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THE ADAIR COUNT NEWS
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Program.
Program of Fifth Sunday
Ministers meeting to be held
with Fair View Church Nov.
30 and Dec, 1st 1912.
SATURDAY MORNING NOV. 30.
Song service by choir conduct
ed by W. C. Shepherd.
Devotional exercises by Pastor.
District mission work by M.L.
Shepherd, W. A." Breeding and
W. T. Mitchell.
Ought the minister to be com
pensated by D. C. Hopper.
Intermission
AFTERNOON SESSION.
Music by the Choir,
Temperance, by Rev. M. T.
Grimes and E. G. Wilson.
Co-operation of the church and
pastor by Rev. W. F. J. Wilson.
Sunday Morning Dec. 1st 1912
Devotional exercises by M. T.
Grimes.
Music by choir.
What has Baptist principles
been worth to the world, by
Revs. J. S. Wade and C. F.
Breeding.
Value of Sunday school to
church by Rev. B. F. Vails and
Aaron Wilson.
NOON. .
Afternoon Session.
Music by the choir.
Spiritual betterment of the
church by Rev. J. R. Grider and
J. M. Williams.
Music
Adjournmen.
W. A Breeding, )
S. T. Hopper, Committee.
W. T. Mitchell, )
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Gainesville, Ga.
There may be some one that
would like to read a letter from
the South, so I will attempt to
write a few lines to the good old
News.
People are done pulling fodder
what little they had. Where these
little creeks and river bottoms
had plenty of corn last year, on
them, have not a stalk on them
this year. But the people did
not make a complete failure on
them, the bottoms and every
where else, had an abundance of
crab grass. Nearly every body
is done making syrup. Gotten
picking is the day, just about a
half a crop in this vicinity. Cot
ton pickers can get from 50 to
60c a hundred. Cotton is the lat
est this year for years.
Cotton is low, it's selling all the
way from 10 ro 12c a pound.
Short crops, low prices, and high
cost of living as the people say,
"that hard time will whisper
close to their doors the ensuing
year."
We had tvyo'or three cool spells
and it was reported a little fro3t
was seen one morning, it was so
light, it did not injury any of the
late vegetation.
The state election has passed, it
was first Wednesday in Oct. and
everything is quite, here it get
ting close to the national elec
tion. But the people don't say
.much about it, only they say
Wilson will be our next Presi
dent, Eldora George.
Arbor Day is Fixed by the Gover
nor. 0
Frankfort, Ky., Oct, 14 Gov
ernor McCreary to-day issued a
proclamation designating No
vember 13 as Arbor -Day, urging
the people to plant trees and pay
more attention to their conserv
ation The proclamation follows: j
I, James B. McCreary, Gbv-1
ernor of the Commonwealth, do
issue this proclamation designs t-1
ing Wednesday, Nov., 13, 1912,
as Arbor Gay for the Common
wealth of Kentucky, and request
its observance by the planting of
trees, or such other appropriate
exercises as may be deemed
proper.
The attention of all the people
and especially teachers and pu
pils of the colleges and school is
called to the importance of plant
ing trees.
A priceless heritage has been
wasted in Kentucky and1 we
should strive to do our duty by
making every proper effort for a
renewal of our forest. Other
states are giving much attention
to Arbor Day. In one State over !
one million trees were planted on
Arbor Day, and the benefit de
rived from other States was
great.
More attention should be given
to the common observance of Ar
bor Day in Kentucky than has
been given heretofore. Trees
planted on the next Arbor Day
will add to the beauty of the
neighborhood, and to the wealth
and welfare of the future, and
supply the increasing need in
many parts of the State. School
house yards, home yards and
public roads shouid be beautified
with trees. Our national forests
are diminishing and we must not
only save what is left of the for
ests, but we must reforest the
cut over, the burnt over and the
unforested districts of the State.
November 15 is the date upon
which the counties of Kentucky
will set out the Arboratum in the
capitol here.
Early Laying Pullets.
A Single Comb WhitelLeghorn
pullet that laid her first egg just
4 months and 14 days from the
date of her hatching, is one of
the results of Breeding for early
maturity obtained by the College
of Agriculture, Ohio State Uni
versity. The usual age at which
pullets begin laying is about 6
months. This extraordinary fowl
was one of a group of 720 that
were hatched at the same time.
Five or six others from this
group began laying much earlier
than ordinary fowls, showing
that it pays to breed for early
maturity. They were from the
Yesterlaid strain of Single Comb
White Leghorn, that have been
i bred especially to develop early
laying. It may be interesting to
know just how this flock was fed.
From the first day to the sixth
week they received twice a day a
grain ration of 2 lbs. fine cracked
corn and 3 lbs cracked wheat.
Up until the twenty-first day
they also received three times a
day a moist mash composed of 4
pounds rolled oats; 3 lbs. corn
meal; 3 lbs. wheat middlings; 6
lbs wheat bran; 4 lbs, sifted meat
scraps; 2 lbs. alfalfa 'meal; lb.
bone meal; i lb. fine charcoal.
This was mixed with skimed milk
or buttermilk and fed in shallow
trays. From the sixth week to
maturity they received a grain
ration of 2 lbs. whole wheat, fed
in open hoppers. From the twenty-first
day to maturity they re
ceived a mash composed of 1 lb.
rolled oats; 1 lb. corn meal; 1 lb.
wheat middlings; 2 lbs. wheat
bran; 1 lb. sifted meat scraps; &
lb. alfalfa meal; 2 oz. fine char
coal. This was fed dry in hop
pers. In addition they were
given green foods and grits.
SELECT CULLING?
Milkweed as a Food.
One of the economic triumphs of the
use is the utilization of waste materia!,
utul the u-e of weeds as food staples
is a phase of this triumph.
The most interesting of these new
"weed foods" Is milkweed, the com
mon, wild variety that grows in everji
rocky pasture, in meadows and by
road sides in abundance. Its large,
thick, smooth leaves are familiar to ail.
and its deep, dull pink tuft of flowers
and. later, its seed pods, filled witb
delicate floss and flat brown seeds.
When it Is broken off a thick, white,
milky juice exudes. This is rich in
nutrition. This common and luxuriant
weed is now being cultivated in gar
dens as a valuable food staple airl
makes one of the most delicious of
vegetables It tastes almost exactly
like asparagus and is cooked in much
the same "way as spinach. It has been j
found to be rich in natural salts and ,
nutrition and is easily cultivated.
Mrs. M. P. Haskell in Leslie's.
Save the BabiesI
Dr. Edward B. Phelps of New York
told the delegates to the recent inter
national congress of hygiene at Wash
ington about the enormous death rate
among babies in the United States. lie
also told them how infant lives might
be saved and how they were now sac
rificed by sin, poverty, neglect and ig
norance, lie said among other things:
"Fifty-five million babies are born
Into the world each year. But of them
15,000,000 more than one-fourth die
before they reach the age of one year.
This mean3 that about 40,000 babies
die every day in the year, or that on
every other tick of the clock an infant
life goes out. To this terrible harvest
of infant lives the United States con
tributes 1,000 a day. There are the
best reasons for believing that at least
50 per cent of the world's infant mor
tality Is readily preventable, and the
civilized countries are just beginning
to awake to that fact." New York
World.
America Through German Spectacles.
"When we 'say 'America' wo mean
our own country," writes an American
student from Berlin, "but here that
geographical term covers a larger ter
ritory, and when a native speaks of a
'brother in America ho may refer to a
coffee grower at Rio or a miner or mer
chant at Caracas. This 'greater Amer
ica and the German lack of knowledge
as to when to draw the line between
north and south were shown at a the
ater here recently. In a little play one
scene represented a barroom in a Ne
vada mining camp. The bar was an
elaborate affair; there was carpet on
the floor, and, to cap all. the patrons
wore costumes such as one sees in
Brazil. The "tough man wore a som
brero ornamented with tiny bells, and
the hero's dress would have been ap
propriate for the chorus In 'Carmen.' '
New York Tribune.
The Cheese Wisconsin Makes.
That Wisconsin last year sent New
York 1,000,000 pounds of cheese is an
interesting fact brought out by some
statistics just prepared by the agricul
tural economics department of the Uni
versity of Wisconsin. Wisconsin is
now the leading cheese producing state
in the "Union, having wrested the hon
or of Grst place from New York. Fif
teen million pounds of cheese were
sent to Illinois alone last year, and or
this great amount 10,500,000 went to
the city of Chicago. Missouri was sent
8,000,000 pounds. Texas 7,500,000 and
Georgia 5,500,000. Iowa, Tennessee. In
diana, Kansas, Louisiana. Nebraska
and Ohio were each sent 3.000.00U
pounds of cheese. Six million pounds
were sent to Kansas City, while St.
Louis and Omaha each received nearly
3.000.000 pounds.
Leigh Hunt's Daughter.
General surprise will probably be telt
at the announcement that Leigh Hunt's
youngest daughter is sUll alive at tin
age of eighty-four. Leigh Hunt him
self was born in 17S-1. and it was ex
actly 100 years ago that he was fined
and imprisoned for describing the re
gent as a "corpulent Adonis of fifty,
so that his daughter represents a re
markable link with the past. The
daughter, who is now ill and in re
duced circumstances, married the late
Charles Smith Cheltnam. who died in
April of this year after a remarkably
diverse career In which he was sue
cessively a wood engraver, art critic to
the Illustrated London News, man
ager of the Morning Chronicle. -editor
of the Belgravia Magazine and one of
the subeditors of the Daily Telegraph
London Globe.
Mulai Hafid and His Souvenirs.
Mulai Ilafid, the ex-sultan of Moroc
co, took back to Tangier more than
500,000 worth of souvenirs bought din
ing his stay In France. His purchases
are extensive. They include cows,
phonographs, pianos, fountain pens,
dolls and even sugar. Several cars
were necessary to take this "luggage"
to Marseilles, and the ex-sultan show
ed considerable displeasure when It
was explained that he could uot have
all his treasures sent to his hotel.
Aerial Flights For Tuberculosis.
If you have incipient consumption
take a flight in an airship. Dr. Flein
ming, an eminent authority on tuber
culosis. Jecturlng recently before the
Berlin Aeronautical association, de
scribed the benefits of high altitudes
upon those afflicted and asserted that
fifteen minutes' exposure to the sun's
rays during an airship flight at high
jdtitude was certain death to the bacilli
5f tuberculosis. Ex-change.
TIMELY HINTS
FOR FARMERS
Use of Scales In Feeding.
The best and practically the oui?
way one cau tell whether his animuls
are making proper gains or not is by
the use or scales, writes W. A. Popke
in farm and Fireside.
A friend of mine who gave me the
data used here tried this on a colt last
year. The colt weighed ICO pounds
when foaled and was weighed every
week for the first six months, with
the following results: Three and three
fourth pounds average daily gain first
month, three and oue-fourth pounds
average daily gain second month, three
pounds average daily gain third aurt
fourth months, two and one-half pounds
average dally gain the fifth and sixth
months.
At ten months the colt weighed S70
pounds and had made a daily gain of
about two and one-fourth pounds,
which is very good for a grade Percb
eron. .
The colt was allowed all the whole
oats and bran it would clean up until
live months old. Iler mother was work
ed nearly every day. and the colt suck
ed four times a day from S o'clock in
the morning to 5 o'clock in the after
noon. At night both mare and colt
were turned out to pasture.
The winter ration consisted of a mix
ture of five pounds of whole oats, two
pounds of shelled corn and five quarts
of sklmmllk daily. A small amount of
silage and mixed hay for roughage
were also fed.
Start Early With the Colt,
.lust about the time the colt begins
to see how close he can come to his
mother's ears with his heels while she
Is feeding is the time to slip a strong
little halter on him. And this should
be repeated every day. Short lesson.;
and frequent should be the rule. Lead
the mare along and the colt will natu
rally follow by her side. He learns first
obedience to the halter, which serves
to keep him in line. Gradually extend
the lessons, and training the colt to
lead to bailer will in the end be found
to be practically no effort for either
man or colt. Walt till the colt Is a
year or more old and the result will be
dangerous struggling, with fair chances
of a poorly broken horse.
The Uniform Flock.
It the hens are badly mixed secure a
pure bred, vigorous cockerel of the
breed you most prefer. If the use of
pure bred males Is continued the ofl
spring will be one-half pure the first
year, three-fonrths pure the second
year, and seven-eighths the third. By
this time the flock will have become
fairly uniform. To secure an early ma
turing vigorous flock eliminate the
weaker pullets, save the strong hen
that are free from white diarrhea, and
get a strong pure bred cockerel. Couu
try Gentleman.
CLEANLINESS
AND HOG HEALTH,
Three Essentials Necessary to
Well Being oi Herd,
The three things I thiuk absolutely
ssential to the health of the Herd are
clean feed, pure water and dry. com
fortable sleeping quarters, writes an
Illinois hog grower In the American
Agriculturist The food of the hog
should be as clean as that given any
other animal, because every particle of
dirt. Glth and indigestible matter
taken into the stomach impairs diges
tion and reduces the gain as well as in
jures the health of the animal. Then
should be a clean feeding floor in win
ter or when it is too muddy to feed
elsewhere.
It is a law of uature that the excre
ment of all animals is poisonous to
themselves, but not to other animals
Hogs may follow cattle without in
jury, but the thing most essential and
most difficult is to keep the food of
the hog from becoming contamiuafed
with his own excrement: hence t the
value of the feeding floor and the iiu
portance of keeping It clean. Be sure
to locate the floor where the sun can
shine on it.
A pig will not walk eighty rods to
get a drink of clean water If water of
any kind, no matter how filthy, is near
er. The pig's body is -10 per cent wa
ter, and if the supply is below normal
requirements gains will be proportion
ately low and the health of the ani
mals impaired
Feeding the Colt Well.
The colt that must stand the storms
of winter on a poor ration will come
through thin in flesh and wabbly leg
ged. If he ever makes a first elas
horse he may be lame. Stunted the
first winter may mean stunted Tor
life There is uo doubt that blood
will tell in horses, but a man can
starve that blood until It Is hardly able
to tell anything but a story of bad
treatment.
Profit In Brood Sows.
It costs about S10 to keep a breeding
sow a year If she gives you two
litters of pigs each year there should
be a clear profit of at least $20 from
her, and you have your sow left in
the bargain.
ROUND THE GLOBE
Half of Cuba's tobacco crop is ex
ported. Of London - inhabitants "jno per 1.000
are country born
The bulk or the Swiss mail is illus
trated post cards.
The adult white male population of
the Transvaal totals lUS.OOO.
There are 2.G00 miles of railroad
within the city limits of Chicago.
The controversy regarding Mars be
ing an inhabited planet began In 1S77.
This year's hay crop In England and
Wales has been seriously damaged by
rain.
Shipping casualties of all national
ities last year totaled 10S vessels, with
a tonnage of 114,231.
A toy shop in Washington once fre
quented by Lincoln and lite son. "Tad."
Is soon to be torn down
Oil is declared certain to supersede
coal for fuel on boats within a very
few years. Cheaper and cleaner.
Tokyo has a female population of
752,000. and of these 191,000 are em
ployed outside of their own families
After many tests under government
supervision in Germany, salt has been
found the best preservative for butter
Women occupy an important position
In the public services of France, no
fewer than 153.02S being so employed.
According to experiments in Grr
man schools, girls seem to have t bg
color sense better developed than boys
According to recent official statistics,
the estimated population of Ron man in
at the end of the year 1911 was 7.0Sfi.
?n;
United States annually expends $2,
000,000.000 for liquors, $1,200,000,000
for tobaccos and $500,000,000 for mo
tors. One year's supply of coal for New
York, loaded into fifty ton cars, would
make a train reaching from that city
to Salt Lake City.
The looser tho snow as it lies on the
ground the greater its power to pro
tect v isolation beneath it, according
to German scientists.
There were 7,750 cremations of hu
man bodies In Switzerland last year,
an increase of 22 per cent over the
number for the year before.
The Invention of a dame derived
from electric energy that will not give
off heat is claimed by a French scien
tist who is keeping the details secret.
Collars and cuffs made of the curd
of goat's milk, dried and compressed,
the invention of a Parisian, are said to
wear nearly ns well as celluloid arti
cles. A report from Berlin pays that fash
ionable women of that city are carrv
Ing silver spoons in a case for use' Ir
they partake of ices in a confectioner -shop
Married in a ballroom, spooned in the
clouds, landed In a pig sty. is the ex
pcrience of a Kansas City couple wl.o
went up in a balloon for their honey
moon.
Ninety thousand horses perish every
year on Manhattan Island, and no fewer
than 0.."00 of these succumb to glan
tiers eonnnuuicated by filthy- horse
troughs
Caps and masks made of aluminiui:.
tubing, through which either hot or
old water can be circulated, have bo:
invented by a Vienna scientist for un-a-j
stirgiral compresses.
Cheese is coining more and more in
favor for lunches in England. In at.
ditiou to the homemade product then
was consumed last year imported
cheese that cost Sai.71G.000.
The number of meals given to schoo
children in England last year was Id.
S72.O0O The cost was 153.000. ..:
which only l.:7." was received fro:-I.-ireii
a- voluntary contributions.
A method for stopping a teak in .
vessel with compressed air, at tic
-nine time pieventiug injury to ntlic
parts of the vessel has been succe
fiilly tested In the United States naw
Besides the sparrows and the pigeou
which iiilmh' fh atmosphere of Lm.
don. then i- i .teat uest of crow-, in
Univ's ! -t survivor of uuniei
ous rookciio w uich u-ed to exist in
the old buildings of the city.
:-i gold mines, in one of wlm J
.t ricli ' Chi is reported to have hei
-truck, li.i i- been systematically vor
ed lor tivci .t venrs Gold was tr.-i j
d. -covered in the prhu ipulity in 1M" i
ui a lode on the Clogan mountains
i:acou seems to be even better ii!
in England than beef The impon
bacon last ear were 4.S0S.7.!S hundred
Height against oi(J.oSJ) In 101U. when
as the imports of frozen beef we-,
-mailer in 11)11 CJ.12O.07U than in liii
i::.7ii:.S7Si
A passenger on a German steainei
iifiei trying various remedies for mm
sn-kiu'ss. ate a pancake with (('crinaii
cranberries and found himself prompt
ly cured All the steamers of that Iiu
now have "Pfannkucbon mit Pref.-e
heeren" on their menu
Cyprus, which wishes to unite with
"recce. Is nnlj nominally Turkish, lor
since ls7s. the whole of the adminis
trativc power has been wielded U.
Jre-it Britain The island wa- :t
jured by the Turks In 1570. w-hei-Seliin
11-.. with an army of (iii.OOO. con
il.et'ed it.
There are thirty-three members of
the British house or lords" of eighty
years and upward as against six of
tin lower chamber. The Earl of
U'emyss tops the list with ninety-four.
Mid then follow Lord Strathcona at
ninety-two. with Lord Nelson. Lord
naNliiiry. Lord Peel. Lord Scarsdale
jwhose son is Lord Ctrrzom. down to
Lord Roberts, who is eighty. The house
r commons has but one nonagenarian,
and hfs name Is Yo-nng.
COAXING THE MULES.
Mtthods of Stags Drivers In th Moun
tains of Mexico.
The drivers who pilot the stagecoach
es through the mountains in Mexico
have a way of their own of coaxing
their mules along the rough roads.
The method Is described by Wallace
Glllpatrick in his book. "The Man Who
Likes Mexico:"
"If you have never ridden on a Mex
ican coach you have still a new sen
sation in store. The Chapala coach
has a cushion on top, and if you are
fortunate in sharing this seat you may
ride muy a gusto, seeing the country
and the manner of manipulating an
eight mule team at the same time.
"There are two about the size of rab
bits in the lead, a string of four In the
middle and two larger ones on the
wheel. The driver has a whip with a
lash long enough to reach the leaders.
His assistant has another shorter one
but his chief persuaders are rocks.
"The assistant earns 50 cents a day
and free Insurance against dyspepsia.
He alights at the foot of every hill and
fills his sombrero witb rocks on the
way up. He then shies several bowl
ders big enough to dislocate a hip at
the leaders, and when the whole team
Is in a gallop he swings himself on to
the bor in some miraculous way. 1
think he stands on the hub. He couM
never do it If he wore shoes."
TRAINED TURTLES.
Tricks These Clumsy Creatures May
Bo Taught to Perform.
Of all living creatures, says a writer
In the Strand Magazine, the turtle is
undoubtedly the slowest in its move
ment and probably possesses the least
brain. Yet a well known American
naturalist has succeeded in training
three of these creatures to do a num
ber of little tricks. He places them,
one above the other, on spools, and If
a piece of cabbage or other green stuff
Is held out In front of them they will
make a complete circuit, all moving in
unison, keeping their balance and not
tumbling off.
The bigger turtle will also ring a
belL This it grasps-In, one of Its fore
feet, Jerks it off the ground and then
gives it a shake. It is quite amusing
to watch tho slow, deliberate manner
In which this Is done. The turtles
have always lived in their owner's
house, spending their time in the kitch
en hunting down the vermin.
One of tho turtles draws a little cart
about the garden, a task which he ap
parently does not resent In the least.
Of course he Is never kept harnessed
for any length of time. He Is quite
tame, follows the children about the
garden and will even eat from their
fingers.
When a Child Has a Convulsion.
When a child is suddenly seized witlt
a convulsion proceed as follows: FirsL
Loosen the clothing, but take off only
the shoes and stockings.. Second.
Place the child upon a bed or table,
with his legs hanging over the edge
from the knees down. Third. Put his
feet and lower legs in a pail of hot wa
ter to which has been added one table
spoonful of powdered mustard. If you
have no mustard use hot water alone.
Be very careful it is not hot enough to
burn. Fourth. Put an Ice cap to the
head. Lacking an ice cap, use plenty
of crac-Kcd Ice done up in a towel
Fifth. Give an enema of warm soap
suds. Repeat it If it is uot retained
Sixth. As soon as the child in able to
swallow give a large dose of castor oil
Dr. R. H. Dennett in Woman's Flome
Companion
Polls and Barbers' Poles.
The barber is the ouly professional
man whose emblem is a pole. The em
blem is a pun. A poll is a head. Tin.
verb "poll" means to lop off a head
The earliest barbers were removers of
beards. "Barba" is Latin for beard
The French called a man who shears
off beards a barbier. But the barbier
also removed hair from the apex and
adjoining regions of the head. With
the modesty characteristic of many
professional men he magnified his
function and adopted for his emblem
a device which taken In its fullest sig
uificance would indicate that he re
moved the entire head. Because "poll"
is pronounced the same as "pole" he
conceived that a pole would be the ap
propriate emblem of his profession.
New York Sun
His Hand Bath.
Arguing forcibly, if not convincingly,
against the custom of taking a bath,
still happily prevalent In certain quar
ters, an English writer relates the
savory story of a Kentish farm work
or whose horny hand he grasped
"Good Kent dirt," said the man. catch
Ing a critical glance. "Haven't had
time to wash your hands before tea?"
was the question. "Wash my 'andsr
exclaimed the man, then explanatorily:
"I never washes my 'anda. When the
gets ard I lies 'em."
Fata! Admission.
Merchant What other qualifications
have you for the place? Applicant
Well, my friends tell me I have a con
tented disposition and Merchant
You won't do. We want a man with a
discontented disposition, one that will
hustle. Philadelphia Press.
Encouraging.
Amusing Is a favorite threat of the
famous Dr. Keate, who used to say:
"Remember, boys, you are to be pure
In heart or I'll flog you till you are.'
London Answers.
Musical Name.
Mrs. Towne So Hiram Sharp's girl
Eflie has become a music teacher?
Hepsibah Yes: we call her Eff Sharp.
Boston Transcript.
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