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Figs Before and After Weaning'.
?t -was found at the Wisconsin
station that pigs wh eu fed with the BOW
before weaning made more economical
gains than the same pigs did after
weaning, the difference in favor of the
former method being 20 per cent. It
took 237 pounds of grain, half corn
meal;^?j$vhaif -aborts, together with
^IvffiippTOfltf^of -creamery separator
Bkim-milk to produce 100 pounds of
gain wi^h a sow and pigs before wean
ir?g7 White tho same'pigs after wean
ing required 2SS pounds, of meal and
576 pounds of milk. This shows the
'value o? Jteading ~rthe young pig's
Sheep naturally crave 'salt, as do all
ni.hor ?m?mala, wilrl nr domestic, SO
far aa Ave know their habits. Whether
t'M^fl^kaai?nyS)ther-'duty to dp in
tie-animal economy than-to assist the
digestion we do not know, but it is a
well known fact that;, grazing animals
seem- to neod it more than carnivorous
animals, and especially seem to need
it when their food has a large pr' por
tion o? woody Ubre, more than they do
wh'ou having a : succulent food, like
green grass, roots and ensilage. But
with sajt-they need water. Sheep
drink but little at a time, yet in winter
feeding upon dry hay, they drink very
often. The water should be pure and
clean. Stagnaut water, is often one of
the* causes that bring on stomach
worms, .which kill many lambs, aud if
coi fatal.to older sheep,will keep them
we*\k and in poor condition.
i Vi Sweet Potato Information.
The sweet potato is most commonly
propagated by means of the buds or
Bh?'dts" from" "?hQ' roots, which are
called sets. The roots are planted in
hotbeds and the sets which develop
are removed and transplanted in the
field. This crop is sometimes .grown
from -vine cn^Etag% ^ ~
For lightpu^cjgi the ' labor of trans
planting sweet potato sets, wooden
tonnes, ^^^auaplanters drawn by
h&rSea^?ia^be used.
- In experiments at the Alabama
Btfttjoj ?qttfings gave a slightly larger
yieM?Hmsetsj atibe Louisianastation
setl^t^lic>?fltthe larger; crop.' In
Louisiana vine cuttings, sixteen to
twenty-four inches long gave larger
yields tjjau^ lliotte^ ?cuttings. It is
generaliy-r??arded;as unprofitable to
move sweet potato"vines aftj;? a?t cul
tivation. .
The Best Pays Best.
The great difficulty in making farms
pay ia that most farm crops cannot be
assorted into good, better.- aud -best.
They must.be sold at so nearly a nni
form price that there is no money in
it Tn stock growing and in fruit
growing such wide differences in val ne
can be made that it is possible to
charge the very rich, who always want
the best, whatever the best is worth
more, and, if it be not too easily pro
duced, more than this. So long as a
man grows only for the universal mar
ket, he must aell at prices which even
the poorest can pay. But let him grow
, something better than can be found in
th? market, and he can get enough
higher prices to pay him double for all
his extra trouble. This is the secret
vi geW5sg rich in all -kinds of busi
ness. Money is to he got from those
who haye it, and not from those who
have it not ^Does this, forget . the
poor? Not at all. The struggle to
improve quality is always changing ito
ground. The best of one year is thus
P^|5 witBin"fh??*reach' of all a few
years liter, and another Best has
t?Sen r?fplace".
Barring accidents from untimely
frosts, it is the best fruit that pays
tifo most-profit and that can be grown
ino* I cheaply if the average of years is
considered. The labor of spraying
with insecticides and with fungicides
to make the fruit fair, and the further
labor of thinning it, produces so much
inor? fruit'every year that it can be
sold with profit within the reach of
alb The very rich will still get the
best and pay for it, but the poorest
will get more and bettor fruit than
tjfieyxver^before, enjoyed.-Massnchu
eatts^Plo%hnian. !
\ ...
Protecting Trees From Kodents.
^ In Tftanx.parts of the country rab
'Wts%n?.raice are very destructive to
orchard trees. - Usually the injury is
done to trees that are young and ten
der, and it is considered - that trees
that have begun to bear are safe from
such Attacks. .<4> . , . -
?.?ariobft devices have been used to
?jhwtect *be'toe&9?from these enemies,
but most of them have proved of no
value. One man thought he had
found a sure way of protecting Iiis
trees, which was by planting cabbages
near the orchard and leaving the cab
bage stumps and large leaves through
the winter as food for the rabbits. It
worked all right for some ..years, but
finally the rabbits got past, the cab
bage field and girdled his young
Another man planted corn adjoin
ing his orchard, believing the corn
would give them all the food they
-wanted. It seemed.to protect the or
chard for a time, but finally proved a
harbor for mice, and rather increased
fhe danger to the orchard.
Here and there will be found au
orcbardist that uses fish oil or crude
? petroleum as a protection, but ex
perience has shown ibis to be a dan
gerous procedure. Mineral oils es
~pecfaUy are very likely to cause ' e
death of the tree-. -
-One of the best known fruit grow
ers in Illinois' uses axle grease on his
; frees and claims it to be effective, and
that it dees not injure the trees. The
safest way is to make a lath screen by
means of coarse wire. The wires are
-. simply crossed between the laths and
thus the shield is woven to the size of
the tree. There should not be enough
j&om'left between-the laths to permit
the passage of mice. Thia lath pro
tector is being quite extensively used.
' - ^-Farm, Field andr Fireside.
' .sUjo', ?-?!)[?[ i-J r ?? '' .
roulIr.y.'wnr.rMcl Winner.
. . C-*n ? an^experienced person make
a rliying^from" poultry? This question
. Ys often asked but seldom 'answered
* sa?sfacf?rily'to the beginner. .That
'it requires experience as well as prac
tical knowledge to successfully raise
and market poul tr- ' any consider
able' OT?"- ' lin, especially
f the incuba
largely sup
hen in her
ng for the
opie when
ss ia a de
er of fowl
and pro
y assume
'dally if
he real
ter in g to {heir, voracious appetites,
and preparing their sys te ms for the
severe task of putting f orth their dress
of feathers, this, as ?ll breeders know,
being the most critical period iu tho
lives of the young chicks. Numerous
persons, both male and female, have
taken np the business and made a suc
cess of it without previons experience,
but in a majority of cases .they start
in. a modest way with a-few' hens the
first year, and work into it gradually,
thereby gaining ' knowledge that no
arnon nt of reading could. impart. A
good paper, devoted wholly or in part
to the subject is a great aid, but
"practice makes perfect," and it is
essential to begin at the bottom and
work out and prove yourself the ideas
gleaned from your books.
Poultry raising in its various phases
is a science, but we can answer the
question that heads this article, in the
affirmative, provided' the would-bs.
poulxryman has capital sufficient' to
equip a small plant, and patience and
diligence to enable him to work cau
tiously, and build up his business as
be attains' io* knowledge.-American
Cultivator. .
Caring for Celery.
? As celery grows natnrally.it spreads
on the surface of the ~gronud: like the
carrot. Hence, the first process by
which celery is treated is termed
"handling;" by it the leaf stalks of
each plant are drawn together and
some earth pressed firmly around
them by the hands, to hold them in
nn upright position. After this is
done, more earth is drawn towards
the plants with a hoe, until there is
enough to prevent their spreading
open, says the Enral World. , If the
celery is intended for marketiug pre
vious to December 1, it should be
banked up or otherwise bleached in
the field. Banking up is done im
mediately after "handling." It con
sists in plowing earth against the
celery to begin with and then finish
ing it off with a shovel or wide hoe
until the earth is banked np to the
full height of the celery. This had
better be done in several operations
as the pj au ts, grow and need it.
Celery that is, to be Tised early
should be bleached ' with boards.
Those ten inches wide are the best.
The plants are general ly haudled.be
fore the boards are put on. A board
shonld be pnt upon each side of the
row quite close to-4be plants- and -be
held in place with a-pega if /foe *any
reason there are vacancies in the row
or the plants are not close enough to
escinde light from the stalks when
the boards are put up, the vacancies
may be filled with hay or straw. For
late autumn use, it is best to bleach
with earth, as it also protects from
Celery will stand many light frosts,
but hard freezing is liable to injure it,
and it shonld never be handled when
frozen. It is seldom safe to allow it
to remain unprotected in the ground
after the first of November in this lat
titude. The plauts are generally lifted
with a spade after a furrow bas been
plowed away from the row -on one
side. Most of the soil should be taken
off the roots and the old outside leaves
removed before storing. In this sec
tion to keep well, celery should be
stored iu a cold, moist cellar or frost
proof shed. If it does not whiten
quickly enough, tho plants may be
watered and kept warm and thus
started into growth, which results in
forming the tender white shoots very
For home use a good way to keep
celery is to pack the plants closely to
gether, upright, in boxes twelve by
eighteen inches wide, with the bottom
covered with moist sand, a little of
which should be worked in among
the roots. There is no need of ; hav
ing sand between the plants. These
boxes, when packed, should be kept
iu a cold, damp cellar.
The bleaching of celery is simply
the result of the plant making- growth
in the dark, and bleached celery will
keep but a short time and should be
used ns soon as whitened. Cele'. for
use in the latter part of winter shonld
b? quite green iu color when put into
winter storage, for early wiuter use it
should be partly bleached when stored.
For winter use, celery should be left
out as late as is safe in the fall, so that
the cellar or pii where it is to be
stored may bo thoroughly cooled off
before it is put in.
Form and Garden Notes.
Brush the udder, and surrounding
parts just before milking, and wipe
them with a clean, damp cloth or
It is useless to attempt to keep well
animals in a healthy condition where
they are compelled to eat and sleep
with sick ones.
It is a good plan to have clean water
always accessible to the horse while in
the stable. It is natural for a horse
to drink when thirsty.
Going from a Lot stable into the
cold air snddenly should be avoided,
as also to tho contrary, as it produces
colds and violent inflammations.
Barley meal is good for hog, pro
vided some muscle-forming material.
is fed with it This can be supered
in clover hay, green clover, shorts and
tho like.
Hens sitting late in the season will
often do well on a nest on the bare
tun" in a shady place. The nest is
hollowed out just enough to put in a
little straw and to retain the eggs.'
Forbid drugs being administered to
your horse without your knowledge,
especially nitre. They are not needed
to keep the animal in health, and may
do the greatest and most sudden mis
Give the horse as mn ch wat er as he
will drink three times a day or often
er. When frequently watered a horse
will drink less on the whole than if
watered at long intervals, and will not
do himself any injury.
Paying the Doctor's Fee.
"It is an amazing fact that of all
bills sent to a family, that of the doc
tor is in hundreds of families the last
one to be paid, and in more cases than
it is pleasant to contemplate it is .
never paid at all," writes Edward Bok
in the Ladies' Home Journal. "I have
recently gone to the trouble to make
some inquiries into this matter, and:
have been astounded to find that not
one-fourth of the bills sent by doc
tors are paid ! with anything like
promptness. There is a quickening
of the conscience, a simule realiza
tion of a proper sense of duty needed,
in this matter It is high time, in the
case of hundreds of families, that this
matter should be brought home to
their sense o? fairness and justice.
And as with them the doctors haye for
ao many years boan the last to receive
their dna in the payment of their bills,
it would be only simple justice that
hereafter "tho last ahall.be first." No
worker in the field of human industry
deserves better at tho hands of th?
people whom he serves than the doo*
tor, and to par his fee promptly and
cheerfully is the least we can do for
the uer vice which he gives us,"
ITow thc Jolly Harvest Is Gut herod by the
Descendants of tho Pilgrim Fathers
Jokes and Wiles of the Pickers Yonne
and Old-A Time of Unsullied Joy.
There was a time about two hun
dred years gone by when -the little
crooked strip of saud stretching liko
a bent finger from the rocky coast of
Massachusetts out into the Atlantic,
known as Cape Cod, filled a larger
place iu the thoughts of the American
] eople than the whole of New Eng
Innd fills today. The Pilgrims who
lived on the Cape were the "American
people, and tue thoughts-/4nnd inter
ests of the Pilgrims were the thoughts
and interests of the American people.
Ask the American of today what he
knows of Cape God and the chances
are strong that the answer will be:
"Cape Cod is the place where cran
berries come from," and the popular
idea of the Cape as it now is, is not
far wrong. ' Capo Cod i's still supreme
in crauberry growing, says the New
York Sun.
'1 ho culture of the cranberry is in
tho estimate of tho Cape God bog
owner one of the fine arts. Many of
the obstacles with which he must con
tend between tho sotting of the young
plants and tho realization of his first
crop. Frost, flood and drought, be
side a hundred different insect blights,
are among his enemies, and no land
seems so fertile for the thousand
species of weeds indigenous to the
Cape as the black loam of the low
swamp laud where tho cranberry bog
is built The vine itself when once
in vigorous growth is tough aud
hardy. It creeps over the ground,
sending forth countless shoots and
tendrils until it forms a thick, soft
carpet, six inches or more iu depth,
elastic green. In the spring the bog
is afield of reddish white flowers, and
in the picking season the berries on a
well-kept bog are so thick as to ob
scure the green of the leaves.
"When the owner decides to start
picking he selects his overseors or
bosses. They make it known that
they are ready to engage pickers by
telling the village storekeeper, who is
the recognized news medium every
where ou the Cape. The bosses visit
the bog where the picking is to begin
on the day before the searou is open
and "stake out" rows for the pickers.
These rows are from four to ten feet
wide, their width depending on the
supply of berries. They are separated
by long stretches of white cord.
On the morning of the first day
every household is up with the sun
aud breakfast of "hasty pudding" aud
milk, or roast herring and cucumber
is quickly cleared away. The women
and girls from the oldest to the
youngest put ou their sunbonnets,
and those who wish to preserve their
hands hnnt np cast-off gloves from
which they remove the fingers. The
men, careless of their appearance,
make no preparations except here and
there an expert, who is permitted by
tho boss to uso a "picker." The picker
is au intricate arrangement of wires
and handles .invented by some ex
perienced cranberry owner to save
labor. Many of the bosses prohibit
the use of pickers on the grouud that
they tear the vines. Then the women
of the house bring out the "meas
ures" which have lain idlo foi* nearly
n year. These are the low, flat tin
pails which are used tb pick iu. They
are of two kinds, four-quart measures
and six-quart measures, with the
quart lines indicated by ridges in the
sides of the pail. The full-grown men
use six-quart measures and "pick
honest," but the small boys are the
bane of the boss's life. As soon as his
four-quart measure is given to him,
the small boy quietly slips out of the
kitchen, and holding the tin pail in
both hands brings it down with full
strength across his knee. To one un
familiar with the wiles of Cape Cod
youth this operation appears entirely
without ' cause. But the small boy
knows best. A deep dent in the bot
tom of the pail is a result of a heavy
bump, aud the capacity of the four
quart measure is reduced nearly a
pint In a day's picking-perhaps
twenty or thirty measures-this dent
means fifteen quarts of berries which
the boy has not picked.
Arrived at the bog, each pioker is
assigned to n row, which is his in
alienable property for the day. If
the picking turns out to be good he is
iu luck and may win his bot over a
superior picker who has been assigned
to a poorer row. By the side of the
bog the boss has placed the sifter, a
wire screen whose meshes are large
enongh to permit the passage of the
berries bnt retain the stioks and vines
which in the scramble for supremacy
have found their way into the meas
ures. As each measure is filled the
picker carries it in to the screen and
receives a ticket For a four-quart
measure the ticket is worth six cents
and for a six-quart measure ten-cents.
During the cranberry season on Cape
Cod these tickets are a current me
dium of exchange ?nd drive the na
.tional currency out of circulation.
; : The small boy with tho dent in the
bottom of his pail has by no means
exhausted his ingenuity in his effort
to save labor. When he has filled
his measure np to the three-quart
mark the spectator is surprised to see
him start for the screen, although it
is evident that the pail will hold at
least another quart. Strange as it
may seem, when the boy reaches the
screen the measure is brimming fall.
This transformation is accomplished
by the process known as "shaking
up." As the berries are picked into
the measure tho weight'of those above
compresses those below, and when the
small boy "Bhakes 'em up" the nat
ural elasticity of the berries cause
them to swell, and for a short time,
long enough, however, for the boy to
carry them to the screen, they retain
their full dimensions. The average
picking capacity of the women, girls
and small boys ranges from 20 to 40
four-quart measures a day. The men
who use pickers have been known to
turn .in 200 six-quart measures, earn
ing $20 for their day's work. The
best of them, however, do not aver
age better than eighty measures a day
for the season.
Altogether the work appears to the
visitor a carnival of play, but woe to
him who in an unguarded moment
resolves to try his hand. The first
measure is easy and he is confirmed
ia his belief, but before he has
struggled with the tenth measure,
with parched throat and aching back,
his view has changed. Visitors have
been known to last a day on the bog,
but in these rare cases the resolute
one has paid dearly for his hardihood.
He Invariably awakens the following
day a sadder and wiser man, His
back aches beyond description, the
back of his neck is a flaming'blister
and the chances are very good thal
bis face and hands ara covered with
the rash of the poison oak or ivy,
which grows thiokly on the bogs.
The art of oranberry picking is sel
dom acquired, It is inherent ia thc
Tsce which has made Cape Cod ita
dwellingplace since the coming of the
Pilgrims. Few of the many ^through
out the land who ou Thanksgiving
day eat with relish tho piquant eran
berry sauce as a side dish to the
"great American bird" realize that a
race, sprung from tho forefathers of
the very day itself, derives its living
and maintains its existence by the
culture of that small red berry.
Ono of the lirntal National Sport? Pop.
ular iii Faraway India.
In their own way the natives of
India are sportsmen, iu that they
joy wagering on the element of
Throughout the great peninsula? the
natives rarely lose an opportunity of
risking their money. Large sums
change hands upon the most trivial
events of daily life.
Fighting partridge aud brdbuls is
but a refinement in speculation wlien
it is common practice to wager. on
household events, such as a hirth or
In the Punjab, next to rain aud
?ides, wrestling is the most nnivarsal
moans of betting. But in agricultural
Bengal they possess another excite
ment over which men will mortgage
their crops and cattle if a special
favorite be in the field.
This sport is ram fighting.
The methods are primitive, not to
say savage.
A likely male lamb is chosen when
quite young,and his preparation often
extends over eighteen months to two
yeai-H before he is called to carry his
village's money.
The first operation is to make him
grow suitable horns. To attain this
end he must undergo a rather brutal
When his first horns appear the
owner grasps them in his teeth, and
by dint of oscillation they PTO torn out
of their sockets. This opt ration has
to be repeated upon subsequent
growths two or three times.
Then the young champion develops
a really massive pair, very broad at
the base.
He is always chained, presumably
to make him pugnacious. When his
horns are sufficiently tough he is
taught butting. -
His trainer dons a wooden shield,
and the ram is taught ? to butt this, at
first with only a short run. Hut as
he takes to his training he backs fur
ther and further from the objoct,until
the legitimate distance is arrived at.
By this he has begun to put such
such force into the shield, and a good
ram will upset them at every charge.
When he is fit he is talr.eu to the
local laudlord or soino other rich pat
ron and a match is arrauged. Lists
are chosen, chairs aro placed for tho
wealthy patrons, and tho varions par
tisans range up behind their respec
tive fancy.
The trainers straddle their animals,
grasping thom by the horns and bring
thom into the arena facing each other
about forty feet apart
The word is given, the trainers slip
the animals, and the. rams precipitate
themselves forward at lightning speed
heads down, quarters up. They meet
with a thundering crash, the horus
and skulls clanging as ?if they were
The animals then back.of their own
accord, and close again, with the same
awful impetuosity. Again and again
they'close, until one of the two re-!
fuses to face the music.
Then the victor chases him from the
It is a curious fact that though
a beaten pam will face other oppo
nents, and defeat them by dozens, y?t
it will never face a ram which has
once defeated it.
Boom for Him, Too.
A bland and patronizing New Yorker
was passing through a new hamlet in
the west, which its proud founders
had dubbed B-City, aud were sure
would soon become a thriviug hive of
human beings. Addressing a lank
and lazy youth who was lounging at
the door of one of the rude shanties
that passed for a "shoe emporium,"
the New Yorker inquired, sarcastic
"Who is that important looking
gentleman with the red flannel shirt?"
"That's Sam Peters," was the proud
reply. "He's just opened the new
posto ffice."
"And the tall person with no col
"He's Long Mike. Just opened a
grocery store. "
"And the plump individual with
the bald head?"
"Handy Jim. Owns the new sa
"Indeed!" said the New Yorker.
"Your city seems to be ^pretty well
started. I should suppose there was
nothing left for a stranger like my
self to open?"
"Oh, 1 dunno," drawled the lanky
one. "Wo ain't got no loonatic asy
lum yet You might start that."-?
New York Tribune.
His Reward.
Among the stories of that former
governor of Texas familiarly known
as "Sam" Houston, is more than one
amusing tale.
There was a financial agent of the
penitentiary who had warmly opposed
the election of Governor Houston,
but was particularly anxious to retain
his own pleasantly lucrative position.
Consequently the governor was soon
in receipt of a petition in which the
man's years of faithful service and
special qualifications for the place
were set forth in glowing terms by
himself. '
The governor sent for him, and said,
gravely: "It appears from tim peti
tion that you have been in the peni
tentiary eight years?"
"I have," was the reply.
"And during that time you have
Eerformed faithfully every duty that
as come in your way, to the best of
your ability?"
"I have," answered the agent, his
courage swiftly rising.
"Then, sir, " said the governor, willi
the air of one conferring a priceless
favor, "I pardon you out !"
Told of the Sultan's Navy.
A good story is told of a Turkish
man-of-wnr which was ordered ,to
Malta. When the captain had got ?is
ship clear of the Bosphorus, it strubk
him that it would bo as well if he
knew where Malta was, for he had lot
the slightest idea. So he inquired of
a passing vessel, whose captain offeied
to point it out on the chart.
But the Turkish captain preferred
to follow a vessel which he knew wis
about to sail for that port, TJhiu
tunatelya fog came on, aud when'it
cleared off the vos a el ia front vas
no longer the same, though tho crp
tain knew it not, I
For days he followed the ship, aid
at last reached port, when, addressing
the authorities that came .oh hoad,
he said, "Malta, I presume?"
"Oh, no," was the reply. "Tuisis
Liverpool. "-Weekly Dispatch, !
"Vo It and
Stick to It"
If y ?a are sick and discouraged <wdh im
pure blood, -catarrh or rheumatism, take
Hood's Sarsaparilla faithfully and persis
tently, and. you 'will soon have a cure.
This medicine has cured thousands of
others and it <w3l do the same for you.
Faithfully taken,
His Wealthy Wife.
I was the only passenger In the
Fifth avenue stage the other morning
When, at Fiftieth street, the door
opened and a man and a woman en
There was no doubt of lt, they were
newly married; the actions of the wo
man showed that plainly. The man
was small, weazened and with a
harassed look upon his face; further
more, he had the air of not being used
to his clothes, which were of the most
expensive kind. The woman, on the
contrary, was stout, florid, perfectly
groomed, and at least ten years older
than her companion.
After a cursory glance, they decided
that I *was paying no attention, and so
they continued their talk-that ls, she
talked. Her tongue rattled Incessant
ly, she called his attention to a spot of
mud on her new boot and reached out
one ankle coquettishly. She wanted to
know If he liked her new hat, If he
thought that her gloves were not a
little too large-she had such a small
hand lt was so hard for her to be
Suddenly there was an Imperious
ring; they had forgotten to pay the
tare. He hurriedly produced his
pocketbook and began to search for a
coln, but found none. With a swift
movement she placed a ten cent piece
in his hand.
"It ls a pity If my wife has to pay
my fare!" be exclaimed, pettishly, as
he dropped lt Into thc box.
She gave a coquettish giggle. "That's
what you get by marrying a rich wo
man, my dear fellow," she said.
He flushed a deep red as If some one
had struck him and glanced up at me
sharply to see If I had heard, but 1
was looking out of tho window. Not
for words would I have Increased his
punishment. As for the womar 6hc
was again chattering volubly, and
with her coarse nature she was prob
ably not even aware of the stab she
had Inflicted.-New York Herald.
colors citber Silk. Wool or Cotton perfectly
at one bolling. Hold by ull druggists.
A New "Way.
' Beewar (to gentleman)-"Do you happen,
slr, tu have Inst your purRe?"
Goot (feeling in Iiis pockets)-"Kol" .
Becgnr- '"Then eau you let mo havo a little
By .writing at once
for the remarkable offer ot ino South's creat
, est institution ot Practical Business Training,
The. Ga.=??3. Business College,
Don't Delay 1 MACON, G4.
Why take
Nauseous Medicines?
Aro you suffering with
Are yon '.'suffering witb
Are 70U subject to COLIC, FLATULENCY
or l'A INS tn the BOWELS ?
De yen onflfer from RETENTION or SUP
Do yea feel LANGUOR, and DEBILITA.
TED in the momiasf
Aromatic Schiedam
Pleasant to take, Stimulating,
Diuretic, Stomachic, Absolutely Pure.
For Salo by all GROCERS and
OVELY $?.00
All hand-painted. No
handsomer lamp made.
Sold at manufacturer's
prices. Wa PAT THE
Makes a most accepta
ble present
ii t a u t ! r u I colored cat.
alogue of hand-painted
LAMPS, free.
Every Lamp Guaran
teed. Money backif
you want it.
Manufactured by
Pittsburg Glass Co.,
rou BOT DIRECT. Pittsburg, Pa.
Best Cough Syrup. Tastes Good. Use
_ rOOd.
in time Sold by drumlsts.
Cot Their Mail at Sea.
An unusual Incident happened on the
homeward voyage of the Castle liner
Carisbrook Castle, which brought the
last mall but one from the Cape. The
English letters not having arrived be
fore the Lismore Castle sailed from
Cape Town for home, the captain of
the Carisbrook Castle, which was to
sall the following day, good-naturally
undertook ?to deliver the letters to the
disappointed passengers on the Lis
more Castle on the high seas.
On overtaking the Lismore Castle
the captain had the letters inclosed in
a tin box and soldered up. This was
put into a flour burrel, with a pole at
tached flying a red flag, and having
passing fhe Lismore Castle and got
well ahead of her, the barrel was
dropped overboard, the captain of
Carisbrook at the same time hoisting
a signal which had been pre-arranged.
The Lismore Castle coming up on her
coarse In due time picked up the bar
rel, and so the passengers received
their, "anxiously waited news from
home. They expressed their gratitude
on their arlval In England by sending
to the commander of the Carisbrook
Castle a beautifully Illuminated ad
dress, on which was depicted a barrel
floating on tho high senB bearing a red
flag, the barrel being supported by two
pretty sea-maidens.-London Chroni
"La Creole
A Weed Carden. ,
It is remarkable how many really
beautiful flowers are discarded be
cause ordinarily they are classed as
sveeds. A woman who had plenty of
land and a taste for experimenting
?nade a "weed garden" this year which
is a great success. She doesn't know
the names of all the outcasts she has
gathered in, but she noticed last year
ill the wild things that grew and flow
ered neglected by the wayside, and
transplanted those that appealed to
her most strongly.
"Thc main reason," she urges, "that
they attract so little notice when grow
ing wild ls that they are not massed
and arranged as we place cultivated
flowers to get the best effect Now,
that is what I have done. A wild
flower, or a weed, as lt Is scornfully
termed, that Is too fragile to be
thought much of will make a delicate,
feathery mass which will be vastly
admired when planted together by the
score or more."
Even such a despised thing as the
common ragweed is worthy of admira
tion If you happen t ? look at lt aright,
and it is finely effective as foliage for
cut flowers.
This weed gardener has provided for
a succession of blossoms from violets
and dandelions to golden rod and late
fall grasses, and nothing has repaid
thc gardener's efforts with better re
sults than these absolutely free flow
ers.-Boston Herald.
From Across the Continent.
"I received the Tetterine couple of
days ago. The few applications I've
made convince mo that I have at last
found in this fine remedy a cure for
Eczema. I can sell a few boxes to my
friends. What discount on one dozen?
Let me know at once. B. C. Bingley,
707 Market street, San Francisco,
Cal. " At druggists or by mail for 50
oents by J. T. Shuptrine.
George Odom, of Georgia, Earas More Thau
$50,000 a Year.
George Odom ls only 16 years old
but his earnings amount to many thou
sand dollars a year. He Is the light
weight Jockey who has been engaged
by William C. Whitney to ride for him
during the next three years. Mr.
Whitney agrees to pay him $10,000 an
nually, In addition to which there is
the regular $25 fee for every winner
landed and $10 for every loser. Odom,
at the same time, can ride for other
owners, and such Is his skill that a
present of several hundreds of dollars
will frequently be made him for win
ning a race, and the lad's brother, who
trains him, expects that George will
make more than $50,000 a year.
Many a boy will envy the lot' of
George Odom, and, perchance, strive to
emulate him, but before doing so let
such boys stop and think of the life
this jockey leads. When, mounted on
a powerful race horse like Mesmerist
young Odom canters out on the track
Invariably a gasp of amazement and
pity is heard from the grand stand
The eyes of every woman are turned
on this little fellow with a baby face,
and the wonder ls that he can even
maintain his seat. There are. perhaps,
fifteen horses In the race with com
binations of jockeys, skilled and un
principled, whose object is to get Odom
In a pocket or crush him against the
rail; anything to prevent him from
winning. But this lad is not to be in
timidated and will take any chance.
Thousands of persons all over the
country are betting on his horse, often
times only because Odom ls the rider.
The instructions are to take the rall at
all hazards, and this Is one of the
most dangerous feats In turf riding.
The jockey must guide his horse to the
rail and If necessary force him on be
tween the rall and another , mount,
whereupon he ls hurled against thc
wooden fence. After taking the rail
a boy will often be practically para
lyzed for days and the whole side of
his body discolored.
George Odom ls one of the few
jockeys who will take the rail, and the
betting world knows this. Moreover,
he weighs but eighty-seven pounds
and keeps in splendid training. Like
the other boys he must go to bed at 8
o'clock every evening, attend church
or. Sundays, use no tobacco or alco
holic stimulants and continually take
long walks In heavy clothes In order
to keep down his flesh. He spends his
evenings quietly reading some good
novel or a history and Is a modest, un
assuming little fellow whom associa
tion with the racing track has not con
taminated. He Is a Georgia boy bj
birth.-Ncvv York Sun.
The Earnings of Playwrights.
Dramatists of established reputation
write plays only upon order. Their
ordinary prepayments are five hundred
dollars upou the delivery of a scenario,
and five hundred dol'^rs more upon
tho completion of a play. "If the fin
ished work does not realize expecta
tions," writes Franklin Fyles in the
Ladies' Home Journal, *or if the man
ager for any other reason does not de
sire to put lt on the stage, the money
paid is forfeited after a certain lapse
of time, and the ownership reverts to
the author. ' But If the manager de
cides to produce the piece the author
receives a percentage of the gross re
ceipts, usually 5 per cent., payable
weekly, after the amount previously
advanced has been deducted. Ordi
narily it increases with the amount of
money taken in. More than one na
tive drama has earned one hundred
thousand dollars for its author. A
dozen have yielded fifty thousand dol
lars each; three times as many, twen- ,
ty-five thousand dollars, and a goodly
number, ten thousand dollars."
Tartary Taste.
In Tartary onions, leeks and garlic
are regarded as perfumes. A Tartary
lady will make herself agreeable by
rubbing a piece of freshly-cut onion on
her hands and over her countenance.
1 Two traveling salesmen in oach Southern State.
950 and expenses. Experience not absolutely
necessary. For particulars address Pocahontas
Tobacco Works Co., Bedford city. Va.
Those Awfully Long Words.
At 1 o'clock A. M. the night editor
shouted through the speaking tube to
thc man in the telegraph roora whose
business lt was to supervise, tho dis
patches from the seat of, war In the
Transvaal and to act as custodian of
the Dutch dictionary:
"Ay, ay." "
"That last dispatch from Pretoria
will have to bo cut. It's half a oolumn
too long. Como up here and take out a
couple of words!"-Chicago Tribune.
" Hair Restorer is a Perfect
Making an Impression.
"I was much amused one day about
year ago, when I was on my way to
rashington," remarked a Detroiter
)t long since. "I had finished a good
eal In the dining car and was enjoy
g myself in the smoker. Pretty soon
ro young fellows carno In who ap
;ared to me to be college undergradu
:es returning to their alma mater,
hey began to talk of a visit they had
lld to Washington during the Christ
as holidays a year before, and were
.''calling incidents and episodes of the
lp. They mentioned the name of a
ongressmau from a Western State
ad told of the good time they had
id at his house. One of them was In
specially good spirits when speaking
C the Congressman's daughter.
" 'You know, I had a great time with
er,' he said, 'and flatter myself that
made quite an Impression. I guess
ie hadn't seen much of society, for
just waded In and took her off her
>et. I didn't do a thing but take her
) half-a-dozen "functions" and I guese
made her think she was the only
Irl there was.' He said a good deal
lore in the ? ?me strain, all of which
couldn't help hearing. The reason lt
iterested me was this. I knew the
longressman and knew his daughter
uite well. She was about 30 years
ld, almost ten years the senior of the
oung fellow who had 'taken her off
er feet.' She had spent four years In
Tew York society, two years In Lon
on, where 6he was a favorite, two
ears In Chicago, and had been for
our years one of the most popular
oung ladles in Washington social dr
ies. I rather Imagine that there were
svo playing at the j,ame of making the
thor think of being the 'only one there
ras.' "-Detroit Free Press".
Caution In Introductions.
Outside of one's own house every
me should be carefu' In the matter of
naklng introductions. A lady at a
rlend's house may safely Introduce
wo persons whom she knows well. A
nan makes introductions more care
ully, and both men and women must
irst, if possible, get the consent of the
?ersons to be Introduced. An excep
lon to this rule, which hardly needs
o be noted, comes when three or four
?ersons are thrown together, some of
vhom are strangers to all but one of
he others. In this case to save awk
vardness a simple introduction should
)e made. Some persons of genial dis
losltion feel it necessary to introduce
ill ersons in their immediate nelgh
lorhood at any social function. It is
heedless to say that this wholesale in
roduclng Is entirely a mistake, and
hat those who engage In It usually
nake themselves very obnoxious to
heir acquaintances. A woman has al
vays more freedom thau a man in
nuking introductions, and a man, for
xample, will hardly offer to introduce
wo ladies to each other unless he
mows them both very well.-Woman's
lome Companion.
Electricity for Brain.
A. European scientist claims to hi7e dlscov
rod an npparatus which will stimulate the
ruin It h;is heou ti led on school boys, and
onslsts of uti olei'lrlc band. Wbllo scientists
are beru busy Inventing unnatural ways I
f making tho brain work, Hrstettor's Stom
ch Bitters has for fifty years boen doing lt
aturally. lt cures dyspepsia and all stom
ch trou bios and builds up and Invigorates I
Ho entire system. There ls nothing "Just as
Nearly as Good.
"My good woman," said the clergyman to
he sorely tried matron, "did you e' er try
eaplng coals of Uro on your husband's
"No, your rlverence. Oi've thrown a j
Ighted lamp at him once or twice."
How's This ?
We offor One Hundred Dollars Reward for
ny case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by j
lall's Catarrh Cure.
P. J. CHENEY Jfc Co., Props., Toledo, 0.
We, tho undersigned, have known F. J. Che- j
tey for tho last 15 years, and believe him per
ectly honorab'e in all business transactions |
.nd financially able to carry out any obliga
lon made by their Arm.
VEST & '1 RUAX, Wholcsalo Druggists, Toledo,
Druggists, Toledo, Ohio.
nail's Catarrh Curo ls taken internally, act
ng diroctly upon tho blood nnd mucous sur
neos of the system. Price, 75c. per bottle. Sold
jy all Druggists. Testimonials (ree.
Hall's Family Pills are the best.
Piso's Cure cured mo of a Throat and Lung
rouble of three vear6' standing.-E. CAOT,
luntingtnn. Ind.". Nov. 12,1801.
' When Greek joins Greek, then ls tho tuc
f war," was written by Nathaniel Lee in 1GG2
Sick headache. Food doesn't di
gest well, appetite poor, bowels con
stipated, tongue coated. It's your
liver! Ayer's Pills are liver pills,
easy and safe. They cure dyspep
sia, biliousness. 25c. All Druggists.
Wast your moustache or bewd a beautiful
brown or rich bHMfe ? Then uso
Bring your children up on lt.
Rifles, Repeal
Loaded Shot?
ammunition a
they do not c(
All reliable dei
page Illustrated
ammunition mad
gcR Women?Advised to Seek
\dvice of Mrs. Pinkham,
"I had Inflammation and falling
>f the womb, and inflammation of
3varies, and waa in great pain. I took
nedicine prescribed by a physician,
DUt it did me no good. At last I heard
if Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable Com
pound, and ai ter using it faithfully I
un thankful to say I am a well women.'
[ would advise ali suffering women to
seek advice of Hrs. Pinkham."-Mas.
41 For several years my health waa
miserable. I suffered th? most dread
ful pains, and was almost oh the verg?
bf insanity. I consulted one bf the
best physicians in New York, and he
pronounced my disease a fibroid tumor,
advising an operation without delay,
Baying that it was my only chance for
life. Other doctors prescribed strong
and violent medi?me, and one said I
was incurable, another told me my
only salvation was galvanic batteries,
which I tried, but nothing relieved me.
One day a friend called and.begged me
to try Lydia E. Pinkham'a Vegetable
Compound. I began its use and took
several bottles. From the very first
bottle there was a wonderful change
for the better. The tumor has disap
peared entirely and my old spirits have
returned. ? heartily recommend your
medicino to all suffering women."
A Business Arrangement.
"I wonder why Fraulein Amalie always
smiles HO pleasantly at Schmeizrroi, the
''Oh, that's hecanso she hns got a new set
of teeth on credit, on condition that she
passus his oflico every day and shows that
she hasn't pawned them."
? The best remedy for
^OUSfil Consumption. Cures
Sa# M .7w%, CouShsjColds,Grippe,
V I ll P Bronchitis, Hoarse
?* ' ness. Asthma, Whooping^
cou^h. Croup. Small doses ; quick, sure results.
Dr.BuWtPUlscure Constipation. Trial, 3o/o-se.
low, d e
or exhaust
ed from,
any cause
CUBED by.ML SUS** micoiuxiso
TOXIC. Used"snccof??ully since 1871.
rntlrntA parlue oirrcmago only on dallvery.
Comnltaiinn, pomonal or by lotto', and
Tnliiabl* TroatW /KEE. BR. ?. II. hLINE
INSTITUTE, 1)31 Arth Str**l, Philadelphia, Pa.
ON Till" MAH lt ET,
Our riutual Friend,
Red Seal Cartons.
Hen's Sizes $1.50.
Boys' and Youths $1.25.
Will be on sale by one of the beat
merchants in this town-ask for
them. Made only by
Malsby & Company,
30 S. Broad St:. Atlanta. Ga.
Engines and Boilers
Steam IVnter Heaters, Slcnirt Pumps and
Penberthy Injectors.
Manufacturers and Dealersin
Corn Mills, Feed Mills, Cotton Gin Machin
ery and Grain Separators.
SOLID and INSERTED Saws, Saw Teeth and
Locks, Knight's Patent Do??, Birdsall Saw
Mill and Knglno Itopuirs, fiovernors, Grate
Bnrs and a lull line of Mill Supplies. Price
and quality of poods guaranteed. Catalogue
free by mentioning this paper.
S3 & 3.50 SHOES gj&SS!E
Worth S4 to $6 compared
with other makes.
Indorsed by over
1,000,001) wearers.
The genuine have W. Li
Douglas' name and prue
stamped on bottom. Take
no substitute claimed to
ru good. Your dealer
! should keep them-i/^
not, we will send a pair
on receipt of price. State
kind of eather, size, and width, plain or
cap toe. Catalogue C free.
W. L DOUGLAS SHOE CO., Brockton, Matt.
It's no Joke,
The Best Chew on the Market to-day.
E% \J t\ Cd I quick rnljef and aurea Murat
Book of testimonia?? and IO days' troatmsnt
Sr. H. H. CHEEK'S BOUS. Sax B. Atlanta. Ga.
ILL" BUGGIES are "A Lit de Higher
:e, Bat-" they stand np, look well, and
all, keep away from the shop Only
ligher than cheap work. Why no; UM
is the case 7
ling Shotguns, Ammunition and
un Shells. Winchester guns and
rc the standard of thc world, but
>st any mote than poorer makes.
ile? sell Winchester goods,
nd name and address on a postai for 150
Catalogua describing all the guns and
e by the
ray H airs
Price 31*00.

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