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THE PROGRESSIVE FARMER, DECEMBER 8, 1886.
3 NOBODY KNOWS BUT MOTHER. Nobody knows of the work it makes To keep the home together; Xobody knows of the steps it takes, Nobody knows but mother. Nobody listens to childish woes, Which kisses only smother; Nobody's pained by naughty blows, Nobody only mother. Nobody knows of the sleepless care Bestowed on baby brother; Nobody knows of the tender pray'r Nobody only mother. Nobody knows of the lessons taught Of loving one another ; Nobody . knows of the patience sought, Nobody only mother. Nobody knows of the anxious fears, Less darlings may not weather The storms of life in after years' Nobody knows but mother. Nobody kneels at the throne above To thank the Heavenly Father, For the sweetest gift a mother's love, Nobody knows but mother. . C, Dodge, in Detroit Free Press. GUERNSEYS AS DAIRY COWS. The following letter from the ven erable L. F. Allen, of Buffalo, to the editor of the London (Eng.) Live Stock Record, in relation to Guern sey cows will be found in line with what we have held on the subject, wherein he says: Within the last five years I have adopted the grade of cows of that breed, by the use of thoroughbred Guernsey bulls, to my herd of high grade Short-horn cows, thus produc ing a better class for butter-making, the Short-horns not being always up to the required standard for that object. Not that the Short-horns in their original condition were not satisfactory dairy cows for many yearn after their importation into our country, but running so much and early to flesh, and cultivated more for the latter purposes, the milking quali typhus, .been neglected and the almost , exclusively milking breeds lately introduced here, as the Ayrshire, Jersey and Holstein. par tially taking their places with dairy men and private families. Thus far my short experience favors the Guernsey over either of the others of perhaps a like origin with the Jerseys in centuries back. I prefer them to Jerseys for their great size and hardihood, robust forms, carry ing more flesh and equal quality and quantity of milk according to size Not that I at all undervalue the Jer seys in the opinions of those who prefer them, but their diminutive size and leanness of flesh do not suit my fancy. The full square udders, good size of their teats, easiness of milking and lymphatic temperament of my half and three-quarter bred Guernsey cows quite equal my ex pectations. I intend, as time pro gresses, with a continuous use of thoroughbred bulls, to breed the grades still higher, it having been fully proved with those who have long used both Guernseys and Jer seys that well graded cows of those bloods give as rich milk and high quality of butter as thoroughbreds, at much less cost of purchase than they. Ayrshires are valuable for cheese-making; so are the Holsteins but the lessened quality of milk of the latter, compared with, the larger superior quality, give meager weights of butter. Yet for supply of milk for city, village or ordinary family use, they may prove superior to some others. I do not wish to depreciate-them. Wo see occasional accounts of enormous American weights of butter in a seven days' trial of both Jersey and Holstein cows, the example being one cow selected from a hundred or more, at an extra expense of food, oftentimes detrimental and sometimes fatal to to the animal; but the tales reserve the average yields from which they are selected," which, if fully stated, would give us a much truer value of them. Some people's geese are always swans.".- So it may be with the owners of these extraordinary cows. It may be that the regular quantity of butter given by these twenty-five to. forty pound cows in a single .week's trial might :not on the same rations of continuous food of other cows, yield over seven or eight pounds per; week during .-her milking season of eight, nine or ten months. Yet I do not combat with these trials,-leavinftH the compet itors to sum up their yearly products to their; own! J satisfaction. Faring Field and Stockman: i' -v ,:-M- THINGS WORTH KNOWING. In 1772 was passed the royal marriage act in England, by which the descendants of George II. are incapacitated from marrying under the age of twenty-five without the consent of the sovereign. A gentleman in Davenport, la., whose garden is near an electric light tower, says his day lilies, which ordinarily bloom only in the daytime, open in the night, and that the morning glories will unclose in the night in a few minutes after the tower lights brighten the garden beds. The number of hogs killed in Chicago, from March 1 to November 1 aggregate 5,641,000 against 4,904, 000 last year. The packing for the twelve months ending November 1 on the basis of all Western returns now given, has aggregated 11,940, 000 hogs, compared with 11,425,000 the preceding year. The problem of aerial naviga tion is to be attacked by means of a balloon of colossal size, which is said to be nearly completed in Ber lin. It is said to be 500 feet in length, fifty feet in diameter, and to weigh 43,000 pound. Two steam engines of 50-horse power each are to furnish propelling power. Although the slave trade had been put down wherever British power reached, previous to William IV. negro slavery stiil existed in English colonies. In August 1833, Great Britain issued a measure, the act for the abolition of slavery, at the cost of twenty millions sterling in compensation to the slave own ers. Many wheel makers are opposed to wetting hubs before driving the spokes, but this is altogether subject to the condition of the hubs; if they are not quite seasoned we think it unnecessaiy to dip them in hot water, but when over-dry, as is the case in some 'factories where hubs are kept two years before using, it becomes necessary to dip tbem in hot water before drivi ng the spokes. A simple and effective method of bleaching bones, so as to give them the appearance of ivory, has been introduced. After digesting the bones with ether or benzine to recover the fat, they are thoroughly dried and immersed in a solution of phosphoric acid in water containing one per cent, of phosphoric anhy dride. In a few hours after thjr-e operations they are removed fro n the solution with the result as stated. VEGETABLES BETTER THAN DRUGS. Spinach has a direct effect upon complaints of the kidneys. The common dandelion, used as greens is excellent for the same trouble. Asparagus purges the blood. Celery acts admirably upon the ner vous system and is a cure for rheu matism and neuralgia. Tomatoes act upon the liver. Beets and turnips are excellent appetizers; ' Lettuce and cucumbers are cool ing in their effects upon the system. Bed onions are an excellent diu retic and the white ones are recom mended eaten raw as a remedy for insomnia. They are a tonic and nutritious. A! soup made from onions is re garded by the French as an excellent restorative in debility of the diges tive organs. Western New Yorker. WHY COLORS CAN NEVER BE PHOTOGRAPHED, It is now universally admitted by chemists and physicians that natu ral colors can never be reproduced by the process of photography. There is a broad philosophical reason for the belief. Color has; no objective existence It is simply the brain's interpretation of the rapidity with which the waves of the ray of light beat atrainst the retina. " Beats more "rapid produce the: sensation of the mind known as violet; Deats less rapid, that known as red. The vio let and the red are nothing but the vibrations of the ether until they reach the optic nerve and: commu nicate to that the vibrations which the brain translates. Until collodion or some-other sensitive I agent- can be made . to vibrate like the optic nervep and can be endowed with intelligence like the brain, the undulations- that' i fall upon it in a ray of light' willi;emain : undulationkj and noth inimore: id In other words,;it is as impossible to photograph" color aa it. ih tnnhrttftoTftnh ROUndiln -:-.!;- - - x o r A French physician announces that distressing or excessive palpi tation of the heart can always be arrested by bending double, the head down and the hands hanging, so' as to produce a temporary con gestion of the upper portion of the body. In nearly every instance of nervous or anaemic palpitation, the heart immediately resumes its natu ral function. If the movements of respiration are arrested during this action the effect is still more rapid. OS! I INVITE THE ATTENTION OF the public to my selection of Holiday Goods ! which are elegant in style and artistic in design, consisting-of PLUSH & CELLULOID GOODS! WORK BOXES -AND- pHRISTMAS j3 ARDS ! Perfumery Cases ! EXTRACTS, &c. -ALSO- jHviag fan azii nolirt' nU For gentlemen. In fact a full line of beautiful presents for all. Examine my Stock before purchasing. V. O. THOMPSON, ' Winston, N. C. The Twin-City Music House! LIBERTY STKEKT, WINSTON, N. C, WILL, PROMPTLY FILL ALL ORDERS for the Chicken ng, Mathushek, Mason and Hamlin, Arion and Rent Pianos; the Mason and Hamlin, Packard, and Bay State Organs, from the Ludden & Bates1 Southern Music H nse and has in stock all kinds of small Musical Instruments, Musical Merchandise, etc. Will also keep the Latest Sheet Music and Music Books. Tuning and repairing thor oughly done. Old instruments taken in ex change for new ones. Prof. C. L. WILSON, .7. II. HARRELL, Proprietors. "biblical recorder.- (established 1835.) Rev. C. T. BAILEY, Editor. Rev. C. S. FARRISS, Associate Editor. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: One copy one year, including postage..; $2 00 One copy six months, do . do 1 00 ed Wards, broughton & Co., Raieigh, N. C. EDWARDS, BROUtfHTQN fe CO., RALEIGH, N. C, PRINTERS, BINDERS 1 ; and 1 ; ; I - BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURERS. 3-AU the Legal Blank Forms in Stock.-S$i . STANTON & MERItlTT, MILLINERY & FAHCY GOODS, -:o:- WE ARE NOW RECEIVING OUR Fall Stock, which embraces every thing in our line. Selected and priced with a view of securing trade, by pleading our customers. Call and see us. 37 3m. J Splendid Yadkin River Farm ! - :o: ; SOO ACEES ! One-third of the tract bottom land. One-half in cultivation. Elegrant Grass, Grain and ' Stock . ; - - Farm. - ' ' Heavily timbered and fertile soils. Terms easy. . ' ' 1 For particulars apply to Editor of i.s. The Progressive Farmer, 36-3m. "..Winston, N. C. FARMERS TAKE NOTICE! -:o:- : When you . visit Winston with the purpose of buying Groceries you will do well to call at D. S. Ray's New Grocery Store; and examine his goods and pet his prices' before ' buying; ! Satisfaction guaranteed as to prices and quality ; of soods.. My motto is: Quick Sales, Small Profits and Fair Dealing with all. - Very Truly m JD. S. RAY, One door below 1Ee office of The Pro gressive Farmer,' 4th street,' 1 ' " ' ' 313m. i; Winston, N C. BY T filBll BIO! Imii'fiteiil GRAY BLOCK. WINSTON, N. C. :o: NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT TO SECURE UNPARALLELED BARGAINS. The people are overwhelmed at the vast arrav of inducements we offer," and our willingness to give full value for every dollar spent with us, secures the favor and confidence of our patrons, and fixes beyond all question our claim to the distinction of LEADERS IN OUR LINE ! Strongly protesting against the common practice of trickery and deception, the low prices we name for first-class articles, strike with terror all competition. We know the wants of all classes. We supply them in the most satisfactory manner. We are the recognized authority on Fashion, and OUR IMMENSE STOCK THIS SEASON, EMBRACING EV ER Y THING NE W AND ELEGANT, maintains our reputation. We ask you to look, at the complete line of Fashionable Fabrics ! that are burdening our shelves and counters compare our prices with any house in the city, and we do not fear the result. We show all of the LATEST STYLE WRAPS! at marvelously low figures. Full line of JOTIONS ILLINERy! And with a first-class Milliner and Dress Maker in the house, we flatter ourselves that we are able to meet the wants of all. Make your headquarters at THE TRADE PALACE ! When you visit Winston; and save money on all your purchases. Very respectfully, RYTTENBERG BROS. POMONA HILL NURSERIES ! ! j POgOlA, -:o: rpiIESE NURSERIES ARE LOCA L ted 2 J miles west of Greensboro, at the junction of the Richmond & Danville and Salem Branch Railroads. There you can find ONE AND A HALF MILLION OF TREES AND VINES GROWING. Parties wanting Trees, &c, are respect fully invited to call and examine stock and learn the extent of these Nurseries. Stock consists of all the leading and new varieties of Apple, Peach, Pear; (Stand ard and Dwarf), Plums, Apricots, Grapes, Cherries, Mulberries, Nectarines, Figs, Quinces, Gooseberries, Raspberries, Cur rants, Pecans, English Walnuts, Japanese Persimmon) Strawberries, Shrubs, R6ses, Evergreens, Shade Trees, &c. and in fact everything of the hardy class usually kept in a first-class Nursery, SUITABLE FOR NORTH CAROLINA and the Southern Border States. New Fruits of special note are the Yellow Transparent Apple, Lady Ingold Peach, the Lawson, Keiffer, Lucy Duke and Beaufort Pears, Xutie, Niagara, and the Georgia Grape, Wofford's Winter. Descriptive Catalogues free. Correspondence solicited. Special.in ducements to large planters. Address, J. VAN. LINDLEY, Pomona, Guilford Co., N. C. 21 ly !'- J OF RALEIGH, N. C, jonniw ww at 0 This Company has been in ! successful operation . 1 for Sixteen Years. W. S. PRIMROSE, President. W.G. UPCHURCH.VicePres, : 4 CHAS. ROOT, Sec. and Treas. lh P. COWPERy Adjuster, i NORTH CAROLINA T LOSS f FIRE WANTED ! -:o:- I WANT EVERY FARMER who reads this paper to come and examine my stock ot HARNESS, COLLARS, BRIDLES, SADDLES, WHIPS, HALTERS, LAP EOBES, &c. My goods are made of the best mate rials and prices will be as low or lower than goods of same quality can be had of any other house. R. G. BURGESS, Liberty Street, opposite Post OtHce, 32-4m. Wixstox. N. C. GUILFORD NURSBR1KS ARE LOCATED ON THE CAPE Fear & Yadkin Valley Railroad, three miles south of Greensboro, N. C, where can be found a fine assortment of Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, Vines, Plants, &c, consisting in part of the following: Apple, Peach, Pear, Plum, Cherry, Apricot, Nectarine. Quince, Fig, Mul berry, Japanese Persimmon, Strawbeiry, Raspberry, Gooseberry, Currant, &v., &c. Specialties. Apple, Peach, Plum j.nd Cherry Trees. My stock of Peach con sists of 300,000 trees of the best varieties for market and home use; of Plum, Wild Goose, Shropshire, Imperial Gage, Green Gage, Washington, Peach'Plum, Rich land, Weaver, &c. ; of Cherries, all. the leaders for market and home consump tion ; of Grapes, Concord, Ives, Champion, Nortons, Martha, Delaware, Worden, Niagara, and all the best Wine and Table Grapes. I have 150,000 vines ready for fall planting of the above varieties and can give special prices to those who contem plate planting vineyards. Of Strawber rises, all the best and most profitable kinds. Send your orders ex rly ; they will be carefully filled, and no pains spared to please the purchaser. Special prices given to large planters. Correspondence solicited. Catalogues mailed to applicants. G. L. ANTHONY, Prop'r, Vandalia P. O., N. C. Shipping point: Greensboro, N. C. 30 3m. CAROLINA CENTRAL KAILROAD COMPANY, OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT, t Wilmington, N. O.,ept. 27, 1885. J CHANGE OF SCHEDULE. ON AND AFTER THIS DATE, THE FOL lowing Schedule will be operated on this Railroad : PASSENGER.MAIL AND EXPRESS TRAIN: DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAYS. (Leave Wilmington at 7.00 P. M. No.l.- Leave Raleigh at 7.3o P. M. (.Arrive at Charlotte at 7.30 A. M. ( Leave Charlotte at 8.15 P. M. No.2X Arrive at Raleigh at 9.00 A. M. (Arrive at Wilmington at 8.25 A. M. LOCAL FREIGHT Passenger Car Attached. Leave Charlotte at 7.40 A. M. Arrive at Laurinburg at... ....1.......5.45 P. M. Leave Laurinburg at ($.15 A. M. Arrive at Charlotte at 4.40 P. M. Leave Wilmington at 6.45 A. M. Arrive at Laurinburg at .5.00 P. M. Leave Laurinburg at 5.30 A. M. Arrive at Wilmington at 5.40 P. M. Local Freight between Wilmington and Lau: rinburg Tri-weekly leaving Wilmington on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Leave Laurinburg on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sat urdays. . j Passenger Trains stop at regular stations on ly, and Points designated In the Company's Time Table. SHELBY DIVISION, PASSENGER, MAIL, EXPRESS AND FREIGHT. ' Daily except Sundays. r-. o Leave Charlotte at 8.15 A. M. wo Arrive at Shelby at..... 1215 P. M. xr a f Leave Shelby at ,1.40 A.M. 0- Arrive at Charlotte at 5.40 P. M. Trains No. 1 and 2 make close connection at Hamlet with R. & A. Trains to and from Raleigh. , . : Through SleepingCars between Wilmington and Charlotte and Raleigh and Charlotte. Take Train No. 1 for Statesvllle, Stations on Western N. C. R. R., Asheville and points West. Also, for Spartanburg, Greenville, Athens, Atlanta and all points Southwest. L. C. JONES, Superintendent. W. F. CLARK, Gen'l Passenger Agent. ; Cape Fear i Yadkin Valley Railway Co. Condensed Time Table No, 13. TRAIN NORTH. I Arrive. Leave. E&Hiictft.-svillG & xxkm shoe Heel n:4a. in. 9:50 a. m. Fayetteville.... . 12:00 m. 1245 p. m. Sanford :l p. m. 2:25 p.m. Ore Hill 3: 13 p. m . Liberty 4i7 p fu - Greensboro.. rt-00 p. m ........ Dinner at Fayetteville. 1RAL SOUTH. Arrive. Leave. Greensboro 9:5 a. m. jl be rty 11)5 & tti Or IX 11 liiMMf X2i0 in Sanford 1.-20 p. m. 1:45 p. m. Fayetteville 3:50 p. m. 400 p. m. Shoe Heel.............. 6-5 p. va. 6:15 p. m. Bennettsvllle 7:30 p.m. Dinner at Sanford. . . Freight and Passenger Tiain leaves Bn nettsville Tuesdays, Thursdays and Haturdays at 2:30 p. m. arriving at Shoe Heel at 4:30 p. m., and at Fayetteville at 8 p.m. Leaves Fayetteville on Tnesdays, Thurs days and Saturdays at 6:30 a. m.. Shoe Heel at 10 a.m., and arrives at Bennettsvtlle at 12m. Freight and Passenger Train North leaves Fayetteville da'ly at 8 a. m.. (connecting at Sanford with Freight and Passenger Trains to Raleigh), leaving Sanford at 11:30 a. m., and arriving at Greensboro at 5:40 p. m. Leaves Greensboro dally at 5 a. m.; leaves Snford at ll:L5a. m. and arrives at Fayette ville at 2:tt) p.m. : ; v ; . JOHN ROSE,. j -' ' - ' General Passenger Agent iW.M..DUNN. . .,',-,,. j-'-.m Gen. Superintendent , . , i ill i- CP