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That holiday which wo know aa
Thanksgiving day might with almost
equal p ropriety M called "Tbs Per
petual Feast of the Harvester."
It woe rejoicing over ?a (successful
crop safely gathered that gave rise to
the beautiful Custom of setting apart
one day of the year to give thanks to
the Almighty for tho blessings ho baa
bestowed. ' " . *
?That day is so far distant that Amor
icscs might bo expected to forget, but
no dato ie more strongly fixed in the,
nation's mind than that of November,
1621, in whioh occurs the first Thanks
The wonderful farming machinery
of the press?t day, tye binder, and
thresher that have just aided * in har
vesting one of the biggest crops ' that
Unole S?^ eyer knew, were then aa
distant from the minds of the Pilgrim
fathers as a visit to Mensis to the
people of today?
The harvest whose* finish they com
memorated had been wrung from an
unwilling soil by the primitive means,
and with the peril of .attacks by tho
Indians ever present. J
Tbey have been in the nsw country
a matter of eleven mCnths,f rom Decem
ber 21 to November, Their ferais
were pitched on lands from which
they had .cleared forests, and during
the months of summer, there were
limes when the doubt of a successful
crop daunted ev?? the saost hopeful,
and the prospect, Of starvation hung
.' over like a menace.
But the land responded to the call
of the pioneers, and so the first har
vest by white men in the United States
became the ; occasion of the first
It took only "four young men** to
gather the. geme'and food for that
2?S5 Aa" ?rmy of ?. mil
lion will be needed to gather Unole
Sam what he eats this year as a mark
of rejoicing that he has prospered co
. * plentifully. . ;
Without the harvest there would
have been\nOThanksgiving day.; The
nation which rejoices is primarily giv
ing thanks xor those rich fields whioh
have made the United States the
great Sonrra ox food oujopiy for ?he
world. .-: :
On this basis, the American people
never had more cai?sa to be grateful
than just now. ''The Sgures show theft
- the corn crop is the largest in the bia
tory of . tho - country,' and the - .'wheat
. Crop is not far behiod the phenomena!
The computation Ut cora show's 2,
707,oW?00O; busbys.U This ia 188^
86^1,683 bushels more than ie 19?2.
The wheat crop will drop fully ?mat*
ter Of 30,W,()^ bushels below *he
figures for 1002. ^i?X?
.. The seowy 8t?plo that constitutes
, the main source cf wealth in 4^Jxie,'
cord-breaking, in&ofar as its/'jaoney
value is boacei^su. Gotten .j$a com-.
modity about which^)?mise ia un
wise and unprofitable, bu^ the far^Ws
in the Cttott belt h|v?"?very reason
' ? to believe, fro^
, .. that tbey will get an average of U
cents, and probably more, for their
product. A. 100(H)0,000?bale crop, at
this rato? would mean another year of
pre?per?ty for the South. A s!ga<a?S
* cant in&eation is that the farmers ?
, ? solid array, eppeaf ft be giving them* i
: : ' ' the m?fkeY^l|?a?? feeaips. 1 'j
being of Sputa ia cf&uoh * ?ature
' o^^^^^f a_e^8'
The v*te?8? ?0" Maiming-?rod^
j ttoht-. that Ami?ri6an iavontivov gon
I jos baa wrought in the science of
m Sounds in all X?an
tho modern getting gan to the oppos
First came the reapers and binders,
each drawn by 4 or 6 mules, The
leading machine makes its torn into
the fields. Driver and helper work
some magic with tho machinery. Then
there ie a brm, and the fickle begins
to work* Tho great canvas arms
which sweep the grain into sheaves
for binding, begin to whirl. Then in an
instant ont comes four nb oaves. Tho
work that fifty men contd not haye
performed in an hoar, has been doce,
and better, by two men in a minute.
But even this is not the limit. In
California is a still more wonderful
device. ? . / JL.? VV
This machine, heavy es a church
and complicated as a watch, it a me?
oh ocio al marvel. Before, goes aium
bering engine with a heavy stack, and
a fire-box that vomits ont dense flames
from a hot petroleum fire. Behind,
it is all levers and big pillars and
curious devices o? steel.
It works with the complex aooaraoy
of a human belog. The sickle busses,
and th? heads from a tweaty-foot
swath fall smoothly oa t canvas bed.
. Only the heads; this prond monster
does not concern himself with 'Straw,
and the decapitated stalk's stand be
hind hlB course.
Tho coldon he ade ron' into the ma
chine a* though by their own power,
abd are lost in its belly. Sou catoh
glimpses of them .rushing here and
there throng!* tho complex mechan?
ism; and presently a laborer, who bias
heen very bupy with some sacks,
tierks down a lever. Bump I out tum?
nie four fat bags of wheat* At the
other end, is mau with a shovel works
like mad, dearing away a pile of chaff
and short, csumjrled straw.
This is all that the ignoran* observer
sees; only th? engineer can tell yon?
how the grain which stood in proud
array; a minute before, is BOW ready
for? milt-~o month's work ia five min?
It is happy work* woric^?0BVi*?tv
;^en the whirr; of,the-most mod?ra
mach?n cry h es been able tofbi? Sf i t D
poetry. There is aotaething tn the
?Forking in the sunshioe, the thought
that after ali the pains of planting, of
guardiag . through: tho ! summer, she
crop baa been a success, and will
so?? ht?; stored away, as a safeguard,
egalnst : the .oomiog winter that makes
joyous the laborera who do tho toil. : '
Bospito aU tho jnodMa fcare?stieg
?ppliances, hoirey?r, half th
still gathering its orop? according to
'the method, ef the .?Wen iays^ fer
the ; sickle.. wsa: ?a^er to the 'long
Soy the, and both are the- ancestors of
While the binder is ^wprkiiig in Da
kota, tko Busman peasant, the basque
of the Spanish midlande Bcd t?ie mil
lions of - the United. K.iogdom raoa
tirue, from Chriotmas on ko the next
I*ean Hinda nollie women or pretty,
dainty Japanese glance tboir swift
fingers, crusted from knuckles to nail
with rings, through the bright leaves,
choosing those which are ripe for the
drier. Their harvest festival, too,
goes on all the time, for the Japanese
make perpetual holidays among the
camps of playero and tumblers and
puppet-shop propio which cluster
about the plantations.
In December and January orange
piokisg wi" be in progress in Califor
nia and Florida. In the dead of our
winter, the Cuban laborer* begin to
hack at the broad leaves of the to
bacco plants, In January and Febru
ary they begin io out cane in the West
Indies or on the isthmus. Next cornea
the main coffee picking in Ceylon.
Before it is half over April or early
May brings the wheat harvest again,
for grain is ripe and ready in Pales
In the fields which onoa replenish
ed Solomon's granaries, they, till the
soil, from ceed to seed, Just as they
did for the Wise King. Still the men
wield the eicklo and the women gleans
and the anmossled ox treads ont the
ohe?, as in times when the Prophets
made parables from the bread of the
body thai men might understand the
Bread of Idfo. Only, .the Chosen
People harvest no more, and the lord
ly Bedouins, who have inherited the
land, are too proud to soil their fia*
gera with the dust of earth. De?
spised Christians from aoross th? Jor
dan lease the. fields for a few dol?an
and part of the crop.
Until tho grain io ripe they esto]
their tents in the ruined temples an?
theatres of a greater age, ' and turi
the waters of the sacred river for Inri
gallon and make war on the wild boars
Then Boas reaps and Ruth gleam
af ter the pattern set when Israel wa
a nation. .
While they ' aro thrashing in Pales
tine, the first binder begins to whir ii
Dakota or Oklahoma, and the harves
is on again, that the hunger of ma
may he satisfied through another Mit
ier.; ,' .. _ _ .v ?
The Triumph of tha Su?nea.
$\?ne of the most interesting au
jfWuable of the many Partners" Bull
tins issued by the United States D
p?riment of Agriculture is tho Lan
Worthy m?fiflg^?!? cs jjV?&e Gula*
Fowl end its Use as Food," Tl
guinea, as wo all know in the Soul
is one of the most attractive of ail ?
domoE&ioated birds. It can run fast
than a kildee, fly further than a pi
(ridge, quarsel' moro iban the eoave
tton of tho Daughters of tho Aneribi
Revoistiofi, and; make aa mmh no?
as a Hungarian band; -~ We ; 4e a
agree with Dr. Ltagwonby thai 1
ory e2 tho guinea "is undeniably &
agreeable", btsi wo do a^eo with hi
Chai ii ifl boi yery maok worae th
thoso of duoks and geese. T
guinea'o placo in tho poultry ye
eoonomy is that of a watoheaan ipi
*oweV He gives - W?mia|, as I
&angworihy says, of marauders in t
paltry yard, ^andy^m^
o o t i'ear to attack janything in : feel
ero,- BO pugn?oiouB ie hie dispositif
nad so determined is fco that he ak
may apply : ; whatever correo tito
::S?s^4- .?u; &e?pfog ?be other p6?|tf
.quiio so 8weet - among the ;te$j$H
inhabitants - of fthe iarm ln';|^p
ema' hours of th? morning, ">hen I
!f?"-ai the ft^*V?*:f^
-han a pugiii?t and poHceaii?^
him as most excellent ^
randing him with tfeobeet of our ge
birds, and, issdscd, ia soiao of toe
eb?d in the open markst under
flsffio cf pheasant. The demand
Mia among the epicures ie?e*e*<
?ide sp eacosBsfally as a gamb bird
ia W?d as isu^h /when / f,he ..?.r?a^e!
of the game laws forbids unintem
cd ooznaiof?e in (be wilder bat
idea of $e imp?rtanos attained
hotels o?" New -^wU/mti be-gel
from ?ho fact than in one of ibo a
8,008 ;^nueaS ?'were e?b^fg^
.^t^enwell cooked tibe birdt? ?ife
tractive in.. appearance, and - the ; fit
particularly of the young
and of a:^sp^i^iy ^Me- i
pai^ form er?yf
pair. ID Montgomery, Alabama, the
guinea sella from 30 cents to 35 oents
eaob, and the reports from the poul
terers in many of our Arc erie au citied
show that the guinea is worth as
mnoh as the best of youog chiok
Strange \o say, in this experimental
country of ours tho guinea egg has
not yet reached its true appreciation.
It ia considered by European epicures
as a great delicacy, with, a rich flavor
resembling that of tho, much prised
plover's eggs, and is regarded by
many as especially delicious when
eaten cold with aspic jelly or other
In the South the best of the old
time oooks hold the guinea egg in
special reverence when it comes to
making oake and preparing dishes,
where a rioh flavor is required. The
flesh cf tLd guinea ia regarded as easi
ly and .thoroughly digested, and not
inferior on this account to the flesh of
ohiokens and turkey.
The conducion of Dr. Lang worthy is
that guinea fowls might well be brod
in the United States more estensively
either along with other poultry or in
langer numbers by themselves. They
are inclined to run about ; a good deal.
With proper care they are easily
raised and the guinea hen is a great
layer of eggs, ber average output a ?
year not being less than 100 eggs,
and frequently more than this num
ber. The guinea is exceptionally
bardy and free from diaeeas. He ia
a great iciest destroyer. He eata all
sorts of wild seeds, and if property
trained 'would doubtless make abort
work ox ino nut grass crop, whioh ia
se much of s nuisanoe. on many
Southern farms. ,lit will without
doubt, says Dr. Langworthy, be a
benefit to both breeders and boyero, If,
as seems probable, guinea fowls ba
come more appreciated as a table bird
in this. ountry."
Ab?. - that is as good as a pheasant
for the table, and that lays better
eggs than a hen, that furnishes ai
! nourishing diet aa beef or mutton,
that protesta the roost from thieves
at night and the poultry, yard from
hawks in the day 'time, that oan bc
releed with little oare and a mo dieu a
of food, ought to be regarded witt
great favor by. our economists cf th <
farra. The day of the guinea'I
triumph is near at hand. We hav<
known bim for many years, and tb*
Amerloan people. will prise bim a!
the mora when they' learn to apprc
elate his many virtues.-News am
Speaker Canne* Sold His Coat.
Indianapolis, November 19.-Sena
tor Homenway last night told a story
of Speaker Cannon that seems to bo
new. lie said that tho Speaker's
daughter looks after her father's
olothiug. and one day sho suggested
that ho needed a new ovcrooat, and
he said that ho would drop in at
hin tailor's and order one the nest
Miss Cannon knew her father's
Washington tailor and sho made it a
point to seo him. Sho seleoted a
handsomo pieoo of cloth and asked the
''It's worth $60," said the tailor.
"Very well," said Mioa Cannon,
"when father comes in you show it to
him and suggest that it is just the
thing. He will not want to pay
you more than ?25, so you put that
prioe on it and I will pay the remain
Two days later Mr. Cannon called
on hie tailor to buy an overooat. Ho
readily foll into tho trap and seleoted I
tho cloth the tailor urged him to buy.
The ooat was made and it was a fino
garment. The day Congress opened
"Uncle Joe" was on hand with his
new overooat. Several members ad
mired it and one Congressman asked
what the ooat oost and where it waa
purchased. Mr. Cannon gave the
name of the tailor and proudly in
formed the Congressman that he got
the coat for $25."
"That's oheap enough." replied the
Congressman. "I'd like to have one
like it. I'll tell you what I'll do. 1
haven't time to go and see that tailoi
and ?ait for a ooat to be made. Tl
give yon $?0 for it."
"The 03at'a yours," said "Und
Joe," and he Blipped off the germen
and handed it over.
The spesker is wondering yet wha
brought a very strange expression t
Mias Cannon's faoe that evening i
dinner when he told her about hi
shrewd overcoat deal.
--Men who oan labor with the
'hands are needed in the South. A<
cording to The "Manufacturera' R
cord, with every able-bodied leborfc
man now ai work, "there would eti
bc room for 500,000 men and wornt
to do the immediate work ox ti
South, to say nothing ofthat whij
ia to bo done hereafter." Thia ahpi
age of help has told severely in tl
cotton mills. ?ooordiog to The B
o ord, "Io the'season of 1901-05 So ut
ern cotton mills consumed 2,172,9
bales of cotton, though their spinnii
eapaoiljr waa sufficient to consut
400,000 or 600,000 bales more."
OOD, big "mealy" potatoes
can not be produced with
out a liberal amount of POTASH
in the fertilizer-not less than
ten per cent. It must be in thc
form of Sulphate of POTASH of
"Plant Food" and "Truck Farming" are two practical
books which tell of the successful growing of potatoes and the
other garden truck-sent free to those who write us for them,
Addreos, (JU RM AN KALI WORKS.
Now Ycrk-03 Nassau Street, or Atlant?. Qa.-22}; So. Broad Street.
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A. B. FARMER, Secretary.
The Anderson Iteal Estate
and Investment Co?,
BUYERS AND SELLERS OF
REAL ESTATE, STOCKS & BONDS.
J. C. CUMMINGS, Sales Dep't.
Our facilities for handling your .property are perfect, m
we are large advertisers all over the country. Bight now
wo ara having considerable inquiry for farms in this and ad?
olnlng Counties, and owners of farm lands in the Piedmont
section who wish to dispose of their property will find that
we are in a position to make quick and satisfactory sales.
Now is the time to list your property with us, and ve
will proceed at once to giye attention to all properties en
trusted to us.
Address j?ll communications to J, C. Cummings, Sales
maui HU BM & manar ami
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Up-to-Date VEHICLES for Pleasure.
Carriages, Surreys, ?
; Buckboard, Traps,
And in fact o?y thing you need In the Vehicle line yon will find at our lia*
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OPY SHADES, DUSTERS, &o.
Gall and examine for yourself, and if we cannot salt yon it will bs? cse
fault, /Very truly,
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QSTE CAB OF HQfi F^ED.
V Have just received one Car Load of HOGr*FEED
(Shorts) at very close prices. Come before they are
all gone. Now is the time for throwfog--- " ?
Around your premises to prevent a case of fever or
;\v?vV>:,-. ?onieother disease, that will wat you very much more
than the prica.of a bdrelof Xime (>1.00.)9We have
a fresh shipment in stock, and rill be glad to sendjyon
some. If yM contemplate building n,barn oijaay ; ^ f , t> ^ ?
other bullang, see ns before^uying your-'
J .? A?w*ae?tha^
lt Makes Paie ?lEote.%i&
togaterfc dlsbesSi, sticSi aa headache,
^W^ ^el toto?ws, ot?te, scan^orpfe^ meostru
attooV dragging <t?wn pains, etc. T
; ?t Isa balding. slwogth-m?Sbg in?rilc^ ^
medicine that is certain to do yra good. T*y it. - -,
^^|o^-b>:every drugged ^ $^00 botttea. [ \ \' /w \
free?? and frankly, to s?rfcfcst couf?d*
" ^tefllog us?B your eysapioais em
"YOU ASE F?tel>3
|^Sffi?fifi?I?? Caldofi I ?
BBaa SMASHS? 1 m
lautend mat Carool rt vratft ??S
weSgtf ia gold toefl eutrtrfng ladles."
Even with ?tapie a matter as shoe
blacking not one
.kriow ?i?w to shine shoes properly. In
|^!^lb^i:tt?;; ordinary shine looks
vlike iull stove polish.
Theres allays good wages for fomfe
^?&?Wfc% they'are har? tQ ^d.
Wc want Ninian ihi?t^-;^r^.^.;^
to push our selling system ^r TH?
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