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Southern Agricultural Topics.
"MaJern Method That Are Helpful to Tanner, Fruit Grower and Stockman. For Firkins Cherries. Wlih the aid of an improved fruit BUiherer, designed by Hn Indiana mnn, tho most dollrato of small fruits, such as cherries, can be severed from their stems without mutilation, in fecting or soiling of the fruit In the least, and without the necesflty of the hands 'i the person coming in contact with the fruit. As shown in tho illustration, the gatherer 13 of a size to bo easily manipulated by the band. In one end is an opening, to freely admit the fruit, a stationary blade nrd a movable blade being placed lu advanca of the opening By this novel arrangsment of the fixed blade and the disposition of '.he movuble blade and its arm, the mere' lnent of the one blade past the oti.er besides effectively severing the stejis tends to impel the severed fruit I ito the opening. In practice the device is held In cither hand and as the stems cf the fruit are cut it slides down the Incline and into the reitp lacle. When the latter Is filled, the contents are easily dlsehati.ed through the hinged lid nt the tad Ily reason of the sound and clevaly condition of the fruit, loss and de- terloratlon incident to mutilation und soiling when picked and gathered dl rectly by human hands is preveutad -Washington Star. ; Orchard Grass For Jirokcn Lnni. L. B., Lylevuc, writes: We hat n liiece of rough, stumpy land whlc. we vould like 10 seed to some grass taat will make a heavy undergrowth und also permanent pasture. The land is on top of a hill and the rocks are loose and on top of the ground. Kon vould orchard grass do? Answer by Professor Soulo: X do not think you will find any grass bet tcr adapted to the land deserib?d In your letter than orchard grass. This grass is a strong, vigorous growing variety that can ba seeded to very i:ood advantage with wheat or cits You might sow some blue grass along with it, if the rock you sneak o( as cropping out is of a limestone foima tion. The blue grass will come, on much more slowly than the orchard grass, but it will eventually cover the land with a good sod provided you do not graze it too closely. Orchard grass stands second in the list of graz ing grascs,, and it remains on the land for a number of years. One ob jection to it Is its tendency to grow in tussocks am', form rather cu uneven or open sod, Full Preparation of Cotton Field. For tho best results the field should be plowed in the early fall or winter, not later than the 1st to the 3 0th of January, and earlier if jjotsible. If the farmer nats an ordinary plow, then the fall plowing (break ing) should be one or two Indus deeper than usual and the furrows should be set on edge. If a disk plow can he secured, use it and plow as deep as possible the deeper the bettor. In case a disk plow can not be obtained, uso a subsoil plow after breaking. Following the breaking plow with a narrower plow in the same furrow is better than not to. se cure depth In rlowlng, but this is not equal to the use of the disk plow or the subsoil plow. It Is not advisable to throw a lurge quantity of cold sub soil to the surface at one time. After wards, during the autumn and winter, the field should be disked or plowed three and one-half to four inches deep every three weeks, being gov erned by soil conditions. It is not well to stir land when it is too wet. If no fall or winter plowing has been done, plow without delay about one inch deeper than usual and run narrow furrows to set well on edge. Disk or plow again before planting. Tillage in manure. The soil gets air by stirring, and plant food which would not otherwise be used by the growing crop becomes available. .Most plants first throw out their feeding roots in the warm surface soil if finely pulverized, and it Is best, tUiJtlore, immediately before plp.ut- Ing, to tise a tooth or disk harrow, shallower than the plowing. Flant as early ns is safe from frost. The actual date of planting depends on locality. Tho important point Is to plant as early as the weather and soil conditions permit. irnve ii Seed Flot. A seed plot Bhotild he kept b every farmer for all his staple crops.. On an area sufficiently largo to pro duce all the seed needed for next year he can well afford to spend consider able time. Out of tho plants on this seed plot he can select the very best for the next year's seed plot, and the I uuiaui-?, Hiivr removing on ueiective plants, ho can use for seed for plant ing his general crop tho next year. This Is considered ton much trou ble by many, but no greater mistake could be made. An increase of twenty-five to fifty pounds of lint cotton per acre and of throe to five bushels of corn or oat3 can easily and quickly bo secured in this way by tho result ing Improvement of seed alone. The same methods Bhould be fol lowed with corn, but greater care is necessary to prevent the mixing of corn with other varieties planted near by. If tho seed corn is to be pur chased with which to Btart breeding or selection, by all means require that the seller send you the corn on the cob. It will pay you even If it costs more, as you will get letter corn. Progressive Farmer. Experiments in Molus;cs Feeding. The results of experiments carried out in Germany as to the amounts of molasses that may with advantage be fed to horses and cattle are worthy of notice. For cattle it was found that six pounds of molasses per 1000 pounds live weight is probably the maximum dally allowance that should be given, although eight pounds were fed without evil effects. Horses that do considerable work were fed with molasses with encou raging results,, the ration being mixed In the proportion of seven and a half pounds of corn, seven pounds of bran and five pounds of molasses. It was noticed that on this diet horses per spired very little during hot weather Even when ten pounds of molasses per day were given to the horses, no evil effects were noticeable, but some difficulty was experienced in getting the animals accustomed to it. To Keep rabbits From Fruit Trees. Take a sheet of ordinary newspa per and carefuly wrap It around the tree, using all of one sheet not half of it to each tree,' observing to fit it closely down to the ground and up the tree eighteen or twenty-four in ches high. When done wrapping the paper should be at least three thick around each tree. Then tie not too tight with good twine (I use ordinary binder twine) nt top, bottom and in the middle. And the thing is done to stay done for one winter. When ready to remove in the spring, cut twine away w ithout Injuring tha ten der bark and remove papers.- Geilys. Von For Small Chickens. Here is a drawing of a rather unique pen for feeding young chick ens, and r.t the same time preventing the old ones from "butting" In and getting the bulk of the leed. The cor respondent of Prairie Farmer says that ho selected a convenient place near a picket fence and Inclosed an area about four feet square by driv ing pickets Into the ground for a few lxjSevAa Clcawscs z Svstcm Dispels colds and Headaches ducVo Co3acw Acs xva.wo, acsvu a5 BcstjorMcvOVbxttexv awdCViAi To Cd Ws b8nc5xc'v eJJccXs. CAwwyS biV N6 GCTYUVCVC, ftwufacturtd by tKt CALIFORNIA Fig Syrup Ca SOLD CYALL LEADING DRUGGISTS on size oMy. regular pnee 50' per bottle- The management of the steam roads entering Paris Is considering a proposition to electrify all lines for some considerable distance into thf suburbs. It Is regrettable, to tho IndTfanpo lis N'ows, that the sol9nioiraph fr.i'.J to register an earthqua!;a before it Is too late to profit by the informa tlon. .In these shaky days an instru- ment Is needed that can prophesy rather than record a fact. 13. ft. Omis'l Boji, of Atlantv 0.. art tli only successful Dropsy Specialists intht world, sea moir IIDrl oner id aJvertu- uiaot in another ooluma of thla paper. Light From Flash of Powder. Judge D. W. Bond of tho .Middlesex Superior Criminal C'urt, In charging a Jury recently In speaking of the question as to whether the witness had sufficient light to Identify the defendant by, referred to an old ca3e in England at a time when old fash ioned black gunpowder that made con Bldorcble light when discharged was used. A woman who happened to be pass ing saw the shot In question fired and identified the man who fired It by the light of the flash. The pris oner afterward verified her testimony by his confession. Dcston Herald. What Hunters Teach Animals. If proof were needed of the part played by sportsmen In this education of tho wild we have it In their curi ous limitations when confronted by dangers of another kind. No number of fatalities keeps then game -birds away from the telegraph wire; no lengthening death roll warns the -woodcocks and other liy by nights to avoid the fatal lantern of the lighthouse. Sot all the cen turies of havo3 have taught the larks to build their nests out of reach of scythe and elckle. Only the noisier menace of dogs and guns has brought acquired experience. In this the true sportsman had his consolation, for If difficulty be the essence of sport then that difficulty is likely to in crease. Pal Mall Gazette. C. i CONGENIAL WOltK And Strength to Perform It. mm mm til Feeding Pen For Chickens. inches. Around the top of the stakes he wove a light wire, ns shown in the illustration. He removed one picket before taking the picture, so as to show how the wire was interwoven, and how easily one picket may be re moved if desired. This sort of a pen is aho used to hold the turkey hen with poults, pro viding it is not desirable to give her liberty, which is often the case during the early part of the season. Remedy For Cabbage Flight. This is a fungus disease, and is in your soil. It Is like the cotton "Black Root or Wilt." You must plant your cabbage In an entirely new place some distance from this land. By planting (his affected soil in other crops for two years this fungus disease will die out for lack of something to feed uuon. Sou'hern Cultivator. 1 A person in good health is likely to have a genial disposition, ambition and enjoy work. On the other hand, if the digestive organs have been upset by wrong food, work becomes drudgery. "Until recently," writes a Wash ington girl, "I was a railroad steno grapher, which means full work every day. "Like many other girls alone In a largo city, I lived at a boarding house. For breakfast It was mush, greasy meat, soggy cakes, black cof fee, etc. "After a few months of this diet I used to feel sleepy and heavy in the mornings. My work seemed a terri ble effort, and I thought the work was to blame too arduous. ' "At borne I had heard my father speak of a young fellow who went long distances in the cold on Grape Nuts and cream and nothing more for breakfast. "I concluded if it would tide him over a morning's heavy work, it might help nie, so on-my way home one night I bought a packags, and next morning I had Grape-Nuta and milk for breakfast. "I Btuck to Grape-Nuts, and In less than two weeks I noticed Improve ment. I can't Just tell how well I felt, but I remember I used to walk the 12 blocks to business and knew how good it was simply to live. "As to my work well, did you ever feel the delight of having con genial work and the strength to per form it? That's how I felt. I truly believe there's life and vigor In every grain of Grape-Nuts." Name given by Pcfstum Co., Battle Creek. Mich. Read "The Road to Wellvllle," In pkgs. "There': a Rea son." Fver read the above letter? A new one appears from time to time. Thej are genuine, true, and full of human interest. FEA8T3 THAT LASTED HOUR9. Long Drawn Out Chinese Dinners When n Esquimau is Hungry. Sir Robert Hart, the veteran in-spector-jenorol of the Chinese cus toms, speaking at a dinner ia Lon don the Cher day said that ho once in Pi kin iat out a banquet that lasted seventeen consecutlvo hours. There were 1-3 courses, and he tasted them all. .Mr. Ward, the American envoy to China, who tried to secure an Interview with tho Emperor Hleng Fung 1S.'D, tell3 how he was en tertained at a dinner that lasted from noon one day until 0 o'clock on the evening of the day following. Tho total nutnber of courses is not riv en, but Ward mentions that he had to trlve In after partaking of 13S dif ferent dishes, "whereupon his hosts wondered greatly" presumaDiy at his aUtcmiousncss. Probably, however, the Esquimau banquets last longer than any other and the quality of food swallowed is also proportionately greater. Ross records that seven of his party of na tives once ato continuously for thirty-throe hours, during whk-h time they consumed 200 pounds of seal meat. Europeans exposed to the same climatic conditions act In much the same way. Capt. Scott of the Dircovery, on his return from his long sledge Journey over the in land Ice of the Antarctic continent did nothing but eat and sleop for the space of three days end nls'Jts, and even then he was still hungry. Commander Peary and nl party re turning famished from their futile dash for the pole In 1906. slaughtered a herd of seven musk oxen on Hazen Island off tho extreme north of Green land. For two days and nights there after they crouched Inside their snow huts, eating continuously, and when thev had finished the pile of oones outside was "as high as a tall man's chin." HER PHYSICIAN ADVISED Taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound Columbus, Ohio.' "I have tah. I.yiia K. t'inkham'g Vegetable Coa i. ' iVr , . pound II 1 T n . ciiangu or nie. uf doctor told me it was (food, and sim taking it I f,,! much better that 1 can do all my work "train. I think Lydia E. PinklianVi V epetable Com. pound a line remedi tor all womau'i troubles, and t Soever forget to te) An Irreparable Loss. The teacher of the primary school, in looking round the room after the children had taken their seats, saw c new face. It pertained to a little Hoy. She called him to her deslt. "What is your name, dear?'" she ask ed him. "Tcinmy Hunter, ma'am," he answered. "How old are you. Tommy?" j "Six, going on seven." j "You don't lack over five," sho said, after a careful scrutiny. "I shall have to ask you to bring mo a certificate of your age." "Bring you what, ma am?" "A statement from your parents, j You may stay here this morning, bur j waen you go ncme at noon ask your mother to write nie a note, telling me when and where you were born. Don't forget It, Tommy. You may go back to your seat.'1 After the noon recess was over and the children had reassembled in tho schoolroom, Tommy presented him self at her desk, flushed with tri umph. The glow soon faded from his little face, however, as he flt in his pockets, one after another, and failed to find the note his moth er had written. He began to cry. "What Is the matter, dear?" asked the teacher. "I've lost mymy excuse for bein' born!" sobbed Tommy. Youth's Companion. my friends what it has done for me." 21 IS. HANSON, oUi -Last Loillf St Culambus. Ohio. s I Another Woman Helped. Graniteville, Vt. " I was passing through the Change of Life and suffered I from nervousness ami other annoyinc symptoms. Lydia E.lliikham'sVejfe. table Compound restored myliealthand I strength, and proved worth niountainj ! of gold to me. For.the sake of other I suffering women I am willing you j should publish my let ter." Mr.s. j Ciiahi-ks Barclay, R.F.D., Granite- i ville, Vt. Women who are passing through this j critical period or who are Buffering j from any of those distressing ills pe. I culiar to their sex should not lose sipht of the fact that for thirty years Ljdi I E. l'inkham's Vegetable Compound, which is made from roots and herbs, ( has been the standard remedy for 1 female ills. In almost every commit, f nity you will Cud women who haief i been restored to health by Lvdia lj.f f riukuam's Vegetable Compound. " j It Is regrettable, to the Indi r.iap lis News, that the seismograph tfii'j t.i register an earthquake be-fore it is too late to profit by the Informa tion. In these shaky days an instru ment is needed that can prophey rather than record a fact. $80 trrrurrimun. 9f, IOf IF YOUVE NEVER WORN mem V Whim ttt MLto learn m bodily x comfort it qivei in w mevwttesi westner HAM FOR GUARANTEED 3S2 ATAUGO0OSTOKJ catalog mix 6helves In the Public Library. At Washington, District of Colum bia, the public library is working away from fictlo.1 by making other volumes more accessible. In 1003 1P04, when no books except fiction were on open shelves for direct ac cess, fiction formed nearly $4 p.-r cent, of the total circulation. Gradual ly during the last for.r years more end mere books from non-fiction classes have be-n put on open shelves, and mere nnH morn rmM-i.ini has been given to readers requiring ' assistance, with the result that the fiction percentage has been reduced to Co. The effectiveness of open shelves Is shown by a little collection of books of biography kopt in one cor ner cf the open-shelf room. It com prised about one-reventeenth of all the volumes of biography, and yet it furnished almost as much circula tion as all the rest of that collection. Collier's Weekly, USE CRAFT'S DISTEMPER and COUGH CURE A life nd ur V" ventiveind poi:': cwi for all forim oi Duteni. err, Ir.flutni. p-.nktye, Coujht nd ColJi 1 Hoii, Sh' -p F-d Dot. 60cnd 11.00 at Piuc,:i A-Wrtfr fr-T trf) i hii.t',Df.r.iti'soi- ! WELLS MEDICINE CO- LAfAYETTE. IHD. 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