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IpCondcoted by the Woman's Christian
ALCOHOL BRINGS ONLY HARM
German Ministry of Education Dis
courages Use of Wine, Beer and
Brandy by Children.
The German ministry of education
recently approved the following notice
to be distributed by the board of
Give your children not a drop of
'wine! Not a drop of beer! Not a
drop of brandy!
Why! Because alcohol of any kind,
even in the smallest quantity, brings
1. Alcohol checks bodily ajad men
2. Alcohol leads quickly to exhaus
tion and makes heaviness and inat
tention in school.
3. Alcohol causes disobedience to
4. Alcohol develops sleeplessness
and early nervousness.
5. Alcohol endangers the mortality
6. . Alcohol weakens the resisting
power of the body and thereby leads
to the development of all kinds of dis
7. Alcohol prolongs the duration of
S. Alcohol continually awakens re
newed thirst, and on that account
leads easily to habits of drinking.
INJURY WROUGHT BY ALCOHOL
Same Effects and Conditions as Pro
ckiced by Vitiated Air-Interferes
With Repair of Tissues,
Many of you have been in a close
room, and after a time you have felt
a sense of suffocation; yonr face has
got flushed and you have felt a head
ache coming OB. and you have felt a
lassitude which is very characteristic
of the want of fresh air, or the condi
tion produced by fresh air ia r. ?-jom.
Alcohol produces exaetly the same
conditions, exactly the same effects;
It produces exactly the same lassi
tade. First o: all it produces a feel
ing of well-being because it impairs
sensation, but after a tiree it induces
a condition of lassitude, the face be
comes flushed, the head very often
aches simply because alcohol is act
ing In the same way that the bad air
nt a room acts. It Interferes with the
repair of the tissues, thus getting rid
of the waste of the tissues and the
work of the tissues.-Dr. Sims Wood
ALCOHOL KILLS BY INCHES
Moderate Drinker Destroys One-Third
of "White Bodyguard"-Suscep
tible to Disease.
Physiology shows Just how alcohol
Mils "by inches," or more accurately
speaking, by millimeters. In one mil
limeter of blood a total abstainer will
Lave about 75,000 "little white sol
diers," (leucocytes or white corpus
cles), a moderate drinker only 50,000,
for defense against the army of mi
crobes, germs and parasites, armed
with poisoned arrows, that every hour
rush into our mouths, and enter every
scratch or wound or other broken
place in our wall of flesh. Alcohol
bums up one-third of the "white body
guard" in the moderate drinker.
Mr. Edison's Attitude.
"I am a total abstainer from alco
holic liquors." said Thomas A. Edison.
"I alwaye- felt I had a better use for
Not long ago a W. C. T. U. woman
noticing Mr. Edison's pictured face in
connection with an advertisement of
whisky, wrote to thc "Wizard of Menlo
Park" In regard to the matter. She
received a prompt response from one
of his representatives, saying. "The
?se of Mr. Edison's name and picture
in connection with the advertisement
to which you refer ls entirely unau
?iorized, and further ts highly objec
tionable to Mr. Edison."
Beer-Made Flesh ls Diseased.
Do not forget that the fat caused by
beer drinking is a sign of disease be
cause, as ls well known, beer prevents
the oxidation of those substances
which form superflour fat In the body.
Physicians nearly all agree that sick
ness ls far more dangerous to beer
drlnken: than to non-drinkers, and
that serious accidents are usually fa
tal to them.
Aims of W. C. T. U.
The Woman's Christian Temperance
Union ls not only anti-saloon but ant!
brewery, anti-distillery, anti any form
of alcoholic liquor making or liquor
selling for -beverage purposes. The
"trade" hates and fears a law that
closes the saloons. It hates and fears
still more the law that closes the sa
loon, tho brewery and Uie distillery.
-Lillian M. N. Stevens.
To Be and to Do.
There are no timeB in life when
opportunity, the chance to be and to
do. gathers so richlv about the soul
a3 when It has to suffer. Then every
thing depends on whether the man
tums to the lower or the*h5t;b.c!r helps
If he resorts to mere experience and
tricks, the opportunity ls lost; fce
comes out no richer or greater; nay.
he comes out harder pyorer. smaller,
for his pain. But If he turns to God.
the hour of suffering I** the turning
point of bis life.-Phillips Brooks,
LEAR?JlNG TEXTURE OF SOILS
One May L<-arr? How Much Water
Different Kinds of Sol? WiU Hold
by Simple Test.
If anyone wishes to prove to him
self how mu.;h more water some Boils
will hold than others, let him take
three tomato cans of the same size.
With a nail punda a half dozen holes
In the bottom of each. Then fill all
three cans, one with sand, one with
still day and the other with a rich
loam soil well filled with heraus
If such soil as the last cannot be
had, then fill the can with the dark,
rich top soil from the woods lot, after
scraping away the leaves and other
ooaree materials. Pack the soil in all
of them down solid, and put In all they
will hold. Pot these cans of soil in
Borne place where they will dry out
thoroughly. A good place, is in the
kitchen behind the stove.
When they are ali well dried, pour
a half pint of water slowly over the
top of each can of BO?L Repeat this,
putting tho same amount of water on
each soil, until the water begins to
trickle, from the boles in the bottom of
The water will begin to run from
the can containing sand first, and ii
this can be placed so that the water
can be caught and measured it can
be told how much lees water this sand
will hold than the clay soil, and by
the sair.^ method it may be seen how
much more water the soil full of hu
mus will hold than even a heavy clay
soil devoid of humus.
FATTEN SHEEP FOR MARKET
Cull Animais Can Be Prepared Ear
lier in Season by Taming Them
Into Rape as Pasture.
All old and such young ewes as the
owner does not desire to keep should
be culled out to fatten a short time
before the ram is turned in with the
breeding ewes. The cull sheep can be
fattened earlier in the season by turn
ing them into a rape field as pasture,
but If you put off too late special
food ?B required. In pure-bred flocks
the ewes are often kept until they die
of old age, as their lambs are worth
more than they are, but in a graded
flock it does not pay to keep ewes that
do not bave Bound mouths. An old
ewe is likely to prove unsatisfactory.
In selecting rama the aim should b?
to select those that are Btrong in thc
points in which the ewes are weak.
For instance, ewes that have an open
coat and are narrow breasted should
j be bred to rams that are strong on
those points. By this method a very
uniform flock can be established in
a very few years. It is a good idea to
turn the ram with the ewes in the
evening after he has been fed and
take him out in the morning before
being fed. A ram should be well fed.
Bran, oats, roots of vegetables, make
a good ration with clover as rough
QU?TE USEFUL WAGON BRAKE
Attached to Any Stationary Part of
Vehicle, lt Will Effectively Hold
on Steep Grade.
While traveling through the moun
tains with a horse and carriage, i
found the brake shown in the illus
tration exceedingly useful, writes W.
C. Thompson of Millington, N. J., in
the Popular Mechanics. It is con
structed as follows: The base is made
of an Iron wagon tire, 28 inches long
and three and one-half inches wide,
with a slight carve on the front so
that it will not catch in stones or
A Wagon Brake.
other obstacles which are firmly set
in the roadbed. The sides are mada
cf one-inch square hickory sticks bolt
ed to tile base with three bolts for
(ach guide, the rear ends being curved
to allow the wheel to enter easily, and
a hole is punched in tho front for a
rope or chain, the other end of which
is attached to any stationary part of
the wagen. If tho wheel is allowed
to rest in the center of the brake it
will effectively hold the wagon on a
J .In seeding rape broadcast from
three to five pounds of seed are re
quired to the acre. If sown in drills
I from one to two pounds of seed are
j sufficient The quality and condition
of the soil will give the exact
I amount, lighter seed being used on
I rich and clean ground. The condition
of the seed bed should be fine, firm
, A light top dressing of manure may
be applied and the crop responds very
, readily to such treatment As a soil
ing crop, it is desired to secure ali the
I growth possible, so the more perfect
I we can make the conditions the
. greater will bo the r?fcults.
Keep Poultry Heathy.
Pure air, pure water and pure food,
as well as thorough cleanliness, are all
essential to the chick SU'B health. The
fowl's power to resist disease is due
High Egg Fertility.
In order to secure a high per cent
of fertility in the eggs that are to be
hatched, it is necessary that the stock
be properly bred, reared, housed, fed
Copyright 1909, br C.. E. Zjmmwmaa Co.--No. IO
No matter what your walk
in life, or what your station
may be, you have an opportu
nity to be the possessor of a
bank account, and it only re
mains for you to realize the
importance of this one thing,
to render you independent
OFFICERS: J. C. Sheppard, Pres.; W. W. Adam?, Viee
pres.; E, J. ?liras, Cashier; J. II. Allen, assistant Cashier
DIRECTORS: J. C. Sheppard, W. W. Adams, J. Wm.
Thurmond, Thos. H. Rainsford, J. M. Cobb, B. E. Nicholson, A.
S. Tompkins, C. C. Fuller, W. E. Prescott.
We desire to notify pur farmer friends that we
are ready to supply them with fertilizers in all of
the popular brands and iormulas. We sell the cel
ebrated brands ^
These goods h ive been used by farmers of this
county for man}- years and have given satirstaction.
We also have contracted for a large supply of
ingredients for mixing fertilizers at home. Bear in
mind thar we can fill vour orders for any kind of
plant food, the dependable kind. Come in to see us.
W. W. Adams & Co.
aves Expensive Trips
rWAS NECESSARY for the Attorney to
have a personal talk with a client in a distant
city. The journey would seriously interfere
with several important engagements made for
He used the Long Distance Bell Telephone,
had a satisfactory talk with his distant client and
was able to keep all his engagements at home.
The Long Distance Bell Telephone increases
che efficiency of business men ,/ho adapt it to their
needs. It can serve you with equal satisfaction
Ey the way, have yon a Bell Telephone?
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
AND TELEGRAPH COMPANY
FAULTY FEET OF THE HORSE
I important That Draft Animal Should
Be Able to Walk Fast Without
A draft horse does most of bis hard
work at the walking galt. It is, there
lore, important that he should be able
to walk fast without tiring. He should
be able to walk four miles an hour
with a load. If his feet are deformed
In any way, whether it be by disease
or hereditary, he cannot do his best
The soles of the feet should turn
up and show the shoes plainly as the
horse moves away from the observer.
The feet should be lifted quickly and
evenly and be set down squarely and
The hoofs should be ample in size.
Bound, smooth and symmetrical in
shape. The hoof is a continuation of
the skin of tho parts above. The color
of the skin decides the color of the
hoof. Color counts for little, how
ever, if tho hoofs are of poor shape
and texture. The horn should ba
smooth, waxy-looking and free trom
cracks or ridges, and the coronets
should be open, prominent and wide
at the heels. The sole should be slight,
ly copped, not flat or bulging; the
frog large, elastic, healthy and with
out a deep cleft; the bars prominent.
Poor fore feet are one of the com
monest and most serious faults in
SECURING STAND OF ALFALFA
Seven-Acre Reid on Ohio University |
Farm Presents Argument in Favor
of Spring Seeding.
A seven-acre field of alfalfa on the
Ohio State university farm, at Colum
bus, presents a good argument in
favor of spring seeding, with oats as
a nurse crop. This field was seeded j
April ll, at a rate of fifteen pounds i
of alfalfa and a bushel of oats per
acre, both iown in the grain drill at
the same operation. On July 1& the
oats were cut lor hay, making a yield j
of a- little over a ton and a half per j
By September 10 the alfalfa wis;
ready for the first cutting, and tba '
yield of field-cured hay on the seven ?
acres was 18,380 pounds, or a little '
over nine tons. It is rather unusual
to secure a crop of hay the first season
after seeding, but good seed prepara
tion and favorable weather conditions
last summer are partly accountable!
for this excellent stand.
The field, which is level and well
drained,?was in potatoes in 1910. That j
fall it was Bown to rye, which waB ?
plowed under the following spring
and the land planted to corn. Jn the
fall this corn ground was plowed with
a deep tilling machine and left for the
winter. In April it was thoroughly
disked and harrowed before the alfalfa
and oats were sown.
GOOD PORTABLE EGG TESTEP
Electric Flash Lamp Contained in Re
flector Causes Strong Illumination
of Its interior.
A 6raall electric flash lamp contained
in a reflector is the basis of a patent
recently Issued to William D. Bixler
of Fort Worth, Tex., upon a portable
egg tester made as shown in the illus
tration, says Popular Electricity. An
Portable Egg Tester.
egg is lightly crowded into the open
ing of the reflector and thia action
closes a spring contact that completes
the circuit of the lamp and two dry
cells which furnish the current Th6
reflector causes a strong illumination
of the egg's interior which decides its
Silage for Horses.
The Pennsylvania station' experi
mented with feeding horses silage,
and here is what Prof. Cochel says of
?ceding it. to draft horses:
Silage, which is made from mature
corn, is free from mold, has not been
exposed to air too long before feed
ing, and is properly supplemented
with other feeds which will make up
the deficiency in protein, can be ??d
to horses with safety when care is
used to have them become gradually
accustomed to it
Horses fed silage as a portion of
their ration consumed less grain,
made their gains at lesser cost per
pound, were sleeker and better fin
ished than when fed on rationB not
Keep Chicks Quiet
Keeping the egg chamber darkened
during the hatching will tend to keep
the chicks quiet, as they would be un
der the broody hen. If the front of
tho incubator is of glass it may let
out too much heat and also encour
age tlie chickB to pick up tho lighte r
portions of their droppings.
Keep Out the Wind.
The doors to the farrowing-houFS
should be placed in the center with a
ving at the edge in order to prevent
the wind from blowing on the sow
and the young pigs.
LD friends are tho blessing of
one'f= later years.
.Half a word conveys one's meaning.
They have memory of thc sam>i events;
fina have the same mode of thinking.
Many people have large, useful
trays, but they are never used except
on state occasions, while every day
weary steps are taken which might be
divided by ten if one used some uten
sil for removing dishes and food from
the table to the pantry. A wire dish
tray ls convenient and light If one
does not care to use a tray, the
dishes may be piled into it and quick
I:! one was handy with tools, the
handy man could make, with little ex
pense, a wheeled tray which could hold
the entire meal, and remove it in an
The small wheels from a go-cart are
used on home-made trays.
Tho use of paper or wooden plates
in the kitchen for much of the left
over food are light and easy to
handle, and not expensive to replace
Paper of all kinds in the kitchen
saves the table, saves dish washing,
and is an all-'round step saver. A roll
of paper toweling to use for greasy
dishes, wiping knives of groase and
acid, wiping out greasy plates, is in
valuable. Manila paper may be used
for many purposes as work savers.
Use it for a molding board or for
crumbing croquettes, then the soiled
paper cnn be burned, where a board
would have to be washed.
A bottle of kerosene near the sink
to wipe it out, will ?ave much scour
When cooking a salad dressing or
a whit? sauce, a custard or many veg
etable-, prepare more than is needed
for the time being. It takes but little
more fuel and time to practice this
If one has a table covered with zinc
in the kitchen it will save much clean
ing, and is indeed a joy forever.
Keep small squares of cheese cloth
to wipe tlie meat before cooking.
These may then be dried and burned.
These small bits are nice for use in
straining soups, fats or vinegar.
ARGE was his bounty and his
Heaven did a recompense so largely
He gave to misery (all he had) a toar,
He gained from heaven ('twas all he
wished) a friend. -Charles Lamb.
In cooking eggs for those who are
ill, it is of utmost importance that
they should not be toughened.
They may be cooked from the very
soft to the hard stage by using the
simple method of boiling water. Al
low a pint to an egg. cover the dish
and keep in a warm place. If wanted
hard, leave the egg thirty minutes; if
wanted soft, take out in eight to ten
minutes; if liked medium, take out at
the end of fifteen minutes.
Egg baked in cream is a very ap
petizing manner of cooking an egg.
Place a tablespoonful of cream in a
small ramekin, drop in the egg, sea
son with butter and salt and set in
the oven long enough to coddle the
Peat the white of an erg until stiff,
scascn with salt and drop the white
on a pieeo 01 buttered toast, making
a nest, then place the yolk in the cen
ter and season. Put into the oven
for a few minutes to just set the egg.
Shi-red Egg.-Mix together an
eighth of a cup of bread crumbs and
a half tablespoonful of butter; stir un?
til well mixed. Cover the bottom of
an egg shirrer or ramekin with the
buttered crumbs, break in an egg.
cprinkle with salt, cover with more
crumbs, and set in the oven to cook
until the white is set
Coddled Egg.-Scald a third of a
cup of milk, add ono egg beaten
slightly, cook over hot water, stirring
constantly, until a soft, creamy con
sistency, then season with salt and a
dash of cayenne. Serve with toast
points or fingers.
Sometimes dainty bread and butter
sandwiches will be eaten with relish
when bread with butter would be re
His Ore Request.
"Do you want your wife to vote?"
"7 do." replied the man. who has a
high idea of civic responsibility. "All
I ask of her is that ?he won't say
'What a bother!* when election hap
pens to come on the same day with
one of her bridge parties."
Nell-They say every man has his
Belle-Well, mighty few of them are
worth lt.-Philadelphia Record.