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PURSUED CLOSELY BY A
GREAT BIG UGLY FISH
"If your girl doesn't know how to
fish," enthusiastically declared the
young fellow who clerks in a bank,
"take her out fishing some day if you
want to have some real fun. If she
?knows how to fish it won't be half so
much fun, and it will be all the more
lun if you don't know how to Ssh your
Then the enthusiastic young man
proceeded to explain his proposition.
"A friend and I," said he, "got our
girls to go to Greenwood lake last
Sunday. We hadn't any Idea what we
were going to do or see when we got
there, and we didn't seem to care, only
so we ran against a good time.
"On the way up I asked the conduc
tor of the train what we were likely to
Und at the lake to sort of round out
a day with some fun mixed up with
( *"Do you folks dance?' said ho.
: " 'Sure thing,' said I.
j "'Can you fish?' said he.
I "'No.' said I, positively.
"'Then go flshin',' said he, and
"We thought it was kind of queer
?advice, but the conductor seemed to
know what he was talking about, and
we made up our minds to take his ad
vice and go fishing. When we got to
the lake we-found a man who had
boats and fishing things to hire, got a
couple of boats, a fish pole apiece and
some bait, and prepared to go fish
'"Where's the hest place to fish?' I
asked the man we hired the outfit
"'Know much abcut fishing?' he
"i told him we didn't kuow a thing
'"Don't make no difference, then,
oald he, 'where you fish.'
"This seemed to bear out the advice
the conductor had handed us, and I
considered that we were following the
right path to overhaul fun, so after the
man had told us how to bait our hooka
.we rowed out on the lake and went
to fishing. Our boats drifted about for
a while, and as the situation was all
to the restful and dreamy I was pass
ing quite a few over to Sue in the line
of soft nothings, and Sue was taking
'em for all they were worth and now
and then murmuring one or two back
to me, the fishing stunt kind o' slipped
my mind and hers, too. Then all of a
sudden she gave a scream that almost
lifted my hat and hollered:
" 'Oh, Charlie, something ls trying tc
take my fishpole away from me!'
"I looked, and sure enough, her fish
pole was being jerked down in the wa
ter and she was trying to keep it up.
"'Hold on to it, Sue!' I shouted
"Maybe it's a bite.'
"Just then about twenty feet from
one side of the boat a big fish jumped
out of the water with Sue's hook in
its mouth. It shook itself like a dog
shaking a rat and glared at us the
maddest kind. Sue screamed loudei
than ever and hollered^
"'It's jumping at me, Charlie; why
don't you kill the horrid thing?'
"I put my pole on the seat and sat
on it while I rowed fast to the spot
where the fish had jumped out, intend
ing to slaughter it with an oar if it
sprang out again, but when I got there
the ugly critter had moved and came
leaping out twenty feet in another di
rection and madder than ever."
'"Oh, it's chasing UB, Charlie!' she
hollered. 'Pull for shore and call foi
"I don't know just what I would
have set myself to work at doing il
Sue hadn't screamed again right OD
the heels of her last yell:
" 'Oh, now it's heading us off, Char,
lie!' she hollered.
"I turned and looked in that direc
tion just in time to see the big fish
glaring at us off our bow and shaking
itself in the air till everything rattled.
At least I thought lt was that big fish
until out of the water astern of us it
came again and then I discovered that
two fish were after us, the one on
Sue's line and now one on mine.
"Then I certainly did yell for my
friend to get in there on the double
quick with that gun of his. Seems to
me that those two big and ugly fish
must have caught on to the meaning
of that hurry call, for while my friend
was on his way in answer to it the fish,
on my line gave one other great jump
In the air and with a tremendous
lunge tore loose from the hook and
didn't come for us again. Following
its example. Sue's fish did the same
act. Sue gave one shriek of joy and
'"Oh, thank goodness, Charlie. He's
gone at last!'
"When my friend came up and we
told him our adventure he didn't seem
to have worda to make any comment
on it for a while, then he said:
" 'Wonder why it wouldn't have
been the proper thing to yank them
fish in and land 'era In your boat?'
"'Why of course lt would, Charlie!'
said Sue reproachfully. 'Why in the
world didn't'you think of that? The
"I wondered a little at lt myself and
?declared that we would try for 'em
again. We did, and it wasn't long be
fore Sue yelled that the fish was after
her pole again. Whether lt was the
same one or not I don't know, but it
looked exactly like it when lt
Jumped and we got It in the boat and
killed it with an oar. A lot more fish
tackled us before the day was over
and most cf 'em we didn't yank in and
iland, but we had heaps of fun seeing
?'em get away.
"That conductor sure did know what
he was talking about. Yes, yes.
'There's a heap more fun If you don't
know how to fish and if your girl don't
know how than there is in knowing
HENRY HAS GOOD TIME
AT THE VILLAGE CIRCUS
"Even my elster Chryssie, who
looks upon men as mere cumberers of
the earth and creatures to be taught
their place," Bald the elder Miss Simp
Bon, "was moved to speak with com
miseration of Mrs. Dulster's husband,
j Nobody at our summer resort ever
spoke of him as Mr. Dulster-he was
always described as the property of
"Mrs. Dulster was what ls called a
forceful woman and in settling the
affairs of the universe she Incidentally
settled Henry's. If he opened his
mouth to express an opinion Mrs. Dul
ster would immediately Interrupt and
say: 'Now, Henry, you don't know
anything about It, and anyhow your
Idea is not at all what you think lt
is!' She decided every question In
the Dulster family and Henry never
did anything he wanted to. It was
positively pathetic one night to see
him watch the other men having blue
berry pie in addition to their ice
cream when his wife would not let
"Henry had sort of brightened up
when the Taylor girls and some others
of the young crowd swooped down
cn our corner with the announcement
that a special launch was going to
take all who wanted to go to the cir
cus in the village the next day and
didn't we want to come along?
"I saw Chryssie stiffen, as did Mrs.
Dulster. Chryssie has the notion that
because she and I are near 40 we
should hobble with canes and take
Bnuff in the chimney corner-that ia
what is always making trouble be
tween us-but I like a circus just as
much as I did when I was ten years
old. From the flaBh In Henry's eye lt
appeared that he did, too.
" 'No, thank you/ said Mrs. Dulster,
grimly. 4I hope we have outgrown
such foolishness! Circus, Indeed!
Pack of nonsense!'
" 'I agree with you, Mrs. Dulster/
said-Chryssie, glaring at me.
"'How much it looks like rain!' I
remarked, absently. Henry appeared
disappointed. I had defended him on
several occasions and my weak ac
quiescence in the ultimatum of Mrs.
Dulster and Chryssie seemed to sur
"'It would be like old times to go
to that circus, Miss Simpson/ Henry
murmured in my ear a little later. 'I
wish Mrs. Dulster cared about such
things.' He sighed.
"Then and there I made up my mind
to take Henry Dulster to the circus!
People take other folks' small boys
and if he wasn't a hectored, disap
pointed small boy I never saw one!
Besides, I wanted to go myself.
"Mrs. Dulster did not appear to
mind the next morning when I asked
her husband to row me down the lake
to the place where they got water
lilies. Henry enjoyed rowing and we
had a good time as we went along.
The village at the other end of the
lake was in sight before he remem
bered to ask me just where the lilies
"'My goodness!' said I, gazing
about blankly. 'We must have missed
the turn into the bayou! What a
shame! Never mind; we're almost to
town. I've got a little shopping to do
" 'And I'd like some cigars/ said
Henry, eagerly. Mrs. Dulster allows
him only one a day.
"The way he beached that rowboat
was a caution. We found the streets
full of people from the country and
the different resorts close by and
caught a glimpse of the elephants in
the street parade. Henry sniffed the
atmosphere like a hound after a rab
bit. 'It's a great circus, judging from
the bills," he said, wistfully.
'"Mr. Dulster/ I said breathlessly,
'I dare you to go to the circus! We're
here-and we might as well! Let's
"Henry stared at me. Then he
gulped and the color flew to hie face.
Tm with you!' he said, with deter
"Well, Henry and I did that circus
up properly. We got there early and 1
we ate sticky popcorn balls and cheap j
candy and had pink lemonade, and j
we fed peanuts to the animals and j
went to every single sideshow and .
tried to watch four rings at once and
scolded because we couldn't and kept
squealing at each other, 'Oh, look at
that!' and had a perfectly glorious
"After it was all over and we were
drifting out with the crowd we re
membered that we had to go back to
the hotel. I was twice as afraid of \
Chryssie as he was of his wife and I
was right in the middle of imagining
the most scathing things she could
say to me when we ran straight into
ihe hotel crowd. There loomed Mrs.
Dulster and Chryssie trying their best
to act aB though they had had a miser
able time, but they couldn't do lt
"I do have inspirations sometimes.
I Bpoke up sternly. 'Well/ I snapped,
.you two here! I certainly am sur
"Both of them tried to explain at
once how it happened and how they
couldn't help themselves and I got
them so upset that they never thought
to ask how Henry and I got there."
Chicago ?ally Newe.
Prescription For Him.
"Life Is a burden to me." "Take
an interest in something. Have an
avocation. Take up golf." "Aw, life
isn't worth living." "Then take up
Hewitt-How do you like your new
Jewett-It's so small that every
time I get home I feel like the great
est living American.-Woman's Home
HANDUNG OF PEANUTS
One of Most Excellent Crops
Farmer Can Raise.
Has Many Bird Enemies and Tender
Plant Affords Dainty Rabbits Are
Partciularly Fond Of-Plan
In my opinion peanuts are one ot
the best crops a farmer can raise.
They excel corn for feed, especially
on poor land. Like peas, they will
flourish on thin land, and Improve lt.
They will grow on any kind of soil
but sandy land is best as the nuts
are cleaner, brighter and smoother.'
They have great drouth resisting
qualities. In this part of Texas pea
nuts may bc planted any time from
the last of March to the first of July,
writes W. P. Kloster of Sunset, Tex.,
in the Missouri Valley Farmer. The
ground should be prepared by plowing
deeply and harrowing thoroughly.
Lay off the rows, drop the nuts and
cover two or three inches deep. 1
take off the front part of my single
row planter and use it when covering
the seed. The hills should be about
a foot apart in the drill and the rows
three feet apart Put In plenty of
seed, for the mice and moles will
get some and some may not be good.
It ls best to plant the whole nut.
Soak them for 24 hours before plant
ing, to soften the hull. After drain
ing off the water. Just before planting,
pour kerosene oil over them to keep
away the moles.
The peanut has many enemies, and
no wonder. AB soon as the tender
plant appears the crow Is apt to pull
lt up. It ls beBt to protect the nut?
by fence from the rabbits. The
tender plant is a dainty they like.
At harvest time, when you turn the
nuts up to the sun to dry, the crows
come once more. Since the vines
ire as valuable as the nuts, great care
should be given to , the harvest. If
there ls plenty of barn room they may
be hauled In at once and scattered
thinly over the floor, leaving doors
and windows open so the air can cir
WORKING EROSION I
Model Showing the Effects of Rain
Covered With Forest Growth and the
(By D. C. ELLIS.)
^. working model showing the pro
cess of erosion on deforested slopes
has been a feature of exhibits by thf
forest service at recent expositions
It shows the working out of the natur
al phenomena BO well, and is so sim
ple and inexpensive to construct, that
a similar model might be erected in
schools for the use of classes in
nature study, elementary agriculture
and physical geography.
The model consists of two hills slop
ing down Into two valleys through
which two streams wind in and out
through farm land and lead Into two
lakes at the front of the landscape.
Both hills are made of the same kind
of soil, that of the region In which
the model is erected, but one ls cov
ered with twigs, young trees, or
shrubs, to simulate a forest, under
neath which is a heavy carpet of
moss representing the layer of leaves
and twigs which covera the ground
in thc real forest, while the other hill
1B bare of all vegetation.
By meanB of a suitable sprinkling
device water in the form of rain 1B
made to fall with equal force upon the
two hills. On the forested slope ita
fall 1B broken by the foliage and it
drops gently upon the moss-covered
surface of the ground. The moss and
the soil beneath, which la kept soft
and porous by the protective cover,
quickly absorb tho rain and allow lt
to seep out ae clear water farther
down the slope, thus forming a moun
tain stream which flows through a
green and fertile valley into a clear
lake at the lower end of the model.
On the other slope the rain beating
down upon thp "nprotected and- hard
ened surfar washeB deep gullies in
the hillside, carries the soil Into- the
turbid stream which drains the val
ley below, and thence Into a muddy
lake. The erosion on the slope loos
ens stones, which are carried down
upon the valley farms; the silt depos
ited in the channel of the stream di
verts the water, which opens up gul
lies through the dry land; the main
stream ls made shallower and wider
and often overflows Into the fields;
Islands and silt bars rise in the
stream; and deltas are built up In
characteristic form at the entrance to
.\ ?) erosion processes which work
themselves out In this model, the
wearing down of the hill, the silting
up of the stream bed, the gradual
shifting of the course of the stream,
the formation of deltas and sand bara
jai&le freely. Some haul and put OD
a flat topped shed or barn to cure:
then they are out of the way of all
depredators, and they can quickly be
pu Into the barn on the approach of
rain. But for a large crop the best
way is to set up poles in the held
about six feet tall and shock the vines
loosely about two feet in diameter
Don't press the vines down. It is best
to let the vines cure a day or two
before shocking if the weather will
permit As soon as they are thor
oughly cured hurry them to the bran.
Rain rapidly destroys their feeding
To plow them up take off the mold
board from an ordinary turning plow.
The dirt will fall through, and the
vines together with the nuts will be
turned to the side. They should then
be shaken and turned up to the .mn.
Avoid all the dirt possible, as It will
cling to the vines and lessen their |
value as feed. A small crop may be
How the Peanut Grows.
The Vine Blossoms Along the Stem. '
After the Flowers Fall, the Ovaries
of the Plant Enter the Ground .
Where the Pods Are Matured.
harvested by running a common spad- :
lng fork under each vine and turning j
out vine and all. In soft ground they
can be pulled by hand.
The feeding is a small problem.
The stock only ask a chance. Cows :
and horseB will eat first the nuts, then
the vines. The dry vines are not good
for hogs, but they will fatten on the
nuts. The vines and nuts together
form almost a balanced ration. I
knew one man who fed his hones pea
nuts and bran, and he claimed ic was
better than corn. At all evencs, his
horses were fat.
MODEL FOR SCHOOLS
-Fall Upon Two Adjacent Hills, One
Other Devoid of Such Protection.
in tha. lake, and the gradual opening
up of watercourses through them, are
all typical of the processes constantly
going on In nature and show striking
ly the close relationship between for
ests and surface formation. It is tho
same process of erosion on a larger
scale which, after the destruction of
our forests, causes the removal of the
top soil from our slopes, cuts them up
into gullies, and deposits sand and
gravel upon the fertile alluvial soil of
the bottom lands, In storage reser
voirs, or In the channels of streams,
where lt impedes navigation and
HARDY QUALITIES OF MULES
Horses Cost More to Mature and Also
Command Lower Prices-Farmers
A mule costs less to mature than a
horse. It will out-sell a horse from
$5 to $15, depending on the section of
the country where you are in business.
The average price paid for mules is
59 above the average price paid for
horseB in 1911, according to the year
book cf the United States department
A mule will earn its board after It
is two years old if handled carefully.
Up to the weaning time the mule will
coat little more than $10 or $15. The
next eighteen months of the mule's
keep will be the most costly. Figur
ing the cost of hay at $20 a ton and
the cost of oats at 40 cents a bushel,
it will cost about $90 to grow the mule
to maturity. Yet when lt ls sold it
will bring from $150 to $300.
It IB not necessary for one to own or
buy pure-bred mares to grow the best
mules. Any mare that will rear a
good colt will rear a good mule. Tet
the better the grade of mares the bet
ter will be the offspring. In most
communities there is a breeder who
owns a good jack. If not, lt will be
possible for a few Interested farmers
to co-operate and buy a good jack.
They should be able to buy an excel
lent Jack for from $1,000 to $1,500.
Pasturing Too Closely.
If the sheep are compelled to dig
In the pasture for their food they are
irery likely to eat the roots of the
jrass. It is a. far better plan to have
:wo pastures and allow them to graze
n one while the other is allowed to
:atch up and make a good growth.
When the ere
the profits of
be counted in
time to star
count is ripe;
you may cond
as every goo?
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pres.; E. J. Mims, Cashier: J. H.
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppai
Thurmond, Thos. H. Rainsford,
S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, W. E
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return, tickets on sale January
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starting point not later than m
as follows :
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German Soldiers Are Swimmers.
All German soldiers must learn to
swim. Some of them are so expert
that, with their clothing on their
heads and carrying guns and ammuni
tion, they can swim rivers several
hu?dred yards in width.
Zimmerman Co.~Vo. 36.-*tf
)ps are in,and
the farm can
. money, the
t a bank ac
hy doing so
uct your farm
1 business is
Pres.; W. W. Adams, Vice
Allen, assistant Cashier.
-d, VT. W. Adams, J. Wm.
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returning to reach original
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ceived for your money. If
fhich you pay as much as
kind, you can blame only
xperience in the grocery
sal" policy is worth some
er and all we ask is a trial.
." Groceries and feed for
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s and will be glad to see his friends
In Touch, Always.
"It Is odd that pickpockets are such
an unpopular class." "I can't see why
they should be popular." "Don't they
always keep In touch with the mult'