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Bcflectioxis of a Bachelor.
Boil the waterunless you prefer to be an aquarium rather than a cemetery. ' " v , It takes a lot of philosophy to en able a man to admire a woman after he discovers that she has no earthly use for him. : ; . . It's easy for the average man to be honest when he doesn 't need the mon ey. If"'--'--. When We Are Old. When we are old, the fair world Is so young,'. Re-echoing with song we left unsung Our laughter lifting on another's tongue. When we' are old, there Is no lovely thing That speaks not youth, that bodes not of the spring Of that keen dawn, that now no dark can bring. Alien to May time, whither shall we turn?' Need we the Tear's antiphonal to learn? Fared we not where Its purple torches burn? ' ' In the world's matin have we yet no song? Is not the old-time melody as strong? Do only echoes to the heart belong? When we are old . . . Love, love a dream It is! The summer's song, th illimitable bliss, The flame, the flower, is love's, is ours, is this ... Virginia Woodward Cloud, In June Reader. Fickleness of Woman. Gray "Hello, Smith, old boy! And so you are married, eh?" Smith "That's what the parson told me." Gray" And, of course, you are hap. py?" Smith "WeU, I don't know about that. To tell the plain, unvarnished truth, I'm just a little bit disappoint ed." Gray 'Tm sorry to hear that. What's the trouble?" Smith "Well, you see,' during the courtship stunt she used to tell me how trenuously she. loved me, but we had no sooner got spliced than she gave up her $10 a week job as type writer thumper. That goes to show how much you can bank on a woman's lova." On YourTCneesVCburTSaid. Fourteen-year-old Joseph Porter of 5 Willow avenue, Hoboken, was ar raigned before Recorder Stanton re cently for running away from home. "I just hopped a freight train to go op the road," he said. "I didn't know I had gone so far, and then I was afraid to go home." His mother told the recorder that the boy had no reason to leave home. She said, she took good care of him. "Get down on your knees." said the recorder to the runaway, "and don't you get up until your mother has for given you." He was on his knees five minutes before his mother said the word. Then tgie recorder told him to go home and stay there. New York Times. SOME IDEA OP HIS WEALTH. Host (showing him around) twenty-five years ago, when the man that owns this block of buildings came to town, he hadn't a hundred dollars in the world. Guest And now? Host And now? By George, sir, he could afford to hold the job of am bassador to Great Britain! Chicago Tribune. OFFERING NO CHALLENGES. "Do you claim that the world owei you a living?" "No," answered Meandering Mike, "De man dat goes around claimin makes hisself unpopular. I'm satis ged to git my llvin' whether it's owin to me or not." Washington Star. It is easy to see the good points of the man on a pedestal. A mind reader has a snap when he thought. So. 36. OUST THE DEMON. A Tussle With Coffee. There is something fairly demonia cal in the way coffee sometimes wreaks its fiendish malice on those who use it. A lady, writing from Calif, says: "My husband and I,, both lovers of coffee, suffered for some time from a very annoying form of nervousness, accompanied by most frightful head aches. In my own case there was eventually developed some sort of af fection:orf the nerves leading from the spine tothe head. "I was unable to hold my head up straight,! the tension of the nerves drew it"; to one side, causing me the most intense pain. , We got no relief from medicine, and were puzzled as to what caused the trouble, till a friend suggested that possibly the coffee we drank had something to do with it, and advised that we quit it and try Pos tum Coffee. "We followed his advice, and from the day that we began to use Postum we both began to improve, and In a very short time both of us were en tirely relieved. The nerves became steady ! 6nce more, the headaches ceased, the muscles in the back of my neck relaxed, my head straightened up and the dreadful pain that had so punished me while I used the old kind of coffee vanished. "We have never resumed the use of the old coffee, but relish our Postum every day as well as we did the for mer beverage. And we are delighted to find that we can give it freely to our children also, something rre never dared to do with the old kind of cof fee." Name given by Postum Co., Bat tle Creek, Mich. Postum Coffee contains absolutely no drugs' of"any "kind; but reHeres the coffee drinker from the old drag poison. . There's a reason. SOUTHERN f ARM TOPICS OF INTEREST TO THE PLANTER. STOCKMAN AND TRUCK GROWER. . Bermuda Onions. Regarding culture of onions there are four things that are very necessary in fact, they are entirely essential to success: 1st Genuine imported Bermuda onion seed. 2d Plenty of fertilizer. ' 3d Thorough and constant cultiva tion. 4th Plenty of water at the right time. The method used by the majority, in fact, we think all, of the successful growers of the States of Texas and Florida, Is to plant about two pounds of seed in a bed about 120 feet long by twelve feet wide, with ten rows in each bed twelve inches apart; the ma jority use a garden drill for this pur pose. These beds are made about on a level with the land, with a small border thrown up around each so as to control the water. They usually dig a ditch on the high part of the land so that the bed can be easily flooded, as the water should cover the whole bed uniformly. Water sheuld be out on the bed as soon as the seed are planted; they will usually come up in about ten days. Cultivation is usually done with a double-wheel hoe. Water, and work again as soon as the ground will stir nicely. Continue every two weeks un til ready to transplant, which is about sixty days from the time of seeding. Transplanting is generally done in the months, of December and January. They are usually planted in beds the size of the ones used for seed, but the plants are put four inches apart in drills, rows twelve inches apart. Water and working should be kept up exactly like you would the seed in the seed bed until about two weeks before digging time. When about three-fourths of the tops have fallen, it is time to dig. ... Dig them and throw in windrows; let sun dry from twenty-four to thirty six hours; cut off the tops and roots, closely pack same in nicely slatted crates twenty-four inches long and six teen inches wide, seven inches deep; this will hold about fifty pounds. Regarding fertilizer use, a heavy ap plication of good commercial fertilizer broadcast before transplanting, about 1000 pounds per acre; then another 1000 pounds put In with a drill in the middles about February, when the onions begin to bulb. Manure of any sort could be used In connection with cottonseed meal or any other fertilizer. Do not use cottonseed meal unless you place same in the ground three or four weeks before the onion is to be planted; It is entirely too heating. These instructions, we think, If fol lowed closely, will insure an onion crop where irrigation is used. In some sec tions of the country they are grown without water. If they are to be planted where water is not convenient, they should be placed in rows twenty five inches wide and placed three Inches in a row to be worked with a plow. The yield will not be near so large, but the cost of cultivation is less. The greatest trouble would be in getting the seed up without water. You could, of course, use a small bed for growing your sets, then place them In the field. A man, in planting a crop of onions, should take into consideration the price he can get for same, and what it will cost him to grow the crop. Of course, any one having an irrigation plant, or a farm located on a running stream, can afford to grow onions at a cheaper price thaiKthe man who has not these facilities. Thep rice generally ranges from $1.35 to $2 per bushel. This, of course, is according to the production and the condition of the market at the time the onions are ready for shipment. The Cabbasr'e Hair "Worm. The cabbage hair worm Is the subject of Circular No. 62, of the Bureau of Entomology, U. S. Department of Agri culture, the publication of which was made necessary by numerous inquiries in regard to the identity and alleged poisonous nature of a minute worm popularly known during the years 1003 and 1904 as the "cabbage snake." The Department says: During the former yeai the species first attracted atten tion, but was not considered seriously, as it was well known that hair- worms are not in any degree poisonous in fact, they are perfectly harmless and even, to a certain extent, beneficial, as they destroy by parasitism the perni cious codling moth and several species of destructive grasshoppers or locusts. In 1904, however, the subject Increased in proportion, the Bureau of Entomol ogy frequently receiving five or six communications daily, in regard, to this creature. In most cases these were accompanfed by clippings gleaned from the daily press. The object of the cir cular is mainly to facilitate the corre spondence of the Department, to place the facts in the case on record and be fore the public, and to correct errone ous reports and mere rumors which Pointed Paragraphs. Whoever thinks he knows it all evi dently imagines there isn't much worth knowing. There is a certain brand of charity that will give a man a. crust and then steal his coat. A woman will do without some thing she needs in order to save mon ey to purchase something she doesn't need. ! 4 .- M NOTES have been circulated In regard to cases of poisoning of human beings. In only a single case was the name of the person or persons who had been killed by cabbage supposed to be infested by this hair worm given, and the post master of the city promptly denied any knowledge of the facts, all efforts that were made to locate the origin of the account being without success. It may be safely assumed that all other reports were equally untrue or greatly exag gerated. In fact, the entire matter was a hoax save for the fact that the ru mors were placed In such general cir culation that the consumption of cab bage was greatly curtailed, many per sons fully believing in the poisonous ness of the hair worm. There is no doubt, on the other hand, that the ma jorty of the reports of damage to the cabbage crop were founded on fact. We have positive knowledge of one of these in Tennessee where fully, eighty-five per cent, of the State's cab bage crop was lost in 1904. Similar losses were reported in various por tions of Missouri, Iowa, West Virginia and Virginia. From data at hand it can truthfully be said that thousands of cabbage growers incurred Severe losses on account of the unfortunate "scare" due to the unwise circulation of the veriest rumors. In support of the statement which has been made by letter by the Depart ment of Agriculture for the past two years, a Dr. Louis Leroy made tests in order to determine whether the hair worm or "cabbage snake' possessed any poisonous properties. The usual laboratory animals, rabbits, guinea pigs and domestic animals, were fed with the worms, raw and cooked; extracts from the hail worms were prepared, and the animals fed with them, and the substance was Injected hypodermical ly, the final result being reached, as none of the animals thus treated were affected, that the "cabbage snake" is entirely harmless find the public ru mors and superstitions are fallacies without semblance of foundation. Talk on Alfalfa. Alfalfa thrives during drought as no other crop does, owing to its deep root system. Aftei being once estab lished no drought will ever destroy the plants, and at the first reappearance of rain it starts into vigorous growth. Alfalfa is not at all a difficult crop to establish or grow. Once one under stands it, no crop Is easier grown. Stands of alfalfa may.be secured with greater success than of red clover. It is easy or it is impossible to secure stands of alfalfa, owing to how one sets about it. A rich limestone soil as dry as can be found that is, dry in wet seasons is the first essential. It is not, with our present knowledge, advised that al falfa should be sown away from the limestone and blue grass region. At all events, lime should be in the soil, and if not naturally there, it ought to be added at the rate of 500 to 1500 pounds per acre; air-slaked lime will serve, harrowed into the soil. This sweetens .it, and sweet soils are abso lutely essential. Next, the soil should have a depth of at least three feet above bed rock; then it should be naturally dry or else tile underdrained. Don't waste alfalfa seed on craw-fishy or wet land. It must be dry and sound in winter. Such soil as one naturally calls his best should be chosen. The crop is one that will amply repay the sowing on the richest soil. When it is remem bered that from three to six tons of hay per acre will be returned from good land and that this hay is worth nearly as much, pound for pound, as wheat bran, it is easily seen that it deserves good soil. In truth, it must have good soil to thrive at all. After selecting the right soil It should he stored with vegetable matter. Coat heavily with stable manure and break deep. This manure may precede a crop of corn or tobacco, or it, may immedi ately precede the alfalfa sowing. Ma nure may be said to be absolutely es sential to starting vigorous alfalfa in any soil In Kentucky, or any soil east of the Missouri River, for that matter. It is not sufficient to alone add fertility to the land, though that helps, and arti ficial fertilizers strengthen young al falfa, but it is essential to add humus to the soil in the shape of stable ma nure. It matters little what sort of manure is used. Ritadvantago of Staking. As a rule, it is best not to stake young trees when transplanting. If the roots are ct short and the tree has such a heavy top that a stake is needed, it will meet with such a check In digging that it will rarely recover its vigor. Only t'roper Space Needed. With proper space to grow and proper food and soil, trees can hardly do otherwise than grow a good root as well as a good top, while growth can hardly be called normal if checked by insects or fungus diseases. Reflections of a Bachelor. It is easy to see the good points of the man on a pedestal. It's tough when a man has to give up good money for a tough steak. Eggs, like men, are often broke, but unlike men, they are never too fresh. A sensible man never has any spare time to attend to other people's bus iness unless he is hired . for. the .purpose. CUT1CURA GROWS HA?R icalp Cleared of Dandruff aad Hair Be tord by One Box of Cuticura and One Cake oT C mica ra Soap. , A. W. Taft, of independence, Va., -writing under date, of Sept. 15, 1004, tays: "I nave Tjard -fallinjt hair and dandruff for twelve years aud could get nothing to help me. inaJly 1 bought one box of Cuticura Ointment and one cake of Cuticura Soap, and they cleared my scalp of the- daminrit and stopped the hair falling. .Now my hair is growing as well as ever. 1 highly prize Cuticura Soap as a toilet oap. (Signed) A. W. U'alt, Independence, Va." A Fellow-reeling Kinship. Mutual difficulties not infrequently precipitate love between those who are mutually in trouble. An amusing instance of how taVvng a wrong train won a wife for a young suitor is told under the above caption by Francis Lynde in the September Lippencott's Magazine; Mr. Lynde 's work is well thought of by those who are fond of a rapidly moving short story. . Use Lou graft n & Martinez Faint. Don't pay $1.50 a gallon for linseed oil, which you do in ready-for-uae paint. uy on tresii trom the harrel at 60 cents rer gallon, and mix it with' JLongman & Martinez JL. & M. Paint. it makes paint cost about $1.20 per gallon. lantes S. Barron, President Manchester Cotton Mills. Koek Hill, S. C, writes: "In 1883 I painted my residence with L. & M. Jt looks better than a great many houses painted three years ago. 5So!d everywhere and by Ixmgman & Martinez, New York. Taint Makers lor Kifty Years. ' - A sensible man never has any spare time to attend to other people's bus iness unless he is hired for the pur pose. FITSpermanently cured. No fits ornervous ness after first day's use of Dr. Kline's Great Nerre Restorer, t2trlal bottleand treatise free Dr.i:. H. Kline, Ltd.,931 Areh St., Phtla.,Pa. Creat Britain is barely holding her own in trade with Argentina. Mrs.Win'slo w's So Dthlaqr Syrupfor Children. teethin,sof tenths jrums.reduces Inflamma tioo, allays pain.cu re wind colic, 25c.a bottle, In 1S93 Japan had only 167,000 tons of merchant steamships. Piso's Care for Consumption is an infallible medicine for couglis and colds. N. W Samuel, Oceaa Oroya, N. J., Feb. 17, 1903 The population of .Bangkok is estimated at 500,000 souls. The Great Antiseptic, Sloan's Liniment, tor all mosquito bites, it kills yellow fever and malaria germs. Two thousands vessels of ail descriptions disappear eery year. PUTNAM umhl '!i;'le "( "s tl-t,f 1bWt olcis lfcn tails, fkl.tkje. crt nillniOKttikH U Uc a Shakespeare and Hiawatha. An American schoolboy has written an essay on the "Merchant of Venice," full of original matter. This is his view of Portia: "Portia was a kind and true-hearted young lady; she was very good-natured, especially to some of her gentleman friends, when those young men was going to choose their coffins." But the gem of the article relates to Shakespeare himself. "The story was written by Shakespeare, who married Hiawatha. He was born in Venice, where he and the merchant shot arrows of the same fly when boys. It was here that he learned to season mercy with justice." Anne Hathaway turned into Hiawatha is a really interesting case of derangement London Chronicle. A WOMAN'S SUFFERINGS. Weak, Irregular, RacVert With Pains Made Well and 36 rounds Heavier. Mrs. E. W. Wright, of 172 Main St. Haverhill. Mass., says: "In 1S03 1 was suffering so with sharp pains in the small of the back and had such frequent dizzy spells that I couid scarcely get nbout the house. The urinary ' passages were also quite ir regular. Monthly periods were so distressing I dreaded their approach. This was my condition for four years. Doan's Kid ney Pills helped me right away when I began with them, and three boxe cured me permanently." Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. For sale by all dealers. Price, 50 cents per box. Pointed Paragraphs. True love is founded on th rock of reverence. Men never realize the joys of labor until pay day. More corn grows in crooked rows thaii in straight ones. No, Alonzo, a man doesn't neces sarily work because he has a job. It's tough when a man has to give up good money for a tough steak. Eggs, like men, are often broke, but unlike men, they are never too fresh. h1 CU8S WKtRl All tt&E f All. L Best Cough By rap. r gates Jood. Use fl yM lit niutr. jiyj ai f I IB! For5c to stamps we send a 109 PAOK iJOOK glTlng the experience of a practical f uultr Hslaor aof an amateur, but a man woHUna tor Kmar and cent during .years, k leaubea now to Xteceet andCtir Diseases; Feed torKgg also fur Kaitenlnr: whica Vow late Sair tor Breeding; everything re quiaHe for profitable Fouler? raJa inc. HOOK PUBM(4UI(Hi CO. 134 Leeaard street, tfmw Vera. II Ra IT THE Shapes the Destiny of Healthy Woman .Cannot" Be .Overestimated Seven-eighths of; the' men in this world marry a woman because . she is, "beautiful in their eyesri because she has Inequali ties which inspire adrrrira-r . tion, respect and love. '" ' There is a beauty in i; health which is more at tractive to men than mere regularity of feature.! The influence of women ; glorious in the possession of perfect physical health upon men and upon the civilization of the world " could never be measured. ' Because of them men have ;. attained the very heights .-. of ambition; because of :! them even thrones haveL been established and" de stroyed. . ... What a disappointment, then, to see the fair youngs wif e's beauty fading away before a year passes over : her head 1 A sickly, half-dead-and-alive woman, i especially when she is I the mother of a family, is a damper to all joyous ness in the home, and a drag upon her husband. The coat of a wife's con stant illness is a serious drain upon the funds of a household, and too often all the) doc toring does no good.. If a woman finds her energies are flagging, and that everything tires her, dark shadows appear under her eyes, her sleep is disturbed by horrible dreams ; if she has backache, head aches, bearing-down pains, nervous ness, whites, irregularities, or despon dency, she should take means to build her system up at once by a tonic with specific powers, such as Lydia E. Pink ham's Vegetable Compound. This great remedy for women has done more in the way of restoring health to the women of America than all other medicines put together. It is the safeguard of woman's health. Following we publish, by request, a letter from a young wife. 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