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3 Muhlenberg County j
5 is rich in coal, iron, timber, potter's clay.'
etc., and the most inviting field in Ken-'
"tucky lor investment of capital and pluck. I
jjUt pays for itself.
surc of return s.
Tlic investment is
Oct our rates.
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GREENVILLE. KY.. THURSDAY, .MARCH U. lU;l.
50c. PER YEAR, IN ADVANCE
VOL. XV. NO. .
MEED OF ROAD IMPROVEMENT
Jne ef Essentials to Prosperity of
Country Is Good Highways Spe
cial Action Necessary.
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rWiiltural n!i'K" )
A busy growing nation such as ours
;ertainly requin-s Internal iniprove
wents to keep pice with its prosperity
Dnr prosperity is rm-asured by Indus
.rial activities and such activities are
Tailored in alt parts of our groat
There are several essential to pro
mote this growth, an. I one of the chief
f these is tha: of good roads or liigh
aaya. Investigations have shown that the
tverage hore rau exert at a walkiug
?aee a traction pull of about one
righth to one-tenth his weight. As
suming this to be about the correct
ralue. what effect will the kind of
road have upon the load the hone is
able to pull?
On an asphalt pavemcut it requires
10 to 70 pounds pull to move one ton.
n a sand road 100 to 200 pounds pull
io move the same road. We might
sonclude that the limits are 30 to 250
pounds for the best to the poorest
surface. This one horse, say of 1.500
pounds weight, could draw- a load of
Bve tons on the smooth asphalt pave
ment and only 1.200 pounds on the
soft sand road. These figure are only
approximately correct since they are
average values, but sufficiently close
to give us come idea of the relative
value of good and ieor road surfaces.
lit fore any district or state can fully
realize the value of good roads, spe
cial action ou .its part must be neces
sary. Tbla actiou must embrace three
things; a non political organization,
whose purpose is to provide good
roads; a practical and economical
construction, aad maintenance.
There shonld be one or more good
tx:1ae men on the board of control,
a r f setae years' - experience
fc.juitt a member and there should
presented on the board of control
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QUALITIES OF DOUBLE DAISY j
Hardy Edging or Border Plant and
Crows Easily From Seed or by
Division of Its Roots.
The KikIIsIi douhle daisy is a h:irdy
from feed or by diUsi.m of the roots, j FATTEN CHICKS FOR MARKET
as Park's Floral Magazine. Th"!
seeds germinal readily, and If plants ' Arizona Woman Has Much Success
are started in the spriiiK they will: With Coop Covered With Wiro
begin to bloom in mid aiimmer, and ' Netting Ration Used.
will continue to bloom till late in
nuttimn. Then, almost before the I nm havitiR great success In fatten,
frost in tone tho following sprinK I l"K ' overstock of chick cockerels
the plump little buds will again di.-ap-j for hotel and restaurant trade, writes
pear, and the flowers will be more' Mrs. Almo of Koswell. N. M., In tho
numerous and handsome than ever I'Mrmers' Mail and Itreezo. My feeding
Notwithstanding the ease with 1 coop shown in the drawing ban a aolld
which the plants may be propagated' "or of matched boards, covered with
and grown from seeds, there are mine ; an inch of rood grit. The top la cov
person who do not succeed in thelt , rrcd with poultry netting, over which
culture, as the following letter at a solid roof is hinged, which may bo
"Mr. F.ditor: What a dainty little
beauty the name Double Paisy calls
to my mind, for mother had the
flowers in abundance, pure whito. and
red, and while lip)ed with pink a
profusion of bloom and beauty. I
have tried renatedly to raise those
same little flowers, but so far have
failed completely. Once three or four
plants came up. but did not bloom.
nd they froze out during the winter,
though I covered them as I did the
pinks and pansies. . Why do I fall?
Mrs. Felton. Ohio."
It is possible the sister sowed her
seeds in a garden bed, and the rain
nd sun destroyed the little plants.
Tho seeds are rery small and tha
plants that appear are delicate for a
few days, until they get their second
leaves. It is better to sow In a bos
of sifted soli, covering very lightly,
nd keep in a sheltered place till the
planta are large enough to set out.
The seeds are sure to germinate, and
must be town thinly, otherwise they
will be liable to damp off. Set them
l or eight Inchea apart In the bed.
nd aee that the drainage la good.
Roards set edgewise around the bed,
with a few nude brush thrown over.
will be found a better protection than
straw or rough grass, tTOTT often
smothers the planta. Tha planta are
more liable to Injury from wet soil,
poor ventilation, and contrasts of tem
perature, than from severe ateady
ureat Improvements have lately
been made in this flower, the newer
varieties being much larger than the
older ones, very double, and showing
a wider range of colors. Plants well
established In pots will bloom well In
a cool room in winter, the chief pre
caution being to keep the atmosphere
moi6t, and above the freezing point.
An Improved Michigan Road.
an engineer who knows bis business.
The cuginecr should aleo be chief
engineer of the construction with as
many assistants as necessary to carry
on tha work of road building. Some
states of our commonwealth have
made the state engineer the chief
engineer of a road commission whose
personnel is composed of business
men, lawyers, and engineers who re
ceive no salary and are appointed by
the governor of the state for a definite
period of time.
Tbere are several methods of organi
sation aad only experience will elira
Inate the undesirable elements, leav
lug the good. What might be success
ful in one part of the country may be
unsuccessful In another.
SHOWING F LEASES BOOSTERS
Work Done on Highway Improve
menta During Last Year Is Suc
cessful All Over Country.
Good roads movements have been
unusually successful in many states
during the year Just ended, according
to figures given out In New York
showing the liberal appropriation
which various legislatures made.
New York ftate beads the list with
a I DO 000,000 bond Ibsue added to it
previous appropriation of an equal
amount, and as good a showing is said
to be assured In Pennsylvania, where
a proposed $rVO0.000 appropriation la
pending. In California an $ IS. 000, 000
bond Issue is now being expended, and
In Maine a 1'J.OOO.OnO Usue has been
authorized, to be met by the automo
The defeat of the iriO.OnO.onO bond
Issue !n Oh'o is said by the good roads
enthusiasts to be the only discourag
ing feature ct the year, and they be
lieve U will l e reconsidered. Many
states have uad slight Increases io
tbelr good road appropriations.
raised on warm days. The front and
Coop for Market Feeding.
west end aro covered with wiro net
ting. The roosts are in the west end
of the coop. The feed drawer is cov
ered with two-inch mesh wire net
ting and one feeding a week will do.
I feed the following mixture for fat
tening: One quart each, alfalfa meal,
corn chop and bran, and one pint ment
scraps. This way of feeding saves
both time and feed and I now mnko
money where I lost money before with
ordinary enre. Uesidos my own stock.
I buy chicVa of the quick-growing
breeds to fatten.
FRUIT TREES IN A GARDEN
GERMAN EGG-LAYING TESTS
Results Given of Experiments Made
to Determine Effect of Various
Meat Meals on Poultry.
Tests were made a short time since
n Germany to determine the effect of
lifferent meat meals on poultry. IV.tr
.ng these experiments it was found
:hat tho egg production ceased earlier
:han with normal bens. FUli meal
tvas more favorable for egg produc
:iou than meat meal. The eggs were
)f poorer flavor than normal eggs,
ind could not be preserved in the
The meat incal increased the In
tensity of tha yellow color of the yolk.
Tbjo Cesh of ttye birds fed meat meal
was normal aa regards taste and
xlor. though slightly changed la color,
melting point and fat, which were
higher than normal, but lower than
normal with fish meal. When fed
cadaver meal tho flesh of the fowl
had a rancid taste, and whenever fed
chould be free from fat aa possible,
tuberculosis beef did not causo tuber
culosis in the hens.
FEED SUPPLY CAN IS USEFUL
PEACH TREES FOR PLANTING
Growers of Experience Do Not Favor
Large Variety Young Stock
Gains Mora Rapidly.
(By FRANK D. WEI.IJB. Deputy Nur.
cry Inspector. Michigan.)
Among peach growers of experience
urge treea are not desired for plant
ing. Treea 30 inches to three feet
high are considered large enough and
better than those taller. By email
trees it Is not meant those stunted by
atarvation, but treea which have made
a healthy stocky growth. Such treea
bear transplanting better than over
fed, overgrown trees, besides are less
expensive to handle. The shock of
taking up and Betting out la not so se
vere upon a amall aa upon a large tree,
conrequently the percentage of loss la
smaller. The first cost, too. Is less.
which ia of importance when hundreds
of trees are set.
Pears, plums and cherries grow
more readily if young stock is used
than when large treea are moved.
This is not saying that larger treea
cannot be successfully transplanted.
borne men find no difficulty In it, but
Galvanized Receptacle, as Shown le
Illustration, Affords Protection
Where one keeps much feed in th
poultry bouse and wishes to protect
it from rata and mice a can. such as it
shown in the illustration, ia the bet I
devico. This is made of galvanized
iron lS'i inches high at the back, 11
Inches in front, 9 inchea deep and 11
Inches wide. It will bold 25 pounds ol
Apple Will Thrive In Almost Any !
Soil Providing It Is Not Toe ,
Moist Add Soma Humus. j
In the house garden we have
found that while It may cost us a lit
tle more to grow our fruit, we can
get better quality, have varietiea we
cannot buy, have the pleasure of see
ing the trees in flower, leaf and fruit;
In fact, getting in close personal touch 1
with an occupation witirh Is at once
healthful, beautiful and practical.
Many of us are restricted more or
less in our choice of soils, location
and exposure; our gardens may be
small, too dry, or too wet, wind swept. ,
or expossd to tho hot scorching rays j
of the summer sun; yet, says a writer
in the American Cultivator, these con
ditions should not dqter t;s from
planting our native hnrdy fruits. A
wet so'.l can be drainrd. a dry one.
improve I by cultivation, and the ad- '
dition or some form ot humus; wind-
breaks can be planted on exposed ;
places, and where there Is too much
shade trees can be cut out.
The apple will thrive' on almost any i
soil provided it in not too wet.' Stand- ,
ard apples should be planted rammer- '
dally and in gardens where there Is j
plenty of room; In mall gardens
sweet apples can be 'grown, and If
necessary trained In almost any
shape. Dwarf apples on Paradise
stock mike smaller trees than those
The apple should be used more
often as an ornamental on large es
tates, for what could be more beauti
ful than this tree full of pink and
white blossoms In the spring, and
fruit of all shades of red and yellow
In the summer and fall? Aa an orna
mental, such varieties as the (Sraven
stein. William and Mcintosh red
sho'.ld be used, as these are prac
tically annual bearers.
n FRTRin r t
SUPPORT FOR FLOWER STEM
Long Narrow Strip of Metal Bent to
Form Groove and With Loopa
A device that provides artificial
stems for flowers has been patented
by a New York woman. A long nar
row strip of metal is bent to form a
groove and has several loops along Its
surface. These loops are designed to
encircle the real stem of the flower
and bold that stem In the groove.
The flower, therefore. Is provided
with a perfectly firm support, so that
It will stand en i rn , i- cr tuquet
or in whatever ivnti f is arranged.
This little dev;''- t '' u;ni In
m mm r t
II makw v k u tarn 1 IJ1 n , ,
BROUGHT US HEALTH
THIS PEERLESS TONIC and STRENGTH GIVER
is an unrivaled remedy for ail troubles of
STOMACH, LIVER AND KIDNEYS
IT BUILDS UP THE RUN-DOWN I! IT PURIFIES THE SLGOD .
IT CURES INDIGESTION II IT STRENGTHENS THE NERVES
IT IS THE BEST FAMILY MEDICINE ON EARTH
TRY IT. PRJCE 50c AND $1.00 PER BOTTLE
n SOLD AND GUARANTEED BY
Sold by Jarvls 5c Williams.
DR. J. W. BARLOW,
l li IN T I H T.
1'ru u Mini Ui-Ultfe Work Uiue l rr Htitble
O.M j tip .-t;iir.t, kti ttar Jomi HiiiMiiiK.
Urecii ville, Kjr.
DR. T. J. SLAT0N,
IHiyKitlan aiul hurccgn,
OOic Mlu vruso Klrvrl Drr Unilrf rl. li
,Wt H. 6KAY.
Metal Flower Stem.
h.mdy when arranging flowers Into
table decorations or some other de
signs which are so often spoiled by
the real stem bending under the
weight of the bloom. It tapera into a
point at the bottom, ao that It may be
stuck Into a base of some soft mate
rial such as earth or moss.
A Feed Supply Can.
whole grain. There should bo a heavy
bail on each ran. so that It may be
carried easily, and to bang it up by
on the average It Is the small tree that j There "hould bo at le.ast one can fot bought the apples and exported them,
I have a Hubbard's Nonsuch apple
tree eight years from planting, bear
ing one barrel of sound fruit, which
was picked on August 15 of last year
and sold in Liverpool for 5.40 per
barrel. George R Meeker, exporter,
ran vouch for this statement, who
succeeds best. vacti poultry house. 'in!8 avoius ins
The man of experience may prefer' necessity of carrying a measure ol
a amall tree, but the chances are that ' feed round whin gathering the eggs.
bla neighbor who wanta a tew tree,
for bla garden or town lot will order
the largest he can get. Of course, the
nurseryman will try to satisfy him.
He will plant a seven-foot peach it be !
can get It Such a tree looks well aud
ia a source of pride to the owner, but
too often It does not grow, or is so
slow about it that some of lta lesser
brethren overtake and maybe pasa It
Coed Soil for Bush Fruit.
The ground between the rows and
around the buihes should be kept
fine snd mellow. If the soil Is allowed
to grow up In weeds and grass, the
yield will be cut short, and the fruit
will be amall and of Inferior quality.
All bush fruits should be grown in
wide rows, so the greater part of tha
cultivation can be done with the horse,
boe and cultivator.
writes a correspondent ot the Home
The orchard of 500 trees stands on
high gravel and clay soil, that has not
seen a plow in three years. The trees
are top worked on Spy stock and are
headed low. They are mulched each
year with New York city stable ma
nure, and are sprayed twice, the first
time with crude oil, and last with
lime and arsonoid. There Is a fine
Keep something in the grit box. crop of set. on them again this sea
Poultry keeping is business of quick son. w hich should make three fourths
The Pom.roy Walnut
Tbla variety was originated by Nor
man Pouieroy of Niagara county, N.
Y. The nut is medium to amall; weight i
of sample photographed 11 g rents,
kernel, five grams; flavor sweet, rich
and of hlt.li quality; shell rather thick,
but a free cracker. This variety Is
particularly hardy, upright In growth!
In normal seasons blorsoica Juu.
S to S.
Suggpt-tlnns of full weather are re
viving egg prices.
i I'lottlig up runs and yards Is a
, Beaton tie Job any time.
Ml (lie mllV (hey wi consume Is n
b.lp to the molting hens,
i Corn makes fat and heat. Oats,
wheat, bran and middlings make eggs.
Not a bit of decayed food of any
kind ever ouplit. to be given a hen or
Too mny birds in a house siuioly
can not do so well na they woulu Oth
erwise. in-fore tbe loads got fiweu, ucrapo
tip some dust for winter use. Put it
In a dry place.
Ten bens that have room according
t thrlr tfriptt'lt v.R! bfinq In mora
money t!a'i fifteen cre-vded.
V li-n we get a cood many chirks
en h'Mi.l thero lr. a temptation to
crowd them during tho winter season.
barrel per tree.
HOWARD & GRAY,
Qitice Is trrn Siildlcf. jptslttUStaJt IWtt
OR S . H ELTSLEY & H ELTS LEY
Office at Home, East Main'cros Street.
Tetephen. No 78,
Louisville and - Chicago
WEST LINE TO
California and the
Two trains ilail y
French Lick and West Baden Springs.
I NloX STATION",
-aa m- m
Dinintf and Parlor Cars.
i!ace Drawing Room Sleepers.
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, MERCER & (0.
Wc announce to our trade and the pub
lic that our stocks of goods In all depart
ments arc larger and belter selected than
ever in our history. We carry a varied
line of :-: :-:
and can supply most of the wants of the
people. - In Dry Goods, Clothing, Shoes,
Hats, Etc, we offer large selections.
In Crocerics. Hardware, Tinware, Farm
Implements and such goods our stocks
are especially strong. :-:
In all departments prices will be found
the lowest, and your visits will be highly
appreciated. :-: :-:
We have just added an Undertaking Department to cur
business, and will carry a comprehensive line of Coffins, Cas-
fj kets, Robes, Suits, Wrappers and Dresses. Also nav a Hearse i$
f in service, on call anywhere. Orders in this line given rrompt ff
(?) and careful attention any hour day or night.
sr. c-. ar- ir cr. cr. tr. s-- ts r- r- r- w r- tr-sr-sr-a. .
SHANNON, MERCER S CO.
Fruit Instead of Grain.
Much more frod can b grown on
an acre d'-voted to fruit than can be
produced with any kind ot grain.
Fruit growing also provides a greater
amount ot work and requires a larger
number of helpers, to the extent that
if fruit-growing is substituted for
grain growing thrrn will naturally be
on increave of country farming popu
lation. This la what is the most
uet dod to make land valuable.
The Flowing of grain makes the
lain! poorer, especially where the
giutn is mild. Where fruit is grown
Hie chief loss to the soil is in the
mineral elements, and tho rale of the
fruit brings rionoy to purchase these
Selling eralu never returns enough, to
restore tho fertility njiended ia
It ii a very sn'nvn n.Utrr io azk ",t
fjr enc dcuicine end have the jl
v.Tcrj rr.j c'vcrx you. l'cr thi3
rtisoa v3 U.-C3 ycu ia tuyiajj ta t f
be carcTul to cet the geauine :
B. THE DFORD'3 ,
The rst"i-'"'ort tf tl.ia olJ, relia
ble meoictne, fv-r ccn i-ut.on, in
diircstion ai:4 liver tMuil1, is firrr!
W established. It doos net imitate
Cher ravUcinn It is H'.Ur th.m
others, cr it r.-oulJ nt l-o tlw f
vofite liver powder, v'ith a l-trt;!
6ala tiian nil otberi combined.
SOLD IN 1C.V1I T2
Blood Was Wrong
VI women, who suffer from the refces and pains, due
io for? .'e ailments, zre urged to try Cardui, the rcliab!?,
scicnuT.c, toiiic remedy, fur women. Cardui acts promptly,
yet genii;, an J without bad effects, on the womanly system,
relieving pain, buildir.j; ;;p strength, resuialing tlie system,
and toiling up the nerves. During the pait half century,
thousands of ladles have written to tell of the Quick curative
results they cbla?ncd, from the use (A this wcll-tnowa medicine
Lq n ins
P I VfcmsnsTcnFc
Mn. Jane Cailchan sufferctl from womanly trouble for
ncnily ten ycrrs. In a loiter Loin Whitevillc, N. C, she
si v.: "1 nr? ret fiWc to do my own housework. My
itoinarti wa wca'i, an J my b'ond v.-s wrong. 1 had back
ache, and was very weak. I tried seeral doctors, but they
did me no pood. I mcd Cardui for 3 cr 4 monihs, ar.d now
g I am in t!ic best lieal-h I have ever been. I can never praise
h'i Cardui enough." It is the best tonic, for women.
r-i Whether seriously sick, or simply weak, try CarduL
f: , Wtilt tc: LiJics" AJvi or Dviil, CHattiiuocA Mv!'Ue Co.. ChJttinoeta. Tenax.
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