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RATION FOR THE HOGS j
In a preceding article the vriter
tried to show that pork cannot be
made profitably in the South when
nothing but corn is used. Corn alone
was seen to be a very poor feed for
the animal; lt makes very slow gains
and very high priced ones. When
corn alone is fed it is seldom that
more than one-half a pound daily gaiu
can be secured. ' When some other
feed is used along with the corn it is
no trouble to secure ona pound daily
gain and more.
Well, if corn cannot be used at a
profit when used alone, what is the
farmer to do? Must" he stop trying
to make pork and buy it at from
? fourteen to twenty-five cents . a
pound? No, he will not have to stop
making it. The only thing he will
have to do will be. to use* something
along with the corn. Corn alone is
about as poor a feed as can be found
for a hog; but corn used in combina
tion with other feeds is about the
best feed that exists. One thing the
farmer can do is to use other concen
trated feeds; the~South has an
abundance of them. Tue only thing
against them, from the farmer's
standpoint of vfew when ko comes to
feeding hogs, is that they are all
, high-priced. Notwithstanding the
fact that they are all high-priced,
almost any of them can be used along
with corn and cheapen the ration
A few years ago cowpeas were
cheap and many farmers began to
use them liberally as a feed for hogs.
But recently they have advanced in
price and, if they are to be used at all
now, they must be used as all high- >
I priced feeds are used-with care and
Intelligence. When they are valued
at $1.50 a bushel they cannot make
up one-half of*the total ration.
Some of the stations have, had ex
perience in feeding soy bean meal to
hogs. It has proven to be more val
uable than the cowpeas, not so much
probably because of being actually a
better feed than the cowpeas, as 'to
the fact that the soy bean meal has
been used in smaller amounts than
the cowpeas. The soy beans are a
"richer feed than the cowpeas, the
feeders have not tried to use them
in large amounts. In a test at Kan
sas, where corn alone was compared
to a ration made up of two-thirds
corn plus one-third soy bean meal,
the soy beans proved to be worth
$1.44 a bushel. In Indiana, where
the same kind of a test was made, the
soy beans returned a value of $2!? 4 a
bushel, or, it cost $6.96 to make one
hundred pounds of pork when corn
alone was used, and but $5.18 to
make the same pork when one-third
of the ration was composed of soy
In some sections of the South rice
by-products can .be used either to
take the place of corn or ta go along
with it. Where rice polish has been
compared directly with corn it has
proven to be superior to the corn,"
pound for pound. It is cheaper than/
corn, pound torxpound, too. Tn-Ala/
bama, where the two were compared,
474 pounds cf corn were required io
make a hundred pounds of meat,
.while bat 373 pounds of the rice
polish' were required -to make the
same gains. In South Carolina the
rice polish and corn were compared
when akim milk was fed along with
each One. The. rice meal proved to
-be superior to the corn^ as but 248
pounds of the rice meal and 991
poundB skim milk were required to
make one hundred pounds gain, while
257 pounds of corn and 1028 pounds
of akim milk were'used to make the
same number of pounds of. pork. At
^Massachusetts the corn and the rice
-flieal proved to be practically equal
r?a feeding value.
Alabama Station has tried rice
""bran, but it-is not a good feed for
' hogs. It is too bulky and not pal
fc-?hs packing house by-products
have not generally been introduced
to the South. But there is at least
one of the products that should be
used here, and that is tankage. As
ja, result or its use along with corn,
pork will be made cheaper and the
value of the corn will be increased.
It can be laid down in the South al
most anywhere for not more than $40
a ton. It is a very rich feed and
should be used in very small amounts.
It should not make up more than one
.tenth of the whole day's feed. But
when that small amount is used the
gains are made very much cheaper
than when corn is used alone. In
some experiments at the Alabama
station $2 were saved on every 100
pounds of pork made by the introduc
tion of a little tankage in the feed.
The tankage balances up the corn,
and renders the feed exceedingly pal
atable. The writer has used this feed
for several years, and the longer he
uses it the more he thinks of it.
From the tests that have been pre
sented lt ls seen that money ls almost
VIRGINIA REAPING BEN 3
When\the good roads movement
started in- the South a few years ago,
it looked as if Virginia would be one
of the last sates to do any amount of
road building.v But the. people of
Virginia, after studying and agitating
the matter, passed a splendid good
roads law, and started a movement
which reaches to every section, and
now no state in the Union is moving
FIHE m .
Before insuring else when
Old Line Companies.
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AA* The Farmers \
sure to Se lost when corn is used
alone. It ls also seen that almost
any concentrated feed, no matter how
high in price, when used Elong with
corn, cheapens the feed. But it is
further seen that when nothing but
concentrated feeds are used lt is diffi
cult to come out even though some
other feed is used along with the
corn. In some cases good money was
made; in some other cases some
money was lost, even when' a mixture
of feeds were used, but not as much
' money was lost where a mixture was
used as where corn alone was fed
provided, of course, that the supple
ment was not used in too large
amounts. As a matter of fact, con
centrated feeds are so high in price
now that the farmer cannot afford to
depend upon them alone for making
pork. And the farmer does not have
.to depend upon them alone, either.
He will, of course, want to use con
centrated feeds always, but he must
use them along with pastures. When
they are used intelligently with pas
tures, pork can be made cheaper ia
Hhe South than It can possibly be
made in the North. - Progressive
Many breeders claim a better re
sult from using geese of pure Enin
den stock and ganders, of pure Tou
louse; the young from'such a mating
are said to be muclTsuperior to either
of the parents, especially in weight.
The young from thus mating will
weigh, for holjday trade, from seven
teen to .twenty-six- pounds each, de
pending upon the sex.: .
Of course they must be well treated
and fed to secure such results. As
the frame must necessarily be large
to support such weight, there would
certainly be a great amount of feath
ers also. ' The flavor of the flesh is
said to be very mild. However, don't
make the mistake of using these
young for breeders, else the next flock
will be very inferior.
The same increase fa weigh: will be
noticed, in ducks, from the first cross
between Pekins and Rouens, or be
tween Bronze and. Narragansetts in
Where one is able to secure new re
liable breeders each year; the first
cross in poultry always resu..ts well
in weight gain, usually in hardiness,
and almost always increase in the egg
yield, if the crossing has been from
well selected stock, and from good
varieties; i. e., for weight two of the
larger breeds, such as Brahmas and
Cochins, or Langshans, or even the
larger specimens of Rocks, with one
of the above. But the. next cross is
inferior, and succeeding crosses, un
less one ls an expert, will soot, result
in a flock of . mongrels.
Many chicks die for lack of fresh
air. If lt were sold In packages and
bottles, there .would bel an increase
in Its use by some. .
When .th? chicken part of the flock
is kept as clean as turkeys have to
be kept, there /would be much les3
loss ?amo:2g the cbi?kens. ? . Damp
'weather Is very hard on all dry land
j What about' these .many "systems"
for growing.poultry? . They read and
sound fine on paper, but I fear if all
tried them, poultry and egg3 would
get too cheap to be profitable. Per
haps they, are the answer to the
higher cost of living. '
It seems that the fresh air poultry
houses are becoming quite a fad. Bet
ter read and study up on them
through the summer, then if they ap
peal to you, try ono part or all the
poultry in them next winter.
Don't practice, mistaken economy
by feeding musty, moldy or soured
food to the poultry, and especially to
the chicks. It will be dear in the
end. Bury or burn all that is not
One reason of non-fertility pf egg3
is lack of meat ration. This explains
why the very first sitters hatch so
poorly, while later, when insects are
plentiful, the hatches are good.
Sow Will Not Breed.
Question: I have a fine Poland
China sow, three years old. She was
farrowed twice in succession, ana was
booked to farrow la^t January,/but?
failed. Please give me a remedy, as
I am anxious to have her farrow.
Answer-Sterility, or barrenness,
occurs more commonly in the well
bred animal, especially in those that
are forced by over stimulating food.
There arev several other distinct
causes, such as diseased ovaries, ob
structions: to the fallopian tubes, etc.,
but it is difficult to determine by ex
amination. A breeding sow should
be kept in good condition, bu.: not
fat. Givo her two ounces of Epsom
salts in one-half pint of cold water at
one dose. Follow this by giving ten
grains of Iodide of potassium twice
da'ily in her food for two weeks. Let
her run in pasture where she ca:i get
plenty of exercise.-Colonel R. J.
Redding. In Constitution. _
BTITS THOM GOOD ROADS.
fasrer towards'? thorough system of
the best possible roads obtainable.
There are 100 counties in the utate,
arid of these ninety-one durin? the
past year asked for aid under m the
state* law, and are at work to improve
their roads. The improvement of the
highways of Virginia is adding im
mensely 'to I the attractiveness of
state's cheap lands as location for
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Bank of Edgefield
. THE "CUDDLE-DE-WEES."
Our hen has a flock of "cuddle-de-wccs"'
That follow-her round all day:
Sombre yellow, and one is black.
And two are a pretty gray;
And' at evening time, when the sunset
Ts shining between the trees.
Our hen picks out a shady spot
And calls to her "cuddle-de-wees."
And there in the shadow, beneath tlic
They run to her gladly, the "cuddle-de
PROM OUR OWN DICTIONARY.
Sigh-An air of sadness. .
Gent-Vulgar fraction of a gentle
Vanity-Other people's love of dis
Kleptomaniac-One subject to fits
Justice-Confirmation of our owa
Ignorance-Condition qf mind of
persons who don't know the things
Philanthropist-One who is willing
io .share the discomforts of his wealtb
with others.-Boston Transcript.
-FAVORITE FIRE HORSE.
Up in Yonk?rs ene of the fire com
panies in the-outskirts has a horse
which is a, great favorite not only
with the firemen but with the neigh
bors. He roams at will in-the vacant
lots for blocks from the house, but
he is on the job at the first tap of the
bell, and never seems to be behind
the less privileged animals which have
to stay in the house. This steed gets
his regular meals at home, but he is
a welcome guest at all the near-by
houses where there are children, and
receives a good many dainties to eke
but tab bill of fare provfded by the
municipality.-New York Tribune.
When George Washington was
about three years old there was born
in-a rude cabin in the outskirts of a
Pennsylvania.forest a little, boy who
was- called Daniel. His father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. Eoone, were
very sensible people, so far as their
child grew up he was not fed on
sweets, but given plain food to make
^strong' muscle. When he was old
enough Daniel was sent to the small,
poorly kept schoolhouse to learn
reading and writing from a cross old
schoolmaster. Somehow learning
came very hard to the boy, for his
thoughts were ever wandering to the
forests; the g?nie and the Indians
From babyhood his only plaything
had been his father's old flintlock
musket and his chief companions his
father's hunting dogs. Very young
he learned to shoot, for good marks
manship seemed to be born in him.
When his short school life was ended
Daniel spent his time roaming through
the woods. On bright days the sun
guided him, b\it on. dark days he
found his way by,the moss, which he
knew always grew on the north side,
of the trees. He knew inany Indians
and liked their wild life so well that
he often visited .among, them. . He
learned their customs, tricks and char
a?teristic3. When Daniel Boone grew
to manhood he disliked farming al?
most as much as he had disliked
school, so hunting took most of his
This strong man could endure many
hardships. His broad, deep chest
gave his lungs so much room that he
could run for a long time without
getting out of breath. No Indian was
more nimble nor could run faster
than . he. With the Indian he was
forced to use cunning, but in his dis
position he was true, kind, accommo
dating, very courageous and very
brave. When Boone realized that his
little family in Pennsylvania had not
the wealth which those around him
had, his' pride gave him a desire to go
to a newer land where all should be
on the same level. .In 1TC9 he and
five other tried hunters bade their
families good-bye and journeyed west
of the mountains. Although they
knew they were going to a country
where there were no stores or hotels
they took no provisions with them
As they tramped away, clothed in
their deerskin hunting suits and moc
casins, and armed with rifles, bullets,
powder and tomahawks, they must
have been a wonder to their neigh
bors. The country through which
they journeyed was wild, for Indians
were liable to attack them at any
time. After a month's hard traveling
they reached the crest of the hills
which overlooked the plains of cen
tral Kentucky. The buffalo.es and
deer grazing there insured them plen
ty of food.
Several times Daniel Boone was
captured by the Indians, but as he
had learned their ways when a boy
he always managed to escape. Not
long after the small party had reached
the strang^ la'nd three of the hunter?
returned home, leaving one man with
Boone. He died, but Boone's broth
er, Squire, was then with the bold
pioneer^ Later when Squire returned
East for more powder and bullets,
Daniel was left the only white man in
a strange land, without even a dog or
a horse to keep him company. The
Indians were very unfriendly, sc
"Boone was always on the lookout for
them. Never did he hear the call ol
a wild turkey but what he thought it
might be the noise of an Indian imi
tator! To elude the redmeu at night
Boone would make'his campfire and
then journey about two miles away
to sleep in a hollow tree. Every night
he slept in a different place so that he
might not be found. For two years
Daniel Eoone led this wild life and
then returned to'his wife and family
in Pennsylvania. In another ye?r
many friends with their families
joined the Eoone family in making a
settlement in Kentucky. Great hard
ships were again endured, but the
free life made the settlers happy, ex
cept when they were attacked by the
The happiest man in the world,
says the Blakely Reporter, is said to
reside in North Georgia. He has six
fiddles, ten children, thirteen hound?,
a. deaf and dumb wife and a "moon
shine" still that has never been dis
This may be a great help to house
keepers with poor memories. Take a
arge piece of clean cardboard, on
vhich place two small pads of paper
)eslde each other, one on which you
nay write your borrows and one on
yhich your neighbor's borrows are
written. When articles are returned
:heir card is torn off.-Miss Sarah
smith, In the Boston Glabe.
TO CLEAN THE .TEETH.
Tartar, one of the greatest enemies
)f the teeth, may be kept away by the
laily brushing of thes teeth and the
ise of a few drops of myrrh in a. half
jlassful of waterr .Use a moderately
?tiff toothbrush. The- teeth should
)e brushed after each meal, but
vbere;this is not convenient, cleanse
;hem thoroughly every morning.
joretta.Collins, in the Boston Globe.
MY LINEN CLOSET.
My linen chest, says a housewife
h Good Housekeeping, is of solid
~ood thirty-five inches high and for
:y-six inches wide, It is divided
icrbsa .the centre into two compart
ments, each with a drop door thirty
line inches wide and twelve inches
leep. These doors are supported by I
mains, and form a good resting placo'
or the linen, while being selected.
Sach compartment is again divided
>y a sliding shelf, which has a deep
groove on the under side, five inches
rom either end. These are made
vide enough for the insertion of four
ingers, making it easy to draw the
?helf out and thus show exactly what
t holds. The upper door has a spring
atch and the lower one a lock and
:ey. In the latter the liner articles
ire put away with no fear of their
>eing handled. This chest can be
nade perfectly plain or as ornament
tl as one may wish. In this case the
>revailing style of woodwork in the
lining room was followed. The fiat
op makes a good serving table.
Select from the scrapbag of thc
ewing room a piece of cloth or col
>red woolen goods which you can cut
he shape of the lower half of this
l?ge, but about an inch smaller on
ach side. After cutting the material
he proper size and shape turn the
joods^q that the short side is toward
ou. Fold the lower edge over until
t is within about five inches from
he top. Whip together the edges
vhere,the material is lapped. Up
he centre of the double goods bake
. vertical line of hand stitching. On
loth sides of this line make several
nore lines of stitching until there are
eparate places formed for pencils,
lens and ruler.
Of course, make some lines of
?tchlng closer together than others,
io .that there may be room for arti
les of different sizes. In the centre
ifitfte outside of-.the case sew a tape,
o'tnat it runs across the pencil case.
Vken the pencils and pens are rolled
ip in this case the tape should be tied
o as to make the roll secure. With
craps of cloth left make a penwiper.
Chicken Sandwiches-Add to one
upful cold boiled or baked chicken
neat, chopped fine, the yolk of one
:ard boiled egg and four tablespoon
uls mayonnaise. Mix well, adding
alt, pepper and celery sait to season;
hen spread. .
Cream of Potato Soup-Pare and
ut into cubes four medium-sized po-*
atoes, one onion and a little celery,
'ook until tender in salted water,
lash with a little butter and flour.
i.dd slowly, while stirring, one quart
if hot milk. Serve with crackers.
1 Rice Muffins-To the beaten yolk
if one egg add a cupful each of cold
oiled rice and sweat milk. Mix thor
oughly; then beat in one and one-half
upfuls of sifted flour. Add two tea
poonfuls of baking powder and beat
:gaiu. Lastly, fold In the stiffly
chipped white of one egg and bake at
Cheese Sandwiches-Take equal
?arts cottage cheese and ground wal
?uts, add salt, cayenne and a little
elery. minced fine, and a touch of
>arsley, also finely minced. Then
noisten with mayonnaise and a little
?ream and spread. For another
:heese sandwich mix together the
?oik of one hard boiled egg, one-half
lupful grated cheese, salt, pepper and
iry mustard to season, and two large
ablespoonfuls mayonnaise or cooked
iressing. Rub the yolk of egg smooth
jefore adding seasonings.
Chicken Chop Suey-Scrape the
neat from the.bone of half a chicken
md cut into strips. Slice a large
)nion?thin, soak a handful of dried
nushrooms for ten minutes In water.
Drain and remove the stems. Cut
i stalk of .celery into inch lengths,
wash and slice six potatoes. Put into
"rying pan a little fat and cook the
micken untW done, but not. hard.
\dd the onions and cook a little, add
:he onions and enough Chinese sauce
:o make the mixture brown; pour in
\ little water and cook for ten min
ites, add celery and potatoes: after
i few minutes a little floured water,
Boil up and serve with rice.
Valuable Old Bond.
A few days ago Baron Neupauer
went to thc Gratz Discount Bank in
order to sell an IS64 State lottery
bond. On glancing at the number
Df the bond, the bank officiai recog
nized it as one that three years ago
had won thc first prize of G 00,00 fl
kronen.-Neue Freie Presse.
( A Hint For All.
Of course, you know just what you
would do in another man's place,
but why don't you do the right tiling
la your own place?-Chicago News.
"WEDDING GIFT THANKS.
A friendly, informal note should
be written for each wedding gift re
ceiv?d, says a writer on etiquette, it
need not be long, but mention by
name the especial gift for which :nu \
are writing thanks.
Erpress your pleasure and appre
ciation and include your fiance's name
in the thanks. Write the note as
soon as possible after the gift has
been received.-Indianapolis News.
DISLIKE TEACHING WHITTLING.
Teachers in the fourth, fifth and
sixth grades in the schools of Minn
eapolis, Minn., want wood whittling
thrown out of the school curriculum.
They cay it is ridiculous to ask-wo
men to teach boys how to whittle.
"As weU have men teach rcirls how to
sew," they declare. "It is absurd
the boys could teach us."
It is probably that special instruc
tors in the "art" will be obtained as
a result of the school ma'ams' dis
WHAT SHE EATS. " '
London's "typists," at a rece??:
meeting, had a sharp debate on "the
office woman's meals," in the course
of which one of them recommended
the following dietary: Porridge,
eggs and bacon, plenty of toast and
marmalade and jam, and either coffee
or tea for breakfast; pint of milk and
a piece of bread and butter at two
o'clock; a cup of tea at four; and "a
rattling good meal at night." Many
a typewriter in Boston has lound that
it doesn't pay to get along on a pickle
and a cream puff for luncheon.-Dos
NAMING CHILDREN IN FRANCE.
An amusing story is told of the s*e
lection of a name for a baby girl in
Troyes, France. Under the French
Cocoanut Ice.-Eoil o:
of water together for five
nut milk to tho syrup, let
freeze. This will serve f
with the requisite amou
having a nut with the eye
they dry, shrinking in the
A reasonably fresh speci
than a half pint of milk i
is to drive a nail throuc
through these holes into a
and ready for other uses.
law parents are required to name
their children after saints in the cal
endar or figures in history. The law
is one of the curiosities on the'French
statute books, but although in Paris
and other large cities it has become
a dead letter, it still 13 enforced in
other communities"! Troyes among
them. The parents wished to call
their baby Marianne.' Tho white
haired registrar adjusted his specta
cles, scratched his head, looked over
the list of saints,' reviewed all the his
tory In hi3 scant knowledge, said he
could not discover a Marianne in the
roll of honor, and that another name
must be chosen. He suggested Mari?
amne, but the parents were indig
nant v/hen he informed them Mari
amne was Herod's wife. "Why, it's
got Biblical prestige," defended the
registrar. "Yes," responded the' fa
ther, "and there are some women in
the Bible of doubtful prestige." The
registrar thought once moro and
offered Marie Anne for a second sug
gestion. "It's not as romantic as
Marianne," he said, "but it's a good,
honest name." The parents liked the
ring of Marie Anne and accepted it as
a substitute conforming with the
quaint old law.-New York Press.
THE OLD SPACIOUS CLOSET.
"Rarely indeed dees Mrs. Billtops
indulge in mournful reminiscences."
said Mr. Biltops. "Cheerfulness is
her keynote and her courage never
fails; but this morning when she was
looking for something in a trunk
which for lack of closet space she
keeps in her room, she said to me,
'Ezra, do you remember the closet
I had in my room when we lived in
So and So?' And I said I did.
" 'If I should put this trunk in the
closet here,' said Mrs. Billtops, I
couldn't shut the door.'
"To that proposition I assented.
" 'But you could put this trunk in
that closet,' Mrs. Billtops continued,
'and still have plenty of room to walk
around it there to get at the things
hanging on the walls.'
"I remembered, and Billtops al
"We would not go back to the old
oaken bucket, we'd rather have the
water laid on; we "wouldn't want
again those old time freezing rooms,
we like our rooms botter warmed;
but ah, those old time closets! Those
grand old closets, as big as a present
day room!"-New York Sun.
FARM SCHOOL FOR GIRLS.
Mrs. Sidney Lanier, Jr., aas estab
lished a farm school for girls near j
Eliot, Me., and twenty pupils next
month will complete a summer
course. It is Mrs. Lanier's hope to
attract city girls especially, and to
reverse the tendency o! the average
young woman who must earn her
living to turn to Clerking and type
writing. "My school is a success,"
says Mrs. Lanier. "I have taught my
giris to mLke hay, to grow vegetables,
and, above ail, to make good butter.
The best opening for them is in the
dairy, and I am sure that dairy work
is more congenial to the average
young woman than pounding a type
writer or standing behind a counter
all day. Certainly it gives better
health and rosier cheeks. I have sev
eral typewriters with me, and they
say they will :iot return to the old,
wearing routine. We now are con
centrating our work on the dairy
school, and we are turning out ex
perts in butter making. Poultry iais
ing is ancther occupation fitted for J
women, and I have several pupils
busy at that. A?1 the girls'are con
tented and happy, and it will surprise
'ne if one of them returns to the hard
life of the city."-New York Press.
NEW FAD OF PARIS WOMEN.
The conference craze has strongly
developed within the last six months
in Paris. It was Mme. Rejane who
unconsciously started this fashion
This clever'actress had a fancy to
give a lecture in the theatre that
bears her name. The hall was filled
with what is termed an all Paris
audience, and the lecture was sup
posed to be on some old Russian
author; but nobody, least of all Mme.
Rejane, troubled at all about the Rus
sian and still less about the lecture.
According to the Gentlewoman, Mme.
Rejane had come to be seen, not to be
heard, and tho audience had every
reason to be pleased with what they
The staging, indeed, had been done
in a masterly manner. Several
screens of a delicate pink hue had
been so arranged as to place the lec
turer in full .view of the audience^ as
in a kind of boudoir. The lecturer
was seated behind a beautiful table
on which stood a vase filled with
pink flowers, while a pile of books,
also bound in pink and supposed to
be works by the before mentioned
Russian, were tastefully scattered
about the table.
These books were' never opened by
thc lecturer, nor was there any use
for the chiseled inkstand, for the huge
new art penholder, tue artistic paper
cutter and other utensils pertaining
to the world of letters, but they im
parted a serious tone to the ensemble.
It is almost needless to say that Mme.
Rejane's gown and hat wera pictures
in themselves--Washington Herald.
le-half pound of sugar and one pint
minutes, add one-half pint of cocoa
come to a boil once, then cool and
ive persons. To obtain a cocoanut
nt of milk, one must insist upon
is on tho surface. As the nuts age,
process, and the eyes grow deeper,
men should furnish a trifle more
md the easiest way of extracting it
*h the eyes, letting the milk drip
, bowl. The meat is thus left intact
Tiny black ratln buttons arc used
on linen and pongee frocks.
Bright, iridescent materials will be
used persistently, but always veiled.
Afternoon frocks escape the ground.
"Bleu de roi" and "nain bruie" (burnt
bread) are favorite colors.
Flowers in garden colorings of vel
vet are enjoying a season of popular
it}*. Daisies of black and white vel
vet, tulips and leaves trim hats.
Long silk coats are worn over
mousseline gowns. Many cl these are
of supple material, and are gathered
into deep, straight bands at the lower
Patent leather ties with suede
ramps in lighter shades-are worn on
thc street. With tl:e:-e the stockings
are worn that mate! tho walking cos
In "Le Bois Sacr? ' the exploitation
of fringe is quite apparent. On wraps,
the lower edge ot skirts, hats and
parasols this form of trimmiug is
claiming decided attention.
Vests of street suits are of bright
cerise or blue, and ara trimmed with
black or gilt buttons. And the but
tons! Of .'?a snakes and colored in
many instances to match the gown.
.Not only is the chantecler coloring
seen in everything, in hats coats and
suits, but the form of the bird is also
appearing. The latost dr vice is1 the
form woven very black, with a fine
mesh face veil.
Chiffon embroidered with chenille
for a gauzy evening wrap is quite
effective. Men may laugh the idea
to. scorn, but the Parisian kuows the
effect of a cloudy mass of chiffon over
an evening dress.
Little girls are wearing hats "that
have departed from the simplicity
that has been so popular. A mass of
lace and frills crowns little ones'
heads, no matter how plain thc coat
and dress may be.
Where Was John?
A San Francisco woman whose hus
band had been dead some years weut
to a medium, who produced the spirit
of her dead husband.
"My dear John," said the widow to
the spirit, "are you happy now?"
"I nm very happy," John replied.
"Happier than you were on earth
with me?" she asked.
.'Yes," was the answer, "I am far
happier than I was on earth with
..Tell me, John, what is it like in
"Heaven:" said John, "i'm not in
Princess Mary and Prince Henry
of Wales, two children of King
George V., are just as fond of loys as
youngsters who have no royal blood.
They get as much fan out of Noah's
ark and its myriad of animals as the
average youngster in a workman's
The London Economist figures that
a four pound loaf in London costs
little more than half what a similar
loaf costs in New York.
He Got a Lift.
The hobo arrested for stealing
chickens was pleading for pity.
"It's dis way, yer honoi[," &e
whined. "I don't get no chance.
Everybody's agin' me-dey're "all
cohspirin' to kep me down."
The judge beamed benevolently.
"Well, nobody shall say that I
joined in that conspiracy," he said.
"Trying'to keep you down, are tkeyf
Well, they shan't do it, I'll send
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AGRICULTURAL TRAINS. >
Great Interest Displayed by Farmers
in the Agricultural Trains as Con
ducted by Southern. Railroad. '
Atlanta, Ga., Special.-That farm
ers of the Southeastern States are
anxious to take advantage of every
opportunity offering them informa
tion tending to bring about better
methods of farming and more prefitfv
able agriculture, such as the agricul
tural trains which it has become the
policy of the Southern Railway to,
run over its lines iu the various
States which it penetrates through its
Land and Industrial Department con
nection with State departments of
agriculture or agricultural colleges, is
shown by the interest displayed by
farmers in Piedmont, Virginia, over:
2.000 of whom attended the meetings
along the route of the train which re^
cently spent a week in that section.
The train was in charge of Hon. G. ',
W. Koiner, Commissioner of Agricul
ture for Virginia, and bore a corps of
experts ivho gave instructive lectures %
on subjects of particular interest to ?
farmers of the various communities
visited. The train Avas out six days
and sixteen meetings vwere held be
tween Alexandria and' Danville. I
At nearly every stop the two pas
senger coaches, Which were used as
lecture rooms, were filled and at some
places it was necessa: . to hold out- '
side meetings to accommodate the
crowds. Farmers' wives turned out
in large numbers and showed as ranch
interest as the men. At the close of"
the meetings at almost every stqjp
farmers remained to ask questions
about topics which interested them
especially. At every stop apprecia
tion of the work done by the Virgin
ia Department of Agriculture and th??
Southern Railway company was ex
pressed, at a number of points votes
of thank? being given.
Immediately after the tour of the
train letters hczan coming- to Com- -
missioner Koiner and the L*md and
Industrial Department of the South
ern Railway company, from farmers
requesiin? that information be fient
them. At all places where meetings
were held the names and addresses of
farmers in attendance were taken and
to these the Virginia Department o^
Agriculture and the Southern's Land
and Industrial Department will in the?
future send special information re
ferring to crop ^rowing or to other
subjects on which these farmers
especially desire instruction. In this
way the influence of the train will be
Soil improvement, crop diversifica
tion, more attention to live stock, and
improved methods of culture have all
resulted from attending farmer meet
ings under the auspices of the South
er's Land and Industrial Depart--,
ment. So.-29-10. *
Two Irishmen were out hunting,
with one gun between them. The man
with the gun saw a wild turkey, and
took careful aim at it.
"For the love of beaven, Mike!"
shontpd fie oMipr hinter, "don't
shoe' ! Thc sun ain't loaded."
"Ive irrt to." veiled Mike, "The
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