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The ?Tlowers A.pp<
April baa oome again-a blessed
louth, for jt ia the first fchaf follows
bat long ind dreary} winier. Hq*
Dspiring if th?, earliest breath Sf
pring, when nature> like a blaahiog
iaid, is punting on her pantalets and
repariog to bang her silken hair,
?bat hsrmoniona feelings apring up.
a our u?B??u una gush forth to oil
lankiod. The chambera of the soul
re filled with music that ia not heard
Dj poetry that is not expressed,
'he sweet south wind is breathing
poo the violet banka. Nearly 3,000
ears ago Solomon felt its genial influ
Dco when ho wrote "Tho winter has
assed-the rain ia over and gone
be flowers appear upon the earth
be time for the singing of birds has
omc and the voice of the turtle ja
eard in tho land " Now, boys, you
mst not imagine that the turtle that
olornon heard waa thia ugly, crawling
ardshell thing that Uvea in muddy
rater and layo ita egge in the sand,
bat is properly a tortoise. The tor
ie of Egypt and England ia the same
s oar dove. * It has a plaintive, affeo
ionate note and ia devoted to ito
ute. In the scripture it ia a sacred
?rd and an emblem of the holy gh?flt..
would not shoot them for sport and
et I read recently where some hun
.rs in sooth Georgia killed 400 in
ne day. The English poets always
ay turtle when they mean dove,
'oldsmith. speaking of love, says it
i "on earth unseen, or only found to
arm the turtle's neat." -
But Solomon couldn't write such
oetry on spring as I used to know,
think that mine would suit the boya
lari ! 1 hear a bluebird sing,
nd that's a sign of coming spring,
'he bull frog bellera in the ditches
Fe's throwed away his winter britches,
'he lizzard is sunning himself on a
he lamb xs shaking Ids new-born tail,
'he darky is plowing his stubborn
aid gaily hollers, "Gee, you fool!"
ind all the dirty little sinners
ire ! digging bait and catching min
nerSr y M ' v '"I
And so fourth and so fifth and so
a. Solomon dident write that, but
t's a fact nevertheless.
But what abont April? Two thou
ed years ago it waa the secntfd
lonth in the year, but'J ulina Caesar
ot proud and vain ana stuck another
tooth io and colled it July, and bis
?aj?fed soo; Augustus, thought he
ru as good aa Julius, and so ho stuck
mein and oalled it August, and that
;wo ns twelve months, or 360 days,
?hioh lacked fly o days of making a
ill year. So they bad to give one
tore day to each of'several months.
>pril dident haye but twenty-nine
IJB and they made it thirty. Lester
a old Nero; the tyrant and fiddler,
one along and said he waa justit;
teat a man aa any of the Caesars,
id so he ohanged the name of April
i Neronius, and it remained that
ty for thirty years, until he died,
td then it was pul back to April
April waa named from the' Latin
>rd operire, which mease to opes,
r then the earth begins to. op$n ana
e grass and the flowers tb spring Sf*
d the little leaves p come forth
>m the buds on the trees. The? >ol^
7?lo-Saxon oalled it Coater or Bas
r mouth. ? The Dutofc Called it grasa
path. The foolish custom of April
piing people still preval?a, in many
ptries among the young people.
J or>gin is unknown. Some say it is
Belio of an old heathen festival.
tay that in the middle ages they
Ted a play taken from the lifo of
Jnst, where he was sent from Annas
(Cwaphaa and from Pilate to Herod,
so an April fool is one who is sent
['bout on an errand, as, forinstancb
[some pigeon ; milk, br for a book
|ng the history of Adam's grand
er, or to stop a horseman and toil
his saddle girth, is on-buokled,
ming unbnokled, so he gets down
ockle it and they run off and shout
il fool. The Hindoos practioe tho
thing, but their day ia the 31at
1y folks killed a snake in the flower
oday and before X knew it ous
ihievous ?rhopl girl had coiled it
ta front atops and everybody who
cried out, "Horn's a snake,!'
tko children watched from thc
tow. The snake was dead, but
^ools were, alive.
wife??- spc?diuK the day ii
Bantry and knowing her horror ol
[es they t?lepb? ned her* "Snake
flower pit an'! grandpa is afraid
oat and kill bim. x He Bays you
|him to stay in tho h?rise. Wbal
we do?" She answered prompt
? Kill him! Let your grandpa gr
Vd kill him and lock for hit
She always instala that over;
18 ji mate.. Maybo it har, bul
?don't go -%bout together-.- V
- sst-. ,.
sar Upon the/Ear ttl.
tho mother leaves her young as soon
?s they are hatched or }bo*n and they
rfbave to shift for themselves. Some
BDakes are viviparous and are born in
their mother and come forth from.ber
mouth. But all snakes are horrid
creatures and the curse that is upon
them is a strong proof, o?.tho scrip
tures. "Andl'wi? put enmity he
?*rc2? thee ard the woman (that is,
? my wife; and between thy seed and
her seed. It shall bruise thy head
atd thou shalt bruitc his heel." ,
When my wife camp homo they
showed her the snake (it was a striped
garter snake), and told her we couldn't
find its mate, but I am going to put
this one baok in a day or two and kill
it for a mate-but I'll bet she won't
go in that pit any more this summer.
Bat there are worso things' than
snakes. I want to know who started
this late move to idolize a pd ovate the
memory of Henry Ward Beecher in
New York. It has been forty-four i
years since he sent old John Brown to
tak? ;ho arsenal at Harper's Ferry ]
and raise an insurrection ; among our
negroes. What did they vfeit so long
for? How. come old Grover Cleveland
into it? What did old Beecher,"do to
command his admiration? He got old
Brown to take all the risk,- and he and
thirteen of his comrades Were hung
for it, and the negroes wouldn't' rise
Seed .er and. his sister did
more to precipitate the terrible war
than all other causes combined.- Is
old Grover lauding him for that. ?
The lecherous old scoundrel de
bauched the wife of an elder in " his
Church and ruined his homo and his
happiness. That Was twenty years
ago. I Wonder if Grover is ovating
him for that ?
Wc are done with old Grover now
and forever. Let him hunt ducks if
he wants to. We' have no use for
presidents who hunt duck or bear-or
who love Beeoher or love the negroes
bettor than the Southern white folks.
Great heavens) Are they fixing for
another war, and have we got to whip
'om again. Thank goodness I'm nob
a duck nor a bear. So I reckon1 I'm
safe. Bill Aro.
Thought lt Was a Bird.
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A story is told o? ?. (j?asgow bailie !
whose knowledge of natural history ^
was limited. .One day when oh the
oamo up be
^ * I
to the country for a short time left the
squirrel in charge bf Q neighbor. ' The j
neighbor when .ticuuii^ io tue nni- j
mai accidentally left *he do or of i to
oage open, and without hoing seen it
[ On his return the owner ' ol? the
squirrel, was. very angry nt the man
for his carelessness sind brought an
action* against him demanding com
peuB?tion for the loss of his pet.-.
The baili*) hei,> * both parties and
then gave the f v lowing as his decis
ion: j y . . . ;
"Nao dont yo did w?aug io open the
oage dior, buV'-turaingio the pur.
suer-?*'ye v;as -wrang-, **e? for ye
tihould bae clippit tho heset.'s winga;"
*'It|? a quadruped, yi?r honorlM^aid
the man. * ?.
"Quadruped here or quadruped
thereof ye had' \Ol^pit:/?^ ..winga it
oouldiia hae flown aw^;?$, dismiss
? ? "?,, .-.
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- The Garden of Ed?n was . go?u
enough until Eve got a secret whioh
she had to go and tell.
- Tho under dog may have our
sympathy, but WG don't b6t on him,
Bmuti* ' >TtetteUl Yat tow Alwifl BwgM
GRIND YOUR OWN FLOUR.
Every House wiro Uer Own Miller, If
She So Wishes.
Washington, April 9.-Why not
grind your own flour? A machino
has reoently been invented which en
ables ?.very housewife to be her own
miller, and Governments experts, who
have been"experimenting with it. say
that it is a wonder; The flonr it pro
duces makes bread that is decidedly
more palatable, as well aa more nutri
tioua, than ordinary flour.
The maohine, which costs only about
$8, ia remarkably simple. It has a
small hopper1 on top, into which you
pour enough wheat (purchasable at $1
a bushel) to furnish a day'a supply of
flour. The grain falls downward and
passes between two corrugated disks,
which revolve, when you turn a crank,
and do the grinding exactly on the
same principle aa the old-fashioned
mill stones. Aa it ia ground the r?
sultant produot drops into recepto
oles beneath and you have only to
open three drawers in order to find in
one of them fine flour, in the second
coarse flour for graham bread, and in
the third bran.
The bran, which represents the
woody outer coat of the wheat-kernel,
ie valuable as ohicken feed and for
other purposes. As for the coarse
flour, you may .transform that" into
the fine produot, if you will put it
through the mill onoe mora. The
fine flour is all ready to be made into
dough and converted into loaves of
But the bread from this flour, is far
superior to that made from the ordi
nary flour one buya. In the first
place the flour is fresh and this is a.
most important difference.
Prof. H. W. Wiley, chic! chemist
of the department of agriculture, sayB
that fresh ground flour is as far. su
perior to the stale, every-day artiole,
put up in bags, -ea fresh ground coffee
is better than the other. In that re
spect alone the bread from such home
ground Hour ia a revelation.
There is another point, however,
and a very important one. The flour
which the housewife grinds for her
self , with the aid of the maohine, con
tains important nutritious elements
which are left out of ordinary flour.
Incidentally to the "bolting" process
at the mill the flour is passed through
/'bolting cloths," as they are oalled,
and the germ of the wheat grain (its
richest part, naturally,) as well as
most of the gluten cells, which are
Concentrated nutriment, are literally
But the germ and the gluten cells,
.whioh have disappeared from ordinary
flour, remain in the produot whichello
housewife grinds for herself, and their
presence io manifested by a slight
yellowish tint in tie fine- "wheat
meal" that cornea from the Httlo ma
chine. So strong io projudioo against
?he unfamiliar, especially Where things
to eat at? concerned, that some peo*'
pie are .sure to objeot to this tint,
simply because.they are used to anowy
white bread; but they have only to
try the yellowish bread baked from
this hcmc-made flour in order to bo
convinced that it is far better than
thohcommon sort. Pretty soon, ip?-'
deed, they will have and eat no other
, Wheat, grains proteo ted as they are
by their woody outer coat will pre
serve the freshness of their contents
indefinitely, but once they are ground
the starchy particles become oxydired
and loso their delicate flavor tn ;Vs
palate. .Hence the importance of hav
ing th? flonr always fresh-a fact
Which would long ago have obtained
general recognition were it not that
people generally have been accustomed
for a generation to eating bread of stale
Nobody wants to eat stale bread. If
the difference were realized few per
sona would care to eat bread of stale
floor. But as * secondary point-less
important to everyday Americans who
on joy a KWal food supply and who
eat much meat-the inferiority of the
ordinary white flour in nourishing
power is worth considering. The mill
process leaves little besides the starch
of the gr?m, whioh iiV ucafnl only aa
rued t., run the body engine, sifting
oat .and removing thoae elementa
whioh make muscle and blood. It
breaks the. "staff of life" in the mid
dle-or, at best, oonvertB it into a
. This new method of bread-making
seems likely to extend its usefulness
.far beyond the narrow limits cf tho
private household. Already in Paris
a single establishment, with maohines
operated on the prinoiple of those de
scribed, but constructed on a huge
scale, is turning out 100,000 pounds of
bread per diem. Yellow wheat bread
is superseding white wheat bread in
the French metropolis, and the people
aro delighted with ?he change.
Moanwhile our own war department
is considering the advisability cf
building automobile flonr milla on
wheels, using kerosene and equipping
with similar . machines-each auch
mill to bc accompanied by a perambu
lating o von, so that our soldiers may
have fresh broad each day from frcah
ground wheat. It ia a" idea for the
health aa well as for tho comfort of
Recently solidified flonr has hoon
tuted in tho British anny, being form
ed under hydraulic pressure toto
bricks, in whioh shape it will last in
definitely, being mold proof, unaffect
ed by damp and awcet and wnoiesomo
after beiog kept for years. The sav
ing of storage room ia great, inasmuch
as tho cubio apaoo occupied by 100
pounds of loose flour will hold moro
than 300 pounds of the compressed
Ja London, steps are being taken to
do away with the underground baker
ies, whioa are claimed to be unhealth
ful, the bread absorbing objectionable
microbes. Public opinion nowadays,
in faot, demands bread that is as near
ly germ-free as possible. Mixing and,
kneading mach i non ?re used to mini
mizo the amount of handling which
the dough must undergo and the baked
loaves are put into envelopes of paraf
fin piper to keep tho air from getting
The department of agriculture fav
ors tho adoption of a law compelling
bakers iu ibis country to sell their
bread by the pound, as is customary
abroad, lt haa beoo ascertained by
inquiry that many people pay three
times as much for tho staff of life as
others do, though there is no material
difference in the composition, and not
muoh difference in respect to palata
bleness of the produot. In some
towns, taking an avefage among bak
ers, bread costs nearly twice as much
as in other towns-a matter of no
small importance when it is consider
ed that an average family of five per
sons consumes about 1,000 pounds of
brendin twelve months. The price
of bread, reckoned by weight, was
found to run from 2 1-5 cents a pound
in certain New Jersey cities to 6 2-5
?ents a pound in New York and Phil
1 An average loaf of high grade bak
er's bread, says Prof. Wiley, is 70
per oenb air. Fifteen per cent, of it
is starch and sugar, 10 per cent, is wa
ter, 3 per oent. is "protein," (the
Stuff that makes muscle and blood,)
and 2 per oent. i? B?lt*?nd other min
eral stuff. The crumb, by the way,
contains just about twice aa much wa
ter as the crust, and is proportionate
ly lesB nutritious. So if you rejeot
your bread crusts you are throwing
away the most valuable part of thc
loaf. Rene Bache.
There is always a possibility that
the person whom we regard as a prop
er objeot for sympathy, may look up
on himself in another light. This in
teresting and instructive surprise often,
awaits the well meaning bearer of con
When Mrs. Hastings learned that
her old friend, Mrs. Warren, had be
come "stun deaf," she went with a
ieiig :?CC t? 56c uer. I
"It moot be an awful cross, Lavi
ny," she wrote on tho slate whioh
Mrs. Warren presented to her as soon
aa she Wal seated.
'"Tain'fc eitherl" snapped the af
flicted one, though, deaf "was by no
means dumb. "Folks that have got
anything to say can write it on that
slate, and1 Henry Warren, that's had
to put a? curb on his tongue for upward
o' thirty years on acoouot of tue high
temper he took from his mother's
folks, is now able to say anything he
likes and no feelings hurt. I count
my deafness a real blessing. HOW'B
- Some, men never tire of. doing
good-because they aever do any.
- Many a man gots.a reputation for
/Wisdom by leaving things unsaid.
Gorm*O?tolora.! nfenttim? Diarrhoea, Oys?
^wy^ge. A!?a Dlfsstton, Rogutstes tho I
TSETHINO BA8Y. Curca Eruption? end
.nd srover.ts Wenn?. JTEETH?NA. Count
Special attention is invite
Which ws have just received, and whh
holh coal cr rood, adapted to the reqi
If you require anything in the St*
tunity to explain the merits of THE
We also carry a complete and up
EN WARE and HOUSE FURNISH
Guttering, Plumbing and ?1
BED ROOM SUITE8,
PARLOR FURN ITU*
HAT RACK8, WINDOW SI
MATTRESSES, very ch
? B&_ Everything in the Furniture
Can anyone suppose
that we would double
the necessary cost of
our brewing without a
[vital reason ?
Would we spend so much cn
[cleanliness ? Would we cool the
Jbeer In plate glass rooms ? Would
[.wc filter all the air that touches it ?
Would we age it for months ?
Would we sterilize every
Wc do it to attain
absolute purity-to avoid
the remotest possibility o? germs
to make Schlir.2 Beer healthful.
Why accept a com
mon beer, brewed with
out any of these pre
cautions, when Schlitz
Beer costs no more ?
IYour dealer may prefer to fur
nish a beer that pays a little more
profit ; but does it pay you to per
mit it? Isn't pure beer - Schlitz
3eer-worth asking for ?
Ask for th? Brm try Bot tiing.
For salo at all dispensaries (a
the State, ia \juart and plot
II AVE ymir Carringa and Buggy Re
paired Riid re Painted hy us, HO RB to get
tba tervie? you might expect, alRO having
lt look aa near like m w RR poealble.
We have added a little Machinery to
our Shop-?, and can lit new parts to Wag?
ona In leas time than before.
_PUAli E STEPHENS.
- THE - ' x
BANK OF ANDERSON.
J. A. BROCK, President.
JOS. N. BROWN, Vice President.
B. F. MAULDIN. Cashier.
THE largest, strongest Sask in ic
Interest Paid on Deposits
By special agreement.
I With oanarpassed facilities and resonis
cea wo ai o at all times prepared to ae
oom mod at? our customers.
Jan 10,1900 29 _g
E. G. MCADAMS.
ATTORNEY A.T LAW,
ANDERSON, 8. G.
?tf Office in Second Story of the An
derson Baildlng, over the Clothing Store
of C. a. ReeBe, next door to Farmen*
and Mrrobants' Bank.
Jan 6, IPOS 20_
of rofe ran? x SD yaalup j?porfyti. ifcofc an
Home Treatment tent FBEE. Auir ?a
B. Ms WOOU?V. RB.?,, Atlanta, Gtv
ci Mf. at
Gores, Collo* Hivaa and Thrush* Romovea
eraots and Overoomoa ?ho Bf foots of tho
and oosta only SS content Druggloto, or
U ?t Louis, Mo.
)d to a new shipment of
ch includes thc very latest patterns,
lirements of this market ^
ove or ICange line we solicit an oppor
.t?S/fiS'?f TINWARE, W00D
ectric WiriDg executed on short notice.
ARCHER & NORRIS.
IAMELED IRON BEDS,
eap in price.
(ind see them.
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FRESH SICED? !
White Bliss. 40c a Peck.
JkdBHw. .JOc a Peck. .
Early Rose. 40c a Peck.
Goodrich. 4Uc a
Burbank. 4Oo a Peck.
Peerless. 40c a Peck.
, FRESH X?*?A& JLTSXy BEANS.
Paper Seeds threa for 5c.
Oniou Sets-Red and White.
Fresh Watermelon Seed.
Pratt's and International Stock Food.
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NOTHING is moro gratifying to au up-to-date Fftrraer than to have a
well-equipped outfit to begin l\ia Spring work, and tt?is he is auro to get when
he does kv- trading with us. Wo can sell you
And everything necessary to begin plowing, except the Mulo, and we can
"sight" you to a Mule trade.
We still have a few Syracuse Tum Plows ihat we are closing out at a
very low price, and can furnish you with the Terracing Wing.
Come in and let ua show you our 7-foot Perfection Trace Chain at OOo
pair. Nothing in the Trace lino compares with this Chain.
Don't you need a hog pasture ? We have the Wire Fence for you.
BROOK HARDWARE COMPANY.
Do not Fail to try our Specially Prepared
8 1-2 2-2 Petrified
Bone Fertilizers for Grain*
We have all grades of Ammoniated Fertil
izers and Acid Phosphates, also Kainit, Ni
trate of Soda and Muriate of Potash; all put
up in new bags; thoroughly pulverized, and
no better can be found in the market.
We shall be pleased to have your order.
ANDERSON PHOSPHATE AND OIL CO.
Why Not Give Your House a Coat of
IC PAINT ?
You can put it on yourself-it is
already mixed-and to paint your (
house would not cost you more \
?Tive or ?ix Dollars !
Orr^Gray & Co.