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Entered April 23, 1903 at Piekene, S. 0., ae second clam matter, under aot of CougreH of Mareb 3, 1879.
The question, "How much fertilizer
should be used per acre?" cannot be an
swered definitely, but only in it general
way. It is sometimes put in this form:
"What is the most profitable amount that
aaiay be applied per acre?" Neither can
the question in the amended form be
exactly and accurately answered. The
soil, its character, condition, preparation,
etc., may be well known, or controllable
factors, but we know not what the sea
sons may be, says lion. R. J. Itedding,
Director Georgia Experiment Station. De
partment of Agriculture, in the Virginia
Carolina Fertilizer Almanac.
We know that some crops will bear
larger anounts of fertilizers with reason
able assurance of proiltable returns than
may be expected of other soils. A crop
that occupies the soil from the fall season
until spring, or early summer, will bear
heavier fertilizing than will a crop that
is planted in the spring and ripens for I
harvest in midsummer. The first case is
illustrated by oats, wheat, or other small
grain, or grns.--. especially when sown in
the fall of th.: :ear. Such a crop occu
p!es the soil during the late full and win
tef1 and 'etrly spring-during which pe
riods the rains are usually abundant
ripening for harvest in late spring, or
very early summer, before the burning
summer heat and possible drouths of
June and July. Oats and wheat therefore
are ideal crops for liberal fertilizing.
Corn is rather an uncertain crop on the
ordinary dry uplands of the South. It
has but a short period in which to devel
op its flowers-tassels and silks-cover
ing but a few days. If very dry weather
shall prevail when this critical period is
approaching, and for some time after it
is passed,' the crops may prove a greater
or less failure. There can be no second
effort, no second period of blooming.
It is different in the case of cotton,
which commences to bloom and make
fruit in June (or even earlier) and con
tinues throughout the summer until
checked by a severe frost in November.
It has a number of "chances."
Cotton is therefore another ideal crop
for liberal fertilizing. A small amount
of fertilizers applied per acre will no
doubt yield a larger percentage profit
on its cost than will a larger amount.
To illustrate: An application of $2 -worth
of fertilizer per acre may cause an in
creased yield of cotton (at 10 cents per
pound) of the value of $6 to $8, or a nroflt
of 200 to 300 per cent. on its cost. I have
frequently had such results. But it does
not follow that twice as heavy an appli
cation will produce twice as large re
sults, or that three times as much would
cause three times as great an increase
in the yield. In other words, the rate
of increase in the yield of cotton will
not be in proportion to the increase in
the amount of fertilizers applied. Two
dollars' worth of fertilizer per acre may
yield an increase in the crop of $6; but
16 worth would not therefore bring an
Increase of $18.
But careful observation has shown that
en 'application of $6 to $6 worth of fertil
izers (properly balanced) Is a safe amount
to apply p>er acre on cotton. Many farm
ers in Georgia have secured satisfactory
returns from an application of so much
*s 800 pounds per acre,
I think 600 pounds a perfectly sate nmiz
'n upland in fairly good condition, well
prepared and properly cultivated in cot
ton. For corn, I would limit the amount
:o 200 to 300 pounds per acre on old up
The Way a Bridccroom Got the Laugh
oil i-i '',ny" Ch2:m,
Under the thin cisguiso of' harimless
full 1111111y n tinpa rduM oilab ie r'ud l prank
is playpd.upa newly married cuples.
It is refreshing to hear of anl occasion
al instance in whicl the "joke" reacts
on the joker. A young in:ta and his
bride, who had just been ma rried in a
Western town, were starting oin their
wedding journey. ''hey had nanaged
to reach the train in safety despite the
showers of rice and ol Ahoes.
Just as they had taken their seats in
the car one of the bridegroom's chums
caie hastily in to bid him goodby. As
the young husband extended i0.4 hni:.l
the friend snapped ati idenif ronnl
his wiqst.
Tille groom had been si... pe.('tn lg a
tr'c of' sonic kind, and b('fnre lhe
pracltticaIl jokei' could ply a1 siiini
trick oin the brlde lhe fol ud thle ot h:er
hanideuir snapped)( r'oundi hIls own wi~riot.
lie wias chalIined( to the happ)ly bide-l
grooii hiimself.
"T.hat's a goodl OneO Onl me, Harry,"
lie sidi, with a slekly kind of' :mile.
"'hut I'll have to ask you to cmne to th
door' with mec anid get the key to ths
l.vt it. Ho01(d on. conlductoir, Just it in
lnt the conlductolr, whose huickk eye
had1( taken ini the sltia tilon, refused('I to
1 vati. Hie gav'e the order foi' star'ting.
sind thO train puilled Out. It was1i a
1trough, tr'aini and1 madl(e no0 stop i'or
the next fiff'y miles. Be('fore it stohpped,.
howeveir, the bi'aihenian. with thle nld(
(if ai siharli' e andi 11 ilii hamme',s li(s'eed
cd in lelensig H1ai'iy. Th'le pracical
jokeri mleann:lie had1( hadi to :- l'ull
fare for the (Ifty miles aiid still had
hisi faro hotne to pay13.
The Way It Classifies the Greaatest
Men of the Nation.
The Petit Paislen ini 1900(~ "nw' u'ted
at very interesting p)leb)is(:It. (: . obj'ct
of wh'iich wns to ascertainii wiho.. In the
opinion01 of its readers, w.ere' te ten
gr'eatest F'renehnen of' th Iuln imzteenthi
4'enturly. More thn 1 5.000.000( votes
were'L giveni, and the iresult wa:s I lat
Paslflteurl came Out att the to1) of thie poll
with 1.338,4i25 votes. Thei inext wereO
'VJ tor Hulgo, who received 1.227.113
e 1us:Onmett 1.55.72.N:lpleonm
-:not 050,772, Curie F'5l1.7 A. Dunmiis
pere 830,002, Dir. Itoiux l;13.94i1 and1(
Parmnutiel' 498,813. Imlmedilately fol
rm'v tihe eXfloi'er: Zola, La iurtIine
b'1 d l(Ar go:
be11) observed with Iifl'rest how
the- proportln of~ scientI Ie
~ ~ )her of thos~e who, in
10~ ~t'0q .ds oft)
country. Napoleon Is only fourth.
though Pasteur heads the list, and
Curie, Roux and Parmentier, the chem
ist who introduced the cultut'e of the
potato into France, are also honored,
while 'Ampere and Brazza are not far
behind. Literary men and statesmen
dispute with the scientists for the
highest distinctions, and the national
sentiment of France is evidently ec
Animals That Are Trained.
The animal trainer paused in his
midnight supper.
"It is strange," he said, "how train.
ing increases an animal's value. I
can buy at young lion for $100, train it
and sell it for $5110 afterward. Take
the group I performed with tonIght"
three lions, .three tli ers, twvo leopards.
four hears tind four boarhounds. They
are all young adults In the pink of con.
dition, but untrained they wouldn't be
worth inore than $1,500 or $2.000 at
the outside. Yet the' boss was offered
80.060 for thmu last week. The train
Ing setA the price, and no wonder. It
lo k four years to train this group of
nine, and. though there are only six
teenl animals in it now, no less than
teventy had to he tried and discarded
before we got together the sixteen we
Short Stay Neighborhoods.
A man who contemplated going into
busiuess for himself looked around for
a good location. He rejected the ad
vice of two friends who had suggested
neighborhoods which they thought de
"I don't like either of the places," he
said. "Business can't be good around
there. 1 have passed through those
streets manlly times, and always I have
been struck with the frequency with
which the names on the shops are
changed. That doesn't look promising.
Wherever a man finds trade profitable
he tays; contrariwise, lie moves. None
of the short stay neighborhoods for
imle."-New York Post.
Causes of Headache.
People get headache because they do
not take sufflcient active exercise to
Iceep the blood circulating actively, be
come excited and often about things
that do not concern them at all, neg
lect daily action of bowels, bathe in
euki water without wetting the head,
sleep on a low pitlow, take too much
alcohol. allow the feet to get cold, take
iron and tluinine when these drugs do
not agree with the system.-Pittsburg
New Zealanders Dig For Kauri Gum
In the Ground.
Many New Zealanders find it profit
able to dig for hidden treasure. That
for which they dig, however, is not
gold or Captain Kidd's ill gotten
wealth, though it has a dull yellow
color. It is knuri gum, a resinous sub
stance which is the product of the
kanuri pine tree. The gum can be se
cured from the trunks of trees while
they are alive, for It protrudes In
lumps. but it is especially profitable
to dig for it in the soil about the
9tumps remaining after the trees have
beenl cut down. Sometimes chunks
weighing as munch as 100 pounds are
taken uip fronm the ground.
DI)gging for- kaurl gum is profitable,
ror tihe gumti 1 ist'sd in the mianufacture
of' varnish, amnd apiparently it is one of
those products of nture whose place
can inot he filled by anything else which
haus yect bteen discover'ed. It has been
found that it can b)e used in certain
enmatniel Paints, andi tis~ has had the
eff'et of br-inging the dlemnd up to a
ipoluit above the supply.3'
Thie kaur'l l)ne is a mnagnificent tree.
It rises ais str'aight as a needle to a
height of fr-om 150 to 200 feet and
attains att times a diameter of fifteen
feret. It is noted for its dar-k, dense
foliage and ia much used for masts
for vessels constructed for the BrItish
The Word "Idiot."
"Idiot" ist a wor-d with a curious his
tory, in Gre-ek "idiotes"' began by
meanig a pivate individual, as ap
ltosed to the state or to a state oflieial;
then it meant a nonexpmert or layman
an d finially an ignorant mani or an
awkcwardl fellow. It was left for Enig
lisht to car-ry the meaning further to
muental deficiency. In "Pier-s Plow..
hl'an ani "idiot" is all ignorant per
SOn, and1( as late as 161)8 it could mean
a person who knew only oneo language.
Wy3clf attl Jeremny Taylot' used it ini
the sentse of' "layman," and thle latter
also in that of "private person." An'd
a1 prtofession)al "fool" or jester was at
one tue ant "idIot" too.
Killed at a Party.
day night ac Lanigdale, Ala.-, wvhile
Itadiing a p)arty at thte hotme .of Will
Fuiller-, two young men became on
gaged In a diffilculty whIch cost' Ben
11laninah his life.- The young man who,
It is alge'd, killed him, Touley
13reed love, now langutishes in the jaIl,
at LaiFayette, Ala., charged with
miurd(erinlg lis friend and companion.
Grover Jennuianus was also wounded by
at htray bullet dumrii g the ahooting, but
the wodiPd will not prove4 fatal, L1
guor was.the C8anrh)*t4 tt a agEtr
Origin and Growth of the Clever
Amateur Sleuth.
rho Great French Writer introduced
Him to the World of Fiction--The
Genius of Poe and, Gaboripu gnd
Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmos.
Most persons who read deteetive
ttork 4. and most literary critlcq, to,
leliev.' that this very popular for of
letion was invented by Edgar jlnn
Poe. 'TIhey point to his story 99 'The
I'urloined Letter" as being the jt of
its kind-the ilrst In which is Vtro
luced the man of keen) mtind, pf plise
c,esoing and of constructive singl
sttiton, who is able to piece tjilher
'erta{iit facts that site known a4 hjen
iy brilliant deduction to 'pu,.: li'p
them to other fucts which OC pot
iaown, but the truth of which ' Is
tile to establish beyond a doupt,
Poe himself' had at mind prealtqy of
this character-the mind of it 'Ij ie.
naticlian. subtle, logical and aglIhle
>f searching analysis. lie oncq g ye a
remarkable illustration of iylIg ho
.ould do as at investigator of IlyRtu
rious crime. A young shopgirl 1 9yoo
Niary Rogers was found tur( tled
uider circumstances which ogged
rewt public interest in New TpyC.
T'he police were completely bu lpd,
though they advuaced a theory w g%p
w%as plasible in part. Poe, taking the
1'nets that were admitted. Wove tlpmP
lto a story, the scene of which he 1id
in ('aris and which he called topg
Mystery of Marie Itoget." Then tppl
what was knowni he passed by tleipc
live reasoning to what was ilty gu
knownt and worked out a solntigi} tc
t he puzzle which no IrfessIn11 i -
teetive had been able to or,11gu
Years afterward the confessigni q n
dyltI man aiforded proof tllt 1oe
was right and that he had rclti'uct
ed accurately the whole sgrlp o
events which led to the death 9f upr.
This remarkable achievement of qd h
the public mind the notion that $l) us
of logic blended with 1maginatlq) wval
original 'h'ith Poe. As a mtthtter of =itct
it is almost certain that Poe, who Wat
deeply versed in French literaturR, go
the suggestion of the method frolu
reading certain passages In tibp ori
ental tale called "Zadig," by Voltilre
In this book a young man as quositIeet
as to whether he. had seen a stray dog
and horse that might have paspod hinm
oan his journey. In reply ho desppibes
very accurately the pecullarltlps of
both, though he had not seeq thom,
[le had deduced his knowledge from
)bserving certain Indications along
the way-the nature of the fogtrints
and many other signs which tl4 ordi
aary person would either not hy no
'iced or would have been too duil to
understand. Here is really tho germ
)f the conception which Poe pq bill
lantly elaborated in the story of "The
Purloined Letter," where we find ex.
Abited the striking cont'ast between
he working of a usual mind and the
tehshevemnents of a mind of exceptIonal
')ower and training.
Poe's central figure, the amaatetir de
tective, was afterward caught up and
nlaborated with great effect by several
b'reiich writers, of whomi the chief wva
inile Gaboriau. GJaboriou gave thet
world the chaaracter' of M. Lecoq1 In thie
remarkable novel of that neame. Lecoq
is a professIonal detective, but &p
pears ini that book as a novice, lnexpe
rienced, but full of' inteliigenace and en
thiasma and1 obliged to work out his
dews agalujst the. secret opp)ositioni of
hils oflielal chalef. Gevrot, who ia Jeal
otus of. the younmg detective. ln the
bneckgr'ound is the laster'estlig figure
of the real amiateur deCtective, old Fa
ther Tre-aat-Ciir ("llirbg-to-lighst"). ii
r'etir'ed tradesanani who atudies erlint
froma slieer love or tihe intellectual p)u.
zIe which it aff'ords him aa and which h<
solves bmy purely seentitie dedusctioan.
Sira Coan DI oyhe ini erentI ig iSherhud
Iloiumes opeig nyaeknoarwledge,t itl grenai
ludetednaess to Poe. like l'o'sm hero
lIolmies workas apart from then otllb
pJolic sind its (onsulItedi by themi whiet
they arie wholly at a losas. .Izansy 4)1
the inacidenits ini tie HIolmesf eyel( 0;
stories were dtge.sted tby thae inven'
tions of P'oe. Yet it Is onily fsair to sasy
thait Doyle0 has gone one stepa furathes
thans his master. Poe's ebairnteters sars
nbustructiotns. Thdisy ar like cheawumea
on the board and excite iatereost onal3
because of time complexity of the phrob
lems whic'h . they aire made1s to solve
D)oyle's chauracrw, on the oither sanmd
ire drawn wvitlh isympathy nad i
:Ihrewd inighmt into human anature
They enitertman us by their wvhims ai
indsivldusal tratta no less thasu by thes
mdvenmtmre4 through which they pas
Thttas Illmes' addletions to the (!cg1iii
habit. his. trick of tamol:lang great qluatn
titles of shaug tobneco whena thiniging
suit a problem,tis.lb di e of womens
his. Akill ais a boxcer--in acst, a tsegre 0:
trits all give ha4ma individutality amt
aaui uss think of' lim ax. nm tf)ultlin
a'harntter* tiite atirt froms hia pqweri
sas a dednective aeamsonaer. ~'And l[ is as'
wvitha the ibaor hersonsasgs .ms well
WVatseon. ta Mmrl)wta 'obtnen *c.mu
.a Grippe Is Epidemic Catarrh.
TUHE disease now known as 'grip'
used to be called 'influenza.'
It very closely resembles a cold, but is
more tenacious in its hold upon the
system and produces more profound dis
Grip is in soality epidemic catarrh.
When it once begins it spreads over the
country very rapidly.
People do not catch the grip from each
otlhr, but each one catches it from the I
"Most Effective Medicine Ever Tried
for La Grippe."
Robt. L. Madison, A. M., Principal of
Cullowhee High School, Painter, N. '.,
is chairman of the Jackson County
Board of Education.
le is a writer of occasional verse and
has contri)uted to a number of leading
papers and magazines,-religious, edu- i
cational and secular.
In speaking of Peruna, Mr. Madison
"I am hardly ever without Peruna in
my home. It is the most effective medi
cine that I have ever tried for la grippe. I
"It also cured my wife of nasal en
tarrh. Hler condition at one time was S
such thatsho could not at night breathe
through her nostrils.
"In consequence, an inflamed condi
tion of the throat was brought about,
getting worse and worse and yielding I
to no remedy until Peruna was tried."
Healthy Mucous Membranes.
Those who are fortunate enough to
have perfectly healthy mucous nem
branes ordinarily do not catch the grip.
The mucous membranes lining the
nose, throat and lungs, when in a
normal state, are an effectual barrier
against the invasion of grip.
But, if there happens to be the slight
est catarrhal derangement of the
mucous membranes, then the victim be
comes an easier prey to the grip.
This in part explains why some peo- I
plo get the grip, while others do not.
The rational thing to do is to keep the ,
systeml free from catarrh. lin attemptli
ing to do this most people have found 1
Peruna to be invaluable.
Systemic Catarrh, the Result of La
Grippe. Pe-ru-na Receives Credit
for Present .Good licaith. f
Mrs. Jennie W. Uilnore, Box 11, e
White Oak, Ind. Ter., formerly Ilouse- s
keeper for Indiana Reform School for S
Boys, writes:
"Six years ago I had in grippe, which
was followed by systemic catarrh. i F
"The only thing 1 used was Poruna a
and Manalin, and .I have been in hetter
health the last three years than for t
years before. V
"I give Peru.ua all the credit for my g
good health."
Icier of the adventures: Le'triade and
Gregson of the ofileial police and
Mioriarty, the arch criminal.
But, however brilliant Poe may have
been, or ho'Oever ingeniously (Taboriaui
may have spun tangled plots, or how
ever ably Conan Doyle may have given
life and1( reality to thle central figure o'f
Ils stories, thley all dler'ive their hn
spiationl, wheOthler conselous;ly or nout,
from the e'let er taile tol by' lthe (1
mnous Frene(hmana before Poe saw u the
lighlt.*-Scralp Book.
Wrightsvliie is Fire-Swept.
Wrightsville, GIa., Feb. 25.-Pare
was discovered Sundad:y nilghat in athe
store of WV. M . Stewarat. This storr
is connected with thle Emaire tore
which is located in the *1irst Na -
tioanal bank buaildinhg L1( and wi1co
sunmed thIree b)uhiings boeo the fire'
fighters g~ot it unader contro1l.
The Return.
"I1 belIeve,'" sad1( thle a'h eeryv philo ...
phea', "that tear ev~ery sinagle thlaiag youa
gIve awvay two come1 back to you.'"
'"Thiat's my expeaienace."' said l'hum-ll E
hey. "Last Junec I guave away myl~
daughter, aind she and haer iahsandl~ (
camne back to us in August."
Shingling a House. '
And I looked andl behldl( sevenl car.
pentero shingling a house. Theuy were
hauling up bunudles of shlingic. thataat
had been lyliag in the rainl for two[
days and nailing them oan one b.y onae.
In a few days the shlingling will lhe
done. Then the p)ainiter' will ~omeW
along with his ladders andC brusllhes
and stains, aand 4300 will be spenlt by
the owner of the cottage to haave It
thoroughly dabbed. And in a little
while the sun will shine1, and( a'll the
shingles will buckle, somel up,. somec
down, until the .cott4age wvill a'esemble
a frizzled chicken. Aand thei'e wvill be
leaks and Curasings and lamuenltaatIons.
Now, brethrecn, why not be seansible in
ese small maitters? Painter's tare not
I P youri shlingles (dry; buy a trv
b roes of stain; soak the sh aa
[ o t al'.l i aeo the kiad
s. They Wtil nover buel(lyt
'Naw YorkA )Press'a :
Mrs jk,\
Choe ~
The Gri ass l "1
hould be used. '1'h d sJuv c la
nTdd he bottcl==r uic . e
ena i asofudseevrhurl
uring tl dme acuf st g,atr wih he of
niections on the bonttl ae shuldihoifoi-P
EIxperienlce has shown that the peoplo
vho use Peruna as ia remedy for grip, to
enorally recover sooner and aro less
lable to tho dist.ressing and long-conl- Iv
inued after-offects of the grip. Z'C
When P'eruna has not been used dur- qu
nig the course of tho grip and t he patienlt ca
Inds himself suffering from tho after- at
iTects of th is disease, a course of Peruna p
houlld be resorted to.I
uffered Twelve Years From After- ol,
Effects of La Grippe. lat
Mr. Victor Pat.neaude, 128 Madison ve
t.,'l'opeka, KCan., member of Knights ]
nd Ladies of Security, writes: ((S
"'Twelve years ago 1 h ad at sovero at- I r
tek of la grippo and I never really re- ha,
c)Vered miy health andi strength-----but, hu
row weaker rv(ery year, until I was I v
niable to work. tin
MDiso unt~~- .
he valedica re ofein o
PitroScloss rs C.Ee
Th Uric wota heoiinsp
'origi goopds sent out oi ap pro
Woil eo H-d ave B15i 2201a
flI(lid Cth ottmcsiiie ar c
Two years ago 1 began using Perunia
d It built up miy strength so thatin a
upio of months I was able to go to
)rk again.
"Tlhis winter I had another attack of
grippe, but. Poruna soon drove it out
my system. My wife and I consider
trun a household remedy."
Pneumonia followed La Grippe.
Mr. '' Barnecott, Vest Aylmer, On
rio, Can., writes:
'Last winter I was ill with pneu
onia after having la grippe. I took
runa for two months, when 1 became
to well, and I can say that any one
n'e cured by it in a reasonable time
little eaxpense."
a-ru-na-A Tonic After La Grippe.
\1 rs.eChas.',. Wells, Sr., DeiawL,*o.
ilo, writes: )-After a severe attack of
grippe, I took P1oruna and found it a
ry good tonic."
drs. Jano Gift, Athen , Ohio, writes:
ix years ago I haIt La iippo very bad.
cad a testimonial of a woman who
A been cured of grip by lu -una. My
sband bought inc a bottle of -
VILs soon able to (o m11y work.
ned using it, until I was cured."
1 .- e C e.t.(.
3 Disconti
to viusit our store during this
tage of. thle
S1UIT S. jinSh~an
are n'fot shop-worn, otdof.
>f Anerica's foremost rianu
y article we have mn thij sale
ce, and the one.-thirdl pff is
ngs the p)rice below mgeufne
>day. -
[ices. erations mu i b
val dui ng Sale.
South Main stet'

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