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THOS. J. ADAMS, PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., THURSDAY MARCH 17, 1892. VOL. LVn. NO. IO. A BAD EDITOR-MAN. m m OC m A woman whose years could "not lave numbered more than twen ty-five, and a little girl, sat in a'dibrary of a small house in Boston one morning late in spring. A low fire burned in the grate, although the 'day was not cold. The child, whose deep violet eyes and cloud of curly, golden hair made a sweet picture, sat on the rug before the fire, and leaned agaiput heiimother's chair. Her headirested in her mother's lap, and every now and then the lat ter stooped to press a kiss upon the golden curls. The little one was speaking ; she was very small and could not have been more than five years old, but she spoke* very plainly. "When you sell those beautiful stories, Liebchen." she murmured, with a fond upward glance, "what a jolly time we'll have ! The story about.the knight and the lady was too splendid ! At first I was afraid she would'nt love-" here the. shrill whistle of the postman caused the child to spring upi hastily from the rug. and run to the J door. It was only a few stepB from the front door to the library, but the child was unaccountably long in returning. "Fredrica," called her mother, with an inflection as near im patience as she ever used toward her cherished child. "Bring me j the mail." "Ye?, mama, I'm coming. But it was with slow footsteps! - that the little maid advanced and | reluctantly laid a large, heavy en velope in ber mother's outstreched hand. Mrs. LeCharlton's lips quivered as she broke the seal and took out - the contents of the envelope. It jg was a M S of'some length,'and the i printed."declined with thanks" ? ^fluttered out andj?ellin_ thfit^g?&te ir. her facefrom Fred-, 'and^?^ child : i? .... ? JiarnecK. "Dearest, sweet est, don't cry.. I know it is loyely, even if that editor don't. He is bad; cruel man, and i will tell him BO! You shan't ever write any . more for him, even if he gets down on his knees and begs for) it." . Then the violet eyes overflowed, and Fredrica's sobs came fast aud faster, and the mother forgot her own pain in soothing the child. When she was comforted and calm again it was time for Mrs. LeCharlton to go out ; so, calling Mrs. Johnson, the one help of the little household, to see after the child, she kissed her many times and hurried away, promising to return, early. Agnes LeCharlton was a fashion reporter for one of the large daily papers in the city. She had aspirations and talents far above this work, but that was her maiu dependence ; she could ?ot afford to give up the position that brought tho necessaries of I life while she devoted herself to more congenial literary work, which might not find a ready sale. Death had divorced her from the man whom she had wedded when but eighteen years old. He had proven unwnrthy her love, and had killed the last remnant of it ere he had died, three years before our story begins. With what was left of her patrimony, und what her position on the pa per brought, she supported herself ? and Fredrica. The deep, intense love her little daughter bore her was the light of her life. Fredrica was old for her years. She was her mother's companion, except when the latter was at her work, and sympathized with her in everything. The stories and sketches Agnes managed to j write "between whiles" were a source of delight to tho child ; the ' story that returned that morning, one that really betrayed talent, was her favorite. No wonder the little heart swolled with indigna tion at the man who had rejocted it! As she thought about it after j her mother was gone, Fredrica I came to a sudden, bold determina tion. Bunning to a closet, she; took down her hat. Going to the .door and opening it softly, lest Hrs. Johnson should hear and stop hear her, she stepped out and closed the door very quietly, She | ran quickly down the steps and disappeared around the nearest corner. Almost miraculously ? the child I was saved from an accident and [pursued her way along the busy streets, until a large sign on a I building opposite her attracted I her attention. "That looks like the place mama told me," she said to herself, stopping a moment on the edge pf the pavement to spell the name on the sign. It J Was laborious work, but when j finished she.clapped her hands in I joy, ran across the street and en \ tered the building. * * * * * * Eric Boynton sat writing a. pro found editorial at his desk in his ! private office.. Suddenly the still ! ness of the room was broken by a j clear, piping little voice saying : ? "You are a bad man ! A very bad I man ! " The busy editor dropped his pen full of ink on the half finished page, and looked around in aston ishment to find the owner of the accusing voice. Turning in his chair, he saw 'diminutive figure before him; tiny maid with deep blue eyes with a halo of golden bair that curled around her head, her dainty white frock soiled by the dust of the city streets, stood gazing up at him. The small hands were clasped and unclasped nervously as she felt the keen gaze ot the editor up I on her. Her composure was dis turbed aud her voice quivered, as making an effort to be brave, she began again : "Why do you send back my sweet mama's pretty stories and make her cry? She shan't never, no, never, send you any more, and -I've come to tell you you're a naughty, bad man a bad editor-man. There!" The quivering voice had gained strength, and the violet eyes now looked defiantly at the astonished Eric. ; --, "What do you mean, little one?" he asked kindly, trying to draw Fredrica towards him. B^^iej^sted. "You made. ^^^^??rVtiry^ihiiappy ^?SSlj.? ind she don't eyer cry?" she said illogically. "Tell me all about it, dear, I'm mre I'm not the bad, ugly man you're looking for he begged smiling down on the mother's brave champion. Drawn irresista Dly toward him, Fredrica told her ?tory, and before it was finished me was on Eric's knee, her little band clasped in his big one, her burdened heart unaccountably lightened. At the end of her re citai the big editor gave a grow that frightened Fredrica greatly, and almost made her jump off his knee, But when ' she looked up he was smiling* "I'm not fhe man who sees the 3tories, Fredrica," he said, "but-we ivill see about your mama's story, and make it all right. It is high time now you were at home, for somebody will be terribly alarmed if she gets back and finds her lit tie Fredrica has mysteriously dis? appeared.. Do you know the way home?" "Oh, yes," Fredrica replied, "you just go down to the noxt cor ner and the next one, the same alike, and another, and maybe another, and you're there," Eric looked grave, but found that she knew their address, al though she could not tell very ac curately how to reach it. He took the child by the hand and passed out of the building. Fred rica talked gaily on the way, tell ing about Mrs. Johnson, tho twine across the way, and of mama ; of the latter she could'nt say half enough of praise and admiration. Her heart was full of joy, for she had the big man's promise that he would "see about" her mother's stories, ?md she was sure all would be right. Boynton halted at a florist's and bought a pretty bunch of roses for her, that sent Fredrica into a per fect ecstacy pf happiness. Ar riving at the house, he fang, al though Fredrica desired fiim ?o run around to the side door wjth her. A lovely young woman, with au anxious look on her face, opened the door before the bell ceased to ring. "Fredrica," she cried, "how could you frighten your mother so!" she stooped down and clasped the child passionately to ber breast. Fredrica threw her arms around her mother's neck. ''Liebchen," she whispeeed audir hiv, 'Tye brought the bad editor man with inc, ajl except Jie isn't bad." f Puzzled and confused, Mrs. Le Tl Charlton arose and looked'at Eric . Boynton, who stood, hat in hand, his face softened by the scene of T] mother and child. "I must thank you," she said sweetly, extending her hand, "for bringing my little Fredrica to me. ei I had just come home, and . had a searched the rooms for her in vain, of and was terribly alarmed. It is u* not like her to do anything to dis- di tress me." ?I .W? "Fredrisa and I have something ^ to tell you, If you will allow me to ?r come in. It" is about a little mat- _ . m ter of business your daughter has; cj brought to my notice," said Eric. ar Wonderingly. Agnes LeChaxlton je bade him enter, and he followed ar her into the little home that was ^ destined to become a cherished re- j treat to the . busy man of the ., world. aj During the talk that followed^ Agnes learned that Fredrica's new p( friend was an editor, and one of gj the proprietors of the big evening JJ paper to which she had sent the ev story which was returned. It was pfi not a part of his work to examine w( such matter, so Mrs. LeCharlton's co manuscript had not come under his notice. This he explained as ^ he asked her to show.- him her WJ work. " -Ai She brought out the story and M some other sketches with inward A] perturbation, aud gave them to mi him. Before he had half finished an the first, there was the light of au- sp proval in his eyes, and Ames felt ^ that he had found something of worth in her writing. His words of praise were few but sincere, and an the criticisms he made were grate- co fully received. ^ When Eric Boynton left them, Y< after an affectionate farewell from ag little Fredrica, he carried the story di with him, promising to use his in- ki fluence in getting it accepted. Within a week's the stoiy appeared wc peared in the columns of his paper, so hiere Agnes had spent her girl iood. It pleased the public who rere satiated with the sensational, inreal tales that were flooding the leriodicals. Thanks to Boynton's influence, Irs. LeCharlton soon become a egular contributor to the paper. ?heir business relations-or what Cric Boynton insisted upon calling heir business relations-bronght hem together frequently. Ho he arne a familiar at the little home. 5re long Fredrica was almost as ond of him as her mother, and he remembrances of fruits, lowers and bon-bons which he ai pays brought her, did not dimin sh ber affection, One day when she sat upon his :nee in the drawing room, Eric laid to her, "Fredrica, will your Liebchen' do what you ask her to lo?" "Yes, indeed, Mr, Eric. Why?" isked the bhild. "Then go to her, dear, and ask 1er to bring you and come and ive with me, in my great big, onely house." The big editor's voice was full >f something which Fredrica >ould not understand ; She looked it him to see what he meant, but lis'eyes were fixed on her mother's ace, which was bent low over lome flowers she held in her hand. Slipping from his knee, Fredrica >bediently advanced to her mother's lide, and repeated his words. Then Eric Followed; kneeling be side her, be took her band in one )f his, and Fredrica's in the other. "Agnes," he pleaded, let the ?hild be my champion, as she was men yours before me. Como with her and fill my life and my homo with the light, of your presence. My dA)'? ?hall be devoted to making you happy," As Agnes gave him the answer he longed for, a wave of happiness swept over her. She felt that the man whose heart was large enough to take }Q feer child and herself would be faithful to tjie proniises he made, Frcdrica considerately left thom alone, as she rushed off to tell the grand newB to Mrs. Johnson in the kitchen, She wound up her recital with: "And so, Mrs. Johnson, mama and I are all both together going to live at Mr. Eric's house always. Only you must remember, he wasn't the bad editor-man after all ; only the very nicest and love liest man in the whole wide world." CAROLINE STRATTON VALENTINE. f .a DU on i eve: \ tioi in i we pee eve ing tie cot can ha^ We the per we pre tioi die spe to' as tioi tba we cul On eui enc on It j the pla the inc pla the of, all del Lei for tor wil roi em pei ou ?ei St< ph an tu cr< ye is tei ki an sc wi fo ye of pe co IS VIEWS ON AGJ TURAL DEPRESSION. ?ERE MUST BE A REDUCTION oj| COTTON ACBEAGE. NEWBERRY, S. C., Feb. 27.-~Gov nor Tillman spoke here today toj meeting called for the purpose; ' disc?ssing the agricultural si tu ition-and the necessity of re-j icing the cotton acreage. The >era house in which thc^?eting as held was well filled by about K) people," most of whom came omi the country. Governor Till an devoted himself almost ex usively to the subject in hand, id although his recent illness had ft him weak and incapable of ly extended effort, made an ad ess full of sound sense, and tiich highly commended itself to e audience and evoked frequent )plause. On the stage were Dr. Sampson >pe, Col. J. L. Keitt, Rev. -W. C. j ?afer, Hon. J. A. Sligh, J. S are, Dr. W. E. Lake and the in stable and indispensable news tper men. Among the audience ire several prominent men pf the unty. The meeting was callod to order^f ' Hon. J. A. Sligh, and prayer is offered by Rev. W. C. Shafer, t'ter a few introductory remarks, r. Sligh, president of theCounty liance, introduced Governor Till an, who was greeted with loud id enthusiastic applause, and oke substantially as follows: r. Chairman, Fellow Citizens of Newberry county: I am always glad to respond to y call from the citizens of any unty to confer with them on any pic affecting the public weifalte.'; )ur invitation is to disouss the J ricultural outlook and the con tion of the farming interest and ndred interests bearing on it. Agriculture is the basis of alli >altb, the foundation on' which* ciety rests. Advice is aomethinj which every, one has asu)ref n^^e^?^a^lTirwilling IcTgi ve all occasions, but which few r take. Ve are confrojjt^d . by a condi l which is blue, indeed. Never my recollection since 1865 have been face to face with a pros t BO gloomy. Before the war ry plantation was selr-sustain . Our farmers bought very lit of the necessaries of life, and ton was a surplus crop. From ises which I will point out we ;e reversed the order of things, i have changed tho economy of farm and in large measure de id on one crop to buy everything are compelled to have. The sent condition of overproduc n-too much cotton-was pre ted by me seven years ago in a ech at Bennettsvilte, and I set work to bring about some change far as discussion would do it. Vhat has produced this revolu ti? I say ju soberness and truth ,t by every measure in our power have driven our people to the ture of cotton alone. How? s of the greatest causes was the lutnient of the lien law. The Lctment of this law pla?ed credit the crop before it is planted, placed the man of character and i man without it on the same ne, The honest and dishonest, i intelligent and ignorant, the lustrious and lazy, were all .ced on the same level. Itplaced i value of the crop in the hands (those who did the buying, and went to planting cotton because ote were payable in cotton. The sjislature is largely responsible the condition of cotton. Hie effect hps been to make cot t tho crop to buy everything else th. and this, together with the ital system, brought about the actment of the stock law. The opie said we ean't make money t of stock, so why keep up the ices, and sp the stock law came. Dck raising disappeared and peo 3 turned their attention more d more to cotton. Other ills have folloM-ed the cui re of cotton. One is the in sased use of fertilizers. Every &r we p;r? QYer $3,000,000. There no rotation of crops, and no at: mpt to preserve the land. We ll grass nine months in the year id then buy Northern hay. Fore eing this condition of affairs, I, th others, endeavored to put on ot Clemson College, where our mng mon oould learn something diversified farming. To put us on the right road ap ars a plain case. Wo need no invention to do it. Whether the pnce of option is due ;tp and legislation, we ord to raise it at the ce... When a man knows bney .by raising cotton ot propose to raise food, y .himself to blame for ion. But the cry is we it, what are . we to do? ?o3;-|fili you get out of debt by |^?%;^r?p on which you- lose a pound? If our people ndertake to raise meat and ation is before us. ^ye-the low price of cotton is\?^a?nce? by two causes; the d?iiiJ|peti?ation of silver and the eoh^?-of our financial affairs in ^^Sestt of Wall Btreet. ;We arej^pimatically and persistently ro|M!ibrthe benefit of manufac turi?r?industries and money sharkff oi^^rprth. The cry goes up from a of homes, give us relief rish?> The Alliance has ! up and spread like fire. The 5 stand together and ask re it goes too far and touches on ^arianism, centralism or pa ternalism as baa been charged, I raid the rainbow of promise sappear from our skies. If jnen and stand shoulder to shelli der and vote for measures of |???if we don't get all we esk, we i"get some measure of relief. Welmust not quarrel about means. '^>? waut a currency which does npfejeentre at New York, to be- let outjfrom there by men who can let it Pit or withhold it as their inter et-t^ictate. We want a currency ered broadcast. We want it ons of us-and we demand ? uncertain tones. Democratic party in Con cerns paralyzed^diltis vided ^rreling. There'come in the questions of local interests; The interests of Massachusetts, South a and JSTebraska are not ether party alignments future divide the coun " o?thwest to Southeast ng Mason and Dix-; river, those pgrrwhat thej ix???- dont yy^^?^imn^t lcnow|j g mething of the sort is likely to appen. But we who are confronted ythe Republican party wltri^fs tfcmpts to force upon us negro su nmacyandthe force bill have to taid by the Democratic party of honation to prevent that iniquity rou being fastened upon us. There ii not and cannot be rea oiable md just antagonism be wen th? Alliance and any other la;s. Chr interests are all identi al Uiiess the farmer prospers JblasseEwill go by the board like hese wh( plow. There is no an agmism xcept among those who ireallied with the banking inter isti. Thee are no disputes and liferencei in the Alliance as to nems. Ibeg my brethren to re neaber tht while we may differ LS io mean we must not fight be muse we wilt to go to vhe same end >y difieren roads. I feel that I teed not sy it here, for I don't >elieve ts Third party has >r can havyet any strength here. i the Deibcratic party don't give elief this )ar and next it will be ime enoug to cast about and see rh at can b done. But now we nust stan?jogether, against force ?U legislabn shoulder to should tr for G?dind home and native and. At the che of the Governor's ipeech the following resolutions vere read id adopted : ResolveaThat in mass meeting issembled ju this 26th day of february, 292, we, the citizens of he Easterbortions of Townships rios. 9 andi) of Newberry County, 3. C., do acpt the following views md princies, believing that if ;hey were'properly carried out :hat they \uld form an efficient remedy fone correction of the jvils whichave brought upon our 3outhlandacn widespread disas ter and finicial ruin. 1. The a?age of cotton should be reduced^ot so much with ft view of deoksing the crop that bigher prie! might be obtained, for we do >t believe that the very low pr) of cotton at the present timian be accounted for on the grouj of over-production, but more wj the view of giving the cotton finer more time, more land, more Utilizers and better attejiftpn. tiije pereftls adapted to our soil, reving that grain, with the richnesnat it brings with it, more and bjer live stock, more and better 'mure, better land, more meat, rle milk and butter, more poultrknd eggs, all of which are nefd on the farm, and cannot be phased by the farmer with low jued cotton without being met ^financial ruin. 2. Renta^f lands and credits extended sljld not be based ex clusively oiptton. By such a course hund?s of thousands of bales bf cotton are raised by thou sands of farmers who, instead of producing anything like a suffi ciency of farm products necessary for man and beast, produce little else than cotton. Such a system is not only ruinous and detrimen tal to the interest of this class of farmers, but its direful effects"^ are felt as a'general thing by all other farmers and citizens of the coun try. A most effective way of re ducing the acreage of cotton would be to change this system. 3. The times and condition of the country demand the practice of economy on the part of every farmer to enable him to pay his debts, to briDg him to that much desired position in life when he can pay c?sh as he goes, thus en abling him to buy cheaply, tohold arid?c?ntrol in a measure his cot ton crop and other products of the farm, -keeping him out of the fhfifids of speculators and doing away with the necessity of borrow ing money at a high rate of inter est, or what is still worse, of ob taining credit on lien or mortgage for food products, that should be raised on his own farm. If the price of cotton ever did justify the Southern cotton grower in borrowing money or of obtain ing credit at a high rate of interest to enable him to make cotton, certainly that time has passed, and it now should be apparent to all that the. farmer cannot^stand for any length of time/ at a high rate of interest or a dear credit. 4. A judicious lise of commer cial fertilizers connected with a judicious purchasing of the same is a question that has no negative to it. But there can be no such UBe and purchasing of commercial fertilizers when the farmer neglects the making of stable and barn yard manures, the growing upon the soil- and turning under of vegetable matter, with a judicious system of farming and proper care of his land. 5. Money is scarce and tight and labor is poorly rewarded,. Under existing circumstances few, if any, can buy and pay for a farm out bf the net earnings of the same, and those farmers not very greatly in debt must econo^ mise as they have never before done to enable them to pay their debts. Now we know there is- a cause for all of this, and w^if?rmly believe th at it does ? not ^altogether come from mis^^ftg^eht on tho nancial system " and :; policy f the government are greatly at mit and have contributed largely y-b*inging.nn the country the resent dc]M^?p condition of ffairs. Therefore, as citizens au?ft inners, while we believe it to be ar imperative duty to practice nd teach and encourage a reduc on in the acreage of cotton, the lising more largely of the cereals, ie improving of our live stock nd farms and homes, the right racticing of economy, and ' the oing of any and all other things mnected with our farms and irm work, in order to bring to ur country a more prosperous mdition of affairs, that we at the ime time, as citizens responsible >r ourcitizenship and loving our mntry and homes and firesides 9 we do, feel it incumbent upon s to teach and UHO our influence i correcting all other evils detri lental to our interests, and espe ially that which we believe to be ruinous financial system of the ivernment, in the best way that in be shown to us, and to do it i th a patrotic view and desire of ringing .happiness to every man, oman and chi ld, to every city, >wn and rural home throughout ir beautiful Sunny South, and lusing this grand Southland, this od-given heritage of ours, "the ,nd of the free and the home of ie brave," to blossom as the rose id to be filled with teeming, niling, happy and prospsrous jpulation. If the farmer don't pay taxes on ie increased value of the colt lat is called tax-dodging and ras ility. If the phosphate man don't ly on the increased value of his ook that is called "business." When the farmer finds his mule )lt assessed at its increased value ? skirmishes around for the money id pays his taxes without a word >r he is willing to bear his pro pionate share of the public bur m. The phosphate man, how ler, hires a Haskellite lawyer and iys him what should go to lighten ie burden of the tax-payers. bbeville Medium. These tight times are going to rove a blessing after all ; it is aw teaching us lessons in econ ny that will be worth much to 3 in the near future. For years ld years we hftve gone on grow ig moro and more extravagant ich year laying up nothing for ie future, letting each year take ire of itself, going in debt for lany things that we now find lat we could have done without. halting.poiiit was necessary, id now that it has come we will >rtainly be benefited by the ex ?rience. Just watch our pre iction, after this tight squeese is fer the South is going to have an ?a of prosperity that will surpass lything we have yet seen.-f]x. Fractional Currency Script. A movement in favor of the is sue of fractional currency is in progress. Business men who con duct a large business by mail are much annoyed by the want of some mail Me form of currency. Silver-coin? ure too heavy and bulky for transmission by mail, and far from safe, as any one who handles the letter can ascertain their presence. Postage stamps have come into extensive UBO for the transmission of small amounts, and this has become in many cases a positive annoyance, owing to their accumulation on the hands of merchants. They are also bought at post offices which, under the law, obtain no credit for selling them. We believe'that from these points of view alone, the reintroduction of "fractional currency" would be an excellent enactment on the part of the gov ernment. Business Maxim*. The elder Baron Rothschild had the walls of his bank placarded with he following curious max ima: Carefully examine every ? de tail of your business. Be prompt in everything. Take time to consider, and then decide quickly. Dare to go forward. Bear troubles patiently. Be brave in the struggle of life. Maintain your integrity as sacred thing. Never tell business lies. Make no useless acquaintances 'Never try^o^appear something ni^e^trlanyou are. '^K'?^'jovLi debts promptly. Learn how ta risk your money at the right moment. Shun strong liquor. Employ your time w??fc~ ~--^ Do not reckon upon chance. Be polite to everybody. Never be discouraged; . Then wnrkhard and yon will be i cortain'-to'-sticceP'' I -..----Ls Some Ancient Notions. "The blood .( lite hen meared all over that Ja ull of freckles, t .ne un il-it-be-r}ry;-thei *' cl?an, aketh away th nd oofs." "An excellant 9 to take a you ?ne color if you ne, and cut hin hrough the back ay.the hot end lace." "The hoofs and fore feet of a ow, dried and taken away, are xcellent against a cough; if urnt, the smoke of them will rive away mice." "If your nose bleed on the left ide, crush the little finger of the ight hand, and for the other side 0 the opposite." An egg that is laid on Thurs ay, the white being emptied out nd the empty place being filled ith salt and gently roasted by ie fire will cure cankered teeth nd kill the worms which eat the jeth. Cantharides wrapped in a pider's web and hanged over im who is suffering with quar me ague perfectly cures him. To draw a tooth without pain : ill an earthen crucible with nmets, or ants, eggs and all, and hen you have burned them keep ie ashes with which, if you >uch a tooth, it will drop out. The little bone of a knee joint 1 a hare's hind leg doth presently elp cramps if you do but touch ie grieved place with it. Take a great overgrown toad id tie her up in a leather bag ricked full of holes, and put bag id all in an ant-hill. The ants ill eat away all his flesh, then you ill find a marvellous virtue. If man. be poisoned this stone will .aw all the poison to it presently he be stung or bitten by an ad ir, by touching it with this stone )th pain and swelling will pres ltly cease. Jet as well as amber, if hung lout one's neck, is profitable jainst the distillation of phlegm i the throat or lungs. If a man hath dropsy, stand im up to his neck in sand by the laside on a hot day and the sand ill draw up all the water and ire the disease. A stone called granite, if worn i bag at the neck, strengthens ie heart, but it is said to hurt ie brain. zin To pou fut poi fou T. Here is something that beats ie record in the way of chattel ortgagos. In fact if there is lothor mortgage or lien on record i which a dog is given as part icurity it is not known. But two . three weeks ago the clerk filed mortgage in which several ar eles and species, of personal roperty is mentioned as seourity ie last of which is "one good pirro! dog."--Pickens Sentinel. wit res his red red Th( rosi cov $72 fifti mei 1 pro nar def tili: plie rot? cati It 1 mir witl grai ing tab! is t< on bier foui B farr can alor The sup] mat ful beh< acci tern nun min his fert G I R Con O Set and Sit A man or woman either cari set hen, although they can not sit er, neither can they set on her, lthough the hen might sit On hem by the hour if they would How it. A man cannot set on a ?rash bench, but he can set the >a8in on it, and neither the basin idr the grammarian would object. Ie could sit on the dog's tail if he dog was williiog, or he might et his foot on it; but if he should et on the aforesaid tail, or sit his oot, on it th m th e grammarian as ?rell as the dog would howl. And et, strange as it may seem, the nan might sei the tail aside and it down, and not be assailed by he dog or the grammarians. Wofford College has recently eceived a bequest of about $30, 00 from the. estate of the late lev. J.R. Pickett,-Of the South karolina Conference. Mr. Pickett Lied a good many years ago and eft his property to his wife luring her life and at her death o Wofford College.""Mrs. Pickett oanaged the money so well that he saved $15,000. Across'of the Plymouth Rock md Brahma produces not only ine, strong, vigorous chicks which viii prove hardy, but also excel ent fowls for market, the yellow kin and legs and general appear ance being not easily excelled. Ve do not claim that the cross >roduces the best broiler or most lesirable market fowl, for a cross if.the Game and Dorking is far luperior, but the great advantage >f the Plymouth ?Rock and Brah na cross is its .hardiness, and we renture to assert; that twice as nany of them can be raised to a oarketable age as of the Game ross, hardiness being what the armer d?sireras the objectas not o much the liatching of them as B?^?iirjg7^air3c)r and_J^nei A durable whitewash for barns nd outhonses, is made by. adding, o half a bu?fcejJl'"' lacked. tmHi c, one pound of common salt, rnakp--- -AA *WA indf ir j wv uiUvu - .. ---0-?.v?u"miru h common oil paints. A cor pondent a few years ago, painted farm buildings with Venetian and petroleum, first coat ; then and boiled oil, second coat, ? petroleum had one-half pound ha to the gallon. Cost of thus ering 15,000 square feet was !. Thinks it will be good for sen. years.-Country Gentle Q. 'HE USE OF FERTILIZERS.-If a per rotation is pursued ordi y farm crops can be grown in- J nitely where only mineral fer sers, chiefly phosphate, are ap ?d directly to the soil. This ition includes frequent appli ons of clover as green manure. ias been tried on land rich in teral plant food for many years ao?t decreasing the crop of in. It would not do for grow com, potatoes or garden vege- - ? les. In all of these clover alone 30 slow a manure, but for wheat land rich in phosphate tho inial clover crop has been ; . id sufficient. ut for the great mujority of aers speculations as to ? what be done with mineral manures ie have no practical value, y are more expensive than the plies of nitrogen and mineral ter that can be made by care feeding of the best stock. It aoves every farmer to make irate experiments so as to de line the cost of his stablo ma 3, and if it costs more than eral fertilizers to either chango scock or place more reliance on ilizers with clover. 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