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Xt> Aruko i? Cheap Sterilizer.
Dr. McClanahan states that a cheap
and efficient sterilizer cai be made ia
the following manner: Take an ordin
ary one gallon tin bucket twelve in
ches high, having a movable, closely
fitting lid. Have a handle soldered to
one side for convenience in handling.
Have a false, perforated bottom, to
which are attached three legs, each
one inch long. This is to bo slightly
smaller in circumference than the
bucket, so that it will go inside and
rest npon the bottom of the bucket.
Itt'the lid a small opening is to be
made for the escape of steam. This
sterilizer can be made by auy tinsmith
at a nominal cost -Popular Science.
"When fo Cut Corn Fodder.
Don't _eut your corn fodder too
early. ,> If? you do you lose a large
percentage of itu feeding value. Pro
fessor- Armsby of the Pennsylvania ex*
pediment station states that "a very
considerable portion of the nutrients
of corn is produced during the latter
stages of growth. According to the
results ot experiments at this station,
only about ?ne-fourth of the total dry
matter of the crop has been produced
np to the time the ears begin to fill,
while two-fifths of it are produced after
the kernels begin to glaze. Experi
ments recently completed, extending
over two yeats; indicate that there is
no decrease in the digestibility of this
dry matter as the plant matures, as is
the case with, most other forage crops,
but rather a light increase, especially
as regards the starchy matter and the
fat which makes up the bulk of the
plant. Tho actual yield of digestible
food per acre in these experiments
was as:follows: Cut when the ears
were silking, 1978 pounds; cut -when
the oars were glazing, 2869 pounds;
cut when mature, i02i pounds." The
progressive;farmer will note these
comparisons with interest and profit.
. Unused Portions of ?Manure.
"Value does not always depend ou
bigness. It is thisj'fact which farmers
are learning that gives them more
faith in tho concentrated mineral fer
tilizers as compared with stable man
ure. But in both there is much bulk
that goes to waste. It is a good miu
er?rjertilizer that has four or five per
cent, of available phosphate or seven
to ten .per cent, .of potash. So when
20(Tpounds of mineral fertilizer are
distributed per acre, it means that the
benefit is all concentrated in ten to
fifteen pounds if we could distribute
it evenly in concentrated form. With
stable manure there is always much
less proportion of mineral fertility,
but' this is offset by the available ni
trogen which the stable manure gives
off while . it is decomposing. The
stable niauure has also another effect.
It is bulky in proportion to its weight,
and therefore makes the soil much
lighter than it should be, because it
separates the soil particles and admits
air. - This imprisoned air warms the
.soil,- which is au advautage in early
"spring for most crops. Hence it is
that coarse manures are so generally
drawn in winter and plowed under
early in spring for hoed crops. It is
then probably the best use to which
the'manure could be put.
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Ideas on Plowing.
To do good plowing one needs a
; .good plow, and to know how to se
lect a good plow one sho^Lthprough
~?y undorstaud the objeccof plowing.
Too many 'bink it is simply to turn
the soil over, upside down, and
-yet- leave it as smooth as it was
before. Others consider that plow
. the best which will move the largest
amount of earth with the least possible
exertion of man or beast.
Both are erroneous ideas. Of
coarse, in plowing sod land it is de
sirable that the sod should be left
underneath and friable soil brought to
the surface, says Massachusetts
Ploughman. For this a wedge-shaped
plough is necessary, or wedge-shaped
so far as it goes down into the earth,
but when the plough begins to lift the
furrcrw.?lice it should also impart to it
a'turning motion, a twist which will
not_??v_ it nearly upside down, but
press a?ain3t it in such a manner as
ftoTJreVk," hp the earth into minute
\ cracks,' *Lich will let the air into it
so. that-it will be partially pulverized
before the barrow is put into the
To work with such a plow, lifting,
turnjug and breaking up the furrow
slice all at one operation may add
something to its draught and require
.more horse power, but it will save
something in the -labor required at
. harrowing-, or give great value to it
? by more thoroughly fitting the soil to
admit the action of air and moisture
. and beat to make available the ele
ment of plant food in it, as well as to
allow the plant roots to penetrate it
mor? r?trc?ily in all directions.
Bat', for plowing old ground thc
plow.-which turns it over is not the
. best plow, neither is the one which
will go over the largest area in a day.
Our ideal plow for this work would be
one which would take a narrow fur
row slice, and instead of inverting it
. rather set it up on edge, in which
position it would crumble more, be
cause more of the air and water and
sunshine wonld go down into it be
tween the furrows, which being of
i warm and dry earth on one side and
' the moist and cooler soil from below
upon the other side, would be pulver
ized by chemical action in a short
' time,,instead of baking in the sun's
rays, as does the under soil when the
earth is turned over perfectly smooth.
The action of the harrow then is to
still more stir it up and lighten it, in
stead of packing it solidly below the
depth to which the harrow goes.
XtaUe Good HOCH.
If a person who knows anything at
ali about hog feeding was given a
chance bet ween a hog that would gain
twenty-three pounds in six weeks and
one that, would gain ninety pounds in
the same time on the same feed, he
would .not be long in choosing. Dur
ing the past ten months the Kansas
experiment station has fed 190 hogs
that were bought of the farmers in the
vicinity: of Manhattan without regard
to hr ced j or breeding, just as they
wer e. thriving and weighing in the
neighborhood of 100 or 125 pounds.
This'-cl?ss of hogs is used because
these experiments are for the highest
benefit of tho farmers, and by taking
the stock' they raise we stay within
then: conditions. A few conclusions
may be drawn from the following facts
taken from observations of feeding
eighty bjaad of hogs which wore just
finished. These hogs were nearer of
the same age and size, and ranged
from the Jong, big-bon ed bacon h )g to
the short, fine-boned chunk, accord
ing to the care or carelessness of the
farmer who raised them.
First, as to point* of gain: The com-'
par is ou s are between hogs fed the
Bame in every respect. The best and
poorest five out of twcuty h.?ve tho
Best five, weight nt beginning of
test 596 pounds, gain 416 pounds-70
Poorest fire, weipht at beginuingof
tost 579 pounds, gain 230 pounds-40
This wa3 for a period of forty-two
dny3, and 'from observations made
from week to week, this difference nf
gain from a little over ono pound to
practically two pounds a day was
largely due to the broeding. A short
small-boned chunk will make good
gains for a few weeks aud theu stop.
It trill be fat. anti .ready for market,
while a well-bred, rangy hog will fat
ten and continue to grow and make
gains for u much longer period. Then
as to the uemaud of the market: The
three-rib-shoulder is now one of the
most profitable cuts that is made for
export trade. Hogs from which these
cuts are made must be large and mus
cular, long ami rangy. The short,
small-boned chunk will not answer the
pnrpose. The bacon bog is also of tba
latter description aud brings the best
price on tho markets. Well-bred,
rangy hogs make th. most profitah'e
gnins, are the most ready sale aud
bring thc best price on the market.
M M nu "om ont of B??i*i nt Swarming Season.
One of the most important steps
toward seenriug a good crop of bee3
and honey, is that of getting the
brood combs well filled at the begin
ning of the harvest. Some varieties
of bees, particularly the yellow Italians,
are inclined to crowd the brood nest
with honey. That is, they aro di: in
clined to put any honey in tho super9,
so long as empty colls can be found in
the brood nest-even to put honey
iuto cells from which young bees
have hatched. If supers containing
drawn combs can be put in at the be
ginning of the flow, the bees will
readily store honey, in the drawn
combs when they would hesitate to
begiu work in sections tilled only with
starters or comb foundations This
relieves the pressure upon the brood
nest, and induces the boos to begin
storing their honey in the sections,
and where they begin they are likely
to continue. The removal of the
pressure upon the brood nest allows
of the rearing of more brooil, and is
likely to delay swarming until a good
start is made in the supers, and
enough young bees are hatched to
make a good swarm.
Shading the hives, giving a good,
generous entrauce and plenty of room
in the supers, all tend to retard swarm
ing. As soon as the first super given
is one-half or two-thirds full, it is
raised up, and another placed under
1 it, next the hive. When the super
last added is half full, another is
placed between it and the hive. By
the time it is necessary to add another
super, it is likely that the upper super
of honey will be filled aud ready to
come off. Sometimes supers are
tiered up three high.
When a colony swarms the swarm is
hived upon the old stand in a hive
having its brood chamber contracted
to only fife frames, the frames being
furnished with starters of comb foun
dation. The supers aro transferred
from the old to the new hive and the
old hive set down near the new one.
By this method all of the field bees
that may be out when the swarm is
sued, return to the old staud and join
the newly hived swarm that has the
sections. The small brood next
crowds the bees into the sections, and
the lack of combs in the brood nest
compels the bees to store their honey
in th ? supers unt? combs can be built
in tho brood nest, and as fast as the
comba are built, tho queeu fills them
with eggs, and the result is that all of
the white honey goes into thc sec
tions, while the brood nest becomes a
brood nest indeed. With this man
agement a queen-excluding honey
board is needed, or the queen will go
into the sectious where the swarm is
first hived, and make trouble by lay
ing in the sections.
The old hive is allowed to staud by
the side of the new one until the
eighth day after swarming, when it is
picked up and moved away to a new
locatiou. All of the bees that have
flown from the old hive in the eight
days mentioned, have marked that
locatiou as their home and will return
toit, and join the new swarm. This
accomplishes two things: It throws a
lot of bees iuto the hive where the
sections are, and robs the old hive at
just the time -when the young queens
arc hatching, so weakening its forces
that all thoughts of further swarming
are given up-the young queens being
allowed tu fight it out on the line of
"the survival of the fittest." By tim
method the working force and the
sections are all kept together, and
there are no small after-swarms to
bother with After the harvest is
over, there arv two courses to pursue
with the swarms that were hived upon
only five frames: One is that of giving
them more frames, or combs, and al
lowing them to build up for winter,
which they will do if there is a full
flow. The only objection to this ar
rangement is that swarms with old
(?ueens sometimes L iib! drone comb.
When colonies are united it is easy to
re)ect undesirable combs.-American
Juliet of Romance and Reality.
A movement is on foot to restore
and renovate the tomb of Juliet in
Verona, Italy. It is proposed to make
the structure just twice as large as it
is at present and to continue the small
arches which are now only in the
front of the structure all along the
sides. It is not commonly known,
perhaps, that Romeo and Juliet are
not creatures of the brain of Shakes
peare, but they lived and loved and
died in Verona.
The home of this favorite of Shakes
peare's work is still standing in the
little town, and there may be seen the
famous balcony in which Juliet stood
when Romeo breathed his words of
love to her.
Verona is the capital of a province
in Upper Italy, which has nearly 70,
000 inhabitants. lt is situated on
both banks of the River Adige, which,
nextto Venice, is the most important
and interesting town of aucient Veni
It is rather a remarkable fact that,
though students of the works of the
Bard of Avon have always known o?
the existence of this tomb, the infor
mation does not seem to have been
spread to the general public. Indeed,
it is probable that most people, while
wondering at the beauty of this love
story, have supposed it to be a fanci
ful creation of the poet's imagination.
Odd Dog LBW.
Thel aw of Paris forbids the pos
session of more than one dog, and a
Mme. de Pony has been condemned
to five days' imprisonment and a fine
of SI for having violated the com
mandment. The madame was fond
of four pretty pups5, which she ne
glected or refuse 1 to drown, and
hence her condemnation.
STORY OF "OCEAN MARY."
BABY MASCOT OF THE SEA WON THE
HEART OF A PIRATE.
Totten of Nature That Saved a Ship and
C.-ew-Child Grew to Womanhood and
Her Wedding Gown WHS Made From
the rirntc's Silk Brocade.
In the village burying-ground at Hett^
niker, N. H., may be seen standing
among a dozen slabs of like design a
small slate utoae? Whose inscription,
in common with tho others, in no
insaner suggests that the story of the
one iu whose memory it was set was
..'tiFeront from the ordinary affairs of
fue L illside pioueer.
It is the grave of Ocean Mary, lt
was years and years ago that the
baby mascot of tho sea won a pirate's
Previous to 1720, the year In which
the principal events of this narrative
occurred? many families of Scotch
peasantry crossed the north channel
and fouud for a time home? in tho
larger towns on or near the coast of
Ireland, Thus Londonderry became
the residence of a large number of
Jn those old times of slow shipB and
many perils of the sea, it was a far
cry from Londonderry iu Ireland to
Londonderry in tue granite state;
still Scotland and the Emerald Isle
had already ?eut sturdy pioneers to
the new world on the Merrimac.
Tradition, often the truer part of
history, has failed to save from ob
livion the name of tho ship which
sailed from Londonderry for Boston
in July, 1720,- but she is" said to have
been in many respects vastly superior
to othei s of her class in those times.
At any rate, loug before she dropped
anchor off the picturesque coast,many
well-to-do families had prepared for
the loug voyage. Of those who from
the deck of the departing ship
watched the green shores of Ireland
fade from view a large proportion
were not only strong of limb, but
thrifty and provident.
Out through Lonah Foyle, past In
nishowen head and far beyond Giaut's
Causeway, with favoring winds, sailed
the fated ship.
Amoug tho passengers were James
Wilson and his young wife, A yoar
before Wilson married Elizabeth Ful
ton, and they were now on their way
to Londonderry, N. H., where land
had been laid out to James Wilson as
one of the grantees of that town.
In the small valley settlement to
which Wilson and his wife were trav
eling were friends under whose hands
profitable harvests wero sure, and a
generation was spriuging up whose
influence was to be felt long years
Concerning the earlier part of the
voyage of thc emigraut ship tradition
is nearly silent although certain frag
mentary accounts hint of a protracted
calm and following storm of such vio
lence that thc vessel wa ; driven from
her course. However that may be,
it is r< asouably certain that the pas
sage was about one-third accomplished
when events transpired that made the
voyage memorable iu the lives of all
on I oard.
One sultry evening the lookout saw
on the horizon a sail standing like a
gray silhouette against the earlj'-ris
ing moon. All through the hot sum
mer night the strange craft wore
nearer aud nearer, and when morning
came her low hull could be seen like a
black ^shadow under her full set of
j The pirate was within gnnshot of
the emigrant ship. To fight cr run
away was not to be thought of. /J?he
slow ship had not a dozen muskets.
They simply waited. They had not
long to wait, for boats were soon
alongside, and swarming upon the
deck, the robbers fell to work as men
who know how to plunder and kill.
Crew and passengers were bound and
some were left lying where they were
captured, and some rolled into cor
ners, justas suited a momentary freak
of the invaders.
None were killed. Valuables were
gathered into parcels convenient to
be transferred to the pirate ship. The
robber captain going below to search
the officers' quarters, threw open
the after cabin door with a rough
hand, bat seeing a woman lying in
the berth, stopped.
"Why are j'ou there?" demanded
".-'oe. " The terrified womau un
covered a baby's face.
"You have named her."
The pirnte weut to tho cabin door
and commanded that no mau stir until
further orders. Then, returning, he
went close to the berth where the
woman lay, mid said gently, "If I
may name that baby, thut little girl, I
will unbind your mon and leave your
ship unharmed. May I name the girl?"
Thou the rough old robber came
nearer still and took up the tiny, un
resisting hand of the baby. "5lary"
was the name thc woinau heard him
speak. There were other words, but
spokeu so low she could not hear.
Only his Maker and his own heart
knew, but when the child drew its
hand away the mother saw a tear on
the pink fingers.
There have been other knights than
Bayard. Here was one.
As good as his word, the pirate
captain ordered all captives unbound
and goods and valuables restored to
the places from which they had been
taken; then with his crew he left the
ship and pulled to his own vessel.
But the emigrant ship had scarcely
got under way when a new alarm
came to them. The pirate waa re
If they were dismayed at his reap
pearance they were surprised to see
him come ou board alone and go di
rectly below to the cabiu. There he
took from a parcel a piece of brocaded
silk of marvellous fineness of texture
and beauty of design. Seen at a little
distance the effect of the pattern is ns
of a plaid combining in wonderfully
harmonized tones, nameless hues of
red and greeu, softened with lines of
what evidently was once white.
Time has, perhaps, somewhat mel
lowed its color tone, but the richness
of its quality is as the richness of
"Let Mary wear this on her wed
ding day," the pirate said, as he laid
the silk on the berth.
The pirate left the ship and was
seen no more. In the fulness of time
the emigrant ship reacoed Boston
without further incident. There
James Wilson died soon after land
ing. Elizabeth Wilson, with Mary,
Boon after went to live in Londonder
ry, where friends were waitiug for
them. Hore the widow married J ames
Clark, great-groat-grandparent of
For years the people of the little
hamlet religiously kept July 28 in
thanksgiving for the deliverance of
their friends from the hands of pi
Some time early in the year 1782
Thomas Wallace emigrated to Ameri
ca and Eettled in Londonderry, where,
on Dee. 18 of the Bauie year, he wai
married to Ocean Mary by-the Rev.
Mr. Davidson of that town. Her wed
ding gown was the pirate (silky
A granddaughor nud a great-grand.
daughter havo also worn tho same
dress on like occasions.
Four sons were botn to Mary WaL
lace, three of-Wh?ni rem'?v'ed-t?o Hen
ttiker. Th?r?, oh a sightly hill,' Rob
ert built the house which in his day
Was far and away tho grandest man
sion in all the country a ound. He
was a mau of large hospitality aud in
telligent strength of character.
H?re Ocean Mary lived many years,
and died in 1814 at tho ngo-of 94.
Her grave is in the Centre burying
ground, about half way down Ike.
middle walk, a bowshot distant from
the railroad station. The canon's'
visitor may if he choose rend the in
scription oh the slate":
"In memory of "Widow-. Mary Wal
lnce? Who died Feb. 13; A. D. 1814,
in the ninety-fourth year of her age."
The likeness tradition has left of
Ocean Mary is that of- a woman sym-r
metrically tall, with light hair, blue
eyes and florid complexion,, together
with a touch of the aristocracy of na
ture and a fine repose of manner in
her energetic, determined and kindly
The house is four miles from Hcn
niker village and about the same dis-,
tance from Hillsboro. The visitor, if
he have an eye for the picturesque,,
though he regret the decay that has
overtaken the old mnn:<e, cnn* but'
be charmed by the beauty of tho land
scape in the midst of which it is set.
L05ING OR GAINING A DAY
A Difficulty That IA Inevitable Under Our'
Present System Of I'eckonintr.
'.Where a Day is Lost or Gained,"
is the title of a paper in the Century in
which Benjamin E. Smith, editor of*
'Tbe Century Dictionary.' tells of the
difficulty of reckoning the days of the
week, in traveling east or .tWcstv
ward. . .i.. ?.
The difficulty that may lie in a'
matter apparently so simplo ia well
shown in one of Poe's storicB. Tho
obdurate father of the maiden-evi
dently with the Greek calends ip
mind-promises to give her the ob
jectionable swnin when three Sundays
occur in one week. To his consterna
tion, and the joy of the lovers, this
seemingly impossible event iadubits
bly happeus when two sen captains ap
pear together npon the sea who have
circumnavigated the globe in op
As a matter of fact, this bit of fic
tion represents what is taking p'ace
every day in the year, and muBt con
tinue to occur as loug as our present
method of reckoning time is re!allied.
And the reason for this is simple and
familiar. The civil day begins and
ends at midnigh*, but for conveniente
of explanation let us assume (as is the
practice of astronomers) that tho day
begius at noon and ends at the fol
lowing uoou. It is clear that the in
terval of time between two successive
noons will be, for us, 24 hours (a day
as measured by one complete rotation
of the earth) only when wc remain on
the same meridian. For if at noon oji
the begiuuiug of Monday wo move,
say over a spnee of 15 degrees .toward
tho east, it is obvious that when the
sun again stands at nooii, for us, only
23 hours will have elapsed since we
shall have accomplished one-24th of his
journey for him; that ij>, T?esday will
begin, for ns, one hour too soon.
Similarly, if we repeat this eastward
movement, Wednesday will begin two
hours too soon; and BO on until, when,
our starting point is reached, w* shall,
iu count of days, be just 24 hours
ahead in our reckoning; The result
will be that, instead of ending-tho
journey in 24 days (os we'seern^ tg'jd?)
and on a Wednesday, wo shalT actually
complete it iu 23 days and o? TtfBs
dny. On the other hand, if w'e'move
westward, in this way, the reverse
will happen; our days, as measured
from noon, will be 25 hours lon-*, and
we shall actually complete the trip jn
25 days and on Thursday.' For the
stay-at-home, and for travellers re
turning thus from the east and from
the west, there will, accordingly, if
no correction is made iu^tbe reckoning,
be for each day three distinct dates;
each perfectly correct by diary or log,
and each day of tho week-not Sun
day simply-will be repeated thrice,
THE IMPORTATION OF MONKEYS.
Orjran-Grtnders Do Not Carry Thcin Her?
A mau who had missed the monkeys"
formerly carried about by organ-grind
ers in the city streets, and who/had'
attributed their disappearance 'fb tho
changed conditions of the' organ
grinding business, Lo tho substitution
of the big piuno-organ on. wheels,man-,
aged by two persons, for the .old-fash
ioned smaller haud-organ? .that..was'
carried about by the player, found,
upon inquiry, that, whatever influence
the changed conditions might have
had, the carrying of monkeys by;
organ-grinders is now prohibited here,
by a city ordinauce. There are, how
ever, places in which the monkey still
-forms a valuable part of the organ-'
grinder's outfit, and w;here the ?iirible
little animal clad in au embroidered,
jacket, and wearing a fancy hat, which
it (hpffs for the p?anies, still climbs
fences and rainwater conductors, and
hops- up on porches quite in the o?d
familiar way, in search of contribu-'
tions. While monkeys are not per
mitted here, there ure men who buy
monkeys and train them to sell to
organ-grinders, who can use them else
where, and a well-trained 'monkey
sometimes brings as much as $10.
It had seemed, with fewer monkeys
in sight, as though there miist bo
fewer monkeys now imported, but ike
fact appears to bo that, if anything,
the importation ia just now rather
greater than usual, due to the in
creased demand fron- the show people;
who are, after all, the greatest pi r-,
chasers of monkeys in this Country."
The organ-grinders use a consid?ra^'
ble number; a few comparatively arel
sold for zoological collections, and iu
recent years a few have been sold for
pets; but the largest buyers of mon
keys are the traveling shows, of whioh
there are, besides the great, modern,
consolidated 8hows,many smaller o es,
showing in smaller towns throughout
the country. Take them all together
and those shows use up a good mjiuy.
monkeys. The life of a.' .mbn^'eyfbn
the road is usually but a . fti?glb, ana
son. The show renews Its 'isfocR: ot
monkeys every year.-New York Suu.
Carrier Pigeon? Armed.
In China carrier pigeons are pro
tected from birds of prey by an ap
paratus consieting of bamboo tubes
fastened to the birds' bculios. As the
pigeon flies the action of the air pass
ing through the tubos produces a shrill
whistling sound, which keeps, ..tho
birds of prey at a distance.
. ' -_____-|tp
In Berlin tho pawnshop is a royal1
and philanthropic institution! any
profit that is made is spent on charity.
THE N?TfON?L BANK OF A?IGlJSTA
L. C. HAYKE, Prea't. F. G. FORD, Cashier.
, Facilities of our ma.?nineont New Vault
containing 410 ?-afetr-Lock Boxes. Diffe"
ent Maes ar* offored to our patrons and
1 tho public at $3.U> to $10.00.per annum.
L. C. HAT?TE,
W. C. WiBDnAw.j
THOS. J. ADAMS PROPRIETOR.
EDGEFIELD, fe, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1899.
VOL. LXIV. NO. 42.
Life's not so bad. La I h??? ?
vouchsafed no reason for his mi?*???? *
TB* ?doT? T?a.
The latest craze la the book tea. A
number of guests-the seres equally
represented-are asked to afternoon
tea, and each is to wear ? badge de
noting a book. The book ls not neces
sarily ? novel, though the run ?3 on
novels, nor ls it necessarily a modern
book,, though these are more generally
selected. The badge, which ls a little
toy, must exprese the title of the boon.
The guests arrive decorated, supplying
and wearing their own decorations,
and each has to guess the titles of all
the others. Some people are Very
stupid at lt, some very quick. And
there ls skill, too. not only in guessing
the Utlcs, but In making the orders.
There are two prizes- .ino for thc guest
wnp guesses most and one for thc
gaest whose badge has been most diffi
cult to Interpret. Much tea and some
time are consumed, and men and
women show themselves to be children
of a larger growth.
Don't mdt Backward!.
People who object to riding back'
ward on the cars will bc glad to hear
?hat the late John Cook, the originator
pf "Cook's Tours," was subject to thc
Ba me feeling. Ile probably did aa
much railway travel as a man ever
did, his average being 40,000 miles oj
year, and though of a singularly robbst
constitution, he found that he became
subject to a peculiar nervous afllic
Mon in later years, which, however,
disappeared when he stopped riding
with his back to the engine.
A Went Ind Inn Hurricane
Eeccntly travelled up and down tho coast at
t?Ut urp*1 n't cHeulntlons, and acted in an
Entirely different manner from any other
Horm. Sometimes dyspepsia acte In tho siroo
(v-py. It miuaoa to .yield to treatment walch
Kft9 cured similar capes. Then Hostetter's
Stomach Hitters should ?io takeu. It will affect
a. euro BneedUl and naturally. It has cured
Itomach troubles for half a century. Try it.
Whonn wornm ls In lovo she's a solf-ap
yon get tis good
reap the benefit
that way ?
Eleotrlenl Shaving nnd Ilalr-Cn< tln.t
A pul I n :i cr i.
The Trench are paid to be equipping
their shaving and hnlr-cutting saloons
with complete sets of electrical appli
ances. In a Paris shop, recently litti I
hp, hot water is obtained by passing
the stream of a hydrant through a Ger
man silver tube In a soapstone case.
Tho tubing is electrically heated, so
that the water is nearly bolling when
it pnsses out of the spigot. The old
heating Irons, which often burned the
hair, are no longer used foi* curling.
The electric curling irons which have
taken their place are safe and siire. as
they can be brought to any tempera
ture; Which' they will retain Indefinite,
ly. Scissors are out. of date, and the
cutting of hair is now done hy clipping
machines, the speed of which can be
regulated to a nicety by the operator.
Where.,lt is desired to singe the hair,
the clipping maehlue gives place to the
plectrically-herited platinum Wire,
which passes across the teeth of a me
tallic comb, the comb takes up a
quantity- of the hair, holding it for an
Instant; the barber's man presses a
tiny button at the er.d of the comb,
and there is an Influx of current which
heats the wire. As the wire approaches
red boat the hair ls burned off neatly
and smoothly, and Its ends are sealed
up In the most npproved fashion.-Bos
ton (Mass.) Journal of Commerce.
Zola's Love for His Dog?
M. Emiie Zola ls very fond of ani
mals, and a touching stovy is told In
this connection. When the novelist left
hurriedly for England at the time of
his threatened arrest, he had no oppor
tunity of taking his little dog with him.
The affectionate creature looked In
vaia for Its master, and not finding
him, became very dejected. Later the
poor dog met his death from a stroke
Writing of the circumstances to Mlle. I
Adrienne Neyrat, the directress of the
Ami des Betes, M. Zola says: "It
seemed to me ns If my departure had
killed him, and I wept like a child.
Even now lt ls .impossible for me to
think of lt without being mored to
tears. When I returned a corner of
the house seemed empty. Of all my
sacrifices, the death of my dog in my
absence has been one of the hardest.
This sort of thing is ridiculous, I know.
and if I tell it to you. Madamoiselle It
is because I am sure to find In you a
tender heart for animals, and ono who
will not laugh too much."-ParlB Dally
Sick headache. Food doesn't di
gest well, appetite poor, bowelu con
stipated, tongue coated. It's your
liver 1 Ayers Pills are liver pills,
easy and safe. They cure dyspep
sia, biliousness. 25c. All Druggists.
Want your moustache or beard a beautiful I
brown or rich black? Then nso
eflcT?. or pfluooiyrs, on n. p. MAIAA CO. NASHUA, N. H.
Rough on Ibe Doctors.
In Lexington avenue ls a sign which
reads: "To rent-this parlor floor-to
a doctor or a gentleman.." It recalls
the remnrk of a girl in discussing thc
formation of a new whist club.
"It is very odd." she observed, "that
from among my acquaintances I have
obtained as members five doctors ami
Evidently the doctors need not feel
unduly puffed as to their standing iu
the community.-New York Commer
France loses every y?nr by infectious
and contagious diseases 240,000 lives.
money refunded by your
GAVE little thought to my health," writes Mw. W#. V.
BELL, 330 N. Walnut St., Canton, 0., to Mrs. Pink
ham, -'until I found myself unable to attend to my
"I had had my day? of not feeling well and my monthly
suffering, and a good?deal of backache"!
but I thought all women had" these
things and did not complain.
.fl had doctored for some time, but
no medicine seemed to help me, and thy
physician thought it best for me to go
to the hospital for local treatment. I
had read and heard so much of your
Vegetable Compound that I made np
my mind to try lt. I was troubled with
falling of the womb, had sharp pains in
ovaries, leucorrhceaand painful menses.
I was so weak and dizzy that I would
often have severe fainting spells. I
took in all several bottles of Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound
and Biood Purifier and used the
Sanative Wash, and am now in
good health. I wish others
to know of the wonderful
good it has done me, and
have many friends taking it
now. Will always give'your
medicine the highest praise."
MRS. A. TOLLE, 1946 Hil
ton St., Philadelphia, Pa.,
"DEAR MRS. PINKHAM
I was very thin and my
friends thought I was in con
sumption. Had continual
headaches, backache and
falling of womb, and my eyes
were affected. Every one
noticed how poorly I looked
and I was advised to take
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege
table Compound. One bettie
relieved me, and after tak
ing eight bottles am now a
healthy woman; have gained in weight 95 pounds to 140
pounds* and everyone asks what makes me so stout."
i pest ia nm the best, but tho best IS
isopost, and the best Buggy is none
cd. Then Why practice economy at
.orig end? For u dollar or so mof?
aa can be reade, and jon might au well
as not. 1 Did it ever occur to you in
WE MATTE ran LAMPS,
TOO EFT DtRZCT.
All hand-painted. No
handsomer lamp mod?.
Sold nt manufacturer's
prices. WE PAY THC
Makes n most accepta
l! < unlit ul colored Cit.
nlojjuo of linnd-pHloted
PARI.OK or BAN QI'KT
Even/ iMwp Guaran
tied. Monty back if
you icant it.
Pittsburg Glass Co.,
Il pun J J
39 S. Broad St.. A i lan?a, Ca. '
Engines and Boilers
Steam Water Heater*. Steam Pumps aad
Manufacturers and Dealers In
? Corn Mills, Feed Mills, Cotton Gin Machin
ery and (?ruin Separators.
SOLID nnd INSERTED Saws. Saw Teetb and
I I orks, ?CnIa'.it's Patent Dogs, Ulrdsnll SUIT
Mill und Kngiftfl Repnlrs, Governors, Grate
? linn and a lull lino of Jilli Supplies. Price
j .-.nd quality of coods guaranteed. Catalogue
tree by mentioning this paper.
$3 & S3.50
Send your name and address 011 a!
postal, and we will send you our t56-?
page illustrated catalogue free.
WINCHESTER REPEATING ARMS CO.
176 Winchester Avenue, Row Haven, Conn.
About November first some wide-awake
merchant In tbla town will hare on sale 350
pairs samples of
"Red Seal Shoes.
These can be sold about half price, and
while they last will provo "plckln's for cash I
buyers." We only have sixteenllnestosell
these can be reserved now. Merchants in
terested can addross
J. K. ORR SHOE CO.,
Worth 8* to ?9 compared with
Indorsed by o- er ..
ALL LEATHERS. ALL STYLE9
THE CLSI IM. hate H. I_ Doo?W
ntsit ul p.-leo clamped on MlM.
Take so eobetitute claimed
to be ns good. Lartrestmskers
o' s-S and 13.50 ?boc? la the
world. Your dealer sboold keep
them-If not. we will sand rou
a pair on receipt of price. State
kind of leather. size sad width, plain or cap toe.
Catalogue C Freo.
W. L DOUGLAS SHOE CO., Brockton. Mass.
w We ogain offer the cleanest seed wheat on
the market, aod from probably the i?.reeet
crop yield in the State, if not the United
Slates. We bad 835 acres in wheat this year,
and the crop averaged '20 Bushels per acre.
Where we btid a good stand, not winter kil
led, we had pver 40 bushels per. acre. Om
hundred bushels of our wheat will contain
less cockle seed than one bushel of ordinary
seed wheat. Price $1.15 per bushel on cars
at Charlotte. Bags hold two bushels and
are new-no chargo for bags. Terms: Cash
CHARLOTTE OIL & FERTILIZER CO.
Pet FRED OLIVER. Pre.'t.
CHARLOITK. - - - - - W. C.
W?XTED-Energetic man as County Su
perintendent to manage our business
In your own and adjoining counties; no can
vassing; straight salary. Sltf.uO per week and
expanses. Yearly contract, rapid promotion.
Exceptional opportunity. Address Manufac
turers, P. 0. Coi 733. Philadelphia, Penn.
and Whiskey Habits
cured at borne with
out pain. Book of par
ticulars sent FREE.
At lusa ta, BS. ODlce JW Pryor St
MENTION THIS P?PER?KSSS
uuhtb wnttit ALI ELSE
Host Cough Syrap. Toste?
in tune. Sold by area
rtD (ft D 32 V SBW DISCOVERY; rive?
&/ltVr HS 1 cuiclc r?llefand ear? worst
O?;BJ>- BOOK "f testimonial* *nd 10 days' tieatriiunt
Free. Or. H. H. GREEN'G SONE, BOX B. Atlanta. 0?.
Allays irritation, Aids Di
rrpctinn Regulates the Bowels,
6wl,uu?strongt hens the Child,
Makes Teething Easy. TEKTH
ISA Believes the Bowel Troub
les of Children of ANY AGE
Costs only 25 Cents, li not found ai your Druggist's, mall 25 cents to
C. J. MOFFETT, Nfc D" St, Louis, Mo.
TO SAVE THEIR TIN TAGS FOP YOU.
The Tin Tags taken from SCHNAPPS
ar)d Rm J. R. Tobaccos will pay for any one or
all of this list of desirable and useful things, and you
have your good chewing tobacco besides.
Every man, woman and ohild can And something on this Hst that
they would like to have and can have-FREE.
Write vour tinmo and addross plainly and send tho tajrs t us, men
tioning th? number of the present you want. Any assortment ot tho
different kinds of tags mentioned ubovo will be aocopted.
1 Match Box, qnalnt design, import
ed fr M Japan.40
2 Knife, ono blade, good steel. 4U
3 Bi-l*sors, 4M inch, pood steel.86
4 Child's Set. Kults. Fork and ?poon St?
6 bait and Pepper. on? each, quad
ruple plito on white mewl. 70 I
6 Bazar,hollow ground, flue English
7 Bntter Ki.l?e, 1 ripie plate, best
8 S?RST Shell, triple pluto, best qual. JW
9 Stamp Box, sterling silver.lot)
10 Knife, two ciados.IOU
11 Butcbor Knife, 8-inch blade.loo
13 fheam. S-lueu nickel.ICO
13 Nut Sot. C: acker, ? Picks, silver.... to
14 Six Rogrrs Table Spoons.450
15 Hts each Boner* K> ives and Forks .MO
lu" Revolver. 82 ?ir ?? calibre.IMO
17 Base ?til, "Association,". lob
18 V'fttch, stein wind and Mt, guaran
teed good tim* keeper.260
ls Alarm Clock, pfcskeL warranted.... SOO
.J) Carvers, buckhorn handle, good
21 Six Rogers' Teaspoons, best qr.al. 360
.li Knives nnd Forks, six each, buck
23 Clock. 8-day, Calendar, Thermom
eter, Barometer. 600
21 Remington Rifle No.4, 22 or 82 cal .1C08
.Jj Tool Set not playthings, but real
26 Toilet Set, decorated porcelain,
verv handsome. GOO
27 Watch, solid Mirer, full jeweled...10W
ip Sewing Machine, first claw, with
29 Winchester Kepoutlng Shot Ona,
Sn l-.?Se. Winchester, lMdiet, S3-c*1...2O0u
H Si.ot Ona, doublo-barrel, hammer
-j Quitar rosewood, inlaid with moth
83 Bicycle, standard make, ladles or
?A After Dinner Coffee Spoon, uolld
oliver, gold howl. loo
86 Briar Wood Pipe. 40
This offer expires November 30th, i 900.
Address all your Tags and thc correspondence about them to
R. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., WINSTON, N. C.
merchant, so why not try it? Price 50c.