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TTIE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY, MAY 21, ISO?.
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Agricultural and LiYe
Items of Interest to Fanners mid
Cut worms do great damage at
times, but it is doubtful if a record
equal to the following can be found :
J. I). Martin set out some cabbage
plants last week, says the Alexan
dria Times. He had only one re
maining plant and thought he would
look at liis work when, as Mr. Mar
tin says, he found that cut worms
had followed him and cut down
every plant, and were standing on
the stalk of the lat one, ready to
take it from his hand.
Success upon the farm depends
not so much upon the capital which
1b expended as upon the labor and
skill with which it is used. In no
other business is the man with but a
little money at a less disadvantage.
Many good, thrifty weeds will
produce 50.000 seeds. One cut with
the hoe will destroy the parent weed ;
how many cuts will it take to
thoroughly eradicate its progeny?
Before you thirjk you have money
to burn or to put into a fast horse or
a shiny buggy, put it into a wind
mill. It will often permit the use of
an idle pasture field, or will save the
garden in the time of drouth.
If the grain is ground into flour
and the beeves and hogs are packed
at home, instead of being shipped
away, it helps to build up a manu
facturing town, and will, in turn,
give a better market for all your
A soil which is very loose upon
the top is not in the best condition
for germination of grain sown; roll
it or press it down in some way, and
there will be less cause to complain
about poor seed.
Thousands of acres of hill lands
which are now apparently worthless
could be redeemed and made profit
able bv encouraging the growth of
clover or othergreen crops, and then
using the land for sheep.
Ciood farming is not possible unless
you have efficient teams. Horses
are cheap now," and it is a good time
to dispose of the poorer work ani
mals and fill their places with better
A horse can do so much more
work than a hoe that there will be
many times when the possession of
an extra animal will save the pay
ingout money for labor. Get your
horses, if for no other reason than
that they will last longer.
It might pay to give more atten
tion to breeding a class of horses
with the endurance necessary to
carry them 50 or 00 miles a day,
instead of looking for the mile in
two minutes. Trices could be more
readily obtained, and at an earlier
age, even if not so great.
Horses went down when the panic
came, and the little horses have
been going down ever since. Those
who had the courage to breed on
and up are now getting high prices
for high class horses.
A weak horse may ha readily
ruined by being compelled to work
against one much stronger. Equal
ize the strength of the teams as
much a possible.
Few fanners are able to sell trot
ters to advantage. They have no
opportunity to learn the trotter's
anatomy, training and pedigree. It
is not strictly a branch of agricul
ture. The time has pissed when a
horse bred to no definite type, or
adapted to no specific purpose, can
be sold nt the cost of his production,
and no man can afford to breed
"The righteous man regardeth his
beast." Many who are good far
mers in all other respects do not
properly appreciate the horse nor
treat him well. The horse suiters,
the owner loses.
Ve must keep the feet and legs of
the horse clean if wo would avoid
disease therein. A good bath with
a soft cloth and tepid water at
niirlit will nav for the trouble in the
on mfort iriven to the horse.
breeders who are fortunate enough
to get pure bred draft mares of 1,('K)
or more find they make excellent
fiirm tennis, and can raise good
colts as well as haul heavy loads of
For a ljirgu wheat crop was never more promising.
Have vou seen the
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grain or manure, and draw the farm
machinery through or over the
ground to perfection.
After the summer crops are taken
off sow a crop of rape; it will give
your sheep more and better pastur
age than anything you can grow.
If you raise sheep, rape is one of the
crops you should grow.
Sheep delight in hilly pastures,
aiid the protection afforded by shel
tering the animals from the chilling
winds is no small feature of their
adaptability to this industry.
reople are becoming more ana
more shy oi ouying poor mutton,
and therefore, farmers are paying
more heed to the raising and feed
ing of good sheep.
it is a sign oi a careless snepnera
to have burry wool to carry to mar
ket, and there get docked five cents
a pound in consequence, it you
have not got them out of the pas
tures, get them off the fleece.
There has always been a prejudice
on the part of many against eating
mutton, but it was due to the lact
that so much poor, half-fed sheep
meat has been put on the market.
Better mutton is curing the objec
tion. All stock is looking up. Where
are those who have sole their sheep
going to get new flocks? Will they
be prepared to pay flush prices
when wool and mutton bring some
thing like old figures?
To stock a farm witi 20 cows and
the necessary fixtures will cost
$t,00O. A hundred and fifty sheep
can bo bought for about half the
sum, and will feed upon the same
A flock of sheep demands little
care, comparatively, while cows
must be milked, the milk cared for
and the butter and cheese made.
Where the former would thrive the
cattle would starve, almost.
Sheep will get more sustenance
from land and do the land more
good at the same time than will any
other stock ; at the same time let us
remember that they will liberally
repay rich and liberal feeding.
Regular feeding and steady growth
make good wool and good lambs.
Experts contend that they can tell
nt about what period of growth the
sheep has been upon short range
by the thin places in the wool crop.
The real cost of keeping sheep is
comparatively much less than that
of any other farm stock. To make
pork, heer, butter or cheese, a
greater proportion of the food used
is cash grain.
There is no surer production from
the farm than the wool crop, pro
vided the sheep are looked after as
they should be. Moreover, no value
can be placed upon much of the
food which produces it.
There is an idiosyncracy aoout the
wool market which makes it often
unsatisfactory ; then, if we believe
rrore in the mutton than in the
fleece, let us show our faith by
breeding up with the best mutton
There is no better sheen for a
small flock on the farm than the
Shropshire. Its size and the nature
of its mutton and wool suit the de-
"mand better than that of any other
I rom sheep there is pront to the
farm, for it becomes cleaner and
more productive. Of all weeds
offered them they will eat 75 per
cent ; and then the best of land be
If a shepherd will spend 75 cents
in bran for each ewe of his breeding
flock, and will grow enough clover
hay for it, he may sell a fat sheep of
50 pounds, with its 10 pounds of
wool, and his farm be the better off
in the end.
For profit an old cow should ho
killed as soon as her milk ceases to
pav for her keeping, without wast
ing anv more food upon her, even if
the hide must be sold and carcass
cast upon the compost heap.
Scanty summer pasturage and a
diet of hay through the winter will
keep the hide and the body of the
cow together and cause her to yield
as much milk as a goat, but she will
not be profitable in this climate.
A good garden, small fields of
tliein before buying. Hole ngents for
Tom's" Farmers' Friend Wind
clover, oats, corn and wheat, all
well manured direct from the dairy,
will help toward a profitable in
come, lhe dairyman can go into
some of these collateral branches
without prejudicing his main in
terests. Butter well made, salted and
packed, impervious to the air, and
then buried in the soil, where it will
be at even temperature, will be as
good six months hence as now; and
then the prices will be higher and
the demand greater.
The last quart from the milking is
thrice richer than the first one, and
not to strip a cow clean is to doubly
lose, for the neglect dries the cow,
and another source of shortage is
The really good cow is like the
really smart man a little nervous.
She is liable to be influenced by new
surroundings or those which dis
turb the even tenor of her way in
When we condense our bulky pro
ducts into the finest of butter and
cheese, and at the same time fix its
excellence so that there is no doubt
about it in the market, we give the
dairy a great advantage; and our
farms will yield in net profits as
The best proof that there is fair
profit in raising good cattle may be
found in the fact that the men who
handle that sort are not complain
ing about the business.
When the cattle market became
depressed the poor stuff suffered
first. When there is but a slight
profit at the best, with poor stock
it does not require much of a drop
berore said protit is whoiiv annihi
lated. Although there is much in favor
of other rations, oats is about the
best thing we can give to calves
Mixed with corn meal, it is a great
milk producer lor cows.
Nothing has ever improved the
cattle of America like the import
iug of Shorthorns. They have
raised average weight two or three
hundred pounds, reduced the sell
ing age a whole year, and have also
increased the selling price.
While salt affects the milk supply,
It as readily affects the growth and
fattening of cattle, us it has so much
to do with digestion; and because
it does aid digestion, it should be in
reach all the time.
In setting out an orchard, trees of
medium size and an abundance of
root fibers are much more valuable
than large and spreading tops, with
but few roots, which are incapable
oi reeding the trees.
Berries should be cultivated often;
it warms the soil in spring. Even
light rains can then penetrate the
soil, and the moisture will be re
tained for use in summer time.
To provide ways of destruction
appears to be as much a law of na
ture as is production. If you hope
to find a tree or plant free from in
sect enemies you will be disap
If the singletree injures the bark
of a tree when plowing, apply clay
made into a thick mortar, and wrap
it about with burlap. Probably the
tree will heal without serious dam
age. It is seldom well to seed down an
orchard to grass before it comes into
bearing, yet sometimes the soil is
such that it should not be cultivated
at any time, excepting the thorough
plowing and manuring before set
ting out the trees.
Despite the common opinion to
the contrary, it is important that
quinces be pruned. There must be
young wood or there will be no
flowers and no fruit.
Many an acre produces its $100 or
more in grapes, and yet many farm
ers do not grow for family use, pre
ferring to let the odd corners and
nooks grow up in weeds and bushes.
The ordinary drouth is harmless
when berries have frequent cultiva
tion, for the roots strike deep into
the mellow soil. An early and a
vigorous growth is stimulated.
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Nomeiige ninl New, 0!N anil F.iuls,
V1 Mild Othermiae.
"And you will never forget me?"
She raised her eyed tremulously
"How," she asked, "can I ever
forget him who called the night I
wore a new organdie the first time?
No, Edwin, lean never forget vou;
that's a cinch. Detroit Journal.
"You can't alius tell whah ter put
de credit by lookin' at de surface."
said Uncle Ehnn. "De cork on de
llshin' line dances aroun' an' 'tracts
a heap o' 'tention. But it's de hook
dat's doiu' business." Washington
"Well?" said the assistant
chemist's shop to an Inshm tn
pointed to a pil of soap.
"I want a lump of that," answered
"Thank you. Will you
scented or unscented?"
"I'll take it wid me."
Limping Lanky How' de trees
moan and sigh.
l'edestrain Peter Huh I
was as full o' green apples
be, you'd moan and sigh, too.
The oldest medical recipe is said
by a French medical journal to be
that of a hair tome for an Egyptian
queen, it is dated 400 15. U., and di
rects that dogs' paws and asses
hoofs be boiled with dates in oil.
The following item, clipped from
a nearby country exchange, leaves
the mind of the reader in a serious
doubt: "Mr. Sam Warf and his late
bride were among relatives here
Saturday and Sunday."
Dusty Dnoley Say, Willie, what
do dey call you Bicycle Bill fer?
llliam I dunuo. Cuz l m al
ways tired, I guess.
It is a unique thing for a man to
place himself on the market as a
commodity, but here is an adver-
viseuient taken from one of our ex
changes which leads the reader to
think such is the case with the gen
tleman who has his name appended :
"Only man i n the county who bedded
true Jersey yam, tor sale. Take no
other. 11. K. Uhiosuy."
TtIK HA K OA IN SEX.
"Man wants but little here below,"
This fact's won him renown;
While woman wants a lot of things
And wants them all marked down.
The Beautiful Poem.
We find the following waif float
ing about on the sea of newspaper
dom without any indication of its
Is religion true? I don't know
and I don't care. But if it's a lie it
is the most beautiful one ever told,
one from which truth might learn.
Could we exist as a nation without
it? France tried it. Does it do any
harm? No! Then why destroy it?
Don't. It is as old as civilization.
It was part of our fathers' lives. It
was almost all of our mothers' all
except the part we filled. We have
been sung asleep a thousand times
by its hymns. We are better men
and women now whenever we hear
them sung. They are joined to
tender emotions. It has made many
a man happier and better, more hon
est, tender and forgiving. Many a
tired man and woman have lain
down within its shade peacefully to
awake nobody knows where. Don't
destroy it. Why, nine-tenths of our
mother's in America believe in it.
That's enough for it. It has been
growing on our hearthstone forages.
Let it stay there. It is such a loving
What will you give in its stead if
you take it away? Philosophy!
What are you to do when tired and
homesick? Love! Earthly loves are
so selfish. It is a beautiful delusion.
Don't destroy it. Weave the silver
threads that reach down from the
Star of Bethlehem into the golden
woof of sunlight. Train its clinging
tendrils around the bare walls of your
lives, and cover up the jagged corn
ers and rough, unsightly places with
this beautiful Myth of Calvary.
For Infants and Children.
COLUMBIA MARKET REPORT.
Corrected weekly by E. W. Gamble
Grocery Company and R. Holding.
Cotton 6i(it. 6'
Sorghum, from wagon 1m at
Mutter z io$ is
Wool 5 I."
Ginseng 2 00(t2 25
Shoulders . .
Grit In and Hay.
liny Clover, from wagon 35i
Tiiiiothv ,trom wagon 60 j
Lard, from waeon 53
Flour, perbbl 4 !iX5 4o
Sutfar, KrauuUtert tii 6'i
Coflee 1""4 '
Menl. from mill 3a 40
Pwitjt Tfinr Idra.r thr ma in
Who can think
of tome Rlmple
tlriDK to rateut?
thr may lirtng you wealth.
Write JOHN WKDfEKbt'RN CO.. Patent Attor
nv W.-hlnuton. 1). '.. fur their HHM Oder
and list of two hundred luTeoiluot wauled.
Prof. Sylvester's Ahsent-Miiitletlness.
Once Prof. Sylvester purchased a
new pair of trousero, and wore them
to the university. His wife, who
was well aw ire of his absent-minded
habits, knew nothing of the pur
chase. An hour or so after Prof.
Sylvester's arrival at the university
his wife was seen rushing breath
lessly down the street with a pack
age under her arm.
Meeting one of the professors, she
inquired hastily and anxiously
"Have you semi Prof. Sylvester?"
"Yes," answered the astonished
"Well, is he all right is every
thing all right?" asked his anxious
My clear madam, s:iid the
fessor, 'calm yourself
band is perfectly well,
but a moment ago."
"But I mean," said
frenzied woman, "did
anything peculiar about him? Did
he look as he ought to look? () did
lie 'did lie"
J ust then Prof Sylvester strolled
around the corner with the new
trousers on to the intense relief of
both his wife and the other profes
sor. Baltimore Sun.
A Progressive State.
Arkansas is u progressive State.
Its legislature is now in extra session,
and proposed to levy taxes on air
ships. Senator Smith liasolfered the
following resolution in the senate
and it has been adopted: "Where
as, That inasmuch as it has been
generally reported through the press
of the State that an airship has been
and is now flying through the air of
the great State of Arkansas, carry
ing freight and passengers, and inas
much as said airship is plying its
vocation without payingtaxes to the
State of Arkansas; therefore, be it
resolved, That the committee on rail
roads be and they are requested to
consider the propriety of includ
ing airships in the bill now being
considered by them proposing to
regulate the passenger, freight and
express trailie of this State." Knox-
ville 1 ribune.
Four Famous Characters in Fiction.
Charles Dana Gibson has made a
great hit with his Dickens illustra
Hons in the Ladies Home Journal.
In the June number we have a rare
opportunity of seeing what a great
illustrator can do in one picture
with four famous characters in
fiction. Mr. Gibson presents Mr.
and Mrs. Micawber, David Copper-
field and Traddles. The long, quaint
curls of Mrs. Micawber, and the
characteristic of her gloved hands
as she "lays the case" before David
Copperfleld, have been admirably
caught by the artist. Mr. Micawber,
self-poised and satisfied, wears a
calm judicial expression as ne
balances his glass in his hand.
A Fatal Jump.
Addie Gordon, a negro gril 15
years old, Saturday evening jumped
from a train at Burkeville going
thirty miles an hour, landed on her
head, and will die. It was her
first ride on a train, and when
a brakeman called out Burke
ville, the place where she was going,
she jumped, not knowing the train
would stop. Charlottesville, Va.,
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A COLO II El) FA ltd! IN.
.Uf KaMloy Had Twi'nty Tlileve In I1U
1 1 1 1 1 1 y .
Kxoxvili.k. May 13. -Sheriff
(Ironer and his deputies to-night ar
rested a woman and seven men
charged witli burglary and conceal
ing stolen goods, which unearthed
the greatest sensation this city has
known for mouths.
For years past robberies have oc
cured in and around this city, and
thousands of dollars worth of" gondst
and jewelry were never recovered.
Alf Easly and his wife, colored,
are the principals arrested. Thny
own a three-story brick hnnsi
wherein mure than $10,000 worth of
jewelry and goods were recovered
to-night by the ollicers. They had
twenty men on salary paid to steal
for them. Fifty-five gold watches
were found in one sack. When the
ollicers entered Kasley showed fight,
and when overpowered three line
pistols were taked oil his person.
"May God strike me dead if I am
the murderer of Bernardino
Asseuro,1' cried Joseph Ciscado in
court here, says a Hollister (Cal.)
special to the Pittsburg Dispatch.
As the last word left his lips he
toppled forward and with a loud
shriek fell heavily to the floor.
Court officers and spectators stood
aghast for some moments. Then
several rushed over to the prostrate
man and sought fo assist him.
There was no response, for Joseph
Ciscado was dead.
The man was a Portugese and had
been arrested on the charge of hav
ing murdered Asseuro, i Mexican
rancher, whose body was'found in
his cabin in Cleveland district.
After killing Asseuro the murder
er set fire to the cabin. Circum
stances pointed to Ciscado. When
arraigned yesterday he arote several
times from his chair to proclaim his
innocence. Ciscado had always
apparently been in good health.
A Big Fish.
A fish of the carp species was
caught in Duck river at this place
Monday last which weighed .12
pounds. This is about as large as
they grow in this part of Duck river.
This one carried 9 pounds of eggs.
Ci.ehk and Master's Office,
Columbia, May 14, 17. s
Margaret Gant, col., Complainant, vs.
Martha Caldwell, col., et. al., Defen
dant It appearing from affidavit filed In thla
cause, that the defendant, Matilda Gor
don, is a non-resident of the State of
It is therefore ordered that she enter
her appearance herein, before or with
in the tirst three days of the next term
of the Chancery Court, to be held at
Columbia on the first Monday in July,
next, 1897, and plead, answer or demiir
to Complainant's bill, or the same will be
taken for confessed as to her and set
for hearing ex parte; and that a copy of
this order be published for four consecu
tive weeks in the Columbia Herald.
A Copy Attest:
A. X. AKIX, Clerk A Master.
J. A. Smiser, Sol'r for Compl't.
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