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Stranded in the Wes
Many requests have come to local
railroad men for passea or special
rates for former Georgians aud Cra-o
liniaps who have hurried into the
southwest to get rieh in a year or two,
according to the statements and glow
ing accounts of ibo land agents, while
in i etd i ty they have only beootuo
strandpd in a section where the op
portunities for wealth are as ram a??
neighbors,, which is saying much in a
sparsely settled territory. Many of
theso requests have been most piti
ful, and told of real want and suffer
ing, with a return to their old hornea
io the southeast as their only re
Vj uti ? ti .
Theso same offioiale have many
oto?es to tell of those who have made
their return by any and every means
possible and have landed in their old
neighborhood with aoeonntB of con
ditions in the'southwest ?bout aa fer
removed from the glowing stories of
land agen to as the United States from
China. It is needless to state that
southwestern land agents, with all
th:*ir ability at description and elo
quence, cannot o fleet the simple aUie
ments of truth as made by thoso who
have been these, have tested thc
promises and have coota home feeling
certain that Georgia is about thc
, nearest suburb of Paradise and the
boBt place to acquire riches that can
be found anywhere. Theso same per
sons have been particularly sad when
they learned of the prices which their
old neighbors received for their cot
ton and which they might also have
received except for coming under the
influence of the enthusiasm of the
land agent.. And. when they have
seen these same old neighbors hurry
ing to the bank with the profits real
ized in dear old Georgia, they have
said things of the southwest aud land
agents which would not look well
io print,- say the southeastern offi
cials. " .
But there are many others' who ?ire
in far woree condition, because hav
ing moved into tho southwest and
taken their families 'with them, aro
still out ther?j. because sf their in
ability to return lo: Georgia or the
southeast, lacking both iii.) money
needed for railroad fare, and even
this supplied, would return:; only to
find their cid farms occupied by
those Who have m ado mo ney, thants
tc tbs 55?6vuiijur^nrfflaa nf COlfcOG S?d
also the low figure at which the farm
. Needless to say, these land agents
have given those' sections where vic
time have returned a very wide berth.
The reasonr ie evident. They have
nothing with which to counteract the
statements made by those who have
tested the flattering promises. Aa. to.
the pictures or photographs shown iii
the advertising matter, victime who
have returned state that there is no
doubt but that the fields of cotton in
the southwest are moat attractive in
appearance, hat in the end far more
attractive than profitable., They stat?
that the plants ran too mach stalle and
that while; the bashes are very 1? igh ;
the bolls ano far between and'the. fruit
scarce for the same reason.
Added to this they claim that much
machinery ss needed for th? culti
vating of the now soil and, that the
crops, whea harvested, must be car
ried soon a distance that very muoh
cf the pcoS?'is Josi ai, this point, ^fcen
?W ??so ^
teri als io almost prohibitive, and that
they haye been compelled"'.to : live on a
eoaroitjr of variety of food, which,
would no* }v toferatad in "God's
.coaotry/Vfwhi?li^?y, call the old
oeighborbobda -;BO^ filled? with ha ppy
memories and, just at present ll and
12-eeh* ? cotton. ?^?y hor?^
B>?"?SS are. required for the W&king
of tbjO figinfc and most of all a scar
city of labor ^itakea it impossible to
ttake the best of tho o?ndiMons that
Eyebr^^?abdr^thai-is available^ the
farmers claim,'is s??ored by tho big
^orpordUoijy ihtatown vafi^pla?^tiO??1
of thoustradp of
?armers^aye little or no show. Th?se
areouly a few of the complaints mado
by thee* who ref tun. As ft r Bohools
aod churches ftod other opportunities
for betterpient, they say such things
; b? ont of reach ,'n most eaaes^a'ad. the
childrens must grWo> ?be best w*y
. taey kooV how. '
Ono ^?ffiiJ?siJ1 ?tated that tho reit???*
J? oo* ??.|iifiss p:^^; ha come &
, *?? *n?h ? t^lss^^>e.oari?g-?#p?'?5a?
WOTS, tTpi>o bein? questioned, ibis
Prodigal stated that be was ene .?.'of
lb* it?,V?od that ho' had
t Many -A.sk Passes
of ali, to ?et home again, and had not
money to do BO unless some cheaper
uoketa could bo eeoured. Thia re
turned Georgian stated that these who
wanted to oome fraok were not tho
least bit particular as to the kind of
Cars, provided they could only start
home under any condition or at any
This part?cula? far-scr was sccs tee
well dressed. When ho saw the ofli
oial looking at his olothes, remarked
that styles in tho southwest wero con
siderably different and that evon if he
didn't appear to the best advantage
in thia section, he was looked on as a
dude among many of his neighbors.
It is a good thing now and chen to
feed the chickens parched corn, and
some of it moy as well be burned to
charcoal. A change of diet is always
a good thing, and charcoal should go
with much of the fermenting things
that fowl* eat.
If you ship poultry in returnable
coops, there is a little foresight that
will save much trouble in cleaning
coops, and aleo keep them olean.
Have some good, thick paper or paste
board, the right sise,'and lay several
thicknesses on the floor in the coop.
Those can be taken out when dirty
and leave a oloau surface.
Don't start out in the poultry busi
ness by expecting to bo successful "if!
you have luck." There ia no suoh
thing as look in raising fowls of any
sort. Business principles are the
luok. If you raise poultry on Btriot
business principles and learn the !
most intelligent ways' of doing it I
you will succeed; otherwise, you will
Chickens like nothing better than
bones. They are especially fond of
the bones of other chicken a. In fact,
they are real cannibals, but the bones
are very good fer them. It pays well
to provide bones as a regular part of
their diet. Fresh beef or. other ani
mal bones from the shop of the butch
er are the best, but they should be
ground fino in a bone-mill. Poultry
bones of all sorts from tho table may
bo beaten , and chopped fine enough
with e hatchet or an ax,
Hc?e is a good reoord from an ex?
"h*LSg#! -As low* -nCZ??? rwrUes io a
poultry journal that in ono .year, with
100 hens, she sold 9,000 eggs for 693.
One hundred and forty-three ohicks
brought. $37, and sixty-five chickens
and 1,200 eggs were used at home.
She now has 400 chicks, all being Buff
Books and Leghorns. I-, \V
When one starts in with an incu
bator and brooder, to raise chickens
without ; experience, they are very
likely to beoOme disgusted with the
machines and wish they had never
seen them. But cultivate patience,
aqd remember that "experience ?c the
fcee^. beacher.*' Neither pringad in
structions nor what experience-7 per
?eons tell yon is worth ha'if ?B rauch
aa what you. learn yourself. From
chopping wood to play irg tho viano*
it ia your bwa practice alone ' that
Next to the e?g-eatiog fien,', the
greatest nuisance is tho egg-sucking
dog. For. :>nc*? bu> -> nickie's worth
of tartar ct^etio, break a small hole in
the end e/ae egg, pour some bf ibo
of "tjhev^??^ ov?r/ib'?
hole and give dose aa long ea ibo dog
will cat it. TJsuallyf i|q8?*1e Buffi
oient. ' ' ' ? -: 7 ? '
Wy. y Tfee?on'a Share.
"That ia a quibble, a mere^quib
blo,^v?ald;WalterCamp, Yale's aih
letio idvieer, in a discussion of foot
ball r?l^^ according to the Kansas
City Journal. He laughed; ironi
. . Riv ; ^.
. ^Thftt ; reminds me," he eula, "of
I vi sited tn ih a* eumm e>^
'?u.tbbaev^Idif $ny^ttro/:boys, got oh
" r?ere,* said their mother, to the
oldest ,o? them cue day, %cre ia a
banana; divido ii W|th;>eM&SB
A CleVor Imitation'.
A certain Cleveland Attorney, says
tho Clovcland Plain Dealer, baa two
bright little children. They aro quiok
at imitation, and have a talent for
making up gamcB in which they clov
erly burlesque their elders, A few
dayn ago their mother found they
we.o playing "doctor." Tho younger
child was the patient, with head
wrapped in a towel, and the oidor tho
physician, with a silk hat and cane. ?
The mothor, unaoun by thc little ones,
listened at the doorway:
"I feola awful bad," said the pa
"We'll fix all that," eaid tho doo
tor- briskly. "Lemme see your
Out came the tiny red indicator.
"Hum! hum! coatedl" eaid tho doc
tor, looking very grave indeed.
Then, without a word of warniDg, j i
thc skilled physician hauled off and ;
gavo the patient a ?mart slap in the
region of the ribs. i
."Ouch!" cried thc sufferer.
"Feel any pain th?T?" inquired
"Yes," said the patient.
"I thought so," said thc healer.
"How's tho other side?"
"It'c ell right," said tho patient?
Thereapon the dootor produced a
small bottle filled with what looked
like-either bread or mud pills, and
placed it on tho table.
"Take one of thone pollets," said
tho physician, ''dissolve in water,
every seventeen minutes-ol-te-mit
.,"How long muB' I take 'em?"
groaned the pationt.
"Till you die," said tho dootor.
Knew Her Weakness.
It was the sweet scent of the lilies
? .> the conservatory, the beauty of tho
. jung girl's gilt hair or the excellent
champagne ho had taken with his sup
per-at any rate, after the two-step,
at? they rested in the shadow beneath
a palm, ho proposed to tuo debutanto
in white, soys the Philadelphia Tele
"It cannot bo," she said. "I om
unworthy of you."
"Oh, rubbish!" said he.
"It is true, it is too true." ?nd
"You aro an angel," ho said, ar;
"No, no; you aro wrong," said the
young girl. "lam vain, idle, silly,
utterly unfit to be your helpmeet
Ho laughed lightly. Ho said in a
"Why, ?uid ?sanear m8.dn?R?, Whsti
sort of wife do you think I ought to
"A very wiBe, deliberate, praoticai
Tierney,'' aho said; "one able to livo
on your small salary."
- A nephew of the Emperor of
China and the ohief engineer of the
Chinese government are in England
making arrangements for the building
in China ol; a gre?,t arsenal or factory
for tho E?/tkiog of military rifles.
-: A man in a novel? never poems a
real hero to a woman unless, just be
fore he calla on the heroine, he stops
to give a nickel to a street urchin.
--People can go to StatoV prison
and get out for good behavior, but
marriage ie ?, eenteoe? for life/
- Tho beat sooial refinement is to
be refined of eelf.
Why the Stove wai Elevated.
Daring the college days of ox-May
or Bessom of Lynn he had two of tho i
professors of thc college as guests at a
hunting camp in tho Maino woods.
When they entered tho cai?p their
attention was. attracted to tho unusual
position of the stove which was sot on
posts about four feet-high.
Ono of the professors bogan to com
ment upon tho knowledge woodsmen
gain by observation. "Now," said
be, "this man has discovered that the
heat radiating from tho stove strikes
the roof and the circulation ie HO
quickened that tho oamp is warmed in
muoh lose timo than would bo required
if the stove was in ito regular placo on
The other professor W?B of tho opin
ion that the stovo was elevated to
be above tho window, in order that
cool rnd pure air could be had at
Mr. Bessom, being more praotical,
contended that the stovo was elevated
in order that a good supply of green
?cod could bu piaced beneath it to
After considerable argument each
man placed a dollar bill upon the ta*
ble, and it was agreed that the one
whubo opinion was nearest the
guide's reason for elevating tho
stove Gbould tako the pool. The
guide was called and asked why the
stove WAS placed in such on unusual
"Well," said he, "when I brought
tho stove un thc river I lost most
of the ,stovepipe overboard, and had
to set the stove np there so as to
have tho pipe reach through the
He got the money.
A Shrewd Captain.
Oaptain MoB--, a canny Soot,
was once in command of a troop Bhip
returning from India. On board ho
bad as passengers, three ladies, all
wives of officers in her majesty's ser*
Now, it fell out that the cabin al*
lotted to them was fitted up to ac
commodate four wash basins, one of
whioh was far larger than the other
For the right to uso this eBpeoial
basin each lady put forth her
claim, but thc husbands, unfortu
nately, all proved to be of equal rank,
so to olinoh the matter, the trio beard
ed the captain in his cabin.
"We will ieavo it entirely to you
captain," they said, "and abido by
Capt. MoB- cogitated duly, and
then declared solemnly, with the
faintest twinkle in his gray ?yin?3
"Le-l-ilss, as it ia ^ap* matter o'
rank, I ibink it wnll be that tho old
est among ye should have the beegeut
"With murmured thanks they all
filed out'again; but that basin was
never used during the voysge.-Lon
don Spare Moments.
- The historical facta concerning
marriage as an institution aie prob
ably only vaguely known to the ma
jority of people, most of whom would
doubtless be surprised to learn that
the institution, as we know it to-day,
is lesa than 500 years old,, says Har
per's Weekly. Histori?s of the mar
riage ceremony show that it was not
solemnised in church ?s a religious
rite until the lime of Pope Innocent
lil, A. D,,1198f ?nd was not consid
ered si sacrament until 1442. :
Philander and the Office Boy.
Mr. Knox,., at. present a senator
from Pennsylvania, was formerly en
gaged in the practice of law in Pitts
Ooo uay, says a friend, M? Knox
was much put out to find ou his arri
val at his office that everything was
topsy turvy and that tho temperature
of his rooms was much too lo iv for
comfort. Summoning his office boy,
a lad but recently entered in bis em
ploy, thc lawyer asked who had raised
every window in the place on suca a
"Mr. Muldoon, air," was tho an
"Who is Mr. Muldoon?" askod the
"Tho janitor, eir."
"And who is Mr. Reilly?"
"He's tho man that cleans tho
Mr. Knox looked Bteruly at tho boy
and said: "See, here llichard, wo
call men by their first names hero.
Wo don't .mister' them iu this ofiioo.
Do you understand?"
"Yes, sir." And tho boy rotirod.
In a few miuutes ho reappeared
and in a shrill, piping voice announ
"There's a gentleman that wants to
see you, Philander."
-- ? --
I Correction of Mistakes.
"The late Goor/7,0 W. Catt, who
gave his body for dissection, was a
sufferer from ill-health for many
years," says a physician. "Traveling
her? and thero, ho made almost as
many medical friends as Robert Louis
"Mr. Catt onoo told mo an old story
about a physician in Paris. This
physician called at a business man's
office one day and said:
" 'Pardon, Monsieur X, but in set
tling my quarterly account yester
day you gave mo this bad 100 franc
"The business) man took thc note
and examined it. It was bad un
doubtedly. He handed it back to tho
. " Tm sorry' he said. 'I mado the
mistake unintentionally, believe mo.
But it's too lato to reotify it now.'
"Tho physician started. 'Too late?'
he exolaimed hotly. *V"*nt do you
mean? Must I suffer for your mis
... - m
" 'Why not?' said the other calm
ly. 'I Buffer for yours. And did you
ever take anything off your bill in
A Love Test.
' This tala is sold in the Orient. ?
i lady cae day found a man 'following
her, and she asked him why ho did
GO His reply was, "You aro very
beautiful, andi am in love with you."
"Oh, you think me beautiful, do you?
There is my sister over there. You
will find her muoh more beautiful
than I am. Go and make love to
her." On hearing this, the man went
to see the sister, but found she was
very ugly, so he oame bank in an
angry mood and asked the lady why
she had told bim a falsehood. Sh?
then answered, 'Why did you tell me
a falsehood ?' The man was surprised
at this accusation and askod when he
had done so. Her answer was: "You
said you loved me. If that had been
true you would not havs gone to make
love to another woman?"
- The light of the ohnrch does not
depend on the Oiliness of the saints.
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This Almanac is of special interest to every planter;
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OW PEAS draw nitrogen Srass
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POTASH and phosphoric acid are suppled
to the plant.
The multitude of purposes served! LW the
remarkable cow pea, are told in the 65-gage
illustrated book, "The Cow Pea," which ailsa?
tells of the splendid results obtained kora
fertilizing cow peas with POTASH. Thc book,
is free to farmers for the asking.
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ONE GAB OF HOG FEEIfe.
^ Have just received one Oar Load of HOG FEED
(Shorts) at very close prices. Come ?ft?fore,!hey are.
ail gone. Wow is the time for throwing
Around your premises to pr?v?nt a case of fever or
e?me other disease, that will cost you very much more
than the price of a barrel of Lime (91.00.) I We have
a fr esk shipment in Stock, and will be glad to send yon
some? If vpn .contemplate building a barn or anyv
. other building, see ns before buying your
CEMEHT and LIME,
Aa we *U the voryjbest^uslities'.only.
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