UNITED STATES SENATOR FROM
SOUTH CAROLINA PRAISES
Ex-Senator M. C. Butler.
Dysp'ep.tia Is Ofte'n Caised By Catarrl
of the Stonach-Peruna Relieves Ca
t'xrrh of the Stomarh and Is Therefore
Remedy For Dyspep.wia.
Hon. M. C. Butler, Ex-U. S. Sena
tor from South (Carolina for two
terms, in a letter from, Washington,
D. C., writes to the Peruna Medicine
(o., as follows:
"I can.recom :mend Peruna for
dyspepsia and stomach trouble.
I have been using yjour medicine
for a short period and I feel very
much relieved. It is indeed a
wonderful medicine. besids a
C ATARRH of the stomach is the cor
j rect name for most cases of dyspepsia
In order to cure catarrh of the stom
ach the catarrh must be eradicated.
Only an internal catarrh remedy, sucl
as Peruna, is available.
Peruna exactly meets the indications.
Peruna is sold by your local drug
gists. Buy a bottle today.
Breaks up COLDS
IN 6 TO t2 HOU"s
Tri ank ftd 1c At Drojagg
Our faith point" the way.
Mrs. Winslow'sSoothing Syrup for Childrei
tion, anlavs pain,cures winid colic. 25c abottle
"Let me have thirty dollars," said
a pmspector one day to a lawyer
friend. "I must have powder and
grubia TH'l pay you back within a
'week. I'e' struck it rich. Tm within
three feet of a million dollars." Twc
weeks later the lawyer. who had ate
'ommodated his friend, met him on
~the street. The prospector seemed
a-1xious to avoid his creditor. "The
last time 1 saw you, you were within
three feet of a million dollars," re
marked the lawyer. 'What's the news
uow?" "Oh, thunderation." said the
prospector. "l'm not within a milliori
feet of three dollar's."-Fr'om "The
St->ry of Montana," by C. P. Connoll)
.In all thy ways acknowledge Him
and He shall direct thy paths.-Prov
erbs.' So. 43-'06.
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Two (Orateful Letters fr
from Like Conditloil
When a physician tells a woman, si
fering from female trouble. -that
opers ion is necessary it, of ooUrs
Th~e very thought of the operstii
tae and the knife strikes terror
her heart. As one woman express
it. when told by her physic'tan that a
must undergo an operation, she f<
that her death knell had sounded.
Our hospitals are full of womn
who are there for just such operatiou
It is quite true that these troubi
may reach a stage where an operati
is the only resource, but such oasesa
much rarer than is generally suppos4
because a great many women ha
been eured -by Lydia E. Pinkhar
Vegetable Compound after the doct<
ha adan operation must be p
formed. In fact, up to the point wh4
the knife must be used to secure insta
relief, this medicine is certain to he
The strongest :md most grate
statements possible to make come fr<
women who, by taking Lydia E. Piz
ham's Ve table Compound, ha
escape se ous operations.
Margrite Ryan, Treasurer of
Andrew's Society. Iudianapolis, In
'writes of her cure as follows:
Dear Mrs. Pinkham:
" I cannoet find wordsj express uytha:
forothe Lydia E. Paukham';Va t
Com d 'd me.h doctor said co
not get well unless I had an o',erition
the trouble from which I suffered. I kne
eould not sad thestrainof anoperation
made upm mind I would be an invalid
life H ' howLydia E. Pinkha
Aia Mr. DIkham' Advkt--A i
In the Wrong Flat.
"What I want is a bright short
-play." said Toole to the amateur. whc
had brought him a six-act drama
"How do you mean-a short, bright
drama?" asked the author. "Can you
give mue an idea?" "Oh, yes." said
Toole. "here's one. It's direct and
P-aves nmeuh 4o the imagination. It it
iL one act. When the curtain goes ur
two persons are discovered on a sofa.
one a pretty young woman, the othei
a nice looking young fellow. They em
brace: neither 3f them says a word.
Then a loor opens at the back an'
a coimnmercial traveller enters. H(
wears an overcoat and carries an unm
brella. You can tell at once by his
manner that he is the husband of th*
young woman. At least that would be
the inferences of every intelligen
playgcer. The huband takes off his
coat, draws from his pocket a heavy
Colt's revolver and in the midst o:
the silent embrace of hero and hero
ine fires. The young woman falli
dead. He fires again and the young
man is similarly -lisposed of. Ther
the murderer comes forward. )uts or
a pair of eyeglasses and proceei
to contemplate his sanguinary work
'Great heavens' he exclaims: 'i an
on the wrong floor.' "-Reynolds
Let a man keep the law-any law
-and his way will be strewn with
sat isfact ion.--Emersou.
We know Him not, Him shall we
Till we behold Him in the least of
Who sutffer or who sin.
It is easy to make allowance for
our own faults, but dangerous; hard
Ito nwake allowance for other's fauilts,
but wise.-Malthie D. Babcock.
The wealth of a man is the number
of things he loves and blesses and
which he is loved and blessed by.
Nothing is more intolerable that is
A medical journal declares that
people who drink cows' milk are
more and more inclined to consump
cion than those who use the milk of
the reindeer, the buffalo, the ass or
We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward tor
any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by
ball's Catarrh Cure.
F. J. Cnzr & Co,, Toledo. 0.
We, the rndersigned, :av,- known F. .
Cheney for the iast 15 years, and believe him
perfectly nonorable in all business transac.
tions and financially able to carry out any
obligations made by their firm.
Wzs- & TaUAx, Wholesale Druggists, To
WADNOG, KIrxxi & MArIN, Wholesale
Dru sts, Toledo, 0.
Hall's rra Cureis takeninternally, act
:ngdirectlyiponthe blood and mauousiar
1aes~ of the system. Testimonials sent free.
Prce, 75e. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists.
Take Ball's Family Pills for constipation.
One of the richest gold finds in
Australia was made by a boy who
picked up a stone to throw at a crecw.
and noticed that there was gold in
When he reported the fact to the
local government officer the warden
endeavored to notify the Gcwernor
by telegraph. He was, however. -too
excited to be rational.
"A boy picked up a stone to throw
at a crow," he wired, and the amazed
official, unable to guess 'what there
was of significance in the event. rec
"Yes: and what happened to the
crw?"-Romance of Mining.
-He aecs the third cr'me that defends
the first.-Ben Jonson.
S AV IDED~
m Women Who Avoided1
-Many Women Suffering
Will Be Interested.
.- Vegetable Compound had saved other women
from serious operations I decided to try' it,
Iand In lees than four months I was entirely
'Icured; and *ords fail to express my thank
gMiss Margret Merkley, of 275 3d
Street, Milwaukee, Wis., writes:
D ear Mrs. Pinkham:
b"oss of strength, extreme nervousnbs,
ut severe shooting pains through the pelvic
Si o n p etoseek
, medieal adviee. The doctor, after making
e an examination, said that I had a seriotus
sfemale trouble and ulceration, and advised an
obecte...and ddde as a atreortt
Lyi E. i~a' Vegtbl Com und
a ' the bad symptornsdisappeared, andl amonee
amore strong, vigorous and well; and I can
not express my thanks for what it has done
Serious feminine troubles are steadi
lyo ie erss among women-and
befoe sbmitin toan operation
every woman should try Lydia E.
Pnham's Vegetable Compound, and
wri te Mrs. Pfnkham at Lynn, Mass.
- Vegetable Compound has been curag]
-the worst forms of female comMaxa
all fanetional troubles, inflammation,
uleeraton, falling and displacement,
cus weknes, irregularities, indigestion
e ad aervous prostration. Any *oman
a who onld read the many grateful
Sletters on fue in Mrs. Pinkham's ee
Iwould be convinced of the er' ..uy of
I her advic and Lydia E. . Pakham's
' Vegetable Compound.
n. 1st Visrstands a Wmua's lls.
Do You Open Your Mouth
Like a young bird and gulp down what
ever food or medicine may be offered you?
Or. do you want to know something of the
omposition and character of that which
you take into your stomach whether as
food or medicine?
Most intelligent and sensible people
now-a-days insi';t on knowing what they
emplov whether as food or ai,: medicine.
Dr. Pierce believes they have a perfect
right to insist upon such knowledge. Sohe
publishes. dcast and on each bottle
wr r, wha ,. cines are made of
?n v 'fies I This be feels
he can w ' ordtodo -ecausetfhegmore
e_ ingrredients of which his medicines
remade are studied and understood -te
more will their superior curative virtues
the re of woman's peculiar weak
nesses, irregularities and derangements,
giving rise to frequent headaches. back
ache. dragging-down pain or distress in
lower abdominal or pelvic region. accom
panied, ofttimes. with a debilitating.
pelvic. catarrhal drain and kindred symp
toms of weakness. Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription is a most efficient remedy.
t is eoually effective in curing painful
periods, in giving strength to nursing
mothers and i-n preparing the system of
te expectant mother for baby's coming.
hus rendering childbirth saft and com
paratively painless. The "Favorite Pre
eripT ion -is a most potent. strengthening
otonie to the general system and to the
)rgans distinctly feminine in particular.
[t is also a soothing and invigorating
irvine and cures nervous exhaustion.
iervous prostration. neuralgia. hysteria.
pams. chorea or St. Vitus s dance, and
ther distressing nervous symptoms at
endant upon functional and organic dis
'ases of the distinctly feminine organs.
A host of medical authorities of all the
oeveral school.; of practice, recommend
ach of the several ingredients of which
-Favrite Prescription - is made for the
tureof the diseases for which it is claimed
o be a cure. You may read what they
av for yourc7f by sending a posta; card
-equest for a frec booklet of extracts
*rom the leading authorities, to Dr. R. V.
Pierce, Invalids' Hotel and Surgical In
titute. Buffalo, N. Y., and it will come to
on by return post.
Owe no man anuvthing.
A WOMAN'S KIDNEYS
Women have so much to do, so
many pains to suffer. so many critical
periods to go through. that it is im
portant to keep the
kidneys well and
avoid the backache,
bearing down pain,
languor and other
common signs of
weak kidneys. Mrs.
Charles F. Smith, of'
22 Boyden St.,Woon
socket* R. I., says:
weak from child
iood. and for eight or ten years past
y sufferings were terrible. My
back was very painful and I had
any annoying symptoms besides.
When 1 began taking Doan's Kidney
Pills I weighed only 120. To-day I
weigh 165, and am in better health
han for years. Doan's Kidney Pills
lave been my only kidney medicine
uring four ycar's past. They bring
ne out. of every attack."
Sold by all dealers. 50~ cents a
OX. Foster-Milbuirn Co., Buffalo,
A "nerve" -pillow is something
hich physicians are said to recomn
nend and which can easily be made
it home. One needs only to gather
>r buy a quantity cf dried soporific
terbs, such as hops and catnip leaves,
>ayberr-y and sweet fern, adding to
hem sweet grass. balsatm pine and
s many sweet smelling, sleepy
hings as one can think Cf.
Dry, and powder, anid mix all to
~ether. Then fill your "nerve" pillow
vith the Summerwood sachet powder'
.hus formed. Stuff the pillow with
own or cotton hatting or feathers.
md either scatter ihe powder thick
hrough the filling, cr. what is bet
ter, make sachet bags and fasten
hem securely to the inner' sides of
he pillow.-Philade'phia Ledger.
Proverbs and Phrases.
To be commended by those wvh->
ight blanie without f'ear' giv'es great
He who does wvhat he likes, does
tot what he ought.-Fromn the Sapn
The cities of Glasgow and Notting
ham supply gas to the consumers.
and t is s'old at fift y cents a thousand
cubic feet - about. one-half what it
costs in American cities. Last year
Nottingham made a profit of $120.
000O on its gas plant.
A FOOD CONVERT
Good Food the True Road to Health.
The pernicious habit some persons
still have or relying on nau'seous
drugs to relieve dyspepsia, keeps up
the patent medicine business and
helps keep up the army of dyspep
by what is put into the stomach in
the way of improper food, the kind
that so taxes the strength of the di
gestive organs they are actually
When this state is reached, to re
sort to 'stimulants is like whipping a
tired horse with a big load. Every
additional effort he makes under the
lash increases his loss of power to
move the load.
Try helping the stomach by leaving
off heavy, greasy. indigestible food
and take on Grape Nuts--light, easily
diested, full of strength for nerves
and brain, In every grain of it.
There's no waste of time nor energy
when Grape-Nuts is the food.
"I am an enthusiastic user of
Grape-NUts and consider It an Ideal
food," writes a Maine man:
"I had nervous dyspepsia and was
all run down and my food seemed to
do me but little good. From read
ing an adv. I tried Grape-Nuts food,
and. after a few weeks' stecady use of
it, felt greatly improved.
"Am much stronger, not nervous
now, and can do more work without
feeling so tired, and am- better every
"I relish Grape-Nuts best 'Witi
cream and use four heaping teaspoon
fuls at a meal. I am sure there ari
thousands of persons with stomaci
trouble 'who would be bsnefited b3
using Grape-Nuts. Name given b
Postum Co., Battle Creek, Mich
Read the little bobk, "The Road t<
Welmie, In nkgs. "There's a rea
Pious Slave Traders
Slavery has been almost rooted ou
of Africa, hut. the Arabs remain slav
traders at heart. and there is nior
buyina and selling even in this yea
of grace than mosr people imagine.
Many of Morocco's crumbling citie
owe their walls and battlements t
the un:-emiting labor of Christial
slaves. There are men still livin
and v:orking who can remember thi
days when slaves were openly bough
and so.i inl al1l MrUocco's ('caSt to 1wns
Thanks chiefly to the inter. essioi
of Queen Victoria. this traffic wa!
stoppted in ihe latTer part of the las
cent iry, and i o-day I the slave market;
of .u*0oricco :are held -ither in th<
greai 'nlpital cities or at some of tho
big country fairs. In Marrakesh, th<
Sultan's southern capital, you cat
count slaves by the hundred; an<
during the two hours of the dail,
sale the transactions include score:
of human beings.
1 may also mention a fact that :
perhaps quite unknown itn this coun
I try, and seems to be a jealousl:
guarded secret in Morocco. It is tha
there are white women slaves in sev
era! parts of the country-not Cir
cassians, but seemingly women fron
When the market is about to begi
a dozen men file through the en
trance. They are the auctioneers, th
dilals, %ho have beei occupied witl
the representative of the government
giving him a list and description o
all who are to be offered for sale.
Auetion and Prayer.
The preliminary work done, the:
are now coming to the serious busi
ness of the afternoon. They mov,
in a line to a point where there 1
some shade, and then they turn to
ward the east, the sloping sun be
hind them. The chief auctionee
now offers up an opening prayer.
He praises Allah, who made th
world and gave the true faith, H
curses Satan, who has sought vainly
but without ceasing, to destroy man
kind. He praises the patron saint o
the city of Marrakesh, and calls upol
him to intercede with Allah in orde
that all who buy and sell in the slav
market may have health, prosperity
and length of days.
Such are his appeals, delivere<
slowly, tolemnly and with a certail
measure of dignified gesture; and t
one and all of them the dilals, oi
either hand, and the buyers. sittin
at their case along the central arcad
or by the walls. respond with a piou
"Amen." They hold it is no mor
than a seemly thing that busines
should commence with prayer, ani
the fact that the business happens t
be buying and selling slaves doe
nothing to obviate (te necessity.
Prayers over, the dilals break i
and proceed each to his pnn or pens
to summon the occuplants to rang
themselves in line. For a few mc
ments the contfusion is indescribable
The dilals rush hither~ atnd thither, ar
ranging 'their human chattels i
groups. Thetn, having pllaced themr
selves at the head of their respectiv
groups, they promeurade slowl:
around the market.
We cannot watch them all, so w
select an average one, conttaimlr4;
boy and a girl. brothr~r and sistel
who have been brought in by a car
avan. and are facing a slave mnarke
for the first time in teir lives. Be
side themt are two vigorous mten, tw
able women, two young chilldren an
a very old1 and very black man.
Thtere is ito sign ot great excite
ment or unrest among the slave
Only the boy and giri, who are al
ready grown upI, seem to feel thei
The children are, obviously uncot
cerned, and if they .take any interet
at all in the proceedings it is assc
eated with their own bright gal
mets, which, by the way, have bee
lent to them by the auctioneersi
charge, in order that thtey may pre
sent a more attractive figutre. Whe
they have beetn purel-ased their ne
owners must pay for these gaud
rags or return them.
As he goes for the first and secon
time in a wide circle aroutnd the ceI
tral arcade our auctioneer prochaim
the r.erits of his wares in generi
terms, and then a purchlaser demand
te price of thte two middlle-ageJ. met
who sc ,to have years of consit
eable activity before them. Th
dilal pauses and presents the tw
slaves, who reply to various questior
that the intending purchaser puts t
The dilai himself talks very volt
bly, and the result must be satisfal
tory, for his patron tnmes a prici
and the dilal, with a pious "Praise 1:
to Allah, who made the world," gatl
ers his company around him on(
again, moves off. proclaimling th
the price of the two men is so mar
rioars, and urging the assemble
buyers to do better stillt Apparen
ly they ai'e not inclined to take at
vantage of their chanc'es. for aft<
the circle has been completed twi<
more the dilal pause:: again am
hands the t wo slaves over to the
By this ilme he has a bidi for' ti
grown boy and girl, and. summonir
one of his companions to comple
the negotiations and sign the pape
relating to the purchase .iust co
luded, he hurries off again, extollir
the merits of the pair he hopes to se
next. In this case there is son
short. sharp competition.
The price rises by five and ect
ten dollars at a time, and then
ominous sign-there is separate bi
ding for the boy and the girl. biddit
that hints at separation. Howeve
in the end, a great country kaid, wl
has traveled from Tarudant, secur
the pair, and they pass out of tl
promenading circle into the care
one of his stewards-himself a slas
I watched carefully for some expre
sion of emotion on the faces of the
two young people who had bei
stolen and sold as though they we
chatte.- but it was perfectly impost
ble to note anything more than b
Pr.esently there was a sudden
terruption in the market place fre
a little group in front of me. He
we sa-v the one dramatic incident
the afternoon. Since the mark
opned a woman, who was annror.
ing middle-age, had been trampin:
round and round without interesting
the buyers. Now at last there had
been some smal bid for her.
It had been accompanied by the
usual queries that all buyers make.
There bad been -no hesitation about
reply, but at the very last moment.
when the sale was completed. the
woman raised her voice and cried
aloud that she was of the tru- faith
and had been stolen.
Instantly there was an outcry, and
Ith concern of the auctioneer was
very genuine. indeed. If The woman's
IrLote. was correct. and she would
ih'ardly have made it otherwise. here
was a scandal of some dimncl.-iions,
fo- it ;s no small matter, even in MIo
rco, to sell a free Moslem womn
After her story had been heard
the sale )f the woman was held to be
i ,alI. -Notice was sent to her
owner, and by the time this little
matter was settled the muezzin was
calling from the nearest minaret ilat
the hour of evening prayer had come.
--Wide World Magazine.
The Incorrigible Disciples of Captain
Kidd on West River.
Lieutenant W. R. Henderson. of
the United States Navy, who arrived
here last evening on the army trans
port Thomas, has been chasing pi
rates in Asiatic waters. ie was in
command of the gunboat Callao, sta
tioned in the West River. and brings
with him from the Orlent a whole
some respect for the Chinese pirate.
On July 13 Chinese pirates at
tacked the British steamer Sainam
on the West River, about 150 miles
from Hongkong. Among those killed
was Dr. McDonald, a British medical
Lieutenant Henderson chased
those pirates with the Callao. He
was on board the Sainam soon after
the attack and says that the meth
ods in that case are typical of the up
to date pigtailed pirate.
The pirates boarded tie Sainani
at one of her ports as call passen
gers. It developed later that each
was armed. with a modern revolver
and well supplied with ammunition.
The pirates distributed themselves
about the vessel and when the dine
came made short work of the Sai
nam's crew. Captain Joscelyn. mas
ter of the vessel. was wounded and
escaped further harm by dropping to
the deck and pretending to be dead.
The mates were killed and some
members of the Chinese crew who
I offered resistance were niurdered.
The chief engineer escaped by rvawl
ing under the boilei', where h1- was
so badly burned that he was in Ihe
hospital at -ongkong for many days
afterward. Dr. McDonald, who was
a passenger, remonstrated with the
pirates and was shot through ie
head, dying instantliy.
WVheni everyodty belong~inlg to ihe
steamer had been muriidered or ren
-dered hors dui combat the Chinese
hoisted a signal, in resp~onse to which
Ia large junk came ahongside. into
this junk the pirates loaded every
Sthing on the Sainanm phat wvas loose
or could be detached. The stripped
the callin.even to the carpet. and r"
mioved every bit of coal from ihe
steamer's bunkers. All the brass
work that could be unserewcd or
'broken off was taken. and( e!ven tiie
dead and wored were robbed of
whatever the p~irat2s dleemed worth
"We found that junk a few days
later,"' said Lieutenant Henderson.
"There were three old Chinamen on
board. They knew nothing. The
junk had been moored there. thi:.
saidl, for months and months. it was
-always there. We searched the erarIt,
biut found nothing and did not
. pect to.
. "It is hard to believe it in these
i day.s, but there. on the West River.
i piracy is flourishing as it never did
.on tile Spanish Main. These Chinese
i pirates are wonders. They will steal
- anything, but manage to get away
-with a vast amount of valuable priop
erty every month.
" 'We patrol tihe river in the Callao
-constantly and the British have a
gunboat on the same service. but the
ipirates are the only ones nyhose
~watchfulness is rewarded.
",'Once in a whlile the Chinese Gov
ernent, after an unusually daring
eattack. will proclaim ithe arrest .and
execution of a pirate.. As a matter
of course, however, these cecasional
sacrifices to the demands of the Pow
ers for assistance in suppressing pi
racy are ancient Chinese who would
soon die anyhow, or natives whs
absence from the earth is desirable
to the viceroy.''-San Francisco Call
Lazy People Feel Neat.
is not the logical season, for taking
vacations. As shown by tile action
of certain animals in hibernat ing.
w ~inter is thie natural time for resting
and recuperating fronm one's labors.
"The summer hea1 is m1os enervat
who hlave not~hing to keep their mid
ir anld bodies busy.. As prooi. of this.
do we not feel the heat more acutely
on Sunday than on any other day? A
seventy-five degree temperature on
eSunday causes more suffering than
-Ione of eighty-five degrees on Monday.
gThe man or woman who keeps busy
on a hot day would never notice the
heat, nine times out of ten, were it
e not for the remarks- of others who
have nothing to do but think and
talk about the weather"-Pittsburg
gnowing the Tides.
I Droves of porkers feed along the
s Bay of Fundy beaches where the
e water rises to a height of thirty-five
of or forty feet with a swiftness that is
e. overwhelming. You v'ili see a whole
s- regiment rooting busily for clams,
se and every once in a while a veteran
n will place his ear close to the ground
re in the attitude of lisltening. If every
i- thing is samfactory te will give a
e- grunt and resume his rooting. By
and by one cunning olc. fellow, after
n- listenir a moment, will give a snort,
the well-known hog--.ote of alarm,
re and th, -.-bcl regiment will scampaa
f as if possessed of a million devils fa:
et out of the reach of the tide.---'e
- York Pr :es.
TOPICS OF INTEREST TO THEPLANTE)
Making High-Priced Pork.
Several years ago, when a so
journer in New York, I discovered I
think 0he cured meat bringing the I
higihest rice wa's eured ham. When i
I came o North Carolina T looked
into the ham business and found that
such hems were made from hogs that
hustled for their living on roots.
grass and mas: They were finally
fed somi! ain and killed at eighteen
momhs old. when a Western feeder
would call them about half fat.
The ncat of these hogs, when
pr.operly cured. makes prime break
fast bacon. hams, shoulders and sau
sage. Such hogs and meat are un
profitable to rAise on corn at twenty
five cents per pound cured, if they
had to be fed so long on grain. To
produce meat as nearly like that as
possible with pure-blood pigs six to
nine months old. fed on grain and 1
grass. was the problem that revolved i
itself in my mind.
The pig three months and under
will make the best pig meat, and the
hog nine months old makes the best
ham. shoulder and bacon, because. if
grown right, the meat is solid and
yet tender. The Durocs at these ages
will average one pound net for every
day old, and do it with continuous
exercise and hustling, which pro
motes health and the formation of a
large proportion of lean to. fat.
The breeding stock and pigs should
have all they will eat of protein food.
such as clover, pea or bean vines.
rape and fodder corn. with green ears
on. All of these cut green and nice
ly cured, then cut up very short and
steamed or cooked, are greedily eaten
and are almost as good feed as pas
ture. The grain feed to make the
best meat is wheat bran with the
middlings, oats, peas, beans. rye or
buckwheat, any or all of these
ground for one-half, and corn-meal
as other half, of the ration. When
fattening in the fall. these mixed
with the cut feed and all cooked to
gether, make an all-round ideal ra
tion to prodiue the solid meat we
What these hogs under one year
old with plenty of exercise will con
suie of this kind of food, and what
they will produce from it. would sur
prise some of our exclusive corn
feeders and lard'manufacturers. The
South can raise an enormous quanti
ty of this kind of feed and produce
pork at a cost fifty per <;ent. less than
they now pay for Northern pork. and
get better meats.-Samuel Archcr,
Iredell Co.. N. C.
Controlling Plaiintain in Meadows.
J. R. S.. Heiskell, Tenn.. writes:
We have been troubled for sonme time
with plantain in our meadow. and it
seems to be getting worse. It comes
thickest where wVe top-dress with ma
nure. We have a piece of land that
we manured tbhree years ago for corn.
Last snring we sowed it gn oats and
grass. We failed to get a stanId ot
grass, but have a fine stand of plan
tan. Please explain how to get irid
Answer-You do not say which
one of the plantains you are trou
bled with. There are several that
are very common and noisome weeds.
two of the nmost common being the
broad leafed, which is rather light
green in color, and the narrow and
dark leafed plantain, which is quite
inconspicuous. The plantains 1:ro
duce an immense amount of seed.
often as many as 3000O to the ilant,
and so it is easy to understand thai
where they are allowed to go to seed
that they infest the ground complete
ly and to the exclusion of more valu
able crops. for though they are hardy
Iand grow vigorously, and will often
occupy the land before the smaller
and more delicate grats seeds become
established. As a result, they crowd
out useful plants. Plantain can be
controlled. however, by putting the
land in hoed crops. such as the cow
pea and velvet bean.' A rotation of
crops is also highly beneficial to clean
the land,' and in the meadows re
peated hoeing through the season so
as to prevent the formation of seed
will have a most beneficial effect. It
may be necessary to hoe a meadow
four or five times during the season.
depending somewhat on the rainfall.
This is not as difficult a weed to get
rid of as many others that have the
proverbial nine lives of a cat on ac
couiit of the vigorous root stalks .her
produce.' Patience, continuous effort
along the lines indicated will enable
one to control plantain. In fact, it is
too bad that more care has not been
given to the matter of ccontrolling
weeds on farms in years gone by.
We are now suffering from the indif
ference of our fori:ears. ,or many of
the worsr. weeds we have to deal with
to-day were init rod uced and spread~
tronah carriessness. Radical laws
ould b? c etced requirinlg the cut
ting of weeds iim farms, aethMr.
The Virginia State Fair was open
ed at Richmond by Governor Swan
The idle negroes of Lynchiburg are
being rounded up and sent to jail
or the chain gang..
The prosecution outlined its case
in the trial of Dr. Frank Brouwer,
of Toms River. N. J., accused of
poisoning his wife.
Mayor (Charles Smith. of Brook
ln. $a.. is dead. and his widow is
dying, she having shot him and her
self as a result of a practical joke
he played upon her.
Delegates from West Virginia
boards of trade are in session at
Mrs. Annie Whitlock, of Berkley
Springs. .W. Va., was ecquitted of
attempting to murder her husband.
The case of the Standard Oil Comn
pan. which is charged with viola
ting the Ohio Anti-Trust Law, came
um at 1i6ndlav. Qhio.
IRM o*: fIO TES.
, STOCKMAN AND TRUCW GROWE&
Fertilizer For Wheat and Gras
J. M. C. writes: I would Ik
.now the best fertilizers to
rheat and grass. The ]an
n corn wiLh cowpeas sow
vorking. I was thinking
eruvian guano at 4he rate
ounds to the acre. With the
wanted to sow red top and ti
ertilizers for wheat on soil
airly rich have not proven
>rofitable in our experience.
>est results with fertilizers hay
>btained on land where co
ave been disked in or plowed un
n other words, on land that is
upplied with vegetable mat
:op dressing of barnya'rd $i
ine for wheat land. It - '
udgment to disk in the peas
han plow them under. This
Irm seed bed lower down inth
or the wheat roots to stri
nd become well established
old weather sets in. On land w
as you indicate, an applicati
150 pounds of high grade acid.
[hate, and fifty pounds of pO
hould prove profitable for ivl
[f the wheat does not grow vigorb
y in the spring and is yellow
tunted in appearance, a top dr
ing of seventy-five pounds of nit
f soda will be beneficial. The'
rate of soda should be applied W1
the blades are dry and scatt
broadcast over the ground. Gen
Peruvian guano at the rate of 1
250 pounds makes a very geod
plication for wheat. There is no
jection to sowing red top and til
thy with wheat; in fact, it seems1
from our experience to sowA tl
grasses in the fall. You mightft
ittle clover with the mixture, an
you .fail to get a stand tis fall,
again in the spring.-Knoxville '
Prekserving Silage Under G
S. B. M., News Ferry, writ
you kindly advise me if TLea
silage in an underground silb.
an ice house near my barn and
like to change it into a silo.
Answer-A silo can be"
ground if necessary. The
built, in fact, were pits in the
but the labor of taking
out of them makes it ad
build them above ground, as,
modern machinery they can be
with comparative ease and it 1s
pe matter to get the food out'.
do not say what the charc
your ice house may be. If it
brick, stone or cement walls
could use it for a silo if you de
advisable'to do so. An airtightit
ture is essential for the proper
ervation of silage. If I kngw
about the situation of your ice1
and its construction I could a
yo more fully.' A round silo.
of 'tongue and grooved staves-P
ment blocks is now regarded
most satisfactory and the. best
of structure to erect. A silo m
built into the ground seven t
feet or more, and this can bed
special advantage if you hav~2a
side barn. About two feet abei
ground line wood or cement4
should be used.-Professdr Seo
Good For Turk4ys.
It should never be forgotte
in the wild state their food
bugs, worms, seeds, etc.,
could find for themselves,-and
were hunted for and scrambl'
continually. There was thena.
feeding upon, ridh unnatu
that impaired health and pie
bowel troubles or otheral
that naturally follow unwhe
food. They subsisted by the!
efforts in the wild state, whi,
they are quite too often forced,
unnatural foods that are f
hope of forcing them to an u
Wet or sloppy foods are
mended for young turke
Food should be given
keys) quite early in the
at frequent intervals d
Never overfeed them,
tion in providing pe
eat willingly and no
use of rich foods, gr
millett seed, which
them while they are
of this seed, however,
they grow older.T
boiled egg is bad for
Coarse sand is excel!
and if sufficient of this is at
other grit will be needed, bu
of grit of some kind is a n
for without it the poults1
grind their focd.-Experin 1
Eight indictments for giig
taking rebates were found
New York grand jury in the.da
the Sugar Trust.
Snow is 'repported from
Duluth and the Michigan
and a fierce gale on the Lak
ig several wrecks.y
Speaker Cannon was the ig
honor at a dinner in Chicag1
The coroner's juryf
"Al' Adm, the New~
king, died by suicide.
IThe Americon Board~
ioners for Foreign Mis
its annual meeting at No
ng the signatures to t
will, leaving millions to
The alleged Bridge 4rnst
d from Ohio, five cma
d ering their charters.
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