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QUEER AND C(
INTew Yorkers l?ay W
.'AUK ricans will cat anything na
ture lias covered with fur and feath
er.-, and pay a good price for it, too,
remarked cheerfully a wholesale ?leal
er iu faney meals and game in Wash
ington Street, apropos ol' tin: profits
and losses nf the game season, which
is practically closed hy April 1.
"Why, during the winter I do a live
ly business in skunks.
"Sun-' l in not rom.meing at all. I
could sell Far more skunks than I can
get hold of. and at a good profit.
There arc chefs in Now York who
know how to cook skunks, and they
have customers who know what a
tasty dish skunks are when prepared
"In the same cl 18S are raccoon and
'possum, which have vheir admirers
now among white folks as well as
among the darkies.
"New York has better cooks than
it used to have. That's why so many
more kinds of game and fancy neats
have been added lo its daily bill of
fare. And there is a lively demand
for muskrats hy proprietors of certain
French restaurants. Certainly I sell
muskrats in the season."
"Have you ever eaten any?" the
dealer wai- asked.
"No, thank heaven, not yet. I am
not epicure enough, I suppose, to care
for such delicacies.
"Cutting out thc summer months,
I have done an increasinly lively busi
ness in (he last few years in hoar and
bear, which are bought principally Ly
the Fifth avenue restaurants. . Iletail
dealers go shy of ihcui, for the reason
that the animals must he bought un
cut; that is, winde or not at all, and
at about fd) cents a pound. A boar
weighs in the neighborhood of lf>0
"In order to make a fair profit thc
butcher would have t > sell thc best
cuts at from S cents to $1 a pound,
and unless ho has a good many cus
tomers of theVpicurc brand, ho runs a
K?g ji?k of not disposing of a bom- "r
bear before it is antique.
"All the wild boars I handle come
from the forests of (?ermany and the
shipments begin just as soon as the
freezing weather sets in. I sell dur
ing thc winter anywhere from DUO to
1,000 boars, or as many as I can get
hold of. There is never an oversup
ply of fancy meats in tho New York
"If anything, bear meat is even
more scarce than the boar. I sold
about 200 bears last winter. They aro
shipped frozen for tho Kocky moun
"The season for venison, which be
gins in September and closes in No
vember, gets to bo more brisk every
year. Some people think that a taste
for venison, like a taste for olives,
must be acquired, but that is not so.
A lover of venison likes it at once,
he craves it from the first taste he
"On the other hand, there are per
sons who not only dislike the taste of
venison from the start, but keep on
disliking it, no matter how well it is
cooked. Nearly all the first class rc
.tail butchers now inolude venison in
their fall stock of game and find a
good market for it at 10 cents a
"Americans who have traveled a
.good deal and tasted tba cooking and
the special dishes of many countries
are the best and most appreciative
customers of the restaurants," said
the ohief manager of a noted Fifth
avenue restaurant. "For instance,
we have patrons who while touring in
Sootland conceived a strong affeotion
When you go to a drug store
and ask for Scott's Emulsion
you know what you want; tho
man knows you ought to have
it. Don't be surprised, though,
if you are offered something
else. Wines, cordials, extracts,
etc;, of cod Liver oil are plenth
fui but don't Imagine you are
getting cod liver oil when you
take them. Every year fer thirty
years we've been increasing
the sales of Scott's Emulsion.
Why? Because lt has always
been better than any substitute
Send for free sample
SCOTT & BOWNE, Che misto
>*??rt Street, New Yor*
Gpa/and $1.00. Alldruyglets
ell for Skunks, ZV?usk
! for the black snout sheep, which is
? certainly a ii ne breed of mutton, and
who consequently will not be satisfied
with anything else. So io order to
satisfy them we must be able to sup
ply at tin ir order Scotch mutton.
"<?h, yes, >'. can bc had over here.
In fact, almost any product grown the
world over may be bad in thc New
York market if people don't mind pay
ing the price. The rarest game and
fancy meats do not, however, always
appear on every day menu of this or
any other restaurant.
"Occasionally we have boar and
' hear meat "ti thc menu, butas ? rule
these meats are ordered specially sonic
days ahead, generally for a particular
occasion like a private dinner or a
i big banquet.
' "No, boar and bear are never served
as a roast. The ?|uality of thc meat
requires very skillful cooking to bring
, out thc flavor, and herc our chef
braises it, which means that thc meal
I is cooked in a covered dish and con
taining various flavorings; the secret
of whi?h he alone knows.
"Wc have so many epicures among
our list of patrons that all we have to
. do when our refrigerators contain any
thing particularly tine in the game line
is to give them a hint. The cost has
nothing tu do with the matter.
"It is a mistake, though, to say
that Americans pay more in New York
for food specialties and expert cook
ing than they do anywhere else. In
Paris, t'or instance, in the best res
taurants, portijns of rare meats and
game come just as high as they do in
this city, if not even higher.
"In the case of boar and hear meat
served in this restaurant, one portion
which would practically be enough for
two diners of moderate appetite,
would be about
".Just now, although the law has
chut down upon most of the feather
ed game,. New Yorkers can have all
the birds they want, fur the reason
that lhere are many kinds of imported
game in the market which may be had
at any high class restaurant. There
is no law against the use of imported
ganie.cThc only precautions we take
is to have our invoice and customs
receipt all ready in case the game in
spectors drop in on us, which they
have a way of doing unexpectedly.
"Tho imported bird? como to UB
frozen, and, although not quite so
toothsome asfthe native variety in its
season they are an excellent substi
tuto. Tj There are, for instance, ptarmi
gan from Canada, Scotch grouse and
Egyptian grouse-tho last being im
ported direct from Kgypt.
"At this time of year a pet dish
herc with thc game eaters is incubator
guinea fowl, from which all tbe bones
havo been removed beforo it is cook
ed, and iucubator chickens, stuf?ed,
?V: ich look almost like equab when
served, but have quite a different
il a vor.
"One of . thc most pronounced fads
among the epicures at present-for
there arekfads in eating as well as in
everything else-is a devotion to
i Frenoh oysters. Rather than not be
in tho fashion many people' order im
ported oysters who really find their
flavor unpleasant. Apropos of their
flavor, a young man remarked to me
" 'Undoubtedly, French oysters are
very fine, but what I would like to
know is this:(?How can a fellow tell
when he gets a bad one?'
"Russian caviar at f8 a pound isa
viand now in demand, and one pound,
if one has an extreme fondness for
thc delicacy, will serve about three
persons. It is not uncommon here
for two persons to put away a pound
between them, although thc same
quantity moy be portioned uut among
"There has been a great deal Of
talk about the American fisheries rais
ing and exporting caviar which equals
in quality the Russian article, but
that, in my opinion, is absolute non
sense Ono might just as well com
pare a snapping turtle to a terrapin. *
"And speaking of terrapin, food
connisseurs are making much of them
this month, for the reason that by
May first their season will close.
Thc quality most often called for here
is thc diamond back from Chesapeake
bay. You can't fool an epicurean
New Yorker on a terrapin. There is
notbingigrown equal to this diamond
back unless it is a few, a very few,
whioh by soruo means or another-no
one seems to know how-managed to
get into Long Island waters.
"The'.primc quality diamond bads
cost $F> each at this season, and are
oily about six inches long-hut,
then, price is never considered by
lovers of terrapin, any more than
the admirers of canvasback stick at
th<*?r oost when the season first
Land of Young Men.
At the close of the '': 'il War, only
thc few Jewish residen*., of the South
had much mons/. The Southern
Boldier wat not ditcharged when Bent
hom?1 to convalesce from wound.- and
disease. Upon recovery, he was again
in the ranks. Ht did not nerve three
months, nine month-, two year*. He
serred four years. The larger part of
the men who fought in thc Southern
army carried lead or disease ever after.
It was this impoverished, discouraged,
stricken people whom the outsider
distanced in thc race for money. Un
used to commerce, the Southerner not
only saw the property represented by
his slaves pass utterly away, and his
lands ravaged and his houses burned,
bul he saw men alien to his region
anticipate him in the dawning oppor
tunities of a tardily returning pros
perity. Ile became an onlooker in
tho land his blood had watered.
Others garnered as a result of his im
Hut not so now. For thc young
Southerner is forging to the front
S) fast that it now is more likely tha,t
he will crowd the strangers out than
that they will -eriously rival him. He
has taken a leaf out of the book of
hu rivals, and by the tactics which
have been at least as great a factor in
their success as any other is arriving
at prosperity. The Southern tandem
wedge is boring holes in the" Hues of
the opposition. The young Southern
men, often mere boys of twenty-one
'and twenty-two, are running the banks,
thc stores, the hotels, ^hey are ex
ploiting great tracts of land, feeding
vast forests into thc sawmills. They
are the railroad men, the promoters,
thc brokers. Oil wells gush at their
behest, towns risc at their command.
By men under thirty the greater part
of the business of the South is now
being done. Tho Northerner who
thinks of emigrating to the South be
cause he believes he can surpass thc
natives iu business capacity will lind
focmcn worthy of his steel-keen, un
tiring, and full of thc nerve and en
thusiasm of youth. The South is tho
new part, thc young part, of our do
main. Thc west has become staid
arni middle-aged. Thc young man has
come to thc front in the South, and
with him thc South comes into its
own once more. - Leslie's Weekly.
A Model Republic.
"There are few men as happy as
you in your family relations."
.'Yes, my household is a model re
public ir miniature. You see, tho sec
retary of tho treasury is my wife, the
secretary of war is my mother-in-law
and the minister of foreign relations
"And of course you aro the presi
"No, man. One can see from that
question that you are a poor, ignorant
bachelor. C The presidential chair is
occupied by the cook."
"Well, then, what are you?"
"Why, -I am the general public aud
support the government through the
payment of taxes."-Modern Mexico.
-mmm- . aa -
Plowing by Electricity.
In Haly au invention to propel
plows by electricity is io use. By it
oleven acres can be plowed in as many
hours. The invention eonsists of
two power cars stationed each side of
the held and between which are stretch
el cables attached to the plow. The
electric -current is taken from a
trolley line; a ourrent of about 600
volts.g Each car communicates with
twenty-five horse-power, which can
bo increased to forty horse. The plow
is pulled by [the cables from, one side
of the field to the other, and, when it
reaches the end of the furrow, it stops
automatically, th*? current being out
off. It can be run backward or for
ward with ease. One man manages
the plow, ?and eaeh car is'operated by
one man'. DThus three men do all the
work. These cars are as easily man
aged as traction engines, and their
power ?can be applied to threshing
machines,'icorn-shellers, pumpa, grain
Cost of Falso Noses.
People sometimes lose their noses
by disease or by accidents, and some
have lost' o them in war. For noseless
persons the most appropriate organs
are said to be made of wax, and the
best ones cost about ono hundred and
seventy-fivo dollars, though a really
good one ?can be got for seventy five
dollars. A nose made of papier-macho
may be bought for five dollars. Noses
made of .?this 'material are enameled
and are deceptive; and, for a poor
man, they'?are - said to answer all the
purposes that are required. Waxen
and paper noses are, in case of disease,
preferable to those made by the plant
ing of ?csb on the diseased part, for
several cases have been known where
tho transplanting of the flesh of tho
nose has endangered men's lives.
- There is a lot of guessing, with
an occasional hit, in being a person of
- When-it is a peekaboo shirt waist
eeerog is believing.
Dunkards lo Spartanbnrg.
iSpartanburg, April 24-Very few
people of this county are aware of the
fact that thc Dunkards are at our
doors. They have actually begun tho
erection of a mcetiog bouse in the up
per part of this county. If their
doctrines should generally prevail
there is going to be trouble for some
one. For instance, they teach and
believe that brethren should not go to
law with each other, but that ali dis
puted matters should be referred to
thc church for settlement. They also
believe in annointiog and praying for
the sick. They say they get these
practices from an old book that they
take as the foundation of their faith
Tlicy teach another doctrine which,
if adopted by all the churches would
work a great upheaval in society.
This is, they believe in payiog debts
and if aoy one of their Society refuses j
to pay an honest debt, whether due to
one of thc brethren or aa outsider,
after being duly admonished, he is
excluded from the brotherhood. They
/viii not hold fellowship with such a
mau. If this rule were adopted by
all churches thc membership woull
be greatly reduced.
Very .strange people are these same
Dunkards. They believe in not
sparing water when they baptize.
They leave their Baptist brethren out
of sight Thc candidates arc carried
into the pool of water, where they
kneel. Then they are immersed three
times, face foremost. They practice
trine immersion in common with thc
carly Church and thc Greek Church,
They call it one baptism, just aa the
Roman Catholics and other churches
that sprinkle tho water and make an
application each time that one person
of the Trinity is mentioned.
These persons are peculiar iu their
sacrament or communion. When the
day is appointed a supper is prepared
in common. Members in good stand,
ing surround thc table and enjoy the
feast. After that they wash each
other's feet. That beiog done, they
return to the table and partake of thc
bread and wine.
The Kev. George W. Branscom is
the pastor of thc church nearest this
city. It is at Malvin Hill, Polk
County, N. C., about twenty-five
miles distant. Ile is an intelligent,
thrifty farmer thathas the respect of
all who know him. They have about
Thoro is only one other church of
that faith in Polk County. The gov
ernment of ?ach church is congrega
tional, but there is a district and a
general oouncil, to which appeals may
be carried. The general council will
meet next mouth in Bristol, Tenn.
Speoial to News and Courier.
Deadly Cotton Peet.
Washington, April 15.-"I prediot
that the boll weevil will cross the
Mississippi River before this season
is over, beginning his ravages in the
State of 37: ippi," said Dootor L.
O. Ho waru, Alk.it entomologist of the
Department of Agriculture, in re
counting the various stages in a con
flict between the cotton growers and
their great enemy.
Louisiana deoided that she would
maintain a quarantine along her bor
der to prevent the inseot from cross
ing the Sabine Hiver. The Legisla
ture authorised most drastio measures;
even the hair of oolored laborers was
soratohed to see if any lodgement had
been provided there, and thousands of
dollars were expended in the patrol.
But it was of no avail. Seven par
ishes have already been invaded.
The life habits of no other insect
have been so carefully studied io the
whole history of so io noe. Texas of
fered a reward of $50,000 to anybody
who would'disoover a way of eliminat
ing the pest.
Government appropriations have
grown from $10,000 in 1901 to an
emergenoy appropriation cf $250,000
in 1903, exclusively tor the warfare
against this enemy of an agricultural
orop whose annual value reaohes $500,
000,000, and whose welfare the pros
perity of a score of industries is in
volved, and almost the life itself of
a large section of the country.
Towns suffering the worst from this
pest have been transformed from
nourishing communities into deserted
villages. Southern tradesmen selling
out, have advertised on the fence
rails "Boll Weevil Prices," so com
pletely has this affliction worked its
way into the thought of the people
over whose lands it has spread.
- The fruit of fortune never falls
on a snoring nose.
HOW TO AVOID <
Strengthen the Stomach and Ol
Where thcro is an epidemic of germ
disease, and most diseases are caused
by gorms, it is the person with a weak ?
stomach who succumbs first.
If you suffer with pains or diptrosa
after eating, headaohe, belching of
gases, sour food, a bad taste in the
mouth, dizziness, pains in the heart,
spooks hefore the eyes, and a gen
eral feeling of despondency and vreaV
nees, you should get well nt ouoe ty
"I remember," said aa old aaval
officer, "hearing of an incident on
board a ship which was commanded by
a religious captain who would not al
low the mate to use profane language
or violence toward the crew and
where thc work and discipline were
carried on more by moral suasion
than by force, with the result that
things went very slowly. Tho m?.D
did not jump to the braces or ropes,
and the general work of the ship was
"While at anchor one day in the
harbor of Kio two of the sailors,
leaning over the rail, were watching
thc work going on on board of an
other ?hip anchored close to them,
where the opposite system prevailed.
The air on that ship was lurid with
the language of the mate, and the
men were treated with a violence
that was far fr?m necessary, but the
work went on quickly. The sails
were furled and thc yards braced in
a smart and seamaniike magner. As
they listened to the sulphurous or
ders of the mate one of thc sailors
on thc good ship remarked sententi
ously to the othei :
" 'Bill, d'ye see now what it is we
want aboard here? We want a little
The Editor's Apology.
An excited military looking man
entered the editorial sanctum of a
Missouri paper the other day and
"That notice of my death is false,
sir. I will horsewhip you within an
inch of your life, if you don't apol
ogize in your next issue."
An editor who is up to his business
always knows how to get up appro
priate apologies when they are de
manded. That editor knew his busi
ness, and the next day his paper con
tained the following apology:
"We regret extremely to announce
that tho paragraph which stated that
Major Blazer is dead is without foun
dation."- Our Home.
Lovs and Marriage.
Yet, depend upon it, as you grow
older you will see more and more in
stamos and proofs of the reality
and the depth of the love of hus
bands and wives for each other in
thu most ordinary, commonplace
couples. I have heard of marriages
where ?ove has died out from some
canker of selfishness or worldliness
at its heart, but I have oftener seen
unexpected proofs of a love stronger
than death in all sorts of people in
whom I had never before discovered
any signs of sentiment or romance.
-Sir Edward Strachey.
- A society man is neither orna
mental nor useful.
- It's better to believe all you say
than half you hear.
- Some men would rather go to jail
than hustle for a living.
- Fortunately for mankind, the
weather never objects to being talked
- It is reported that oil trains no
longer run on Standard time in Kan
- Did it ever ocour to you that
nearly all fireproof buildings are heav
ily insured? ?
- Many a man who praises the free
luooh down-town growls about the
dinner at home.
- A woman's idea of good luck is
to find a pair of socks in the pile that
doesn't netd darning.
- A girl ?a never satisfied until the
right man comes along and says the
right thing at the right time.
- There is something wrong with
the woman who deolares that there
isn't a spark of jealousy io her make
- If a girl is ente rtaining a young
man with a mustaohe in the parlor,
she's afraid the folks will misunder
stand if. she sneezes.
- When a woman wants to call her
husband down before company she
doesn't say a word, but just looks at
him in a peouliar way.
- A pretty girl hardly over is aa
pretty as she thanks the Lord for
- It's lucky for women they have
no sense of humor else they couldn't
?rear the clothes they do. .
- What women like about whist is
that they can have such nice excit
ing talks while the game is going on.
- A woman oan have a great deal
of enjoyment pretending to herself
-that her married life is as happy as
she pretends it ia to others.
- When the Word is hidden in
the heart it is seen in tho life.
- The. saint needs ho other adver
tising thar Satan's assaults.
CIFftH DISK ASKS.
?gesti?n, and You will Keep Weil.
strengthening the stomach with Mi-o
na. Just one small tablet out of a
? fi'ty cent box before eati?g, aid your.
I digestive system will become so
strong that you will be the embodi
ment of good health and spirits, and
need fear no germ diseases.
Ask Evans Pharmacy to sNow you
the guarantee under which they stU
Mi-o-na; it oosta nothing unless ii
cures. % . '
Tho Kind Ton Have Always Bought? and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has horne the signature ot*
and has heen made under his per
Jty-*- fl', sonal supervision since its infancy*
('&??Ac/lt Allow no one to deceive you lu this*
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health ot'
Infants and Children-Experience against Experiment.?
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare?
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant, lt
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic?
substance. Its ago is its guarantee. It destroys Worm?
nnd allays Feverishness? It cures Diarrhoea and Wind
Colic, Ic relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatulency* It assimilates the Food, regulates tho
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy aud natural sleep?
The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend,
GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Signature of
The Kind You Haye Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
it CT. NC? VOUHOITV.
ARMOUR'S GUANO AND ACID
ALSO, COTTON SEED MEAL.
If you want'High Grade Goods we will be glad to sell you.
Splendid line of
FLOUR, COFFEE, TOBACCO,
OATS AND CORN.
We want your trade.
We have just received a Fresh lot of
Come to us for all of your
ORR, GRAY & CO.,
ONE CAR OF HOG FEED.
Have just received one Car Load of HOG FEED
(Shorts) at veiy close prices. Come before they are
all gone. Now is tho timo for thro wing
Around your premisos to prevent a cate of foyer or
sonto other disease, that will coat you very much moro
than the price of a barrel of Lime (91.00.) We have
a fresh shipment in stock, and will bo glad to send jon
some. If you contemplate building a barn or any
other building, see ns before buying your- \
CEMENT and LIME,
As we sell the very best qualities only.
O. D. ANDERSON.
A. C. STRICKLAND,
? f?tes Over FsrmeRS and Merchante
AL alfentfofl ?
Classes of Dental work. Crowns, Bridges
and Porcelain Inlays), such as ero dono In
the larger cities. ?
AU kinda of Plates aaade. Golcl FiP>
Inga : lu artificial teeth any. time after
P ! titea t.-xe rr\9.'i e.
- Oxygen Gas and Local .Anaeathettat
given lor.the Painless ExtractioKof teefiW
. Blcodinsf and diseased gums treated. .
?.'???&Vy All calls to the country and nearT
by Towna for tho Painless Extraction o3
Teeth promptly attended to by a oompe
A LONG LOOK AHEAD
A man thinks it is when the matter of life
insurance suggests itself-but circumstan
ces of late have shown how hie hangs by a
thread when war, flood, hurricane and fire
suddenly overtakes you, and ?ho only way
to be sure that y ou? family is protected in
case of cala* tity overtaking you is to in?
Bare in a sohd Company like
The Miibal Benefit Life Ins. Co.
Drop in and see ns. about it.
M.. SI. MATT??ON, .
v STATE AGE8T.
People*? Ba?b BniSdhsg, A29B-SB?OK, O a