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Bill's Wif? JBeads tte
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I Atlanta Ci
>Iy wife reedji the papers more or
lees every day aid keeps uy with* the
^nsations. Motjt of tho timo ehe sita
in ber accustomed corner and plies her
?edie ted threaS* Siskisglittls gar
nenta for hergijand ohildren, or new
coters for the cushions or mending
underclothes or darning stockings
i or fiomethiog. When she gete tired
walks in the garden or goes down
j to ?ee Jessie and the children. 8he
i went to town yesterday and bought
? jome thread and some toilet soap and
got weighed and asked the family all
around to guess how much and ono
guessed it, exactly one hundred and
fifty pounds. She asked mo to guess/
but I said no-she had had h?r way
so often and so long that I couldn't
come near it and she shook her 2ii at
oe. Good gracious! when J married
ber she didn't weigh a hundred and
loro number two shoe s and stepped
like a deer. "Tempus fugit,M next
week will be the fifty-fourth anniver
sary of our wedding day, fifty-fottr
the talismanic number made Up of
unes or its multiple, as 3,6, 9,3#, 27,
M,-3 and 6 we 9, 1 and 8 ar? 9, 2
md 7 are 9, f> and 4 are 9. And soon
our birthdays will come along again,
the first and fifteenth of Jane, and
lime keeps rolling on. )
My wife was reading the paper and
suddenly stopped and spoke to roo,
stying: "Well, ion't it about time to
[init writing abo?t the negro?" "Why
w?" said I. "Why, don't you see
thtt the whole business of the race
problem was settled in Atlanta last
linday? The mayor and tho preaoh
j, black and white, ail made opeaoh
3, and seemed - to agree* and every
is harmonious. So if I was you
would write about something else,
'ike up George Washington for a
ihange and let Booker go dead."
Well, they did play on the harmoni
D right smart and I hope th1) prob
m will take a rest, for everybody is
ed of it. Even Crumpaoker is
red, and cow says the n ~ z,r" must
ik out his own salvation. That's
right. When they call off the
gs, I'll quit. . They are waking np
the trae character of the negro. A
ticago man who has been visiting
e prisons says there are about f?rjty
thousand negroes in that city,
ioh is about two par cent of the
pnlation and that the pri?o? record?
shown him by'**ardens, show tLe
esto be thirty per dent of all
o criminals confined; and that the
quarter of the city is tho ron
irons and the ref age of nearly ali
white burglars and thieves that
est the city.
But that's nope of my. business, as
wife says^ Chicago needs them
/tnunioipal pblitios.?', But I have
t. Let the negro go along and
ointe, as Crumpaoker Says. I had
er look oat.of my , window and seo
o little girls cornie^ up the walk
din hand to see me ?han to write
nt anything.' And the little boy
coming too. His nurse is rolling
iu his carriage and he will run to
as soon as ho gets in the room, and
nestle on my knees and say his
le words, and my greatest comfort |
that all of them love mo and won't
nome without kissing me a, sweet
tby. That, nurse is a coppcr-oo?o?
prl aboufc twelve years bid, and she
? and watches him os onrofully as
other. She is the daughter of our
ion, who is the janitor of the pul)
?ohool. He and Lie good wjfe are
plions ?o all the frailties'of the
and so are their children. If
were many like then* there would
*o race problem. Those three little
dren como to see me every day and
* me to forget myself and my
illness, and i find myself whis
"Suffer little ohildren to come
?me." "And a little child shall
ihem." What a pity they have
wup and lose their innocence
iee grief and trouble. ^jSow eweet
e the memories of, our youth,
e poet says:
*ould I were a boy again,
en life seemed formed of cunny
?ll the heart then kne^v of pain
?? wept away in' trensiant tearn.
i another says:
R&men*bery I remember, tho house
^ where I waa born,
Utle Window whore the ann carno
PeepUg in at morn.
*er rose a wink too soon,
r brought to?o> long $ day> ,
??ow I often wish tho night
" ' horne my breath away.
?d sodo^? remmnbor tho little
*ow and the long happy days, bu6
p never wished that I had died
wldhoodi nor do t wish ?o die nowl
'? to live for tho'sake of thcao
!KTlndohildren, for I know I oan
???ethiog to guido and comfort
C. jfr ?long tho journey of life, and
g. M would miss me. A child wit''
j? grandpw and .grandma
! 3Pap?rs and Keeps xqf
had its share of happiness.
What a boautifal verse is ibo last
one of poor Tom "Hood's poem:
"I remember. I remember, the Si trees,
dark and high,,
I used to think their slender tops were
close against the sky?
It was a childish ignorance? and cow
??s little joy
To know I'm farther off from heaven
than when I waa a boy-"
Last sommer tho little baby boy iras
sick. We feared he would; die. Aa
he lay upon n pillow in his mother's
lap, the little) 4-year-old went up close
and whispered to? her mother. "Ma
ma, if baby dies mayn't I keep him.
for a doll?" I never tire of the child
ish talk. It is always - sincere, and
that is truth, for sincere means with*
otft wa*-unsealed, "sine cerum"*
uc secrets, open and read if you wish.
It is an old adage that1 'children and.
fools never lie," and this reminds me'
of George Washington, who, tradition
says, cut down a cherry tree, and
when his father inquired who did it,,
replied, "Father, I cannot tell a lie.
I did it with my little hatchet." I
don't believe* that. It; must have
been a mighty little tiree that a little
boy could out down with a little
hatchet. And if he waa bad enough
to do it and knew* better he wouldn't
have made such a sainty speech as
"Father, I cannot tell a lie;" My
history says that many of these little
stories cam? from thc nursery. But
that ho didi .when yet in his teens,
undertake to mount' and subdue, an
untrained bloodied horse, end the
horse reared and ran and plunged so
furiously that ho bunted a blood Ves*
sel and fell dead with George on top;
His mother was greatly grieved, and
scolded him severely. I never know
until recently that he took tho small
pox On Barbados island, and. was
slightly marked all his life. George
says in bis letters that his negroes
gave him much trouble and great con
cern, for .ho had to be away on public
business most of the time and oonld
not look after them. He inherited one
hundred and forty and six hundred
acres of land and his wife one hundred
and fifty more and seven hundred acres
of land, and I reckon they did give him
trouble. He never bought or-sold
any, and set them all free in his will.
Mrs. Robert E. Park, regent for the
Georgia room of the confederate mu
seum at Richmond, wishes me to give
notice that next month (April) - the
confederate bazaar will bo held there
fori the benefit of the museum and the.
Jefferson Davis memorial arch. Mrs.
Park asks for special Georgia contri
butions for tile - Georgia roc?n, and all
the regents ot[ the Southern States
ask for help from every man; 1 woman 1
and ohiloV so that the entire South
may share io the honor. The oiroular
ie much too long to.be appended, to
my letter, but I ?rill inclose it to The
. And now please excuso my mention
of ? matter personal to an Cid soldier?
W. F. Lee, a private of Company D
in Hampton Legion. He hes lost his
horn, a'large, long beautiful horn that
while in camp bglcw Richmond he
dressed and polished and engraved
with lils name and a wreath. He took
thc horn from the head of a Texas
steer fit a butcher pen in tho. rear of ;
Grant's army. ^'He-sent it home in, tho
fall of 1864 by his brother,. Who stop- ;
ped over night at Colombia a't tho Way
side Home and there lostit. Hdshys", !
"Major, lam growing old,, awaiting
tho plaet of the last trump, but I ,
would like to blow my own horn once
moro before! ole." 1 t
Do please somebody send him that
horn O. O, D. to Piedmont. 8. 0.
. ' " ' Bill Arp.
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from the eating sore. Doctors ad
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So Called Blind Staggers.
Mr. Editor: Ae it is quito out of the
question to give personal answers .to
all of tue letters received from eitiaens
of South Carolina and Georgia regard
ing a horse disease commonly referred
to aa staggers, I take this method of
saying to those concerned that more
and more oases appear every week, and
j us 6 Et a season when horses and
susie* ayn so much in demand
for farm work it becomes a seri
ous question. The loases in Sooth
Carolina from this disease during the
past year are estimated at near $10,
000, &nd it ls broyaient ic Maryland,
Virginia, North Carolina and Kansas.
I had diagnosed the disease as cerebro
spinal *neningiv;a nearly a year ago,
bat many of the oases did not seem
typical to this disease. I have recently
forwarded to the bureau of animal in
dustry at Washington six of the brains
taken from horses that had died of
this 'disease. A' partial report has
been received and the disease proves
to bo cerebro-spinal meningitis, or
j Tnis is a disease of the nervous sys
tem affecting chiefly tho brain and its
covering znembraneB. Most of the
brains taken out reoently have been
badly congested, come blood serum
around the brain, and in either the
right or left half of the upper portion
of tho brain (cerebrum) there has been
found a large area of degeneration.'
Thia cannot be seen on the surface,
but if tho brain, be ont open what ap
pears to be a large uloer is found in
theanbstanee of the brain. This is
tfc?&iincipal lesion.and is responsible
for most of the ill symptoms.
The symptoms are those of nearly all
tho other fb>ms bf so-called "otSg
g?ra" and death follows in ope or;two
days, if not very Soon after the disease
it noticed. The cause of the disease
is not well understood, but is always
associated with mouldy food, bad wa
ter and unolean surroundings. Mules
Seem to suffer less.than horses/ -
The remedy ia to avoid the causes,
ruse only tir? best of food, pure water
and keep the animals under tho best
of conditions as to cleanliness. In
one case I saw where a number of
mules died the only bad environment
I could find was a lot bf rank weeds
had been moved down around tho barn
and left there to decay during a rainy
Mfedioal treatment ie almost useless,
as the lesions bf the brain have already
occurred when the symptom are noticed
and our? is generally out of the ques
tion when so much of the brain has
become decayed. Cold shower baths
on head, doses of OL S ounce of chloral
hydrate, one; ounce aloes, or four
ounces of ^whiskey may relieve the
symptoms for a while. W-ien the dis
ease appears olean, disinfect and white
wash the barn ?nd do not use a / stall
where a horse died. If possible 'aban*
don lots and barns for two or three
months and provide? quarters for ail
horses on the place.
Clemson College, February 24.
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How they Cured the Monkey.
"'Twere on the Jessie Jane, as
good a schooner as ever had four sticks
a'standin' sky\,..i-d, en I were aforo
the mast," bega? tho second mate of
the coaster aa he shifted his quid from
the port to starboard cheek.
"The cap'n, he had' a haokerin' fer
pots, 'eu ne^er were he easy onless he
hed a parrot er a monk. The monkey
in pint were a long-armed, hairy~feller
wot' ho bought in Africay en alias
kerned'with 'im arfter. Tiet there
monk were titled George Washington,
bufc^jfcbe sailor men allers 'loud it
should1 abeu Saint Peter, 'causo of Iiis
apdndib' most o' his time aloft.
. V'Right there is where thet monk
feilten he fell, hard.
"Havin* free mn o' tho ship he
aster skip inter the riggin' and climb
clear to the foretoop, whar, a'hang ?iv'
by his tail, he'd .> brow things down to
deCk? 'Twere funny enuff till four er
five on U9 had bin hit by tin plates on
tin oops. ! Then the crew got kinder
tired, specially cz the cap'n he 'lowed
thet monk wuz all right, and only
laff?d at his dem nonsense.
"So wo ketched Mr. Monk one day
wen the cap'n WUB a eating With ?
can o' lard we & aat?d his tail good ed
proper, ho a chatterin' like a parrot
all. the while. Ea Boon ea ho got loose
up to the riggin'he kited with a tiri
cup, and reaohin' the foretop he
wound his tail around the spar, and
swung off fer to throw the cup, ea wnr
"Well, he t?k jest half a swing,
that tail slid quioker 'en lightnin' en
down he cum, plump cn the deck.
"No, ho weren't Ulled, but he were
a ourcd monkey. Why fer. days en
days after thet, afore he'd go near ?he
riggin' ho'd wrap that tail around the
taffrail en try it to see whether it
would slip or not."
asa ?jc .?3L !
Th) Kind Yeo Hara Atwsys Bofl?hS
- Adam had ono bitopolnok; ho
oouldn't bavo any other men hold up
to him a% the kind ?Eve might have
married if she bai-waotcd them. '
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Some True -Stories About Cb?cheng,
. CbickcDB cannot talk-at least in
any language that we can understand
-but who sbiill say that they do not
have the same feeling* and emotions
that animate the human breast?
I was sitting by the window one
day with my sewing when a beautiful
Plymouth Book rooster oame along es
corting two of his own kind and one
Blaok Spanish lady. He walked very
proudly conversing pleasantly. His
voioe had a pleasant sound, anyway.
A fine grapevine opposite the window
seemed to be the destination of the
?arty. It was in the spriug; the grape
leaves Vere young and tender.
I was moved with admiratipn as the
young pilgrim displayed his gallantry,
and.' his unselfishness, too. He picked
off the leaves as high up as he could
reach-and it was astonishing how
high he could reaoh-and so at tor ed
them on the ground for his compan
ions, only reserving xor himself one
small mouthful at the close of the
feast. When the pionio was over
they went away in tba same order and
I resumed my sewing.
Two hens sitting near each other
hatched about the same time. One
had a fine brood of chickens, the other
was very unfortunate; the few that
were hatched all died, in a few days.
After the last one was dead she con
tinued tojcluok, and would follow the
other hen around. Selecting one little
chick cf the brood she decided to kid
nap it;: While the mother was busy
providing for her large family the
childless j hen would go CIOBO to the
little chick that she so muoh coveted,
soratfti >for it and talk lovingly to it
until she finally persuaded it to aooept
her as a mother, lt took several days
to accomplish her purpose, but she
was patient and persevering and seem
ed perfectly satisfied at last with the
I was once highly entertained by a
little play in whioh some bantams
Weiro the performers. I do not mean
that they were trained-this occurred
jtn their own yard and was impromptu.'
There were two roosters-one red,
one white. The red ono was very
belligerent; in. fact, was a perfect
bally. He did not allow t^e other
any privileges that he could keep from
hint, and was constantly picking a
quarrel. He stood so far .back on his
small dignity that there was very
little space between his head and his
One day I noticed the white rooster
and a pretty little hen standing side
by side bn a low stop. They had
their heads dose together - and looked
like a feathered 'representation of
Borneo and Juliet. Presently along
carno the tyrant, Borneo, no donbt
thinking "discretion the better part
of! valor," wh??a his enemy was ' still
at a litUe distance but ooming that
Way stopped leisurely down and saun
tered ou rn an opposite direction with
out apppuring to see him. Mr. Bully
immediately took the place that had
been vacated by the side of Miss
Juliet. But did she submit quietly
to this '.-rangement? No lady of the
"human form divine" could'have
shown her displeasure more plainly.
She turned her head away, stepped
down and walked off in the direction
ber lover had gone. Mr. Bully stood
for a moment as if meditating, and
then he, too, stepped Off the mimio
stage, and all beoame common chick
ens once more.}' .V
A hen carno off tho neat with one
chicken.' She was a very sensible
hen and did not waste too muoh time
on that one. When she thought it
was old enough to look after itself,
she went to laying again. The chick
en would go with her to the nest and
when"the time for sitting on the eggs
came the pationt'little oreature assist
ed in that process too. When the
brood Was hatched she followed with
it, and after a few weeks of thiB life
the practioal mother turned the family
over to the elder sister, and again
went about what she considered her
ohief business in life-to lay eggs.
It was a novel sight to see the half
Srown ohioken taking care of tho
rood. She did he** best to imitate
the mother, scratching and trying to
cluck, but making a strange noise.
The littlo cLiokens followed her con
tentedly and seemed to forget all about
that money can boy.
Itchen; the utensils as clean,
ir, In a plata glass room,
ata thoroughly fermented, so
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Why Not Irrigate in South?
Tho magic growth of towns and
cities in the west when water is car
ried to the sandy plains by irrigation
ohannels, provokes the question which
heads this article. 'The Cincinnati
Enquirer has a correspondent who
writes of what was known to the maps
as the Colorado desert. For centuries
it had been a dreary waste of sandy
lands, unproductive and barren of any I
I results. Now villages and towns aro j
I springing up and abundant crops are
? being harvested of almost all varieties
of fruits, vegetables and grain.
Water has worked the change. Not
rainwater, but irrigation water, fur
nished by a ditch, a few foot wide and
[.deep, whioh leads out from the Colo
rado river. The irrigation supply is
certain, rain water is sometimes too
muoh, often too little. Tho story
that is related in The Enquirer has
I many features of the marvelous. It
sounds like an Aladdin* s lamp marvel.
O a February 8, 1901, less than two
years ago, the first white ohild was
born in tho township of Calexioo. One
of the development I oompanies pre
sented the girl baby with a town lot,
as abo was the only white child in tho
embryo town. B,oforo February, 1903,
there are 300 ohildren of school age to
keep her company, a railroad runs
through the town and her lot is valued
at $1,000. The irrigation ditch did
the work and the onoe barren dosert
is valued at $3,000,000. The, ' Colora
do river is working wonKon this
line. - It makes the dry sand blossom
like the rose. The Colorado desert?is
the extreme southeast portion of Cali
fornia. It is 140 miles long and 70
miles wide. It ia in the same parallel
of latitude with Los Angeles!
Now if a barren waterless desert can
be reclaimed by the agency of one
river, what's to hinder the successful
uso of our numberless streams in tbe
South. '. ?>
Is it the "get up and got?1 that we
laok? Is the Sod th to be the last part
of the federal union to conserve its
water supply? .
And if1 irrigation is to be attended
to by national l?gislation why nhoajd
we not get a Share of appropriations
and a good''slice of public help? Fifty
years from now we will see where we
were left behind in the raoe for pro
grcss,beoauso we were either too modest
or too indolent to grab our share.
Atlanta Journal. (
Thc Preacher and the Fish.
The Rev. Cyrus Townsend Brady,
the minister-author, has a oonntry
house on the'Delaware, and is very
fond of shad that run up .this broad
stream in the spring and early sum
mer, says the Washington Star.
Tba fishermen of the neighborhood
are aware of Mr. Brady's weakness,
and take pains to oater to it. Thoy
never fail, on the Arab spring casting
of the seine, to prosent one of their
largest shad to the olergyman.
But last spring the first cast was
made on a Sunday, and the fishermen
hesitated therefore about making Mr.
Brady their usual gift. Finally,
though, they deoided to risk it, and
one of their number called at tho Bra
dy residence with afine shad.
"Mr. Brady,'; ho said, "I took the
liberty of bringing you thia fish."
"Thank you, Tom. Thank you,"
said the minister, and he rolieved the
other of the ?.had.
"Only I must tell you," said Tom,
"that the catoh was made on a Sun
Mr. Brady frowned. He half ex
tended tho shad to the fisherman, then
he half drew it baok again.
"Well, Tom," he said at length "I'll
keep it, anyway. What happened was
wrong, but suroly it was not this poor
fish's fault." _ :
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emerged from tho window. "Naw, do
bloke wot lives here ia a lawyor," re
plied the other in disgust. "Oat's
hard luck," replied the first; "did
youse lose anything?"
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