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Bellefonte, Pa., Jan. 10, 1896.
— An icehouse should be an essential
on a farm wherever there is an oppor
tunity of cutting ice during the winter.
When the summer comes the supply
of ice will be more highly appreciated
than anything that was secured by
—Cut just below a joint when secur-
ing cuttings of plants of any kind, and
cut from the tender portion instead of
from the woody part. A little prac-
tice in this work will soon enable one
to know how to have cuttings that can
be relied upon.
—Gluten meal is a cheap and excel-
lent food for cows, but should be fed
with equal parts of cottonseed meal.
Occasionally corn meal may be substi-
tuted for cottonseed meal. Linseed
meal at least three times a week will
be found excellent as a change in the
—Orchards may receive an applica.
tion of fine bone dust at this season
to be followed in the spring with wood
ashes. About May 1 an application
of 50 pounds of nitrate of soda may be
made. Old bones that are unbroken
should be buried around the grape-
vines, where they will do good service
— Nitrate of soda dissolves in water
as readily as does common salt, conse.
quently it should not be used until
spring, as portions may be carried
away by rains, It is used in winter
for house plants, however, but the so-
lution should not be too strong, a tea:
spoonful to a quart of water being suf-
—Cut back the grape vines and cut
out the old wood of raspberry and
blackberry canes at any time after the
ground is frozen. This should not be
deferred until spring. All portions re-
moved should be entirely consumed by
fire. The borer of the blackberry
cane can be entirely cleared outin a
few seasons if growers will be careful
4 remove all affected canes and burn
—A windmill and a tank should be
a sufficient protection against ecarcity
of water for stock. If the cattle are
watered in the barnyard and pipes are
used to conduct the water there will be
liability of the pipes freezing, and for
“that reason the pipes should be pro-
tected in some manner. The plan of
boxing the pipes and filling the space
in the box with sawdust has been
—In January some of the first
lambs will come, followed by the larg-
er number in February. The first
two or three hours of the life of a lamb
will decide its destiny. If the weather
is very cold it may become chilled
and never recover. A warm place
cannot be prepared too soon. The
ewes should be given oats in preference
to corn, with plenty of clover hay and
a mess of sliced turnips or carrots,
sprinkled with corn meal once a day.
—The heaviest profit is made from
the small things on the farm in pro-
portion to capital invested. The gar-
den pays more than the fields, and the
chickens, ducks, geese and turkeys
give larger profits than the cattle, ac-
cording to the cost of the articles sold.
Nothing produced on the farm sells at
such high prices as eggs, and choice
poultry will eell at all seasons, ena-
bling the farmer to have returns from
such sources every week in the year.
—Sod land that is plowed in the
spring may not decompose during the
time that the crop is growing, and for
that reason such land should be
plowed the first opportunity. In this
section it often happens that plowing
can be done in winter during warm
spells. As it is not injurious to plow
wet lands as long as there is a pos-
sibility of the frost putting in an ap-
pearance. Plowing should be done as
800n as the opportunity is presented
for eo doing.
— Profit from farming is best secured
by making every acre pay. Itis not
neceesary to have lsrge farms to make
good profits, but to concentrate the la-
bor and manure over an area that can
be worked to the best advantage. It
the farm is too large sell or rent a por-
tion. The larger the field that is cul-
tivated the less manure can be used
proportionately, while more labor is
required. The crops that pay are
those which give the largest yields per
acre and which are secured by good
cultivation and liberal application of
plant food. :
—Should manure be spread on the
fields now ? This question is one up-
on which all will not agree. It may
be stated that it depends upon how
the manure is kept. It protected from
rains and snows and well managed
by turning it over once or twice dur-
ing the winter, 8o as to have it decom-
posed by spring, the spreading can be
deferred ; but if the manure 18 left
where the rains and snows can carry
off the best portions, or the farmer is
unable to protect it and handle it prop-
erly, it will be an advantage to spread
% on the ground as soon as it can be
—There is one advantage the dairy-
man has who sells butter, and that is
he does not sell the fertility of his farm.
The real value of the manurial sub-
stances remaia In the skim milk. But-
ter is carbonaceous, and may be said to
be composed of nothing that comes
from the soil. As a dairyman ex-
pressed it: “Butter is sunshine and
water.” Dary farms most always in-
crease in value, uot only because but
little if anything is carried away in
the butter, but also because a large
quantity of maoureis made and the
soil thus becomes more capable of pro
ducing crops each succeeding year.
Fought With a Catamount.
George Smith, who is known as the
veteran hunter of Elk county, is con-
fined to his home at Ridgway as the re-
sult of an encounter with a large cata-
mount. His recovery is doubtful.
The animal had been caught in a trap
by Mr. Smith, and as he approached
with the intention of killing it the cata-
mount broke loose and attacked him.
Being unable to use his rifle, he was
compelled to grapple with the wild
beast in a hand-to-hand encounter,
finally killing it after a terrible strug-
gle. Although weak from the loss of
blood Smith managed to crawl to his
shanty, about a mile distant, where his
injuries were dressed. Mr. Smith is
over 80 years of age.
Hoop’s Is WONDERFUL.—No less
than wonderful are the cures accom-
plished by Hood’s Sarsaparilla, even af-
ter other preparations and physicians’
présevipvios have failed. The reason,
owever, is simple. When the blood
is enriched and purified, disease dis-
appears and good health returns, and
ood’s Sarsaparilla is the one true
Hood’s pills are prompt and efficient
and do not purge, pain or gripe. 25c.
——The price of potatoes in many
parts of western New York isso low
that some of the farmers who have
large quantities in pits and cellars, are
now feeding them to their horses and
cows. One man who has a large num-
ber of hens, boils a quantity of potatoes
daily, feeds it to them, and says he is
getting good results, and that since he
began this he has secured a large in-
crease in eggs, which at this season pay
——Pain ie forgotten when gain
——The best mirror is an old friend.
Spelled Down The House.
An Old Fashioned Bee That Was Held Down
Spelling matches have fairly ‘caught
the town.” One was held Thursday
evening in the First Methodist church
vestry, in which men spelled against
women, 30 on each side, Reuben S.
Smith gave out the words, and the
judges were Superintendent of schools
C. G. Grett. From 200 to 300 persons
Spelling continued for more than an
hour, with the usual number of failures
on simple words and the guessing and
falling on the hard ones. Miss Kate
Woods was the champion speller of the
women, but she finally went down on
the word ‘‘Ecstasy,” spelling the last
syllable with a ‘‘c,”” seeing her mistake,
however, when it was.too late. Wm.
G. Kidder, of East Somerville, and
cashier Fred W. Stone, of the Saving
bank, had the floor left to themselves,
and tried to spell eath other down. Mr.
Kidder finally succumbed on ‘‘statis-
tician,” getting mixed up on the middle
syllables. Mr. Stone spelled alone for
ten minutes, failing at last on the word
“rhapsodize,” putting an ‘s’’ in place
of the “z.”’
Much amusement was created at the
queer spelling of some of the words,
and the successful spellers, after repeated
failures by others, were applauded. The
a book, entitled ‘Famous Paintings of
the World.” The second prize, Words-
worth’s poems, which naturally fell to
Mr. Kidder, he graciously declined in
favor of Miss Wood.
Indigestion’s paintul grip
Give me many a cruel nip,
Till of remedies the chief,
“Pijerce’s Pellets” brought relief.
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets promote di-
Eos, cure constipation, sick headache and
Take a small quantity of Cottolene and a little cream ; warm in a fry-
ing pan. Break 6 eggs in it and stir until slightly cooked. Serve hot.
Use not more than two-thirds as much Cottolene as you would butter and be sure that you
do not overheat it before dropping in the eggs. This is always essential in cooking with
Genuine Cottoline is sold everywhere in tins with trade marks—*Cottolene"
and steer’s head in cotton-plant wreath—on every tin. Made only by
THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY, CHICAGO and 132 N. Delaware Ave., Philadelphia.
G. A. Soutbword, B. T. Williston, and
first prize which went to Mr. Stone, was |.
Lyon & Co.
D aniel Irvin's Sons.
LEARANCE SALE OF ALL WINTER GOODS.
PREPARATORY TO TAKING INVENTORY OF OUR
STOCK WE WILL, FROM NOW UNTIL FEB. 15th, 1896,
OFFER OUR ENTIRE STOCK OF WINTER GOODS AT
Men's, ladies’ and children’s woolen hose at cost.
Men’s, ladies’ and children’s woolen and merino underwear at cost.
Ladies’ and children’s woolen caps, fascinators and wool mittens at cost.
COATS AND CAPES FOR LADIES, MISSES AND CHILDREN
THAT WE HAVE YET ON HAND—AT COST.
For men, youths, boys and children at less than cost.
Men's, boy’s and children’s all wool suits at cost.
A big lot of good dress goods, remnants just the right length for girls’
WINTER DRESS GOODS AT COST.
dresses, at half price.
Men's, boys’ and children’s boots and shoes at cost.
Ladies’, misses’ and children’s winter shoes at cost.
WHITE AND COLORED BLANKETS AT (QOST.
LADIES’ AND CHILDREN'S FURS AT COST.
——AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE MONEY.——
LYON & CO.
Closing Out Sale.
I am going out of the Hardware business and commencing
Monday, Sept. 2nd, will close out my entire stock consisting of
HARDWARE OF ALL KINDs,
TooLs, Paints, OiLs,
AGATE AND TIN WARE,
SHOVELS, Forks, RAKES,
and thousands of different articles.
* every thing. I cannot mention
PockET AND TABLE CUTLERY,
GAsoLINE, OIL, COOKING AND
HEATING STOVES RANGES,
House FurNISHING GooDs,
The stock is complete in
all the bargains offered but if
you want to buy anything in the Hardware line come and see.
Such an opportunity may never come again. Ifyou are wise
you will loose no time in taking
advantage of this sale. ,
H. A. McKEE.
Coupled with the
Is exactly what you’expect from US
Is exactly what is promised by US
Is exactly what you receive from US
YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY?
HERE IS A CHANCE!
$5.00 ° we will say nothing
: aboutthe quality. Oth-
ers ask for same goods
87.50 good honest wearing
strictly all wool goods
in a dozen different
cheap in other stores
The very finest Dress
Suits, Sack or Cuta-
ways. It will~amuse
you, when others tell
you how cheap theirs
(the exact same goods)
ARE AT g15.00 AND $18.00.
OVERCOATS, BOY'S anND
IN THE CLOTHING AND
+, FURNISHING GOODS
+ AS CHEAP.
See us and you will buy. Buy, and
YOU WILL SAVE MONEY.
Ives CASH HARDWARE.
A FEW HOLIDAY
BOYS SKATES 35 and 40cts.
LADIES SKATES, 90cts.
HAND SLEDS, 50c. 60c. 75c. $1.00:
RAZORS, POCKET KNIVES axp CARVERS,
"A new style
ROASTER IN THREE SIZES,
75¢. 85c. and $1.00.
LARGE COVERED ROASTER 75 cents.
A complete line of
at cost prices.
‘DANIEL IRVIN’S SONS.
40 14 BELLEFONTE, PA.
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The Cooly Creamers.
The Latest high speed separators.
The Boss Churn, the favorite and the most
The Bent Wood Churn a great favorite with
many butter makers.
Butter Workers and other Dairy Fixtures.
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—Meat choppers of the latest im-
proves pattern, which can be operated by
and, horse, steam or water power. We have
the offer of two large butchers meat choppers,
second hand, at low down price if taken quick.
Sausage grinders and stuffers ot the latest
and improved styles.
S8ALT.—We have laid in'a stock of the best
quality of salt for salting meat, as well as Rock
Salt for feeding stock ; which we sell in bar-
rels and sacks, in lots to suit pnrchasers.
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