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The idle hoe tells the story of a
There is never an overproduction
of choice fruit
Milk twice a day and milk at regu
lar times if you would obtain the best
results from your herd.
Whether it is sunshine or rain, the
good dairy cow is always busy turning
a profit for her owner.
Chickens in the orchard pick up
thousands of insects, worms, etc.,
which would prove injurious to the
trees and fruit.
Starved land cannot grow good
crops. Provide the elements which
the crop needs and harvest day will be
a day of rejoicing.
Don't let the work-day drag out to
14 and 1C hours. Ten hours of field
work is enough and will accomplish as
much in the long run as a longer day.
Try it and see.
A few days of pasturing on the stub
ble fields after the grain is cut and out
of the way will provide considerable
good feed for the stock and will be a
good thing for the field.
Tile are far to be preferred to the
open ditch. They cost more, but they
do the work of drainage more perfect
ly, and do not offer the chance for
the soil to wash away as is the case
with the open ditch.
Don't haul your hogs in tight box
wagons. The loss of one hog by over
heating will more than pay for a
panel rack for the wagon. Money Is
well-invested that provides greater
comfort for the stock.
The fenced farm is the only one on
which livestock can be kept and the
rotation of crops followed, and as this
method of farming is the only profit
able one in the long run, it follows
that the farm must be fenced to be
Twenty per cent: butter fat weighs
8.4 6 pounds to the gallon after all the
air has settled from it, while the
40 per cent, weighs only 8.22 pounds.
"When fresh from the separator the
weight is less because of the air con
tained in the cream.
The Holstein breeders In their re
cent national meeting appointed a
committee to secure a federal law
for the inspection of cattle for tuber
culosis and to do away with inspection
by the states. There is no question
that such a law would prove advan
tageous. Prevent the soil washing on your
farm. Many fine fields in some of the
western states have been ruined by
soil washing. Some are washed so
badly that they can no longer be
worked with modern farm machinery.
Soils that have a good supply of hu
mus are not subject to washing, as
they have a greater water-holding ca
pacity. Unless the stock is fed an amount
over and above that which is needed
for body maintenance there will be no
gain. A thousand-pound steer has
been found by experiment to require
daily 15 pounds of timothy hay, 12
pounds of clover hay and seven
pounds of corn meal just to keep on
an even keel. More must be fed if
there is to be any gain.
An enterprising merchant in a west
ern town has fitted up a rest room for
the wives of farmers who drive to
town and who sometimes have tedious
waits for the husband to finish his
business and his street-corner gossip.
Furnished as it is with rockers and
tables on which are magazines, fash
ion books, etc., it is growing in popu
larity, and is good advertising for the
merchant. Here Is a hint for mer
chants in other towns.
Be sure that the influence of the
hired help upon your boys is not harm
ful. You are pressed for the need of
help and you take in most anybody
that will give you the needed assist
ance, and that person may be impure
tn thought and deed, he may be given
to vile language and delight in telling
the unclean story. Do not let your
boy be thrown with such a person
whole days at a time. Think of the
corrupt seeds which may be sown in
& boy's impressionable heart, and
which are almost sure to bring forth
fruits of misdeeds some day.
' It seems at the present time that
the graduates of the state agricultur
al schools of the country are finding
no trouble in getting located. The
young man who knows the science of
good farming and how to apply it
commands $75 to $100 a month, with
his board and lodging, and lives eas
ily, comfortably and wholesomely. The
farmer, who can do so, should give
his sons the education that will thus
lift them to the heights of their oc
cupation. Young men trained so that
.they can command sucb financial re
turns for their services to others can
use their scientific training to still
greater profit for themselves. The sci
entific farmer, who is worth $100 or
$150 a month to another man, is
jworth $200 to $300 to himself if he ap
jply science to his cwa soiL
Are the lice and mites harvesting
your eggs for you?
Charcoal is appreciated by the dock.
Provide it for them.
Better to plant a-little in the gar
den and plant well than to half plant
a great quantity of stuff.
A little fertilizer well placed will
bring better returns than an unlimited
quantity carelessly applied.
The community where the good
dairy cow is in the majority is the
community which is marked by con
tentment and prosperity.
Well-grown fruit or vegetables, well-
I marketed, bring a profit which the
careless producer never realizes. It
pays to do things right.
The draft horse is the one for the
farmer to raise, because it can be
done in harmony with the other in
terests of the farm and with the great
Tuberculosis in cattle and scab in
sheep is spread from the stock yards
of the large cities by the feeders who
purchase animals from the pens with
out proper investigation.
Never let the dead wood remain on
the fruit trees. It not only provides
hiding places for insect pests, but it
opens the way to extending the de
cay into the heart of the tree.
An attachment for the corn cultiva
tor which will replant the 'missing
hills is said to be the invention of a
handy Missourian. It fastens on the
tongue of the cultivator and is worked
from the seat by a string.
The farmer who leaves the machines
standing in the fields where they were
last used is following an expensive
practice. It pays to have a tool house
and' after a machine is through with
to clean, oil and house it.
Good pasturage and plenty of water
is all that breeding stock need, but
pigs which are to be marketed at six
months must have plenty of grain to
bring them up to the best marketable
weight, about 200 pounds.
Generally speaking, the cow which
has had her milk-producing capacity
encouraged and developed will be very
likely to transmit these traits to her
progeny. Raise the heifers- of your
best cows and you will be on the road
to improving your herd.
Don't dope yourself indiscriminately
when you feel unwell. More people
recover without the use of medicine
than with its supposed aid. Give na
ture a chance and she will do more
for you than all the self-prescribed
medicine you can pour down your
However fancy the breed of fowls
may be, the front yard is no place for
their yarding. Reserve the front of the
house for green sward and foliage and
flowers and relegate the chickens to
the rear. However, keep the chicken
yard and house as clean as though
they were on display.
A morning feeding about eight
o'clock will act as an inducement to
keep the fowls around the poultry
house until after the egg-laying duty
has been discharged for the day. Many
an egg is lost by turning the hens
out early in the morning and giving
them the range of the farm.
A neat sign bearing the name of the
farm placed near the road so that it
can be read by passersby gives char
acter to your place. People think as
they pass that the place that has an
individual name must amount to some
thing. In picking a name let some
characteristic of the place receive
Xo one would think for a minute
that he had a right to invade a bit of
woodland upon a farm and carry off
firewood, and why should it be thought
that the wild fruit growing in such a
place in any the more public property?
Anything growing upon a man's land
is his property, and should not be dis
turbed or taken without his express
How often does the henhouse need
cleaning? As often as it gets dirty.
And by dirty we do not mean simply
reeking with accumulations of drop
pings and filthy scratchings. No, we
never saw a henhouse yet which could
be kept clean short of two cleanings
a week. Be faithful during the warm
weather or the lice and mites will get
the upper hand.
Intensive farming and extensive
farming sound a good deal alike, but
they are vastly different. Intensive
farming means that the farmer is
making the small tract pay, while ex
tensive farming too often means that
the farmer is spreading himself over
so much land that none of his work
is well done and his margin of profit is
smaller if not wholly eliminated. Farm
little and well rather than much and
Cases of founder in horses can be
treated successfully by the following
method recommended by Dr. Adam
son: Poultice the feet with warm
bran mash put into bags and tied on.
Change the poultices twice a day and
continue poulticing for a week. Then
mix two drams cantharides with one
ounce of lard. Rub a little of this
around the coronets with the fingers
and let it remain on for 24 hours, then
wash off and apply a little lard. Then
turn the animal out to pasture for a
month or two.
About the only cure for the hard
milker is to sell her off and buy an
easier milker. The ease with which
the milk may be drawn from the ud
der is a natural characteristic of the
Individual, just as the ability to con
vert food into flesh is a characteristic.
Some animals fatten much easier than
others and there is no way to pre
vent them from converting the great
er part of their food into flesh. The
same is true of the characteristic in
question. Some animals are harder to
milk than others and we think there is j
no reliable method tn overcome the i
Mme. Merri's Valuable Suggestions for Entertain
mentsStork Party Can Be Made a Dainty
Affair From Shakespeare.
Pretty Room for a Wee Maiden.
Perhaps this sketch does not come
under the heading of our department,
but I take it for granted it will be
of interest to all mothers in search of
ideas for dear wee daughters. This
room in an apartment was so charm
ingly fitted up for the six-year old
maiden that I simply cannot resist
telling about it.
In the first place it is astonishing
at what an early age children appre
ciate things being done for their espe
cial comfort and how they love their
very own things. The sense of pride
in ownership is developed long before
most parents realize it.
Now for the room. The side walls
are of plain cream, with a dado and
frieze of riotous pink roses and green
leaves. Over each window and door
there is a trellis of roses, also around
the small bureau. These were cut out
and pasted on just as natural as life.
The effect was lovely and only took
a little time and patience. A white
moulding joined side wall and ceiling.
The pictures are all reproductions
from the old masters, with enough
childish subjects to interest the youth
ful occupant of this rose bower. The
frames were all of plain black wood.
All the furniture was in white
enamel paint, and everything was
half size to suit the comfort of Miss
The curtains, bed draperies and J
dresser cover are of rose cretonne
edged with torchon lace.
The best feature of this room is it
can literally be washed everything
in it for the rugs are pink and green
colonial rugs, for which the mother
saved the "rags."
A small desk is a source of great
comfort; also a folding table.
A Stork Party.
They say that all the world loves a
lover. That is true, and next all the
world and his wife loves a baby, so
said a dear little mother as she proud
ly exhibited a grave old stork, a trophy
from a matron's entertainment in his
This popular bird has had a busy
time these days, and a party given re
cently was a very dainty affair. The
souvenirs were darling little gilt
cradles with a wee doll in each.
A lovely pink rosebud was at each
place; the centerpiece was a large
stork bearing a baby in his beak.
The quotations below were some
used on this occasion, and I hope will
answer a request "for sentiments suit
able for an affair to be given for young
A babe in a house is a well-spring of
The child shows the man.
As morning shows the day.
Children have more need of models than
of critics. Joubert.
Tou may not be able to leave your chil
dren a great inheritance, but day by day
you may be weaving coats for them,
which they will wear through all eterni
What a privilege It is to be associated
with little children. They hold the keys
to the gate of heaven.
You cannot compromise with the tre
mendous natural business of motherhood.
S. Wier Mitchell.
An Ideal Just to be good: to keep life
pure from degrading elements; to make
It constantly helpful in little ways to
those who are touched by it: to keep one's
spirit sweet and avoid all petty anger and
irritability that is an ideal as noble as
it Is difficult. Griggs.
This offers a suggestion for making up a very pretty frame to hold two
photographs. The foundation Is the usual strong cardboard, with two circular
holes cut in it. A softly rounded appearance is given by covering the card
on the face with a thick layer of wadding, then stretching the silk over it and
fixing it at back by seccotine.
A pretty soft green spotted silk was used for our model, the embroidery
design of marguerites and festoons being worked with china ribbon, a deli
cate yellow being used for the flowers, pale blue for the bows, and an olive
tint of green for the little leaves. The stalk line connecting the leaves is
cording-stitch worked with silk.
The card for the back is', of course, cut without the holes; it is covered
with bookbinder's paper, and is fixed to the upper edge and sides by mucilage,
leaving a space underneath through which the photos may be passed. A sup
port of thick card about an inch wide may be fixed to the back, or two little
rings fixed by a loop of ribbon to the top of back if the frame is intended to
o hung on the wall.
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Many summer gowns have the slight
ly low Dutch neck.
Shell necklaces from Honolulu are
considered very stunning.
Russian suits continue in popularity
for small boys.
Graduated striped borders are very
Satin stripes are clever on anything
from mull to cloth.
For coat costumes the plaited skirt
shows the stripes around the feet.
In dresses stripes are used in any
way that one's taste may dictate.
Some lowcut shoes are bordered
with narrow bands of contrasting
Dress goods are very much bordered,
the choicest weaves as well as the
Black silk stockings and patent
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In the pure love of child and mother.
Two human loves make one divine.
E. B. Browning.
The most sublime psalm that can be
heard on earth is the lisping of a human
soul from the lips of childhood. Hugo.
Verily, I say unto you, whoever shall
not receive the kingdom of God as a lit
tle child, he shall not enter therein.
True of heart tho a trifle contrary.
The child who comes in February.
Roses with their beautiful buds are
the flowers that seem to belong espe
cially to babies and young children
This little verse sent with a bunch of
them will add the finishing touch to an
always acceptable gift:
Roses bloom in the garden.
Along the path and the .all:
But the roses tiiat. bloom in my baby's
Are the sweetest roses of all.
Here is an old Scotch jingle that is
dear to every mother's heart. It is
very pretty when written in fancy
lettering on cardboard, ornamented
with cherubs, or baby faces, passe
partouted in white, and hung in the
child's room. Underscore the day on
which the little one first saw the
light. Here are the lines:
The bairn that is born on the Sabbath
Is lucky and bonnie and blithe and gay.
Monday's bairn is fair of face:
Tuesday's bairn is full of grace;
Wednesday's ba'.rn need fear no foe;
Thursday's balm has far to go;
Friday's bairn is loving and giving:
Saturday's bairn must work for a living.
With the gift of a pair of scales,
send this little rhyme:
How many pounds does baby weigh?
Baby who came awhile ago;
How many pounds from crowning curl
To rosy point of restless toe?
These lines sent with a pillow or
slumber robe make the gift doubly at
tractive: What is the road to Slumberland?
And where does baby go?
The road lies straight through mother's
When the sun is sinking low.
Characters from Shakespeare.
The following is most interesting for
My first is a good meat, with eggs a good
My second's allow, or permit, If you wish.
My first is so modest and bashful, withal;
My second's a tuft of your hair, that Is
My first is the city of Italy's pride;
My second's a vowel, which you mustn't
My first's a girl's name, to your wits put
My second and third describe her the
If she is well bred, understand, and has
A name of one syllable here you will see.
A villainous smile, devoid of all glee.
My first you take as a witness before
My second some take 'when an inch they
My third is a vowel, just one of seven.
My first it Is money, of specie or gold;
When "we" is objective, my second be
My first, you see. Is the time of the year.
When all the leaves and the birds dis
appear: My second's a metaphor applied to bread.
Because it supports one's life, it Is said.
leather pumps are to be much worn
with dressy costumes.
A novelty in hosiery is a pair of
black silk stockings inset with a pair
of Chantilly lace butterflies.
Facts in Embroidery.
Every one who embroiders knows
that it is. absolutely impossible to em
broider initials without placing the ar
ticle to be embroidered on the em
broidery rings. When the initial or
monogram is in the corner of a nap
kin, tablecloth or lunchcloth, it is
difficult to stretch the narrow margin
over the rings and make it snug and
Where two pieces are to be em
broidered bring the pieces end to end
and whip them over and over, and
then place them in 'the embroidery
rings. The article can be held in a
firm position and the work can be
done more easily and quickly. When
the four corners, such as four nap
kins, are to be embroidered, bring the
four corners to a point and stitch the
sides firmly. There will then be no
difficulty in keeping the material on
the rings. .
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It seems to be generally accepted
as a definite plan of President Roose
velt that with the close of his term of
office next March he will go to Africa
to try his sportsman's skill upon the
big game of the Dark continent. Hav
ing conquered all the known varieties
of wild animals in America, our stren
uous president would search out the
biggest game to be found in the world,
and try his luck with lions, tigers, ele
phants, rhinoceroses, etc. Time was
when Sir George Gore came to the
Rocky mountains to get the "ultimate
thriller" in the way of a hunting expedi
tion. Now our western country has
lost all its prestige, with its stupid
bobcats and inoffensive coyotes, since
it is conceded that the most wary
hunter is he who can shoot a prairie
dog without knocking it over into its
own impregnable hole in the ground.
A prairie dog is such a trophy as once
the ferocious grizzly was thought to
be. And, besides, the president has ex
hausted all the possibilities of his own
Unless something not now anticipat
ed transpires on his political or per
sonal horizon. President Roosevelt will
set sail the first of April next for the
north coast of Africa, thence to make
a trip of something over 4,000 miles,
partly by boat, partly by the Cape to
Cairo railroad, the rest of the way on
foot, on horseback and any other way
possible. It is his intention to take
his son Kermit with him, and he may
also be accompanied by several
famous hunters; but it is distinctly un
derstood that there are to be no news
paper men and no camera fiends. If
anything now unforeseen should arise
to prevent the consummation of this
plan next April, it will be carried out
at a later date. The president has his
heart set on hunting big game in cen
tral Africa, and nothing but the unlooked-for
failure of his great vital
ity will ultimately deter him from
gratifying this ambition.
It is asserted that he will go to So
maliland. A glance at the map is
rather disconcerting when one at
tempts to satisfy his mind as to the
exact location of Mr. Roosevelt's out
ing. There is so much territory that
is occupied by Somali tribes under
one protectorate or another, that a
year and a half seems all too short to
hunt all over this land. Later infor
mation has it that the hunt will be in
In the era of Greek power It was
universally believed that the Nile was
without any visible source, that it had
rushed inland and hidden its head in
the earth when Phaethon, that imper
tinent son of Apollo, precipitated the
sun down into the desert of Sahara.
Now it is known, in a vague sort of
way, that Father Nile has as many
heads as an hydra, although they are
even yet pretty successfully hidden.
It is to the vicinity of these enormous
lakes that the president will go in or
der to put himself on record among
the mighty Nimrods of history. It is
generally conceded among hunters
that a man has really not hunted at
all until he has tried his hand in Af
rica, and it is the consensus of opin
ion among African hunters that the
cream of the sport is to be had in
The first of the journey, after
landing at Cairo, will be made by
boat and rail as far as Khartoum,
in the heart of the Egyptian Sudan.
From that point south the Nile is a
thoroughly navigable stream with reg
ularly scheduled boats that make the
Street Railways in China.
The problem of train traffic in a
Chinese city presents peculiar diffi
culties, in view of the crowded con
dition of the streets and the lack or
familiarity of the people with time
saving devices generally. The con
struction of a new tramway system in
Shanghai has been practically com
pleted, although the current will be
turned on at first only in sections
where the inexperience of the Chinese
drivers and conductors will be less
likely to have bad effects. Upward
of 23 miles of tracks have been laid,
and the tram routes have been divided
into 11 sections, over which the pas
senger is entitled to travel the first
class fare for one section being only
2Ms cents. Each car is divided into
two compartments, not on a color ba
sis, but rated according to fares paid.
How Alaska Indians Fish.
I saw Indians on the Chiicat river
fishing day and night. The fisherman
walked along the bank carrying a pole
on the end of which was a barbless
Tossing the hook end of the pole
into the stream he turned it so tlvu
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run of 1,200 miles to Albert N'yanza
on the northern border of Uganda. At
the southern end of this lake is the
mouth of the Semlike river, which Is
the outlet for Albert Edward N'yanza.
a shallow, brackish lake which lies
almost wholly below the equator.
Around this sheet of water, with the
Ruwenzori mountains on one side and
the marshes on the" other, the sports
man finds the incarnation of his wild
est dream of an earthly "happy hunt
ing ground." There is connection by
river between Albert N'yanza and Vic
toria N'yanza, but the journey can not
be made by boat because of the numer
ous rapids and the stupendous Murch
ison falls In the Somerset Nile.
Practically none of the equipment
for the expedition will be takqn from
America, since they "do these things
better" in Egypt, where they are ac
customed to fitting out caravans for
the wilderness. Experienced guides
will be waiting at Cairo when the
Mediterranean steamer arrives, and
everything necessary for the ' next
part of the journey will be prepared.
At each point of especial interest or
danger there will be native guides,
prepared with the kind of parapher
nalia necessary for the country to be
invaded. Two American stenograph
ers will form a part of the outfit, and
to these the president will dictate his
impressions and experiences while
they are fresh In his mind. The
"stenos" will be required to tran
scribe their notes before they get
cold while the prospective author of
the world's greatest book of travel
and the chase is out gathering more
impressions and having other experi
ences, to be dictated when the day's
sport is over. Of course, Mr. Roosevelt
will write a book. That goes without
saying. He is far too wise a man to
let such valuable material for "copy"
go to waste, and yet he is not making
this trip for the distinct purpose of
gathering material for magazine ar
ticles. It is also not true, as has been
asserted in the opposition press, that
he is going for the purpose of secur
ing genuine lion skins to be used
as rugs on the floors of Sagamore Hill,
since he was unable to make the pure
food law cover the adulteration of
lion hides. Indeed, his purpose is
exactly as he gave expression to it
when the trip was first contemplated.
He is going to Africa to get away
from civilization, to recover from sev
en years of desperately hard work and
get his nerves into condition for the
remainder of his life work. Mr. Roose
velt has no notion of putting up to
the American people the question:
"What shall we do with our ex-presidents?"
He will settle that little mat
ter of one ex-president's future for
himself, in his own way and without
advice or assistance from anybody.
What his ultimate plans are he is not
telling. They must involve sontthing
strenuous, since he deems it neces
sary to hunt lions in order to get into
So many queer things now happen
every day that people have lost faith
the elbow rested on the bottom. Then
he gently drew the pole back and
forth, and when he felt a fish strike
the shaft he knew that a salmon was
probably crossing over the pole, so he
gave it a quick jerk, drove the hook
into the fish's side and hauled it up
on the bank.
This is called snagging salmon.
Correspondence Forest and Stream.
New York's Latest Sridge.
The steel piers of the new East
river bridge, which is in the course
of construction a short distance above
the old Brooklyn bridge, are now a
prominent object and excite the in
terest of all who cross the river by
bridge or boat. This will be the
fourth bridge to span the East river.
Two are already completed, the
Brooklyn and the Williamsburg
bridges. A third, the Blackwell's
island, is nearly finished, and it is
expected that it will be turned over ;
to the city by those who are construct
ing it by the first of January next.
Wall Street Journal.
Oil and truth will get the upper
most at last
(Copyright 1908, by Byron VHHaraa.)
If a city man has dyspepsia, he
should go to the country, plant an
acre of potatoes and make a solemn
oath to keep the bugs off the vines or
die in the patch. I bugged 7.6 IS last
night and the gardener says if I don't
hurry we won't have any new pota
toes by the Fourth of July.
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Out In my home town a man of
the name of Loper had been the town
marshal for years. When a lad. I
surprised my father, upon hearing
that the town guardian had resigned,
by asking him who was going to be
the Loper now.
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"What type of man is he?" asked
Jones. "A miss-print type." replied
Bings, the printer." Bill Griffin asked
this same question once and answered
it by saying: "He's of the tintype
The pride of holding petty office
makes many a man a willing slave, a
servant without thanks and a target
for criticism and innuendo.
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The man who dies on the field of
action escapes a lingering death from
idleness and hot biscuit.
it -it it
The man whose word is as good as
the bank may not have an open ac
count in either place.
it it it
There can be no such word as fall
to the man who refuses to sell his
honor for success.
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The toper bird a swallow.
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Bill Rickv alius trid f please;
So. when th angry neighbors said:
"Your cussed dosr. he barks at me."
BUI put th' peky clop t bed
An barked. "Bow wow!" himself. In
stead! o o o
Hick'ry Holler Folks.
Ez. Hubbard rode eight miles In Chi
cago one day last week, for a nickel.
Bill Hinckley went t sleep in one o
them rush barber shops in N' York
last week and got his chin wart tuk
off along with his whiskers. Then th
cuss manicoored his hair an' put per
foom on him so's Bill's brindle pup.
not recognizing th smell, most et
him up. Bill sez he don't care fer
this, but when his wife made him
show the strawberry mark on his left
leg before she would receive him tew
her busum, that wuz th' camel that
busted th straw-stack's back. Stay
hum. Bill, that's our motto.
While th boys wuz a singin
"Rocked in th' Cradle of th' Deep," at
th liv'ry stable last evenin. Hut;hie
Dunkey up an snapped one o' them
clawteeth dinguses what th clothin'
store uses fer hangin' up shirts In th
window, onto HI. Johnson's ear! Hi.
wuz so pesky mad about it that
Hughie left town ruthern meet him.
an' bruk up th' choir. Sumbody ought
t' pass sum more of them little jokers
around an' clean up th' village.
What this here place needs is a few
first-class funerals. I ain't namin' no
names, but a lot of folks hez lost their
usefulness in this town. If they ever
had any, and would oblige th wheel
o progress by makin' sacrifices o'
their carcasses before th jugornot!
What we need most is a town watch
that will watch. We have it on good
authority that Bill Welsh spends more
time courtin than he does watchin
thffce nights. Bill ought t' git married
er quit policin.
Sum of th boys seen sum mighty
interestin" shadders 'tother night on
th window curtain of a certain resi
dence wherein dwells one of our most
popular young ladies. Now we are
wonderin' when th weddin' is comin
off. Ah there. Eddie!
Sim. Perkins wuz down t Ilinch
ville last Saturday night arid bought
liisself a brand new pair o' suspenders,
so's he kin go sparkin and be cum
furtable these hot nights.
Bud Smith's "Lady" has a hull kit
and kaboodle o pups which air at
tractin considerable attention frum th'
girls In th postoffice an around Main
street general. Every last gal is a
teasin' Bill fer th first pick an he
sez. seein' that It is leap year, he
goes with th best pup. None o' th
girls hain't tuk th dog jit
o o o
And now for perfect days. of June
When brides are on their honeymoon.
And husbands 'round the honey hum
Umnlnaiul of the woe to come
Ah. trouRhtlcss Penedict. thy life
AVill soon be filled with pains and strife
For thou must eat and praise her cake
Dei.plte thy awful stomachache!
Souvenir of Two Battlefields.
A cane has been presented to the
governor of Virginia that Is a sou
venir of two battlefields. The cane
is of hickory and was cut from the
famous field of Chancellorsville and
the handle is a deer foot, the animal
being killed In the Wilderness.
He that is proud of riches is a fool
For if he be exalted above his neteh
bors because he hath more gold how
much inferior is he to a gold milie'
Jeremy Taylor. ue'
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