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The Burke County news. [volume] (Morganton, N.C.) 1899-1901, August 04, 1899, Image 10

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rSfcjOfgg? ; quantities of rejected I.eets which can
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an ! AN OLD FAMILIAR FRIEND.
AGRICULTURAL
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MaJcinj IUrnrMi Convenient.
All extra labor and time spent in
hirnefsin the team is wasted. It is
true economy to use snaps in place of
the clumsy buckle that takes three
times as long to fasten properly. Bat
be sure and Lave snaps with a spring
strong enough to hold the lines in
place, or economy in time will be
gained at the expense of safety. All
the devices to make small jobs easier
and take less time will bo adopted by
the enterprising farmer, who recog
nizes that on the farm as everywhere
else time is mouej and should not be
wasted.
Sterilized .Soil For lettuce.
Professor Sharps, of the Massachu
setts station, has been experimenting
to rind a remedy for the lettuce rot.
The only remedy, of the many tried,
which proved effectual was using steril
ized soil that is, soil that had been
liented to about ISO degrees. This
soil was spread on top cf the lettuce
beds and around the plants after set
ting. The germs of the blight being
all killed in this soil the disease did
not tret up through to attack the plants
until they were out of the way. It is
necessary to repeat the treatment on
every crop of lettuce grown, but the
process is not expensive and is so cer
tain that it may be fouud practicable
even in large greenhouses.
lots In Stnly Soil.
There is great difference in the
durability of different kinds of posts
and also in the soil where they are
placed. Contrary to the general im
pression, a sandy or gravelly soil,
which is usually dry, is much more
liable to rot out posts than one which
is always wet. In tha dry soil there
are frequent changes from wet to dry,
by which more air is brought in con
tact with the wood and this iutrodnces
the germs of decay. In an always
wet soil the water is probably stag
nant aud contains little air. Oxygen
is necessary to all decomposition. An
old farmer who had owned both sandy
farms aud those that had a clay sab
soil once told us that posts on the sand
had to be removed more than twiceon
clay subsoil.
An AlIilI n (o the Barn.
On many farms, especially in New
England, are to be seen simple shed
roofs extending out over the manure
heaps from the side of the barn. This
answers in place of a manure cellar
or shed, and keep all rain and sun
from the "mainspring" of farm opera
tions. A way to secure two birds
They make an excellent poi'.ion of a
ration for cow., sheep or swine. They I
contain but iiitle protein and, there- ;
fore, should be fed to all animals ia ;
connection with such feed as bran, r
j pea beans, oil meal, or any nitro- I
geiEous food, Hoots of all kinds pro- .;
dace the best results when fed with i
grain. The sugar beet contains less I
than two per cent, of protein, scarcely j
anv fat.. about ten per cent, of nitro
New Knillnirn Suggested for a Well
Known Tale.
The character of the old joke has be
come a decidedly stormy one.
A few evenings ago at a little down
town gathering one of the girls said
she baa heard such a good story.
"It happened out in the East End
I onlv last week," she j-aid. "A young
woman whose home is on one of the
prominent cross streets was receiving
gen frse extract, aud about one per can irom a young man. uu v.,
cent, each of fiber and ash. It is sorne- n rain tirenuiuiij. xou
what richer than the other ordinary
roots that are used for feeding pur
popes, but is practically no better. At
the Wyoming station steers and sheep
that were fed all winter on sugar beets
and hay, gave better results than those
that were fed on graiu and hay.
Rations composed of forty per cent,
of sugar beets, and even more, have
been fed to the cow, without injury.
Intrinsically they are not as good as
ensilage, but they have one advantage
over ensilage, and that is that practi
cally the whole of the beet is digesti
ble. The Epitomist.
Moles a Insert l)rtroyeis.
Moles are generally considered de
stroyers of laws and disturbers of the
garden. It has been pointed out that
these animals do not live upon vege
table matter, but upon insects entire
ly. An investigation to find out
upon what moles subsist was institut
ed by the Pennsylvania experiment
station. H. Wilson in reporting upon
the results of his work stated that the
stomachs of thirty-six moles had been
examined. He concludes that vege
table matter is not taken into the
mole's stomach intentionally as food
and he believes that the mole is an
insectivorous animal. Its habit of
member the nlcht. Several times the
young man offered to go. bnt each
time it rained harder than ever. He
lived about half a mile away, but, of
course, it meant a thorough drench
ing to venture out. Finally the girl
snid. 'Well, it would be simply un
civilized to turn you out such a night
as this. Brother Robert is away from
home, find you can have his room Just
as well as not.' The young man de
murred a little, but finally appeared
to appreciate the force of the argu
ment. 'Now, excuse me a moment or
two.' said the young woman, 'and I
will see that the apartment Is made
ready for you. So she went upstairs
and told her mother, and then stepped
Into the brother's room to see that it
was in order. She wasn't gone more
than live minutes, but when she went
downstairs the young man had com
pletely disappeared."
Everybody breathed hard when she
reached this dramatic climax.
"The young woman looked around
the room in a bewildered manner. Then
she looked on the hat table in the
hall. His hat wasn't there. She was
quite dazed. She waited about in an
aimless manner, vainly striving to
solve the mystery. Suddenly she heard
rapidly approaching footsteps. A sec
ond later there came a soft rap on the
door. The young woman threw it
Swift Cload. Prere.i,. CoiTT""
Observations at B; :e
tory showed that for sever i
fore the great cold wav, n"' 3
last.
the high cirru
tain an elevation of
2ay
0:
ivin
at-
02
oi:r.
rate of 166 miles pr
iuuusui mat measures of '
Hons will play an impir'ani
weather predictions hr-ft-
at Us.
It
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L3r5nd
GREENSBORO Nr
.Ofthjtrtttawitof THE UQUOR. OPIUM, MORPMbTI,
Other Dni Aoirtkm. Th.Totra, imjtd22
WRITE US FOR
OUT IIBlflM up.
Soi Sfomai
"After I was Induced to try f 4lr
BETS, I will never be without them in tfce h -t
My liver was in a very bad shape auJffiThj
ached and I had stomach trouble Now s'n'reuT
lnjr Cascarets. I feel fine. Mr wife haaUonwi
them with beneficial results for sour iomaeh
JOS. Kuhuxg. 1J21 Congress St.. St Lou'i ,
CANDY
CATHARTIC
THADB MARK RtOISTTRCO
gl
AFPE ARANCE OF DA UN WITH ADDITION'.
burrowing among roots of grasses aud
rf 1 1 pr ttlnnffl ia 1 11 iln rn I oimnlv 1tt a
desire to get at worms, beetles ud ' peD an th sl0 "T, y0"' "t
. , . , , - i was evidenth soaked through and
other insects which are found in the . ,.t. . " .
through. ' hy, where on earth have
Mr. Wilson thinks the mole is bene
ficial to the agriculturist, although in
some instances considerable annoy
ance is caused by the moles burrow
ing under the roots of growing plants
while in quest of insect food. The
damage caused by eating the grain
seeds and the fibrous roots is due to
mice rather than to moles. The run
ways of the mole are taken possession
of and occupied dnring the summer
and autumn by meadow and field mice
and these little animals are undoubt
edly responsible for much of the'dam
age thought to be caused by the mole.
To keep moles out of lawns and flower
beds Mr. Wilson suggests the use o(
traps and poisons, driving them away
by placing such substances as mineral
pitch, gas tar and other material of
unpleasant odor in their runways.
New England Homestead.
you been?' she cried."
At this point the narrator was
abruptly interrupted.
"Pardon me," said one of the listen
ers, "but if I rememler it aright, the
young man said that he went home to
secure his nightshirt."
"Excuse me," said another listener,
"but the way I heard it he went home
to ask his father if he wouldn't split
the morning's supply of kindling wood
for the kitchen stove."
"I hate to be contradictory," said the
third interrupter, "but I'm sure I wras
told that he went home for his mam
ma's good night kiss!"
And the story wasn't finished.
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St ran are French l.awi,
A trial has just taken place at . Paris
which may serve as a warning to
American tourists visiting France. A
well-to-do man, of perfectly clean rec
ord, and good social position, named
Froment Adeodat, has been sentenced
to two months' imprisonment for wear
ing, without right, in the buttonhole
of his coat, the tiny bow of red ribbon
usually worn by the knights of the i sh3 cried
rreucu Legion of Honor. You can
Couldn't Be Divided.
In Felix Moscheles "Fragments of
an Autobiography" occurs the follow
ing: Madame Schumann was wanted
to play at a little musical reunion, but
she did not respond. Mr. Moscheles
was deputed to approach her. "Was
she inclined to play?" "Particularly
1 disinclined," was the discouraging re
sponse. The envoy mentioned her hus
bands's "Carnaval." "One part I par
ticularly love, the 'March of the Da
vidsbundler.' If I could only hear you
play just that page or two!" This
roused her. "Page or two
Wenn man den 'Carnaval'
spielt, spielt man ihn ganz." (When
DAVID8QN. N. C.
Sept., 1037. Sept. 7th, IBS3.
Fixed Curriculum la Freb. and Soph
Studies elective In Junior and Senior.
Three Degree Coaraes.
Laboratories Complete.
Ten Profeornd Awil.taait.
Y. HI. C. A. Hall and Gymnaalaoi.
Terms Iteaeonable.
Send fur a Catalogue.
J. H. SHBABEB, " Iif"U,Bt
ouy tuem ior a iew cents in any or tne one plays the "Carnaval" one must
shops devoted to the sale of the in- j play it all.) And she played the whole.
sigma 01 European oruers, ana i nave
know n of not a few English and Amsr-
with r.rf stnnfl is alinwn in rhp inffm
pauying illustration. Here the ma- I ican tourists, who, seeing a number of 44 A (Znnrf KTtn
did
eutaiis
SCHOOL .
r.-lL
nur shed roof is ttrovided. but is nut 1
up in connection with the barn roof j re,i "bbou in their buttonholes,
instr:i 1 of ioiniHr the barn midw.iv to likewise. This, however, en
its side. This given nt as much stor- levy penalties, and is punished by I
age capacitv to the barn, the addition j thc authorities as the illegal wearing I
rl r k '
ri-rlif in t!rt TfT.!il nvr ' ' lue insignia oi tne naiu;aai or.iers.
opening
the cat'.le nuarteis. This increased
storaee room will cost but a small i that even supposing au American be
lt mu5t thorougu'v be understood
sum, as the roof ha- to be provided
in any case. The added room on
many farms will be fonnd most con
venient. Xew York Tribune.
Sn;ar ISrt Ktr Cow..
TVhat is the feeding value of sugar
beets for milch cows? we are asked.
The question is a timely one, for in
those sections in which there are sugar
beet factories, there may be large
1 k. - - - - A - , .
longs m ?ome piiirioixc : oxuer so
ciety here ia the United States, tb
insignia of which comprises a bow or
button of red ribbon worn in the but
tonhole, he cannot wear it iu France
without risking jail. It is just as well
that this warning should be borne iu
mind next year, when so manv people :
will proceed trom tnis country to visit
the Exhibition of 1900 on the banks
of the Seine. Washington Post.
At Home
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it .... .
tun. is ma.de. it still has a larger sale than
all ether blood purifiers. Its fame and
cures and sales haroe spread abroad, ard it
is universally recognized as the best blood
medicine money can bvy. 'Pemember
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