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Kidney and Bladdt-i Troubles, arid will
say it Is far tu,* nor to anything 1 have
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H. I. HORTON. Ex-Marshal.
THE NEWS OF THREE STATES.
HAPPENING* IN GEORGIA. FLORIDA
AND SOI Til < \ROLIN \.
John D. I.i 11 1* Examined for Hi*
Comminute li—At* tv Nrgro Military
Company for >9ncon—Ncrto \r
r**t*d for \ **n u 11— .lack *on %ii I♦*
Organizing for ilir State Capital
Fi gilt—Tain pa ** Police Force to He
InereriHcd—l*olitlee* in South ( aro
ll n a.
Negroes of Macon are forming anew
military company, to be called the Mc-
Examined for u Commission.
Hon. John D. Kittle of Muscogee, speak- j
er of the la?t Hou.-t 1 of R- ir ntativos,
was in Atlanta Saturday for the purpose
of standing the examination for major of
the Fourth Georgia It* -iment. to which
office he was eiefcted several weeks ago. !
The Gainesville District Conference re- j
eumed Its exercises at Buford Friday
morning with Bishop Candhr in the chair. j
The religious services were conducted by j
the Bishop, using the tirst chapter of
Ephesians. H<* made it the basis of a
strong. earnest and spiritual exhortation
to preachers. Upon i<s completion the
whole conference was in a glow of reli
gious fervor and the work of the day be
gan under the most favorable circum
Arreitfd for Assault.
Reuben Jackson, colored, of Sanders
viile, was arrested and confined in jail
Thursday charged with assaulting the 17-
year-old daughter of H. T. Eubanks on
last Saturday night. Upon seeing the
man pa>s Mrs. Eubanks declare! him to
be the one v\ho entered the bedroom and
promptly had the arrest made. She say s
that there was a bright light burning in
the room ut the lime, and that she recog
nized the features and face fully and
knows the man arrested to be the guilty
Social Clal tor Griffin.
The members of the Commercial Club
met Friday at Griffin for the purpose of
final organization. The home of the club
will be the entire second story of the Mer
chants' and Planters Bank building, which
will be immediately put in proper shape
for this purpose. The following officers
were elected without op;K>sitlon: Presi
dent, YV. J. Kincaid; vice president, Doug
las Glessner; secretary and treasurer, W.
H. Newton; governing board, YV. J. Kin
caid, Douglas Glessner, YV. H. Newton,
J. W. Maugham. T. J. Brooks, D. J
Bailey and R. H. Drake. The board was
instructed to limit the list of charter
member to one hundred, or to dose the
list with less if they deem it advisable.
The Executive Committee of the Capital
-Rrmovn 1 Association r.r Jacksonville met
Saturday and discussed the modes of op
eration for the campaign. Most of the
work done was tht matter of organizing
throughout the state. B. F. Dillon, Frank
Clark and C. B. Rogo.s were appointed .1
committee to draw ui> rules and regula
tions to govern the committee. A compe
tent stenographer has been employed.
New Key West Church.
The Southern Dumber and Supply Com
pany of Tampa has just completed its con
tract for church furniture for the \u w
church at Key West. The furniture turn
ed out by the company’s shops is now be
ing loaded on the hooner Kittle liorr,
at the company’s wharves and will be
dispatched to Key West at once.
Vigorous ( nmpaign.
Hon. Frank Clark, vfoairman of the
State Democratic Executive Committee,
eoy the campaign in Florida will be vig
orous. and the Democratic majorities
all the counties will‘be largely increased.
“I am proud,” he said, Tf the members
of the committee, end win get the hearty
co-operation of them all. We intend to
make a thorough and systematic canvass
of the stat*-. and our best orators will ad
dress the peoplt all over Florida.”
Mr. Greeson of the Tampa Police Com
mit rae. stated at a r*<cnt Council meet
ing that a plan was under advisement be
tween the committee and the chief for the
Increase of the force of patrolmen. The
object was to reduce the watch of the
men from twelve to eight hours, mak
ing three reliefs n twenty-four hours, in
stead of two as at present. Mr. Greeson
said the committee had figured on the
subject, and found that the addition of
five patrolmen would do the work. He
said that the extra duty would probably
pay the extra expens* >.
YV . K. Gilbert n Suicide.
W. A. Gilbert, a well-known of
Jacksonville, took an overdose of morphine
with suicidal intent, and died Saturday
ut ernoon at 2 o’clock. Friends of the
unfortunate man found him in his room.
In the Mayer & Muller block, on East Bay
street, in an unconscious condition. Dr.
Ralph E. Smith was summoned, but the
and adly drug had taken effect. Gilbert
tried last month to kill himself, but was
unsuccessful, using the same means. He
had recently told several of his friends
that he intended to destroy himself, us life
was not worth living.
Florence Times: The Times* heartily
congratulates the Governor on the addi
tion of another von r, and we doubt not a
good citizen, to his family. The young man
born in the mansion the other night
started off as from a position of advan
tage, and we doubt not that he will pursue
that advantage and moke the most of it.
Cutup nt Camden.
Copt. Kirkland of Columbia of the Vol
unteers will go to Camden to-morrow to
complete all arrangements for the com
pany’s encampment to be held there com
mencing on Aug. 6. The company will
go tu least forty strong and they are look
ing forward to u "hot time" in Camden.
The encampment will be under strict mil- j
|tary discipline and it has been arranged
pith Adjt. Gen. Floyd (or the annual in- j
spection of the company to take place dur
ing the encampment.
Probably one of the largest real c.-t.ite
. transactions that has yet taken place in
Spartanburg occurred Thursday—the sale
of the William Smith property, by J. (V.
Alexander. Thirty oullding lots in the su
burbs we re Swld at auction. They broought
from s!s*> .o $5„3 each. The lots averaged
t? foot front arid from 150 to U **t devp.
; The average price was over $£M) each.
Saturday morning a white man giving
his name as C. C. T. Enlow was before
the Mayor at Columbia on the charge of
attempting suicide. He claimed to lo *.
Baltimorean, and was arrested by Officer
Hughson. His infatuation for a woman
of bad character is said to have caused
him to put a pistol o his breas and to puli
the trigger. Only a flesh wound resulfc i.
A ting Mayor Stanley fined th< man S2O.
which he paid. He was then released
and, nothing more has been heard iioin
State Puli tie*.
The state campaign* !' talk*d before a
fine audience at Marion Friday. There is
m organized prohibition movement there
and Hoyt will carry the county. He re
ceived an ovation at Florence Friday
night. Gen. Floyd and Mr. House have
dt lared a truce until Aug. 1. The abs n
tees from Marion w.-re Etheridge, McMa
han. Bellinger. Moor.- and Rouse. Mr. Ta
pers rn .de his accustomed (speech. Maj.
Barney Evans and Commissioner VV. D.
Evans be ame tangled up. \V. D. Evans
said fha. no honorable gentleman would
do as Maj. Barney Evans does. The lat
t r resented it. bui W. D. Evans refused
to notice him. Barney Evans said he
would “scl* him later.” Messrs. Jennings
and Timmerman made their usual
speeches. J. Monroe Johnson of Charles
ton bus at) opponent for solicitor —Senator
George W. Brown of Darlington. Gov.
McSwcency was cordially received. Col.
Hoyt made his best speech. There were
none of ihe usual interruptions*. Kpc iker
Gary was pleasantly received. Mr. Pat
terson closed amid cheers for Hoyt. Pat
terson is trying to mak*- political capital
out of a personal attack on the editor of
the Siat*- and is the only cand.datc draw
ing partisan lines. There was a deplorable
I* i serial spat between Tillman an J Div
THE PA I \ LESS\ESS OF HE ATH.
T<**t iinonx of \|<*n Who Have Been
on Km- Brink.
From “The Gospel According to Darwin,”
by Dr. Woods Hutchinson.
There need be no shrinking dread of the
“pangs of dissolution," the “final agony,”
for such thincs have little existence, save
in disordered imaginations. Ask any phy
sician whose head is silvered over with
gray, and he will t*d! you that while dis
ease is often painful, death itself is gen
tle. painless, natural, like the fading of
i flower or the lulling of a leaf. It is
literally true that there is a dime to die
us well as -to live, and when that time
comes the event become not only tolera
ble, but, like all other natural processes,
desirable; every fiber of our tired, worn
out bring commands It. -
The overwhelming majority of such rec
ords of authentic “last words” as we pos
sess re-echo the saying of Charles 11, on
his deathbed: “If this be dying, nothing
could be easier."
Even in such an ex'reme ease nr death
under the fangs of wilds beasts, all thtiso
who have gone very near the Valley of
the Shadow from this cause unite in
testifying, incredible as it may seem, that
after the first shock of the Attack there
is absolutely no sensation of pain.
For instance, Livingstone, upon one oc
casion, was pounced upon by a lion, which
felled him to the ground; and, making
his teeth meet in his shoulder, dragged
him a considerable distance into the jun
gle before his followers could come io bis
assistance. Livingstone assc its most pos
itively that he was perfectly conscious
of what was happening \vh< n he was be
ing carried, could hear the cries of his
friends, and wondered how long it would
take them to reach him, but that he felt
no pain or fear whatever, mulling but a
strange, drowsy, dreamy sensation. And
yet hts shoulder was so severely Injured
that he never fully recovered the use of
it, and his body was identified after death
by the scars.
Sir Samuel Baker reports a similar ex
perience with a hear which he had wound
ed. The great brute felled him by a
stunning blow from its p w. and he was
aroused to consciousness by its crunch
ing the bones of his hand; it continued
the process up his arm, and had almost
reached the shoulder before the rescuing
party could reach him, and vet Sir Sam
uel declares that he felt no pain what
ever and that his only sensation was one
of intense resentment against the beast
for seeming to enjoy the taste of him so
much. Nor are these by any moans ex
ceptional instances, as many other such
reports could be collected, and it is al
most an axiom with surgeons that the
severer rhe* Injury the less the pain. Many
a man has received his death-wound and
never known it until his strength began ,
THE JOYS OF
Astounding Sucre** of Ur. Hathaway In
Restoring the Shattered Nerve* of Men
to Their Original Healthy Condition.
iiiN Treatments for Other Weak
nesses of Men
Dr. Hat ha way’s treatment for that terri
ble condition of mental and bodily weak
ness, brought about by youthful i*no
ranee arid folly.
or by excesses
M in later life, is
By ’ unlike all oth-
A ' rs - 1* ls 10: '
SjFlPfti, ’V;' i ~s mo '’ Ot herß
.•J stimuhnu which
acts for u few
in worse condi
a lion than le.
f • “ 4 . fore. l)r. Halh
*v , 1 1 aw ay’s treat-
ment cures; It
J.Newton Hathaway.M.D. acts on eveiy
The Longest Established weakened por-
Specialist in the South, lion of the
body. It builds
up nerve, tissue ond muscular
strength, and revitalizes the whole body.
The hitherto miserable victim becomes
fitted for a husband and a lather.
This is what Dr. Hathaway's treatment
docs, and it does it invariably in every
case, never mind how serious the condi
tion of the patient.
Dr. Hathaway also treats. with the
same guarantee of success, Varicocele
Without operation, fitrl* tore (by n pain
less home treatment), Si* rifle Blood Pol -
onlng and other chronic diseases of men,
Including all Urinary and Sexual di or
Absolutely private and confidential con
sultation without tny cost can h* had
in Dr. Hathaway's office, if you live out
of town, or cannot for any reason visit the
office, he wifi send you free his latest
book and self-examination blanks.
J. NEWTON II Aft’ll A WAY, M. I). f
Hr. Ilutliu** n> A Cos.,
26A Bryan slnet. Savannah, On.
Office Hours—9 to 12 m.; 2 to 5 and 7 o 9
p. m. Sunday*. 10 a. in to 1 p. m
YV. F. HAMILTON,
Artesian W eil Contractor,
Am prepared to drill wells up to any
depth. We use first-class machinery, can
do work ort short notice and guarantee
THE MORNING NEWS: MONDAY, JULY 10, lflOO.
THE FARM AND THE GARDEN.
MATTERS OF IN I BREST TO AGRI-
I ( I.TI RIVT \ND HOI SEW IFE.
Cheap Meat—Tl* Fad of the Hour.
Food for riant*—The Abundance
riuin—\A i*taria Vine*-Second Crop
Irish Potatoes—< uring Cow Pea*.
<• rn;*■* in the Sleuth—C arrot* for
will soon be time to renew much of
the work of the garden. To the extent
that foil gjr hn may be made in the
South it is worth more than the early
garden of spring or summer. It is true
we cannot grow a very great variety or
include in i the choicer and more tender
vegetables that grow in the summer gar
den, but we can grow quite a number of
things thar give variety to the winter bill
of fare and reduce the green grocer's u-'-
There is little gained by attempting
rowings during this month but it should
be utilized fully in getting the soil in
good shape for sowings that should begin
early in August.
Rutabagas— Should he sotvn during the
first week in August. If the land Is in
proper condition and the rains opportune
this sowing con >e made during the last
week of July. The same may be said of
rough turnips. Below the 33d degree
of latitude, however, the rough or Eng
lish turnip can l>e tsown to advantage as
late a- September* but it is well to sow
early if the season* are suitable.
Tomatoes—lt is nor too late to soiv seeds
of the Dwarf Champion tomato even now
to produce a crop of fruit fluring Sep
tember an 1 October. As stated before this
late crop is more salable nowadays tnan
the summer crop.
If plants can be made ready by the
tenth of August and set out then muen
of fruit will r'p* n before killing frost.
When frost doe** threaten the vines can
be pulled up and hung up in the barn loft
or attic and the fruit will continue to
ripen well into the winter.
Spinach— This most superior salad plant
should not be sown as early as turnips.
We rarely sow it before the first of Oc
tober a; which time it is possible to, pro
cure fresit seed of the new year growth.
Ii- very important bo have fresh seed.
Spinach so* !> lose their vitality much
sooner that) turnips and other seeds.
Onions—Seeds of the Bermuda or Ital
ian kin'b should ie sown in well prepar
'd soil as soon after the 25th of Septem
ber as it is possible to s w\
What is true of Spinach seeds applies to
onion seeds. Be sure to get fresh seeds
if satisfactory results would be attained.
The way to grow profit bale oniotitt iti the
South i: to .w .v the seeds in the fall of
the kinds rami *l. Sow in fifteen-inch
drills on finely prepared soil anti culri
vnte with the garden plow.
( abbage and Toliards—Coli.irds can still
be started if rot already under way.
Seeds of r,n early Drumhead cabbage
should be sown now under h brush arbor
and plants set out in August.
The Holland or Belgian variety is a
ir.cui excellent kind buy there ore many
good kind 4 *. The American Drumhead
Savoy should be sown in August for win
It is doubtful if any vine was better
I known and esteemed by the early set
! tiers of this country ban the Wistaria, or
Glycine, as it used 10 be. called, says Jo
| seph Meehan in Practical Farrudr.g. In
| 'be old gardens about the older cities im
mense-sized vines of on.* sre-i s the Oh -
| n t s\ar - quite common -hewing that they
must hav been planted many a year ago.
The first one to become popular was the
< hinesc. and it is still the most esteemed
j of all, notwithstanding that there are r.ow
a half dozen other species and varieties in
cultivation. The flowers of Wistarias are
produced in large bunches which might he
likened to large hunches of grapes in out
line. The 'Chinese bears purplish blue
flowers, in the month 01 May, at which
time a visit to a porch where a vine of it
is. will be a treat to all that enjoy a de
licions odor. When the dew is still on the
flowers in the early morning, their fra
grance is delightful. The Chinese is the
most popular, next to it our native one.
which is called Frutescens. This blooms
profusely, but is two weeks later than the
Chinese, but the bunches of flowers,
though numerous, are not of as large a
size. It is, too, more of vine than the for
mer. It is not many years ago that there
was received from Japan another sped s
called Multijuga. The bunches, or rao m n !
°f are of great length, oftentimes
over two feet, while those of the oi l Chi
nese rarely measure one foot. But though
the great length of the raceme is a cu
riosiiy, the dowers, are so much seatter
j °d along its length that h is not nearly
as pretty or showy ns the Chinese. In ad
dition. to those already mentioned there
have been produced pure white flowered
verities and double flowered kinds of
| each. Ihe double ones please man}', but
| hardly as much as he w hite form of ihe
Chinese does, as a large vine or hush cf
it. when in flower, is a lovely sight to see.
All ol tht* Wistarias are strong growers,
too strong, in fact, for ordinary porches,
where light lattice work prevails. For
large veranda or heavy arbors, they
are very useful. 1 have seen arbors on
lawns nicely covered with one of these
B-sidfs its us as a vine the Wistaria,
especially the Chinese, makes a good,
small tree, it it may :/*■ so called. A vine
of about four lVet in length is planted.
A stake of about the same high! when
plumed is set near it. The vine is tied
to this st f ko und the top -nit off level
with it. The next season shoots will be
produced from near the top of the vine,
whivh in time w ill become a bushy bend.
In the course of a few yeajrs, by the time
the stake rots away, the stem is so stiff
that it is .ike a little tree, supporting it
self very well, in this shape it is an un
commonly pretty object when in bloom.
These are what are sometimes found ad
vertised for sale us tree Wistarias. In
New York city I have seen thee* vines
extending from the ground to the third
and fourth s.*>ry of a building. Wires
are fastened far them to be attached to,
and they are not slow’ to reach n great
hight. As the Chinese when grown In
this way mokes very strong shoots, It al
most loses tin character of a vineV and
really looks more like some tall, slim
tree. It is a very useful vine, too. for the
covering o'd. half-decayed trees. A
vine Is planted at the hose of a tree and
supported to it in some way, us R does
not climb of its own accord. After it
reaches the Fwlggv branches it finds nat
ural support, and quickly overspreads the
tre(. I have seen them in this way after
the lapse of years, spread from tree to
tree, Just as wild gj;ape vines ure seen
in the for* ts. When transplanting Wis
tarias car should be taken to tret as much
root us possible. They make but few. and
these at* generally of a thk'k, ropy nature,
with but few fibres. It is difficult to get
itll the roots, hence the tops should l>e
pruned back greatly at the time. Even
with all this it often occurs that but few
leaves will be made the first season; on
the other bund, but seldom, do the vines
The Fnd of the Hour ik the Growing
of Itelglnn Hares.
The Ft. Leads Republic sums It up as
follows: The B l:,lan hare fad has reach
id S*. LouU. and 1 5 developing with nil
due rapidity. It first made its appearance
here some two month ;:o. ond since
then half a dozen “rabbit Ties” have
sprung into existence.
The Belgian hare fad is spreading east
wnrd from the Weal. It has held Kansas
City lor several weeks, and the convention
town is apparently as much worked up
over the question of how to secure, raise,
cook end eat hares, as well as how to pet
them, breed them and show them, as it
i is over Convention Hal! and ’he conven
tion. In a recent Kansas City Sunday
j paper there were forty-eight distinct Bel
gian he.re advertisements; and they ad
vertised everything from hares for sale
to instruction in how to “score” ihem for
The Belgian hare, as it has reached St.
Louis, and as it is known in this country,
is not, according to the best information,
a Belgian hare, in so far as being im
ported from Belgium or the direct off
spring of Belgium-raised hares is con
j cerned. It is claimed that the forepar
ents of these hares came from Belgium
j long years ago, but that they were
brought to their present condition of per
fection in England. Some six years ago a
number of them were brought to this
country and were tuk#n to Denver, where
• the tirst known “rabbitry ” in the United
State was established. As Belgians, like
j any other hares or rabbits, multiply very
; rapidly, the proprietors of the rabbitry
soon had a large stock on hand. Denver
took to the fad nicely, but it required
some two years for it to spread. Then
some rich Californians heard of the sur
passing excellence of the Belgian hare’s
flesh for food, investigated, tested, ar.d
took the best of the animals to their
ranches around Los Angeles. That has
ince grown to be the home of Ihe Bel
gian hare industry in this country.. There
are rabbi trie* all over that section; they
have clubs and exclusive hare publications
and everything that goes with a fad.
A year or so ago the fad began io move
eastward. It came by slow stages, and
got to Kansas City after awhile. Then it
took another step, and is now in St. Louis.
It has been felt even farther East, but
the ingulfing wave lias not rolled across
the Mississippi river yet.
A Belgian hare is a harmless-looking an
imal. with long, kargaroollke hind legs,
long, thin ears, big. dark eyes, a short,
wisp of a tail and tfcdark brown fur coat.
It seems to be as intelligent as it is claim
ed io be. and capable of being taught many
nicks. But that is the sentimental side of
•h Be’gian hare. The practical side is
that is flesh is excellent food, and there
i m lies the excuse for rabbitries.
The World's* Fair rabbitry. of which
j George K. Steinhauser is manager, is one
! of the local establishments for the raising
jof Belgian harrs. The farm is in Caron
delet, and the firm has a downtown of
fice, which is a sort of clearing-house for
the ether ra’ bitrDs. Amang the other rab
bitries in and around St. Louis are the
St. Louis rabbitry, of which J. H. Ros
killy is manager, out on Cass avenue; ihe
Country Club rabbitry. Manager Fergu
son, near the Country Club; the Hickman
rabbitry. out on Taylor avenue; the East
St. Louis rabbitry. on the other side cf
(he river; the Ellendnle rabbitry. near
Ellendale; Mrs. Chenalult's West End
rabbitry, out on Delmar avenue, and 'he
Old Orchard rabbitry. Manager Steneke.
near Old Orchard.
“So far, there have been few hares sold
! for food in St. Louis," said Mr. Stein
hauser. “The difficulty lias been to t*up
ply 'he demand for pets and breeding
stock. It is estimated, however, that
within thirty days there will be some 2.C00
more youngsters ready for the market,
and then perhaps Belgian hares will be
gin to be a feature of high-class menus.
It is not a very cheap food. The hares
sell for about 25 cents a pound, when sold
for food, and a good big hare will weigh
perhaps six nnd one-half or seven pounds.
In Kansas City the hare has his regular
place on nearly every good bill of bare.
The big packing companies* have begun to
handle him in wholesale quantities, just
as they handle beef and pork. There is
more money in handling hares for pets, for
breeding arid for shop purposes, than for
food, as long as there is not an oversup
ply of them. A moderately good hare will
sell for from sls to $25, according to his
“scoring”—that Is. according to the points
he possesses that entitle him to he class
od as a more or less perfect animal. Ex
tra fine bucks bring extra fine prices.
There was one—the famous Lord Britain—
which was valued nrf $5,000, and the own
ers would hot have sold him for even that
price. But he was poisoned. is
one i Kansas City now that is valued
at $1,1(0. and there are several in this
country that are worth from SI,OOO to $1,200.
We have some that are worth as high ntf
S3(O, and will, later on. have some that are
worth st 11 more. From that (hey run on
down the line of values. We have a good
one here that is valued at $75. Does do
no! firing such fancy prices, bur a real
good one is worth a neat little sum.
“Belgian h:tres#hreed about six times a
year. They are not hard to raise, if you
give them plenty of the right kind of food,
plenty of fresh air, clean quarters, and
protect them from severee climatic
changes. They can be weaned when two
months old, and at about three and a
half or four months they generally reach
their maturity. Some, however, oontinu*
to grow until they are .six months old.
An average litter consists of from six io
fourteeen youngsters. All but about eight
are taken from their mother and put
with a nursing doe. When a litter is
about two months old i* can be separated
into ’common’ and ‘extra’ stock. It is
Impossible to tell the good from the bad,
as a rule, before that time. The com
mon sfoek is then raised for the food
marker, care being taken to develop its
bulk and tenderness and flavor. The
extra stock is raised for breeding and
“There are a number of points to be con
sidered in scoring a hare. Judges differ
in some of (he par<ieul;rrs of scoring, but
one of'the ,best systems is this:
“The head scores four points or loss,
according to its shape and size, and the
way it is held; the jaws may be scored
four points; eyes, three points, ears,
which are a very necessary feature in
a Belgian hare, or any other kind of hare,
for that matter, seven; lacing, six; flank
and ribs, tour; hind quarters, six; fore
legs and feet, tw’dve; hind feet, eight;
body tickling, nine; tail, three, flesh, one;
fur. one; arch, two; style, (hree; weight,
two; health, three.
“A perfect hare would be scored 100—
nnd he would be n mint for the man who
owned him. But there are few’, if any,
perfect hares. The best score around 96,
and even a point or two lojver. That fancy
buck in Kansas City now—the one valued
a 4 sl,soo—scores 96 1 4. A perfect hare la
almost as rare as a perfect man.
“Asa pet, a Belgian hare Is a joy.
There is nothin# vicious about the ani
mal, although he has a set cf wicked
claws. His fur is soft and glossy’, and
he likes to be petted. He is Intelligent
and can be tnaglu any number of tricks.
We have some (hat we shake hands with
regularly every day. They are nor as wild
as the proverbial 'March hare,’ for the
very reason that all In this country’ have
been raised in captivity. Therefore they
do not m ike good coursing hares. The
youngsters are as playful as kittens, and
far less harmful.
“Asa food, a Belgian hare Is hardly
to be excelled. The flesh Is tender and
white and juicy, and U is orncMcable to
roast the carcass whole, to bake it, to
fry it In pieces, to make stew’s—ln fact,
it can be cooked in as many ways as
n chicken can be cooked, and Is good any
way’ It is fixed.
“Th*' excellence of the Belgian hare’s
fur is another part of his commercial
value. Th*' fur ls soft, pretty and warm,
and can be made an excellent substitute
for sealskin. The skin can also be used
for gloves and certain other articles.’’
Food for Pliinta.
Plant life requires sustenance the sam
as orlmal life. It is the duty of every
firmer to study the necessities of hi/
crops as thorough as the demands of his
animals, says the Irdlnr.ri Farmer. The
day has passed when the Ignorant Iv>v
is only fitted for o farmer, and his edu
cated brothers must take m the prdfes-
Ften. The successful agriculturalist muut
be Mudent of plant life and familiar
with the elements of plant foods. As the
human system demands continual tissue
building, tdl givng and health toning
foods, so the plant needs consent care
in being supplied with perfect, whole
some and life-giving elements. The
farmer, gardner and fruiter collects his
profits from the abundance of his crops,
hence his m.r-1 should be informed on
the essential requisites of plant life to
insure the largest yields in quantity end
quality of his various products.
Ail plants depend more or let's on light,
heat. air. water, cultivation and a nour
ishing soii Few crops can be produced
with profit if any of the important re
quirements are neglected. In some in
stances the soii has been impoverished
by annual cultivation to the same crops,
so that it will not produce satisfactory*
results. In iueh cases it must be re
ficient qualities replaced. This can be
done by systematic rotation, year after
year, by green manuring or correct oim
plication of fertilizers. The elements or
fertility constitute plant foods, and car*
be artificially administer* and. The prime
forms of plant food, as shown by chemi
cal analysis, are phosphoric acid, potash,
and nitrogen. A portion of each form is
taken from the earth every year and un
less ic is re-turned, the land soon becomes
The leguminous plants, such as peas, I
beans, clover, vetches, alfalfa and similar
crops, gather nitrogen from the atmos
spnere. By plowing under heavy growths
of such plants the soil is enriched in ni
trogen. These legumes, though, must be
supplied tvith potash and phosphoric acid
to produce heavy growth. On an average
from 200 to 300 pounds acid phosphate or
dissolved bone, and l(u to 150 pounds mu
riate of potash would be a foir fertilizer
for clover or pdas. As stated, fertilizer
ar.d phosphoric acid are all that is need
ed, because legumes can get their own
nitrogen from the air.
Lime is needed on some soils to correct
the physical condition. If land is too sour,
lime sweetens it; if too heavy, lime light
ens it. or if too light dose of lime will
make it more compact. An application of
about forty bushels of lime, say, onJe in
five or six years is sufficient. Lime is
an indirect rather than a direct fertilizer
and if used in the'" , proper way will be of
benefit. It must not be confounded with
the nourishing elements of plant food,
phosphoric acid, nitrogen and potash. Ni
trate of soda is valuable for nbrogen. It
should be sprinkled over the surface. The
phosphoric acid and potash may be term
ed permanent fertilizers. They should be
applied in the fall or spring in their nat- i
ural stare, through ground bone, potash ;
salts or a combination of commercial fer- j
Those who have never used the commer- j
cial fertilizers of the day hesitate before
purchasing and ask the question, “Will it
pay?’’ in answ* r to that I would say (hot
in every instance where commercial fer
tilizers have been used, so far as I can
learn, it has paid so much that there is
more wanted every year. The various
products are ground and mixed so as to
give as nearly a perfect fertilizer as pos
sible. Their values have been repeatedly
tested by government and state officials
and thousands of users testify to their
merits. It will pay to handle the soil and
its products intelligently, just as much as
it pays to look after the health of the
farm animals, or insects and <k cases of
fruit trees. Farmers can ofu-ndetermine
by the appearance of the crops and more
particularly by the yield, the elements
lacking and purchase what is needed to
produce profitable c*rops.
The Abundance UIII in.
There are two interesting items concern
ing the Abundance plum. The first i? that
the crop does not all mature at once. In
fact, in looking over the tree while the
fruit is yet green, it will be found that
the plums vary greatly in size. This
seems to be a difference in age. because
it is maintained 10 the full period of ma
turity. Hence the crop of a single tree
never ripen all at once or anything like
if. While some of the specimens are fully
ripe, others will be hard, green and not
even grown out. While this may be an
objection to it as a market variety, be
cause of the increased labor of gathering,
it certainly is a most valuable feature in
the family orchard or garden where the
entire crop is not wonted at once.
Another point which, if it has been not
ed, has escaped my attention, that in or
der to secure the best flavor and the high
est coloring in the Abundance plum, it
must be picked early and ripened in the
house like a Bartlett pear. If a.lowed to
become soft ami fully colored oh the tree,
half the flavor is gone, and the bees and
wasps v.dll often be found garnering the
little which remains. It may be gathered
while yet green, and if packed in a dark
drawer it will color up beautifully with a
delicate bloom and reward you with flavor
of surpassing excellence. It is very juicy,
sweet and rich, and I can compare 1 them
with nothing so well as the old genuine
Green Gage, which I have always regard
ed as the standard for flavor and qual
The little knight of the crescent calls
around on time, of course, and leaves his
well known autograph. But tha’ is the
last of it for this thick-skinned Japanese
member of the Prunus family. The plums
giovv right along ana ripen up sound and
perfect without either * ggs or larvae of
any foe. Why not plant the Abundance
Second Prop Potatoes.
The way we grow the second crop from
this year’s seed is as* follows: Dig them
when fully ripe, and spread them on the
ground in a single layer and cover with
pine leaves, orstiaw thickly. Watch them,
and ns they sprout, plant them in a deep
furrow, but cover very lightly at first,
filling in the soil as the tops grow, and
cultivating perfectly level. They will
sprout more quickly if a small piece is
nipped form each potato before bedding, j
but we do not cut them any more. We
plant during the first half of August or
earlier if they begin to sprout. These po
tatoes will grow green till the frost cuts
the tops. Have had them keep green here
till Dec. 1. For table use we have ju-t
planted (middle of Juno) potatoes that
were grown in this way lasi fall, and
which have been kept in the light ever
since they began to sprout, so as to keep
the sprouts green. These were cut in
the regular way. and having a longer sea
son to grow, will probably ripen. The true
second crop is grown only for seed, and
for this purpose they are far superior to
any Northern-grown potatoes.—*YY\ H.
Sheep nn(l tle Root C rop.
Reports from England as 10 the last
year's crap of sheep give some indication
as to the extent the English depend on the
root crops for the feeding of their sheep.
The writers on the sheep situation of last
year say that one of the difficulties the
sheep men had to contend with was 'ho
shortage of the turnip crop, this shortage
amounting 10 not less than 2 ] s tons per
acre. In some of the districts it was hot
less than seven tons per acre short. What
American farmer would figure the turnip
crop ns one of the important factors in
the sure* :-iful management of the flock?
English rnui'.on ,s no*ed for its fine qual
ity. and it is doubtful if better mutton is
made anywhere. To what extent is this
due (o Hi*' extensive use of turnips in
feeding? It seems likely that our own far
mers are it electing a food that is -'spe
cially adapted to the use of sheep.
Carrots for Hornes.
The great value of carrots ns a food
for horses and celts Is all too little un
derstood or more of them'would be grown.
A few carrots fed o ji working horse
once a day or even once In two or three
days, is a gr-at regulator of digestion.
For such ;i. c they are probably super
ior to bran, and they can be grown with
out great cost, says rh* Farmer. For * ol •
nnd brood mares they are equally good,
and especially In winter, when the other
food is dry. Other field roots, ns turnips
and mangels, are also good, but the car
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rot is probably better relished than cith
er of these. Carrots are easily grown.
They yield immense crops. They are a
sure crop, and theye are but little sub
ject to diseases. They ought to be plant
ed early, and on well-cleaned soil: that
is to say,- soil well cleaned on the sur
face. They can be put in straight rows
with the hand seed drill, using about two
pounds of seed per acre. Where the patch
is small, it will pay to hand rake it over
before the carrots appear. Then careful
cultivation should be given. Half an acre
will furnish enough for several horses.
Thin them to about four inches in the
line of the row. The Mastodon is one of
<he best varieties for Minnesota. Try a
small patch next year. Boys, if you have
some colts or calves grow’ a few carrots
for them. They arc as good for calves
as for colts.
The breeding of Belgian hares open? up
new opportunities in a great many ways,
;he most important of which of course,
is the production of an unequalled quan
tity of meat at so little cost. It i ad
mitted by all who have tasted the meat
of a Belgian hare that it is as fine as any
meat they have ever eaten. Another is
to have pets for the little folks that will
pay their own expenses if properly
handled. Anothed important opportunity
that is usually overlooked is the chance
to give the boys a little business train
ing. and at the same time a few practi
cal lessons in breeding stock with a defi
nite purpose in view. For instance, cross
ing a strain of Belgian with goed shape
and good body color, but short on tick
ing and ear lacing on another strain with
an obudance of those points lacking on
'the other side.
A Kansas man has been trying to cal
culate the number of Belgian hares he
will have from his trio in ten years,
taking some popular estimates gs the
basis of his is now kick
ing because his arithmetic only deals
with figures up to decillions.
Pfiudios In tlie London Market.
Are unknown in any quantity. We get
a few hothouse peaches, but most of the
supply comes from Canada. I hove seen
them bring 25 or 50c each and 10s for a
*mall basket of five. If tlyey can be ship
ped from Canada, they can be from the
United States. They should he packed in
small boskets, something like strawber
ry baskets, but a little lower, four peaches
in a basket, nnd each wrapped in paper.
Or a case similar to an egg cose with n
partition for each peach would mike a
good package. The small baskets should
be put in crates gs strawberries are.—
A. S. Baker, England.
The Ohio Experiment Station calls time
ly attention 10 poach yellows, and gives
the following prescription and means of
recognizing the disease: Yellows is a
highly contagious, incurable disease of the
peach. Trees affected with It should be
destroyed at the earliest possible moment
by uprooting and digging them'out and
burning toots, trunk and branches. In
cluding fruit, on site. No remedy save
that has proven successful. Dragging dis
eased trees or branches through an or
chard will infect healthy trees. Late sum
mer and fall are the most favorable times
for detection of yellows by symptoms of
fruit end twigs. These are: 1. Premature
ripening of the fruit, which is highly col
ored* and spotted and has the fle sh marbled
with red. 2. Premature tinfolding of win
ter buds. 3. Abnormal development of
new buds in the trunk and branches,
which grow into slender, sickly-looking
It is reported from Vienna that ore of
the scientists there has discovered that
nil the bacteria in milk may be easily
killed by means of electricity, and a very
moderate curernt at that. It is declare!
that the treatment is simple. This is of
immense value to the human race, if true.
It means that milk can be sterilized with
out th* application of heat. It would
not only place in the hands of dairymen
the means of making better butter, but it
would make the pasteurization of the pri
vate milk supply popular, thereby decreas
ing All the diseases* whoso, germs are car
ried in the milk.
This crop is very difficult to save In the
form of hay and possibly uo better method
can be followed than that suggested by
Prof. Massey. He Insists that the best re
sults are obtained by cutting the cowpeas
when about dry, placing them in the'
barn and allowing them to cure in the
moss. A farmer in Guilford county. North
Carolina, tried this and was very skeptical
a* to tli* result* The peas were put in
the born and nothing done to them until
th'y were \y anted for feed. When they
were taken out they proved to be the
very finest kind of hoy.
The method is simply to cut the peas and
when dry enough so that bunches taken
into the hand and twisted show no sap
j running from the twist they are ready to
come into the barn. They are allowed to
iieat and cure w’ith as little contact with
1 lie air as possible. Tne important thing
is to store them while still limp so that
the leaves are saved. Care must be taken,
however, that there is no dew or external
moisture of any kind on the hay when it
was put in the barn. Prof. Massey says
that nine-tenths of the farmers who have
tried this method of storing succeed ad
mirably and it is applicable to all pans
of the South. With plenty of pea hay
and corn fodder to balance this ration,
stock can be kept in the best possibl*
Hrnn Poor Foot! for Pigs.
We divided twelve pigs into four lots
ns evenly as we could. The pigs varied
in weight from forty-five to fifty pounds.
The first lot of these pigs was fed a ra
tion of fermemed or sour bran; the sec
ond lot was given untreated bran; the
third lot had bran and corn meal, and
the fourth lot was fed corn meal. The
i>igs were weighed each week to the end
of the experiment. The above ration was
fed for -ninety-nine days, and then nil
(he lots were fed for twenty-one days
more on corn meal.
During the first period the bran-fed lots
did not gain very well. They took on fai
and growth very slowly. The average
daily gain for the ninety-nine days was
for the fermented bran lot, .61 lb; untreat
ed bran lor, .70; bran and corn meal lo\
.76; and for (he corn meal lot I.OS. This
was a decided gain in favor of the corn
meal and showed that souring bran had
no effect on its digestibility and feeding
The second period brought out some
points of interest. When corn meal was
used as the eniire ration, the lot 'that had
in the previous period been fed fermented
bran w’ith a daily gain ol‘ but .61 Tb, row
increased at the rate of 1.44 tbs each day.
Likewise the lot fed the untreated bran
increased from .70 Tb as a daily gain 'to
1.24 Tbs. The corn and bran lot incrcas- 1
from .76 lb to .88 tb daily gain. And the
corn meal lot increased from I.OS to IJJB
Tbs daily gain. As long as bran was fed
the pigs, the daily gain and Increase was
small. This was the case even whqn fed
in connection with corn menl. Substan
tial growth took place during the whole
feeding period with the corn meal feed !<•.
The experiment clearly shows 'ha 1 bran
is desirable as a food for pigs under ro
circumstances. It is too coir.a* and con
tains too much fiber to b* profitably and
economically used.—F. \V. Burkett.
Grapes in the South.
There is no part of th° South whera
grapes of fine quality cannot be grown in
sufficient quantity lor home use. and n
many parts they are an exceedingly profit
able market crop; the vines are never In
jured by severe freezes, and, therefor#
need ono winter protection. Oc a -tonally a
late s rir.g frost destruyes the early
blooms, but never hurts the vine enough
to prevent bearing a fair crop of fruit.
A gentle slope to the south and e > -t H
to be preferred for a vineyard, an 1, if
practicable, should b? arranged with the
vines running north and south, so '.hit
th*' tor s of Hie vines wi 1 shad*’ ond p'o
toct the main stems mul roots from burn
and sun scald.
The best is one'which is fertile,
but not exceedingly rich, which is loose
and easily worked, and which is underlaid
by an open nnl porous subsoil.
Grapevines are propagated by fi*.
layers ond editings, and by grafting. U ro “
pa get lon from seeds is employed only for
the purpose of originating new varieties,
and belongs to nurserymen and experi
menters rather than practical grape grow
ers.—Farm and Ranch.
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