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THE HOME. IrUh PotatoM. The culture of the Irish potato for early table use is fast becoming a sub ject of importance to the gardener in every family. , ' Of late years a great many have been raised in this section for shipment to northern markets, but only in case where they are placed there very early can they be made to pay. But nice Irish potatoes for the table are almost a necessity as well as a luzury. The favorite variety for garden plant ing is the Early Rose, yet several others as the Bliss Triumph, Rural - New Yorker No. 2, ; Early Ohio and the Freeman, are looked .upon as being well adopted to the southern garden soil. .''. The soil for the early potato crop should be a mellow sandy loam, well supplied with vegetable matter. Potatoes need more nitrogenous fer tilizer than most crops and so they s should be planted after peas" or some other nitrogenous crop. If this is im possible a high grade nitrogenous fer tilizer may be used. The heavier the application the better the results. Planting should be done here as soon as the land can be gotten in good con dition after the middle of February and they may be planted during the first half of March, with good prospects of success. - Various experiments have been made to ascertain the best mode of planting potatoes, whether to cut them to single eyes, two or three eyes, or to plant whole potatoes. It has been shown that planting whole potatoes usually gives the largest crop and sin gle eyes the smallest ; but the great quantity of seed potatoes reqnired to be kept or bought to plant them whole will always be a bar to this practice, As a rule it has been found that the best results, as to profit, have heen from cutting the potaaoes into pieces containing two or three eyes. These are dropped into furrows two and a half to three feet apart and fifteen inches between the pieces. The ferti lizer is spread along the furrows with a machine that scatters it in a broad band in the furrow and on both sides of it. It is then worked into the soil in the furrow before planting. Covering is done by turning a furrow from each side of the planting furrow, so that the potatoes are surrounded by the fertili zer, and a sharp ridge Is made over the row. Leave this ridge until the potatoes are about to start, when it is harrowed down, and the soil is left in good order for the sprouting potato. It has been also been found that 0j ,t is a saving of hand-work, as soon ' as the potatoes can be seen along the , ' rows, to run a smoothing harrow cross wise the rows. This destroys the weeds and grass just starting in the hill, and gives a good working. While for the late crop we favor flat culture, the early crop in the South should, we think be always laid by with a furrow to each side, as the ridge gets warm much quicker than the level surface. The potato grows at a comparative ly low temperature, and the warmth of early spring weather starts them into a vigorous growth to which a sudden re turn of frost would be fatal. When this is the case, .rl '.he. pf 'u.tocs are well advanced in growth, if the Weath er Service predicts a coming cold wave, the plows should be started at once and a furrow plowed over the tops of the plants. This will protect them from being cut down. ' One of our larg ,. est growers reported last summer that the potatoes hecovereii just before ) the frost of March 26 all matured early and brought a fine price, while those he did not cover were cut down and were so late that the market was glut . ted when they went in. To bring the best prices in the north ern maikets the potato crop should be ready to ship early in June. They are ..cnwfiilVi rjj11'VirNb?aWj?, ainf oni'y BomtHA-i-inensionsbeinlinless the price phosphatls structure make it pay to ji'wiftiflve 19000 s(Ju are shipped in '...' barrels and coveTed 'with bagging. in with vanilla ; then add to the egg and water! before the sugar is put in (you will be greatly surprised to see how mucn sugar the egg. white and water will take up), a few drops of va nilla. After the mass can be handled, nip off bits the size of a robin's egg, roll each one smooth, and clap on each side of the fat penny you will then have half an English walnut. These needonly a little knack to crack them, so that each half will be whole. . Press the two halves together slightly, and the candy will ooze out making smooth rim all the way round. As fast as made, lav on a sheet of waxed paper on a flat surface, so that no two ofi the candied walnuts touch each other. Half of the vanilla-flavor ed mixture can be made up with wal nuts, and the other half with dates Or the dates can have a flavor of their own, say almond or lemon. Whole dates are needed, the crushed ones not beine eood. Deftly remove the stone and partly open out the date Take up a smaller bit of the candy than was used for the nuts, and, in stead of making a penny-shaped piece of it, roll it into a slender rope, which will, of itself taper at the ends. Fold it inside the date and press the edges of the fruit together, and lo, ybu will have a rim of candy two-thirds of the way round the date fitting as neatly as can be. - A very -few trials will give just the knack of gauging the rope length right, and that of slipping it in to place. A delicious "tutti frutti" can be made by chopping up nuts of all kinds, ngs ana seedless raisins, and mixing them , into the candy, which can be made especially fanciful by leaving half of it white and having the other colored red. Raspberry jam, mixed with the part that is to be colored, gives a nice tint and taste. Orange juice, m place of the water, with the white of an egg, gives a delicate color and flavor. Jenness Miller Monthly. Another Style of Coat. Home Candy. I ," Buy some confectioners' sugar, a powdered sugar that is especially fine, and which your grocer will get for you. . Ordinary powdered sugar will answer,' but is not so nice ! Sift the sugar through .the flour sieve. For each color of candy desired, break the white of a fresh egg into a bowl, Add an equal amount of cold water, mix ' lightly but do not Beat, and then add sugar, till the mass'is of a consistency that can be handled in a cold r6om by flouring the; fingers a trifle only," tfie "flouring process "being done with a - dust of the sugar.: Suppose we start A simpler coat is one of steel-bule rough cloth. This is somewhat shorter than the coats of the winter, has a fitted back that ripples, a double breasted front, and for use and decora tion, large silver buttons engraved with a flat rather than high decoration. The shawl collar and lapels are faced with velvet matching the cloth, a fash ion much effected by the men tailors, and copied direct from men's coats. Another coat shows the loose effect at its best. It is made of Eudora cloth and is to be worn with a skirt of the same with a silk bodice. The back consists of a yoke of black satin over laid with cut jet in the spider-web pat tern, with here and there, as it it might be the spider himself, an imitation emerald ; from under this yoke falls the coat portion, which is quite full, and in two box-plaits. If you make one of these coats yourself, and you can, remember that it is two box-plaits and not a double box-plait. The front is loose and entirely of the cloth. The high collar is of the black satin with a large bow of the satin made in four loops, two standing up and two down, while a very handsome button is just in the centre. This button has an emerald at its heart and a framing of cut jet. The full sleeves are untrimm ed am! shape in to the vviists where there is a tiny piping of jet, and just on top of each sleeve and very near the wrist part is a large button like that in the bow. The lining is of emerald gfeen silk. Ladies Home Journal. Garden Work for SI arch. March is the active month for sowing all kinds of hardy seeds, and the soon er most of them are sown the better, if the weather is favorable. Garden peas if not already sown should be put in now as soon as pos sible. Varieties to succeed each other should be plantad. Also sow in order mmcdQabbaige. seed, onion, celery, spinach, lettuce, radish etc" "tender glass sow tomato and pepper. Plant Irish potatoes early in the month. Put in asparagus and rhubarb roots, onion sets. After hardening off from the cold frame, set out onion and lettuce Now is the time to sow the hardy kinds of flower seeds as they will flow er earlier. Those grape vine, and fruil trees not yet pruned should be prune! as eany as pussiuie. , ' The garden should.be broken up well, so that the land wiil be in good condi tion for-setting out plants and sowing seeds. ''.'' I Farming vs. Planting. We frequently hear men speak of "resting" land, particularly in the cotton belt. By "resting" they mean allowing a field to lie a- year between crops of cotton, and grow up in all manner of weeds and grass and ripen quantities of seed to give trouble in future crops. Now as we before re marked, we cannot "stimulate" inert matter; neither can we "rest" it. Land does not get tired ; it simply gets starved. The so-called practice of "resting" is a little better, in some respects, than annual clean culture in cotton, inasmuch as the wild growth protects the land from the sun and furnishes a little vegetable matter to plow under. But the true way to rest land is to feed it by keep ing it at work gro wing crops that will add food to the soil and enable it to produce larger crops. The true use of commercial fertilizers is to give us a heavy growth of recuperative crops, between our sale crops, to en able us to feed stock and raise more home-made manure, and to store up nitrogen in the soil for other crops. And herein consists the difference be tween the farmer and the planter. The first uses fertilizers freely to en able him to make a store of, fertility in his soil and to draw thence divi dends in the shape of constantly in creasing crops, while the planter draws on the original deposit in his noil until his drafts dishonored, and then gambles in fertilizers, tak ing the chances of seasons as to whether they well pay him or not, his account with the soil being con tinually over drawn, until the bank bursts. A Very Smart Garment. o. D. Green, Pres'U. Lat LIAMS. Sam'l Hodges. The Geo. D. Green Hardware Co. (INCORPORATED JAN. 3rd, 1896.) Successors to GEO. D. GREEN & CO., WILSON, N. C "The Geo. D.. Green Hardware Company" was incorporated January 3rd, 1896, and as successor to the late firm of Geo D. Green & Co., will conduct a general hardware business in the town of Wilson, N. C., at the stand formerly occupied by said firm. Will deal in Hardware, Agricultural Implements, Builders' Materials, Cutlerv, Lime, Paints, Oil, Plumbing Materials and House Furnishing Goods. Mr Geo. D. Green, senior member, as President, and Mr. Lat Williams, as junior member of the late firm, will continue to give their personal attention to the business. Mr. Samuel Hodges,. Sec'y. and Treasurer, will join them in the conduct and management of the business of the corporation. Yours Respectfully, GEO. D. GREEN HARDWIRE COMPANY. . '1. - V A very smart coat, button trimmed, is made of mode-colored cloth, light of weight and with a smooth surface. The lining is of silk the same color, and the coat is made with a close-fitting back and ripple skirt, with the loose front buttoning on the side. On the shoulder portion the buttoning is accomplished by four large pearl but tons. Undter the arm the closing is with hooks and rings that are not seen, but outside, and in line with the but tons on the shoulder, are two rows of tiny pearl buttons : down the center of the front extending its full length are three rows of these buttons, and on the other side of the coat are two rows matching the side that is fastened. The sleeves are full, ty'l following the received fashion droop very much. Five rows of buttons extend over the fullness in seam fashion, and matching them are five rows over the cuff por tion where the fullness has been drawn in tucks. The high collar is of mode velvet with two pointed sections imita ting a turn-over collar made of silk like the lining, stiffened and entirely cover ed with small pearl buttons. A coat ike this may be developed in any col or, and if the small buttons were not cared for straps of coarse silk could take their place. Ladies' Home Journal. k Some of the most fashionable women in New York City recently met at the residence of Bishop Potter and formed themselves into the "Women's Aux iliary to the New York Civil f'-'vic? keiorm Association." Mrs. Wiiiiam H. Schieffelin is the president, the widow of the late W. H. Schieffelin, who left behind him an esteemed name and a great fortune made in drugs. Mrs. Schieffelin's daughter-in-law, Mrs. William Jay Schieffelin, is a daughter of the late Eliot F. Shepard. Senora A. de Almeida y Vascon- cellos, a distinguished and wealty so ciety woman of Caracas Venezuela, who recently orgonized a crusade against the check-rein for horses and succeeded in having a law passed pro hibiting the use of the check-rein on beasts of burden in Caracas, has estab lished there a Society for the Preven- f CtftftilteJo Animals. i our jk Attention ( ) Friends ! 0. W. MAYNARD, 3g-WATCHMAKEI! AND ENGRAVER-! formerly with the Dueber & m 1 Hamdenl iWatch Co., of Canton, Ohio, J K MSS ovv withsCg$r I Privett, The Jeweler. Dead? Watches and Clocks Made Alive. Written guarantee given with all Watches and (JIock'3 Repaired. -Sign : Watch Rack in window full of watches to be repaired. Yours truly J. J. PRIVETT, I Wilson, N. C. Jeweler. rz Jr'Th( THE BEE HIV 1 At Mr. E. N. Mercer's Old w E wish to announce to the citizens of and surrounding country that we have pur No Respect for Lawmakers Anyway. There seems to be very little re spect for the law in this place, the tourist ventured to remark. "Strayiger," said the native sadly, "this h4re used to be the law abidin est plpu:e in 17 State till Eill Jones he went to the statehouse an seen what sort of fellows runs the govern mirt. Why, friend they wasn't a one of'em that didn't have blacken'd oes an a collar on." Indianapolis ournal. : Art Note "So that, impressionis got married?" .1 "Oh, yes, he had to; his memqry getting bad and he needed some' Or to tell him when his paintings wetfeight side up.' Chicago Record. "Why for eez it zat a woman'B face eez used on zee silver dollar, in zis country?" inquired a visiting foreigner. ' "Because" growled the impicunious native, "it is the idiom of our language that money talks." Detroit Free Press.: chased Mr. E. K Mercer's entire stock of goods at a tremendous discount, which we will runoff at his old stand on Tarboro street at ASTONISHINGLY LOW PRICES. Soliciting Your Patronage and Money we will close by givin Best yard-wide heavy Domestics Check Homespun, 4 cents per yard. 1 for one msrv oonner. Note paper 2 cents' Tin Buckets, 0 cents each. One 'spool Linen Collars, 5 cents each. Best 10 cent Socks pair. Handkerchiefs, 3 cents each. Ladies' solid- ton Shoes, by cents per pair, i gallon Uil Cans, b Caps, 5 cents each. Black Pepper, 5 cents per p heavy Merino Undershirts, 23 cents each. And ma things too numerous to mention. Lome quicK. Big Bargains in Every Department. Respectfully, v. A 7. 1 . -n r-i . - m M Kt . j y 7 mr"-vJo8ave You , 'JJ hrV V un 3 St. A- '