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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.
," 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
A Very Smart Garment.
o. D. Green, Pres'U.
Sam'l Hodges.
The Geo. D. Green Hardware Co.
(INCORPORATED JAN. 3rd, 1896.)
Successors to
"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,
- 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.
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 !
formerly with
the Dueber &
m 1
iWatch Co.,
of Canton,
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
Wilson, N. C. Jeweler.
At Mr. E. N. Mercer's Old
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
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
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.
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