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THE COLUMBIA HERALD: FRIDAY, JUXE 18, lhi7.
Why be bothered with flies and
for 50c each.
1 hen it you
want to make your
- 4 44-
Buggy for f.'M.'iO,
A splendid Top
A Pontiac Boad Wagon, former
price $.'$0.00, present price $27.00.
HIsh Grade II. M. T. Buggies,
timber like whaleboue, at $"
Surrien and 1'hwtonn proportionate'
W. W. CHERRY, Agent,
maj'7 2m South Main Street.
E. G. GRANT,
Oftlce on C! aril en Street, next door to lrt
CuiiiIm-i-IhiiiI l'l-f ! tei Inn Church.
AFTER twenty years practice In Maury
County, twelvu yearn of the time In
Coluiiibln.it is not necessary for in
to Bay that I will still
USK MY ItEST EKFOKTS
to Rlvo my patrons entire satisfaction, as
my put lentil of twenty years a. are my pa
tients to-iiny. when they need the at tent ion
of n dentist. But I will say, under the K"I1
standard, that 1 will insert fold Hillings lor
l.(Kl, and when the teeth are too far (tone to
fill, I will make you a new set for l2.iii. Call
and see me. Olllcu hours from N:.sn a. in.,
until 6 p. m. felKic. ly
T. KI. (ioKDON.
Gordon & Rutledge,
DiHti'let ."nts for tlio
Fire Insurance Company.
FA KM DKI'AKTMK.NT.-I'ollole. writ
tell nil the liKtnllnieiit I'laii.
Olliee: Masonic 15uilding, Columbia,
Tenn. Jan 15.
Dr: J. D. SMITH,
Office: IJtanoh Illock, West Seventh'
Street, between lSethell House and M.
Olllce hours, 9 a. m to 4 p. m. sep(5 ly
Dr. Jos. T. Kleadors,
Garden Street, between 7th and 8th.
Columbia, : Tenn.
Telephone No. 72, apr!18
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The "Old Rellab!"" is still "on top."
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Prescriptions Filled wtth rare at all hours,
Compound Extract Sarsapurilla
FOR THE BLOOD!
forget that we are had
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KUCK'S TRADE MARK, viz:
" BUCK'S STOVES AND RANGES,"
contest to close J J N E 15, 1897.
Words must be legibly written, in alphabetical 'order, and the sheets
fastened together. The number of words und name to be on eacli package.
We carry a complete stock of
Screen Doors, Windows,
Spring Hinges, etc.
when you can buy a Screen
and windows we have
Agricultural and Live
Items of Interest to Farmers and
Star Pointer 2:02s was opened
out for the first time this year at
Pimlico last week, when McClary
stepped him four miles in 2:18, 2:15,
2:1(5 and 2:20. It was the first time
that he has been asked to beat 2:20.
Byron McClelland, the widely
known turfman, of Lexington, Ky.,
Complex 2:14, by Duplex, the
property of Chaflin Bros., died Mon
day morning from pneumonia.
The small farmer soon gets out of
ruts, for lie can not complete with
the thousand acre farmer. He soon
gets more from his few acres than a
larger farm would have yielded him
tilled in the old way.
Navy beans is a neglected crop in
this country, although one which
can be made profitable on almost
any farm. It pays better than many
field cropp, and yet we do not sup
ply home demands.
A firm, rich piece of land on which
stock has been pastured and fed is
far better for potatoes than a dry,
light loam or sandy soil. Then the
seed must be good and the cultiva
The man who is entirely content
with present methods never makes
progress. He who finds a question
in prevailing modes is in a fair way
to find better. It is the doubter who
makes intellectual growth.
Farmers must learn for them
selves what the needs of their acres
are, and there is no escape for it. It
is a lesson which no vender of fertili
zers can learn for him.
It is not good farming which ex
hausts land, but poor farming, and it
is not accomplished so much by
taking out the elements of. fertility
as by locking them up and rendering
The wasteful system of putting in
large crops and raising low averages
has produced the condition of things
of which we most complain; it has
deteriorated soils and ruined thous
ands of farmers.
Flax comes in nicely in a rotation;
it is well to sow it on corn land and
before wheat. Excepting beans,
nothing better fit a field for a good
Put off untill tomorrow what you
can not do well today. Drive your
work, and do not let it drive you,
but do no more than you can do well.
If your neighbor puts in 20 acres of
corn roughly, you would better put
in 10 properly.
The more we can cover the ground
with a mulch the nearer we can come
to putting it into the condition Na
ture does for growing her heavy crops
of forest timber or prairie grass.
Hcience and skill employed in agri
culture have served more to draw
fertility from the soil by thorough
tillage and persistent cropping thau
they have to our lands.
Nature teaches us the lesson of
rotation. Where a crop of deciduous
timber is removed it will often grow
up again in evergreens, and certain
prairie grasses disappear to give way
There are cases where the farmer
accumulates money by practicingthe
skinning process on his land, but no
wealth is created in this way; and
he must buy and sell his farms at
suitable prices and at the right time.
The soil's fertility is the farmer's
true capital; the use, or interest,
legitimately belongs to him; that
only is profit. The principal is held
in trust by him for posterity.
Many good colts are injured by
feeding which tends to keep them
soft. They do best on dry food,
(iround oats and milk or slop of any
kind make growth and flesh rapidly,
but bone and muscle do not keep
Now that the good horses are gone,
we will have to begin again and lay
our foundation work over. Breed
ing must be resumed, but our brood
mares have been sold olf.
Farmers have got rid of their pre
judice against draft and coach horses
of large size, but it will require man
agement to meet future demands.
fortunately the experience is left.
ITo Exports Needed
with Ruck's Stoves
"A Little dMSMlIMTtai."
1 em ember
we will give the "Buck's Junior" Nick
eled Ilange shown in our window to the frirl
under 14 years who Fends us the greatest
nnniber of correct English words formed of
the letters in
Door for f 1.K and bcreen W miiows
the wire in all widths, from 150 to :(1
and work can be begun intelligently.
There are brighter times coining
for the intelligent horse breeder if
he can hold on to his heavy stock
and give them plenty of feed and
care for a little while longer; there
will certainly bo a rush for them.
Watering the horses before feed
ing is a part of good stable manage
ment. Too often on the farm they
are watered when most convenient
or according to custom.
In working the colt do not let him
get into the habit of stopping of his
own accord when he becomes tired;
it is a good way to develop a balker.
If you think he needs rest, stop him
The roadster must have speed, en
durance and ability if he is to keep
out of the way of the electric car. If
he is to hold his place with his new
rival, he must be bred, developed
and trained to the highest possible
standard of equine excellence.
Exclusive corn feeding is the cause
of mo'o losses of hogs than any other
thins:. It is becanse com is one or
the hardest grains to digest, unless
urround and cooked.
Even ground corn is too rich, and is
apt to be over eaten by hogs, causing
indigestion. It is much better to
give growing pigs milk with a mix
ture of oats and fine wheat middlings
until they are ready to fatten.
When a sow gets her full growth
her litters will be larger, healthier
and more uniform. . Keep such asow
for several years, or until she forms
some bad habit. A three or four
year old sow, farrowing two litters
of niL's a vear, wilt often srivo more
profit than an average cow, and will
not cost so much to keep, nor require
so much labor in caring for her.
There is no question as to the val
ue of good pasturage for growing
hogs and good green clover will not
only reduce the cost, but bring bet
ter health and thrift.
If we can give ample pasturage to
growing pigs in an orchard which
has been seeded down to clover, no
additional food wilt be called for but
bran and middlings made into a slop
It is truly a mistake to allow slop
to sour. Make up at one time of
feeding what may be needed at the
next. It is unwise to let them gorge
themselves with this, if they can be
turned to grass. A hog should never
die until his time comes. The best
protection is cleanliness and plenty
of wholesome food, in suitable va
riety. Corn, fed exclusively, con
verts a hog into a large lump of fat,
with functional degeneration.
A pig which is too fat is not grow
ing well, for it has not been receiv
ing just the right kind of food. There
are just the right rations to develop
bone and muscle.
With proper management the sow
will commence gaining as soon as
her pigs are weaned, and, usually,
the nrst time to breed ber.
Rake up the cobs about the feed
ing yard, burn them until properly
charred and then nut out the fire.
If you observe how often the hoirs go
to them you will conclude they fill
Do not sell either the boars nor
the sows when too young. In too
many cases they are sold before they
reacli the best age for breeding to
the greatest advantage.
Breeding young animals certainly
lessens the vigor of the olf spring;
again, it is the wiser plan to keep
good breeding animals as long as
possible after they have proved to be
A yearling sheep which has had
the proper attention will sell in the
market with as much profit as any
other animal which is kept on the
A small sheep which is fat will sell
for more than a larger one which is
thin. Whatever we have to sell, let
us piesent sotu inducement to the
In order to bring good prices it is
necessary that the lambs come early,
make a good growth, and are ready
for market in good season. A little
delay may make considerable differ
ence in the price obtained.
'PIlA lin,il fill1 l.ktlKo f i nnmn f.U,,1l
r iiiiiiifi 1(111111 tif vwinr I.IIUUHI
be carefully considered, for, if con-
venient to a city market, the raising
of them can be made decidedly pro
fitable. A good early lamb, in a
marketable condition, will bring a
higher price than a matured sheep
at any time in the year.
Sheep are manure spreaders rather
than manure makers, and all depends
upon the supplies given them. We
feed them material from which they
take their toll and give us back the
remainder, transformed into a sub
stance of almost equal value with
that which they received, and they
get fat, meanwhile, doing it.
Sheep can not be always held
down, for wool is one of the necessi
ties of life, and it can never be kept
so low for my great length of time
that it must be produced at a loss.
Even fine wonted Merinos will be
soon again in demand, und fortunes
wilt be made on wise fore-thought in
this direction. Beside, it pays to
keep them as scavengers and renovators.
No actual trials seem to confirm
the theory t'.iat slops fed to cows in
crease the quantity nf the milk, but
the yield of the milk depends upon
the amount of food digested, and its
quality upon the condition and in
dividual character of the cow.
Never neglect the calves. A calf
which is half fed when young will
never be the most profitable animal
In this great forage crop country of
ours the cows should never have to
suffer on account of dry weather
pasture. Have something in store
when the dry weather strikes them.
Never give the cows reason to let up
on their milk giving for usinirle day,
and then they will always be at their
The best way to get something
better is to breed it ; if you do not,
some one else will have it to do, and
it is cheaper to raise tin cows you
want than to buy them, and then
you are much surer of getting what
you do want.
It would b difficult to figure out
anything but actual loss in the keep
ing of the average cow. Milk and
butter seem to be among the neces
sities of existence, and, at whatever
cost, people are always glad to have
them, and do not often stop to con
sider that the cost of production
might be greatly lessened.
If it had been the habit of farmers
and dairyman for the past 10 years
to discharge gradually the poorer
class of milkers, it would have
brought about a decided improve
ment in the milking qualities of the
cows, and would have created a de
mand for merit. Good cows have
supported the larger number of poor
ones long enough.
In England early vegetables are
grown in large forcing houses, while
America is slow to adopt this meth
od because of supplies from Southern
States. Hot house vegetables bring
higher prices, and are more and
more in demand.
The statement was made at a
farmers' club in Great Britain that
the Income from one Harden of 10
acres, covered with glass, exceeded
that from 1,000 acres of the best farm
land of the country.
Grapes seem to ripen better with
an abundance of heavy foliage. No
one now thinks of trimming off the
leaves of cranes in order to assist in
the ripening of the fruit.
The blackest grapes are frequently
under the deepest shade of leaves;
this will also be found true in the
blackberry patch. Chemistry, and
not sunliirht only, is the chief factor
It is well in the early sowing of
peas to put in a little nitrogen in the
form of nitrate of potassia or soda.
While peas aro nitrate producers,
they seein to need some nitrate witn
which to make a beginning.
Wherever apple branches are like
ly to be thick and struggle with each
other 'or light, they snould be
thinned. In the management of the
orchard pruning is essential to the
life of the tree ana to goou produc
tion. Strawberries grown in sandy sou
are not so easily thrown out nor hurt
by the frost as are those grown on
heavy clay soils. On sand, some of
the llnest are grown without any
winter mulch as a protector.
I forts and
dangers of X
child-birth can jk
be almost tn'f)i
tirely avoided. A
relieves ex- Jffi
ers. It gives
ruts them in
condition to do their work
perfectly. That makes preg
nancy less painful, shortens
labor and hastens recovery after
child-birth. It helps a woman
bear strong healthy children.
has also brought happiness to
thousands of homes Darren for
years. A few doses often brings
joy to loving hearts that long
for a darling baby. No woman
should neglect to try it for this
trouble. It cures nine cases out
of ten. All druggists sell Wine
ofCardui. fi.oo per bottle.
For idvice In ca:es twjulrlnp special
directions, iddresj. giving symptoms,
tho " Ladles' Adisory Department,"
The Chattanooga Medicine Co., Chatta
Krs. LOUISA HALE,
of Jefferson, Ga., says;
"When I first took Wine r'Cardul
we had been married tbree ears, but
could not have any children. Nina
months later I had a Doe girl baby."
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Nmnttmite mul New, Oildn hiiiI KiiiIh,
VI hikI Otherwise.
Economical and Wealthy Father
Do you know, my son, what strict
economy would do for you?
Robert I know what it ha done
for me, father, and I respect you for
Putting it delicately: "I hope
you appreciate the fact, sir, that in
marrying my daughter you marry a
large-hearted, generous girl."
"I do, sir (with emotion), and hope
she inherited tho3e qualities from
The man who possesses the funda
mental virtues of truthfulness,
honesty, and purity should be
judged very leniently for minor
When you hear a man -;iy that
every man has his price, you may
depend upon it that he at least is on
HE HIKE THE MlMSYEI.
How tliu lliiNt r.lunilfi'fil in II i h I'.lVorW
nt (ioixl lii ha vlor.
"Y'ou must, bo on your good be
havior this evening, George, for the
minister is to take dinner with us,"
aid a Hyattsville lady to her
worser half, as he got home from his
olliee in the city last Thursday, says
the lsnstol Courier.
"What have vou for dinner?" in
quired the husband.
"Well, I know he is fond of fish.
so I bought quite a string of small
river fish, and several large ones
from the dam.
"I'm not much at doing the
honors when we have a minister at
tiie table," said George; "but I
guess we can get through with it all
Half an hour later they were seat
ed at the table and a blessing had
been asked by tne minister. A little
nervously the head of the house
began dishing out the vegetables,
and, turning to the guest, said:
"Will you have some of the little
river fish or would you prefer some
of the dam big fish?"
The warning kick from under the
table from his wife was unnecessary.
He knew he had blundered, and
cold beads of perspiration started
out on his forehead.
"Oh, I mean" trying to repair
the error "will you try some of the
dam river lish or some of the big
Worse and more of it! His daugh
ter slyly pulled his coat tail to bring
him to I) is senses.
"That is, would you like some of
the river fish or some of the other
The deep carnation spreading over
the good lady's face didn't mend
matters a bit, and with a gasp he
plunged once more.
"Anemi which or tne dam nsn uo
you prefer, anyhow?"
ADM INISTKATOK'S NOTICE.
All persons 'ndehtod to Tj. M. Alford, de
Cfiisotl, are notilled to suttle with me, and
those, having claims against his estate are
hereby notified to present them at once to
inc. J. H. AIiKokd.
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The Court Came Hack.
Judge Randolph of Kansas was
hearing a divorce case last fall.
The witness was the plaintiff, a
whitP-haired man, broken in health
and in spirit, and wearing a bronze
button in his lapel. The examina
tion was severe and the session
monotonous. "You say your wife
abused you; tell us just how," thun
dered the attorney. The witness
looked appearingly at the judge.
"Answer the question, sir," was the
order from the bench. "Well, she
said I was an old hypocrite to he
proud of my war record. She said
all the brave men who went to the
war were killed, and that only the
cowards and deserters lived to
come back, and "Stop!" com
manded the aroused judge; "this
divorce Is granted. The court spent
four years in that war and the court
came hack." Chicago Times-Herald.
How to Kemove Warts.
A miserable impositor is working
his game on some of our neighbor
cities, selling from house to house a
salvo which he guarantees to cure
warts, says the Johnson County
Herald. All sensible people know
the way to remove a wart is to rub it
with a half potato which is after
wards to be buried by a cross eyed
negro in the northwest corner of a
graveyard at midnight during the
dark of the moon. As the potato
decays the wart will disappear.
This wart salve in tin boxes is a
delusion and a snare.
COLUMBIA AIAKKET KEl'OKT.
Correeted weekly by E. W. Gamble
Grocery Company and R. Holding.
Cotton .. 6.W 6'i
Sorghum, from wagon is( 20
Hutter $ ()( 15
Ginseng 2 0()(J2 25
ilens 15 20
Spring Chickens lK12i
Shoulders m, )
Clear sides Stsj
Hams "i 8
Crimson Clover 3 00
Blue Grass 2 (Hi
Orehard Grass 2 00
Timothy 2 00
Red Top 75
Grain and Hay.
Wheat !K)(i? f5
Corn 30 40
Oats 20 35
Hay Clover, from wagon.... 35(3 40
Timotbv ,lrom wagon 503 65
Lard, from wagon 548 6
v lour, per odi 4 ..(S5 3T
Sugar, granulated 6
Coflee 15 25
Meal, from mill 35 40-
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