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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: Fill DAY, .MAY 7, 18!7.
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,et.tor Qarr.gcott's Engines
Deering Binders, Mowers and1 Hay Rakes.
DEEItING was the flrtt to use ball and roller bearings on all parts of their machines where there was any
friction. You may look out for otber makers trying to imitate the ball and roller bearings, and the dealers who
once talked against this grand feature re now loudly in praise of It.
Deering Binder Twine.
We have a car load fresh from the factory. GIVE US A CALL.
Agricultural and LiYe
Items of Interest to Farmers and
The fastest mile so far this year is
2:18, made a few days ago by Raleo.
To set out a nice orchard and then
let the trees take care of themselves ;
is to ignore the thousand and one
dangers which are ever ready to be
set orchard trees. Let us not forget
that the primary object is to grow
healthy, strong, fruit bearing trees.
Let the stable floor of the stock
barn always be of cement. It not
only prevents wind from blowing un
der the cattle, but it eaves all liquid
manure, and is less expensive than
heavy joint and plank floors. It is
rat proof, and one of the greatest
economies of the farm.
It will pay any farmer to read
about his business, for no matter
how experienced he may be, there
are many things he will never learn
from his own ventures. Especially
in such work as dairying is reading
beneficial, because there are so
many problems to work which re
quire scientific attainments, and
which many farmers can hear of
only through constant reading.
Joe Patchen was sold in Chicago
Tuesday for $15,000. The purchaser
was J; W. Marks, of Chicago.
A little 6hrewd management is
often better than a year s labor
We should study the soil we culti
vate. Let us always enc'eavor to
plant that which the sou will pro
duee best without robbing it of all
its strength and fertility. It takes
brains to farm right.
In the cultivation of the small
grain our hope lies in improved
seed. Let us even select the heads
of barley or wheat which we are to
sow, excluding all other for two or
three years until we fix the type.
A single head of barley has pro
duced 1,000 bushels in four years,
and this alone shows the importance
or careful selection.
It does not cont much in time nor
trouble to keep a farm free from
weeds li it is gone at systematically
When they get full possession of a
single field the owner will lose more
there than it would have cost him
to have cleaned the whole farm.
Good farm help can be had, and
we should not let a few dollars stand
in the way of procuring such, lie
can add more to a fanner's profit
every month than the excess of
wages over a shiftless mans lure.
On the other hand, a poor hand will
lose this difference quite as easily.
Do not make the mistake of so
carelessly stacking the wheat or oat
straw that much of the time It can
not be used to advantage for either
food or bedding because too wet. It
is too valuable a food to waste, and
there U no better bedding if dry;
but when wet it is of no use what
Grain crops sown for pasturage or
to be cut early for hay sometimes
help wonderfully. The wise stock
farmer is ever endeavoring to have
a variety of feeding stuff and to
guard against suffering from drouth.
Attention can not be llxed too
intently upon the importance of
knowing the composition of food
and adopting it to the end for which
an animal is kept. There is no de
partment of modern farming to
which there is so much dilllculty in
making converts as in the rationing
of live stock.
When prices for stock are down
farmers hasten to unload for fear of
lower markets, which their haste
is sure to bring about; when prices
are on the rise their scramble to
stock up is equally great, and .they
nid in carrying prices still higher.
There are no greater bulla and bears
in the stock exchanges.
A little patience in the spring will
bring its own reward in the greater
sustaining power of the pastures
during the latter season. To turn
on too early Is but to deteriorate the
worth of the pasture field through
out the whole summer.
If you have had more stock dur
ing the last winter thau you could
keep well, you have probably
learned that this is the reason you
are to have a minimum profit from
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your labor. Overstocking is a3 bad
We can not afford to use cheap
bedding freely which will injure the
manure pile, neither anything which
will not add to its value. Again, a
good adsorbent is needed that stock
may not suffer in health. Nothing
will clean out a stable better than
good absorbent bedding.
reeding is routine work day after
day, and, therefore, often carelessly
done. One advantage in having
pure bred stock is that it leads one
to practice pure bred feeding.
There is such a thing a scruo xeea-
ing as well as scrub stock.
Bees "are so much trouble to
some people. The same objection
applies to every department or farm
life. Those who find their business
a "trouble" are not among the suc
cessful ones anywhere. Never admit
to yourself that your objection to
keeping bees is the necessary atten
tion required to make the business a
The business of keeping bees has
its ups and downs like everything
else, but we seldom have a season in
which a careful and intelligent man
will fail to procure some profit. It
is a direct companion industry to
fruit raising, and some of our more
successful small farmers rely almost
wholly upon these two branches of
Over feeding may develop diseas
es. A great calf or colt, if very fat,
is likely to take a premium, but uiir
cut that load of fat but few are capa
ble of pointing: out the defects of the
animal. Many a common calf has
been awarded the prize, not because
it was the best, but because it was
Aside from all feelings of kind
ness and humanity, there must of
necessity arise both thought and
anxiety about those animals through
which'is obtained, in great measure,
the income derived from the soil;
vet the interest and care bestowed
are not always all that could be de
sired; not half the stock is managed
nor cared for as it should be.
Good cows and heifers of a high
grade, hardly to be distinguished
from the pure bred, "either in an
Cearance or results obtained, can be
ought from almost any of the popu
lar breeders nearly as cheaply as
scrubs. With a pure bred bull with
such a herd one can assure himself
of good results in every line but that
of raisinir calves for breeding stock
This is especially true of Jerseys
To the dairy interests the
bacteriologist holds out the hope of
uniformity; the butter maker will
always make good butter, and the
cheese maker will obtain just the
kind of ripening he desires. The
fresh cream from the separator will
receive its proper ferment, consist
ing of a pure culture of the proper
bacteria, and will be ripened in the
That slops do not increase the flow
of milk has been positively proved.
The best that can be fed to a cow is
a good ration of corn, silage, roots or
uncured grain fodders, and the
drink that a cow has is best in the
form of pure water, governed by the
inclination of the animal to drink.
The dry grain fed cows will come
The Jersey, like most dairy breeds,
is a native of a warm, moist climate.
The conditions favor early breeding,
and this ensures an early direction
of the digestive organs to producing
milk in the mammary glands,
rather than putting it on the body
In fat. This condition, which has
given the breed its value, 6hould be
considered in its future life.
It is claimed that the separator
will take one-half pound more but
ter from 100 pounds of milk than can
betaken by the best churns and
most careful handling. As many do
not have the best churns nor do the
wisest work, it is safe to say that
the separator will save 15 per cent,
more butter fat than can the dairy
man by any other method.
When the milch cow is growing
fat she is not being fed right to pro
duce the largest yield of milk, or
she is not the right breed for the
dairy. Since butter is the object,
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test her cream while she is fatten
ing, and after she becomes fat, and
decide her fate without any
Where the practical test cornea
for a cow to prove herself good for
the dairy and for beef at the same
time, she will be found to lack in
one or the other. The requirements
and physical endowments necessary
to sustain these two relations are
Incompatible with each other. Such
a physiological anomaly as a general
purpose cow does not exist.
Uows give legs milk in hot weath
er, for they are lolling in the shade
instead of grazing, and it requires
utmost vigilance to keep the milk
sweet and untainted for 12 hours.
The advantage of plenty of shade
and pure water becomes great in tor
rid weather, when we consider com
fort and product.
JJog meadow grass is well known
to have but a small percentage of
nutritive properties, but if cut early
and cured in the heap by sweating
it has a value as coarse fodder. A
ration of it can be brought up to the
right proportions by the use of wheat
bran and cotton seed or linseed
meal, and be made to serve a very
To keep the hen in good condition
for laying she should never have a
full crop during the day. It is not
hurtful to give a light meal of warm
mixed feed in the morning in the
trough, but such meal should not ex
ceed one-fourth the quantity the
hens require. Let them hunt the
All dealers in poultry supplies and
many country store keepers have a
supply of crushed oyster shells; in
any event, they will if the demand
arises. Get them some way, and
keep a box of them where the hens
can help themselves. They will eat
just the amount they need.
If you get meat scraps from your
home butcher, see that they are
fresh ; do not feed them to your hens
if you would not eat them yourself.
These, and green bones, when fresh,
make the best of meat food for the
poultry, but if tainted throw them
on the compost heap.
A large fowl needs rooms to move
about and stir his blood by action.
Huff Cochins are especially fond of
range, and do better when given
freedom daily in the meadow or
orchard. They are too cramped if
penned closely In a run. They are
the steadiest layers of the large va
rieties of fowls.
Every poultry raiser should have
a hatching house, be it ever so small;
if a little dark, so much the better.
Anyplace will do where the hens
may sit in peace and quietness, pro
vided it be clean and the floor cov
ered with loose soil, a little moist
rather than dry.
Set out the strawberries in the
first half of April. They come into
bearing so quickly, the first cost is
so small, and the increase from a
dollar or two is so large, that they
should be freely planted. In any
event, a few hundred will multiply
into thousands for transplanting the
Profit in fruit culture has its be
ginning in the careful selection of
the best varieties. Investigate well
before you plant. Nothing is more
discouraging than throw away two
or three years of time and faithful
cultivation and care upon trees
which prove worthless at last.
No one need hope for the best re
sults in gardening without a liberal
use of manure. Twenty-five to fifty
large wagon loads an acre each year
is none to much. To stint a plot in
the use of this article is to be disap
pointed. Use all you can buy, beg
or get somehow.
Most orchards, of whatever age.
need a certain amount of pruning at
this time of the year; in fact, prun
ing should be done frequently, that
excessive cutting may never be de
manded. To prune beavily is to
debilitate the tree and unfit it to
resist cold weather, dry spells or the
atticts of fungi and insects.
Chesnut trees should be planted in
proves or rows rather than Isolated,
if expected to yield perfect nuts. On
any particular tree the pollen does
not seem to ripen at a time when the
stamens are ready to receive it
When in clusters this defect is not
THE HARDY HOUSE.
"Here we are at last, girls, " I cried
cheerily, gathering up bags and umbrel
las as the negro porter drawled out in
his lazy voice:
"Oh, I am so tired!" Bess said in
such a faint voico and with such a
white, tired face thut I hurried her into
the fly waiting at the dingy little sta
"To the old Hardy house, " I ordered
briefly to the driver as ho closed the
door, and even iii the gathering dusk
Loo and I noticed his start of surprise.
"Depend upon it, the house is haunt
ed !" t d imaginative Loo. The mail
looked as if ho had seen a ghost.
I gave her a waniing glance, but
Bess hud not heeded; indeed she seemed
to have fallen iuto a doze, which lasted
until sho was lifted out and cairied
into the cottage iu the strong arms of
Dismissing tho mr.n, Loo and I lin
gered outsido awhilo trying to make out
something of our novel surroundings,
but beyond the low, rambling old house
we could see nothing, not even a vil
lage light, so closely were we Bhut in
by great trees.
Loo shivered slightly.
"How dark and weird it looks I" sho
whispered, running into the brightly
lighted front room, where Anno Duty,
having deposited Bess ou the broad, low
lounge, was already occupied iu mak
"I wish Dr. Cross had telegraphed
old Dr. Deering to meet us at the sta
tion. It would have been a little less
lonesome," grumbled Loo, later on,
when Bess had been left comfortably
asleep iu the wide, low ceiled room on
the ground floor, tho only one that had
been got ready, Anne explained.
"I think Dr. Deering has been put to
enough trouble for us, renting the house
and all that, " I was beginning to re
monstrate, when Anne Duty coming in
"Miss Katherine," sho began in what
Loo calls her graveyard voice, "Miss
Katherine, I don't want that what I am
going to say should frighten you, but I
can't noways reconcile it to my con
science not to tell you. A ghost walks
this old rattletrap of a house. "
I could not help laughing her tone
was so sepulchral but she went on
without noticing my levity, while Loo
listened with wide eyes.
"The man that brought me out with
the boxes this morning said he had seen
it, and you couldn't hire him to come
near the place after dark; that lots of
folks out late of dark stormy nights had
seen bluo lights burning in the room up
stairs, and he said he wasn't the only
one that had seen a white figure flitting
through the dark hall, though nobody
has lived in the house since, two years
ago, a wicked, swearing young fellow
died here, crying out at the last that he
had sold his soul to the devil for drink,
and it was burning him up.
"And Miss Katherine, honey, would
you bclievo it, every blessed bit of fur
niture that had been sent on ahead was
piled up out there on tho porch, just as
they dumped it down, not a stick put
in out of the weather? And a blessed
thing it hasn't rained. "
Anne paused at last for breath.
Loo looked fearfully around the
cheerful but rather dilapidated little
room, and, moving her chair nearer
mine, she said in a low tone, as if afraid
of the ghost overhearing her:
"I can't imagine what induced old
Dr. Deering to Ki nd us to this horrid
old haunted houso anyway. He might
"Loo," I interrupted sternly, for her
voico was beginning to tremble, and I
have all a man's horror of hysterics,
"you know well enough Dr. Deering
has been kindness itself. What claim
have we upon him, I should like to
know, except thut wo are friends and
patients of old Dr. Cross? And you, as
well as I, saw tho letter in which he
described this old house and said its
location made it tho very place for Bess
to recover her shattered nerves, quiet
and so near tho sulphur water Dr.
Cross has sent her hero to drink.
"And now, Anne," turning to our
faithful old servant and friend, "you
have too much sense, I know, to utter a
word of this nonsense where Bess can
hear it, and I advise you to get it out of
your own stupid old head as quickly as
possible. As for me, " yawning, "I am
too tired and sleepy to sit up any longer,
ghosts or no ghosts." And in a short
time tho old houso was wrapied iu
darkness and silence.
I had beeu asleep I don't know how
long when suddenly I felt a rush of
cold air and heard a sound like a low,
"Oh, Kit!" wailed Loo under her
breath and clutching my arm convul
sively, "did you feel it? Did you hear
it? What was it?"
"I felt the wind blowing in through
a broken window," I answered coura
geously, for, though I was only 20 and a
girl, I had not been tho head of the
family ao many years for nothing.
Anno Duty came rushing in with a
sheet wrapped about her and a lighted
candle in her hand, just as Bess awoke,
asking in her weak voice what wo were
all doing up in tho middle of the night.
While I slipped ou my dressing gown
aud lighted a candle on the stand near
the bed, I told her as calmly as I could,
for my heart was beating violently,
that I thought a door or window up
stairs had blown open, and Anne and I
were going up to see while Loo remain
ed with her.
Then I went out, Anne following
bravely, though I could hear her teeth
chattering, aud the candle shook so I
had to take it from her. As wo shut the
door behind us I heard the scrape of a
match, and a bright light flushed out
from a room at tho head of the stairs.
"Ghosts don't usually carry matches
about them, " I said to poor trembling
Anne iu a would be sarcastic tone which
my own terror kept from being a suc
cess. " Bet ter a th zeu ghjsts, " I thought,
"than one live burglar. ' '
Slowly wo mounted the creaking
tairs till just as I reached the top a tall
man, clad in a lijjbt gray suit, stcpjH'd
out from the room, confronting me. A
smothered shriek from Anne was for a
moment the only sound that broke the
The light from my candle shone full
upon tho intruder's face, and I saw that
he was young, good looking and unmis
takably a gentleman. Anne, too, must
have seen tv much, for I heard her scut
tling down the stairs behind me much
faster than she came up, evidently
mindful of her costume.
Curiously enough, I did not think of
my own npeavuiice, but stood stock
still, staring at the man, who stand
back at me for fully two minutes, then
lifted his hat mid said courteously:
"I beg ycur puidi n, but have I tl.e
honor of addressing Miss Blake?"
I bowed dumbly, wendering what cn
earth he would say next.
"Then," he went on pleasantly, "I
owe you an apology for my unceremo
nious intrusion, but I have been absent
from the village for several days. I
reached home only a few hours ago and
had net heard of your arrival. You
must have changed your plans suddenly,
for I was not expecting you until next
week," this with an inquiring glance.
He expecting us! as the man crazy?
"Yes," I stammered, "the physician,
Dr. Cross, thought it would be best to
get Bess, my sister she has been sick
away from tho city as soon as possible,
so we came on today.
"And the people told us, I went on
incoherently, "that tho house was
haunted, and we thought you were a
He laughed at this and drew him
self up a little. "A very substantial
ghost, "he said lightly, adding more
"I really am so sorry for causing you
annoyance. You see, l have been using
this old houso as a kind of a laboratory,
making all sorts of chemical experi
ments here during tho uncanny night
hours, so it is no wonder the place has
acquired an evil reputation. I ran over
tonight to put things together a bit, to
prepare for their removal before you
came, but you took me unawares, and' '
"But who are you? I interrupted,
unable to restrain my curiosity any
"Why, haven't I told you? I am Dr.
Deering, at your service. "
"Dr. Deering? Why, we thought
Dr. Cross said surely Dr. Cross spoke
of you as an old friend," and in my
confusion the candle slipped and went
out, but not before I had caught the
twinkle in his handsome eyes.
"I am his old friend, inasmuch as he
has known me all my life," he said,
stooping to recover tho candle, adding
gently, "Dr. Cross has confided you and
your sisters to my care, aud I hope you
are not the less inclined to trust me be
cause I happen to be not bo old in years
or wisdom as the good old doctor him
self." I do not know what reply I made;
something foolish it must have been,
for I suddenly became blushingly con
scious that I was attired in an old blue
dressing gown, and this man, this stran
ger, was regarding me with rather
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With a muttered "Good night!" I
fled precipitately, leaving him to find
his own way out, while I recounted to
the girls as much of my ghostly adven
ture as I thought it needful for them to
This was the beginning of our stay in
the old Hardy house. When I left, it
was not to return to tho city, for Dr.
Deering had jHTsuadcd mo to remain in
Anniston. Margaret Foley Blashford
iu New York Journal.
COLUMBIA XAKKET KEl'UKT.
Corrected weekly by E. W. tiamble
Grocery Company and R. Holding.
Cotton fi(? 6i
Sorghum, from wagon lKia 20
Butter I 10 16
Wool 5 ir
(Jinsenu: 2 0002 26
Hens 15(3 20
Spring Chickens 1012
Clear sides 5? t
Hams 6j VA
Crimson Clover :..
Grain and Hay.
Wheat 90 95
Corn 30$ 40
Oats 20 85
Hay Clover, from wagon 366i 40
Timothv , from wagon 60 65
Lard, from wagon 6
Flour, per bbl 4 90(85 40
Sueur, granulated... i 6
Cotlee 1W 25
Meal, from mill 3f 40
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For sale lr Wold rid ire & Irvine.
Trustee's Sale of Real Estate.
By virtue of the authority conferred
upon me by deed of trust executed De
cember 13, 18!.r), bv Emma F. Williams,
recorded in book 85. p. 137, R. O. M. C, I
will seli for cash at the court-house door
in Columbia, Tenn., to the highest bid
der, free from the equity of redemption,
dower and homestead, on Monday, May
31, 1897, between the hours of 10 a. m.
and 12 o'clock, m., the following des
cribed house and lot, lving in the First
Ward ot Columbia, "Tenn., bounded
North by C. W. Witherspoon, East by
High street, South by C.W.Witherspoon
and west by Friersou street, commenc
ing at a point 50 feet south from D. C.
Phelan's H. E. corner on High street,
running 50 feet South with High street
and back between parallel lines 175 feet
to Frierson street, being the place pur
chased by Emma F. Williams from C.
W. Witherspoon. Said sale will be
made at request of the Maury County
Building aud Loan Association to satis
fy balance of its debt and expenses of
sale. H. O. Fulton, Sec. & Treas.,
april.30 4t Trustee.
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