TRADE ON SOUTHERN RIVERS. Queer Looking Flatboata Used by Peddlera on Water. Queer looking flatbnats. vnrylng In aire and capable nf carrying many tone of freight, having on board ft rude home for the owner, are again beginning to ply up and down the broad expanae of the Ohio rlvor and Its tributaries. One In particular has attrnetcd the attention of tho farmers farm-ers through whoso lands It occasionally occasional-ly wenda ita way. It haa been fitting- A Trading Boat. - ly named "Tha American Trader," In that It la ft veritable floating store and Jutikhouao. According to river men, the life of the water trader la far more pleasant than that of tho average peddler, whose vocation necessitates the frequent fre-quent cleaning and continual looking after ft home. Then, again, thoro are enough residents along the larger rivers riv-ers to make an Inland trip altogether unneceasary. Tha trading boats are supplied with groceries and provisions of all kinds, and take In exchange such articles aa butter, eggs. Iron, wool and bones. When laden il puts oft to some town and there sella Ita accumulation of atock. It la aald that long before the war tho flatlHiat waa used to lake produce, down the rivers, but that with Its paaHlug came tho modern hargo, now almost a novelty, ut often a useful ono. As a general ruin these "traders" "trad-ers" keep to the smaller streams, like the W'atittHh ami While rivers, thai aro not so easy of navigation by the larger eteeniors.