OCR Interpretation

The Tupelo journal. (Tupelo, Miss.) 1876-1924, June 26, 1908, Image 6

Image and text provided by Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87065632/1908-06-26/ed-1/seq-6/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

L. C. Stewart Thrown Into Dungeon
That Was Dark, Wet and Dirty
— Food W23 Scant and
Denver, Col. — Homeward bound
from China, L. C. Stewart, of New
York city, has reached here and will
* remain for a few weeks in the hope
of regaining his health which was
broken by three months’ continemenl
in a prison in the celestial kingdom.
"It seems like a nightmare to m«
now',’’ said Stewart, as he told of his
experiences. “Up here in God’s coun
try where the air Is clean anil the sur.
is bright one can scarcely imagine
that this world contains such hel'
holes as that horrible Chinese dun
geon. As I look back upon my three
months’ living death it almost seems
as if I owe my life to some miracle.
"I had been in the British customs
service for about eight months. II
■was my duty to go hundreds of miles
into the interior and collect revenues
at different points. My starting placi
was Canton and I deposited my col
lections at Rangoon. It was an awfu
trip made on foot, on horseback, by
canals and by coolie trains.
"in a little Chinese town, whoss
name I have forgotten, far in the in
terior, I ran across a young English
man named Charles Frank. 1 met hin'
at the house of a French padre. Frank
was ‘broke’ and was anxious to get
out of the country. He begged me tc
take him along. I had a well equipped
coolie train and plenty of provisions
and, as 1 felt sorry for the poor fel
low, I agreed.
‘‘The trip started favorably enough
and Frank seemed to be in good
health and overjoyed at the prospects
of getting back into civilization again
We safely reached the mountain pass
between Rangoon and the river front
whose course we had been following
and were' about half way to the sum
mit. We were riding, as is customary
He Was Fed Once a Day.
in the mountains, in chairs carried or
the backs of big coolies.
“Frank and I were chatting togeth
er when he suddenly screamed, and
throwing his arms about me, fell. The
black vomit poured from his mouth
upon my white coat and told me in
stantly that he had been stricken by
the deadly black cholera.
"The coolies tied panic stricken at
the sight, but 1 covered two of them
■with my revolver and forced them tc
return. P’rank was dead within IE
minutes after he fell. We made him
a rough pine box and buried him
marking the spot with stones. Then
with my two coolies, I started for Ran
goon, expecting that I myself would
be stricken any moment. The coolies
knew the black vomit had fallen upon
me and were afraid to come near tc
me. To my surprise I was not strick
en, and reached Rangoon after a ter
rible trip.
“My other coolies had reached there
the day before, and when I arrived 1
was at once arrested and, without a
hearing, thrown into prison, charged
with having murdered Frank. The of
ficials would not accept my explana
tion and I could not get them to make
an investigation. Then began three
months of the w'orst torture a man
could endure and still live. I w*as in a
foul, dark cell, dripping with mildew
and decay. Once a day a guard w'ould
bring me a bowl of some filthy concoc
tion that only nauseated me. For days
I went without food, lying on the
damp floor of my dungeon.
“At last I received a call from the
British resident, and after that was al
lowed to have a loaf of bread and a
pint of water a day. I became deliri
ous with fever and in my conscious
moments was sure I was dying. After
seemingly endless weeks of suffer
ing an expedition was sent to find
Frank’s body.
“It was at last brought, to Rangoon,
and there an autopsy showed that he
had died from cholera, as I claimed.
I was released in almost a dying con
dition. When I had recovered suf
ficiently to travel I went to Singapore,
sent in my resignation and went to
Manila. I never care to see China
Big Rats Overrun a Town.
Middletown, N. Y.—Droves of im
mense rats, nearly as large as the
wharf rat, are troubling the people oi
Great Bend, Pa. It is believed that
the rodents’ presence in such large
numbers is due to the closing down
of the tannery. They are crating
great havoc among the fowls and the
cats are afraid to tackle them. Vil
lagers have found it necessary to gc
gunning for them like other game.
Woman’s Valuable Invention.
Mary Kies, in 1800, took out In
Washington the first patent for straw
It Is Pound Necessary to Cut His
Allowance Down to Two Schoon
ers a Day.
Clinton, Miss.—Sir Roger, a large
buck goat, the property of James R.
Eustace, has been causing another
Roger is black and white. He has
large horns and a well-cultivated
bunch of chin whiskers, which wave in
the breeze when he starts to do a but
ting stunt. Except to his owner, he is
not credited with being at all amiable
to human beings.
A few months ago he caused a com
motion among the young folks who
happened to be going home from
school one day and espied him in the
rear of the Eustace block, Church
street. Sir Roger came from a sheep
Sir Roger Is Fast Becoming a Toper.
farm in Lebanon N. H., his job being
to keep the dogs away from the sheep.
Within a few minutes he made the ag
gregation of children keep their dis
Roger caused his sensation a few
days ago by drinking beer at the Eus
tace bar. He had the mahogany to
himself as he was getting away with
the amber fluid which he seemed to
relish. Now Sir Roger has started out
to drink up all the beer he gets within
reach of, and is being put down as a
toper and a bad actor when he has
tanked a few ales.
When the bucko made his way in to
where they were drinking at the bar
the other day chain and all followed.
There was a scattering when he en
tered at the back door, and those who
didn't drop their beer in fright forgot
they had a thirst for the rest of the
Roger lost no time getting his fore
feet up on the round railing at the top
of the bar. Then he winked and
bleated to Anthony O’Malley, the bar
tender. A four-masted schooner of
ale was shoved over and Sir Roger
gulped it. It was great fun, and the
goat tucked away another in quick
time, never once looking up.
Finishing the second, he was ordered
off the bar and walked slowly to the
back yard. Twice a day he calls for
his ale, but lest Roger might start a
rough house some time, his potions are
Risks Life and Imperils Passengers,
But Wins Five-Mile Dash.
New York.—Imperiling her own life
and the lives of scores of passengers
on a Long Island railroad express
train, Marjorie Bourne, daughter of
former Commodore Frederick G.
Bourne of the New York Yacht club,
in an automobile engaged in a five
mile race with the train between Islip
and Oakdale, L. I.
In response to her urging her chauf
feur drove the high power auto with
such reckless disregard of the speed
laws that he beat the train to the
crossing at W. Bayard Cutting's place,
four miles from the start, and dashed
across the track at breakneck speed
only a few feet ahead of the locomo
Passengers on the train said it was
one of the most reckless feats in
which they had ever known a woman
to engage, and if anything had hap
pened to retard the automobile, even
slightly, when it reached the crossing,
Miss Bourne and her driver unques
tionably would have been killed and
the express train might have been
thrown off the track, bringing death
or injury to many passengers.
Eight Cars Run Over Boy.
New York.—“I lay still because I
didn't want to get my new suit all
x nc ivuli w lcugc: uiai an engine aim
eight cars had passed over him with
out cutting him to pieces did not
please little Abraham Morris half as
much as the fact that his new trousers
and stockings had escaped with a few
tears. «
Abraham joined some boys who
were playing tag on the tracks. He
ran directly in front of an oncoming
train and stumbled ae he got between
the rails. When the last car passed
over the spot where the boy had been
seen to fall he arose and began brush
ing off his clothes, and cried that he
would get a whipping when he
reached home.
Sells Rat Tail as Rare Flower.
Warsaw, Ind.—A tramp went to
the home of Arthur A. Saunders, in
the south part of Kosciusko county,
and, in the absence of the head of the
family, sold Mrs. Saunders what he
represented to be a rare plant, but
which subsequently developed to be a
rat with its caudal appendage pro
truding from the earth in a pot in
which it had been placed by the man.
The tail of the rat had been cleverly
attached to a stick with thread. Mrs.
Saunders, desiring to place the “plant"
in a more presentable receptacle, was
about to transplant it when she dis
covered that she had been swindled
to the extent of 50 cents.
Longest Cable In the World.
The longest submarine cable in the
world in one stretch is that from Van
couver to New Zealand.
Education of the People to Patronize
Home Products and Better Appre
ciate the Importance of Their
Residence Place.
During late years numerous days
have been set aside for celebrating
certain events. Years ago Arbor day
was inaugurated. One of the latest
days to be inaugurated is Mothers’
day. It would seem that it is only
fitting that there should be a Home
Industry day.
Des Moines, la., has inaugurated
what is called a Factory day. On this
day schools and retail business houses
are closed and the populace go from
factory to factory and view the vari
ous processes of manufacturing goods
and learn much of the industry of the
city. In Omaha recently, members of
the Commercial club have been de
voting one day in the month to vis
iting manufacturing plants.
These plans are most excellent for
educating the people as to the re
sources of their communities. A Home
Industry day would no doubt be the
means of better acquainting the peo
ple of each town with the resources
of each particular place and would
open up avenues little considered and
stimulate the establishment of new en
terprises. The most good perhaps
would result from the fact that the
people of each community would learn
of the products of their home place
and better realize how great the ad
non! no-n 1 .1 Vw-t to ♦ I w \
ucts instead of using manufactures
from other places. A Home Industry
day should not be for the business or
the professional people, but should
be a day in which all residents, men,
women and children, could participate
and all become acquainted with the
varied resources of the place. The
school children would find a visit to
the different factories helpful to them,
give them a practical idea of how dif
ferent articles are made and broaden
their views as to business methods.
Home Industry day can be inau
gurated in any town by the citizens
making a united effort. In fact, each
state could by legislative enactment
set aside such a day with great bene
fit to the state and its people, and the
establishment of Home Industry day
might mean the saving of millions of
dollars annually to the state. This day
could be made one of real pleasure,
as well as a day of education and uni
versal profit. Refreshments could be
served by enterprising manufacturers,
and other entertainment in the w-ay of
music, etc., could be utilized in ma
king it a day long to be remembered.
Keep the Store Clean.
It is a well-known fact that in manu
facturing concerns clean surroundings
tend to a higher standard of workman
ship among the employes. If this is
true of a factory which is usually
hidden away from the public gaze,
what must be the moral effect of
clean surroundings in a retail store
which has to depend upon the public
for its welfare? If neatness in the
store and display window is attrac
tive, elegance must be decidedly allur:
ing. That this latter is a fact is
proven by the elegant stores of many
twentieth century dealers who have
taken advantage of the popular de
mand for cheerful surroundings to in
corporate into their places of business
a tone of elegance which would have
been the wonder of tradesmen of 30
years ago, the majority of whom be
lieved that a store should consist o? a
few counters and shelves and a stock
of goods. The growing tendency of
the time, especially In the cities, is
one that demands modern methods.
And in adopting these methods it is
but natural that the window' should
receive the first share of attention, as
It Is a magnet, having power to con
vert the indifferent public into inter
ested customers. What holds good in
the cities as to neatness and cleanli
ness. also holds good in the small
tow’n. The storekeeper whose place
is untidy cannot expect to make a
great success. Country people abhor
dirt and slovenly habits about a store
as do the city folk.
Use Fire to Combat Fire.
The average retailer does not em
ploy enough printers' ink, and aaiploy
it in the proper direction, in dealing
with the trade for his community.
The enemies of the retailer, the mail
order houses, are products of printers'
ink and know full well the value of
it. They are not anxious that the re
tail dealers of the country wake up.
They are satisfied to allow' conditions
to go on and allow them, the mail
order house, to get the benefit of the
trade wmcn is coming to mem
through their aggressive advertising
campaigns. If a merchant would fol
low out their schemes of publicity
upon a small scale in his immediate
territory, would get out some adver
tising matter in the form of circulars
with prices and descriptive matter, it
would win. The way to fight fire is
with fire, and the retailer has had the
shortcomings of his anti-mail-order
house campaigns thrown back upon
htm with little or no satisfactory re
sults. Campaigns he has set up in
opposition have in a measure taken
the edge off the catalogue houses’ cam
paigns, but why not get right into the
game and fight them with the same
ammunition that they are using to ex
terminate the retail trade of the coun
try? Use local papers liberally and
get out circulars, letters and price
lists, well printed and illustrated.
"Tin-Horn Gambler.”
Twenty years ago In San Francisco
the term “tin-horn gambler” was at
tributed to Hon. James Orndorff, whc
was dealing in a gambling place on
the Comstock lode. It was said that
he remarked to a player at the game
who was playing small: “You’re
cheaper than a tin horn.” When the
question was referred to Orndorff for
settlement he replied: “’Pears to me
I did say something like that, any
how that’s what he was, he was noth
ing but g tin horn.”
Up-to-Date Methods Must B« Er*
ployed to Bring Capital.
In this day of progress and of ad
vertising, not alone do business firms
realize the importance of publicity,
but municipalities find it essential to
tell the world of advantages they
possess for the homoseeker and those
seeking business locations.
A fow years ago, the city of St.
Louis commenced the raising of a fund
of $400,000 for the purpose of ad
vertising in the newspapers and maga
zines, by pamphlet and otherwise, the
growing importance of S*. Louis. Den
ver, Col., raised a fund of $100,000
which was employed in general adver
tising and the paying of lecturers to
visit various parts of the country
with stereopticon views showing pic
torially the industries of Colorado.
The business men of Kansas City re
cently inaugurated a campaign to call
the attention of the world to the great
resources of that town and the trib
utary country. In Kansas City sign
boards are used freely to tell of the
many things that Kansas City posses
ses and which are not possessed by
other cities. The visitor to the town
is impressed by the information con
veyed to him from these sign boards.
Such striking statements as “Do you
know that beans are cheaper in Kan
sas City than in Boston? They are.”
It is a fact "Flour is cheaper in Kan
sas City than in Minneapolis.” Other
sign boards tell by comparison that
taxes per thousand dollars of valua
tion are lower in Kansas City than in
numerous other cities, and attention
is called to the number of miles of
fine boulevards in the city.
Another means employed is the use
of full page advertisements in the
uanj' pu & ui iut* icauiug uu^cus.
These advertisements are carefully
prepared presenting various maps,
showing the advantage the country
possesses over other cities in differ
ent industrial lines.
It appears that this plan of adver
tising can be most successfully fol
lowed out by the enterprising men of1
any city. In the smaller towns where
there are not great opportunities for
manufacturing, advertising to the peo
ple showing the benefits to be derived
from patronage of home institutions
could be profitably carried on. There
is no town so small but that it can be
helped by judicious advertising.
Every town wherein a weekly paper
in published there Is a means of giv
ing publicity to the advantages pos
sessed by the place. The home paper
is one of the most telling and force
ful advertisements any town can have.
Every advertisement of a home insti
tution speaks for the enterprise of
the place, and to strangers illustrates
the spirit and enterprise that is pos
sessed by the people. It is always
well to bear in mind that seekers for
homes and for business locations never
pick out the dead towns. A small
town where the people are enterpris
ing often holds forth to the prospec
tive settler greater opportunities than
do the larger cities.
Are Amenable to Reason.
Farmers are usually amenable to
reason, the same as any of the rest
of the human race. They do not buy
of peddlers or catalogue houses be
cause they want to snub their own
home town and home merchants, but
because the article is brought par
ticularly to their notice, embellished
with a flow' of convincing language
calculated to impress them at once
with the superior merits of the article
so presented and with the alleged fact
it... ... ~ -,1 —„ t.i ^
money by buying in that way.
The fact that the article is not su
perior and is really considerably
higher priced does not appear, for the
reason, perhaps, that the local dealer
has never taken the trouble to adver
tise his wares, or has never called
the farmers into his store and shown
them the article, made comparisons
between it and the peddled article
and showed them that he, the doaler,
is actually the one who is saving them
money, not only in the first cost, but
in repairs and wearing qualities as
There is too much of a disposition
on the part of most dealers to take
It for granted that their customers—
or those who might and should be
their customers—know all about their
stock, its qualities and prices, as com
pared with those that may be put up
to them by the peddler or the mail
order man. Instead, they should make
it their business to throw a flood of
light on these questions at every op
portunity. In other words they should
advertise, in the way that their judg
ment and experience dictate, or in
various ways, so there will be no ex
cuse, at least, for any possible cus
tomer remaining in ignorance.
German Move Against Fraud.
The German government proposes
to stamp out the fraudulent and dis
honest advertising which has crept
into the business methods of many
firms of that country. For instance,
when a man advertises a bankrupt
stock tor sale, ne nas got to De pre
pared to prove that there is absolutely
no misstatement as to the source from
which he receives the goods. Michi
gan, New York and other states have
laws on their statute books tvhich are
intended to suppress dishonesty in ad
vertising, but it is a question whethei
the law has ever yet been invoked
against those concerns, particularly
in the clothing business, which from
one year’s end to another have theli
store front plastered up with adver
tising matter, announcing the purchass
of another large bankrupt stock, oi
the catalogue houses, whose success
chiefly lies in the misrepresentation
made as to the quality of their warea
Tlyj law recently passed in Gen
many is also intended to prevent a
merchant from adding goods to his
stock in order to increase sales, aftet
he has announced that he is selling
out of business. The penalty of 5,00(
marks, which is equivalent to nearly
$1,200 in American money, or lm
prisonment up to 12 months, should
have a salutary effect in preventing
the class of frauds at which the bill
is aimed.
Fish Candles as Curiosities.
The fish candles of Alaska are be
ing sent over the world in quantities
as curiosities.
The turkey plied the drumsticks, while ;
The puppy took the bones;
The bullfrog played an instrument
That gave the lowest tones.
The elephant could trumpet, and
The fiddler was a crab;
The Katy-did a song and dance
Upon a grave-yard slab.
The Inch-worm counted measures,
The woodwind turned the leaves;
The quail, he had to whistle, for
These mocking-birds are thieves.
The yellow-jacket’s organ point
Was rather sharp and thin;
The kitten brought an article
To string the violin.
The cow tossed off a solo, for
No one could low so well;
Her horn was blew and tipped with
She also rang the bell.
The bee could play upon the comb;
They wished he hadn’t come,
For all the music that he knew
Was “Hum, Sweet Hum.”
—Harvey W. Loomis.
A Mark of Civilization and Commer
cial Prosperity.
T'Vio lioct ovirlonpp rtf n 'hip'Vi . tvriP
of educated and refined civilization
is the building and maintenance of
first-class public roadways. This is
more fully evidenced by the incessant
and continuous demand of the whole
American nation for improvement in
our public roadways. Good roads mean
better schools, more churches and an
increased social relationship in the va
rious rural neighborhoods. The loss
by farmers in the continual wear and
tear on horse-power, breakage of ve
hicles and loss of time in traveling
on bad roads amounts in the aggre
gate to a fabulous sum each year.
With the exception of taxation for
educational purposes there is no cause
in the interest of our rural population
to which the taxes of the people could
be directed to greater benefit than the
equipment and maintenance of first
class public roadways.
The Federal Government could not
expend a part of the public funds to
better advantage than granting large
annual appropriations to be distribut
ed among the various States to aid in
public road improvement. We have
never been able to understand why
the National Government could an
nually appropriate millions of the pub
lic money to the maintenance of the
public waterways and harbors and in
the construction of magnificent public
buildings in centers of commerce and
do practically nothing toward the im
provements of the public highways of
the country. We believe that the Na
tional Government should each year
appropriate an equal amount of money
for the improvement of our public
highways that is expended on water
ways, harbors and public buildings. If
this amount was prorated among the
different States on the basis of public
road mileage, not population, and each
State would then raise a special reve
nue equal to the appropriation of the
Federal Government, we would soon
be able to make rapid headway in
road improvement. With the general
introduction of fine macadam road
xxroxro favmoro pnnM i ntrnilnoo neo
of motor vehicles and reduce the cost
of marketing their products to a mini
We have taken the position before,
and adhere to St now, that the best
returns on money invested by the
State or nation is appropriations mad*
in the interest of farmers and the
development of our vast agricultural
resources. There should be a good
roads club in every community and
county to co-operate with State and
National organizations. A steady,
active campaign should be taken In
the interest of this work all over the
country, and especially in the South.
Let us have good roads first, last and
all the time.—The Cotton Journal.
,T. N. Shepherd in Southern Farm
Too heavy loads make a balky horse.
Thorough grooming cleanses the
hide as well as the hair.
Irregular feeding makes thin horses,
no matter what quantity is given.
A cow in any way worried will not
do her best at milk production.
Good care and keep are as essential
as proper selection and breeding.
With all kinds of stock mixing
breeds promiscuously does not work
No animal, however well bred,
should be used for breeding purposes
unless it has individual merit.
By reducing the amount of food we
reduce very little and always in less
ratio the food of support.
In the growing of first-class pork
the degree of cleanliness practiced,
largely governs the quality of the
With all stock intended for market
the profitable line of production is to
maintain good health with early ma
The value of any kind of farm stock
is very largely determined by its feed
ing and care the first year of its life.
The man who cannot advance above
scrub conditions had better let pure
bred animals alone. If he must be a
scrub stock raiser, he had better re
main a scrub stock breeder.
At no time in the life of the animal
is the influence of liberal or scant
feeding so great as when the animal
is young.
The cheapest way to produce pork
if. to push the pigs from the start and
have them ready for market at from
seven to ten months old, never older.
The pigs to be castrated should be
attended te as soon as large enough
to handle. This will prevent a set
back in growth and allow them to
be all right before weaning.
Anything less than full feeding at
any period Js a sacrifice of net profit.
Some Suggestions From a Praw^c*l
Poultry RaiEer.
For thirty-six hours after the chic^t3
liave lei t the shell it is best to witl\
hold all food, says Farm and Home.
Then I feed old bread fineiy ground
through the bone mill, to which i3
added hard-boiled eggs left from the
second test, about one-fourth; this
may be given for the first two weeks,
each day diminishing the quantity of
egg. In the chaff I scatter some mil
let seed wtiich keeps them busy and
aids in their development. During the
first two weeks I keep the brooder at
90 degrees. This must not be guess
work, but a good thermometer should
be kept in each brooder about two
inches from the floor.
If the brooder is too cool they will
begin to crowd together, pile on top
of one another, and the under ones will
smother. Nothing but cold will cause
them to do this. Too much heat will
debilitate them, and they will soon
weaken and die. After the second
week you may drop the register to 88
degres and about two weeks later
to 70.
Broilers should be fed regularly and
no more than they can eat up clean.
Remove the troughs as soon as they
are through. Feed every two hours
the first week, every three hours the
second, after that the three regular
rations a day and between times a bit
of green stuff and about twice a week
green cut bone. There is nothing can
take the place of this as an animal
food, especially when forcing is
After the chicks are two weeks old
I begin a change of diet. At night I
scald four quarts of cornmeal in the
mixing trough and to this add a pint
of meat meal, a handful of salt, two
large tablespoons of cottonseed meal;
then add bran until It Is all a dry
crumbly mass. This amount will fill
a five-gallon can, which I set on the
hot-water pipes until morning, when
at G o'clock it is ready to feed.
Long woden troughs are used, and
as soon as the chicks have eaten their
fill the troughs are picked up and
scraped clean; the leavings go to the
old hens. Next, the dishes are filled
in each pen with cold, clean water for
drinking. I have never found any
thing better than the earthen drink
ing fountains. At noon small potatoes
are boiled and mashed and made dry
by the addition of bran, and often a
dash of black pepper.
At night a feed of cracked corn,
wheat or millet is given, just what
they can eat clean. The grain is
thrown on the floor and they must
hunt for all of it. Planing shavings
are the best litter, as they absorb all
moisture and act as a disinfectant.
Gravel should be kept on the floor and
the litter spread above it.
Cabbage is one of the best green
foods and if one has access to a brook
where cress grows in the spring, it
will be a great help when cabbage
runs short. Green feed is a necessity
when forcing to prevent leg weakness.
Chicks fed on the above plan will
reach the required one and a half
pounds at the age of ten weeks. The
cottonseed meal is valuable to put the
flesh on. Where it is used the breast
of the broilers will be plump as quail,
but on account of its concentrated
qualities it must be fed sparingly to
produce best results; two tablespoon
fuls are sufficient for a five gallon can.
Variety is good for them. Once in
a while baked johnnycake with ground
meat in it, is much relisned. I usually
cook it very dry, then put through my
bone mill. A few' baked potatoes make
a nice change, or some stale bakers’
bread. Break open the loaves, then
gather up the crusts, put through
your mill and add to the soft feed.
Keep the chicks hungry so they w'ill
be busy trying to find a bit left on
the floor from the last meal.
What Women can Do for the Schools.
One of the very best means for im
proving the school-house and grounds
is to be found in the Woman’s Better
ment Association. This is an organi
zation of patriotic women for the pur
pose of aiding and improving public
j school-houses and grounds. In addi
i tion to the State organization, there
are county organizations and town
ships and district organizations. Such
an organization can be easily formed
in any school district with the assist
ance of the county superintendent and
! the officers of the State and county
organizations, or even without such
I assistance. Through the efforts of a
! few public-spirited women in any com
! munitv, the women of that community
could be organized into an association
to co-operate with the county and
i State organizations for the purpose of
improving their school-house and
| grounds. By beautifying the interiors
: of the school-rooms, painting the
| houses, having stumps, brush and un
j dergrowth removed from the grounds,
planting trees, vines, and flowers, etc.,
j wonderful transformations have been
wrought, through the efforts of a few
j earnest women in many rural school
| houses and grounds during the past
1 two years.—Hon. J. Y. Joyner.
For sneezing and slight colds a
simple remedy is a tablespoonful of
kerosene in the drinking water, to be
repeated for several days in s jcces
The success of a young sow with
her first litter has much to do with
her future value; consequently it is
very important that all the conditions
within the ow'ner’s control be made
favorable to her.
If the droppings of the fowls are
not in normal condition, give a tea
spoonful of soda water (bicarbonate)
to each afflicted bird. In making the
water use three heaping teaspoonfuls
of soda to a pint of water. Follow with
a one-grain quinine pill each night for
three nights in succession.
For llmberneck a teaspoonfu! of
sugar dissolved in a wineglass of wa
ter, a lot of which is squirted down the
throat of the afTlicted fowl, is recom
It is said by those who tried it
that gin and molasses, equal parts,
put in a bottle and well shaken be
fore using, is an excellent tonic and
preventive of colds and roup.
While we are opposed to giving a
well fowl medicine, we can see no
reasonable excuse for allowing the
first symptoms of sickness to develop
-— -. /
I'terker, who gets paid once a month,
says^that the man who cried: “Save
me from in\y friends,” or words to that
effect, most likely had an experience
similar to his\own.
It being pay rJ^ay, Parker made a '
bet on the races. 'sStrange to relate,
his horse won. Than, to properly
celebrate, he betook hinVself to a re
sort where the clink of the cut glass
was music to his ear, and the jdor of
the cut lemon refreshing to hist nos
trils. He had half a dozen or finore
pleasant prescriptions compounded by
the man behind the bar and matjfj sev
eral very congenial acquaintances,
owing to the liberal manner in fchich
he insisted on paying for all <fldnks.
He told several funny stories, \*bich
were received with applause, and ^as
voted a thorough “good fellow” by ai. ■{
He was enjoying himself hugely an
all the world looked bright. Then
cam« the cloud on his horizon. This
cloud was Bayless.
Parker was just in the act of order
ing up another round when Bayless JL
took in the situation and came over
to the bar. In answer to Parker’s in
vitation as to what it would be, he
said he would take a “good cigar,” and
being tendered one of the best in the
house, he put it in his pocket for fu
ture reference. When the drinks had
been disposed of and Parker exposed
his roll of bills in paying the check.
Bayless, with the license of a friend,
remarked: “Here, let me take care
of that for you until to-morrow. Don’t
think you are going to relieve the
financial panic just because you got
naid off tn-rtflv" And Parker in his
maudlin innocence, turned it over to
him. Bayless soon departed, saying
to Parker as he left that he would get
his money back when he got good and
sober, and not before.
A cloud passed over the faces of his
new found friends as they saw Bayless
and the money disappear. “Do you
know that guy?” one of them in
quired of Parker. The latter replied
that he had a boarding house ac
quaintance with him. “Well, take it
from me,” replied the other, “there’s
nothin’ in this thing of lettin’ other
pepple take care of yonr coin for you.
The guy may be on the square, but
it is the one best bet that he makes
you beg to get your roll back.”
Parker noticed that the manner of
his newly made friends had become
less respectful, now that the money
was gone. He tried to tell a story,
but no one would listen to him. His
popularity had waned. He inwardly
cursed himself and cursed Bayless,
and sorrowfully he made his way un
steadily to his car.
The next morning he felt decidedly
seedy. He needed many things, ex
ternally and internally, and he figura
tively cHamped his bit as he thought
of how Bayless had persuaded him to
give him his money. He found 15
cents in his clothes and deliberated
for some time as to whether to invest
it in a shave or a drink, but the drink
got the decision. Then he went
around and rapped up Bayless.
Bayless came out looking clear-eyed
ajid healthy to an extent that was ir
ritating to Parker in his nervous fraz
zled-out condition. “Say, old man,
I’m certainly much obliged to you for
taking care of that roll for me last
night. As I want to get a Turkish
bath and a shave and a general over
hauling, thought I’d come around and
look you up,” said Parker in rather an
apologetic tone, and despising himself
»» 111 ic. uaj 1000 nau cuugm, tilt.
oodr of the alcohol, however, and as
he noted Parker’s nervous, uneasy
manner, assumed a belligerent atti
tude. “I should think a man like
you, Parker, would have better sense
than to be throwing your money
around like that,” he said to him, se
“Well, I don’t often get that way,
you know,” replied Parker, humbly,
feeling obliged to take this attitude,
as Bayless had as yet made no move
toward returning him his money. “I'll
just take that money of mine now.
please,” he continued. “No, you
won’t,” said Bayless, with a patroniz
ing air. "If I gave you this money
you’d go right off and get tanked up
again. I’ll wait a few days and see
how you behave, then if you are good
maybe I’ll let you have it.”
Parker was raging inwardly, but he
tried to be calm and diplomatic. He
explained to Bayless as calmly as he
could that he needed a few things at
the druggists' for his nerves, a Turkish
bath and a general going-over by the
barber to get himself around into a
normal state again, but Bayless only
laughed at him. In doing so he
reached Parker's limit, and the latter
made one jump for him and seized
him by the collar. “See here, Bay
less," he said, “I’ve had enough of
this farce. You’ve got a bundle of
my money, and If you don’t dig it up
right away I'll find a way to make you
do it, and I don’t want any lectures
about the evils of drink while you are
about it, either. Now dig up that
Bayless, with the air of one who had
been greatly injured, got the money
from the bottom of his trunk and
handed it to the owner, who stuffed it
in his pocket and walked away with
out counting it.
“That’s the last time I’ll ever try
to be a friend to a man," said
Large Sum for New York Schools.
New York has set apart $500,000 to
purchase athletic fields for its high
schools, and has just opened the frst
on Staten island for the Curtis high
school, named after George William
Curtis. New York expects to provide
every city high school with its field,
and every elementary school and new
high school building In Greater New
York now has its roof built to furnish
Move to Honor Lord Kelvin.
A movement has been started in the
scientific world favoring the adoption
of the word Kelvin to designate the
commercial unit of electrical energy
at present known as the kilowatt-hour,
as recognition of the services of the
late Lord Kelvin to electrical science.

xml | txt