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IL-What Breed of
Chickens to Keep.
By MILO M. HASTINGS,
Formedy Pou*tryman at Kansas Ev
meat Sta Coneral POtryEx
-at of the United States Depart
m of Aoiutne. Authoe
of "The Dolar lie."
Ccopyrlhr. 1M. by Amican Press Asso
HE selection of the breed of
poultry is always a momen
tons problem to the beginner.
There are some poultry breed
ers and far too many farmers who
make this problem of breed selection a
continual one and are always chang
ing or sending away for a sitting of
eggs of some newly advertised breed
of poultry or swapping roosters with
the ne!ghbors. Such dckleness, of
course, prevents all progress.
For those who are breeding standard
bred poultry and whase main object in
keeping fowls V. to win the prizes at
the shows and thereby sell stock to
farmers and other breeders the selee
tion of breed is a most Important ques
tion. Could one always select the
breed which is to be popular five or
ten years hence makin money in poul
try breeding would be an easy prob
lem. Indeed, we could all get rich If
we knew the-future, but as it Is the
majority of the who tie to novel and
untried propositions, whether It be In
fancy poultry or mining stock, get the
worst of the deal.
The following general statement may
be laid down as a safe guide: Poultry
shows and the poultry fanciers are
usnafy several years ahead of the
sarmer in their breed fancies; hence
the == who selects the vadlety of
Sowls which are steady gaining
o among the breeders will have
good chances of findIng a maket for
his stock among the farmers a faw
yeas hence, but of coure his.chances
of selling stock to other fancersa wil
ntbe as good as the man who takes
up with new breeds stDi earlier in the
game. The reader must not interpret
me to men that poultry breeds come
and go as do fashions in ladies' hats.
Rey arerathermore like men's clothes,
tawhich therearealways some chnges
Sof fashion, but also a few feadtng types
wideh bold their own pretty well from
year to year
Popularity of Breeds.
Poultry breeds are supposed to difrer
in form and habits, while the varieties
of each breed differ In the coloring of
the plnaae The following list will
give an idea -bf the leaing breeds of
chickens as judged by the numbers ex
hibted at shows and advertised in
leading poultry papers (In this listing
.the games and hantams have been
omitted, as the breeds of this class
have little interest to the practical
-poultryman): Plymouth Rocks, Wynn
dotes, Leghorns, Orplngtons, Lang
shns 3norcs -ehn Cochis
Eamburgs, Polish, Hoodans and In
Plymouth Rocks rank. Barred, White
anBuff. In the popularity of varieties.
These three types are shown in more
nearly even nmber than in the case
of Wyandottes, where the Whites are
exhibited more numerously than the
other ave or six varieties put together.
Among the Leghorns, the Single Comb
White is now easily the leading va
tiety, though a few years ago Brown
Leghorns were the more popular.
Tht the representation of breeds on
frs Is quite different from that of
the show room wDi be readily seen
from the fo~lowing percentage of
breeds on farms, which the writer tab
ulated while poultryman at the Kan
sa experimental station:
Barred Plymouth Rocks, 45 per
eent; Brown Legorns, 12 per cent:
Black TLangahanse 10 per cent; White
Leghorn:, 8 per cent; Light -Bahmae,
4 per cent; White Plymouth Rocks, 2
per cent: Buff Plymouth Rocks, 2 per
cent; White Wyandottes, 2 per cent;
other 'varieties and mnongrels, 14 per
cent For those who are to consider
the keeping of poultry for market the
following ranking of breeds by poultry
piners wi not be without interest:~
Plymouth Roks Wyandottes, Indian
*Gams ranreh-. Leghorns, Brah
The ranking of the breeds of poul
try for egg production Is quite differ
ent from the popularity in the show
room or among the market men who
consider the carcass of the fowL. As
Is generally known, Leghorus are the
best layers, and the Single Comb White
Leghorn. chiefly, because they are more
readly bred true to type, Is the most
popular variety. The main bone of
"Whsy did you never marry, Tom?'
inquired the young benedict of the old
-Well, you see;' replied the single
one, "when I was quite young I re
solved that I wouldn't marry until I
found an Ideal woman. I was difmcult
to please, but after many years I
"Lucky beggar! And then"
"She was looking for an Ideal man,"
replied the bachelor sadly.
Good Enough For Him.
Ascum-I see there's some talk upon
the question of abolishing capital pun
ishment. Would you vote to abolish
it? Logie-No, sir; capital punishment
was good enough for my ancestors, and
it'e good enough for me.".-Presbyte
"Don't you think envy is a terrible
thing?" said the earnest girl.
"No," answered Miss Cayenne; "not
If It's the envy of some one else for
something you possess."-Washintonl
Contention in the choice of a breed for
commercial poultry keeping seems to
be between White Leghorns kept for
egg production and Plymouth Rocks.
White Wyandottes. Rhode Island Reds
or other general purpose fowls. At the
present time the latter type of fowls
is more popular upon the general
farm. The Leghorns are gaining in
popularity. however, and will probably
continue to do so as the use of incu
bators and public hatcheries increase.
The Leghorn has a much smaller
carcass, and hence there Is not so much
income from the sale of young cock
ereis and old hens. As a matter of
fact, the smaller size of the Leghorn
fowl is not as much of an argument
against the breed as is commonly sup
posed, for Leghorns eat less food. oc
cupy less house room and when not
confned are better hutlers and secure
a larger portion of their living off the
range than do the larger breeds of
chickens- A more important objection
to Leghorns Is that artificial incubators
and brooders are necessary to keep up
the Bock. Again. Leghorns are wild.
nervous and thinly feathered, and if
i treated and phorty housed the egg
yield, especially In winter, will be less
than that of the general purpose fowl.
Leghorns when kept in large numbers
by those who give careful attention to
poultry keeping can be made very
proftable, but for the reasons just gir
en the farmer or the beginner at poul
try keeping should be slow in taking
up this breed.
Strain or Family Important.
In the mind of those who are not
experienced in animal breeding toS
much stress is laid upon the breed and
not sufficient consideration given to
individuality of particular families or
strains of the breed. The reason for
this will become clear when it is ex
I plaIned that the majority of our com
mon breeds of poultry have originated
in the last forty years and have been
selected chlefly for feathers rather
than for meat, egg yield or general
rigor. This does not mean that pure
bred chickens will be any less prac
tical as meat and egg producers than
mixed or scrub chickens. On the oth
er hand, standard bred poultry are bet
I ter from any viewpoint than scrub
chickens but one strain of a breed
ay be vigorous' growers and excel
I lent layers. whie another dock 'r the
same breed whose ancestors have been
I carelesslv selected with regard to prac
tical points may be poor in these qual
Egg laying tests of a few lots from
different breeds of fowls are of little
value in determining the worth of
breeds, for it is quite possible that a
good strain of the poor breed may ex
eel a poor lot of the best breed and
the results of such tests be exictly op
posite to the real truth. For this rea
son I consider the majority of the
I tests as published by poultry
papers and government experiment
stations as of little value.
In Australia, however, the govern
I ment has conducted egg laying tests
on such a large scale and with pens
entered from hundreds of different
breeders that the average of their re
suts is worthy of more consideration.
The ranking of the three leading
breeds In the Australian tests is Single
Comb White Leghorns. Black Orping
tos ivrWadte.I should be
Rocks. White Wyandottes and Rhode
Iand Reds, the favorite general pur
pose American breeds, are practically
unknown In Australia
Principles of Breeding Simple.
The art of breeing fancy poultry Is
less complicated than many old breed
ers would have us to believe. Va
rious ao called systems of breeding
have been advertised and much talk
ed about, but any breeder having a
Ithorough knowledge of the desirable
points In the breed and who breeds
from the best birds has about all the
"Inbreeding'' means the mating of
individuals that are related, but be
cause of the analogy taken from hu
man relationship a deep seated popu
lar prejudice exists against this cus
tom. Inbreeding Is the shortest and
quickest way of inatefing any
characteristic. The reason for this is
because outside qualities are not
brought In to Interfere with family
traits; hence the inbreeding of fowls
or other nimals that have a tendency
toward some particular weakness or
disease results In the production of
still weaker offspring, so that the
strain will soon die out. On the other
Ihand, the breeding of related stock
that Is particularly vigorous will re
suit In the Increase of health and vi
tality and the intensification of what
ever good points it may possess. In
practice It is well to breed related
fowls for three or four generations
and then bring in some fresh blood.
but the miscellaneous introduction of
new blood as practiced by farmers
who get new roosters every year prac
tically prevents all Improvement of
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The Cafl of The Blood
ffr purfication, finds voice in pimples,
boils sallow complexion, a jaundiced
look, moth patches and biotches on the
skin. -all signs of liver trouble. But Dr.
King's New Life Pills make rich red
blood give clear skin. resy cheeks, fine
ooplexion, health. Trrv them. !~>c at
An Artist's Criticini
Falguiere, the sculptor, tel!3 a capi
tal story of Hennet. the great artist.
who, although he lived in Paris all his
life, never lost his Alsatian peasant ac
cent or his country manners. But
Henner was a very keen critic and
had a clever way of showing his dis
like of wordy enthusiasm. Falguiere.
whose talent as a sculptor is known
all the world over. was very fond of
painting. but he did not paint particu
larly well. Ono day Benner was In
his studio. and Falguiere showed him
some of his pictures.
"What do you think of this one?"
'"Superb"' said Henner. with his Al
sation accent. "Marfelous!"
"And this one?"
"And this one?"
Then the old man picked up a little
bust which his friend bad just fin
"Ah!" he said. "Now. dat's good!"
"I never painted after that." said
Falgulere.-New York Mail.
Their Old Stories.
A man wh' never could tell a story
joined a story tellers' club that thought
it had a corner on the humor of the
universe. The man got along very
well so long as he didn't have to say
anything, but there came a time when
he was put on the program for a
I humorous story, and then his wife
coached him for a week beforehand
on one of her own funniest stories.
When he came home from the story
telling contest she asked him how
things went. He said: "Pretty well.
A* the other fellows told some
mighty good ones." Then he gave a
synopsis of the good ones the other
feilows had told. 'Darned clever.
those chaps are," he said. "I don't
know what they would think of me If
I they knew I had learned my story
from a woman. They don't think
much of a woman's sense of humor."
1 "You needn't let that worry you.
dear." she said sweetly. "I have
heard the other fellows' wives tell
I their old steries at card parties for the
last fire years."-New York Press.
Where Knowledge Was Bliss.
A certain professor of histology who
delivers lectures in one of the eastern
I colleges is not averse to a quiet bit of
1diversion on the side, as instance his
"See here, Robert." said she to the
doctor as she fumbled In his pockets
after his late arrival home, -what are
all these red, white and blue disks I
fnd here in your pocket'
"Eb? Yes-why-those-are-that is
-I use-eb-I mean disks-to illustrate
my lectures on the blood. You see.
the white ones represent the white cor
puscles and the red ones the red cor
puscles of the blood."
"And, pray, what do the blue ones
"Eb? The blue ones? Ob-yes-h'm!
Why-er-certninly-they represent the
corpuscles of the venous blood."
Well, maybe she believed him and
maybe-well, he quit playing poker, at
any rate.-Harper's Weekly.
Keeping the Pledge.
"Your honor." pleaded a woman In
a police court "I am the mother of six
chidren. Last week this man came
home, and be did not give me a cent
of his week's pay. Ever since that
time he has been doing nothing but
drink, and he won't work, so I want
you to give him a good long sentence."
"Your honor," said the man. "If
you'll let me go this time 1'll sign the
peldge for five years and"
"Don't you let him do It, judge." hot
ly broke In the woman. "I was easy
with him last time, and he took the
pledge, but didn't keep It."
"Sure, your honor. I did keep it."
said the man.
"Yes, your honor, he kept It all
right." broke In the woman again.
"He swore that he wouldn't drink any
more whisky. but the next night he
came home drunk on beer.--Philadel
Music of the Blood.
Have you ever heard your blood.
Have you ever put one of those large
seashells to your ear and beard what
the children say is the sound of the
sea, the "music of the waves"' Well.
that Is really the sound of your, blood
-as it circulates-echoed in the empty
shell. You can bear It sometimes
when your head is on a pillow, but i:
does Dot sound musical then. Try the
shell at any time and you will find
that your blood Is always flowing.
Stick your thumb in your ear and lis
ten. That Is nature's way of constant
ly carrying the nourishment from well
digested food to every part of your
body. _ _
A Budding Financier.
"I've got a boy In my employ who
will be a king of finance some day."
said a man who has a factory in New
York. ''A few weeks ago he sold a
pair of homing pigeons to a man In
Brooklyn. Two days afterward the
pigeons appeared at his window. An
other Brooklyulte bought them. and
again the birds came back. The boy
has just made a third sale. I am won
dering If I had not better get rid of
him before he tries to sell me my own
Rita (looking at photol-Oh. yes. be'si
handsome enough, but he's an awful
bounder. Stella-What did he do?
Rita-Didn't I tell you? He made an
Iawful fuss wIth me one season and
then asked me If I thought that dad
Iwould object to him as a son-ln-law.
I isaid no. I thought not, and he went
away and proposed to my slster.-llus
The Lacking Stroke.
"Do you think It would Improve my
style" inquired the varsity man who
had got into the crew through favor
itism. "If I were to acquire a faster
"It would Improve the crew," replied
the candid trainer. "If you got a para
lytic stroke."-London Tit-Bits.
The Point of View.
"Why so sad, old mans"
-The doctor wants my wife to travel
"I understand. Sorry for you."
"Understand? No, you don't. She
will not go!"-Filegende Blatter.
The Juvenile Idea.
"WIlie, do you know what hap
pens to' the bad little boys?"
"They have more fun than the good
little boys."-Chicago Post.
You find people ready enough to do
the Samaritan-without the oil and
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The Other Kind of Deer.
When Israel Lane'returned from the
wedding of David Fletcher. who is
known in the Balmy creek country as
a mighty hunter. he immediately
sought the village store, where the
bridegroom's cronies were gathered.
waiting for news of the ceremony.
-Well." said one of the number.
"how'd it go off?*
"Pret' fair. thanks to me." replied
"What'd you do?" demanded anoth
"I saved parson considerable of a
shock and Mame some blushes." said
Israel, with calm satisfaction. "Just
before they was ready to stand up In
the parlor I says to Dare-I don't know
what made me: guess it war meant to
be-I says, 'Les see your license.'
"Well, Dare handed it over, and I
discovered It was a hunting license.
'What's this? I says. banding it back.
-You ain't got to bunt any longer:
you've got her.'
"It seems." concluded Israel, "that
Dare just said he 'wanted a license.'
and of course the clerk thought he
wanted the usual kind."-Youth's Com
Old Time English Campaign Arts.
Purely from the picturesque point
of view one may regret the bands and
banners which used to help to en
liven old time elections. Take the
first contests of two great men. Dis
raell. we read. apprcached Wycombe
In a four horse carriage and was met
a mile outside the town by bands.
banners and a crowd. with whom be
made a triumphal entry. "The can
didate kissed his hand or blew kisses
to 1 the females who were at the
And this Is a description of Glad
stone's drst campaign at Newark by
one who took part in It: "We started
on the canvass at 8 In the morning
and worked at it for about nine hours
with a great crowd. band and dags
and innumerable glasses of beer and
wine al jumbled together; then a din
ner of thirty or forty with speeches
and songs until, say. 10 o'clock; then
we always played a rubber of whist,
and about 12 or I I got to bed and
not to sleep."-London Times.
The Scorpion's Wonderful Ear.
I hare studied the habits of the
scorpion for many years and have
often noticed how very sensitive scor
pions are to the most delicate sound.
musical or otherwise. Cuder the tho
rax the scorpion has two comblike
appendages. which are the antennae
(pectinatae). It Is pretty well settled
by physiologists and entomologists
that in insects the antennae represent
the organs of hearing. These delicate
structres are easily affected by the
ebra dons of sound. and there can be
no doubt whatever that they are also
affected by sounds quite inaudible to
the human ear. The slightest vibra
tion of the atmosphere from any cause
whatever at once puts in motion the
delicate structures which compose the
antennae, to which organs Insects owe
the power of protecting themselves
against danger as well as the means
of recognizing the approach of one
First Justice to Wear Gown.
"Few people, 1 venture to say, even
In high official positions, know what
justice first wore the gown in the su
preme court of the United States." said
an authority on the subject recently.
"When Justice John Jay tool the of
e he thought the members of the su
prene bench should wear gowns of
some sort. Accordingly he appeared
In his own academic gown. whIch he
wore by virtue of having received a
degree from the University of Dublin.
or as It was then known. Trinity col
lege. It was a tricolored gown too.
Such a garment :vould look peculiar
now, since the .- ick gown has been
At one of the early dog shows Sam
nel 3. Tilden bought an Immense Great
Dane dog. -'What's his name" asked
"Askim." said Mr. Tilden.
"What good would that do?"
"It's his name." was the red.y.
So it was-Asklm.
The dog k-newv a number of tricks.
but would only perform when fed.
"He'd make a good politician." said
his owner as he gave him a hone.
"Queer thing about men. isn't It?"
remarked the thoughtful thinker.
"What's queer about 'egn?" asked
the innocent bystander.
"Why." rejoined the t. L. "a man
will sit on a log half a day waiting
for a fish to bite. but he won't wait
three minutes for his wife to get ready
for church."-Denver News.
How He Lost it.
"How did that man lose hIs su
premacy at home"
"HIS wife probably tried to phone
him at the office one day and the of
Se couldn't understand the name."
The General Opinion.
Belle-Bow silly men act when they
propose! Why. Jack acted like a per
Nell-That's what everybody thought
when your engagement was announc
"How do you like my portrait of her
"Fine' Nothing to criticise but a
slight resemblance."-Fllegende Blat
Do not grudge to plck out treasures
from an earthen pot.-Ilerbert.
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Proverbs 23:29-35.--May 8.
"At the last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder."-V. 3V.
HILE It cannot be said that the Bible commands total abstinence
from Intoxicating liquors. it can 'Ae said that everywhere from
Genesis to Revelation It reprobates drunkenness and points us to
its debauching effects as injurious both ph1yslcal'y and spiritually.
We think probably that the climatic conditions of the centers of civilization
and the nerve tension of our day make the evils of intemperance specially
grievous at this time. These facts would fully Justify us as followers of
Jesus and the Apostles should we go beyond them in urging absolute total
abstinence as respects all alcoholic liquors. Special emergencies and condi
tions require to be specially met.
As, for instance. while Adam's 'hildren being nearly perfect could and
did intermarry. nothing of the kind would be wise or in any sense justifiable
now because the great depravity of our race throuch heredity has so pre
faced our natures along certain lines of our weaknesses that even for two
cousins to marry is dangerous as respects the sanity of their posterity. In
other' words, circumstances alter cases. In the interim of nearly nineteen
centuries undoubtedly great changes have taken place along certain lines
and the wisest and noblest of humanity are practically agreed that in our
day, at least. alcoholic beverages are extremel: unwise. extremely injurious.
They are dangerous for the strong of character, and awful. irresistible temp
tations to the weak, who should have the encouragement of the strong In
the bearing of their burdens of hereditary weakness. The amount of crime
and sin which directly and Indirectly are traceable to the influence of alcohol
should make all good people stand in awe of it and use their Influence in op
position to It. In this we are not condemning all those who more or less par
ticipate in the stream of crime and sin produced by alcohol. Doubtless
amongst those who manufacture and dispense these beverages there are. as
well as amongst those who own stock In distilleries and breweries. persons of
noble minds, who would rather do good than do evil. By some process of
reasoning which we do not fully comprehend they throw the responsibility
off their own shoulders upon the shoulders of their weaker brethren and sis
ters of the human family. Unquestionably money Is at the bottom of the
traffic. As the Apostle declares. *The love of money is the root of all evil."
In today's Study Solomon the Wise gives us the picture of the drunkard
redness of eyes; woe: sorrow: contentious: complaining. He advises. "Look
not thou upon the wine when it is red and giveth color to the cup and goeth
down smoothly. At last it biteth like a serpent and stingeth like an adder."
It would appear that there is a charm or enticement connected with alcoholic
stimulants which gradually wastes the strong and quickly enthralls the weak
of will. The wise man associates the demoniacal power of liquor with Its
twin-sister, fleshly desire and general immorality, saying, "Thine eyes shall
behold strange women and thy heart shall utter perverse things." He adds.
"Thou shalt be as he that lieth down In the midst of the sea (like floating
wreckage) and as he that lieth on top of the mast'-in Imminent danger of
destruction. He describes the condition of those who become beastly drunk.
They are unconscious of injury and seem to have their chiefest pleasure in
unconsciousness, so that, upon recovering from one debauch, their desire Is to
seek the stimulation again. Thus are the chains of slavery to a most degrad
Ing habit gradually forged and manhood gradually enslaved and earthly pros
pects, not to mention heavenly hopes, go glimmering.
It Is written In the Scriptures. "No drunkard shall inherit the Kingdom
of heaven"-no drunkard, therefore, can hope to be a member of the Body of
Christ, the elect Church. Thank God. this no longer means to us his utter
perdition, but it does signity great loss. We are never to forget, however.
that, having once been a drunkard and having turned from that deplorable
condition, the individual would be a drunkard no longer. Let us remember
that only "overcomers" are promised a share in his Millennial Throne and
Kingdom. He who loses the mastery of his flesh to the extent of being a
drunkard Is certninly not an overcomer and not at that time in line for joint
eirship with Christ The President of the United States expressed the fol
lowing sentiment: "To a man who is actively engaged in reasonable work,
who must have at his command the best that is In him, at Its best-to him I
would, with all the emphasis that I possess, advise and urge, 'Leave drink
alone-absolutely.' He who drinks is deliberately disqualifying himself for
advancement. Personally I refuse to take such a risk. I do not drink."
When Mr. Taft expressed this he was Secretary of War and evidently did
not disqualify himself for advancement b7, his total abstinence. General
Frederick D. Grant, an outspoken total abstaner, said: "Drink is the greatest
curse of Christendom, because practically all crime and all disaster are the
result of It. Ninety-five per cent-I will make it no less-of desertioin and
acts of lawlessness in the Army is due to drink. Vice is simply drink in an
other form. Whoe'er heard of a saloon completely divorced from the 'White
Slave Traffic,' or a house of Infamy without a bar? You may tell the young
men that General Grant does not drink a drop of liquor--has not for eighteen
yer-because he Ls afraid to drink U."
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ualities without any increase in cost. ItiJfyuhv aar ftena.tra.0
is the best remedy for coughs, coldslasl o r osatyptic lwn
:roup, whooping cough and all ailments j~ hv tpe ptelr ednie
f the throat, chest and lungs. Theyocncueyrefathebyaemd
genuine is in a yellow package. Refuse lmethtvnacidcauei.
mbstitut.es. W. E~. Brown li&a Ceoral.car fD. lse
PMave You Diplopsar h ultetetI o xesv.Apc
Diplopia, as Its name signifies, is theae otlicnuhtoatoeuhcmnt
defect which causes the eye to see two . ptacrdwtyoraeanades
images of the same object. Of course Jnnc .C.wlbrayobyetnma
the drunkard's temporary diplopla is t' retiltetetada itr~tn
well knewn, but it Is possible for a ota o a toc e~ ocr
quite sober person to perceive two key- -
holes instead of one, as the comic jour- No
nals have It, and yet be a total ab-ieofDshre
stainer. Diplopia is usually the result Iwl pl oteJdeo r
of squint or general eye weakness and bt o lrno ony nt
is necessarily a distressing malady. As1t a fMy 11,frlteso
a rule, the defect manifests itself I iscagsAmnsrtro h
regard to small objects at some di- LCICAT ,
tace-eight feet or so. For instance, Amnsrtr
one lamp will be seen slightly abov-e PnwoS . pi 90
another or to right or left. As a rule,
the false Image is fainter than the I S IH B OS
genuine one, but when I loe hog
the prism. which made me for the time O -
being diploptie. I saw the second imageA
quite as clearly as the first, but with wl ileggmnsayhr
a te:ndency to wander. The farther
away the false Image appears fro t aoalerts
true the less distinct Is Its outline.-~
Nature as a Heater. Wl lyfrPcis acs
A great, broad, coasoiing and funda-, t. Ades
mental fact remains that in a large i~~YA .S IH
majority of diseases which attack hu
mnity under 00 per cent of the un- Bx4,Mnig .C
favorable influences which affect us
nature wIll effect a cure If not too
much Interfered with. As the old
proverb has it. "A man at forty is ei
ther a fool or a physician." and Na
ture is a good deal over forty and hasY o
never been accused of lacking intelli
gen.-Woods Hutchinson. M. D., in
"dlieHis Qualification. iL o
"'lke:-> get a job on a newspa
per." any experience as a journal- ~JJ J
"Then what could yt ,: do on a news
paperms to me that I could dish outneo tspodcs
excellent advice of some kind."-Louis- yorbod
ville Courier-Journal. Yucntdgs orfo,
FataI Defect. sfe raflyfo ed
"I have a chance to marry an old ahestmc ahdi
man who has lots of money."ns., alracotptin
"Why don't you?"'ec htyu edi o
"He hasn't any bad habits and comes ds fsls ahri ae
of a long lived family."-Chicago ReQc- o il-u ie oi
A Great Error.
"My hero dies In the middle of my
latest novel," said the young author.
"That's a grave mistake." replied the
editor. "He should not die before the
reader does."-A tlant Constitution. B a k r u h
Flattery is often a trafic of mutual
meanness, where, although both par- hsgetmdcieat etyo
ties intend deception. neither is de- te ailir.Ipuiestelod
Watch For The Comet I satu eiiefrsc ie
The Rted Dragon of the sky. Watch x4kJes n euae l h
the child ren for spring coughs and colds. C~3Cfntos r t
Careful mothers keep Foley's Honey and A l elr nmdcnsI
Tar in the house. It is the best and
safest prevention and cure for croup_________________
where the need is urgent and imrmed -________________
iate relief a vital necessity. its prompt
use has saved many little lives. Contains' u ~ nSA nc av
20 oopatesor hrmful drugs. R~efuse sub-I ' e Sl InT Wrd
thtts .l. rw o elnle avesopdu eln.ha oss
The Eind You Have Always Bought, and which has been
in use for over 30 years, has borne the signature of
and has beenmade under his per
sonal supervision since Uts Infancy.
Alownoone to deceive youinthis.
All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are but
Experzients that tride with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children-Experience against E-xperiment
What is CASTORIA
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor O1, Pare
gorie, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotle
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhea and Wln4
Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
and Flatalency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the
Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natual sleep.
The Children's Panacea-The Mother's Friend.
CENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS
Bears the Sgaueo
The KilldYOU HaYe Mways Bout
In Use For Over 30 Years.
"Kn"" *?ReOSUW T g v u. UlwCtw.ees
We are now manufacturing at Manning
all grades of Commercial Fertilizers and so
licit your patronage. We use only high
grade matenal, and "NO FILTER-"
MEAL MIXTURES A SPECIALTY.
We make the price right and guarantee
satisfaction. See us before you buy.
Manning Oil Mill'
] C. R. SPROTT. President and Treasurer.
!I Youl Pass
our door without a purchase, you miss
an opportunity that comes very seldom'
to any one wishing anything in the
Hardware Line. Another lot of those
SEureka Ranges at $30,
which give as much satisfaction as
others at $60. Oil Stove4 of the best
C make, that bring rest and comfort
to the tired housekeeper. As usual, a
full Line of Hardware,'Crockery, Glass
SSCREEN DOORS AlND WINDOWS, i
Paints, Oil. Varnishes. Brushes,
C Wire Fencing, Poultry Netting,
Plows, Harrows, Cultivators, Weed
ers, Tobacco Flues. All at lowest
prices. So don't miss us.
Yours for business,
Ithe Levi "Bosy" Block.
frHay. Grain. Rice Flour. Ship Stuff. Mixed
Cow Feed. and Chicken Feed.
Lime. Cement.Acme Wall Plaster, Shingles.
Laths. Fire Brick. Drain Pipe. &c.
Our usual assortment of Horsets and Mules.
and a full stock of Buggies. Wagons
and Harness to select from.
BOOTIHARBY LIVE STOCK CO,
SUMTER. S. C.
K JQB WORKE
TO THE TIMES OFFICE.