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?'I heard," said Mr. Bobolink, "that
the Phoebe Birds had told their story
ef how they like to get acquainted
with people,' and have people become
acquainted with them, and so they
sing their name or say their name
over and over again. But we would
like to tell people that we do the
same way. Wouldn't we like to do
that, Mrs. Bobolink?"
"Indeed we would," said Mr-s. Bob
olink. "For If anyone does not know
our story lt is timo that they should
that is, of course, if they like to hear
tba stories the birds have to tell.
"I most certainly hope they do, for
the birds love to tell their stories and
havo people care for them. Birds
care for people, and so it is natural
that they like to have people care for
"The only people birds don't caro
for are for those who would hurt
them or take the eggs. It would be
too cruel for anyone to over take our
lovely eggs. What beautiful whitish
brownish eggs these live eggs were!
And what nico Utile Bobolinks they
"Why, lt would he as cruel to do
that us it would he to put n sharp
sword through Mother Bobolink's
"lt would he cruel If people look
little babies ?nit oT their sleeping bas
kets or cots and look them off just
to see what color eyes Ihey had and
how big they were, and a few little
facts like that.
"ll would be so cruel a thing to do.
And people can enjoy hirds s?* much
more by hearing them sing and by
"You Aro Watching."
watching them perched on trees and
grasses and fences, or by watching
them fly through the air, showing
) their pretty feathers.
"People wouldn't like lt If bobo
links or other birds ran off with their
little ones, and so it isn't fair to do
such things to bobolinks or other
birds. It isn't fair at all. It ls very,
very cruel. And Just because people
are bigger than we are it Is even more
"Of course, lt would be Impossible
for bobolinks and other bird families
to hurt people. But isn't it even worse
?f people to hurt us because they
are strong enough to do so? I think
anyone who steals hirds' eggs is a
bully, that's all, doing something
mean to a little creature more help
less than he or she ls.
"But let us not talk of such a sad
subject, though lt was I who started
the talk on lt. Let tis talk of what
you si a rt cd to spenk of-how tho
Phoebe Birds told their story of how
they liked to get acquainted with
"Yes," Mr. Bobolink said, "thV
Phoebe birds told how they said
*Phoe-be, Phoe-be' over and over again
80 people would know who they were.
"And I'd like to have people know
that s we say 'Bob-o-llnk, Bob-o-llnk'
over and over again to let them know
who we are.
"We add a few trills to our song
which the Phoebe birds don't bother
about, btu Just the snme we sing our
inline over and over again, very clear
ly and distinctly."
"You always guard nie so well,"
said Mrs. Bobolink. "You do not let
any barm come to me. And !f I am
busy looking for food, though you may
be singing for all you are worth, you
are watching out, too, to see that we
are safe and that no one will harm
us. and you warn me In plenty of
"Ah, Mr. Bobolink, lt ls not every
creature who goes marketing nod who
does her household tasks who cnn
have beautiful music to listen to ns
she works. But you sing for me,
with your lovely voice, and again and
again you tell me your name ls Bob-o
llnk! To be sure I know it ls. But
to me thc name ls so sweet that I
cannot hoar lt too often. No, Mr.
Bobolink. I cannot hear the name of
Bobolink too often."
"That ls good." said Mr. Bobolink.
And putting his bend on one side he
sang over and over and over again,
"Bob-o-llnk, Bob-o-llnk, Bob-o-llnk 1"
New Relativity Theory.
James bad frequently heard his
uncle discussing the relativity theory.
Whon his uncle married and Intro
duced his bride to James as his new
aunt he asked the boy laughingly
whether he wasn't proud te have su rh
a pretty girl for a relative. James
looked tip solemnly and said.
"Oh, ? know I She's the new rela
tivity theory you wero talking about 1"
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Fodder Pulling Unwise Practice.
The old practice of pulling fodder
is not followed by the best farmers
any more. They have come to realizo
that fodder is the most expensive
form of forage which they can raise
on the farm, and have begun to raise
cowpeas, soy beans, sorghum and
other things for forage, and leave
their corn alone until mature. They
have stopped this practice because
they have found it to be not only a
bot, dirty piece of work, but also that
it reduces the yield of corn to such
a great extent that they cannot afford
to do it.
Several different experiment sta
tions have carefully tested the mat
ter and have found that pulling the
fodder reduces the yield of ear corn
by 10 to 12 per cent, says Prof. C. P.
Blackwell, agronomist. This loss
amounts to throe bushels per acre on
the average. Frequently the loss to
oar corn ls worth as much ns the fod
der saved, and the farmer has had
his work for nothing.
Tho leaf is the factory of the corn
plant, whcie thc raw materials which
are taken from the soil and the air
aro united by the energy of the sun
to form starch, oil, proteins, and faU
for the growth of the entire plant,
and especially for storage In the oar.
As the leaf dries out. these foods are
transferred, in a large measure, from
tho leaf to the ear. if the leaf is
pulled before it is thoroughly dry,
this transfer cannot take place, and
the result ls a loss to the ear. Ii ?3
because of this loss that the more
progressive farmer:; no longer depend
on fodder as a forage for livestock,
but uso instead cowpeas, soy beans,
velvet beaus, sorghum, or some other
source. Most of these are not only
much cheaper forage, hut also much
Let us hope that it will not be
long until "fodder-pulling" will be a
relic of the past.
Humus Helps to Save.
Organic matter In the soil im
proves the soil tilth, lt loosens heavy
soils, promotes granulation, improves
drainage and favors, better soil ven
tilation, according to N. E. Winters,
extension service agronomist. 1|. also
makes for easier working of nlany
At the Pennsylvania Experiment
Station lt took one-fourth less horse
power to pull a 14-inch plow eight
Inches deep In a clay loam containing
3 V* per cent humus than in the same
soil containing 2 M per cent humus;
or, In other words, the additional one
real foundation of soil fertility, and
lightened the soil that one less horse
was needed for plowing lt.
IHlimns is the crying need of our
soils in South Carolina. It is the
real foundation of sol Ifertillty, and
must be supplied before we can pro
duce large crops most economically.
Humus ia not purchased in commer
cial fertilizers, hut must he built up
in tho soil by Incorporating largo
amounts of organic matter in the
form of green manures, farm ma
nures anl crop residues.
Some Questions and Answers.
1*161130 tell me what kind of soil is
best for lettuce.-H. V. B., Mayes
ville. S. C.
Lettuce does best on a very fertile,
sandy loam soil, and one that is in
good mechanical condition. It does
not pay to attempt to grow lettuce
on poor soil. Use a fertilizer analyz
ing 8 per cont phosphoric acid, T> per
cent nitrogen and 4 per cent potash,
applied broadcast at the rate of 1.S00
to 2,000 pounds per acre.
How can 1 control the worms that
boro into my tomatoes?
Dust the plants willi equal parts
by weight of arsenate of lead powder
and fine sulphur. A period of ten
days should be allowed before eating
them if no rain occurs.
Please tell me why my scupper
nong vine falls to fruit. - M. E. D.,
Richhurg, S. C.
From your description of the vine
I think it ls because the vines aro
too thick. I would advise that you
thin out the vines in October or No
vember, when they may be pruned
severely without injury. After a vino
has been growing a number of years
without pruning, it requires much
time and labor to prune it properly,
but If you expect best results lt la
i necessary for the vines to be thinned
I sufficiently to admit ampio sunlight.
Otherwise tho flowers will drop be
fore setting fruit.
I would like Information on pro
pagating dewberries.-J. E. W., St.
Tho dewberry ls usually propagat
ed by layers, but also by root cut
ting. When tho root of the dewberry
plants aro cut around tho old plants
they will sprout freoly, and a largo
number of young plants will appear.
In the fall these may be transplanted
to the permanent place. When roots
are cut in winter-or early spring, a
larger number of plants will be form
ed than otherwise.
Please give me briefly the process
of making viuegar from grapes.-E.
W. D., Tryon.
Making vinegar from grape-juice
is very simple, if the fresh Juice is
pressed in an old vinegar barrel, the
vinegar will be produced in a short
while, as the old barrel will carry tho
inoculation which causes vinegar to
form. Some people make vinegar by
simply running the grapes through
a press and putting both Juice and
pomace tn the barrel. 1 think it bet
ter to grind the grapes and let them
stand two days before pressing. By
that time the pomace begins to break
down and practically all Juice can bo
The next time
you buy calomel
al of abs
The purified and refined
calomel tablets that are
na usc ale ss, safe ?nd sure.
Medicinal virtues retain
ed and improved. Sold
only in sealed packages.
CORRUPTION AND IMMORALITY
Boigu at Soldiers' Hospital, Director
Forbes Tells Senate Committee.
Washington, Aug. 4.-Conditions
at the Johnson City, Tenn., Old Sol
diers' Home, where former service
mon are receiving hospital treatment,
are so deplorable that unless Con
gress acts immediately the casualties
there will be proportionately higher
than occurred in the World War, so
Director Forbes, of the Bureau of
War Risk Insurance, declared to-day
before a Senate committee.
Agents of the bureau have Just
completed a secret investigation of
the institution, in which are quar
tered nearly 850 former service mon,
and who, Col. Forbes declared, were
living under astounding conditions
of vice, corruption and Immorality.
The war risk hoad brought as a
witness M. P. Mclnerony, the agent
who made the investigation, and who
lived for a week as a "patient" at
the home. The latter told the com
mittee of having bought morphine,
moonshine whiskey and extract of
ginger containing 95 per cent alco
hol on the home reservation, and de
clared that intoxication was common
among the former service men, and
asserted that immoral women over
run the grounds on which the Insti
tution is located.
Tho witness said that ho had en
countered many patients who carried
guns and defied the guards to take
the firearms away. There was abso
lutely no discipline, he added, and
thc patients "ran the place to the
extent of forcing the executive offi
cers to withdraw tho guards from the
dining rooms." Loaled dice and
marked cards, he declared, were sup
plied by "parasites" from the outside
and tho patients "drained" of the
money given them by tho govern
Col. Forbes again explained that
his bureau was unable to correct tho
evils because of lack of jurisdiction
over tho soldiers' home, which ls ad
ministered by tho Federal board con
trolling all such institutions. He de
clared that he felt, it his duty to
make public his findings, however,
In order that public sentiment might
wipe out the "curse" which, ho said,
his Investigation had showed to ex
2f>,001 Naturalized in July.
Washington, Aug. 1.-A total of
20.001 aliens were naturalized in
July, of whom (5.153 wcro Germans,
the Department of Labor announced
to-day. Austrians naturalized num
bered 4,014, Italians .1,50:1, and na
tionals of Great Britain 3,3Kl. The
smallest number- li) -was from
Tho great Gobi dosort In Manchu
ria Is noted for Rs oxtremc changos
America has no real Hons nor any
historical or geographical evidence
that they ever existed In America.
CONVERT LAYS BARIS PAST MI K.
Tom Jackson Creates Sensation, Con
fessing to Burning Hotel.
Greenville, N. C., Aug. 4.-Tom
Jackson, former tobacco auctioneer
and farmer, who recently confoased
his sins and began l>rea< mg
throughout this section, last night
created considerable excitement in
Ayden when he declared that he had
burned the Ayden Hotol about sovon
years?-ago f.o got the insurance from
a building of his own which ad
joined the hotel building. Beside
making ibis startling assertion be
fore tho largo gathering of people
who had assombled on a principal
street of the town to hoar the "al
leged confession." as previously an
nounced from the pulpit of a nearby
church, Jackson laid bare his entire
life and set forth a number of deeds
that either subject him to life-time
confinement In tho penitentiary or
a 'minor sentence, which over way
the courts decide the matter follow
ing his arrest and conviction upon
his own evidence,
Jackson, who ls about 36 years of
age, and a native of Pitt county, was
converted at tho McLendon meeting
in this city last summer, and since
that time has been preaching in va
rious sections, lt is said that he be
came .so enthused over religion that
ho decided to lay bare his life before
thc public and announced the fact al
services near Ayden last week. Ile
declared then that his conscience
tortured him beyond endurance and
demanded of him that he make full
confession. Ile set tho dalo for tho
confession for yesterday, and as a re
sult a largo crowd gathered in tho
town to attend his service.. .
He was refused permission to hold
services in one of tho principal
churches of the town, and immedi
ately stationed himself on one of the
principal streets. Tho crowd soon
gathered and experienced thrill after
thrill as he told of a career as con
demning as any could possibly be.
In describing the fire, which was
one i of the most destructive Ayden
had!In years, Jackson declared that
he did not mean to destroy so much
property, but out Are to his own
builllng, which adjoined the hotel,
mer ly for the purpose of getting the
"J slipped to my place of business
tba/ night armed with a shotgun,
intwding to kill anybody that In
terfered .with me," he told the as
sembled crowd, "but, thank good
ness, CdUn't soe a single soul excopt
a doctor who appeared at his office
for a short time and then departed.
I waited a few minutes to see if any
one else might come that way, and
then applied some gasoline to rags in
the rear of my pressing club."
He said he then slipped silently
away to his home, and in a short
time heard screams of fire, fire from
the direction of his place of busi
ness. iHe looked out. and the entire
town was lighted by the Hames from
the burning buildings. The fire had
been discovered Just In time to snvo
persons sleeping In the hotel, two or
three of whom barely escaped being
After this thrilling narrative of
incendiarism, told In a voice choked
with emotion, Jackson told of other
deeds not quite so heinous, and de
clared he felt he could not continue
living, feeling the weight of tho
crimes upon his shoulders.
"I don't care what the law does
with me because it can't possibly tor
ture me as much ns the knowledgo
of my own guilt"
He said that he did not feel that
ho could continue preaching tho Word
of God without laying bare his heart
to tho world. He believed ho would
be forgiven moro quickly, and felt
tho responsibility too great a one to
continuo preaching and fooling tho
people as ho had been doing.
Tito entire section has been arous
ed over tho confession, and there is
considerable speculation as to what
action will be taken against Jackson.
Many poople believe the man got his
idea of publicly confessing his sins
from Mcl^endon, who told a story of
I his lifo in the series of sermons that
ho preached here.
lt was Intimated in court circles
hore this morning that ho would be
arrested and placed on trial for the
burning of the hotel, and it may be
that ho will bo placed in jail during
thc day. Tho crime ls punishable by
life-time Imprisonment of minor sen
tence, according lo tho mode n rea
soning used hy officials.
Wo aro proud of tho confidence
doctors, druggists and tho public
havo In OOO Chill and Fever Tonic.
First Georgia Bale 08 Cents.
Georgia's first bale of 1921 cotton
was sold on the Savannah markot on
Tuesday, July 26th, the salo hoing
nt auction and tho staple bringing CS
couts a pound. Tho bale was shipped
by express to Anderson, Clayton &
Flemming, of Now York.
WOMAN' ADMITS THE KOBBEIIY.
$32,000 Removed from Registered
Mail at Wost Palm Beach.
Wost Palm Beach, Fla., Aug. 4.
According to a statement given to
the West Pain? Beach Post yesterday
afternoon hy L. A. Johusou, chief
postal inspector for tho Southeastern
district, Miss Lena Clark, postmis
tress at this placo, confessod to F. J.
O. 'Pulslfor, an assistant inspector,
in her cell nt Orlando, Fla., Tuesday
night, that she alone was responsible
for the loss of two roglstered pack
ages containing $3 2,000, missing
from the local postotllco since the
20th of July.
'Five thousand, seven hundred dol- |
lars of tho monoy, Miss Clark told
Pulsifer, according to tho statemont, I
would bo found at the residence of 1
J. E. Chambers, of this etty, and thi3
amount, Inspector Johnson says, his ;
men recovered this aftornoon. Other
sn ms. according to tho signed state
ment, wore used to cover a deficit in i
her local accounts.
Miss Clark is held without ball at i
Orlando in connection with the kill
ing of F. A. Miltmoro on Monday
night in that city. Miltmore was for
merly employed in the local post
Chambers is Miss Clark's grand
father, and mo bas boon living athis
home hero. Chambers is at present
out of the city on a visit.
Tlie shortage of the money was
first revealed, according lo postal in
spectors, when tho two pouches wore
opened at the Federal Reserve .Bank
in Atlanta and found to contain two
dummy packages Instead of $23,000
and $!).000. respectively.
Investigation, they say, hui thom
lo tho belief that the solution was to
bo bad here. Tho ioss was not made
known, however, until Miss Clark
had gone to Oriundo on what she
later described as a detoctlvo mis
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Because of its tonic mid laxative effect, LAXA
TIVE BRO M O QUININK is bettet than ordinary
Quinine aud docs not cause nervousnes nor
rinciiiR in head. Kctuember the full miine and
look for the signature of U. W. GROVE. 30c.
An Interrupted Profit.
( Washington Star.)
"1 und? istand there Is oil in the
neighborhood of Crimson Gulch."
"There is," replied Cactus Joe.
"But is was mismanaged. They in
sisted on try In' to get lt out In payin'
quantities instead of goin' on forever
All American Prlsonors Released.
London, Eng., Aug. 4.-The Lon
don her Jquarters of tho American
Relief Administration to-day an
nounced that all American prisoners
in Russia have been released and are
now leaving that country.
Rub-My-Tism ls a powerful Anti
septic. Cures infected cuts, old sores,
COST ?F PR?D?CT10N VARIES
Specialist* Point Out Fallacy of Gen*
alderinp Average as Baals
The fact that there is a wide varia
tion on individual farms in the cost
of producing any product has boen
substantiated by recent cost surveys
conducted by specialists of the United
States Department of Agriculture,
Because of this variation, the special
Its point out, lt ls u fallacy to consider
the averago as representing the cost
of production. For example, the aver
age cost of wheat per bushel on tho j
481 farms studied by the specialists
last year was $2.51, but more than
00 per cent of the farmers concerned
produced wheat at a cost above this
figure, ranging up to an extreme of
$8.20 per bushel. Similarly the aver
age cost of cotton for tho 842 farms
studied was approximately 23 cents
per pound, yet almost 60 per cont of
tho 'growers had costs above this aver
The department now gives the re
sults of cost studios In the form of
frequency tables in order to show the
proportion of a product that ls pro
duced nt or below a given cost and
to (.-all attention to the Importance oj
a bulk-line cost rather than average
cost In relation to price.
DISINFECTION OK HENHOUSE
Woodwork and Roosts Should BA
Gone Over Occasionally With
Some Good Lice Killer.
The roosts and nenrby woodwork
of the poultry hourn; should bo painted
occasionally with some good liquid
lice klllor (which can be bought from
poultry supply donlers) or with kero
1 seno, to kill the little mites which live
there during tho day and at night tor
ment tho fowls.
Cold? Cause drip and Influenza
LAXATIVE DR0MO QUININE Tablets remove the
cause. There ls only one "Promo Quinine." E. W.
GROVE'S signature on the box. 30c
j The grey-leg goose which still
broods In the north of Scotland and
1 tho Hebrides is tho probable ances
tor of the domesticated goose
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JOKES OP FRIENDS THE OAUSN
Of Tragedy-Euko Stories Result In
Killing of innocent Party.
(Charleston Nows and Courier, 4th.)
As the rosult, lt ls said, ot Jokes
perpetrated by acquaintances, James
Slappoy, aged 3S, residing at Elght
Milo, on tho Meeting streot road, tired
a load of buckshot into tho logs of
Logan M. Myers, 41 years old, who
is a blacksmith ot the Samo neigh
borhood, early yesterday afternoon,
resulting In tho Inlier's death last
night at tho Roper Hospital, whore
ho was brought for treatment. The
bones of Mr. Myers' logs wore so
badly shuttered by tho load from the
gun that amputation was necessary,
mid he was not able to withstand
tho shock. Sloppoy escaped, and lato
last night was still eluding arrest.
Rural Policeman John W. Burton
and Hoary Stuhrs wore gotten tn
touch with soon after tho affair,
which happonod at 1 o'clock yester
day afternoon, and thoy Immediately
started an investigation and wont in
search of Slappey. O (ll cor 'Burton
said last night that he had hope of
arresting Slappey at tm carly hour
Tho officers were Informed that
several friends had been in Ute habit
of telling Slappey that Myers was
making fun of his appearance and
likening him to various kinds of an
imals. Slappey is reputed to be of
weak mind, and the olllcors believe
that he was worked into such a rage
(bat he determined lo lake the life
of the tuan whom he scarcely knew,
and who was innocent of any attempt
lo make fun of him. Myers had op
erated a blacksmith shop near his
home on the Meeting street road for
some time, it is said, and was a man
of excellent reputation.
Officer Burton was informed yes
terday that Slappey was a nativo of
Georgia and had been treated at one
timo at thc institution for tho Insane
of that State, which ls located at
Millodgevillo. lt is also thought that
he has been in the past au Inmate
of the South Carolina institution of
the samo sort at Columbia.
Myers was thought to ho getting
along all right at tho hospital for a
short timo after being brought there
n patient. The shock, 'however, waa
too great for him, and at fl. 15 o'clock
last night ho breathed his last.
Hub-My-Tism is n groat pain kill
or. Believes pain and soreness,
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Sprains, &c.
No picture is ever displayed on
tho walls of tho Louvre in 'Paris un
til tho artist has been dead at least
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