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TITE COLUMBIA HERALD: ERIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1338.
A large stock of back-bands, singletrees, doubletrees, trace chains, bark collars, blind bridles, plow lines, etc.
BROWN SPRING TRIP CULTIVATORS for 1898 are ahead of anything on the market.
OUR NEW TENNESSEE WAGON,
BARBED WIRE, Se 8 M
Builders' Hardware, Locks, Hinges
SPWe eell for CASH, and can sell
help pay another man's bad debts.
Citizens' Telephone 73.
Agricultural and Live
Itemi of Interest From all Around the
Do not go into breeding sheep and
growing wool unless you mean to
give the flock the best of care.
It is a mistake not to feed the
breeding ewes well from the time
the milk is dried up until the ram
Are the gates all In good repair?
There is no better time of the year
than now tq attend to such things.
Every good gate should have a coat
of paint; they last much longer and
During the winter is the farmer's
best time to read and study about
his business. Subscribe for as many
farm papers as you can afford, and
buy some good standard agricultural
work and study it.
Do not be frightened if your ; cows
are large eaters, for It is a pretty
sure indication that they have some
thing of value to give you in return.
All that you can induce a cow to eat
and digest, above that needed for
support, will go directly to profit. ;
A flock of poultry on any farm can
be made the source ofaneat income;
but, even Bhould the farmer only
raise' enough for his own family,
selling never an egg nor a feather,
they will pay better than' anything
else requiring same outlay, of time
and money. , ; - '. : i ,, i ,
: You hav arranged for feeding the
stock this winter, but have yon also
arranged for proper feeding of the
land? The manure should be put to
work again producing something
more which is of value, for the rota
tion thus procured is the highway
to success. A -rotation of crops is
not the only one requiring atten
tion. Farmer's Home Journal,
There la an advantage in storing
the seed corn in the smoke house.
The odor of creasote which attaches
to corn from its exposure to smoke id
an effective safeguard against the
ravages of many worms and insect
pests which play upon early planted
corn. Farmer's Home Journal. . ,
The successful farmer of to-day is
a man of broad intelligence and
sound business judgment." He is
familiar with the situation; grows
crops and stock that are adapted to
his soil, climate and markets; then
studies to make surrounding con
ditlons and circumstances con
tribute to his needs. He not only
uses the light that comes to him
through the experience of others,
but also keeps his own lamp
trimmed and burning.
Preparing Ground Far Onion.
If the frost does not permit so do
ins, plow the plot of urround for
onions and leave it rough, so that
the frost can penetrate it. When a
warm day comes spread the manure,
and plenty of it, on the plot and
work it well into the ioll; with a
harrow. As onions are put Into the
ground very early in the year, one
cannot prepare for the crop too soon.
The main points are to have the
land worked deep and fine, and to
use decomposed manure that is free
from stalks, straw or other litter.
Bye For Fig Feed.
Rye is extensively used in North
Europe for pig feeding. In Den
mark, where it is fed extensively, it
has the reputation of producing the
same amount of pork from a given
weight as barley. The quality of
the pork produced I nearly as good
as that made from barly, which
stands at the head of the list for pro
ducing pork meats of the finest
V.reedlng Dairy Com,
A correspondent of Hoard's Dairy
man, who seems to be thoroughly
well informed in regard to the eub-
Ject, tells in a recent Issue how
ersey cattle are bred on the Island
of Jersey. The island, which con-
taius only alout 10,000 acres of farm
land, Is divided into eleven parishes
. and each parish has an annual
show, at which yearling bulls are
shown with their dams, and the two
are scored jointly, so that a bad l ull
with a good dam or a good bull with
a bad dam cannot be the winner.
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CHILL PLOWS are far superior to any ever made;
Have stood the test for twenty-five years. We have a
We have thera with wood or steel beams.
vou want t0 buv smooth or barbed wire.lWe can make it to your interest.
and Nails. Blacksmith Tools, Iron,
on a shorter profit than any Credit House; besides, you don't have
Both must be good to win. The
prize, ranging from 20 to 40, is not
paid until after two years, and ia
forfeited if the bull is parted with.
This Induces the owner to keep him,
and he practically becomes the bull
for the parish, to which all the good
cows in it are bred. Animals are
registered, but the owners know lit
tle or nothing about pedigrees.
They know the sire and dam of an
animal they own, but that is about
The result of this kind of breed
ing is that little account is taken of
pedigrees or families, but large
stress is laid on individuality. It is
the individuality of the bull and his
dam that makes him a winner, and
he is probably always the descend
ant of a winner on the sire's side at
least, and probably on that of the
dam as well. , ,
S i ' ' The Dairy. ,
1 Cows may be fed very cheaply
through the winter on straw and
poorly cured corn fodder, but they
cannot be expected to produce muoh
on such food. The owner will cer
tainly be out at least the cost of
their keeping whatever that' may
be. ' ! . ' ' ' . ''',
Extra quality can be looked for
oniv in the Improvement of breeds
and"; in judicious selection. Feed
enough of a mixed ration to Increase
the quantity of a cow's milk, and
the , product will be the best of
whleli she is capable. It Is now
established that an extra quantity
of nutritious food -will not increase
the percentage of butter fats.
When butter selling is dull a
profitable trade to fall back upon is
the selling of cream, and such a
trade can be worked up by every
creamery or dairy. Especially If it
Is well known that the cream is
pasteurized before it is put on the
market it will go off with a whirl.
Creameries can obtain special
apparatus, but it will not be difficult
for a man to arrange one for him
self. English dairymen have concluded
that they can, on an arable farm,
get a succession of crop's which are
the best dairy foods, and can pro
cure 50 per cent, more food suited to
dairy cows than by keeping the
same area in grass. This, and the
English method of feeding, by which
root crops and soiling are made to
play a prominent part, are worth
Thing That Don't Fay.
Keeping too many fowls In two
Keeping two or more breeds when
you are only posted on one.
To get rid or your best breeders.
Always keep the best at home.
lo dose or doctor fowls in health
to keep them healthy. "What fools
ye mortals, be.''
To pose as a Judge or critic, when
your faculties lead you to the plow.
To send out mierler stock Better
use the hatchet freely and not kill
To breed from pullets, where
healthy, strong chicks are wanted,
or from old cocks with old hens
one just as bad as the other. Better
mate a strong yearling cock on two-year-old
hens. This mating pays
Ocrnu of lloom.
The poultry business is the largest
of our agricultural industries, and
yet it is practically in its infancy.
There is oceans of room for enter
prising men and women to earn a
livelihood with the hen. It is a
business that will not sustain in
deflniteness of purpose; the idea
and aim of the prospective poulterer
must be carefully and thoroughly
planned before he embarks in his
work. Don't rush madly into it;
stady it, learn it, and bwjld a solid
foundation for the business to grow
on. Begin moderately and grndu
slly increase your stock as your
knowledge increases in caring for
that stock after you get it. Nothing
will succeed unless you know the
secrets of success. The secrets of
poultry raising are not many, but
yoa should know them if you hope
to succeed. The Feather.
lighter drflft, cheaper, stronger.
car load just in. Try our No. 40.
to order, leads all competition.
and Wagon Uoods.
Millionaires are always capital
The perfumer is always a man of
The front door mat Is frequentlv
crossea in love.
All the pictures in the roeues'
ganery are not steal engravings.
The wise farmer leaves no stone
unturned, especially the grindstone
A father should always be known
by the company bis daughter keeps.
The counterfeiter may have been
brought up well, but he always
turns out queer.
The average man flnda it difficult
to live up to the salary h wants his
friends to believe he is getting.
There are heroes and heroes, but
the Ohio man who recently eloned
with his mother-in-law Is in a class
all by himself. Chicago News.
Mrs. Stftrk. Plpnaant PMiro r aar.
"After two rinrtnra cravn nn mr Kmt
ale, I saved him from croup by using
One Minute Cough Cure." It ia the
quickest ana most certain remedy for
uuukiib, uuiuu anu uu inroat ana lung
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' ' Cruel Old Man.
He Did you tell your father that
I would kill : myself if I couldn't
' Rhe Yes. '
He What did he say? ' '!
' She He said that settled It.' You
couldn't have me. Chicago News
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tl'lll -a ..I .a t .... n olui.9 I
Hill (lifo lb up lu Dinirsi
Will ye look for greener graves?
Hopo ye merny still 1
What's the nierey despots foclr
Hear it in that battle peal I
Read it on yon bristling stoell
Ask it, ye who will!
Fear ye foes who k!ll for hire?
Will ye to your homos retiref
Look behind youl
They're oflrol And, before you, see
Who hove done it! From the valo
On they comul And will ye Quail?
Leaden vain and iron hail
Let their welcome be!
In the God of battles truatl
Die we may, and die we must!
But, oh, where can dust to dust
Be consigned so well
As whero heaven its dews shall shed
On tho martyred patriot's bed
And the rucks shall raise their head
Of his deeds to tell?
John Piorpont. ;
A TAVERN GHOST.
Sevorol travel worn drummers sat In tho
lobby exchanging yarns. Id was Rodney
Green's turn, and he looked wise and be
gan his tale:
I don't claim by any means that the be
lief in ghosts Is a general thing In Arkan
sas, but I do say that I had an experience
out there a few years ago. It was late in
the fall, and I happened to bo in tho vil
lage of Bucktown, which desecrates a very
limited portion of mother earth in tho
southern part of tho state. Tho town Is
about as small and dirty a placo ns ever I
saw, and the Bucktown inn is not much
aboro the gonorul character of tho place.
The region is inhabited by natives who
still cling to all sorts of foolish supersti
tions. The inn In tho antebellum days
was kept by ono who was said to be the
meanest and most crabbed of mortals.
The old demon was as miserly as he was
mean, and ail his narrow life he boarded
hia filthy lucre with fiendish graed. Re
port had it n)JO that he had even murdered
his putrons in their beds for their money.
What tho fucts actuolly were I don't know,
but even to this day the old inn is held In
suspicion. A lingering effect of former
hurrora still clouds its memory.
The prosont proprietor, Bunk Watson
his real name U Bunker, I bolievo is an
altogether different sort of chap a south
ern typo, in fact one of those shiftless,
helpless, happy go lucky mortals who love
strong whisky and who chew an enor
mous quid of black tobucoo and smoke a
corncob pipe at the same timo.
when the former keeper "shuffled off,"
bis prqperty full to a distant relative in
tho porson of the present keeper, who with
his family immediately moved in from a
neighboring hamlet and took possession.
It was well known that the olu proprietor
hod accumulated considerable wealth dur
ing his sojourn among tho living, but all
efforts to discover any treasure upon the
premises had failed, and now the idea of
ever finding it was practically given , up.
As far as Bunk was concerned, the matter
troubled him little. Ho had a hardwork
ing wlfo, who ran things the best she could
under the circumstances and saw that his
meals were forthcoming at their respective
intervals. What moro could he wish?
Why should he care if there was a treasuro
buried upon his placo? Indeed it would
have been a sore puzzle for him to know
what to do with a fortune unless perhaps
his wife came to his aid.
Among other stories that hovered in the
history of the Buckstown inn was one
which involved a ghost. In the; room
whero tho former keeper hod died peculiar
nolsos were heard at unearthly hours.
Sighing, moaning and, in fact, all tho
other indications which point to the exist
ence of ghosts were said to bo present. On
account of this the chamber had long
sineo been abandoned.
I listened with keen Interest to the
wonderful tales about tho haunted room
and then suddenly resolved to investigate
to sleep in that chamber thut very night
and see for myself all that was to bo seen
I told Bunk uf my purpose He shook his
head, shrugged bis shoulders, but instead
of warning juo and offering a flood of pro
tests, as I expected, he merely took bis pipe
from his mouth and called out "Jane!"
HiH wlfo appeared, and ho intimated that
I Bhoukl 6cttlo the matter with tho "old
woman." The prospect of a feo persuaded
tho wlfo, and off she went to arrange for
my bod In that ill fated room.
At 9 o'clock thut evening I bndo the fam
lly good night, took my candle, ascended
the rickety stairs and entered tho chamber
of horrors. The atmosphere was heavy
and liud a peculiar odor that was not at
all pleasing. However, I latched the door
and was soon in bed. Having propped
myself up with pillows, I was prepared to
await tho coming of tho Rhost.
Overhead the dusty rafters, which once
had experienced tho eonsation of being
whitewashed, but which were now a dirty
yellowish color, were hung with a fantastlo
array of cobwebs. Tho flickering light of
the candio reflected upon the walls and
against the celling a myriad of grotesque
shapos, and, this effect being contin
ually disturbed by the 6Wuylnpc cobwebs.
the whole caused tho room to appear rather
ghostly after all, and especially so to an
I waited and waitod for hours, it seem
ed, but still no ghost. Porhops it was
afraid of my candlolight: so I blow it out.
No eooner had I dono thl3 and settled
back in bed again than a white hand ap
peared through the door and then a whole
figure. At last the ghost had como, a white
anu sheeted ghost!
It had come right through the door, al
though it wa. locked, and now it advanced
toward tho bed. Raising Its long, white
arm, it pointed a bonj finger at me and
then in a hollow voice commanded, "Come
with me!" Thereupon it turned to tho
door, while instantly I jumped out of bod
to follow. Some unseen power compelled
mo to obey. The door flew open, and tho
ghost led mo down the 6tuirs, throuoh lona
halls, into tho cellar, through mysterious
underground corridors, up stairs again, in
and out of rooms which I never dreamed
were to bo found in that old rambling inn
Finally through a small door in the rear
we left tho houso. I was in my sleeping
garments, out no matter. I had to follow.
The white form, with a slow and meas
ured tread and hs silent as death, led the
way Into the orchard. There under a tree
at the farther end it pointed to the ground
and in the same ghostly tones before used
"Here you will find a great treasure
The ghost then disappeared, and I 6aw
it no more. I stood dazed nnd trembling.
Upon recovering my wits I started to dig,
but the chil of tho night air nnd tho
scantiness of my night robes made such
labor impracticable. So I decided to leave
some mark t identify the place and come
again nt daybreak. 1 reaehe 1 up and broke
oil a limb. Overcome with my night ex
ertions, I slept the next morning until a
loud rapping on my door and a croaking
volco warned me that it was noon.
I had Intended to lenve Bucktown inn
that day, but prompted by curiosity and
anxious' to investigate I unpacked my
gripsack for a conifortublu stay.
You must understand that this was my
first experience with a ghost, and I feared
I might never see another.'
At breakfast my landlady waited on me
in silence, though once I detected her eyes
following me with a peculiar expression.
Sho wonted to ask mo how I enjoyed the
night, but I would not grutify her by vol
unteering a word.
My host was more outspoken.
"Reckon ye didn't get much 6leep,"
Eaid he, with a queer smile.
"Did you hear anything" I asked.
"Well, I did, yo-es," ho said, with a
drawl. "But ye didn't disturb me any.
I know ye'd hev trouble hen ye went in
thet room ter sleep."
That afternoon I slipped out to the tree,
but to my amazement I found that the
twigl had broken from the branches was
gone. Finally I found under the lower
trunk of an apple tree an open placo from
which a small branch had evidently boon
wrested, but on looking further I discov
ered that every apple tree in the orchard
had been similarly disfigured.
"More 'mysterious than ever," I said,
"but tonight shall decide." ' '
That night I pleaded weariness, which
no one seeinod inclined to question, and
sought my couch earlier.
"Goln tor try it ag'in?" asked my host.
"Yes, and I'll stay all winter but what
I'll get even with that ghost," I said.
That night I kept tho candio burning
until midnight; then I blew it out.
Instantly the room was flooded with a
soft light, and at tho foot of tho bed stood
my ghost, the identical ghost of last night.
Again the bony finger beckoned, and a
sepulchral voice whispered, ;" Follow
me!" I sprang from the bed, but the fig
ure darted ahead of mo. It now through
tho doorway and down the stairs and I
after it. At tho foot of the staircase an
unseen band reached forward and caught
my foot, and I fell sprawling headlong.
But in a second I was on my feet and
pursuing the ghost. It had gained on me
a few yards, but I was quicker, and 'just
as we reached the outsldo door I nearly
touched its robes. They sont a chill
tbrougli my frame, and I nearly gave up
Ai it passed through the doorway it
turned and gave me one look, and I caught
the samo malignant light in its eyes that
I remembered from the night before. ' '
In the open orchard I felt sure I could
But my ghost had no intention of allow
ing me any such an opportunity. To my
disgust it darted backward and into the
house, slamming tho door in my face.
In frenzy of fear and ohagrln I threw
myself against the oaken door with such
force that its.nisty ologjlddeM)d
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FRANK H. SMITH,
(Successor to Lamb & Smith) Manufacturer of and Dealer In
FURNITURE, SASH, D00RS,!BLINDS AND MOULDINGS??!
Orders from dealers solicited and promptly attended to. Turnlne and Scroll
Hawing of every variety. Stair
I have always on hand a large stock of
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A fall supply of Brick always on hand. - -
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And dealers in all kinds of Metalic.
Cloth and Wood ' Caskets and Cases,
Burial Robes, etc. Bodies embalmed
and prepared for shipment. Orders in
town or country promptly attended to
at ai nours, aay or nignt. 1
T-nicvrr0-n4- Trvrrr XTo'o
Office and Sales Room corner Sixth and
Got highest award and Silver Medal at Tennessee Centennial. By far the.
best wagon on the market.
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Canton Disc Plow,
See it before you buy. jfS7We will occupyjthe post-oflce building in 1S28.
I landed in the big rront room'of the inn
just in time to sec the white skirts of the
ghost flit up tho stairs.
Up 6tnirs 1 flod after it nnd into an old
chamber. There, huddled in a corner, I
saw it. In tho minute's delay it had sc
oured a lighted candio, and as I entered it
advanced to daunt mo with bony arm up
raised to great height
"Caught!" I criod, throwing my arms
around the figure. And I had made the
acquaintance of a real livo ghost.
' The white robes foil and I saw revealed
my hostess of Bucktown Inn.
Next morning when I threatened to call
tho police she confessed to me that sho
masqueraded as a ghost to draw visitors
to tho out of tho way old place and that
sbo found its tales of being haunted highly
profitable to her. Baltimore Herald.
The most onclent method of making ice
is practiced in India. Holes are made in
tho ground, dry straw i put ot the bottom
of thoso, hnd on it at the closo of tho day
are placed pans of water which are left
until the nest morning, when the lco that
is found within tho pans is collected. This
Industry is carried on only in districts
where tho ground is dry and will readily
absorb the vapor given off from the water
in the pans. The freezing, of course, is
due to the great amount of heat absorbed
by the vapor in passing from its liquid to
its gaseous form.
Another process was practiced in the
day of ancient Rome when the wealthy
are suid to have had their wines cooled by
having tho bottles placed in water into
which saltpeter was thrown, tho bottles
being the while rotated.
Dr. Cullcn in 1753 discovered that the
evaporation of water could be facilitated by
the removal of the pressure of tho atmos
phere, and tnat by doing this water could
be frozen. Wolrn in 1777 discovered that
sulphurlo acid would absorb tho vapor of
water If placed in a second vessel separate
from that containing tho water, but con
nected with it. This discovery he put to
uso in 1810 by constructing an apparatus
for absorbing the vapor of the water that
it was desired to cool or freeze. This ap
paratus greatly facilitated the freezing
operations of it vacuum freezing machine.
i On ; Long Island, a hundred and more
years ago, there was fox hunting for three
days during the season, and the biography
of Cathcrinefcjchuylor contains the follow
ing apt lines, from tho pen of a witty
woman whose name, unfortunately, re
A fox is killed by twenty men.
Thut fox perhaps had killed a hen.
A gallant act no doubt is here.
All wicked foxes ought to fear
When twenty dogs and twenty men
Can kill a fox that killed a hen.
Railing, Balusters, Newell fosts.
Walnut and Dressed Lumber,' Glazed
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vciA and careful drivers. :Order
respectfully solicited. Charirea
Citizens' Telephone 45.
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