several of
the States bordering. on the Canada !,
line, in the salt marshes of the coast
States, in the glades of the Allegha
nies, and as far south as Virginia ;
and the Carolinas. Unlike the straw-1,
berry, the vild cranberry is distinctly .
inferior to its cultivated relative. Both
grow on a small, hardy shrub, about |
six inches in height. The fruit takes ,
its name from the appearance of the
flower, which, just before expanding
into perfection, bears a marked resem
blance to the neck, head and bill of a
crane. Hence the name "craneberry."
which usage has made iuto cranberry.
Saud and peaty ground form the
proper soil, and instead of fertilizing,
the grower is obliged to give the vines
or bushes liberal coats of sand. The
ground must be low, as it is kept under
water much of the time. The marsh,
or bog, as it is variously termed, is so
arranged that any section of it may
be flooded at the discretion of the
grower, the system of ditches and
sluices being the same as those used in
irrigating the arid lands of the West.
The making of the bog is an expen
sive process, involving an expenditure
of from $300 to $500 an acre, and an
Interim of five years elapses before the
yield Is really profitable. After that
each year should give a larger return
on the investment. No rotatiou of
crops is necessary, and the shrubs
live and bear and increase endlessly.
WINNOWING THE LEAVES AND 8TICKS
FROM THE BERRIES.
Planting a new section of bog is a
simple process. A small handful of
twigs is twisted together and thrust
deep into the sand. They take root
immediately, and within a year put
forth new uprights and begin to send
out runners. The planting is eigb*
or ten inches apart in rows. Grad
ually the space between fills up, and
lu an old bog the shrubs grow as thick
ly as buffalo grass. All they require
then is weediug, sanding and flooding.
Flooding is necessary not only for
the growth of the plant, but to protect
it from the early frosts of autumn.
It is no unusual sight to see a half
hundred pickers at work in one sec
tion of a bog, while the adjoining sec
tion is under eighteen inches of water.
Beneath thc transparent covering the
berries are seen, the water only in
tensifying their brilliant covering and
the deep green of the surrounding
Picking cranberries is a task for
nimble fingers. The picker, sitting or
kneeling on the damp saud, plunges
both hands, with fingers slightly
spread, iuto the vines, and with a
?mick movement strips the berries
from the stems and tosses them into
i pan beside him. When the pan is
Siled lt is emptied into a pail holding
me-tbird of a bushel. The size is uni
form and the pickers are paid by the
[)ail. The berries are finally put into
:rates holding a bushel each. Before
they are ready for market, however,
they are winnowed of leaves and
weeds, and are ready for the con
The first cranberries come from the
ZJape Cod bogs. There picking begins
?arly In September and lasts until se
vere fror is put an end to the season.
The Long Lslaud and New Jersey ber
ries reach the market about two weeks
later, or about the middle of Septem
ber. In the Middle States and the
West the crop is not quite so early.
Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa
tnd Northern Iowa are cranberry
States. The West consumes practical
y all its own product, and also a part
)f the Eastern yield. The Western
berry rarely finds its way into the
markets of the East. In the cost States
the cranberry is a remarkable favorite,
?ind without It a mere turkey would
be considered anything but a piece de
resistance on the New England day
)f days. New York, New Jersey, Penn
sylvania and New England consume
more than half the entire annual crop,
N'ew York City alone requiring 250,000
bushels a year.
For these berries the producer will
average a minimum of $5 a barrel.
The consumer pays at retail from five
-oi. los^^^iage. Sometimes,
when the producer catT -affjjrd it, he
puts away a large part of filfc-crop,
and lets it remain iu storage until the
last of December or the middle of
January, when, as a rule, thc price
idvances. There have been times when
cranberries brought .^S and -S10 a bar
There is a popular idea that cran
jerry growing is a sure road to wealth.
A BOO COMPLETELY FLOODED BT WATEB
(The plants and bernes are beneath.)
One of the sages among growers, Mr.
E. L. Brown, of Calverton, Long Isl
and, calls cranberries a "young man's
crop." This moans that a mau who
chooses cranberry farming as a road
to affluence must be willing to wait,
and to work steadily and with perse
verance while he waits. A few years
ago a wealthy resident of Detroit,
stirred by the glorified accounts of
cranberry profits, invested ?,250,000 in
an attempt to raise the berries on a
large scale. He abandoned his enter
prise at the end of the second year,
losing almost his entire investment.
Profitable as cranberry raising may
be, under right conditions, to cultivate
the berry successfully means that the
grower must often carry a heavy bur
den of care and anxiety. So it is sim
ple truth to say thar in this year of
bountiful harvest, of all the thanks
expressed on tho appointed day, those
of the mau who grows cranberries will
be even greater and more fervent than
the appreciation of the thousands who
delight their palates with the boon
companion of the turkey at the
Thanksgiving bo.*n.L the crimson prod
uct of the cranberry vine.-Charles
Culver Johnson, in Harper's Weekly.
A Dense Illinois Fores.
There is a tract of laud in T.. sewell
County, UL, lying along the Macki
naw River, which consists of a < on
tinuous series of abrupt and deer ra
vines. Not a foot of the tract couldN
be cultivated. The ridges are full of
fox dens, wolves are oe? atonally
found, and turkey buzznuls hover
over it in large Hocks. Eveu people
familiar with the territory have been
lost in the dense forest. Except for
a few giant oaks, the wood bas no
commercial value. The tract is
known as tho "Lost Forty" because
no one knows win. owus it. For years
it has been used for trading purposes,
and many unwary puisons from a dis
tance have advanced money upon it
aud taken mortgages in various sums,
only to receive a questionable title to
a worthless piece of laud. On the
Tazewell County tax books the
"Forty" appears with "Owner un
known." The laud is watered by in
numerable springs and the Mackinaw
Uiver, which wiuds its way through,