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Uw eatoag, Carting ad Sttrl.g-Popalar
When the bulbs of onions growing for
marbet have reached their full size and
Irturity, as indicated by the dying
Sown d. the tops, the crop is ready to be
harvested. Pull the onions by hand or
rake them out by means of a dull steel
Tras, tamlng great care to avoid cutting
.late them; then leave in windrows on
tlerond to cure. Afterward twist or
tut oC' the remnants of the top and roots,
.1 there be such, and try to sell the crop
drmsediately from the field. If this can
at be done, store in a rather thin layer
dr a dy Boor or loft until they can be
dqpose of. Greiner, from whose work
ak "How to Make the Garden Pay" we
S Mte. does not advise the novice to at
pt wintering even a part of the crop,
s ts t is a task which involves risk even
the more experienced.
bias sets are also harvested when the
eaps begin to die down, either by lifting
SIt with the onion-set attachment of the
l get. Jr.. weelboe or by raking in
mb ryows Ave or six rows together, care
ig take of course to get the teeth
nder the bulbs. They are left on
8memd for two or three days to cure
Staken under shelter and spread
as a dry foor to be leaned at le
.Tles is done by rubbing the sets
rn m the hands to remove remnants
S and roots and adhering soil or
by roaning through a fanning
Otrward. 4nl bulbs that will not
pass through a grat sieve with
Ibhes are to large f r sets and
te seld or used for pickling on
,dhl a sther d of harvesting
Srunnsing a large garden trow
under th srow, liting up
wlkeoll adhering to them and
bbs mall meshed sieve to
Irk w, the bulbae--sme
with ehat -er d up
ketruem wed essentudwith
uisw or bhay until ptg.
e stored i shallow open
Seesear -" ha ae
As lleerated Deehptte. by Wbheb Trhe
may Be Ideatlatd.
When buying bees it is important tha
one should be able to judge whether or
not he is getting what hepays for. Ty
enabley purchaser to identify Italia
bees, when not familiar with them
through actual experence, Professor
Cook's illustrated description of them
as given in his "Beekeeper's Guide," is
The Italian worker bee is quickly dis
tinguished by the bright yellow rings a'
the base of the abdomen. Perhap
"'golden" would be a better term, as
these beads are often bright orange. I
the colony be pare, every bee will
show three of these golden girdles. The
first two segments or rings of the abdo
men, except at their posterior border
and also the base
or anterior bor
der of the third,
will be of this
hue. The rest of
the back or dor
sal surface will
be much as in
the German race.
for a greater or ITALIAN WORKER BEF.
less distance at the tip, will also be yel
low, while the same color appears more
or less strongly marked on the legs.
The workers have longer lingale or
tongues than the German race, and their
tongues are a little more hairy. They
are also more active, and less inclined
The queen has the entire base of her
abdomen, and sometimes nearly the
whole of it, orange yellow. The varia
tion as to the amount of color is quite
striking. Sometimes very dark queene
are imported right from the Ligurian
hills, yet all the workers will wear the
badgeof purity-the three golden bands.
The drones are quite variable. Some
times the rings and patches of yellow
will be very prominent, then again
quite indistinct. But the under side of
toe body is always, so far as I have ob
served, mainly yellow.
Chicks hatched during September and
October will furnish bhens that will lay
next fall when eggs are scarce and high
in price, sad the surplus coekerl will
bring fancy flgures as broilers and roast
ers from January to '...., says the
Philadelphia Farm Journal. authority
also for the following ttems:
No vegetable makes better succulent
food for hens in wiater tha the beet
when boled or pulped ln a root eutter.
When ahipplag drned fowls be sam
all the animal heat it drives from the
carcasses before they are pCked.
ore money can be got qutof cheap
wheat by feeding it to beem a by ay
other manner of disposing of it that we
anr aware o.
Try crimson elover as a sonrce of
av tod f for ll, wtb r ad ring.
%W0 asons an sot very seer it
grwas all winter.
If bomesmat ber eted the wark
should be dos i the amy antm be.
sm the setmll m4s of th ems.k be
om teb asnl cold.
Mn a wheat will help the young
bhs touske bone and Seek and their
w-ater coat of feather. The same dies
is equally adapted to th old birds.
Buakwhs tthats been beaten down
by rai s and is gritty ad amt for do'
meUp e i junt as good as ever At
pigeon ad poultry. Let them have it.
Whether soil in~ted for rIng mcrop
will be slnaestly bendtad by fall
plowing to pay for as doing will depend
eitiy a tim e harate of the sol. No
ruleaa be laid down tat will apply it:
all cases, nor as towether deep er shal
low plowing will b best adapted to the
sde ofi dfereat seld. In these ptar
tIalm eh bfaerm mast determlne foi
hiseL. na fra Y~l otervation on the
es a deep or shallow plowing on
Slmuhr tohismmw. It dela so
w- he heneih hylsn fa ie plowbiag
tram the reemdnl ethawlng cf thes
- mh -eras whihe wai pe
- h t hw m ittn mr tohbewel
pe tldew wby thes e taivaUeha A
m-ek h sory s .np c , vtie
uatlesof meinarlptlorn sehn he
plwed deeply, either in theo bn or
rg..V, the. umha1wt tarn,., t
tuoheooll tsdULyr n lne ero
medlty t d. s met AB an a
Several prominent men of Chicago
have organized the Chicago Elevated
The Baltimore and Ohio is going in
for a supply of large capacity cars. The
company is now having built 400 80-ton
hopper bottom gondolas.
An iron bridge will be built across the
Shenandoah river, at Harper's Ferry,
Va., by the Harper's Ferry and London
company. It will have four spans.
Samuel IL Callaway has again been
chosen president of the Toledo, St. Louis
and Kansas City road: W. H. Gilden,
treasurer, and M. L Crowell, assistant
treasurer and secretary.
President Newell, of the Lake Shore
and Michigan Southern, has authorized
the establishment of a plant at Toledo
for the manufacture of compressed gas
for passenger train illumination. Sev
eral railroads will be supplied from this
The Globe Express company has been
quietly organized at Denver with the
avowed purpose of absorbing the Denver
and Rio Grande Express company and
.secnring the Wells-Fargo contract with
the Santa Fe road, which expires in Feb
A number of twelve section compart
ment cars have been introduced on the
limited trains of the Chicago and North
western, between Chicago. St. Paul and
Minneapolis. Each compartment is sup
plied with a lavatory containing hot and
At the car shops of the Delaware,
Lackawanna and Western, at Dover, N.
J., a new style of car has been built for
the transportation of horses and cattle.
Accommodations have bees provided
for twelve horses, and the car is so con
structed that it can Ipe hauled on first
WHISPERS ABOUT WOMEN.
Miss Mande Stone. of Cincinnati, is
the young lady after whom Maud 8
Lady Tennyson, whom the poet mar
ried in 1890, was a niece of Sir John
Franklin. For nearly forty years she
has been more or less of an invalid.
Adaline Iveson has taught fifty suc
cessive years in oneof the public schools
in Cambridge Mass. She was trained'
for her proftesio in the tirst normal
school opened In that state.
The new Duchssa of Sutherland. one
of the youngest women to wear the
ducal coronet in England, is a ,member
of the Writers' club and a contributor
to the literature of the day.
A piece of tapestry, the work of Miss
B. J. Stearns, of Washington. has been
haung in the rotunda of the Capitol at
Washington. It represents General
John A. Logan rallying the troops at
Mrs. Robert Anderson, the widow of
Major Anderson, of Fort Sates fame.
lives quietly t- Washington. Among
her posswios ae the flags that were
e (Frt $M ter when Major Anderson
ear thoeand dollars a ye apsece
are the salaris of theCoaoutes d.Nmra
sol, Miss Eta Bauhes and Franleto
Paulas who ae respectively the Spanish.
aglib and Am risa gover s of the
iataes of Spatin. Each r ves, be
side her salary, a home in the royal
Pretty belt bckies arn made of aus
(aantlet cu ae worn on all varie
ties of sleeves
The half handkerchief and the Nor
meandy a the most striking of the new
A ew glove feature is the euff, which
is not a gauntlet, but a straight cuff.
made by piping of contrasting color
w e dark tints, dark oa light.
pae bradoloth used for expensive
cspes. A bright canary color makes
e which is worth looking at. The
apes an of various lengths, mt
whetU laor short me toped by
.sp* eellurs, sth d or jaboted.
Velvet i mal e even the aomanest
eLth. A vrite 4spousltlo of t It ithe
trslm of im cith cuff with a velvet
bad se dew en all edges, ad a
t batte at smsh end. If the velvet la
amt tno e the cut almot to the back
Ssms am e emplko d.
Mush edtnmedaees.s to' be amd
erpapein. Wes, end whitbaen gold
p guteib f inge will bo a faverls
teamig Whe puesmeaste is of
aeda lararlety ti th trimmifra
la. t mlse s.Je.sI that eery wom
a wl t s at i will wish to lad
-me i-tr M.--N~w ork Times.
AMggND THE -TWhONES.
At Sbusysght the Penes. &o Wale
i.ml. t leek lime £ WO. of hbe
nmes.. 4£ae fres hmf
rk ~bltr 6 !
The Pioneer Drug House.
Any time that your business may call you to Shreveport,
you are cordially invited to call at
Morris & Dickson's Dru: 3Store,
-And Inspect Their Mammoth Stock Of
Drugs, Medicines, Paints,jiVarnishes,,
OILS, GARDEN SEEDS AND WINDOW GLASS.
-Besides a Fine Assortment Of
TOILET :: .A.TRTICLES.
No. 212 Texas Street, Shreveport, La.
F. M. HICKS. Preisit. S. B. HIC(KS. Vwe-Ptesident. W. T. CRItAWFu'RD, Sc'y and Treas.
F. M. HICKS, S. B. HICKS. W. T. ('RAWFOIRD, F. Hi. (;OSMAN. W. F. CHASF.
BENJ AM I GRATZ of Warren, Joues& Gratz, St. Louis, Mo.
THE HICKS COMPANY
WHOLESALE GROCERS & COTTON FACTORS,
115 AND 117 TEXAS STREET, SHREVEPORT, La.
Warehouses: Corner Spring and Travis and Travis and Commorikitvmeu_
GOLDSTEIN, ROSE & CO.
-Wholesale and Retail Dealers Ii;
Apples, Oranges, Peanuts, Potatoes.
Onions, Cabbage, Cheese,
Sausage in Oil, Soaps.
Two Cars of Prodie laceiveT Evereet.
Call and See Otr Mammoth Stock.
WITHIN THE IEKACH OF ALL.
Best Bayou Cook Oysters Served on the Half-Shell
AT 30 Cents PER DOZEN
At the Old Stand of JAMES PRISLICH, Opposite the City Hotel.
irAnos lQ AM1OR ' won
75 .. -.,.. Handsome
Standard " ~y ". Cloth
Books.& 1. Bindings
, as m sw,
a li t b- l -
-, alt rrd : 1
J. A. THIGPEN,
And Notary PubMo.
Office, 525 Spring tireet. lhauweu 1 U'.
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