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EDGEFIELD, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22,1911
NO. 43
TIMELY ARTICLE.
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Some Good Advice to Farmers
Given by The. Progres
sive Farmer. Read
and Heed.
It had been our desire, while dis
cussing general farm management,
to devote one or two articles to the
question of fences, their value and
cost; but i? seems to be more in
keeping with the spirit of "timeli
ness," which we hope to make a
prominent feature of these articles,
to say something just at this time
about preparing the land for the
spring crops. During February,
rains are apt to interfere more or
less with field work; but whenever
the soil ?3 in anything like satisf?c
? tory condition any unbroken land
intended for spring crops should be
plowed. With this early breaking
there will, be less temptation to use
fire for getting rid of grass, stalks
and other materials on the land,
which when turned under rot and
form humus, so much needed by
. practically all our soils. Even if
thebe materials can be only partially
covered, and "a second plowing is
necessary to thoroughly mix them
with' the soil, it will pay to go to
this or other extra trouble, rather
than burn them.
Keep the Fire Out of the Fields.
We feel certain that those who
still use fire for cleaning the fields
.' of vegetable matter, which might
be plowed under, do not fully ap
' prec?ate the value of any humus
. forming materials ,to our soils. It
is, of course; true that less of these
materials are now burned than for
v merly, but the practice is yet much
too common. Last February the
writer rode across one of the .States
in our territory, between dark and
midnight, and had he not been fa
miliar with the habits of the South
ern farmer he might have thouf*""~ ?
that a va8tarmy with its camp ij
extended entirely across, the Sfc
'so constantly were the fires in v:
from the car windows-fires de!
erately set for the purpose of
these humus-forming materials
abundant and only one-horse pl?_.
available for breaking the land;
torn them, under and properly mix
ing them with the soil, so that they
.will hot seriously interfere with the
cultivation of the crops, becomes a
difficult problem. This, we believe,
is one of the greatest objections to
the one-horse plow and one of the
greatest obstacles to successful one
horse farming. But if more early
breaking were done, and the land
plowed a second time, if necessary,
there would be less difficulty in dis
posing of the stalks and grass with
out the use of fire. As recently pub
lished in The Progressive Farmer,
the State Chemist of North Caroli
na, Dr. B. W. Kilgore, asserts that
in the production of 500 pounds of
lint cotton, the leaves, stalks, bolls
and roots of the cotton plants weigh
"around 3,145 pounds" and contain
67.7 pounds of nitrogen. All of
this nitrogen and a ton and a half
of humus-forming materials are de
stroyed, when all these materials
are burned off /the land.
Burning Nitrogen and Buying lt.
Let us look a little further and
get an idea of the loss of nitrogen
when corn-stalks and grass are de
stroyed. When 25 bushels of corn
is grown in the South from 2,000 to
h.L'OO pounds of stalks, leaves and
shucks are produced. About 60
per cent of this is stalks, 30 per cent
leaves and 10 per cent shucks, so
"that we can safely state that around
one ton of material is usually .left
in the field when 25 bushels of corn
are grown in the South. How much
nitrogen does this material con
tain? Definite figures can not be
given; but an approximation can be
made. Henry in his "Feeds and
Feeding" states ti (page 632) that
there are 20.8 pounds' of nitrogen
in 2,000 pounds of stover; but this
would mean that it en tains 6,5 per
cent of protein, whereas, this same
author states in another table (page
62l) that corn stover contains 3.8
per cent of protein. In a Bulletin
of the North Carolin! Department
of Agriculture we find it stated that
corn stover contains 5.5 per cent of
protein, which would mean that a
ton of such stover would contain
17.6 pounds of nitrogen. It ia prob
ably safe to state ?.hat a ton of corn
stalks and leaves contains from 10
to 15 pounds of nitrogen. This is
destroyed when the corn stalks are
burned.
Crabgrass hay is said to contain
6.9 per cent of protein or 22 pounds
of nitrogen in one ton. If the grase
burned contains half this amount of
nitrogen, 10 to 12 pounds are de
stroyed when a ton of this material
is barned. We pay 18 to 20 cents
a pound for nitrogen, but when
fcbese materials are burned -the de
struct ion of nitrogen is the smailes
loss of which we complain. Th<
destruction of the humus-forming
materials, which we can not anc
do not replace with commercial
fertilizers, is a much more serious
loss.
These, then, are some of the rea
sons for early breaking-of the lands,
in order that we may the better in
corporate all humus-forming mate
rials with the soil.
Readers of The Progressive Far
mer are now using less fire in pre
paring their lands for the crops.
The one-horse farmer is doing more
early plowing and thereby remov
ing as far as he can, when using a
small plow, the reasons which have
previously led him to burn up hu
mus-forming materials, which he
found it difficult to put out of the
way of the early cultivation of his
crops.
Pat tUe Disk Harrow to Work.
The two-horse farmer, or perhaps
we should say the three-horse far
mer, is learning to use the disk har
row both before and after brecking
the land for the purpose of dispos
ing of the grass, stalks and other
trash on the lands.
In breaking cotton lands this
time of year, and if they have not
already been .broken it should be
done as soon as possible, it is prob
ably best, on all except the lightest
and best drained soils, to throw the
land up in narrow and high beds.
The beds may be the width of two
rows but preferably width of one
row. This means that these 1 inda
will dry ont more quickly and
warm up earlier, which is so essen
tial to obtaining a good stand of
cotton.
This advice to throw the land up
in high beds when plowed early,
does not mean planting on high
beds. The one-horse farmer may
have to re-bed his land at planting
time, which we believe to b&p dis
tinct advantage, but the two-horse
^??merwill by the use of the disk
'- IV? nVtlo tn
crop.
Grand Jurors for 1911.
New ones-S. B. Mays, Wiae,
W. S. Addams, Pickens,
H. A. Adams, Modoc,
J. W. Crim, Johnston,
Walter W. Wise, Trenton,
M. D. Lyon, Wise,
J. P. Ouzts, Wise,
T. C. Mathis, Red Hill,
P. R. Wates, Pickens,
W. D. Holland, Trenton,
John Morris, Ward,
C. H. Key, Wise.
Holdovers-J.C. Lewis,Johnston,
W. T. Kinnaird, Pickens ,
J. S. Rodgers, Johnston,
V. H. Bussey,Red Hill,
P. B. Whatley, Collier,
W. E. Lott, Pickens.
Petit Jury March Court
First Week.
J. P. Whatley, Moss,
C. C. Burkhalter, Talbert,
I. M. Dorn, Elmwood,
Oscar Clark, Ward,
B. B. Jones, Pickens,
J. S. Mann, Hibler,
C. F. Coursey, Ward,
W. H. Pardue, Trenton,
J M. Mays, Wise,
J. T. Griffis, Red Hill,
Henry Salter, Ward,
C. A. Nicholson, Meeting St.,
W. S. Marsh, Trenton,
D. N. Dorn, Modoc,
L. C. Clark, Ward,
J. H. Mathis, Collier,
Wade Franklin, Ward,
Jos. Jacobs, Jobnston,
R. W. Glover, Meriwether,
J. R. Bryant, Elmwood,
F. P. Salter, Pickens,
W. S. Logue, Meeting Street,
J. C. Stone, Modoc,
G. M. Temples, Ward,
W. F. Floyd, Red Hill,
Will Wiun, Talbert,
E. B. Dasher, Johnston,
J. R. Hart,
Morgan Dorn, Modoc,
S. Z. Seigler, Moss,
W. R. McHugh, Wise,
S. B. Stillwell, Pickens,
T. F. Lybrand, Ward,
W. W. Hill, Moss,
E. Harrison, Trenton,
J. E. Franklin, Ward.
1 "Bridget, I feel so ill I wish yoi
' would not go out to-day. Couldn
. you get what you are going for jus
as well to-morrow?"
i "Faith, an* oi can-to-morrow 0
anny day. I was goiu' out to get rn?
silt a new job."
t JOHNSTON LETTER.
i Death of Mr. Sawyer and Mrs
Sat ch er. Another Bank- a
' Possibility. Beautiful
Valentine Party.
Mr. Syvian Sawyer died at hil
? home here on Thursday afternooi
from an attack of heart failure. H(
had been confined to his bed only
during the morning, and abouts
o'clock he had a fainting attack and
! never revived. His death was a great
shock and cast a gloom over the
town, for he . was held in high es
teem by all. In manner, he was
quiet and gentle as a woman, and a
Christian gentleman. In his home
life, his one thought was of his chil
dren, to whom he has been both
father and mother, the wife and
mother passing to her reward about
19 years ago. The children, ll in
number, who were always so devot
ed to him, were: Dr. Olin Sawyer,
of Georgetown; Dr. Frank Sawyer,
of Camden, Prof. Walter Sawyer,
of Tennessee; Mr. A. L. Sawyer, of
Vidalia, Ga.; and Mesdames John
Bland, of Vidalia, Ga.; H. A. Clark,
of Aiken, S. C.; and Horace Wright,
of Georgetown and Misses Clara,
Daisy, Maud and Gladys Sawyer.
He also left one brother, Col. Claud
E. Sawyer, of Aiken, S. C., and two
sisters Mesdames Jones, of Edge
field, and Boatwright, of Leesville.
The burial was on Friday, at 4:30
o'clock, at Mt. of Olives cemetery
and was conducted by Dr. W. S.
Dorset. The veterans of Camp Mc
Henry, acted as honorary pall-bear
ers, and placed a laurel wreath, tied
with the colors of the Confederacy
upon the bier. There were many
other beautiful floral designs.
Mrs. J. M. Cox and children of
Chester, are guests at the home of
Mayor J. D. Bartley.
Mr. George Nickerson has gone
to Columbia, where he has accepted
a positi Atv-*
In all pro Dan_
soon have a new Bank, which will
be a branch of the Bank cf Western
Carolina, headquarters at Aiken, S.
C. On last Friday Mr. H. M. Dib
ble, president, and Mr. James Pow
ell, vice-president, were here and ad
dressed an enthusiastic crowd of
business men on establishing a
branch of their institution. Several
branches have already beeD estab
lished throughout the state and are
in a flourishing condition. A com
mittee was appointed to solicit sub
scriptions for the shares necessary
in order to secure this branch, and
was composed of Messie. J. W.
Hardy, J. W. Marsh and E. L.
Yonce.
The Philathea and Baraca classes
gave a valentine party LO their
friends on last Tuesday evening at
the home of Dr. W. S. Dorset.
Clusters of red hearts festooned the
hallway and were used also in get
ting partners for an amusing con
test, in which the heart played a
prominent part. A valentine box
afforded much amusement during
the evening and the time? was hap
pily spent.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Mobley, of
Thompson, Ga., came on Sunday to
visit the father of the former, Dr.
S. G. Mobley who has been ill for
several days.
Miss Estelle Satcher. died on Sun
day afternoon at her home near
town, after a short illness. She was
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. But
1er Satcher and was in her 16th
year, and was a bright arid beauti
ful girl. As a student in the\hi{rh
school, she was loved by all her
class mates. The funeral services
were conducted on Monday after
noon at Philippi church, and thc
interment in the burying ground
nearby.
Mrs. Lillie Andrews and Mise
Fannie Pratt Andrews, of Asheville,
N. C., are here for a visit to th(
home of Mr. J. H. White.
Mr. Will Hoyt, of this place, wat
married on last Thursday to Misi
Foster, of Jonesville, S. C., the mar
riage taking place at the home o:
the bride.
Mr. B. S. Redding, of Greens
boro, N. C. was a visitor here las
week.
Master Mark Toney celebrate
his 13th birthday on Saturday af
tcrnoon, and had 50 of his younj
friends with him, and a happy tim
was had.
On Saturday evening at the pas
time theatre, the gold watch offerei
to the one bearing the lucky nnm
ber was by Miss Emmie Mitchell
and Master Roland Ouzts won th
gold dollar.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Clark have
been visiting: their daughter, Mrs.
Kneece, at Mon?ttaV^?
Mr. J. H. McKnigjrt, of Cincin
nati, Ohio, spent' txm days of the
past week here.
Mrs. Sam Nicholson, is spending
awhile here with relates.
. Miss Emily Bellro?Parksville, is
the ?fuest of Miss Alma Woodward.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Strother and
Miss Eloise Strother,.4f Walhalla,
and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Eidson,
of Graniteville, were-guests during
the past week at the home of Dr. C.
F. Strother.
Whiskey Dealers Are Fined In
Chattanooga.
Chattanooga, Ten?^:? Feb. 20.
Fifty-two whiskey oglers indicted
recently under the: instruction bf
Judge McReynolds that the hold
ing of a federal license was prima
facier evidence of gmjf$. today sub
mitted their cases and were fined
$50 and coais, with^iftirty days
each in the workhoti?^i Th? work
house sentence was -appended du
ring good behavior.
* ..;>?;!
Senator TillmanV Condition.
Washington, February 19.-Re
ports, sent throughottjpthecountry
! last night, to the effect that Senator
I Tillman had suffereol^^oll?pse in
the Senate yesterd?yy^ile attempt
ing to deliver a eulogj&on the life
of the late Senator C$y, of Geor
gia, have caused considerable ap
prehension to be .e'ip??Bsed on the
part of Senator Tillm^ra?friends in
Washington and elsewhere.
While it is true tba&Senator Till
man is not near the ?ame he was
physically before he steered his se
vere illness last year,- and doe3 not
attempt to exert himself :in debates,
he is able to transact. his . ordinary
business in his office arid . to be on
the floor at the sessions of . the Sen
! ate. He is still a believer in physi
uunuK uuu ~r
a few days ago.
Yesterday's effort to deliver the
eulogies to Senator Clay were per
haps more than Senator Tillman
could stand at this time, .hence his
statement that he would not talk
further, after having uttered a few
words. Recreation during the com
ing recess of Congress may put him
in better condition for the next ses
sion.
Some Good News for Mission
Workers.
The Western Division of the S.
C. Woman's Missionary union will
meet in Edgefield in April on Mon
day night and Tuesday, the 24th
and 25 th. All of the societies in
this division will be expected to send
delegates, and a large attendance is
expected. The associations com
prised in the Western Division, are
Abbeville, Aiken, Barnwell, Edge
field, Edisto, Lexington, Reedy Riv
er, and Ridge. Among the state
officers who will be present are Mrs.
I. W. Win go, Williamston; Mrs.
A. L. . Cruchfield, Spartanburg;
Mrs. E. C. Watson, Greenville;
Mrs. W. J. Hatcher, Johnston;
Mrs. Clinkscales of Anderson, and
Miss Sallie May Burton of Bates
jburg. This Institute for instruc
tion and methods in missionary en
terprise will be of great value to all
the Western Division, and especial
ly to those in the Edgefield Associ
tion.
Cotton Mill Inspector/
Several days ago we had a very
pleasant conversation with our
young friend, Mr. J. A. Gaines, who
now holds a responsible position in
the department of agriculture. Some
months ago he did special work for
the census bureau, but resigned that
to,accept a better position under
Commissioner Watson. Mr. Gaines'
duties consist chiefly of inspecting
cotton mills, to ascertain whether or
not the law concerning child labor
is being violated. He had just com
pleted his first tour the day before
we saw him, and he stated that he
found that the mills are disposed
to comply with the terms of the law.
This young man has made good in
every position which he has held,
and we confidently believe he has a
very bright future before him.
Mrs. Givem: Will you remove the
snow for a dollar?
Weary Willie: Yes'm. Me meth
od is to pray for rain.
Kind lady: Goodness, child!
What a dreadful toothache .you
must have!
PRIZE ACRE OF CORN.
Mr. E. N. Smith Tells How He
Made Large Yield of Corn
Last Year. Plan Given
in Full.
As I have been asked to write an
article on the way I made 12li
bushels of corn on one acre, I will
try to give the plan.
First I will say the acre of land
wai planted in peas in 1909 and
made rank vines, which was left on
the land. In the fall of 1909 I turn
ed this land with a disc plow as
deep as three muks could well pull
it to an average depth of 10 inches.
March 20th, 1910,1 broadcasted
12 .two-horse loads of lot manure on
this acre. I then took a two horse
plow and went as deep as I could go.
I followed this two horse plow with
a three-horse subsoiler, this made
five horses to the furrow. The
land was broken this time to a
depth of 15 inches. I then took a
grain drill and broad casted 400
pounds kainit and' 400 pounds of
acid. I then laid off the rows four
feet wide and bedded them out with
a two-horse plow, running a three
horse subsoiler in the little balk that
was left.
On the 21st of march I took a
peck of Garick's prolific corn and
planted the acre. I put 100 pounds
of guano under the corn when
planted, putting it nine inches in
drill.
Nothing: was done to this corn
until the middle of May, except
barred it off one time with a scooter
to keep it from growing too fast.
About the middle of May I put
250 pounds of meal, 100 pounds
bjood, 450 pounds acid, 450 pounds
kainit, around one side and plowed
out middle to corn with half shovel.
In one more week I put the same
amount on the other side of corn
-??L-?WPH . not, middle the' same
Dlo~Wii~crowTi very Dacuy Dreatcing
2000 of the stalks. This left me
10,000 stalks which made corn.
The fertilizer I used on this acre
cost $38.00. The preparing, plant
ing, cultivating and gathering did
not cost over $12.00, this making a
total cost of $50.00. I did not al
low anything for the lot manure,
as the improvement of the land will
well cover that. Counting the corn
at $1.00 per bushel (although I am
getting $1.50 for a lot of it for seed)
I have cleared $71.25 on this acre,
besides winning the prize of $15.00.
I have sown this acre in wheat and
it looks as if it Will make a very
fine yield.
E. N. Smith.
Johnston, S. C.
Pretty lian.
The tail-of-the-season reform that
swept over Coney Island recently
might well have considered the wel
fare of the wretched horses which
are used for the "dime-ride" busi
ness, says Lippincott's. When the
season closes they are auctioned off,
and are knocked down to the bidders
at next to nothing. Generally they
are so skeleton-like that they are
practically useless.
At the end of this season a buyer
bought an exceptionally attenuated
specimen after he had been coaxed
to bid on him by numerous promises
made by the auctioneer, who wound
up by saying:
"Now, look a'here, boss, if you
buy this hawse an' you ain't pleased
with the animal, you just bring him
back and get your money-see?''
"Yes," retorted the buyer: ' but
this is the last day of the sale, and
the beast is so blamed thin he may
die on my hands. Then, supposing I
did bring him back, you probably
wouldn't be here to receive him."
"Oh, well" blandly replied the
auctioneer, "if you do bring him
back and we ain't here, you kin just
shove it under the door."
While having dinner at a friend's
home one evening, little George re
fused, with self-conscious dignity,
several unwholesome dishes which
William, his tiny host, devoured
with relish.
Finally, when William began to
eat a huge slice of fruit-cake, Georgi
eyed him wistfully for a long time.
Then, leaning his head on his hand
with a sigh, he said:
"Oh, dear! I wish my stomacl
wasn't being brungded up c'rrectly.'
INTEREST IN V01
GREATER LASr
Miss Winona Mathis Won t
Curtains. Who will Win
Votes. This will be d(
Februa:
Our contest this week has certain
ly been on the move. There has
been much excitement, and interest
grows greater every day. ' Several
of the contestants sent in large num
bers of votes and the^ standing is
very close between several. . Miss
Mathis gained her old place back
again and now stands at the top of
the list. Miss Martha Dorn has
done good work and has lost no
ground. She seems determined to
get to the top. 'Miss Stephens stood
first last week and she made a fine
showing this week but did not re
main at the head of the list. She
may have a surprise in store for us
next week. Mrs. Maggie McDaniel
has just started in the race, and
stands very close.
Rules Gowning Contest.
Rule (l) All collections made by
contestants must be turned over to
the Contest manager within one
week or votes will not be allowed.
Rule (2) Subscribers should take
receipt for all money given io con
testants.
Rule (3) The Contest Managers
signature must be affixed to votes
before same are of any value in
contest.
Rule (4) Ballots cannot be bought
The Contest will be run on a square
and fair basis for all. Votes can
only be obtained by securing sub
scriptions, either prepaid or re
nev/als, or by cutting the nomina
tion coupon or free voting blank
out of the paper.
Ri?ej5l_No~ ???-1
Prof. C. C. Newman, Horticul
turist, Suggests the Best Va
rieties of Vegetables.
Prof. C. .C. Newman, horticultur
ist at the experiment station at
Clemson College, has given the
press this, interesting and. timely ar
ticle:
In the spring when the gardener
is preparing to place his order for
garden seeds, he is frequently at a
loss to determine just what varieties
are the best, as the seed catalogues
usually recommend all their varie-1
ties very highly. The following list
of varieties of vegetables is especial
ly recommended. We have been
testing varieties at the college and
station for years and the ones given
in this list have given best results:
Irish potatoes: Irish Cobbler, Tri
umph or Red Bliss, Peerless.
Cabbages: Charleston, Wakefield
Henderson's Succession.
Beets: Crosby's Early Egyptian,
Extra Early Bassano, Crimson
Globe.
Celery: Winter Queen, Giant Pas
cal, Golden Self Blanching.
Lettuce: Boston Market, Improv
ed Hanson.
Kale: Curled Siberian.
Onions (from seed): Yellow Globe,
Danvers, Prize Taker.
Onions (from sets): Yellow Dan
vers, White Multiplier, Yellow Mul
tiplier.
Garden peas: Philadelphia extra
early (2 1-2 ft. tall). Alaska (21-2 ft.
tall). Telephone (4 ft. tall.)
Radishes: Extra Early Scarlet,
French Breakfast, Long White Na
ples.
Parsley: Moss Curled.
Spinach: Round Thick-Leaved.
Turnip: Extra Early White Milan,
Red* Top White Globe, White Egg.
Asparagus: Conover's Colossal,
Palmetto.
The above list of vegetables
should be planted during the month
of February:
Cucumbers: Arlington White
1 Spine, Davis Perfect.
Garden corn: Early Adams,
! Trucker's Favorite.
Sugar corn: White Evergreen,
? Country Gentleman.
Cantaloupes: Rockyford, Extra
1 Early Hanover, Baltimore or Acme.
Okra: White Velvet.
[ Bunch Beans: Bountiful, Early
Speckled Valentine, Currie's Rust
i Proof Wax.
* Lima beans, Fordhook, Bunch Li
ING CONTEST
F WEEK THAN EVER
he Beautiful Pair of Lace
the Five Thousand Free
?cided Saturday Night,
ry 25th.
coupon, entitling each contestant'to
one thousand (lOOO) votes, will be
allowed.
Rule (8) All votes must be in
The Advertisers office by Saturday
midnight of each second week from
issue or else they will not be count
ed on the minor prizes that will be
offered during the contest. Votes
cast on these prizes will also count
on the piano.
Rule (?) Votes once issued can
not be transferred to another con
testant.
Rule (io) Contestants in contest
mustr.greeto accept all rules and
conditions in the contest.
Rule (ll) The right is reserved
to reject the name of any contes
tant for cause, also to alter these
rules should . the occasion demand.
Rule (12) Any question that may
arise between the contestants will
be decided by the contest manager
and his decision will be final.'
Rule (13) Under no condition
will the nominators name be divulg
ed. The manager will be al
ways ready to call and explain any
thing regarding the contest '
Rule (14) Contestants may hold
their votes until they wish i;o cast
them. Until they are cast your
standing will not be published.
Rule (lo) If any party stops his
or her paper and transfers it to an
other member of the family of the
same address it will not count as a
new subscription.
Scale of Votes.
NW
_,_^ciuiiuoth, Jfodded Lima,
Small Lima (butter bean.)
Pole bean: Old Homestead or
Kentucky Wonder, Fat Horse or
White Crease Back.
Egg plants: Black beauty. .
Bell peppers: Chinese Giant, Bell
or Bull Nose.
Small peppers: Long Red Cay
enne.
The ouove list should not be
planted jntil after the middle of
March, except in the southern part
of the state where they may be
planted earlier.
C. C. Newman,
Horticulturist S. C. Experiment
Station.
Civic League Entertainment
Friday evening at the college au
ditorium,.the Civic League gave a
most pleasing entertainment.^ The
program consisted of music and
recitations. Very attractive numbers
were the trombone solos by Mr.
Rpyal V. Bidez and cornet solos by
Rev. P. P. Blalock and Master Ir
vin Padgett. Misses Georgia May
Wates, Florence Peak and Rosa*
Redd gave humorous recitations
very pleasing to the audience. After
the program was completed the
young ladies went up on the stage
and were silhouetted behind a large
sheet, the young men guessing from
the shadow, who was the substance.
Mr. A. S. Tompkins made an ideal
auctioneer and kept the young peo
ple in splendid and hilarious spirits
during the whole evening. About
thirty boxes were auctioned off and
the proceeds of the evening amount- ??
ed to thirty three dollars.
Signs of Returning Health.
"Your husband might have a lit
tle solid food directly he begins to
mend," said the doctor.
"But how am I to tell?" inquired
the anxious wife.
"The convalescent stages of in
fluenza," replied the doctor, "are
marked by a slight irritability."
The next day he called and found
the patient's wife radiant
"When I refused to order his
steak and onions," she exclaimed,
"he came into the kitchen and
smashed fourteen soup plates and a
dinner service, so, of course, I sent
out for a steak at once."-Stray
Stories. _
Mrs. Quackenboss-"Am yo"
daughtah happily mar'd, Sister
Sagg?"
Mrs. Sagg-"She sho' is! Bless
goodness, she' done got a husband
dat's skeered to death of her!"

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