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FRUIT, TRUCK, VEGETABLES.
A HALF-AGUE GARDEN* WORTH Mr. Ring Often Sells $IOO Worth From His in One Season, nnd Has Vegetables Practically the Year Round. Messrs. Editors: I want to urge your readers to pay special attention to their gardens this year—and about all of the year. Don’t wait till April nnd plant all of your garden at one time, or worse, let the women plant It ns they can. (It's all right for the "women folks" to work In the garden some, if they do not have too much other work to do—but they must not ho allowed to do It all, by any means.) But get busy at once, ns soon as tho ground will work and manure ami plow your garden. If you have not already dono so, and do both well. Then plant the hardy vegetables ns soon as possible. Don't be afraid of losing something by frost; you won’t loso much, and you surely gain something by having an early garden. And It taken a hard free*© to kill onions, lottuco, mus tard, radishes, beets, cabbage, Eng lish peas. Then plant again of the will have more coming. Keep plant ing things In their season from Feb ruary till fall, nnd working thotn, too. Work them as regularly as you do your cotton and corn, only often er. Spend a few hours In the garden every week, or better an hour or two every day. Keep the weeds out, the surface of the ground loose nnd Just watch things grow. Then enjoy oat I ing good things. Don’t live on hog and bread. If you are near a market, you can take something to sell most every time you go to town. A half acre of good garden is easily w-orth $100 to moBt any family in a year. I con sider ours worth $200 to the family, and we often sell $100 worth. Don’t be satisfied with the few things you have been growing; plant new crops, and if you fail with them at first, try again. I wanted rhubarb. Tried it two years and failed. Wrote for advice, and Prof. Massey said: “Give it up, the sun is too hot for it.” Well, I know Prof. Massey is a mighty good man to listen to on such subjects. But my wife makes mighty good rhubarb sauce and pies and I wanted plenty, and it cost but little to try. So I spent 7 5 cents for more roots—every one I had had died— manured a Btrip against the north side of a paling fence, forked it good and deep, and planted my roots the latter part of March and had plenty of fine rhubarb all summer. Eighty per cent of it is alive though we had a very hot, dry summer. A. O. RING. Franklin Co., Tenn. As a general standard mixture for \egetables, I have found that a mix ture of 1,000 pounds of acid phos phate. 100 pounds nitrate of soda. 600 pounds of cottonseed meal, and 300 pounds of muriate of potash, will make a ton of high grade fertilizer that will suit most garden crops.— W. F. Massey. TWO MINUTE HEALTH TALKS. II.—How to Prevent the Spread of Consumption. Some Simple Sanitary Measures Which Will Save Many Lives If Practiced This Year by All Our Headers. UK OH EAT medium for the spread of the disease Is the - consumptive's spit. When the consumptive cough* or sneeies. he fills the air before him with particle* of moisture almost too small to be seen, which are Ailed with germs. When ho spits upon tho floor or the walk, million* of germs are deposit ed, and are ready to And their way upon the clothes or hands and thus Into the mouths and Into the lungs, stomach and Intestines of children who |dav upon the floor or walk. The careless consumptive’s handkerchief, the pocket In which he carries his handkerchief, tho bedding, and espe cially the pillow cover, and the towel used by him, are apt to be laden with germs. When a member of the family ha* consumption ami the spit is not caro fully collected and destroyed, the house Is apt to become Infected and other members of the family take the dlseaso. When a consumptive removes or tile*, and other persons move Into the house, stone of them are very apt to take the disease unless the house Is thoroughly cleaned and disinfect ed, particularly the floor* and walls. Impure aid and deficient sunlight favor the development of tho bacil lus. For this reason a consumptive Is more frequently met with In the crowded parts of cities, where houses are built closely together and In which air cannot circulate freely, and where sunlight does not enter. Over crowded, poorly ventilated houses, ; offices and workshops, all tend to «pread the disease. A consumptive h much less common In the suburbs where people live In separate houses. Dirt, dampness and darkness are three of the most active allies of the tuberculosis germ. On the other hand, sunshine, pure air aud cleanli ness aro its greatest enemies. It is highly desirable for this reason that you keep your home perfectly clean and constantly remove from it dust and dirt. Kvery room should have a thorough spring and fall houso clean ing each year. Rooms which have been occupied by consumptives fre quently become Infected with the germs. Such rooms should never be used without having been previously disinfected. Remember that the most active agent for spreading tubercu losis is the spit of tho consumptive. If this is thoroughly burned or de stroyed at once there is little danger of infection. If the body is weakened by over work,or by dissipation, or by excesses of any kind, the individual is more apt to contract tuberculosis than if he keeps himself strong and well. In fact, healthy persons living a proper life when infected frequently get over tho disease so quickly and so readily that they do not even know that they have had it. People who are addicted to the use of alcohol in any form are more like ly to get tuberculosis than others.— From a bulletin, "A War on Con sumption” by tho Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, of New York. The Mihjott of next week'a Health Talk will be “llow the Conaump • In* May Avoid tilvliiK the Olaeaae to Otliera.” Hi 30UGLASSVILLE SQUAB CUM DOUGLASS VILLE, BA. II After Five Years |H THE success of any article de pends upon the repeat or ders, the orders which come be cause the article has “made good.” No manufacturer can succeed without these. Here is the kind of letters which we are constantly re ceiving regarding Amatite roof ing: GentlemenFive years ajro we put our first roofs of Amatite on. Since that time we have roofed four other buildinirs with Amatite. We wish to say in appreciation of your roofimr that we never thouRht it was possible to procures roofinRof such quality for so little money. Amatite is all you claim for it, and in our opinion the best of modern roofinK materials. Very truly yours, DOUGLASS VILLE SQUAB CO. The success of Amatite is de pendent entirely upon the well known fact that it always proves satisfactory. The rea sons are that it is made of Coal Tar Pitch—the greatest water proofing compound known, and that it has a real mineral sur face which needs no painting. You have no further expense or bother after Amatite is once laid. This means a great sav ing. A ready roofing which re quires painting every two years will cost after a while as much for paint as for the original roofing. Free Sample The best argument we can offer in favor of Amatite is a sample of the goods them selves. When a practical man takes a piece of Amatite in his hand he recognizes at once that it is thicker, heavier, stronger and more durable than the common kinds. Address our nearest office. ■ Barrett Manufacturing Company ^|5W ■ Now York Chicago Philadelphia Boston Cleveland St. Louis jjj| Minneapolis Pittsburg Cincinnati New Orleans Kansas City BB PECAN '"PU 1717Q BEST VARIETIES. 1 IViLJLO. SPECIAL LOW Pricks. BEAR'S NURSERIES. PALATKA, FLA GROW A FRUIT ORCHARD AT A SMALL COST. Whether a ■mall home orchard or on a com mercial scale, our FREE CATALOGUE will assist you. Arcadia Nurseries, Mooticallo, Fla. Straw berry Plants Millions ot them I am headquarters for Klondyke, ljtdy Thompson, Aroma, Gandy, Excelsior £2.50 for 1,000 plants. Dewberry. Blackberry and Vegetable plants, tlO.OO per 1,000. Free catalogue. John Lightfoot, R. F. D. 2, Chattanooga, Tenn. FRUIT TREES ROSES and EVERGREENS. Bis cut in prices for 30 days. All Southern Varieties. Also furming and timber lands for sale. G. W. STRICKLAND, Prop. Corinth Nursery, Corinth, Miss. Th. Western Plow Attachment Makes t SULKY PLOW OF ANY WALKING PLOW Steadie* the plow aavaa the hone. 1 Doee away with hard work. Rlghtor left hand — wood or •tael beam. Abaoluta control of plow how ever hard the ground. Addren WESTERN IMPLEMENT CO., 22IPark St .Pt Wathlngtoa.Wli. ••A Bay ui raa It as wall a* alia" r urown irom pure Drea boom. Quality and satisfaction guaranteed. Early Jersey Wakefield: Charleston Larne Typo Wakefield: Early Flat Dutch; Late Flat Dutch. 1.000 to 5,000 at$1.50per 1,000 5.000 to 10,000 at $1.25 per 1,000 i 10,000 to 20,000 at $1.00 per 1,000 j 20.000 or over at special rates. 1 guarantee delivery in good condition. N. B 1 make a specialty of a crate of ‘ cabbage plants containing 100 each of the four varieties, delivered at any Southern Express Other for $1 00. ARTHUR W. PERRY Young’s Island, S. C* m—mmma—m—m CHEAP DELTA LAND, acquired under foreclosure, for sale on easy terms in large or small tracts. Write fully stating amount of land wanted and unless you can pay one-fourth cash, state also financial condition, farming experience, and how you propose to handle the land. CALDWELL & SMITH, - • Dept B, Box 1008, Memphis, Ten